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    Hi! I am Sarzy, I am a Mum, I am a photographer, I am homeschooler and lover of all things beautiful!

    Let me tell you a little about me and We Live We Learn :)

    I want this blog to be a beautiful place to visit. I have always "seen" stories in my head, so I love that I can use images to tell a story (or part of one). Often I will not write much to accompany my images. They are the story after all. To me pictures capture something more than words — I am sure that comes from my dyslexic brain, we are visual people.

    This blog began as a place to share my photo a day project, a project about my everyday life with my family and what I am grateful for each day. I started the project in 2010 when I realised that I did not appreciate the little things in my life. My project was born to remind myself of my beautiful, extraordinary, ordinary life. I would recommend a similar project to anyone — making the time to find something to be grateful for each day has really changed the way I look at my life (for the better!).

This blog is also dedicated to our learning. How could it not be when it it such a huge part of our life! We homeschool and our style is Unschooling with a Montessori twist. My hope is that by sharing I will: help demystify homeschooling and Unschooling; help others by sharing ideas and resources; encourage by showing my successes and failures.

    I love beauty around me and I hope to show that an ordinary life is beautiful.
    I look forward to having you here!

DIY – My little mailbox. Encourage writing.

mail diy pin You will need:

  • Box (about the size of a shoe box)
  • Some of the kids old art (or old magazines etc) torn into pieces about 10cm
  • PVA glue
  • Sharp knife (for an adult to cut the mail slot and door)
  • Felt tip pens
  • Buttons, glitter etc for decorating


How to:

  • Mix PVA glue and water at about 2 parts water to 1 part PVA


  • Dip a pice of the torn-up artwork into the PVA water mixture, making sure to fully coat it.


  • Place the paper on the box and smooth out to ensure there are no air bubbles.
  • Repeat until the box is covered.


  • Leave the box overnight to dry.


  • Once dry, cut a mail slot on the front of your box and a door at the back.


  • Decorate the box with felt pens, glitter, buttons etc.

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Once your box is decorated and dry, set it up so that your children can post mail!


18 July Grateful

The sweet writing paper and envelopes are printable from Picklebums
You can download them here http://picklebums.com/2011/09/22/printable-kids-letter-writing-set/
July 20, 2014 - 9:58 am

Kate - An Everyday Story - So has our little letterbox:) All our writing materials are kind of strewed on the table though. I like your little caddies (is that blue one a gardening caddy from Aldi? We had those and I got rid of the bag!!) I think I’ll have to organise our things a little better.

July 20, 2014 - 3:12 pm

admin - Yes it is an Aldi gardening caddy (good spotting)! The kids love that they can take their bits and pieces with them :)

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