We’re opening the doors to our new little store front, and we want to invite you in!


home.word.bound. is a marketplace for new, used and vintage books, as well as homeschool curricula and educational items.


We’ll be restocking the shelves every Friday, so make sure to get on the mailing list – this will remind you that we’re filling the store and we’ll also send out subscriber-only discounts!


Looking for a particular book? Once you’re on our subscriber list, you can contact us and request that we keep an eye out for a particular item, and you’ll get first choice!


Have books or educational items to sell and you’re in the northern Indiana/southern Michigan area?  contact us!

Come one over and take a look around!

use the code GRANDOPENING for 10% off now through 2/27

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FREE Valentine’s Day Printable!

Just popping on to gift you with a FREE 8×10 print of one of my all time favorite quotes.

The image is sized to an 8×10 but can be printed on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper (I recommend printing on cardstock and using one of these simple wooden print hangers!)

Click here to subscribe to Vintage Kids | Modern World and DOWNLOAD your FREE Walt Whitman Art Print

Share with your friends and loved ones, but this is for personal use only, and not for resale



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If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that the background of my photos has changed.  No longer do you see the boxy, 1904 cottage (ok, not a cottage, but with 4 kids, it felt like living in a cottage) that we lived in for almost 8 years in the center of our college town.

The blog has been *incredibly* quiet for the last few months, so let me give you the quick run down…

This past summer, we moved out to the country, about 20 miles away, to live with my husband’s parents, whose health has progressively gotten harder for them to manage on their own.  We’re living in their beautiful barn house, surrounded by fields, and built on the family farm, and we’re here to help with their daily care, cleaning, cooking and joyfully providing the entertainment (read: noise) that only 4 kids, 2 dogs, 3 chickens, 3 ducks and 2 rabbits could produce. Granted, the rabbits aren’t very loud.

So these last few months have been a literal blur.  Until recently, home has been the rickety fixerupper we bought when we only had 2 kids and weren’t going to have anymore (ha!),  but for the last year, home has been straddled between the old and new – our old life in the city and the new one we’re building here in the country.

We packed up and moved at the end of last school year, missed enough school days that we needed to continue over the summer, and then picked back up in August, now with a 7th grader, 4th grader, 1st grader and a toddler.

Flexibility has been the name of the game, as we are adapting both to country life, as well as to caring for my in-laws, all while reading Shakespeare and memorizing times tables.

I can’t even begin to tell you what it means to me that the blog has kept on truckin!  Each day I’m getting notifications of new subscribers and to those of you that reached out during the quietness, a deep heartfelt thanks! I read and reply to every email myself, and the little notes of encouragement are worth more than you’ll ever know!

If you’re a new reader, welcome!  Thank you for joining me! And to those that have been here since the beginning (back in 2012!), thank you for hanging in during these last few months.  I’m back now and have notes upon notes of ideas and projects that I can’t wait to share!

If you haven’t yet, make sure to subscribe so that you can catch all of my posts in my weekly newsletter!

I look forward to catching up with all of you!




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