Hodgepodge of Holiday Habits

Hodgepodge of Holiday Habits - practical and frugal!

That calendar turned to November, didn’t it? Yes, it surprised me even though I knew it was coming. So, I thought I’d pull out the hodgepodge of holiday habits. In hopes that one might inspire you. And also to remind myself as well. Feel free to pin this and come back to it later if […]

Last Minute Christmas Fun at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

The Ultimate Homeschool Board

Welcome! What is the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party? *If you are a blogger this is a great way to share your content, increase your followers, and have your pins repinned! *If you are NOT a blogger this is a great party to find the BEST homeschool ideas, resources, projects, and more! You can create a […]

Christmas at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party!

Christmas at The Ultimate #Homeschool Pinning Party www.hodgepodge.me

Welcome! Follow my Christmas Pinterest board! What is the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party? *If you are a blogger this is a great way to share your content, increase your followers, and have your pins repinned! *If you are NOT a blogger this is a great party to find the BEST homeschool ideas, resources, projects, and […]

A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels Original Artwork

Original Artwork Giveaway! A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels www.hodgepodge.me

When Nana and I create tutorials for you there is plenty of art work spread around. And when Nana made the cover design for our A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels, she had you in mind. She suggested we give away her original art work for our ebook. The art work, with original design […]

Color-By-Number Holiday and ABC Worksheets

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I’m sharing about a favorite resource for our youngest two children over at The Curriculum Choice! Color-By-Number Holidays by Lauren Hill at Mama’s Learning Corner has changed up our homeschool morning in a delightful way! “That was fun, Mama! Can I do another one?” (by the boy who is not one to stay long and […]

A Hodgepodge December and a Chalk Pastels ebook

A Hodgepodge Christmas

It’s been a Hodgepodge sort of December. We’ve collected many happy memories even though we were hit with sickness starting early in the month. The flu was staggered with each of our family of seven – lasting 10 days to two weeks for each of us. So far, only one escaped. The sick ones were […]

Small Victories and Nana’s Art Tutorials

Focusing on Small Victories at Hodgepodge

This week has been a bit of a colorful blur. We’ve had a few sick children around here. One level of the house for the sick, one for the well. We do have well ones! And everyone else is slowly feeling better. So I focused on small victories. Like this one I shared on Facebook… […]

Do you homeschool in December?

Do You Homeschool in December?

What does Christmas look like at Hodgepodge? In our homeschool? I invite you to come and sit by the fire, enjoy a warm cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea and put your feet up – for about five minutes. Just five minutes because in December things are changing moment to moment. Like most families, […]

Homemade Gifts

Homemade Gift Ideas

(my brother’s homemade gift tags – small, free hand pieces of art we look forward to each year) Part of the fun of giving gifts each year is making them! We set aside some afternoons – spread apart in December – to spread out supplies and make gifts. Permission to paint and create! Sometimes we […]

Easy Art Projects for Winter

Easy Art Projects for Winter

Winter offers so many opportunities for art fun. Art projects for Christmas and winter holidays can warm us and brighten blustery days. A thrill of hope. The weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Today I share some of our favorites… Christmas Tree in the Snow Christmas Ornament O’er the hills […]

Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial

Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial at Hodgepodge

This lesson is a simple, yet a lovely one to celebrate the Christmas season. My students enjoyed the bright colors and the velvet blue night sky that we painted. He appeared and the soul felt its worth… The supplies are simple: we used regular copy paper, pastel chalks in black, yellow, orange, white, dark blue […]

Top Ten Helpful Habits of 2011

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Watching the music box at our aunt and uncle’s house. This week we were still in the midst of celebrating Christmas with family. Visiting friends at Starbucks. Just enjoying break. I also got in the little bit of homeschool planning each day. New readers! I’ve reserved our Tapestry of Grace library books, done a bit […]