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Collage Friday

Welcome to another edition of Collage Friday - it's the day where other homeschoolers link up their weekly posts over at Homegrown Learners!  My blogging and IRL friend, Mary, is the hostess with the mostess!  You must check her blog out!  

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This week was as busy as all the others have been leading up to today!  It started on Sunday with our Outreach Sunday Pancake Breakfast.  The kids were very helpful in serving and prep work. The girls even wore their Melissa & Doug Waitress costumes to enhance the event! (of course they were a HUGE hit)


Whats keeping us busy?  Soccer practices, games....gym classes...studying where and when we can...enjoying this New York Fall weather!  The weekend and week have been gorgeous! 



Other fun stuff going on....

We made these cute thumbprint spider cards to send to the Grandmas...Molly fell in love with this handmade headband from Keilee of KeileesKreations (Etsy) - these headbands are the cutest thing!  Go visit her site! I have been spending a few hours a day crafting and preparing for our Halloween Party!  Here mother, Karen,  blogs HERE at HomeSchool Girls.



This weekend - the kids have no soccer games as it's our local "homecoming weekend" and my mother and I are headed into NYC to have some girl time.  Looking forward to getting over to Dylan's Candy Bar to gather up some treats for our Annual Halloween Family Party next Saturday!



What's Coming Up and what you might have missed.....

This week I posted about a wonderful product for the little crafter in your life.  Kiwi Crate!  Do you have a little crater at home?  If you are not familiar with these monthly craft kids, you should be!  They have a special Halloween Crate out with wonderful projects!  You can find out all about Kiwi Crate HERE!


They make the PERFECT Christmas Gift! 


I am so excited to have guest posts...giveaways....reviews...all coming up from now until Christmas!  Be watching for one next week!  Things are rockin and rollin here at The Joys of Home Educating!

I hope you will check back on Tuesday for my new series called Travel Tip Tuesday!



Until next time - be blessed!

Comments

Rebecca said…
The girls are really cute in their waitress costumes :-)
Karen said…
I love the waitress costumes!! And Keilee was so geeked when I just called her in to see what you wrote. :) So sweet of you to mention it. Have fun on your girl weekend! Sounds awesome!!
Mary Prather said…
I'm looking forward to your series starting on Tuesday. I KNOW you will have some great tips, my friend!

Looks like another fun week in your house!
Jessy said…
Oh, gosh, how cute are there waitress outfits! And love the thumbprint spiders!
Dawn said…
The spiders are so cute. I can't wait to hear about your Halloween party.
Blessings,Dawn
Such cute costumes, the girls looked so the part!

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