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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Final day of August

Anyone else find it hard to believe that September is upon us? September is a relatively busy month for us...personally as well as extracurricularly. SCA functions tend to pick up about now...it's just plain too hot before now...actually, now it's too hot too...but we do it anyway...oh for the love of our medieval stuff. :) So it's started...This past weekend was the first of many through December. I had a lovely time...despite the heat! MM won the archery tourney. I got a sprained ankle. ha!

So, coming up would be...in this order:
AJ's slumber party
Aj's birthday
My birthday
Kingdom Live Weapons
Kingdom A&s
Celebration Reunion
Miss V's birthday

that's as far as my mind can remember. ugh. busy busy busy. i have no time to celebrate my birthday...guess i won't get older this year. can i do that?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

how i do it: chore organization

hey ya'll. welcome back! today's "how i do it" is about chores...now i know that is a dreaded word most places...but in a house of seven...everyone has to pitch in! so here is how I do it....chores!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My friend Tania

My friend Tania over at Larger Family Life is giving away a copy of her recently published book. Even if i don't win, I will be buying a copy! Tania doesn't know it, but she is an inspiration to me....while my family is small compared to hers, we find ourselves in similar situations...and I can't wait to read their book! Check her site out ya'll!

Monday, August 22, 2011

how i do it: laundry part two!

today, we bring you part two of how i do it: laundry! This time, a quick video about the children's laundry.

how i do it: laundry organization!

So, in our last installment, i showed you my pantries..and how i organize. Today we'll see adult laundry (shame) and how it all works. tomorrow, in part two, you'll see children's laundry.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Long month...

Here I thought August would be easy! I knew September would be busy between SCA events and the reunion and birthdays...but August has been rough! Tonight we'll attend the wake of a friend...who was two years older than mm. yup, he was our age...died in a car wreck. this will be our third funeral in three weeks. three funerals?!? really. all three aare home with their Savior now...they are content, no more pain. Families grieve. Friends grieve. We cry and mourn...all the while knowing they are happy...we grieve for our loss. The loss of a father, a grandfather, an old family friend. RIP Scotty, Mr. Neil, et al. God be with us in our time of grief.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My friend Morgan...

is hosting her first giveaway! This young lady is such a precious treasure. Her mother and I have been friends for nearly a decade...and I feel like I've seen Morgan grow up. She is a precious jewel...and Lord willing, she'll be a precious wife and mommy one day. Until then, check out her giveaway! ragamuffindaughter

Monday, August 08, 2011

Not back to school bloghop!

so, Heart of the Matter online is doing their anual not back to school blog hop! This week is show us your school room. so, without further ado, check this out...no judgement!

This is mommy's desk. Little girl workbooks go here when they are ready to be "graded". That is in quotes b/c i don't so much grade as correct and reinstruct. lol. Also here is my computer where i check big girl work.

This is where we start our morning. We do the calendar and review our sign language here. We review the weather as well.

This is the homeschool cabinet. The coloring books are on the left. the drawers in the middle have colors, markers, stickers, and stamps. On the right are notebooks. there are five of them. the two big girls have writing assignments daily. Miss V colors while the smalls do their work. the smalls can color in their notebooks too.

This shelf is also in the homeschool cabinet. the gray notebook is CGs work. the books on the right are for CMs. The three pink boxes...one is for pencils, one for colored pencils, and one for colors. the other box has scissors and glue sticks...that sort of thing.

This is the rest of our books. it's a mess for now b/c miss v loves to read!

Not sure you can see this...but on the windows are clings...some alphabet, some money. This is the last of what we do before we separate...we all do this together. they seem to enjoy it...even miss v gets in on the action.

Friday, August 05, 2011

how i do it: kitchen pantry organization

hey ya'll. in my last post, i asked what you would like to see...this is the first in my series of how i do it...enjoy!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

what do you want to seE?

inspired by my friend Katie over at gluten free food storage,
I'm revamping my pantry, canning like crazy, and thinking about where this blog should go next.
You've seen some of my recipes...but would you like videos of other things? we're a large family compared to some...tho small by others' standards. But, b/c of our size, we are unique in how we do many things...laundry, grocery shopping, food and clothes storage...and all of these things I can show you.

so tell me in the comments what you'd like to see!