My Sewing Corner

Etsy and Paypal fee calculator and shipping links

If you sell through Etsy and ship through Paypal like I do... here's some quick links I use often. If the buyer did not pay through Paypal you can still use Paypal to ship! Use the ship now link below! I bought a food scale to use at home and it comes very handy. No… Continue reading Etsy and Paypal fee calculator and shipping links

My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

Reading Weather Has Arrived

  We had our first dusting of snow this morning in Middle Tennessee. The children are out trying to scrape snowballs together with their dad. I'm cuddled under blankets by the fire, shivering and struggling to stay warm. My body was definitely not made for winter weather. I'm trying my best to embrace this season… Continue reading Reading Weather Has Arrived


A Playful Pioneers Picture Album

Our latest Playful Pioneers Adventures. Make sure to check back throughout the year! “At noontime everyone was allowed to move about the schoolroom and talk quietly. Eliza Jane opened the dinner-pail on her desk. It held bread-and-butter and sausage, doughnuts and apples, and four delicious apple turnovers, their plump crusts filled with melting slices of… Continue reading A Playful Pioneers Picture Album

My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

25 Days of Christmas Books!

Happy December! Time to change the calendar and gather Advent materials. (And I should probably consider removing the rotting pumpkins from the front porch.) As we count down to Christmas, we will pull out a new book from our December book stack. Christmas books are my favorite! We will also be adding Advent activities and… Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas Books!

Homeschool · My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves

We finished up our science unit on bugs last month. I decided to pause our usual science lessons and do a quick unit study on trees and leaves. The leaves have been beautiful this year! The kids love going on leaf hunts and running back home to identify them in their books. They really enjoyed… Continue reading Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves

My Kitchen · Soup is my love language!

Creamy veggie gnocci soup (Olive Garden Style)

Fall has arrived in Tennessee! That means Soup Season is here! Sundays in the Fall are perfect for snuggling and soup! Here's what we made this rainy, cold weekend. Creamy Veggie Gnocci Soup Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 1 onion diced (1 cup) 3 carrots diced (1 cup) 3 celery stalks diced (1/2 cup) 2… Continue reading Creamy veggie gnocci soup (Olive Garden Style)