Shaving Cream: Seriously, what was I thinking?


Now, I know I’ve promoted this on my alphabet activities, but this is the first time it wasn’t safely contained in a Ziploc Bag. Let’s just say there was a lot of squeals and screams, mostly by me. Once the initial excitement wore off, we did math… We practiced spelling and numbers… We made art… We played… I would recommend…

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Horizontal Drop Down Menu in Blogger


Here is a fairly easy tutorial for installing a drop down navigation bar into your Blogger Blog. (Like the dark brown one in my header section) STEP 1: In Blogger, go to your “Layout” and “Page Elements” section. Click on the “Add a Gadget” link just under your header image: (Note: If you are just starting your blog, the “Minima…

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Letter of the Week: Shape Flashcards


A kind reader informed me that there was an error on the Letter of the Week Shape Cards, for the Triangle shape card, the card reads “yellow” instead of “triangle”. I have fixed the cards, and as of today the Letter of the Week download files are now updated. If you downloaded them prior to today and would like the…

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I’m Joining ABC & 123!


Hi everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be writing a new feature for ABC & 123! It’s going to be called “Play to Learn” and it was announced today, go check it out! As homeschoolers, we have a great opportunity to think out of the box and incorporate all kinds of different hands on learning tools to make the…

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Prek Letter W


Welcome to the Letter W. We’ll be having fun with Watermelon this week! Hope you enjoy it! (Scroll down for the puzzle download!) Letter W Memory Verse: “We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Click here to download the verse puzzle.(Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories…

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lapbook


We use the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book each week as we go through our Letter of the Week curriculum. I found this super cute Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lapbook at Lapbooks by Carissa and thought it would be a great compliment to what we’ve been doing! Along with Carisa’s downloads, I added Numbers and a Cover Page, you can…

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Multi Tabbed Navigation Widget For Blogger


I’ve had several people ask about the new tabbed navigation box on my blog. I have to say this was super easy to install! After trying several other tabbed widgets, this was by far the easiest and most successful to install, so I wanted to share it all with you! This code was developed by Patrick Fitzgerald of BarelyFutz Designs,…

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Ch-ch-ch Changes!


I’ve been doing a little spring cleaning, on my blog that is! I was starting to get that “cluttered” feeling, and so I went for an overhaul. I’m not entirely done, I have planned some more detailed coding that’s going to require some assistance from my loving husband, but for now, I’m giving this new look a try. Change 1:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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