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Each term we pick a hymn to learn as a family. This is one of my favorite parts of the Charlotte Mason philosophy that recognizes that there is more to know than the basic academic subjects.
“In the name of love, in the name of peace, will you stand, will you stand with me?”
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Twig and Tale hands down make my favorite patterns. First, because they embrace the layer functionality of pdfs, and so each size is on a separate layer meaning you only print one size at a time, and never have to worry about cutting on the wrong line. For this alone they should get five shiny, gold stars, a dance of glee, and every other pattern maker should follow in their footsteps.
But no, they don’t stop there, not only are their patterns dead simple to cut out, their instructions are brilliant, too. Ever step is laid out for the beginner, and the more difficult steps even have a video showing you what to do. The first time I sewed a Twig and Tale pattern, I had never sewn a piece of clothing before, and my past sewing experience was basically making a single pillow case. I had to FaceTime my mom twice to get help threading my machine, that is how much of a newbie I was, and yet, my Evergreen bonnet and my Pathfinder vest both turned out amazing.
We’re on our second box of Who Gives a Crap bamboo toilet paper. I think it’s one of the easiest switches we’ve made to decrease our environmental impact. While our previous toilet paper worked well, and was slightly cheaper, it was made by one of the worst companies out there. So I went looking for something new, and I found Who Gives a Crap.