Six Favorite Things

Remember Oprah’s Annual Favorite Things? Well, mine won’t be that grand but I think they’re still nice. After my last post I thought something light and fun was in order.

favthings

International Delight Coffee Creamer Singles –  So far I’ve tried Heath and Caramel Macchiato. Makes waking up in the morning taste so much better.

LOST on Netflix. I said it before and have no shame in saying it again…it’s even better the 2nd time around after all these years. I’m at the beginning of season five now. I don’t want it to be over! I also watched The Medicated Child documentary – thoughts on that in another post.

Daily Homeschool Freebies on Facebook – I’ve downloaded two free books onto Kindle since discovering this page last week. The Absorbent Mind for me and Out of This World for the kids. I haven’t started my book yet but plan to this week. The girls are fascinated with books on my phone and the computer. I think it’s cute that they’re so amazed by that since they’re growing up around all of this new technology.

PreggyBellies on instagram – Mama’s to be of all shapes and sizes sharing their baby belly’s. Going to look and see if they have something like that for the breastfeeding and babywearing mama’s too.

My Inspiration board on Pinterest – Thoughts and quotes to keep me going.

Toddlers playing in the rain – Specifically MY toddler. I wasn’t feeling up to going outside this particular day…he kept insisting. I’m glad I went out with him. He knew what I needed to de-stress.

Sam_RainCollage

guest post: give ’em an inch…

It is both a pleasure and an honour to be a guest blogger here at Authentically Unique.  Although my daughter attends a traditional school system, she is certainly anything but traditional.  To promote an environment where she can be a free learner, we spend some time unschooling.  I relish that one-on-one time, especially when it’s about her favourite subject, Mother Nature. 😉 

This weekend was quite rainy.  As we began our nature walk, my daughter spotted a  really cool reflection of autumn leaves in a puddle in the parking lot.

reflection

There, slowly crossing our path was this earthworm. 

earthworm on leaf

My daughter gently picked it up and examined it up close.  Such perfect weather to observe the magnificence of earthworms, I thought.   And there, my friends, is where we took the path less travelled.

Why don’t we make an earthworm observation chamber?  Yeah.  Why don’t we?  We ran inside and scoured the house to gather the necessary materials. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

* a shoe box

* a plastic trash bag

* plastic wrap

* tape

* leaves 

* dead plants

* soil and

* earthworms.

Directions:

*Line the box with the plastic trash bag and secure it in place with tape.  This will make the box waterproof. 

*Fill the box with damp soil and put in some earthworms from the yard. 

earthworm in dirt

*Watch as the worms burrow down into the soil, then sprinkle the plants and leaves on the surface.

feed the worms

*Cover the box with plastic wrap.  Punch tiny holes to let in air.  Make sure the holes aren’t big enough for the worms to crawl through 🙂 

*Now, enjoy your earthworm observation chamber and see how long it takes for the leaves and plants to disappear.  Remember to keep the soil damp.

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*Dearest Darcel,

Thank you most graciously for having us over.  I hope that you and the girls enjoyed our visit.  We surely did.  Sending lots of positive vibes your way. 

One Love.  Se’Lah