Investigating. Admiring. Worshipping.

A fascination with creation will never grow old. A child will be mesmerized by creation for a lifetime if they are immersed in nature investigations at a young age. She, 15 short years ago, became entranced by a caterpillar inching its way along our patio. By the age of three, she had a butterfly-themed birthday and become […]

10 Reasons to Play in the Dirt

We should all play in the dirt every once in a while. But months ago, when she asked, I didn’t wanna… DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? I may receive monetary compensation for any link to any products or […]

Thwarting mosquitos

I always prefer homemade; so I figured why not homemade bug spray as well? Whether you would like to keep unwanted creepy crawlies at bay, or are looking for some great inspiration on ways to know more about creepy crawlies “of the good kind,” read on! DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find […]

Heart-shaped lessons from a white-tailed visitor

The corn was getting just tall enough to offer real promise of delicious August meals. The tomatoes were the size of bright green golf balls, starting to show hints of pink, longings for red adulthood. The cucumber plants were ready to reach out their tentacles and crawl along the ground because we had not yet built them a […]

Beautiful Imperfections in Nature Studies

Nature Studies have always been an intimate, intricate part of our family. First, as part of our elementary years of homeschooling, but then as a part of a family heirloom that my teen daughters still add to today, almost 2 decades after it all started. Read on if you’d like to know more about our family’s […]

A Poor Woman’s Bouquet

Her favorite flower–the dandelion–was hated by most. But there’s fascinating things to love when you’re learning about dandelions. Keep reading for 10 things I bet you didn’t know about dandelions. But be warned, if you keep scrolling you indeed may learn to love this innocuous weed. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here […]