August Happenings

By |September 8th, 2015|

August came and went in five minutes.  I gave myself a bit a break from blogging, and enjoyed the last few bits of summer I had with the kids.

This little lady turned 6 and within a few weeks, she and her brother were off to school this year…

Most of you know that we’ve been homeschooling […]

Playroom/Homeschool Room Sources

By |September 15th, 2014|

Happy Monday morning to you, friends!

I’ve been dealing with some internet issues this morning since 6 a.m., so I have to say, I’m less chipper than usual this fine day.  If I get this post out to you, it’ll be a good day.  A GOOD day, I tell you.

We’re back with a few sources for […]

Setting up Our School Room & Truths We’ve Learned

By |August 18th, 2014|

Three years ago, when we began homeschooling, I didn’t know how it would all turn out.  Didn’t know if we would always homeschool or if I’d go red with rage and lock myself in a closet somewhere.

I still don’t.

We will re-evaluate from year to year, and for now, this life works for us.  School is […]

Live Your Intentional Life

By |June 27th, 2014|

I’ve heard it at least five times this week.

I think it’s meant as a compliment–most of the time.

“You must be so busy with all the projects you have going on.”  Or… “You do so much…how do you do it all?”  Or even sometimes… “Your kids will only be small once so you better slow down […]

Why I Homeschool (ramblings from a former skeptic)

By |October 10th, 2013|

This last year and a half so many monumental things have happened.

We began homeschooling.

We opened a retail store.

We opened an online store.  (P.S. we shipped 280 packages this month–thank you SOOO much for your support and general awesomeness.)

We started writing a book.

We began […]

Homeschooling This Year

By |September 26th, 2013|

We’ve been busy bees at the shop this week, and I’m turning in half of my manuscript on Monday (ahhh!).  I have a few more projects to photograph, edit, and write, but I think I just may make it.

And we’re having a little man’s birthday party here on Saturday.   I’ll […]

lost, on our way to found

By |May 13th, 2013|

I’ve been meaning to write this one for a while.  It’s been some time since we talked about homeschooling.

Our year started like this, all painted crafts and lesson plans.  It was a grand idea, and a grand plan, and it may have remained exactly the same if we hadn’t […]

on the homeschooling front…

By |September 13th, 2012|

Quite some time ago, I knew I wanted to teach my children.  I had no idea if we would homeschool or send them to public or private schools…I just knew I would teach them.

We want to play a serious role in our children’s education, or more accurately, their learning to learn.

our new norm

By |August 17th, 2012|

I knew our lives would change when we decided to homeschool this year.

I had no idea how much I would enjoy the change.

We’ve already had a tough day, and it’s only week one.  There are no illusions here; it won’t always be easy, but it’s not impossible.

stepping out of the boat

By |August 11th, 2012|

Somehow, some way, I think I knew this was going to happen before my children left the nest.

For reasons I cannot explain (and some I can), we are homeschooling Grayson this year.

And when I say it’s a leap of faith, I mean it’s a leap across a […]

Simple, Cheap Fun for Your Kids

By |October 11th, 2010|

y things around here.  We are just a tad different to most people, I think. Not saying our way is the best, or the only way, but it is our way.  Y’all know we plan on homeschooling our kiddos, and even though they won’t say it, I know most people are a little startled (or completely […]

School’s In and A Crazy Video

By |September 3rd, 2010|

It’s been such an exhilerating and exhausting week.  We have been “tot” schooling Grayson for over a year, but we’ve officially started pre-school this week!  I also have done some extensive treatments to a queen headboard and foot board, an antique vanity/dresser, an antique desk, and finishing up the guest room for my in-law’s this […]