The One With All the Books

It’s been a very, very long time since I’ve taken the time to do a simple weekly wrap-up. This wrap-up is the one with all the books. It’s also the one where are finding our groove, chasing minimalism, and reading all-the-things. . . We took an early Christmas break back in December and started our school year back up on January 16th, when Catie’s college classes started back up again. I really enjoyed the family time we had during the first half of January, it was really nice. So now we just wrapped up our second week of school after

A Belated Birthday Update and Lots of Good Links to Share

Happy Saturday! I have a lot of good stuff for you (really) so stick it out to the end of this post! This has been a very busy past two weeks, and I haven’t had a chance to do a wrap up post. So I’m just going to hit the highlights, okay? In My Life I celebrated my 35th birthday last week and it turned out to be a pretty good day. I made the best chocolate peanut butter cake. YUM! (<– Trust me, you want to go check out that link.) Also, I have a very funny husband… he

Summer Heat, DK Books, the Library ~ Weekly Wrap-Up

The past two weeks have seriously overflowed with books. We have so many books! (I love books.) The past two weeks have also been very HOT, in spite of some unexpected Summer rain. We’re approaching the most miserable part of the summer, so, how about that air conditioner? I didn’t take nearly enough pictures this week, I’ll have to do better next week. 😉  Around the house… The most notable thing that happened around the house in the past two weeks – we got the air conditioner hooked up and running! I know that air conditioning is a privilege, believe

Bookcases and Babysitting Classes – Last Week Wrap-Up

Hey, y’all! I have a lot of goodies to share from last week, which turned out to be a very busy but really good week overall. Come check it out.. Around the house… It’s been really, REALLY, hot here in Texas lately. And we are still one more step away from getting our central air conditioner hooked up and running so we are surviving with a few window air conditioners until then. I haven’t been quite as productive as I’d have liked to have been, but I did accomplish getting another bookcase purchased, put together and set up in our

Illness, Impromptu Breaks, and Ingenuity

In my life this week… Once again, I found myself feeling less than stellar this past week. My body finally lost the battle with the head cold and it just really wiped me out. We were supposed to take a school break this week, but I had decided that we weren’t going to — but then I got sick so we did. We just go with the flow. Even when I’m sick and we’re not doing school, though, we still do some “fun learning.” 😉 In our homeschool this week… We learned about: We didn’t do much “book learning” this

Mother’s Journal ~ August 24, 2012 : The Back to School Edition

Tidbits of life and nuggets of goodness gathered this week, harvested and blended like a tasty cup of hot tea. Grab a sip and savor the flavor of life here at Classic Housewife.