So what is a Sky Blanket? I had actually never heard of it until Aly over at Bug, Bird and Bee mentioned that she was helping to co-fund the Sky Blanket project. Basically you will Knit, Crochet or Quilt (whatever you want to do) a block or a row each day to represent the color of the sky. I am going to be knitting my blanket. But you could make a scarf. I’ve heard it’s best to pick the same time each day as your reference but you don’t have to. I am going for the colors of the morning.
Archives for December 2015
Wow, I can hardly believe that I started this blog a year ago. We have had so many adventures, challenges and accomplishments since January 1st. Here is a look back at our top 10 most popular blog post of 2015.
I LOVE photography. I LOVE taking photos of our children, and of nature. When I started this blog in January of 2015 I also set up an Instagram account so that I could share our best photos. If you are not already following us on Instagram, you can do so HERE. We have shared 740 photos since the beginning of the year. I can only imagine how many more we will share in this new upcoming year. Here is a look at our top 9 photos for 2015.
Another week has come and gone. The Winter Solstice is fast approaching and so is Christmas. The weather has been unseasonably warm so we spent most of our days outside. But first… I was told that we needed face paint. I thought about it and you know…some days are just face paint kind of days! If you want to give your children a little bit or a lot of face painting freedom try this Certified Organic Face Paint. Our son, Gabriel, applied his face paint with a small paint brush.
We took the children for a hike at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. We love this preserve and hike the trails often. Even with mother nature preparing for her winter slumber there was much beauty and peace to be found.
Welcome to another week in the life of unschoolers. I promise our week did not solely consist of reading, but…. a large part of it did. Between our A-Book-A-Day Advent Calendar and the library we were reading maniacs! The children are taking turns with who opens an advent book each day. I’m really loving this tradition as it is helping the kids to countdown and it creates a wonderful bonding moment as we snuggle up to read that days advent book. Opening our books in front of our Harry Potter Christmas tree has been really special.
We are big fans of Harry Potter. We’ve read all of the books and have watched all of the movies. Our son, Gabriel actually dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween this year. So, it wasn’t much of a stretch for us to create a Harry Potter Christmas Tree.
Our normal Christmas tradition involves putting up a fake tree and calling it a day. Nothing terribly special. No pomp, no zing. This year, I wanted our Christmas to be different. I wanted to start a few new traditions. My husband and I discussed it and we both agreed that this year would be different. We started a new tradition this year by going and letting the kids pick out a live tree.
Such a busy week and it has flown by. With Thanksgiving upon us some of our normal routines have been altered. The beauty of homeschooling and unschooling is that you just go with the flow of life. Our public school friends were out of school all week. Where did they end up? Our house of course! It fills me with joy to realize that our home is a welcoming place for others.