Month: October 2018

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Posted in T-Shirts for sale Time to Create VIPKid

VIPKid Logo Vinyl

(This is for the iron on vinyl only, no shirt included!! I do not make any money on these. I make them so that other teachers can have something for their generic orange shirts/sweatshirts. ) They measure approx 6-1/2 inches wide.  Price includes shipping. *note: we had to raise the price slightly…

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Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite snacks is pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) or roasted pumpkin seeds (whole). I eat them on salads, in my homemade granola or just as a snack.  You can salt them and roast, or roast plain. You can flavor with lime and chili or with cinnamon and sugar….

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Posted in Discovering Education

Discovering Education – Pioneer Living History Museum

Join us on another homeschooling adventure at the Pioneer Living History Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Well worth the visit for the little cowboy in your life!!!  Discovering Education – Visiting Pioneer, Arizona and traveling the back roads, Phoenix, Anthem, Arizona, Pioneer Living History Museum, Pioneers, Old West, History www.DiscoveringEducation.us KrisAndLarry.com,…

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Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts Family Just Being Family Kids

DIY Jellyfish Halloween costume

What you will need: White or clear solid colored umbrella Battery powered tea lights White tulle, streamers, and curling ribbon Clear shipping tape Glowstick XL googly eyes Start with taping the googly eyes on the umbrella. Then, tape the battery pack to the umbrella and wrap the string of lights…

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Posted in Breads & Desserts Family In my kitchen

Favorite Circus Cookie Recipe

One of my all-time favorite cookies is the Circus cookies. This is a recipe that we have been using for years. LOVE that the kids can help out (and since the littles are getting older, they can even do this one themselves) and make these as well. I picked up…

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Posted in Family Just Being Family Kids Uncategorized

Happy Birthday Rowan

Happy Happy Happy 11th birthday to my Rosey Gorgeous!! You have grown up way too fast into such an AMAZING little lady! We love you, Rowan!

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Posted in Chino Valley T-Shirts for sale

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out T-Shirt

Christmas time is FAST APPROACHING!!!  Time to get your favorite Christmas T-shirt.  “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out.” (We do not create your shirt until it is ordered.  Shipping is included in order.) Available Sizes Men’s large, XL and 2XL – $21.95 includes shipping [wp_cart_button name=”Youll Shoot Your Eye Out t-Shirt” price=”21.95″ var1=”size|Large|XL|2XL”]…

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Posted in Homestead homesteading Life in Farming prepping Quail

Days 2 and 3 – Reestablishing Fodder

By day 3, you should have 2 trays with sprouting seeds and another soaking. Little roots are starting to sprout out of the seeds and a network of roots will begin to grow and intertwine together over the next few days.  This morning we put out tray #3 with seeds. We…

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Posted in Discovering Education homeschooling Just Being Family Kids

Discovering Education – Field Trip to Jerome, Arizona

 Watch us this week as we Discover Education in Jerome, Arizona and find something special on the dirt back road that we took.  Discovering Education – Visiting Jerome, Arizona and traveling the back roads, Verde Valley, Jerome Historical Museum, Haunted Hamburger   www.DiscoveringEducation.us   KrisAndLarry.com, homeschooling, homeschoolers, krisandlarry  …

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Posted in Homestead homesteading

Day 1 – Reestablishing Fodder

Last year, after my foot surgery, we put growing wheat fodder on the back burner along with many other things. (When Mom is down….) It was a bit too hard to keep up with it. However, with a yard full of KuneKune pasture pigs, we needed to start growing something…

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Posted in Homestead homesteading Life in Farming oathkeepers prepping Quail

Revisiting – Raising your own meat, Oathkeepers

[download id=”5070″] I love that my children can stand up in front of a group and share everything that has to with their homestead animals and the meat that comes along with it. Shelby and Elwyn had a GREAT presentation for the Oathkeepers.  (August 2017) by Shelby Fullmer – August…

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Posted in homeschooling product review

Review: MunchPak

Click on the banner below to get started!!! International Snack Subscription Box Today’s review is on the MunchPak. It is a snack delivery program that contains snack foods from around the world. We chose a monthly subscription and chose the original box which contains 10+ items. It was the perfect…

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Posted in crockpot cooking In my kitchen recipes Solar Oven

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff (or Solar Oven)

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds Beef Stew Meat or Ground Beef 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour Ground Black Pepper and Salt to taste 4 cup Beef Broth 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce (I substituted Teriyaki sauce the last time that I made it because I was out of Worcestershire) 1 whole Onion, Sliced (I tend…

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Posted in Breads & Desserts COOKBOOKS Homestead homesteading In my kitchen Just Being Family Kids

Favorite time of the year AND Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Don’t get me wrong, I love summertime and spending it outside with my family and friends. I love the sound of the cicadas in the trees of Arizona. I love eating freshly picked watermelons from the garden and swimming in the pool with the kiddlings… But my favorite time of…

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Posted in Homestead homesteading Life in Farming oathkeepers

Revisit – Oathkeepers – How to use medicinal herbs

[download id=”5031″] http://www.yourbodycanheal.com/medicinal-herbs.html How to Use Medicinal Herbs So you’ve decided you want to incorporate herbal remedies into your health regimen. Congratulations! You’re embarking on a journey that will help your body heal itself from the inside out in a way that is much more natural, safe and gentle than conventional medicine….

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Posted in VIPKid

250 day update for VIPKid

So this just happened! I have been an Online ESL teacher with VIPKid for 250 days so far. I love making my own schedule and working around the kid’s activities.  (and I get to bring home an income while the kids are sleeping!!) I chose to work online as an…

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Posted in Chickens Homestead homesteading

Garden & Happy – 8 Best Egg-laying Chickens

My friends over at Garden and Happy posted a GREAT article on the best laying Chicken breeds.  Here is the article (and a link to their site: https://gardenandhappy.com/best-egg-laying-chickens/)  And as most of my readers know…. I love me some chickens! I mean where else can you get fresh eggs to feed…

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Posted in Discovering Education homeschooling

Discovering Education – Creating Lapbooks

Creating Lapbooks for your child’s homeschool program is a GREAT way to bring out that budding crafter in your house.  Lapbooking is a creative way to use a file folder and create a “book” or research report.  Our house tries to break out of the normal routine by creating a…

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Posted in Canning COOKBOOKS Homestead homesteading In my kitchen recipes

Cherry Black Pepper Jam

I have been making this jam for many, many years and boy, is it good on a toasted sourdough turkey sandwiches with a bit of cream cheese (or 3 sandwiches if you are Griffen or Berlyn). I can’t say “YUUUMMM!” enough.   When I open a jar, I  know that  it will…

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Posted in Homestead In my kitchen oathkeepers prepping

Four Pemmican Recipes

I am sharing this set of recipes this morning. This is an amazing super-food perfect to keep in your to-go or bugout bag or even as an emergency mini-snack for your kiddlings.  This is a re-posted article from http://www.wildernesscollege.com/pemmican-recipes.html  http://www.wildernesscollege.com/pemmican-recipes.html   By Filip Tkaczyk Are you looking for some excellent pemmican…

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Repost – Aquaponics

After a heavy storm, we took down our aquaponics system. It will be going back up in the garden in the next few months. Here is a video of what we had up and running before.  Make sure to like and subscribe to our youtube channel.