Friday, January 13, 2017

Peek At Our week 15

     This week was fairly easy. Nothing big planned since we are just starting back from a long Christmas break. I would really like to still be taking a long Christmas break! I have come to the conclusion that Skyler and cat Stella Luna are just soul mates in a sense. That cat adores her and doing school!

     Skyler also started her volunteer with the North Florida Animal Rescue this week. She even made a friend!

     That child would bring them all home if she could. 

     The boys were only too happy to go easy this week!


     I also got some new math books this week! Some for the geography center and some for the math center!

     I also got an amazing letter about my big girl in college!!

     It is always nice to see how wonderful she is doing. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Our Review Of

     Since the beginning of this school year I have been using the for a variety of things. This is an Internet based christian curriculum. Now that I am part of the wonderful review crew I get to do a review and shout about the sites amazing resources!! I will first say the yearly membership is a deal to begin with, and until January 15th you can get it on sale as well. 

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      I started using this site mainly for the extra type of classes they offer. Architecture, home economics, graphic design are just a few of the extras. They also have many computer classes available. The site carries over 300 classes from pre-k up to high school. It would be simple to use them for all your schooling needs. It even has some video based classes. My own son has enjoyed the Drive Thru History course. 

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      With all of the available classes on not only the basic reading, writing and arithmetic you also get the many, many electives. The choices are truly astounding and too numerous to even begin to name. I know my own daughter has had a blast using the web game design class. One of the best bonuses I have found is that there is no use of textbooks! I hate textbooks. Too much of a reminder of my days in school. Not too mention they are usually dry, boring and horribly expensive.  

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      It also has a ton of help for the high school years and I will for sure own up to needing that help!  It has an entire section of planning resources. It even includes the wonderful applecore planning service. All though if you are a pen and paper kind of gal, like me, you can choose from different planners some dedicated to just elementary, middle school and even one for high school. These planners are also editable. You just type it in and print it out. I find that resource priceless. I love planners and I cannot get everything written in the little boxes. To be honest it really wouldn't matter if the boxes were big for me I still couldn't fit it in! 

     The planning area helps in making transcripts, tracking course requirements and even planning for college. The parent resource center is priceless all on its own. There is special needs helps and even menu planning help. I cannot get over how invaluable this site is. 

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      I know you are thinking for all of this the cost must be a fortune and well prepared to be shocked!! The cost for a yearly membership is only $180.00 that equals out to a mere $19.95 a month! But if you decide to go for it before the 15th of this month you will get half off!!! YES I SAID HALF OFF!!!! Just use this link and go ahead and sign up for the easiest homeschooling you will ever do!

     Your membership will include all I mentioned and even more! The very best part unlike other places your membership is family use, that is right I said family use. You will not need to purchase multiple memberships if you have more than one child. Imagine that just about anything you could possibly need for homeschooling multiple children all in one place at one price. That is a deal you won't find anywhere else! 

     Feel free to connect with the on all their social media as well. 

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     If you are still on the fence about this feel free to read even more about this wholesome christian company from the other great members of the review crew. 
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Skylers Newest Gig

     We went to North Florida Animal Rescue today to set up appointments for our animals to be fixed! I cannot stand to see the scared little faces of all the strays and shelter animals that simply have no homes. I knew when we walked in Skyler would fall in love as soon as she saw the kitten room, I was right. I knew she would ask if she could go pet them, I was again right. I knew she would want to stay forever, and without fail I had to beg for her to leave the room. I was not shocked when she told them she wanted to come back every day. I was shocked when they told her she could.....  So she is planning on going once a week to help out and volunteer wherever she can. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Our Laundry Room Redo

     Even though this is Christmas week I have decided we can still learn about stuff, so we finished up redoing the laundry room. This "little" project was started in July by the way. I had done all my research, I had read blog after blog and searched pinterest until my eyes were going to pop out. This would be easy peasy! Not, Not, NOT!!!!!!!!!  Did I mention that everything I read online had not prepared me for the drama that would become my laundry room?

     I truly wish I had taken better before pictures, but this is it. Hopefully you can get an idea.

     See the top of the wall there? That is trim and that trim is just blahhh in my opinion so out it came. Now according to what I read it was just nailed up there easy to remove....... They lied! There were huge gaps between the ceiling and the wall. I mean easily able to put my hand in it. So that had to all be fixed. Thank God for my handy dandy Uncle Jason. If I had tried this alone I would have been in tears at this point as well as clueless. 


     Years ago a tree had taken out quite a bit of this room and it seems like the fix it man my parents paid dearly for had literally patch worked walls and covered open broken seams. So much prep had to go into the walls to smooth them out and it never did get perfect but it still turned out 100% better than what it was when we started.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Confessions Of A Working Mom

     After being a complete stay at home mother for over a decade, I have went back to work part time. It has been a whirl wind of busy and trying to figure out what works, what don't work and how to get it all done. Now I have a secret to tell all of you. It is a pretty big secret so listen and pay close attention....

     I DO NOT GET IT ALL DONE!!!!! I repeat I do not get it all done. Not even close, not even a little bit not at all. A few months back I saw a friend at Walmart and she totally shocked me by calling me "Supermom". I was riding that high for quite a while. Honestly, I still am. Do I want to get it all done? Of course I do! Do I plan to get it all done? Again, of course. The main question is though, can I get it all done? 

     The answer is no, nobody can and if they say they are they are most likely fibbing. I never managed to get it all done before working, now well I try is about all I am going to say!  I know how to take pretty decent pictures too so that is helpful. I know how to crop out the piles of laundry on the table, or the messy floor!  So, this post is for moms who are thinking there is no way to go back to work! Just some little tricks of the trade I have found along the way and felt I could share. 

     Yep I had to take some pictures! This is my board and I will say it is VERY helpful.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Peek At Our week 14

     Our friend Little Elf brought us some gingerbread houses to build to start off our week. This has become some what of a tradition now. It started with Devlin when she was young and now happens pretty much every single year. 

     The best part was daddy coming to build with the kiddos!!