Fat Tuesday 2020

It’s Fat Tuesday! In the Christian religion, it’s the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. I didn’t grow up observing this tradition, but have found as a mother, it’s one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my children. We enjoy a decadent dinner of pancakes – or this year, pizza – and revelry! Does watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ count? ☠️🖤☠️ Preparing for Lent, making … Continue reading Fat Tuesday 2020

Scrabble Board Family Art

Image by Bikurgurl Family Scrabble Board This is our second family Scrabble board. Our first was made 7 years when we bought our current home in Washington. We constructed it with my parents first Scrabble board they handed down to us.. When I found this gem at @valuevillage_thrift , I knew it was time for us to update one for our family. I’ve survived Ovarian … Continue reading Scrabble Board Family Art

Happy Easter 2019!

Eggvengers: Egg-game! The ladies of Marvel as told in eggs – our big egg decorating party for Easter! I chose to paint/dye/draw {l-r}: Gamora {Guardians of the Galaxy} Maria Hill {Agents of Shield} Black Widow {Avengers} Shuri {Black Panther} TBD {by you, who should it be? Valkyrie? The Wasp? Nebula?} and Captain Marvel {Captain Marvel}. I am torn on my 6th egg, should it be … Continue reading Happy Easter 2019!

Friday’s ….

Image by Bikurgurl April 12, 2014 One of my ‘memories’ from 5 years ago 🖤 I home educate because I didn’t want to rush, miss the precious moments, and have the time to enjoy building relationships with my children while they were young. I could load them up and take them on adventures near and far with little more coercion than my own enthusiasm. And … Continue reading Friday’s ….

Planning Your Week, April 2019

{some affiliate links in my post help defray the cost of hosting my blog – thank you!!} Weekly Planning! Hello and welcome to a quick overview of how I’m currently handling our weekly planning. It’s suffice to say that things in my house have changed tremendously over the past year. Over the past six months. Over the past month. That’s life. We keep growing, changing, … Continue reading Planning Your Week, April 2019

The Brave Learner

Image by Bikurgurl I’ve been a Julie Bogart Super Fan for years! And although I couldn’t wait to read her book, The Brave Learner, I did think it would just be a recap of all her years of fantastic Podcasts, Periscopes, Blog Posts, and fantastic Instagram account – but it’s so much more!! And I’m even a member of her Coaching Community!! Julie’s calm, inquisitive, … Continue reading The Brave Learner

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

City of Lights

Photo by Paul Gaudriault City of Lights I’d always thought of planning a trip to Paris. In my youth, I had grand thoughts of ‘finding myself’ as I traversed the European countryside. Those dreams, scoffed; left to die in fear and irksome day-to-day life, were never really forgotten. Merely shelved for future dreams. Adventures. Walking the streets with my camera, eating delectable pastries, sipping coffee … Continue reading City of Lights