Sallie’s Miscellany features links, ideas, books, printables, products, and deals to help homeschoolers and parents. Please remember the inclusion of a link is not an endorsement of the content, author, and/or website.
I have so many wonderful links to share. They have been piling up since before Christmas (!), but I told myself I had to finish a few things (such as the Creating Your Cozy Life Planner and Guidebook) before I could start on something else.
Fingers crossed this is now – finally! – a regular feature with at least a few Sallie’s Miscellany posts each week.
Recovering the Lost Art of Analog Living from Richly Rooted
The internet is a noisy and often exhausting place. And not surprisingly, many people are beginning to miss the analog days of the past, when internet usage was just a small sliver of our day–or even week! What do I mean by “analog”? To me, an analog life means embracing physical, tactile, non-digital ways of interacting with the world.
I love reading about how people are putting Creating Your Cozy Life principles to use!
We’ve always had the couch against the longest wall, but it is the darkest place in the room, and that placement doesn’t work well for either everyday life or for parties. One of my goals was to have a more focused seating area for conversation, so I moved the couch away from the wall and toward the main focal point in the room, the fireplace, and toward the brightest lamp in the room.
With the addition of two armchairs, voila, a place to read or converse!
Right away, I started using both the couch and the chairs a lot more. I discovered that having the couch away from the wall means that I can get the toys out from under it by just shoving them through…which is wonderfully easy compared to how it was before.
Why I Am Glad That I Homeschooled from Proslogion (Dr. Jay Wile)
My little girl turns 40 this month. I am not sure how to take that. In my mind, she is still that 16-year-old girl who loved Dan Marino, computer games, and ice cream cake. Where in the world did the time go? As I think about all the wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) times we have experienced together, I see a lot of mistakes that I made in parenting her. There are definitely things I would do differently if I could turn back the clock to the day we adopted her. However, the one thing I know I would not change is our decision to homeschool her.
We started homeschooling her as soon as we could, and the reason was simple: she was the classic example of a student who “fell through the cracks.” When she was having a good day, she learned well. When she wasn’t having a good day, she didn’t. As a result, there were large, gaping holes in her education.
As a result, we spent most of her homeschooling in “educational triage.” We identified the holes in her education and then filled them.
I can’t stop laughing every time I watch this. David and I are the first dog. Caroline is the other one.
— Conservative Pets 🐶 (@ConservativePTZ) February 22, 2019
Homemaker’s Thoughts with Mary Sorensen
If you are looking for more old-fashioned blogs to read that focus on homemaking, faith, cooking, daily life chit chat, etc., then Homemaker’s Thoughts is a good one to check out. I think I found Mary through a link-up. She has a very peaceful and encouraging blog.
A Pretty and Easy Crochet Edge from The Bluebirds are Nesting
A few ladies have asked for a tutorial on this crochet edge. This will maybe suit beginners as I cannot read patterns! I learn mainly by watching you tube videos and I get on very well with Attic24 where she writes the instructions up with photos and I seem to be able to follow fairly well.
This is the edge I am working on sets of hand towels right now. I really am doing a bulk lot! I copied it from a lovely bath mat my sister in law gave me.
It is VERY easy. If you can do chain and a double crochet you are set that is all you need.
Have a cozy day!