Why Should I Bother With a Garden? – 5 Quick Reasons

Why Should I Bother With a Garden? 5 Quick Reasons to Grow a Garden on Vicki-Arnold.com

Maybe I should have started the Beginner's Guide to Gardening series with this post. I've written some form of this post no less than three times in various places so I sometimes forget that I may have not written it here. Forgive me? Thanks, you're the best.We've been gardening for years and the romanticism of gardening has worn off. We know … [Continue]

31 Books About Flowers – F is for Flower

31 Books About Flowers - Art, Poetry, History, Science, and Picture books from Vicki-Arnold.com

Flowers are on our minds here, we are (im)patiently waiting to see our first spring flowers. Well, technically, I guess we've seen them, but crocuses will bloom in the snow, so they don't count. I'm waiting for the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths.One of my favorite spring time traditions is to take photo of my Mom's daffodils and the rest of … [Continue]

The World of Christopher Robin – Poetry Book Giveaway

The World of Christopher Robin - a National Poetry Month giveaway!

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to give away a copy of a lovely book I came across. You can also check out my post 12 Books for Kids to Celebrate National Poetry Month for some ideas of books to look for at your library. Now on to the giveaway!I am giving away a copy of The World of Christopher Robin: The Complete Poems of When We … [Continue]

12 Books for Kids to Celebrate National Poetry Month

12 Books for Kids to Celebrate National Poetry Month from Vicki-Arnold.com

April is National Poetry month, did you know that? That is actually one of the first things I learned when I started writing online. I've learned a lot over these last several years, some of it is even useful!To kick off National Poetry month here on the blog, I have a fun list of 12 poetry books for kids. Their parents just might enjoy … [Continue]

How to Save Money Feeding Your Family

How to Save Money Feeding Your Family from Vicki-Arnold.com

And no, this is not another gardening post. I will take the moment to say that growing your own food is the best money saving tip I have, but I've already covered that. So today we are talking strategies to feeding your family for $25 per person for a full week.That equates to $3.57 per person, per day. To break it down even further, $1 per … [Continue]

Where Should I Plant My First Garden? – A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

Where Should I Plant My Garden? (A Beginner's Guide to Gardening) from Vicki-Arnold.com

The next installment in our Beginner's Guide to Gardening series is to answer the question "Where should I plant my first garden?"Now, I obviously do not know where each and every one of your live, that would be overwhelming...and a bit creepy. So I can't give you exact instructions, but I can tell you what to look for when planning where to … [Continue]

E is for Egg – Alphabet Activities for All Ages

E is for Eggs - Alphabet Activities for All Ages - a fun, egg-centered book list from Vicki-Arnold.com

We have reached the letter E in our alphabet studies. This one was a fun one to find books for. There are a lot of different ways you can approach eggs. I hope you enjoy the books as much as I did. I think my kids liked them, too.We had some beautiful weather here this week and that trumped a lot of our planned activities. After a record snowy … [Continue]

Beezus and Ramona Book Study Review

Beezus and Ramona Printable Book Study from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom (a Review) from Vicki-Arnold.com

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom was created by a homeschooling mom for other homeschool moms and families. Jill prolifically creates educational printables of all kinds. You can find free printables on her blog, but the real treasure is her member's only website.On the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom Member's Only website, you will find over 300 … [Continue]