Three Line Tales: Be the Joy

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines!   Image Credit: Baher Khairy Be the Joy As our peers pour over social media, finding ways to divide, label, and fight We have a chance to discover the joy in our variations Delighting ourselves and others by … Continue reading Three Line Tales: Be the Joy

Homeschool Book Review: Wordly Wise 3000

My older son is a certifiable bibliophile. He reads. And reads. And reads. He likes to read books 3 times. The first time is to experience the story. The second time is to pick up on anything he may have overlooked in his desire to find out what happens next. The third time is to solidify any questions and take a more critical look at … Continue reading Homeschool Book Review: Wordly Wise 3000

Ovarian Cancer Survivor: What I’m thankful for in 2015

I was diagnosed with an Ovarian Tumor in January 2015. **warning – extremely honest, authentic, menstrual information follows** As I was saying, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2015… The diagnosis wasn’t a complete surprise. I’d been having menstrual issues,particularly extremely heavy bleeding and abnormally large clotting, for a couple of years. This bleeding and clotting took a dramatic turn in 2014. Instead of … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer Survivor: What I’m thankful for in 2015

Movie Review: The Martian

After reading the book, The Martian, we planned on seeing the movie. Even though we went to see Star Wars in theatres, we usually do movie night at home. Movies are expensive and unless you know it’s going to be good, and even if it is, we choose not to spend our discretionary funds on it.  The Martian became available this week On Demand; we … Continue reading Movie Review: The Martian

What I’m Reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

This book has been on my to-read list and Santa brought it for me!! With very little moved back into our first story home after new flooring was installed, we’re using it as a clean slate for the coming year! (as seen on my Facebook page last week) Margin Most compelling (summarized) thought thus far: your clutter may be you holding onto your past — you … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

New Years Eve Games We LOVE!

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! We love board games. We enjoy some video games, but we truly love board games. My husband and I go on binges with them. On our honeymoon, when we got the food poisoning and torrential rain kept us in the cabin, it was Classic Upwords Board Game; on our first year … Continue reading New Years Eve Games We LOVE!

{Ramblings On} 2016–Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter

Image Credit: Jenny Penton, Planner PerfectSource: 2016–Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter So excited to share another post with you — so many great bloggers!! This one is from one of my favorite bloggers, Jenny Penton, at Planner Perfect! She creates beautiful planners and has a wonderful e-book to help get your priorities organized and be a better you, accomplish your goals, be mentally … Continue reading {Ramblings On} 2016–Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter

{Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

Inspiration: Homeschool resolutions by Kara Anderson at Quill and Camera – Yay! I love this post and love to re-read it every. stinking. year. As I clear the clutter, abandoned books and *teaching* materials from our office, I realize that I’ve also built in an actual break. A break from school, teaching, worrying about schooling and teaching — a real vacation for myself and for my family. … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

{Ramblings On} Modern Mrs. Darcy: My favorite posts of 2015

Last week I shared the 10 most popular posts of 2015, as determined by pure numbers. Today I’m sharing my favorite posts of the year, and as you can see, that isn’t the same thing as “popular.” There is ZERO overlap between the two lists. These are the posts of 2015 that I Source: My favorite posts of 2015 Delighted! I am delighted that some of my favorite … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Modern Mrs. Darcy: My favorite posts of 2015

What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you — Thank you!} I am so inspired by the wealth of strong, female writers and simply adore Modern Mrs. Darcy, who is inspirational with her pithy posts and fun lists of what she’s learned. So today, I thought I’d also answer the question: What … Continue reading What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl