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Review: Ellie Claire Devotional Journals

I was surprised to receive three more beautiful journals from Ellie Claire to review. Somehow, I managed to sign up for these when I thought I was confirming the previous review post dates. I'll consider it a happy accident though... Continue Reading →

Review: Ellie Claire Art Journals

Recently, I received three beautiful art journals from Ellie Claire: Faith and Lettering, The Illustrated Word and Illuminate Your Story. All of these journals are beautiful and well crafted. The paper is thick so most pens and paints will not... Continue Reading →

Elections, Happiness and Guardian Spirits

Our new family schedule is difficult. I'm just not adjusting and keep running out of time. I'll blame some of that on the time change too. It is O-dark-thirty way too soon! Daylight savings is a torture birthed out of... Continue Reading →

8th Birthday, Halloween and a Walk Downtown

Last Sunday was Littlest's eighth birthday. He asked for a Batman Beyond Lego cake design. I think my husband produced a beautifully designed cake that you can see in the pictures below. We gave him a Plains style Native American... Continue Reading →

And so the Weeks Pass

Last weekend we traveled to Western Kentucky to visit my husband's family. Our trip happened to coincide with the annual pig roast. Sparkles found a cousin with the same taste in books and the boys played with sticks and a... Continue Reading →

The Week that Brought Some Changes

Home Education: The second week of the third term is finished. This week brought some unexpected changes to our routine. I've been exchanging emails with a local trade school to see if they would allow Oldest to begin courses with... Continue Reading →

Into October

Getting back to the daily routine isn't always easy after a trip. We took a week off to adjust to being back home before starting school. Fortunately, dropping back into the schooling schedule was pretty easy. We have a nice... Continue Reading →

4545 Miles and 12 States: Last Part

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  --H. Jackson Brown, Jr.'s mom The internet will tell you that is a quote from Mark Twain...but it... Continue Reading →

4545 Miles and 12 States: Part Two

Once a year, go someplace you have never been before. The internet will tell you that quote is from the Dali Lama's eighteen rules to live by. Um, if you actually know anything about the man or Buddhist teachings in... Continue Reading →

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