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    August 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! We’re already gearing up for school within the next couple of weeks! The summer always flies by no matter how much I try to slow it down. I don’t know about you, but the school season brings a whole new level of chaos to our day. And one of the things that helps keep me sane is having a … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Baste a Quilt

    Hi friends! I’m back with another video in my How to Quilt series. I hope you’re enjoying these posts! Today I’ll be showing you how to baste your quilt top and get it all ready for quilting!   There are a few ways to baste a quilt top, today I’m going to show you how to pin baste and … [Read More...]

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    Sew Sampler Box Review

    Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be reviewing the new Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler subscription box for you all today! I’ve had my eye on these ever since Fat Quarter Shop said they were releasing them and so far I’ve loved every single box that’s come out. Now I want to say that I’m not always a … [Read More...]

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    Word of Life Devotions Review

    Hi everyone! I’ve had several requests to do a review of the Word of Life Devotions that we started using last year. I really like these devotions, they’re fairly short and easy for my kids to complete. And their a great way to get them in the habit of getting into God’s Word on a daily basis. They … [Read More...]

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    Friends & Heroes Family Devotion Giveaway

    Hey guys! I have a fun giveaway for you today. Friends & Heroes just came out with a new family devotion pack that I wanted to share with you all! The Family devotions are designed to be easy to use, parent-led  devotions for families with children ages 5-12. They include 26 weeks of … [Read More...]

JAN
12
2011

Kid’s Chore Chart Free Printable

I’d like to introduce a new idea to help organize your home: the Interactive Kid’s Chore Chart! I was previously using a handwritten chore chart, but I kept forgetting to pay my kids for their chores, and they would forget to write down when they completed one. I needed something more visual for everyone, and got this wonderful idea from a woman at my local homeschool mom’s night this month! Click here to download the Chore Chart Cards Supplies needed: Cardstock (for my printable cards, tickets, etc) Pocket Chart similar to the one in the photo. Reward Stickers Small Prize box (you can make this anything you like) NOTE: Pages 24-29 are black and white images if you prefer not to print color. Instructions for Slots: 1. Card with child’s name 2. - 6. Mon – Fri Chore cards to be completed 7. Reward tickets earned, Sticker Sheets, Best“ Bee-havior” awards 8. Extra Cards can be kept in the bottom slots Directions for Use: Put the assigned Monday – Friday task … [Read more...]

JAN
11
2011

Character Study: Gentleness

Welcome to the 7th study in the series and is based on Gentleness (No Hitting/Biting/ Kicking,etc.) Click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study. A Character study: Gentleness Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!) Each day you will learn a verse, read a story where this sin is illustrated, then discuss the consequences of this sin followed up by the blessings of obedience. I encourage discussion with your children on ways they can help one another to stay free from this sin. Putting these ideas into practice on a daily basis will help them to become habit. Our daily/weekly "Challenge" for this week: "honor one another with brotherly love". Also a well known verse in our house: Eph 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. I have a sticker sheet and anyone caught making good choices, that’s right “caught making good choices” gets a sticker. I tend to only respond when … [Read more...]

JAN
10
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Date Stamps

Here are some of my latest Digital Scrapbooking Calendar Date Stamps. I love how these look like a calendar wheel! I made some with titles for you and a blank one so you could add your own title. They’re photoshop .abr brushes as well as .png files. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png and .abr format, for Personal Use Only 12 Month Circle Stamps 7 Titled Circle Stamps 2 Accent Arrows 4 Pen Drawn Circles 7 Chipboard Disks 2 Paint Swashes Purchase the Calendar Date Stamps for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my kits: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

JAN
09
2011

Education Cubes by Mama Jenn

I’m so excited for today! I have the pleasure of reviewing and doing a giveaway for a wonderful blogger buddy Mama Jenn! She’s always so brilliant so it’s no surprise that she came up with an idea called Education Cubes. Education Cubes are fun educational printable cards that are to be used with Stack-N-Smile Photo blocks. Mama Jenn has created cards for just about any subject you can ask for! What I love most about the Education Cubes is that they’re fun! All my kiddos loved these and seriously, if learning can be this much fun count me in! So far she has the following available: Early Learning: Alphabet, Calendar, Colors, (Numbers & Shapes coming soon) Language Arts: Alphabet, Dolch Site Words, Word Families (SWR Spelling coming soon) Math: Addition, Subtraction, Measurement, Numbers, Ordinal & Roman Numerals, (Multiplication, Division and Shapes are coming soon) Science: Earth Science (Biology & Chemistry coming soon) Geography: US Geography, US History (World … [Read more...]

JAN
09
2011

All About Spelling Sale!

Ad you know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE All About Spelling products! I’m excited to let you know that they’re having a 2011 New Year Sale! Here is their list of new and sale products: NEW! Spelling Review Box. Store your All About Spelling flashcards in our new Spelling Review Box! By popular demand, this box is large enough to hold the flashcards from all seven levels of the program. Your cards will fit perfectly, and you won't have to run out to get multiple index card boxes. Reg $9.95 Sale Price $7.95 NEW! Divider Cards. There are 12 sturdy laminated divider cards, ready to insert in your index card box or our Spelling Review Box. No more floppy divider cards! Reg $4.95 Sale Price $2.95 NEW! Spelling Tote Bag. Store your All About Spelling books and supplies in this sturdy tote bag. It helps keep you organized! When you are ready to teach, just grab your tote bag and go. Reg $14.95 Sale Price $11.95 The Deluxe Interactive Kit now includes the letter tiles, magnets, … [Read more...]

JAN
08
2011

Learning Palette Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Learning Palette giveaway! I was really happy to be able to share those with you! They’re such a great way to add some fun into learning! As promised we have a winner, congratulations to Kelly from Learning the Wright Way! If you didn’t win, but would still like to order something you can visit Amy’s Usborne Books store until the end of January to get your order in. Amy is hosting an online show for me, so if you choose to purchase any other products from Amy’s store, I will receive hostess credit. The show will be open until the end of January 2011, please don’t feel pressured in any way, I just wanted to make it available for anyone who wanted to order. Make sure to stop back on 1/10/11 for an Education Cubes Giveaway! … [Read more...]

JAN
07
2011

Letter L for Ladybug

Welcome to the Letter L activity page! Hope you like it! It's all about ladybugs this week: Letter L Memory Verse: Look unto Me and be saved. Isa 45:22 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. Matt 22:37-38 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put our letter up on the alphabet tree. I found this super cute Palm Tree (link to Amazon) at a local teacher store, but you could easily make one with construction paper too! Letter L Writing Practice: For your K4 kiddos, I made these fun handwriting worksheets, click here to download the A-Z Handwriting. I made 1-20 handwriting worksheets too! Lady Bug Letter Match: These worksheets are meant to be used with the accompanying … [Read more...]

JAN
06
2011

Change of Plans Review

I want you all to know that I do my best to only review things that I think will benefit you as my readers, so I thought hard about taking on a movie, however after seeing the trailer, I wanted to give Change of Plans a chance. It’s a part of Fox’s new Family Movie Night where they are  seeking to provide meaningful entertainment for the entire family. Change of Plans airs on FOX, January 8th 8/7 central Why a Change of Plans? With so many shows focusing on  inappropriate issues, it was so refreshing to see an effort to move back towards television where we’re not worried about rushing to change the channel when inappropriate ads or other content comes on. We’re in the habit of not letting our kids watch anything past dinner time, even comedy sitcoms have poor language, suggestive clothing and inappropriate innuendos all throughout them. I’m always convicted by this, why should my husband and I even be wasting our time with something that isn’t clean enough for our kids to … [Read more...]

JAN
05
2011

Clothes Pin Number Cards: K4 & Prek

I wanted to share my latest Letter of the Week K4 addition with you all today: Clothes Pin Number Cards I made them to go with my K4 printables. Click here to download the Clothes Pin Number Cards Count the items on each card, then clip on mini-clothes pins to the correct number. (I found these cute colorful Clothes pins at Office Depot, they're also magnetic.) You can also use colorful paper clips, or put it on a cookie sheet and use magnets. You could laminate and use dry-erase to circle the numbers as well! 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. The K4 curriculum isn’t quite finished yet, so until I get it packaged all nice and purdy you can download from my posts! … [Read more...]

JAN
04
2011

Digital Scrapbooking Circled Date Stamps

I absolutely LOVE digital scrapbooking brushes. Here’s a favorite one of mine, the Circled Date Stamps. Just for fun I included 2 scalloped tags to put the stamps on, but you can put them on anything you want! What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, both .png and .abr format, for Personal Use Only 1 weekly day circle stamp 12 abbreviated month stamps year stamps (‘07 – ‘12) 1 Paint Highlight Swash 2 Scalloped Journal spots Purchase the Circled Date Stamps 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...]