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i love fridays!  not only because they are a mellow homeschool day for us, but because its when i get to recap my week in pictures.  i’m linking up with jeannett of life rearranged.  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow along!

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our school year is off to a pretty good start!  i’ve only had one meltdown so far, so i’d say thats a win!

we’ve had a lot of poetry memorizing over the last week, and having silas do various exercises while reciting did the trick!

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i am still working through 1000 gifts.  i’m a slow reader, but i am enjoying any chance i get!

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the girls and i went for a coffee date while the boys went on a mountain bike ride.  they were just so much fun!

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i’m trying to get more creative about squeezing in school time when we’re not usually doing school:  evenings, weekends, after at-school days.  i’ve found that the kids don’t mind a little random extra work, and our home days have been significantly lighter!

the girls were memorizing the land of nod so we got a little creative with it.

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while the kids were at school on monday, i decided to skip work, and get crafty.  i rarely take a day for me, and even more rarely do i craft for myself.  it was really, really fun!

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and i was having so much fun all by myself that i decided to make a super yummy lunch and watch project runway, which made my it-takes-less-than-an-hour-to-make pillow take a couple hours.  it was totally worth it.

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and here’s the finished product.  love it.  and the 6 others i’ve made since!

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some days i find solice in a little mindless crafting.  when everyone else is whining and talking back to me, and i can’t run away from it, i craft.  and it helps.

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and look what my coping crafting turned out:  a little teeny love pillow.  lily asked if the S & L stood for silas * lily ;)

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and this just went into the shop, my newest version of the gold rush mini messenger bag.  i lovvvvvve it!  i also added many other new products – be sure to check them out!

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oh, and then there’s this: free friday!

have a great weekend!

Comments

  1. 1

    Darn. I’ve missed free Friday.

    Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE that pillow with the buttons…..and the one with the initials, adorable!!

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    I love the pillows!! I’m reading the same book. I’m a fast reader, but this book makes me read slower as to not miss anything.

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    I love the colored crates in your school room! where did you snag those? also love the teal pillow! so cute:)

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