agoldenafternoon A lovely family day in Julian. We needed this time of slowness and to feel a little crispness in the air. I even got to wear plaid, which is a big deal in San Diego. 5h
  •   raisingmissmatilda Oh wow!!!!!! I think we are going up there for thanksgiving. It looks too beautiful 5h
  •   danamadeit Gorgeous light; gorgeous day 5h
  •   aboothby90 Gorgeous - glad you had fun 5h
  •   gracelaced Slowness is hard to find sometimes. Glad you got a piece of it... 5h
  •   x2frsgirl I have lived we four years now and have yet to see Julian!! 4h
  •   joyfinderspath "Autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons." 4h
  •   hstarrphotography Ahh!!! This is gorgeous! I need to get up there! 4h
  •   triciarighetti Though the seasons in CA are on the mild side, you can definitely feel fall in the air once it's here! 3h

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agoldenafternoon It's fun for our little ones to feel grown up for a day and do exciting things. The @libraryshopsd and I created a special few hours of exploring the library and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". One 8 year-old attendee came to the library for the FIRST time a week ago and heard about our event! So much fun. We are excited to see this kid's book club grow every month! 2d

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agoldenafternoon Cheers! Have a lovely weekend, friends! Will I see any of you at the kid's book club tomorrow with @libraryshopsd? Noon to 2:30. Drop-off your kiddos with us while we explore "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". There will be book discussion, fun activities, and even something fun with chocolate. Hope to see you there! (Event info on blog-link in profile) 3d
  •   cnrutan Sounds like a great program Bon' 3d

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agoldenafternoon Linocutting shapes and stamping for #artwithjoanna 4d

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agoldenafternoon The sun is setting. Our aspiring "piano man" awakens. 4d

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agoldenafternoon Sifting ingredients together. Making a well. Electric hand mixers. Salad oil.
So fun to explore the past. These methods are mostly in the past. I don't even know what "eels water" is.
4d
  •   mommastinkyface I am waiting on mine to come out of the oven now too. Umm eels water is new to me too and I dont believe it should be in any recipe for cake...... lol! 4d
  •   x2frsgirl I have an old Fannie Mae Boston cooking school cookbook from 18... Something? I haven't even tried to cook anything from it but it's handy for old recipe reference. I'll have to look up eels water. 4d
  •   atticseventeen I thought you might enjoy this recipe.... 4d
  •   splendidmissm I have Googled and Googled and can't find a darn thing about eels water! I even searched Peels Water in case it was a typo, but nothing. I'm super curious now! 4d
  •   agoldenafternoon @heatherglasby so fun! I got a few at an estate sale 4d
  •   agoldenafternoon @mommastinkyface @x2frsgirl @splendidmissm it could be cels water? I googled that too. I thought maybe it was short for a certain temp. Maybe she knew what she meant and it didn't matter to her 4d
  •   agoldenafternoon @atticseventeen totally did. I used gluten free flour and I may have discovered the best way to make gf cake...whipped egg whites! Best gf cake I've ever had. 4d
  •   bonnieeckstadt Love home made noodles! They are the best!! 4d

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agoldenafternoon Listening to "The Wizard Da Hoz" (Faith said it 6 years ago and it stuck) and weeding out the puzzles they have outgrown or are missing too many pieces. We are making room for our new 1000 piece puzzles. I am a secret puzzle lover. Guess my secret is out. //#WIDN @cloisteredaway 4d

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agoldenafternoon Wherein, I try to enjoy this activity that I've said no to for the last 2 years and pretend I didn't see all of the families taking selfies through the ENTIRE hayride and ENTIRE maze. Hashtag Americans can be ridiculous. Hashtag I am the Scrooge of pumpkin patches. 6d
  •   agoldenafternoon @christinedionese the off days are a good idea. We used to love doing the tours with our homeschool group. It was so quiet. I didn't know they let people wander on the farm stand days! I'll have to go then 5d
  •   nataliecreates @agoldenafternoon I totally understand that reasoning. Let me know if you ever make it to Arkansas around pumpkin patch time. Our dear farmer friends own the local patch & it's the sweetest southern experience. Xo. 5d
  •   housetweaking I am the Scrooge of all holidays. Too much consumerism! 5d
  •   agoldenafternoon @housetweaking a few years ago I wrote and IG post about Easter candy, TOYS (!), and why this is a problem. You wouldn't believe how many people got upset that I took their gift giving love language away. People are crazy! I now keep my mouth shut about it around here but sometimes I can't contain myself! I'm pretty bad. I give my kids a few little things in their stockings for Christmas and that's all. No presents. My husband likes give/get gifts at Christmas, so I try not to smash his spirit. Although, I could make an exception for a handmade gift any day. #scroogesunite 5d
  •   agoldenafternoon @nataliecreates I wish I could come visit! my friend @joannaposey is actually from your little town. She noticed the connection because she's friends with the shin dig papery people and saw your name on my feed and theirs too. Small world. 5d
  •   aprilynn11 I find the Northern California pumpkin experience totally opposite to SoCal. In sonoma co the dairy farms are open every day of the week to pick pumpkins off the vine. Sometimes certain farms can get crowded and experience driven, but I look at it in a way that it could be exposing people to a farm to table aspect of life that they never thought of before, and starts the conversation at home about fresh local produce and dairy. That is the hope I guess for me at least. 5d
  •   bike2muse Love this. 5d
  •   agoldenafternoon @aprilynn11 totally! Like I said above, I just long for the country sometimes and this time of year is one of them. . I am glad that people get to experience farms in large groups, I just don't want to be with them . Similarly, I don't visit the zoo in October when it's free for kids but it's an amazing opportunity for many who don't normally have the option. Some days I just feel a little less hopeful for our culture, and yesterday was one of them. In general, I would love for many people to experience farm life, even if it meant one person changed their life and habits. We have a long way to go but small steps are better than none. 5d

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agoldenafternoon He really is the best potato peeler in our house. It's always nice to find things that turn his hands from destructive to productive. #tactiletothehundredthpower 1w
  •   joyfinderspath My boys are happy to handle sharp tools anytime I let them :-) 1w
  •   yourfavoritehousewife Potato peeling is so perfect for busy, little hands. Your kitchen is perfection, by the way! 1w

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agoldenafternoon There's a new book club in town and it's for KIDS! I'd love to meet some of you San Diego friends at @libraryshopsd as we spend a fun afternoon exploring "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". The Central library ordered several extra copies and there are many new ones available in the library shop for 25% off. Go get one this weekend and have your kiddos join us on the 18th for book discussion, activities, and a fun chance to win a golden ticket! (Details on blog-link in profile) 1w

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agoldenafternoon The best art teacher I know. @joannaposey 1w
  •   gracelaced Love. 1w
  •   pippianna ️ her! 1w
  •   joannaposey This literally made me teary Bonnie. So sweet. I love days like today when I get to go to your place and get creative with your kiddos. Ain't nothin like a 6 year old changing the tip of a wood burner with plyers on his own while no ones looking and a cute little girl painting chickens that are sitting on the kitchen table. Blesses my heart for sure. You inspire so many of us Bonnie with the way you live life, love you family and friends. Big ole heart in that cute you. 1w
  •   studio_kirkland So adorable. 4d

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agoldenafternoon Just a little morning wood burning lesson with @joannaposey. 1w

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agoldenafternoon "This is the art of celebration
Knowing we're free from condemnation
Oh praise the One, praise the One
Who made an end to all my sin

Boldly I approach Your throne
Blameless now I'm running home
By Your blood I come
Welcomed as Your own
Into the arms of majesty"
Rend Collective
2w

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agoldenafternoon Tonight is our long anticipated #bordeauxandbear dinner. Our Pastor hunted a bear in the beginning of summer and asked me to cook it. We decided to throw in our 1982 bottle of Bordeaux as a fun addition since we've been needing to open it...like 2 years ago. Cheers! 2w
  •   ainsl3y Oh just cooking a bear... 2w
  •   colok bear for dinner, wow. my dish sounds so boring. and, weird but am wondering if it's ok to open a bottle of wine with "church group" folks in my home...? 2w
  •   yourfavoritehousewife wait, people hunt bear? I'm so curious. What kind of bear, and how is it cooked? 2w
  •   cybnic Rad! 2w
  •   bleusole Poor bear 2w
  •   candacerachele this is so fun 2w
  •   x2frsgirl @agoldenafternoon I love that you had wine with your pastor! 2w
  •   welovecitrus Puzzled 😯 2w

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agoldenafternoon Regret is hard for kids to understand. In this girl, regret swells up in anger and blame. So hard to teach a skill I haven't learned myself, but I guess explaining that to her helps. She led her brother down into our canyons today without asking and the littlest ended up at the bottom with a big ol' cactus needle in his foot. So much for a quick walk up the hill before mom found out! I drove around a few miles to the bottom to "rescue" them and all because Faith wanted to see if they could walk to the post office. Obviously, she regretted her decision. Also, maybe I should improve my mailing skills. 2w
  •   julie_kelchner I think we have the same floors 2w
  •   jescahjoy all of this is beautiful. so many of us react in this very same way!! I guess that's why we continually explore the existence of Grace...not as an antidote, but as freedom from the most harshest critics-- ourselves. 2w
  •   citrusholly I've gotta see a picture of your canyon!! Wow. And poor lil bro. Poor big sis. 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @jescahjoy so true and such a lovely way to say it! 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @citrusholly there's a giant church below us so the picture would show dead SoCal brush and then the edge of their parking lot. We just have a canyon before you reach the parking lot. 2w
  •   rtwenter i have a child like this. but it's fault mostly that turns in to anger & blame. need to write this down. i'm usually so mad & confused by his reaction to 'fault', that i don't say the right words. but this helps. you hit the nail on the head. thanks. 2w

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agoldenafternoon My mom gives the most thoughtful gifts when people get married. Her gift includes a kit of everything your new household might need. I made a DIY home repair kit version on the blog. The tote I designed with @makrplace and I have a version for purchase! (Click link in profile) 2w

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agoldenafternoon Brownie time. Trying the new cup for cup brownie mix. Hopefully it doesn't taste like it has stale birdseed in it like the last one. #fingerscrossed 2w

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agoldenafternoon I don't normally like clutter but I'm ok with this little spot for a bit. 2w

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agoldenafternoon I am thankful to be back in an occasional relationship with gluten after 3 months of not being together. The donuts didn't turn out (too dense, oil temp being weird, lack of cake flour) but I'm excited to try another recipe and also use cake flour and possible measure in weight this time instead of cups. Anyone have one for old fashioned donuts? 2w

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