In continuation of our IKEA homeschool spaces, today I share our IKEA boys’ room! We have been adding IKEA organization – in stages and as we can afford them – over the last five years and it has made such a difference to have that vertical storage space. Plus cut down on the visual clutter. The boys had bookshelves that we started housekeeping with. They
It’s not quite as glamorous as those HGTV shows but after much sorting, moving, purging, and about three boxes of magic eraser and two gallons of paint, the end result was SO worth it. And, for the record, my husband is awesome. IKEA homeschool spaces at our house are not fancy but functional. Not Pinterest-perfect but totally practical. And sometimes, we get just a little
What began as a simple love of chalkboard resulted in a homeschool makeover of house-sized proportion. A redo based on learning styles, storage needs and sanity-saving measures. (With plenty of consulting from Master Artist, Nana). Here is our IKEA and chalkboard homeschool room. That first summer we painted the red wall and made our chalkboard desk, our eyes were opened to more we could do.
Today I am away at the Apologia Live Retreat here in Atlanta. I’m tweeting live from the event for Heart of the Matter. Just follow HOTMonline and the hashtag #apologialive for updates! While I’m away, I’m sharing the last part of our family room makeover. The family room being one of the rooms where much of our homeschooling takes place. Watch for more in the
The Problem: Spending time searching for what we needed to start our history studies. History books scattered throughout the house. Supplemental material getting lost in my stacks. Answer: IKEA Expedit shelf! With two baskets for all those Tapestry of Grace extras (e.g., Map Aids and Writing Aids discs, Pop Quiz and more). Yes, on another trip to IKEA, we got a 4×2 shelf with a
If you are like us, a great deal of homeschooling takes place on the family room couch. Read alouds, math lessons, diagramming English sentences, literature and more. We’ve found more practical solutions in our continued homeschool makeover. First off, the Pottery Barn book rack. This we’ve had for a decade. And it has served us so very well, right above our heads. The latest library
Former, wonderful, overflowing and overused bookcase in our most central location. My husband and I have been blessed with hand-me-down furniture. There is just an abundance of pieces on my side of the family. And, in the almost seventeen years of our marriage, this furniture has served us well. However, never, in the past, has this furniture had to bear the abuse of five children
Hodgepodge Simple Schooling Strategies Practical Prayer – how to keep a prayer life in the day to day of balancing the age range. Helpful Homeschool Habits – all the most useful ones compiled in one post. The Housekeeping Habits that Bless Our Home – a list of favorites. Jurisdictions – carving the big job of picking up the mess into smaller pieces. Everybody has their