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Don't remember where I found this photo but how cool is this?! This is actually a cake of a pot of crawfish, corn on the cob, and potatoes. Seeing as how we just got back from New Orleans and eating the real thing, I thought I'd share this beauty with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Cooking
I haven't had much to post here on the Home & Garden, and being gone on a trip hasn't helped. We are back from New Orleans now, my home, and I thought I'd share some of the architectural and landscaping beauty from uptown New Orleans. This is video from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Home and Garden
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Well this week we spent on a trip back home - New Orleans, Louisiana! See that seafood up there? That is nothing! We also had gobs of crabs, sausage, and appetizers galore. We New Orleanians know how to eat, baby. The whole family - 22 of us - spent our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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Photo: Flickr/Elvissa See that beautiful little white flower? It is a confederate jasmine plant, and the smell is nothing short of heavenly! It grows by vine, and when I say "grows" I do not use the term lightly - this baby will take over if you let it! It is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Gardening Through the Year
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Photo from our last trip home - at the Audubon Zoo We are finally taking another trip back home. We are from New Orleans, and moved away with hurricane Katrina. We have been back to visit a few times since; we still have plenty of family and friends there. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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For starters, this is what I get when I go to my computer to start blogging. My cute Snickers. Here she is again, watching the birds out the kitchen window. I put up a new bird feeder in the backyard and she is enjoying it very much. One more pet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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Head over to the gardening section of the blog to find a new trick I just learned for keeping weeds at bay in your gardens! Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Home and Garden
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The battle is on between me and the weeds, and at the end of the summer only one of us will be left standing, my friend. As I've said too many times by now, we've lived in this house for three and a half years. But during those years, we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Gardening Through the Year
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In Homeschooling - Teaching Reading: Letter Sounds In Cooking - Quick Recipe-Holder Tip In Homeschooling - Fun Mommy: the Cool Stuff Table In Cooking - Recipe for Chocolate-covered Macaroons In Inspiration - Paul's Recipe for the Good Life Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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We recently took a family field trip. First we stopped at the Sunsphere. We pass it all the time when we are driving, and the kids were absolutely thrilled to get to go inside it! And it was free! Here is the outside view: One of the floors inside is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
Blessed Mother Teresa once said, "I believe God only gives three answers to prayers - yes, not now, and I have something better in mind." Pau's recipe for the good life is taken from his letter to the Philippians, chapter 4. It basically requires the kind of attitude embodied in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Our Daily Bread
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Spring is a great time for macaroons. Their lightness, sweetness, and coconut shreds just feel so much like spring. These little treasures are actually easy and quick to make, and here I have dipped half of each in melted chocolate for extra yumminess! Ingredients 14 oz. bag of shredded coconut... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Cooking
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Odd title, right? The "fun mommy" is a regular series I want to do. I am homeschooling a 16yo, a 12yo, and I have a 6yo. My young one's schooling doesn't take long and since he is home with me all the time, I need fun things for him to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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I do have a wooden cookbook holder similar to the one above. But for loose recipes or cookbooks with removeable binder pages, I came up with this idea which makes it super easy to follow along with a recipe: If you have a magnetic stove hood like I do, you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Cooking
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When it comes to early learning, I believe very much in lots of fun exposure but definitely not in pressure. I am in the "kids will learn when they are developmentally ready" camp. I read to my boys like crazy, sung ABC songs with them, had lots of ABC books... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
Definitely! Thanks Penny! =)
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Keeping a gardening journal with kids for their garden is great for incorporating math, science, language, and even art! Find out how to keep a garden journal with your kids and what to put in it: Read more in Gardening . . . Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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Having your children keep a garden journal is great for language, science, math, and fun! You can use anything for the journal itself. I like the art notebooks that are sold in craft stores. They are thick and sturdy and the unlined pages lend to drawing, keeping photos, etc. Spiral... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Gardening Through the Year
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It's been a long, cold winter this year. And I, for one, am thrilled to see the longer, warmer days starting to settle in. If strawberries are ready near you, this bread is moist, delicious, and sweet - perfect to usher in spring. If not, come back soon and try... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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Spring is finally here! We have had such a cold, cold winter this year! I am thrilled that the warm, sunshiny days have finally found us. Where I grew up (in New Orleans) it is strawberry season. In fact, the famous Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is held in April. Up here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at Cooking
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About a month ago, the new RDA guidelines came out that said that we should be eating 2 1/2 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruit each day for optimum health. I have a post on easy ways to incorporate lots of veggies into your days, and one on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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The new RDA guidelines recommend a full 2 cups of fruit each day for optimum health (as well as 2 1/2 cups of veggies). How in the world can we incorporate that much fruit into our days? I have two ideas: Fruit Salad - Take lots of fruit that is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Cooking
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About a month ago, the new RDA guidelines said that we should be eating 2 1/2 cups of veggies each day, as well as 2 cups of fruit for optimum health. The scary thing is that, as a friend of mine responded, "I'm not sure if I eat that in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Cooking
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Here is a trick I learned many, many years ago for teaching the commutative property of addition (which says that the order of the addends doesn't matter because the sum will remain the same, i.e. 2+3 = 3+2): You need a hanger and some clothespins. Draw a plus sign on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Homeschooling X3
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See this cute little artificial fireplace that a boyfriend made me years ago? This photo is from last fall. I am currently redoing my den and decided to update the fireplace to match! Click to check out the changes in Home & Garden . . . Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Homeschooling X3