Ahhhhh September is here. Back to school. Cool nights. Finishing the garden. So many happy things. School is definitely back underway here and it is fun trying to make our homeschool special for our youngest as he is the only one around these days. It struck me as I was working on curriculum and lesson plans that I need to make sure to be intentional in the “real” life lessons that my child needs.
Maybe you are in the same boat. It takes being intentional about our goals and what we want to teach our kids.
The excitement of spring and planting the seeds and seedlings is over. We are in the long haul of August and the summer garden. I won’t kid you. It’s NOT easy to do a garden in the late summer.
It’s hot. The bugs seem to be winning. The weeds have not given up the war. But I am winning against the weeds in the garden!
Seeing the produce on the plants in the garden keeps my motivation going for just a little longer.
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We turned the AC on this week. Kids are in the pool. I’m using the crockpot to avoid heating up the kitchen. We are on summer school schedule there is more time to do crafts, read books and play games! Summer has arrived and we are LOVING it! My craft goal for the summer was to make some string art. One version of this Mason jar vase was perfect for both the Patriot decor I love between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and for the rest of the summer. The "normal" or summer version of the vase can hold artificial, dried or cut flowers.
Have you ever gotten on a craft kick? Not the crochet a little each evening or even a weekend of scrapbooking with some friends, but a REAL "can’t hold all the ideas in my head kick?" That’s what I’m dealing with right now. Come join the madness with this tutorial! This paper flower shadow box has been a work of love. My nephew recently left on deployment in Afganistan. He’s in my prayers constantly and I wanted to give his wife something as she endures his time away.