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    March 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

    Welcome to the monthly holiday’s and fun days post everyone! It’s March. And for me, that means that I have serious spring fever…it also means that I’m looking out the window and seeing about a foot of snow. Normally I love the snow. But why can’t it come down like this when it’s actually … [Read More...]

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    Visit me on Instagram!

    Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally caught up with the Instagram train and decided to hop on! For a long time I just didn’t have time to figure out another social media outlet, but I think I’ve mostly figured it out and am having lots of fun over there! Blogging takes some … [Read More...]

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    March 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it right, it’s time for another monthly meal plan! March is already upon us, and that means we only have about 3 more months before schools out for summer! Yay! And yes, I have a bit of spring fever here. Colorado has been crazy, 70 degrees one day, and snowing … [Read More...]

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    COAH Community Kickoff Day 4

    Welcome to the last day of my COAH Community kickoffs!  I have a really exciting giveaway for you today, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom.  I am so excited about how well this week has gone and how fun it has been in the community.  I will be hanging out there and hope you all will … [Read More...]

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    COAH Community Kickoff Day 3

    Oh my goodness! You guys are so much fun! I’m having so much fun reading your comments, and posts! For today’s forum discussion, I thought we could talk all about lesson planning, and scheduling! So let’s head over to the COAH Community and talk all about our favorite planning tips and … [Read More...]

MAY
20
2010

Homemade Granola Bars

I’ve been trying to save money on groceries, and my husband pointed out that we spend a lot on ‘snacks’ for the kids. I decided to try and make some snacks instead of paying high prices for pre-packaged ones, and in the process I found this WONDERFUL granola bar recipe at Raising Olives. I adjusted it to fit our likings, and it turned out great! Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup white chocolate chips (Optional: any Dried Fruit, Raisins, Craisins, Nuts, Chocolate Chips, Coconut Flakes, have fun with this!) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup honey 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup coconut oil (Melted! I microwave about 30 seconds until liquid, this makes it MUCH easier to work with!) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions: STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. STEP 2: Mix together dry ingredients, then make a well in the center and add the honey, beaten egg, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. … [Read more...]

MAY
19
2010

Teeny Tiny Tot School: Part Tres

Welcome to What’s in the box Wednesday. This week we’ll be joining in with our Teeny Tiny Tot who has recently decided she isn’t satisfied with my selection of workboxes for her, and has made up her own work for this week. Of course we start off the day with personal hygiene. She gets really into her teeth brushing…literally, into it. Next she counted our calendar and re-arranged our patterned chain links. Later she played with the magnets, she decided that she liked the soft fluffy pom-pom magnets the best. Sadly some of the magnets didn’t survive this activity. One of her favorite activities is the Stacking Cups. Well, not so much the stacking part but more the knocking down part.   Later she went on to practice her handwriting with the Letter Q. She likes to taste-test everything, her findings are more accurate that way. At snack time she sorted her ‘Nilla Wafers’. One for her, one in the box, one for her, one in the box. She’s recently been into writing, so I’ve … [Read more...]

MAY
18
2010

House For Hermit Crab Lapbook

My son wanted to do a lapbook on crabs, and I found this one on Homeschool Share. We read A House for Hermit Crab and then did a fun activity on the back of the lapbook called “Hermit Crab’s Year” It is a story sequencing game, so as I read my son put up the activities of Hermit Crab for each month. Here is the inside of the lapbook, its a simple 1 file folder book that includes: Types Of Crabs (I just downloaded random ones from online) Types of Shells The Wise Man Built His House verse review Sea Creatures Flip Book Hermit Crab Coloring Page Our Address flip book Hermit Crab’s Year sequencing activity Downloads for this lapbook are from Homeschool Share … [Read more...]

MAY
17
2010

Word Jumbles

I made these Word Jumbles to go with our letter tiles, its a fun way to practice spelling in our workboxes. You could also use them with a dry-erase marker or any alphabet manipulatives you have on hand.  The set includes 4, 5, and 6 letter words. Download Word Jumbles Hope you like them! … [Read more...]

MAY
16
2010

Summer BBQ Winner

Thanks to everyone for participating in my Mother’s Day give away for our latest Felt Food Set: Summer BBQ! And the winner is: Mel: I left a comment on your blog, please email me back so I can get the download to you! Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day :o) … [Read more...]

MAY
15
2010

Whole Wheat Pancakes

I have to admit that my children still like Bisquick better, but in an attempt to be slightly more healthy we make these instead. They are pretty good and I feel a little better about eating them! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 Tbsp sugar (Can substitute 1 Tbsp honey) 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 egg, beaten Optional: 1/4 c your favorite ingredient. Some ideas we like: white chocolate chips, blue berries, strawberries. Directions:Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook on flat skillet until browned on both sides. Top with a pat of butter and Agave Nectar. Makes about 14 small pancakes, see above photo. I use Agave Nectar from Mudhava instead of syrup. Agave is a natural liquid sweetener made from the extract of the wild agave. It can be pricey, so I buy bulk and just refill the little container! Note: You can make extras of this and freeze them in a Gallon Ziploc freezer bag. Just thaw before ready to eat, and re-heat in your toaster! … [Read more...]

MAY
14
2010

Freebie Friday: Postage Stamp Freebie

I have a little Digital Scrapbooking Freebie for you today! I'm going to try to do a Freebie every Friday over the summer, we'll see if I keep up or not. These stamps come with the drop shadows, hope you like them. Click here to download Postage Stamps. This freebie is a set of 3 postage stamps, I use them for frames, I included a sample layout below. Supplies: Background Paper by FeiFei’s Stuff  Whimsicality; Flourish by Katie Pertiet Graphically Scrolled; Date tabs by JHE Twilled Phrases from Jessica Sprague Now We’re Rockin’ Class; “girls” by Wendy Madeit Worn Out Alpha; “3” by Lynn Grieveson Bellissimo; “a boy” by Melany Violette Kraft Stapled Alpha; font: Ali’s Handwriting Happy Scrappin', hope you enjoy it! … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2010

In memory of Hope Asaiah

Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. A sweet friend of mine lost her baby today. We have been praying for this family for months now, and it saddens me greatly to know that our friends are in such great pain. Hope had great obstacles from the start, but was improving daily. Through her journey this beloved family has kept their eyes on the Lord and they saw miracles each step of the way. You can read the entire journey about Hope’s amazing story on her blog Eyes Closed & Heads Bowed. Here is the email I received today: Today at 1:33pm our daughter Hope Asaiah was born by emergency C-section. She immediately needed help breathing and a team of wonderful doctors started to work on her. They took tons of fluid off of her lungs and placed a breathing tube to try to assist her in her breathing. They rushed her to the NICU to continue to try and revive her. I was taken to the recovery area and we waited for news. Her doctor and my doctor came in and … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday: Preschool

Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday! Today I’m sharing our preschool boxes! Be sure to link up below so we can all share ideas! As we wind down our final days of Preschool, I’m filling our boxes with some fun review games and other motor skill type activities. Here’s what’s in our boxes today: 1. Calendar number and chain link patterns 2. Pom-Pom Counting with PF Chang’s chopsticks 3. Kumon My First Book of Cutting 4. Shape Tracers 5. Bulletin Board Flowers: Color Sorting 6. Kumon My First Book Of Mazes 7. Alphabet Builders: These are made from foam, but I also made magnetic alphabet builders if you prefer those. 8. Wooden Peg Puzzles from Michael’s: balance marbles on tees Don’t forget to link up so we can see what you are doing too! Also, I’m sharing Pre-K boxes today, but please feel free to link up your boxes for any age! … [Read more...]

MAY
11
2010

The Big Green Pocketbook

The Big Green Pocketbook:We did a fun reading activity from Homeschool Share to go along with this book. Each child received their own pocket book along with game pieces.As I read the story they filled their little pocketbooks with the correct items.I've found them playing this on their own several times since then!Contents downloaded from Homeschool Share. … [Read more...]