I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.

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Google Reader Wishlist


I love Google Reader. I used to read blogs and news by actually going to a million web pages regularly, but their designs were usually heinous looking and it took way to long to load them all on my browser. When I finally switched to using Google Reader, I was relieved to see that they Read More



I’ve been reading the blog Soule Mama for quite some time. I so loved the writings of Amanda Blake Soule, that I also purchased and read her book The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections. It is fantastic and has helped me to think differently and wonderfully about how I view Read More



A lot of the Recycle Replanet bins have been turning up in grocery store parking lots around here. Based on the name, I figured they had something to do with recycling. But, the word replanet really threw me for a loop. I imagined mankind deciding that our planet was overused so we voted to get Read More

My Gary Fong Lightsphere


Josh gave me my Christmas present early (so we could use it to take our Christmas photos!). It’s a Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud. I tried it out today on my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. The following are some comparison pictures to show how awesome my new Lightsphere is. I stuck Caleb in his Read More

How Stuff is Made


I found this neat website called How Stuff is Made. It’s an online visual encyclopedia that visually documents every process in the production of goods. I found the concept to be an intriguing way for students to learn and consider all the many pieces that go into making a product. I also appreciated how it Read More



I wish they had Howtoons around when I was a kid. So, I think I’ll just channel my inner child and read now! From the Howtoons site, this is what it’s all about: Part comic strip and part science experiment, Howtoons shows children how to find imaginative new uses for common household items like soda Read More

Meet A REAL Cow!


I spoke of this before, but it’s now becoming a real cool thing to bring the farm to the city so the “city kids” can learn about farming. Now, you can go to Whole Foods in Cupertino this month to MEET A REAL COW! Not a fake one. A REAL ONE! I laughed the entire Read More

Fun Things To Do on the Internet!


Well, I’ve been reading different magazines and putzing around the Net here and there, and I have come up with a list of fun things to do on the Internet! Enjoy! Get the Glass – A game by the Got Milk? people where you try to help these little dudes get the coveted glass of Read More

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