Lake of the Springs (Thousand Trails) – Oregon House, California

Our monthly camping trip took us to a Thousand Trails spot we hadn’t been to before. Unfortunately, everything was closed due to COVID. Fires weren’t allowed and hanging up hammocks was against the rules too. Hmmm 🤔 The water faucet was missing from the faucet handle at our site but my husband had brought his … Continue reading Lake of the Springs (Thousand Trails) – Oregon House, California

Happy Easter Garden Focaccia

before baking after bakingHappy Easter Garden Focaccia

What Do You Mean There’s No Gasoline? – Death Valley National Park, California

Day #3 (Sunday, 3/14/21) exploring Death Valley National Park included: earning Junior Ranger Badges, Badwater Basin (take 2), Natural Bridge, "Ice Cream Canyon", a failed attempt to leave for home, and star gazing. Here are links to my previous 2 posts: Day #1 and Day #2 The kiddos did a great job on their Junior … Continue reading What Do You Mean There’s No Gasoline? – Death Valley National Park, California

Can We Do That Again? – Death Valley National Park, California

Day #2 (Saturday, 3/13/21) of exploring Death Valley National Park included: Ubehebe Crater, Mosaic Canyon, Salt Creek Trail and Mesquite Sand Dunes (take 2). To see what we did on our first day in the park click: Day #1 The drive to Ubehebe Crater was about an hour and a half from our campsite at … Continue reading Can We Do That Again? – Death Valley National Park, California

No Reservations – Death Valley National Park, California

We recently went on a family road trip and spent three days exploring Death Valley National Park. Here’s what we did on Day #1 (Friday, 3/12/21): Furnace Creek Visitor Center, West Side Road, Badwater Basin, Artist Drive, and Mesquite Sand Dunes We took two days to drive from our home in Northern California to Death … Continue reading No Reservations – Death Valley National Park, California

American Girl: Felicity – American History Unit Study

"It seemed to her that life on the plantation was busy and lazy at the same time. there were a great many things to do, all of them pleasant, and there was never any hurry about getting them done."Felicity Saves the Day (page 7) For homeschool this year, we’re using American Girl book series as … Continue reading American Girl: Felicity – American History Unit Study

Homeschool Mama Spring Apparel Thrifting

Well friends, Spring Semester 2021 is dragging like something awfully draggy. Is it summer yet? The weather here is just too nice to stay inside and work on schoolwork! Maybe some new digs will motivate me to motivate my kiddos/students... I gotta start this off by telling you that I'm really not in tune with … Continue reading Homeschool Mama Spring Apparel Thrifting

South Yuba River State Park, California

One of our family/homeschool values is getting out into nature and exploring new places. We took a day trip to South Yuba River State Park this past Sabbath. It was great weather and we were delighted by the crystal clear river. There was a lot of scrambling on river rocks/boulders. We hiked along The Buttermilk … Continue reading South Yuba River State Park, California

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