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    2015 Rocky Mountain Airshow

      Hi everyone! This year we had the privilege of watching the 2015 Rocky Mountain Airshow from our back patio! No kidding! What a cool thing right? Plus there were a zillion people on the beach area and I heard parking was a nightmare, so we were extra thankful to be located where we were. So … [Read More...]

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    July 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

    July. Seriously? When did that happen? Last thing I knew we were finally done with school for the year and I was looking forward to enjoying some down time. And now it’s already July! Which means we only have a few more weeks before school starts back up. That also means that I need to get … [Read More...]

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    2015-2016 Student Lesson Planner

    Hi everyone! It’s about that time again! Time to get planning for the 2015-2016 school year. And to help you out, I have a colorful planner that you can use for your own planning, or for your students to help keep track of assignments, grades, reading, and any appointments or activities that you  … [Read More...]

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    The Allowance Game Review

    Are your kiddos whining that there’s nothing to do for summer yet? Mine are! I think they started saying they were bored after about 5 minutes into our summer vacation LOL! If that’s you, make sure to check out my whole series on summer boredom busters to help give you some ideas. Lakeshore … [Read More...]

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    Grapevine Bible Studies Video Review

    Hi everyone! I have another video review for you today, this time on the Grapevine Bible Studies curriculum. We’ve used Grapevine studies for several years now, and I think we’ve done just about all of the ones they have available. Thankfully they just released a new one this year, so we’ll be … [Read More...]

MAY
09
2015

Happy Mother’s Day 2015!!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful moms out there who dedicate their time and souls to raising up the next generation! We wouldn’t be here without you! And a special thank you to my beautiful and strong mama, and kind and loving mother-in-law. You are both amazing and wonderful women and we love you! “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” ~ Proverbs 31:29 … [Read more...]

MAY
06
2015

FREE Thread Catcher Tutorial

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Good morning! I hope you are all ready for a home economics lesson today because I’m sharing a tutorial for an easy thread catcher. My girls each made one for their new sewing machines and I made one too! So what is a thread catcher? It’s basically a super cute trash can with a weighted pin cushion on top. These hang nicely by your sewing machine and come in very  handy when it comes to keeping little pieces of thread, fabric contained. Plus you can quickly access your pins while sewing too. And who doesn’t need a cute little trashcan in their sewing room? This post got a tad long, but I wanted to give you as many details as I could. By the way, this is a great project for younger sewers! My girls (9 and 11) each made their own bags. I did cut the fabric for them, but they did the rest all on their own. Sound like fun? Let’s get started! --> Download a FREE printable pattern for the Thread Catcher <--   Supplies: Pins Rotary cutter Scissors mat … [Read more...]

MAY
05
2015

Kindergarten Missing Numbers Worksheets

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I’ve had a lot of requests to add higher numbers to my K4 Preschool Curriculum missing numbers worksheets. So I’ve updated them to include 1-100 missing numbers worksheets to help add some challenge and fun into your day! The number activities are great for number recognition, counting skills, and logical thinking.   For those of you who don’t know, I also have missing letter activities that help work on alphabetical order along with uppercase and lowercase letter recognition. Simply read the set of numbers (or letters) to your student and then have them either say then write the missing number (or letter) in the blank spot. The downloads also include printable letter and number tiles if they prefer to glue the tiles into place rather than writing in the missing items. The Missing Letters activities include capital and lowercase A-Z worksheets. The Missing Numbers activities now include numbers 1-100. --> Click below links to download 1-100 Missing Numbers … [Read more...]

MAY
04
2015

2015 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule

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Hello readers! Today we’re taking a closer look at the 5th grade daily homeschool schedule that Turbo has been doing this year.   This is basically an outline of our day and things do change up a bit here and there. But for the most part, this is the schedule that Turbo is following this year. I didn’t let him pick an elective class this year, but I think I’ll allow everyone to pick one next year since Strawberry Shortcake’s photography class went so well. We switched things up a little this year, and instead of doing history and science everyday, we now alternate them doing both only twice per week. I did have to pick units for our science because we won’t get through the whole book in one year now, but several of them were repeats for us anyway. And I prefer alternating them each twice a week rather than trying to do both daily. Turbo is currently 10 years old, and in the 5th grade. He definitely has a filled schedule this year, but he’s doing great! Download a copy: … [Read more...]

MAY
03
2015

May 2015 Holidays and Fun Days

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Did you know that May is national BBQ Month? It’s also “date your mate” month, so I’m thinking a BBQ dinner date sounds in order, what do you think? What’s your favorite BBQ recipe or restaurant? Leave a comment below! Then again it’s also national blood pressure month, and that seems kind of contradictory. I’m thinking eating lots of BBQ might not be so healthy. Hmm… Holidays May 10 Mother’s Day May 5 Cinco De Mayo May 25 memorial Day Fun Days May 1 May Day May Day is celebrated around the world an usually signifies the celebration of spring and the coming of summer. Some like to celebrate by sharing May Day baskets typically filled with flowers. If you have little guys, you can do an easy flower planting activity using small terra-cotta pots. Or you can use colorful construction paper to create  May Basket art! May 2 Brothers and Sisters Day This day is to honor and celebrate our siblings! Have a sibling dear to you? Take some time today to call them up … [Read more...]

APR
29
2015

Farm Girl Vintage Giveaway!

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Calling all of my quilty friends, boy do I have a special treat for you all today! A couple of weeks ago, I did a getting started post on quilting and I mentioned one of my favorite etsy shops Stitches ‘n Giggles. Well Lori saw my post and as a thank you she has offered to do a giveaway for my readers! Yipee!! If you have been following me on Instagram, you’ve already seen my post on the super cute book called Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt! I’ve also posted some of my chosen fabrics for the online sew-a-long Lori Holt is doing called Farm Girl Fridays. The sew-a-long started on May 1, but there’s still time to join in the fun. Every Friday she’ll be posting a block with tips and inspiration for sewing said block! The Instagram #FarmGirlFridays hashtag is already buzzing with cute little projects, and so I definitely wanted to hop on board!     Which leads me back to my giveaway. When Lori asked me what I wanted to giveaway, I thought of the new Farm Girl … [Read more...]

APR
28
2015

May 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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Hi everyone! May is here (well it will be in two days) and that means we only have one more month until summer break! Not that I’m excited or anything. And we do some school over summer break just so we don’t experience brain drain or anything. But still, it’s mostly fun, sun, pool, and relaxation for us here at the Confessions house hold! And here’s my way of keeping it simple and getting me through this last month of chaos! Hope my monthly meal plans help you as much as they do me! Download the 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan: 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2015 May Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I hope this helps all you homeschooling warriors who are in the final stretch of the year! For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]

APR
27
2015

Teeny Tot Tuesday–Kindergarten Learning Games

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Good morning readers! And happy day to you all! We’re nearing the end of our school year, and then we’ll be heading out for a nice long summer break! But until then I thought you might like to see what the Teeny Tot is up to. Seriously I have to get her a new name. She’s definitely not teeny anymore. Well, she’s the teeniest one in our house, but I think at 6 I’m going to have to let go and give her a big girl name. Pardon me while I cry for a bit. As most of you know we’re doing a mix of my K4 Kindergarten and the Abeka Kindergarten this year. With some other goodies thrown in for good measure. If you want to see a complete list of what she’s been up to you can check it out in our 2014-2015 curriculum post. But let’s take a peek at some of her stuff for this week. I also found some pics of her doing the LOTW games, and she still loves to bust them out, so I included them just for fun Here she is practicing her handwriting. This is a A-Z, 1-9 Handwriting practice free download on … [Read more...]

APR
26
2015

6th Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule

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Good morning! Or afternoon. Or whatever time it is you’re reading this. Good day! Today I’m sharing our 6th grade homeschool schedule. This is basically an outline of our day and things do change up a bit here and there. But for the most part, this is the schedule that Strawberry Shortcake is following this year. She has had the pleasure of completing a photography class so she’s excited about that, and I think I’ll allow everyone to pick one elective next year since this one went so well. Strawberry Shortcake is currently 12 years old, and in the 6th grade. She definitely has a filled schedule this year, but she’s doing great and enjoying school! Download a copy: 6th Grade Daily Schedule PDF 6th Grade Daily Schedule Word Doc (Editable) Here is our basic 6th Grade Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotions 9:00am – Daily Learning Notebook 9:15am – Bible 9:30am – Math 10:30am – English 11:00am – Handwriting 11:20am – Reading 11:30am … [Read more...]

APR
22
2015

How to Get Started Quilting Part 3 – Let’s Talk Fabric!

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Good morning! I hope you’ve enjoyed my How To Quilt series! I hope these posts have been helpful for you. Today I’m so excited to share the final part in my series, fabric. I’ve also added a section at the end of this post full of helpful links, websites, tutorials and more to help you get going!   But first let’s talk about the fun stuff, fabric! I warned you before that this was probably the most dangerous part of quilting. The fabric out there these days is to die for! And I’ve already gathered enough to keep me busy for the remainder of the year, possibly even next year. And it’s what, April? Yeah. Probably time to start sewing up my stash for sure! (Above pictured fabric is a mix of Bonnie and Camille for Moda lines) I quickly discovered a very large variety of quilting fabrics available to have fun with! There are so many lovely patterns, colors, manufacturers, and designers that it was like eye-candy heaven! Instagram has been a huge source of inspiration as well … [Read more...]