Weekend Links



Earlier this week we were badly in need of a field trip.  It had snowed a little bit again.  And we just really needed to change things up for the day.  So we bundled up for a hike at Raven Run.  It was only 27 degrees, but the sun was out and the hike was just what we needed.  We didn’t see another living soul on the path.  But we did see a few plants with buds about to burst into bloom.  We smelled the earthy scent of mud, which was thawed despite the cold temperature.  And we spent a little while at the overlook, pondering the pale green color of the Kentucky River.


Last night we stayed up to watch the UK game against Louisville.  What a game!  Definitely worth staying up for, especially if you’re a UK fan.  I may need to make Blue Velvet Cupcakes again!

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Recently, I watched From Time to Time on Netflix.  If you like movies and shows about old, English castles then you will like this one.  There are two story lines, one that takes place during WWII and another that tells the history of the old house.  The story reminded me of the book,  The Sherwood Ring, one of our favorite homeschool reads.  From Time to Time is streaming for free on Netflix.

Disney FastPass+ News

Starting March 31, off-site guests will be able to make FastPass+ reservations up to 30 days in advance of their vacations.  I was able to link all of our tickets to the My Disney Experience website a few weeks ago.  So I’m all set to make our FP+ selections when we’re 30 days out.  Now I just have to get a plan touring the parks together!

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I managed to snag The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for just 99 cents a few months ago.  I’d read it once and loved it.  The other day, I started reading it for the second time.  It’s just as good this time through as the first.  Do you ever read books more than once?  I’d love to know which books you find worth a second read.

I hope you have a great weekend, full of rest and renewal.

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  1. We also got out for a hike this week and it was great. No snow here, though. 🙂

  2. We stayed up to watch the game also. We were switching back and forth between the UK and Louisville and the Michigan State and Virginia games. Both were great March Madness games. Looking forward to the UK-Michigan match up. I think I might lean toward Michigan although that does stick a little bit in my throat. But they are part of the Big 10 and all Indiana men’s teams are watching from the couch. Have a good week-end.

  3. I also loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I saw it at a used book store this past weekend for about the same price you paid. I kicked myself afterwards for not buying it. I’ve got a trip to the grand canyon coming up soon, but after that, I needed to get back to Disney!! You are killing me!! 🙂

    • Haha! Disney is like that, isn’t it? Enjoy your trip to the Grand Canyon! I’ve never been that far west before, but I’d love to go.

  4. Brenda S. says:

    I have read the series, “The Island of Heavenly Daze, By Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt”, four or more times! They have a wonderful way of transporting you “back in time” and you can just be a part of the story. It is a wonderful story, about the lives of people AND angels (!) that live on an island off the coast of Maine. I think you will enjoy it, too.
    Thanks for your picture of the Kentucky River ~ i didn’t realize it was “pale green”. What causes that color? We are hopeful that Spring will soon be upon us!

    • Brenda, thanks for the book recommendations! I don’t know why the river was that color. I don’t think it always is green, but it was pretty.

  5. Thanks for recommending “From Time to Time” and mentioning that “The Sherwood Ring” is one of your favorite books for homeschooling! That book is on my list of Top Ten Books of All Time! Have you read Elizabeth Marie Pope’s other book, “The Perilous Gard”? It’s not quite as good as “The Sherwood Ring” in my opinion, but still worth reading. Thanks also for all your wonderful and inspiring recipes!

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