Beloved Notre Dame

My heart breaks… The beautiful Notre Dame de Paris, such an iconic cathedral, burns. We were just there a few months ago, in November 2018. We climbed as high as permitted to the bell tower. It’s magnificence cannot be overstated. The loss … tragic. Architecture….I have been in love with these flying buttresses since I was in the 6th grade. Medieval architecture, the dawn of … Continue reading Beloved Notre Dame

100 Word Wednesday: Week 114

Image by Bikurgurl I’ve not met many trees I couldn’t love…and these are the kind I want on my journey❤ Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! Giving me a week of unexpectedly not posting our weekly image – very gracious indeed ❤ What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 114

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

How our {Eclectic Unschooly} Homeschool Works

Recursion – How Our {Eclectic Unschooly} Homeschool Works! I’ve been rearranging our office/homeschool spaces/living room/dining room for 2018. Yes. Still working on it, but I’m getting so close to being finished! My son, the Bibliophile, drew this many years ago and it’s held a hallowed place on the cork board ever since. Recursion occurs when a thing is defined in terms of itself or of … Continue reading How our {Eclectic Unschooly} Homeschool Works

#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?

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

Ash Wednesday: What will you add?

After the celebration of Fat Tuesday last evening, today we receive the ashes of Palm Sunday. As we prepare for our day, I asked my children to not think about what they will “give up” for Lent, but what they can add. It’s been my experience that giving something up, something you really love, doesn’t necessarily make your heart grow stronger for the cause with … Continue reading Ash Wednesday: What will you add?