DIY Custom Picnic Basket 🧺 with Service for Five

My post today was inspired by a post by fellow blogger, Sheree. Her post about The French Love of Picnics made me want to have a picnic every day of the week. In her post, she shares a wonderful formula for the perfect French picnic. You simply must visit her blog and check it out! … Continue reading DIY Custom Picnic Basket 🧺 with Service for Five

Homeschool Supply Thrifting

Hi there friends! I hope you are doing well, and that you enjoy this post about how to get a few more extras for your homeschool on a budget. I wrote another post a while ago about Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips which are relevant here, so be sure to click the link and check … Continue reading Homeschool Supply Thrifting

Homeschool Plan 2020-2021

Where has the summer gone? It seems this summer (2020) has faded almost as quickly as the cool wet footprints on the hot dry sidewalk. I’m not quite ready to give it up yet. How about you? Did your summer fly by as fast as mine did? Our new hometown is hot during the summer … Continue reading Homeschool Plan 2020-2021

Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/9/20 Day #2 of our weekend getaway to Point Reyes National Seashore took us to Ken Patrick Visitors Center where we purchased tickets ($7 per adult & kids were free) for the shuttle bus. At this time, the only way to access the lighthouse was by shuttle. Once the shuttle dropped us off at the … Continue reading Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

🎄 Christmas Book 📚 List

Happy December everyone! One of my favorite Christmastime childhood memories is pulling out the box of Christmas books that were stored with the rest of the Christmas decorations.  The books somehow seemed more magical because they were Christmas themed, and we only saw them once a year, and they smelled like the Christmas candles that … Continue reading 🎄 Christmas Book 📚 List

Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico, is my alma mater. It is a beautiful campus. My favorite building on campus is Laxson Auditorium. It was built in 1930. It is so cool to see live performances here! The balconies have long been closed for seating and fitted with modern lighting fixtures. I can imagine sitting up in … Continue reading Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory Tour – Salt Lake City, Utah

Per the suggestion of our traveling friends, The Rookie Roadsters, we couldn't resist scheduling a chocolate factory tour at Mrs. Cavanaugh’s. Our first stop on our tour was where the candy makers dip chocolates by hand, just like they did when the store first opened back in 1964. Next, we watched a video about how … Continue reading Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory Tour – Salt Lake City, Utah

Back-to-School in Our RV

We hope your new school year is off to a wonder-full start! I've taken back-to-school photos of my kiddos every year since S was 4-years-old. I used the same cardstock signs every year. It was our back-to-school tradition. As you can see in the photos below, we try not to take ourselves too seriously! 2014 … Continue reading Back-to-School in Our RV

Morning Time in Our RV

Happy first day of school everyone! If you're all done with school in your household, happy random Monday in the middle of August to you! If you already started school or haven't started yet, consider this wish belated or early! Today was the perfect time to add "morning time" back into our daily homeschool/road-school routine. … Continue reading Morning Time in Our RV

Poetry Books For Kids

Our official first day of homeschool is right around the corner. I've got homeschoolin' on my brain! I wanted to share our favorite poetry book for kids. I'm not a huge fan of poetry but I know it's really good for growing brains. Here's an article if you want to read more about that. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5988612fe4b0bd8232029903/ampContinue reading Poetry Books For Kids