Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Children's History Videos

I found this great channel on YouTube!

Liberty Kids - You Tube Channel

Links and Videos - Virginia History

Virginia History Links & Videos


History of Va


Native Americans of Va

Colonial Chesapeake and The Powhatan Indians

Powhatan Village

Powhatan & James Town


More to be added during the 2013-2014 school year



I found this book for 3.99! At a used homeschool book store!
We love it and it goes over everything about Virginia
We use it with a notebook

More to be added during the 13/14 school year

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another classroom / home makeover

Well as much as I love the school room and as much money I have put into it 

one of the best things about home school is the ability to homeschool 


All of these cold winter days are making me want to curl up under a cover and sip on some coffee in the mornings!

So I did a lil makeover on our school room and I will tell you what I am doing to make school more comfy!

The Girls love their desks and use them a lot but I felt like we would get better use out of them if they were in our family room 

I put them over away from the TV etc and we are using this for testing and independent activities 

Some photos of the school room...

This is a little roll cart I have put their daily books in.. I can take it from room to room and
park it in here out of the way!

Art table

The kids are always at this table 
during school
during their spare time!

another view of the school room

my friend gave me this painted pallet to use as a shelf.. I just got it so its pretty much empty so far

On days we do use our school room 
here is our desk

Our closet and one of our shelves

another view of our roll cart in the family room 

our family room is located beside the school room 

most days we will do school in there with the lap boards 

every one has plenty of space and its right beside the school room

Lil Miss on the lap top upstairs in the living room 

So is having a school room worth it?
I say YES
it gives me and the girls a place to store all of the school things tests, books, etc
A place to do art 
a room to do school when we want to do it in there... most days here thats about 1 time a week


A school room shouldn't bound you in one room IMO 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shepherds Pie & Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots
1 - Jar of Carrots
(I prefer the ones in the glass jar)
1/4 cup of  Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
3-4 tablespoons full of water

Simmer until done!


Sheppards Pie

1 1.2 lbs of Ground Beef
1/2 can of cream of mushroom soup
mashed potatoes 
(5-6 potatoes OR 2 packs of instant)
3oz (or so) Shredded Cheese-Cheddar
Frozen Corn
(1 reg size sweet corn package)

Brown HB
drain and mix in Soup
layer in pan HB mix
(heat corn I buy the steam Walmart bags)
(make mashed potatoes)
mashed potatoes
and top with cheese
bake until cheese is bubbly 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

No longer have a public schooler

After putting up with thing after thing from the local school my daughter attended I am happy to say I took her out. Both of my children are now homeschooled and I think its going to be really good! Its going to take some time to get use to our new schedule and teaching 2 kids instead of 1. I think we will like it. It was a big step for us but I have prayed about it and I think its the best thing for our family and our daughters.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I bought a bread box from a used furniture store for 2$
and me and lil miss diva painted with a mixture of black and light brown paint

then a did stencil letters on it

I used the 44cent paint at walmart and just streaked it a little 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Super Easy and Fast Meatball Subs - Best EVER!!

What you will need

1 - pack of Bordon deli trio cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 - meat loaf seasoning packet
1 - jar spaghetti sauce or make your own
6 - sub buns (got mine in  the walmart deli)
bread crumbs
2- eggs

How to make

Mix ground beef, 2 squirts of ketchup, meatloaf 
seasoning packet, eggs, 1/3 cup breadcrumbs 
mix and form into balls about 18 balls

drizzle 1 tsp of speg. sauce over each meat ball
bake on 400 for 20 minutes 

after they have cooked

slice bread open and fill with 3 meatballs 2 heaping tablespoons 
of speg. sauce and use the whole pack of the cheese
you could use other types of cheese but I loveeee this cheese
its 3 cheeses in 1 and super creamy

broil till cheese is bubbly and its done!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Johnny Appleseed Day - Ideas, Crafts, and More

Watch a Johnny Apple Seed Movie

JohnnyAppleSeed Links

Make a Johnny Apple Seed Hat

Cut out the pieces to the hat (as seen in photo)

cut out a apple shape... its kind of like making a two sided ugly heart 
and a white piece for the side
don't forget seeds

color in the seeds and stem etc

glue the apple on the hat

staple hat together

Read a Johnny AppleSeed Book


*make a apple pie and tell how you made it*

make a JAS Puppet

we got a small paper bag
and just made the following...
and we just glued it all together and she colored it all in

Add the word Apple to your spelling test

Spirit Week Homeschool Style

My Public Schooler has had spirit week this week 
Homecoming is Friday so She has dressed

*favorite team day
*School Colors is Tomorrow

Which got my HomeSchooler thinking
Why can't she have Spirit Week?!

Days we have had so far and some other ideas...

*Mismatch Day
*Ty Dye Day
*Inside out Day 
*Dress Up for school day (instead of PJ day)
*rainbow day
*fav Team Day
*pink day
*glitter day
*school color day (local HS)

.... your child will give you many ideas!
Mine Did!

Public Schooler

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SOOOO EASY Sinfully Delish Chocolate Raspberry Cake

What you will need
1 - box yellow cake mix
(make according to box)
(with the exception of using milk instead of water

1- box raspberry jello
(make according to box)

1- chocolate frosting

How to make it
after you make the cake
poke holes in the cake
and pour jello all through it
not all of it
ice cake 
pour a little more jello over the top

and stick leftover jello in fridge for a snack later

you could garnish the cake with
raspberries if you want