by Shalice Noel

1. Cowhide rug Incredibly soft and surprisingly durable
2. Kallax Shelf Looks custom without the price
3. Kallax Tall Shelf Fits on top of the Kallax shelves perfectly
4. Drone Baskets These fit perfectly in the Kallax system shelving and are cheap to replace. Mine are already covered with crayons 🙁
5. Red Panton Chair I don’t have this yet, but its on the list. Every room needs a pop of red!

6. Knuff Magazine File Love this birch wood file holder and a convenient way to hide books and papers

7. Cacti Its trendy, cute and holds up nicely after baby has dumped it out a couple times.

8. Handwriting books Getty Dubay Book A (Kindergarten) and Hymns in Prose Copy Book Zaner Bloser Print (first grade)

9. Melamine Shelf Found at Menards or your local hardware store 

10. Sofia Black and White Stripe Fabric I’ve covered headboards, pillows and here for a pin board in this fabric and it has yet to fail me. If you’re wondering how we made this board: We purchased Homasote (fiber board) from Menards, covered it in fabric and stapled and sprayed it with fabric adhesive

Before… in process

Nothing sexier than a guy putting a room together, getting his saw out and working all free moments on the weekends. Love him.


I can’t resist a lil man in a camo vest!


They just got their handwriting books in the mail and they were super excited to start. Best was when little lady asked, “How does the mail lady know we’re doing school?”

 Lunch: turkey hot dogs and peaches and lots of snacks in between. This looks pretty pathetic. It actually tastes better than it looks!

Recess is their favorite!
Nature loot: she collects leaves and twigs to observe and draw. She basically crawled into this world with colored pencils. Science over naptime is just an excuse to draw what she sees. And she loves doing it.
 Bonus of homeschooling? The park is empty at 1:30pm.  I love that I’m not missing these moments.  Most importantly, I’m the student. And each day brings new trials despite the lesson plans which keeps me flexible and dependent on the Lord which is a good place to be. If you were wondering, wrestling matches and fights over pencils and chairs are real and if my lil guy drops his morning nap, it’ll be a game changer! But I know where my strength lies and who doesn’t like the extra random hugs, retelling our day to daddy when he walks in the door and witnessing the “aha moment”?






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Kristin Loboda September 17, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Just beautiful. 🙂

diamanta grace September 17, 2014 - 9:27 pm

That melted my heart. You are so real and I love that you have shared this. You redesigned that room into a gorgeous schoolroom, but it so much more than that as you say. It's what happens in there (or at recess) that keeps us grounded, yes, as the students!! And yes, dependent on God.

Blythe Fike September 17, 2014 - 10:56 pm

So fun!!! Good job, girl.

Field and Bird September 18, 2014 - 5:43 am

Order and beautiful design belong to the Lord. Thanks for reclaiming it for Him and sharing it with us. He is magnified. I love it.

KelseyB September 18, 2014 - 10:49 am

Love the room! I wouldn't mind studying in there either!

KB September 18, 2014 - 11:53 am

Can I ask where is your cardigan from? And I love the color of your pants! Where did you find them!?

Emily Burns September 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm

The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair.

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Cardi is H&M, leggings are wine from Forever 21 🙂

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Amen! Only by His grace xx

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 8:05 pm

It's my favorite! But with coffee in hand of course 🙂

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 8:11 pm

I couldn't have said it better! Thanks for reading xx

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 8:13 pm

Thanks Blythe! xx

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 8:15 pm

thanks for reading xx

Déjà Blue September 21, 2014 - 8:21 pm

We are students every day right? Schooling them every day just gives us yet another means to depend on Him. Our source of strength to overcome when they're fighting over the pink and blue pencils!! xx

Sarah September 22, 2014 - 6:05 am

Thanks for sharing… I love this…
what curriculum are you using?

Jenni of the Mundane September 25, 2014 - 7:53 pm

This is beautiful. So meaningful, and heartfelt. ❤️

Melissa Souza September 26, 2014 - 11:15 am

Hi Shalice! I've been following you on IG and I'm excited to finally make it over to your blog. I'm a freelance stylist and fashion blogger as well with a toddler whom I'm trying to decide about school. Homeschooling has definitely been on the top of my list, but I'm a bit nervous! Any suggestions on programs?


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