Recycled Reads 2017: The Pearl

Bikurgurl 2017: Recycled Reads Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free & Thank YOU for joining me for Recycled Reads 2017! I selected 12 books I’ve had on my shelf and not read. Reading through tomes sitting untouched on my shelf feeds directly into My year of CLean – deciding whether or not to keep the books … Continue reading Recycled Reads 2017: The Pearl

“Hate cannot drive out Hate: only love can do that,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I am reluctant to post this. We all have opinions based on morals, motivations, and our own influences. However, smugness, fear, contentment, and unrest fight to coexist in our current political environment. While I do believe the office is bigger than the man, I cannot deny my own trepidation. The highly publicized fear of my fellow countrymen mixed with others who feel vindicated and satisfied … Continue reading “Hate cannot drive out Hate: only love can do that,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Recycled Reads 2017

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! It’s that time of year again to dig through my bookshelves and decide what books to keep and what books to donate. For years, I’ve hung on to books that I wanted to read but hadn’t gotten around to actually reading. I challenge myself to read books I’ve been given, … Continue reading Recycled Reads 2017

What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

Many of my fellow homeschoolers are thinking about traveling in the coming weeks. With school children going back to school – as well as most adults beginning the New Year with a clean slate of no vacation, January is often a great time for homeschoolers to travel with much less traffic than during regular school holidays. The question always arises: What will we do along … Continue reading What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

Unschooly {Academy} Planning 101: Part I

Hello! Welcome to a quick guide to my annual Homeschool {Academy} Planning 101! Thank you for joining me on my adventure 🙂 Every year, our homeschool planning goes through the same motions. Here’s a quick tutorial of how I prepare to plan for a new Year of Learning! First,think about how you’re #winning at life right now! Feel like a #winner? You totally should! Even … Continue reading Unschooly {Academy} Planning 101: Part I

Reading, Writing, Resting, and Saving My Life Right Now {May 2016}

Holy Cow – what fun it’s been to catch up on all the reading. I’m too far behind in many of your blog posts to ever catch up, so I’ll just have to claim Blog Bankruptcy, beg for forgiveness, and move forward. Thank you!   So I’m reading. A lot. I’m re-reading the fabulous book recommended by a fellow homeschooling mom {and she lent it … Continue reading Reading, Writing, Resting, and Saving My Life Right Now {May 2016}

Recycled Reads 2016

Thanks to Prabhat, of Dancing with Mosquitos, for introducing me to, and encouraging me, to do it – Recycled Book Reading Challenge! The gist: Read what you have on your shelf…I guess that pile of library books will need to thin? My dozen are books my children loved but I haven’t read, books given to me that I haven’t read, and {*GASP!*} books loaned to … Continue reading Recycled Reads 2016

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