Homeschool Plans for 2015-2016

This time of year seems a lot like Christmas around here.  Huge boxes stuffed with books and other goodies arrive almost daily on our doorstep.  We eagerly anticipate their arrival and dive into the boxes as soon as possible. We’re all aglow with the love of new school supplies: fresh notebooks and sketchbooks, new opportunities to learn. It’s new curriculum […]

Art Journaling with Kids: Doodle on Photographs

I’ve had the pleasure over the past few months to host and art camp for kids in our home.  It was an amazing experience and combined two of the things I love most: art and kids.  We had a blast making different projects each week and learning all sorts of techniques, from watercolor (definitely the hardest to teach!) to acrylics […]

Stash-Busting Crochet Afghan

This simple and stunning crochet afghan uses only double crochet stitches throughout the main part of the blanket.  The color gradation comes from blending three colors of yarn together and adding new colors as your skein runs out. It’s the perfect project to use up leftover worsted weight yarn.   I’m not sure about you, but I often receive gifts […]

Quick Lit: August 2015

Today I’m joining Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I’ve been reading lately.  I’m always looking for book recommendations, and I’d love to hear what’s on your nightstand now.  What are you reading? Lift by Kelly Corrigan I listened to uplifting memoir on motherhood this while out for our daily walks. It’s written as a letter from Kelly […]

Seven Favorite Hat Patterns to Knit for Charity

Simple and beautiful hats to knit for charity.  A list of great, quick projects to donate to cancer patients, preemie babies and homeless shelters. I don’t spend as much time knitting as I used to, but it’s still the only thing I can do as a passenger in the car. Because I get extremely motion sick, I can’t read in […]

A Peek Into My Sketchbook

One of the huge unforeseen benefits of my year of creative habits challenge has been the memory-keeping aspect of keeping a daily sketchbook.  As I look back through these photos from the past few weeks, I can remember exactly where I was while I worked on the pages and the emotions I was feeling at the time.  For example, I […]