About Dana

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I'm a dichotomy of blue jeans, pretty jewelry, frugalista, and Southern girl living the simple rural life. I want to live my life holistically, thoughtfully, economically, and most of all gratefully, and encourage other women to do the same.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Learning

Unlike some homeschooling families, we LAY OFF the books during the summertime. My son wants a rest. Mom/teacher/employee/wife/chef/chauffeur NEEDS a break. We slip in one day per month of review time, but other than summer reading, we are on VACAY.

My son is loving the Chronicles of Narnia this summer. I am starting from the first book in the series, The Magician's Nephew, and reading through as much as we can. He begs me to read more chapters each day.

It's nice when we can read outside on the deck overlooking the river. Not so school-like.

My son has created other opportunities for entertainment and learning.

How about the world's tallest Popsicle-stick candle holder? I promise you the Popsicle sticks and hot glue gun have provided hours of entertainment. He picked up on this trick from his cousin and has gone a little hog wild in his room.
Adults, don't try this at home. (If one of us falls off the desk, it's to the emergency room we go).
Have a happy summer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Garden Mystery

What is this? One guess....
Some sort of tubing? You think?

Here's a hint:
A mini cantaloupe...

That always will remain a mini cantaloupe.

Because a cantaloupe vine cannot grow when it is severed from its roots by a weed eater. Even with duct tape.

Did you know there is at least one thing that duct tape can't fix?

But husbands get desperate when their wives cry that they are losing all their cantaloupes because someone cut the vine.

Gardening is not always roses. Or cantaloupes. *sigh*