Monday, August 21, 2017

They Cancelled Our Flight to Hawaii???



 We're getting packed up, cleaning the house, and getting ready to fly to Hawaii.  But what happens when they cancel our flight hours before we leave?  Will be stranded in San Jose?

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Coming Soon: Maui Vacation 2017!



It was a once in a lifetime vacation and we're sharing it with you!  Join us on our Maui family vacation as we create memories and share smiles.  Coming soon!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

2017-2018 Seventh Grade Curriculum



 I have a JUNIOR HIGHER!  How did that happen?  JR. HIGH????  Wow!  With that comes new challenges and new adventures!  Here we go!  (Did I use enough !!! in this description?)  :-)

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Saxon Math:
http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/math/saxon-math

Abeka Science:
http://www.abeka.com

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Draw 50 Sea Creatures {Review}


Part of the Draw 50 series developed by Lee J. Ames (of Walt Disney Studios and School of Visual Arts in NYC), Draw 50 Sea Creatures provides step by step directions for creating a variety of sea life.  The book is broken into several sections including fish, shells, sharks, etc.  Each creature is drawn using from 4-8 illustrations with the final step including the most detail and shading.  The drawings are easy to follow although some seem like they could have used additional steps near the end.  However, the examples are easy to follow and each creature is interesting and fun to learn.

When I saw this title for review, I knew my kids would love it.  We're all the creative types and it's been a lot of fun to explore this book together.  Since we've just returned from our own beach adventure, the kids have been excited to dive into this one.  The drawings were challenging for my 5 year old, but both the 9 and 11 year olds really enjoyed learning from this book.  Two tips that we discovered were to look over all the steps before beginning and to draw lightly.  Looking over each project before starting really helped our final result.

All in all I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to draw from ages 10 years and up.  It's been a great way to learn and spend time together.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review.  All opinions are my own.  

2017-2018 Fifth Grade Curriculum



My baby girl is growing and entering her fourth grade/ fifth grade year.  What can I say?  She’s my unique kid.  J  Here’s the curriculum we’ve purchased for her this year.

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Rod and Staff:
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Sadlier Oxford:
http://www.sadlier.com/school

Evan Moor:

Memoria Press:
https://www.memoriapress.com

Abeka Science:
http://www.abeka.com

Story of the World:
http://www.susanwisebauer.com/books/the-story-of-the-world/

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

July/Aug Homeschool Favorites



Who says you can’t have homeschool favorites in the summer?  We’ve been learning and having fun even while on break.  Check out some of our favorites!

August Homeschool Favorites Collab Playlist:
Hosted by Full Time Wife Life:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrI7noXtVQ

IQ Fit Game:
https://www.amazon.com/SmartGames-SG423US-IQ-Fit/dp/B0084ZJ9RS/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1502946020&sr=1-1&keywords=IQ+Fit+game

Camp Board Game:
https://www.amazon.com/Education-Outdoors-311314-Camp-Board/dp/B0010SSBNY/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1502945965&sr=1-1&keywords=camp+board+game

Maui Trailblazers:
https://www.amazon.com/Maui-Trailblazer-Where-Snorkel-Travel-ebook/dp/B005P8BV7S/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502945915&sr=1-2&keywords=maui+trailblazer

Indian in the Cupboard:
https://www.amazon.com/Indian-Cupboard-Lynne-Reid-Banks-ebook/dp/B003F3PK4A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502945844&sr=8-1&keywords=Indian+in+the+cupboard

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017-2018 First Grade Curriculum



 It’s time for a new school year!  And I have a 1st grader.  My baby is in first grade.  Wow!  This is the curriculum we’ve chosen this year.

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First Language Lessons:
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Rod and Staff:
https://www.milestonebooks.com/list/Rod_and_Staff_Curriculum/

Sadlier Oxford:
http://www.sadlier.com/school

Confessions of a Homeschooler:
http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com

Evan Moor:
http://www.evan-moor.com

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Packing Our Family Check Bag for Hawaii {Family of 5}



 Our family of 5 is spending 9 days in Hawaii.  And although we're each packing a carry-on, we also needed a checked bag for all the extras.  See how we fit in beach items, medicinal items, and all the extras for exploring the great outdoors.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Speed Cleaning the House Before Vacation/ Power Hour/ Motivational Monday



 I hate coming home to a messy house after vacation.  So this time, I'm determined to leave the house in good order before we go to Hawaii.  Join me in a Power Hour to get this house in shape before we leave.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Packing Airplane Snacks for Hawaii



 Three kids on a plane for 8+ hours over multiple time zones?  How do we stay happy?  Keep them well-rested and well fed.  :-)  But airplane snacks can be tricky.  Here's what we're planning!

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Packing My Carry-On for 9 Days in Hawaii



Packing in for nine days in a carry-on can be quite a challenge.  But with a little planning, I think we can do it!

See what I packed for the Hawaii trip in the my carry-on and backpack!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Packing Kids for 9 Days in Hawaii Using Carry-Ons


 Three kids… nine days in Hawaii… packing in carry-ons?  Can we do it?

See what I packed for the Hawaii trip in the kids’ carry-ons and backpacks!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What I Ate Wednesday



A busy summer day... have been trying to eat healthier, but this day the heat and the busy-ness caught up to me.  Not the greatest day, but not the worst either.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Josiah's Swim Lessons {2017}



 Josiah's 3rd year of swim lessons...

Wow!  He really jumped in his swimming abilities this year.  We pushed him ahead in lessons and it was tough.  But with only one other boy in class, he really had a chance to accell.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Back to {Home}School Supply Haul



 It's back to school time!  Back to Homeschool, that is!  It's time to stock up on some of those essential items that help in our homeschool and a few fun things thrown in as well.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Weekly Wrap: Summer Edition! + Dollar Tree Haul



 Come join us for a typical Week in the Life … Summer Edition!  We’re squeezing out all the fun we can before Back to School.  Going to the lake, planning dance routines, and cracking open geodes!

*This WITL was filmed July 24-30, 2-17

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Our August Morning Basket



This is what we're including in our August Morning Basket.  We're getting back into the swing of things with our morning routine, including studying the eclipse!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

One Second Every Day {July 2017}



 One second every day during the month of July... It flew by!  We started the month with a flurry of 4th of July activities: visiting family, fireworks, and a parade!  The rest of the month was filled with swimming, going to the beach, and trying to keep cool!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Let's Talk... Summer Lovin', Back to School, and VEDA!



So let’s chat… how can it be August already? Where has the summer gone? August means lot so of change… lazy mornings coming to an end, soaking up every free moment, Back to School time, and VEDA.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: Z is for Zoo



 This week... we're taking the kids to the zoo!  The otters are out to play and so are the kids.  And we're finishing up the collab.  What was your favorite letter?

Join us in this new youtube collab exploring and celebrating the ABC's of your homeschool.

This video gives you the information you need to join us. Any other questions, let me know.
Homeschool ABC Collab Intro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-kVcpEeZ3c

Homeschool ABC Collab Letter Y playlist:

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Friday, July 28, 2017

2017 July Bookmarks

*Bookmarks is an online book club hosted at Creative2xmom. Here we discuss the books we've read in the past month as well as the suggested reading. Our suggested reading for July was Paris for One & Other Stories by JoJo Moyes.

These are the books I read this month:


Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall-- See my review here.

What We Read With The Kids:


The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks--  We've never read this classic with the kids so we decided it was time.  My oldest, going into 7th grade, loved it and can't wait to read more in the series.  That's a win for me!  :-)


The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White--  This is one of my personal favorites.  I could read this one over and over again.  Not only is it a great classic, but it also speaks to the value of hard work, integrity, and loyalty, among other life lessons.


Our suggested reading for July was Paris for One & Other Stories by JoJo Moyes-- 
I was looking for a little summer read for the month of July and this one was perfect.  I picked it up from the library on a Friday and had read the entire thing by the end of the weekend.  Paris for One is the longest story obviously with several other short stories at the end.  My favorite was Paris for One about a young woman who discovers she's not as timid as she once believed and in the process sees a whole new world open up.  Great read for the lazy days of summer.

So what are your bookmarks this month?

Tell us in the comments about the books you're chewing on. Or link up a review from your own blog. Let's share the books we're finding, good and bad. And give us your thoughts on Paris for One & Other Stories by JoJo Moyes.

Also don't forget to come back on August 25 as we discuss Loving Your Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk.

Weekend Links












This Week:

What I'm Cooking:

Well, last weekend, we were out of town, visiting family and hanging out at the coast.  So what do you eat at the coast?  Seafood...  And what's my addiction?  Fish and Chips!
Oh, I love fish and chips.  That's the first thing that popped out at me on the menu and it was so yummy!  Definitely well worth the calories!

Now that we're home, it's back to home cooking.  My favorite meal this week was taco salad.  I love making main dish salads for dinner during the summer.  And taco salad is always so flavorful and filling.

What I'm Loving:

It's been a lot of fun to start thinking about Josiah's birthday this year.  He wants a Moana party and I'm happy to oblige.  It's been fun to start the planning process.

What I'm Reading:

I just finished this month's bookmarks selection.  Super cute and an easy read for the summer.

What I'm Doing:

A bit of this and that... we've done some fishing and some hiking... the kids and I went to the lake this week and we've been swimming at the gym pool... we've been reading and creating a few projects...

What I'm Watching: 

Not much really... how sad is that... any suggestions?

What I'm Enjoying:

the lake... good books... sleeping in.... overnight oats... good read alouds...

What are you up to?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gathering the Threads {Review}


The third and final installment in the Amish of Summer Grove series, Gathering the Threads continues the story of Arianna Brenneman, caught between the English and Amish worlds.  After discovering she was switched at birth, Arianna is blackmailed into living with her English family for a year.  But when she convinces her English father to allow her to return to the Amish, Arianna discovers that she doesn't fit there like she used to.  Longing for the simple life that she knows, but conflicted by all she's learned, Arianna must discover who she is beyond all the labels.

Skyler Nash also finds herself struggling with the switch.  Now clean and sober, Skyler is afraid of what Arianna's return could mean for her.  Will the Brenneman family ask her to leave?  Will she be rejected again?  As she struggles to find her place in the family, Skyler continues to work the family business, but also look for her own path.

Can these two girls find their voice in a clash of cultures?  Or will the adjustment be too much?  And what about Quill, Rudy, and Jax?  Will Arianna's sister still work toward leaving the amish?  And will Celia continue to cope with her illness?  

With so many well developed characters, Gathering the Threads certainly doesn't lack for storylines.  While the majority of the book focuses on Skyler and Arianna, there are a variety of well-developed characters to keep the book going, showing the depth of this author.  This book in the series is particularly interesting because it brings up the conflicts between the two worlds and their way of thinking.  Woodsmall does this with such compassion for both sides that she's able to develop arguments without belittling either viewpoint.  

Gathering the Threads is a wonderful way to finish off the series.  I cannot recommend The Amish of Summer Grove series highly enough.  Very well done!

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy for this book for review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lydia's Spring Performance {6/24/17}



Lydia's Dance Performance for Spring 2017

Lyrical Performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XyS7oT2ps8

Broadway Performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq46xKK5HGQ

Acro Performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIjZpUt-INk

Ballet Performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Wxjoc6kes

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Weekend Links












This Week:

What I'm Cooking:
It's cooled off a little bit here.  The A/C is actually getting a break once in awhile.  But we're really trying not to heat up the house too much.  So dinners have been super simple and light.  One of the meals we prepared this week was a chili lime fajita salad.  We seasoned some chicken and veggies with chili powder, cumin, lime, oil, etc and then cooked the fajita toppings.  We also prepared extra marinate as a dressing and served it on a bed of lettuce.  We kept ours pretty simple, but you could dress it up with tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, etc.  It was light and summery.

What I'm Loving:
I'll be honest... I'm loving sleeping in.  I'm a complete night owl, but being a homeschooler, I have to be up with the kids and tackling our day.  We can kind of do school on our own schedule, but the afternoons/evenings are filled with team practices, etc.  So I try to get us moving in the mornings. 

But over the summer, that all changes.  I get a chance to catch up on a ton of reading, watching TV, indulging my night owl tendencies, and sleeping in.

What I'm Reading:
Well, I started a review book, but I had to put it down.  It was just too much.  It's a book based on the French Revolution and right off the bat, it was just too graphic for me.  It's very rare for me to not finish a book, especially a review book.  So I'm really struggling to commit to it.  I haven't been able to pick it up the last couple of days.

What I'm Doing:
We've had a pretty quiet week around here.  Dance classes and workouts went on, but I think the kids were feeling tired like I was as well.  So we spent a lot of time at home this week: board games, baking, hide and seek, water balloons.... They had a lot of fun.

What I'm Watching: 
I'm back to watching Little People Big World.  It's interesting to see how this family has changed and evolved.  Sad at times, comforting at others.  I've been doing some binge watching!  :-)

What I'm Enjoying:
playing in the sprinkler... ice water... easy summer schedules... snuggling with my kids...
nights where everyone is at home... 

What are you up to?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Library Bag Haul {7/13/17}



 Books we're checking out from the library...

Previous Library Hauls:
10/10/13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXKkrKF-TBI
8/20/14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXKkrKF-TBI
2/23/15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9izvYrb_2XQ
8/29/15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWMqZSmF_Zg
2/23/16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_1AhUGk4YI
6/9/16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko6z5JrBkFw
8/20/16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prxWcFDoZ54
11/9/16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGbwjVk0Ao8
12/18/16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Rcdbs33yk

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Weekend Links











This Week:

What I'm Cooking:
Well, since it's supposed to be 108 degrees today, I really don't want to cook anything.  :-(
But kids have to eat so what do you do?
We've been making lots of marinated veggie sandwiches.  We just chop up tomato, cucumber, and avocado and marinate in balsamic vinegar.  Then spread a pita with either pesto or hummus and pile on the veggies.  It's quick, easy, and refreshing.
We've been eating lots of these sandwiches with watermelon, pineapple, whatever kind of fruit we can get our hands on.

What I'm Loving:
This past weekend was a four day weekend for us since 4th of July was on a Tuesday.  As many of you know, my husband worked at the same job for nearly 10 years and just switched to a new job last November.  In his old job, he never had holidays off.  So this year for him to have 4th of July off was incredible.  We packed the weekend with visiting family, swimming, going to a hometown parade, watching a baseball game, and seeing fireworks.  So we're really loving having Daddy home with us and making memories.

What I'm Reading:
oh, my!  Cindy Woodsmall has a new book coming out in Aug and I was picked to be a part of the launch team.  So I've been devouring this book.  It's book #3 of a series that I've previously reviewed here and let me tell you.  It does not disappoint!  Hoping to have a full review for you next week.

What I'm Doing:
Oh, it's been time to start thinking about next school year.  Hard to believe that the summer is already half over.  I had previously purchased most of our curriculum for next year.  But still had a few things to fill in so I purchased those this week.

What I'm Watching: 
We finally started watching the past Amazing Race season.  The kids and I have been pulling them up on CBS.com and watching them in the afternoon.  Interesting twist to have them paired up with complete strangers.  I don't know if I could do it.

What I'm Enjoying:
The Pool... The Lake... Any Water of Any Sort :-)... enjoying an evening with baseball friends... lazy mornings... A/C... the summer reading program...  

What are you up to?



Thursday, July 6, 2017

One Second Every Day {June 2017}

One second every day during the month of June... enjoying the lazy days of summer... lots of swimming, dancing, camping, and great play time!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: Y is for Youtube Homeschoolers



 This week... I'm talking about finding encouragement and inspiration from other Youtube Homeschoolers.

Join us in this new youtube collab exploring and celebrating the ABC's of your homeschool.

This video gives you the information you need to join us. Any other questions, let me know.
Homeschool ABC Collab Intro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-kVcpEeZ3c

Homeschool ABC Collab Letter Y playlist:

Homeschool ABC's Collab- Letter Z is for... will be posted on Tuesday July 11, 2017.  Come back with your links to be added to the playlist.

Full Time Wife Life:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAukJr-7bZM
Joyfilled Journey:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJoyarmstrong1
Just Sew Trish:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ScrapbookTrish
Pepper and Pine:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN7Jb3UtsPmdSCmb0IPmT_Q

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekend Links



















This Week:

What I'm Cooking:
We are eating these amazing Chicken Pesto Sandwiches.  It this fantastic combination of yummy sourdough, pesto, mozzarella, and fresh veggies.  They are so yummy and easy to throw together after a day at the lake.

What I'm Loving:
I am loving having time with the kids to just be.  We're taking time to just explore our interests and learn new things.  Noah's been working on card tricks, Lydia's been crafting, and Josiah's been reading like crazy.  Me too.  We've just been really enjoying the time.

What I'm Reading:
I just finished Sacred Parenting this week.  I can express enough how transformational that book is in my parenting journey.  Really... you have to read it.

Since then I've picked up the latest Cyndi Woodsmall book.  It's an early release review copy and I'm already sucked in.  I can't wait to share it with you.

What I'm Doing:
Well, here we are, nearly half way through the summer.  And I feel the weeks flying by.  I've been ordering the final books for our fall homeschool, and working on a bucket list for the rest of the summer.  

What I'm Watching: 
Little People Big World of course.
The summer is kind of a down season for us and I'm always looking for a new series to pick up.
What are some of our favorites?

What I'm Enjoying:
The lake... swimming... sleepovers... watching my kids' imaginations blossom...

What are you up to?




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