In my life this week…
First of all I am again been nominated for the Homeschool Blog Awards in the category of Best Homeschooling Dad Blog. I would appreciate your votes. You can vote once per day, per device at the link below.
We made Christmas ornaments this week. The first came from Pinterest. It looked simple, cool, and cheap it turned out to be an utter failure. It failed to the point that I wonder if the original image is real. Pinterest came to our rescue and the emergency search brought up a great pin that certainly worked and fortunately we had everything in house.
The first pin, Beautiful right.
Our attempts. Basically shaking does nothing. My attempt to thin the paint failed. Margaret resorted to painting the outside. We added more and more paint turning the bulbs to make patterns. Those ones still haven’t dried. Just don’t bother it is not worth the frustration.
The second was simply cutting and stuffing garland into the bulbs. We found that multiple small pieces worked best for us. The garlands were from back when I worked in an office and decorated said office.
Not happening this week due to baking! Yummy
In our homeschool this week…
We are Reading…
Margaret has started reading Divergent at Philip’s prodding. Hopefully this will get her into reading longer books. She is more than capable but tends to read books that she can finish in a day.
I have been busy doing all my Christmas baking. I have finished five of the six recipes that I have planned. My wife has three that she will do next week and then we are all done. I might need to make seconds of some given that I am providing a cookie tray for Christmas dinner.
I have made Almond Orange Cinnamon Biscotti which I just wrote a post on. I used to make it all the time in university. I also made Chocolate Chip Biscotti from Chef Michael Smith’s website. Coming across that recipes is want made me think of the other one from years ago.
I also made Chocolate Crinkle cookies. Those I will need to make more of…
Somewhere in the minimizing of this year I found a recipe for what I call Walnut Bells but on the recipe they are called Christmas Cookies. I will be posting the recipe next week.
The Chocolate Stars which are some of my favorites are made.
The final cookies to be made are the Cinnamon Stars and those are going to have to wait until Monday. I am not going to have time this weekend and the little time we do have will go towards my wife making her cookies.
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