Chalk Pastel Snowman Art Tutorial

How to Draw a Snowman in Chalk Pastels

Down here in the south, we don’t have much of a chance to build a snowman because we don’t get much – if any – snow during the winter. So, in honor of our friends up north, who we understand are overly blessed with snow – we offer this simple chalk pastel snowman art tutorial. […]

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages the Frugal Way

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages the Frugal Way

Homeschoolers are frugal by nature. We have to be! Most homeschoolers are building their learning environments with one income. And a good bunch of homeschoolers are teaching more than one child. So, just how to homeschool multiple ages the frugal way? I will share my best tips with you today… My best tips for homeschooling […]

Resources for Multiple Ages at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Resources for Multiple Ages at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins with resources for multiple ages and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Homeschool Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn […]

Half Off – Art at The Beach Tutorials

SALE - Art at the Beach only $5 through 2/22/15

Warm breezes… Toes in the sand… Like us, you might be wishing you were at the beach. So, we are offering a special half price discount on our Art at the Beach chalk art curriculum. Regularly $9.99 for only $5! For a limited time – through Sunday, February 22. Simply use code BEACH at checkout. […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Keep on Keeping On

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Keep On Keeping On

Friends it has truly been a hodgepodge these last two weeks. We are learning a variety of things in a variety of ways. But I believe that the overall theme of our learning has been keep on keeping on. Nothing spectacular and just pretty simple and basic. On the trail again…(a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll […]

Reasons We Love Compass Classroom for Homeschool

Why We LOVE Compass Classroom for Homeschool

We have enjoyed the resources from Compass Classroom for quite some time. And as we were going about our usual afternoon video courses, I realized there are several reasons we love Compass Classroom for our homeschool. Not only that – Compass Classroom is having a super sale starting today that I didn’t want you to […]

February Learning at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

February Learning at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins for February learning – Valentines, chemistry, high school, reading and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! –> Follow my Homeschool Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful […]

Pan Pastels: How to Draw a Sky and Beach

Using Pan Pastels: How to Draw a Sky and Beach

We have recently discovered all that pan pastels can do. Specifically, how to draw a sky and a beach scene. Nana shares a video tutorial using pan pastels, below. Pan pastels are little ‘cups’ or pans of pure pigment. Just use a little sponge or your finger and spread the chalk color around. It is […]

Winter Fun at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Winter Fun at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring pins for winter fun and more. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week! —> Follow my Winter Art Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ […]

5 Great Homeschool Themes for Multiple Ages

5 Great Homeschool Themes for Multiple Ages

The last two weeks I have noticed several intertwined homeschool themes at Hodgepodge. The themes are different because of our multiple ages – from elementary up to high school. But, of course, those themes are complementary and supportive of one another. I’ll share them with you today. Let me know what you think. ~ Affiliate […]

Cardinals in Snow Chalk Art Tutorial

Cardinals in the Snow Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist!

I fell in love with the wonderful cardinal in snow painting that was posted on Pinterest by Runde’s Room art students and decided to translate it into a chalk pastel painting for you! These cardinals are so bright red, set against a background sky of aqua and blue…they are looking directly at the viewer (you!) […]

Inspiration at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Inspiration at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! This week we are featuring inspiration of all kinds and more general homeschool goodness. Enjoy, and please do stop back by each week!   –> Follow my Afternoons of Art and Music Appreciation Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week […]