July 2009

From the North Woods

by Edie Wadsworth on July 31, 2009

“Her house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.” This is what I get to do all week. Sit by the lake, watch the cottonwood trees blow in the wind and figure out a way […]


Logos School gets ready for year 2…….

by Edie Wadsworth on July 28, 2009

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly… all days holy, all men divine. R.W. Emerson Our homeschool starts almost as soon as we get back from vacation. I’ve been reading and searching and making our final selections. We’re making some changes this year, mostly in literature and math. In […]


Guest Post

by Edie Wadsworth on July 25, 2009

I’ve been begging him to do this for-EVER. So, today, without further adieu, I give you a guest-post, by none other than Macdaddy, the sole sponsor of lifeingrace, without whose support and love, this blog would cease to exist. Take it away, my dear! $10 clipper +Reluctant Physician +#1 on the sides and #2 on […]


~~DIY French Painting Technique~~

by Edie Wadsworth on July 24, 2009

What you’ll need: 1. An inspiration photo2. Deep Turquoise paint from the Laura Ashley collection at Lowe’s. I used Latex semi-gloss and did not prime or sand. More on that later. 3. A candle—any candle—even a candle from last year’s Advent wreath. 4. Sponge roller to paint with—so that you won’t have those pesky brush […]


Blue eyes crying………

by Edie Wadsworth on July 22, 2009

I received a comment on a post recently that said, “Your life looks almost perfect”. And I am so grateful that most of the time, it feels almost perfect—-except for when my heart is broken. Like today, when the tears would not stop flowing. And even as I type these words, I get that same […]

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What I love about summer…….

by Edie Wadsworth on July 19, 2009

Cousins, sisters, brothers, and sparklers….art campteenagers, who love to have fun……..and eat everything in sight (I see you back there, Nicholas)smelly, adorable, water-loving, did I say SMELLY? dogsfireworks and cul-de-sac bonfiresfamily reunionsMr. SandmanShaving creams partieswith friendsor is it shaving cream fights?pool side tea partiesneighborhood block parties…(in July and it’s even cool enough to knit—I never […]


Grace Notes

by Edie Wadsworth on July 17, 2009

1. First, let me start with this post, which was written months ago, but has left my mind reeling today. I’ve been thinking about this topic alot and I’m sure I’ll feel the need to write about it soon. Ann, author of the blog Holy Experience, is a beautiful crafter of words, and has a […]


Peacock Blue and Painting

by Edie Wadsworth on July 15, 2009

I’m a walking fandeck of paint colors this morning. I have white on my arms, blue in my hair and stain on my nails. My LR walls are white-ish and my trim is just a ‘hair’ darker than that. I love the subtle contrast. I’ve been pouring through my beloved stack of Cottage Living Magazines […]


Surround Them With Beauty

by Edie Wadsworth on July 11, 2009

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on Creating An Environment of Learning. The start of the series, along with links to parts 1 and 2 can be found here. It may surprise you that I have included ‘beauty’ as a cornerstone for learning. I hope you will soon agree that it is […]


Price My Space

by Edie Wadsworth on July 11, 2009

I’m joining the Nester’s Price My Space party with my newly redecorranged breakfast room. (I just moved stuff around, nothing new here). Slightly damaged armoire that I bought 8 years ago for $150 at a local furniture sale. I love this beastly mammoth and just moved it from my dining room by myself (in a […]


“No sooner doth the truth come into the soul’s sight, but the soul knows her to be her first and oldest aquaintance.” I should first tell you that I am still working on the ‘beauty’ post. I get hamstrung by reading a lot of great writers and then feel completely inadequate with my own summation […]


Anniversary Post

by Edie Wadsworth on July 7, 2009

I fiddled around all day, trying to think of something just so, to say to the this man with whom I have shared my soul’s truest longings, my mind’s most intimate questions, and my heart’s deepest sorrows—-for these past nine years. I have poured over poetry books to find just the right words and listened […]


"Surround Them With Books"

by Edie Wadsworth on July 6, 2009

This is part two in a series entitled Creating an Environment of Learning for Your Children. We will explore the power of books as a guidepost to your child’s educational and spiritual development while inspiring them to a rich inner life that leads to greatness. I hope to give you some resources that will inform […]


From my kitchen— on July 4th

by Edie Wadsworth on July 4, 2009

We interrupt the regularly scheduled series—-which I shall certainly not finish by Monday—to bring you a few dynamite ideas for the Fourth of Juuuly.   That’s how we say it in the South.  Juuuu-ly.    With an emphasis on the ‘Ju’.  And I’ll just confess this right now, I don’t have a whole lot of […]


Surround Them With Mentors

by Edie Wadsworth on July 1, 2009

Learning to knit from a great mentor, my mother-in-law This is the first part of a four part series on Creating an Environment of Learning for your children.  Read the introduction here.    I read a book recently,   A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver Van DeMille, which I will refer to as TJED,  that […]

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