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    February 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it right, it’s time for another monthly meal plan! And we have a fun holiday during February so make sure to check out some of my Valentine’s Day activities, recipes, and I have a whole week of new ideas coming up next week too!   Download … [Read More...]

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    Sight Word Printable Worksheets

    Welcome back lovely readers! Since my sight word activities are one of my most searched pages, I thought it would be a good idea to put them all in one place for you to see!  So here they are, all of my free sight word flashcards, worksheets, and activities! Check back for updates … [Read More...]

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    Homeschooling Do’s & Don’ts!

    Have you ever wished there were a list of things you should do or definitely not do when beginning homeschooling? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Even veteran homeschool mom’s are doubt themselves at times. When I first started homeschooling I asked everyone I knew which curriculum to use, … [Read More...]

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    3rd Grade Sight Word Sentences–Manuscript

    Are you looking for a fun way to have your 3rd grade students practice their sight words? Look no further! I’ve had a ton of requests for a manuscript version of my 3rd grade sight word sentences, so today I’m sharing the 3rd grade sight word manuscript sentence printables with you. (I have 3rd … [Read More...]

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    Beachy Waves Hair Tutorial

    Hi everyone! After I put up my video on a day in our lives I’ve had several requests for a hair tutorial video. I thought it sounded like a fun idea, so here we go. Check out the video below to see how I create these loose curls!   While I take a shower daily, my hairdresser advised … [Read More...]

AUG
06
2010

Scalloped Journal Spots

I have  a fun set of digital scrapbooking Scalloped Journalers to share with you today! What’s Included? 7 Scalloped Journal Spots w/o shadow 7 Scalloped Journal Spots w/shadow {All files 300dpi, .png file format} Scalloped Journal Spots: ONLY $1! Happy Scrappin’! Click here to visit my Digital Scrapbooking store! … [Read more...]

AUG
05
2010

Aluminum Foil Art

I had no idea that I could ever love a measly $2 roll of aluminum foil so much! I had this left over from a road trip we took (let the kids play with it in the car). So when we pulled it out for a VBS craft this summer the I let them have at it and about 1 hour later (YES, I said 1 HOUR) they were finally done twisting and turning and taping the foil. How do I get a free hour to myself you ask? Simple, grab the below supplies and set them on the counter, call in the kids and walk away. Supplies: Generic box of aluminum foil roll of masking tape scissors (1 per child) I was so shocked at the attraction of foil that unfortunately I wasted a lot of my ‘free’ time staring in amazement wondering why I hadn’t thought of this before. My 4yr old made a, um, a, duckish boaty type of thing. Yea. My 7yr old ended up with a bracelet, headband, wand and boat: Of course my son had to turn it into a weapon of sorts and incase you’re wondering, bullets shoot out the ends. At first … [Read more...]

AUG
04
2010

Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals

Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals is a FREE animal unit study that is designed to go with my Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World geography curriculum. What’s included in the Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals Each country contains a waterfall style mini-book with 6 animals from that country. The flip book has a fun facts sentence for your student to either trace or write depending on skill level. I plan on using this with my preschooler, first grader and 2nd grader as a group (I doubt my pre-k will be doing the writing, but she can cut out the pages and assemble for her animal book, I’ll leave it up to her). The animal study also comes with animal classification cards for an animal discovery wall along with animal cards for each country so you can classify the animals as you are learning about them. I just made a simple bulletin board for our room so we have somewhere fun to display all of our animals as we learn them. (I recommend writing the … [Read more...]

AUG
02
2010

Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World

As promised in my 2010-2011 Curriculum post, I have finally completed my Geography Curriculum! After much research and prayer, I believe I have come up with a solid and hopefully fun geography study for us this year and of course I wanted to share it with all of you who are interested as well! It’s called: Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World: Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World $ 15 ~ Instant Download - No Waiting! $28.00 Classroom/Co-op License $20 ~ CD {Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping} Due to the amount of time it took to complete, I am charging a fee for the curriculum, however I will also be sharing our journey on this blog as we travel through each country. But if any of you are like me, you’ll want it before you start the year so you can prepare, so without further ado….here’s the details! So what is Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World? Expedition Earth is a geography unit study that covers 31 countries across the … [Read more...]

AUG
01
2010

Jumpstart Wii Family Fitness Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the JumpStart Wii Family Fitness game! As promised, here is this week’s winner! Congratulations to the Fryman Four Family, hope you have a great time with your new Wii Family Fitness game! … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2010

Sumatra Digital Scrapbook Kit

Here’s a preview of my newest kit called Sumatra! My favorite part of this kit are the stitches, I did a border stitching as well as a zigzag stitch. I also love the metal embellishments! Hope you like it! Get the Sumatra kit for just $3.00! (All images are 300dpi, papers are .jpg and elements are .png. Drop shadows are not included unless otherwise specified below.) What’s included? Metal Alphabet 2 Metal Bookplates 2 Metal Photo Corners 2 Metal Eyelets 2 Metal Brads 2 Metal Photo Turns 2 Metal Book Tabs 2 Photo Cluster Frames (with and without drop shadows) 4 Word Stickers 3 Glass Pebbles 2 Stitches (border stitches and zigzag) 3 Stapled Ribbon Tabs 4 Tied Ribbons 3 Flowers 23 12x12 Papers (Not all papers are shown) (Photo Cluster Frames are not all shown) Get the full Sumatra Kit for just $3.00! Click here to visit my Digital Scrapbooking store! … [Read more...]

JUL
29
2010

Coconut Chicken

I found a great recipe for Coconut Chicken that I wanted to share with everyone today. Its really easy and yummy and was a hit with everyone. I served it with sweet potatoes and corn on the cob, but it goes with just about anything. Ready? Ingredients: 4-6 chicken thighs 1/3 cup dry plain breadcrumbs 1/3 cup flaked coconut 1/4 cup butter, melted (can substitute olive oil) Salt & Pepper (to taste) Cooking Spray Optional: tin foil Directions: STEP 1: Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste. STEP 2: In plate mix breadcrumbs and coconut together, and roll chicken thighs in breadcrumb mixture 1 at a time to coat well. STEP 3: Place coated chicken in lightly sprayed baking dish and drizzle lightly with butter or olive oil. STEP 4: Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes until chicken is done. Serve with baked potato and your favorite veggie! TIP: Place foil over the chicken for the first half of baking just to keep the coconut from browning too much. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

JUL
28
2010

Reading For All Letters

Since I know people are getting geared up for a new school year, I thought I'd share a list of our favorite books/CD's that we use for every letter as we're going through our Letter of the Week Curriculum!Favorite Books:Eric Carle’s ABC’s by Eric Carle Alphabet Art by Judy Press Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin Jr. I spy Little Letters by Jean Marzollo How to Build an A by Sara Midda My ABC Bible Verses by Susan HuntSong Time:Kids in Motion by Greg & SteveKids In Actionby Greg & SteveHide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 by Steve Green Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2by Steve GreenWe love all of these books and have used them repeatedly throughout the year. I hope you all enjoy them as well! … [Read more...]

JUL
27
2010

Scavenger Hunt Find It!

So about 2 seconds into my beloved “school’s out for summer” much needed break, the kids started getting bored. Thankfully I stumbled upon this post from Muffin Tin Mom and got right to work! Click here to download “Find It!” I handed each child a clipboard with the Find It worksheet clipped to it and instructed them to find each item and draw a picture of it in the box provided. I was amazed at how quickly they all jumped at the chance to do an activity! Here they are gathering and recording their finds: So if you’re already feeling a little summer boredom, go ahead and download our Find It Worksheet and get their brains back to work! (P.S. I left the downloaded copy blank so you could write in your own items!) … [Read more...]

JUL
26
2010

JumpStart Get Moving: Wii Family Fitness Giveaway

I recently had the privilege of reviewing JumpStart’s new Get Moving Family Fitness for the Wii! I have to say we LOVE this! With the Get Moving Family Fitness games JumpStart is making fitness fun! It’s hosted by fitness expert and mom of 4, Brooke Burke. The CD has more than 15 sports challenges in 11 exotic arenas, Get Moving is a great, new way to keep your family active, especially during the cold months! Some of the games you get with the Wii Get Moving: Balancing Baseball Basketball Boxing Football Racing Vollyball Features of the Game: You can design your own character to race and play, build customized routines for extra challenge, compete head to head or play solo, play underwater, on a farm, in Egypt of 8 other exotic locations, and access expert tips for more ways to stay healthy! What did the kids think? The JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness Wii game was a huge hit in our house. My son LOVED the boxing, unfortunately we only have 1 Nunchuk controller right now, so … [Read more...]