Jun 24

NIrV Minecrafters Bible #Zondervan

My boys love Minecraft everything, so when I had the opportunity to preview the NIrV Minecrafters Bible from Zondervan, I couldn’t resist. This Bible contains 24 pages of unofficial content for gamers and fans.NIrV Minecrafters Bible Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 23

Extraordinaires Design Studio Review

The imagination of a child is absolutely amazing, right? As a child, I remember making up these really neat products and even doing pretend marketing ads for them. My boys are the same way. They are always brainstorming when it comes to unique items. Sure, like what I created, they are fictional, but it keeps their imagination alive and it’s so much fun! For the past few weeks, both of my boys have been exploring fun and interesting inventions and designs using Extraordinaires Design Studio.extrordinaries Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

4th of July Mason Jar Candles

Since we always entertain company over the 4th of July weekend, we decided to do a few Mason Jar Candles to play on the tables. This is a super easy craft for the kids to do.4th of July Mason Jar Candles Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

LearnBop For Families Review

This has been a tough year for my third grader when it comes to math. He has never been overly excited to do his math, but has had a very hard time at grasping his multiplication. Knowing that he needs the extra math help, we were excited to get a 12-month subscription to LearnBop for Families from LearnBop.LearnBop Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

The Legend of Tarzan in Theaters July 1

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From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.Tarzan-Banner2 Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

Marie’s Words – Visual Vocabulary for All Ages

This year for our 4th grader we are going to be incorporating Marie’s Words, which is a visual way to learn vocabulary. For the past month, we have been using this several times a week and I continue to be amazed at how great this product is.Maries Words - Review Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

4th of July Layered Drink For Kids

My boys love these drinks, but they are particularly fond of them during our 4th of July celebrations. They are easy to make and always get a thumbs up from the kiddos. 4th of July Layered Drink For Kids Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 17

The Legend of Tarzan in Theaters July 1

tarzanFrom Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 16

Local Naturalist Releases Third Hiking Guide

It is with much anticipation and excitement that local naturalist Ken Czarnomski in partnership with the the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority announces the release of the third installment in a series unique local hiking guides – The Blackrock Mountain Hiking Guide.blackrockmtn Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Wedding Planning On A Budget

My daughter is getting married in October, so we have spent a great deal of time looking at different venues, flowers, photography, etc.  When she first got engaged, she was determined to have the wedding of her dreams, no expense spared….that was before the reality hit of just how expensive wedding planning can be.Wedding Planning On A Budget Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 14

Progeny Press: Mr. Popper’s Penguins Study E-Guide Review

Over the past year, I have found that when we incorporate study guides into our reading that my boys seem to listen and interact more while discussing the book. Recently we were introduced to the Interactive Study Guides from Progeny Press, and for the past month have been using the Mr. Popper’s Penguins E-Guide. While the e-guide for Mr. Poppers Penguins is recommended for grades 4-6, the entire family enjoyed the book as a read aloud.ProgenyPress3 Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

Famous Figures of the American Revolution

Famous Figures of the American Revolution by Cathy Diaz-Luckie is a beautifully illustrated book filled with 10 different paper figures that helps to put history in motion.famous Figures of the American Revolution Review Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Our Favorite YouTube Minecraft Channels

My boys love playing Minecraft. Not only do they love playing it, but they love watching their favorite YouTube Minecraft celebs as well. While there are many to choose from on YouTube, I monitor them closely because obviously I feel some aren’t as kid-friendly as others. Here are their top choices:Minecraft Channels

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Jun 09

Theodore Boone: The Scandal

I adore John Grisham and have to admit that I have really enjoyed reading his #1 New York Times bestselling series for kids: Theodore Boone. The latest addition to the series, Theodore Boone: The Scandal is a wonderful read that both my nine-year old and I have both enjoyed.Theodore Boone: The Scandal

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Jun 08

Blueberry Zucchini Bread #Recipe

We plant a garden every year and while some plants don’t grow well in our crazy soil, the zucchini and squash never seem to let us down.  We usually have such an over-flow that we basically live on it for weeks at time and then I’m still able to freeze some to be used at a later date in soups and stews.  baking

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