Featured Post

The Homeschool App That Changed How I Keep Records

When I was contacted by Flexible Homeschool App to use and review their app I wasn't sure if it was going to be a great fit for us.  After all I am not one to plan out our homeschool year; I buy a few books for each student and try to remember to use most of them by the time we "finish" for the season.

However, with Ian officially in high school I have been wondering how to keep track of everything and put together a comprehensive transcript for him... enter the Flexible Homeschool App.  As soon as I began looking through their site I was sold!

It works on almost all devices; computers and laptops, cell phones, tablets, etc.

It's easy to use and easy to follow... and best of all it REALLY IS FLEXIBLE!!

This is how I plan our homeschooling year!  I buy a few books plan to do one or two pages either a week or a day  and we slowly work our way through the work.  If we skip a day we just pick up where we left off the next day.

This app allows me to do that!  I love t…

May Pinterest Challenge-- Sour Cream and Onion Chex mix

We are always on the look out for new Chex Mix flavorings  (just check out our Italian Ranch mix, Zesty Ranch,Parmesan Italian Chex mix, or our Best Chex Mix EVER).
I wondered if there was a way I could make some sour cream and onion Chex mix.  I went looking on Pinterest and didn't find a single recipe for it but I did find this pin that promised a delicious sour cream and onion popcorn or snack shaker and thought I could use that.

In case you've missed the past few months of challenges: We made some homemade marshmallows in January Some cheesy chicken chowder in February creamy noodle turkey casserole in March In April I shared some scrapbooking pages from our Busch Gardens trip
To join next month's #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ June Pinterest Challenge
Let's meet this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts! My Pinterventures •  Cookies Coffee and CraftsSew Crafty CrochetSum of their Stories•  Eye Love KnotsThis Autoimmune Life  •  Love My Little CottageA…

100 Days of Science #71-- Making Homemade Yogurt Pops

With both my husband and myself on Weight Watchers we've cut out so many snacks but found some really delicious yogurt bars that we're all loving... but at 4 pops for just over $4 a box I thought it might be fun to try making our own.  I just knew this would be a perfect lesson to add to our 100 days of science challenge!

We bought a popsicle mold last year and we had mixed results with making a few different kinds.  I thought making some homemade yogurt pops would be a great, yummy, science experiment.  
First we diced up some strawberries making sure we had about a cup of them.

Then put them through our blender with 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt, a 1/2 cup of almond milk, 2 ounces of light cream cheese, a splash of vanilla, and just 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

We poured the mixture into our molds; getting 7 1/2 pops.  We let them freeze for an hour while we went hiking and then pulled them out of the freezer just long enough to put the sticks inside.  Then we fr…

Cards I Made in May

I started making cards pretty early in May.  I needed a thank you card, a few Mother's day cards, and an anniversary card.

First up was the than you card; a friend of a friend was getting rid of all her scrapbooking supplies (and furniture to house it all!).  I was touched by the generosity and as well as giving her a little think you gift I wanted to make a card that let her know her supplies would be put to good use.

Next up I had three Mother's day cards to make

Lastly, I made a card for my husband for our anniversary.  He has loved my handmade cards since we were in high school and was actually a bit disappointed those years I ended up buying one instead.  I hope he likes this year's card.