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Christmas

Reindeer Day 

Rudolph was very upset when he couldn’t join the other reindeer in their games.  I can understand, with a day full of reindeer fun, who would want to be left out! As with any other Christmas Countdown activity, you can turn anything into a reindeer…

Christmas

A Grinchy Day 

Today is Grinch Day!  It is one of our favorite holiday Family Christmas Countdown activities.  Usually we celebrate by inviting friend over for a day of fun, but this year we are having fun with our fab five.  The great thing about Grinch Day is…

Christmas

Family Christmas Countdown 

Christmas 2020 can be approached two different ways.  We can enter the season with heavy hearts and focus on everything we are going to miss out on due to a world wide pandemic.  Or we could take the opportunity to create new memories and traditions. …

DIY

DIY Pencil Wand 

October 2020 marks a special occasion in our household.  Josiah has discovered the magical world of Harry Potter.   When Hannah started her journey 4 years ago, our house instantly became filled with wands, robes, and any merchandise related to the franchise.  Josiah joined his…

Autumn

A Tree Of Thanks 

The day after Halloween makes me sad.  It’s the day stores shift into full Christmas mode.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and have already started my Christmas shopping, but there is such a push for the “season of giving and receiving” that we…

Autumn

A Walk in the Woods 

When autumn returns, I instantly feel the need to take a walk in the woods.  I’m not sure whether is the cool temperatures or the changing colors, but the forest calls to me.  As a homeschooling mama, I am always looking to make every opportunity,…

School

Back to School Shopping? 

Back to school shopping makes me giddy.  The sight of a fresh, unopened box crayons and brightly colored notebooks,  still crisp and clean, bring excitement to those long hot days at the end of summer. Now that you’ve made the decision of what your 2020/2021…

Summer Fun

A Space To Explore 

My husband and I are raising NASA Nerds and we are not ashamed. I love the history of the men and women who raised their hands to volunteer being strapped onto a rocket and being sent into the unknown.  My favorite movie is Apollo 13. …

Food

Black Cherry Mojito 

July 11th is National Mojito Day and a Black Cherry Mojito is the perfect way to celebrate! This recipe will make multiple drinks worth. Store the mojito concentrate in the fridge and mx with ice and club soda when ready. A few years ago I…

Food

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches 

For many years I attended camp every summer.  There are a few things you could always count on from the kitchen.  The first night for dinner we would always eat frozen pizza.  You know the tasteless kind that comes in a square.  Being tasteless didn’t…

Food

Basic Muffins With A Twist 

  My favorite Blueberry Muffin recipe. For simple twist, swap blueberries for any other berry. Add chocolate chips or nuts for added flavor A couple of months ago, I discovered these gems in the baking aisle and I knew I needed them. The espresso flavor…

DIY, Summer Fun

DIY Bleached T-shirts 

The kids were looking over the 100 Fun Summer Activities List and they expressed an interest in making their own summer shirts.  Thankfully this mama planned ahead and had all the supplies on hand.  After reading a few different tutorials, I decided to give bleach…