Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Fall Break

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

I have been trying to get back into the habit of working out. It's really hard to fit everything in running a business and homeschooling the kids. I am trying to find a time each day that works the best but so far it has been just whenever I fit it in. :) On Thursday though I hurt myself somehow. I am not sure if I just over did it or if my back is out of place but it hurts. I haven't been able to do anything since that day. Counterproductive! Hopefully it will be all better soon!

In our homeschool this week…

This week we had a fall break. On Monday Daddy took the day off to go to the pumpkin patch/farm with us.

The kids had a lot of fun and yes it was still warm out there! The kids always love the animals. They were selling baby chicks here and they wanted one so bad! They also had other animals they could pet.

This is on the hay ride.

I know they say it is fall, next week will finally be in the 80's so we will think it's cool. :) The rest of the week we just relaxed. The kids watched movies and played games. Friday we went to Girl Scouts. We had a good week!

Things I’m working on…

In less than two weeks I will be participating in a boutique at my church. I am trying to get things done ahead, such as table decor' and signs. I am also making some Christmas gifts to have available for pre-order and trying to find time to remake some of my cake dummy's. I am going to be pretty busy trying to get ready for this. There are hundreds of women that go to this boutique and I am hoping it will go well for me.

My favorite thing this week was…

Kaden loves to take pictures with my camera. It makes uploading from the camera take forever because he takes so many. At least I can delete them right. Meghan thinks he is going to be a photographer. I usually let him take pictures for a while as long as he is being careful with the camera. You never know what you are going to find. :) I thought this one was cool.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Box Tops for Education Winner!

Our winner chosen via is Crystal! Congrats! Please email me.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Box Tops for Education (Giveaway!)

It's time for another giveaway. This one is brought to you by Betty Crocker and My Blog Spark.
I love Betty Crocker. I search the website often for fun recipes and Betty Crocker made the first cookbook I had. Just some trivia for you! :)

Remember to save those box tops for your local schools.

  • Now, you can find Box Tops for Education on all Betty Crocker baking mixes*, including new Fun da-middles™, individual cupcakes with a fun, creamy center.

  • This back-to-school season, look for double Box Tops on specially marked packages of Betty Crocker baking mixes.

  • Look at all the cuteness!
    Your prize pack will contain:
  • Cupcake iclips

  • Cupcake bag

  • Cupcake notepads

  • Box Tops for Education pencils

  • Neoprene Lunch Sack

    We were provided with a package also. We used the brownie mix to make these fabulous cookies! Seriously, cookies from a brownie mix and they were sooo good! You must try them!

    If you would like to enter to win this prize package please leave a comment. Let me know if you child's school or someone you know is collecting box tops! The winner will be drawn on the 18th.  Good luck!

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Menu Plan Monday

    Happy Columbus Day! Nate's off work and we are just relaxing. It's a good day! I didn't have to worry about our menu today. Nate wanted hot dogs. Um ok. So my plan for the week beyond Monday...

    Breakfast are easy and always about the same.

    Eggs and toast
    boiled eggs and fruit
    I would like to try homemade pop tarts.

    Lunch... again easy.

    Peanut butter and honey sandwiches
    ham and crackers and fruit
    corn dog muffins

    Now for the part I actually try to plan. :)

    Tuesday- potato soup and corn muffins
    Wednesday- spaghetti and broccoli
    Thursday-crock pot stew
    Friday-navy bean and ham soup (from the freezer), salad and bread
    Saturday- Steak and veggies

    baking list includes banana bread, muffins and rolls
    I think the kids and I will make some peanut butter cookies too. :)

    Sunday, October 9, 2011


    My friend Jennifer at The Path Less Taken has decided that she will blog on Sunday's about what she is thankful for from the week. A marvelous idea! She said we should join in so I am going to, right now. :)

    Here are my top 5 thing I am thankful for this week.

    #1 Cooler weather. I am so happy that fall has finally decided to grace us with it's presence. I lloooove fall! I love the weather and the holidays. I like that the kids have wanting to be outside playing more. I like that we haven't felt like melting getting into the car and we shouldn't have to worry about AC in the car messing up until next year. :)

    #2 I am thankful for perfectly precious headbands. Love this one from Linny Jane Vintage. Her stuff is sooo pretty and she is such a sweet lady too. Of course the cute kid modeling it really helps. ;)

    #3 I am thankful that it was a slow week. We had time to just hang out and play. I had time to decorate some cookies just for fun and make lists.

    #4 My wonderful friends, who are so nice when I have to change plans. Sorry Em!

    #5 My kids who are just so fun and getting so big. I love hearing the stuff they come up with. I really need to write that stuff down.

    Here they are creating camp fires with candy at Girl Scouts this week.
    Well this one is just eating the supplies.

    He was great and very into it. I thought he'd just want to eat it too. He wanted it perfect.

    The actual girl scout!

    I am linking up at The Path Less Taken. Check it out!

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