Author Archives: Territoons

TK has a coloring party!

Colored by a 5 year old!

Recently we had a Friday that the elementary school kids didn’t have to go to school (some random school improvement day).  I decided we were going to have a “TK Colorfest”! Ashleigh and I found some coloring sheets on the internet for the different age levels of the kids. Some of the kids and Ashleigh and Blythe Read More →

Why we are using Connections Academy as our homeschool program.

Connections logo square

Connections Academy is the homeschool program that I have signed my Li’l Rosebug up with. We’ve been with the program for about a half of a school year now, so I wanted to summarize why we are homeschooling, how this program works, and my opinion of it.   A couple of decades ago I chose Read More →

Clothes Closet – Organized!

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Our early mornings were often a flurry of “Can I wear this with that?”, “No that doesn’t match. No, its 50 degrees outside, you can’t wear spaghetti straps. No you can’t wear that. Or that.”, and “Where are my leggings?” “No, no, no…” Who wants to start their mornings with so much negativity, that is Read More →

Step-by-step Kari’s Christmas gift

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This is a step-by-step of how I created Kari’s Christmas gift. I have to say I am very pleased with how this one turned out. 🙂 (If you want to see a more detailed step-by-step of this process, I really explained it in depth in the blog about Ashleigh’s gift.) Like Ashleigh’s, this gift was inspired Read More →

Schoola works for TK!

Schoola Status 1:5:16

Wow! Look what we’ve done already! Thank You dear Friends and Parents of TK! I have an aversion to fund raisers in general, because I really don’t like harassing and bugging my clients, who are already paying me tuition for their children’s schooling. But Kari has come up with a very viable way for you Read More →

!!!Happy New Year 2016!!!

Happy New Year 2016

Here we are starting a New Year. What does that mean? I think it can mean so many things, so many new possibilities. I see a trend of people choosing specific “words”  to use as general goals, rather than specific promises, or New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps because New Year’s Resolutions seem to be made to be broken, and Read More →

Step-by-step Blythe’s Christmas gift

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This is the step-by-step of how I created Blythe’s Christmas present, although I didn’t take quite as many photos during the “process” as I did when I was creating Ashleigh’s present. If you want to see a more detailed step-by-step of the process, you can look at the blog about Ashleigh’s gift.  I will also post Read More →

Step-by-step, how I drew Ashleigh’s Christmas present

Framed and ready to gift! It was well received (or at least she faked it well!)

For those who are interested, this is a step-by-step on how I created this piece of art. I will also include links to the materials and supplies I used, at the bottom of the page, if you’re interested. I hope you enjoy! I use an Ottlite task light for lighting up the specific area I am drawing. Read More →

It’s all done but the paperwork


Yup, the final interrogation (home interview) is over. The adoption social worker pretty much asked us an abbreviated set of questions that she already asked us downtown in her office. I wonder if she thinks our answers will be different when we are in the comfort of our home? I really feel like they are trying Read More →

She wants to do it HER WAY!

egg yolk still

The other day my li’l Rosebug revealed to me that the reason she gets so angry with me when I tell her to do her schoolwork in a certain way is because she “…wants to do it her way!”. Well sometimes that is okay, but oftentimes, with schoolwork, it is not. There is usually an Read More →