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  • Seven is magic
    on Feb 28, 2014
    The problem with being a book-hoarder is that you never quite know exactly what you have on your shelves.I have no idea when I picked up this elementary reader Seven Is Magic, but I've been waiting to use it for school for Juliet. She's seven now, so...
  • We choose virtues review
    on Feb 10, 2014 in homeschool review
    Back in November, I received a set of the We Choose Virtues parenting cards for review. At the time, we were living in a friend's basement (eek!) and unsure as to when we would be in a home of our own.It was a stressful few months, followed by moving...
  • Book scanner app
    on Feb 5, 2014
    This past year, Juliet has taken off reading on her own. I'm not too concerned about grade level right now--as she just seeks out and finds library books that she finds interesting and reads them. I trust her to pick out ones that are not to easy--no...
  • Charlie Harper jackpot
    on Jan 23, 2014
    Found this gem at the goodwill recently. We have quite  a few animal books already, but I bought this for the illustrations. It's simply fantastic. The Animal Kingdom: An Introduction To The Major Groups of AnimalsNow that I've found t...
  • Nonfiction
    on Jan 20, 2014
    Want to see our non fiction bookshelf? Things are getting pretty organized on the book front here.  I'm also realizing that we have a lot of books and am slowing down on book buying. I feel like I can be a little more focused when perusing...
  • a formerly sponsored child's story: compassion
    on Jan 16, 2014
    If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I've been a sponsor with Compassion for many years. My husband, Ben, works for Compassion now, but I started sponsoring before he and I even met. I love the work they do and ev...
  • Children's bookshelves organized
    on Dec 11, 2013 in bookshelves
    Well, I'm ready to admit I have a bit of a book problem...I did arrange the kids books by color and am waiting to see how that plays out in real life. I got rid of two boxes worth of books (mostly baby books--*sniff *) but it was a  necessa...
  • The task at hand
    on Dec 9, 2013 in books
    We moved into our new home two days before thanksgiving and have been busy unpacking all the boxes. Today's task is organizing our kids book collection, which after having packed it up and moved it, is seeming a bit monstrous and ridiculous. (In...
  • Modern biology
    on Nov 25, 2013 in science
    There's a free table at the girl's school where parents put things that they want to get rid of. Last week, I found this gorgeous old biology book. I was mostly intrigued by the cover art--looks like a book I'd like to display front-facing somewhere...
  • Hello! I'm still alive!
    on Nov 19, 2013
    Hi, friends! I just wanted to jump in and explain my sporadic posting and long absences these past several months. First, you should know that we are all fine--just in a time of transition, so it's made posting regularly hard for me.  We p...
  • Russia books for kids
    on Oct 14, 2013 in homeschool international food
    We went to Russia last week. Here are the books that took us there: Babushka: An Old Russian Folktale The Little Snowgirl AT THE WISH OF A FISH: A Russian Folktale Russian Girl: Life in an Old Russian Town I have the tendency to check out 15...
  • Princess abc cards
    on Oct 11, 2013 in preschoolers homeschool princess abc
    I mentioned these Princess ABC Flash Cards a few weeks ago, but I wanted share them after seeing them in person. They are gorgeous. My kids love them. We are not surprised. Lucia held this one up to me and said, "Mama, this one's broke...
  • cinderella's carriage diyI began work on the Cinderella's carriage for Lucia's upcoming birthday party.... So far, I have a pumpkin shape with a window. We'll see if I can actually get it to stay on the wagon.... Hope you are having a good week! I"ll update more on our...
  • cinderella carriage for kidsSorry for my recent absence around here--we are pretty busy these days! We are having fun planning a 3rd birthday party for Lucia. She has requested a cinderella party, so I am scouring the internet for cute ideas. Stumbled across this cute wagon f...
  • what we're reading this week
    on Sep 9, 2013 in book review
    It's always fun to receive a package of review books from Owl Kids Books. Last week we received some new releases and I wanted to share them with you here. The Long, Long Line was Lucia's favorite. She requested that we read this one over and...
  • book print dress
    on Sep 6, 2013 in bookshelves
    I found another one! What do you think? I feel like this might even be more wearable than the skirt--just because it's not as poofy around the middle. Yes? No? Maybe?  You can find it here. ...
  • princess abc flash cards
    on Sep 4, 2013 in little girls princess abc
    I'm a huge fan of Brigette Barrager and when I saw that she had an Princess ABC Flash Cards set coming out, I quickly pre-ordered it! It's not here yet, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. She illustrated our favorite version of Th...
  • abc learning tools for preschoolers
    on Sep 2, 2013 in homeschool abcs abc books preschool
    Lucia is going to one day of preschool this year, and they are learning a letter every week. She's been excited about this and talks about how "she learned that letter at school!" I decided to gather up some things to help reinforce it at home and t...
  • children's books about India
    on Aug 30, 2013 in homeschool international
    We've been choosing one country a week to learn about (we're using the Eat Your Way Around the World) and last week we "went" to India.  I'm always a little worried about the menu--since these are all recipes we've never tried before, bu...
  • bookshelves skirt
    on Aug 28, 2013 in bookshelves
    I came across this the other day--a bookshelf skirt at Garnet Hill. What do you think? Yes? No? Maybe? ...