Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum

We are finishing the third week of our new school year and I realize I haven’t shared our 2018-2019 homeschool curriculum.  I have been so busy planning that I haven’t been posting!  I am excited for the upcoming school year.  This is the first year that I have actually made a schedule.  Like a real […]

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk (Photos & Video)

Making your own almond milk is super easy and only requires two ingredients.  You read that right.  Two ingredients.  Homemade almond milk tastes better, is better for you, and is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t made this already. If you have been wondering how to make homemade almond milk now […]

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio (Florida)

Homeschool portfolios are crucial for a child’s annual homeschool evaluation.  But, what is a portfolio and how do I create one?!?  No worries, take a deep breath and keep reading.  It’s easy, pinky promise! What is a Homeschool Portfolio? A homeschool portfolio is a record of what each of your children has learned during the school […]

How to Make Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth

Making Instant Pot chicken bone broth is super easy to make and crazy good for you too!  All you need is the leftovers from a chicken dinner, a few veggies, and an electric pressure cooker.  I enjoy making bone broth in the Instant Pot because I don’t have to monitor it.  I just set the timer […]

Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup

Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup

Making homemade condiments is a great way to eat healthier while saving money.  I enjoy making our own condiments for both reasons and have been making homemade ketchup for several years.  The first homemade ketchup recipe I shared uses honey as a sweetener, the second recipe I shared uses sugar as a sweetener but it calls […]

Homeschool Planning:  12 Weeks at a Time

Homeschool Planning & Prepping: 12 Weeks at a Time

We are a very relaxed and eclectic homeschooling family.  I create the curriculum that my kids use picking and pulling from many different resources.   I find that homeschool planning and prepping 12 weeks at a time works best for us.   My detailed planning and intense prepping can take a lot of time up front but […]

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

I was a total slacker this year on making and feeding my family real foods.  I am determined to change that and I am not waiting until the new year to make these changes.  Until recently, I had no idea how to make homemade mayonnaise.  I enjoy making homemade condiments a lot but have always […]

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

My family loves homemade applesauce, it’s a staple in our home.  I typically homemade applesauce on the stovetop but yesterday I whipped up a batch of Instant Pot applesauce and it was a hit!  This applesauce is easy to make and absolutely delicious. Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to […]

Our 2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum

This is our seventh year homeschooling.  My family is still thrilled with our decision to homeschool.   We don’t purchase box curriculum sets, instead I put together our own.  Creating our 2017-2018 homeschool curriculum was a bit more challenging because they are all moving up in their grades, no more preschoolers here.  If you are interested in what we are working on this […]

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

I enjoy making a few salads at the beginning of the week to have available for quick healthy meals when things get busy.  I store my salads in glass mason jars which make them easy for grab and go situations.  This black bean sweet potato quinoa salad has become a favorite of mine, it is packed […]

Field Trip Fun:  Criminal Investigation Services

Field Trip Fun: Criminal Investigation Services

I am so grateful that we live in a community full of active homeschoolers, we are often so busy that I find it difficult to fit in ‘school’. I am also grateful that we live in a location that offers many fun and often free field trips.  This years’ first field trip fun was scheduled at […]