4 Tips for Water Conservation Earth Day 2013

This is a video that my son and I put together for his science project.  Ok, let me rephrase that–I took the video and downloaded a app called Splice.  He did the rest.   This app evidently has lots of sound effects because there were random screams, dogs barking . . . .

I have not laughed so hard in very long time–my kid makes me laugh.  He enjoyed making me laugh–we had a moment.  Which is good because we started this project late–hours before it was due . . . and what could have turned into a struggle turned into something super fun.

The app is so cool–you can splice videos like this, upload them right to youtube.   I can see us using this a lot for homeschool reports . . . maybe the new iPad with a camera in it might be a nice Christmas present . . .

Be Blessed as we take care of our planet.

I’m linking up here.  Disclaimer:  I have a real house–with real clutter!

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Jump (Five Minute Friday)

Unscripted. Unedited. Real. Writing for 5 minutes prompted my a single word from Lisa-Jo.  I encourage you to read what “one word” can mean to so many different writers.

Five Minute Friday

 

Go:

we spend hours on the boat!

we spend hours on the boat!

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somewhere in Wisconsin

 

I encourage my kids to :

  • just jump!  especially when you have safe arms to catch you
  • just jump!  especially when you have a life jacket on
  • just jump!  especially when you know how deep the water is
  • just jump!  especially when you know it will feel like flying
  • just jump!  especially when few others are doing it.

I need to encourage myself to:

  • just jump! even when I do not have arms to catch me
  • just jump!  even when I do not have a life jacket
  • just jump!  even when I do not know how deep and far the water goes
  • just jump!  even when I feel afraid of flying
  • just jump!  even when I am alone!

I’m still working on my big jump!  In the meanwhile, I’ll be happy with my bunny hops.

Be Blessed as you are prepared for your leap of faith to jump!

 

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Is this White or Dark?

If a white shirt has red trim . . . is it white or dark?  (ok–that is totally made up–I don’t buy any thing in red, first of all AND I do not buy white shirts with trim of any color!)

I dislike laundry.

As my family grow I have had to change how I manage our laundry system.  As the clothes get bigger I need to wash clothes more often–because the hamper get fuller quicker.

These are the ways that I am currently managing our laundry.

  1. A house rule is that clothes are on your body, in a drawer or in the hamper.
  2. I wash athletic clothes separately.
  3. I will ONLY wash a full load of clothes.
  4. I have a lingerie bag for socks–I wash all the socks together–no matter what the color.  I do not sort socks.
  5. Each bedroom has a different collection process–see photos below.
  6. My laundry system has evolved from this post.
  7. I am sure that my laundry management system will continue to change :-)
upcycled tank tops as hanging laundry baskets (also great for diapers)

upcycled tank tops as hanging laundry baskets (also great for diapers)  I have seen this idea using “team” shirts.

I found these at Target and they fit perfectly!  Love it when that happens!

I found these at Target and they fit perfectly! Love it when that happens!  I bought the rugs at Target too!

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my new 31 bag that has a divider–dark on one side–light on the other–or not!

I do dislike laundry but I am blessed with little people to wear the clothes, clean water to wash them and hands to fold and pray!  Be Blessed.

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