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    2016 September Sew Sampler

    Hi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I always get excited around the 20th of each month because I know that my Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Box is on the way! Today I’m showing you what all came in the September Sew Sampler Box. It’s too late to get this exact box, but if you sign up before … [Read More...]

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    October 2016 Monthly Meal Plan

    Hi everyone! I really love living in Colorado because we really get to experience all four seasons here. While I tend to be excited for the start of each of them, I really have to say that fall is my absolute favorite. It’s still nice outside, but the air has a fresh crisp feeling to it. And don’t … [Read More...]

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    The Quilt Block Cookbook

    Hi everyone! I have an exciting announcement for you today! A good friend of mine, Amy Gibson from Stitchery Dickory Dock, just released her new book “The Quilt Block Cookbook” and I’m honored to be part of her blog hop introducing the book as well as showing you some of what I love about … [Read More...]

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    Expedition Earth Brazil Unit Study

    Oi! And welcome to our Expedition Earth World Geography Brazil unit study! I think out of all of the countries this is one of our favorites because we get to learn all about the rainforest and the cool animals that are found there. We also get to do a fun craft which you’ll see … [Read More...]

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    Tip Tuesday: World’s Greatest Composers Review

    Hi everyone! Today I'm going to show you what my World’s Greatest Composers Study Volume 1 curriculum looks like up close in a fun video review! For more information on World’s Greatest Composers curriculum, click below! World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1 World’s Greatest Composers … [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...]

JAN
03
2011

Character Study: Peacemaking

Welcome to my 6th study in my character study series, Peacemaking. You can click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study. Click here to download the Peacemaking Study 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: "Be peacemakers in all situations” Click here to see my other Character Studies I hope this study blesses your family as it has mine! … [Read more...]

JAN
02
2011

Usborne Books: Learning Palette Giveaway!

I was so excited when Amy from Usborne Books offered to do a giveaway for my readers on their new Learning Palettes! They learning palette is a sturdy plastic disk that comes with colored playing pieces. You position your card question side up on the Learning Palette then answer the questions by placing the corresponding colored disk in the slot containing the answer. When you’re done you can flip the card over to check your work. Everyone has had fun playing this game and I think it would be a great addition to our workboxes! Another fun thing we tried were these cute Animal Doodles cards. Each card is dual sided and has instructions on how to complete the picture. Everyone loved these, even the Teeny Tot got involved in the action. Now for the fun part, the GIVEAWAY! NOTE: All entries must be in the form of a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment, scroll to the bottom of this post and click the “Add Comment” link. Mandatory Entry: Visit Amy’s Usborne Books store and then … [Read more...]

JAN
01
2011

January 2011 Meal Plan

Whew, just in the nick of time with the January 2011 Menu Plan this month! To say that 2011 snuck up on me would be an understatement. I’m not sure how it got here, but the last thing I remember was starting school in August…after that everything's a big blur! But considering that I’m starting school back up on Monday, I thought I’d better get some sort of plan going lest I start my new year with total chaos. So here it is, nothing fancy as usual, a couple small changes based on my family’s preferences. Hope it helps reduce some of your stress for 2011! Click here to download the January 2011 Meal Plan: January 2011 PDF January 2011 Word Doc Happy New Year! And may 2011 be filled with children committed to picking up after themselves and gleefully begging for more school work! My Resolution: Spend more time enjoying my family “IN THE MOMENT” instead of  always planning for the future! … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2010

Digital Scrapbook Postage Date Stamps

One of my favorite parts of Digital Scrapbooking are the brushes! Digital brushes are the equivalent of rubber stamps for us digi-girls. I try to include one brush set in each kit I make, but I also wanted to make the brushes available individually incase you don’t want the whole kit. Thus I present my Postage Date Stamp set. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, all are both .png and .abr file formats for Personal Use Only. 24 Monthly Date Circles (black and sepia) 2 blank circles (black and sepia) 4 postage wave stamps (regular & grunge, black and sepia) Purchase the Postage Date Stamp Set for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my kits: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

DEC
30
2010

Scratch and Sketch Books

We recently got our hands on some of these fun Scratch and Sketch books! These super cute books come with a small blurb about each item and a drawing for the kids to copy if they so choose. The pages are black and each book comes with a wooden stylus used to ‘scratch’ the image into the black coating. Of course they each have a different fun background that will show through as you draw the picture. Here are some of our creations: This book is a fun art addition to our workboxes whenever we have an open spot! We have the Rainforest Scratch and Sketch (Sorry, I can’t find this one on Amazon) and the Under The Sea Scratch and Sketch. Here are some more fun Scratch and Sketch books: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fb5b71c54-3757-41e2-983a-bb3f54f7fc93&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]