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Remembering...school daze!

So today at Homeschool Village, it's Blast from the Past. Post a blurb about your favorite teacher from school and a picture if you have one!

The teacher that influenced me the most in school was Miss Hoag, my 5th grade elementary teacher. She was a mentor, a fashionesta and a great lady. I am not sure what happened to her now, but I remember learning so much about life from her. Not just the three R's. Enjoy the school picture! lol



Remembering...school daze!

So today at Homeschool Village, it's Blast from the Past. Post a blurb about your favorite teacher from school and a picture if you have one!

The teacher that influenced me the most in school was Miss Hoag, my 5th grade elementary teacher. She was a mentor, a fashionesta and a great lady. I am not sure what happened to her now, but I remember learning so much about life from her. Not just the three R's. Enjoy the school picture! lol



My first Blogger Award!

It's been such a week already! First I was a guest contributor on Stone Soup Homeschool Network. Then I was picked to be on the at The Homeschool Village. Now I receive my 1st ever Blogger Award! God is good! Thank you to Tracy at A Slice of Smith Life for thinking of me and awarding me this honor! I will do my best to live up to the expectations of it 8) Also I will be passing it on!



To accept the Versatile Blogger Award the rules are:

Thank and link back to who gave you the award.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass it along to 15 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy
Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award

Now 7 things about me:
1. I am a mother to 4 blessings from above. Most of you "see" my three younger children. I also have a 22 year old son from a previous marriage.
2. I survived childhood cancer, by the Grace of God.
3. I have bungee jumped as an adult and a mom.
4. I love love love to party plan! (I would do this in another life for…

My first Blogger Award!

It's been such a week already! First I was a guest contributor on Stone Soup Homeschool Network. Then I was picked to be on the at The Homeschool Village. Now I receive my 1st ever Blogger Award! God is good! Thank you to Tracy at A Slice of Smith Life for thinking of me and awarding me this honor! I will do my best to live up to the expectations of it 8) Also I will be passing it on!



To accept the Versatile Blogger Award the rules are:

Thank and link back to who gave you the award.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass it along to 15 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy
Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award

Now 7 things about me:
1. I am a mother to 4 blessings from above. Most of you "see" my three younger children. I also have a 22 year old son from a previous marriage.
2. I survived childhood cancer, by the Grace of God.
3. I have bungee jumped as an adult and a mom.
4. I love love love to party plan! (I would do this in another life for…
Join me and other panel members tonight on a Twitter Party! There will be special guests who will be able to answer your questions! I can't wait. It's my 1st Twitter Party I am attending!

Here is the information:
Twitter Chat - Wed. Sept. 29th 9pm (est) #askhsv
Meet other homeschoolers, the HSV panel, and special homeschooling guests: Amy Stults, co-founder Heart of the Matter Online, Tiany Davis founder The Homeschool Lounge, and Darcy Milder blogging at My 3 Boybarians

Join me and other panel members tonight on a Twitter Party! There will be special guests who will be able to answer your questions! I can't wait. It's my 1st Twitter Party I am attending!

Here is the information:
Twitter Chat - Wed. Sept. 29th 9pm (est) #askhsv
Meet other homeschoolers, the HSV panel, and special homeschooling guests: Amy Stults, co-founder Heart of the Matter Online, Tiany Davis founder The Homeschool Lounge, and Darcy Milder blogging at My 3 Boybarians

Guest Blogging Post

I have had my 1st guest blogging post over at Stone Soup Homeschool Network. The Toddler Time Tuesday post was chosen to be on their blog! I am so excited. Thanks Stone Soup for this opportunity!


Guest Blogging Post

I have had my 1st guest blogging post over at Stone Soup Homeschool Network. The Toddler Time Tuesday post was chosen to be on their blog! I am so excited. Thanks Stone Soup for this opportunity!


Living on a budget & the Dollar Tree FINDS of the day!

We like to check out our local Dollar Tree a few times a month. Today we went and found a TON of national brands for $ 1 each. Check out the pictures...what national brands can you see? Living on a budget is so important to us. Living within our means and not using credit cards is something we pride ourselves in. As much as I can I save a dollar here and a dollar there. Homeschooling, as all of the HS parents know, can add to the budget...with supplies, books, field trips etc...so it's my "job" to control the spending on food and household items.






Some of the National brands included: Packing Tape by 3M, Renuzit Air Fresheners, Yoohoo, Palmolive dish washing liquid, Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup, Snuggle dryer sheets 20 count, DelMonte Sauce, Puffs tissues, Disney painting kit...other things i bough were fairy wings, three muffin tins (going to get on that Muffin Tin Lunch bandwagon), ribbon and more....

What do you do to help the budget?



Living on a budget & the Dollar Tree FINDS of the day!

We like to check out our local Dollar Tree a few times a month. Today we went and found a TON of national brands for $ 1 each. Check out the pictures...what national brands can you see? Living on a budget is so important to us. Living within our means and not using credit cards is something we pride ourselves in. As much as I can I save a dollar here and a dollar there. Homeschooling, as all of the HS parents know, can add to the budget...with supplies, books, field trips etc...so it's my "job" to control the spending on food and household items.






Some of the National brands included: Packing Tape by 3M, Renuzit Air Fresheners, Yoohoo, Palmolive dish washing liquid, Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup, Snuggle dryer sheets 20 count, DelMonte Sauce, Puffs tissues, Disney painting kit...other things i bough were fairy wings, three muffin tins (going to get on that Muffin Tin Lunch bandwagon), ribbon and more....

What do you do to help the budget?



Toddler Time Tuesday

So for all the homechooling mommy bloggers out there, couldn't you say you have homeschooled your child(ren) since birth? I know that is how I feel about it.

Currently homeschooling a toddler, preschooler and a 1st grader, variety is the spice of life over here! My preschooler wants to do everything the 1st grader does, and the toddler wants to be in the middle of it all. So how do YOU homeschool multiple age children at once? For me, one of the "tricks" that has worked, is that we all sit together at our big farm table for school at the same time. The toddler even prays with us in the morning. From there, the 1st grader (zachary) and the preschooler (molly) both have work, and although they differ in difficulty, they both study the same thing. While the toddler (sam) sits at the table in her booster at the table and plays with her stacking cups with fishy crackers inside or books, sometimes even puzzles at the table. We all know the attention span of a toddler…

Toddler Time Tuesday

So for all the homechooling mommy bloggers out there, couldn't you say you have homeschooled your child(ren) since birth? I know that is how I feel about it.

Currently homeschooling a toddler, preschooler and a 1st grader, variety is the spice of life over here! My preschooler wants to do everything the 1st grader does, and the toddler wants to be in the middle of it all. So how do YOU homeschool multiple age children at once? For me, one of the "tricks" that has worked, is that we all sit together at our big farm table for school at the same time. The toddler even prays with us in the morning. From there, the 1st grader (zachary) and the preschooler (molly) both have work, and although they differ in difficulty, they both study the same thing. While the toddler (sam) sits at the table in her booster at the table and plays with her stacking cups with fishy crackers inside or books, sometimes even puzzles at the table. We all know the attention span of a toddler…

Rainy Mondays = Fall cooking!

It's a rainy Monday here in NY and cool also. This was the perfect beginning to my Fall baking/stew making season! I have a crock pot of the most delicious smelling beef stew in the crock pot (little secret, besides all the veggies, meat and seasoning, I used a can of French Onion soup to flavor it more - YUMMO)....also we made an apple crisp and apple pie (hubby's favorite) today. Molly helped a lot! EZ breezy as my kids say 8)






Rainy Mondays = Fall cooking!

It's a rainy Monday here in NY and cool also. This was the perfect beginning to my Fall baking/stew making season! I have a crock pot of the most delicious smelling beef stew in the crock pot (little secret, besides all the veggies, meat and seasoning, I used a can of French Onion soup to flavor it more - YUMMO)....also we made an apple crisp and apple pie (hubby's favorite) today. Molly helped a lot! EZ breezy as my kids say 8)






Apple picking....

Had a wonderful time apple picking today with good friends, my mom and my family. The day was perfect! We picniced, ate apples and bought cider too! Here are some highlight pictures:








Apple picking....

Had a wonderful time apple picking today with good friends, my mom and my family. The day was perfect! We picniced, ate apples and bought cider too! Here are some highlight pictures: