Parrot Chalk Pastels
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Parrot Chalk Pastels

A Colorful Parrot with Chalk Pastels Last week in our homeschool we were reading about the Amazon River and I remembered this technique I had seen for making colorful Parrots with Chalk. You can see my inspiration here at Painted Paper. [Tweet “Check out this easy craft for kids using chalk pastels. Perfect for a…

Summer Camp Care Package & Printables
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Summer Camp Care Package & Printables

A Summer Camp Care Package Last week my two youngest girls, Hannah and Laura, who are 13 and 11 years old went away to summer camp for the very first time. Now, my older children all began going to summer camp around the age of eight and they went every year for years! They loved…

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A Mama’s Heart

Yesterday was full of emotions. My mother-in-law finally came home from the hospital. She’s had a rough go of it this past few weeks. She’s on oxygen and has congestive heart failure and we are praying she regains some of her strength. I don’t often talk about deeply emotional or personal things here, simply because…

The Ultimate Frugal Christmas Gift Guide {Older Children}
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The Ultimate Frugal Christmas Gift Guide {Older Children}

This year, I’ve teamed up with a few other fun ladies to share with you some great ideas for ways you can save money this Christmas. [Tweet “The Ultimate Frugal Gift Guide for Christmas. Lots of ideas for kids!”] The Ultimate Frugal Gift Guide {Links} Babies and Toddlers @ A Beautiful Blessed Mess Young Children…

God is Faithful {a story of providence}
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God is Faithful {a story of providence}

So, this morning around noon, my son called and I grabbed the phone and said, “Hello.” And he began to read to me… “Dear James, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted…” I immediately grinned. I knew what that meant. Anyway, he finished reading that email to me and said, “Mom,…

It was a camp out to remember… {Part 7}
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It was a camp out to remember… {Part 7}

After our hike and walk along the beach, we ended the evening with worship, and then a circle story game while supper was prepared. For supper we enjoyed Campfire Stew. To make Campfire Stew, take a rather large piece of heavy duty tin foil. In the center of the tin foil spray some Pam. Add…