• Ornaments
    Crafts,  Homeschool,  Uncategorized

    Easy Salt Dough Ornaments!

    Easy Salt Dough Ornaments! We wanted to do something a little different with our Christmas tree this year so we decided to make our own ornaments! I put this off for a long time because I thought it would be too difficult or time consuming. I was surprised to find out that these ARE really simple and quick to make! We used gingerbread cookie cutters this time and we decided to use some of the more natural ingredients around the kitchen to color these with. We used turmeric for the yellow, cinnamon for the reddish-brown, cocoa for the dark grey and just plain salt dough for white. The “people” came…

  • Contest,  Homeschool

    Great Products Homeschool Shirt Giveaway!

    We are excited to be offering a giveaway again this year! Our whole family has Great Products homeschool shirts and we love them! They are wonderful to use for field trips and they make making new homeschool friends at the playground easy! This year there are two new ones that are our favorites. The lego one and of course the “MIND craft” shirt! Check out Great Products online to find your favorite shirt! [wp_ad_camp_2] Great Products has been kind enough to offer one FREE Great Products Homeschool T-shirts to one of my lucky readers! [wp_ad_camp_2] *This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.…

  • Contest,  Homeschool,  Travel,  Uncategorized

    Fulltime Families Summer Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Lazydays the RV Authority

    Fulltime Families Summer Scavenger Hunt This summer we have had an awesome time as a family participating in the Fulltime Families Summer Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Lazydays the RV Authority! My friends have noticed all the fun pictures on Facebook and want to know where they can find the lists for each week! With permission from Fulltime Families I have printed them below and a free printable PDF is coming! While this was done online it can easily be translated to an offline game between friends or a group! It was so much fun! We still have one more week left to go, so I will update week 4 when…

  • Crafts,  Homeschool

    Washi tape toilet paper roll owls!

    Washi tape toilet paper roll owls [wp_ad_camp_1] The kids were bored this morning so we decided to dig through the craft box! These are made with just a few simple items!  Need:  Colored Tape (I prefer paper washi tape since you can re-position it) Scissors Glue Embellishments for eyes and beaks!  I cut about 3 inches at a time off of the paper towel roll. Folded the centers down to make ears. Cover with tape. Add eyes and beaks!  **Like this and other crafts? Be sure to subscribe to my blog to be notified of new posts! ** [wp_ad_camp_3]

  • Homeschool

    We named our homeschool!

    I ran across an article that talked about naming your homeschool. At first I thought it was silly, but then I realized that some states actually require you to name your homeschool and they treat it as a private school. While Texas does not require you to name your homeschool I thought it would be fun to do anyway! Why name your homeschool?  – Some co-ops and umbrella schools might require your homeschool to be identified by name. – If you make a student or teacher ID you will need a school name. – Some incentive programs like Book-it ask for it. – You’ll need a name if you are…

  • Homeschool

    Homeschool Shirts Super SALE! $5.99!

    Great Products Homeschool shirts are ON SALE for $5.99! These shirts are great and both of my boys wear them weekly! All of the t-shirts and sweatshirts are Hanes 50/50 Heavyweights expect for the color “Cream” which is 100% cotton. The sale ends September 15th so hurry over and buy your shirts! Our favorites are: Contact them here: Website: http://www.shopgreatproducts.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatproducts **************************** ~~~~~~~>>>                                      WIN your OWN!!                                    <<<~~~~~~~~ GIVEAWAY coming VERY soon! Subscribe via EMAIL for an…

  • Homeschool

    Summer of Science: Naked Eggs!

    Naked Eggs Experiment! This week we made NAKED EGGS! This is an easy experiment! [wp_ad_camp_2] Supplies: 1 raw egg vinegar container large enough for the egg Directions: Place egg in container Pour vinegar until egg is covered Place lid on container Allow egg to sit for 12-24 hours and observe the changes After the shell is completely dissolved take the egg out, wash it off and let the kids hold it and squeeze it. We even dropped ours from about 4 inches off the counter to see what would happen. [wp_ad_camp_1] What we did:  The boys used their journals to draw what we did (the process). Next, they drew their…

  • Homeschool,  Reviews

    Adventus MusIQ: A TOS Review

    We were recently given the opportunity to review an innovative  program aimed at teaching children to play the piano from the comfort of their home. Adventus has a fun, computer based program called MusIQ. The program uses the computer and a midi keyboard. MusIQ lessons take about an hour and teaches  variety of music theory and history. There is a game to reinforce the lesson and printable activity sheets to go along with the lesson they just learned! MusIQ comes with everything you need for a well rounded music curriculum. For this particular review we reviewed Children’s Music Journey Volume 1.  Volume one has 25 lessons which is plenty for the year!…

  • Homeschool,  Travel

    Happily Uprooted answers WHY

    We have been on the road for over a year and a half traveling with my husband’s job. Sometimes we are at a job site for two weeks and sometimes we are there for a few months. We have criss-crossed the US four times and visited 23 states and Puerto Rico. No matter where we go or who we meet we get a few of the same question over and over… today Happily Uprooted answers the WHY! Why do you travel? Why did you chose this life over a “normal” life? Why don’t you have a “normal” house? Why do you home school? Why are you doing this to your…

  • Homeschool,  Reviews

    Target The Question {{A Review}}

    This month I have had the pleasure of reviewing Lone Star Learning‘s Target The Question for 1st grade! Target The Question is daily math program that only takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The purpose of Target The Question is to help children learn how to focus on the question and pick out extra information that is within a word problem. Each day there is a new word problem. The program also has printable worksheets, answer keys, and reference pages available for the parent to print out. The program itself is simple and easy to use! It consist of minimal buttons and navigates easily! There is one button for the Question…