Tidying up

I’ve been reading this book the past few weeks: It’s a fabulous book – about purging really. The gist is very simple – get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you joy. I’ve been purging using that simple phrase.  If it doesn’t bring me “joy” – which for me means do I like it? Am…

Jaia makes a motivation/goal board

Earlier this week, Jaia made a goal board or motivation board if you will. She’s been both watching a lot of you tube videos of other kids doing crafts and also trying to find a way to motivate herself to improve in her Irish Dancing. I have seen these done in so many different ways,…

More painting

It has been a totally laid back week this week, – which I think the girls and I needed.  We did a few things but we weren’t going and going like we have been. It’s been good for us and Jaia is antsy to get going again and DO things. I did paint some more…

First attempt chalk board paint

A couple of weeks ago, while at a homeschool class for Jaia, a couple of the moms were talking about making homemade chalkboard paint.  Homemade chalkboard paint?!  Seriously this talk  – after I just spent $8.00 on that tiny container of black at Joanns! My friend said she found the recipe on google and it…

For you Siracha lovers out there

If your anything like our family – you are fully aboard the siracha sauce bandwagon! I add it to everything (almost) – eggs, soup, catsup, mayo – you name it I may have tried adding it. Rowan even adds it to things now and she doesn’t like her foods as spicy as the rest of…

Self suffiency

I will always be thankful to my husband for the ability to stay home and homeschool our girls. I know there are many moms out there who would love the opportunity and can’t.   I am immensely thankful and they are who they are because of homeschooling. Have I missed some things in their schooling?…

Painting, painting, painting

Well I’ve caught the painting bug. Spray paint, chalk paint, enamel paint. You name it. Yesterday was an easy day after my trip to the dentist and I spent it sprucing up things around the house. I chalkboard painted jars for flour – I used Folkart’s slate grey chalkboard paint  – but I hear there’s…