Hi friends. I wanted to share a neat project my daughter and I did LAST fall, that I never got around to posting here on the blog.  You could say it’s our take on a carving pumpkins.  😉  Actually, I first found the idea on Gail Bartel’s always amazing site, and my miniature-loving gal and I loved it so much, we used That Artist Woman’s directions and did our own non-Halloween version. Here is how we did ours. To start,… Read more »

Watercolor & Glue Fall Leaves

  We had a great time creating these watercolor & glue-resist fall leaves this week, and they turned out gorgeous!    We followed the basic directions from Deep Space Sparkle (LOVE her art blog!), with these modifications: ~We used REAL (collected) leaves which we traced and used for color inspiration. ~Aaaand…since my 3 and 5 year old are still a little crazy when it comes to GLUE, I did the glue-outlining for them.    For this project, you’ll need: :: An assortment… Read more »


You’re Invited…  HOMESCHOOL in the PARK  THURS. Oct. 24th Noon-4pm {This is our last gathering of the year~so come on out!} DETAILS:So what exactly IS “Homeschooling in the Park?”It is simply a time where mamas and their kids (plus any dads who can make it!) can come together for an INFORMAL day of relaxation, exploration, campfire fellowship, food and fun.We will be meeting once again at the BEAUTIFUL Mingo Creek County Park not far from Rt 79 in Washington County,… Read more »


Because we could all use a little improvement, right?  Like ’em or not, here are 6 tried-and-true ways to improve your school days at home with your young ones… But first, a few pictures from life in these parts: 1. Sing to the Lord, O my soul! || 2. Looking out from our castle/fort in the woods || 3 & 4. The children enjoying the beauty and wonder of Phipps Conservatory || 5. My daughter and I in costume for… Read more »


How wondrously does my God show His steadfast love for me! Kept as the apple of His eye am I– Hidden in the shadow of His wings Inspired from Psalm 18:7-8 “Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. Keep me as the apple of your eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings…” & Psalm 91:4 “He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings… Read more »