August 19, 2010

CSN Review

I have been in contact with a lovely lady from CSN Stores about doing a product review. I didnt realize that they have over 200 stores. Upon my looking at the stores, I seen they have a little bit of everything from shoes, to dinnerware, to furniture and even pressure washers!

Wow...what do I choose to do a review on? There are so many things that I would like to do this review on, it is just so hard to decide. But people that know me know that I like to be in the kitchen. So what shall I choose, new kitchen tools, a new pot or pan, or even bakeware.

Stay tuned to find out what I choose!

August 16, 2010

Not Back-to-School Blog Hop

This weeks topic for the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop is Student Photo Week. If you want to join in go over to  These kids really know how to make me smile and they bless my heart so much.

August 13, 2010

First Week of School

This week marked our first week of school. We had a great first week. The kids did really well and I am pleased with how everything went. Last Friday we had a play day with some friends before getting back into the school routine. We went to a church that has an inside play center and had lunch, the kids had a lot of fun.

This year I did something different for our first day of school. I fixed a little goody bag for both kids that they were so excited about. Bryanna kept telling me "mom you really didnt have to do this". I enjoyed seeing there surprised faces.

Looking forward to another great week! Hope you all have a great weekend!

August 10, 2010

Not Back- to- School Blog Hop

This weeks Not Back-to-School Blog Hop topic is Schoolroom. I am very excited about this because I get to take a sneak into other schoolrooms and maybe come away with some ideas for our family. We have been schooling in our living room and when we remodeled in the spring we had to move to the kitchen.

This is where we do all our schooling at. I really like sitting at the kitchen table with the 3 windows, gives such great light.

This is something new we are trying this year. Since both kids are doing school work this year I thought I would give each of them a color, Bryanna gets pink and BW gets the green cart. In these are there pencils, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, notebooks and current books they are using. And of course my lovely whiteboard  that really comes in handy.

These cabinets are in our laundry room which is right beside of the kitchen/dining area and as you can see from the pictures below these house anything from teachers manuals, books not currently using, to craft supplies. Please excuse the mess, still working on getting everything organized.

One thing I didnt take a picture of was a bookcase we have in our living room that has additional books and our paint on it. This is our schoolroom, hope you enjoyed your visit. If you homeschool and would like to join in, please do it is so much fun and you meet other homeschoolers as well.

August 6, 2010

Thursday Storms

Yesterday we had some rough storms pass through our way. I was over at a friends house when the storm came up and decided I would wade it out there and let it pass over. For one I dont like to drive in pouring down rain much less stormy weather. So when I came home there was a couple of trees down and debris in the road. But I was not expecting when I pulled in my driveway to see this tree laying in it. Apparently lightening hit the tree and this part fell down. So we now have a day of cutting the tree up (well the hubby will be cutting) and cleaning up the yard of limbs and debris.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

August 3, 2010

Question and Answer

When I posted my curriculum choices I was asked this question:
Do you have any traditions for the beginning of the school year?

I thought about it and the answer would be no, we really dont have any traditons to start our school year off. Never really thought about doing anything to kind of kick our year off.  We do have school a couple of weeks and then take a week and head out on vacation, and that is a nice little break before we really get into our school work.

But this year we are going to get together with some friends and have some fun with them. So that will be cool before we have to buckle down into the books. I have also found a unit study on chocolate and I thought this could be fun...I mean who doesnt like chocolate..right.  We will be learning but at the same time having fun exploring the world of chocolate.

So do you have any traditons that you do before the beginning of the school year?