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I have the urge to purge.


By Heather Sanders My friend Cindy taught first grade for six years. In that time, she accumulated and created an incredible amount of curricula, activity packets, manipulatives, puzzles, games, supplies and decorations.

The Finished Floor!


At long last, all the old floor has been sanded, stained, and finished.       I’m really happy with both the color and the inherent imperfections and patches that come with an almost hundred-year-old floor.

Photos for the Office


As I’ve mentioned a couple of times over the past week or two, Marlboro Man and I have been poring through my old hard drives to find photos that we can print and hang in the new office (it’ll be ready next week!

Panzanella


I made Panzanella this week for a segment on a future Food Network episode, and I was reminded once again just how much I love and adore it.

Cheap Treats: “States” and “Presidents” Flash Cards


By Heather Sanders In the past two years, as part of Kenny’s American History homeschool cooperative courses, he studied both the states of the union and the U.S.

James Garner


Note from Ree: I wanted to share this post written by my friend and contributor, Mark Spearman, back in December 2012.

American Gothic


Marlboro Man and I have just about finished combing through the 4,564,499,243,487,776 (give or take a dozen) photos in my various hard drives from the past eight years, and we’re whittling down the ones we want to print for the office.

My Garden


This was my garden at the end of the cold, dead winter. It was very sad and tragic. Even my rosemary, which typically survives the winter, had fallen victim to frost.

Jalapeño Cheddar Scones


I was shooting a new episode of my Food Network episode on Saturday, and I made a batch of Lemon Rosemary Scones.

Community Question: International Homeschool Methods?


Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

Building Update: July 18


We had the painter stain one small cabinet, and because we hadn’t advised him well, we knew as soon as we saw it that we needed to change directions.

The Engagement Party


This is Haley. She’s from our small town and used to babysit my kids when she was in high school, then again when she came home from college every summer.

Tom Cruise Quiz: Answers and Winners!


Great job on the Tom Cruise quiz, everyone! Here are the answers and winners. ANSWERS Q.3 In “The Firm”, what actress plays Mitch McDeere’s wife?

It’s Homeschool Conference Time!


By Heather Sanders This morning mine and Jeff’s alarms collectively sounded no less than 10 times, and no, that is not a hyperbolic statement.

TOM CRUISE Movie Quiz: Enter Now!


Time for the big Tom Cruise movie quiz! All questions are based some of Mr. Cruise’s most popular films.

A Trip Down Memory Lane


As I’ve been documenting on PW Home and Garden, our office in the new/old building we’re renovating is just about finished.

TOM CRUISE Movie Quiz: Wednesday Night!


I recently posted a movie review of the new Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow, and it awakened my appreciation for Mr.

Every Morning


Well, summer on the ranch is in full gear. This week is going to be all about shipping cattle, hauling hay, tamping posts, and trying to get more than five hours of sleep every night and remember one another’s names every morning.

Lemon Basil Shrimp Risotto


I wanted to share another one of the recipes I made with some of the roughly five trillion pounds of leftover gigantic shrimp from our Fourth of July party.

Book Review: Reading Rhyming, and ‘Rithmetic


By Heather Sanders A few weeks ago I was gifted a copy of Dave Crawley’s Reading, Rhyming, and ‘Rithmetic, a book of twenty school-related poems.


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