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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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Hello and Happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend, and a lovely Easter too, if you celebrate! I am currently writing up a post about the file crate, but for today I thought I'd pop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello and Happy Monday, my friends! I hope your new (and Holy!) week is off to a great start. :) So last August I mentioned that we were finally ready to turn our sunroom into a formal learning room. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello everyone, and Happy Hump Day! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen one or more of my recent posts in which I gush over my brand new rolling "caddy" carts. Well, I'd like to share them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello and Happy Monday, everyone! Today I'm here to share another planning printable with you! This is just something I made up for myself because I'm always looking for ways to keep on track - plus, I just love making... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Friday! Well, as usual I'm here with but a few hours to spare, sharing some "extras" for your April planning! These pages can certainly be used on their own, but I've color-coordinated them with my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
Lol, it's good to go a little "crazy" sometimes! I often make a leap without thinking too much because if I did, I'd never do anything! (I'm very much a creature of comfort!) Thanks so much for your comments. :-) Take care! ~ Dawn
Thanks, Sarah! :-)
Hi Kristie! Let me quickly answer question one, but I would like to do more in a follow-up post. The Day Designer pages I generally only begin writing in the morning OF the day. The time after I wake up and before Little Bear wakes up can be 1-2 or more hours! I am generally up around 5-6 a.m. and LB can sometimes sleep till 9! So during that time I sit upstairs and drink coffee, check my phone and get my planner set for the day. That said ... I am trying to get a system going where I'm setting up pages a week or so in advance. Only because lately I haven't been able to rely on that window of time each morning and when LB wakes before I get the daily page written out then it kind of stays blank for several hours - or gets filled in hastily and not as effectively. I thought if I could write out the bare bones of each day over the weekend it would go a long way in being prepared for each day, especially in the event I have an unusually early start to my day. Now, about photos - well I fear I'm not as organized as I should be! I download from my phone every day or so. I find I'm taking less photos with my phone now that I have a camera though. But I download each of those just about every day. Then what I do is go through those photos and edit the ones I want for ... something ... whether it be a post or instagram ... and save those images to a folder cleverly called, "Images." ;-) The bulk of the photos stay in the "iPhoto" app on my computer. Bill does occasionally "download" (?) photos for back up to an external hard drive. I don't print any but I think that's a good idea! I really need to be better about my photos considering how many I take! That would be another great topic for a post ... I'd love to get suggestions from others! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and for the thoughtful questions. Let me know if you end up getting a DayDesigner! I'm loving my new one - it's beautiful! Will do a post soon. :) Take care! ~ Dawn
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Hello and Happy Monday, my friends! Today I'd like to talk a little about favorite children's books - in particular, ones that celebrate a happy day and/or a good night! We certainly enjoy books of all kinds and at any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Happy Friday, my friends! And blessings on this bright and bonny St. Patrick's Day! I have some pictures to share today - I've been busy with my boys and baking and books and blizzards and ... well, the usual. :)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
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... because spring IS coming, without a doubt - nevermind the historic BLIZZARD bearing down on New England as I type up this post! Yes, we are in for a lot of snow tomorrow - over a foot, maybe a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at By Sun and Candlelight
Kimberlee, thank you SO much for these very kind words. I'm so glad you enjoy my posts and will be catching up with the 52 Weeks series soon! (I fell a bit behind but have been working on the laundry room this weekend!) Blessings, ~ Dawn
Thanks, amy! :) Blessings, ~ Dawn
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Thank you, Veronica! Blessings ~ Dawn
Thank you so much, Tanya! Blessings to you and your dear family ...
Denise, I have them stored in my binder just as listed above. The special project pages come after the weekly planning pages. I've toyed with different arrangements ... still working out the kinks! ;-)
Thanks, Denise! Yes, a newish planner (since maybe December?) but one I only recently started using more faithfully. I have another week-at-a-glance planner that is quite a bit larger that I love as well. Can't decide which one suits my purpose better! Blessings ~ Dawn
Kristie, we got our couch at Jordan's Furniture in Reading, Massachusetts. I think they're a New England chain. We've had it about a year and it's quite comfortable! :) Blessings, ~ Dawn
Thank you, Benita. :) The stones are described in this post ... http://dawnathome.typepad.com/by_sun_and_candlelight/2017/02/our-simple-lenten-mantle-.html Near the bottom of the post. :) Blessings, ~ Dawn
Thank you, Michelle! I am honored! :) Blessings, ~ Dawn
Thanks, Penny! I guess we're in for another round of BIG snow ... *sigh* ... trying to summon up that "yay it's snowing let's hunker down and make cocoa" vibe ... but really, I'm just so ready for spring! Thanks, as always, for your kind words ... they always make me smile! Blessings, ~ Dawn
Thanks, Angie! Here's to a colorful spring! :) Blessings, ~ Dawn
Thank you, Lisa! I loved your pics - we're due to have a BIG snow this week! Guess we'll have to wait a bit longer for those daffodils ...
Hi Krystal! If you check out my "homekeeping journal" archive there are several posts about my binder (which has changed through the years). I will have a new post coming up soon though as I've changed it up again recently! :) Thanks so much for your comments! Blessings, ~ Dawn
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