Friday, May 18, 2012

Our Homeschool Week

In my life this week…

Bookmarks I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog - 250 FREE custom
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 Really enjoying our Proverbs 31 online study through Good Morning Girls- It's never too late to join - If you're interested - click on the pic and check it out! Amanda & I are hosting a group on Facebook and it's always a pleasure working with her! (She does Virtual Assistant work if you happen to be looking for help) The woman keeps me straight - and that's a big job!

In our homeschool this week…

We've been bird watching! We have a pair of Cardinals nesting nearby and we are getting a real kick out of it - If you haven't tried bird watching - I suggest you give it a try!

(Yes, we dress ourselves around here!) 
Maybe next semester we'll have a "fashion course for boys" 

 Female Cardinal 


We are using notebooking pages from Notebooking Fairy - I've learned so much about how to apply 
this technique in the ebook by my friend Jimmy Notebooking Success 
We've also been studying Profiles in History by GeoMatters -  They are offering a huge freebie 
right now - see more of that below (under Freebies) 
Continuing our studies of Swimming Creatures with Apologia's fabulous science book! 

*I am an affiliate for Notebooking Success - If you purchase it using the link in this post or from my sidebar (like I highly recommend) I do make a profit for our homeschool needs - Thank you in advance - I know you'll love learning more about notebooking - it's changed our homeschool for the better!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

The first little blondie on the far left is my oldest son - Parker - he's fishing the Kids Tarpon Tournament this weekend as part of the World's Richest Tarpon Tournament weekly festivities!
This is last years pic-this year he'll be with Captain Daddy and his good buddy Cole! Good luck
 boys - Fish 'On!

To learn more about Tarpon and fishing in our area (the Tarpon capital of the World) - and fishing with kids in general - check out hubbies web site : Fishing Southwest Florida. com

My favorite thing this week was…

My beautiful Mothers day Orchid #flowers from my hubs #nature My Mother's Day Flowers from boy #1(his own money) Are so bright & perfect- they almost look fake! #mobsociety
Mother's Day - of course! The boys took good care of me and although Mark had to work on
Sunday - this time of year is BUSY - we celebrated all together on Monday!
He also brought me some lovely wind chimes

Let's hear it for the boys. . . 

#PicFrame Dinner is served! #kidsinthekitchen #homemade yumminess!    My three sons made me dinner! We cook together in the kitchen - a lot - we use it as part of our homeschool "Cooking 101" - They are really sweet - I did make the homemade dough - but they did the rest. Little boys love their mommies and I sure am thankful
for the close relationship I have with each of my little men.
See more about our "Kids in the Kitchen" series here - link up your family recipes every Tuesday! 

I’m cooking…

#homemade Strawberry Jam #kidsinthekitchen #homeschool Day!Good old fashioned Strawberry Preserves
Get the recipe here

I’m grateful for…

My Mother! She's an awesome woman. She taught me to be a godly woman, to value my family, and
always enjoyed a spirit of adventure. She is beautiful inside - and out!

I'm forever grateful that she consistently quoted scripture in our home

1000 Moms Project

3 in 30 - reaching goals just 3 at a time …

Faith- Started the Proverbs 31 study - love it!
Physical- Visited my local health food store & I'm getting myself back on track
Blog- Landed another social media job (more on that later - but let's just say . . . I'm thrilled!) 

Letter of the week "M" …

M is for Mothers - see my Mother in above pic
M is for "making" strawberry preserves
Gotta add some cute scrapbook paper to dress up the lids on the #homemade preserves!    Cutting strawberries
M is for chopping "many" strawberries

M is for "Mmmmm" good! Old jelly jars by Ball are perfect for #homemade preserves made with simple ingredients

Helpful homeschooling tips, Freebies or advice to share…

Just through the end of the month - GeoMatters is offering their Columbus Unit Study
Geography Matters

Paths of Progress Text

Subscribe to the Newsletter - then use code: "MAY2012

I am offering "Exploring God's Creation" - Creation Bible verses printable - when you
 subscribe to my brand new monthly newsletter - it will contain many how to's and free links and
 information that will encourage homeschool moms and help you with your nature studies: 
Wildflower #nature study by me for Exploring God's Creation #homeschool #freebies Friday on Adventurez

Linking with - Holy Spirit Led Homeschool and these:

            Camera Phone Friday        



Mary Prather said...

You do SO much in one week, Kelli! I especially love your cooking with the boys - what fine young men they will be because of this. :-)

Thanks for linking today, friend!

Lisa said...

I loved your week! :-) The photos of the cardinals are just striking. I love all of the cooking you do, too. I downloaded your printable! Thank you so much. I want to do more nature studies with my kiddos, maybe over the summer. Have a great weekend, friend! :-)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the boat pics!! Wow that water is BLUE! You live in such a beautiful area!

We've been trying our hand at notebooking, so far my girls prefer it over constant narrations...I have been thinking about downloading that's on my to-do list ;-)

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Looks like you had a wonderful week! You're able to do so many memorable and fun things - what a gift to your boys, husband, and self!

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

I love seeing all your adventures - it makes me wonder if I will ever be able to be so creative :)

Judy @ Contented at Home said...

Thanks so much for offering the Bible verse printables!
Loved the pictures of the cardinals!

Susan said...

Looks like a great week! I especially love the cooking and the cardinals :)
Thanks for sharing your resource tips with Favorite Resources!

Amanda @ The Pelsers said...

You're not that bad to keep straight technologically speaking. I've dealt with way worse in my past life as a communications director.

Anonymous said...

You are one busy mama! I am joining in with the 3 in 30 this week. I can already see from viewing your goals, one that I need to make a priority for next week... getting on track with my eating...Not easy to do in the summer with cookouts and ice cream! Hope you have a great week!

Kim @ Bugs N Stuff said...

Your blog is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your heart with us all!