Extreme Book Nerd

Our oldest son (age 11), just earned a new hoodie sweatshirt by completing a library-sponsored “Extreme Book Nerd” challenge. He read 25 books (each at least 100 pages) in specific categories. I'm one proud book-loving mama! We’re very conservative when it comes to selecting reading material and usually avoid things like graphic violence, ghosts, witches, … Continue reading Extreme Book Nerd

Gloria Dump Punch – Because of Winn-Dixie

We recently finished listening to the audiobook “Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo on Audible. *We enjoyed it thoroughly! We listened to the audiobook while we were living in our travel trailer, and once we found a house we decided to replicate the party we heard about in the story to celebrate. To have the … Continue reading Gloria Dump Punch – Because of Winn-Dixie

RV Homeschool 🤦🏻‍♀️ Here We Go Again!

I published this last week, but I failed to set the date properly. I’m just re-posting it today so it’s in a better sequential order on the blog. Well friends we have a big announcement. We sold our beautiful home in Northern California and we are moving to Idaho! We did things a little bit … Continue reading RV Homeschool 🤦🏻‍♀️ Here We Go Again!

Christmas in July – Book Advent

Happy Christmas in July friends! I know it's technically August 3rd, I'm running a little behind, but I really wanted to share this idea with you. It's a really good idea! Last year, my good friend RR over at Rookie Roadsters, told me that she had made her kids a Christmas picture book advent. She … Continue reading Christmas in July – Book Advent

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