Author: Melanie

My 5 favorite homeschool tools

It’s that time of the year again: time to go to your favorite superstore of choice and load up on notebooks, binders, pens, pencils…basically all the things! I’m headed out to do that very thing later today, but I started thinking about the things that I don’t have to buy and wanted to share my list with you. These are, quite simply, the workhorses of my homeschool and I would be lost without them. They don’t really fall under the supply list, but rather I would call them my favorite homeschool tools.

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Using the Book Patch for Challenge B Anthologies

So you’ve decided to publish your anthology through The Book Patch. Where to start?!

First off, take a look at some of your own books and figure out the general size that you want your self-published book to be. Trade paperback? Letter sized? Something eye-catching and unusual like a square? The Book Patch has an extensive list of sizes to choose from so once you’ve figured out that part, go here and download the appropriate template.

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Board game review: Istanbul

You are a merchant, scurrying to and fro with your assistants through the bustling bazaar district of Istanbul. Your assistants load their wheelbarrows with warehouse treasures, then scurry away to sell them at a premium with rubies being the ultimate reward for their efforts. This is the basic storyline of Istanbul, a fun, family game for 2-5 players that plays easily within an hour.

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Bible art journaling

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I recently alluded to a new undertaking for 2016 for me and thought I’d share what I’ve learned about this new hobby of Bible art journaling so far. In the same way that I accidentally discovered digital scrapbooking in late 2004, in late 2015 I stumbled across some gorgeous Instagram photos of illustrated Bible pages and was immediately drawn to the craft. There are many wonderful resources out there where you can learn more about it, but my favorite so far is this blogger. She has...

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