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

What worked for me in 2015.

I love to do a little bit of reflection at year’s end, but I don’t make it complicated. Around my house we use two questions to help us take stock of the year gone by. They are: What worked for me last year? What didn’t? Today I’m sharing a few of the things that worked for me! https://bikurgurl.com/2015/12/18/what-worked-for-me-in-2015-a-la-bikurgurl/ Source: What worked for me in 2015. Continue reading What worked for me in 2015.

Family Read Aloud: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

We’ve had this on our to-read reading list for quite a while. After finishing The Martian, we began reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. It’s been of interest to me because not only did he write the first draft as a 15-year old homeschooler, but he also initially self-published his book! He went on to write 3 more books in the series — The Inheritance Cycle. So … Continue reading Family Read Aloud: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

An end to a beloved e-zine creates Margin for Blogger, Sarah Mackenzie

In my year of less, I have found some tremendously inspiring and thoughtful writers who encourage Margin. For me, it’s part of Living Lightly. Margin — the extra space on a page, transforming to extra space in our lives. For our families, for our friends, for our meditation and prayer, for ourselves. We, especially as caretakers, cannot give all of ourselves and have anything left … Continue reading An end to a beloved e-zine creates Margin for Blogger, Sarah Mackenzie

2015: The Year of Less…Live Lightly!

2015: The Year of Less Bikurgurl 2015, Hiking – WinPhone – What has this been for us? We began the year with a vision we needed less — less stress, less stuff, fewer commitments, fewer expenses…. Margin What this really meant was more. More of all the things that we want to have in our lives: time together, time with our children, making memories, enjoying … Continue reading 2015: The Year of Less…Live Lightly!

Basic Personal Uniform – boring or brilliant?

The basic personal uniform. Have you heard of this trend? There is a movement among many Americans in the middle of this over-indulged, over-stuffed spaces, Christmas and gift-giving season. Sure, we want to give our friends and families tokens of appreciation, but do we want to be bogged down with more…..stuff. Stuff. Feeling stuffed. Being stuffed. Stuffed closets. Shelves and cabinets overflowing — or is … Continue reading Basic Personal Uniform – boring or brilliant?

Pantone Color(s) of the Year!

First, let me say, I’m not a huge follower of style or fashion. I step to the beat of my own drum. However, the last few years I have been inspired by the *new* colors Pantone has announced.   I didn’t really know what, or who, Pantone is — the language of color (how awesome is that self-proclaimed title?!?) — until 2010, when turquoise-peacock was … Continue reading Pantone Color(s) of the Year!

Need a Star Wars Fan Gift for a homeschooler?

With our ever growing excitement of the Star Wars saga reemerging on the big screen, it’s hard not to see all the corporate tie-ins. While commercialism is ever-present in our society, we do try to limit it within our home (*a great blog to get you started on this is over at Becoming Minimalist) However, when I saw these T-shirts, I couldn’t help but to … Continue reading Need a Star Wars Fan Gift for a homeschooler?

Christmas: Advent Begins!

Advent begins today and I think about the traditions from the past, and those I want to begin. What I choose to do with my time and energy is a reflection of who I am, the values I hold dear, and the environment I would like to create for my family. It’s easy to think that how we spend our time, our money, our words … Continue reading Christmas: Advent Begins!