Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TV Tuesday

I have been enjoying this Series

I just finished watching  Season 1 on DVD and have been watching Season 4 on Sci Fi .  It's a quirky little series about a town that is really a government facility where they have all the smartest scientist working on government projects.  Like any good Sci Fi show things don't always turn out right.  Season 1  seems a tad more violent than the seasons that follow (all of it are the results of experiments gone awry) .

Monday, August 30, 2010

Movie Monday

This past Week the girls and I went to see

Disney's The Socerer's Apprentice. 

It was very good.  Lots of action and humor.  Nicholas Cage did a good job as the mentor (you never know with his movies). 

I also got from


Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

They took quite a bit of liberty from the books but It was a good movie.  I still liked the book better. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Great Posts Saturday!!

Here are some of the Great Posts I came across this week!!

A Lovely Shore Breeze shares how to make Peach Ice Cream.

Litereacy Launchpad has a post on where is find free children's books online.

I get a newsletter called Shelf Awareness and they had a link to this wonderful montage of photos of people reading all around the word here.

Edgy Inspirational Romance intoduced the Christian Fiction Book club.  First book is Havah by Tosca Lee

Beth Fish Reads introduced a new blog for audio book junkies.

Newsweek Posted a chart comparing how our lives have changed digitally here

That's it for this week.  Have a great Weekend everyone

Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Hops and Book review Friday



New Friend Fridays

Fridays are the days that I highlight what's been going on at my book blog  A Room without Books is Empty.

Here are some of the books highlighted there.

I had a Guest post from Moxy, The dog from Alphabet Woof!

I reviewed the audio book
Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed
Shattered by Frank Pastore

I reviewed

The Malacca Conspiracy

The Malacca Conspiracy by Don Brown

And I had a First Chapter Peak at
The Devil in Pew Number Seven
The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Explore around this blog a bit more if you like.  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homeschool Thursday

Here are some of the things I would like to share this week!!

Hannah and I will be starting her 10th grade on Monday.  Our main Curriculum is Far Above Rubies with a little bit of Old Fashioned Education and Ambleside Online 

A Good Source for History Mini Studies is Learning through history.  A Great source for week to two week mini units.  Can be expanded upon

Scholastic has some interesting history sleuthing games.

Have a great day Everyone!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Outside Ceasar's Casino in Altlantic City

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Different videos that I like on Dancing

Evolution of Dance

Great Wedding party entry

The Carlton Dance

I Hope you Dance by Lee Ann Womack


Safety Dance

Goofy on How to Dance

Hitch Dance Lesson

Evian Baby Roller Skaters

Monday, August 23, 2010

Movie Monday!!

The girls and I went to see

This movie is rated PG 13 and it definitely should be.  It was funny and we did laugh out loud alot.  But there was language and alot of sexual innuendo.  We went to see the movie at our local bargain theater and it stopped three times so we had to wait for them to fix it.  If that would have happened at the first run theater I would have demanded a refund but since I only paid $2 we just let it go.   

Over the Weekend, My husband and I watched

Dance, Girl, Dance starring Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball.  It sure was different seeing Lucy in this kind of role.  She played a golddigger.  Sometimes the music tried to make this film lighthearted but it was definitely a drama through and through.   It deals with burlesque dancing so may need to explain to children but really nothing risque in the movie.  Definitely worth watching if you can catch on Turner Movie classics. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Great Posts in blog Land

Here are some Posts I came across this week in blog land

Step by step instructions on how to make Cake Pops at Tammy's Book Parlor.  Hannah and I will be definately making these in the future.

Bibliophile by the Sea shared a beautiful picture of a White Peacock.  It is just gorgeous!!

The Cupcake Lady at Hoosier Homemade sharea how to decorate with Aqua Mason Jars.

Elizabeth at Foodie Mom shares how to make Maid Rite Sandwiches and DeLux Potatoes.

Dana At The Coupon Challenge shares how she organizes her pantry.

Florinda at The 3 R's Blog talks about the rumor that blogging is dying!

Download a free cook book from Pampered Chef here between now and Sept. 30 and they will donate a meal to Feeding America.  Thanks to Gina at Hott Books for posting about it.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Blog Hops


New Friend Fridays

 Welcome Everyone!!.  Explore around my blog and make yoursefl at home.  I am always glad to have visitors.    

Book Review Friday

This week on my Blog A Room without Books is Empty

Licensed for Trouble (PJ Sugar)
Licensed for Trouble by Susan May Warren She is giving away a Kindle so go here to find out how to enter.

Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life
Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher.  She is having a Kindle Giveaway also and I am giving away a copy of the book so go here  for that Info.

Solitary: A Novel (Solitary Tales Series)
Get a first chapter peak at Solitary by Travis Thrasher here.

Find out about Purrsnikitty by Kathy Brodsky here.

Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington
Love Finds You in Victory Heights by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss.  Here 

Audio Book of the Week is:

Edge of Apocalypse (End Series, The)
Edge of Apocalypse by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall (see the sidebar of book blog)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Homeschool Thursday

I got a great email today from Knowledge Quest .  In it was an Article that listed 5 must have no cost resources for homschooling.  I use or have used all of these resources and highly recommend them.  Here is the link to the article

Classics for Kids is a great resource to teach your kids about classical music.  If you sign up for the newsletter they send you info on what the shows are for the current month and the next.  They also have a activity sheet for the children to do.  My 15 year old loves these shows even though I believe they are intended for yournger children.  But the way I look at it if she is listening to classical music it can't be bad.

I know some people have started school already.  We are aiming for August 30th.  Hope everyone has a great year!!  

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gilmore Girls Season 3 may contain spoilers

Gilmore Girls: The Complete Third Season The Gilmore Girls season 3

This season seemed to be a bit darker that the last two.  It was a bit more serious, although the quirky characters from Stars Hollow still had their moments. 

this is my least favorite season as it mostly revolves around Rory getting together with Jess.  I really liked Dean so much better than Jess but It would have to be a tie between Jess and Logan about who I disliked more as a boyfriend for Rory.  I did warm up to Logan a bit toward the end of the series but Dean will always be my favorite.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Two Movies both I felt Blah About

Both of these movies I really was excited to see as they seemed really good in previews.  Both of them I would give a 2.5 out 5 stars.  They really had the potential but they just fell flat for me. 

The first movie I got from Netflix:  Leap Year


The two of the characters live together.  I think there might have been a few curse words.  Not many.  I had the movie figured from the very beginning.  Nothing new in the romantic comedy genre.

The second movie is   Knight and Day.  I saw this at our local $2 theater. 

This starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.  I am not a huge Tom Cruise fan but I thought this looked fun.  It was Blah.  It had such potential but just fell flat.  The editing was horrible and you could tell when they used Green Screen.  The best part of the whole movie was the very end.  If the whole movie would have been like that it would have been great.  There were a few curse words including the F word which I was quite taken aback by. 

These opinions are my own.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Review Friday

Here are some reviews that you may be interested in from my Book Blog  A Room without Books is Empty

With Hearts and Hymns and Voices: A Novel
with Hearts and Hymns and Voices by Pam Rhodes  First Chapter Peak

I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage
I am Hutterite by Mary-Anne  Kirkby

Catwalk by Melody Carlson first chapter peak

Be Compassionate (Luke 1-13): Let the World Know That Jesus Cares (The BE Series Commentary)
Be Compassionate by Warren Wiersbe  first Chapter Peak

Over 40 Blog Hop and New Friend Friday

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Language Warmups

I am finalizing my plan for Hannah's School year. 

Here are some of the sites that I plan on using for Language arts.

Language arts Warmups takes a different theme each week and gives you exercises that deal with that theme. is just that short lessons on grammar that you do every day.  I usually have my children do two a day as they are so short.

I will combining these two sites with a daily vocabulary exercise plus a Speech and Literature course that Hannah will be taking at our Homeschool Group.  She will studying the Lord of the Rings.    

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

wordless Wednesday

Check out other Wordless Sednesday pics here

Demolition Derby

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Letters to God

This looks like a really good movie.  It is made by one of the producers of Facing the Giants.

TV Tuesday - My Three Sons

I have been DVRing episodes of this classic tv show on a local station that show alot of the older shows.  Only problem is that they only show about 4 episodes on Saturday.   No Sad

Since my hubby works long hours and gets up early (usually between 1-3) and gets home late (5-6)  we eat supper then like to relax by watching one of theses and then he goes to sleep.  So we an extra day.

It's nice to just watch the Douglass family as that time was a much simpler time. 

Unfortunately they have only released only the first 2 seasons of this on dvd (it was on for 12 years). 

In the first seasons William Frawley was Bub, Steve's Father-in-law (William Frawley was Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy)  and the had Mike the oldest son who seems to disappear later (kinda like the Cunninghams oldest son did from Happy Days)

I will probably be adding these to our dvd collection after we get all the episodes to other series (maybe by then more seasons will be available)

On the day that we don't watch My Three Sons we have started watching this


The Little Chocolatiers!!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Movie Monday- Singing In The Rain

My husband and I watched this movie this last week.  It is one of the musical classics from the Golden age of Movie Making.  They just don't make movies like this any more.


The Classic Scene

But I liked this Song too!!

Good Morning

Definitely a funny musical. Great fun time!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Follows

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So head over and see if you can find any new blogs.