Sonia and Zoe’s room: clean.

After Christmas (and after the weeks of sickness at our house!), there were some areas that needed some pretty serious attention. I already showed that you that I tackled my laundry room (and even painted the floor in there). I’m pleased to tell you that Sonia and Zoe and I also took on their room....more

This book is on its last leg.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. It’s kind of a 104 project instead of a 365 project. I bought this Saxon 54 textbook used, as I do with most of our non-consumable curriculum, and it wasn’t in super great shape then ....more

I’m not gonna sew bras. But hey! Gardening! Bread! Photography!

Hey there, guys! The Ultimate DIY bundle comes with a number of bonus offers, the most exciting being a free course from Craftsy. Craftsy courses run anywhere from $39-$59, so this course alone is worth more than the bundle price of $34.95 ....more

I’m kind of bad at self-promotion. But here’s my best effort. ;)

I’ve already given you all my opinion of the Ultimate DIY bundle. (In a nutshell, it’s a screaming deal if you love crafting, sewing, painting, and DIY decorating). But, I thought you all would find it helpful to hear what other readers think of the bundle too! ...more

Five Frugal Things

My friend Katy frequently posts a list of five frugal things she’s done recently....more

How to Make Chocolate Whoopie Pies

A long time ago (like when Zoe was a baby), my mom made whoopie pies. I don’t really remember how I felt about them back then (I probably liked them!), but the memory of the whoopie pies made me want to bake them with my mom. So, we googled to find a recipe and came across a Cook’s Country recipe on another blog ....more

A few of my book faves (plus some of my not-faves)

The Ultimate DIY bundle, which I posted about yesterday, has 76 ebooks and ecourses, which is a lot to sort out! Whenever I buy a bundle, I don’t download all the books, because I know there are going to be a number I’m just not interested in. So instead I opt to download just the ones I’m going to want to read ....more

The Ultimate DIY Bundle is here!

When I posted about making my own Soft Scrub on Monday, I mentioned that I got the recipe from a book in the Ultimate DIY ebook bundle, which is available to you as of 8:00 this morning. The Ultimate DIY bundle contains 76 ebooks and ecourses (plus 6 bonus offers) for $34.95, so the price per book/course is slightly less than $0.46. The bundle covers a lot of areas of DIY, such as sewing: crafts: (my book is in this group!) photography: home decor: home and garden: (Clean and Simple is the book with the soft scrub recipe.) and there are more books too! ...more

Flower dissection is my favorite.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words…sort of a 104 project instead of a 365 project. Sonia and Zoe’s science course this year is botany, so we dissected a few flowers this past week....more

I’m reading like a crazy person, I made soft scrub…

Yup…it’s a miscellany kind of day, where I have multiple small things to tell you about. Ready? 1. The Woolbuddy Giveaway The felting kit giveaway closes tonight at midnight EST ....more