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    Vintage Christmas Quilt Pattern

    Hey guys! I’m so excited to be releasing my very first quilt pattern! It’s called Vintage Christmas and hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do!   I mean who doesn’t love heading out to look for that perfect Christmas tree? This one was super fun to make, and fairly quick to put … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Press Fabric

    Hey guys,  and welcome back to my Quilting 101 series! I hope these videos are helping you with basic sewing and quilting techniques! Today I’ll be sharing my helpful pressing tips and tricks. We’ll also talk about how to read pressing instructions on patterns, and how to fix common seam problems. … [Read More...]

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    World’s Greatest Artists Video Review

    Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to do a quick video showing you what my World’s Greatest Artists curriculum looks like, and of course there are a ton of art projects that you’ll be creating as well throughout the curriculum.   So let’s take a look at the curriculum! Learn about … [Read More...]

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    EEME Project Amp

    Hey guys! Do you have a student who likes to build stuff? Do you have one who is interested in electronics? Well I have a super cool project  to share with you today! EEME sent me this really fun Project AMP kit to review and I have to say that it’s been really cool. Turbo is always into … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How To Piece Fabric

    Hey guys and welcome back to another video in my Quilting 101 series. Today I’m sharing my tips and tricks for piecing a quilt top. Usually when you talk about quilting most people think of a finished quilted product. But quilting can be separated into two main parts. Piecing your quilt … [Read More...]

APR
04
2011

Expedition Earth: Panama

Hola and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Panama! As usual, we started off by stamping our passports and locating Panama on our World Map. Here are some of the activities we did this week along with things I managed to capture on film! Learned to say “Hello” in Spanish: Hola (hello) , “Thank You” : gracias Locate Panama and capital Panama City on the wall map Prayed for the people of Panama Geography from A-Z pg 22 Gulf, Pg 25 Isthmus Learned about the Panama Canal, did you know the average toll for a ship to pass through the Panama Canal is $56,000! Made a Panama mini-lapbook component Made tropical fruit snacks: Mango, papaya, coconut, bananas Completed mapping and flag worksheets Learned about and classified 6 animals of Panama Animals from Panama mini-book Did a pottery painting activity Were supposed to make empanadas, but didn’t quite get to it ;o) Stamped our passports and moved on to Venezuela! Here’s my whiteboard for the week. We did the song from … [Read more...]

APR
03
2011

Expedition Earth World Geography Curriculum & Giveaway

Get ready for an exciting voyage across the world! Come along as we walk on the Great Wall of China, wander through the Amazon Rainforest, and climb the Egyptian Pyramids! Within this curriculum you'll discover the sights and sounds of 31 countries across the globe. You’ll get hands-on with fun activities, crafts, recipes and more! So grab your passports, and get ready to go! It's time for Expedition Earth! Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World: (Note: This is a revised version of the original release, if you purchased prior to the red and blue cover (above), please email me with your paypal email or transaction ID, and I’d love to send you an updated copy including Lap Books!) $ 15 ~ Instant Download - No Waiting! $20 ~ CD {Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping} $28 ~ CO-OP/Classroom License So what is Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World? Expedition Earth is a hands on world geography curriculum that covers 31 countries across the world. It is … [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...]