Although I have posted in the past that we have gone to the J.A. McFaul Environmental Center, one of our homeschooling co-ops had a field trip there with a program where the kids could learn how apple cider is made. Every student received an apple and had to wash it. They then got to crush…… Continue reading Field Trip: Making Apple Cider
I listen to the Cohesive Home podcast whenever an episode is released. Kate recently had her third child and Melissa has three kids. They were talking about items that they may or may not have needed as minimalist parents of babies months ago now. It got me thinking to what my favorite products were when…… Continue reading Items to Buy When Having a Baby as a Minimalist
For our smallest homeschooling co-op, while it was nicer weather, we went on a field trip to a beautiful and fun place before being confined in for more class time. Learning through going out to places sticks with kids. Duke Farms is such a cool place!! They use so many neat forms of sustainability for…… Continue reading Field Trip: Duke Farms
When living in a small home, how am I able to make space for much of anything?? The apartment we lived in before was slightly larger than where we live now (and was a one bedroom apt, while we are now in a smaller place with two bedrooms). We could not fit our large wooden…… Continue reading I’m so Spaced Out!
One of the co-ops we are a part of took a field trip last month on a hot day down to Sandy Hook, NJ to learn about the native Lenape tribe who once lived in that area and what their ways of life entailed. Our guide gave us a history lesson, showed some items as…… Continue reading Field Trip: Lenni-Lenape and the Jersey Shore
Queen of Katwe; 2016 (w/ Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o) 4 stars A young girl growing up in the slums of Uganda sees the harshness of life around her. Her mother worries for the future of each of her children. Phiona is smelly and poor, but she has an eye for remembering moves and…… Continue reading Movie Suggestion Post 117
I have been wanting to make a leaf quilt for a year. I had started to make leaf blocks back then, but they did not come out right, so I canceled working on it further. I got a pattern and fabric from Connecting Threads that made it work really beautifully. I am selling this quilt…… Continue reading Autumn Leaf Quilt