MAY
19
2015

30% Off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 3

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Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying my week long sale, and today I have another fun giveaway for you! If you missed Monday and Tuesday posts, make sure to go back and enter to win the goodies on those days too! And as an added bonus, if you can’t wait to win it, you can always purchase now, and I’ll refund your cost if you win the giveaway.   For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well!   World’s Greatest Artists … [Read more...]

MAY
18
2015

30% off Curriculum Sale Day 2!

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Good morning everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this week’s sale, and getting lots of fun curriculum for next year. Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! And if you did miss yesterday’s post, make sure to go back and check it out because I’m giving away lots of goodies!!   For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.)   FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well! Homeschooling 101 NOW … [Read more...]

MAY
17
2015

Annual 30% Fan Appreciation Sale!

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It’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! And just to say a big thank you to all of my readers, today I’m having a 30% off everything sale in my store! So lets get on with some serious savings! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, iBlog, or iBlog Pro books as they are affiliate products.) WHY A SALE? I don’t know about you, but right about now is when I start looking for new curriculum and getting prepared for our upcoming year. And as a thank you to my awesome and faithful readers I really want to try and bless your family and help you get your hands on some great curriculum for a great price. For all of my new readers, I’ll be featuring my products so you can see everything and get a better idea of what all I have in the store! PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a … [Read more...]

MAY
13
2015

Quilted Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial

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Hi everyone! If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen this adorable little zipper pouch. It’s really easy to make, and I had a ton or requests for a tutorial! Just because pictures can be difficult to tell size, this is a smaller pouch that I use for my hand quilting supplies. It measures about 5” wide x 5” long x 4” high. I keep small thread scissors, quilting thread, needles, and a couple of Clover wonder clips in here. That way when I’m working on binding a quilt, or need to do a little hand quilting or embroidery on my projects I’m not hunting for supplies.   Ready to make one for yourself? Supplies: A zipper, I used a 22” polyester zipper mainly because that’s what size I could find in this cute green color. But just get one that’s a few inches longer than you want to make your bag. Fabric for bag: 2 pieces 10” x 20” (One for outside, and one for lining. OR 4 approx 3” x 20” long scrap strips for the outside and 1 piece for the lining.) Fabric for … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2015

K4 Kindergarten Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets

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Good morning homeschoolers! I have a fun new addition to my K4 Kindergarten curriculum for you today! I had a request to add in some subtraction worksheets, so that’s exactly what I did! Introducing the Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets! We cut out each card, then had our Teeny Tot use paper clips to select the correct answer based on the items on each card.   --> Download the Kindergarten Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets here! <-- These are very basic subtraction problems to help introduce the concept. If your child is having a hard time with the subtraction process, use a manipulative to help them understand what is happening. I would choose anything that interests them such as goldfish, cheerios, matchbox cars, small animals, beads, etc. Have them count how many objects they see to start. Then have them take away the number of items subtracted on the card, then recount to see what they have left over. You can laminate these and students circle the … [Read more...]

MAY
11
2015

3rd Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule

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Hello! Today I’m sharing Tinker Bell’s 3rd grade homeschool schedule with you. Tinker Bell turned 9 in February and is doing great this year.   Here is a sample of her schedule. She often works through her assignments faster than what I scheduled. But I don’t want to over-fill her day, so I still spread it out like this so that she has plenty of time.   Download a copy: 3rd Grade Daily Schedule PDF 3rd Grade Daily Schedule Word Doc (Editable)   Here is our basic 3rd Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotions 9:00am – Daily Learning Notebook 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:30am – English 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Reading 11:30am – Spelling 11:45am – Vocabulary 12:00 – Lunch/PE 1:00pm – History / Science 1:30pm – Typing/Music/Art/Piano (1x per week) 2:00pm – Writing / Literature (2x per week) 4:00pm – Swimming & Inline Hockey…Yes, she plays hockey and she’s great at it! Mama was a little … [Read more...]

MAY
06
2015

FREE Thread Catcher Tutorial

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Good morning! I hope you are all ready for a home economics lesson today because I’m sharing a tutorial for an easy thread catcher. My girls each made one for their new sewing machines and I made one too! So what is a thread catcher? It’s basically a super cute trash can with a weighted pin cushion on top. These hang nicely by your sewing machine and come in very  handy when it comes to keeping little pieces of thread, fabric contained. Plus you can quickly access your pins while sewing too. And who doesn’t need a cute little trashcan in their sewing room? This post got a tad long, but I wanted to give you as many details as I could. By the way, this is a great project for younger sewers! My girls (9 and 11) each made their own bags. I did cut the fabric for them, but they did the rest all on their own. Sound like fun? Let’s get started! --> Download a FREE printable pattern for the Thread Catcher <--   Supplies: Pins Rotary cutter Scissors mat … [Read more...]

MAY
05
2015

Kindergarten Missing Numbers Worksheets

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I’ve had a lot of requests to add higher numbers to my K4 Preschool Curriculum missing numbers worksheets. So I’ve updated them to include 1-100 missing numbers worksheets to help add some challenge and fun into your day! The number activities are great for number recognition, counting skills, and logical thinking.   For those of you who don’t know, I also have missing letter activities that help work on alphabetical order along with uppercase and lowercase letter recognition. Simply read the set of numbers (or letters) to your student and then have them either say then write the missing number (or letter) in the blank spot. The downloads also include printable letter and number tiles if they prefer to glue the tiles into place rather than writing in the missing items. The Missing Letters activities include capital and lowercase A-Z worksheets. The Missing Numbers activities now include numbers 1-100. --> Click below links to download 1-100 Missing Numbers … [Read more...]

MAY
04
2015

2015 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule

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Hello readers! Today we’re taking a closer look at the 5th grade daily homeschool schedule that Turbo has been doing this year.   This is basically an outline of our day and things do change up a bit here and there. But for the most part, this is the schedule that Turbo is following this year. I didn’t let him pick an elective class this year, but I think I’ll allow everyone to pick one next year since Strawberry Shortcake’s photography class went so well. We switched things up a little this year, and instead of doing history and science everyday, we now alternate them doing both only twice per week. I did have to pick units for our science because we won’t get through the whole book in one year now, but several of them were repeats for us anyway. And I prefer alternating them each twice a week rather than trying to do both daily. Turbo is currently 10 years old, and in the 5th grade. He definitely has a filled schedule this year, but he’s doing great! Download a copy: … [Read more...]

MAY
03
2015

May 2015 Holidays and Fun Days

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Did you know that May is national BBQ Month? It’s also “date your mate” month, so I’m thinking a BBQ dinner date sounds in order, what do you think? What’s your favorite BBQ recipe or restaurant? Leave a comment below! Then again it’s also national blood pressure month, and that seems kind of contradictory. I’m thinking eating lots of BBQ might not be so healthy. Hmm… Holidays May 10 Mother’s Day May 5 Cinco De Mayo May 25 memorial Day Fun Days May 1 May Day May Day is celebrated around the world an usually signifies the celebration of spring and the coming of summer. Some like to celebrate by sharing May Day baskets typically filled with flowers. If you have little guys, you can do an easy flower planting activity using small terra-cotta pots. Or you can use colorful construction paper to create  May Basket art! May 2 Brothers and Sisters Day This day is to honor and celebrate our siblings! Have a sibling dear to you? Take some time today to call them up … [Read more...]