June 2009

Happy One Year Anniversary to Issues,Etc.!

by Edie Wadsworth on June 30, 2009

It’s no secret.   We’re BIG fans of IssuesEtc. BIG fans.   Our children hum the ‘bump’ music as they play,  ’Todd’ and ‘Jeff’ are household names that need no further clarification.  And if we’re talking about Steve’s brother ‘Jeff’, we say ‘BrotherJeff’, so as not to confuse him with our friend, ‘Jeff’ Schwarz.  (A […]


Creating an Environment of Learning in Your Home

by Edie Wadsworth on June 29, 2009

How do you make your home a haven of learning and education for your children?   I don’t have all the answers to this question, but I’m trying to learn.   Over the next week or so I’ll be giving you some practical suggestions on how I’m working to achieve this in my home and […]


Room Makeover: from Garage to Schoolroom

by Edie Wadsworth on June 29, 2009

When I decided to homeschool, I knew right away where the homeschool room would be;  the GARAGE!  I had already,  four years earlier, painted the floor and the walls and converted it into a playroom, so the transition to ‘schoolroom’ was inevitable.   I bought bookshelves and the most darling sofa EVER from IKEA and […]


My way of saying ‘bird watching’ or ‘linky love’.   Please name this post.   You must use the term ‘grace’ in your entry.   I will use this post a few times a month to show you great stuff I’ve found on the internet, but you must help me name it.   Come on, […]


The Verity goes on tour….in a city near you!!

by Edie Wadsworth on June 25, 2009

It is my distinct privilege and honor to introduce you to The Verity, a christian rock band consisting of 5 bright and charming young men from Morristown, Tennessee. My son, Taylor, whom you’ve heard lots about, is the lead singer, guitar player, songwriter and self-proclaimed ‘dad’ of the group (shown center). You also know Andrew […]


Today is June 24th and I’m…..

by Edie Wadsworth on June 24, 2009

….moving things around…..creating spaces that inspire me and cleaning up dust bunnies in the process.  The ones I can see…..in my bedroom….and the ones I often forget….in my heart.   I’m thinking about my life and finding so many reasons to be thankful.   I’m worrying…..about Taylor and ‘the boys’ taking their 10 day tour  …..in […]


Painted Patio Furniture: "Blue and Improved"

by Edie Wadsworth on June 22, 2009

Edited to add:  I recently did a link party for patio furniture and I thought it’d be fun to add it to Kelly’s party too.   Hope you enjoy the links.   Thanks for visiting! Welcome to my 2nd Linky Party which I shall call ‘Painted Patio Furniture: Blue and Improved’.   This patio set […]


Father’s Day Weekend

by Edie Wadsworth on June 21, 2009

I love holidays.   All of them.   And you can bet your bottom dollar that holidays will find us ‘hunkered down’ at the ranch (ie. suburban home on a cul de sac), cooking all manner of yummy treats, and taking full advantage of family time. Father’s Day is an especially fun one because it […]


The Hidden God

by Edie Wadsworth on June 18, 2009

Repost from December 20, 2008.   And coming soon:  A guest post by Taylor Riden (from The Verity—that’s my son ya know),  and Painted Patio Furniture Linky Party on Monday June 22nd.   Get busy now! Caiti (now 16) at age 4 I’ve been reading a lot about the topic Christless christianity and how our […]


Blog business and please don’t ‘rate my space’

by Edie Wadsworth on June 15, 2009

Edited to Add: I’m joining Kimba’s Garden Party with this post (Taylor’s Graduation Party) so visit Kimba to see lots of fun garden ideas. Also, I’m planning to host a ‘Painted Patio Furniture’ Party next Monday so be working on your projects. If you won’t have enough time to finish, just link up and show […]


Why I’m not a feminist

by Edie Wadsworth on June 12, 2009

 Sometimes I try to quietly sneek into the kitchen and very carefully remove ingredients and pans so as not to alert the small children.   They love to ‘help’ and insist on stirring and pouring and seasoning until the symphony of,   “Can I help?” “I wanna do that.” “It’s my turn!” “She won’t give […]


I’m in love with the bust of DAVID

by Edie Wadsworth on June 12, 2009

This could well be my most prized antique store find EVER. I’ve had my eye on him for months. He was broken and poorly displayed with a raggedy-ole scarf tied around his neck, and with $20 still on the price tag. When my sister was here visiting last week, I had my daughter and my […]


The Love of the Father

by Edie Wadsworth on June 10, 2009

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39) Times by Tenth Avenue […]


The Slavery of Selfishness

by Edie Wadsworth on June 7, 2009

So bound in selfishness am I, so chained, I know it must be glorious to be free But know not what, full-fraught, the word doth mean. By loss on loss I have severely gained Wisdom enough my slavery to see; But liberty, pure, absolute, serene, No freest-visioned slave has ever seen. George McDonald  The Diary […]


Summer school, strawberries, hobbits, and aprons

by Edie Wadsworth on June 3, 2009

Guess what happens when strawberries are fresh….and children are bored….and days are long?First, we read chapter 2 of The Hobbit aloud. Those little guys eat a lot. So then we get hungry and make a little homeade strawberry sugary magic. And then make toast and bagels and peanut butter sandwiches to spread it on.What’s better […]

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