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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Our July 4th

July 13th, 2018 by Aubri

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It was hot as blazes but we had a fun day celebrating the birth of our nation. We began the day with a delicious breakfast fit for patriotic patriots. And a gift basket for the babies to get us in the Red White and Blue mood or really just through the Summer slump we had coming on.

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Organizing or Agonizing – Kids’ Craft Supplies

July 13th, 2018 by Aubri

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Many moons ago I wrote about wanting to finally get around to doing something about this Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad craft closet in the hall. I did make progress last Fall but it still wasn’t great. Well now it is.

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As always with organizing you can find such wonderful beautiful cute ideas to store craft supplies for kids. Entire rooms or sections of a room dedicated to cultivating the imagination of your little artists. And as always I swoon. But in Practical Land where I live with 80 hooligans I have to be real. This closet and the kitchen table work well for us.

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And I just think clear containers are best when it comes to seeing what you have to work with. For kids seeing what’s available at a glance can make a smoother path to creativity. I raided The Container Store. They have so many affordable containers that were the perfect solution for this project. I used these (these are great too), these and these. And as a BLAST from the PAST I got some of these. Anyone else remember how popular those little containers were?! They are perfect for keeping wooden stir sticks, google eyes, sequins, brads all sort of tiny things you’ll definitely need for that stunning award winning craft your working on.

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I might eventually make fancier labels for the boxes but for now my chalk board marker is doing the job. It does get wiped off after a while but it’s not that hard to rewrite while your admiring the beautiful organization you’ve just poofed into existence.

The problem with organizing is once you start is really hard to stop. Everywhere you look around the house is another spot or room that could use some organizing, repurposing and overall making more functional. So, what’s next?

Organizing or Agonizing – Pantry

July 13th, 2018 by Aubri

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Sometimes I need to sit down and write out some of the details of how I’m doing different parts of life at the moment. For posterity or reference or something like that.

This time I’m typing up the state of my pantry or pantries. There are two I suppose. One on each side of our fridge. And these bad boys are deep!

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Where Wild Things Are

July 13th, 2018 by Aubri

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Every once in a while we go over to the Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland. There are lots of animals and a lot less people than the Omaha Zoo. We hike around, picnic, pet some barnyard animals, gawk at the HUGE bison then head home. Four of the babies are down in Texas and four are home with us. So a couple weeks ago we went over for the afternoon. It makes a lighter trip but looks pretty strange to pull up in our 15 passenger van and only 6 people get out.
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