Everyone loves a good before-and-after post, but according to one of my favorite home design bloggers, The Nester, the “in progress” posts are the best kinds.Think she’s right?  I do.Why? Because that’s the reality: that our homes, like our lives, are always works in progress.  Morphing and changing and developing and rearranging…not pinterest-perfect, just-right and permanently fixed.  So today I wanted to show you my morphing gallery wall.  It’s not perfect.  It’s not done yet.  It looks different each month, and… Read more »

Hello friends!We’re a couple months into our semester in botany and the weather has FINALLY broken here in western PA, so we’ve been able to get outside a lot more lately to soak in the beauty of SPRING. We had resumed our nature walks in our woods back in February, but often we’d get so cold out on the trails that we couldn’t stay out long.  But hello, April, and hello spring!  Today we spent no less than 6 hours… Read more »

Hi guys! Today I thought I’d share a post of how I do my weekly meal-planning to encourage anyone else out there that could use a little organizational help in this area. I do my meal-planning and shopping once a week.  Some people do better planning for 2 weeks at a time, or even a full month.  I think the key is to do what works for you. About a year ago, I started this little binder for meal planning and grocery lists. … Read more »

In March, I had the privilege of hosting a workshop on Creative Organization at our local Homeschool Curriculum Fair.  I shared about freeing up our clogged and cluttered spaces up so we can get out there with our children, and enjoy the abundant life we were designed for.One of the highlights of the day, for me, was connecting with other homeschooling and SAH Moms here in my neck of the woods (Western PA).  But as I left the workshop, a… Read more »

I think many homeschooling parents struggle to find a healthy mental space that is somewhere between being confidently relaxed about our children’s academic progress and being senselessly worried that we’re majorly screwing things up for them by not keeping up our end of the homeschooling responsibilities.  My 3 year old’s self portrait, created in February.Perhaps he too was beginning to feel burned out? In the past months, I’ve been teetering towards the senselessly worried end of things because I’ve been… Read more »