Seven of the Quickest Takes EVER (not really)

Ready, set, GO!!

1. The blog will be quiet for most of the next week for Holy Week. Have a blessed celebration of Easter with your family. I am going to do the same.

2. I am still doing something next week. Don’t forget Mystie and I are chatting about homeschool planning next week on our Simplified Organization Hangout. We would love to have you join us on Monday. Then you can click over here and enter to win your very own copy of the Homeschool Planner Expansion Pack and grab a coupon code.


3. So, what are you reading? I just got The Innocence of Father Brown in the mail from Ignatius Press at Sarah’s recommendation. Also new in the mail is Keeping a Nature Journal. My classical mom’s group is reading this for our book selection this month. Instead of our normal dinner out, we are meeting for a breakfast and mom’s nature study. Really looking forward to that. On the Kindle app I have Holy Is the Day: Living in the Gift of the Present going. The first chapter of that one will really grab you!

4. Totally got distracted when the mail came. Look at what I got!


It’s my latest Thred Up box. Seriously my kind of shopping. Thred Up is an online thrift store which allows you to shop and search by size, type, color, etc.


Great photos of the items, cute polka dot box, and see what I got for summer for $50!! You can get $10 off your first order by clicking here.



5. Distracted again. Had to go take prom pictures. This is our fabulously fabulous baby sitter on her way to prom.


She is such a nut and we love her.



6. See this picture.


It makes my mama heart happy. This is the first time she has picked up a chapter book to read on her own. That reading solution looks like a better decision all the time.

7. And now almost twelve hours later I’m finished. Somehow these never come together as quickly as I want. I am off to bed because we have a big family weekend — Matt’s mom is turning 80. I hope yours is a wonderful one!

Linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary. Did you see Mystie’s interview with her — seriously, not to be missed!



  • Cassie says:

    Why is it these quick takes take so long, lol! I always start mine mid-week and try to finish them on Friday. Many times the finishing doesn’t happen. Looks like an exciting and fun week!

  • Gina says:

    I just ordered a box from ThredUp yesterday! I can’t wait to see how the pieces fit.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      I LOVED my last TU box. So much good stuff. The brown pants were a little big and the jeans shorts a little snug — both the same size (go figure). But the skirt and all the shirts were just right!

  • kortney says:

    oh, your mama’s study group sounds wonderful! i love CWL…do you know her guide to drawing trees?

    for more nature study inspiration, you can also check out Cathy Johnson:

    one more thing! are you planning an Easter Living Liturgy post/link-up…i’d love to see what you’ve got planned and take part too.

  • Lea S. says:

    I’m visiting from the Conversion Diary 7QT and enjoyed reading your 7 takes. Your website looks interesting! I’m a homeschooling mom just starting out, so I will be reading more of your tips about homeschooling. Also, this is the first time I’ve heard of ThredUp and their site looks awesome. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes for a blessed Easter.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      Welcome Lea! So happy to have you here. Be sure to ask a question if you have one.

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