Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Slow Cooker Apple Chicken Recipe

I just love this time of year! It's full of so many opportunities for great food! Since we've started homeschooling, I've been giving the ol' slow cooker a pretty good workout. This recipe came to me earlier this week, and it turned out so good I wanted to share it with you all!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Homemade Fall Apple Butter Recipe

I have always wanted to make apple butter. I had it once at a restaurant, and it tasted so good on a warm biscuit I knew I had to make it for my family. So, after going to the apple orchard, the second thing on my list to make was some homemade apple butter.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Five Little Pumpkin Poem/Song

 I love the Five Little Pumpkin poem or song, and look forward to singing it every Halloween with them. It is something that I have sung to them since they were babies. I have wonderful memories of them sitting on the floor giggling at me with those adorable little baby laughs as I sang it to them! So, this year it was one of our favorite activities to do and brought back many memories.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Where to Get Great Crochet Patterns

I am often asked where people can find specific patterns, and see many people posting asking for patterns. So, I wanted to share three great places where people can find patterns both free and paid. Also, all three Ravelry, Craftsy, and Pinterest offer the options to save the patterns that you love, so you will be able to easily find them again in the future!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spiced Crockpot Apple Sauce

When I was a little girl, my grandmother always made homemade apple sauce every fall. She made it the old fashioned way in a big stock pot on the stove.

She would cook the apples down with a splash of water, and they would slow cook on the stove all afternoon. She would then smush

Sunday, October 12, 2014

GipsonWands (c.o. VioletsBuds) Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Pancake Recipe - Review

The other evening I came across a post on Instagram from GipsonWands of these delicious pancakes. So, of course I asked for the recipe, and was pleasantly surprised when he directed me here. I also asked if I could share this on my blog and he agreed!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Focusing on Columbus

This week we have been focusing on Christopher Columbus!! To refresh my memory on Columbus I watched a wonderful documentary on Hulu titled Biography ChristopherColumbus: Explorer of the New World! It was full of information that I had forgotten over time, as well as some knew information that I found interesting! I highly recommend it! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My 3 Favorite Crochet Tools

Every artist has their favorite tools, right? No matter what you make or design you have your favorite brand, style, or material. This is a collection of my three most favorite tools, and each picture links to that item on Amazon (if you'd like one of your very own). ;-)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Apple Picking - 2014

My family and I went to the apple orchard this year to pick apples!! It was the first time my hubby and I had gone in a long time, and it was our first time taking our two little ones. We had such a wonderful time and the views were just amazing.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Placemat Activity

My hope as we go through our homeschooling journey is that I will be able to share at least one activity with you all each week. So, as we have begun our journey through preschool we have been focusing on a very broad unit titled All About Me. We have been covering small topics such as what makes us unique and special, body parts, our 5 senses, and important information such as phone number, address, and birthday.