28.8.14

The Virtual Refrigerator

I walked into the kitchen in the middle of my daughter's bread baking last week and found this.
My baker is also my primary pet caretaker. 

And this jellyfish is by her sister who said it is sort of like her signature when she writes "pie" in the bottom of each pie crust that she makes.


Welcome to another week of the Virtual Refrigerator. Our weekly blog hop is co-hosted by Angels of Heart, Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, and a Glimpse of our Life. Link up your art tutorials or projects that your children have been working on. Then pin the same to our virtual fridge by joining our group pinterest board, just ask any of us to add you.

If you didn't download the free ebook last week by Kathy from WeDrawAnimals.com, go get it! 





Jennifer
Join us at the blogs of any of the four bloggers who are hosting the Virtual Refrigerator. Link up, visit others who join us, try something new, then come back and share that, too.

Click these links to visit the co-hosts' blogs.


   


25.8.14

When I Grow Up...

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Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.  
The theme for this month's Poppin's Book Nook is "What Will I Be When I Grow Up?"  


"What do you want to be when you grow up?" 

When I was little, I was the child who didn't want to grow up. I enjoyed my childhood while content not to have to face all of the issues that my parents did. 

At different times, my kids have shared a variety of dreams for their future: groomer, veterinarian, research scientist, mom, teacher, and more. My son was asked that question when he got his eyes checked this month for new glasses, and I knew before he responded just what he would say. Loud and clear:

"A Lego designer!"

He is indeed enthusiastic about Legos. For several years, some of his favorite books have been lego books. This month, Poppins Book Nook asks that "when I grow up" question, so it just seemed natural to feature a Lego book this month.  LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life (Amazon link) has given him new ideas that he can create "with just a handful of bricks." 

His latest creation is a lego mini figure ice cream shop complete with a cash register, trash can, seating for customers, a lift up counter on hinges to walk through, and of course an ice cream machine. He said this didn't come from instructions, but he was inspired by this picture in his most recent library book. 






Visit the other Poppins Book Nook bloggers and read their kids responses:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A "Peace" of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama
Jennifer
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23.8.14

Scripture And A Snapshot

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17
     While my daughter was baking bread, I just happened to walk into the kitchen and see her addition to the cornmeal on the pan. It made me smile to see her little whimsical evidence of the joy she had during her baking. 

     Thank you for joining Scripture & A Snapshot. Leave a comment with a verse that God has placed on your heart this week, or leave a link to your own post sharing a Scripture and a snapshot. Take time to visit  some of the other links, too. If you would like to join our group Pinterest board for Scripture & A Snapshot, simply follow the board then let me know your Pinterest name or email used there so that I can add you to it.
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21.8.14

72 Hour Lilla Rose Sale!!

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Another Little Sneak Peek...

Dolphin Tale 2 will be out soon. Are you planning to see it? Check out the Brave Souls music video now.

This is not a compensated post.
Jennifer

20.8.14

The Virtual Refrigerator ~ A Happy Gecko and a Free Ebook


Welcome to another week of the Virtual Refrigerator. Our weekly blog hop is co-hosted by Angels of Heart, Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, and a Glimpse of our Life. Link up your art tutorials or projects that your children have been working on. Then pin the same to our virtual fridge by joining our group pinterest board, just ask any of us to add you.


This week I have a fun tutorial and ebook to share with you. Kathy from WeDrawAnimals.com offered to make a special tutorial for my son. 

Her website features animal drawing tutorials for kids and interesting
facts about the animals. It has 500 animals - some common, some pretty
exotic.

I shared Kathy's offer with my son. "What animal would you like to draw?" 
"A gecko" was his first reply, then he quickly amended his decision "a happy gecko." She created these simple, cute and kid-friendly instructions for just what he asked for. 


how to draw a gecko


Joseph's own Happy Gecko! 


Kathy also graciously shared her eBook with 100 high-resolution tutorials which is © WeDrawAnimals.com. You can download the ebook from here (it is about 40MB): http://www.wedrawanimals.com/ebook100.pdf

I spotted tutorials for a few Louisiana animals in her eBook including alligator, black bear, and catfish. 

Join us at the blogs of any of the four bloggers who are hosting the Virtual Refrigerator. Link up, visit others who join us, try something new, then come back and share that, too.

Click these links to visit the co-hosts' blogs.
Jennifer

   

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ~ He Came Home


Huttlet, one of our cats, has been disappearing a lot lately. Every time that he comes home he gets a warm welcome.
Jennifer


19.8.14

The Boxcar Children Animated DVD Collector's Edition

The following is a review for Propellor; scroll all the way to the bottom for the giveaway information.

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The Boxcar Children books were read by all of my children when they first started reading on their own, some read multiple times. The Boxcar Children DVD is about four orphaned children who try to make it on their own and end up turning an abandoned boxcar into their home.

My oldest daughter thought that the movie followed the first book really well. There are over 100 books, and all of my kids want to see this DVD turn into a series. 

Media Release:  

The Boxcar Children
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

Collector's Edition Special Features 
  • THE BOXCAR CHILDREN E-BOOK PREVIEW
  • THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GUIDE TO ADVENTURE E-BOOK PREVIEW
  • PRINTABLE TOWN MAP
  • OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR/MUSEUM FEATURETTE 
  • DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITY KIT
  • STILLS GALLERY
Dove Approved - all ages!
About the Film
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
About the Cast
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic! 




The Boxcar Children is coming to DVD on August 19th!  VOD also available!
Preorder at Walmart:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/38107477  

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Disclaimer: This DVD was provided for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions shared are those of mine and my family. This is disclosed as per FTC guidelines. 
Jennifer



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16.8.14

Scripture and a Snapshot


The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1(KJV)
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

This week we joined my parents at their church for their revival and we were blessed. The message on Tuesday centered on Jesus who is our strength.

Thank you for joining Scripture & A Snapshot. Leave a comment with a verse that God has placed on your heart this week, or leave a link to your own post sharing a Scripture and a snapshot. Take time to visit  some of the other links, too. If you would like to join our group Pinterest board for Scripture & A Snapshot, simply follow the board then let me know your Pinterest name or email used there so that I can add you to it. 
Jennifer

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14.8.14

The Virtual Refrigerator



Welcome to another week of the Virtual Refrigerator. Our weekly blog hop is co-hosted by Angels of Heart, Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, and a Glimpse of our Life. Link up your art tutorials or projects that your children have been working on. Then pin the same to our virtual fridge by joining our group pinterest board, just ask any of us to add you.





The kids enjoyed painting with my mom again this week. 


Join us at the blogs of any of the four bloggers who are hosting the Virtual Refrigerator. Link up, visit others who join us, try something new, then come back and share that, too.


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Jennifer

   

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