We started with sponge pieces, real charcoal ( from the burn pile), ammonia, salt and bluing. The crystals grow fast and are really cool to look at. ( if you click on the photos you will see the crystals better. )
Our Alum crystal did not form on the seed crystal as the instructions said it should. Instead crystals formed on the string. These are very slow growing. ( and hard to see)
In the kitchen this week we had some fall adventures. Fall is not fall around here without pumpkin bread. YUM. Dear daughters tried their hand at Sesame Chicken and Homemade Chicken Soup. I made some Chicken Cordon Blu.
I spent the whole week trying not to be sick. Hard to be a good mommy when your nose is runny and stuffy, you ache all over and are so tired that holding up your head hurts. I am finally feeling better, not 100 percent but better.