Monday, June 20, 2016

Fathers Day 2016

     This year for fathers day I decided for another diy project and made Mr. Chickadee this fun sign and he loved it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How we keep our home clean....

     You may remember me trying the Fly Lady Method, here, here, and here, to clean my home, but you may also remember that it didn't work .. So I have been following (more or less) a new method of keeping up with the plethora of chores. I went to pinterest for help of course and found many different ways. The one method I liked the most is where all the chores are broken down into daily chores, different chores for each day, and alternate chores done on different weeks. This way I am not overwhelmed with trying to figure out what needs to be done and when.. not to mention I don't have to do it all in one day!

There are several different schedules out there, but I wrote my own to fit our own needs
(if you like my version though, keep reading for a free printable)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Banner Update

You may have noticed the new blog banner; it has been refreshed and updated!

     Only this time, I created it all by myself!! I used my Photoshop Elements 12 and I have to say, I am quite proud of myself! Now, it's not that I didn't like the ones that were designed for me, but no one could design exactly how I wanted it to a tee... not to mention how much fun I had playing around with it all! Or that now I can add chickadees as needed ♥

When the baby is born, the egg will hatch and a baby chickadee will be added..
Love that I can update it as needed ♥

Monday, June 6, 2016

Educational Hours Log

      It is always a good idea to log the amount of hours your home schooled students completed. In the state of Missouri, children are required to complete a total of 1000 hours of learning. Of those hours, 600 must be of core subjects; for example: Bible, math, language, reading, history, science. And 400 hours of non core subjects; for example: art, music, another language, home economics, physical education, etc. Of course there are no limits and you can teach more, as long as you have logged at least the recommended hours.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Chocolate Sausage

What? You've never heard of or had chocolate sausage?

You're missing out!!!

      I'm going to tell you right now that this is not a healthy-good-for-you dessert, but it is oh so good for your taste buds!! So I make it maybe once or twice a year.. balance haha!