April 2015

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Although not quite as lovely smelling as the real thing, these beeswax modeled rose buds do have a sweet smell all their own. We have scheduled working with modeling beeswax as one of our projects in  the Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit. To completed this project you will need a set ofRead More →

If I had to give a definition of artist it would be “anyone that answers the call to create”. Whether we take paint brush to canvas, write a poem, sculpt an attractive crust on an apple pie we are baking, sing a delightful ditty in the shower or move perennialsRead More →

We are continuing our weekly drawing class. We are using Mark Kistler’s book, You Can Draw in 30 Days. Instead of completing the book in 30 days, we plan to take 30 weeks, doing a new lesson each week and then spending time during the week practicing what we haveRead More →

One of the projects in our Coming Soon updated Spring Bs unit is this super easy to make Wooden Beaded Caterpillar. If you are following the current online curriculum, the Wooden Bead Caterpillar would take the place of the Butterfly Life Cycle Collage scheduled in week eleven. It makes aRead More →

I am beyond thrilled that last year I began painting. I will never be an exceptional painter, but finally picking up a paint brush fulfilled an unrequited dream and the time I’ve spend drawing and painting fills me with so much pleasure it is hard to believe I waited until I wasRead More →

Annuals and Perennials – Kimara Wise Some friends are just like annuals, Splashy, bright and fun, They bring joy into my garden, Basking in the sun. But when the days grow shorter, And the cold winds start to blow, They do not stand beside me, In the rain and sleet andRead More →

Sources for all the skirts can be found HERE. When Michelle was a little girl, I could not get her to wear a dress or skirt. (Remember that family?) I’m not sure Michelle and I ever had an actual argument, but the closest we ever came is when I insisted sheRead More →

We are continuing our weekly drawing class. We are using Mark Kistler’s book, You Can Draw in 30 Days. Instead of completing the book in 30 days, we plan to take 30 weeks, doing a new lesson each week and then spending time during the week practicing what we haveRead More →

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Lindsay! Please email me within three days to claim your prize.   I would purchase an amber Submitted by Lindsay (not verified) on Sun, 04/19/2015 – 19:21 I would purchase an amber teething necklace! And definitely some of those sweet little toys! COUPON: SAVE 20% off of allRead More →

Turn around and they go from playing with building blocks to building with power tools! Where does the time go? For a while now Bug has been asking Tim (Othy to the wee ones) to teach him about woodworking. For many months our house was in complete disarray as weRead More →

Funky Bobble Baby Blanket :: Spiral Squares :: Polkadot Square Pattern :: Crazy for Polka Dots Baby Blanket POP Blanket :: Pokey Dots Throw :: Intarsia Polka-Dot Blanket :: Large Circles in a Square   Today I’ve gathered together a fun collection of Polka Dot inspired blanket projects that include both crocheted and knitted patterns.Read More →

Tim and I went to Boredine’s Nursery this weekend. It’s a local chain in Michigan and one of our favorite haunts in the spring and summer. They have yet to stock the store with the year’s annuals and perennials, but it doesn’t stop hard core gardeners from congregating. Like TimRead More →

A BUTTERFLY’S KISS – Kimara Wise I carried a grudge to the garden with me, The flowers’ beauty I failed to see. My mood was dark, my eyes downcast, No thought of the moment, only the past. I silently sat and counted my woes, When a butterfly landed on myRead More →

Some of you may remember that a few years ago I did a Newbie Knitting series here on the blog. At the time I know it encouraged many of our readers to pick up some needles and jump into the world of knitting. I also know that many of ourRead More →

For many, many, many years… probably more years than some of you have been on this earth, I have yearned to paint. Not fancy, hang in the Lourve paintings, but paintings that would fill my journals with water colors of my gardens, little drawings of romping animals, and ultimately, simpleRead More →

Every year at this time Tim and I make plans for our yard. We always have a project or two or three or four just waiting for the nice weather, but no matter what other projects we do, we always take the time to make sure we are providing theRead More →

The Kite – Kimara Wise I wish that I was free to fly, And bid the earth a fond goodbye, And play among the drifting clouds, Far above the gazing crowds. Or travel far with feathered friends, Beyond the scope where vision ends, Where dreams are made with lofty thoughts,Read More →

UNDER MY UMBRELLA – Kimara Wise While sleep still held me in its arms, Safe and sound, far from harm, A raging tempest shook the eaves, It tumbled branches, scattered leaves. By time I woke from dream’s sweet rest, The storm had vanished as if in jest, And in its wakeRead More →

April has long been a favorite month of mine. Although Spring “officially” begins in March, in our neck of the woods, April is truly the beginning of spring. There is that sense of rebirth that occurs each year, and as a child, you sense anything is possible. Plus, my birthdayRead More →