Archives for May 2016

{Today} Last Shop Update Before Baby!!!

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My shop will be updated today, Tuesday, May 31st at 11 a.m. EST. There are lots of mini skeins this time around, and some really fun colors! Jonny and I worked together on much of this update because I am one big pregnant lady!! He is also offering ten made to order shawl pins this month. He didn’t have time to make them ahead because in his free time (does he really have any?) he has been helping me with the yarn, and building a house for those guinea keets I brought home.

This will be my last shop update before the baby comes, and I’m thinking the next one will not be until late summer. We have been working in the garden though, planting and planning for more dyeing, and I am working to source new yarns. Oh, and maybe I’ll have goat milk soap to offer this fall! So many possibilities, but so much unknown as well. I do know that I absolutely love dyeing beautiful yarns for you. Thank you, all!

Whole Family Rhythms {giveaway}

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This weekend’s giveaway is from Whole Family Rhythms!  Whole Family Rhythms are seasonal digital Guides for Mamas (or carers) who have young children at home and who are yearning to slow down, create and connect with the rhythm of their days together.

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The Guides are designed to help you plan, create and animate a peaceful, balanced and holistic rhythm in your home, flowing between structured, adult-led activities and child-led, imaginative free play.

Each Guide contains a seasonally inspired early childhood curriculum (or rhythm) complete with ingredients and supplies master lists; early childhood stories and fingerplays and detailed directions for daily themes such as whole foods baking & cooking, watercolour painting, beeswax & salt dough modelling, drawing, crafting and hiking.

The Guides also contain weekly mindfulness meditations for mothers or carers, simple monthly handwork patterns, as well as seasonal nursery rhyme and picture book recommendations.

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Meagan is the creator and founder of Whole Family Rhythms. She is Mama to 4 beautiful souls: North, Indigo, Juniper and Sage and loving wife to Brad. After living ten years in Sydney, Australia they recently took flight and put down new roots in the Canadian countryside just outside of Toronto.

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Meagan began researching play-based learning, natural parenting and early childhood education in 2008 after the birth of her first child and on that journey she stumbled across some Waldorf inspired blogs that resonated with her deeply. From that moment on she spent countless hours reading about the importance of rhythm and developing, planning and animating her own family’s rhythms. With each new year, new child and new stage & age daily rhythms change and adapt to our needs, but the steady beat always supports us.

Meagan’s vision is to to connect and inspire mothers, carers and communities with each other so that they feel empowered to raise children who are wholly connected with themselves (head, heart and hands) and to the planet. She believes from the bottom of her heart that peace begins in the home.  You can follow along with her at her blog, and on Instagram.

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Meagan would like to offer one Small Things reader:

All Four Seasons of the Whole Family Rhythms Guides- Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Each Season includes twelve weekly guides consisting of a weekly story, bushwalking theme, recipe, seasonal craft and themes for watercolour painting, drawing and beeswax modelling, an Ingredients and Supplies Master List, Seasonal Book Recommendations, Twelve Weekly Caregiver Meditations and Three Caregiver Handwork Projects

In addition, she is offering 15% off the Northern Hemisphere Summer Guide and the Southern Hemisphere Winter Guide for all Small Things readers when you use the coupon code ‘joyfulsummer.’  The coupon expires on Friday, June 3rd.  The guides can be purchased here.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Cassie, who commented, “Beautiful! I would love to win!”

Thanks, Meagan!

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