July Baking: Breads, Doughnuts, and Peach Cake

I’ve done quite a lot of baking with Violet this month, and thought I’d share of few of the recipes we enjoyed best! What have you been baking lately? I’d love to hear recipe recommendations! 1. Apple Donuts We all 3 LOVED this recipe by “The Cake Blog” It’s not

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Upcycled Kid’s Art: DIY Bookmarks

Violet has been doing a lot more painting and drawing these days, and I wanted to make something useful out of her artwork. So we cut some of her big paintings into strips, laminated them, added simple tassels, and made bookmarks! We wrote a little note on the back of

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How My Mom Modeled Joyful Homemaking

K, raise your hand if you have ever known someone who *liked* to do laundry. Anyone? Any takers? …*crickets chirping, as NO ONE raises a hand* … …Well, I HAVE. YUP! Ding-ding-ding! It’s… My Mom!!! Haha, I’m being dramatic. I actually love that my Mom likes doing laundry. In fact,

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Zinnia Seed Sun-Catchers

Last week, Violet and I saved our zinnia seeds together! We simply pulled the seeds out of our dried flowers, and scooped them into our homemade seed packets. I must say, it was sooo satisfying to use seed packets that I designed and printed myself. Not only did it make

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Painting and Stringing a Magnolia Garland

Violet has recently become interested in picking her own outfits, and it’s been so delightful watching her color and style preferences emerge! (If you’re interested in seeing our clothes setup that promotes independence, I wrote a blog post about it here!) Anyways, a few weeks ago, she was very keen

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