Santa Bruce

Santa Bruce By Ryan T. Higgins

Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway on the below Santa Bruce book & prize pack. All opinions are my own. Have you heard the news? Ryan T. Higgins has delivered us yet another fantastic Bruce book. This time one to get us ready for the upcoming holiday season. Santa Bruce was …

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adding coding to homeschool curriculum

Adding Coding to Homeschool Curriculum

Two years ago, my boys started expressing an interest in coding. We tinkered in it off and on but never thought about adding coding to our homeschool curriculum permanently. That is until this year. With them still having a passion to learn, it was time for me to start researching to find programs that would feed …

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tinted lip balm

How To Make Tinted Lip Balm Naturally

The longer I worked with natural ingredients, the more adventurous I started to become. While I’m one that doesn’t wear a lot of makeup or even lipstick, I really wanted to figure out a way to make a tinted lip balm naturally. Nothing major, just something to add a slight pop of color. After many …

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YWAM Publishing: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our family was first introduced to YWAM Publishing a few years back as recommended read alouds and during that time quickly fell in love. This year we chose to kick off a year with YWAM Publishing: Laura Ingalls Wilder, and so glad we did! As They Grow Up was sent a product to help facilitate …

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Peanut Butter’s First Day of School

We have always been huge fans of Terry Border books. The new level 2 reader book, Peanut Butter’s First Day of School is such a fun book! This book includes all the characters that we’ve all grown to love, and with summer coming to an end, this is a book that so many kids will …

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6th Grade Curriculum Choices For 2018-2019

It’s hard to believe that time has come to share with all of you our 6th Grade Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019.  This is our sixth year homeschooling and time has flown by.  Over the course of these 6 years, we’ve had curriculum that we’ve loved and some that just wasn’t a great fit for us.  …

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Health Benefits of Goldenrod

Foraging and Using Goldenrod

Summer is starting to come to an end when roadsides and fields are covered with the beautiful yellow glow of the Goldenrod flower. The insects seem to love these flowers, but did you know they also offer health benefits for us. This is also the time when most people start noticing their allergies acting up …

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National Root Beer Float Day

Celebrate Root Beer Float Day with A&W Root Beer

Summer is winding down and before long, we’ll be back to hitting the books. It seems like we are always on the go. Since today, August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day, we decided to slow down and enjoy one of our favorite summertime treats…Root Beer Floats! The product, information and gift card have …

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herbal infused oil

How To Make An Herbal Oil Infusion

Today I want to talk about herbal oil infusion. A lot of the recipes I create do involve an infusion using herbs. The reason is that you can get some of the same great benefits from plants and flowers that you’ve grown in your garden as you can from essential oils. Herbal Oil Infusion I …

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How To Make Sea Salt Spray

I’m sure by now that most have heard about sea salt spray for your hair. My husband is the one that mentioned it to me many months ago. He has longer hair and was looking for a way to get the hold he wanted without having to add a ton of product. So after many, …

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Gymini Deluxe Playmat

Into the Forest Gymini Deluxe Playmat

Summer can easily get packed full of fun family activities. Add in twin boys and a newborn baby, and let’s face it…it can quickly become hectic. However, we aren’t the type of family that will three, under three prevent us from heading out and enjoying the beautiful weather. Planning ahead of time is a must, …

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Red, White & Blue Can Knock Down

With the July 4th celebrations around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about games for the kiddos.  One of my boy’s favorite games is this easy DIY July 4th Can Knock Down.  Not only is it fun to play, but it’s a great way to up-cycle and get the kiddos involved. You may also like: …

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DIY Bottle Ring Toss Game

Who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly competition with the family? With this DIY  Bottle Ring Toss Game, the family is sure to have a fun time! We are looking forward to pulling it out for our July 4th celebrations.

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Summer Reading: Niblet & Ralph

My little guy loves all things cats, so when the book Niblet & Ralph arrived, he couldn’t wait to read it. Niblet & Ralph Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing on crunchy potato chips. Ralph loves putting on headphones and jamming to his favorite records. …

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DIY American Flag Pallet

I have wanted to attempt a DIY American Flag pallet project for some time now. My dad did some really cute Christmas trees for my mom to display at her house, but ran out of time before he could do some for me. While I am not skilled in that area, my husband is. It …

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