Five Senses

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Taste. Touch. Sight. Smell. Sound.

We’re entering a week of sensory play. I’m offering up pictures, words, and links to let you into some of the things that are stimulating my senses in the last 48 hours.

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It’s a big day today.  Cookie platter delivery day.  Last day of Christmas School.  One week til all the gifts must be made and all the secrets come tumbling out.

Dark, dusky fumes rise from in the kitchen as the chocolate hardens, competing with the bright notes of orange zest.

Defrosting, tempting. Oh, pity that poor son of mine, having to resist these!

Tempting crumbles come off and sit upon the counter entreatingly.

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Chocolate Orange Shortbread

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lemon walnut cheesecake

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Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

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Peppermint Crunch Cookies

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A new variation – this year we tried putting crushed candy canes in a portion of the dough. Such colour and fancy. A definite possibility for future batches.

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Rhythm of the Home – a lovely new online magazine centred on creating mindful environments for our families.  A treat. I particularly enjoyed the thoughtfulness stirred up in me by the article on celebrating An Authentic Christmas.

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Glitter Snowflakes

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Glitter Snowflakes

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4 wooden snowflakes painted white last year and only this year bedecked with glitter and hung on the front gate.

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5 thoughts on “Five Senses

  1. butterflygirl says:

    Oh my, everything looks so good. I am a little envious of your time and there is a slight tug at my heart to home-school again, but things have changed. 😦 I’m learning to be happy with it. 🙂

  2. Rebecca says:

    Thank you so much for sharing “Authentic Christmas.” I love the way she talks about stewardship… even in the giving of gifts and in how we “give” our own time/energy.

    And my, those treats look good. I can understand how your son feels!

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