Christmas School #1 – Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree

For Christmas 2020, I bought my kiddos a copy of Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry. We were just delighted with the story and it’s going to be my first “Christmas School” post this year. For us, “Christmas School”, is combining a Christmas-themed book with a recipe, a craft activity, a field trip idea, … Continue reading Christmas School #1 – Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree

Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments 2020

In the past, I have participated in a “Five in a Row” Christmas ornament swap with friends of ours in North Carolina. Last year, 2020, I decided to just make ornaments for my family and begin replacing all of the Christmas ornaments that we lost in the fire. Here are the ornaments that I made … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments 2020

Museum of Clean – Pocatello, Idaho

On the recommendation of my friend, RR, over at, we visited the Museum of Clean in Pocatello. This was such a fun museum. There were so many hands on activities and fascinating unique items to see. It was a homeschool STEAM dream covering subjects such as history, social studies, art, science, technology and engineering. … Continue reading Museum of Clean – Pocatello, Idaho

Idaho Potato Museum – Blackfoot, Idaho

Now that we live in Idaho, I felt it was only proper to make a trip to the Idaho Potato museum in Blackfoot. The small museum was very interesting and educational. interesting potato cooking devices world’s biggest potato chip What’s your favorite type of potato? If I ever find one of these vintage potato sacks … Continue reading Idaho Potato Museum – Blackfoot, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument – Idaho

Our first day trip since we moved to Idaho, was to visit Craters of the Moon National Monument back in September 2021. It was really very windy the day we visited. I hope y’all enjoy the photos. Plains Sunflower snow??? no. My plant ID app thinks it might be Cottonweed. climbing a hill of black … Continue reading Craters of the Moon National Monument – Idaho

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

Floss in a Vending Machine – Friday Funnies

It was raining on Sunday and we had to get out of the travel trailer, so we took the kids to see the new Paw Patrol movie. The theater had a floss vending machine in the lobby! 😂 🦷 Does your local theater have a floss vending machine?

Dandelion Wish Bracelet – Wordless Wednesday