Seasons of Joy

Looking for a way to bring peace and joy to your day? Seasons of Joy is my 10-week seasonal guidebook to add rhythm and fun to your daily routine. Each guidebook has ten weeks' worth of circle times, stories, arts, crafts, and handwork, painting, playtime activities and more!
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Seasons of Joy seeks to empower families to create peaceful rhythms and routines and joyful celebrations that follow the circle of the year. The blog also chronicles our adventures in living simply, loving exuberantly, and Waldorf inspired homeschooling.

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Weekend Round-Up

Apparently I forgot I had a blog last week. Whoops!

Still, I found some interesting stuff around the internet. Here are some posts that caught my eye!

Two art lessons I’ve liked to try…
One Point Perspective from Deep Space Sparkle
Panoramic Landscape from Art Projects for Kids

For St. Patrick’s Day…
Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup from Skinny Taste (although I’ll be making it decidedly less skinny by using full fat versions of butter, milk, and broth, LOL!)
St. Patrick and His Pot of Gold Printable from Three-Sided Wheel
Make a Little Rainbow to Hang from Scrumdillydilly

Weekend Round-Up: Lenten Edition

There was so much good stuff out there this week to inspire your Lenten practices.

Christine Warner has a guest post over on Mama Monk detailing how they fast from electrical appliances during Lent. Wow. Brushing Our Teeth by Candlelight is both powerful and terrifying. Reading it, I want to do it. I doubt my ability to do it. But I am definitely intrigued.

I’ve just started Ann Voskamp’s book A Thousand Gifts, and I love this hands-on guided meditation on forgiveness. It’s just absolutely lovely. If I didn’t think it would end up all over my landing, I would have this take up permanent residence in our peace corner this Lent. Maybe I’ll find a way to make that happen.

Weekend Round-up

We interrupt this horrible terrible no good very bad day to share some things I liked around the internet this week. My RSS Feed was full of things to make and do!

Easy homemade bubble bath recipes from Natural Mothers Network

Three ways to mend holes in blue jeans on The Happy Housewife

Starry Starry Buttons at A Bit of This and a Bit of That

Homemade Ginger Ale from Sweeter Than Honey

Mudslide Cookies on Moms Need to Cook

Paint Chip Chore Cards on Smockity Frocks

Weekend Roundup

Yeehaw! Here are some posts I’ve enjoyed around the internet this week.

Chocolate eyes has the sweetest little peek-a-boo dolls on her website. She has an easy-as-pie tutorial too. I can envision making all sorts of these– flowers for spring, snowflakes for winter, sunshine for summer, pumpkins for autumn… What a lovely Valentine’s day gift or project!

If you’ve hit a homeschool slump, you may want to pop on over to Heart of the Matter for A Winter Tutorial for Homeschooling. She has some great ideas to help brighten these cold winter days.

Weekend Roundup!

I have two weeks’ worth of linky love since I forgot to post last weekend.

Some seasonal posts…
Carrie describes her October circle over at Parenting Passageway.
Over at Art Projects for Kids you can make a Halloween Folk Art Cat or a Watercolor Pumpkin.
Head over to Pink and Green Mama to make a bleach spider web shirt.

Some general craftiness…
Learn how to make a fairy over at Mama Moontime.
Katie Grace has informed me she wants to make these sweet little headbands.

Weekend Round-Up!

I saw lots of neat things to try in the Blogosphere this week.

Something to create…
Clay owls from Fairy Dust Teaching
Watercolor alphabet magnets from Tiny Twist Creative

Something to learn…
The commutative property of addition using an addition strip board from This Education of Ours

Something to eat…
Different ways to make broth from Penniless Parenting
Breakfast parfait from Muffin Tin Mom

And finally, something to inspire…
Do you have 5 loaves and 2 fish? from Smockity Frocks
Homeschooling with Joy from Raising Arrows
When Homeschooling is Hard from Parenting Passageway

Weekend Round Up

A few things I liked online this week…

Creating: Wet-felting balls with children from Let the Children Play and Newbie Knitting: Little Birdie from Wee Folk Art

Celebrating: Jack o’ Lantern shirts at Come Together Kids

Learning: Fairy Ring Math Board at Moonbeams and Applesauce and Word Family Spinners from Come Together Kids

Cooking: Ninja Rice Balls from Muffin Tin Mall

Organizing: Art on the go from Chasing Cheerios

Weekend Round Up

It’s sad times here in my little corner of the world.

We had some rain. A lot of rain. And after NOT being hit by Hurricane Irene, this massive rainfall resulted in floods the likes of which haven’t been seen since the year I was born when Agnes hit Pennsylvania.


Water up to the Montoursville Bridge. Only three hours later, the bridge was engulfed.


View from the car: A baseball field at a favorite local park, under water.


A gas station and car wash under water.

Weekend Round-Up!

Here are some blog posts that caught my eye this week…

Does Your Alphabet Chart Need to Be Recalled from Not Just Cute

How to Make Your Own Continent Map from Adventures of Bear

Mason Jar Solar Path Lights from Dollar Store Crafts

How to Have a Math Morning Meeting from The Homeschool Classroom

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas from Weelicious

Illuminated Verses from Art with Mrs, Smith

Weekend Round-Up: Easter Edition!

Happy Easter! There was lots of good stuff around the interwebz this weekend.

Things to do…
Change of seasons tonics and remedies from EcoMILF
Creating a bee habitat from Handbook of Nature Study
A salt box for letter and number writing from The Adventures of Bear

Things to eat…
Peanut butter and jelly baklava from Paper, Plate, and Plane

Things to make…
CD case diorama from Art Projects for Kids
Monster bookmarks from I Could Make That
Needle felted birthday banner from Wee Waldorf
Bell shaker from mini-eco
Acorn cap bird nest from Pink and Green Mama