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List of “Minute to Win it” games for Kids

Through this whole stay at home because of a virus thing has led my phone to run off of the hook. Many of my friends have kids in public school and they desired a bit of advice on schooling from home. For us, we only do about 2 hours worth of “homework” and then we have free-time – Free time…

Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

Posted in Christmas Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

Simmering Potpourri

If you want, you can throw in a few black tea bags and use this as a chai tea base too. Strain and mix with milk.  These are the days that I really love my woodstove. Not only does it heat my house with little effort, but it also works as a stovetop for heating water, simmering soup and even potpourri….

Posted in Just Being Family

Themed Halloween costumes for families

Over the last dozen years, we have been adding and adding to our family. Take a look at our themes of costumes over the years. All but this year’s Halloween costume was homemade or repurposed. Check out some of the Halloween costume ideas! 2008 – Pirates – The pirate costumes were fun. We took $30 to goodwill and tore-up, restitched…

Posted in 2018 Advent Christmas December Advent Calendar Family Just Being Family

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 the gingerbread houses and lights around out community. This year…

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 a Nativity color page for you today. Enjoy the Day! 

Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

The smell of fall – simmering potpourri

I love having a wood stove. I grew up with them at my parent’s house as well. When Larry and I looked for a stove to have put into our home (Yes, our huge house only had “fake” heating  fireplaces – Propane burning ones and a chimney for a pellet stove.) We had to get something in that was more…

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 the mini Noah’s Ark cookie cutter set (Here is the…

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   Be sure to like and follow our YouTube channel and…

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 to only have red onions here, but any will work)…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts Decorating homeschooling Kids scrapbooking Using Scrapbook Supplies

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 are coming out, Albums are being put together and memories…