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)

Kiwi Crate review | SimpleKids.netLucy and her Kiwi Crate project last month.

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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.

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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!

 

Turkey Cookies: our vintage cookie cutter collection and my mom’s simple butter cookie recipe

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Some of you have been asking me about the cookies in our cover photo at the top of the SK faceboook page and my Simple Autumn collage on the blog, specifically about the source of the turkey cookie cutter.

I actually inherited this cookie cutter, and a lot of other really cool ones, from my Grandma Renie years ago. Most of the collection of cookie cutters that came from my Grandma’s house I don’t know the origin of. However, I do know and can share with you that this one is a red Tupperware turkey cutter circa the 1970s.

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Kara’s Journal: Daybook 11.11.14

Kara's Journal: daybook 11.11.14Linking up to The Simple Woman’s Blog. Note: there may be affiliate links in this post.

Outside my window … the skies are dark and the only sounds are our neighbors’ car doors and engines turning over as they head out to work and school.  (the photo above is actually last night’s sunset)

I am thinking … that if it weren’t for these quiet early mornings where I can move slowly and ease into the day, I don’t think I could handle just how long the days have been lately. We’re going through lots of transitions plus a few of the kids have colds and it it taking a lot of energy for me to guide the kids gently through our days.

I am thankful … for an AMAZING thirteen year old daughter!  Also for hot coffee, warm blankets, and wool socks.

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