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    Ham and White Bean Soup Recipe

    Hi everyone! I’m back today with an easy recipe for you!   Every now and then we make a spiral sliced ham for dinner, and for a long time, I just tossed the left over bone with all of that meat on it. I never could get it all off. ugh. Anyway, I’ve finally come up with a really easy and … [Read More...]

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    Parenting Webinar TONIGHT!!!

    Good morning parents! Last week I mentioned the webinar we’re doing for parenting, and it’s tonight! Are you wondering how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Look no further! I’m partnering with Amy McCready in another great FREE parenting webinar for you! Amy … [Read More...]

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit & Lapbook

    Hello! Today I’m releasing The Adventures of Robin Hood Literature Unit Study and Lapbook! This is a great book for young readers as not only is it an all time classic, but it includes a lot of adventure and excitement! Hope you enjoy!   Story Summary: As a young boy Robin Hood … [Read More...]

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    World Geography: Kenya Unit Study

    Jambo everyone, and welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography week in Kenya! Here are Some Things We Learned: Where Kenya is on the world map & located Nairobi Learned a song in Swahili How to say “Hello” in Swahili Prayed for the people of … [Read More...]

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    iBlog & iBlog Pro Bundle Sale!

    Hi everyone, are you thinking about starting a blog? Do you wonder how to make some extra income for your family at the same time? Well, we have iBlog and iBlog Pro bundled for you at a discount yipee! But you’ll have to hurry the sale ends April 20th at midnight!   Disclosure: I am a … [Read More...]

MAY
15
2010

Whole Wheat Pancakes

I have to admit that my children still like Bisquick better, but in an attempt to be slightly more healthy we make these instead. They are pretty good and I feel a little better about eating them! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 Tbsp sugar (Can substitute 1 Tbsp honey) 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 egg, beaten Optional: 1/4 c your favorite ingredient. Some ideas we like: white chocolate chips, blue berries, strawberries. Directions:Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook on flat skillet until browned on both sides. Top with a pat of butter and Agave Nectar. Makes about 14 small pancakes, see above photo. I use Agave Nectar from Mudhava instead of syrup. Agave is a natural liquid sweetener made from the extract of the wild agave. It can be pricey, so I buy bulk and just refill the little container! Note: You can make extras of this and freeze them in a Gallon Ziploc freezer bag. Just thaw before ready to eat, and re-heat in your toaster! … [Read more...]

MAY
14
2010

Freebie Friday: Postage Stamp Freebie

I have a little Digital Scrapbooking Freebie for you today! I'm going to try to do a Freebie every Friday over the summer, we'll see if I keep up or not. These stamps come with the drop shadows, hope you like them. Click here to download Postage Stamps. This freebie is a set of 3 postage stamps, I use them for frames, I included a sample layout below. Supplies: Background Paper by FeiFei’s Stuff  Whimsicality; Flourish by Katie Pertiet Graphically Scrolled; Date tabs by JHE Twilled Phrases from Jessica Sprague Now We’re Rockin’ Class; “girls” by Wendy Madeit Worn Out Alpha; “3” by Lynn Grieveson Bellissimo; “a boy” by Melany Violette Kraft Stapled Alpha; font: Ali’s Handwriting Happy Scrappin', hope you enjoy it! … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2010

In memory of Hope Asaiah

Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. A sweet friend of mine lost her baby today. We have been praying for this family for months now, and it saddens me greatly to know that our friends are in such great pain. Hope had great obstacles from the start, but was improving daily. Through her journey this beloved family has kept their eyes on the Lord and they saw miracles each step of the way. You can read the entire journey about Hope’s amazing story on her blog Eyes Closed & Heads Bowed. Here is the email I received today: Today at 1:33pm our daughter Hope Asaiah was born by emergency C-section. She immediately needed help breathing and a team of wonderful doctors started to work on her. They took tons of fluid off of her lungs and placed a breathing tube to try to assist her in her breathing. They rushed her to the NICU to continue to try and revive her. I was taken to the recovery area and we waited for news. Her doctor and my doctor came in and … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Preschool

Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday! Today I’m sharing our preschool boxes! Be sure to link up below so we can all share ideas! As we wind down our final days of Preschool, I’m filling our boxes with some fun review games and other motor skill type activities. Here’s what’s in our boxes today: 1. Calendar number and chain link patterns 2. Pom-Pom Counting with PF Chang’s chopsticks 3. Kumon My First Book of Cutting 4. Shape Tracers 5. Bulletin Board Flowers: Color Sorting 6. Kumon My First Book Of Mazes 7. Alphabet Builders: These are made from foam, but I also made magnetic alphabet builders if you prefer those. 8. Wooden Peg Puzzles from Michael’s: balance marbles on tees Don’t forget to link up so we can see what you are doing too! Also, I’m sharing Pre-K boxes today, but please feel free to link up your boxes for any age! … [Read more...]

MAY
11
2010

The Big Green Pocketbook

The Big Green Pocketbook:We did a fun reading activity from Homeschool Share to go along with this book. Each child received their own pocket book along with game pieces.As I read the story they filled their little pocketbooks with the correct items.I've found them playing this on their own several times since then!Contents downloaded from Homeschool Share. … [Read more...]

MAY
10
2010

PreK Numbers, Shapes, Colors Review

To review all of the numbers, colors and shapes we learned as we went through our Letter of the Week curriculum, I made some fun review games! Note: If you missed it, don’t forget to do the A-Z Review also! Number Review: Clothespin Number Review: Write numbers on mini-clothespins and then have your child clip them on to the correct number of dots! 1-10 Number Sticker Sheets: This download includes numbers 1-10. You can put stickers in each square or laminate it and re-use over and over with any manipulative of your choice! Number Word cards: This download comes with the letters in the boxes like below and for more of a challenge I also added blank cards for each color word as well. Your child can match up letter tiles to each number word card. The letter tiles are included in the download as well, but you could use any letter manipulatives you want to spell the words. Includes 1-10 number words. The word tiles come color coded to help younger children, for more of a challenge … [Read more...]

MAY
09
2010

Summer BBQ Felt Food Pattern & GiveAway

Happy Mother's Day! In honor of all the fabulous moms out there, I've decided to give away one copy of our newest felt pattern called Summer BBQ! My mom came up with another super cute set for our felt food collection in our "Fun with Felt" store! Hope you like it! This set includes instructions and patterns for: Hamburger Bun Hamburger Patty Lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese Hotdog Bun with Ketchup and mustard Hotdog Potato chips with bag Pickle Spear Watermelon Slice Ice Cream Bar Buy the Summer BBQ Pattern now for just $5!   ★Completed Basket measures approximately 9 1/4” long x 7 1/4” wide x 5 1/4” high. ★This pattern includes easy step by step instructions along with colorful photos! ★Pattern comes complete with full Scale Pattern Pieces. ★You will be directed to the download page upon completion of payment. If for some reason you are not re-directed, please email me and I will be happy to email the link to you. ★Patterns are in PDF … [Read more...]

MAY
08
2010

Soft Pretzel Recipe

I’ve been through several soft pretzel recipes, and so far this one tastes the best to us. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups warm water 1 Tbsp yeast 1/4 c brown sugar (Can substitute sucanat) 3 1/2 – 4 c whole wheat flour (Can substitute 2 cups bread flour + 2 c. regular flour) Melted butter to rub on baked pretzels. Course Salt (I use sea salt) Dipping Solution: 1/4 Cup baking soda 2 1/2 Cup very hot water Directions: (Makes about 9 pretzels) STEP 1: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. STEP 2: Dissolve yeast in warm water. STEP 3: Add sugar, stir to dissolve, THEN add flour and mix until combined well. Do not over knead or dough will be tough. STEP 4: Cut dough into 9 even chunks then roll into ropes and shape into pretzels, or whatever you children come up with. STEP 5: Prepare dipping solution: Stir baking soda into hot water until dissolved, then using a slotted spoon dip formed pretzels into the solution for a couple sections each and place onto greased baking sheet. STEP 6: Bake for 4-5 … [Read more...]

MAY
07
2010

She’s getting resourceful!

As a homeschooling mom, I try to make sure we learn at least 1 thing per day. Today I learned that my refrigerator has a “Lock” control on it. I learned this after my 4 yr old came running in yelling “Mommy, Mommy! Your baby’s in the water!” Apparently she’s figured out how to scoot, stack and climb her way to just about anything. And today it was a kitchen chair right over to the refrigerator where she proceeded to drench herself, and my kitchen, with a nice stream of cold fridge water. It hasn’t ended there, she’s found the fruit bowl, yesterday she scooted her chair over to the fruit, snatched an apple, took a bite, looked up, saw me, and took off running and squealing. Today it was an orange…she spit out the peel after taking a bite though, guess it didn’t taste so good. Looks like she’s after a Kiwi this time… Since then I’ve caught her here: and here… and here: and here: and here…ugh, always here! What is it with the snack cabinet? and here…but I suppose … [Read more...]

MAY
06
2010

Lego Printables

I found some fun printables for Lego’s at Lego’s Family Time fun website! Each month they release 3 new building instructions. The thing I like is that they are step-by-step printable instructions! Perfect for workboxes! We downloaded the Dragon from February, it was a great project with easy step-by-step instructions that he did very well following! And for the finished product, we did indeed end up with a Dragon of many colors! As a side note, this is how we currently store our legos, (he has specialty sets which are usually made as soon as he opens them and kept on display in his room on a shelf), but this box is for our basic set of legos. It’s a Creative Options Grab N' Go craft case. I like that it’s portable (has a convenient carrying handle) and the front opens to reveal 3 different sorting boxes. I’d originally sorted them by color and size, but as you can see that lasted…NOT! Overall, if you don’t have billions of lego’s it’s a great storing option. We also use … [Read more...]