- We are 2 sisters who have so much in common yet still have many differences. We are very crafty and love finding things that we can do/make instead of buy and since we enjoying spending time with our families its easy to incorporate that. We are budget friendly always finding the best deals! Homeschooling mamas who love sharing about the Lord. Join us as we share, teach and have a blast on our blog
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
This is a fun and easy craft that I was able to do thanks to my sister getting me a lamenator for my birthday. All you do is grab a piece of doodle paper and let the kids go to town,you'll be amazed at how creative they get when you tell them it will be their placemat. When they're all finished add what little details you want and laminate it. If you do not have a lamenator dont fret you can go somewhere that does thats very inexpensive or you can pick a self lamenator at walmart for real cheap that you just press over your artwork. The children love having their own placemats and I love not having to tell them to grab one when they eat. Be creative and have fun. BTW older kids can laminate or help.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
ok I dont know about you,but I tend to have a very hard time getting in a good workout. I have tried everything from downloading workouts on my tablets to trying just playing with the kids. I can never seem to finish when I do it on a tablet,and playing with the kids never gives me the burn I was hoping for. Then I remembered seeing this workout online I relooked it up and yay I found it. Its challenging and the kids think Im playing with them instead of shutting them out to do some video.Dont get me wrong whenever you have time squeeze in a video. If youre up for the challenge here we go....
100 jumping jacks
60 jumping jacks
20 jumping jacks
10 min of running
When its said and done it should take about 20 min. Do 1 workout rightvafter the next.You will really see what needs to be worked on.
You may not be able to do it all the 1 st time but thats what makes a good challenge. I just love the fact that I dont feel like I have to choose kids over exercise or exercise over kids.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Amy has been begging me to put up my schedule.Its nice to see the differences between the two. I know mybschedule is a little more lax considering I have a 1 yr old,so nap times fall whenever he needs them.
7am make breakfast for hubby
8am read bible
8:30a core exercises
9 a bible study with my sister
10a small spot cleaning and start breakfast
12p childrens bible study
1:00 active learning
1:30 outdoor study
2:15 story time
2:30 snack time
3:00 learning time
5:00 clean up house
5:30 dancing or outdoor playing
6:30start dinner/ childrens quiet time and small snack
7:00 learning game with kids
I know its not the usual type schedule but I do what works for our family. I hope this helps give you a base for your schedule.
Always remember have fun!
I hope everyone took advantage of cow appreciation day at Chick f lea. Once a year they host cow appreciation day where if you dress up like a cow you getca free meal of choice. If you wear a cow assessory you get a free entre or milkshake. We had a blast and ofcourse my sister and I totally took advantage of the free meals. Heres pics and I hope you join us next year for cow appreciation day!!!!
Monday, July 8, 2013
My summers are spent being more carefree, though I do keep to certain things scheduled in my day, like meal times, extracurricular activities & bedtime. The school year becomes a bit more strict but makes a HUGE difference in getting things done.
Here's my school year schedule August through May:
6:30- I wake up, make breakfast & sweet tea for my hubby
7:00- bible study with my mom and sis
8-9-kids up, beds made, small chores, kids & I breakfast together
9-10- Mystery of History (bible history)
10-11-math & English with 6yr old, boys spelling & English
11-12- chores, make lunch, start on dinner
12:30-1:30 Math with 14yr old, 10yr old art, 6yr old play time
1:30-2:30-math with 10yr old, 14yr old silent reading then piano, 6yr old educational online games
4- kids free time while I straighten up & finish making dinner
6-7- my computer time
8- bedtime for all
stop into Ihop and grab a shortstach of pancakes for 55¢ to celebrate their 55th anniversary. Also sign up for Ihops emails and recieve free breakfast on your birthday!
Heres my nephew enjoying his free birthday breakfast. Doesnt he look super happy.