in pursuit of wild things


May 2016

Journal: A Wedding, Beatersville and Ember Days

I had the perfect school week planned out. Naturally, the days did not work out as expected. Sparkles came down with a nasty illness on Tuesday and still does not feel well this evening. Just as we thought she was... Continue Reading →

Medieval Study: The End of an Age

Sadly, all things must end and so has our current study of medieval times. We spent the last five weeks reading The World of Columbus and Sons from Genevieve Foster; the final required book in the study. The guide is set up to go... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: What Happened to May?

I lost an entire week. Not only did I manage to misplace the time but didn't even notice the discrepancy until Friday...thought Friday was Thursday too... I think homeschooling has absconded with my mind. Or maybe the kids. The weather was abysmal... Continue Reading →

TOS Review: Memoria Press’ D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths Set

My daughter loves to read mythology. I knew she would be delighted to try out D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths Set from Memoria Press. I was delighted to see that Memoria Press provides a study guide to accompany D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. Personally,... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Curtains and Car Cruise-in

We've been looking forward to this week for a few months. Co-op ended. I think the middle two did enjoy co-op somewhat but not enough to feel sad at its ending. I will miss my friend who labored in the... Continue Reading →

TOS Review: ARTistic Pursuits Inc. Sculpture Technique Model

Experience, education and appreciation in the arts is important to us as a family. We are long time appreciative customers of ARTistic Pursuits Inc. and absolutely enjoyed the offer to use their Sculpture Technique Model in our home. "Pyramids, cathedrals, and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Two Weeks

  Last weekend my mother came in for a visit. My husband had the good sense to run off with a friend to Dallas for the Texas Frightmare Weekend. His travel buddy was none other than Rik of the Hail Ming... Continue Reading →

DIY Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Sugar Extract

I am prepping for Christmas today. I prefer to use homemade vanilla extract and vanilla infused sugar for all of my baked goodies and treats. These only take minutes to prepare but months to reach perfection! The first week of... Continue Reading →

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