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

Grape Crush 🍇

We had a grape crush party in our backyard this past weekend. The only thing sweeter than picking your own food straight from the garden, is having friends brave enough to indulge in my eccentric ideas of what constitutes a good dinner party! A big “thank you for being so awesome” to the L family … Continue reading Grape Crush 🍇

The Mountains are Calling and We Must Go – to McCall, Idaho

Frequently named one of the most beautiful small towns in Idaho, after visiting McCall overnight, I have to say that I couldn’t agree more! This fabulous tourist destination sits next to Payette Lake, which is stunningly beautiful, even with the smoky sky. Pondorosa State Park is here in McCall as well. We took the kiddos … Continue reading The Mountains are Calling and We Must Go – to McCall, Idaho

Buddies, and Bears, and a Brewery, Oh My! – Boise, Idaho

We just got back home from a long road trip to visit our friends, who recently moved to Idaho. Our week was filled with adventures and catching up with great friends! Boise is a super-cool city; it’s exceptionally clean, the traffic isn’t bad at all, and there’s lots to do. We tried to time our … Continue reading Buddies, and Bears, and a Brewery, Oh My! – Boise, Idaho

Memory Verse Monday

We took the summer off from most of our schoolwork (except to catch up on math & spelling). Now that we’re back-to-homeschool we have reinstated our weekly Bible verse for memorization. This week we are learning: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52 I like to … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Battery Point Light – Crescent City, California

I just love lighthouses. In fact, I’ve never met a lighthouse that I didn’t fall instantly head-over-heels for. Battery Point Light in Crescent City, California was no exception. You aren’t going to believe this, but the only way to access this lighthouse is by foot, via a hidden underwater passageway which is only revealed at … Continue reading Battery Point Light – Crescent City, California

Bigfoot! Stout Memorial Grove Trail – Crescent City, California

Before the California wildfires went from bad to really really bad, we are so grateful that we were able to visit Crescent City and explore some of the State and National Parks’ Redwood Forests. These forest are absolutely incredible. There just aren’t enough words. Did you know that there have been multiple Bigfoot or Sasquatch … Continue reading Bigfoot! Stout Memorial Grove Trail – Crescent City, California