Planning for The Holidays

Deep into my NaNoWriMo writing, as well as garden clean-up and life, I’m also planning for ‘The Holidays’. I’m not just talking about Christmas, but Thanksgiving through the first of the year and beyond. While I don’t have a ton of time to delve into the details while juggling all the proverbial balls I have in going right now, I am planning for one of … Continue reading Planning for The Holidays

Operation Christmas Child 2016

One of our traditions is to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We start thinking about packing up our boxes in the summer. When we’re shopping for school supplies, we start dreaming about what items we’ll put into our boxes for the children we will pray about this Christmas season. We focus our efforts on packing boxes with supplies and items we’d like for our … Continue reading Operation Christmas Child 2016

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

Tulips, Tidepooling, and Cabelas…

April marks the Tulip Festival in the Pacific Northwest. Annually, the boys and I load up and head to  Mt. Vernon, Washington where the Tulips are in bloom and ship nationwide {internationally if you count our Canadian neighbors to the north!}. Fields and fields of the beauties – Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths….ah….. All these images were taken at Roozengaarde Flower and Bulb – Mt. Vernon I … Continue reading Tulips, Tidepooling, and Cabelas…

Ash Wednesday: What a difference a year makes…

Ash Wednesday…in preparation for… I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church. As such, we did not observe Ash Wednesday. I think I probably had heard about it — in passing — but as a freshman in college, I didn’t really know what it was, what it meant, and certainly nothing about the dark cross of ashes on peoples’ foreheads. My first encounter with Ash … Continue reading Ash Wednesday: What a difference a year makes…

New Years Eve Games We LOVE!

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! We love board games. We enjoy some video games, but we truly love board games. My husband and I go on binges with them. On our honeymoon, when we got the food poisoning and torrential rain kept us in the cabin, it was Classic Upwords Board Game; on our first year … Continue reading New Years Eve Games We LOVE!

{Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

Inspiration: Homeschool resolutions by Kara Anderson at Quill and Camera – Yay! I love this post and love to re-read it every. stinking. year. As I clear the clutter, abandoned books and *teaching* materials from our office, I realize that I’ve also built in an actual break. A break from school, teaching, worrying about schooling and teaching — a real vacation for myself and for my family. … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions