Whole Family Rhythms {giveaway}

rhythmsbannerToday’s giveaway is from Meagan of Whole Family Rhythms, helping you to create seasonal, weekly and daily rhythms for your family in order to nurture the wonder, beauty and light in early childhood. Whole Family Rhythms are a series of seasonal and monthly guides created and designed to help you maintain a steady rhythm in your home. The rhythms include unstructured, child-led play both outdoors and indoors; early childhood stories and fingerplays; weekly bushwalking themes; daily art, handwork or creative projects; holistic baking and cooking recipes for the whole family as well as weekly caregiver meditations and projects for families of all ages and sizes.


meaganIn Meagan’s words,
“I am ever inspired by my little ones and the way they live into each moment with very little regard for the past or future. It is so very difficult for us as parents to protect the magic and wonder of childhood. Modern and Western ways of life create schedules, endless to do lists and a constant sense of multitasking that often feels unavoidable. My hope is that by being very clear about our family values and then translating these into strong rhythms for my children, I am also creating a strong rhythm for myself – empowering me to slow down, and to be present, calm and authentic for my children.”

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Each Seasonal Guide contains over 70 pages including weekly oral stories and fingerplays, bushwalking themes, seasonal crafts, wet-on-wet watercolour painting, drawing and modelling activties as well as weekly caregiver meditations, monthly caregiver handwork projects and seasonal book recommendations. Whole Family Rhythms was written and created in New South Wales, Australia however Meagan is originally from Canada in the Northern Hemisphere. She has created Guides for both the Southern and Northern Hemisphere so that no matter where you are there are relevant activities, crafts and themes to suit the holidays and season. The guides are available as a complete set including all four seasons, as single season packages, or even just monthly if you’d like to try a single month.



Meagan is offering two winners their choice of either the Whole Family Rhythms Northern Hemisphere Winter Guide or the Southern Hemisphere Summer Guide depending on which side of the world you are from. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post. Comments will close and the winners will be selected on Monday, November 30th.  The winners will be notified via email and announced within this post.

Thanks, Meagan!

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Almost Winter Light {yarn}

G. Sheller Yarn-8775G. Sheller Yarn-9304G. Sheller Yarn-8778

My yarn shop has been updated, maybe for the last time this year (We’ll see!)  There is a bit of pokeberry yarn, some tickseed sunflower, black walnut, sumac, and yes, prickly pear!  I also achieved some pretty shades of purple dyeing with muscadines.  All of these skeins were dyed with whole flowers, nuts, berries, and leaves that I collected myself.

I have the shop divided into sections by yarn weight, and with the exception of one single skein of hazel alder dyed alpaca fingering weight yarn and one giant skein of tickseed sunflower dyed targhee, all of the skeins in each section are the same yarn base.  I hope that makes it easy to purchase different colors of the same weight/fiber content for multi-colored projects.  I think that the worsted weight merino skeins complement each other especially well this time around (That’s them in the top photo.  The bottom photo is of the sport weight merino skeins.)

I struggled in the blue tinged almost winter light to accurately photograph especially the grays and taupes.  I’m afraid the photos don’t do them justice, but that only means that you might be pleasantly surprised when your yarn arrives looking even better than you expected!

Thank you all for your continued support!