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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Words that Inspire

I love words. (sometimes it’s my downfall) I love Scriptures on my doorposts, words of inspiration framed everywhere, reminders adorning my walls. There is a reason that God spoke the world into being and Jesus is the WORD (and Truth and Life) God has chosen to communicate with us through the Bible, His Word.

My local homeschool support group is having a tea. The goal is to honor veteran homeschoolers while also encouraging those just starting out. There is a loose Mary Engelbreit theme. I want quotes and Scriptures written on chalkboards all around and framed on the tables. There are many many that I love but now I am coming up blank. I need your help.

Do you have a Scripture that motivates your homeschool? A phrase that spurs you on? Is there something that I just can’t leave out?

I am so inspired b the way Melissa at 320 Sycamore uses quotes in her decorating:

"It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice."

Normal Day let me be aware of the treasure you are...

Don't ya just LOVE the Pretty is as Pretty does?

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valenitine's Day Mantle

My snowmen are now hybernating and I got out our Valentine stuff. I;m drinking my mornig cup of Joe from a darling Starbucks cup from a dear friend. We are playing Playdough on heart shaped placemats and the mantle is done:)

and a close up:

Blocks are from Goodwill.
Subway art is from HERE, Love Scripture verse

from HERE

LOVE blocks and children holding hands vase from GoodWill. I printed the pictures during a buy one get one free sale at CVS.

I also ordered custom Valentines
from Vistaprint (for shipping only)

I'm thinking about making cake pops for our Homeschool Groups Valentines party.

I don't feel on top of anything or very excited about Valentine's Day or any other big event coming up. Honestly, I'm glad to have life back to "normal days" No one sick. Not praying for anyone on the verge of dying. Not dealing with any major drama, just sweeping, laundry, diapers.... 

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thred Up

When my first son was born, a dear friend at church supplied me with a full wardrobe. I returned the clothes when my son outgrew them and her new son wore them. I have found some magical arrangements like this along my parenting road. Still, they are always gaps. When my daughter was born I scoured yard sales and thrift stores and found some great treasures. When she outgrew them, I sold them. With five children and an ever growing to do list I haven't kept up with clothes swapping like I wished I had. I have often wished for a group of friends who gathered and swapped clothes.

Enter Thred Up.

I pack a USPS Priority Mail box and list its contents. Someone chooses it and pays shipping. I print a label, mail out the box and choose my own.

Right now, they are offering an incentive for joining. Read through the facts page and see if it will work for you. They also offer programs like giving your box choosing credits to a military family

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