JUL
03
2016

Happy July 4th 2016!

Hi friends! I’d like to take a moment to thank all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear.   I love this time of year! For us it means summer BBQs and picnics, swim days, concerts, family, and friends. Sweet tea, front porches, and good neighbors! And of course you knew I’d have to make a quilt to decorate right? I made one for me and one for my mama. The blocks are from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book and I added some fun mini-star sashing in between for fun! These were super fun to make, and even better to cuddle up with for fireworks!   What will we be doing over here at the Confessions household? Getting up early to check out the July 4th Parade Possibly witnessing a rodeo. (Tinker Bell has high hopes of seeing a pig there.) Relaxing and spending the day with family and friends Maybe a little swimming Enjoying some yummy BBQ … [Read more...]

MAY
29
2016

Happy Memorial Day 2016!

Hi friends! I hope you all enjoyed last week’s sale and were able to get some great deals! Since today is a holiday I will be spending time with my family and hopefully enjoying some nice weather. They’re calling for rain so we’ll have to see. I think someone forgot to remind Colorado that it’s typically sunny out! Anyhoo… I’d like to take time today to thank all of the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the United States Armed forces. I’d also like to encourage you to pray for their families and our nation. A Little History For those of you who don’t know, Memorial Day (originally named Decoration Day) originated after the American Civil war to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Though there were other instances of decorating soldiers’ graves, the first publicized observance of this holiday was held on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. The event was covered by the New York Tribune and many other national … [Read more...]

MAR
26
2016

Happy Easter 2016

Good morning and Happy Easter! I hope you are enjoying the beauty that God has provided us with today, and celebrating the Risen Christ! We are heading to church, then to spend the day with family. It’s always a fun and relaxing day and we’re usually excited for lovely spring weather. But this year is bringing us snow LOL! But the water will be a blessing to all of the plants starting to bloom, so we’ll look at it as a good thing   The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. … [Read more...]

MAR
24
2016

Easter Activities for Kids 2016

Good morning everyone! I posted some fun easter flower cookies yesterday, but I also wanted to share some of the fun Easter themed crafts and recipes that we’ve done in years past as well!  So here are a few of my favorite ideas to help make this Easter special! Here we go, I hope you enjoy them and Happy Easter! Easter Garden If you missed yesterday’s post, creating a mini resurrection Easter Garden is a wonderful idea to remind your family of Jesus this season! Click here for detailed instructions on creating your own mini resurrection Easter garden. “Life of Jesus” Bracelet This is a great Easter craft for kids as well as a wonderful gift! Here is the story: One night there was a bright start, which guided three wise men. They carried three gifts to give to the King of the earth upon His birth. He grew up to become a carpenter, and a fisher of men and souls. He had twelve apostles, who spread the Word of Christ. Because of our sins He was crucified, shedding … [Read more...]

FEB
07
2016

2016 Valentines Day Kids Activities

Good morning everyone! As most of you know Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and I wanted to share some fun Valentine’s Day kids activities with you to help make the day  more fun and meaningful. Since our kids are young, Valentine’s Day  is just a day to show those around you that you love them! Often we’ll make cards or little gifts for our friends and neighbors. I have a ton of gift ideas for you today as well as some educational games too! Hopefully you’ll find something fun for your family below. Just click on an image below to find out more information on how to make these fun crafts and Valentine’s projects!   Preschool Letter V for Valentines activities. These are all part of my Letter of the Week preschool curriculum. We played the Letter V games with candy hearts for fun!   One year we made a fun Jesus Loves Me Lapbook for Valentines! I think the site has been changed around a bit, so I’m not … [Read more...]

JAN
05
2016

January 2016 Holidays and Fun Days!

Hi everyone! It’s time for another Holidays and Fun Days post for the new year.  I hope you all enjoy these, and that they help make your homeschool day a little more fun!   There aren’t too many big dates this month, but there were definitely a ton of goofy days! I tried to pair them down for you a little to help weed out the really weird ones, so here’s my list for this months fun days:   Holidays: January 1 New Year's Day – I hope everyone had a safe and awesome 2016! January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, celebrated on the third Monday – click here to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.   Fun Days: January 3 Fruitcake Toss Day – right? haha! January 4 Trivia Day – Play a game of Trivial Pursuit Family Edition for school today! January 5 National Bird Day – Go on a nature walk and take notes of all of the feathered friends you see today! Then come home and look them up and learn more about the birdies in your neck of the woods! … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2015

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s already 2016, but I think I say that every January first so could just be me… It just sneaks up on me you know! I think I blacked-out somewhere during August, probably right around when school started ha-ha! It just get’s crazy with sports, school, and blogging but that’s okay. I seem to have adapted to the chaos which is homeschooling and we’re on a roll now!   That said, I hope you all had a good 2015 and are ready for 2016 because it’s here! We’re still on break this week, but gearing up to get back into the school groove. Sometimes it’s hard getting started back up after the excitement of the holidays, so here is a helpful posts to get you going again! Beating the Homeschool Blahs   For those of you who are starting school mid-year, whether you’re pulling your kiddos out of a traditional school system to homeschool, or just starting a new curriculum in 2016, here’s a post to help you get started! Starting homeschool … [Read more...]

DEC
23
2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

I just wanted to pop in today to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas! We’ll be celebrating the birth of our savior with our extended family on both sides, an enjoying wonderful food too!   We’re so thankful for all of your support and encouragement this year. I may  not have time to reply to all of the comments, but I do read them, and am so blessed by all of your wonderfully kind words! You guys are the best and make blogging so much fun! We pray you all have a wonderful holiday and a fabulous new year! And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:10-11 Here’s a quick peak into Christmas time at the COAH household!     Blessings from our family to yours, We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016! Erica, Jason, Strawberry Shortcake, Turbo, Tinker Bell, … [Read more...]

DEC
21
2015

2016 Monthly Digital Scrapbooking Templates

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry, I know I’m getting these out late this year, but better late than never right!? So for those of you who have enjoyed using my monthly scrapbooking templates to create annual scrapbook pages or calendars, here are my new 2016 monthly templates for you to use! I used to make an annual calendar pages for my parents, in-laws, grandparents etc. But I’ve since started making these pages and just adding them to an ongoing scrapbook for our parents. It just gives them a nice overview of our year in scrapbook form. These templates are super easy to use, you just add photos, and some text if you want. And that’s all! Then print them out and you’ve got yourself a super quick scrapbook of your year!     What’s included? 12 - 8”x8” Monthly Quick Pages in .png format format (January – December. Can be re-sized to 12×12) All files are 300 dpi .png  images. NOTE: You will need a software program that can open .png  files to edit these … [Read more...]

DEC
10
2015

2015 Sewing & Quilting Holiday Gift Guide

Have someone in your life who is getting started sewing or quilting? I have the perfect gift ideas to help you out! Last year our girls decided they wanted sewing machines for Christmas. And they’ve been in constant use since then. I love to see all of the creations they come up with. And I love that we got them a present that is useful, and teaches them a valuable life-long skill as well. It fosters amazing creativity and I don’t regret getting them one bit! So let’s get started with some gift ideas! I’ve listed all of the basics that one needs to get started with sewing or quilting, and Supplies: 1. Cutting Mat: I highly suggest you get a self-healing cutting mat. You can find them online as well as in most crafts stores. I will say that they can be kind of expensive. I recommend using a coupon at JoAnn’s, or I’ve also found great prices on Amazon as well. I have this Fiskars 18”x24” light blue mat that I purchased on Amazon for $16.10. It’s a nice size, not too large, but not … [Read more...]