Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Heritage Farms

A friend from church invited me to go pick up her chickens that she ordered. So Lance, Annette, and I made a day of it. It was like a field trip.
We ate at the restaurant. The meat comes from grass-fed cows. The bread is homemade. There is even a mill on the premises.
 I splurged and ate a burger and fries ($9.99). We all ordered water but did have dessert!
 Lance amused himself by building with sugar packets.
 Annette practicing her photography skills.
 Next we went to the market to buy a fat pig, then home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
Just kidding, we didn't buy a pig.
 Lance did enjoy watching the men cut up a slab of beef.

Our last stop before picking up the hens was the General Store.
My friend bought chicken feed here.

You can't tell in the pictures that it was super windy. We had to hold onto our skirts, hehe! It was a fun day. We didn't get home until 8:00 P.M. I was falling asleep on the way home, embarrassing! The night before I just couldn't sleep. I was tossing & turning till past 2:30 A.M.

I'm sad to write that I didn't get a picture of Annette. She was busy taking pictures (practicing).
I'm going to be in South Carolina next month for the convention in Greenville. I'm super excited, I'll be helping Sarah pass out her journals with some other Thinking Tree mamas!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Thinking Tree Giveaway!!!

I have two Thinking Tree Fun Schooling Journals in this giveaway to get you started on your fun-schooling journey.
The Thinking Tree Journal Giveaway
This set includes the Fun-Schooling Spelling Journal. This is such a delightful way to learn. I absolutely love that there are no list involved. Your child will color words, hunt for words in their books, cereal boxes, road signs, and wherever they can find words.

I haven't wrote a review of the (aff) Homeschooling Active Boys Do-It-Yourself Journal yet so below I included a graphic of some pages you will find in it.
The Thinking Tree Journal Giveaway
Review coming soon!
The Active Boy's Spring Journal (aff) is one of The Thinking Tree's newer journals. I love the cover it reminds me of my own boys. They have caught fireflies and put them in mason jars and of course we always let them go once we were done observing them ;)

Although it says for Active Boys - girls can use it too of course.

Giveaway for U.S. residence only. 

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Dyslexia Games

Lance is using Dyslexia Games Series A. These pictures were taken a few weeks ago.
I found these pictures while searching my files for something else.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Choosing a Mommy Journal from The Thinking Tree

Are you looking to purchase a mommy journal and are wondering what the difference is between them? If so look no further. I'm here to help you out ;)
Choosing Your Mommy Journal
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Basically, like with the student journals, start with the cover you like. The inside of each journals are pretty similar with the exception of the Coffee Time Journal.

The Homeschooling Handbook For Moms and The Busy Mom's Homeschooling Handbook are exactly the same inside. There's a cute little owl theme in the two below.
Choosing A Mommy Journal from The Thinking Tree
Teaching by example is what these mom journals are all about. 
Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)
We mamas want to be a good example to our kids. When they see mom digging into her books and using her journal, they'll want to do the same too.
Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)
Coloring has a way of bringing stress levels down for both mom (and kiddos). If you're having a busy and beautifully-blessed chaotic day, pull out your mama journal, sip on something warm, and enjoy coloring, planning, and organizing.
Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)

Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)

Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)

Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)

Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)

Homeschooling Handbook for Mom (butterfly & horse covers)
Mom's 1st Year of Homeschooling Handbook has a cozy-fireplace-comfort foods type theme. At least that's what I think when looking through this book.
Mom's 1st Year Handbook

Mom's 1st Year Handbook
 The candles remind me of days gone by of living in a log cabin. That's the coziness of this book.
Mom's 1st Year Handbook

Mom's 1st Year Handbook

Mom's 1st Year Handbook

Mom's 1st Year Handbook

Mom's 1st Year Handbook

Mom's 1st Year Handbook

The Thinking Tree Mom Journals
The next journal isn't in the picture above because I have this one on pdf. You can purchase the Mom's Homeschooling Handbook directly from The Thinking Tree or as a physical book on Amazon.
This one has a cute little kitty theme throughout.

And my favorite mommy journal the Coffee Time - Quiet Time Journal.
This one has a coffee/tea theme. It's cozy - fun - and full of yummies too! It has some pages that are similar to the other mommy journals but many are different as well.

Recipe and Meal Plan pages don't have to be ordinary - make them extraordinary by adding scripture!
With my Coffee Time Journal I've decided to make scripture meals with the two pages above.

I wrote a review of the Homeschooling Handbook for Moms and you can also see more pictures HERE (scroll down to see more post and pics of these journals)

You don't have to be a mama to enjoy these beautiful handbooks. The only handbook that doesn't have mom or homeschooling on it  is Coffee Time journal.

There is a Teen Girl's Journal and I'll write about that soon.
My friend Megan wrote a review that you can read at My Full Heart.

I hope this post is helpful to you all with figuring out which Mommy Journal to start with. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or use the Contact Form on my blog.

This post is more of a peek inside than a review but I'm going to add a disclaimer just in case!

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