Friday, March 7, 2014
(This is a used scented candle container - now a candy holder)Here's a list of things I use/reuse/invent new uses for:
1. scented candles in a.)
a glass with lid - after burning the candle they make great containers for all sorts of things!
b.) mason jars - obviously, to can in them later, which leads me to
2. canning jars - they come in all sizes and shapes - perfect for storing any food items in the fridge/pantry/or on the go*
3. any reusable food containers - the possibilities are endless here!
4. collection of vintage canning jelly jars/dried beef jars/ethnic sauce jars (any kind that has a crimp top instead of a screw-on lid) - that's what we use for drinking glasses. Their the perfect sizes and shapes for 6 0z. juice, 8 oz. milk, etc.
5. spice/herb jars - can be refilled with bulk herbs and spices. I love the fancy salt tins - great for homemade balms and salves, etc.
Do you have a favorite use for old containers?
*the lids on some mayonnaise jars fit perfectly on canning jars - that's what I use to lid my jars after opening them - that way I can keep the leftover food right in the jars.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Also, this week we found the "Jupiter diamond" by Orion - so much fun to know where the planets are in relation to the stars!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
microwave egg cookers for a couple minutes. You can put in anything you want: salsa and corn, spinach and olives, ham and cheese...it's a great way to use up bits and leftovers of vegetables : )
Monday, February 10, 2014
We're doing Astronomy this year for science. We've been studying each of the planets, our moon, asteroids and comets, the sun, etc. We are going to visit the Southworth Planetarium today. They'll cover the planets in our solar system and a short introduction to the night sky. We're using the Apologia Science curriculum. Each lesson takes a couple weeks to cover, the boys keep journals of notes and drawings, and I pick one project (the Olympus Mons volcano model is a favorite so far), then to wrap up the chapter, I find a video of what we studied. I liked these best: