AUG
27
2014

2014 September Monthly Meal Plan

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Good morning everyone! Well, we’re finally back in school. I don’t know where my summer went, but I’m always excited when we get to start new curriculum and a new year. Fall is one of my four favorite seasons, and I H.E.A.R.T. September back-to-school time! And this is when my meal plans really start coming in handy. Getting back into the groove of things always takes time. I somehow forget…or maybe block out…just how much of my day is taken up by educating our children! Point being there really isn’t much time for me to think about meals these days! Anyway,  I hope my plans help you out as well, and can take at least one thing off of your busy plate each day!   Download the 2014 September Monthly Meal Plan: 2014 September Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2014 September Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable)     Coming soon! I’m working on putting them all together in a book for you as well to make it a little easier each month! And since you always ask, … [Read more...]

MAY
21
2014

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

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Do your kids beg for a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino every time you go like mine do? Ugh. And those things are like $4/each! Being a homeschooler I quickly figured out that $4.00 x 4 kids = way more than I want to spend on drinks! Since I’m a softy and have a hard time saying no, we decided to come up with our own recipe so we could make them at home and save about a zillion dollars.   Ingredients: 1 cup of ice 1 1/2 cups of milk (You can use non-fat, 2%, or whole) 1 T. Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (You can add another tablespoon if you like.) 3 large scoops vanilla bean ice cream 1/2 tsp sugar A blender Optional: Whipped Cream topping   Directions: Blend and top with whipped Cream!   BAM! Just like that I saved myself about $16 by making them myself! Yipee! If it’s still not sweet enough you can add in a tablespoon of sugar, but we didn’t think it needed it. You can also add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but … [Read more...]

JAN
05
2014

2014 Daily Planner! & Giveaway!

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Hi everyone! This post has been a long time coming. I’ve had so many requests for a planner like my Blog and Homeschool Planners, that I’ve finally put together a 2014 Daily Planner for you!   I wanted it to have it’s own design, so it’s a tad different from the others, but still similar in the bright colors! And like the others I printed it on cardstock (lightweight, the most inexpensive I could find.) Then I took it to Office Depot to get it spiral bound.   (Edited 1/6/14: Weekly Planner Pages are now included! Login to your account to download the updates!) The Planner includes: Year at a Glance To-Do Lists Bills & Payments Library Book Lists Contacts Weekly Meal Planner Monthly Meal Planner Grocery Lists Monthly Planner pages Weekly Planner Pages Notes Extra Information: Social Media, Pinterest Ideas, Recipe Ideas, Websites, etc.     Thanks to a reader suggestion I picked up some of the Pilot … [Read more...]

JAN
02
2014

Crochet Beanie – Sports Team Colors

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Hi everyone! After I made those cute little Crochet Owl Hats for the girlies, I thought I’d better make something for Turbo too. Boys are a bit harder in my opinion with all of the fun little crafts, but when he suggested we make a Denver Bronco’s hat I thought it was a great idea! So here it goes, my first homemade crochet beanie!   Now, I’m not a skilled crochet person, actually I’m self taught as of a few weeks ago. However I figured if I pulled off the owl hat, a striped hat should be a piece of cake! And I was right, it was super easy. Literally. Anyone could do it. So let’s get started shall we? Supplies: Medium Worsted Weight Yarn (Pick your favorite team colors. We choose the dark blue for the main hat, then white and orange for accent strips.) 5mm Crochet hook   Some abbreviations you’ll need to know to follow the pattern: ch – chain SC – Single Crochet DC – Double Crochet See, there’s only 3 basic stitches! YOU CAN DO IT! … [Read more...]

APR
28
2013

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

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Good morning everyone! I am so thrilled to be part of a HUGE eBook bundle sale today! It’s the Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle. SORRY, THIS SALE IS NOW CLOSED AND THE BUNDLE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. This one is particularly fun because it’s not just about homeschooling. Instead the bundle is full…literally FULL…no kidding…I can’t even begin to explain…of homemaking eBooks by some seriously talented bloggers and authors.   Disclosure: This post may include affiliate links, and I make a portion of the sale of each ebook bundle. Thanks for your support of this site!   As a participant I of course was able to download all of the materials, and honestly when I got to the download page I was completely shocked by the amount of things included! There are 97 eBooks included in the giveaway, PLUS over $140 worth of FREE products as well! And you get it all for just $29.97! (Retail you’d pay $640 for all of this goodness!!!) So let’s see…I’m a homeschooler, so I … [Read more...]