Nature Journaling

How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves – For Beginners and Kids
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How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves – For Beginners and Kids

  How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves Has learning to paint what you see in nature been on your list for a while? Today I’m going to show you how to watercolor paint some beautiful and easy Fall leaves even if you are the newest beginner.  This is really fun and easy!  You might…

Free Watercolor Color Mixing Guide
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Free Watercolor Color Mixing Guide

Do you get stumped trying to put together color combinations in your Watercolor Art? I made this little guide for myself a while ago just to have handy for watercolor projects. I thought you might find it helpful too. It’s just a bunch of my favorite color combinations with mixing recipe notes to the side….

Prime Day Deals Art Supplies for Creative Moms and Kids
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Prime Day Deals Art Supplies for Creative Moms and Kids

It’s summertime and now is the best time to stock up on some essential supplies for nature journaling, homeschooling, and art supplies.  It’s also the time of year when Amazon has their huge 2-day sale for Prime Day!  I have scored some great deals on art supplies, homeschooling supplies, crafting supplies and more in the…

Nature Journaling for Beginners Supply List
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Nature Journaling for Beginners Supply List

  You don’t really need much as a nature journaling beginner, but sometimes it’s fun to invest in a few supplies that can make the experience more memorable and enjoyable.  Here is a list of some of my favorite nature journaling tools. There are so many benefits to getting out in nature.  Read about them…

Phenology Wheel – Nature Journaling Prompt for Beginners – Bullet Journal or Art Journal
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Phenology Wheel – Nature Journaling Prompt for Beginners – Bullet Journal or Art Journal

How to Make Your Own Phenology Wheel for Your Nature Journal, Bullet Journal or Art Journal I’m always looking for easy but effective ways to get myself and my children out in nature, recording what we are experiencing together. So when I saw these posts from Lynn Seddon at Raising Little Shoots I was pretty excited…

Watercolor Bird Calendar with Free Patterns to Paint
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Watercolor Bird Calendar with Free Patterns to Paint

I’ve had so much fun over here creating a new calendar to brighten your day and I hope your year!  This time, I thought it would be fun to focus on birds. Birds are so fun to paint (and surprisingly easy) to draw.  All of the patterns  for this watercolor calendar are available in the…

What to Add To Your Nature Journal When You’re Feeling Stuck
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What to Add To Your Nature Journal When You’re Feeling Stuck

The blank journal page.  It can be so overwhelming sometimes! Some days it comes easy.  Other days, not so much.  Facing that page can feel paralyzing!  It even happens in your nature journal.  I think my biggest fear is that I’ll waste my precious time and materials on something that won’t turn out like I…

How to Start a Nature Journal – A Beginners Guide
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How to Start a Nature Journal – A Beginners Guide

So you want to start a Nature Journal? I’m happy for you!  Keeping a nature journal is one of the best things you can do for yourself and those you love.  We all know that there are significant benefits in keeping any type of journal.  Benefits like better mental clarity, boosts in both confidence and…

Nature Journaling For Mom – Why It’s Awesome and How to Get Started
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Nature Journaling For Mom – Why It’s Awesome and How to Get Started

    This is one of those subjects that makes me want to find a rooftop and a megaphone. 🙂  Nature journaling is something I fell into when researching the Charlotte Mason method for our homeschool.  We are at the end of our fourth year of homeschooling (phew!), and I can say in all honesty that nature…

Loose Parts – The Ultimate Learning Toys
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Loose Parts – The Ultimate Learning Toys

Am I the only one who spends hours reading toy reviews and guides at Christmas or birthday time – determined to find the ultimate toy for my kids and my pocketbook? I’m always sure I’ll find that perfect toy that will engage my kid’s minds and bodies and make them magically want to leave their ever…

How Time In Nature Helps Me Be A Better Mom
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How Time In Nature Helps Me Be A Better Mom

  We all want it.  That deep assurance that “today I truly connected with my child”.  That knowing smile between mother and child; the shared experience carved deep in our hearts and minds. It can be so elusive in our distraction-filled world.  But I have found a secret to making those moments happen more often…