Happy November Friends!
I am so excited to be writing this New Month News Post! SO much happened in October.
At Expanding Wisdom
We finished the 31 Days of Playing with the Arts Series, the 2014-2015 Classical Homeschooling Survey, and moved to WordPress! Whew! I can’t believe we accomplished everything we did. I am so excited for what it coming in the next several months. Make sure to stay connected, special announcements are right around the corner. In fact here is our first announcement through a little video tour of our new site. Take a look.
At the Dow House
Since we just finished the Playing with the Arts series we have a few more art project glittered around our house, including a host of watercolor pencil projects and family newspaper projects (my 9 year old’s doing).
We have decided to do a mostly handmade Christmas this year. We want to focus on the gift of Jesus to humanity this holiday seasons at greater depths than we have before. Handmade gifts is one of the ways we are going to do that. We also decided to decorate our tree in the theme of the Hebrew desert tabernacle (crimson, purple, blue, gold, and silver) and are going to start a few advent traditions this year. I haven’t figured out all the details yet, but I know for sure we are going to use ‘Jesus, the Light of the World: Praying the scriptures through Advent‘ and I want to do something else along with it but am new to Advent traditions and not sure how to yet. Any ideas?
What I am Reading
My clicking around lately has been mostly related to the researching handmade Christmas gifts and arts related ideas. So, basically, Pinterest. Here are some of my favorite boards: