It’s been a while since I’ve done a little update on life. How about we just start with this last week…
There are times when we ask ourselves “why did we not think of this sooner?” and our clothes line was one of those time.
Here’s the before. We strung up this clothes line really quick when we first moved in, almost 3 years ago. And it’s stayed that way. Funny how that happens, huh?
This is the picture from right after we refinished the fence and the line is waay in the back there strung across all haphazard.
I’ve had plans to build a nice clothes line, that looks really pretty. But alas, life happens and more important money requiring things always come up.
And then on Sunday night I was like, what if we just drilled holes right into the fence and made our current situation at least look less trashy.
And less trashy it looks…for free.
I’m starting to plan out our garden and get stuff planted. The kids just love planting seeds and checking on them everyday to see if they’ve sprouted yet. Cheap entertainment.
Miss Hailey is working on potty training (learning?). I’m not gunna lie…I’m super lazy about this. But she’s showing interest and we’re actually doing pretty good during the day.
We stepped into going on car rides without a diaper now. But I always put a cloth prefold down in her car seat, just in case. Because I don’t feel like replacing the car seat foam and hand washing a urine soaked cover.
Books I’ve Been Reading
Poldark Series – Oh my goodness. SO.GOOD. These are so efficiently written, meaning there is very little fluff in the book. It’s all interesting and moves the story line along.
Also, I’m so impressed with PBS for staying remarkably close to the books. I finally got through the first 4 (which are what Season’s 1-2 cover) and have moved on to 5 and 6. I’m officially going to have some foreknowledge of the suspense to come when season 3 is released.
Talking As Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham – This was a fast read and it was pretty good. Much better than her first book, in my opinion.
Far from the Madding Crowd – This is one that I’m moving a little more slowly through because it’s not so action packed as the Poldark books. I find myself getting very frustrated with Bathsheba and wondering why sweet Gabriel has such terrible taste in women.
Researching Homeschooling Curriculum
I just attended a homeschooling conference a couple of weeks ago to scout out some of our options. We’ve been doing a mix of Charlotte Mason and Montessori.
I think we will likely be sticking with the Montessori method for teaching him to read, since that seems to be working really well for us so far. And then Charlotte Mason for everything else (with Math still being up in the air).
Why are there so many choices? I’m suffering from too many option overwhelm.
My eBook Minimize the Mess: A Mother’s Guide to Simplifying the Home is included in this year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! They’re super picky about which resources they allow in the bundle and I’m so honored to be a part of it this year.
Minimize the Mess is great if you’re looking for help decluttering your house with little kids in tow. It’s packed with helpful tips, tricks and questions to ask yourself as you go through everything. And of course, I’ve got free printables to help you along the way.
But back to the bundle, if you haven’t heard of it yet it’s this huge bundle of 106 ebooks, ecourses and bonuses for under $30.
I know, you’re probably thinking There’s no way I could even get through all those! But here’s the thing. You don’t have to need or even want every resource in the bundle.
All it takes is 3-4 of the resources in the bundle to make this a huge savings.
For example, lets say you’re interested in the Cozy Minimalist Decorating Class by Myquilyn Smith ($39), 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero ($12.99) by Ruth Soukup, and Bullet Journaling for Book Lovers ecourse by Anne Bogel ($15). I’ve been loving these btw.
Throw in a free Kiwi Crate ($20) for your kids and you’ve already got a total of almost $90.
This bundle is only available for a short time and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
Linking up with Kelly.
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