SUMMER

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our homeschool in pictures + books | June, July, + August

There are a thousand thousand reasons to love this life, everyone one of them sufficient. ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead drawing and listening to an old Sheryl Crow CD journaling chopping peaches for dinner learning to kayak daydreaming cleaning…
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fresh flowers in the late summer home

A small bundle of fresh flowers for the home can be water for the soul, especially in these late summer months when the temperatures soar and the fields lie crispy and parched. I tend to sprinkle small bundles or sprigs throughout the…
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a sample meal plan for summer

I regularly have people ask me how I plan our family meals, and also how I include the kids in the kitchen. I've been working on a small upcoming project regarding this topic, which I'll have more on soon, but for now, I thought I'd share…
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for the weekend | an outing to the garden shop

When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am so distant from the hope…
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for the weekend | eight watermelon recipes

Today marks the beginning of a new month and a long holiday weekend here. We're packing up again to travel and visit family, and also to find ways to keep cool in this Southern heat. When the weather grows this stifling, it seems our family only…
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saving seeds from the home garden

We didn't plant a spring garden this year, minus a few yukon gold potato plants (which we've already harvested) and a handful of herbs. The spring felt heavy with projects around our home, and I felt the need to let the soil and my management…
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simplifying home | reflecting the seasons

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.  --Charles Dickens While…
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style essential no. 05 | white denim

Earlier in the year, I began a style series exploring pieces from my closet I considered essential--clothing or accessories I go to regularly and tend to build around throughout the year. The goal, I hoped, would help cultivate gratitude for…