Wednesday, January 23, 2013

new post on the new blog

I promise that I’m not trying to be pushy.  But just in case you haven’t seen it, I’m over on a new blog. 

Today I wrote about some changes we’ve made to our curriculum at midterm. 

Coming soon – posts on knitting, gardens, preschool, homeschool, and food

I hope you’ll hop on over to my new blog and read along with me!

Just click on the picture to be directed to the new blog:


Monday, January 14, 2013

I’ve moved!

Just a reminder that I’m posting over at Simply and Truly now!  I’ve loved this space that was my little blog home on the web and I’ve made some great friends.  I’d love for you to come over and join me in my new writing space!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

ten on ten {January}

{I had intended to post this over on the new blog but am having a few problems with Windows Live Writer and the blog communicating.  So I figured that I’d post it here until I can find out what’s going on.}

I have wanted to participate in Ten on Ten since I first heard about it.  Yet it never failed that every month on the tenth, I would forget all about it until it was over.  This time I used my secret weapon to help me remember – Google calendar! {smile} Here are ten pictures of our day on the tenth of January 2013. 

January 10, 2013 004Running late this morning but slowing down for a little time in the Word & journaling.

 January 10, 2013 008 It’s clean sheet day here at Casa Little House.  I {heart} clean sheet day! 

January 10, 2013 011 Let the dog out and decided to stroll the garden since it wasn’t raining for the first time in 2 days.

January 10, 2013 016 Lots of learning going on in our little school – someone started his first day of Kindergarten!

January 10, 2013 032 spelling & reading and listening & knitting – all in the day of the life a homeschool momma

January 10, 2013 039 Lunch time! Blueberry/strawberry/banana smoothies for dessert! YUM!

January 10, 2013 033 Pretty colors in the sink make washing dishes a bit more enjoyable…ok, maybe not but they sure do make it prettier!

January 10, 2013 049 Quiet time for all and sweet snuggles from my blueberry smoothie mustached boy!

January 10, 2013 056 Finally, we have a sunny day after all of the grey ones!  The kids head out to enjoy the sunshine.  I try to calm my nerves as I practice to sing a solo on Sunday. 

January 10, 2013 058 As I finished practicing, I heard applause and laughter behind me.  Quietly I grabbed the camera to try to capture the moment of three of my kiddos cheering me on.  Of course, they all scrambled!


These are just ten ordinary moments from our day on January 10, 2013. 

Linking to:

ten on ten button

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

{hair and blog}changes

Change has been brewing here in our little deep south home. 

First it started with the hair.

It went from this:

 Dave and Age

That’s some mighty long hair there!

To my new hair-do which is about 12 inches shorter:


And for some reason my hair is looking really red or even a little orange in that picture.  It’s still the same color as the first picture.  The lighting in our house just really stinks when it comes to nighttime pictures. 

And now for the blog change…

After a few years of blogging here in this little space and changing my blog name a gazillion few times, I felt the need to get my name and url streamlined and all of my stuff in one place.  So I am going to be blogging at my new blog home

simply and truly

The new blog is not quite finished but I have imported all of my current blog’s posts over there.  I will continue to work bit by bit to make the new blog feel more like home.  I’m not sure how long Simply Adriane will stay open.  I know that some people like to visit here from Pinterest so I’m thinking on how to handle that so that the pins on Pinterest won’t be broken. 

I hope you will join me over at my new place!

I’m still going to be writing on homeschooling, gardening, frugal living, stretching our little home, and many other things.  It’s still me, just at a new bloggy home!

And just in case you needed it again, here’s a link to the new blog!

simply and truly

I hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

the blog post of one who has writer’s block

It always happens this way if I am away from the blog for a while.  I end up just not knowing what to say.  Where exactly do I dive in?  Do I catch up what we’ve been doing?  Do I just start from this moment in time and carry forward, forgetting the past?  I really don’t know but when I do get to this point, I will sit at the computer and simply stare as if the words will magically appear in my mind.  I want to write but am not sure where to begin.

So what do I do when I’m not sure what to write?  Well, I pull out a good old daybook entry… {smile}

 viewing:::  a rainy, drab day.  Winter makes me appreciate our deep south summers.  Even though our summers are hot, at least there are colors besides drab, wet grey.  (I am thankful for the rain.  I am thankful for the rain…)

thinking:::  about a trip to the beach this coming summer.  Two of our kiddos have never seen the ocean.  One doesn’t remember her trip because she was a wee babe.  We hope to change that this summer.

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cooking:::   winter = comfort foods.  Lots of root vegetables are appearing around here much the chagrin of my picky eater who does not like potatoes. 

wearing:::   a sweater, a t-shirt, and velvet yoga pants.  You’re not really surprised are you?  In my defense, today was a stay-at-home-no-extracurricular-activities day and I wore jeans most of the day.  And I do believe dark, rainy days just look a little brighter while wearing a pair of velvet yoga pants!

creating:::  a blue cowl.   Knitting is my newest obsession.   

wondering:::   if I will be able to sing a solo on Sunday that is stretching the low end of my vocal range.  Just a bit very nervous about this.

reading:::   Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

learning:::   how to knit without a pattern.  Well, maybe not learning it but attempting it!

pondering:::   changes in the garden.  I foresee a lot of work!

educating:::   relaxing our learning.  I’ve even studied some unschooling sites!  No, I don’t plan on being an unschooler but I am learning that we can relax (not our standards but our rigid methods) in our home and still learn many, many things.  Maybe I’ll share some of my thoughts on this…once I figure those out a bit more. 

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fluffing the house:::  decorating with Fiesta dishes.  My Mom and Dad gave me a gift of Fiesta dishes for Christmas.  So many happy colors to brighten our days.

planning:::   a new blog.  I know, I know…I said I had writer’s block and here I am planning a new blog (which requires writing).  But I did buy the domain today and as soon as everything is redirected to the new address, I plan to start posting there even though it won’t be as “decorated” as I like. (Hopefully by the end of the week.)

I hope y’all are having a great week!  Blessings, Adriane


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