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    Happy Thanksgiving 2014

      Good morning readers. I’m posting this a day early because were taking a couple of days off over here at Confessions. We will be spending time with our loved ones and counting all of the things we are thankful for this year. I’m always thankful for my mom’s home cooked meals! So Lord … [Read More...]

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    December 2014 Monthly Meal Plan

    Yay! Guess what time it is? Can you guess? That’s right, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s officially holiday season with twinkle lights, snowy nights, and yummy dinners to warm the whole family! I have another monthly meal plan for you today fully of yummy fall goodness. And as … [Read More...]

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    2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    Good morning readers! It’s about time to start thinking about gifts for all of those special people in your life. and today I have a holiday gift guide to help make your shopping a bit easier. I like to share both educational and fun items that we’re either looking forward to receiving or giving. … [Read More...]

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    Chocolate Caramel Cake

    Strawberry Shortcake made this delicious dessert for her co-op baking contest, and I wanted to share the recipe with you! It’s super moist and yummy, and easy to make. Like the title says it includes chocolate and caramel and you can’t go wrong with that! This recipe is great for kids too since … [Read More...]

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    DIY: Pumpkin Pie Soap Tutorial

    Hello readers! Since we’re well into fall I thought it would be fun to share this simple and easy DIY pumpkin pie soap tutorial. This stuff smells so yummy, and it literally takes about 10 minutes to prepare!     So let’s get on with the video shall we? Click here for the … [Read More...]

MAR
25
2010

Felt Food: Tea Set, Grill, Cookies, Valentines

My mom went a little crazy this round with the felty goodness!She purchased a Tea Set pattern from Gulf Coast Cottage and my daughter LOVES it. The little tea bags and lemon slices are to die for, and the sugar cubes are so sweet! The set includes patterns for: Tea cups/saucers Serving Tray Tea pot Napkins Lemon wedges/slices Sugar cubes Tea bags For my son, she made a super cute grilling set from Gulf Coast Cottage that includes: Grill Spatula and tongs Hot dogs and buns Hamburger buns with burgers, cheese, onion, tomato and lettuce For my other daughter she made a cookie baking set from Gulf Coast Cottage that includes: Cookie Jar (She suggests yellow for the jar, but I’d do a different color) Peanut Butter Cookies Hershey’s Kiss Cookies Sugar Cookie dough with cutouts Rolling Pin Frosted Sugar Cookies (except the heart cookies, she made those on her own) Gulf Coast Baker’s Set that includes: A chef hat Mixing bowl Measuring cup & spoons … [Read more...]

MAR
24
2010

Breakfast In Bed!

I'm happy to introduce our newest felt food pattern, Breakfast in Bed! This cute little pattern includes full scale patterns, step by step instructions along with colorful pictures! It includes: Sunny Side Up Eggs Bacon Slices Sausage Links Pancakes Syrup Butter pats Orange Slices Banana Slices Buy the Breakfast in Bed Pattern now for only $3!   ★This pattern includes easy step by step instructions along with colorful photos! ★Pattern comes complete with full Scale Patterns for each piece. ★You will be directed to the download page upon completion of payment. If for some reason you are not re-directed, please email me and I will be happy to email the link to you. ★Patterns are in PDF format on 8 1/2 x 11 size paper. A PDF viewer is required to open the files. Adobe Reader is a great PDF viewer that can be downloaded to your computer for free at www.adobe.com. ★All patterns are copyright protected. Not to be distributed, transferred, or sold in … [Read more...]

MAR
24
2010

What’s In The Box Wednesday: 2nd Grade

Math U See Beta video and workbook Abeka Math (Yes, I make her do 2 math’s) Abeka Spelling Spelling practice “Word – Build – Write” from Home Grown Hearts Abeka – Creative Writing Abeka – Phonics Exploring American History (My Father’s World) Geography (My Father’s World) Draw Write Now, Book 7 Crochet Craft from Michael’s $1 section Click here for more information on the Workbox System! … [Read more...]

MAR
22
2010

JumpStart Review & Give Away!

I was recently contacted by JumpStart to try out their new 3D virtual world, write a review, and offer you a great giveaway for our 1500 Subscriber Celebration! JumpStart is a 3-D virtual world is focused on developing academic and logic skills. The online environment is safe and secure for kids as they interact, learn, and enjoy! Each child gets to personalize their own “Jumpee” (avatar). They get to pick hair, eyes, clothes, shoes, etc. They even get to pick a fun goofy name to identify their “Jumpee”. As they play through the games, they earn Jump Stars which they can spend in the JumpStart store to decorate their own rooms. Once the game starts there are different levels to explore based on your child’s age. (Though you can enter any of the areas you choose). 3-5 year olds: StoryLand Kindergarten to 2nd grade: AdventureLand MarineLand (an underwater adventure) Kids from 3rd to 5th grade: FutureLand Our experience playing the game: My 7yr old: She loved the games! … [Read more...]

MAR
21
2010

Prek Letter X

Welcome to the Letter X. We’ll be having fun with Xylophones this week! Letter X Memory Verse: “eXceeding great and precious promises are given unto us” 2 Peter 1:4 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter X on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Roll A Xylophone! I found this idea on Play 2 Learn Printables, and had to make one for my alphabet collection! The game is simple, cut out the pieces (they’re on pg2 not shown here). Roll the die and place the piece of the puzzle indicated by the number rolled. Its a fun way to practice number recognition skills! I like these fun Giant Soft Dice Letter X Shape Puzzles:Cut out each … [Read more...]

MAR
21
2010

Pick and Draw Winner!

Hi everyone! We have a winner for our Pick and Draw Give Away! And the winner is….Michelle over at A Mommy’s Adventures, if you haven’t checked out her blog go see it, she has some fabulous ideas! Thank you all for participating in the Pick and Draw Giveaway! The next 1500 Subscriber give away will start March 23rd! … [Read more...]

MAR
19
2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of our favorite books to read is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I made a fun graphing sheet to go along with the story that kids can fill out as you read the story, you can download the graph sheet here.I also made lacing cards for the story as well. After cutting out the pieces, I punched a hole in each one then tied a piece of yarn to the caterpillar. As you read the story they lace on the items he eats. At the end they lace on the cocoon.I then had them put the whole thing in a bag, like a cocoon. While we are reading the final page and discussing what happens to the caterpillar, I put that bag behind my back and switch it out with another one containing the butterflies. Then I give them back their bag and let them reach inside and pull out the butterfly. They LOVED it!You can download the Hungry Caterpillar cards here!More Hungry Caterpillar … [Read more...]

MAR
18
2010

Letter of the Week Game Instructions!

I’ve been asked by several people for instructions to all of my games, and realized with all the new readers, you may have not seen my older posts with all the games "in action" so to speak.So, if you have been using my Letter of the Week games, and need instructions for them, please click on the image below to download! If you purchase the Entire Letter of the Week Curriculum from this date forward, these instructions will be included in the “Extras” portion of the download! Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! … [Read more...]

MAR
17
2010

What’s In The Box Wednesday: Teeny Tot

I’ve had some questions on how we keep the Teeny Tot busy during school. The answer for us as been to give her a desk with her own workboxes and start “Teeny Tot School”! Okay, so its more like, “Make a gigantic mess all over School”, but it affords us some valuable teaching time that’s worth the clean up! I just keep these activities in the boxes until she stops getting into them, then I swap ‘em out with new activities. I also recruit my other kids to help fill her boxes, they come up with some excellent ideas! Stacking cups Sorting Keys Discovery Toys locking blocks Paper cups, pom-poms, PF Chang’s kids chopsticks (My prek filled this box) Magnetic Fish Puzzle Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Old phone graveyard Measuring cups, bowls, pom-poms Tape, stickers and paper (looks harmless right? ;o) ) Felt Strawberries and bowl for transferring If all else fails…we send her out of the room with our preschooler ‘til we’re done! Results are in and its a….drum … [Read more...]

MAR
16
2010

ABC and 123 Give Away!

As part of their Birthday Celebration, ABC and 123 is offering a giveaway for my Letter of the Week Preschool Curriculum! Head over to ABC and 123 for a chance to win! … [Read more...]