Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time for Chocolate Party! Ritter Sport Sponsored by Tryazon!

I was SO excited to be chosen for a Tryazon Party. It was called 'Time for Chocolate' and was full of Ritter Sport Chocolate.

I have been sharing chocolate like crazy for the last couple of weeks to those friends who couldn't attend my party last Saturday and it's been a blast!

My hubby has been the biggest convert to this chocolate. He's really fussy when it comes to chocolate and likes it imported from England!! There is normally only one kind of chocolate he would eat bought in the US (not giving the name) but honestly he has a new favorite. Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate Marzipan has now made it to the top of his list. However, he will I promise eat ANY flavor of Ritter!

Jam loved milk chocolate and butter biscuit
Lava Girl loved the milk chocolate and coconut
Captain loved milk chocolate strawberry creme




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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Radio Station Field Trip

We went on a fun trip yesterday! Our local home school group organized a fun trip to our local radio station.

The kids really loved it. Jam couldn't make it as he was lifeguarding. But we were able to bring some of our friends from out of town with us.

The station actually is a home to four stations and it was fun seeing how everything worked!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Experiments and fun Balloon colors!

When Jam asked me to grab some balloons for an experiment I found some really cute ones. Captain thought we had colored them somehow and it was part of the experiment result. I think he was a little disappointed to hear I had bought them like that!

As for the experiment - it went perfectly!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What do you do with all your kids art?

We are moving, so it's that time to clear out the piles of artwork my kids have created and of course they want you to keep every single piece.

That can't happen. Imagine with 3 kids and almost a drawing/painting a day for years. Nope not going to happen.

I'm not sure how you solve this dilemma, I mean you can't just throw them away, and the Christmas tree is SO full Captain is the only one who makes an ornament each year.

We take pictures, yep the artwork gets to stay around for a while, so everyone can look at the real deal. However, after an undisclosed amount of time they have to go. So I take a photo and load it onto a drive. This drive is attached to our screen saver on the TV. So not only do we get random family photos, we also get random art work. Everyone always loves it when theirs pops up!

How do you save yours?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Creative Freewriting Adventure - Home School Adventure Co. {TOS Review}

Home School Adventure Company

Boo was thrilled with one of our latest reviews. She has been working on her creative writing skills using Home School Adventure Co's Creative Freewriting Adventure. She's been using it along side their Creative Freewriting Adventure Coloring book and loving every minute!

What Boo loved the most about this is that it allows her to be creative without having to start from scratch. The program is designed to help the student have fun and that's just what Boo has said about it. Boo loves to write but sometimes gets frustrated when she has to rewrite the same piece over and over to improve it. By the end of the assignment she's emotionally done with the piece and all the initial enjoyment is gone. With this program we have taken that away - In fact I haven't even graded or marked these papers in anyway. I hope that's the way it was intended to be used as that's what I got from the instructions. In my mind it said to me 'bring back the joy in writing'!

Creative Freewriting Adenture

Three times a week Boo has sat down to write. Her only preparation is gathering her supplies. She prefers to use her laptop but a student could do this in a notebook too. Or if you printed out the whole book there are spaces left specifically so you can keep everything together. When she has read the 'idea' she tells everyone (especially Captain) not to disturb her for 15 minutes. Funny though sometimes those 15 mandatory minutes turns into an hour or more depending how those creative juices flow!

She loves to read me her finished piece and even told one of her latest stories to the children she babysat last week, they begged her for the next chapter...so she may have to write more.

Each 'lesson' starts with information. The student will learn about Thales, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Democritus and many more. This is when an idea for a story is proposed, an idea put forward and a scenario started. Boo loves the way this is done. It really helped her get excited about an idea and then add ones of her own to complete the assignment. They are given some background and dialogue ideas as well as some ideas to incorporate your senses (or the readers) into the writing.

Since we also were able to use the Creative Freewriting Adventure Coloring Book Edition  Boo would color the page after she had completed the assignment. She loved that she could sit and color and still say she was doing her school work! This book is not needed as well as the original writing edition as it has the complete writing program in it as well it just has a coloring page that goes along with each chapter. So if your student loves to draw it's a great addition. Boo loves to color and has quite the collection of the current trendy coloring books for older kids and adults! So this was something she enjoyed. If you child doesn't like to color then you could just use the straight writing book.



I think the author Stacy Farrell is really onto something with these books. I have seen my daughter's love for writing grow each time she completes an assignment! The crew have reviewed a variety of items this time round - make sure to click on the link below to read more!

Resources with a Biblical Worldview{Home School Adventure Co. Reviews}

Crew Disclaimer

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Blogging through the Alphabet - H is for House Hunting

Hubby and I recently drove ten hours to house hunt. It's not the first time we have looked for a new house. However, it's the first time we did on a deadline. We had a week...yes a week in a new city ten hours away from everything and everyone we love to find a house.

It's a strange thing when you have a deadline, it makes even regularly stressful things more stressful.

To make things worse the housing market in the area we are moving too is rocking...well I say that to mean that it was definitely a sellers market. Houses are selling within days if not hours of a house being listed. Believe me it's frustrating when you know that the houses you are looking at a week before you can go and look will more than likely be sold by the time you can get there to look. That's what happened to us. The day we were there to look all but 2 of the houses we had scheduled to see were sold!!! It was crazy.

Then we had a huge blessing. I'm not going into details now but it's enough to say right now that we left earlier than we had initially planned with a house and completed inspections and valuations!!!

We have a house - in a crazy market - at the right price - with the right number of bedrooms - AND WE LOVE IT!!!

Even with 'a little snow' which turned out to be 6-8 inches we got things done!

This makes the upheaval of moving and leaving all we love a LITTLE easier.

Keep tuned to learn more about this move...


Hopkins Homeschool


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Hewitt Homeschooling - Speeches {TOS REVIEW}

A few years ago I was excited to review a 1st grade curriculum by  Hewitt Homeschooling  we really enjoyed it and so was thrilled to hear...