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Valentine’s Day 2018 Roundup

The past couple of weeks have been a bit rough around here. Mr. Awesome was sick and then the internet has been down for a bit. (I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks now but couldn’t post it.) Then my computer died… eek! Thankfully all seems to be better now and I am trying to learn the ins and outs of my new computer.

Valentine’s day is just around the corner so I wanted to share a couple of ideas and deals that I’ve found and some that I have tried out myself. (This post does contain affiliate links.) I’ll update this list if I find any other really good deals too!

Freebies:

Free Valentine’s Day Printable For Kids

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids Valentine’s Day Printables

Coloring Pages at Crayola

You can also check out my previous post here ,which I will be updating soon, for more ideas and activities.


 

 

 

Cute Valentine’s Cards:

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Our First Christmas Decoration For The Little House On The Pond!

**Please note this post does contain affiliate links to which I may, possibly, earn a small commission from if you click on and purchase an item. For full disclosure click here.

I don’t know about you all but this Christmas has not went as planned here in the little house on the pond. We did manage to get a tree up but it hasn’t been decorated yet… and how many days ’til Christmas? I’m afraid to check.

The kids don’t seem to mind that the tree isn’t decorated as Nanny J let us borrow her fiber optic tree and it is so pretty! They also know that Olivia has wrapped some gifts to place under there as well. Momma hasn’t wrapped a single gift, yet, but I do plan to wrap some later today.  Continue reading Our First Christmas Decoration For The Little House On The Pond!

Holidays and Ideas

Every year has four seasons, and each season has its own set of holidays. While homeschooling I try to take advantage of the holidays to research and teach my children about them. We have the flexibility to take time and study these important dates.

Holidays or special days that were set apart for remembrance started way back in Genesis. We use a lot of biblical references and studies in our homeschooling so it is important to me to that my children learn about the true meanings and origins of these days. As a teacher I can also have some control over what they are exposed to as well.

We don’t generally do an in depth study on any particular date. If the kids are more interested in one holiday then we may do a little extra. We can usually turn these into mini units and work them in with our regular school work. I will also leave out seasonal or holiday themed items for the kids to explore independently.

The key in our house is to keep it simple. We don’t have to decorate for every holiday. We don’t have to go overboard with learning about it. Sometimes just a brief discussion or a couple of YouTube videos is all we do. However there are some holidays that hold more importance here at our house. Christmas and Easter are two of those holidays. I have always wanted to try to do an Advent calendar or study so this year I am attempting to begin one.

I will try my best to keep this page updated and post resources that we are using as well. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments too.

Gift Giving Ideas

January Holidays

February Holidays

March Holidays

April Holidays

May Holidays

June Holidays

July Holidays

August Holidays

September Holidays

October Holidays

November Holidays

December Holidays

Others:

This site, A to Z Kids Stuff, has a list of special days and activities that you can check out for more ideas.

105 Unique Holidays to Celebrate with Kids

 

Gift Giving Ideas

**Please note this post does contain affiliate links to which I may, possibly, earn a small commission from if you click on and purchase an item. For full disclosure click here.

I know sometimes it’s hard to buy gifts and you run out of ideas. Below are links to all of the gift giving ideas I’ve posted, all in one place! I hope you enjoy… but please note that some of those post will contain affiliate links. (Scroll to the bottom for links to sites.)

Give The Gift of The Outdoors

Reblog: The Best Gifts For Homeschoolers – Awe Filled Homemaker

Gift Cards Are The Ultimate Perfect Gift

Love with Food

Zazzle For The Perfect Gift!

Last day for this deal!

Cyber Monday Deal: Kids Cook Real Food eCourse 11/27-11/29

Product Review: Grove Collaborative Holiday Collection December 2017

Reblog: Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?

Links to Sites:

EdibleGiftsPlus

Ellisi Gifts

gamedaycollectables.com

Gifting Inc

InnovaToys & Gifts 

InvitationInABottle.com

Love is a Rose

Old Time Candy Company

Precious Moments 

sid fey designs

SmileBooks

Timeless Message

TV’s Toy Box 

Wine of the Month Club, Inc

Wish.com

Zazzle

Gift Cards Are The Ultimate Perfect Gift

**Please note this post does contain affiliate links to which I may, possibly, earn a small commission from if you click on and purchase an item. For full disclosure click here.

Sometimes you have those people who don’t really want or need anything and they can be so hard to buy for… just like me. I always appreciate a gift card, especially when it is for something that I wouldn’t buy for myself or to a store that I normally go to anyway. Here are a few of the interesting cards I’ve found today (many of them can be sent via email to make it easy to reach those far away):

General: (You can use this anywhere!)

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It’s The Day Before Thanksgiving and My House Is A Wreck!

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It’s true, our little house on the pond is a wreck and I don’t know where we will put all of our guests that are coming tomorrow. Anybody else feel the same way right now?

The past couple of weeks have been super crazy. I guess everyone has been trying to fit everything in before the holiday season. Then we had the time change which is always so much fun around here… can you hear the sarcasm?

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How To Properly Set a Table

I have been working on a Home Ec class for my kids. (Its printed and waiting to be bound and/or laminated.) One of the activities is setting the table. When I came across this post on my Facebook feed I felt I should share it as many of us do get confused and some of us really don’t care.

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Luscious Four Layer Pumpkin Cake

This is a reblog of one of my favorite holiday recipes…. I love this cake and I am determined to make it this year… I may even make it before Thanksgiving as I really want to enjoy it. It’s kind of hard to enjoy something so yummy when you are stuffed from all that turkey and other goodies from a big dinner.

Maybe this year we will kind of stretch out Thanksgiving a bit and have a few of our favorites throughout the Thanksgiving/Christmas season so we can enjoy them even more.

via Luscious Four-Layer Pumpkin Cake

Reblog: Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?

I know it may be too early for some of us to think about Christmas while others have already finished up their shopping but some of us are kind of piddling with ideas and while working on my own list I found this article which I thought I’d share with you all:

via Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?

Sneak Peek: November 14, 2017

Below is a sneak peak at some of my upcoming blog posts.

Stay tuned for some more exciting things to come as well!

Have a blessed day!

National Cheesecake Day

National Cheesecake Day is the day to enjoy a slice or two of delicious cheesecake! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 30th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

National Cheesecake Day « Eli’s Cheesecake

National Cheesecake Day | Sue Bee Honey

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30, 2017 – Chiff.com

Recipes:

PHILADELPHIA 3-Step Cheesecake – Kraft Recipes

22 Easy Cheesecake Recipes | Taste of Home

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes – Allrecipes.com

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

National Lasagna Day

National Lasagna Day is the day to whip up a big pan of lasagna to enjoy! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 29th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

National Lasagna Day – Punchbowl

Kid Activities | Activities for Kids for Month of July Page 1

Recipes:

Easy Lasagna II Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Simply Lasagna Recipe – Kraft Recipes

Easy Lasagna Recipe – Homemade and Freezer Meal Friendly

No bake chocolate lasagna – I Heart Nap Time

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Homeschool: July on Pinterest