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Dawn
I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 boys ~ 18, 13, 11 and just born 5/26/13!
Interests: My interests include my family, my faith, home education, nature study, reading, journaling, planners, baking, crafts ... and coffee!
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Good Tuesday morning, my friends! I have a quick question for you today: Do you wear lipstick, and if so what shade? I myself wear it on occasion. On a daily basis I use a simple vanilla lip balm just... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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Oh my goodness, such eye candy, Mary! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to take a closer look ... :D
Thank you all! :)
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And of course (as usual!) I had my morning all planned out ... I was going to be so productive, and get a real jump on the week! I was going to make phone calls, send emails, pay bills, make... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you, all, for sharing your calendar love with me! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Calendars: Comfort & Joy at By Sun and Candlelight
Lol, you know me well, Kim! Remember those calendars we made several years ago? I still love those best of all ... :)
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Calendars: Comfort & Joy at By Sun and Candlelight
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Yesterday, the wee Prince of Cambridge - aka George, or William and Kate's boy - turned one! And to celebrate - because we're a bit English ourselves, and we have a little prince of our own - we made some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Happy Tuesday, my friends! And how goes your day? So as most of you know, I have a real love for calendars ... I talk about them ALL the time and I always seem to have a new one to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Happy Monday, my friends! The Summer season is well underway, and things are really growing around here - both flora and fauna! I thought I'd share some of the photos I took this weekend. It was an atypically busy one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Baby bunny who lives beneath the ferns out front ... Pretty purple coneflowers ... Rainy driveway... Very odd caterpillar! We have a rather large and noisy sparrow family at the feeders these days, as well as bright yellow goldfinches and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello, my friends ... long time no chat! I'm sorry I haven't had much time to post lately, we've had a lot going on and I haven't really had a chance to just sit down and write. But I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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(From The Beauty of Motherhood) A roof to keep out the rain. Four walls to keep out the wind. Floors to keep out the cold. Yes, but home is more than that. It is the laugh of a baby, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
Jo, I'm sorry I didn't catch the second part of your comment ... in regards to Boston, I would recommend the following as "must see" sights: Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market The Freedom Trail The Boston Common/Ducklings statues/Swan Boat rides Duck Tours of the Harbor - a GREAT way to see and learn about the city And if they're going outside of the city at all, Concord and Lexington to the northwest are wonderful for historical sights and experiences (particularly the American Revolution, Louisa May Alcott House, Walden Pond) As for an Italian restaurant ... there are plenty to choose from in the North End. Mike's Pastries is a must for coffee and treats! :) Hope this helps a little ... I am not much of a city person but I am very proud of Boston! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on A Bevy of Baby Birds at By Sun and Candlelight
I just heard from my aunt - the babies have left the nest! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on A Bevy of Baby Birds at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you all for sharing your children's walking experiences! LB is still taking it slow - he can get around much faster by crawling lol! (And he does love being carried by his Mama.) :)
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Lol, Penny - the more the merrier! ;D
Kelly, we watch Father Brown on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on our local (Boston) PBS station. I am not sure if other PBS stations are carrying it or if perhaps you can watch it online ... try googling it and see what comes up. It is a really wonderful show!
Thank you for sharing your July thoughts, my friends! Such a fun month. :)
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On my kitchen table today: A gathering of New England wildflowers (tickseed and asters from the yard), Macintosh apples and our Grand Old Flag (in miniature). In the background, a pretty wall hanging that was left to us by our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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"When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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"Like a little sailboat in the harbor at eventide, we are becalmed in July. Even the birds seem quieter; all through the day there are periods of deep quiet, a "pervading symphony of peace." We seek the coolest corners, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Happy Monday, my friends! Well, I hope you all had a nice weekend! It was quite a BIG weekend around here ... lots going on, popping around, out and about, but mostly because a certain Little Bear we all know... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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I spent some time visiting my aunt and uncle today, and as I first arrived they quietly pointed out a planter hanging by their front door. Nestled inside the pink impatiens were several baby house finches, about a week old.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
Well it took me a long time to sign up with Facebook and I do truly enjoy it ... I am in contact with so many people now. Cousins and old childhood friends ... it's nice to hear about (and see) what's going on in their lives. I find it to be a kind of "water cooler" as well - when something happens, everyone is chatting about it and sharing opinions/information. I started the FB page for my blog as a way of sharing post update links. I sometimes pop on quick to share a menu or picture, too. But I would never be able to give up my paper and pens! Those journals feed me - heart and soul - in a way technological tools never could. But I find both mediums bring joy in their own way. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on Hello, Fellow Pinners? at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you all, for the suggestions and links to your own boards! I will be popping over soon to check things out. :) Busy weekend ahead but hoping to find a little quiet Mama time to do some exploring ... working on a journaling post at the moment AND that follow up to the Desk Do-Over! Enjoy your weekend! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on Hello, Fellow Pinners? at By Sun and Candlelight