" Some days we paint with large bold strokes, like when someone finishes a book report or gets a piece of music ready for performing. Most of our days are softer in color. A little dab here a little dab there, following a rough draft, but allowing ourselves to paint outside the lines when we want too. "
~ Deborah Jean

Friday, September 24, 2010


From Faerie Houses and forts to furniture made with " nature's offerings" ( and a few choice pieces of scrap wood from behind the shed) our 12 year old  daughter created her first piece of WOODLAND ~ FURNITURE!

I'm still shaking my head at how she did it... I know, with a hammer and nails of course! And a great amount of IMAGINATION and INGENUITY!

She fashioned the arched detail with branches and twigs. 

And the legs from left over stumps she found in the cut wood pile.

It's the perfect place to sit a spell on a warm fall day , watch the " girls" scratch and listen to them tell a story or two...

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of WONDER he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, REDISCOVERING with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.’

How do your children AMAZE you?

This post has been entered in the next Hands on Homeschool Blog Carnival hosted by Jimmies Collage on October 11th 2010!


  1. WOW! Nicolette did a wonderful job- I'm impressed!
    :) Cindy

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her bench! What a wonderful job!


  3. LOVE the bench!!!

    As to additions to you bloglist?

    You can add mine. Both include living without school :)


    happy day!

  4. Would you please send one of those to Reno Nevada for my yard??? Wonderful project for children to know how to actually "build something" way to go Nic...love you

    Aunt Retts

  5. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, eh?! Love it!


    Liser B

  6. Truly beautiful. Most impressive.
    And thanks for submitting to the Hands-on Carnival. It doesn't get more hands-on that this!

  7. I am NOT surprised. I met Nicolette and know she is an old soul who is more tuned in than most people ever are.

    LOVE it,


  8. Hello,
    I just want to thank you all for your kind comments on the Woodland Bench~ It's great to have you here!

    Dandelion Wishes,

  9. What a beautiful bench! Thanks for submitting to the carnival. Hope to see you there next month.


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Deborah Jean