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Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Our first home ec lesson of the summer was a lot of fun! My daughters are 11 (Helena) and 8 (Daphne) and at different skill levels, however Helena requested to start as a beginner along with Daphne as a refresher. I think that worked out […]

Summer Home Ec

Summer Home Ec

It’s so funny to me how often homeschoolers will pick a whole other curriculum for summer and their kids are so excited! Mine worked hard all year and finished two weeks ago. Now, they are already asking me about the summer school ideas they had. […]

2016 Advent Day 3

2016 Advent Day 3

Our third day of advent happened to be our first Saturday of advent, so it was a somewhat relaxed start. We have had two house guests for the past two weeks and one of them left this morning! Every morning he asked for 3 hard […]

Condensed Milk Painting

Condensed Milk Painting

Painting with condensed milk is a fun and weird way to mix up kid’s art afternoons. The kids think it’s either really neat or really gross and honestly, either reaction is great. Something a little different than standard tempra, watercolor or acrylic paints. We used […]

Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets

Making sock puppets is usually reserved for little kids and their grannies using up orphaned socks and mismatched buttons, and while I have done that as a little kid and intend to do that as a granny, really sock puppet making is all about creating […]

WIP Wednesday Beekeeper Quilt Edition

WIP Wednesday Beekeeper Quilt Edition

It’s Work in Progress Wednesday!! I started this project in the fall of 2011 and it still is not finished. I have knit several pairs of socks, a baby blanket, American Girl doll clothes, baby booties and a scarf or two since then, but I […]

Peanut Butter Pinwheels

Peanut Butter Pinwheels

I hope your day 9 was good times! Ours was pretty relaxed. The kids were all hyped to dig into the box of crafty goodies that came yesterday, but first – their advent countdowns needed to be addressed haha.   I hate to admit that […]

Felt Pouch Advent Countdown

Felt Pouch Advent Countdown

I’ve mentioned my kids are crazy for advent countdowns before, this is still very true. Some are activities, some are treats or tiny gifts – you could do a combination of the three or choose one. I went with tiny gifts on this one. My […]

Autumn Felt Wreath

Autumn Felt Wreath

Originally, I called this my Halloweeny Wreath, but changing the ribbon from skulls to bright orange makes it last longer. 😉 When I tried to work on it a little at a time, this project was taking forever. Once I decided to just give it […]

Advent Activity Cards

Advent Activity Cards

We are big on advent countdowns around here. Like, really big on them. I’m considering posting the daily ‘adventing’ that goes on around here in December because it really is pretty ridic, and we love it. The kids especially love the act of counting down […]