Bold Turquoise

Jun 23 2015

Our Journey to The Whole Books Method of Homeschooling

*Affiliate links are used in this post- a way for you to support my blog without it costing you anything extra. A Homeschooler with the Best Intentions… Homeschooling is such a journey, isn’t it? I knew I wanted to homeschool my kids before I was ever even married and by God’s grace ended up with a man… Read more…

Jun 17 2015

Starting out in Cultivating the Lovely

Ok. So, we’ve discussed the meaning of Cultivating the Lovely, and we’ve talked about how we can be filling up on loveliness in order to pour loveliness out, but what does that really look like?  How does a mama with her hands full really go about that without getting swept up into the Pinterest culture and just further overwhelm… Read more…

Jun 12 2015

On Filling Up in Order to Cultivate the Lovely in Your Life

Over the past few months I have been reading and ruminating over Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life.  In her book she so very clearly points out that if we expect to pour lovely things out of ourselves then we must fill up on lovely things first. Now, I don’t want this to be confused with our cultural notion… Read more…

Jun 5 2015

The Commitment and Work of Cultivating the Lovely

Today I want to dive a little deeper into this whole idea of what it means to cultivate the lovely in our lives.  To start with, let’s have a look at the definitions of these words… Cultivate- 1 :  to prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops; also :  to loosen or… Read more…

Jun 2 2015

#CultivatingtheLovely- Something totally NEW at Bold Turquoise!

If you follow me on Instagram then lately you have probably been seeing some posts popping up with the #CultivatingtheLovely hashtag.  Well, if you have been wondering what those are all about, then this is the post to give you the full skinny on something totally new happening on Bold Turquoise! How #CultivatingtheLovely Came to… Read more…

Jun 1 2015

Free Summer Resources We are Using and I think You will Too

There are many  bundles and freebies that I hardly give mind to anymore.  We are so filling our lives with good books and great experiences right now that online resources often fall by the wayside, but when I saw this line-up of absolutely FREE resources that are available to homeschoolers for the summer I knew… Read more…

Apr 20 2015

On Recapturing Normal… and beyond

There have been so many thoughts going through my head lately and things I have really been wanting to share with all of you, and this week I am going to.  Posts about adjusting to life after the fourth babe’s arrival and how I’m learning to truly live within this season and add beauty to… Read more…

Apr 4 2015

March Homeschooling Around the Bold Household

Wait, what?  March is already over?  I guess because our lives have been more marked lately by major life events than homeschool days, it feels a little like I have been time-warped into the future!  Even though it does feel like a bit of a whirlwind, we did get some actual homeschooling done this last… Read more…

Mar 14 2015

On Blogging and the Loss of Our Voices

Fair Warning: This post breaks every blogging rule- it is long, not very evergreen and doesn’t contain a single pinnable image!  None-the-less, it has my heart splattered all over it and I would be lying to say that I wasn’t hoping you would read it! Lately I have been feeling a gentle nudging to step… Read more…

Feb 28 2015

Homeschooling with a Newborn- A Look Back at our February

Yes, I know, crickets have been chirping around these parts as I have been grappling with where my time is divided and where it should be focused. Oh yeah, and I had a baby almost six weeks ago! Meet Elliana Grace Amanah! Fussy, for sure, but now that she is starting to smile and coo it makes the… Read more…