• 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...]

JAN
03
2016

D’Nealian Handwriting Worksheets

Happy New Year everyone! I thought I’d kick off the new year with a highly requested freebie download for you all! After publishing my K4 Handwriting Worksheets (manuscript) and my Cursive Handwriting Worksheets, I’ve had several requests for D’Nealian Handwriting worksheets, so here they are!     As usual, you can print on copy paper and have students write with pencil on the sheets, or you can also print on copy paper, then laminate or stick inside a page protector and allow them to use them with Expo Dry-Erase markers! That way they’re re-usable and you can practice your sheets as many times as needed! –> Download the D’Nealian Handwriting Sheets <–   The line spacing for these sheets should be appropriate for kindergarten, first , or second graders who need more practice with D’Nealian handwriting skills. Each letter includes capital and lowercase letter practice. The first row of letters are traceable to help students properly … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2015

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s already 2016, but I think I say that every January first so could just be me… It just sneaks up on me you know! I think I blacked-out somewhere during August, probably right around when school started ha-ha! It just get’s crazy with sports, school, and blogging but that’s okay. I seem to have adapted to the chaos which is homeschooling and we’re on a roll now!   That said, I hope you all had a good 2015 and are ready for 2016 because it’s here! We’re still on break this week, but gearing up to get back into the school groove. Sometimes it’s hard getting started back up after the excitement of the holidays, so here is a helpful posts to get you going again! Beating the Homeschool Blahs   For those of you who are starting school mid-year, whether you’re pulling your kiddos out of a traditional school system to homeschool, or just starting a new curriculum in 2016, here’s a post to help you get started! Starting homeschool … [Read more...]

DEC
27
2015

January 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

What in the world happened to 2015? Is anyone else wondering that? I think I have to start paying better attention, because 2015 seriously slipped by me. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the things that went on for the COAH household in 2015, honestly it was hard remembering everything and I had to look back at my Facebook and Instagram to see what we did LOL! The kids are all one year older which makes me sad. I wish they could stay babies forever, but at the same time it’s been fun having older kiddos around too. Strawberry Shortcake turned 12, and will be 13 at the end of this January, Tinker Bell turned 9,  Turbo turned 11, and Miss Lady Bug made her debut as a 7 year old! We’ve successfully completed 2 years of homeschooling in the new house. And I think I finally have our school room set up in a functional and mostly organized manner. We lost one of our border collies to cancer, then had to put the other one down due to old age this past … [Read more...]

DEC
23
2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

I just wanted to pop in today to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas! We’ll be celebrating the birth of our savior with our extended family on both sides, an enjoying wonderful food too!   We’re so thankful for all of your support and encouragement this year. I may  not have time to reply to all of the comments, but I do read them, and am so blessed by all of your wonderfully kind words! You guys are the best and make blogging so much fun! We pray you all have a wonderful holiday and a fabulous new year! And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:10-11 Here’s a quick peak into Christmas time at the COAH household!     Blessings from our family to yours, We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016! Erica, Jason, Strawberry Shortcake, Turbo, Tinker Bell, … [Read more...]

DEC
21
2015

2016 Monthly Digital Scrapbooking Templates

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry, I know I’m getting these out late this year, but better late than never right!? So for those of you who have enjoyed using my monthly scrapbooking templates to create annual scrapbook pages or calendars, here are my new 2016 monthly templates for you to use! I used to make an annual calendar pages for my parents, in-laws, grandparents etc. But I’ve since started making these pages and just adding them to an ongoing scrapbook for our parents. It just gives them a nice overview of our year in scrapbook form. These templates are super easy to use, you just add photos, and some text if you want. And that’s all! Then print them out and you’ve got yourself a super quick scrapbook of your year!     What’s included? 12 - 8”x8” Monthly Quick Pages in .png format format (January – December. Can be re-sized to 12×12) All files are 300 dpi .png  images. NOTE: You will need a software program that can open .png  files to edit these … [Read more...]

DEC
20
2015

All About Reading Level 4 Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have an awesome Christmas giveaway for one of you today! All About Learning Press sent us All About Reading Level 4 for review, and we’re having so much fun with it! I had Tinker Bell, who is in 4th grade, review it for me. So let’s hear what she had to say about this program!   “I like all of the fun activities, it doesn’t seem like school.”  ~ Tinker Bell I’d have to agree with her assessment, I like that the activities for reading are fun for her, and anything that she asks to do gets a thumbs up from me! The AAR levels do build on one another, so it’s helpful if you start with Level 1, but if not, you can contact AALP to get help with level placement. The program covers some spelling rules, multi-syllable words, phonograms, prefixes, abbreviations, and words with an unaccented A. They also cover phonics practice as well. For our reading lessons, she really enjoys the fun hands-on activity book. They usually involve cutting, pasting, coloring, etc. … [Read more...]

DEC
17
2015

FotoFinch Elementary Photography Curriculum

Hi everyone! I reviewed a product for The Foto Finch a while back and we loved it. Strawberry Shortcake used it last year as her elective class. She loves to take pictures and it really helped her with learning how to use her camera as well as how to put together a well composed shot.   My other kiddos were anxious to try out the program themselves, but I wasn’t sure if it would be too difficult since they are younger. And so today I wanted to share with you the elementary level version that is now available! Along with written lessons, assignments, and activities, the elementary level curriculum also comes with video lessons to help explain the concepts and assignments which I love. That way students can choose whether the prefer to read the lessons, or watch them online. My son prefers to watch the video lessons and honestly so do I.   Each lesson is followed by a hands-on activity to help solidify the concepts taught. Just to give you an idea of the lessons, … [Read more...]

DEC
15
2015

Kwik Stix Review and Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! I have a really fun giveaway for you today, and just in time for the holidays! I’ll be giving away a set of the fun new Kwik Stix paint pens by The Pencil Grip!   I’m sure you’ve seen these popping up all over the internet, I know I have! And my kids were so excited when I said that they were sending some for us to review. At first I thought they’d just be like regular crayons or maybe even markers, but they aren’t. They’re actually paint in a stick. So they glide on really smoothly, and can be blended somewhat as well. They go on wet, but dry within about 90 seconds which is nice. And one that that I definitely appreciate is that they come out in an even amount. So you don’t have any large globs of paint like when working with paint and brushes.   We found that they work best with thicker, painting paper as opposed to regular copy paper. Since they are wet, they do act just like paint and can soak through thinner paper.   Hopefully … [Read more...]

DEC
13
2015

A Christmas Carol Literature Unit

Good morning lovely readers! I have a new literature unit for you today!  A Christmas Carol is definitely a classic in my book, and we’re enjoying going though it as a family. This has been a much requested unit, and it’s finally done, so I hope your family enjoys it!!   Story Summary: A Christmas Carol is the perfect holiday story for both kids and adults! On Christmas Eve the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his former business partner, Marley. he’s informed that he will be visited by three spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. Through his adventures Scrooge has a change of heart in regards to life and to the Christmas season. Since it’s a bit more difficult to read, we’re doing it as a family read aloud in the evenings. This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the original version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There are several versions of this book, this red … [Read more...]

DEC
10
2015

2015 Sewing & Quilting Holiday Gift Guide

Have someone in your life who is getting started sewing or quilting? I have the perfect gift ideas to help you out! Last year our girls decided they wanted sewing machines for Christmas. And they’ve been in constant use since then. I love to see all of the creations they come up with. And I love that we got them a present that is useful, and teaches them a valuable life-long skill as well. It fosters amazing creativity and I don’t regret getting them one bit! So let’s get started with some gift ideas! I’ve listed all of the basics that one needs to get started with sewing or quilting, and Supplies: 1. Cutting Mat: I highly suggest you get a self-healing cutting mat. You can find them online as well as in most crafts stores. I will say that they can be kind of expensive. I recommend using a coupon at JoAnn’s, or I’ve also found great prices on Amazon as well. I have this Fiskars 18”x24” light blue mat that I purchased on Amazon for $16.10. It’s a nice size, not too large, but not … [Read more...]