I found a new blog recently that I love - it's called Charming the Birds from the Trees. It is written by a young mama with two children named Emma. Here is her bio:
I am a twenty-nine year old Orthodox Christian who is happily married to an Orthodox priest. I am a mama to two little ones (Sugar Plum is two and a half and Little Man is one) and I enjoy trying to create a peaceful and lovely life for my sweet family!
One of my favorite posts I've found on her blog is a series of teaching called Finishing School. There are posts on several different topics - my favorite being on Femininity throughout the Seasons. I love the change of seasons and have begun notebooks with ideas for each month. I get so inspired by Dawn's seasonal notebooks at By Sun and Candlelight. All her notebooks inspire me.
There is a great one of her clipboard. I am fully using mine right now. It currently holds:
the upcoming April calendar (time to transfer to my bulletin board)
today's to do list - getting longer by the minute
menu plans for the week
Bi-lo and Ingles sales items for the week
page on Easter plans - still mostly blank letting me know there's some planning to be done!!
bills to pay today
questions and to do list to talk over with Artie
Terry's birthday party plans - 4 wheeling!!
Beginning summer plans - teaching new chores, reading club, activities, calendars to do - 40 or
so days of school left?
spring cleaning lists I'm working on
some notes about a surprise for Artie for Father's day
today's updated bank account balance
and back to the start of this post - my upcoming spring plans!!
Artie has finally after all these years made peace with the fact that I can't work or do anything in my head - it all has to be down on paper for me to be able to think clearly. :-)
So, I love Emma's list of Spring ideas and will be making plans accordingly.