Foraging and Using Goldenrod

Health Benefits of Goldenrod

Summer is starting to come to an end when roadsides and fields are covered with the beautiful yellow glow of the Goldenrod flower. The insects seem to love these flowers, but did you know they also offer health benefits for […]

Carolina Renaissance Festival – Huntersville, NC

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Time travel to the Carolina Renaissance Festival where history comes alive with non-stop day-long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Each day inside the 25 acre Village of Fairhaven is […]

How To Make An Herbal Oil Infusion

herbal infused oil

Today I want to talk about herbal oil infusion. A lot of the recipes I create do involve an infusion using herbs. The reason is that you can get some of the same great benefits from plants and flowers that […]

How To Make Sea Salt Spray

I’m sure by now that most have heard about sea salt spray for your hair. My husband is the one that mentioned it to me many months ago. He has longer hair and was looking for a way to get […]

Into the Forest Gymini Deluxe Playmat

Gymini Deluxe Playmat

Summer can easily get packed full of fun family activities. Add in twin boys and a newborn baby, and let’s face it…it can quickly become hectic. However, we aren’t the type of family that will three, under three prevent us […]

Red, White & Blue Can Knock Down

With the July 4th celebrations around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about games for the kiddos.  One of my boy’s favorite games is this easy DIY July 4th Can Knock Down.  Not only is it fun to play, […]

DIY Bottle Ring Toss Game

Who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly competition with the family? With this DIY  Bottle Ring Toss Game, the family is sure to have a fun time! We are looking forward to pulling it out for our July 4th celebrations.

Summer Reading: Niblet & Ralph

My little guy loves all things cats, so when the book Niblet & Ralph arrived, he couldn’t wait to read it. Niblet & Ralph Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing […]

DIY American Flag Pallet

I have been wanting to attempt pallet crafts for some time now. My dad did some really cute Christmas trees for my mom to display at her house, but ran out of time before he could do some for me. […]

How To Code A Sandcastle

This summer, Pengiun Young Readers will release the first picture book collaboration with Girls Who Code, called How To Code A Sandcastle by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Penned by a professional software engineer and illustrated by an […]

Hewitt Homeschooling Lightning Lit Set – Grade 2

Hewitt Homeschooling Lightning Lit

We’ve reached that time of year again where it seems like I’m adding 100 gray hairs a day.  It’s the time to start picking our curriculum. With so many choices available to homeschoolers, it can quickly turn into a stressful […]

2018-2019 Free Student Planner

2018-2019 Student Planner

That time of year is fast approaching. As we wrap up our current school year, we’ll soon start planning the next. Whether you take a summer break or school year round, one thing is for sure. Planning ahead helps a […]