threekidsavatar.jpg I'm a stay-at-home mother to my three (sometimes) wonderful children. They are usually with me, since I homeschool them. We enjoy going into the GSMNP, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and playing in nature. Occasionally, you can catch the hubby and kids fishing in the river. • 100 Things about ME
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It’s time again for hundreds of great freebies from CurrClick! So grab you a cold turkey sandwich (cause you know you have tons left over) and get to downloading! I’ll be right there with you…..

You simply can’t afford to miss CurrClick’s biggest event of the year, BLACK FRIDAY! HUNDREDS of TOTALLY FREE educa! tion resources! No Traffic, No Crowds, No Cost!
10:00 am CST Friday, Nov 27th through 10:00 am CST Saturday, Nov 28th.

Plus, get up to 50% off next semester’s curriculum during our STOCKING UP YOUR SHELVES SALE!
Nov 27th at 10:00am CST through Tuesday, Dec 15th.


Father Cube: Great Father’s Day Project

Oh, WOW! I just got a great email from CurrClick. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I was trying to find something neat to do with the kids for Father’s Day. Read this….

Here is the link to the product. It’s only $2.00 right now!

Fathers’ Day is June 21!  Make a lasting tradition with Dad! 

From the makers of the Fathers’ Day Project Pack comes another great product! The Dad Cube is a fun and meaningful project for fathers and children to make together, or for children to make as a gift for Dad. During the course of the project, children will get to know their fathers better, express their love and appreciation for Dad, and make a terrific Fathers’ Day memory that goes on and on!   Once you make the Dad Cube, it is passed back and forth between father and child, always with a note of appreciation or a small gift.  The project pack and materials are cheaper than a greeting card, and over the years, it will mean much more! Appropriate for all ages.


3 Freebies from Teacher’s Book Bag

In honor of opening up their new website (and one weekly freebie), Teacher’s Book Bag .net is giving away some great freebies!

Teacher Book Bag Valentine’s Day Activities

Teacher Book Bag’s Grand Opening Goodie Bundle!

and this is the weekly freebie:

Teacher Book Bag’s Continental Little Hoppers, Africa

I absolutely love their stuff.  You gotta check out these deals (especially since they’re FREE!  Did I mention they were FREE?  ..well they are!

28 FREE Titles on Black Friday

This Friday, November 28th, put on your pajamas, put away your pocketbooks and “head over” to CurrClick’s best ever Black Friday Freebie Giveaway and Homeschooling Through the Holidays Sale!

One ‘Sweet’ Purse

I made this for a contest….and I fell in love with it, and I don’t even like candy corn. Only problem, DD wants one now and this one took me about four hours to make. Maybe I can skimp and use felt for hers.

—side view—

It feels sooo good to be able to sew something. I’ve been working on a quilt now for about three months (or more). It seems every time I get started on one thing with it, something happens. The top looked perfect when I got it finished. After putting four (yes I said four) layers of batting behind it and a layer of flannel, it looks wonky. I broke countless needles trying to bind the stupid thing. (I only call it stupid because it was such a problem).


This was a project for the kids great-great-grandmother. She did the embroidery years ago. The kids great-great-aunt was going thru her mother’s stuff and happened upon them. This will be a present for her. Shhh…don’t tell her, she doesn’t know yet. The reason for the four layers of batting, she is bedridden and is always complaining of freezing. This heavy thing is definitely going to keep her warm.

—close up of her embroidery—

I just have to say that I don’t usually quilt. This will be my second completed large quilt that was machine quilted. I did make the boys a quilt each that I tie-quilted. Those were made after the first sewn one. I only have a regular machine and those big rolls just don’t want to go through the middle. ….pause while I dream of a bigger machine…

Well, I’m off to make about six school buses. That’s a fleet!

HUGE SALE – Back to Homeschool

Head on over to CurrClick to check out their huge sale.  TONS OF DISCOUNTS

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Kick-off your school year with great savings on hundreds of titles! For the entire month of August, get 10-70% OFF of hundreds of curriculum choices from your favorite publishers. With our huge title selection, you can be sure to find something to please any learning style in your home. Here’s to great savings and a fun new school year!

Click Here to See a Complete Listing of our Back-to-Homeschool Discounts!

Be sure to download the freebie while you are there!!!!!!

Easter Memories

Wow! I can’t believe this year is going by so fast. I remember last Easter. I spent the whole morning sewing my daughter’s Easter dress. Thankfully, this year I got it done the day before. I must like to cut it close on timing. I guess that’s why I file my taxes on the last day.

This Easter was different. The kids woke up with baskets of crackers and juice boxes on the table (alongside the ducklings and chickies). I have never made the kids a basket before and my DD had been wanting one of those pre-made ones from the stores. When my Mom heard about my never doing baskets, she told the kids about how we ALWAYS got one. I hope they don’t expect one next year. That was too much trouble.

Anyways, I guess now I have to get ready to file my taxes. I finished my in-laws today. I have theirs down to a science. The lady has us scheduled for two hours. Today we finished them in 30 minutes. I guess I’m getting better. Next year, I’m aiming for 20 minutes.

Here is a pic of my DD’s dress and basket. Never again will I sew stretchy satin. I hate that stuff.