Category Archives: holidays

Mason Jar Hot Chocolate with Dipping Spoons

My family is on a big hot chocolate kick lately so I’ve been having fun experimenting with new homemade mixes as well as fun fixings, like chocolate dipped spoons. I made some mason jar winter hot chocolate layered mixes, packaged … Continue reading

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Activities for the New Year

As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we’ve begun to plan some activities to celebrate and learn about 2012. For my newly-turned 3 year old, we will begin teaching him what New Year’s eve is all … Continue reading

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Slowing Down to Enjoy the Busy Season

We are having a relaxed month in our schooling this December. How, I wondered, did I do that? I had to stop and think.   Last year was our first year homeschooling and I suppose I put pressure on myself … Continue reading

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December Printables and Activities

We are going to start this week off with The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. I made these picture cards:   These are mainly sight words for my kindergarten-aged daughter but you can bet her older and younger brothers will want … Continue reading

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Thankful Tree

I’ve been so inspired by all the wonderful ideas for Thankful Trees on Pinterest this year. There are so many beautiful, creative ideas.  Here’s our version. Materials used: Tags:  scrapbooking paper, tag punch, embroidery thread Tree and container:  copper colored, … Continue reading

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The Wonderful and the Awful

Amidst the celebration of the 4th of July weekend, we were reminded of how at any moment, someone who is living life to the fullest can be gone in an instant. A single phone call. Some terrible news.  My cousin … Continue reading

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Dye-free Fourth of July Treats

I’ve been drooling over all the cute Fourth of July treats on blogs and websites, in festive colors of red, white and blue, things made with food coloring or sprinkles or gelatin or colored icing. Lately, however, we’ve been limiting … Continue reading

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