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    2015 Rocky Mountain Airshow

      Hi everyone! This year we had the privilege of watching the 2015 Rocky Mountain Airshow from our back patio! No kidding! What a cool thing right? Plus there were a zillion people on the beach area and I heard parking was a nightmare, so we were extra thankful to be located where we were. So … [Read More...]

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    July 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    July. Seriously? When did that happen? Last thing I knew we were finally done with school for the year and I was looking forward to enjoying some down time. And now it’s already July! Which means we only have a few more weeks before school starts back up. That also means that I need to get … [Read More...]

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    2015-2016 Student Lesson Planner

    Hi everyone! It’s about that time again! Time to get planning for the 2015-2016 school year. And to help you out, I have a colorful planner that you can use for your own planning, or for your students to help keep track of assignments, grades, reading, and any appointments or activities that you  … [Read More...]

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    The Allowance Game Review

    Are your kiddos whining that there’s nothing to do for summer yet? Mine are! I think they started saying they were bored after about 5 minutes into our summer vacation LOL! If that’s you, make sure to check out my whole series on summer boredom busters to help give you some ideas. Lakeshore … [Read More...]

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    Grapevine Bible Studies Video Review

    Hi everyone! I have another video review for you today, this time on the Grapevine Bible Studies curriculum. We’ve used Grapevine studies for several years now, and I think we’ve done just about all of the ones they have available. Thankfully they just released a new one this year, so we’ll be … [Read More...]

JUL
19
2010

Find It Games Winner!

I’m sorry for posting this a day late, but here is the winner for the Find It Games Giveaway! Congratulations Amy from Amy’s Coupon Class! … [Read more...]

JUL
19
2010

CSN Giveaway

When CSN contacted me to do a giveaway on my blog, I originally said no. I didn’t think they’d have anything that pertained to my readers and I strive to remain dedicated to homeschooling on this blog and do not to take on advertisements for companies. But then I found out that they have educational games galore! So when they offered ma a $40 coupon to give to one of you, I changed my mind! And after looking over their website, I found this cool Table Lamp, they also have tons of Home Decor stuff and actually TONS of stores are affiliated with them! Of course my favorite section is the Developmental and Educational Toys section. Here’s what’s on my educational wish list: So now that you know they have some great stuff at CSN, we can do the giveaway! CSN has offered me a $40 coupon to give to one of you! Here’s how to win: ~ Contest is CLOSED~ Leave a comment here to let me know you are interested in winning a free $40 Coupon to CSN! For optional additional entries: Visit … [Read more...]

JUL
18
2010

Molly Green Fresh Cookbook

I found this great summer time recipe book from Econobusters today, and the best part is that it is FREE! It’s called Molly Green Fresh and it is a 22 page summer time recipe book using fresh ingredients to help you get more fruits and veggies into your menu! Some of the yummy recipes included are: Mango Lime Sorbet—fresh is best and nutritious too. Something-Special Lemonade—with watermelon ice cubes. Grilled Fruit Shish Kebabs With Chocolate Sauce—a perfect party idea! Fresh Lemonade Popsicles—a fun-in-the-sun special treat. Fruit Smoothie—suit yourself with variation ideas. Yogurt, Fruit, & Granola Parfaits—fun to make and eat! There are even helpful tips on most pages with tips on washing produce, relieving sunburns, making your own laundry detergent, keeping bugs away from your picnics and more! Have a great summer, full of healthy goodies! … [Read more...]

JUL
17
2010

TOS Blog Hop

Hi everyone, I announce earlier that I am joining the 2010-2011 TOS Review Crew. Yipee! Anyway, they are doing a blog hop to help get to know one another and I wanted to share these great homeschooling blogs with you all as well, so here’s a list, make sure to check them out for a TON of great homeschooling ideas! There are more blogs I’ll share as I get them, but here are some to start you out: 1. Second Star to the Right and Straight On Till Morning 2. Surviving The Testosterone 3. Family Style School 4. School Around The Bible 5. 1628 The Story of The Goebels 5 6. Morris Family Madness 7. Homeschool Musings 8. Homeschooling (and then some!) 9. Heartfelt Homeschooling 10. following Him home 11. Reaping a Harvest 12. Pink & Orange Coffee 13. Live, Laugh, Learn! 14. Mrs. Mandy's Musings 15. The Fantastic Five 16. Refined Metals Academy 17. Just A Moment in Time 18. Providence Farm 19. My Journey 20. Petra School Make sure to leave a comment if you … [Read more...]

JUL
16
2010

Crumpled Name Tags

I have  a fun set of digital scrapbooking Crumpled Name Tags to share with you today! What’s Included? 8 Crumpled Name Tags 2 Staples {All files 300dpi, .png file format, Drop Shadows not incl.} Crumpled Name Tags: ONLY $1! Happy Scrappin’! Click here to visit my Digital Scrapbooking store! … [Read more...]

JUL
15
2010

Rainbow Eraser Painting

For this stART project, we read What Makes a Rainbow? by Betty Ann I got the eraser dot painting idea from Mama Jenn’s Blog. And just to make life easier, I downloaded this rainbow worksheet from Making Learning Fun. I put out paint cups with red, yellow, and blue paint in them. Then we mixed them together to make the secondary colors. After that they were free to dot paint their rainbows using the eraser end of their pencils. Here were our results: Hope you have fun! Click here for the rest of our Letter R for Rainbow activities! For more stART projects, be sure to click the button below! … [Read more...]

JUL
14
2010

2010-2011 Curriculum Plan

With summer almost half over, I’m getting that feeling that I should have already been working diligently on next year’s plan of attack! So, after about 4 weeks of total procrastination I think I’ve finally got a working plan. Here’s our list of curriculum choices for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year: Preschool: Since I”m not ready to launch my 4 year old into Kindergarten, we’re going to repeat our Letter of the Week curriculum, but this year we’ll be “kicking-up-a-notch”, think Emeril BAM! Of course I’ll post the printables as we go. My preschooler will also participate in the art, geography and science along with the other kiddos. Art: We’re doing a Geography based year so we’ll be using Global Art by MaryAnn F. Kohl. I’ll also finish up with last year’s I Can Do All Things and How to Teach Art to Children if we have time. Bible: I’m planning on continuing on with our Abeka Bible Series along with Nest Family Videos. Our children LOVE these videos and I have to say it’s … [Read more...]

JUL
12
2010

Letter of the Week Curriculum

This curriculum is a full 26 week core program for preschool students (ages 3-4). Included are weekly lesson plans that cover all the subjects a preschooler needs and more! Download my ENTIRE preschool Letter of the Week set now! $10 - Download version $16 - CD Version {Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping} $20 - CO-OP Version So what’s in the Letter of the Week curriculum? Click here to see a typical week of activities While I provide many of my printables for free on my blog, you currently have to download each item individually. For those who prefer multi-file downloading, I am now providing the complete curriculum PLUS BONUSES for ONLY $10 downloadable version and $16 for a CD! There are approximately 1500 printable pages of games, ideas and activities included in this curriculum! What's included? As an added BONUS, you will receive Weekly LESSON PLANS! Click here to see a SAMPLE LESSON PLAN   A-Z ACTIVITIES … [Read more...]

JUL
11
2010

Find It Review & Giveaway

We’ve been obsessed with a new game that arrived this week, everyone including the Teeny Tot has gotten involved! What am I talking about? Find It! So what is a Find It Game? Find it games are large cylinders filled with all sorts of fun objects hidden in tiny plastic confetti. The object of the game is simple: Spin it, shake it, twist it until you find all the hidden items! You can time it to make it more of a challenge too. Each game comes with score cards so you can check off each time you find an object, the first one to find them all wins! Find It can be played with a crowd or alone, ages 3-adult. They come in all different themes such as beach, bird watch, kids version, zoo theme, sports, glitz/glamour and the Wizard of Oz! They are also great to take in the car on road trips as well! I’d also like to note how big they are, I was expecting a tiny little soda pop can sized game, but these things are about 10.5” tall! My thoughts: When Find It Games emailed me, I requested to … [Read more...]

JUL
10
2010

Liberty Lapbook Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Liberty Lapbook from Egghead Academics! As promised, we have a winner! Congratulations to Embracing Destiny   Stay tuned tomorrow for a Find It Game review and Giveaway! … [Read more...]