Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Peanut Butter ... Just Add Sprinkles! Nurturing the Wonder of Nature

I hope you're having a lovely day and week so far.

I realize more and more how blessed I am. 

Health...  Food... Shelter...
 and just so many wonderful people in my life.

My life is so rich and full of interesting challenges, enrichment and beauty!

I'm so grateful. 

We live in such a time that there is so much inspiration and 

opportunity to learn more about the things we love.

I must admit, I have to limit myself in this and and keep my feet firmly 

planted as I dream and work toward growing in my music and artistry.

But it's so exciting!

I am still working on the deep cleaning and purging of personal and

household items.  It's also been a soul-searching time as well, which has brought 

about some revelations and changes that I'll share in my next post.

 It is very freeing and I'm finding myself more focused

on the things that really matter to me.

Today, I want to share some pictures of a 

recent project that I did with my grand daughters. 

It's super easy, fun and serves a purpose. 

Not porpoise ;) Silly me....

The project is

Peanut Butter and Birdseed Pinecones

There's not much to explain.

The only thing that I did differently this time was to

 add a screw to hang it by. It was easier than trying to wrap

the ribbon around the pinecone itself.
 I added some sprinkles to the seed just to make it more 
colorful and festive. 
We all know that's what little girls love!
And honestly, I like it, too.
 And the birds like a sweet treat now and then.
This is potentially very messy but the cake pans helped a lot. 
 The girls did a wonderful job!
Peanut butter was thoroughly smushed into every crack!

They love watching the birds and helping me feed them.
I allow them to take the little, yellow bucket outside. 
Using a small measuring cup,  they each count out four scoops 
as they pour the seed onto the patio.

I don't use bird feeders. They eat so much! 
I sometimes feed them three times a day. 
 We took them outside to hang them in a tree.
 Sweet birdwatchers!
 It didn't take long for the birds to find them
and now they are picked clean.
I loved sharing this project with girls. They had so much fun making them!
 Their mom helped, too.
 I wish I had gotten a picture of the three of them 
with their pinecones.

It's wonderful way to teach them how magical nature is and how to 
be a part of helping the lovely creatures of the wild. 
It also helps nurture that love and wonder for nature that kids already have.

What kind of magic and wonder is happening in your world? 
I'd love to hear about it.
Thank you so much for coming by. 
Happy March 1st!

Tamara XOXO


Christine said...

Hi Tamara! Your grand daughters are just so adorable! i love the excited looks on their faces as they finished up their feeders! What a fun project!
I'm sure those little birds enjoyed the sprinkles too!
Have a happy day!

Kathy said...

That is so cute to add the sprinkles. I'm going to remember that. What a fun thing to do with your grands.

Junkchiccottage said...

How fun Tamara to have this fun project with your grand daughters. The birds are loving you three for making them these sweet treats. Love the sprinkles too. Too cute and fun. Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend.
Hugs my friend,

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Tamara, what a wonderful craft to do with your granddaughters. Lily would love that. When she was living with us she would fill up the bird feeders whenever they were empty, she took such great joy in doing that.

I'm so glad your cleaning and purging is coming along well. I'm still working on it here. It's freeing but also frustrating as I come across things I do want to keep but don't have a home for (yet). It just makes me want to toss everything lol!!

Enjoy your week.