Sometimes rearranging refreshes learning. Sometimes it also helps remedy the winter blahs. Me? I like to rearrange furniture. Especially in the dead of winter. But this idea took me a while. It took giving myself permission. See, I thought a mantel was supposed to look a certain way. A touch of formality. But when the library books for our studies overflowed the library cubby –
From last year’s school planning archives because these basics still work well with rising 8th, 7th, 4th, K and soon-he’ll-be-a-four-year-old… I love chalkboards. I love chalkboards. I love chalkboards. And even though right after our school year ended, we went through a rather reluctant classroom revamp, the classroom still needed attention. Before getting any further into the nitty gritty of preparing Tapestry of Grace, setting
It all started with the stuffing of the eggs. The little girls and I were putting chocolate treats in each one. But we needed more plastic eggs to fill. Because we wanted the four siblings, the ones still in the children’s department at church, to each take two dozen eggs. We needed more plastic eggs to complete the last set of 24. The Eggstravaganza is
It’s that time again…the beginning of spring and of yard sales! I get giddy just thinking about waking up early on a Saturday morning, putting hot, strong coffee in a take along mug, and heading out in my van, extra seats removed, to the nice neighborhoods north of me. Here, on sunny weekends, I can always find several good yard sales. Why go “yard saling”?
We were discussing redoing the house. We even discussed putting a desk in my room. I agreed that that would be nice, but I didn’t think it would happen for at least a month or so. That is, until a couple Friday nights later Mama & Daddy came home from a date with a desk from Ikea. The next day, while Mama and I went