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One of our local public schools has something called ‘Breakfast with a Book’ every once in awhile. When my homeschooled kids heard about this, they started having school envy and wished that they were public school students. I wasn’t going to go down that road again (the road of wondering if I should put the kids in school or not) so, not to be outdone by the local grade school, I started planning for our own Homeschool Breakfast With a Book.
I found out that the school lays out books on all the cafeteria tables and the kids get to come early to school that morning, pick out a free book, and have breakfast (a donut!) with their parents.
I can do that and I can probably provide a better breakfast than a donut. Don’t get me wrong, I love donuts…..that’s donut with an S at the end. Several donuts with some coffee makes the perfect breakfast but A donut? A single donut? For kids starting their school day? That’s it? Come on….. I think I might have breakfast issues…..I’m pretty insistent that my kids have a good breakfast each day.
So, anyway! This week I really lucked out and found about 25 books at our Goodwill store that seemed right up my kids’ alleys. You really can’t go wrong at 35 cents per book. Perfect. I was all ready to try out this Breakfast With a Book thing.
On Saturday morning, before the kids got up (which is really early since my kids don’t understand the concept of sleeping in yet), I put all the books out on the dining room table and got breakfast (homemade gluten free honey and almond granola with bananas) ready.
My nerdy little crew LOVED it! They loved getting to pick out a book and they loved getting to eat while they read. I actually had to tell them to put their books down after I noticed that breakfasts weren’t being eaten after 30 minutes. I told you, I have breakfast issues.
It was a fun and different way to start our day. I haven’t asked the kids if they want to do it again, but I think we may have discovered a new favorite Saturday morning tradition.
The ‘Never Go Alone’ Fingerless Mittens in fig are on their way to Texas!
This particular client is interested in purchasing the ‘In the Morning’ Shawl/Poncho but can’t decide on what color. It can be hard to choose your color based on the small pictures on a computer screen so I am sending her some samples along with her order.
I am happy to do this for you, too, if you are trying to decide on a particular color.
Go to www.etsy.com/shop/pateandbirdie to see all hand knit items available! Some prices have been reduced AND there is still a 10% coupon code available! Simply put the code CHRISTMAS10 in the coupon code box at check out! Easy!
So we couldn’t stay up until midnight last night. We wanted to. We really did. But after the week we’ve had (maybe a blog post about that later) we (I) needed to be in bed by 10.
So, we did our name drawing this morning…still in our pajamas….
Denison wrote all the names on the cards, folded them, and put them in the bowl so he got the honor of picking the name. Sara was his lovely assistant.
The name has been chosen!
uh-oh! He grabbed two! One must go back in the bowl! The assistant is not pleased.
And the winner is…..
Here we go…much better.
Go to the color choices page (link at the top of page) and let me know your color of choice! And I will start knitting! I am very excited to make this for you!
Thank you to everyone who participated! I really enjoyed reading all your comments and was very inspired by them to get outside and enjoy the fall weather. while it lasts!
Don’t forget, I am offering 10% off from now until Christmas for all my hand knit pieces. You will wish you had ordered one when that cold November blast hits!
***Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/pateandbirdie to order***
Don’t you just LOVE fall?!? The trees are at their peak right now here in Central Illinois and I am enjoying every single burst of color. The oranges, reds, and yellows are absolutely gorgeous!
My favorite hand made piece right now is my ‘I Will Love You’ Cowl that has been knit in the color Butterscotch. This color is kind of a dark mustardy-yellowish orange (how’s that for a description?!) and it is so-very-fall!
Of course, you can have the ‘I WIll Love You’ Cowl’ hand knit for you in many available colors (click on color choices at the top of this page) but I am favoring Butterscotch at the moment.
The ‘I Will Love You’ Cowl is being sold over at my etsy shop along with my other cozy and warm hand knit items (www.etsy.com/shop/pateandbirdie). And don’t forget that I am offering 10% off now through Christmas!
But if you’d like to WIN one of these soft and squishy neck warmers (you’d be crazy NOT to want that, right?!), keep reading!
Pate and Birdie is having a GIVEAWAY! I love everything about fall (except that it ends far too quickly)…carving pumpkins, drinking hot apple cider, bon fires……ahhhhh!
What do YOU love most about fall? Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post and you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE ‘I Will Love You’ Cowl (in color of your choice)! This cowl will make an excellent addition to your own fall wardrobe or make a great Christmas gift for a friend or family member!
The deadline to enter the drawing will be Friday, November 1 at midnight. The winner will be announced Saturday, November 2 so stay tuned…..and leave your comment below!