Category Archives: creative pursuits

Cranberry Thanksgiving Activities (plus how to make a silhouette picture!)

this post may contain affiliate links; see disclosure here. We are just now returning to our Five in a Row (FIAR) books for the current school year, and I didn’t ever post about this book from last year. Oops! My plan is much different than actually completely a book a week; instead we usually row two books […]

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ten things I’m loving right now

1.  The beautiful hydrangea blooms I picked just the other day.  There are so many I want to fill the entire house with them!  My family may think me crazy so I’ll stop with a few. 2.  How happy those blooms make me whenever I pass the dining room table. 3.  Instagram.  The dark side […]

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52 Ways for More Serenity in Life and Home :: healthy stress relief, journal writing (week #35, #36)

So, how’s your September so far? Ours is off with a bang!  The schedule leaves us with a few solid full days at home and only one evening away.  Exactly what this Mom needs to peacefully handle the fullness of activity. This week and next, I’ll finally be sharing our curriculum choices for 10th, 5th, […]

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52 Ways for More Serenity in Life and Home :: declutter, add beauty (week #33, #34)

Welcome again to the 52 ways series! I’ve created a page which links to ALL posts by month.  Well…actually, I’m so grateful to Lisa, the super-handy virtual assistant responsible for making it look simple and beautiful.  Feel free to check it out! Two weeks ago I encouraged you to establish simple morning & evening routines. […]

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a musical challenge :: Beethoven piano concerto no. 1 op. 15 rondo

A word to the wise — be especially wary and cautious of encouraging your children to take up a challenge.  To persevere in the face of difficult situations…because the goal is worth the process. Realize when you share such inspiration, your words may come back to haunt you. I should know. Recently, the children and […]

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in my kitchen :: crusty bread in a pot

Pinterest tells me I bookmarked this bread recipe a year ago.  Hmmm, that’s not too bad in turn-around time considering our year! This recipe for crusty bread spun around with repins and likes for quite a while.  Every time I’d check my boards for inspiration, I’d spot the recipe and dream of making, smelling, tasting the bread. Now […]

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