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Thanksgiving giveaway
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Goat Milk Soap Thanksgiving Give-away!!

Are you ready for a contest this month? We are excited to share with you some of our favorite soaps that we make right here on our homestead. Visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/krisandlarry. To get entered to win, you need to “Like our facebook page”, “share the giveaway post”…

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Thank you for your service!

IT is not often that you are told THANK YOU! So, THANK YOU from our family. Thank you for protecting us, for making us free and for risking your lives so that my family can live in this wonderful nation! We pray for our past, present and future veterans every…

Fall Family Traditions
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Posted in Family Just Being Family Time for fall

Making Fall Family Traditions

Creating and maintaining family traditions is extremely important to our family. I love doing things with my children… but even more, I love doing things with my children over and over to create a family tradition that they can say “Remember the time that…” Carve a Pumpkin and save the…

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The journey of a mourning family

It has been 2 years and 8 months (not to the day) that we said goodbye to our amazing little Freckle Face. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk about him or are reminded of something funny that he did. He truly was a gift to everyone around…

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Happy Happy 12th Birthday to Rowan

Happy Birthday to my Gorgeous, Rowan! This girl is AMAZING! She is a hard worker, funny and incredibly smart.

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Posted in Family Freeze Drying freeze-dried Homestead homesteading In my kitchen Just Being Family

Freeze Dried Apples & Peaches

Every week, we have new items in our freeze dryer for storage and for snacks for the kids. I love having freeze-dried fruit on hand for the kids so that they can have fruit available even if it is days away from grocery day or even the wrong season. Today’s…

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Becoming an adult can be hard – Here is an online class for 14-18 year olds

As a mom of MANY children, I have seen how they can struggle as well as their friends with some of the basics of becoming an adult. CRAZY! I know. But then I look back and see how I struggled too! (And still do sometimes! LOL) Check out this class…

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Posted in aquaponics Family Gardening Goats homeschooling Homestead homesteading Just Being Family kunekune

End of Summer Projects

It is that time of the year. The summer for public school kids in our area is coming to a close. I love that we have a bit of freedom in our homeschooling. We have a handful of projects to still get worked on our homestead for this summer season…

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Being a kid during Monsoons

Here in Arizona, summer rains are a welcome sight. Along with that can come harsh wind, thunder and lightning and flash floods (Yes, it does rain that much at times). Trystan and Grayson absolutely love the trampoline. Warm summer rain + trampoline = summer afternoon fun until lightning is spotted….

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Posted in Discovering Education discovering education. Family homeschooling Kids Kids Classes

Adulting 101 Online Class

adulting – the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks. https://outschool.com/classes/adulting-what-you-need-to-know-about-becoming-an-adult-b2kJPFkj#usCGc3YJOv Welcome to adulthood! Becoming an adult can be hard. This is where this class will come in and help. Let’s learn the basics of becoming an adult….

Valentines
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Posted in Bedrooms Crafts Crafts and more Crafts Family holidays Just Being Family

Love notes to your kids

Every day is a blessing and our family knows that all too much after the sudden loss of one of the kids in the family. As a mom, I try to be even a better mom that I was before. I want each of my kids to know that I…

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Happy 15th Birthday, Elwyn

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 14, Do something for yourself

Luke 1:78 – because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven I am a firm believer that everyone needs to do something positive for themselves at some point. This could be a simple think like taking a bubble bath…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 13, Paint Swirled Clear Ornaments

Luke 1:77 – to give his people the knowledge of salvationthrough the forgiveness of their sins, This is a fun and expensive project for your little kids. I found clear plastic Christmas ornaments at the dollar store packaged 2 for $1 and I already had the paint.  Open the top…

Christmas Tags
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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 10, 4 gift Christmas

Luke 1:49-50 – for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. We have started a tradition in our house… Christmas became so commercialized. And we fell into that habit years ago when…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 8, Spend time and look at lights

Luke 1:38 – “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Family is so important to us here at krisandlarry.com. We live for each other. Every year,  we go out to dinner and then drive around to look at…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 7, Try Something New

Luke 1:33 -And he shall reign over the house of  Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. One of the things that I like my children to know is that you are never too old to try something new. Our Advent message for the 7 is…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 5, Pine Cone Ornaments

Luke 1:32 -He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,  I love creating inexpensive (and free) projects with my crew. We gathered pine cone from Nana’s yard and took school glue and…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 4, Discovering Education – Creating a Nativity craft

Luke 1:31 -You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. Time for a little creativity. We are using Dollar $$ store tongue depressors and twine, paint and pipe cleaners out of our craft stash.   Every item that we…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 3, breakfast egg biscuits

December 3: Luke 1:30 -But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. Try something new for breakfast. In our home, we like to make a whole breakfast wrapped up into one “sandwich”.  Once made the kids can grab and go. They will…

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2018 Christmas – Advent Day 2, Nativity Craft

December 2: Luke 1:28 – The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”  [download id=”5903″] Make a craft today. I love creating things… especially things with my kids. Here is a 1 page print out of a nativity scene for…