• Tip Tuesday: School Work Storage Tips

      Hi! I’m back with another Tip Tuesday video for you all! Today we’re talking about what to do with all of your child’s school work. Man that stuff can pile up!   As homeschoolers, we literally have a ton of papers, art projects, and crafts taking up our precious space. … [Read More...]

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    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 … [Read More...]

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    The Silk Road Museum Tour 2015

    Hi everyone! We had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Silk Road exhibit held by our local Museum of Nature & Science this past year. It was so cool! And it fit right in with our Expedition Earth world geography studies, so that was a win win! While we weren’t allowed to take any … [Read More...]

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    2016 February Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! I’m so sorry this is late, I totally forgot to put up my meal plan for February! But thanks to a kind reader I’ve been reminded, and so here we go! The 2016 February Monthly Meal Plan is now available for download!     For us it’s cold and wintery out, so this … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: Switching Curriculum Mid-Year

    Have you ever bought a curriculum that you thought would be great, only to find out that it just wasn't a good fit for your family? Don't worry I have some advice in today's Tip Tuesday post that will hopefully encourage you to let it go and move on to better homeschooling … [Read More...]

APR
02
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Monograms No 3

One thing I include in almost everything I create is a monogram. These cute stamps are called Monograms No 3, they’re great for birthday invitations, months, and fit in on just about any scrapbook layout. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png format, for Personal Use Only 55 Colorful Monograms (A-Z) 1 White Background Disk .abr Photoshop Brush Purchase the Worn Date Strips for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my digital scrapbooking supplies: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

APR
01
2011

Venezuela Recipe: Quesillo

For our Expedition Earth week on Venezuela, we tried a sweet treat from the Another Trip Around the World book called Quesillo (Little Cheesecake). It’s really more like a flan than a cheesecake, and it might help to know that before you start so you’re not surprised by the result. Are you ready? Ingredients: 1/4 c. sugar 1/8 c. water 4 eggs 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened, condensed milk 1 tsp. vanilla Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 8x8 baking dish add sugar and water. Place pan in oven until boiling. Do not brown! Tilt the pan to coat. Step 2: Next add remaining ingredients to blender and mix until smooth. Step 3: Pour blended mixture into caramelized pan and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees, or until top crust is browned. Step 4: Don’t panic if it looks like this. The sugar layer on the bottom will rise to the top creating a crystalized crust on top. Step 5: Let cool slightly then serve warm. What did we think? It tasted good, creamy with the crunchy top layer. … [Read more...]

APR
01
2011

Road Trip USA History & Geography Curriculum Winner!

WOW! Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to my new Road Trip USA Geography & History Curriculum. I had so many entries, that I decided to giveaway 2 FREE Road Trip USA Curriculum copies! YAY! So without further ado…here are our winners! Congratulations to Karen from Sippy Cup Central! And to Jenny from Our Nifty Notebook! I’ll be emailing you shortly to get the curriculum to you both! And if you didn’t win, don’t worry, you can still purchase it by clicking the link below, and as an added bonus, you’ll have another chance to win from Maureen @ Spell Out Loud will be offering a giveaway for Road Trip USA as part of her Birthday Celebration on Friday, April 8th, 2011! As always, if you already purchased it, enter anyway, and I’ll refund your money! Get it now! Road Trip USA Geography & History Curriculum. … [Read more...]

APR
01
2011

2011 Ultimate Blog Party

The 2011 Ultimate Blog Party has started and this is my second year participating! I'm looking forward to meeting new blogging friends and surfing all the fabulous blogs that are out there for moms! What’s the Ultimate Blog Party? Here’s what 5 Minutes says about the party: “The Ultimate Blog Party has become an exciting tradition in the “Momosphere”. It is a bloggy carnival where participating bloggers publish a “party post” introducing themselves and then party hop through the linky lists meeting other bloggers.” There will be a ton of blogs linking up and lots of great prizes, simply click on the banner above to join in the fun! (You don't have to have a blog to visit all the great sites!) Check out 5 Minutes for Mom for details. Click Here To Get To The Party… Click Here To See The Prizes… So who am I and what can you find here? My name is Erica and this is a homeschooling blog full of ideas, resources, and FREE printables! I also have a wonderful preschool Letter of the … [Read more...]

MAR
31
2011

April 2011 Monthly Meal Plan

Hi everyone, its that time again, where are the months going? I was bad about following my meal plan for last month, so I’m vowing to try to stick to it this month to get back on track! I’m also working on some new recipes as the weather will be getting nicer and it will be grilling season! YAY! So here it is, my April 2011 Meal Plan. Click below to download your preferred version of the April 2011 Monthly Meal Plan: April 2011 - PDF Version April 2011 - MS WORD Version (editable) Buon Appetito! … [Read more...]

MAR
30
2011

Expedition Earth: Venezuela

Buen Dia’! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Venezuela! Did you know that kids in Venezuela have hot chocolate for breakfast? It’s a very thick soupy pudding mixture that children dip bread in! We didn’t have any soupy hot chocolate, but did try our own U.S. version, and frankly they were just happy to have hot chocolate for breakfast! ;o) So of course we started off our week by finding Venezuela on the map, then stamping our passports! Here are some more of the things we covered this week: Located Venezuela & the Caribbean Sea on the map and completed our worksheet How to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola (Hello) Buen Dia’ (Good Day)! Prayed for the Venezuelan people Read Children Just Like Me Book Completed our mini lap book activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Venezuela Geography from A-Z Vocab: Waterfall, Cataract, Cascade Read: Living World Encyclopedia (Continued our Rainforest Animals reading) Did Paint Your Own Pottery Read: Usborne Encyclopedia … [Read more...]

MAR
29
2011

K4 Curriculum: Middle Vowel Sounds

Hi everyone! I have some more fun K4 curriculum worksheets for you today! They’re Middle Vowel Sounds worksheets. For this set, I wanted to keep it simple and give them a choice for the answer. Click here to download the Middle Vowel Sounds Worksheets If you’re just starting out, make sure to say each picture word slowly with your student. Help them hear each sound as you say it. You can use them as regular worksheets or you can also laminate or put in page protectors then use a dry erase marker to write the missing vowel.. Click here to see my other K4 Curriculum Activities! These activities are part of my K4 level expansion to my Letter of the Week Curriculum, click on the images below to see more activities! Hope you enjoy! … [Read more...]

MAR
27
2011

Road Trip USA Geography and History Curriculum & Giveaway

It’s finally here! Road Trip USA Geography & History Curriculum. $ 18 ~ Instant Download - No Waiting! $23 ~ CD {Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping} $30 ~ CO-OP / Classroom License Come along with us on an exciting journey learning about the U.S.A! From the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the wild west, you’ll uncover all the secrets this Nation has to offer! Within this curriculum you’ll discover the sights and sounds of all 50 states, including state symbols, U.S. Presidents, famous people, landmarks, historical events, and much more! -->Click here to download a sample<-- For you history buffs, this is a great introduction for young learners! You will start out learning about the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War. Then you’ll move south to learn more about the Civil War and Underground Railroad. From there you’ll journey with Lewis & Clark through the mid-west, live with the Hopi in the southwest, then … [Read more...]

MAR
27
2011

See The Light: Art Class DVD Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the See The Light: Art Class DVD. And without further ado…congratulations to….drum roll please…. Congratulations to Amy from Fami-lee School of Excellence! Please email me at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler dot com to claim your prize! If you didn’t win but are interested, feel free to visit See The Light for more info!Also, Visit Mama Jenn's Website Monday for another chance to win! … [Read more...]

MAR
26
2011

Digital Scrapbook Elements: Bright Flower Pack

One thing I put on almost every layout are flowers, they brighten the whole thing up! As a fun treat today, I wanted to share some digital scrapbooking flowers with you! Presenting the Bright Flower Pack: What’s included? All files are 300 dpi .png format, drop shadows not included. For Personal Use Only 9 Colorful Paper Flowers Purchase the Bright Flower Pack for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my digital scrapbooking supplies: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]