Thursday, April 17, 2014

Make & Listen Along: Sick Days Version

~ On Thursdays I will post what I have been making and listening to as creations grow. 
If so inclined post, on your blog or flickr, about what you have been making (on your own or with little hands by your side) and listening to while you create. It can be new music, flash backs, a song or a whole album... whatever you like. You can be stitching with needle & thread, yarn, paper crafting, painting, cooking... and beyond. Share what you are making and the tunes that are fueling your creativity. Then come back to my Thursday Make & Listen Along post and leave a link in the comments so we can be inspired right along with you! ~

On Monday the he kiddos came down with the sickies for the first time in over a year. Thankfully, they did not have all they could have and I was met with managing only a set of fevers, soar throats, head aches, and running noses - as if that is not enough. (But of course it could have been worse, much worse.) I relied on my regular remedies and, now with the apothecary of EO's at my disposal, I used all kinds of essential oils to help out too. They are both recovering nicely (the little man has the nose faucet still going) but they are doing pretty well. Now knocking wood, crossing fingers, all other such measures so I don't get sick!

The week is a bit of a blurr but we did manage to make some sunrise bread (we made it GF) from Heather's 30 Day Vegan class. It was really super yummy and is on our make again list for today to take down to Maine for the weekend. Her new spring class starts on May 12th if you are interetested. We are by no means vegan but I learned a lot because Heather is just so knowledgable about food and wellbeing in general. (And now I must admit that when I went over to grab the link above I got lost on Heather's blog again... just so much goodness over there.)

The listening was pretty quiet overall. The kids did watch/listen to a Woodsmaster DVD at some point (they check them out from the library here). Always lots to learn about survival from the Woodsmaster.
And they listened to my very best voices when reading aloud the Bone series... all nine books, plus Rose, and now we are on to the Bone Handbook. Whew!

And the above photos have nothing to do with anything in this post other than the fact that I helped my camera make them while getting some fresh air in the rain. (I just love pussy willows and I am beyond happy they are here in our new yard! Yay!)

Your turn.

Please share what you have been making and the tunes on your playlist. And don't forget to leave a link to your post if you played along so others can visit your Make and Listen posts. 

I have been trying to get around to visit your posts each week (sometimes it takes me a few days) and they are wonderful! Thanks, to all of you who are joining in and linking up!


  1. The photos are so beautiful, it makes me think of jewelry! I hope everyone feels better soon too.

    I posted:


    Here's my report on making and listening. I am so sorry the sickness hit when spring has finally spring. I hope you don't get it too!

  3. This week I have been working on a dress just for myself! It's the washi dress from Made by Rae. I almost done. I was hoping to finish it to share with you today but alas I fell asleep early last night.

    As for listening we've been going through our entire collection of Sparkle Stories!

  4. I was talking with another friend about the oils yesterday and look forward to having my own collection someday soon.

    Love pussy willows too (who doesn't?!) and your pictures as so beautiful (as always)!

    Nothing to share this week but next Thursday I will share from the making for the Easter weekend! Happy trip to Maine for yo and the family!