Violin Judy has a fun idea for making up practice box “treats” for students. This is kind of a different/reverse take on the practice pouch idea I mentioned in #4 of last week’s post. What kid isn’t motivated by special treats?
In April I purchased this Handmade Acrylic Washi Tape Dispenser from Etsy that has a fun paisley design. I was looking for something that didn’t take up a ton of space, would fit on the piano next to the music rack and that was at least somewhat pretty/design friendly. This one fit the bill. (*Disclaimer: You have to press on the tape a little to hold it down when you tear it off since the cutting edge is acrylic and not overly sharp, but I don’t mind that being that my kiddos use it.)
My husband and I like to can. We can anything from chicken/venison stock and soups to corn, green beans, pears, strawberry jam, pear butter, and more. Find out about the rise and fall in popularity of the mason jar in A Short History of the Mason Jar.
Since I teach outside my home, I often pack my lunch. Last year I ended up eating lunch out way more than I like, so this year I’m determined to do better. While my husband prefers leftovers for lunch, I’m fine with a little of this and that. I keep a Pinterest board called “Lunch Box” for inspiration and follow several Instagram accounts like sylina_lunches, planetbox, sara_makes_lunch, and happykidslunch. Even posts on packing lunch for kids are useful. Check School Lunch Solutions Part 1 and Part 2, and A Guide to Teaching Your Kids to Pack their Own Lunch.
I just ordered my fall edition of the ever beautiful Sift magazine put out by King Arthur Flour. This first step into fall time has made me feel like pulling out fall decorations for the studio in the next couple weeks. Autumn is in the air!
Do you decorate your studio for the seasons?