Don’t Just Pin It – DO it! {8/2/13 ~ 8/9/13}

Welcome to another week of Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! Here are a few things you might notice that have changed about the link up: You don’t have to have a blog to participate – ***See stars below for more details!  Also, don’t feel like you have to create an entire blog post based on your completed task – just stick it into {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ Sunday Morning

Homeschooling Through Life’s Curveballs

How do you homeschool when life throws you a curveball? So far, during our homeschool journey, we’ve gone through about 3 good, solid years of some pretty big life stuff. God used those years of homeschooling  to ingrain in me the great need for flexibility in homeschooling. We homeschool at home, while living our everyday, ordinary life.  Difficulties happen. We go through unforeseen hardships, pain, suffering, grief, anxiety, stress, emergencies – you name it.  Living in a fallen world these {Read More}

Our Chore & Routine System {Vlog}

My son and I created a vlog on how our chore & routine system works.  This system kills 2, well really 3, birds with one stone.  Not only does it help them complete their daily chores, it also regulates electronic time, and helps teach saving/spending principles. I came up with this system about 2 years ago, and have loved how well it has worked for our family.  We were really looking for 2 big things with our kids at the {Read More}

Don’t Just Pin it – DO it! {7/26/13 ~ 8/2/13}

Welcome to another week of Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! Here are a few things you might notice that have changed about the link up: You don’t have to have a blog to participate – ***See stars below for more details!  Also, don’t feel like you have to create an entire blog post based on your completed task – just stick it into {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ A Crawler’s World

***WARNING*** Baby Cuteness Overload!

What Do Your Kids Think About This Past Homeschool Year?

Today, I am blogging over at the Teach Them Diligently blog. Head on over there to read the rest of this post!   When it comes time to evaluate the past school year and decide what you will do for the next one, what do you do? Pray and seek God’s direction? Do the same thing as last year? Re-evaluate, and go in a new direction? Change a few things here and there? Go with what looks pretty, fun, affordable, {Read More}

Don’t Just Pin It – DO It! ~ {7/19/13 – 7/25/13}

Welcome to another week of Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! Each week I am thinking of new things to tweak and change to make this link up better!  Here are a few things you might notice that have changed about the link up: You don’t have to have a blog to participate – ***See stars below for more details!  Also, don’t feel like {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ Felicity’s Baby Dedication

Follow my blog with Bloglovin {Taken June 2013, on the Sunday of Felicity’s baby dedication at church ~ 9 months old}

Hope for the Lonely

He sits in the cold, sterile hospital room, holding her hand, waiting for those inevitable words from the doctor. “I am sorry sir…she’s gone.” His heart aches with unimaginable pain as he watches the third person he has loved so deeply in his 80 years of life, pass away from this monster disease. Cancer. First, the wife of his youth, and mother of his 2 children. Next his oldest child, his best friend, his son. And now his dearly loved {Read More}

To My Husband of 13 Years

My husband and I just celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on Monday.  In celebration of our 13 years together, (celebrating in total blogger fashion) I wrote  him a little letter with 13 reasons I love him… Thirteen Reasons I Love You {celebrating 13 years of marriage} 1. You make me laugh 2. You bring the FUN into my life 3. You love God with all of your heart 4. You love me deeply – even after 13 years of marriage {Read More}

Weekly Wrap-Up {6/30/13-7/6/13}

In my life this week… The week started off with a visit to Care Now for our daughter.  Her fever was getting worse, and she was having horrible ear pain.  That was followed up by a visit to her pediatrician the next day.  Turned out to be a severe swimmers ear infection.  (She hasn’t even been swimming – go figure) Poor girl.  It was a rough 4 days or so, but she is doing much better now. Thankfully she was {Read More}

Don’t Just Pin it – DO it! {Week 5 ~ 7/5/13} – 4th of July edition

Welcome to week #5 of  Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! ***NEW this week – if you do not have a blog, but would like to share what you accomplished from Pinterest this week, simply post your completed task to my facebook page , and add a direct link to that Facebook post.  OR you could add an Instagram picture you posted with {Read More}

Simple & Delicious Iced Coffee Recipe {Perfect Summertime Pick-me-up}

I love my hot coffee. But, in this Texas summer heat, sometimes I just need a cool treat. This morning I whipped up a yummy little iced coffee.  I thought I’d share this simple iced coffee recipe with you! Brew your favorite coffee. Transfer what you brewed (either the full amount or the leftovers of what you didn’t drink) into a pitcher, or other liquid storage container. Place in refrigerator overnight, or at least for several hours.  (You could put {Read More}

Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum

{Post contains affiliate links.  See full disclosure here.} It’s hard to believe we are coming to the close of another homeschool year.  As I’ve mentioned before, we school year round.  The kids will soon be finishing their 2nd & 5th grade years, and jumping right into their 3rd & 6th grade years.  I have homeschooled my kids since the beginning of their education.   We are now heading into our 7th official year of homeschooling.  Unbelievable! The start of a {Read More}