Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homeschool Thursday

I am having a hard time concentrating today as we are having pouring raining at the rate of 1/2 inch an hour. 

Rain most times causes me to have a headache ( I have arthritis in my neck) so it is hard to concentrate during those times. 

I am only going to share one resource today but it is a goody.

I receive a newsletter every month from Learning through History.  In this newsletter they have a complete mini-unit on various events or people in history.  This month it is on the Wives of Henry the VIII. It also contains various resources that you can buy for this theme but there are enough free links to have a great little unit.  They also give you DVR alerts on interesting shows that are coming up so you can tape them and show them later at your convenience.  This is a great resource.  The site also has all the past mini units.

Have a great week (hope we don't float away)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Movie Monday

My husband and I watched

Abbot and Costello in The Noose Hangs High.  The best parts were when they were doing this

They were really good. 

This was another good scene

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Homeschool Thursday- arts and crafts

I have used these lessons for Art Appreciation for Hannah and she really has enjoyed them.  These are a great place to start.  sends out a newsletter filled with great free lessons.

Here is a cute little Button Wreath.  While you are at this site explore a bit as they have tons of crafts for all ages.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TV Tuesday

I have been enjoying the First Season of this

ER Season 1.  I watched this show till the very end but I think that the first season was still the best.  I have stopped right now at the Peisode entitle Love's Labour Lost.  I am gearing myself up for this one.  It is about a women who comes in for a minor complication of her pregnancy and ends up dying.  This really hit home the first time I saw it as I was pregnant at the time plus my mother had died in child birth with my sister.  I was a basket case after I saw this.  I know that there was  alot of  sleeping around going on and it seems like every main character had a relationship with another main character at one time or another but the drama kept me coming back. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Movie Monday

The Girls and I went to see this movie this past Week

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
It was cute.  We laughed out loud several times.  A Good Family movie.  I liked the first one better but I think that this one is dvd worthy (that is what we say when we want to buy the dvd). 

My Husband and I watched this over the weekend

This was supposedly a great short story from the Saturday Evening Post. I personally thought that it didn't translate to well to a movie.  We usually like Jimmy Stewart in most things he does but the acting in this movie was really bad. 

This was the theme song that was Number one for four weeks. 


Really corny song and corny lyrics. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Over 40 blog Hop and Friday Book Review


Welcome to everyone from the Over 40 Blog Hop

Friday I highlight some of the book I reviewed on my Book Blog  A Room without Books is Empty.

This week:
Song of the Silent Harp (The Emerald Ballad)
First chapter Peak of Song of the silent Harp by B.J. Hoff

Sixteen Brides
Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Heart of the Lonely Exile (The Emerald Ballad)
First chapter Peak of Heart of the Lonely Exile by B.J. Hoff

Petra: City of Stone
First Chapter peak of Petra: City of Stone by T.L. Higley

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Kraft Mac and Cheese Party

I am so excited!!  I was chosen by Houseparty to hold A Kraft Homestyle Comfort Food House party.  The theme is comfort for I am going to have evryone wear comfortable clothing.  Kraft has sent along these 
cute socks for all my guests

They have alsoe sent along all of these other goodies

A pot to cook the macaroni in

Two packages of three different kinds of Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese Dinners

Romano and Parmesan

Classic Cheddar

Four Cheese

a spoon from Pyrex

Pyrex casserole dish

blurry picture of casserole dish  LOL

plates, napkins and coupons. 

I will post pictures of the party after I have it.  We are having a game night so looking forward to a good time. 

Home School Thursdays

In My email today I got a a link to a great site that helps you teach history along with food.  The blog is called The History Chef.  It worth checking out. 

Last I talked about what we were using in Bible for this year.  This week I will Talk a bit about Literature.  Hannah is taking a lit class in our Homschool Coop so that is taken care of for us this year but in the past I have used Old Fashioned Education for ideas of books to have Hannah read Also AmblesideonlineLearnOutLoud    has free audio resources to use for Literature. 

Glencoe is a wonderful resource for study guides for many great books. 

These are just to get you started in the right direction. There are many great resources on the web.  Just do a google search. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TV Tuesday

My Family and I watched the First Season of This:

Home Improvement:  Starring Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson

I am not sure if we watched this when it first came out as I don't remember alot of the episodes.  We4 laughed out load several times during each episode.  There some double entendres but there were always betwen Tim and Jill and neve when the kids were around. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Movie Monday

Over the Weekend :

We Watched Ride Em Cowboy with Abbot and Costello  It wasn't that great but It had this song by Ella Fitzgerald

Here is the trailer

Here is a little featurette

Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review Fridays

Here are some of the books I reviewed on my Book Blog  A Room without Books is Empty.

First chapter Peak of

Tender Vow
Tender Vow by Sharlene MacLaren

Somewhere to Belong (Daughters of Amana, Book 1)

Somewhere to Belong by Judith Miller

First Chapter Peak at

A Dream for Hannah (Hannah's Heart)

A Dream for Hannah by Jerry Eicher

First Chapter Peak at

A Hope for Hannah (Hannah's Heart)
A Hope for Hannah by Jerry Eicher

For Time and Eternity (Sister Wife)
For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman 


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TV Tuesday

I watched the second season of this

Mad about You  Starring Paul Riser and Helen Hunt.  This was a nice little comedy that was funny in alot of ways.  There was alot more talk of sex and innuendo than I remember.  I guess I recognize this more since my daughter was watching with me. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

This is the Air I Breath - Hillsong

Movie Monday

I watched an oldy but goody this week

Adam's Rib starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

It's about two lawyers that happen to be married to each other.  He is the Assistant DA and she is independent  A woman is accused of attempted murder of her husband and his mistress and Hepburn decides that she wants to represent the woman to prove that women are treated differently.  there is alot of funny stuff that happens but you gotta watch it to see it.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Great Posts Saturday And Rascal Flatts

Hoosier Homemade shared how to make Fried Potatoes

My friend Becky over at Hospitality Lane has her Candle Blog up Here .  She makes hand poured soy candles in oodles of colors and fragrances.

I didn't run across alot of posts this week that really grabbed me so I thought I would post some Rascal Flatts videos.  I like the way there songs always seem to tell a story

Friday, September 3, 2010

Over 40 blog hop, New Friend Friday and Book Review Friday

Over Forty blog Hop is hosted by Never Growing Old


Is hosted at Trendy Treehouse

Friday's are when I highlight books over on my Book Blog  A Room without Books is Empty

This week:

I had a first chapter peak of:

Love for Tomorrow (Second Chance at Love #2)
A Love For Tomorrow by Vanessa Miller

A review of

Whisper on the Wind (The Great War Series, No. 2)
Whisper on the wind by Maureen Lang

Review of :

Latte Daze: A Maya Davis Novel
Latte Daze by Erynn Mangum

And a Review of:

A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty
A Place of Healing by Joni Erickson Tada ( audio book)

Also the Audio book of the Week was:

Stormy Weather: And Other Grins, Grabbers & Great Getaways (Adventures in Odyssey Gold)
Adventures in Odyssey: Stormy Weather

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Homeschool Thursday

Well it was back to school for us this week.  For the most part it has gone fairly smoothly except for one cranky session after lunch on the first day (both of us were cranky).

For Bible this year we are going to spend quite a bit of time in Psalms.
Right now we are using:

Psalms: A life-changing encounter with God's Word from the book of (LifeChange)
Psalms: a Life Changing encounter

After we do this Hannah and I both will be working our way through

Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent, Member Book
Stepping Up by Beth Moore

Then if we finish that and there is still some time left in the year

We will do The Psalms study from this site.  We have used these lessons for the Books of the Bible up to Psalms and have been quite pleased with them.  David Padenfield is the author and does a great job. 

I hope that everyone else is having a great school year so far!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010