Our Play/Homeschool Room

Our Play/Homeschool Room

I'm so excited to finally share our homeschool/playroom with you all. We will actually do the majority of our work at our kitchen table so we can spread out but I also wanted to have a designated area for the girls to do some independent work, quiet reading, and just an area to enjoy some free time in. I didn't do a lot in here as far as "getting it ready" to homeschool. Both of my girls have shared a bedroom for three years and this has been our "playroom" the entire time. I already had everything in the room, I just adjusted and made it more "school" friendly. I moved the chalkboard, desk, converted the toy cubby (it was stuffed) into a mini library, made an "art cart" and organized the closet. Other than purchasing some supplies and their curriculum, I already had everything. I've had some ask why they have backpacks if we are homeschooling......well, I still work and there will be...

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Lit List | Own Your Everyday

Lit List | Own Your Everyday

This was another book I picked up to read this month and I absolutely loved it! It wasn't your typical "self help" book (which I'm not a fan of) but complete opposite. It offered a Biblical perspective on taking ownership of your daily life and putting your identity in being a child of God. Not your role as a wife, mom, business owner, or any other hats you put on-but as His child and that alone. I really enjoyed and related a lot to Jordan and am thankful there is still material being produced that isn't "ME" focused but "Christ in me" focused. I'm linking it here. Let me know how you like it if you end up reading it!

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Early Morning Routine + Mixtape

Early Morning Routine + Mixtape

Our mornings need to have some structure due to me being a small business owner and now newbie homeschool mama. Not to mention having a husband who's a full time career fireman and farmer. When Zack and I made the decision to homeschool, he made the suggestion of having a morning routine and fun playlist for us to get our morning started and set the tone for the day. Things will evolve and change as we get deeper into the year but for now here's what mornings will look like around these parts for awhile: 5 AM: I'm off to the gym if Zack isn't at the station to get my workout in for the day. Sometimes I have to get them done in the afternoon, but I prefer knocking them out in the morning. It's hard to peel the covers off but my days go so much better when I start them off sweating. If Z is at the station, I try to get a workout outside. 6:30 AM: I wake the house up, Z starts cooking...

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Lit League

Lit League

I was thrilled when Lit League contacted me about becoming an affiliate and sharing their boxes with you all! As you know, we are book lovers. It's my mission to raise readers and it's a joy to see them get lost in books. These activity boxes take a story even deeper and are themed entirely around whatever the book is. Lit League's book-themed activity boxes are easy and convenient. They're a wonderful choice for families looking for effortless ways to supplement at-home learning or for those kiddos who thoroughly just LOVE to read. Each box contains a new reading adventure and provides hours of cross-curricular, screen free fun. Veteran educators curate these fun boxes to create a culture of reading in the home and are designed to foster a love of reading. What's in a Lit League Box? Each box includes: a high-interest picture book (ages 3-9), early chapter book (ages 5-9), or chapter...

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(Home) School Is Now In Session

(Home) School Is Now In Session

My little ladies are now official homeschool kids! I've been trying to come up with the words on this post for weeks so here goes. As many of our friends are getting their kiddos ready for their first day Thursday, so are we. Ours just looks differently this year and hopefully from now on. I will say, it's the most liberating feeling to take complete ownership of your children's lives from inside the home to their education. I've learned so much over the last year of researching all things homeschool until my eyes would glaze over. I want to preface this by saying we were beyond blessed by our rural school district. It's where me and the last four generations of my family attended and then enrolled our own there. The girls have had a wonderful education thus far and the most amazing educators. Our decision to homeschool was not because of where they were currently going. Then why...

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Lindsay’s Baby Shower

Lindsay’s Baby Shower

This weekend I got to help shower my best friend for her first baby - a little girl. Linds and I have been besties for over 20 years and to see her become a mama is such a joy. I know she's going to do amazing. When we had our first daughter, I immediately knew that if something were to happen to me, I wanted Lindsay as Paisley's Godmother. I can't wait to give this sweet girl all of the snuggles. I even had to buy her first pair of cowgirl boots and wranglers. Her first birthday she might just need a pony! :) It was such a sweet brunch and fun to celebrate their sweet, growing family. I'm so excited that we get to be girl moms together. We love you Linds! I'm so proud of you.

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