nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

nature collection :: outgoing

 

We signed up for the nature exchange a few weeks ago, did any of you participate?

The younger kids & I collected bits of the sea from our recent beach outing to send to our swap partners in Texas. We used Annie's idea from the recent Alphabet Glue issue for packaging them up. We all really enjoyed wrapping each treasure in tissue paper…. hopefully everything arrives safely to our young naturalists in the south!

We've got another small collection of items from our woods in the works that we're sending to a good friend of ours. I'm hoping to find some time today to dip leaves in beeswax for that box. I think maybe a bit of leaf garland might by a good idea too. (here's hoping I can locate the box of beeswax) In a week or so, the last of the autumn hues will be off the trees and a bit of color decorating a window will certainly be lovely into the winter……

Happy Wednesday to you~

xo,

s

 

18 thoughts on “nature collection :: outgoing

  1. we sent ours from minnesota to florida=we’re so excited to see what’s in ours. we’ve been dipping leaves for a couple weeks here-they’re hanging everywhere and so pretty. I hope you find your beeswax! if not, I’ll mail you some from minnesota!

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  2. I found it! I dug through our craft cabinet while the kids worked on their journals this morning. I thought I remembered tucking it in there when we unpacked this summer. You know, I always am surprised by how delicious it smells. Love, love, love. Thank you for the offer to send us some! That was so sweet of you πŸ™‚

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  3. Mailed our harvest of the sea package off to Scotland on Monday, and similar to above, they gathered from the sea. Darn! Was hoping our treasures would have a little wow factor, but run-of-the-mill it is. I guess I did know Scotland was surrounded by water, but I googled their address, and they’re city folk…. Oh well, it was fun, and the kids did love it, and we found loads of our own treasures and learned a lot. Can’t wait to see what we get, mail is a really fun thing. Good stuff, thanks for posting about it, would never have known. Teddy even wrote about it in school. ❀ xo

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  4. We'll be journaling about ours too…… I think you will all be surprised by how different the sea collections are from one another. Each shore is so unique! Joe brought home an incredible piece of coral/sponge from his time in the middle east and he has some perfectly round stones from Denmark. All fun treasures for sure!

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  5. We sent off our box on Monday. It was fun to go around our area and try to find things that were not so spiny! IT’s hard feat to do here.
    Kim sent me beeswax dipped leaves last year. It was awesome our house smelled so good.

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  6. We got ours in the mail a few days ago. Raelee’s been to sick to finish our search but will do that tomorrow and mail the next day. She had SO much fun digging through the box she got! Most of ours will be seeds but there are SO many neat pods, so many vessels they come in. It has been educational just seeing all of the different ways seeds grow.
    She wants to do a swap with Soph too.
    Off to look up the beeswax thing. We have a ton of leaves right now and if it preserves them, it would be fun!

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  7. Yeah! I'm so glad you did it too Steph. From what I hear it does preserve the leaves for quite some time. When you're done wit them you can toss them in the compost! I'm hoping to get another pile dipped in the next few days. The ones I did yesterday came out lovely! The best results were leaves that were dry and pressed. So now I am looking for ones that are still a bit pliable so I can press them & let them dry a day or two before dipping. Fun stuff!

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  8. Just found you from rhythm of the home. We did participate in the nature swap! Our box won’t be sent until tomorrow though, this time of year in Canada seems to be harder to find treasures!

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  9. I *adore* the round stones. I'm a rock girl all the way…… especially fond of smooth stones. We collect at a river in upstate NY when we visit…. one of my favorite things to do. They line my windows πŸ™‚

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