Things we love

Random list in no particular order.

Sourdough bread making supplies – read the Tartine book, make the Tartine bread. While you’re at it, if you like pizza and backyard entertaining, get the Pizzacraft PizzaQue.  Make your sourdough pizza in it. It’ll be magic.

Red Boat Fish Sauce

School supplies

Alter Eco chocolate – especially this quinoa bar.

Jacobsen salt – rosemary one is just unreal.

For documenting homeschool work and photos (if you need to for the state or just for fun) – print onto stickers from your phone using this printer.

Boiling water because the river is flooding? (Austin, TX, today!)  We have a Berkey and it really comes in handy now.  Even on a good day it gives you better water than what comes out of the tap.

Gifts for kids:

Squishy mochi cats

Iwako erasers – take them to dinner with friends who have kids. They’ll love you.

Glow in the dark scorpion necklace.  This isn’t a joke.  Kid-tested.

Chicken shoes!! A friend sent me this link and I couldn’t believe it.  For chicken lovers. And also, the boots.

Kitchen goodies:

Oxo good grips clips

Maldon salt pinch tins – my foodie aunt says it’s okay to take these to restaurants.  Smoked ones too!


Sun Bum stick

Various colors Expo markers at Target!  $5.09 a pack.

Nava Design Notebooks, such as Medium Things and Mini Things. Great for budding writers.


The Wednesday Chef and her soon to be released German Baking Book.

Delicious German baking recipes

David Lebovitz. Really, my whole family has an obsession with his Italian Almond Cookies. Next up is  Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream with that ice cream maker we never use.


Overnight sourdough waffles – you can buy a sourdough starter from the King Arthur site or just ask a friend who uses it for a little bit to get started. This recipe is one I make over and over.  Sourdough isn’t much work and is totally worth it.

Reading lists – for grownups

Favorite homeschool WeBsites

(The ones I return to over and over….)

Eclectic Homeschooling (some religious curriculum, mostly secular) has a free unit studies page and especially interesting information about learning languages.

Gilder Lehman Institute for American History – linked to the American Revolution page for an example.  Interesting timeline to work through starting with a middle school aged homeschool group.

SEA Homeschoolers Facebook group