The Old Schoolhouse New Issue is Out!

May 4th, 2014

TOS May.June2014

The latest issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine  is LIVE!


It’s always great when a new issue comes out– it’s packed full of encouragement and information –and it’s FREE!  (Get the APP and take it with you — you can read it anywhere!) However, even after all the years I’ve worked for The Old Schoolhouse (over a decade now—I think I’m aging myself!) it’s very exciting to see my daughter in its pages with her first article/interview–with Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze, no less!


My youngest daughter made it’s pages as a first place winner in the staff story writing contest back in this issue and when my son was born, he graced the pages of this issue and now older DD has made it’s pages in the May/June 2014 issue!  What a blessing to have her get such an opportunity!


I think her piece is the best..(aHEM) …no bias of course 😉

Enjoy the issue– it’s a great one!


Spring Cleaning

May 1st, 2014

Spring Cleaning is a favorite thing for me, I love the new season, the promise of it all, the sparkly clean feeling of the schouse– just love it!  I love all the reorganizing, cleaning things out, just starting FRESH! 

ASimplyHomemadeClean_SMALL frontcover


So this year, I’ve made up some printable recipe cards of some of my favorite all natural cleaners, from my book, “A Simply Homemade Clean” — and I thought I’d share!

Soft Scrub Recipe CardHere is one for a homemade Soft Scrub –love it!

All Around Spray Cleaner Recipe CardAnd my favorite All Purpose Spray Cleaner!

These are so easy to make up and work great! I use only CPTG doTerra oils in my homemade cleaners, which you can find here. 

Look for a few more recipes and recipe cards,  next week :)

Happy Spring!


yes……these are my doTerra business links… :)

Out with the old…

April 24th, 2014

school books pic


It’s that time of year…we’re wrapping up the school year!  So, it’s time to clear the shelves off and prepare for next year.  Here is the first of,  I am sure, a few lists to come   Email me at if you’re interested in anything 

Send a list of your choices and your zip code & I’ll get a media mail postage quote for you.  If you wish to use another ship method or require insurance—let me know and I’ll get a quote for you.  All books are from a smoke free, animal free home.  Paypal only.

An asterisk (*) indicates hardcover books.

Curriculum Items:

IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons 5.00

Poetics – Tapestry of Grace  20.00   (brand new!)

Tapestry of Grace Year 1 — Units 1 & 3  $50.00 each –in a binder—brand new!

Sonlight Language Arts 1 -IG / Reading With Easy Readers (Sonlight, in a binder) 15.00

Sonlight Science IG “A” in binder  great shape!  $15.00

Hooked on Phonics– full set– parents box and levels 1 thru 5- some wear– $25.00

Violin – 1/4 size in case – needs new string and bridge put back on– email for pictures.  $50.00  (retailed at $425.00)


Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten! (Cover is showing wear) 0.50

The Ides of April 2.00

Pal And Sal 0.50

Victory on the Walls: A Story of Nehemiah 2.00 (brand new!)

The Christian’s Secret of A Happy Life 3.00

The Monkey and the Crocodile (worn) 0.50

And Then, Mama Said……It Takes Time to Learn To Read 1.00

The Story of the Pilgrims (childrens) 0.50

Mountain Born 1.00

Blood Type A: Food, Beverage and Supplement Lists 1.00

Heidi Grows Up* (worn around all edges) 2.00

Ivanhoe* (cover is defaced) 2.00

Anne of the Island 1.00

Rebecca and Ana 1.00

Fields with God 2.00

David Copperfield* (abridged)3.00

Spirit of the West 1.00

The Genesis Record (brand new condition) 10.00

Streams of Civilization Volume One *15.00  (brand new!)

Reproducible Maps, Charts TimeLines and Illustrations 10.00 (brand new!)

Shakespeare Set – (Henry VI, Parts One and Two, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV Parts One and Two, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Note: The Cover of Henry IV Part Two is torn at the top) 5.00 for entire set

Explore the Wildlife Kingdom: Golden River Secrets of the Amazon (DVD) 3.00


The Daring Book for Girls* 5.00

Let the Circle Be Unbroken 2.00

The Road to Memphis* 2.00




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