Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blog Walk Week 2

This is week 2 of The Homeschool Crew's blog walk. Here are the next 10 blogs that I am visiting. I hope that you take the time to stop by their websites! I am learning so much from everyone else’s blog. It’s so much fun

1. Second Star to the Right and Straight On Till Morning
2. Surviving the Testosterone
3. Family Style School
4. School Around the Bible
5. 1628 The Story of the Goebels 5
6. Morris Family Madness
7. Homeschool Musings
8. Homeschooling (and then some!)
9. Heartfelt Homeschooling
10. following Him home

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Blog Walk Week 1

This week I found out something very interesting. This year's Homeschool Crew consists of over 250 homeschoolers! So several of the crew members came up with the idea that we would visit each of our crew members blogs and check their blogs out. I have always loved looking at new blogs and was eager to participate, and though I found out about it a little late, I will catch up this week so that I will be back on track next week. Here are the blogs for our first week. Enjoy reading them! I know that I did!

1. Reaping a Harvest

2. Pink & Orange Coffee

3. Live, Laugh, and Learn!

4. Mrs. Mandy's Musings

5. The Fantastic Five

6. Refined Metals Academy

7. Just a Moment in Time

8. Providence Farm

9. My Journey

10. Petra School

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Would you like a new top?

Would you like to win a free top? Are you a size 14 or over? Then you need to go over to Reviews and Reflections right now so you can find out more information about winning from Alight. I don't know about you, but it's hard to find plus sized clothes that are even remotely stylish and all without the steep price tag. This is a website that offers us trendy and contemporary styles all within our budget. There's even a sale section for items under $15 too!

I'm entering to win a new top, How about you?

Saturday, June 12, 2010


So I have a funny story to share with you. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and we have often struggled with one little topic. Sunscreen. I am fair skinned, burn within 15 minutes, and have in my teenage years often burned myself to the point of almost crispy. Ouch! I still shudder from the memory. So I turned to sunscreen to help me or I just didn't go out.

Now I didn't put sunscreen on just to go to the park or go for a walk but I would lather up if we were at the beach, pool, or rafting. Now my husband has always worked and played outside, all without the aid of sunblock. When we met while I was applying the sunscreen I would hand it to him and he would refuse. I asked him what about skin cancer? He said he would take his chances with the sun because that stuff is "poison". He even made funny faces when I asked him to put it on my back. I wanted to be protected, ya know?

So year after year it was the same with us. When My son came along I put sunblock on him when we went to the beach and the pool. I noticed right away that anything with PABA would break him out in a horrible rash, so we switched to PABA free sunscreen. We continued using the other stuff though.

Well I came across Kari's blog p.s.love.love about sunscreen. What did I find out? That I have been applying toxic chemicals on my son and me! Can you say poisoned? UGH!! I can shake off the fact that I did that to myself, but to actually think that I was poisoning my son gives me anxiety. Well no more. I threw out the stuff that I bought recently (which by the way hurt, because I hated to waste the money) and will look for sunscreen that won't harm us as much.

Then I went to the Environmental Working Group's website on sunscreen and found that the more chemicals in the sunscreen the more harmful it is to your body. Who knew! There is a place that you can find out how your sunscreen measures up. It was interesting to find mine ranked in the 5-6 zone. So while I do still believe in sunscreen, I will be more cautious in the future.

You're probably wondering if I told my husband about this little find and yes I did. I had to. He isn't often right ;-) (you know what I'm talking about!) but you know seeing him strut around the house acting like the big man is just too funny! I will trade a laugh for eating a little humble pie anytime!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

TOS Homeschool Crew!

Hey Guess What?!! This past spring I tried out for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew 2010-2011 and I am so excited to share with you that we were accepted!!! My son and I will be reviewing different products throughout the year and then I will be posting it right here for you to see. I hope you join me for a fabulous year!

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