End of Summer Bash!


Well, the time has come for summer to end and school to start! Actually these pics are a little late in coming, we started school back up on August 15th, but I still wanted to share. You know…since I went to the trouble to put together this cute little platter of goodies and all. And since once I brought it…

Guidecraft Review: Feel & Find 3D


Hi! Can anyone guess what today is? You got it, it’s Guidecraft review and giveaway day, yipee! We have had so much fun playing with the 3-D Feel & Find World Icon game! This game is a perfect addition to your sensory toys! The rules of the game are simple. Select a wooden disk, then without looking feel in the…

Standardized Testing your Homeschooler


Homeschool Standardized Testing….to test or not to test? That is the question at hand today!   This year I took the plunge and decided to test my kids.  I wanted to do it as a trial year before we actually had to submit our results. I  also thought it would be good practice for the kids to do a “standardized”…

Alphabet Alley Review & Giveaway


I’m really excited about today’s giveaway! My awesome friend Melissa Cameron Flemming from Alphabet Alley sent me some great educational games for the Teeny Tot and Tinker Bell to test out. These games were an immediate hit with the kids and with me! I love the great quality and sturdiness of the products, and my kids loved how colorful and…

Pocketful of Posies Winner


  I’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped support Ami at Pocketful of Rosies this week!   As promised, I have a winner! Congratulations to Sarah, comment #36!   If you didn’t win, but would still like to support this wonderful cause, you can shop through August 31, 2011, after that the store will not…

Homemade Raspberry Lemonade Recipe


Looking for a cold refreshing summer drink recipe? This is so tasty you’ll want to run out and buy yourself some raspberries and give it a whirl! (Literally…in the blender…you’re going to whirl it.) And wanna hear the best part? It’s super easy! Here are the ingredients. Don’t blink. 3 cups cold water (I added more just because I thought…

Preschool Pond Theme Free Printables


  Hi everyone! I wanted to share a fun Preschool Pond Pack that I made for a post over at Totally Tots Blog. I just realized that I never shared it over here, and I didn’t want anyone to miss out, so here it is! The focus was really for our Teeny Tot and I have to say that she…

Our Schoolroom ala Ikea


It’s finally happened! After 2 long years of saving and waiting, and saving, and checking online, it finally opened. Ikea. Right here in my backyard! (Well, not MY back yard, but you get the idea…its close…real close…almost too close.) Anyway, like I was saying I’ve been eyeballing some shelves and desks for a couple years now, and so as soon…

Pocketful of Rosies Giveaway!


  I’m really excited about today’s giveaway! One of my fellow blogger buddies, Ami from Walking by the Way contacted me to see if I could help her out. She has put together a darling shop called Pocketful of Rosies, and every penny that you spend in her shop will be given to her dear friend’s family to help bring…

10,000 Subscriber Celebration Winners!


Hi everyone! I was so excited to see all the entries for my 10,000 Subscriber Celebration! I hope all these prizes will bless your families and want to extend a heart felt THANK YOU to all of you for reading my blog! It is such an honor to have so many wonderful readers, you have all been so kind, patient,…