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

Writers Block

A post written by one of my first followers, Ashley, at Mommy Lane Adventures, expressed her ‘Fear of the Blank Page’. I can totally relate. When I wanted to move from simply journaling to writing, I started participating in NaNoWriMo. Though I’ve just restarted this blog in the past few years, I started writing in NaNoWriMo with my children years and years ago. As eclectic … Continue reading Writers Block

Here is our Homeschool

Hello! I’m Kelly, aka Bikurgurl, and these are my boys: my husband, Jeff, and our children. Image: Bikurgurl We love to travel and devour stories in books, on screens, and through our own creations. Our interest-led learning style of homeschooling, or home education, is an eclectic mix of Unschooling and Gameschooling, with a dash of parent-led initiatives. This family image from last fall was at … Continue reading Here is our Homeschool

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!}

#InstaWrimo Day 10: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 10: Noveling Music Music moves me and depending on my mood, I listen to jazz, rock, or punk. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Celtic and Irish-inspired music — both in my workouts and my working … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 10: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

Bikurgurl 2018, Road Trip to Bellingham, Hotel Writing

#InstaWrimo Day 8: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 8: Story Map Be a physical map of an area, plotting a diagram, a series of images or scraps of paper, but more likely a narrative, my story maps evolve fluidly through my writing. Based on locations, experiences, … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 8: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

#InstaWrimo Day 7: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 7: Writing Buddies? YOU — Thank you! My thoughts of writing buddy inspiration comes from all of you! My blogging community I consider one of my secret weapons in overcoming writers block, getting ideas, being inspired, and … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 7: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

#InstaWrimo Day 5: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack:   {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 5 inspiration comes from my notebook stack. Notebooks? Yes!! Leuchtturm 1917, Travelers Journals, and Arc. And this? Just the tip of the iceberg, baby 📚 Handwriting is my preferred form of writing – the flow I … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 5: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

#InstaWrimo Day 3: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 3 inspiration comes in the form of Laptop and Notebooks stickers. Stickers are my weakness; I love the artistry of everything from graphic words to Logos. In reflecting on these particular stickers, I see my favorite color, … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 3: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?