Month: September 2016

Michaelmas!  

A chilly wind makes my toes curl, my heart skips a beat at an amber colored leaf – in short, I’m an Autumn addict.  Fall Equinox falls one week prior to the celebration of Michaelmas. These two holidays are often celebrated in similar fashions,…

Easy Homemade Durndl Dress

For our recent Swiss Days adventures I made my daughters two Durndl dresses. Using a sleeveless dress the already owned. I traced a pattern onto newspaper and then used that pattern to cut, and then sew the dresses together. It was crazy easy. I…

Ayla Stewart: Swiss Days! 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to celebrate our Swiss heritage at our local Swiss Days!! One of my daughters won the yodeling contest, three of my children were in the parade and pageant, we danced to Oompah music and two…

Painting! 

A homeschool project for the little ones. Painting stop lights on egg cartons. We are learning about how to be cautious. They are so cute in daddy’s shirts! 

Pinterest Suspended My Account 

Pinterest suspended me for “hate speech.” Nothing I ever posted was hate speech. I never attacked anyone. 99% of my Pinterest was recipes and baby pictures. I never violated the policies stated above. They have no appeals process. Years of pins, just gone.

Art and Children

A useful tool I have found in our homeschooling is to teach children at a young age to draw using shapes instead of lines. On the left is a typical child’s drawing, something you would see from your average 4-6 year old. On the…

I Have Calmed and Quieted Myself…

Glow in the dark ring toss Fun with fire. Love that smell!  Nature names, tree climbing, watching the moon and stars and scripture study. Psalm 131:2 “But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a…

A Favorite, Low Cal, Treat

It’s the duty of every woman to watch her figure closely. It’s a hard task, especially as you age and have more babies but it can be done! Don’t ever give up! Even when I gain extra weight I get right back on that…

Family Friday 

Food, family and our once-a-week, wholesome screen time. Tonight we had pineapple sunshine cake and watched Bringing Up Bates and The Time Machine. 

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