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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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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! :)
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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!
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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 2 days ago on Happy Mother's Day! at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you so much, everyone! :)
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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.
A word of warning: you may only find this post interesting if you, like me, are passionate about paper! But feel free to read on wherever you stand on the topic ... :) So I only heard of this holiday... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
Happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope your week is going well! Today I'd like to give you a tour of my new Day Designer ... For those unfamiliar with the DD (as I'll call it in this post), it's a... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you all for sharing your animal love with me! I can't imagine not having a pet ... I only wish they could as long as humans do!
Thank you, all! Planning is such fun and I am so pleased to have company in my passion for this subject!
Thank you all for these lovely comments ... I am not the most experienced gardener, nor is my thumb as green as I'd like it to be, but I LOVE hearing about gardening, reading about gardening and seeing others' gardens, if only in my mind! Thank you for taking the time to share with me ... I will be posting "reports" from our fledgling pocket farm as the summer goes on. :)
Thank you, everyone, for these kind comments - for your prayers and chicken thoughts, too! I appreciate you all so much. Things are much better ... we have gotten through EB's neurological tests (just routine, but invasive and very, very tough for him to get through) and he is doing really well. I too have had good reports back from various tests so ... so far so good! I have some more coming up next month but honestly, it seems all is ok. I am feeling far less anxious and more in control again. Your prayers, my prayers have helped immensely. It's so draining to go through times of worry but there is such a lightness once you've broken out of it. I am grateful for your love and support.
Toggle Commented May 8, 2016 on A Home for Our Hens! at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you, Penny! All is going well ... we got through EB's EEG last week (just a routine check, assessing med needs) and I am also feeling better! I'm in a better place than I was before ... not as anxious and finding my way back to "base," if you know what I mean. I hope all is well with you, too!
You are very welcome, Denise! Thanks so much for your kind and constant support! :)
This week for sure, Denise! :)