With our move to a new home in a new town and the opening of our Waldorf preschool I've been too busy to blog. We are having a great summer! Catch up with our preschool over at www.StGeorgeWaldorf.blogspot.com
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Today I was honored to give a talk on the Waldorf method at a homeschool symposium in Moapa Valley. After the speakers presented we each had a table where we could interact with the attendees and answer questions.
The picture above is a sampling from my table :)
I always pray to know what to say but I always find that God would rather I listen to others. I felt so inspired with these families today and even had a very direct answer to prayer come my way. :-)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
These brownies are everything you want from a dessert - soft, yielding, delicate flavors playing off one another. Did I mention they are only about 230 calories for a big piece?
You have got to try them!
I modified a recipe we used during a Young Women's activity night to create these.
Did I also mention these are healthy AND Gluten free?
Perfection in a food.
1 c oat flour
1/2 c cacao powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 c stevia powder
1/3 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat to 350. Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl, in another bowl mix the dry ingredients. Add the wet to dry until just mixed. Place in a well greased 8x8 pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. Top with chocolate chips if desired.
Makes 6 brownies.
You are very welcome :-D
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
- What reminders of Viking history can be found in Copenhagen?
- WHat is the first great pedestrian boulevard?
- What did the crown jewels look like?
- What is a squatter?
- What is the name of Copenhagen's full-time carnival?
- What is the Book of Kells? Why is it important?
- What instruments do see being used in Celtic music?
- In Glendalough what do we visit?
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Gifts are GREAT, don't get me wrong, I LOVE Mother's Day gifts, however, my favorite kind of Mother's Day gift is an act of service.
Let's face it, there are five kids, one working husband and only ONE of me. I simply don't have time to do everything that needs to be done in a day. Acts of service mean I can put my feet up, enjoy a rare luxury or just have life go a little smoother for a moment. So here are 30 acts of service you can do for your mom for Mother's Day.
1. Clean her bedroom. Bedrooms so often get over looked.
2. Open a storage unit and move out some household clutter.
3. Organize all the sock drawers.
4. (LDS) Check her size and buy her some new garments
5. Frame and hang some of her favorite pictures.
6. Buy all new pillows for the bed (sleeping, not decorative).
7. Haul garbage out of the yard, porch or side of the house.
8. Detail her car (either professionally or yourself).
9. Wash the outside windows.
10. Go through all the children's toys, throw away broken ones, haul away ones they don't play with anymore.
11. Wash the baseboards, doors and door frames.
12. Clean the bathroom including the hard water stains, soap scum, tub, shower fixtures, toilet and window.
13. Clean and organize the pantry and/or cupboards.
14. Clean the inside and outside of the washer and dryer.
15. Clean all the kitchen appliances.
16. Clean and organize the family junk drawer.
17. Clear out any cob webs.
18. Fill her wallet with cash, stamps and bank deposit slips.
19. Is she hand watering her garden? Get the woman some drip lines! :)
20. Pack up some emergency lunches and put them in them in the cupboard in bags. Try things like cans of tuna, single packs of mayo, crackers, jerky, individual applesauce containers (don't forget the spoon!), pretzels, nuts, raisins, granola bars, dried fruit, trail mix, etc.)
21. Fill the cupboards with regular baking items such as spices, vanilla, powdered sugar, cup cake papers, flour, baking powder, yeast, pie filling, food coloring, etc. to save her on grocery trips.
22. Upgrade her beauty tools. Trade in her regular brush for a boar bristle brush. Buy her some organic wash cloths. Upgrade her make up to a higher end brand (Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Eve Pearl, Armani, etc) Or trade her up to organic make up (like Organic Wear), depending on what she would like best. Be sure to keep her same colors!
23. Wash, sanitize and deodorize the household AND outdoor trash cans.
24. Organize her craft cupboard, sewing room, or yarn basket.
25. Create a car organizer in her car with hand lotion, lip gloss, tissues, a pen, a pencil, chewing gum, dry shampoo, hair spray, mints, hair ties, pads or tampons, diapers, wipes, sunglasses, hand wipes and trail mix.
26. Get a huge stack of paper plates, cups and disposable utensils and give her some time off from dishes.
27. Replace the broken screen on her iPhone.
28. Book her an appointment at the salon for a trim, wash, color and style. Also book a babysitter.
29. Gather up white clothing, curtains, table cloths, napkins, etc from around the house and soak them in Oxyclean and hot water for several hours. Then wash them, dry them and put them back, whiter and fresher!
30. Look up on Pinterest "crock pot freezer meals." Prepare and freeze a week or a month's worth of dinners for the family (also a GREAT idea for Grandmas!)