Finding Good Homeschool Resources and Encouragement


  School, whether home or away, is just around the corner. When I was little girl my mother didn't leave all my learnin' up to the school teachers. Actually she was a school teacher herself so she had plenty of worksheets and activities for my sister and I to partake of to strengthen areas where we may have been week and just to keep things rolling through the summer months. These days even though I use a boxed curriculum with our daughter I still utilize other great resources for a nice change of pace here and there and to supplement areas where I feel she may need a little help … [Read more...]

Back to School Flash Sale

  August 1st marks the first day of the TOS August Back to School Flash Sale! Every day will feature a new sale on a different product. To catch all the big deals you'll need to check in every single day. Sale items include: - 50% off coupons (for digital products) - 75% off coupons (for digital products) - HUGE price reductions on all the 2014-2015 digital planners - TOS gift cards - and many, many other awesome deals and freebies When will these items go on sale?! August 1st - but check in regularly so you don't miss a single price reduction. There will be a new sale every … [Read more...]

August 2014 Home Organizing Checklist


____ Aug 1 Clean patio and lawn furniture. Wipe down with hot sudsy water. Rinse them with the hose. Wipe dry with cloth rags. Finally, fix yourself an icy drink and then relax in your newly cleaned outdoor furniture. ____ Aug 2 Visit a farmer’s market today or check locally for a new market that you have not yet visited.. ____ Aug 3 Go to the library to check out a book on a city or a country that you would like to travel someday. Spend the afternoon learning about your favorite dream destination. ____ Aug 4 Today is International Friendship Day. Call a friend or friends to meet … [Read more...]

Washable Lables for Back to School


Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and all the places they go. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick … [Read more...]

Princess Printables Pack from Gift of Curiosity


Katie at Gift of Curiosity has a new kid printable for you. This pack contains 74 activities for princess-loving kids ages 2 to 7. The activities cover a range of skills, including shapes, colors, sizes, same vs. different, patterning, puzzles, fine motor, mazes, math, and literacy. Keep the younger ones in the family busy while you homeschool the older. More information about the pack can be found at     You can get many other free printables as they come available when you sign up for the Gift of Curiosity … [Read more...]

Monday – Menu Plan for July 28, 2014


Woo hoo! Life is getting hard but I can handle it. This is me talking to myself. Life actually isn't really getting hard I'm just being whiny. I would like this whole home buying thing to end but I understand everyone is making sure all the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted but it's just seems to drag on and one. In the meantime we're still eating through the freezer. I did break down and bought a pound of hamburger last week so I could make lasagna, I already had the noodles, sauce (jarred), and cheeses (cottage, mozzarella, parmesan) so I just needed that pound of beef to top … [Read more...]

God Knew All Along What Was Best


Have you ever had a situation in your life when you thought you wanted/needed one thing but then you got another slightly different thing and it worked out that the slightly different thing was better than the original that you thought you wanted/needed? I don't know why this has dawned on me as of late. It could have to do with the situation we are in now. We are having to move. Our landlord is selling our home and we need a new home. Of course being on the internet and having a Pinterest account has not helped in keeping me on solid ground. My list of must haves was/is a mile long. … [Read more...]