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HEY BOO + Spooky Season

HEY BOO + Spooky Season


HEY BOO!!!

October is right around the corner and we are ready! My sisters and I were texting last week and making all the spooky + fun plans for the month. Every single weekend is officially FULL. Kicking off October with a Hocus Pocus 2 watch party and the kids are going to wear Halloween jammies, eat pizza and spooky desserts, and popcorn of course, +++ all the blankets and pillows we can fit in the carriage house. Magnolia has a few dance events including a Coppelia Magical Toy Shop Tea Party. We always look forward to our annual trip to the pumpkin patch with the family. Ryan and I have our seven year wedding anniversary to celebrate & we can't wait for an overdue date. Pumpkin carving at my sister's house, Papa Jesse's birthday party, a Halloween party, and we always host Halloween night at our house!!! I'm sure I missed a few things. OCTOBER is the very best month. Leaves are falling, windows cracked, cozy sweatshirts, plus pumpkin everything!!!

P.S. Don't zoom into Magnolia's playroom! Two weeks ago I fell on the basement stairs and hurt my tailbone and squatting hurts so bad. Her playroom has been neglected for a good month now and might not be cleaned for a few more weeks. 
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Magnolia Academy: Making Magic Homeschool Kindergarten

Magnolia Academy: Making Magic Homeschool Kindergarten


Hello and HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!!! I cannot believe it's autumn already. 90 degrees yesterday and I woke up this morning and opened all the windows for the crisp cool 57 degree breeze and flipped the fireplace on. Pumpkin spice candles burning and iced coffee in hand we are ready to start our day. Magnolia started homeschool kindergarten a few weeks ago. I still can't believe she is a kindergartener!!! We are using the Abeka homeschool curriculum with video lessons. I'm very grateful for the video teacher, she always has the cutest little songs to sing and creative handmade tools to aid all the learning. I currently have the "AEIOU are vowels" song stuck in my head!!! I could never come up with all the sweetest ideas that she shares and we are loving it. One day we went fishing for numbers by using cut out fish, paper clips and a magnet tied to a string. Our days are structured like the traditional 1/2 day kindergarten, with about 4 hours of classroom time. We usually start our day nice and slow, we wear comfy clothes, do school with lots of snack breaks, followed by recess and then she has dance four days a week. Photo dump of our classroom,  and snaps from her first day of school, also a few of our classroom pet Valentine Lollipop. She's still dreaming about a few hamsters for the classroom and I'm still debating if I want to commit to weekly cage cleaner. Robo dwarf hamsters, that look like marshmallows, are super cute though!

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Creative Culture KC

Creative Culture KC


A milkshake bigger than Magnolia + one thousand sprinkles + cookies & cupcakes made for a memorable afternoon painting pottery at Creative Culture KC. I promised Magnolia we'd go here to celebrate the day she got her cast off, and I don't know how it happened but summer got away from us! Today is our last Friday before Kindergarten & there was no way I could start the new school year without keeping my promise. It was a rainy day and the perfect day to paint our hearts out. We go back in two weeks to pick-up our pink petal dish and blue llama. It was such a fun afternoon & I can't wait to do it again. 

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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING LINKS

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING LINKS


This past weekend felt extra special.  I got to take my soon to be kindergartener school shopping. Eeekkkk, it feels very surreal that she's about to start school. We got lots of comfy clothes since we will be doing school at home, but of course a few cute dresses. There will be lots of pink, lavender, and polka dots in her wardrobe this year! She had her heart set on a unicorn backpack that was sold out at our local Target, so we called Ryan and he ran to another one and surprised her with it when we got home. She’s excited! I’m excited! Feeling blessed!

Once the black chalkboard goes up I’m going to share her classroom! It’s the sweetest space where so many memories will be made!!!

I've linked all of our BTS finds below.








I hope you all soak up every last bit of summer sunshine and joy!

xo 



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