After divesting our stash of cloth diapers, size 2T clothes, overflowing toys and small winter gear at the yard sale, we made a little time as a family to hunt for some new treasures yesterday. Not to fill the void mind you - we like this new open space in our home so very much - but because City Wide Spring Rummage Weekend only comes once a year and we just had to have a look around.
Sage bought handcuffs. Lupine bought a rhinestone-clad watch (or as she calls it her farkly pink belt. Don't ask.) And Pete and I bought very little, considering the dozens of sales peppering our little town. We brought home some garden gnomes (my kitsch obsession), quilts for the kids' room, the microscope, a nut cracker, and a stack of books.
Oh, the books.
The only one not shown here is the Dangerous Book for Boys. The the Tooth Fairy absconded with it as soon as I brought it home. I didn't question her, but I am assuming she has plans for it for later in the week. Those she left are exactly what I was wanting more of in my life. Attachment. Living with the land. Creating with my hands. Plant medicine.
There's good magic in these pages. Continuum Concept I recommend constantly but somehow don't have in my library. Root Cellaring will fuel my desire to head out to the country once and for all. And knitting and herbal medicine books? My delights.
I am also reading two other books right now that are rocking my world: Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes and Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen. These have been recommended to me by two of my dearest friends and both are shaping our life, day by day.
What's on your nightstand these days?
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I promise this is the final bit of Babywearing madness for a while. It's our last day of winners! Before you start skimming the list below to see if you've won, I wanted to thank you all again for being so supportive of this celebration. I've enjoyed it immensely, especially your photos and your writing. Before we turn away from this week entirely, take one more peek at our flickr page. There were several amazing photos over there that I couldn't seem to post here. Take a peek. They are lovely.
Onto the day 6 winners. If you see your name below, please drop me an email (rachel at lusaorganics dot com).
Mama Made Sling Set: Natalie who said:
Most of my stash is DIY, so I loved this post! I am so thankful for all the mamas who share their wisdom through the internet on making carriers... Jan, the Babywearer, and more. And I'm thankful for Slingrings, so I can sling in confidence without worrying about whether my hefty toddler is going to go tumbling if they snap! :)
Mothering Subscription:Darla who said:Babywearing 101: HereWeGoAJen who said:
I've been meaning to make my own sling, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I will soon, I promise!
Slingrings 1: Kristen who said:
Slingrings 2: Melissa who said:
Slingrings 3 Katie R who said: