Kara’s Journal: Daybook 12.15.14

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Outside my window … the sun is up, but it is a foggy and grey day here in central Indiana.

I am thinking … that judging by last night, this is going to be day three of my son max being sick. Poor little guy was miserable all weekend.

I am thankful … for a household of people I love all safe and sound.  I’ve had an eye on the news in Australia ever since last night and I just can’t stop thinking about what it must be like for those being held hostage and their families.

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Kiddin’ Around in December and our Holiday Book List

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We’ve been having a pretty slow December so far, and I’ve mostly been staying away from the computer, but I want to make sure that I sit down and write some things down so that I can remember them. After all, this blog is probably the only baby book my youngest kids are going to have.

So, without any further delay, welcome to Kiddin’ Around, where I share different activities, games, crafts, and links the kids and I have loved as a way of sharing the fun but also to help me add these moments to our family memory bank.

Right now my kids are ages 3, 6, 8, and 12 or preschool, kindergarten, second grade, and seventh grade.

Here’s how we have been kiddin’ around:

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Kara’s Journal: Daybook 12.1.14

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Outside my window … the skies are dark, but this house is lit up with Christmas lights in red, white, blue, and yellow. There is a soft rain falling and I’m enjoying the quiet and the calm.

I am thinking … that it cannot possibly be that there are no more pages after this one in the calendar. December, already?

I am thankful … for being an auntie again! My brother and his wife had their second child yesterday and all are happy and healthy. I’m also thankful for all of these beautiful faces around my table and spending a lovely Thanksgiving at home.

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Kiwi Crate Sale! (Tinker crate, Koala crate, and Doodle crate, too)

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Exclusive Kiwi Crate Black Friday Sale! Starting today to 12/1, save 60% on your 1st month subscription to any Kiwi Crate Family Brands.

PLUS free shipping with code HOLIDAY60 at checkout.

This holiday season, give the gift of monthly hands-on projects designed to spark creativity and curiosity for the little ones in your life. Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration.

Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.

Our family subscribes to all four Kiwi Crate monthly subscription services:

  • Koala Crate
  • Kiwi Crate
  • Tinker Crate
  • and Doodle Crate

I’ll be sharing a full review of all four Kiwi Crate brands and what our kids think of them in a future post, but we really love these kits and my kids look forward to their arrival in the mailbox each month, so I wanted to tell you about this sale now because it ends soon.

If you’re looking to get started, this is a terrific deal and the price won’t last.

Half Price Ebook Sale!

ZeroTwoSALEFriends, I’ve got some fun news if you’ve been thinking about purchasing my ebooks: the other collaborators and I are hosting a Half-Price sale now through December 5!

This means that for the next few days you can pick up

for half off of the usual price!

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Just enter the code for each one and you’ll receive your discount at check out.

Thanks and thanks for supporting me and Simple Kids!