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A Little Red Cardboard Barn

We've finished our farm unit and are moving on to a new theme tomorrow - but before we do I wanted share the barn we made.

The wooden farm animals came with a beautiful handmade ark that we gave Big Buddy for Christmas a couple years ago.  I would someday love to have a wood barn but it's currently not in the budget. So in the mean time we decided to improvise and make our own. 

I stumbled upon this perfectly sized milk box (4 gallons per box) while subbing and thought it would be sturdy enough to handle play. Hubandie and the boys used an x-acto knife and wood glue to build a barn shape.

We then painted with a basic primer and outlined a window and a door with painters tape.

Big Buddy however insisted that we add more windows so it looked like the barn in our book The Big Red Barn. He even brought the book over so we'd know exactly how to do it :) 

Once everything was taped I let the boys paint the barn with rollers and washable, red tempera paint.

The boys really enjoye…

Saturday's Style Summary

Today was a fun day. In the morning one of our neighborhood friends hosted a children's halloween party. It was a trip seeing all the kids in their costumes and the food & conversation was excellent. In the afternoon husbandie let me go thrifting - ALONE. A local store was having a 50% off sale and I came home with seven new-to-us items, for only $12! Which included a grass green wool pencil skirt & fitted turquoise velvet blazer...super excited to plan outfits around these pieces!

Small Graces

Pumpkin Farm Pictures

The boys and I skipped nap time today in favor of a trip to a local pumpkin farm. Here's some pictures of our day.


Knife Free Pumpkin Fun

It doesn't look like we are going to carve a Jack-O-Lantern this year. Neither Husbandie or I particularly enjoy carving and while the boys would love it (hello, sharp things) they are still a little bit too young. This however hasn't stopped us from having lots of fun with our pumpkins.
We've washed them...

We tried our hand at painting negative-space letters...

And lastly we made Mr. Pumpkin heads...

Would love to hear if you have any non-carving ways of enjoying pumpkins.