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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!
Recent Activity
Penny, we have a surprise coating of snow and ice here this morning ... I just added a picture above, of my sad little daffodils. :( On the upside, right now, Easter Sunday looks to be nice ... *sigh*
Yes, Helene - that wind is crazy today!! I was about to head out with the boys and we saw a huge branch come down in the driveway! The boys were convinced there was a tornado coming!
Thank you, ladies, for sharing your Easter traditions with me! I could talk about this all day, holidays are so much fun, so special ... to everyone, but I think, especially to those of us with family. I feel such a sense of honor and joy when I shape our holidays in such a way that my loved ones are able to enjoy themselves and soak in the holiday itself. I'm very much looking forward to Sunday ... trying not to get too wrapped up in the details that I forget we are in the midst of the holiest week of the year! Blessings to you all. :)
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My friends, it's been a long, long winter ... and seeing tiny blossoms and greening grass in our yard makes my heart so happy I can hardly express it! Yesterday, it was quite warm here - over 70, I think... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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Good Monday morning, my friends! Now, with this being Holy Week, I would love to talk about Easter this week ... so my questions today will center on this simple question: How do you celebrate Easter in your home? I'm... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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Well my friends, it's a slow, sunny Saturday here in New England ... a wonderfully quiet day for us after yesterday's trip into Boston for Earlybird's neurologist appointment. Thank you all so much for your prayers and good thoughts -... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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O wind, where have you been, That you blow so sweet? Among the violets Which blossom at your feet. The honeysuckle waits For Summer and for heat But violets in the chilly Spring Make the turf so sweet. (From Sing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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open the windows, let in fresh air clean the floors, vacuum the rugs wipe the woodwork, wash the windows change the linens, turn the mattresses sweep the doorstep and entryway rake the yard, scrub and shine the sinks plan and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Thank you all for your comments! I too find these kinds of posts such fun. They're also enlightening and informative! :)
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Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you are all feeling refreshed and ready for a new week. :) Welcome to another Kitchen Chat! I hope you'll pull up a counter stool and join me for a hot cup of brew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Good afternoon, my friends! And Happy Weekend to all ... I just came back from a little shopping trip - Crackerjack was in need of some supplies for an art project he's working on - and while we were out,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Since it's been mentioned a time or two that Crackerjack looks like me, I thought I'd share my 7th grade class picture ... alongside a picture of CJ from last summer. *❤* Not that he's all that thrilled to hear... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Good Thursday morning, my friends! I hope your week's going well. I wanted to let you all know, officially, what our next Kitchen Chat topic will be ... Let's talk food storage - pantries, fridges and freezers! I thought we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Dear friends, I'm sure many of you know that April 2nd is is Autism Awareness Day - perhaps you've seen signs, or heard about it on tv, or maybe you know of a relative or neighbor with autism ... Or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you, everyone! I just love hearing about your kitchens ... and especially, your love for your homes. Such fun to share our joy with each other! :)
I love those English buntings! I see them in my British mags, favorite blogs (wink) and even on Downton Abbey ... there's something so very lovely about them! :)
Lol, Penny - I agree! Though Vermont would be next on my list! :)
Oh that is precious, Mary! Thank you for sharing that sweet tale! :)
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Rabbit, rabbit, my friends! It's the first of April! April is one of my favorite months ... a month of welcome change ... when Spring truly arrives here in New England. Nature seems to finally wake up from her deep... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Good Monday morning, my friends! I am so excited to share this post with you! This whole series has been fun, but today's post is truly special because I have many contributors helping me out this week. Today we're talking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Happy Rose Sunday, my friends! Well we had a wonderful day with our family yesterday, celebrating "Rose Sunday" one day early ... may I share a few pictures with you? Here we all are, gathered at our dining room table... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you, all! It was a wonderful day ... makes me a wee nostalgic for my early homeschooling years, when I had a brood of kids to truck around, but profoundly grateful I get to do it again with this little bear! :)