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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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Thanks ever so much, Penny!
Robyn, thank you so much! You are very kind. I would LOVE to write a book and am hoping to do that one day soon! Hearing from you and what you'd like to see in such a project is very encouraging and helpful!
Hi Kim! I made it using this: It's for making foam for the top of coffee drinks, but I use it for a steamed milk drink. MANY years ago I had a "steamed milk with almond" on Nantucket and it was the most amazing thing I ever drank. It was like comfort in a cup! Have been trying to replicate it ever since! But you can easily use a sauce pan, and I do that often - much easier! I just heat the (whole) milk with a little natural almond flavoring (vanilla is nice too) till simmering - then add a little honey or raw sugar once it's ready. And if you mix in a little earl grey tea it's wonderful! They call it a London Fog Latte. :-)
Thanks, Amanda! I found that tape at Michaels Arts & Crafts. It came in a three-pack of school-related designs (apples, etc.). Cute! :)
Hello my friends, and welcome ... I hope your weekend's going well! Some time ago I promised a closer look at how I use my Day Designer to best organize the hours of my day ... and today I am... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and Happy Sunday! I'm here with a report on my "Organized Home Challenge" progress! And I'm happy to say it's still going well ... :) As I mentioned in last week's post, I am following a challenge... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope you're all enjoying your week. :) On New Year's Day I shared my 2017 printable planning sheets, with a promise to expand on how I'm storing and using them. So I'm here today... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
Last autumn I blogged about my "new" desk in the family room, and since that is where my computer is, that's where I do most of my working/planning/blogging. * waves hello from computer desk * Consequently, it is also the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thanks so much, Tanya! I like the table this way - just as you said, I feel it bumps into the passageway when turned the other way. (We tried it once for about five minutes, lol.) A friend of mine actually suggested we fill this nook with low comfortable seating and coffee table so we could just look out the window and "hang out." I will admit I've been awfully tempted by that idea! p.s. I'd love the homemade Soft Scrub recipe whenever you have a chance! :)
Thanks, Helena! I'm going to pick up some Barkeeper's Friend and see how it goes! :)
Thanks, Penny! I will check out Bar Keeper's Friend. Anything less-chemical-ly" would be great!
Thanks, Barbara! I wash my tablecloths once a week unless there is a bad spill in which case I launder right away. I also shake the cloths out once or twice a week if crumbs build up. (I just walk the cloth to the front door and shake away!)
Thanks so much, Jen! :)
Hi Mary, I meant to link those tablecloths! They are still available at The Vermont Country Store. Here's a link: I do leave the cloths in place for meals, but I fold them up a bit when we do schoolwork or crafts. (So the boys can work on the hard surface.) Also, I shake the cloths out quite often, but if there are spills I do toss them in the wash right away. I go back and forth between these cloths and some place mats we have as well as a couple of runners. :-)
In other words ... it's week one of the Organized Home Challenge! Who's with me? :) Hello my friends and Happy Friday! As I've mentioned a couple of times on Facebook, this year I am following along with Home Storage... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and Happy New Year! I'm so glad you stopped by ... I hope your week is going well! Well I may have missed last week's final Christmas Tea, but - since technically it's still Christmas - I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you so much for letting me know, Lori! I think I just fixed it. :)
Thanks, Lisa! It's my pleasure ~ I have such fun making these sheets up and am happy to share them! :)
Thank you so much, Lori. I've added a liturgical version for January (will work on the rest as I can) ... it's in no way exhaustive but I've included the days of note on my own calendar. :)
Thanks, Penny! I'm having fun with them - but try to make them useful! I hope you are enjoying your winter break with your girls! :) LOVED the card ... <3 Happy New Year!
Stacy, I've changed the January 2017 Calendar title to January 2017 Month-at-a-Glance and beside it I added a liturgical version. This is in no way exhaustive but I included the days of note on my own calendar. :)
Hello my friends and Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start! ❤ I hope to have my "New Year's Tea" up soon, but today - without a moment to spare! - I'm getting my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
LISA! Congratulations, Lisa - you've won my "Winter Comforts Basket!" I hope you'll enjoy it! I will be in touch this week to organize all the mailing details. :) And a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who participated in our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
Happy New Year's Eve, my friends! Our giveaway is just about at its end, but I have two more lovely tea moments to share! Below we have a submission from dear friend and longtime reader Gill - who was actually... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for joining me for another teatime. :) All throughout December I've been sharing readers' favorite cups and mugs, in my "Tea with Friends" series, returning on Fridays with my own... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at By Sun and Candlelight