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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Our visit to the "Green Park!"

A great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon! We had a fun time after a busy morning of school. The girls really deserved this since they've been doing really well with our new curriculum.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm in love with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint!!

Look at what I found at the side of the road! A treasure silently waiting for the garbage truck to come and whisk it away to the land of the unwanted. 

Seriously though, can you believe that someone would want to throw out such a gem? I had to double check that the owners really wanted to get rid of it so I rang their doorbell to ask. Yup, they were throwing it away. Perfect for me, but maybe not so much for the hubs! He had to find room for it in our van as it was already full with the three girls and other shopping purchases. No problem though, we left the girls on the curb to lighten the load and carried our new found treasure home! Hahah! just kidding, I'd never, ever do that. I promise you that!!

I have to apologize for the quality of this photo. I was so excited with the find so I took a quick shot of it in our crowded garage with bad lighting so I could text it to my sister. It's actually the only before photo that I took of the dresser! I completely forgot. It's good enough though, you won't be wanting to look at this photo again once you see what the finished product looks like!

My wonderful neighbour introduced me to Annie Sloan and her wonderful Chalk paint. Now this is not chalkboard paint but a wonderfully thick chalk like paint that is amazing to paint with. There is absolutely no need to do any sanding or priming of your furniture before painting with the Annie Sloan Chalk paint! I didn't believe it when my neighbour told me but allowed her to show me how it works and I was truly amazed! I think I found my new hobby. I already have my next project in mind!

The drawer fronts were painted in Greek Blue and then the drawers and whole dresser were painted over in the Old Ochre. Once everything was dry ( didn't take long) We were able to distress the drawers a bit to show the blue and then distress the rest of the dresser a bit to bring up the original brown. Once we finished distressing we applied the Annie Sloan's clear wax to the whole dresser and then Annie Sloan's dark wax to just the top to age it a bit more. I am VERY please with how it turned out! What do you guys think? Leave me a comment below.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wood Working

This wagon/push cart is the girls first real wood working project that they made with the help of dad. 
They made it to transport their dolls around and were really excited to show me the finished project and explained that they used scraps and recycled junk from the garage!
After they finished the project they got a yummy ice cream treat.
I'd say that they did a pretty good job, don't you think?

Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Keks ( Waffle Cookies)

Growing up my mom would often make these little waffle cookies that we would call Keks. 

They're a buttery, slightly sweet little waffle cookie that we'd snack especially during car rides somewhere. 

Well, now it's my turn to make this delicious treat for my family. I like to use this old fashioned waffle maker that I purchased at a thrift store because the little squares that create that waffle look are a lot smaller then my Belgium waffle maker and give it a nicer look.

If you'd like the recipe then please scroll down.


Keks ( Waffle Cookies )

1 ¼      cups   white sugar
5          cups   flour
5                      eggs
1          tsp.     baking soda
1          cup     butter, room temperature

1.     Preheat the waffle maker
2.     Mix all ingredients together to make a nice smooth dough
3.     Form the dough into balls (  approx. 1” diameter) or as big or small as you’d like
4.     Cook in waffle maker until golden brown

5.     Cool on wire rack

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ready To Go!!!

Here we are, ready to go! The girls were so excited to start the new school year. So many new things to learn and discover.

I still can't believe that this is our third year of homeschooling! Time really does fly by when you're having fun.

I'm so thankful that we didn't have to go out to school this morning like all the other kids in the neighbourhood. We were warm and cozy inside while it rained outside!

The girls are enjoying their free time after eating their lunch and then back to learning!

I hope you all enjoy your day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ready For Tomorrow!

We will start our first day of school tomorrow! The girls are so excited to try out their new curriculum. I'll list below our curriculum for 2014-2015.

Bible / Devotions : Jesus Calling, Kids of Integrity, Hymns and Memory Verses from Church
Math : Math-U-See link
English: BJU ( Bob Jones University Press) link
Reading : BJU ( Bob Jones University Press) 
Spelling : BJU ( Bob Jones University Press)
History: Mystery of History - Volume 1 - From Creation to Resurrection link
Science: Apologia - Land Animals of the Sixth Day link
Geography: Our Big World - Peppermint Stick Learning Company
Language: Rosetta Stone - French link
Typing: Introduction to Typing for kids
Handwriting: Working on Cursive for the two older girls 
Art: At the local Art School in town
Gym: Outdoor play; rollerblading, biking, swimming, walks and plain ol' playing outside.

We are also a part of a Homeschool Co-op that meets weekly. There the girls can be a part of a choir, participate in sports, and have a great time with their friends. I also enjoy spending time with all the parents there!
The girls also participate in meal prep at home. They also enjoy crocheting and sewing. We keep pretty busy!! :)

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