Archive | June, 2012

Parents, How Do You Afford This?!

June 14, 2012

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Every once in a while, we discuss college with the kids. I have never been fond of the whole college thing. For one, only a mere fraction of adults I know ever used their college education for their eventual chosen career. And college is so wickedly expensive! HOW do you parents ever afford such stuff?? […]

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Postcard Scribbles

June 13, 2012

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One of the kids’ computers was going screwy yesterday. Tons of dust messing with the fan. When a computer overheats, it tends to be a little temperamental. Did you know that you can buy a can of air to clean out your electronics? Yes, AIR! It comes in an aerosol can. But did you also […]

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Dollar General Vacation Sweepstakes

June 12, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Clorox Company for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I recently went on a scavenger hunt, looking for my special cleaning products. I have a very sensitive nose and so many of the new products contain very pungent (read: unpleasant) smells that burn […]

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Monday Quiz About Me Meme

June 11, 2012

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It’s been a busy weekend. We went to a Civil War reenactment on Saturday — our first ever! We’ve been traveling to historical sites for almost a decade now, can you believe we’ve never seen a reenactment? It was fun and we learned a lot. You can see my post about it on my travel […]

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School’s Out! Or Is It?

June 8, 2012

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Because we homeschool, we don’t technically have “summer vacation.” I like the consistent schedule and I do not like having idle children, so I’ve always assigned work for the kids, in some shape or form, throughout the year. As they have gotten older, however, I allow them to explore their own academic exploits. One son, […]

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The Paper Airplane Guy

June 7, 2012

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As a kid, I LOVED paper airplanes. I could never make them correctly. Mine were always haphazardly folded, crumpled, and they always flew wonky. They never seemed to make it past my nose. The guy in the video, John Collins, has perfected paper airplane performance. It’s not for nothing he’s called The Paper Airplane Guy. […]

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Speechless Wednesday

June 6, 2012

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I don’t know, guys…. The things of our lives just seem SO horribly dim and mundane after seeing this video clip here: An Unconventional War. Everybody has heard of Joseph Kony, right? The war he started in Uganda, stealing villagers’ children to use as sex slaves and child soldiers, right? But did anyone ever hear […]

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Lots of Sitting, Lots of Bull

June 5, 2012

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Quick question: Is “bull” in its vernacular form a “bad word”? So yesterday we went to West Point. New York. The Military Academy of the United States. Yes, where Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stewart and Ulyssess Grant and Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur went to school. I should clarify… we WANTED to go to […]

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11 Things About Boring Old Me

June 1, 2012

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Well, I wasn’t going to write anything today because my schedule is CRAZEEEEE and I’m feeling a bit rushed. But I have a lull before I have to cook dinner, look over my son’s schoolwork, and plant the garden…. yeah, I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Nothing like a good dose of procrastination to spice […]

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Vacation By the Beach?

June 1, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Newport Beach for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. About this time last year, we took a wonderful vacation to Virginia. The kids got to see the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. Oh, how I love the ocean! Someday, I hope to treat […]

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