Best friends at college tour

Touring my First College

My college tour A couple of weeks ago, I toured my very first college. Okay, wow. Writing that sentence was weird. I toured a college? That doesn’t seem possible! Mom joined me on the college tour, and we discussed programs and possible majors with professors, talked to students, and, of course, took a tour of the campus. Everyone was […] Read more…

Fourth of July fireworks

Friends + 4th of July + Christmas in July

How can it already be July? I’m trying not to think about the fact summer is over in just a few weeks. Instead, I’m trying to fill every day with summer-y activities. So far, it’s distracting me from the end-of-summer-blues. Let’s hope it stays that way. We made some pretty awesome memories the week of […] Read more…

Our Family’s Homeschooling Story

A question I get asked a lot is the following: “How did you and your family start homeschooling?” Well, today, I’m sharing our family’s homeschooling story. I’m including all of the nitty-gritty details from why we chose to homeschool to our first few years of homeschooling to what our daily life looks like now. Welcome […] Read more…

Birthday dessert at Krispy Kreme with friends

Bring on the Birthdays + I Met Karen Kingsbury!

A few weeks ago, I turned seventeen, and my sister, Emma, turned thirteen! I also met my favorite author, Karen Kingsbury.  I thought after my sixteenth birthday, I could never have a birthday as good as that one. I was so wrong. Birthdays just keep getting better, and I love it!  Brace yourself for a post […] Read more…

Sunflowers growing tall

Our 2017 Summer Garden | Weeks 6-8

Over the past few weeks, the garden has been giving us an abundance of produce. In addition to harvesting squash, we recently harvested rattlesnake beans. It’s amazing how much we have in such a short amount of time. We’ve loved trying new recipes with our homegrown fruits and veggies, and I’ve included one of our […] Read more…

A Homeschooler's Perspective on Homeschcooling

A Homeschooler’s Perspective on Homeschooling

Do you want to hear about a homeschooler’s perspective on homeschooling? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place. I really hope you stick around and read this post, because I truly believe light needs to be shed on this topic. I’ve had this post sitting in my draft folder for the longest time. I […] Read more…

Planting trees

Our 2017 Summer Garden | Weeks 4-5

I’m here with pictures + an update on our garden. I also have a yummy recipe at the end that’s made from delicious homegrown bell peppers. It’s so good! If you haven’t read the first two posts in the Our 2017 Summer Garden, you can do so by clicking on the links below! OUR 2017 […] Read more…

Friends at graduation party

Old Friends, New Memories | Summer 2017

Summer is here!! I feel like the sentence above needs at least a hundred more exclamation marks to convey how excited I am. I cannot believe the 2016-2017 school year is over. I absolutely loved this past school year, but it feels good to be done. Though I do still have ACT prep {fun, fun}, […] Read more…

Theatre finale

Last Day of Class & Our Theatre Performance

A few Mondays ago (May 8), two major events happened. 1) We had our last LIFT class for the year. {Hello summer!} 2) We had our theatre performance. My LIFT Chemistry Class For the past year, I’ve taken a Chemistry and a theatre class at LIFT. LIFT is a program that offers all types of […] Read more…

Overview of garden week three

Our 2017 Summer Garden | Weeks 2-3

Happy Tuesday! I’m back with an update on our garden. I’m reviewing weeks 2-3 after we planted the garden. Between the rain we’ve had lately and Dad watering the garden, it has been growing like crazy. If you haven’t read my first post in the Our 2017 Summer Garden blog series, you can do so by […] Read more…

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