2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s October and that means Christmas is two months away. Time to start planning those holiday gifts! Our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is a list of some of my favorite websites and products to purchase holiday gifts. This post does contain affiliate links. If you purchase through one of these links, you help to bless […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Frugal Food Friday

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It’s fall and that means it is soup weather! Soups are one of my favorite things to make because they are easy, yummy, and frugal. You can whip up a big batch of soup and stretch it out over a few days. My oldest son’s favorite vegetable is broccoli, so we enjoy making broccoli cheddar […]

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How To Organize Your Life with a 2015 Daily Planner – Review & Giveaway

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With three kids, a baby on the way, homemaking, homeschooling, and being a wife I often find myself forgetting the things I need to do. I find myself frequently forgetting appointments and then I’m surprised when I get my reminder phone call the day before. I need a place to organize events, plan parties, and […]

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When Homemaking Seems Overwhelming

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When I got married at 19 years old, I was honestly very unprepared for keeping a home. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, and I’m still learning every day. Homemaking can be overwhelming when you don’t have a lot of experience with it! Throw in a few kids and whew! That laundry […]

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Our Frozen Birthday Party!

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We had my daughter’s fourth birthday party over the weekend and we had so much fun with her Frozen birthday party!  The first thing I did was use this printable to create an Olaf to greet our guests at the front door. My daughter loved it! I also used that same link to print coloring and […]

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Favorite Books for the The Wild West

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Another month has flown by already! It’s time for the Poppins Book Nook! September’s theme is the The Wild West! I want to give you a look at our favorite preschool books for The Wild West and then show you some fun activities. The Wild West Books I cannot talk about The Wild West without […]

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Planning a Simple Frozen Birthday Party

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Ahh, Frozen mania! It sees like every little girl who is turning four in 2014 is having a Frozen birthday party. I had no idea it was still so popular when my daughter decided it would be the theme for her party this year. I went shopping for party supplies yesterday and our local Walmart […]

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9 Pregnancy Essentials I Can’t Live Without

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I’m now 20 weeks pregnant with baby #4! Yay! I’m planning to revamp my Preparing for Baby series in the next few weeks, but until then I thought I’d add a new post on the pregnancy essentials that I absolutely have to have. I’m a pretty frugal girl, so I don’t necessarily splurge on a […]

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P is for Penguin – Plus a Printable Penguin Coloring Sheet

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We did the P is for Penguin unit of My Father’s World Kindergarten back before I got morning sickness, but I’m just now getting the post put together. This was one of our more fun unit for sure! P is for Penguin Books We got lots of books from the library about penguins. I mostly […]

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Supplements for My Father’s World Kindergarten

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supplements for mfw k

So, we are a little over halfway through MFW K and my boy is nearing six years old. While I think My Father’s World Kindergarten is wonderful on its own for preschoolers and young kindergarteners, I do think an older kindergartner could benefit from a little bit of supplementation. I’ve touched on what we will […]

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