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Monday, May 26, 2014

{monday mission} buy cool postage stamps

I love sending mail and have been working on ways to incorporate it more into my labs and other online projects. Something tangible, send through space, seems extra special these days when every experience seems so digitalized.

So, this week, I ask you to head over to the United States Postal Services website (here) and order some stamps. They have a really amazing selection, much larger than most local post offices;  you will yearn to write and send handwritten coorespondance like it is the 19th century.

The USPS offers stamps with flowers, artists, dancers, political activists, musicians, writers, patriotic themes, and more. Think of the interesting meta dialogues you can start in the upper right hand corner of your envelopes!

Monday, May 19, 2014

{monday mission} hike

This week, what about taking a hike in the late afternoon? You know that time when everyone might bored and cranky....

Bring good treats, a camera and a challenge for each person to spot something wild or thrilling.

See what you can imagine lurking in the woods.

Wonder what it would be like to live in the forest.

Count the butterflies, the blooming flowers, the birds, the trees that look like something else.

Catalog the smells.

Notice the change in temperature as you move from one microenvironment to the next.

Breathe in the clean air.

Have fun and be glad you are alive and able to do this.

Monday, May 12, 2014

{monday mission} make a wall of fame

Who are your heroes?

Encourage your family to sit down one night, make a list, find pictures and hang them up for a DIY Hall of Fame that will inspire and stoke your curiosity.

Who would be on your WOF?

Monday, May 5, 2014

{monday mission} pack your dishes up!

It has been a while since we have done a Monday Mission, and I have a good one for you today!

How about, just as an experiment, packing up most of your dishes? Seriously. What would it be like it every one had a bowl, a plate, and a cup and not too much more? There would be a whole lot less dish washing for one. 

Don't go crazy. Don't give them all away. No, just pack them up and put them in a closet or your garage until the end of summer. And then reevaluate. 

We have tried this and are ready to pack up even more. In the quest for simple and slow, this is a super easy place to start. 

Let me know what you think in the comments (and share a picture if you try this!)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

{wellness challenge:: may} tidy your nest

We spent last month cleansing our bodies by experimenting with  increasing our water intake. This month we are going to move outside ourselves and clean up our space.

A big decluttering before summer hits seems like a noble and brave idea. I don't know about you, but I want to spend my summer drinking cold drinks, reading good books and finding places with adequate air conditioning.

So, roll up your sleeves, get ready to purge and clear your space of everything that is unnecessary.

You can join the free FB group here. The group is secret so if this link does not work, just drop me a note at Mama Scout and I will get you in.

I am thinking daily mini-challenges and lots of checking in to keep ourselves accountable.

What can you unload in just one month?


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