It's been a long time since I've had a pay-what-you-can sale on any of The Artful Year eBooks, and if I remember correctly, the last two have never been offered this way.
When I've done this in the past, I received so many comments and e-mails thanking me—saying things like they had really wanted the books but they had just lost a job or were on a teaching salary or just couldn't afford the full price right then.
So, now that the full set is available, I thought I'd hold one more pay-what-you-can sale on any or all of The Artful Year eBooks (this week only). If you've been eyeing them but couldn't figure it into your budget, go ahead and grab them now at any price you can afford—even free!
Here's how the sale works:
On Friday, the kids had fun creating mixed media art with autumn-colored fabrics and paints.
I set up a basket of fabric scraps in the middle of the table, along with sharpies, sequins, a few glue bottles, and some paint. A sheet of white paper at each chair and the set up was complete.
Kids love to see pictures of themselves and to hear the stories that go with them. Our family photo books are always in high circulation for that reason. So it's no surprise that Daphne was excited to receive a regular children's picture book featuring her.
Her photo was on every page and her name was used throughout the book.
Maia and I made full-sized tape resist skeletons a couple weeks ago and have been LOVING them as spooky cool Halloween decor. The process was fun but not without its faults—we have some refining to do next time around.
We've been carving pumpkins a couple times already and both times the girls chose to carve a fairy house from the pumpkin rather than a traditional jack-o'-lantern face.
I blame Pinterest.
I am still totally loving our new (ish) art display wall! It makes displaying and changing out the kids' artwork much quicker and easier. What comes down goes into the art storage bins and what goes up is fresh and new. Plus the frames allow us to group art by type or artist, which creates a nice cohesiveness to the display.
Here's what's on the wall now:
I ordered some crayon wallets from Mama May i a while back that have been a huge hit with Maia and Daphne. I gave them to the girls on the drive down to Atlanta last weekend and instead of being used briefly and then passed over for activity books and such, the girls used their crayon wallets much of the car ride down...
...and on and off throughout the weekend...
I'm embarrassed to tell you when we made this Halloween gingerbread house. But I will anyway.
Maia LOVES making gingerbread houses and basically has them on the mind all year round. She wanted to make a beach-themed gingerbread house and I said we would when we went to the beach. We didn't make it there this year, though, so she begged to make an autumn gingerbread house to celebrate the first day of school.
And I gave in.
Drop water on a penny and it just runs over the side, right?
Maia was excited to show us a science experiment she learned at school that demonstrated how water can hold together in a dome shape. This super simple experiment requires only a penny, some water, and a dropper.