Jack and I painted with brushes! We each started on our own paper and then he said, “Mom, let’s switch.” We swapped papers and continued painting. We did this a few times.

Our paint and swap pages.

We painted the moon over the water and the sun over the land.

Jack and I paint most days as part of our “school at home.” I usually try to tie it in with the letter of the week we’re studying. For example, we painted caterpillars using cups and clothespins and cotton balls for letter C. Here, he is painting fireworks for letter F with a sliced up toilet paper roll.

Painting Fireworks

We’ve painted with our hands and our feet. We’ve painted with bubble wrap, compact discs, balls, balloons, sponges, celery stalks, and toy cars. We have yet to paint with brushes this school year.

I stayed up way too late last night making rainbow sugar cookies.

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Do they look like rainbows? They are supposed to look like rainbows. I know I left some colors out, but so did Family Fun Magazine, so I think it’s okay. You still get the essence of rainbow from the abridged version, don’t you? I first tried to make them using a roll-them-into-a-log-and-slice-them technique from this video. I screwed that up, though, and had to start all over which is why I was up so late. My concern is that they look like colorful cookies I cut in half rather than rainbows and who would offer half a cookie? If you don’t think they look like rainbows the answer is me, apparently, because in spite of my doubts, I sent them to school with Phoebe this morning so she could share them with her class for her birthday. She thought they looked like rainbows. I told her to make sure she said that to everyone.


Jack found them satisfactory and I am just not going to worry about it anymore! Instead, I will show you something.

My purse!

That’s my purse. I bought it from Ma Brown Mercantile on Etsy a couple months ago and I love it so much! I have fallen in love with a purse only once before as I’m not really a purse lady. I’ll use one if I have to, but I’d much rather stuff what I need in my pockets and live my life unencumbered. Unless I’m in the middle of a love affair like I am right now! I carry this purse all the time. It’s perfect. And the monogram? Oh, I love my monogram. It’s so symmetrical! And since we’re talking about things I love and bought on Etsy, here is my spare keychain from Different Good.

My spare keychain

It has been living with a key in the spare key spot and I cannot wait for someone to need to use that spare key so I can hand them that keychain and watch their reaction.

Disclosure statement: No one is paying me to blog about these items. I just really love them.

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