Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our Learning Room

We are blessed to have an unused family room that has been turned into a Learning Room. We do most of our table lessons here during the summer. We move to the kitchen in the winter months. Hey, it gets cold here!

Back on Valentine's Day I received the beautiful handmade bookcases from my husband and his father. I am in a constant state of purging, as I have been told I won't be receiving anymore....

Here are the maps and language arts ideas. You can even see the postcards received from our 4Real exchange!
Here are the bookcases. Ignore the TV on the floor, it is going to a friend next week.

Here is our sometime reading area with a view of three of our six gardens.

Yes, six.

Please don't ask me why we have six smaller gardens instead of one large garden. I don't make those decisions.



The other end of the reading couch with views of the patio, fire pit, cornfield, creek, and bear path.

Yes, that is a treadmill.

Yes, I use it.

Half marathon, here I come!!!


Another view of our nature wonderland...



After Jennifer's breathtaking post, I had to rearrange our art supplies.

I love the colored pencils and markers in glass jars on the windowsill. When the sun hits them at the right angle the room feels like it is in the middle of a rainbow. I'm working on the rest of our craft supplies.



I really thought when I received the bookcases that there wouldn't be any other storage-type furniture in the room.

I thought wrong.

Hope you enjoyed your tour!

Magnificat? Magnificent!

This is my first review for the Catholic Company.

Many of my online and IRL friends have a subscription to Magnificat. I have never succumbed. I have also never seen an issue.

Oh, what I have been missing!

Each monthly issue, which is the size of a small paperback novel, is filled with inspiration.

Every day starts with a morning prayer, a hymn, and a psalm. They really help to set the mood for the day. I know they stir my soul! Also included is the text for the Mass that day, with all the prayers and Gospel readings. Next up is the meditation of the day, which really makes me stop and reflect on the day ahead. It is always thought-provoking. This is followed by evening prayers, and then an overview of the Saints for the day.

I can't believe I've had such a valuable resource available to me and have never taken advantage of it.

I'm sold.

I've already subscribed!

Psssst..........hey you........in Cambridge......

stop lurking.

Thank you Ruth


She made and sent me this....absolutely beautiful!

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