Learning how you work best is key to finding a system for planing that actually works for you – and you might be surprised at the results! Mystie from Simplified Organization has been a huge help in my planning journey, and today, I’m sharing her FREE 3 Part Workshop – Paper v. Digital. This mini-workshop will help you decide what planning methods work best for you and how to implement them today! Enjoy!
I don’t usually post on Sundays, but as I was putting together this post, it just “felt” like a Sunday post. Perhaps it is because this is the first Sunday of Advent, and it just feels right to make this the day we transition to the Christmas season of anticipation and expectation. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and unless you have later meals to attend, your mind has probably turned to Christmas festivities and all the season holds. It truly is a wonderful time of year!
I wanted to share with you how we transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and some of the things we do to make this season of anticipation special and memorable.
Tired of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday? It’s probably because the sales you see aren’t all that relevant to you and where you are in your life. At least that seems to be the case for me. I’m just not that into all these catchy-named shopping days; HOWEVER, I do like a good deal when it is something I ACTUALLY WANT! So, without further ado, here are the deals I want to hear about…you’re welcome!
Why Buy >> These clips are sturdy and gorgeous, and hold any hair type. They make beautiful gifts for the girls in your family – especially those teen girls who are hard to buy for!
You have heard me rave over and over again about the DVD series from Compass Classroom –
If you are feeling discouraged in your homeschooling, this DVD will encourage you and give you the strength to keep going. If you are confused about how to homeschool or how to create a lifestyle of learning, this DVD will tell you how without giving you a lot of extra information you don’t need. If you are overwhelmed and just need rest, this DVD will offer a breath of fresh air.
I cannot say enough good about it, and guess what?!
I’m giving away a copy of Homeschool Made Simple!
If you win, you will love it! If you don’t – you really should consider getting your own copy! It will be a priceless addition to your Mom Resources Library!
(HINT: There WILL be a Black Friday Sale, so stay tuned so you don’t miss out on a great deal!)
Have you seen the beautiful Lilla Rose clips, headbands, and hair pins? Every time I go to their website, my daughters and I end up sitting in front of the computer ooohing and aaahing over them! And I know their products are quality, so I don’t mind splurging every now and then to buy these gorgeous clips for me, my girls, as stocking stuffers, and even as birthday presents for other girls we know. Every women needs a little sparkle in her life!
I know many women (bloggers and nonbloggers – like my friend, Misty) who have joined the Lilla Rose team and make a nice income from selling these lovely products (and they rave about the integrity of the company too!).
The cooler weather is beckoning to you. The falling leaves are begging you to ignore your studies and go outside just to breathe in the colors. The hearth calls you to gather round, snuggle up, and read another book aloud to the children. And with all your might, you want to listen.
But, you are afraid.
Afraid that if you take the holiday season off, you will lose your momentum, your children will fall behind, you will once again lack the consistency you are certain you need in order to truly teach your children anything of import.
So, you trudge along…ignoring that inner sense that this is a season of slowing down.
But, I urge you to listen, my friends. God created these seasons. This is a season of harvest and thanksgiving flowing into a season of anticipation and realization. Do not miss what is good.
We have been lucky enough over the years to have friends and family who like to play games. I mean real games. The kind that come in a box. The kind that have people sitting around a table face to face, laughing, talking, sharing their lives. In fact, I have such fond memories of our Holiday Games Nights, I wanted to encourage you to plan your own this season. Plan one for family, for friends, for the neighbors, for your children – it’s a simple way to make memories that are priceless! And it doesn’t have to be a fancy affair. In fact, it SHOULDN’T be fancy at all! All Game Nights require are easy snacks, simple games, and a smattering of people. Let me tell you a few stories to help you see just how easy this can be…
I’ve got cooking and baking on the brain! This is my week to prepare for Thanksgiving because we start festivities this weekend! The roasted sweet potatoes are prepped and in the freezer, the sweet potato casseroles are in the freezer too. And guess what else is in the freezer?! These:
These sprouted whole wheat rolls are a Trim Healthy Mama E bread for those of you following that plan (see the book here) and there are no unusual extra ingredients in the recipe. The only thing I have to get special (and I’m already buying it anyway) is sprouted whole wheat flour. I’ve been ordering Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour from Azure Standard for quite a while now. There are several ordering options – I usually get the case of 4 x 5 pounds.