It’s going to be a very hot and humid July week. We’re planning on enjoying lots of at-home activities to beat the heat. Here is a peak around our cozy home!
Caroline and I haven’t done much poetry in our homeschool so that’s something we’re doing this summer. I bought Anna Growing Up on the Farm years ago (well before Caroline). I brought it out because I thought she would love the fun poems and the gorgeous oil paintings in a large, over-sized format. I was right. We’ve enjoyed reading this as part of our learning time. We’re working on reading aloud so I’m choosing enjoyable poems to practice on.
Two weeks ago we updated Caroline’s bathroom. She knew exactly which shower curtain she wanted. It combines Starry Night with The Wave, two of her favorite paintings. We bought it from Amazon where you can see the full thing. The pictures don’t do it justice. The colors are gorgeous.
This is Elizabeth. She hangs on the memo board near my desk. Elizabeth was an impulse purchase from the Christmas section of Target a few years ago. She was like $3 and I thought one of the cutest little doll ornaments I’d ever seen. (She’s also sporting a bracelet Caroline made for her.) She stays out all year because she makes me happy.
Caroline painted this at a library event. She used q-tips with craft paint on black craft board. There were some idea pages to look at, but there was no template. She did it all freehand. I am amazed at the symmetry she achieved without a pattern.
We moved things around in our family room a couple of months ago and I like it SO MUCH better now. We were able to enjoy a few fires in June after making the change, but I think we’ll especially enjoy it in the fall and winter when we tend to spend more time in this room. (You can see how the room looked before in Our Cozy Home Remodel.)
Whenever I play the piano, I finish with Come, Ye Thankful People, Come. It’s been one of my favorites for many years. If you aren’t familiar with it, Come, Ye Thankful People, Come is the first hymn on this playlist I’ve shared before. You can see all of the verses here.
I hope you enjoyed a peek into our home!