You went wild over the Spirograph post a couple of months ago,

Image Kannanshanmugam,shanmugamstudio,Kollam via Wikimedia Commons

enjoying a spark of inspiration from memory lane.

So, I just had to take a moment to share this with you too …

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  1. Lisa Von Saunder says:

    oops my 6 month old kitten BB king was here typing!!
    glad its not 6s !
    I loved the spirograph when i was a kid, got it for its educational value as my parents never gave me any toy that was just for fun.

  2. Krista says:

    This is really cool! I followed the link to play around and couldn’t get mine to work. I did finally see that it’s not available as an app yet, so my iPad can’t use it. I will have to get my computer and try it out. It looks really fun.

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This reminds me of the Spirograph kit we had growing up.
    I spent hours and hours with colored pencils creating colorful patterns on rainy days .

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Egg Science

Do you know how a hen’s egg is made … exactly?


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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hens and eggs are the finest creation in the animal world. Useful, easy to keep, helpful to the Eco system and making breakfast healthy and delicious !

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    Our Creator is amazing!
    I have one of those little egg scales. It sits in my kitchen as part of my “kitchen-y” decor. It was the first one my mom used when I was a teenager and we were gathering, sorting, grading and selling eggs.

  3. Krista says:

    Oddly enough I never thought about how an egg was made, but as soon as I read the first sentence I immediately became intrigued. It’s crazy to think how quickly an egg is created and how much work and change occurs within those 24 hours. We have a very mysterious world for sure.

  4. BarbaraJean Smith says:

    By a chicken, that’s all I need to know. What the girls need to eat to be healthy and lots of fresh water. Then whatever happens, God bless them

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Denmark is doing it.

Photo by Witizia via Pixabay


Yes, and so should we …

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    We all must do programs like this and feed both our locals and our neighbors. It is shameful that we allow such waste to go on everyday while millions are starving and desperate.

  2. Karlyne says:

    I can’t imagine our food police, including the USDA, allowing us to sell our surplus, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. I just read that we have over a billion people suffering from diseases caused by “over-nutrition” as opposed to the approximately 800,000 mal-nourished. Isn’t that seriously awful?

  3. Krista says:

    I love this idea and the thought of doing it here in America! It’s so sad that food will be thrown away simply because the package is damaged. The food still tastes the same no matter how the box looks. If I am willing to eat food from damaged packaging, then I know those who are starving would greatly appreciate it. We really need this program.

  4. Elisabeth Perkins says:

    There is a store in our town called REA. It is somewhat like that but mostly home goods and stuff not food. They have some canned goods that you can get but they are normally still in date. The other stuff they sell is like Walmart returns that they can’t re-sell. Some of the stuff may be used, but then you may find a pack of pens (my mind is going blank of all the things we get there), or something that has never been opened and it only cost like 50 cent or $1. My mom loves going and getting ziplock bags for $1 or 50 cent, and food saver bags too. That’s why we mostly go.

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Do you love miniature things?

There’s something childlike about miniature … or for that matter, most anything on a micro scale.

Dolls’ House of Petronella Oortman, circa 1686-1710, via Wikimedia Commons

And the latest mini marvel I’ve discovered?

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    My mom loved to make miniature scenes inside of eggs. It takes much patience and dexterity and is harder to make it look right than one would think. I like your idea of a miniature Christmas tree ornament in a sardine can. That would be darling.

  2. lisa von saunder says:

    I have 10 thumbs or I would be doing this. I adore dollhouses and their miniature furniture,but micro mini? ooh baby that is hard! I have some regular dollhouse sized furniture that are exact reproductions of PA German furniture from the the collections from Winterthur Museum, just exquisite !

  3. CJ Armstrong says:

    Cute little tin doll house! I doubt I have the patience to do that . . . don’t have a tin either!

  4. Darlene Ricotta says:

    My mother used to have miniatures and made little doll houses, but nothing like the one you found. That is a beauty!
    Have a Happy Labor Day!

  5. Krista says:

    Wow! These doll houses are so cute!! I can tell they would definitely take a lot of patience and time. I don’t have enough patience to sit and make one of these, even though I wish I did. She is really talented. What a great find!

  6. Laurie Scott says:

    That is so adorable. When my children were young I would make some miniatures in sugar eggs as gifts for school teachers. Very time consuming but well worth it.

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