Molly and Matthew in jammies Grandma and
Grandpa brought back from Florida
Phew! Goodbye election, hello Martinmas, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany!
Congratulations to Zanna L., winner of the Seasons of Joy giveaway last week. Check your email! And thank you all for entering and spreading the word.
I am up bright and early this morning, putting the finishing touches on Seasons of Joy’s newest book Martinmas: Let Your Little Light Shine. For only $5, you get over 20 pages that outline a family or community celebration, complete with stories, verses, fingerplays, songs, recipes, crafts, and more. Read more...
The election behind us, we can now move ahead to the next celebration: Martinmas!
First and foremost, I would like to introduce Seasons of Joy’s brand new Martinmas book. This book is meant to give you the means to create your own Martinmas celebration and lantern walk, and features stories, recipes, fingerplays, crafts, a book list, songs, and more. It’s only $5 and it is my prayer that it will guide you in making your celebration light-filled and magical.
Purchase Seasons of Joy’s Martinmas e-book now! Read more...
UPDATE: It’s here!
Seasons of Joy Martinmas e-book
Yes, I know this would have been more helpful had it been completed a week or so ago.
Yes, I know this is short notice.
But better late than never, right?
I’ll have the finishing touches on this tonight (promise!) but I wanted to share a preview of the Seasons of Joy Martinmas Celebration e-book. It’s meant to guide you through a Martinmas gathering with friends and/or family and features stories, fingerplays, recipes, activities, and music. It will be $5 and I can’t wait to share it with you! Read more...
Only 10 weeks and my, how we’ve grown!
Daniel hugging a dino while Nicholas and the babies watch,
following a costumed Harry Potter party at the Carnegie library
We had so many awesomely amazing posts last week! I can’t wait to go through them all and add them to the Pinterest board this morning. Read more...
This past weekend to welcome autumn we made one of our favorite playdough recipes from Autumn Seasons of Joy.
1 cup water
1 T. oil
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Orange food coloring (2 parts yellow to 1 part red; paprika or carrot juice also make a
nice natural dye)
Mix together over low heat. Knead when cool, adding more flour if needed.
And that’s all there is to it—easy peasy! And oh my goodness, it smells soooooooo good. Read more...
It’s my birthday! My husband is out of town and the skies are gray. I don’t get a birthday crown and will probably not even have a cake unless I bake it myself, but I am still so happy to have made another trip around the sun.
To celebrate– did I mention I’m the big 4-0?– I wanted to offer the following special on Seasons of Joy:
Buy any 1 book, get a second book of your choice FREE.
Buy the 4-seasons set, get the Advent book FREE. Read more...