I love finding fun projects that fit into our homeschool curriculum. It’s like double fun. Today, over at Tipnut, I learned how to make an avocado tree and I knew I had to do this with the kiddos. First of all, it’s super sciency. Second, we loooove avocados. Third, gardening is a great life skill (not to mention a lesson in managing money and other resources). This was such a great find that I thought I should share it with you!
First, you need an avocado. Take out the pit, wash it and pat dry. Set it in an open space where it can dry thoroughly over the next few days. When it’s completely dry, remove the skin.
Today, only minutes after my alarm went off, my phone started ringing. It was my awesome mom asking me what I was doing on July 13. It’s a good thing I didn’t have any plans because she got me tickets to….NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my, I am soooo excited!! Not just because of NKOTB (though LOTS because of them), but because I haven’t seen my mom in a loooooong time. Long time!! And my sister is coming, too! I can’t wait!!
Anyway, today we also made ourselves some yummy brownie ice cream sandwiches.
I’d give you the recipe, but I’m not sure you need it. It was pretty basic because we got some brownie mix on sale. Basically, make two pans of brownies. Put ice cream on a brownie. Top with another brownie. Alternatively, you can cut the brownies in half, and put ice cream in the middle if you don’t want your sandwiches too big. I’m sure you can figure it out. :)
From the moment I saw Heidi Castro’s super awesomely organized minivan, I wanted mine to look just like it. Unfortunately, my van is older than Matthew, so it doesn’t have quite the storage space or the cool little hooks that hers has. But, as usual, I did the best I could with what I had.
I’ve always had an emergency first aid kit in our van. We also have a weather radio, a seatbelt cutter, a window breaker thingy, and flashlights. But it all just kinda hung out in the center console and wasn’t cool like this. We’d have a bag with extra clothes in it, but then Bizi would decide she liked that shirt better and put it on over the one she was already wearing and there went that idea. Because the kids are actually pretty excited about how nice the van looks, I’m hoping they will be inspired to keep it nice!! The really cool thing is that even if they don’t, everything is easy to put away and restock. YAY!! Continue reading
As some of you may know, I LOVE giving gifts. It is one of my absolute greatest pleasures. Because we are on a student’s budget, I often have to get a bit creative when it comes to gift-giving. When I saw how cute and affordable these dog biscuits were, I couldn’t wait to make them! We don’t have a pet, but we have lots of friends who do and I bet their puppies will enjoy them! We are also hoping to give some to a local shelter.
Tonight, we made Snickerdoodle Poppers! Oh my, were they yum. I saw this over at Oh, Bite It! and had to try it!! They were pretty easy, too. One tip: If you start dancing around kitchen to old rap songs, you may almost burn them. Not speaking from personal experience or anything… I’m just saying that I can see that happening to someone else.
Many of you may already know about the Homeschool Freebie of the Day website run by the Erskine family. It is one of my favorites! But what you may not know is that the Erskines’ daughter, Jess, has created an adorable video series called The Fumbletons.
My kids already love these videos! I think Razor Trouble was our favorite, but all three are great. I LOVE seeing what children come up with when their creativity is encouraged! Check out the Fumbletons today!