A Day in the Life: Our Homeschool Day with an 11, 7 and 2 year old

As any homeschooling Mama can attest, our days are never exactly the same, but we do have rhythms and routines that help our days to run as smoothly as possible.  Please know that while I list things out in what seems like an orderly way here, our days are full of sibling squabbles, distracted Mama […]

Free Print: I Will Be Your Light in the Wilderness

“And I will also be your light in the wilderness; and I will prepare the way before you, if it so be that ye shall keep my commandments; wherefore, inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land; and ye shall know that it is by me that ye are led.”  1 Nephi 17:13 […]

Simple Crochet Hot Pads Pattern

Our kitchen hot pads have been in a pretty sorry state lately.  It seemed as though we were just as likely to get burned through them as not (which pretty much defeats the purpose, right?) plus they were pretty stained and disgusting looking.  So I scoured the Internet for a solution and came across this […]

Using Succulents to Brighten the Mid-Winter Dreariness

Around this time of year my fingers start itching to be in the garden soil.  I’ve had a long enough break since the busy fall season of harvesting, canning, freezing and slaving in the kitchen for hours that I’ve completely forgotten what exhausting, sweaty work it was.  I start dreaming of sweet peas and sun-warmed […]

What I’ve Been Reading February 2016

Essentialism by Greg McKewon Love. Concrete, easy-to-follow examples for how to intentionally simplify your life.  Fascinating case studies about the power of focusing on a limited number of “things”, whether those things are work, service, community or family related.  Loved the insights into how and why to edit my life.  I believe wholeheartedly in it…the […]

My First Month Bullet Journaling

If you’ve been reading here for any length of time, you know about my obsession with lists and goals. I’ve used many different planners over the years: everything from a blank notebook that I stamped the date in for each day, to the planners I designed myself, to attempting to go completely digital, using Evernote […]