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    FQS August Sew Sampler Box Review

      What is a Sew Sampler? The Sew Sampler Box is a monthly subscription quilting box that delivers surprise goodies right to your door! It’s $24.95/month and the boxes ship on the 20th of each month. There are at least 5 specially chosen items which may include fabric, notions, … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Wash a Quilt

    Hi friends! Today I’ll be showing you how to wash a quilt! There are several ways to go about washing your quilts, but today I’m just going to show you how I like to do it to help prevent any damage or bleeding of fabrics or thread.   Products I recommend: Dreft Detergent or … [Read More...]

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    2016-2017 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 7th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. We’re making some changes around here this year, and I’ll tell you all about it in the video!   This year we’re focusing on a little more independent work for my son. As they get into 6th, 7th, and … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Bind a Quilt (Machine or Hand)

    Hi friends! I’m back with another video in my How to Quilt series. Today I’ll be showing you how to bind your quilt! There are several ways to go about binding your quilt, so today I’m just going to show you a couple of ways that I like to do it. I’ll also be showing you some tips to help you get … [Read More...]

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    2016-2017 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Hey guys! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 8th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. I know I’m a little late in sharing this, but it took longer for me to decide what we’re doing this year and to get some of the curriculum ordered.  I’ll also be sharing our other curriculum picks for grades 2, 5, … [Read More...]

APR
12
2011

Expedition Earth: Peru

Hola! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Peru! Did you know that Peru's Macchu Pichu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, along with the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal? That was just one of the cool things we learned about this week. Read on to see what else we did… So of course we started off our week by finding Peru on the map, then stamping our passports! Here are some more of the things we covered this week: Located Peru and The Andes Mountain Range on the map, and completed our worksheet Learned about the Peruvian Flag and colored in our worksheet Learned how to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola (Hello) Buen Dia’ (Good Day)! Prayed for the people of Peru Learned a Peruvian Song Completed our mini lap book activity Learn about the 3rd Wonder of the World: Machu Picchu Learned about and classified 6 animals of Peru Learned more about Peru by National Geographic Kids Read: Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography Made Silver Wind Chimes Was … [Read more...]

APR
10
2011

K4 Curriculum ~ Pre-Kindergarten Printables

It’s finally ready! My K4 Curriculum! I've had a huge response to my K4 Curriculum and based on request, I've made it even better! It's now a FULL 34 week K4 Curriculum! What does that mean? While you can still add in Letter of the Week activities if you choose, the K4 Curriculum is now stand alone. It comes with 34 weeks of Lesson Plans, and several added printables not previously available! (Updated: 7/13/11) (As always, if you've already purchased the K4 Curriculum, send me an email at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler dot com. Include your paypal email and/or transaction ID and I'd love to send you updated download links!) Is my Letter of the Week Preschool Curriculum a little too easy for your preschooler? Are you ready for something a little more challenging? Then the K4 Curriculum is for you! The K4 Curriculum is geared towards kids ages 4-5 who are looking for an extra boost towards being kindergarten ready.   Download & CD are for Personal Use Only, … [Read more...]

APR
10
2011

Expedition Earth Giveaway Winner

Thanks so much to everyone who entered to win the Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World giveaway! As promised, we have a winner! Congratulations to Glitterflit! I’ve sent you an email with instructions to claim your prize, thanks so much for entering to win and reading my blog! Didn’t win? No problem, click here to get your own copy! Stay tuned Monday for another great giveaway! … [Read more...]

APR
09
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Monograms No 1

I have a new set of monograms for you this week. These cute stamps are called Monograms No 1, 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 26 Colorful Monograms (A-Z) 1 White Background Disk .abr Photoshop Brush Purchase Monograms No 1 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
07
2011

K4 Level Curriculum: My First Books

Hi everyone! I have another fun K4 Preschool curriculum treat for you today! These are cute beginning readers called My First Books, that can be used by preschool-K4 level students. -->Click here to download My First Books<-- There are 8 mini-books total in this download. I think it’s fun to cut out the pages then staple together like a real book. My preschooler gets excited to feel like she’s reading just like the big kids! You can always leave them on the worksheets though and just read from them without cutting up. The sight word “the” is introduced, the rest are CVC words and should be fairly easy for young readers to get through. 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! Note: Yes, I will be packaging up all the K4 stuff shortly, I’m not done with it yet! Don’t worry, I’ll post it when it’s ready! Hope you enjoy! … [Read more...]

APR
06
2011

Guidecraft Hideaway Country Kitchen Review

I had the privilege of reviewing the Hideaway Country Kitchen for Guidecraft recently and boy were the kids excited! As are all the Guidecraft products, this is a great quality kitchen, perfect for little ones! (Although, my 8 year old had no problem joining in the fun! That’s her in the chef hat.) We pulled out all of our fun Felt Food that my mom has made for the kids to play with. The Teeny Tot took orders, my son and daughter were the cooks, and my preschooler and I were the customers. We even had cake for dessert! Each side of the doors open up to reveal a nice large storage area, or in this case cooking area for our food. There are lots of added details in this kitchen set including a clock with moveable hands, moveable knobs, removable sink, a pretty white bead board backdrop and even an upper shelf for food and such. Everyone took turns as chef, and we did our best not to fight over the new kitchen. All in all, the kids love this kitchen. I think it’s been played with … [Read more...]

APR
05
2011

What’s In The Box Wednesday: First Grade

Welcome to What’s In The Box Wednesday! Today I’m sharing my First Grade workboxes with you. 1. Math U See: Alpha. You can also go to the Math U See E-sources, they have a ton of online activities, worksheet generator, loan calculator, investment calculator, and online math drills. 2. All About Spelling: I can’t say enough about this, my kids are doing really well with it. While I think some of the words are a little too easy, the phonics rules they’re learning are priceless! This makes for spelling of more difficult words much easier. 3. Abeka Phonics practice: I’m really just adding this in because we’re still using the Abeka worksheets and I want to make sure that we don’t miss something for those. Next year I won’t do this. 4. Handwriting: This is Abeka, but we’ve since switched to A Reason For Handwriting. My son likes it better and so do I. 5. Word Scrambles: These are to be used with magnetic letter tiles from Lakeshore Learning. 6. Abeka Language: 6. Abeka Letters and … [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...]