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Thirteen – Five Minute Friday

Start When I saw this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt the first thing I thought about it how 13 has always kind of been my lucky number. This began in grammar school the first time my birthday fell on Friday the 13th. I had never thought about it being an unlucky day but the rest of the kids in school…

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J is for Jessica…and her sauce for ham! {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

Okay, so this week isn’t technically a J recipe but it is what we call this simple and delicious mustard sauce for ham. Our girls tried it at her house one night and they were sold. It’s been referred to as Jessica’s ham sauce ever since. Even Jess herself can’t remember where she got the recipe from, just that she…

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M.E.S.S.Y. Learning with PandaParents {My Review}

As many of you know, we were blessed with our second grandson last spring. According to our eldest grandson, I will be homeschooling his brother as well so when I had the opportunity to review¬†MESSYLEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTNERS¬†by¬†PandaParents, I thought it would be a good idea to get my head back into this age of learning.   At first…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Bible Curriculum, Homeschool History Curriculum, Homeschool Reviews, Homeschool Video Curriculum, Online Learning, Uncategorized

Drive Thru History Adventures (My review)

We have been fortunate in being able to review Drive Thru History Adventures for the past few weeks and I have to tell you it has quickly become our favorite homeschool history curriculum. This Homeschool Video Curriculum is amazing. History is one of our favorite topics but even we got excited about Drive Thru History and Dave’s adventures! For those…

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A Day at the Races

The races at Del Mar This week we headed down the coast from LA to Corona. The attraction was Legoland for their Brick or Treat party. Our youngest daughter and grandson decided to spend the day there while our eldest and I took the opportunity to visit the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for their Bing Crosby meet. The race track…

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Driving to California

Although I have made the trip many times, I still enjoy the drive from Alberta down to L.A. While there are a number of stretches that seem to go on and on, there is also breathtaking scenery that is like no other. Taking the time to appreciate these vistas is often what is missing from a journey. At those times…

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Thanksgiving Staycation

I’m a big fan of the Marriott chain of hotels. We stay at their properties almost exclusively and thus I have earned the Platinum Elite level in their loyalty program. With this, I earn even more points and often enjoy the benefits of complimentary upgrades. I have to tell you, I’m a sucker for free stuff and really appreciate the…

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