Creating a Masterpiece with Online Art Lessons {A Review}

Recently, we added art classes into our weekly homeschool schedule. I wanted to give the children opportunity to create artwork as opposed to "arts & crafts" projects. We wanted to be able to display what we created or possibly finish them in such a way as to give them as gifts. Creating a … [Read more...]

A Little Time Travel with Homeschool in the Woods {A Review}

Hands-on learning has been a favorite way to learn in our  home school over the years. Digging into a topic or theme with a variety of activities and resources is a fun and effective way to teach and to learn. I'm a self-proclaimed "Unit Study Mom" and so when given the chance to use the hands-on … [Read more...]

Creative Gift-Giving Just Got Easier!

Is your 'love language' gift-giving? Or does your mind go blank when it the holiday season rolls around? Do you get giddy with the anticipation of buying and wrapping and giving? Or do your eyes glaze over and you find yourself picking up those pre-wrapped, no-one-will-use-it-anyway gifts at the end … [Read more...]

I.R.L. Let Them Eat (and Decorate) Cake!

They say that long, long ago, in a land far away, when the common people complained they had no bread to eat, Marie Antoinette declared, "Let them eat cake!" Or so I've been told. Did you know, in real life, today is National Cake Decorating Day? Neither did I. Until the day was half over. Which … [Read more...]

Personalizing the Walls of Our Homes

What do the walls of our homes say about us? What message do they give to our guests? The walls of our homes tell those who enter and those who live between them much about who we are and what we are about. Taking a little time and effort to personalize them will make those impersonal sheets of … [Read more...]