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  • Welcome!

    Hi! I am Sarzy, I am a Mum, I am a photographer, I am homeschooler and lover of all things beautiful!

    Let me tell you a little about me and We Live We Learn :)

    I want this blog to be a beautiful place to visit. I have always "seen" stories in my head, so I love that I can use images to tell a story (or part of one). Often I will not write much to accompany my images. They are the story after all. To me pictures capture something more than words — I am sure that comes from my dyslexic brain, we are visual people.

    This blog began as a place to share my photo a day project, a project about my everyday life with my family and what I am grateful for each day. I started the project in 2010 when I realised that I did not appreciate the little things in my life. My project was born to remind myself of my beautiful, extraordinary, ordinary life. I would recommend a similar project to anyone — making the time to find something to be grateful for each day has really changed the way I look at my life (for the better!).

This blog is also dedicated to our learning. How could it not be when it it such a huge part of our life! We homeschool and our style is Unschooling with a Montessori twist. My hope is that by sharing I will: help demystify homeschooling and Unschooling; help others by sharing ideas and resources; encourage by showing my successes and failures.

    I love beauty around me and I hope to show that an ordinary life is beautiful.
    I look forward to having you here!

Encourage writing. Writing area.


The area has our DIY little mailbox (DIY instructions here) and a tin to keep letters received.

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A caddy with the envelopes, colour pens, lead pencils and glue to seal the envelopes.


We have a selection of rubber stamps and ink – they use them in their letters and on envelopes (in place of a postage stamp) on letters for our family.


The basket has wring paper, laminated lower and upper case letters, alphabet stencils, greeting cards and colouring pencils.

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These gorgeous free printable paper and envelopes from Picklebums which you can find here


We have stamps on the envelopes ready to be posted. I started with a book of stamps out for them to use although my miss 5 REALLY liked using more than one!


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July 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm

katepickle - What a gorgeous writing centre with so many interesting items to inspire writers!
So glad you are enjoying our writing paper… promise I’ll make a new set really soon!

July 22, 2014 - 9:53 am

Christie-Childhood 101 - So inviting! I love the tray with the stamps and would love to know where you found the caddy and the basket, they are gorgeous :)

July 22, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Kate - An Everyday Story - Gorgeous. Beautiful. I love everything about it :)

July 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm

admin - Caddies can be hard to come by can’t they! The wire one I found at secondhand, I have come across a couple at thrift stores. If you are looking for a new one try to find a gardening caddy :)
The basket is also secondhand, it is a bike basket :)

July 22, 2014 - 11:13 pm

admin - Oh I am looking forward to your new set! Thank you x

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