Take a peek at a week in our homeschool life!

5th Grade Weekly Wrap-up

Time for Christmas break! TJ and I powered through - knowing we had 2 weeks off to look forward to. We skipped Latin this week but otherwise stuck … [Read More...]

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20 Christmas Gift Ideas for Crafty Girls

My daughter loves a good craft project. There is nothing better, according to her, than filling the table with her mess (ahem... project). {That's … [Read More...]

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Treats & Sweets: Caramel Fudge

I have never really made fudge. I love to eat it, though! Whenever we visit a cute little town with those adorable little boardwalks, I always try the … [Read More...]

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The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

Reads & Reviews at The Sunny Patch About the Book ~ Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially … [Read More...]

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Homeschool Giveaway #12 – Home School Adventure Co.

We're wrapping up the final day of the 12 Days of Homeschool Giveaways with a bang!   Our sponsor today, Homeschool Adventure - … [Read More...]


Take a peek at a week in our homeschool life!

Another week... another pile of work finished and books read. And a four day week - we took a snow … [Read More...]

This post has some fabulous ideas for family game night - fun & educational!

One of my favorite things to break up the monotony of a school day is to pull out a game or … [Read More...]

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One of the things I love about Classical Education with The Well-Trained Mind is the orderly history … [Read More...]

Frugal Fun & Travel…

Planning a Disney World vacation? This series has some great tips. When should you go & where should you stay.

Thinking about planning a Disney World vacation but not sure when you should go or where you should … [Read More...]

Planning your first Disney World vacation? Here are the best resources, books, and websites for all your vacation needs!

We are at Disney World this week! To celebrate our vacation we're talking all things Disney planning … [Read More...]

Planning your perfect Disney World vacation is a breeze with these tools and printables. Start planning your dream family vacation today!

I love visiting Walt Disney World! We are on our 3rd trip (right now!) to that most magical of … [Read More...]

Piles of Books…

A look at the books I'm reading for the Classics Club Challenge.

Another month... another book - this month it's Charlotte Brontë's Villette. Jane Eyre is one of … [Read More...]

Monthly Reading Update

Is it the end of November already!?! This month has gone by so quickly. I haven't had a ton of time … [Read More...]

The Well-Educated Mind Reading Challenge

I've finished book number 2 on the list of autobiographies in The Well-Educated Mind - The Book of … [Read More...]

In the Kitchen…

I just love a good Christmas recipe! These cookies are my favorite - soft peanut butter cookies & sweet chocolate kisses. Perfection!

This is one of my favorite cookies and, from the reaction of those who receive these as gifts, it's … [Read More...]

The PERFECT Christmas recipe for peppermint patties. This makes a huge batch so you'll have lots for your Christmas tins!

One of my best friends from college days is a superb cook and always makes the yummiest treats. … [Read More...]

Tourtière (meat pie) is a traditional Canadian dish served during Christmas and New Years. Plus it's tasty and easy to make. Make it for dinner this holiday season.

Since moving to Quebec, tourtière has become one of my favorite holiday meals. It's a classic … [Read More...]

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