Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentines Day Ideas

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I have been working on planning a few fun things to do on Valentines Day. Here are some of the things I have found that could make for a fun day!

Do you remember mad libs? I used to love those and my daughter thinks they are so much fun. I have found it is a great way to teach nouns, adverbs, adjectives etc. Here is a link to a Valentine's Day mad lib.

I have found a couple of Valentine Bingo games here and here.

Who doesn't love the hidden pictures like you find in the Highlight Magazine? Here is a Valentine one that they are offering on their website.

Here is a link to some color by number Valentine's that I might just print out for us to play with.

This link is to a fun Valentine's game called Cupids Arrow that we will definitely be playing. Scroll down and you will find it about half way down.

This is another one that I am really looking forward to: A minute to win it....Valentine's Style :) The math is a little advanced for my daughter, so I will just use some whiteout and alter that a bit.

I hope you enjoy the links and have a great Valentine's Day. In the next day or so I will be posting links to my favorite Valentine cards and pics of the ones we chose!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Moses craft to go along with Egypt and the Nile

We are using Story of the World for our history spine (SOTW) and are currently using volume 1 which is ancient history. I usually will try and coordinate our Bible study with our history. Today we were talking about the Nile and Egypt so I decided that this would be the perfect time to talk about baby Moses. Below is the craft we made at the end of our study. Here is the link to the Moses print out and instructions. Just scroll down to the Moses picture and click on the pdf link.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


In this case it was actually just two weeks worth of meals that I cooked. It was a long day, but the rewards are well worth it. All I have had to do for the last few days was just heat and eat. YEAH!!! I found many of the recipes on Pinterest (of course) and then a few tried and true. Here is what is on the menu for the next 16 days:

Cinnamon Rolls (secret recipe)
Blueberry and Choc. Chip Muffins

Pretzel Bites
We will fill in with Sandwiches, mac and cheese, pasta and leftovers from dinner.

2 Roast Chickens
Ranch Burgers
Pork Chops
We will also use left over chicken from the roast chicken to make quesadillas.

A couple of things that might help if you are cooking for the freezer for the first time. I use mainly gallon size zip bags to freeze the items in. I do get the disposable tin containers for some things, like a lasagna or the pizza casserole just because it would not look nearly as appealing if I just dumped it all into a container and cooked.

If the dish contains pasta, I under cook the pasta by half the time so that during the freezing and reheating it does not end up soggy.....so far it has worked nicely!

Here is a link to a cinnamon roll recipe, this is not the one I use, but she does have an excellent way to freeze them and this is the freezing method I use. The muffins are just those cheap ones that you just have to add either milk or water and bake. I bake them and then wrap them in plastic wrap after cooled and throw them into the freezer bag. Then all I have to do is pull out what I need and warm in microwave.

I usually date, place the name of the dish, and cooking directions on the outside of every container or bag to make it easier on cooking day.

I would love to hear about any recipes you like to cook and freeze!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

The beginning

I am really excited to have a place to post about some of my favorite things such as God, family, books, books, books, ummm yes I do love books. I also love quilting even though I am just learning, knitting, homeschooling, cooking and baking. There are quite a few things that I will be recreating that I found elsewhere on the internet and I will always post a link back to the original source.
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