Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Everything Homeschooling Book Review

I picked this book up recently because I thought it would be a good read. I have been homeschooling for 4 years now so I wasn't sure if this book would help or not.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was quite a bit of useful information in this book, even for someone who is not new to homeschooling.

I like that it covers just about everything to do with homeschooling. You can find links to laws for your state, curriculum choices, the different types of homeschooling explained and tons more.

I would recommend this book for an enjoyable read, especially if you are new to homeschooling.

Disclaimer... I did not receive anything for this review. I am not compensated in any way, this is just my personal opinion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homeschool Update

Well, we are getting close to finishing our homeschool year. I have a 5th and an 8th grader right now. We had a rough homeschool year this year with my parents becoming ill. Several months were devoted to helping them so we have been really hitting school hard to catch up.

This is one of the nice things about homeschooling. You can take time as a family when needed.

I am starting to think about the curriculum I want to use next year for my kiddos. I'm pretty sure we are going to be using Tapestry Of Grace year 1 and Apologia for science. Other than that I have so many ideas running around in my head but no solid plans yet.

I would love to hear of any great products you use from all of you who homeschool. Just send me an email.

Friday, April 16, 2010

?? Toy Story Cricut Cart ??

Can it really be true???? An International site is showing this picture of Toy Story and calling it a soon to be released cart. I really hope this is released in the US too. This looks like an amazing cart. To infinity and beyond!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cricut Sneak Peak!

Wow, Provo Craft has done it again. Here is a sneak peak of new carts coming out soon. We don't have names of them yet but just look.

It looks like we might possibly be getting
Halloween cart
Man cart
Winter Sports cart
Cat cart
Girly cart
Food cart
Misc Holiday cart

Who knows.... all I do know is that I am going to want lots of these. What about you?

Craft Coupons: Week of 4/11-4/17

Here are some more new coupons for you. Enjoy!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Scrapbook Layouts

These are a few scrapbook layouts that I completed recently. I am still trying to complete my Disney scrapbook. We are going back later this year so my goal is to have this one done. I probably have about 75 more pages to do.

I better get working on it. :-)

What A Mess Part 2: Update

Wow, I finally got it all done. I think it looks much better. What do you think?

I should be able to get lots of work done now. Homeschool planning should go much smoother as well now that I can spread everything out.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What A Mess Part 2

OK, I can't believe I am sharing this mess. The following pictures are the complete mess that my office is in. I run a business out of the home and plan all of my homeschooling here. How do I get anything accomplished in this mess you ask? I do not have any idea. All I know is I can't stand it any longer.

Thankfully I have a very supportive husband who does not complain about the mess but am I really offering him my best by having this mess around all the time? I don't think so. He deserves better than this and so do I.

I am working on this mess today and hope to be able to post a clean version in the next few days.

Are you brave enough to post your mess for all to see? Put a link to your mess in the comments.

Friday, April 2, 2010

What A Mess!!


Seriously, how can we make such a mess in such a short amount of time. This isn't even the true before picture. I had already moved several bookcases out of here. These books are homeschool books that for now are going to be living upstairs. We needed to clean this room out because we had a new surprise coming for our boys.

Here is the after picture. We got the room cleaned up and a brand new pool table delivered. Our boys, 11 & 14 both love to play pool. We thought this would be a great way to spend time as a family. The room looks much better too.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back from being MIA

Hey friends. I've been mia for awhile. Things have been crazy around here. I'm trying to do too many things at once which is never good. I think I really need to try to focus on one task better until it is done properly.

I wanted to let you all know that I plan on including more stuff on my blog now. For those that don't know, I am a homeschool mom. I also run my own business out of the home. On top of that, I have recently been convicted that I need to do a better job of taking care of my family. Due to some extended family issues over the last year my immediate family has taken the back burner. I am so looking forward to getting us back on track. I plan to be real and post lots of photos of my messes and how I end up organizing them. Basically, I plan on be a better homemaker.

I still plan on posting lots of my scrapbook and stamping projects. I hope you enjoy my new blog and stay around to visit.


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