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I haven't posted about a Quiet Bin for a while now, though I have been cycling in a few new ones (and weeding out the ones she is tired off) to keep Yummy busy during her afternoon break.  It isn't easy coming up with new ideas for bins that build on Yummy's interests and are also pretty cheap to make, so when I saw two little Playmobile beach people sets for $2.99 each at the toy store, I was thrilled!  This winter Yummy has often been reminiscing fondly about summertime and spending time at the beach, so I knew a beach themed bin would be a hit with her.  Since I was able to mostly use items I had, a few easy things to make, free printables and a couple cheap items, this bin cost me less than $10 to make.

 
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It is a snowy day, and despite not looking forward to another winter, I am relishing the beauty of it.  My family is arriving this afternoon for a late Thanksgiving celebration (we're Canadian), but it feels more like Christmas at this point!  In the meantime, what better way to spend a snowy day then to curl up with a good book, or perhaps, a Book Bin??

A while ago Yummy requested a "Book Bin" for her Quiet Times; I asked for ideas on my Facebook page -thank you for your input!  I was at a complete loss of what to put in a book bin, but after a recent trip to the library I realized what Yummy was really wanting -just books, plain and simple!  Yummy borrowed an enormous stack of books, then decided to take them all into her room for Quiet Time.  I am pretty sure it was the quietest Quiet Time in the history of Quiet Times; I left her poring over a Berenstein Bears book and didn't hear a peep on her monitor for at least 45 minutes.  

 
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A little while ago I posted about my daughter's Quiet Bins, the themed bins I make for Yummy to enjoy in her own room during Dooter's nap time, so I can have a little time to myself every afternoon. As predicted, the last few were getting a bit too familiar, so I added a new one into the mix: The Farm Bin.  

 
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I love my kids more than life, but I'm also a pretty introverted person, and interacting with small loud people all day long takes a lot out of me.  I thrive on silence, and I depend on quiet to fuel my creativity.  I need consistent time on my own to recharge.