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

Freeze-Dried Candy

Skittles, Werthers Caramel Chews, Marshmallows. What a fun experiment! We have been busy with the beginning of our holiday fun. November 1st is tomorrow! So, here we go. I have been watching the Facebook message boards for freeze-drying for a long time. We have mostly been saving foods like fruits…

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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….

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Posted in 2018 Advent Christmas Crafts Crafts and more Crafts December Advent Calendar holidays homeschooling Just Being Family Kids

2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 6, Nativity Color Sheet

Luke 1:37 -For nothing is impossible with God. [download id=”5949″] Every day, I try to take time out for me. …. Reading a book or magazine, writing a note to a friend or even coloring. (Yes, mamas can still color and this one does. Here is a FREE download of…

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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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Turkey Leftovers – Thanksgiving Eggrolls

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J…

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Age Appropriate Chore Chart – FREE PDF Download

Living with a larger family full of kids and critters and homeschooling the whole crew, a house can get in disarray and fast. Here is an age-appropriate chore chart to help get you back on task. We recently re-implemented this with even our older kids as a reminder of what we…

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Happy 11th Birthday, Trystan

Happy 11th Birthday Trystan! Mom loves you!!

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Discovering Education – Field Trip – Bearizona, Williams, Arizona

****Note: It is a RIVER OTTER, not a SEA OTTER in the video**** What a fantastic time we as a family had up in Williams, AZ visiting Bearizona for their fall homeschool day.  Bearizona is an amazing zoo type park in Northern Arizona. It is on 160 acres and comes…

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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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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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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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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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Cricut Explore Air 2 – Game Changer for our homeschool and other projects

I have always been a crafter, but most of that has gone the wayside with 7 kids in the house and working, homesteading, etc. And not wanting to scrapbook and see all of the memories of Breckin. That was way too hard in the beginning of the grieving process. Pictures…

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Welcome to 2016!

Welcome to 2016! And Happy 12th day of Christmas!!  This year on our homestead, we are working really hard to get self sustaining and be able to offer more animals, produce and eggs to our friends.  It has been a great year! We have pressed the “easy” button and made…

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Happy Birthday SHELBY!!!

I am so very proud of my SHELBY! Shelby, you have accomplished so much! You are an an amazing woman, growing daily into the person that I knew that you would become. You are a hard worker and that shows by working full-time and college full-time. All of the kids…

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Happy 2-year anniversary GOTCHA DAY!

  HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!! WE.ARE.A.FAMILY!  2 years ago today, my little boys moved into my home through Arizona Foster care. At the time, we did know the path that we were going to end up.  And had no idea that these were going to be our children at the time. They…

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Point Reward System for chores

I am serious when I say that I believe in NOT giving out allowance for everyday household chores. As a mom, I don’t get paid in money for washing the floor or folding laundry… why should my kids earn money for keeping their rooms clean or brushing their teeth? These…