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Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday Friends! 
Finishing up the last full week of January. Winter has come to visit this week after having a warm weekend last weekend.  

Last Friday: We all watched the Presidential Inauguration with Bubby. (this was school for the day)We played Scrabble and UNO while we watched the new President being sworn in.  Lots of sunshine last weekend...we got out and of course Lilly got out too!Lots of reading too!



Back on my good eating plan. So far so good!  I also put wine on a hiatus until further notice. I realized that I was really working out hard only to drink the calories later at night, going no where fast! 
We finally finished our dart board and have been teaching the children how to play.  The game room side of the basement is coming together nicely!


Monday night 3 inches of snow fell on top of an inch of ice. Hubby worked from home that day.  Kids were able to get out and go sledding for a while. 
Snap Circuits for the afternoon were in order on Tuesday also! 


Last weekend we a…

Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday friends.  Did you think that this week flew by?  I did...Let's get right into what we did this week...



Games..crafting and puzzles - lots of reading..concentrating on it with our 7 year old right now..she is interested and I am going with it!
We are still loving our Scrambled States of America game! Its a game we bring with us often on vacation and out to dinner. Easy to transport and fun for all ages! (affiliate link)


Week two with our chalk pastels.  (affiliate link) The one Sammie did was Mac and Cheese (her favorite)!  Molly has been sketching and her ability is beyond what I would think a 9 year old would be at.  Eric and I (and girls) are working on a project for our dart board. We don't want the darts to stick into the wall so we are creating a back drop for them(no judgement on how many corks we have saved up over the last 100 years...lol). Also got to visit with my son and his family last weekend...such a blessing to see him and his wife as parents. 



While th…

Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday - the 13th friends!  Full moon and all. What a treat!  I hope you had a fabulous week and you are reading this blog post healthy and happy into the new year.  We had some illness at the farmhouse this week but all on the upswing now!  Let's jump right in....
In homeschool...Penguins was on our agenda this week (when we were able to have school due to sick children). We did a lot of reading and crafting this week...


Girls made their own rubber stamps of something "winter". Sammie did a mitten and Molly a snowflake. They turned out good and fun for them to learn this craft. 

Chalk pastels - can I tell you friends, I needed this art medium this week. I needed something to keep me occupied during some down time and when I NEEDED a rest from taking care of others (you ever get that way?). If you follow me on Instagram you saw Molly's beautiful work as well. 

The weather has been strange...snow in the beginning of the week and close to near 60 at the end. global w…

Teach Me Tuesday: Art for your homeschool

One area that I slack in for our homeschool is the area of  The Arts - all mediums included.  I try, I plan, I find the resources, but somehow we don't make the time for it. This year will be different!  




I needed to find a medium that the kids like and has a quick turn around and good return.  I think I found it! 



Pastels!   We have chalk and oil but the kids seem to prefer the chalk so I am sticking with that for now.  
I am excited to have found a 45 week course for the kiddos (and me) that we can do at our leisure and our own pace. All levels included. Thanks to chalkpastel.com.


I was so excited, I started on my own this week!



With all the snow that so many states are getting and blowing up my Instagram feed, I thought appropriate to follow this tutorial on the video art course. 
It took me through step by step and I was done in 10 minutes. Perfect for the 10 minute break I had before the kids needed me. 




Here is what you get in this fabulous course:

A whole year of video art tutorial…

Shining the Spotlight - Soapforcollege

Happy New Year and welcome back to our first
Shining the Spotlight
for 2017! 

 I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are settled back into your routines.







Today I am so excited to introduce you to a company that has such a wonderful purpose behind it!  Jessica Griffis is a 17 year old college student paying her way through college selling Hilltop Design simple, natural and homemade products.  Jessica was also home educated!!! (dear to my heart)

Ya'll know I am all about the package as first impressions are so important. Don't you just love this sticker/stamp that she had on her package!  Spoke to me before I even opened it up and smelled the freshness of the products. 

I was impressed with the smell of the products, not overwhelming and artificial smelling at all. I felt safe using them on myself and my children. 

There are lip balms, lotions, scrubs, body butter, bath bombs and more.  The scrubs rival any other name brand and the bath bombs are THE BOMB!   The products are very …

Farmhouse Friday

Happy 2017 Friends!


Holidays were exciting, tiresome and happy over here at the farmhouse.  We hosted many friends and family...ate way too many calories....opened up so many lovely gifts and made a lot of memories! 
Good friends and cousins join in the fun!

The sunrises have been beautiful although the sun has not stayed out past the sunrise for long 8(  Lots of rain and wind. 
We are waiting patiently for snow to arrive. The weather has been crazy here...one day warm and then next below freezing.   We lost 2 of our catfish in our pond 8(  but their purpose lives on in our garden!  Great nutrients for the soil. 



Having some fun with my new phone - Galaxy 7  the picture quality is great!  Oh yes that spider was in our basement...now he is free to roam the mountainside. 

I got to see my new grand baby over the holidays. She is such a blessing to the family. Lots of games, family pictures and working on our game room/movie room in the basement!  Loving all the Star Wars action happening!

We had…