Thursday, August 29, 2013

Carnival Fun!

My little sister and I would pass by the carnival and say how much we would like to go. In my mind it was just wishful thinking, but to my surprise on a Monday night my parents said we could go. I enjoyed the piercing lights with their contrast against the black sky. The sounds of people enjoying themselves, and the machines whirling away. Some friends were visiting and we were able to go on Saturday as well! God is so good!

 My $5.00 cotton candy that I bought only for nostalgic reasons.

I get dizzy super fast. Spin twice and I'll start feeling dizzy! This ride called the Round Up is all about spinning! It starts completely level then spins until it is on its side. At one point it felt like the park was upside down. Of course I got on it! I must have a daring side after all.

 Little sisters favorite ride the spinning swings! 

This ride is similar to the Round Up just that you are sitting. When Kianna and I were little I remember her encouraging me to get on this ride and I did... I do not remember it being so 'scary'. It was definitely the most intense ride of the day! We were able to relive that childhood moment (this time I insisted on being on the inside so all my weight landed on her this time:) 

Over all we had a great time! My favorite moments were going on the ferris wheel with my very active and daring little cousin. Trying that what appeared super scary/ dizzing ride. The power going out (thankfully none of those in our group were on a ride) Screaming just cause you can! Though not a enjoyable feeling being dizzy at the end. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Book Review: Bible Study

Guest post: Karen 

In Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas: Colossians 3, Pam Forester seeks an "inspiring, in-depth Bible study, five minutes at a time." I would have to agree that she accomplished two out of the three goals for this book. 

Being familiar with Pam Forester, I knew this book would provide plenty of suggestions for mom on how to carve out some time to do Bible study. I also foreshadowed her giving a list of additional resources and tools to facilitate Bible Study. In accord with her other studies, she also provided lots of ideas on how to engage one's children, both young and old, into Bible study. These are trademarks of her materials I have come to know and expect from this author. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this study. The author packs a lot into the day's study. She does not offer (a lot) of commentary but rather lets the student find the jewels in the text. She often included self-reflection questions and prayer prompts which further enriched the study. 

The only thing I would have to strongly caution is the amount of time each assignment takes. I could not finish the assignments in five minutes. Although the author does provide catch up days (which can also be used for further/deeper study), on a daily basis the assignments require anywhere from 15-20 minutes. Although this was not a problem for me, it may discourage other students who can not spend "extra" time in the Word. 

Overall, this study was enjoyable and insightful. It encourages one to dig deeper into the Scriptures providing lots of resources, tools, and knowledge of the importance to make time for the studying of the Scriptures.

I received a complimentary copy from BookCrash in exchange for this independent and unbiased review. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

5 Washi Tape Ideas

1. Cute-i-fying your memorization/flash cards

2. Decorating your letters 

3. Funifying piano learning

4. Marking your things

5. Adding style to your homeschool notebooks

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Score Thrifty

For some time I have wanted to write a score thrifty post, but was waiting to have a good size haul to share with you.
Thrift Store- Vintage looking basket for $3.00

Vera Bradley Outlet- Notebook retails for $15.00. The outlet had it for five dollars minus the 50% off the total was $2.50

Target- Infinity Scarf $3.00

Thrift store- Vintage Better Homes and Gardens cookbook $0.45

Thrift store- The Crucible book a play on the Salem Witch Trials was $0.80 but with it being half off the total become $0.40. 

Target- Thanks to Kianna who found this special, we got these cute sandals for only $5.08. They were originally $17.00 dollars. We saved about $12.00!

Grandma- Conair mini Pro blow dryer for FREE! 

Thrifting is a new 'love' of mine. All of the items came out to $14.43. If I had bought any one of these items full price I most likely would have spent the total amount for all of these or more.