Random

Random

A couple of random shots from last week: Mallory took this one of me during our school “circle time.” And this one I took of Mallory last week.  She made pancakes BY. HERSELF.  For the first time ever.  Mixed it, put it on the burner, flipped it, everything.  It was a good day and a […]

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

It took me a long time to “perfect” my Mexican rice… and it still doesn’t taste like my Mother-in-Law’s, but it’s still pretty good as rice goes. Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. Oil or butter 1 c. long grain white rice 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 can chicken broth or 1/2 box of chicken stock 1 can […]

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Art Lessons

Art Lessons

Believe it or not, I am not artsy.  I am not crafty.  People think that since I’m a photographer, I must be the right-brained creative type.  WRONG.  Sure, photography is about the “eye” – it’s easy for me to see things through my lens, to make art from something God already set out for me. […]

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Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

This year, I am using Apologia Science curriculum for my older two girls, which so far, we are really enjoying.  Lila is spending the year studying Human Anatomy & Physiology.  Today we did her first “experiment.”  Mind you, she’s been waiting for this day since we opened the box several months ago… Can you tell […]

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Back to School

Back to School

Today was our first day back to school, and my first official day as a full-time homeschooler!  Anyone who knows me knows that my camera is attached to my hip, so I had to document the occasion.  Here are a few images: Clara thought we should end the day with a game… so we cracked […]

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Mallory’s Meal Plan

Mallory’s Meal Plan

I gave my eldest the assignment this week to plan the meals for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday.  (I typically do not cook on Sundays).  I told her she needed to include vegetables and make the selections as healthy as possible.  This is what she came up with: Monday: Lunch – Grilled cheese;  Snacks […]

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Loving my new toy!

Loving my new toy!

Yes, I will admit it.  I am a self-proclaimed nerd.  Office supplies make me giddy. And I got THIS for Christmas! I cannot tell you how exciting it is to have my OWN personal laminator!  I remember the day when I would go with my mom up to the church building to do a BIG […]

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Former-Public-School-Teacher-Homeschooling Mom

Former-Public-School-Teacher-Homeschooling Mom

Yep. I was a public school teacher for 8 years.  And now, I homeschool.  I taught 5th grade math in a public Texas school until my oldest, Jacob, was 3 years old.  At that point, we moved to another state, and I became a stay-at-home-mom for the first time.  I can’t remember exactly when or […]

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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Well, my Granny has always eaten black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years………you know, for good luck. :)  So, tonight I whipped up some TEXAS CAVIAR! Happy New Years!! Classic Texas Caviar Ingredients 2 (15.8 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained 2 fresh medium jalapenos, stemmed, seeded […]

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Adventures in Education

So here goes. I am “coming out.” I am no longer a closet homeschooler. Okay, so I haven’t been completely hiding the fact that we have been homeschooling our children, but we have been keeping it on the quiet side. You see, up until today I owned a busy photography studio. It would raise questions […]

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