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Aileen's Thoughts · 5d ago

Ordinary Moments Make Extraordinary Days

I've always been convinced that extraordinary days are days made up of ordinary moments we choose to cherish. And if that's really the case, then this week was extra extraordinary! The week ...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1W ago

A Pie, A New Floor, A Retelling, And A Beginning Reader

I decided when farmers' market ended that I was going to spend the fall and winter season trying new recipes, and I have indeed been doing so. This past week I made my first ever coconut cre...
Aileen's Thoughts · 2W ago

I Love to Win

I love to win. I love to win sweepstakes. I love to win board games. I love to win prizes. I pretty much love to win anything. Don't you?My family won this week when I made them a triple ber...
Aileen's Thoughts · 3W ago

A Field Trip With Friends

This past week we had the pleasure of taking a field trip with some fellow home school friends. The sun shone brightly, the breeze blew lightly, and we put on our science and history caps as...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

A is for Aligator

As my basement reno draws closer to being finished, I grow excited. I can't wait to start decorating with all my bookish things like event swag, autographed books, and my letter project. Rec...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

New Things

This week since I didn't have all the farmers' market baking to do, I tried some new recipes out on my family. I made homemade garlic cheese bread sticks and apple cider pulled pork. Both we...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

Three Cats, Three Books

The weather this past weekend was a bit chilly, but it didn't keep kids from creating a little art at the market chalk-a-palooza where I manage. I passed out chalk and caramel apple suckers ...
Aileen's Thoughts · 1M ago

No Words and Rhyme Time

This week was less eventful than last. We home schooled, I got the oil changed in my car, went to my rescheduled car appointment, and enjoyed taking pictures at Farmers' Market. I do love to...
Aileen's Thoughts · 2M ago

You've Got The Power!

This week was a grab bag of good, bad, and exceptional days. Monday through Thursday were your ordinary good days. Emily made it through her home school lessons with little drama or whining....
Aileen's Thoughts · 2M ago

The Ohio Renaissance Festival (Part 2)

Another week has come and gone and it's time for round two of my family's recent trip to the Ohio Renaissance Festival. As I mentioned last week, there are many things to do and see at the f...