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Using an Asymmetric Top to Elongate Your Body & Turning Heads Tuesday

Today I thought I’d share an outfit that I sometimes put on for church when the weather is questionable for wearing a skirt (or maybe I just didn’t have time to shave…) This one works well with my triangle shape as the asymmetric top helps create a vertical line. It is almost too hard to [Read On]

Take Time to Smell the Flowers Patriotic Outfit

Casual Patriotic Outfit

The 4th of July is coming up and here in the USA that means putting on your red, white, and blue for parades and other events.  I went digging for something that would look great, yet feel comfortable, in my closet.  Here’s my casual patriotic outfit which I can’t wait to sport for the upcoming [Read On]

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Planning High School Classes for the Homeschool Parent

Even though over a month has passed, I can hardly believe my eldest son has graduated from high school.  I will admit to being a bit nervous about making it through everything at times, but now can see that homeschooling high school IS possible. Pulling from my experiences, I am going to share a bit [Read On]

Be #Cybersafe

Help Protect Your Kids Online with CyberSafeFutures.org

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #Ad #IC #CyberSafe Are you old enough to remember life before the internet?  I certainly do, but I know for some people it seems like the [Read On]

Learn the Basics of Food Preservation Including Canning Dehydration and Freezin

Basics of Food Preservation

Many thanks to a special guest contributor today. Yvie is sharing an overview of food preservation with us. This is something I do in spurts, but need to do more often. (Note ~ this post does contain affiliate links.)         “Home  canning puts the pleasure of eating natural, delicious produce at your fingertips [Read On]

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Multimedia Learning Using SmartKidz Media

This post, Multimedia Learning Using SmartKidz Media, was made possible with the chance to review the SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers from SmartKidz Media as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. When I attended school, learning was done mostly through lectures and books. Sure we had some multimedia used in the classroom. VHS tapes had [Read On]

Celebrate American Patriotic Holidays with one of these poignant movies based in American History

Patriotic Movies to Enjoy at Home

I have to admit that when I started to compose this post I was feeling at a loss of what to write.  I try my best to share things that appeal across the ages, but this particular post has mostly films for your teens and adults to watch.  I guess the side effect of having [Read On]

Crock-pot Bean Mix is a Hearty Dish That Disappears at Potlucks

Crock Pot Bean Mix

The 4th of July is coming up soon and that means many US citizens are planning to BBQ either at their house or with a group. When it comes to summertime BBQs, there is one dish that my husband and boys love to eat.  My husband calls it bean mix, but I’ve also seen it [Read On]

Worth of Souls Book Series by Bonnie R Paulson

Introducing the Worth of Souls Book Series

I’ve shared before that my family has quite a few readers in it. That means I am always on the hunt for something new to read. We are so excited to share the covers for this amazing series – Worth of Souls. The first book will be released July 6, book 2 July 8, and [Read On]

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CTC Math: Your Core Curriculum or Supplementation Solution

This post, CTC Math: Your Core Curriculum or Supplementation Solution, was made possible with the chance to review the 12 Month Family Plan from CTC Math as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. Have you ever gone to a homeschool support group meeting where at least one parent is seeking help for math? Or, maybe [Read On]

5 Simple Tips on How to Save Time for Busy Moms

5 Tips on How to Save Time for the Busy Mom

If there is one thing we are guaranteed, it is that we all get 24 hours in our day.  Busy moms, whether you homeschool the kids, play chauffeur to kids for school and activities, or work from home find that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. How to save [Read On]

Double Chocolate Brownies Fresh from the Oven

Double Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Mint Icing

What goes good with ice cream?  Brownies, of course!  Per their request, I made double chocolate brownies with chocolate mint icing that uses some boxed items for speed.   Making Double Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Mint Icing While I do want to start making more things from scratch, I have yet to do so for [Read On]

Quickly Create an Ice Cream Sundae Bar Featuring Sweetworks Candies this Summer

Using Sweetworks Candies for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

June is well underway and before we know it the 4th of July will be here.  Since moving to Alaska over 5 years ago, our family has typically spent a few hours at our parish for a potluck celebrating the day.  It is always fun to see all the dishes brought to share and I [Read On]

GoPro Montage from South Central Alaska Hiking  Looking Across Cook Inlet

Consider a GoPro HERO for an Awesome Father’s Day Gift

For Consider a GoPro HERO for an Awesome Father’s Day Gift, the reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Any opinions expressed are my own.  Last fall, I shared about how my husband and teenaged sons use a [Read On]

Specific Trip Pages Ready to Complete in the Apologia Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal

Capturing Memories with the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal

This post, Capturing Memories with the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal ($22 retail), was made possible with the chance to review Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal from Apologia Educational Ministries as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. Even before we were officially homeschoolers, our family enjoyed what could be considered field trips. We went to [Read On]

Elementary students learning about Metamorphosis of a Frog Using Technology

Turn to Best Buy Education as Your Technology Partner in the Classroom

For Turn to Best Buy Education as Your Technology Partner in the Classroom, the reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Any opinions expressed are my own.  Last month, I shared about the incredible $25,000 giveaway Best Buy [Read On]

Baked Salmon Plated for Dinner

Easy Baked Salmon

Years ago, I discovered how to make an easy baked salmon that the boys really enjoy. In honor of National Seafood week, I am sharing the recipe with you. Why Make Easy Baked Salmon? For years now, health experts have recommended having foods rich in omega-3 on a regular basis. Omega-3 is documented to provide [Read On]

Amazon GC Giveaway Generations of Savings

Win a $15 Amazon Gift Card!

Do YOU shop on Amazon?  Our family does, especially with free Prime shipping. I decided it has been too long since we had a giveaway from me! And since Amazon is amazing and I love buying tons of books from there, here is an $15 Amazon Gift Code Giveaway! Just enter on the giveaway form [Read On]

The Book of the Ancient Romans Set

Ancient Rome History Made Easy with Classical Education Approach

This post,Ancient Rome History Made Easy with Classical Education Approach, was made possible with the chance to review The Book of the Ancient Romans Set from Memoria Press as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. This past year had my 9th grader working through ancient history including ancient Rome.  For his program, he was reading [Read On]

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Homeschooling High School ~ A New Monthly Series of Posts

Just a few short weeks ago, my eldest son graduated from high school.  We began our homeschool journey as he was entering 4th grade and my second born son was entering 1st grade.  I’ll admit that there are times when I wasn’t sure we’d make it to this particular finish line. Now I am continuing [Read On]