• FQS August Sew Sampler Box Review

    What is a Sew Sampler? The Sew Sampler Box is a monthly subscription quilting box that delivers surprise goodies right to your door! It’s $24.95/month and the boxes ship on the 20th of each month. There are at least 5 specially chosen items which may include fabric, notions, patterns, thread, and … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Wash a Quilt

    Hi friends! Today I’ll be showing you how to wash a quilt! There are several ways to go about washing your quilts, but today I’m just going to show you how I like to do it to help prevent any damage or bleeding of fabrics or thread.   Products I recommend: Dreft Detergent or … [Read More...]

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    2016-2017 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 7th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. We’re making some changes around here this year, and I’ll tell you all about it in the video!   This year we’re focusing on a little more independent work for my son. As they get into 6th, 7th, and … [Read More...]

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    Quilting 101: How to Bind a Quilt (Machine or Hand)

    Hi friends! I’m back with another video in my How to Quilt series. Today I’ll be showing you how to bind your quilt! There are several ways to go about binding your quilt, so today I’m just going to show you a couple of ways that I like to do it. I’ll also be showing you some tips to help you get … [Read More...]

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    2016-2017 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    Hey guys! Today I’m sharing our 2016-2017 8th Grade homeschool curriculum with you. I know I’m a little late in sharing this, but it took longer for me to decide what we’re doing this year and to get some of the curriculum ordered.  I’ll also be sharing our other curriculum picks for grades 2, 5, … [Read More...]

NOV
26
2010

Letter H for Hippo

Welcome to Letter H! We are having fun with Hippos this week! Hope you enjoy! (Scroll down for the large floor number cards!) Letter H Memory Verse: "Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10 "Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise" Ephesians 6:2 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 H 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 Letter H Writing Practice: Blend Ladder reading practice: Letter H sign language: Letter H Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. Hh Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this! Hippo Scissor Skills! A new one, I've been wanting to do more scissor skills, so decided to … [Read more...]

NOV
25
2010

December 2010 Meal Plan

Happy Thanksgiving! What better day to talk about food? I love the holidays, because it means that I’ll be eating spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pie, most of which I didn’t have to cook ;o) And knowing that December is right around the corner, I wanted to get my meal plan out for you all asap! So here it is… December 2010 Meal Plan Download the meal plan here: December 2010 Meal Plan WORD December 2010 Meal Plan PDF I always get a few of the same questions when I post this, so here are some answers to those FAQ questions: 1. Do you really cook at home this often? A: No, I do TRY to follow my plan as best I can to save my sanity, however we do eat out and weekends are really up in the air. I find that having a schedule takes a LOT of stress off of me. I know that I don’t have to worry about what to make, it’s already planned for me. It’s much easier to change up the menu or eat out spur of the moment than it is to come up with a meal off the … [Read more...]

NOV
24
2010

Expedition Earth ~ France

Bon jour and welcome to our week on France! We always start off by stamping our passports and locating our new country on the World Map. Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located France on the map, and found the Bay of Biscay How to say “Hello” in French – Bonjour! Prayed for the French people Learned a French Song Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of France Learned about the Eiffel Tower and made a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower using a 3D Puzzle we found. Read: Geography from A-Z Pg 12 Cliff, Cave, Pg 40 Sea Cave/Arch Visited The White Cliffs of Normandy France Learned about Children in France Made homemade soap! Here are some of the highlights of the week: Well, it just wouldn’t be a trip to France without the Eiffel Tower, so we took a fun virtual tour online then made our own replica using this fairly easy 3D Puzzle. We made homemade soap which was fun and the kids can’t wait to try it out! Of course … [Read more...]

NOV
23
2010

I won HSBA 6th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards!

YAY! I’m so honored and excited to have won the Best Homeschool Mom blog for the 6th Annual HSBA Homeschool Blog Awards! Another blog I contribute to, Heart of the Matter also won for Best Family or Group Blog! Thank you all so much for voting and for reading my crazy blog! I really never expected it to win, but I do love to see how God has used this blog to bless so many of you out there! I pray that it will continue to encourage and inspire you and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! It means so much to know that this blog is a blessing to you all! … [Read more...]

NOV
22
2010

2010 Christmas Gift List for Kids

I’ve had a few people ask for me to share some Kids Christmas gift ideas for this year. This is a compilation of fun stuff and educational stuff. WARNING: Beware, this post is full of eye-candy, so try to contain yourself, and just to help out, you should be able to click on any of the images below and get to them online… ;o) Tot School: Alphabet Lacing Beads / How to build an A Color Sorting Bears / Magnetic Fishing Game Stacking Cups / VTech Touch & Teach Turtle VTech Write & Learn Letter Book Preschool: Magnetic Color Cubes / Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lakeshore Color Sorting Baskets / Do A Dot Markers Wikki Stix Alphabet Cards / Color Cube Activity Cards & Color Blocks Magnetic Pattern Blocks / VTech V.Reader Monkeying Around / My First Sticky Mosaics Letter of the Week Curriculum 1st & 2nd Grade: Magnetic Mosaics / Qwirkle / Pick and Draw Intermed. Pattern Block … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2010

The ADVENTure of Christmas Giveaway

I’m sooo excited to be able to offer this giveaway to you today! Lisa Whelchel is one of my favorite childhood stars and authors! As you’ve probably read before, we absolutely LOVE her book The ADVENTure of Christmas! This book is so much fun! It contains 25 activities that bring our holiday back to its true meaning: Jesus! It’s perfect for Advent, or as fun activities during the Christmas season! Here’s what Lisa says about her book… “Redeeming the Meaning of Christmas... Have you discovered that Jesus sometimes gets lost in the middle of the hustle and bustle of His birthday party? Would you like to be able keep your children’s focus on Jesus and be able to join them in the wonder of the celebration?” The ADVENTure of Christmas recaptures the delightful essence of this beloved season, giving reasons to joyfully celebrate for years to come. Just so you know what you're getting, here are some activities covered in the book: Advent Wreath The Christmas Tree Lights on the Tree … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2010

Inspiration Everywhere: Free Class!

Jessica Sprague is offering a free class and if you’ve never taken a class from her before, I can assure you that they’re wonderful. And what better way to see for yourself than with a FREE class!?! This is 10-day class runs November 29- December 8. It will cover five different paths to inspiration: Words Music Art Tools Play For each of the themes you’ll have a project to make, and different techniques to call your creative muse. What a great way to get your creative juices flowing just in time for the holiday season! Click the image above to register! … [Read more...]

NOV
20
2010

Expedition Earth Books Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the set of books to accompany my Expedition Earth curriculum! Without further ado, here’s our winner! Congratulations to Amy of Amy Barker Photography! Please email me at homeschooler confessions {at} gmail {dot} com (no spaces or {}) asap with your shipping info so we can get your books to you! And just to make the pot sweeter, if you haven’t already purchased the Expedition Earth curriculum I’ll send you a free copy of it! Thanks to everyone for entering and to Amy for her generosity in offering this set of books to one of you! Stay tuned Monday for a chance to win an autographed Copy of Lisa Whelchel’s The ADVENTure of Christmas! YAY! … [Read more...]

NOV
20
2010

Fall Art Lesson

Today we did one of our lessons from I Can Do All Things Art book. We pulled out all of our “fall paint colors” and filled in the student workpage for the fall leaves. They painted each leaf a different fall color then were asked to combine the colors on the larger leaves below to try and make a pretty fall leaf. After the art project I sent the kids out to gather as many different colored leaves they could and we discussed a bit about the fall season. Then we came back in and watched the Pumpkin Patch Parable. I keep meaning to get this book but still haven’t, thanks Youtube! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKFTjJxdGaw?fs=1] … [Read more...]

NOV
19
2010

Happy Birthday to my Baby!

I can’t even believe my sweet little baby is 2 years old today! She’s been such a blessing to us and though I was slightly, um…freaked out…when we found out we were having a 4th child, I wouldn’t trade it for the world! She’s the light of our hearts and house and we love her! Happy birthday Chubby Bubba a.k.a. Teeny Tiny Tot :o) I think the more kids you have and the older you get the faster the years fly by! I guess we’re officially into Tot School now… … [Read more...]