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The theme this year for the holidays has been handcrafted and homemade! So the other evening we spent some time making cinnamon apple sauce ornaments.  With only three ingredients they could not have been easier to put together and they made the entire house smell divine!  Lets pull out the ingredients and walk you through …

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I mentioned in a previous article that here on the Whalen homestead we have started our homeschooling journey! After much research we decided on The Good and the Beautiful for our curriculum. Today I wanted to give you an insider’s review from a brand new homeschooling mama.  This journey has been such a beautiful one …

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The last couple of weeks in homeschool I have been doing some lessons on the seasons changing! Today we focused on some fun and interactive cold weather STEM crafts.  We focused on Autumn and Winter and learned through educational videos, going out and studying the weather changing throughout the day and did some STEM learning! …

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Today I wanted to show you how to make salt paintings!  What a fun and easy art craft to do with the kids. We had so much fun using different types of materials than the average for our painting craft.  This art project only needs a handful of materials that are most likely already all …

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Do you have an abundance of cucumbers and zucchini from the end of year harvest? I know that I always end up with way more than I know what to do with. So this article is ALL about pickles!  What better way to celebrate a pickling party than to give you an article with all …

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Wells, Maine is a very special place to us. We have been traveling there almost every summer since my husband and I have been together. We have loved bringing our children here and watching them grow. This was the first time we camped, however. So here we are with our family camping review #4 – …

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We were full of Sunday blessings on the homestead this weekend. Spending the day celebrating family, togetherness and surrounded by simple things that bring us gratefulness! These Sundays always seem to be the most valuable of our time together as a family. We allow ourselves time to slow down, talk more, do things that bring …

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