Clearance Event

While preparing for the release of the Cycle 2 Playset, we came across too many things that need a new home!

We will open up a clearance page for you to browse and purchase until the items are sold!  The link is coming soon (in the next day or two).  We are working on it, but it is not quite ready.  The link will ONLY be available to our email list.

The Clearance Sale does not affect our Etsy shop.  The sale will be on a separate page.  Items will ship fast!

In the sale, you’ll find pieces from previous sets, classical learning resources, doll clothes, doll stands, homeschool t-shirts, and other goodies we acquired along the way!  Priced to move!

Don’t miss out! Make sure your email in on the list!

Cycle 2 Playset Coming Soon!

Here is a little preview of the Cycle 2 Classical Learning Playset that will be released in August!

We will notify our email list when the new set releases, so be sure you are signed up!

Shop Updates

Cycle 2 Playset Features:

  • Latin Verb Conjugation Cards
  • Science Posters
  • Castle Pencil Holder
  • Tote Bag displaying a Crown
  • Washable Marker Europe Map
  • (Dry Erase Board on back of map)
  • PLUS… a few more things being finalized!

New Ordering Process

There will be a new ordering process for all our physical items.  Be sure you sign up for our email list, so you will stay informed about these changes!

Volcanoes, From Old to New

underwater volcano

We are in full volcano mode at our house.

I remember that first homemade volcano we crafted as a homeschool family.  We carefully molded the clay, painted it, shaped boulders, and once complete, positioned it in the aluminum tray.  Everything we had worked for over the past few days came down to that glorious moment.

While the six and seven-year-olds were “measuring” baking soda and vinegar, the three-year-old announced she needed one more thing.  Rushing off, she returned with safety goggles (she has always been my most prepared and responsible child).  Stationed and ready, they combined the ingredients in our make shift magma chamber and experienced the joy of that bubbly, food-coloring-drenched vinegar smell that should mark any legitimate study on volcanoes.  After the perfectly executed volcano, the child in goggles reported with all sincerity, “Mommy! Good thing it didn’t explode the house!”

That’s a parenting win. We didn’t explode the house.

And for a throwback, here’s chubby little cheeks.

first homemade volcano

This is proof you can trust me when I say we have some volcano experience here.  LOL 🙂

From Volcanos to Attending

While we are still completely into the baking soda and vinegar volcano (I’m pretty sure one child emptied a gallon of vinegar this week), we just discovered you can erupt an underwater volcano too!  You literally just put baking powder in the chamber and submerge it in water.  I don’t know how I’ve missed this all my life.  Here’s a pic of what ours looked like in the water. (Yes, these days our volcanoes involve less clay and paint.)

underwater volcano

Our discovery brought about a new level of attending.  As a result, we observed more closely and more eagerly.

From Attending to Wonder

What I loved about this experiment is all the wonder my children expressed.  I think we can attribute most of that to Classical Conversations teaching us to attend, and to question, and to wonder, and to marvel.

Our tutors on community day this year have been amazing.  I’m the kind of mom that just wants a good procedure to follow, and from there we can nail it.  By contrast, our tutors have done an amazing job modeling how to ask good questions, how to think about what we already know and make connections, and how to discover questions to research.  As a result, my teaching science at home has transformed.  Instead of simply following steps, we are exploring this world God created and are eager to search out more understanding. This is just one way our CC community has been so good for our family.

From Wonder to Research

With our underwater volcano, here are some things we wondered and, consequently, researched.  Maybe they will springboard your family into wonder and new discoveries!

  • Do volcanos really erupt under water?
  • What does the lava look like?
  • Is it still called lava if it’s underwater?
  • Can you see it from the surface?  Where does the lava go?
  • How often do underwater volcanos occur?
  • What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder?
  • How do they react in water? Will they dissolve?
  • Why did the powder go up?

doll and volcano

With eagerness, you can lead your kids in finding a book about a topic, performing additional experiments, or observing something more closely.

From Old to New

What old, ordinary, everyday encounter can you wonder about?

Consider…

  • The familiar sunset as you drive
  • The common household appliance as you do chores
  • The favorite science activity they’ve seemed to repeat a million times

In every old activity, we can find new wonder.

New Playsets are Here!

We have new play sets for you.  Practice some Geography, Science, and Latin with our Series 1 Playset!  This set goes well with CC Cycle 1.  $6 shipping on any size order!  Go peek in the store and let us know what you think!


cycle 1 playset

The Basic Classical Learning Playset has also been revised and updated!

Pre-Orders

We will be open for preorders November 1-5.  With so many new Doll and Me matching styles, you don’t want to miss it!  Head on over to the shop page and check out what will be available.  Orders will only be open for five days.  After November 5th, these items may not be available!

Pre-Orders Nov. 1-5

The Sale is On!

3-Day Sale starts now!

We love to see new seasons roll in, especially fall! The cool air, the pumpkins, the corn maze, the hay rides… What a great time of year!

There are times families also start new seasons, and we are finding ourselves in one of those! We have already made one move with at least one more move coming. Due to space restrictions, we would like to sell as much of our current inventory as possible in the next few days!

Have you been waiting to buy one of our Classical Learning Sets or Doll Outfits? If so, now is the time! We won’t be making the same sets again. Everything is now posted on our shopping page, which currently reflects sale prices up to 20-50% off. Sale runs through October 10th!

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The girls do want to keep developing products long term, so we will pick back up with their creativity when our season of adjustment levels out.

Some have asked if we will still make play sets. Yes, we hope to release one that coordinates with the Classical Conversations cycle 1. Hopefully, it will be released by the end of the year.

If you want to be the first to hear about new products and special offers, sign up on our email list!

Enjoy shopping, and please let us know if there is any way we can help you!

Blessings,
Angie and Family

3-Day Sale!

Coming next week!

Come back here October 8th-10th for the lowest prices on our inventory. You’ll find our new shop here on our website October 8th. There will be limited quantities, so shop early! Perfect time for Christmas shopping!

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It’s a Great Time of Year!

It’s a Great Time for Learning

We are finding our groove for this new school year and enjoying the routine of our homeschool community!  We homeschool with Classical Conversations and love the accountability, fellowship, and encouragement it brings!

Many of the items we create for dolls are inspired by this classical learning and Christian community.  Whether it’s practicing times tables with a math set, diagraming a sentence with a writing set, or reviewing historical events on timeline cards in a homeschool set, we hope to give girls playtime with a purpose.

 

It’s a Great Time for Friendships

While playing alone or with siblings is beneficial and fills most of our days, my girls love the chance to invite friends over!

We have created True & Lovely Doll Club for girls to gather with their fiends, bring their dolls (or stuffed animals – I have one that prefers animals), and enjoy activities that edify one another.  The Club is designed from a biblical worldview and encourages girls to live all of life to glorify God, even as they play.

We make it easy for you to gather friends and jump right in!

You can sign up to receive a monthly issue (well, mostly monthly… you’ll see we had to combine August and September).  Each month you will receive an email with a PDF download.  The PDF is the “Club News” and intended for you to give your girl (either print or digital).  There will always be a “Doll & Me” printable project that you can copy as many times as you need for your girl and her friends.

The Club News offers direction for hands-on, practical activities as well as exhortation for daily living.

 

It’s a Great Time for Creating

Download a Doll & Me Project!  Your girl can make a doll-sized Bible verse wheel and a set of doll-and-me bookmarks.

You will also receive the True & Lovely Doll Club Start Up Guide and the current monthly issue so you can see if it’s a good fit for your family!