Happy Thanksgiving 2016!


Good morning and happy Thanksgiving friends! I love Thanksgiving as it is the beginning of the holiday season and gives us a great reason to come together with friends and family to give thanks for all that God has blessed us with.   As always I am thankful for our health, our families, my husband and awesome children, all of…

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November Sew Sampler Unboxing


Hi friends! I have a fun unboxing video for you today. I just received my November Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop and I love it! This is such a fun subscription box, I’ve seriously loved just about everything they’ve sent! The boxes ship on the 20th of each month, so make sure to sign up before the 18th of…

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Pollyanna Literature Unit Study


Hi everyone! I have a new literature unit for you all today. This one is on the popular book Pollyanna and it’s one of our favorites.   Story Summary: Poor Pollyanna is penniless, orphaned and doesn’t seem to have much to be happy about. After moving in with her harsh Aunt Polly, things start to look even worse! But none…

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Preschool and Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities


Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again! Holiday season is upon us and I have a few fun things we’ve done over the years to help you celebrate the season.   I have a great preschool Thanksgiving pack for those younger ones that’s not only fun, but also educational! Click here to download the Thanksgiving Preschool Pack.  …

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Xyron 9” ezLaminator Review & Giveaway!


Homeschooling and laminators go together like peanut butter and jelly! But what’s the best machine for your needs? Today I’m sharing the machine I’ve been using for nearly my entire homeschooling lifetime. It’s the Xyron 9” ezLaminator™. This machine is different from most laminators in that it is a cold laminator. That means no cords to plug in, no waiting…

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Olive’s Flower Market Giveaway


Hi everyone! I’m so excited to do a fun giveaway for you guys today! Olive’s Flower Market by Vanessa Goertzen for Moda just shipped this week, and it’s one of my favorite lines! For those of you who don’t know Vanessa, she’s literally one of my all time favorite designers ever! Her fabric lines are always full of beautiful color…

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Tip Tuesday: How to Homeschool Preschool


Good morning everyone! For today’s Tip Tuesday I’m sharing my tips on what to teach when homeschooling your preschoolers! In this video I share quite a few ideas, and of course I wouldn’t recommend trying to accomplish all of the items I’ll be listing in one day! The goal for preschool is to offer your child a wide variety of…

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Kiwi Crate Review


Hi everyone! Do you have a tinkerer in your house? I do, his name is Turbo, and he loves to play around with anything that requires building stuff, tiny parts, electricity, robotics, remote controls, etc. So when we found Kiwi Crate, Inc. I was definitely interested! Disclosure: I received the Kiwi Crate for review purposes on my blog. The opinions…

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Our Homeschool Room Tour 2016


Hi everyone! As most of you know, we’ve moved our school room to the basement, and so today I’m sharing our updated homeschool room tour with you! I want to start off by saying that you by no means need to have a dedicated “classroom” in order to homeschool. You can literally homeschool anywhere you have space, or wherever you…

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Minecraft Connected Camps Review


Hi everyone! My kids all love Minecraft, and I’ve often wondered what was so interesting about a video game that looked like the old school ones from my childhood. But after talking to them, they love the fact that they can build their own worlds, be creative, play together with friends, and literally build whatever they can imagine. My son…

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How to Homeschool with Babies & Toddlers


Hi everyone! Today for Tip Tuesday I’m talking about how to homeschool with babies and toddlers! Chances are if you’re a homeschooler, and you have more than one child, you’ll be homeschooling while also trying to take care of a newborn, baby, toddler, or all of the above! I know it can seem like a daunting task, but today I’m…

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2016 November Monthly Meal Plan


Hi everyone! November is here, and with that comes my 2016 November Monthly Meal Plan to help you start the month off right. This month definitely calls for some warm home-cooked meals that will have your home smelling yummy! It’s also a month for being thankful, counting your blessings, and spending quality time with family. I know that I’m thankful…

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