Monthly Archives: October 2011

Declan’s New Blanket

Danny’s mother sent a beautiful quilt for Declan. Bella received one when she little also; it’s her tradition to give the grand kids a homemade quilt.  The quilts are the perfect size: just large enough to play on, small enough … Continue reading

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Making My Own Birthday Cake: Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Yesterday was my twenty-somethingth birthday. No, really. I had to think about my age when Danny asked me how old I was. I remember how exciting birthdays were. In fact, it wasn’t THAT long ago that I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

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Freezing Tomatoes the EASY Way

I struggle with preserving foods. Really, I do. I also struggle with gardening, but that’s for another post. The reason I do not like putting up foods is simple: I hate the time involved. I hate realizing that I need … Continue reading

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Homeschool Preschool, Day 1

Bella and I both really enjoyed school today! We started with singing our Bible verse – Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth” – to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?” We then read parts of … Continue reading

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“Look At What I’m Learning!” Board

I made a simple board to display what Bella is learning each week. It is currently hanging on my kitchen wall, thanks to Danny. 🙂 The ABC Jesus Loves Me website has a printable page that can be used for … Continue reading

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Tactile (or Sensory) Letters and Numbers

With Bella starting “school” , I needed a way to teach her the letters and numbers. However, her fine motor skills are not quite up to writing letters yet. We’re soooo close, but still not there. So as an alternative … Continue reading

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My First Joint (Mortise and Tenon)

The weather today is the type of weather that might precede the cliché first line of a bad mystery – it was a dark and stormy night.  It’s cold, dreary, and wet.  Just the sort of day the trench coated … Continue reading

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Bella is starting “school”!

After a reading “Parenting on a Penny: Affordable (Or Free!) Preschool Resources” written by Erin at The Humbled Homemaker, I decided Bella would start pre-school on Monday. No, I’m not sending her to a daycare; we’re doing it at home! … Continue reading

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