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...]

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...]

NOV
03
2015

November 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

Welcome readers! It’s time for another monthly holidays post! Yep, it’s already November, and so I thought it would be fun to take a look at what we have going on this month. So I’ve listed some, not all, of the fun holidays and wacky days that occur during November 2015. Keep on reading to see what’s happening! Holidays: November 11 - Veteran's Day November 26 - Thanksgiving Day in the US Fun Days: November 3 Sandwich Day November 3 U.S. General Election Day (The first Tuesday of the month.) November 4 King Tut Day – King Tut was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty. He was in power from approximately 1332 to 1323 B.C. November 4, 1922 the British archaeologist Howard Carter, and his workmen, discovered the tomb entrance. November 5 Gunpowder Day & 5 Guy Fawkes Day – On November 5, 1605 Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords in an attempt to kill King James … [Read more...]

SEP
29
2015

October 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

Good morning! Fall is my absolute favorite season! I love all of the changing colors, and we get nice cool weather here as well. It’s great weather to head outside and enjoy yourself on a brisk walk, hike, or just kick around some leaves. It also means yummy soups and cozy sweaters. And you can usually get away without wearing one of those bulky parkas needed during winter time. Here are a few holidays and fun days for you to check out this month! Have an idea to share? Make sure to leave me a comment below!   Holidays: October 12 – Columbus Day (Second Monday) October 12 – Thanksgiving Day in Canada October 27 – Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles marking the end of the harvest time and the dependence of the people of Israel on the will of God.   Fun Days: October 1 World Vegetarian Day  Whoohoo! Sounds like a salad is in order! Have any fun vegetarian recipes to share? Comment below! October 2 Name Your Car Day “You shall be called squishy … [Read more...]

APR
01
2015

Fun and Easy Easter Activities for Kids!

Good morning everyone! Easter weekend is already upon us, and I have some really fun and easy Easter crafts that you can do at home to celebrate! Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (in the Christian religion) and His promise of eternal life.  It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on the Spring Equinox, usually sometime between March 22nd and April 25th. Many people begin celebrations with Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday and runs for approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. Many people celebrate Lent by giving up something of value to them for this time period. Popular items to abstain from are various foods, drinks, sugar, TV, etc. Traditionally one was to abstain from eating animal products including eggs during Lent. Holy Week starts off with Palm Sunday, commemorating the arrival of Jesus of Nazareth into Jerusalem. It is followed by Holy Thursday, commemorating the Last Supper, and Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

MAR
30
2015

April 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

Did you know that April is national humor month? Yep that’s right, all month long we get to be funny! Sounds like a good time to me! And April is full of interesting days, so let’s get started shall we? Holidays: April 1 – April Fool’s Day. April 5 – Easter Sunday. Weekly Celebrations: Week 1 Library Week Week 1 Read a Road Map Week Week 2 Garden Week Week 3 Organize Your Files Week Week 3 Medical Labs Week Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week Week 4 National Karaoke Week Monthly Fun Days April 1 April Fool's Day – The day when it’s acceptable to play jokes or tricks on one another. I’ve never been able to decide if I like this holiday or not. I don’t like the thought of being tricked all day long, and I’m just naive enough to believe these tricksters! But I do think it might be fun to leave a comment below telling us all your favorite April Fool’s Day trick. April 2 Children's Book Day – Great day to pick a favorite classic and have a … [Read more...]

MAR
16
2015

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Who was this man that now encourages us play bagpipes, eat corned beef, and what’s with all of the people sporting green? St. Patrick of Ireland was a 5th- century Christian missionary in Ireland. When he was about 16 years old, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken as a slave to Ireland.  He lived there for about six years before escaping and returning to his family in Britain. After years of training and study, he returned to Ireland serving as an ordained bishop, and later became revered as the patron saint of Ireland. March 17th, thought to be the date of his death, is the day we now celebrate St. Patrick’s work, as well as Ireland itself. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City on March 17, 1726. Irish Americans celebrated the day with a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage, a parade, bagpipes and drums. Over the years many Irish immigrants fled to America in the wake of the Great Potato Famine, and the … [Read more...]

MAR
04
2015

March 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

Welcome to the monthly holiday’s and fun days post everyone! It’s March. And for me, that means that I have serious spring fever…it also means that I’m looking out the window and seeing about a foot of snow. Normally I love the snow. But why can’t it come down like this when it’s actually Christmas time? I mean by March I’m ready for warm weather, and I’m definitely ready to get outside and get some exercise! I feel like we’ve been stuck inside for months now and I’m getting cabin fever! But no worries, I’ve got a bunch of fun days to celebrate this month, and knowing Colorado, it’ll be sunny and 70 tomorrow. Better get out the flip-flops just in case. What’s March like where you live? Holidays: Irish American Month National Craft Month March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Fun Days: March 1 National Pig Day – Oh my goodness! Tinker Bell LOVES pigs! And she’ll be thrilled to know that there’s actually a day dedicated to pigs! Take a couple of minutes to learn all about … [Read more...]