Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shodou (書道)

Bennett has been taking vocabulary and Shodou classes. We are very pleased with his progress and thankful for the support he has been getting from his wonderful teacher "Mari".

He plans to take the (JLPT) next year. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is the main test of Japanese ability for non-native speakers.

Shodou (書道) is Japanese Brush Writing or Japanese Calligraphy. The term shodou translates as "the way of writing" although more commonly it is translated as "the way of the brush." The use of the character "DOU" (path or way) implies that Shodou is a philosophical pursuit as well as an art form.

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Flower Pot Greeting Cards

Last week I shared my love of crafting in my home. They made beautiful flower pot cards.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

LED Bracelet

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Jaedan's Pokemon Birthday Bash 2015

This year we decided to give our youngest a small birthday party. We wanted it to be special but not expensive yet kid friendly. It started out being a surprise party but due to me making all of the decorations I had to spill the beans. Recently all we have heard him talk about was Pokemon so I decided that would be the theme. So off I went to Pinterest  in search of ideas and this is what I can up with. My Cricut Explore really made recreating  the decorations easy. The party was a success.

Online Inspiration:

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