Sartorial Saturday–More Peasant Top Pairings

It’s been a long time since I shared how versatile Pinup Girl Clothing’s peasant tops are, so I’m back with the Baton Rouge version…and this isn’t even ALL of the skirts I have with which it pairs well!

I also love the way various brooches pop against the deep pink color:

What color peasant top do you wear most frequently?

2017-18 School Year–Week Twenty-Nine

We’re another week closer to the end of the school year!

Turkey and Bunny are still working on proofs in geometry, but we’re going to be moving on to the last few topics, including trigonometric functions, soon. Ladybug is working on determining percents. Chickadee is working on identifying 3-D shapes.

Most of our history lessons have focused on Rome. Ladybug has been focusing specifically on Julius Caesar, while Turkey and Bunny have been focusing on multiple Roman personalities.

In science, we’re attempting to study both arthropods and vertebrates at the same time. So far, it’s going ok. It’s also almost dissection time, which is still a little horrifying to me, but I imagine we’ll all survive!

In other news, spring may have arrived in St. Louis (we’re still waiting to see if it will stick around), so we took our sketchbooks to the Missouri Botanical Garden yesterday, and enjoyed examining all of the beautiful blooms!

I’m looking forward to hitting the thirty week mark next week!

The Linnean House–April

It’s finally starting to look like spring in St. Louis!

UPDATE: We returned to the Garden on April 21st for Chinese Culture Days, and I couldn’t believe how much the view had changed less than two weeks later!

Chickadee Thursday

Today is a beautiful spring day (finally!) so we spent the morning at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Chickadee was so happy to get out and see the flowers!


It’s funny how much of a relief getting your hair cut can be. On Sunday morning, during church, I realized that I had had it with my hair. I’ve been growing it out, just so I could get the dyed, damaged ends all cut off at once. I had planned to wait another month or so, because I didn’t want my hair to be too short, but I couldn’t take it anymore. The damaged ends were scratchy, and I was tired of having two-toned hair. So I went directly from church to Great Clips, and had at least four inches cut off.

My sense of relief was immense. My hair immediately stopped annoying me. It’s back to being all one color, the ends are soft, and it’s not even that short! Which makes me wonder why I was trying to put off the inevitable in the first place…


It’s only one small group of blossoms on our Japanese Cherry Tree, but it’s enough to give me hope that maybe spring is finally here!