30 June 2012

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
SouleMama

June View (Nozy's Nature Pictures)


Nozy on Flickr



See more scenery at Scenic Sunday

28 June 2012

Our new neighbour (Nozy's Nature Pictures)

Bender is our newest neighbour. She was rescued from a cat by one of our human neighbours and now has learnt to fly and returned to live outdoors, but she still spends a lot of time visiting her human friends.


Fledgling blackbird
Nozy on Flickr



See more animal pictures at Camera Critters

26 June 2012

All Year Round week nineteen: 7 Summer and Summer Solstice Crafts for All Ages



Here are some of the great posts shared at the All Year Round Blog Carnival with ideas for summer and summer solstice crafts for all ages. You can see more summer posts, and join us, at the Summer Carnival which is open for new links until 31st August. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

Stencil Art at Tea For Monkeys (and a tutorial for making stencil art canvases)


Tea light holders at lightly enchanted


Tie-dyeing T-shirts at All Things Beautiful


Summer collage using the kids' pictures at The Freedom Five


Needle Felted Picnic Blanket at The Good Morning Mother


DIY citronella candle at Gnomes at Home


Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice (including Bake a Sun Bread) at Love in the Suburbs


If your post is featured today you're very welcome to get a "Featured On" button for your blog.

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week fourteen: 7 Ways to Get Ready For Summer
week fifteen: 7 Summer Ideas for Children
week sixteen: 7 Summer Nature Projects
week seventeen: 7 Summer Water Play Activities
week eighteen: 7 Summer Things To Do Outdoors
week nineteen: 7 Summer and Summer Solstice Crafts for All Ages
week twenty: 7 Summer Book Lists and Literacy Projects
week twenty one: 7 Summer Nature Crafts
week twenty two: 7 Summer Nature Walks
week twenty three: 7 Summer Outdoor Games for Children
week twenty four: 7 Summer Garden Projects
week twenty five: 7 Summer Crafts for Children
week twenty six: 7 Summer Picnics and Days Out
week twenty seven: 7 Summer Ideas for All Ages
week twenty eight: 7 Blogs in Summer

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

23 June 2012

More science play in the garden and outdoor cooking



More science play in the garden with cornflour and beetroot juice (a variation of Non-Newtonian Slime),









and outdoor cooking.


Ingredients:
Cornflour and beetroot juice
Baby beetroots
Choco-Balls
Weetabix
Old playdough
Grasses
Rose petals

If you have a post about a summer activity or any post with a summer theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer, which is open for new links until 31st August.

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Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.

20 June 2012

Summer







If you have a post about a post with a summer theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer, which is open for new links until 31st August.

sunnydaytodaymama

18 June 2012

All Year Round week eighteen: 7 Summer Things To Do Outdoors



Here are some of the great posts shared at the All Year Round Blog Carnival with ideas for summer things to do outdoors. You can see more summer posts, and join us, at the Summer Carnival which is open for new links until 31st August. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

Make a Barbie Bouquet at Doodles and Jots


Sorting Shells at Tea for Monkeys


Homemade Sidewalk Paint at Mama Smiles


Baking Colourful Gloop Cupcakes at Create with your hands


How Does Your Garden Grow at Plain Vanilla Mom


When it gets this hot... at The Tiger Chronicle


7 Fun Ways To Take A Walk at Cultivated Lives


If your post is featured today you're very welcome to get a "Featured On" button for your blog.

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week fourteen: 7 Ways to Get Ready For Summer
week fifteen: 7 Summer Ideas for Children
week sixteen: 7 Summer Nature Projects
week seventeen: 7 Summer Water Play Activities
week eighteen: 7 Summer Things To Do Outdoors
week nineteen: 7 Summer and Summer Solstice Crafts for All Ages
week twenty: 7 Summer Book Lists and Literacy Projects
week twenty one: 7 Summer Nature Crafts
week twenty two: 7 Summer Nature Walks
week twenty three: 7 Summer Outdoor Games for Children
week twenty four: 7 Summer Garden Projects
week twenty five: 7 Summer Crafts for Children
week twenty six: 7 Summer Picnics and Days Out
week twenty seven: 7 Summer Ideas for All Ages
week twenty eight: 7 Blogs in Summer

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

13 June 2012

All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer update

The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer began on 15th May and we're delighted that so many of you have taken part. So far there are over 200 summer posts linked up, sharing seasonal thoughts, pictures, activities, crafts, recipes, books, art, nature study, projects, celebrations and more. You can see the summer posts, and join us, at the Summer Carnival which is open for new links until the autumn carnival begins on 1st September. You can find out more about All Year Round and get a button here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

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Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

If you'd be interested in hosting the carnival at your blog too please let me know in the comments or contact us here.

sunnydaytodaymama

Summer events from our co-hosts:

Small Hands Creating Hope at Mama Smiles

365 Days Outdoors! at famiglia&seoul

10 Weeks of Summer Learning and Fun at All Things Beautiful

Summer Reading Book Club for Mom at Plain Vanilla Mom

Summer Virtual Book Club at 2 Big, 2 Little