Em’s Treasures


The end of “Entrepreneurship Week” (February 20 – 25) seems like the perfect time for me to take the opportunity to tell you about my daughter, Emily, and Em’s Treasures!  She has had an interest in crafting since she was a little girl.  We would include crafts and art projects with our homeschooling work, but that wasn’t enough for her. She spent hours of her spare time creating and making.  By the time she was a teenager, she was getting comments such as,  “You should sell that!”, and “Would you make one of those for me?”  After her graduation in 2014, Em enrolled in the certificate entrepreneurship courses through Coursera.  Her plan was to make a business out of what she loved doing, and on a time scale that would allow her to continue studying for her Christian Leadership degree, providing childcare a couple of days a week,  coach Silver Lining Homeschool Colorguard, and read avidly.  She not only earned the certificates but earned them with honors.  She immediately went to work applying what she had learned about entrepreneurship to her crafting, and began attending craft shows and vendor events .

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She sold some of everything and earned more than enough money to cover supply expenses.  After a couple of other vendor events she realized the hair bows generated the most interest and that bows were not offered by the other vendors.  The hair bows continued to be her best sellers in the events that followed.


She’s even made bows exclusively for homeschoolers!

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Though it’s the hair bows that have the majority of her focus and attention,  Emily still takes requests for  gifts, cards, and decorations.

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Em’s Treasures is gaining repeat customers and has accepted a few custom bow orders.  Recently, she had the opportunity to create an original design for a local school’s cheer squad. This is the largest order she has been offered so far. and the first of her designs to be exactly duplicated.  Also, this was the first order to be shared with another vendor who specializes in monogramming.


Currently, Emily is preparing for the upcoming spring vendor events in our area. She’s planning to take her collection to some local boutiques to sell on commission .  Here’s a little of what Emily has started for her spring lineup.


16938548_625973984264049_255494105368490263_n  Em’s Treasures now has a Facebook business page and can accept payment through Paypal to accommodate out of town orders.  Emily could use your help with growing her business.  If you would be so kind as to give her Facebook page a “like”, it would be much appreciated.   An order would be most appreciated, too!                                                               https://www.facebook.com/Ems-Treasures-477293785798737/

Thanks from a proud mama!

betty jo

Special Days in March, 2017


March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for seasonal studies, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2017 gives you plenty to choose from!

March Themes, Awareness, and Observances
Athletic Training
Child Life
Color Therapy
Credit Education
Deaf History
Dolphin Awareness                                                                                                                                         Ethics Awareness
Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering
Honor Society
International Ideas
Irish American Heritage
Listening Awareness
March Into Literacy
Music In Our Schools
Play the Recorder
Poison Prevention Awareness
Red Cross                                                                                                                                                  Save Your Vision
Sing With Your Child
Spiritual Wellness
Women’s History
Youth Art

March Food Themes
Bell Peppers
Caffeine Awareness
Exotic Winter Fruits
Frozen Foods
Green Onion

March’s Daily Specials  (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

Holiday Lesson Plans and Daily Resources for any month https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

March 1

  • Ash Wednesday. Lent begins *
  • Cheerleading Week begins
  • Dadgum That’s Good Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Horse Protection Day
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pet Sitters Week begins
  • Pig Day
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Save Your Vision Week begins
  • Share a Smile Day
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • World Compliment Day
  • World Math Day * (1st Wed.)
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Banana Cream Pie Day
  • Dr. Seuss Day – Author Theodor Geisel born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Old Stuff Day
  • Read Across America Day
  • World Book Day * (1st Thurs.)

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Cold Cuts Day
  • Day of Unplugging * (1st Fri.)
  • Dress in Blue Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • International Festival of Owls begins *
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Speech and Debate Education Day
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • World Day of Prayer * (1st Fri.)
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Primatologist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • Hug a G.I. Day
  • Iditarod Race *
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Pound Cake Day
  • Scrapbooking Industry Day
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678
  • World Orphan Week begins *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Cheese Doodle Day
  • Corn Dog Day *
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • Namesake Day *
  • Procrastination Week begins *
  • Read an E-Book Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • St. Piran’s Day
  • Teen Tech Week begins *
  • Words Matter Week begins *

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Corndog Day
  • Dentist’s Day
  • Dress Day
  • Frozen Foods Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *
  • Newspaper in Education Week * (1st Mon.)
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Procrastination Week begins
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week begins *

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • No More Week begins
  • Roast Pork Day
  • Telephone patented 1876
  • Unique Names Day *

March 8

  • Aardvark Week begins
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week begins
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Peanut Cluster Day
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Universal Women’s Week begins

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • Crabmeat Day
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Kidney Day * (2nd Thurs.)
  • Meatball Day
  • Name Tag Day *
  • Panic Day
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • Blueberry Popover Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Mario Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day *
  • Pack Your Lunch Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Science and Engineering Week (UK) *
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26 is an alternate date)
  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Descendants Day *
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Ken Day (the boy Barbie)
  • Plumbing Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup begins
  • Worship of Tools Day

March 12

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Arbor Day *
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Descendants Day
  • Genealogy Day
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • 1st Parachute Jump from an Airplane 1912
  • Plant a Flower Day
  • Purim *
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins *

March 13

  • Brain Awareness Week begins *
  • Commonwealth Day (Canada)
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Earmuffs Day (earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Jewel Day
  • K9 Veterans Day
  • Napping Day * (day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Uranus discovered 1781
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Children’s Craft Day
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Learn About Butterflies Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Pi Day (3.14)
  • Potato Chip Day

March 15

  • Buzzards Day
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Everything You Think is Wrong Day
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Shoe the World Day
  • True Confessions Day
  • World Consumer Rights Day

March 16

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Artichoke Hearts Day
  • Curlew Day
  • Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • 1st Liquid-Fuel-Powered Rocket launched 1926
  • President James Madison born 1751
  • Panda Day
  • The Scarlet Letter published 1850
  • St. Urho’s Day

March 17

  • Ag Day *
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend begins *
  • Submarine Day
  • World Folktales and Fables Week begins

March 18

  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Biodiesel Day / Inventor Rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1980
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • Sloppy Joe Day
  • Quilting Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • World Sleep Day

March 19

  • Button Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Fix a Leak Week begins *
  • Folktales and Gables Week begins *
  • Let’s Laugh Day
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Nurses Day
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003
  • Poultry Day
  • Tsunami Awareness Week begins *

March 20

  • Act Happy Week begins * (3rd Mon.)
  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Great American Meat Out
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Naw-Ruz *
  • Ostara *
  • Proposal Day
  • Ravioli Day
  • Shakespeare Week begins *
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox/ 1st Day of Spring *
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin published 1852
  • Wellderly Week begins *
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Frog Day
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of the Forests and the Tree
  • Fragrance Day
  • French Bread Day
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • Strawberry Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • International Day of the Seal
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Chia Day
  • Chip and Dip Day
  • Ponce De Leon discovered Florida 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Melba Toast Day
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Week begins
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Annunciation Day
  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Democracy Celebration Day
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Greek National Day
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Nano Days begin *
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Cleaning Week begins *
  • Epilepsy Awareness Day
  • Nougat Day
  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Legal Assistants Day
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
  • World Theater Day

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Black Forest Cake Day
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Something on a Stick Day
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Little Red Wagon Day * (last Wed.)
  • Manatee Appreciation Day * (last Wed.)
  • Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
  • Niagara Falls Runs Dry 1848
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • President John Tyler born 1790
  • Week of the Ocean begins

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853
  • Take a Walk in the Park Day

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Crayon Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • She’s Funny That Way Day
  • Tater Day
  • World Backup Day

I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.








Happy March!

betty jo


According to our “Special Days in February” list, February 15 is Galileo’s birthday (1564). I’ve checked and updated our resource list from our study 4 years ago. I’m excited to do another study on this incredible scientist with the boys today!

Still Learning Something New


                                                   GALILEO GALILEI

                                              Astronomer, Physicist

                                                                 1564 – 1642

As we continue our homeschooling Middle Ages/Renaissance unit studies, we will be adding Galileo to our lessons. Not only will we be focusing on his inventions and discoveries, but also his character.   He showed great respect for those he disagreed with.  His willingness to speak out for his beliefs when such beliefs were considered heresy, is inspiring.  It’s going to be an interesting study.   I found fantastic links and want to share them with you.

Short Biography, quiz, and printables (for younger students) –   http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdgalil.htm

Galileo Biography, Discoveries, and Inventions (for older students)  [Parental Warning!  There was an inappropriate ad in the middle of the biography!  I was able to close it.  It may…

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