Mother’s Day Printable Bookmarks

I had a mother who read to me Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea, Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth, “Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath. I had a Mother who read me lays Of ancient and gallant and golden days; Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe, Which every boy has a right to know. I had a Mother who […]

Watercolor Art Journal With Kids

The kids and I made simple, but high-impact sketchbook pages this week.  This project is excellent for playing with watercolors. Use it to practice blending colors, or try out other watercolor techniques on a small scale. (Sprinkle salt over the squares after you’ve painted them, color with white crayons before you paint, etc.)  We kept our pages simple and didn’t […]

Startitis + Free Handmade with Love Tags

I’m not sure if it’s because Spring has finally arrived (we’re ignoring the snowstorm that occurred at the end of last week) or if something is in the air, but I’ve got a serious case of Startitis. The definition, for those who don’t know: Startitis– the condition of wanting to start all sorts of projects, but not before finishing others.  It’s […]

What I’ve Been Reading: April 2016

Bookworm problems: When all your library book holds come in at once. Here’s what I’ve been reading this month.  As always, head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy for many, many more book recommendations. Lizzy and Jane Light and quick and slightly predictable, but still a fun, sweet read.  Full of good food, complicated family relationships, joy and sorrow, and working […]

Our Spring Morning Time Basket

Morning Time is the backbone of our homeschool day.  The kids and I gather around the breakfast table (I’ve usually eaten beforehand) and accomplish the majority of our formal schooling time first thing.  This way we are able to get to the important stuff that often tends to fall by the wayside when life gets busy.  The kids eat while […]