Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Jell-O Challenge



 Today we're doing the Jell-O Challenge!  Who will win?  And who will be stumped with the Jell-O?

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

May Holidays and Homeschool Ideas

Look for a few ways to add some fun to your homeschool?  Here are just a few of the holidays and fun days you can celebrate this month:

May 1st--May Day
*Create a floral bouquet and surprise your grandparents
*Gift your neighbors with some floral plants and offer to help in their garden
*Learn about composting

May 5th--Cinco De Mayo
*Read the Real History of Cinco De Mayo
*Complete Cinco De Mayo word search
*Plan a special dinner together

May 6th--National Scrapbook Day
*Create a scrapbook page around an "I am" poem
*Create a page around a state/ historical figure you're studying

May 14th--Mother's Day
*Make Mother's Day coupons
*Create a menu/shop/cook dinner (w/help)
*Play this Mother/Baby Animal Memory Game

May 16th--Pizza Party Day
*Have a pizza party of course!
*Cut pizzas in different amounts and talk about fractions
*Double or half the recipe for more practice in fractions

May 18th--Museum Day
*Go to your local children's museum
*Check out an art gallery
*Or explore the train museum

May 20th--Pick Strawberries Day
*Visit a U-Pick Strawberry farm
*Pack these Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Bars

May 29th--Memorial Day
*Attend a memorial service at a veteran's cemetery
*Write to a serviceman in your family

What days are you celebrating this month?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: P is for Poetry



 This week, we’re talking the latest poetry books on our shelf.  Which ones do we like?  Which ones don't we like?  And which ones are we on the fence about?

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 P playlist:

Homeschool ABC's Collab- Letter Q is for... will be posted on Tuesday May 2, 2017.  Come back with your links to be added to the playlist.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Five Costco Favorites {Collab}



Five Must Buy, Gotta Have, Can't Live Without Costco Favorites.... from our family to yours... What's your favorite?

Collab Playlist:
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Weekend Links







This Week:

What I Made:  I actually didn't make anything this week, but I've been sitting here drooling over these Taco Pop Tarts.  Why does junk food taste so good?

What I'm Reading:  I just finished Love Unending and was really impressed.  So right now I'm reading Are My Kids on Track? for review.  Wow!  Talk about a lot of information all at once.  The jury is still out on  that one.

What I'm Doing:  Oh, talk about a busy weekend.  Seems like everyone planned events for this weekend.  We're shopping at going to an Earth Day event, a library event, both boys have baseball games, there's a church event,... and that's just Saturday.  Wow!

What I'm Watching:  We're watching Survivor.  Like half of America.  :-)  We also started going through the Friends series again... for about the billionth time.

What I'm Enjoying:  Cool weather... baseball games... smoothies... poetry books... 

What are you up to?



Thursday, April 20, 2017

3 Mommy Favorite {April '17}/ Collab



 Three of my Pampering Mommy Favorites in collaboration with some other awesome Youtubers!

Collab Hosted by The Purple Alphabet:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePurpleAlphabet

Momma Schomooze Reviews https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuz-4KLYbLOMrnvKZSx6XQ
Crazy Busy Family Life https://www.youtube.com/user/CrazyBusyFitMom
Faith4lly Homemade https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLNiHYreVLBpfLotgP_SWQ
mommybeautybudget https://www.youtube.com/user/mommybeautybudget
DA FAM https://www.youtube.com/user/FaceLuv07
Light Table Guide https://www.youtube.com/user/LightTableGuide
Play With Purpose https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeP_7bu8u_JQP5vcw2vgO6Q
Cis4Crafting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeeUMgE58x6YYFygY34mSOA
Creative2xmom: https://www.youtube.com/user/Creative2xmom
The Life of Valerie Allison https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi4vq4gi0k9-A11pt_lPvXA
Daisy Days https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs94p6-xfkvM6hcRSJQOGhg
Living Even Keeled https://www.youtube.com/user/pkeele
A Common Life https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zsjxGSfl4FiYcxJO_4H_Q
britegee mom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkWyEUQzrMcGvgewWx-DXg
Gentle Thrifty Mama https://www.youtube.com/user/GentleCanadianMama
Valerieinthesky https://www.youtube.com/user/ValerieInTheSky
My Hands and Heart Are Full https://www.youtube.com/user/handsandheartarefull
Pepper and Pine https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN7Jb3UtsPmdSCmb0IPmT_Q
V Loves https://www.youtube.com/user/VlovesStationery
Chapel Lane Life https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFQ_kA3nklmow-5truhDzmQ
Ana Rosa https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtdnMQKkErS4H9PcH0N68ow
Sarah and Fam https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiyZ58nY9BZmXgDE359DUeQ
Mama S https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7T1_Hm_cqpTKbKQxS7cwIw
Kelly’s Thrifty Finds https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFHg3XSoZJZE_6CWfOKatQ
Planningmehappy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1NYaPzLjZpvlGc01ttzXvQ
Armors&Arrows https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDi6hw2hTYfmfEeV6TzR_Dw
LisaMarieTTC https://www.youtube.com/user/LisasVlog
PinkSprinkles27 https://www.youtube.com/user/ForeverPinkSprinkles
Michelle Munster https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTjMT3ODXT-fN95iaFsw5eA

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Love Unending {Review}


It's no secret that I value marriage.  Marriage is a topic that I've written about extensively here and even ran a series on 52 First Dates.  I've tried to walk out a healthy relationship with my husband and over the years, that's leaked into this space as well.  So it should come as no surprise, that I was delighted to review this book on... marriage.

Love Unending, by Becky Thompson, is a 21 Day challenge to view your marriage in a fresh light.  Each chapter is includes a quick devotional, action steps, a beginning prayer (that often sparks deeper conversation), and reflection questions.  Interspersed through out is blank space for journaling and further reflection.  Topics include: 
  • Speaking with Kindness
  • Praying Constantly
  • Listening with Purpose
  • Fighting Fair
  • Honoring your Spouse
  • and more!
I really liked that the writing spoke from the heart and didn't gloss over the messiness for marriage.  It's tough building a life with someone.  There will be misunderstandings.  It's nice to know that someone else has been there.  And made it through to the other side.

I also appreciated that the chapters had concrete action steps that could be enacted right away.  These were simple points that allowed for action in that very same day, not to be held off for date night, but put into motion from the start.  So much of marriage is about the every day, not just the special days.

When I received this book, I was excited to start using the suggestions right away.  And I noticed how much they were about me and not my spouse.  We both share in the health of this marriage, but it's a great reminder that problem solving, or marriage maintenance, begins with me.  Similar in feel to the Kindness Challenge, this book made a huge difference in our relationship right away.  And I'm happy to return to it's concepts again and again.  A great place to start!

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publish.  All opinions are my own.




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: O is for Outside Activities



 This week, we’re talking outside activities... all those crazy fun activities we fit into our lives.

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 O playlist:

Homeschool ABC's Collab- Letter P is for... will be posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017.  Come back with your links to be added to the playlist.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

April Homeschool Favorites



Some of our favorites this month in our homeschool!

Original Creator: FullTimeWifeLife
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Friday, April 14, 2017

2017 Aqua Egg Hunt



 This past weekend, we attended an Aqua Egg Hunt at our local indoor pool.  We weren't sure what to expect, but we had a great time.  It was a fun way to start the Easter season!

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tarzan, Speed Cleaning, And Forgotten Camera Batteries {DITL 3/31/17}



 In this Day in the Life... we take a field trip to the theater, frantically clean the house, get ready for baseball games, and have a mishap with the camera.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: N is for Nature



 This week, we’re talking about how to get out into nature.  I'm sharing how we're dipping our toes into Charlotte Mason philosophy and incorporating more nature studies into our homeschool.

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 N playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBfnX_LefYs&list=PLdEwsx69jopsKSqIE4-5y0VrI_b41egWT

Homeschool ABC's Collab- Letter O is for... will be posted on Tuesday April 18, 2017.  Come back with your links to be added to the playlist.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

What's In Our Easter Baskets? {Ages 11, 9, and 5}



What's in your Easter Basket?   Take a peak into our 11 yr son, 9 yr daughter, and 5 yr old son's baskets for this year.

2016 Easter Baskets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gxVI6lT9Js

2015: Easter Baskets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lfOA71_i0U

2014 Easter Baskets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtHnAH0Obow

2012 Easter Baskets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtBfZkGcNIw

Other Contributors:
Day Tucker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFhACVGAiIJoDHTDlvoBQg
Allbaby Adahttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xVCPhHGPmteZ0jz685ixg
MeYouPlus2: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWK1LzPmir946jxjPz4HhZA
DontSayHurry: https://www.youtube.com/user/vetsmomrgv
JensBigBlend: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe-zDTqODTaim_cWN8bDMzQ
Jason and Aubrey: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCsQRehCMNzS_O-d31opW7A
Live Posh: https://www.youtube.com/poshbymandi
Tammie Arch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC85YxWQ7SR_v4Izu_IDlGNg

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Morning Basket

This is what we're including in our April Morning Basket.  Currently we're studying poetry, other states, and Easter Around the World.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Our First Poetry Tea Time {Collab}



Poetry Tea Time is changing the way many homeschoolers are facing their week.  And since we’re studying poetry already, we thought this would be a great time to try it ourselves.  The best part is tea time forced us to slow down, breathe a sigh of relief, and soak in the beautiful language of poetry.

Poetry Tea Time Collab playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TZ7sjytv-k&list=PLJxUV0rOnlxzUFv5c13T6nuHjMUZZPBaL

Julie Bogart on Youtube:
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Homeschool ABC Collab: M is for Mommy Monster

This week, we’re taming the Mommy Monster.  Ever have a Terribble, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? These are five steps I’m taking in taming my own Mommy Monster and saving all our sanity.

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 M playlist:

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

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekend Links











This Week:

What I Made: Baking is my children's love language.  Lydia just loves to be in the kitchen baking anything.  And the boys love the results.  So we've been baking.

What I'm Reading: I was able to get April Bookmarks book early and absolutely couldn't put it down.  Liane Moriarty did not disappoint on this one.  Amazing!  And I'm finally #1 on the waitlist for Small Great Things.  This is amazing 'cause I was #15.  I'm hoping to pick it up soon so I'm waiting to start another book.

What I'm Doing:  We have spring fever.  Baseball season has started so we're spending lots of time on the ball field.  And I'm purging for Lent.  That's slowed down a bit so I'm hoping to catch up a little this weekend.  And we're studying Astronomy which I absolutely love.  We're just busy right now and loving it.

What I'm Watching:  We've been obsessed with The Great British Baking Show.  We've been binge watching it in the evenings while I write or edit.

What I'm Enjoying:  poetry... Astronomy... bullet planning... pilates... 

What are you up to?

2017 March Bookmarks

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*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 March was A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans.

These are the books I read this month:

What We Read With The Kids:

The third book in the Little House series, my kids were thoroughly engaged.  They are loving this series and we're anxious to pick up book four.


Part of the Who Was series, this book gave us a look at the legend of Davy Crockett.  Part man, part tall tale, we learned about his contributions to American Independence and history.  Although I must say, I may have learned more about his humanity than I wanted to know.


Our suggested reading for March was A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans--  Pursuing a different biblical virtue/ idea every month, Evans dedicates one year to exploring what the Bible really says about woman.  Just what is a Biblical Woman?  Beyond all the hype and modern interpretation, what is Biblical Womanhood?  I had never heard of Evans prior to this book, although she is a well-known blogger.  And this book really messed with me.  Although the author really put a lot of research into the book, it really played with how I look at the Bible and Christianity.  It really made me question a lot of things I've always believed and at time I honestly wanted to throw the book out the window.  There's good stuff in this book, but read it with a lot of discretion and be in the mood to wrestle with a lot of ideas.

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 A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

Also don't forget to come back on April 28th as we discuss Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

The weather is turning and that means BASEBALL SEASON.  With two kids on the field, we’ve got some late nights around here.  So I’m cooking up a batch of this yummy Crockpot Sloppy Joes to have when we get home.  It’s quickly becoming a family favorite.

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April Holidays and Homeschool Ideas

Look for a few ways to add some fun to your homeschool?  Here are just a few of the holidays and fun days you can celebrate this month:

April 1st--April Fool's Day
*Fill out a fun April Fool's Mad Lib
*Create an April Fool's Bag Book
*Saturday School??? April Fools!

April 2nd--Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
*Have a classic PB and J sandwich for lunch
*Make a PB and J overnight oatmeal
*Write an information paragraph about making PB and J sandwiches
*Make PB and J cookies

April 7th--No Homework Day
*Spend the afternoon at the park
*Give the kids a homework pass on one subject
*Spend a full hands-on learning day

April 16th--Easter
*Read about Easter in other countries
*Make Easter Egg rockets
*Try some Jelly Bean science

April 22nd--Earth Day
*Plant a tree
*Volunteer to clean up a park
*Learn about different types of pollution
*Create Earth Day kits for friends

April 27th--Tell a Story Day
*Write a fun narrative
*Write a story from a different character's perspective
*Turn a favorite fairy tale into a poem

What days are you celebrating this month?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: L is for Lunches



This week, we’re talking lunches… quick, easy, and low prep for those hectic homeschool days.  What are your ideas?

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 L playlist:

Homeschool ABC's Collab- Letter M is for... will be posted on Tuesday April 4, 2017.  Come back with your links to be added to the playlist.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekend Links











This Week:

What I Made: We were actually pretty creative this week.  Lydia and I baked this yummy chocolate cinnamon loaf.  And I had all three of the kids helping me make slime for the first time.  Had to try a few recipes, but found one that worked.

What I'm Reading: I finished the book for March's Bookmarks post so I picked up April's book.  And I haven't put it down since.  So good.  Don't think it's going to take me long to finish this one. 

What I'm Doing:  Baseball is here!  So lots of games, lots of laundry, and lots of video footage.  

What I'm Watching:  We're still completely sucked into The Great British Baking Competition.  Amazing what they're able to create on that show.  Wish I had a fraction of that talent.

What I'm Enjoying: Gardening... Baking... 21 Day Pilates challenge... Reading... 

What are you up to?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Homeschool Favorites



Some of our favorites this month in our homeschool!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hope for Each Day {Review}


I love sharing nuggets of truth with my kids every day.  Most days we start our morning reading the Bible and I'm always on the lookout for devotionals that we bring the Word to life for my kids.  Some are better than others.  My favorites are those that aren't necessarily longer, but deeper.  Hope for Each Day is one of those devotionals.

Written by Billy Graham, this daily devotional reads like a dear friend speaking to another.  Told with tenderness, sincerity, and truth, each day shares a short devotional referencing several Bible versions. I love this.  Throughout the devotional, the NIV, NKJV, AMP, ESV, ICB, NASB, KJV, NLT, TLB, and The Message Bible are all used to explain God's message in beautiful detail and language.  This devotional is marketed to six to ten year olds, but I would rate it slightly higher.  Perhaps eight to twelve.  Some of the concepts are a bit more grown up.

All in all, I was delighted with the quality of this book.  Both the physical quality and the inspiration quality are of high value.  I would happily recommend this devotional to parents wishing to spend each day in conversation with their children and the Lord.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Homeschool ABC Collab: K is for Kindness



 Everyone getting a little cabin fever?  Been spending a little too much time together?  Might be time for a Kindness Challenge in your homeschool.

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 K playlist:

Homeschool ABC's Collab- Letter L is for... will be posted on Tuesday March 28, 2017.  Come back with your links to be added to the playlist.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekend Links











This Week:

What I Made:  Lydia and I have been baking again. She really likes being in the kitchen so it's a fun time for us to spend together.

What I'm Reading:  I just picked up the book for Aprils bookmarks post and realized it's over 400 pages.  Oops!  It's a good thing I'm getting an early start on this one.

What I'm Doing:  We're doing all those little projects that need attending to this weekend: yard work, baseball practice, cleaning, children's museum, school paperwork.  And cleaning out the van; it's ridiculous.

What I'm Watching: We've been watching Master Chef Jr.  I love seeing all the wonderful creations the kids come up.  And it always makes me hungry.  :-)

What I'm Enjoying: a break from the rain... fried rice... spin class... reading... healthy kids... 

What are you up to?


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