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The Homeschool App That Changed How I Keep Records

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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

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

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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

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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.