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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

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How to:

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

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

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

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  • Leave the box overnight to dry.

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

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  • 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!

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18 July Grateful

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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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