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Scraptastic Saturdays – does it really have to be over?

I am sooo not ready for Saturday to be over.  Can I get a do-over?  LOL  But without erasing any of the stuff I managed to accomplish today?  I just need another Saturday.

I’m too tired to post much, but I did want to share a layout I did this week.  It’s very different from anything I’ve done  before.  And there are some things I’d change if I were to start again.  But it was a neat learning experience, and (generally) I think it turned out pretty cool.

I’d planned on turning this particular photo of the girlie into a fairy at some point…  and this just seemed like the time to try something new.  🙂  Sooo…  what do you think?  LOL  Should I stick with my usual type of layouts, or should I do more like this?

 

It Snowed!

Initially I planned to write about taking my FoodSafety course.  I have my certificate from the CHEP leadership training, so now only need my FoodSafe certificate in order to lead a Collective Kitchen group.  I took a quick pic of my notebook and some of my notes, and was all set to share.  Then I got home.

Well…  you couldn’t see it downtown (where I am taking the course) but once I was home, you couldn’t miss it.  There was snow.  Albeit a thin layer of it, but it is there.  Shining white like diamonds in the moonlight.  Shimmery, beautiful, new.  Chances are it will be gone by noon tomorrow (thankfully), but that first bit of snow really is a pretty sight.  A little touch of faery magick in the otherwise dreary and dark late Autumnal world.  🙂

So while I’ll be happy to have it melt away, the new snow still puts a touch of magick into an otherwise drab and boring night.

It Snowed!

On our way…

Just playing around on our walk home from the wee girlie’s school.  As you can see, she went to school dressed up like a fairy (tinkerbell to be precise).  She loves picking out her own clothes, and if the worst that ever happens is she occasionally goes to school dressed as a fairy, a princess, or a pirate, well…  in my mind, that’s just fine.  😉

On our way...

 

As parents it is important for us to guide our children, but we have to be careful that in our guiding that we don’t take over.  Having choices to make for themselves helps build their sense of self, and can help to build their confidence and slowly prepare them for the larger decisions that will come their way in the future.  We need to allow our little ones to have fun, and to look a little silly (from a grown-ups prospective), and to support the choice they’ve made in doing so.

Lily-Ann felt great about herself in her costume, and had a real sense of pride over having made her clothing choice herself.  I love watching her check the temperature each morning and then going through her closet to decide what would be best.  Occasionally she needs a little nudge from me towards something more weather appropriate, but generally she does really great.  😀

Faery in the Garden (yesterday and today)

Yesterday:

my little girl

Today:

through the looking glass

Kiss of Frost…

Playing outside in the snow…  the wee girlie with a kiss of frost.  🙂

Lily-Ann has been kissed by an ice fairy.  Bits of snow on her lashes and cheek.

A kiss of frost, from an ice faery of course.

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