Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Link ♥

A few of our favourite links this week. 

♥ We are big fans of Disney and can't wait for Big Hero 6! 

♥ Speaking of Disney, check out all the fun at Disney Halloween 2014!

♥ I participated in a snail mail social at the PEI library this week with a friend. It was a lot of fun and we both made several envelopes and postcards! We used templates from this site to make envelopes out of calendar pages. 

♥ The last few days have been filled with talks about NaNoWriMo! If you are not familiar with this challenge, check out NaNoWriMo and for younger writers, the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. 

Celeste is planning on participating for the first time and this will be my fourth time. We better load up on lots of tea and snacks! 

I found a few links this week that were of interest: 

25 self-care strategies for fall  

50 things you should do before you are 12 (but I think this list is great for all ages!)

How change of seasons affects animals and humans

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Documented Life Project ~ Weeks 41 & 42

The last two weeks of the documented Life Project were fun simple prompts, at least that is how I interpreted them! 

Week 41 was polka dots. I took my journal to the park and did a whole bunch of polka dots in a rainbow of colours. I did add one heart for fun. 

Week 42 was stars. I added stickers to the page, then painted all over with blue. After the paint dried, I peeled off the star stickers and added a white outline around each one. 

Check out Art to the 5th for all the prompts and for information on how to sign up for the free 2015 project! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Simplicity Saturday ~ Autumn Rose

The rose bush in our garden is giving us one more beautiful yellow rose. Another bud is almost open too, I hope it will be able to bloom before the cold really arrives...


Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Link ♥

It's Friday! Time to share some of the favourite sites, videos, and other internet world finds we came across and loved this week with you.

♥ Last week, I attended the "Make Your Fantasy Homeschool a Reality" webinar hosted by Julie Bogart from Brave Writer. It was inspiring and I think other homeschool parents should watch it! I took two pages of notes while listening and will watch it again now that is on Vimeo! I am so glad the video also includes the questions & answers part at the end. 

Make Your Fantasy Homeschool a Reality from Julie Bogart on Vimeo.

♥ With all the Ebola talks, my teens and I were interested in finding out exactly what Ebola is so we went to Khan Academy for answers:

Understanding the Ebola virus outbreak: Dr. Rishi Desai is a pediatric infectious disease physician and former epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

♥ A local homeschool mom mentioned the Crash Course YouTube channel. Celeste and I checked it out and we have been watching the World History series of videos this week. We both love them. They also have videos on literature, science and psychology.

Here is one on Ancient Egypt: 

♥ Halloween is coming soon and there are a few fun science experiments to make with candy popping up on the internet! We are planning on making the Frankenworms and the Dissolving Candy Pumpkins experiments. 

♥ "This Book Was a Tree" is a lovely book I found sitting on the new books library shelf. It is filled with nature activities ideas and reminders to slow down. I haven't read it completely yet, but already love it. Check out Marcie Chambers Cuff website for more info. 

♥ Excited to know that the Documented Life Project will continue in 2015! If you want to join, it's FREE. Check it out at the Art to the 5th.

That's all for today, have a great Friday!