Currently Smelling the Flowers

Short post today as we’ve had a tricky week. I will post our Valentine’s Day fun next week! Meanwhile, wishing you all a Valentine’s Day well celebrated by loving yourself so that you can love others.

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Watch with Glittering Eyes

Roald Dahl wrote, “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Around our house, we believe in magic, and things are definitely getting sparkly around here!

Bella will soon be celebrating her 11th birthday! She has picked out a pretty snazzy outfit to celebrate her big day in. Check it out!

The dress and magic wand are from Zara Kids France, the gilet (cardigan) is from H & M France, and the lil boots are from Vertbaudet France. The dress and wand have arrived, and we will receive the boots and cardigan any moment. I have praised Zara before, and I’ll do it again…I love their kids clothing! Having said this, I am trying to get away from “Fast Fashion.” I am aware that those who make the clothing (in many cases) aren’t paid a fair wage. With this in mind, I create capsule wardrobes for Bella, and for myself, and we always recycle; giving Bella’s clothing to friend or family as she grows out of them. 

Here is the dress and wand that arrived (..I appreciate Zara’s attention to detail regarding the packaging). I look forward to gift wrapping these and the other outfit items, and presenting them to Bella the morning of her birthday! She’s going to be so excited!

Alongside prepping for Bella’s birthday celebration, we’ve been busy with school as usual. Bella started a new unit called, Christmas Around the World. She’s “traveled” to America, Canada, Mexico and Germany so far, and will continue her travels to Sweden, Spain, Italy and England. Here are pictures of Bella enjoying this new focus.

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Wishing you all a sparkly December! We’ll be back with more magic next week!