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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hiking With Trinity

Of course Since Alex and I had our Hike Trinity and I needed one too.

She is such a cutie...we hug her allot, she gets mad at Alex for it but really can you blame him.
Little bit of belly showing, trying to stretch the summer clothes.
Trinity's keen eye spotted two dear...can you see them?

She did 3.5 Miles...way to go Trin!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Buzzy Bumble bee Tutorial

These little guys are fun and easy to make...perfect if you have a limb in your Waldorf or natural Home school room. Or just because you like fuzzy little bees.
Stripy Pipe Cleaners
Wax Paper
String to Hang them by

Cut the pipe cleaners about 1.5 inches long.
Cut a piece of wax paper about 1 inch wide and 1.5 inches long.
Fold the wax paper accordion style and trim ends in a curve.
Fold the pipe cleaner in half with the wax paper at the bend.
Fold pipe cleaner in half.
Fluff up wings.
Add a string to hand it with.
It took maybe 20 minutes to make these...that's with looking out the window at the bird feeder. And sipping my ice tea. And taking photos.

Just buzzing around

I know you really can't see my bees in this photo...I wish the lighting were better. But its been overcast here forever and I just had to take the photos. The little black dots are bees, with a few cloud babies and fairy's hanging about.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fablehaven Book 1

Road trip Entertainment was needed when my family discovered Fablehaven on CD. E.B. Stevens performance and the gripping story line made for a very interesting and fun trip. We were hooked, we had to know did Kendra quit being a tattle tale, will Seth ever stop braking the rules, will Grandma Sorenson forgive Grandpa for eating her eggs when she was a chicken, and will the Society of the Evening Star open the demon prison and release the horrors within.

Fablehaven Book 1
Kendra and her brother, Seth find themselves staying with an eccentric Grandparent, during the Summer. They have no idea his home is a hidden refuge for mystical creatures call Fablehaven and that Grandpa Sorenson is the caretaker and Grandma Sorenson is a Chicken. Soon after they discover that Fablehaven is a mystical preserve Kendra and Seth become its rescuers.

As we listen to the Series I will share them with you as well and where to find them on Amazon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hanging Around our Waldorf Home School

I have been working on our Waldorf Home School...one of my favorite things to do...so I wanted to share some of the things I have made...that are inspring us as they hang around
rainbow bird mobile
Yellow folded paper star
Willow tissue paper leaves with Cloud Babies
Rainbow folded paper star

Thursday, June 21, 2012

101 Ways to Torture Your Brother

Trinity's 101 Ways to Torture your Big Brother

#1 Dress up his action figures in doll clothes and put them on display when his friends come over. Innocently say "I don't know why my brother plays with my dolls clothes, but Buzz sure looks sweet in them" Then bounce out of the room humming.
#2 Pretend you have no idea how to model your fluffy fur kerchief. You know brothers must tell you how to do everything, Suggest he shows you how. When he slips it on GET THE CAMERA.
Keep all photographs for #101 and to use as needed to humiliate and control him for the rest of his life.

This blog thread will be continued as important tortures arise and need to be shared.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Mud Fairy is back

Not only did the rain bless us with cooler weather and a deep drink to all the lovely trees, grass and plants...but it brought the Mud Fairy out as well.

The gay laughter, giggles and shear joy on the mud fairies face is how she draws you into her spell.

And before I new it I was standing toe to toe with her in her mud puddle...giggling with her and enjoying the squish wet feeling.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Special Books

Grandfather Twilight
By: Barbara Berger

Yes, this book is as dreamy as it looks. This is the ultimate Bedtime story for kids and adults. You don't even really need the story line, though it is delicious. The illustrations will send you drifting off as Grandfather Twilight cary's you to dream land with his magic pearl. Every child deserves this to be read to them at bedtime, and every parent deserves to read it to them.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Moon Phases Grade 1 and 6

One glorious thing about homeschooling is when you can combine the grades into one lesson. Trinity grade 1 and Alex grade 6 started studying the moon at the same time.

I found a great book to help Trinity with this...FACES OF THE MOON
It separated the phases and gave a picture of each and it even had a tab index along the right side with picture of the moon.
Trinity Cut out black and white paper in the phases and I wrote the phases on each...

And we hung it in the school room above the door...
Alex had to dig a little deeper we found quite a bit of information on the Internet to help us with his Moon Calendar.
Moon Phases StarDate Online Here you can get a Month by Month Phase
Judaism 101: Current Calendar Here you can get the name of the Moon Calendar and their time periods.
Examiner Actually gave the round calendar
And here is Alex's round moon Calendar for January and February. It is hanging on the opposite end of the school room.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Map Making for Schooling 6th Grade

My artistic Son (also know as Sun because of all the light he brings to us) has been enjoying studying Ancient Civilizations. He started his map that he will be adding too. This is part of his sixth grade curriculum.

He got out the ruler and found the perfect little round lid and along with a black sharpie he created a awesome compass rose.
I can't wait to see what else he will be adding.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Process Gnome Patterns

I had been looking for a pattern for some Process Gnome Bean Bag Patterns and couldn't find any so I made my own up and am sharing them here.


1. I made a pattern that I liked the round squiggly circle is the beard (I thought of that after I sewed the face on)

2. I cut out two body's for each color and one face and one beard.

3. I sewed the face on each using a blanket stitch.

4. I then did french knots for the eyes and a pink V for the mouth. Then I sewed the beard on.
5. I sew the Process symbol on the belly (put the wrong process on the wrong color, UGH!) But it still works.
6. I sewed around the edge using a blanket stitch leaving one leg open to stuff with beans, then sewed it shut.

If you make some please send me your photo to link and post.