Freebie Friday: Butterfly Template


I have another Friday Freebie for you this week! This download includes a Love postage stamp, paperclip, scalloped circle and chipboard scalloped frame. Hope you like it! Download the Butterfly Template Here’s my layout: Supplies: Butterfly Brushes by Hawksmont, Font: VT Portable Remington; Font: Century Gothic, Pink Dot Pattern Paper: emaDesigns (that’s me), Floral Pattern Paper, yellow paper, chipboard letter:…

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Creamy Chicken Burritos


These are so yummy, I just had to share! Ingredients: 2-4 boneless chicken thighs 1/4 yellow onion diced 1 clove garlic, minced Dash oregano, basil, cumin (I use about 1 tsp per each spice) Sm. Can diced peeled green chilies (I use Hatch) 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 cups Instant rice (Prepared) 2 heaping Tbsp Sour Cream 1…

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Econobusters Review


I was recently asked by Econobusters, to do a review of their site and brand new membership program. Econobusters is a sister site to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and a site dedicated to helping families bust free from this economy by “sharing practical ideas, joy, and encouragement”. Visit the Econobusters blog Become a Molly Member: membership is just 3.95/month! As…

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How to Back Up your Blogger Blog!


Why is it important to backup your blog? Well, imagine all those sweet little pictures and posts disappearing right before your eyes due to a glitch in your blogs server! (Note: this tutorial is for Blogger Blogs) Confessions of a Homeschooler has become the complete journal of our homeschooling journey and proof that we actually do something other than eat…

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stART: Ribbon Rainbow Craft


For this stART project, we read What Makes a Rainbow? by Betty Ann This is just one of many ideas I’ve grabbed from Mama Jenn’s Blog. After reading our cute “what makes a rainbow book, we made a super cute ribbon rainbow! I used construction paper and pencil to write guide lines for my kids to follow, but if you…

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It’s official, I’ve joined the Crew!


I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to join The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew for the 2010-2011 school year. I am looking forward to reviewing some great products for preschool-elementary level children. So stay tuned for some exciting and helpful reviews on curriculum and products for your kiddos! I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity…

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Easy Chocolate Cream Pie


This cream pie recipe is SUPER EASY, and tastes great! Ingredients: 1 Large Package fat-free, sugar-free Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding mix 1 container fat-free cool whip whipped topping 1 package honey graham crackers 1/4 cup butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large zip-lock bag, crush 1 package of graham crackers. (I use my rolling pin). Spread out…

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Friday Freebie: 6 Photo Template


Welcome to another Friday Freebie! Today I’m sharing a layered PSD file that includes a flower, clear page pebble, scalloped border and swirly stamp. Download the 6-Photo Template Here’s my layout: Supplies: Jessica Sprague Strawberry Lemonade paper; Brown Paper-emadesigns(that’s me); Digital Crea Old School 4 patterned paper; AJ Floral Swirls brush, Amanda Thorderson paperclip; Dianne Rigdon tags; Traveling Typewriter Font…

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Yummy Homemade Pizza


This recipe is super easy to make and the kids love it! The dough recipe comes from my dear friend over at Abiding Mom. Ingredients: 7 1/2 c flour 1 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp yeast 3 cup warm water 1 jar Pizza sauce Shredded mozzarella cheese Your favorite pizza toppings Instructions: STEP 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. STEP 2:…

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Spanish Rice


Since I’ve posted several Mexican food recipes lately, I thought I would put up a wonderful recipe for Spanish Rice that a good friend gave to me. Ingredients: 1/4 c vegetable oil (enough to cover bottom of skillet) 1 c. long-grain white rice 1/4 c tomato sauce 2 1/2 c water 2 Tbsp Knorr chicken bouillon seasoning Directions: In 12…

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Storage and Record Keeping


With the year closing, it just begs the question “How do I store all our schoolwork and records?” One word. Binders. (Click here to download an editable version of my 3″ spine labels.) It depends on your state requirements as to what you’re required to keep for homeschooling records. For our state, all I’m required to keep is a record…

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Make Your Own Homeschool Printables!


I get a lot of questions about how I make my homeschool printables, so I thought I’d share them with you. By the way, this also applies to my digital scrapbooking supplies.   What software program do I use to make my downloads? Software: I use Photoshop Elements, or Photoshop CS3 depending on what I need to do. If you…

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