Weekly Journal ~ Homeschool + Nature + Beach + Studio Time!

Another week has flown by! 

I'm slowly learning how to balance creating time in my studio with homeschooling. It's important for me to find a good balance. Homeschooling continues to be my focus and I also want to include time to grow my creative business. 

Homeschooling went smoothly this week. We are finding our routine and rhythm. We ended up taking Friday off just because! 

Spelling Practice

Math and spelling is a daily routine. We finished reading The Mysterious Benedict Society for Brave Writer Arrow and Celeste discovered Mr. Benedict's name by solving the puzzle at the end of the story. She also wrote a cute simile poem about our cat Sophie! 

Poetry Tea Time was lovely at our friend's house this week. 

We hosted another Word Games event at the library, which was lots of fun, even if only one family showed up!  

In history, we learned about the Industrial Revolution and also the year of revolutions (1848). Celeste made croissants with a dinner bread recipe found in our History Odyssey guide. In this guide, we read that "when the Ottoman Turks siege of Vienna failed, Vienna bakers invented a new kind of bread in the shape of a crescent. The crescent was a symbol on the Turkish flag". 

We continued to enjoy the Everyday Nature For Families Fall Workshop and did a fun little activity together. I chose a few nature finds around our house and garden, then hid them in a little bag. Celeste had to guess what she was touching. I thought it might be a little too young for her, but she loved it! 

We also returned to the pond nature trail near our house, with Orion and my husband this time. We spent time looking at the birds, flowers, and noticed a beautiful damselfly. 

We spent an afternoon at the beach this week, just Celeste and I. It was a beautiful quiet afternoon. We both read, I wrote a little in my journal, and we looked for special rocks and sea glass together. (see the photo at the top of this post). 

I had a lot of fun in my studio this week. Here are some things I made. A few more little drawstring bags for a friend's birthday. The little boy bow tie I made before inspired me to make little dog bow ties! My husband noticed them and mentioned dog bandanas, so I made three in different sizes. I'll play around with the design a bit more and then maybe add them to my Etsy store! 

Celeste outgrew two of her favourite My Little Pony t-shirts a while ago. We chose one to turn into a tote bag! Celeste chose the fabrics to use with it. It is a long tote bag because of the t-shirt design and not wanting to cut the cute picture, but she loves it anyway! 

This past week, I kept a 168 hours log, inspired by The Way of the Happy Woman book. It's been eye opening for me! I also welcomed autumn and the Mercury retrograde time. I have felt the pull to reflect more, especially while I am busy creating in my studio. 

How was your week? Did you welcome fall in a special way? 

Have a great weekend! 

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  1. What a great week, Alex!
    So happy to hear Celeste had fun with the nature in a bag. It is fun how it draws in even older kids!
    Loving your creations!
    Here's to another great week!


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