Frankenstein Mason Jar Mug

Every year when Halloween rolls around, we look for cute crafts and activities for our kids to help them have an awesome Halloween. Well, at least I do. My Emma loves crafting and this Frankenstein Mason Jar Mug was no exception! We made a few yesterday and she had a blast! … [Read more...]

10 Clever DIY Costumes

  I love Halloween. There's just something about the "air" of the season and besides, is there anything more fun that being able to dress up as someone or something that you're not? Buying costumes can be so expensive though. Really, the last thing I want to do is spend … [Read more...]

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

Kids love playdough from their toddler days right up on through the elementary years. Heck! I'm a grown woman and I can still dig sitting down and making awesomely awesome creations with it! There is something relaxing and just plain fun about a squishy ball of dough!  Make it … [Read more...]

United States Homeschool Unit Study

What better way to kick off a school year that starts in July (ours kinda sorta did) with a unit study on the United States? My Emma already knew most of it, but she was still iffy on a few things so I wanted to go over them with her again and really cement it for her so that she … [Read more...]

10 Pirate Books For Your Deck Swabbin Land Lubber!

Do I need to tell you how much I adore pirate movies and books? It's like I'm six again and playing pirate with my fake eye patch and yes, I am that big of a kid at heart. I'd be willing to bet some of you are the same exact way or have kids that are. If you're looking for a few … [Read more...]

35 Books on Space Little Astronauts Love!

Have I ever told you guys before just how much I love books? If you could see the bookshelves and crates we have here at our house? I might just be embarrassed by the sheer number of them. Okay, no I wouldn't. What I would do is tell you about my love of books, hand you my … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – Oceans of the World

School starts for us on Monday and I can't even begin to tell you how excited Emma and I both are. As we move into her 5th grade year, I wanted to highlight some of the more fun lessons we have planned this year and some that we loved doing last year. To start, I want to show you … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Essentials You Won’t Find On A List

It's almost August and you know what that means! Back to school shopping! While most public school students receive a list and almost all homeschool students have theirs planned out as well, there is almost always something that gets left off of those lists. No, I don't mean … [Read more...]

7 Things to Avoid at a Homeschool Convention

Going to your first anything can be scary, but in my opinion, it's especially scary if what you're doing can affect your kids. This is the case with homeschool conventions. While they're fun, they can also be nerve wracking and stressful and no one wants to deal with that when … [Read more...]

DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

As I said the other day, I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate that and I LOVE … [Read more...]