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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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Happy Tuesday, my friends! I hope your week's off to a great start! These are heady days, aren't they? I just LOVE this time of year ... it's so full of promise and preparation. We're still enjoying the nice weather... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello, my friends! I hope your week is going well. I am popping in tonight to say "hi!" and share a few pictures. :) So, I am currently knee-deep in my "ed. planning," and by that I mean, I am... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Weekend! So it's that time of year again - time for me to put on my homeschool-mom-thinking-cap and see "what's what." First up, I need to write reports for the school system (how we did... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello, my friends! Long time no see! I hope your summer's been going well ... 🌞 So before I launch into the whole chicken coop "meet-and-greet" I'd first like to say how happy I am to be back here at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Happy mid-July, my friends! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their Summer so far ... I know my posting has been very slow lately, but all is well here - it's just a very busy, hands-on season in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Good Monday morning, my friends! I hope you are all having a happy and safe holiday weekend! Today in my seasonal calendar we are leaving Spring behind and diving deep into Summer - and what a morning it is: sunny... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share a project I worked on yesterday, in celebration of the Summer Solstice and all the plentiful sunshine we've been enjoying here in New England. But I can't take credit for this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Tuesday! And for that matter ... Happy June! :) Gosh, it's been a while since I've posted ... and I'm sorry about that. Everything is fine here, we're just extra busy as the year winds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello and Happy Thursday, my friends! Today I'm popping in to wish my youngest - our Little Bear - a very HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY! I can hardly believe he is three years old already! I am so grateful God blessed... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Denise, I do not do morning basket right now. I love the sound of it though! Maybe when LB is a little older. Right now our mornings are taken up with preparing for EB's therapy (every morning M-F) and getting CJ to his classes. I spend the very earliest hours drinking coffee, thinking/praying, reading, planning, checking email/FB/the news etc Then once the littlest is up it's all systems GO and chores and breakfast and therapy prep and maybe a walk for mama if I have a chance! :)
Toggle Commented May 22, 2016 on Happy Mother's Day! at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you, Penny! I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! Candied bacon - my mum brushes the bacon with brown sugar (and I will have to check but that might have been it - I have done it with mustard as well) and baked the bacon in the oven the day before! We just reheated the bacon in the microwave on Sunday morning! Soooooo good!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2016 on Happy Mother's Day! at By Sun and Candlelight
How nice, Lisa! I am eager to attend a local flea market this summer - I have a list of things to look for! :)
Toggle Commented May 22, 2016 on Happy Mother's Day! at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you so much, everyone! :)
Toggle Commented May 22, 2016 on Happy Mother's Day! at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, faye! Please keep me updated on how the FCS works for you this year! I am also trying to keep it user-friendly and relevant! :)
Ooh those tabs are so pretty, Tanya! Thank you for linking them! :) I have not yet had the guts to snip out those gold tabs, lol! I think I will wait and see how the planner works for me in June and then determine if the bulkiness is a problem. As for the seasonal planning binders - I will add this to my Q&A post but yes, I do find the 2-month binders helpful. It's just how I "see" the seasons. And then it's more targeted, too and there is less stuff to store in one binder! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and I hope you and your family are doing well!
Thank you so much, Mamalamb! I love hearing planner stories ... and am so glad you are enjoying your DD! :)
I have watched Whitney a few times and I just love her. :) So relatable and fun to watch! I think she has a great eye and mind for planner-making!
Thank you, Denise! I am looking forward to June 1st when this planner begins ... trying to figure out how I will use it differently than - in addition to - my weekly planner (the homemade one currently in my binder but usually bound). I hate to write things out twice - i.e. daily to-dos and agendas - but STILL can't determine if the weekly can work even for nitty gritty details or if I do truly need the daily page so I can hone in on JUST what is on my plate on that day. Referring back to the weekly planner for big picture/themes etc. Updates soon!
Yay, Amy! Saturdays are great for paper puttering! Doing some of that myself today if I can manage it ... we're getting ready for Little Bear's birthday party AND a big boy bed AND chicks coming this week! Lots to do, and all good stuff, but BOY would I love to do some planner-making today! ;-)
Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your comments and question! I will plan to follow up in a Q&A post but I am still using a homemade weekly planner but I abandoned the one I made up earlier in the year because it was just too small. I have returned to my loose leaf (8x11) paper and right now it is in my binder but I am hoping to have another planner bound at Staples soon. I even bought that same pretty vintage paper to use again! More thoughts and pics soon ... I hope all is well with you and your family!
Hi Denise! Thank you so much for your comments and questions! I love hearing your thoughts and I am going to follow up on your queries as soon as I can. A Q & A post sounds good because a few other people have had some questions lately, too. :) Very briefly though, I am still using a handmade planner for *weekly* planning but I went from the one I made up in a purchased notebook (too small) to loose leaf in my binder as shown above. Very much like the one I had made up for 2015. I actually have pieced together another one, working in some pages for lessson planning. I almost got to Staples today to have it bound (it will run June 2016-May 2015) but had to dash home instead. More answers and thoughts soon! :)
Thank you for your kindness, amy!
Thanks, Louise! :)
Thank you, Penny! Hope you've had a nice weekend! Spring has been very lovely lately!
Oh my dear friend ... I am so very sorry to hear this devastating news. I have just sent you an email ... know that I am saying prayers and sending love.