Micro-Blogging, Creativity, and Renovations

Sprittibee's Mulberry Tree

I’ve been getting requests to buy my blog from random people on the internet, so I figured it was time to quit ignoring you in here and say something. To be honest, I have been doing my best to live life to the fullest and with all that is happening in my world right now […]

Love Love Love

Love Love Love by Sprittibee's Daughter

Oops!!! I got a little sidetracked the past two weeks after posting my book give-away. I can’t believe it’s already time to announce the winner… Ramona Horton! Shoot me an email to claim your book! What are you up to Valentines Day? Any awesome crafts? Special dinners? Fun adventures? Today we are going to make […]

Charlotte Mason for the Daft (and a book give-away)

At the Book Store

I’ve been toying with Charlotte Mason for nearly a decade. I’ve “known” about her methods for longer than that. I have never been able to totally put myself in the Charlotte Mason box, though, even after becoming a bona fide veteran homeschool mom with a homeschool high school graduate attending college. In hopes that I […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: The Fire Station

Fire Station Field Trip

It’s been a while since I did my field trip series here. It started back in 2005 with my big kids when they were in their field trip crazy days, and I have done field trip reviews on and off for years… but with my older two in high school and the little guys too […]

Advent Begins 2016

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers

I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn’t blog AT ALL since I began blogging in 2005. I am sure you can imagine, that a cancer diagnosis changes a lot of things, and I just let my blog take a […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Aquarium

sea creatures

On the Northwest side of Austin, there’s a small aquarium that hosts stingrays, small sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and tank after tank of interesting marine life. They even have a touch tank and most of the entire site is set up for the young (and young at heart). A few years or so ago, we […]

When Life Throws a Curve Ball Called Cancer

Hospital Stay

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. Apparently, being tired should have tipped me off, but I was just plodding along like any […]