Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Blogger Friend School #7 Pumpkin Party

After a few weeks off, we are returning to Blogger Friends School (it was fall break!) This week for our assignment we are suppose to share a pumpkin related activity. Mine will be two really tasty recipes that we have tried and really like around here.

The first recipe is from Tammy's Recipes. If you haven't checked out her site you should. It has a wealth of information on it (and she is from here in northern Ohio as well!). The recipe we tried is Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins.

18 muffins

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 3/4 cups pumpkin
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups nuts, optional
2 cups butterscotch chips/morsels

1. Combine all dry ingredients. Add pumpkin, eggs, and oil. Mix until smooth. Add nuts if desired and the butterscotch chips.

2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

The other recipe is a bit less healthy, I found this one on

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake


  • 1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the crushed gingersnap cookies, pecans, and butter. Press into the bottom, and about 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake crust 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla just until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture. Blend 1/4 cup sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the remaining mixture.
  3. Spread the pumpkin flavored batter into the crust, and drop the plain batter by spoonfuls onto the top. Swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  4. Bake 55 minutes in the preheated oven, or until filling is set. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Allow to cool before removing pan rim. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Now for a verse that has spoken to me lately. That would be a scripture that was read on Sunday in our worship time at church.

1 Chronicles 16:8-10
8 Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
9Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.
10Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

Wednesday's Website #3

I almost forgot about posting a website today. The site I have for you can be a messy one. It also is a great learning experience for the children as well as a wonderful way to spend time with them. And of course, after my post about my new stove, I must also say that it is a great way to get to know your kitchen appliances better!
Without further adieu, here it is-
Kids Cooking Activities
Not only does this site have recipes that are geared towards children, they also have a newsletter, lists of age appropriate kitchen tasks, food facts and lot of other neat stuff. Check it out then get the kids and hit the kitchen!

Charlotte Mason blog carnival #4

The new Charlotte Mason Carnival was published yesterday. (I am a little slow!) Come read it at Dewey's Treehouse. These carnivals are a great way to stay inspired on the homeschooling path. I am enjoying reading about everyone and how they incorporate the CM method into their schooldays. The next one will be at one of the blogs I read on a regular basis, On Our Journey Westward. Check out her site now and you'll find a lot of other neat stuff- then come back in two weeks and read her CM carnival posting.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Baking on the Brain

Last week Sunday my dad and stepmom took me out to eat for my birthday. Afterwards they wanted to stop at Best Buy for something. They lead me over to the appliance section and down a row of stoves. Then they turned around and asked me which of two stoves did I want. I got a new stove for my birthday.

To understand what this means to me you would have to know my old stove. The pilot lights never stay lit. The oven door wont shut all the way. The hinge to the one side of the oven door is completely busted. The heat in the oven is distributed unevenly which means food has to be rotated. The sides of the stove and the top of the front where the handles are gets very hot when the oven is on and can burn you.

How much do I appreciate my new stove? Today marks a week since it was delivered. In the last week I have made- cookies, cheesecake, muffins (twice), quiche, a casserole, pineapple coffee cake, two scone cakes and overnight french toast. (That's all that I can remember.) I don't normally bake like this either.

To let you all share in the thrill, I thought I would share a few recipes I made today. I have had these recipes for years but never actually made them. I really like the almond, as did most of the kids, but the apple is really good as well.

Honey Almond Scone Cake

3T better butter (50/50 mix of butter and extra virgin olive oil- can use just butter)
1t almond extract
3T honey
2 large egg whites ( used one egg)
3/4c flour
1/4c oat bran
1t baking powder
1/8t salt
1/4c buttermilk (I used kefir)
2T honey
1/4t almond extract
3T unblanched sliced almonds

Beat together butter, almond extract and honey. Beat in egg whites. Mix dry together and and add to butter mixture along with buttermilk beating till blended. Pour into greased 8" round pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Combine honey with almond extract and spread over top
of warm cake. Sprinkle with the almonds. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Apple Scone Cake

3T better butter (50/50 mix of butter and extra virgin olive oil, use just butter if you want)
1t vanilla extract
3T honey
2 large egg whites (I used one egg)
3/4c flour
1/4c oat bran
1t baking powder
1/4t cinnamon
1/8t salt
1/4c buttermilk (I used kefir)
1 large apple peeled and sliced thin
1 1/2T sugar
1/4t cinnamon

Beat together egg white, butter, vanilla and honey. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients and add to the wet ones with the buttermilk beating until blended. Fold in apples. Bake in 8" round cake pan at 350 for 20 minutes. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top of cake.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Old fashioned Story Time

I don't know how many know the name Garrison Keller, but when I was growing up my dad listened to his radio show every week. He told stories about a little fictional town and the people there.

Recently I read two books that really reminded me of Garrison Keeler and his stories. The books here Hometown Tales and Porch Talk by Philip Gulley. Gulley is a Quaker preacher in smalltown Indiana. He has a radio show on one of his local radio stations and posted stories in his church's newsletter. Someone asked him to publish those stories and the result has been 11 books.

The stories are short, simple, poignant, funny and thoughtful. The books are a quick read and very enjoyable.

I let my dad borrow the one book and he thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Have you heard about this movie? It is called Bella and it is opening in theaters this weekend. I just listened to the director and lead actor as they talked on Family Life Today's daily radio show. These men are very upstanding believers who are trying to bring a message to the world. Family Life Today is highly recommending this movie and after all I have seen about it I think it looks very promising with a very pro-life message. If the opening weekend is good then more movie theaters will carry the movie and it will reach more people. Check out the article, listen to the broadcast and visit the movie's website. Then go see what looks to be a very promising film.

Thursday's Thankful Thirteen (17)

Last night as I was going to bed, the dishwasher was running and the washer was on timer to run later in the night. That meant I would be waking up to clean dishes and clean diapers. It brought me to the awareness of how thankful I am for modern conveniences. Here is my list of all I am thankful for-

1) washer
2) dishwasher
3) stove (may I add my *new* stove with working hinges on the oven door, thank you dad!)
4) blender (love those smoothies!)
5) running water in the house
6) toilets
7) computers and the internet
8) automobiles
9) cameras (can you imagine not having *any* pictures of your children as they grow up?)
10) microwaves
11) modern medicine- it may have its issues, but its better then leeches, right?
12) sound systems- I know an awful lot of our congregation would not be able to hear pastor preach without it
13) refrigerator

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday's Website #2

This week its a relaxing fun site to browse while sipping your hot tea (or latte if that's your pleasure). To copy their welcome page at Old Fashioned Living, -

You'll find down to earth crafts, recipes, gardening advice and family activities plus tips on keeping your family history and teaching your kids and grandkids about the generations that came before them. We hope you'll brew a cup of tea and stay awhile!

One of my favorite areas is the tea time section. not only does it have great ideas for tea time treats or themes for tea time, it also covers other items necessary for tea time like children's manners.

With the holiday season looming so closely, check out the Holiday Page with all sorts of ideas- recipes, gifts, crafts, etc.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Paper Chains for the Holidays

I was reading someone's blog and she was talking about how they made a paper chain to count down the holidays with. I was struck with an idea of my own that is a little twist on the paper chain decoration thing. Every day leading up to Thanksgiving- start around the first day of school- you have the family come up with one thing they are thankful for. You write that item on a paper strip and attach it to your paper chain. By Thanksgiving you have a nice long chain that you can use to decorate for Christmas and you have also spent the couple of months leading up to Thanksgiving focusing on everything you are thankful for.

Consumer Math- What to Teach

I am writing this as a follow up to my last post on how important it is to teach our children consumer math. I wanted to talk about what we should be teaching our children so that they have a good knowledge of consumer math.

The way I see it, consumer math covers the following areas-
1) Handling money: counting, making change, etc.
2) Handling a bank account: how to write a check, deposit money, balance a checkbook, etc.
3) Shopping common sense: comparison shopping, spending where it counts (I might pinch pennies on generic food, but buying cheap tires for my vehicle does not add up to savings) figuring % off, taxes, etc.
4) Basic savings: interest, compound interest, importance of savings, short term and long term savings
5) Budgeting: how to set up a budget, needs vs. wants
6) Taxes: figuring tax on shopping trips, different types of taxes, basic tax filing, exemptions
7) Credit: how credit cards work, loans and interest, credit scores

I am sure their are other areas, but that is what I can think of now. However, I don't think the teaching begins and ends with the practical aspects. I think its also necessary to teach them the wisdom behind good finances. There is an importance to living within your needs, making wise decisions with your money and the use of discipline and self control. America has become such a consumer oriented spendthrift society- if you want it now then buy it now, don't worry about how to pay for it and forget saving for the future. Our children need to see that it is irresponsible to just spend money without a real plan involved. You need to think about what you are doing and why you are doing it.

More importantly though, as Christians we need to teach our children the proper view of money. Everything we have (everything that exists) belongs to God. It is up to God to give you whatever money He desires for you to use. If everything belongs to God then He should be in charge of how it is spent, not us. We should be giving more of God's money back to Him for His use (i.e. tithing, giving to missionaries, etc.). We should be asking God what He wants us to spend money on. We should learn to keep a biblical worldview of our finances and how we handle money.

Later I will post a little on how to teach our children consumer math.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Consumer Math

My husband and I had a conversation the other day. That conversation prompted me to write this post. Dan had been watching a television show where they discussed with two couples their financial problems and how to work through them. What he shared with me had me amazed.

Both of the couples had ample money incoming. The money they had would more then meet their needs. The problem lay in the fact that they just spent and spent without regards to how much they had coming in. The one lady bought herself and her children all new clothing every three months and tried to justify it by selling their old clothes in a yard sale. The other couple had two Lexus cars. Neither couple understood how they got into the mess they were in.

My question is this- does anyone teach real consumer math anymore? I asked my 8yo daughter a question- 'Should you buy a $400 toy if you only have $300 in the bank? What if you put it on a credit card?' Even she knew that you shouldn't be buying what you don't have money for. Why is this such a hard concept for so many adults these days? Where did the line get crossed between buying all we want and living within our means? It seems that people these days have no concept of self control and budgeting your money. We want it all and want it now. Affluence has run amuck.

Parents need to make sure that their children know consumer math. I am not just talking about how to buy stuff or how to pay your taxes. I mean running a household, balancing a checkbook (I can't believe the number of people I know who never balance their checkbook!), banking, investing, everything having to do with money and everyday living. I heard once of someone whose children, upon reaching their upper teen years, where given the family finances and had to run them for a year. The child would have to pay all bills, balance the checkbook, make financial decisions, etc. The children did make mistakes, but the mistakes were less costly then they could have been if the child was running his own finances without any knowledge behind him. I am not so sure I could hand over control like that, but the concept definitely would make a lasting impression on the children.

The government is having this huge debate about the privatization of Social Security. I am all for it, any time we decrease the impact the government has on our lives, the better it is. However, when I see how badly so many people handle their money, the last thing they need is to be given complete control of their retirement funds. I sure hope it will be a well thought out process if it does happen.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday's Thankful Thirteen (17)

Well, nothing has changed here, but my mood has improved. Here is our list this week:

1) My children have plenty of clothes to keep them warm this winter (I know that for a fact as I have spent the last few days pulling out all the winter clothes and washing what needed to be cleaned. Six kids worth of clothes plus four of the kids moved up a size!)

2) For the children who wear those clothes.

3) My husband's determination to keep going- no matter how much junk happens or how much I bug him. :)

4) God's tenderness

5) spell check (I really don't like to misspell words so I am thankful for every red line under each word I need to correct)

6) My family's support (especially my parents)

7) My church family

8) God's renewal

9) Our freedom to worship, homeschool, etc. America isn't perfect but we are afforded many freedoms others don't have.

10) All my children are well and healthy (we just finished up the last well check apt. today as we made the rounds).

11) Good sleep- Ben actually gave me six hours straight last night! The question now is- why do I feel so dead tired still?

12) My three girls' thoughtfulness

13) For our van not needing any repairs while we don't have the funds (it does need brakes sometime soon, but that isn't immediate)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday's Website #1

I had been thinking for the last few months (not constantly, just popped into my mind every here and now) that every Wednesday I want to highlight a new website. I thought that way I can share with others my rather impressive collection of bookmarks and by looking at them to find one to post about I will also remind myself of all the treasures there are out there that I forget to use.

Today I am posting a website I just found out about. Homeschool Helper is a website where you can find *free* ideas for unit studies, notebooking, lap books, character studies and some other categories. From just scanning over the site I think it is going to come in real handy. In the lap booking area they not only have all sorts of subjects to lapbook about, but they also have a long list of templates to use in creating your lap book. (For more info on lap booking see this really informative site or check out Just Call Me Jammin's blog archives.) This site will definitely be helpful in our homeschooling efforts.

So, there is my first Website Wednesday post. Come back next week to read about another one!

The Dangers of HFCS

I have read a lot about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and how bad it is for your health. Lindsey at Enjoy the Journey did a series recently on eating healthier. She spent a little time addressing the HFCS issue. Most recently though I read this article at the Weston A Price Foundation and it really has inspired me to try to eliminate most HFCS out of our diets.

I have been trying to get a hold of our eating habits as it is. We use to eat a bit healthier but slowly over the course of a few years we have really let things slip. I have a grain mill and use to make all our bread but haven't done that in a long time. I still do grind my flour for all other baking, but haven't made bread in quite awhile. As my life has gotten busier with so many little ones and a husband at home I have resorted to a lot of convenient not so healthy food choices. I think its time to start pulling things back towards the other direction.

Charlotte Mason blog carnival #3

The newest Charlotte Mason blog carnival is up, check it out. I scanned over it and can't wait to read some of the entries. I think this CM carnival will really help me keep inspired in my homeschooling.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday afternoon

I thought I would share a little of what we did after church today. Our church hosted its very own car show. Local car enthusiasts will come to your location and pay a few dollars entry fee so that they can park their old car and hang out with other car enthusiasts and their old cars.

The youth had a stand with hot dogs and bakery they sold to raise money for a youth event.
The kids had fun looking at all of the old cars. We had a good time and there was a great turnout. I heard there were at least 80 cars that showed up. Hopefully we can do it again next year.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday's Thankful Thirteen (16)

I want to say off the bat that I really don't *feel* like giving thanks much today (although yesterday was worse, I'm doing better now then I was). Difficult decisions loom with Dan's health and work situation and all paths seem dismal. Therefore I am looking forward to this list as I know when you get your eyes off your circumstances and look up things look better.

1) After getting rather overwhelmed with the junk of life yesterday I took the kids to hear the band my dad is in. They sang quite a few really good praise songs that I like and my heart was lifted when I left.

2) Tim (age 2 3/4) is showing more interest in potty stuff. Hes still a ways off, but we are making progress.

3) The Bible where God so graciously left us His word to help guide us and lift us up.

4) Isaiah 40:31
But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak.

5) CALLING OUT TO YOU by Tommy Walker
Lord You have told us, Lord You have promised that if Your
people would pray
That You would hear from heaven, You would send your mercy
And touch us with Your strong healing Hand
So we’re calling out to You, crying out to You
Forgive us of our sin, heal our land
As we seek Your holy face, turn from all our wicked ways
Hear from heaven even now as we pray

6) Romans 5:3-5
3Not only so, but we[c] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

7) A good support system

8) The freedom to homeschool

9) My family is all alive, well and healthy.

10) For another day

11) Being chosen by God to be the one honored enough to watch these six children as they grow, discover and learn.

12) A husband who loves and supports me.

13) That my husband and I share a common goal in Christ.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Its okay to have a bad day.

I hope this is coherent enough. I am falling asleep at the computer (good thing I'm not driving!) Its something I wanted to get written though. I have a few more posts to follow this that tie in with it. They can wait till later, I'm going to bed!

Have you ever read through the book of Psalms? I love that God felt it necessary to include such real honest heart searching as are included in some of the Psalms.

Psalm 143
7 Hurry to answer me, O Lord! My spirit is becoming weak! Do not hide Your face from me, or I will become like those who go down to the grave.

So many people think that Christians don't have any troubles, that their lives suddenly become perfect once they accept Christ. There are a lot of Christian churches who think you have to be perfect and not experience hardships if you are saved.

Psalm 6
3 My soul is in great suffering. But You, O Lord, how long?
4 Return, O Lord. Set my soul free. Save me because of Your loving-kindness.
5 No one remembers You when he is dead. Who gives You praise from the grave?
6 I am tired of crying inside myself. All night long my pillow is wet with tears. I flood my bed with them.
7 My eye has grown weak with sorrow. It has grown old because of all who hate me.

One look at the Psalms shows us that it is not necessary to have a perfect life- nor is it necessary to act like you do. God expects and wants your total honesty with him. He knows life is hard and wants you to talk with Him about it. He is your best friend and your Father. We need to be open and honest with Him.

Psalm 88
3 For my soul is filled with troubles. And my life comes near the grave.
4 I am added among those who go down into the deep hole. I am like a man without strength.
5 I am left among the dead, like those who have been killed and lie in the grave, whom You remember no more. They are cut off from Your help.
6 You have put me in the deepest hole, in a dark and deep place.
7 Your anger has rested upon me. And You have troubled me with all Your waves.
8 You have taken my good friends far from me. You have made me hated by them. I am shut in and cannot go out.
9 My eyes have become weak because of trouble. I have called to You every day, O Lord. I have spread out my hands to You.

However, we also see in the Psalms that the writers did not stay in their pits. They were down and in the dumps, they knew to cry out to God. The situation may not have changed, but their perspective and emotions did. They remembered where their strength was found.

Psalm 119
81 My soul becomes weak with desire for Your saving power, but I have put my hope in Your Word.

I have bad days, days I really just want to crawl back in bed- days when I feel like I am in a dark room with no doors. Those days will come, when Satan is working at you, slowly chipping away trying to destroy you. But, no matter how many chisel marks he makes, he can't put a dent in your foundation. If your life is settled firmly on the foundation of Christ, then even in those bad days you will still know deep down the truth has not changed and God will carry you through. You may struggle and question, but in the end you know that you know God will pull you through.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Charlotte Mason blog carnival #2

I missed the posting of the second Charlotte Mason blog carnival. I just found the link so I thought I would post it.

Thursday's Thankful Thirteen (15)

This week I have 13 things about autumn I am thankful for.

1) The leaves- of course! The colors are incredible.

2) A break in the heat of summer. I like summer, but I always welcome the cooler warmth of fall.

3) The smell of cool air and fallen leaves.

4) The taste of a fall Ohio apple. Starting in Oct. they start carrying locally grown apples in the grocery store. Washington apples have nothing on Ohio's!

5) Apple cider- try cooking oatmeal with apple cider instead of water, some apple chunks and cinnamon.

6) Pumpkin- cheesecake, rolls, scones

7) I look at fall as the quiet place of rest after the trials by fire (summer). After God has let you go through a real trial he sometimes gives you a peaceful place of rest- to me that is what autumn is.

8) The colors- not just the leaves but all the autumn colors.

9) Thanksgiving

10) bonfires

11) That the cold weather kills off all the mosquitoes

12) Watching all the animals get ready for winter.

13) The slower pace.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Blogger Friend School #5 Say it in Signs

This is creative blogging assignment but hopefully it will help offer help to some newer bloggers still trying to learn “how” to add pictures to their blogs and also help learn your classmates names to easily identify them… and it’s just FUN!

The Assignment this week it to use your Blog Name (or your own pen/real name) and create signs. There are two ways to do this and you can do one or both ways.

1. Visit Image Chef ( and create some free cute signs. The easiest way to explain this is follow the templates — choose, customize (type in name), and then Preview. Once you see the design, right click and SAVE to your computer.

* Now once you saved it to your computer….. you will need to upload it to an image host like OR These are both FREE photo hosting sites that you can create an account, upload your pictures, and they will give you links to your pictures that you can use to upload to your blog.

AND/OR you can be really creative and create your own signs, take digital pictures and share them. (Examples….Refrigerator Magnets, Shaving Cream, Frosting, etc.)

I did a different sign for each part of my name so that I could try to use a picture that reflects each word. I do think that I might go out and do a picture version sometime, but this will do for now.

Beach custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

2. Share a special verse!

Psalm 127:1 1
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders work for nothing. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the men who watch over it stay awake for nothing. (New Life Version)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Where do you draw the line?

This will be a quick post as I am falling asleep and really need to just go to bed. I was wanting input on something I have been thinking about. When we bought our home we stayed in this neighborhood because we felt that God had led us here to be a witness to the people around us. We live in the inner city and there are next to no churches in the area and those who know Christ are definitely few. We had thought that one day God would have us start a church or something. Dan had been taking classes through our denomination to be a pastor but that ended when he hurt his back. With no money for classes and not being able to sit at the computer long enough to get anything done he had to step back from all of that. Now we don't know what God has in store for us.

We bought a house in a neighborhood that was so-so because we were wanting to make an impact. Now we don't know where we are going with that and the once okay neighborhood is now rapidly falling downhill. Once I would have walked around our neighborhood but now don't feel it is safe to go walking alone in the daytime. We have at least seven abandoned houses on our one block alone. We suspect that our former neighbor (he just moved recently) was breeding his pit bulls to fight. There was a raid on a drug house seven houses down and there is another suspected drug house across the street from that. We get emails notifying us when a sex offender moves within a mile of our house and it has been updating at least once if not twice a week lately.

All of that to say this- when do you draw a line between telling others about Christ and shining for him and the safety of your family? Is it ever okay to say that your family comes before the Great Commission? We are suppose to die to self and sacrifice for the gospel- but what does that really mean? I don't see us moving anytime soon, these are just the questions I have sometimes. I know some people say that when you have children they are your top ministry priority and nothing should take you from that mission field. On the other hand, although you don't want to expose them to any danger unnecessarily, you also should be putting top priority on following God and the Gospel. Many people in other nations are loosing their children's lives because they wont back down from the gospel's truth. I heard of a Christian pastor in a Muslim who wouldn't denounce Christ and had to watch his family die from disease because no one would give him the meds he needed for them.

I know Paul mentioned that it would be easier to serve the Gospel if you weren't married as marriage divides your loyalties. I truly think having children complicates that more then marriage does. Having your mate die for your faith seems an easier price then to watch your children suffer.

So where do you think the line should be drawn?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Blogger Friend School #4 Panning for Gold

The Internet offers a lot of treasures! Being a Blogger Friend is all about sharing our treasures. The assignment this week is to share your Internet treasures. Take this list and add your “golden” treasured sites so that we may all share the wealth.

~First place you look for a book to buy-- ISBN.NU- compares prices at different sellers

~Homeschool site full of information that you use regularly-- Old Fashioned Education

~Site that offers Homeschool Freebies-- Homechool Estore -new freebie each week

~Site that offers any kind of Freebies-- Twisted Branches

~A blog to read that is always full of humor-- Mommy to My Six Pack

~A blog to read that is always full of useful information-- Just Call Me Jamin

~A blog to visit because it is eye appealing and easy to read-- One Way or Another

~A blog that you read because it inspires you to be a better homeschooling mom-- Lady of Virtue