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Month: September 2009

On Healing and Blogging

“The question is not how much does the youth know when he has finished his education, but how much does he care. ” Charlotte Mason I spent the better part of my twenties pursuing a dream. I slept very little and because of my tendency toward creativity (back then scrapbooking) I finished a lot of […] Read more…

Weekend Warriors

One thing we know how to do here at our house is fully take advantage of a rainy weekend. And for those of you who thought our craft studio was gonna be just another pretty place to sit, I give you felted flower pins!!!! The girls and I trudged into Goodwill in the pouring rain […] Read more…

How We Spend our Days…….

I am no pro at this. I am not even what most would call a ‘seasoned’ homeschooler. But as year 2 is delightfully underway, I am more convinced than ever that this is where I belong. I receive lots of emails about homeschooling and I am probably ill-equipped to answer them. I wish I were […] Read more…

Weekend Treasures

The chair we found on our ‘thrifting’ excursion: $5 Our find of the year—a 1950’s glider: $20 A can of paint, 2 yards of cheap fabric and child labor: $25 (and a homeade milkshake) Having a perfect place to sew and knit and hearing your 7yo say, “When I grow up, I’m gonna be ONE […] Read more…

Today’s (Not-So) Creative Blog Post

hello, my name is edie and i have ADD. i’m highly distracted by all things shiny, and sweet…. and colorful….. so, when i should be sleeping, i sew quilt squares…….and when we should be counting by 6’s, we’re fighting over who gets to play (frightfully bang) on the new-to-us piano……and when we should be ironing […] Read more…

How to Host An ‘Afternoon High Tea’ Birthday Party

1. Make sure your sister and her darling daughters are available to come (and help—-thank you so much girls!)2. Invite your daughter’s friends, who just so happen to be beautiful and…..and well-mannered.4. ~~Assemble the finest vintage tea cups you can from places like Goodwill, antique stores, or T.J.Maxx. ~~Cut some beautiful flowers from your garden […] Read more…

Give me Joy in my Work!

I have lots to tell you. About the most wonderful tea party. About the joy of having all the kids home. About the Studio 8 reveal. But this morning, I have girls to teach, laundry to do, bills to pay, a quilt to sew, piano lessons to start (the girls, not me), and dinner to […] Read more…