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    2016 September Sew Sampler

    Hi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I always get excited around the 20th of each month because I know that my Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Box is on the way! Today I’m showing you what all came in the September Sew Sampler Box. It’s too late to get this exact box, but if you sign up before … [Read More...]

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    October 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! I really love living in Colorado because we really get to experience all four seasons here. While I tend to be excited for the start of each of them, I really have to say that fall is my absolute favorite. It’s still nice outside, but the air has a fresh crisp feeling to it. And don’t … [Read More...]

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    The Quilt Block Cookbook

    Hi everyone! I have an exciting announcement for you today! A good friend of mine, Amy Gibson from Stitchery Dickory Dock, just released her new book “The Quilt Block Cookbook” and I’m honored to be part of her blog hop introducing the book as well as showing you some of what I love about … [Read More...]

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    Expedition Earth Brazil Unit Study

    Oi! And welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography Brazil unit study! I think out of all of the countries this is one of our favorites because we get to learn all about the rainforest and the cool animals that are found there. We also get to do a fun craft which you’ll see … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: World’s Greatest Composers Review

    Hi everyone! Today I'm going to show you what my World’s Greatest Composers Study Volume 1 curriculum looks like up close in a fun video review! For more information on World’s Greatest Composers curriculum, click below! World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1 World’s Greatest Composers … [Read More...]

JUL
16
2011

Digital Scrapbooking: Torn Stitched Tags

Thanks for stopping by today! I wanted to share some new digital scrapbooking supplies. They’re Torn and Stitched Tags and are great for topping pictures, journaling blocks, and anything else you can think of! I typically use them for dates or small titles for my pictures. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png format (For personal use only) 18 Colorful Stitched Tags Drop Shadows included Purchase the Torn Stitched Tabs for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my Digital Scrapbooking Supplies: New to Digital Scrapbooking ? Click here! … [Read more...]

JUL
16
2011

Carson Dellosa Summer Bridge Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Summer Bridge Activities from Carson-Dellosa! Commenter #97, Candice! I’m emailing you now to get your info for the prize! I hope you enjoy the Summer Bridge Activities, I know our kids do! … [Read more...]

JUL
15
2011

Ministry of Motherhood Week 9

“ Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6 Good Morning Girls Downloads for Week 9 S.O.A.P Discussion Week 9 Book Discussion for Week 9 My Thoughts for the Week: “If Jesus Himself had trouble getting through to His disciples – even with miracles – we human parents shouldn’t be surprised when the process of training our children hits some difficulties.”  ~ Sally Clarkson Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tell your child something once…just once…and have them remember and even obey it! I absolutely loved how Sally encouraged us this week! It’s so easy to get frustrated with our children’s repeated mistakes thinking our words are never going to sink in! But just as the disciples finally became true apostles, after much patience and perseverance on Jesus’ part, so will our own children learn to be strong young men and women after God’s own heart. It’s so humbling to think of how many times my Savior … [Read more...]

JUL
14
2011

Expedition Earth: Arctic Circle Soap Whittling

Welcome to kids soap whittling 101! After learning about all of our fun Arctic friends, we did a super fun soap carving project that was one of our favorites for the year according to my son. I guess whittling is kind of a manly thing.   We made a penguin and a fish, which was originally a whale, but looked more like a fish so we just went with it. Sometimes you have to be flexible when creating art. Supplies: 1 bar of Dove (or Lever 2000) soap per student 1 butter knife per student Pencil or skewer to draw basic shape on soap We started off by drawing a basic shape on our soap. I think you’re supposed to use Ivory for this, but I wasn’t on the ball, so we had to use Lever 2000. Honestly, I think it was easy to do, not flaky like dove, kind of soft and moldable a little bit. That came in hand when the girl accidentally cut off one of her penguins flippers. There, now you know what soap our family uses. It’s okay, I’m not afraid to share. We like … [Read more...]

JUL
13
2011

Teeny Tot Summer School

Apparently the Teeny Tot has chosen to school year round. I found her in the school room…backpack on…carefully placing tiles in our Zingo game. Considering some of the other places I’ve found her, this was a welcome sight. She literally spent about 30 minutes carefully adding tiles to the holder. Later I found her sorting our Unifix cubes. Apparently she was having so much fun her sister came to join in! Next she sat in on an episode of Speekee TV. (Review to come) Luckily she had some free time after nap to play with the Wedgits. I’m not sure what this was all about. Maybe it was some sort of size comparison math experiment? And at one point she had a game of leap frog going on…her command of the classroom is superb. I’ll probably just let her run our school next year, she seems to have everything organized. And the other kids seem to listen to her. I’ll have to ask what her secret is. … [Read more...]

JUL
12
2011

DIY: Giant Bubble Snakes

Welcome to another super fun kids summer bubble activity! This one is called the Giant Bubble Snakes. This was super easy and everyone had fun! Just make sure to blow through the bottle instead of 'suck-in'...you'll see why later... Supplies: Empty water bottles (I suggest stronger bottles, if you use really cheap ones the pressure of the rubber band will cause them to crumble.) Old washcloth Rubber Bands Bubbles (Don’t have any? There’s a recipe at the bottom of this post!)   Directions: 1. Cut bottom off of your plastic bottle. Cut fabric into a circle large about 2 inches larger than the bottom of the bottle. 2. Put washcloth piece over bottom of bottle and secure with a rubber band. (I suggest using strong bottles as mine were a little flimsy and kept crumbling under the pressure.) 3. Line them all up on the counter and tell a 6 year old boy that you can’t tell him what they are, it’s a surprise…..wait for him to ask another 20 times … [Read more...]

JUL
11
2011

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Cashew Popcorn

Oh my sweet goodness, this recipe was the bomb! Is that still a cool word? I never know. I’m a homeschooler. I don’t get out much. ;o) Except to buy cashews for this recipe…yeah baby! Ingredients: 1 large bag microwaveable butter flavor popcorn (I use a reduced fat version. Because it makes me feel better about eating an entire bowl of popcorn, never mind the marshmallow and cashews. Oh yeah, and the white chocolate. But still.) 2 cups mini marshmallows 1/2 cup roasted salted cashew pieces 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup white chocolate chips…mmmm LARGE microwave safe bowl Step 1: Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside. Or just lay it out on your counter, that’s what I did. Why dirty a pan when you don’t need to? Step 2: Pop the bag of popcorn and pour half of the hot popcorn into a large microwave-safe bowl. Top it with the marshmallows, cashews, and dried cranberries. Then top it with the rest of the hot popcorn and toss everything … [Read more...]

JUL
10
2011

Carson Dellosa Summer Bridge Review & Giveaway!

Looking to add a little education into your summer days? Summer Bridge Activities are the perfect answer! Keeping up with your students reading, math, and other basic skills over the long summer break is important. I’m not sure if this happens to your kids, but it seems like a few weeks after school is out my kids seem to forget everything they’ve learned the previous year. I recently received some great Summer Bridge workbooks from Carson Dellosa that are awesome. The kids are doing 1 lesson per day and using the Smens pens to make it a little bit more fun. They LOVE IT! And I kid you not, one of them said “Wow, this is so much more fun than regular school!” and the other came up later in the day and actually asked me if she could do some school in her new workbook! Are you serious? YEAH! I was really thankful for these great summer bridge activities. They’re really a great addition to our summer break. I don’t have to plan anything, they just do 1-2 … [Read more...]

JUL
09
2011

Garden of Eden Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Garden of Eden by Terri Burnell! Congratulations to Renee @ Three Boys in AZ! For those of you who didn’t win, make sure to visit Terri’s website to get your own copy! SPECIAL PRICING: We are offering SPECIAL PRICING for my readers: $7.00/book and FREE S/H! Contact: mag440ptas {at} peoplepc {dot} com to order! Tell her Erica @ Confessions sent you over and you'd like an autographed copy of Garden of Eden along with a FREE bookmark for just $7.00! P.S. Terri will be going out of town until July 18th, so if you order this week, she’ll make sure to get the books out as soon as she returns! … [Read more...]

JUL
08
2011

Expedition Earth: Arctic Circle Snowy Owl Craft

Welcome to another fun Arctic Kids Craft! Today we learned about the Snowy Owl, then watched Owl Babies on You Tube. After that we made a fun Snowy Owl Craft. What supplies do you need? 3 paper plates per student white craft glue paint brush orange construction paper for beak and feet 2 google eyes per student Fake snow Step 1: Cut one paper plate in half, cut a rectangle shape from the top of 1 plate for head, and keep one plate whole for body. Step 2: Using whole plate as body, glue plate halves on either side for wings, and rectangle cut plate on top for head {see image above}. Step 3: Attach eyes, beak, and feet using glue. Step 4: Paint glue all over body. Step 5: Sprinkle with fake snow and voila! Tip: Once dry, shake off excess snow so it doesn’t decorate your lovely clean kitchen floor…and the hallway…and the bathroom…and anywhere else the owl may venture. Click here to see the rest of our Arctic Activities! Click here to … [Read more...]