Easy Beef Burritos


These burritos make for a super easy and yummy dinner, so I wanted to share it with you all. Ingredients: 10-12 Flour Tortillas 1lb ground beef 1 Can Black Beans (drained) 1/2 med onion finely diced ( I do this so my kids don’t see them!) Hatch’s Green Enchilada Sauce Monterrey/Colby Cheese (Shredded) Optional: guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomato Directions:…

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My Baby Boy is 6 today!


Ack, where is the time going? I can’t believe my once precious little 5lb baby boy is turning 6 today! I have to say that I love each day I get to spend with this little guy, he’s super funny, always to the point, and has a laugh  so contagious that it has been requested as a ring tone on…

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Pen Pals


I found this idea at The Homeschool Post and thought it was such a great idea, I had to share! We started a notebook that will contain letters between me and my daughter, its a great relationship building activity and will become a wonderful keepsake down the road! (Not to mention that it works on handwriting, spelling, and writing at…

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Going Green!


I constantly have manipulatives all over the place. Sometimes they’re in plastic baggies, sometimes plastic tubs from the store, sometimes they’re just in a bowl, and if the Teeny Tot’s been around they’re all over the floor!  But I’ve come up with a solution, and it even means I don’t have to cook dinner which is AWESOME! After ordering from…

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Whole Grain Belgium Waffles


Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten 1 3/4 cup skim milk 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce (I used cinnamon apple sauce) 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 C whole wheat flour (Can substitute: 1 c whole wheat flour, 1/2 c flax seed, 1/4 c wheat germ, 1/4 c all purpose flour) 4 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp sugar 1/4…

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Gardening Observations


My husband started our garden seedlings and we’re trying out a new little lighting system for some of them. The kids always help with this task and this year we decided to add some science to it, and do observations of the seeds growing. These pods contain broccoli and cauliflower: Day 1: Day 1, nothing much to report, seeds sewn,…

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Breaded Chicken & Parsley Potatoes


This week I thought I’d share my comfort recipe! Partially because it’s super easy, and also because its yummy! It’s nothing super special, but everyone seems to like it and for me that’s a huge deal! Breaded Chicken: 6 boneless/skinless chicken thighs (can substitute with chicken breasts, but let’s face it, they’re just not as yummy!) 1/2 c. seasoned bread…

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Friday Freebie: So Happy Together Template


I have another template for you for Friday Freebie! This one is a scrap-lift from a paper layout I found a long time ago in an issue of Creating Keepsakes. Download So Happy Together This is a layered PSD file and includes the flower stems, title block, transparent flowers and sample text. Here’s my layout: Supplies: Katie Pertiet: hemp tie,…

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2010 File Folder Games


Since this blog is called “Confessions…” I have one.  When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t understand what a “File Folder Game” was. I downloaded all these fun games and just kept them in a manilla envelopes. It wasn’t until this year when we started Lapbooking, that I realized what a File Folder Game was! I immediately went and gathered…

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What’s in the box Wednesday: 2nd Grade


Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday, where I try to share exactly what I’m putting in boxes for the day! Today I’m sharing my 2nd Grade boxes and there are lots of ‘Fun Boxes’ this week as it’s our last official week of 2nd Grade! Whew! View Full Album Abeka 2: Math (We’re done with our Math U See…

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A-Z Review Clothespin Match Up


I’ve seen this idea on paper plates before and decided to make it for my preschool A-Z Review games. A-Z Clothespin MatchUp: Write uppercase or lowercase letters on the ends of mini-clothespins (I got mine from the craft section of Wal-mart), then clip them on to the appropriate spots on the game disks! This is a fun game, and my…

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Muffin Tin Monday – Orange


Well, I doubt orange is the theme for the week, but for my 2nd grader who was in charge of our snack today it was indeed “ORANGE”. I have only made 1 muffin tin meal for them thus far, and apparently it made quite an impact because she’s always making snacks in my muffin tin now. So here’s her line…

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