How to Install and Use Photoshop Brushes


I gave away my first brush set yesterday, and thought some of you might need a quick tutorial on using Photoshop Brushes. They’re super easy and fun to use and can add that extra bit of digi-goodness to your designs! So fire up your Photoshop and follow along! STEP 1: Download my brush set! Unzip the set, then extract the…

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Friday Freebie: Circle Date Stamps


Today marks the official last day of school for us! Yay! I’m looking forward to a break, I hope to get some digi-scrappin’ done, and then start planning for next year! Don’t worry, I have lots of posts to come for summer, I plan to share lots of recipes, more school ideas, digital scrapbooking freebies, field trips, blogging tips and…

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Freezer Meals – Cooking Twice a Month


Hi everyone! As a homeschooling mom of 4 I don’t have a lot of free time to be creative when cooking dinners! As a matter of fact if I don’t plan ahead, I end up starring into my pantry at 5pm wondering what’s for dinner myself! To help out, I’ve started making freezer meals. Here are some of the recipes…

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What’s in the box Wednesday: Kindergarten


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 Kindergarten boxes and there are lots of ‘Fun Boxes’ this week as it’s our last official week of Kindergarten! Whew! View Full Album Abeka Number Flashcards: Before/After Number practice Abeka Math Worksheet Kumon Amazing Mazes…

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Spelling Practice


I’ve been trying to make our spelling a little more fun than boring ole’ worksheets and thought I’d share for anyone interested. We use Abeka spelling, they have 2 worksheets/week that she does to practice spelling, so to give additional practice I type out the spelling words on cards, then cut them out so she can use them as a…

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J is for Jelly Bean (Alternative)


I have received several requests from public school teachers to give an alternative to my J is for Jesus due to religious restrictions placed on them. I hesitated to do this as I view my blog as a ministry to help spread the love of Jesus to my readers, and J is for Jesus is my favorite letter set! However,…

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Pork Shoulder and Mashed Potatoes


This recipe is another wonderful meal from my mom! I have to say that I only post my favorite recipes here and this is definitely one of them. (Not to mention that it’s super easy which is always right up my alley!) Ingredients: 1 Pork Shoulder (or butt) Roast (Mine was about 7lbs) Olive Oil Garlic Salt Onion Salt Crushed…

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Gardening with Kids


With the cold weather hopefully behind us, I always get the urge to make my backyard all pretty and colorful again. While I have some perennials in tree beds, I have lots of flower pots around as well. This year I let the kids pick the flowers they wanted. Each was in charge of planting their own pots and are…

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Freebie Friday: Scalloped Template


As a Friday treat for all you digi-scrap lovers out there! I’ve been trying to put out a freebie each Friday over summer while we’re on homeschooling break! We’ll see if I can keep it up or not! This template was inspired by a class over at Jessica Sprague, so love that girl! Download Scalloped Template (This is a layered…

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Homemade Granola Bars


I’ve been trying to save money on groceries, and my husband pointed out that we spend a lot on ‘snacks’ for the kids. I decided to try and make some snacks instead of paying high prices for pre-packaged ones, and in the process I found this WONDERFUL granola bar recipe at Raising Olives. I adjusted it to fit our likings,…

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Teeny Tiny Tot School: Part Tres


Welcome to What’s in the box Wednesday. This week we’ll be joining in with our Teeny Tiny Tot who has recently decided she isn’t satisfied with my selection of workboxes for her, and has made up her own work for this week. Of course we start off the day with personal hygiene. She gets really into her teeth brushing…literally, into…

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House For Hermit Crab Lapbook


My son wanted to do a lapbook on crabs, and I found this one on Homeschool Share. We read A House for Hermit Crab and then did a fun activity on the back of the lapbook called “Hermit Crab’s Year” It is a story sequencing game, so as I read my son put up the activities of Hermit Crab for…

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