A Look into Our Daily Lives, On the Farm and Around the Home

13 Non-Cluttering Gift Ideas

I love giving gifts and well, I love to get them too.  However, with nine people in our home, when everyone gets gifts it can be super chaotic for a few days as we try to find a home for all the new goods.  We tend to go through and eliminate things before Christmas, but it seems that with our … [Read More...]

Free Winter Writing Prompts Printable

If your children are like mine, they hate the boring writing books that are widely available to homeschools.  It seems homeschool children are a bit umm... spoiled?  Spoiled by parents who are creative teachers.  It isn't a bad thing, but, it makes things difficult when parents are in a super busy … [Read More...]

Homemade Eggnog with Cooked Eggs

I love Egg Nog, (no alcohol) but it is expensive and well the store bought kind has some yucky ingredients.   Now that we have hens laying and our cow should calve soon, we can make it fairly cheaply... It is actually not too bad for you, if you make it.  It is super high in protein and … [Read More...]

Christmas & Advent Studies

Every year many homeschool families choose to cut back on a lot of their school and focus more on the true meaning of Christmas.  I have gathered several items that can help you keep the focus for many different ages.   Twenty-Five Days of Christmas Quotes Copywork is a unique … [Read More...]

Super Homeschool Black Friday Deals

Is your homeschool in need of some refreshment? Some new perspective? A little fun?  Has the same old same old gotten in the way of moving forward with new concepts?  I get this, and well, now, is a GREAT time to pick up a few new things to liven up the learning.  Please note:  Some links & … [Read More...]

Leftover Turkey Ideas

Are you swimming in leftovers?  I know we always are after Thanksgiving.  Over the years I have found ways to use them. When you have a large family you can get quite creative in the kitchen.   I have found that pretty much any recipe that has cooked chicken in it can be used for leftover … [Read More...]

Canning the Harvest

Many years ago, oh probably 14 or so Amy at RaisingArrows and I got together to can Applesauce.  Man, we thought we had made a lot... something like 10 quarts or so... But, since then our families have grown... a lot... tripled...and we have to make much larger batches of stuff.  A couple of years … [Read More...]

Christmas Copywork

Over the years, I have tried to find a fairly simple, but nice set of Christmas copywork/handwriting pages to use during the Christmas/Advent Season.  I wanted something that would provide opportunity for creativity, but with a bit of structure.  My husband and I have always used lots of quotes in … [Read More...]

ESV Journaling Bible Giveaway

I first learned about Artistic Bible Journaling about a year ago.  I have been wanting an ESV Journaling Bible specifically for that purpose ever since, but just haven't been able to justify the cost.  Then, I was offered the opportunity to review the ESV Journaling Bible by FlyBy … [Read More...]

I am a Planner Failure

A Planner Failure?  Yep, I am admitting it. Whether it be a schedule or curriculum, homemaking, errands, I have failed... and not just once or twice. Actually if I were brutally honest, I fail daily with plans... but am a I failing or am I not listening to God as I plan?? I wake with big ideas of … [Read More...]

Summer Homeschool Plans & Giveaway

We don't always homeschool through the summer.  In fact, it has been … [Read More...]

6 Reasons the Bundle Sale is an Awesome Deal

We have all been hearing about this big, huge, awesome, 200+ items  Build … [Read More...]

Five Tips for the Discouraged Mom

As I have entered the years of parenting teens, I have found myself … [Read More...]

Fourteen Ways to Enjoy Education on Vacation

I have talked about our lifestyle of education a lot on this blog.  Even … [Read More...]

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