ANGELICSCALLIWAGS

Home Made Fire Lighters

One of my favourite things about autumn and winter is using our log burner in the living room. There is honestly nothing more cosy than watching a film, snuggled under patchwork quilts, with the fire crackling and flickering specks of reds and oranges around the room. Last winter, we seemed to use a lot of…

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Prolonging the Life of Cut Flowers

There is one thing I enjoy more than freshly cut roses, and that is freshly dried roses. To be honest, I love everything about roses, from their buds to their flowers to the rose hips they leave behind. Last week I spent a very happy afternoon drying some roses and their petals, decorating our home…

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The Littlest Room in the House

I thought I'd post some photos of the upstairs loo in all its finished glory! There are still odd bits which would be nice to have - such as a charcoal bath mat instead of the white loo mat, but we'll get that next January when we cycle back to this room. Apart from that…

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Home Making Goals – Five in Five

I feel I need to apologise for all my posts in the coming week.  They will likely be boring for most of you to read.  I want to write some goals down for the forthcoming term.  I have in the past always written my schooling goals down but no others.  This term I want to…

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Home Making – Soap Nuts

Over the past year I have tried out many different recipes for home-made laundry soap.  We have very hard water and to be honest I wasn't that impressed with any of them.  At least I wasn't until this summer.  I had come across soap nuts during one of my forays into the world-wide web and…

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Home Making – Part of our New Curriculum

Home Making has always been a bit of a fluid process with us here at angelicscalliwags.  I'm clueless, so it took me no time at all to pass on my extensive home making know-how.  I began when the older ones were three.  By three and a half they knew all I knew.  I am naff,…

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