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Back to School All About Me Lapbook { Over 20 Foldables! }

A great beginning of the year activity to get to know your students! This would make a great activity for the first week of school or as something to showcase on Open House / Back to School night! You are learning about your students and they get to learn more about each other! It's also a creative way for students to set goals, express their favorites, and have something to look back on for their school year in your grade.

IT’S HERE! You guys. This One Room Challenge came down to the wire- my last deliveries came in on Monday, and I had the space photographed yesterday. But, that’s the beauty of the One Room Challenge– it’s six-week-long crazy rush to the finish line. I painted, caulked, cut, styled, and sleep-walked my way to where we...Continue Reading


An entry from Emilialua

...i found the empty house, raped of its door and dignity. they loved it for awhile, then fortune took them away. forlorn, unloved, empty...perhaps as i, too, felt. i closed up the gaping portal and laid spring's first blossom on the window. i laid a path up the grassy knoll, as years of nature's untended touch had taken it's toll. now, House and i dwell as one, each protecting the other; one has a new caretaker, the other a momentary refuge...for now, i know i'm no longer alone.

from The Harvest Kitchen

Crunchy Detox Salad

Ready for some salad love?  This is an ultra simple recipe both for the salad and its dressing.  It’s made with fresh, local and organic ingredients that are crisp and bursting with flavor.   The inspiration for this colorful salad comes from the Whole Foods Market near my house.  Lately they’ve been serving a really …

Red light for chickens When it started getting cold a few weeks ago, I decided to give the girls (& boy) some extra warmth. We haven't had chickens through the winter before and I didn't want any of them freezing. I know they probably wouldn't but I lost two to the heat this summer so I'm not taking any chances.

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from Popular Woodworking Magazine

Finishing for First-Timers

If you’ve never put brush to bare wood (or you’d like a refresher), learn how to greatly improve your chances of success. By Bob Flexner It’s one thing to describe finishing steps to an experienced finisher. It’s quite another to teach someone who has never applied stain or finish to anything. Describing finishing so a … Read more »