Tuesday, April 4, 2017

C ~ C's from my Idea Book

Let's peep into my idea book again today.

Crafts I have a section devoted to crafts projects we want to work on. Next to each project I have the week noted that I'm hoping to do it, as well as a list of all the supplies needed. Life is too short to get nearly everything done that I hope to do someday, so only the best of the best get listed in my book.

Christmas  The pages filled with Christmas ideas contain gift ideas of things we can make, as well as those to buy. All the snacks we want to make and enjoy over the season get jotted down and a list of ingredients I'll need before we get started. A detailed menu for our Christmas breakfast. Christmas related crafts, projects, and science experiments to add to our homeschool. Names and addresses for the people we want to send Christmas cards to. Food we want to share with the neighbors and the mailman. And a list of our favorite Christmas music.

Cleaning Not as fun, but rather important. I have a section with our cleaning schedule and tried and true cleaning tips I've found on Pinterest that actually work.

Country Studies I have an entire idea book devoted to Country Studies. In it I list the books we need to get at the library, recipes to try, crafts, art, and other fun projects to do for each country. Websites to find interesting facts about the country and videos to watch traditional dances. A list of important or famous people from that country to research later. Native plants and animals. The National anthem and traditions. We really enjoy this notebook.


  1. Once I'm retired, I would like to get back to working on crafts. I enjoy making holiday ornaments and decorations too.

  2. Ming, I've been retired for decades, and it doesn't help one bit! I still can't get to things I'd love to do.

  3. Thank you for letting us "peek" into your journals. They are a precious heirloom for generations to come. How easy it will be for a great or great-great or great-great-great (etc.) grandchild to easily celebrate a Christmas breakfast just like her grandmother. You are a forward thinker/writer. I plan to start a Christmas meals journal. Perhaps it might get passed on in my family. Thanks again.

  4. I have a Christmas planner where I keep everything related to Christmas - lists galore! I love the sound of your Country Studies idea book.

  5. I like your idea of having an idea book. It sounds like it is a practical way to organize your life and activities; and set goals for things you want to do. Very inspiring!

  6. I would love to hear your Pinterest cleaning tips that actually work.


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