We tried it: Marker “Tie Dye”

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When Jillian and I attended Crafting Community a few weeks ago, one of the crafts that we fell in love with was marker tie dye.

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Isn’t that fun?  Of course we wanted to share this craft idea with Max and Lucy once we returned home.

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Our October Books

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Ah, October, the time of year when I pull some of our favorite books off of the bookshelf and we start spending the colder days indoors, reading together on the sofa or sprawling out on the beanbag and sheepskins on the floor.  It is a good season for popcorn, apple slices, and lots of page turning.

We don’t have any Autumn piano sheet music, so I popped our current books up on the piano instead.  I’m not sure why it took me this long to figure out that this is a great way to have our seasonal books accessible, but here they are, on display and within easy reach for the kiddos.  I love how the covers are all visible, too.

I tried to set out a little bit of everything for each age and stage we have at our house right now, so we’ve got everything from board books to poetry in our October book list.

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Weekend Link Love

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The winner of the Crafting Community Tote Bag giveaway was Sarah Miller-Kramer.  Congratulations!   Sarah, be on the lookout for an email from me soon explaining how you can claim your prize.

And, thank you to Crafting Community for providing this fun giveaway for Simple Kids readers.  I appreciate it!

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I also wanted to let you know that A Natural Nester is releasing a new eguide, and I was invited to contribute.  You can pre-order Celebrations of Light: a Wintertime Family eGuide here. It will be available for download November 8, just in time to use for the coming Winter season.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!