Making Autumn Nature Fairies | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

One consideration that has been coming to mind for me lately is the crap that goes into a lot of craft projects (excuse my French). Over the years, I’ve done a lot of traditional craft projects with my children that use plastic cups, acrylic paints, store-bought pom poms, plastic beads, polymer clay, etc. Recently, I […]

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We made autumn-themed window transparencies this week. I had purchased Mit farbigen Transparenten durch das Jahr for inspiration. I knew the book was in German and that my German is very weak, at best, but I had not anticipated that the book would be so small, so the patterns were all small. If Dora wasn’t […]

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It is that time of year when college-bound, homeschooled high schoolers should be thinking about standardized testing. Students do not HAVE to take standardized tests in order to get into college. Many state colleges and universities have transfer agreements with community colleges. Students may transfer directly from a community college to a state college or […]

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This week, we’ve been stuck at home as we’ve been still recovering from our colds. So I decided that with the ‘school year” starting next week, we’d use the time inside to set up our autumn nature/seasonal table (which is actually a shelf in our case). It feels a little weird setting it up right […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I should start to plan out Sola’s “lessons” for this year, rather than go with the “fly by the seat of my pants” approach that I have used with her thus far. In doing so, I first wanted to write down all of the festival/holiday dates for […]

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