Friday, September 30, 2011

Organizing Homeschool Supplies

I just found this over at  Day by Day Discoveries for organizing your homeschool supplies....

Dish Racks!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Castle - Obedience

Here's a pic of our castle building for our KONOS Obedience Unit.  I was glad to finally get these boxes out of the garage after collecting for a couple of months.  We didn't go all out and paint this but I could see it would be in our future.

Here's what happened the next ya...letting kids explore really works...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How To Search on VegSource With A Mac

If you've ever been on VegSource trying to find something you KNOW what a pain it is.  To reduce the drama all you have to do is use command F on a mac or control F on a PC... you can shop for used curriculum with all that money that's burning a hole in yur pocket :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh No! Not The Mini Van!

I've often thought how much I can't stand my mini van.  The hubby and I have had many, many discussions about a new vehicle only to get tripped up because of third seating.  Neither of us want a minivan but a normal SUV doesn't have a third row.    The only SUV that does is a suburban and let's be honest...that thing is so big the bumper has to have a different license plate since it's practically in another state.  I always thought if I could just get a third row for our 4Runner it would be great....guess what?  Someone thought of the same thing and makes them!

Now get the SUV you want and add seats if you need them...

Little Passenger Seats

Book Of Virtue Curriculum

Well I have the Book of Virtue by William Bennett and for a long time I thought it would make a great curriculum but I didn't want to mess with it...guess what?  Someone already did it and it's FREE!!  It's an amazing resource with over 900 pages!

Book of Virtue Curriculum

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sonlight Core Label Colors

Did you know that Sonlight has labels so that you can find which books match what core?

The colors are:
  • Core P3/4 - pale purple
  • Core P4/5 - dark fluorescent orange
  • Core K - hot pink
  • Core 1 - red
  • Core 2 - orange
  • Core 1+2 - fluorescent yellow
  • Core 3 - yellow
  • Core 4 - kelly green
  • Core 3+4 - fluorescent lime
  • Core 5 - sky blue
  • Core 6 - light fluorescent orange
  • Core 7 - teal
  • Core 100 - pale yellow
  • Core 200 - cream
  • Core 300 - pale blue
  • Core 400 - gray
  • Core 530- brown
There is a great post here about how to use the labels

Monday, September 12, 2011

Colds Are Here Again!

Cold season is upon us so here's a respost of the homemade cough syrup you can find here

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Time To Reap - Fall Curriculum

Here's What I've been working on.....

A Time To Reap -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

FIAR CM Planner - Filled Out

I got a couple of questions about how I fill out my planner so I thought I'd just post some pics to help ya out

This one is filled out for FIAR

This one is with is filled out for KONOS

 This one is filled out for Sonlight but also has my addition of daily activities,  lunch menus and Iphone apps which is how I use it now.  I also have my own Activity Planner called "Discover My World" which has a schedule that looks like Sonlight that I have in my IG

KONOS Attentiveness - Sound Experiments

Here's the pics from our sound experiments from July....

Here the kids are finding out how sound travels by using a bowl that is wrapped with cellophane and then salt is added to the top.  As the yell it vibrates the cellophane.

Here they're using rubber bands over the top of an open container to make an instrument and to tell which one will vibrate and make the higher or lower tone... and yes we shop at Trader Joe's ;)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sin in a Crust Pie aka.. Chocolate Chip Pie

 Okay this isn't raw which is kinda weird for me but I wanted cookie dough..NOW!  This is like sin in a crust...chocolate chip cookie in a pie crust.  You could probably cut down on the chocolate chips if you're feeling kinda frugal and with the variations I have you could make it vegan as well.

Chocolate Chip Pie 
1 pie crust (I used premade because I already had one)
1 cup sugar (this is really good with 1/2 cup white & 1/2 cup brown)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs (I substituted 1 banana, mashed and 1/2 tsp baking powder)
1/2 cup melted butter ( you could substitute Coconut Oil if you want vegan)
1  cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350.  Fit pie crust dough into a pie pan.  In a large bowl, combine sugar and flour.  Stir in eggs (or in my case, banana and baking powder) and butter until the batter is well-blended and smooth.  Add the chocolate chips and vanilla, mix until smooth and chips are evenly distributed.  Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell.  Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350.  Cool until firm, about 45 minutes.

****Here's the update:  My hubby said he thought the pie tasted like banana so you're warned!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Felt Slippers Anyone??

So the leaves are starting to change and I'm thinking about what our feet will need when the floors get cold and found these felt slippers . We'll be doing ours in wool felt of course ;) Maybe we'll do elf colors for fun?

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