Thursday, April 3, 2014

MASKING TAPE THREE STORY HOUSE/ HOBBIT HOUSE

I love this idea that I found on Almost Unschoolers Blog. First you use your masking tape to make the base of the house. I only had the thick one but it worked. But I'm sure the thinner one is better:)

Ducky, then made three stories in the house with furniture, blankets,tables, stairs and bathroom. Our daughter has several Calico Critters that she uses to play with this masking tape home. I love that she can use her imagination and you only need three simple items: Masking Tape, carpet and your mind. 

This is DMan's Hobbit house. It from the book The Hobbit. Hobbit means "comfort place" to relax, That sounds good to me!!!!

This is the inside of his Hobbit House:)

Thank you Heavenly Father for the ability to homeschool our children. Its a blessing to see them use their imaginations. And most importantly Have Fun throughout their day!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

PEACE HILL PRESS FIRST LANGUAGE LESSONS LEVEL 2


First Language Lesson has been the only grammar that I have used. I love the gentle approach. The Level 2 is all oral which I love. First Language Lessons reviews precious lessons throughout the whole book. Repetion is important when you are trying to learn. Level 2 has copy work, poem memorization, story narration, dictation and much more. My personal experience has been that First Language Lessons has taught our children so much. I wouldn't start grammar until I found something that was gentle with very little writing. Now our children can tell you several poems, narrate back to you what they have learned, tell you what a noun,verb,pronoun, preposition is and much more. Although this suggests that this book is for grade 2, we didn't start this book until 5th and 3rd grade. You can start it in 2nd grade but we have been taking our time on this subject. Below are some examples of our work throughout the year. Thank you to Peace Hill Press for letting us review such a wonderful product. 

Linking Verbs
This was one of the enrichment activity, love because its a hands on activity. The enrichment activity is after each lesson to enhance the lesson. 



A complete grammar text for young students, First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 2 uses dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop language ability. 
Originally published along with the first level of First Language Lessons as a single volume, Level 2 has been redesigned as a simple-to-use one-year program. 
First Language Lessons, Level 2 is an oral grammar program.


Poem Memorization 
The Year By: Sarah Colridge

Preposition List 
First Language Lessons 
Level 2
We have been learning this list for several months. It's so awesome that First Language Lesson will repeat for several lessons until well known. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE DONUTS RECIPE

These donuts were amazing. I got the recipe from this site Lexis Clean Kitchen. I changed the recipe to my liking. They are gluten free. And they are so yummy. 


Ingredients needed for donuts: 

3/4  cup of almond or gluten free flour
1 1/2 tsp of raw cocao ( chocolate)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup organic applesauce
pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 tbsp of coconut oil or any oil that you have available
3 tbsp of honey or agave
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of Enjoy Life's Gluten Free Chocolate chips

Ingredients needed to the chocolate frosting:
1/2 cup of Enjoy Life's Gluten Free Chocolate Chips
1 tsp of coconut oil

Directions:

In your bowl mix all ingredients together well
Grease your donut pan, I have a donut maker. 
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, if you have a donut maker then use directions that comes with donut maker.
Remove and Let cool 
Once your Donuts are cooled then you can frost them. 

Enjoy!!!!




Monday, December 2, 2013

CANDY WRAPPER LUNCH BOX

Ducky and her friend have been doing a handicraft while DMan is at Lego Class. Ducky did an amazing craft. 

Materials needed:
Lunch Box
Saved Candy Wrappers
Glue 
Water
Paint Brush to spread glue

Take your glue mixture and paint glue onto the candy wrappers. Then put candy wrappers onto your lunch box. Cover the whole lunch box with the candy wrappers. The finished product is so cute. You can also use cans and cover them with candy wrappers for gifts. I love this concept and its thrifty. 

Ducky and Her friend with part of there lunch done. The smiles says it all!!!!

QUINOA AND VEGGIES MASON JAR MEALS FOR CAMPING OR ON THE GO HEALTHY MEAL

Our first camping I decided to make mason jars meals. They are easy to store and I felt so good for the weekend eating healthy food that is good for my body:)

Ingredients needed: 
Quinoa-Cooked( 1 to 2 serving)
1/2 of a red onion
A whole Red Pepper
A can of Corn
A can of Black Beans
Olive Oil ( as much as you desire)
Vinegar ( as much as you desire)
1/4 cup of Lime
Salt and Pepper( as desired) 
Avocado ( on a camping trip just bring one uncut and cut it when needed). 

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and then put into your mason jars for a easy lunch for camping or just when you need a healthy meal on the go. 

THE BEST GLUTEN FREE BREAD

I have been experimenting with new recipes. I love this homemade gluten free bread from Unrefined Kitchen. I love that this recipe because it can be made without a bread maker. Just a loaf pan, your ingredients and an stove. 

Ingredients needed:
3/4 cup of coconut flour ( You could use all purpose gluten free flour too).
1/2 cup of grounded flax seed. 
1/2 cup of almonds
1/2 cup of arrowroot powder ( which is a thickener)
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 cup of applesauce
1/4 cup of coconut oil ( melted) 
6 eggs
2 tablespoons of honey

Once you buy the flour you can make probably three loafs with the bag of flour. 

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350
Combine dry ingredients in one bowl
Combine wet ingredients in another bowl( separate from dry ingredients)
Grease pan and then pour batter into loaf pan. 
Bake at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes

If you are gluten free you will love this moist bread. I brought it to church one night and it was all gone. 

And its kid approved!!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

MUNCH N MOVIE-WERTHER'S ORIGINAL CARAMEL POPCORN

wrote this post on behalf of Werther’s Originals Caramel Popcorn and their PR Company. Our Hope Is In The Lord has  received a  MommyParties Kit to host my Mommy Party in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way. 

Werther's Originals has been a very popular brand for a very long time. My husband favorite candy is caramel. I was so excited to share the Werther's Originals Caramel Popcorn with my husband and my friends. I decided to have a Mom's Night In at our house to sample the Werther's Popcorn and watch Soul Surfer. Each one of my friend's brought a appetizer to share with the other moms. 


The recipe I decided to make was the Chocolate Caramel Clusters. All of my guests loved these. There comments were:
"Wow, these are delicious"
" I can't stop eating this yummy dessert" 

Ingredients used:
12oz of the gluten free chocolate chips
4 cups of Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn
Shredded Coconut

Directions:
Line muffin pan with paper cups.
Melt gluten free chocolate chips in pan.
Put Caramel popcorn in a large bowl and pour chocolate over the popcorn. 
Place in muffin cups and refrigerate for 20-25 minutes, or until set. 

This recipe is easy to follow and really fast to make especially with the holidays coming up. 


Everyone of my friend's loved to try a new recipe. They were very pleased. All of them weren't aware that Werthers made a caramel popcorn which is why I was pleased to introduce them to this product. 

One of the awesome about having these parties is that I always get to give away product to my friend's. Everyone loves to receive FREE items. Each Mom walked away with a bag of Werther's Caramel Popcorn, Recipes, Coupons and Fact Sheet about the product. We were sitting down to watch Soul Surfer which by the way if one of our favorites and I decided to get a quick picture of my gang with there popcorn:) 

Before the movie even started I shared a devotion with my friends. We also had a moment of prayer. Soul Surfer is a real authentic movie that will touch the hearts of many when seen. Soul Surfer is a true story about Bethany Hamilton that got bit by a shark and her journey to recovery and healing. What a better way to share such a inspiring movie with women and to share the New Werther's Caramel Popcorn. 

I was thankful that Mom Select sent me a copy of Soul Surfer and I already had a copy so I was able to gift the other copy to one of my friend's. It's better to give than to receive. 

With the Holidays fast approaching Werther's Caramel Popcorn would be a great addition to your dessert choices that I'm sure that all of your family and friends will remember for a lifetime!!!!