House Mangement Binder - UPDATE!!! - AGAIN!

***I found a new printable monthly calendar for 2013 that is so cute!  Check it out here:  Monthly Calendars

Many of you have used and loved the Home Management Binder links I posted last year.  Today I found some new and valuable links.  I was researching some homeschool printables (lesson plan forms, schedule printables, etc) and found a website that is now a new favorite.  Check out this siteHere is the direct link to her household printables.

She has some calendar printables that are great in conjunction with some of my links as many of them are not for 2012.  She also has some cleaning checklists that you might find helpful. A lot of her calendars are blank and not already dated which will allow you to use the same printable each year instead of finding a new one every year.  Just save the file so you have it for reference.  Never trust that the link will be there next year!

Happy Organizing


Sketch Tuesday: Pen and ink

Drawing and sketching have always been apart of my life, but it seems like life just gets in the way sometimes. There's always something else more pressing calling for my attention.

Recently, however, I've been picking up a pen or pencil and doing some sketching. It is probably the most relaxing past time when the day just seems to be stressful.

Anyway, here is one of my recent creations.  It's hanging next to the table where we do the majority of our homeschooling every day.

I've been trying to draw at least once a week. The best part is watching the kids join in and seeing their little minds quiet down and find peace as well. It doesn't matter what the end result looks like, just draw.


Oh, how I miss you!

I have missed my sewing machine for far too long.  It broke about a year ago and I have been left without and beyond sad about it along the way.  Don't ask me why I never replaced it... I just didn't.  Alanna (my almost 7 year old... ahhh!) asked and got a sewing machine for Christmas.  So, I'm back at it.  Albeit in a very different way, but back at the creating none the less.  It feels good.  Really good.

Alanna was looking at my blog last night and asked why I don't use it anymore.  I really couldn't give her a good answer.  Her response was simple... lets both make things to post!  Ok.  Why not?

It might not be as often as I would like, but our hopes are to post on this blog often with tips on sewing with children, sewing for children, crafts, crafts with kids and for kids... etc.  You get the point.

This is my favorite part of homeschooling.  Having the time during the day (after the school work is done) to do fun activities like teaching my 7 year old to make clothes for herself and her american girl doll. :)  It doesn't get better than this!

So, hopefully we can keep up and rejoin the blog world in a whole new way.  We're still planning on how things will look and feel, but you can be sure that there is more to come. :)  YAY!