Back And Better Than Ever!

Hi Friends ~ I’m back!  Did you miss me? I’ve been taking some time off to spend some extra special quality time with my boys and to get home school BACK on track, but now I’m ready to give some time back to you! I’ve been doing a little soul searching and have been purging some extra supplies and I think that we are finally headed in the right direction.  ((**drum roll please**))

Enchanted Soul Creations (me, lol) will finally be offering inspirational (along with the usual witty and sarcastic) coffee mugs.

We’ll also be offering simple decals that you will be able to apply anywhere you want. If you want to put it on your car ~ do it! Laptop? Yep!  Cell phone case?? Yes!! The possibilities are endless and I have waited a long time to announce this to you! I discovered my passion for personalization about 4 or 5 years ago, but as you know ~ babies come first.

We are focused on bringing funny euphemisms to your kitchen as well as quotes that will make you want to wake up and start your day right. What better way to start the day than a beautiful mug that makes you smile? If you want a custom mug, just let me know by email (skilpatricktx@gmail.com) or through Etsy and we can definitely find a way!

With Peace & Love,
Steph

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Creation Challenge of 2016

Crafting new things has always been a passion of mine. I greatly enjoy bow making. I don’t sell them often, so I do it primarily for fun. In fact, I have a few I am considering donating for Christmas.

I also enjoy making jewelry, headbands and I bought a new vinyl plotter this year and have greatly enjoyed making personalized items for the boys for school.

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I have considered giving this up from time to time. It’s not a cheap hobby or business, that’s for sure. It also takes up a great deal of time if I don’t manage it well.

Hubs asked me to take a step back from it and focus on the boys (since we are homeschooling), but he doesn’t want me to have to give it up entirely. So I’m making it a goal to make one or two items a day. A bow or a necklace, what have you, just something to take pictures of and post.

I think it’s a great idea. It’ll give me something that’s still mine (since I had to give up reading for a little while) and it will start giving me some consistency in posting.

Who’s ready to join me! Whether or not you sell or just do it for gifting ~ I would really love seeing what you have to make!

This is the Life!! (Week 1)

I think I would like to start weekly updates. I don’t always have the time to sit and reflect, but I think it’s the time to make the time!

This week was busy. We took an hour drive for an appointment. We were pleased with the results and can’t wait to hear back. Hubs went out to my aunt’s house to help her a good bit. This is also a good drive (this is what we get for being ruralites). He fixed her fence and went through some paperwork we needed for the above-mentioned appointment. Sorry to be vague, just can’t be too careful right now. ❤

At home, things are fantastic. We found loads of new resources for homeschooling. We are primarily focused on the two older boys for home school and offering coloring sheets to my 3 year old. He seems to be a lot more focused now than when we started. I’m very happy with his progress. At the beginning of our home school year, he was still very uncommunicative. He wanted to point and expected us to understand. Now he is using sentences and crying a lot less. He can say numbers. He just can’t always say them in order and I’m okay with that!

My oldest is struggling with multiplication a little. I am aiming to work with him on a more mental math focus. We found some Minecraft multiplication flash cards on Pinterest and I am excited to print them out for him! My kindergartner is doing great. His scissor skills are improving and he’s starting to recognize words a lot. He LOVES when I print out new readers for him.

Baby is just a joy to be around. He is returning smiles very big, starting to pout when he’s extra tired and as a new development he’s starting to laugh. Mommy found his tickle spots and we discovered the baby in the mirror this week. He had the best time with him tonight and just laughed and grinned and talked to him. It is the best thing to watch them grow. ❤

The hubs had dug a spot in the yard last week and we decided to change the position so we got out and dug some more this week. We really do great as a team and knocked it out pretty quick. With all the rain lately, it filled up real quick so we’ll have to drain it before we get a liner and all that and get it filled up with good water. He pulled some awesome rocks out of a friend’s creek that has some good moss on it. I’m so excited to see it get closer to finished.

This weekend, we’ll see a freeze, so we harvested the rest of our beans and tomatoes. I’m sad to see the end of our garden. We had a really exciting year.

Daddy had the boys work on a diorama for Thanksgiving. Are you ready for the theme? *drum roll please!*

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If you guessed Minecraft ~ You guessed right! Our world revolves around Minecraft. They had a fantastic time cutting all the pieces together and we helped them glue everything and set some things up.

Tomorrow is a new day and starts a new week. What are your plans for the week? Thanksgiving is coming up and we can’t wait. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish. I think mine has to be the pumpkin pie and guess what I learned how to make from scratch this year? Maybe I’ll blog about it ~_^ Stay tuned!

With Love, Light and Laughter.
Fare Well,
Stephanie