Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday where I take a few moments to share what I’ve been doing over the week. I share some of the blogs I’ve visited, and some of the things that I have learned.
(Psssst! It’s my Mommy’s birthday today! 🙂 )
We have been enjoying summer! We spent the weekend making strawberry preserves and dehydrating strawberries (using my fabulous dehydrator, which I absolutely LOVE!)
We’ve also been gorging ourselves on strawberry shortcake (my husband makes a mean sprouted flour biscuit — I really have to get him to share his tips and tricks with you. Um… and me!) and strawberry just about everything else.
And you haven’t been tossing — or even composting — those strawberry tops, have you? [Um… guilty; I’ve been composting mine.] Did you know that you can dry them and then use the tops to make tea? Seriously! Learn all about Drying Strawberry Tops from the Pixie’s Pocket.
(Excuse me… I suddenly feel the urge to make another batch of strawberry jam!)
We are definitely enjoying our summer vacation! But we do have our brains turned on–for part of the day, anyway. 😉
For example — and I’m not quite sure how we’re going to finish the project — we are learning about Cinderella. Okay, it began with the kids squabbling about what movie they were going to watch and me stepping in and saying that I was going to pick… and I picked Ever After, an excellent but under appreciated movie, in my opinion. The kids have since read the Grimm Brothers’ and Perrault’s versions of the story.
The Boy: “I like the Grim Brother’s story better. It was more realistic.”
The Pixie: “It has a talking dove in it. Doves don’t talk!”
The Boy: “Doves are more realistic than fairy godmothers!!!”
Up next… Disney’s Cinderella (naturally). Then I think we’ll be leaving Western Europe for other Cinderella stories, starting with Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, which is a fabulous “Cinderella story” from Africa — with gorgeous illustrations besides; I highly recommend it!
I am taking recommendations for other “Cinderella stories” — especially from non-European countries, or that feature boys. (Feel sorry for the Boy — I bet he is wishing he had been a bit more willing to compromise with his sister the other day! 😉 )
In other news, we’ve been to the beach several times already. And have this recipe for Make Your Own Super Bubble Solution from Blue Yonder Urban Farms, which I think will add a ton of fun to our beach adventures! 🙂
Now for the Quote of the Week. Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week. Hands down, no questions asked, this was the Quote of the Week:
So, what did you do this week? Please tell me; I love to hear!
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Hi! I’m Christine… the country girl turned city mom. And welcome to Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers.
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