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School vacation has ended, and it's back to our routine. The routine where I have a few hours alone where I can work on Etsy orders, plan blog posts, and quietly do all the things I need to get done. There's nobody here to complain about my choice in music, or to tell me that there's nothing good to eat after I've just returned from shopping. Not that I don't like to have the kids home, but as a mother it can get a bit overwhelming at times. We all need a break and alone time.
One fun activity I did with Autumn during the week, was a color mixing science experiment. On a recent trip to the craft store (yes I'm there a LOT!), I found this kit and knew she'd love it. Last summer she began this really messy project where she'd collect jars from the recycling bin, fill them with water, and add food coloring, experimenting to see what colors she could come up with.
The worst part was that she used up all my food coloring, stained a few things, and was storing these jars under her bed. So this kit was the perfect way to let her mix all she wanted, since it includes everything you need. Then when your done you can pack it all away for another day.
The best part is that you can choose some of your favorite colors you made, add special crystals which come with the kit, wait an hour, an voila ~ they turn into slimy blobs you can save!
On another note ~ if you are a regular reader of my blog you probably noticed my new blog design. I originally planned on being all creative and was going to design my own blog template in Photoshop, but that venture didn't turn out so well. So yes I have a premade template, but I love the fact that it's three columns so everything can be a bit larger. And I was able to customize it enough so that it's more my style.
I do still need to add some social media buttons, and a few little fun elements to the sidebars. I can't wait until it's complete. Makes me feel more professional :)
Hope you all have a great week!