Dawn over at By Sun and Candlelight has one of the loveliest Charlotte Mason blogs around. I really love it. Even more so now that I'm a country gal.
One thing that you need to check out is her monthly theme plans. They are very cool and will give you loads of ideas for putting a little umpf, and joy, into your homeschool. What Dawn has done is come up with lists (and you know how much I love lists!) for each month of the year. She gives you ideas for books, food, nature studies, crafts, Faith, and so much more that are related to that month. It's not too late to check out a few ideas for September.
Gosh, just put By Sun and Candlelight onto your Google Reader so you remember to give it a read each day.