Deep in Planning

Image by Bikurgurl Deep in Planning So putting together the planning doesn’t start wit making a calendar, oh no…it starts with knowing my children. It starts with knowing their interests, goals, dreams, dislikes…it proceeds to what I’d like to weave into our year and what our long-term plan is for college readiness. The long term plan is more like a framework, not a directive. It’s … Continue reading Deep in Planning

In My Garden: July 2019

Deer help themselves to all the plants — so when I was starting, I started with primarily native species. Our local Green Elephant plant swap offers a plethora of native plants. I’ve been working on enlarging my garden, by decreasing my lawn grass for years. I’ve used this plethora of naturalized organic native plants to free my small garden of the grass carpet covering it! … Continue reading In My Garden: July 2019

Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Image by Bikurgurl Poetry Tuesday We don’t really do tea in the summer, but the Biscoff cookies were finally devoured this morning as I pulled out the vintage copy of Paradise Lost I picked up in a second hand Midwest book store a few years ago. What I love about it, aside from it’s beautiful hardbound, Booky smell, are the carefully pencilled annotations of one … Continue reading Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Haircuts! {or: Letting Go} These guys are my heart, but they won’t pose for a picture without acting goofy unless I employ a lot of coaxing….or we’re on a field trip. In public. And sometimes that doesn’t matter. But it’s spring break and we’re just enjoying our Seattle Staycation!! PJs, Fortnite, dog parks, bus rides, and more!! But first: today was waking up with Spongebob, making … Continue reading Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Enchantment: Poetry Tea Time

Julie reminds us about Enchantment and says, ‘Guy Kawasaki defines enchantment as: Voluntary, Enduring, Delightful’ – so true! Image by Bikurgurl It’s Tuesday, do you know what time it is? Poetry Tea Time!! Though my boys dislike the name, they love the treats!! And guess what I do…..I pair with our Smith Brothers delivery and spring for muffins every week – FTW!!! I was telling … Continue reading Enchantment: Poetry Tea Time

Introductions

Introductions! Hi! I’m Kelly – Welcome to my Blog. Here I am in Lanai, Hawaii ❤ {previously posted, in brief, on my Instagram feed!} My online moniker is Bikurgurl and have been using it for years. Many people ask, ‘Do you ride?’ And the answer is yes! I ride bicycles, and on the back of motorcycles in the past – though maybe I’ll have my … Continue reading Introductions

The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

Image by Bikurgurl Whew! It’s been a whirlwind week for me! I posted earlier this week my short review I wrote for The Brave Learner, but what I didn’t say is that I’ve been working on starting a book club to take a deep dive into this book with me over the next year or so, taking one chapter at a time to really dive … Continue reading The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

Hawaiian Vacation 2019

Saturday Night 🌺 Aloha 🌺 Loving my Danskos and custom-made traveling dress from Elle Michelle — made packing light a breeze! The brilliance in her design is double-sided pieces with 2 pockets {deep enough for a cell phone in one, wallet in the other, and still room for more!}. It’s the only outfit I brought for going out our entire 11 days in the islands … Continue reading Hawaiian Vacation 2019

Free Books Today {& Not just for the Homeschool Curious!}

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} Hello from my Happy Eclectic Homeschool! As I’ve been reflecting on my first mama-only homeschool conference in Portland, I feel empowered to share with my readers more of my own homeschooling experience. We’ve been doing this, essentially, since my boys were born, but with almost a decade of experience under my belt, I feel like … Continue reading Free Books Today {& Not just for the Homeschool Curious!}