Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mail . . .

  I love getting mail, especially when it is something other than bills. I got a package & I am so excited I can hardly contain my excitement.
     ScrapTherapy Cut the Scraps!: 7 Steps to Quilting Your Way through Your Stash

It is a book I heard about at my quilt group.  It is meant to help with my large boxes of scrap fabrics I can't seem to part with yet.  So I am very excited!!  I love a good quilt book, & just reading it makes me want to get into my scraps & start making a system of organizing them!
 Also, right now we are trying to finish gathering our items for home school. I have our basic curriculum outlined & one day will actually share it with you.  Some subjects we won't officially start until after Labor Day Weekend, because I won't pick items up until then, but others I will be ordering this week. One thing this year we are going to do is these:
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition

 So we are getting excited for things at this house.  We are doing daily journaling right now. Last year doing this was like pulling teeth, (so I never pushed it really hard) but this year the boys are excited to do it. So we as a family are trying to make it a daily habit. Me included. So far they have been writing more & more. My motto for this year when it comes to homeschooling : Inspire, not Require.

 What fun things have you been getting in the mail?


  1. I got a super sweet card from this super nice gal (who happens to live on a country road ;)) It really made my day and gave me some much needed encouragement. Thanks again!!!

  2. I seriously considered Story of the World as well. I think it looks great! I've heard that supplemental book is really good to use for additional activities and coloring pages. Can't wait to hear what else you have planned for this year. I'm considering waiting until after Labor Day before beginning anything more formal as well. We are still on summer/vacation mode. Lots of things still to do outside. (Although, we logged 175 hours of our 810 hour requirement this summer, so it's not like we aren't doing anything!) :)