Yesterday at Costco we picked up the Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse (because Legos are cool and colors belong to everyone, even if I think the Friend-figs are silly and poorly thought out), and because many years ago (1995), my sister and I fought over Dolphin Point the lighthouse from the Paradisa line (the 1990s version … More 20 years of Lego Lighthouses for Girls
This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support of Avid Inkling The seasons are changing on our Waldorf-inspired nature table. The Carrot people are moving to the right/southern corner of the shelf, eventually they will be moved off entirely as fall, and then winter scenes sweep across from the north. The Carrot people … More transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall
This morning, before the fog burned off, the boys and I went blackberry picking. It was overcast, slightly foggy, and 62 degrees out, perfect weather for walking and berry picking. We used empty 32 oz yogurt tubs from my stash in the garage, they were a good size for little hands and they had lids … More Blackberries for the Boys
Grandma Irene came to visit last week so we took her to the San Francisco Zoo. Grandma Dulce drove up and met us there. We endured heavy fog, light rain (although my weather app staunchly denies rain actually happened), and tired little children. Oliver and Patrick both loved going on the carousel. Oliver also liked … More In which we take the Grandmas to the SF Zoo
On the first day of Spring Break I cleaned out the kitchen hutch and found over 400 coffee filters that we’re never going to use because we have an Aero Press. I did a bit of searching on Pintrest and came across two tutorials to make coffee filter flowers (linked below) that looked uncomplicated enough … More and what do you do with 400 coffee filters?
At Doran Beach, picnicking with friends.
A friend recently tagged me on facebook asking if I’d ever heard of the Christmas Spider. The short version of the story is about a spider that came down after the Christmas housecleaning was done, and made an elaborate web all over the tree, Father Christmas took pity on both the spider and the housewife, … More Our Christmas Spider