I'm looking forward to Fall. We've been seeing the hummingbirds and monarch butterflies coming through on their migration. The flies are swarming and sticky, so I know autumn is just around the corner.
The flies aren't the only things that seem sticky right now. Summer can end in chaotic vacation recuperation and back-to-school preparation. On top of the normal havoc, this year has added concerns and considerations that seem to be affecting every aspect of our lives.
My friend Kathy is hosting a free class for those struggling to break free from the things that are holding them back. The UnSticking the STUCK Places challenge is August 19th.
I've really been enjoying Kathy's live videos this summer. Her thoughts and devotions have been refreshing.
We hate adding heat to the house with much cooking or baking. By the end of the summer, we're looking for creative ideas for cool meals and snacks. One refreshing afternoon snack is these Dairy-Free Fudge Pops (with sugar-free options!) from Traditional Cooking School. These are so much healthier than corn syrup laden ice cream. We also like to freeze bananas to blend up into smoothies with fresh milk.
I'm looking forward to Handprint Legacy Live event at the end of this month. As a faith-based small business owner, I'm looking forward to Katie Hornor's virtual fiesta from Mexico and learning more about creating a marketing system that will fit our unique needs.
Katie coaches businesses of all shapes and flavors. Her methods fit everything from our rural funny farm to businesses of a myriad of services and products.
So far I've listened to:
- The Silent Governess
- The Girl in the Gatehouse
- The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
These have all had a Georgian / Regency or early Victorian flavor which has been refreshing. I particularly enjoy the occasional recipe or historical 'how to' with tips hear and there on housekeeping and child-rearing...
- My friend Mellissa has The Ultimate Student Planner. This helpful tool is printable in two designs.
- Danielle shares How to Start Homeschooling Without Going Into Debt with helpful finance and budgeting tips.
- I also have a sample Schedule, Routine & Tools for Homeschooling with several resources listed to help as well.