It’s strawberry season. The other day, we went strawberry picking at a little family-owned organic farm by our house. It’s become quite the summer tradition for us to go berry picking, and it seems to always be one of the first things crossed off our mental “summer bucket list”. I’m glad my kids are able … More Strawberry Season
A watermelon "pizza" for Lucas' birthday celebration at our homeschool co-op this week. 🍉🍃 So easy to make! Just spread a layer of either yogurt or mascarpone (I also mixed in a bit of honey to sweeten🍯), then top with whatever your heart desires! For toppings we used berries, fresh mint leaves from our garden, … More Watermelon Pizza
Spring is in full swing over here now, and we’ve been keeping busy with lots of little projects! At our homeschool co-op, we’ve planted seedlings, and started building a living play structure out of willow shoots. At home we’ve made a temporary habitat for observing earthworms, and filled our bookshelves with beautiful spring stories. We’ve seen … More Our Egg Hatch Project
The past couple of years, my family and I have been making our own, natural dyes for our Easter eggs. I was honoured to share our natural dye methods at our homeschool co-op earlier this week, and I thought I’d take some time to share them here as well. The hues for this year’s eggs … More Natural Easter Egg Dyeing
Happy winter solstice, everyone! It’s the shortest day of the year and we decided to cozy-up at home. We were busy in the kitchen today baking gingerbread cookies, as well as a family favourite that I’m sharing below. Introducing our fancy shmancy Christmas pretzels! That’s what I’m calling them right now at least! :) We’ve … More Fancy shmancy Christmas pretzels
M E R R Y & B R I G H T ✨This happy little wreath is super simple to make. Perfect for decorating your kid's bedroom door, or perhaps a nook in your home that just needs a bit of Christmas cheer! Just take an evergreen branch and bend it into the shape of … More A happy little wreath
Happy December, everyone! What a magical time. My absolute favourite month, and I know I’m not the only one. As December nears each year, I eagerly await our family traditions. We already cut down our Christmas tree a few days ago, right after Heidi’s birthday. With a late November baby in the mix now, waiting … More Happy December // a simple Advent calendar
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Autumn is the perfect time for nature crafts don’t you think? October in our neck of the woods is beautiful. The colours, the crisp air… there’s nothing like it. It even has a certain smell. For real! … More Fall Foliage Crafts.
Below: A few of our recent forest finds. Forest time has become such a big part of our family life over the past while. We go to forest ‘school’ twice weekly right now with other homeschoolers, and we pretty much find any excuse to venture into the woods on our own as well. There is … More A Seasonal Nature Table.
Every year we enjoy marking autumn’s arrival with apple picking! We hop around a bit as there are many farms around where we live. This year we went to the local farm that is basically around the corner from us. Apple picking photo spam below. I promise if you get through it all there will … More Apple picking.