We kicked off our homeschooling year with an acrylic painting session on sunflowers. It was the kids’ first time painting with (my) acrylic paints. We had planted sunflowers, on purpose and by accident, in our garden and in the chicken run, so we have plenty of inspiration! After a brief description of how acrylic paints work and a little demo by mom, the kids took off on their own! I think they did a great job!
Rocky Mountain Oils posted an article about the best oils to use to help combat a variety of pesty bugs and ticks. We have Bug Off as well as a variety of other oils such as geranium and thyme that I have mixed in a spray bottle. The kids like it if I add a little bit of vanilla as well. So far so good! Check out their website here.
I’ve recently been drawn to Rocky Mountain Oils after reading up on the company itself, and reading some research done by folks who spent their time researching EO companies, using the same kind of criteria I would have if I had the time and energy to do so! In the end, it seems that RMO and I will be a good match. With that said, I have just ordered a new diffuser for our home, and their “Bug Off” EO for the kids. I also just noticed they have a Kid’s Kit of several oils diluted properly for use in a roller ball dispenser on children, and it’s on sale right now…
I just saw this post from Tracy at Our Simple Homestead about how they incorporate the meaning of Easter – Christ rising from the dead – into their Easter Egg Hunt. I thought her ideas were great and am going to try to incorporate these verses and symbols into our Easter. Thanks Tracy!
Uh, yum! This sounds great and would be a fun dish for a celebration! I have a couple celebrations coming up and I’m going to keep this in mind for sure!
I just love the look of this set up on this recent post by Wildflowers and Marbles! I’m going to be looking for adorable clipboards like this myself – I need pretty organizational supplies just to motivate me to get things done!
I recently found Wildflowers and Marbles and I just love her website. She just posted one with such beautiful images of her schoolroom, along with some tips, that I wanted to share…
I just ran across this blog and post by School of Immaculata. It’s a beautiful website with lots of information I’m looking forward to reading myself! I thought I would share the post and link with you here.
From one of my favorite Catholic blogs, Catholic All Year… some great ideas for how to live out the Year of Mercy in our own homes: