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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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I so enjoyed reading all these comments and commiserations, ladies!! :) Planners are such a fun topic ... and I'm glad to know I'm not the only picky one out there! ;) Kelly, I had to laugh at your comment - I'm the SAME way! I am so easily swayed from what I feel/think/hope is working to what someone else is using (or the sparkling new planner I stumble across in Target, lol). I understand the need to skim, completely!
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(Plus a bit of book news at the end!) Happy Wednesday, my friends! Sorry I've been a bit out of touch lately ... we've had a lot going on here at the house these days! We're gearing up for a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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Well, as promised, here is a second and closer look at the daily planner I am now using. The story behind this recent purchase is here, but just to recap - this is a $20 Blue Sky "Day Designer" daily... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at By Sun and Candlelight
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"There is no lack of produce in August gardens, the best of which is saved for the fairs and reunions. Jars of golden mustard pickles and crisp green cucumber slices wait in rows in the cool cellar. String beans and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
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*So named because this post was meant to be wordless but as usual, I can't help myself ... The stairwell as I walk down to get a second cup of coffee - so pretty, I had to snap a pic!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Which means, I have a whole lotta pictures to share! But first, a little throwback, just to keep it all in perspective ... Some of you may remember this wee fella from way back when I started blogging ... ten... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on project planning - and for the birthday wishes for CJ! :) As I mentioned above in my comment to Kelly, I would love to do a post where we share our planner (in pictures and thoughts) with each other. Wouldn't that be fun? I myself stopped by my favorite paper store yesterday and bought myself some new papers ... cleared out an old binder and set myself to work. I love using my planner ... but making it is almost as fun! Blessings, all ...
That is a lovely planner, Jess! Thank you for linking! :)
I agree, clipboards are fantastic! I have one right now with my lists for the birthday celebrating this week - menus, errands, to-dos ... a couple of recipes stuck behind the handwritten list. :)
This makes such great sense, Amy! Thank you! I like the idea of storing project plans within the month/season they are taking place ... as most of my projects are in fact timely. Birthdays, holidays, feast days and the like. Maybe I could have a separate section for non-timely projects (like, cleaning out garage) ... ooh, wheels turning ... :)
Kelly, thank you for sharing this! I have been fascinated by Moleskin planners, and love looking at all the variations over on Pinterest. :) Yours sounds wonderful. I do LOVE making my own planner ... there's something so satisfying about tailoring it to your exact needs. I just ordered more of that pretty seasonal paper so I can create a personalized academic planner for myself. (The lady at the store remembered me and wondered if I was making *another* calendar ... lol ... yup!) I have a need for coil binding, and usually take mine to Staples (or start with an already bound notebook) ... but now I have my eye on a binding contraption that would allow me to bind things at home!! I think it would be fun to do a post where I invite readers to send me a picture and description of their planner(s). This is my favorite topic to dissect and discuss!
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Next month Crackerjack will make his Holy Confirmation, so I've been scrambling about checking suit sizes, dress shoes, ties and belts, etc., but it occurred to me ... we'd need something "spiffy" for our littlest man to wear, too! Well,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Good Tuesday morning, my friends! I was working on my sidebars this morning, when I came across this fun little newsletter I wrote back in 2012 ... Some of you received one of these in the mail! :) Whether you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Penny, I thought of you last night, roundabouts 3 a.m. ... :) I was using the "ladies room" and could hear through the open window, an owl in our front yard! It was so close! I'm pretty sure it was a barred owl - hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hooo .... I was so excited! We've heard it before (and even saw one our first year here) but never so close! Of course, I tempered that excitement with a little worry for my tiny red squirrels ... ;)
Yes, those are the ones! Thanks for linking, Kelly! I found mine at Staples and they were in what looked like a selection of new binder accessories, so maybe they haven't been put out in all stores or perhaps they are not offering them online yet.
Kelly, I do see a difference and I do prefer the older issues. I started collecting them in 1987/88? The first year they published ... my grandmother and I shared the subscription. I was so pleased when they started re-publishing them a few years back - even if they're not the same, they're still pretty good! :)
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Joanna, it's cool most mornings but the heat rises pretty quickly! We'll be in the 80s this week and that's pretty normal for us in August. Possibly AC weather, but I love having fresh air as often as possible!
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Yes, Karen! I have noticed a certain smell in the air this month ... it's neat how we are such instinctive beings even when we are so wrapped up in the world as we know it. Our senses are still attuned to the changing of seasons in subtle ways like smells and the feel of the morning air. :)
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Thank you, everyone, for these lovely comments! :)
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Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Ours was very nice - we spent Saturday at Bill's folks' golden anniversary party, and what a special day it was - perfect August weather and lots of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and welcome! I hope your week's going well. :) I have a few fun things to share with you all this fine Thursday morning ... I spied my first glimpse of Autumn yesterday as I paged through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Thank you, Arlene! That is some wonderful news on your little guy! Every step forward is a blessing! :)
*blushing* Thanks so much, Penny! And yes, it does feel good to get this part done - mailing them off this morning! :)
Thanks, Christi! :)
Aw, Pam - thank you! What a kind thing to say ... looking forward to our chat. :)