Category Archives: creativity

My Craft Room – The Before

Do you have a space in your home that is devoted to something just for you?  It doesn’t need to be a whole room, just a space that can be where you are free to be creative, do some work, do some reading, something that is all yours.  Well, recently, I worked on creating a space […]

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My Craft Room – After » A Whimsical Life - February 3, 2015 - 5:23 pm

[…] my gosh, y’all.  I am so excited to share my after pics with you.  To see the before pictures of my craft room/office click HERE.  Otherwise, here is my room after doing a bunch of organizing and […]


This is what it looks like at our house today: It’s snowing! Hopefully we’ll be able to get out and play in it once it accumulates a little more. They’re not calling for much but we should get a couple of inches which will be enough to satisfy the boys’ desire to get out and […]

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Stephanie S. - January 19, 2008 - 9:56 pm

They’re both beautiful!
Makes me wanna break out a canvas myself!!

MamaK - January 19, 2008 - 10:18 pm

love the art! I’m such a sucker for spotted dinos! Glad you got some snow. We might get some later too. I will take a photo for you. The kids and I are going to attempt to make cracker candy from the chickens in the road blog. It looks so yummy. Enjoy the snow!-K

My name is Stacie. - January 19, 2008 - 10:20 pm

My son is playing at his cousins today, so my husband and I had the day alone. A nice day. Hope you get your snow!

carri - January 20, 2008 - 12:59 am

We had snow too! Enough to even build a little snowman. He had lots of leaves and grass in him but he was so cute. Sadly he was massacred with the ninja swords before I could get a picture. Oh well…

Love how different the paintings are! It is so amazing how their personalities really shine through.

whimsigal - January 20, 2008 - 3:11 am

I would love to see something you create! :)

K- Holy moly. I looked at the cracker candy recipe on the blog you mentioned and dang! I might have to make that myself tomorrow! That smack looks delicious.

Stacie – How nice for you and your hubby to get some alone time! I’m jealous!


I was wondering if you guys were going to get any snow! We built a little snowman, too. I’m going to post his picture here tomorrow.

Hope you all had a wonderful day!


Cate - January 20, 2008 - 8:52 pm

Love the snow pic – looks like a postcard.

We now have warm, muggy, cyclonic rain -give me snow any day!


piscesgrrl - January 21, 2008 - 5:27 am

Hey grrl, I’m giving you an award! So don your red carpet duds and come on over. :)

Bridget - January 21, 2008 - 2:53 pm

Just came across your blog…yay! We are homeschoolers, too.

That picture of the snow is so beautiful…I wish we’d see a scene like that out our window in south Texas. :)

Gorgeous. - January 24, 2008 - 9:17 pm

The SNOW … Oh so beautiful!!!! What a fabulous picture. I love the boy’s art too… I wonder if they have any at our BB&B !!

** runs off to look!! **

whimsigal - January 24, 2008 - 10:11 pm


I love snow but I love rain too. Makes me want to curl up with a good book!

Thanks for stopping by! We used to live in Irving many years ago and one thing I missed about being a more northern southerner was the snow. We got ice there once but that was it!

I found them hanging on one of the columns in the back of the store. Most stores have the same layout, I think. Good luck! It’s a steal of a deal.


Go Carts!

Today the boys have been experimenting with the use of force. It began innocently enough with me using the salad spinner to wash and dry some lettuce. From there the boys decided to see how much force was needed to get their “go-carts” down the stairs. They labored for some time over getting the perfect […]

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Stephanie - August 11, 2007 - 1:38 am

Aaah, Evie.
You and your boys are my heroes.
How could anyone look at your fine example of “what unschooling looks like” and find it lacking?
You demonstrate so beautifully that it’s a wonderful life.
Blessed be, friend.

whimsigal - August 11, 2007 - 1:45 am

Thanks, Steph. Your words are exactly what I needed. I’m having a sad, pity-party moment and am trying hard to get past it.

The boys really had a blast doing that today and it my current state it could have driven me crazy had I let it.

Thanks for reminding me what’s important in life – family and friends.



Stephanie - August 11, 2007 - 3:39 am

Well, in that case…
Instead of writing you a personal note (that you would feel too embarassed to tack to your forehead or show to your persecutors, should there be any who dare!) Let me state for the record that your family is what we could all be… Should We Have The Courage To Do So!
I am amazed daily from the ingenuity, alacrity, bravery, genious, and sparkliness of your family.
The Boys are so beautifully alive and enthused with life and learning, it amazes me whenever you are feeling a Moment Of Doubt.
Never fear, Friend.
You are choosing a Wonderful Life for those boys, and it is plain to see for any of us that care to take a close enough look!

I’m sorry you’re sad, Darling.
Here’s a big hug and kiss for you, and I hope you feel More The Thing on the morrow.
Love, Steph

whimsigal - August 11, 2007 - 3:54 am

Thank you so much, Stephanie!

Can you move here???


Sheri - August 11, 2007 - 10:05 pm

I think your doing a great job! Your kids are creative and fun. You can tell that they are really curious about life and you’re giving them the room they need to grow and find their way. Sometimes, I think the biggest lesons that we learn when homeschooling our kids is that we can make it through the really lonely times. Hang in there, it will get better.


whimsigal - August 12, 2007 - 1:55 am

Thanks, Sheri! As you can see, doubt can creep in at any time. It’s very sneaky that way.

Thanks so much for your kind words!