It’s hot outside. Mosquitoes abound (at least here in the south). I bet you are fanning yourself as you are reading this. Ready for some cool thoughts for mid-summer? Our annual tradition of Christmas in July will have you and your children smiling. Christmas in July For one or two days right smack in the middle of summer we celebrate Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July!
In the last weeks of school we realized something. Our homeschool room organization was off. Well, not only had we not kept up with the paper overflow but we realized we’d outgrown the current system. See, we still use workboxes with the younger three children. And a few here and there for the older two for specific purposes, like art supplies. Make Workboxes Work For
Have you broken in your flip flops yet? Made s’mores? Caught some lightning bugs? Well, this list of summer fun ideas is sure to get you going or wear through your flip flops even more. A few from our archives and some new summer sunshine as well… Summer Camp at Home – morning devotional, mess hall, crafts and more. Summer Camp at Home Update –
Today I’m sharing two top ten lists! I’m participating in Angie @ Many Little Blessings‘ Top Ten Tuesday and with iHomeschool Network’s Ten Weeks of Top Ten Lists. Bonus! In addition to our Favorite Websites to Use for Homeschooling below, today I’m also continuing my Mama on Vacation series with a Top Ten Ideas for Summer Fun list at Habits for a Happy Home. Favorite
Still having fun this summer with instagram photos. Camera Phone Friday hosted by Dawn Camp @ My Home Sweet Home. This week… 1. Two-step Pound Cake | 2. Time to Purge – Girls Bedroom | 3. Girl cousins! (she finally got to hold baby cousin) | 4. Mama & Littlest Girl – Date Night. Her choice – Blokus | 5. Talking to Eldest @ Church
Just steam them in the microwave with a little bit of water and a little bit of onion. Or all by themselves. Enjoy your garden bounty or some treasures from the farmer’s market. Eat lots this summer! (photos of veggies from my Daddy’s garden). Vegetables are beautiful, aren’t they? Tonight we tried a new slow cooker veggie recipe. I had quite a bit of vegetables
I feel summer slipping away. The daylily blossoms are mostly bloomed out on each stalk. The back to school sales are ramping up. Extracurricular activities already have a spot on the August calendar. Me? I just want to keep the slower pace. Savor the simple. And so, we’ve been purposefully doing these summer things that Ann Voskamp linked to a week or so ago: Summer
Fireworks, frozen yogurt, new curricula, a new baby niece, Cow Appreciation Day and more! 1. The Big Chicken on date night | 2. Sunday dress | 3. Boy cousins watching the wheels | 4. Brothers on July 4th | 5. Homemade Celebratory Hat | 6. Hodgepodge poolin’ it | 7. Picking morning glory | 8. Georgia red clay digging | 9. Dirty sandals – evidence