Homeschool Mom's Journal

For Today...

Wednesday October 28, 2015
54 degrees, sunny, breezy, cool

Outside my window...

merry little breezes dancing with orange and yellow leaves
hungry birds in the bird feeder
chickens treasure hunting
children nature journaling

On my mind...

slowing down
tending to the needs of my family
nurturing friendships

I am wearing...

blue jeans
orange t-shirt
cream sweater
black socks

I am creating...

a love for learning

I am looking forward...

to making soap! 

In my kitchen... 

golden chana dahl soup*
fresh baked sprouted and fermented artisan bread
balsamic reduction fail
peas sprouting
pintos soaking  
decaf coffee brewing

My Trim Healthy Mama affiliate link! :) 

On my shopping list...

cottage cheese, apples and walnuts for waldorf cottage cheese salad
garam marsala
red curry paste
 not-naughty noodles
integral collagen
mineral salt

In the homeschool room... 

tricorne hat cookies for The Hatmaker's Sign
revolutionary war books
recipes for revolutionary minds
a cobblestone street
a tree study

Around our one-hundred year old house...

a one-hundred year old couch
two one-hundred year old chairs
a treadle sewing machine
laundry that is done
an upstairs bathroom that is clean
a new to us king-sized bed that is made
a living room that is, well, lived in
a library overflowing with books
dishes in the sink
a snuggly cat

A peek into one of my days...


A few of my favorite things...

sunshine pouring through the windows
peace and quiet
my family
a trim healthy mama treat
a trim healthy mama friend
an oily friend
a homeschool friend
a friend after God's heart
coffee and tea
lily's chocolate 

A few of my favorite essential oils...

geranium and frankincense for skin support
essential beauty serum to moisturize my face
citrus fresh and bergamot to lift my spirits
en-r-gee for adrenal support
endoflex for thyroid support
lady sclareol and progessence + for hormonal support
thieves, lemon, lemongrass, frankincense, clove, and oregano and for immune support
peppermint and di-gize for digestive support
valor for confidence 
envision for planning
frankincense for calming
lavender for anything support
purification for the laundry
stress away for away with stress
lavender, cedarwood, orange, and peace & calming II for restful sleep

Post Script 

It's that time of year again when our immune systems can use a little boost. Please join us for a Winter Wellness Essential Oils class next Monday and Tuesday.  

Essential oils are powerful advocates for each of our body systems. In this class we will learn how to support our digestive, respiratory and immune systems.

Oily goodness in my October ER order...

Everyday Oils ER Kit
(Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Joy, Thieves, 
PanAway, Purification, StressAway and Aroma Glide Roller Fitments)
Golden Touch Kit
(Di-Gize, EndoFlex, JuvaFlex, Melrose, Raven, R.C., Thieves)
Peace & Calming II
Essential Beauty Serum
Thieves Spray
Thieves Hand Purifier
Thieves Floss  
15 ml Thieves*
5 ml Clove*
Home diffuser*


  1. The leaf pictures are fantastic! Your home always sounds so cozy and filled with joy.
    BLessings, Dawn

    1. Dawn, thank you :) It is peaceful with the littles around. If I were to write a post with everyone here it would be chaos... well, I'm not sure I would even be able to sit and reflect long enough to write a post!

  2. Oh the leaves look like so much fun!

    L.O.V.E. this: "merry little breezes dancing with orange and yellow leaves" Me loves a beautiful autumn breeze with lots of vibrant colors.

    1. The "merry little breezes" is from Old Mother West Wind - from the Thornton Burgess book collection :)

      I remember that you love fall, Tamara - I think about it every year! :)

  3. Hey, I think I might resemble all those types of friends!! ;)