31 October 2014

What really, truly matters in life?


What really, truly matters in life?

* My list of what really matters in my life *

I can sit.
I can stand.
I can walk and run.
I can talk and write.
I see.
I love.
I am loved.

What's on your list?

What really, truly matters in life?

Of all the things that really, truly matter, working harder and more efficiently isn't one of them.

xoxoxo,
Dawn 

15 October 2014

Family Painting Night

Our Family has recently changed up our typical family game night for family paint night. It's a great indoor game for kids because mom and dad enjoy it too. Kids love to mimic mom and dad, so we do it "proper" on an easel with real canvas. You may be surprised to find out how inexpensive it is to get started - less than a night at the movies!
Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.


Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.
All you need to get started is an easel, a few paint brushes, a canvas for each family member and basic paint colors: white, black, red, blue and yellow.  Also a cup of water to rinse your brush in-between colors and a dry towel to dry the excess water from the brush


There are basically three types of paint options: acrylic, oil and watercolor. We use acrylic because it dries quickly, but you may prefer another if you have experience. If you have no experience, start with acrylic.

Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

Don't waste your money on several colors and shades. Some of the fun comes from mixing colors to see what you come up with. We like to name them - red and a dash of white and blue becomes "Zombie Bruise" and yellow with blue becomes "Green Lantern"  

Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

We use this nifty painters pallet, but a paper plate works just fine.  


Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

Everyone, and I mean everyone, likes to join in. We throw down a sheet under the easel and have a few dishes towels handy for messes. 


Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

Don't forget the jams!

Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

Indoor Games For Kids: Family Painting Night. Acrylic paints with children.

And keep smiling! Family time is so precious. 






xoxoxo,
Dawn

23 August 2014

Building Rock Sculptures


Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming


Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

One of our favorite family activities to do when we are camping or hiking is to build rock sculptures. 

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming


Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

Nature's beautiful in all of it's elements.
Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming
 Hee Hee. Some horror movie humor for ya!

Cub Scout Camping - Rock Sculpture, Bonfire, Swimming

xoxoxo,
Dawn

01 August 2014

Summer Solstice Ritual


Highlights from the Summer Solstice Ritual with Sacred Earth Circle. (Like SEC on Facebook, let them know Dawn send you!)



Dearest Rowan, a Ya-Ya.





Lovely Ya-Ya Meave and our only Yo-Yo Kenny.












xoxoxo,
Dawn
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