Bible Journaling Kit ~ REVIEW

It's no secret that I have been coloring in my Bible for a few years now to my Family.  But, I haven't always blasted it out on here but on occasions.  One of my most prized possessions is my ruddy mauve King James Bible I received from my Foster Parents when I was Saved and Baptized at 16.  Every since then no matter what the circumstance I have walked closely with the Lord.  Coming from the Bible Belt area in our country I would have never thought to


Hey Monday.... See Ya Later!!!

I decided while on our RV trip that when I got back home I wouldn't be doing anymore Mondays.  I mean honestly who Likes Mondays?  So, I have decided that Mondays are going to be kind of like "warm up" days.  So, that I can gear up for the other 4 days and following weekend.  
My weekends look like this:  Big Family Breakfasts, Movie Marathons, Game Fests and a Mad Dash around the house picking up Messes.  So, on Mondays I used to drag around and beat myself up for not being productive enough.  Not, anymore!  I make sure that the important things are accomplished like feeding my Family and my Soul.  Then I make sure the kids Read, complete some sort of project or chore like Mahala just finished cleaning her bathroom from top to bottom.  And I make sure I'm organized and ready to go for the next 4 days of school and complete any phone calls, emails or assignments I'm working on.  

This change has given our Home a more relaxed atmosphere and I have found that we are so productive the rest of the week.  I enjoy lighting candles, listening to music and slowly move into full force on Tuesday.  Today I prepped my Bible Journal for December's Devotional Project, made about 5 phone calls, took care of some Blog/Social Media matters, painted, made a delicious pot of Kale and Turkey soup, washed clothes and read books with Kaden while noshing on blueberry scones and hot chocolate.   And tonight we will start on the Christmas tree....a Beautiful Monday!  How was your Monday, sending Happy Holiday Vibes out to everyone!!!


The 101 Series ~ REVIEW

I can not believe that I only have a few years left Homeschooling Mahala....it has gone by way too fast.  That said we have been busy catching up in any areas that she's not strong in and all the loose ends are being tied up.  She needs only one more Science to graduate and that was going to be Zoology.  But, thanks to this next Review she is going to be able to add Chemistry as her final Science.  The Chemistry 101 curriculum is from The 101 Series and it couldn't have come our way at a better time.  Normally we like to use Christian based Science programs and I was thrilled to see that this program hit that nail on the head.  I was pleased to see the quality of the 4 DVDs and videos.  This Series was produced by Westfield Studios, which was created by Wes Olsen.  Wes Olsen is a Homeschool Dad that had 15 years of film production experience and a love for Science that decided he wanted to make a High school level curriculum that was easy to use, understandable and visually enriched.  From the first lesson I can confidently say he succeeded! 


Commissioned from Chara Games~ REVIEW

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb374/TOSCrew2011/2016%20TOS%20Crew/11%20-%20November/14%20-%20Chara%20Games/Commissioned_zps3upxfxaf.jpgFamily Game Day and Night happens around here a lot.  I simply Love how snacks, a deck of cards or a board game can make us put our phones down for several hours and spend time with just each other.  Recently we were given a Brand New Game called Commissioned from Chara Games to Review.  We were so excited when it finally came in the mail....we declared that tonight would be Game Night because we couldn't wait another moment.  And then we opened it and glanced through the direction booklet and instantly thought oh boy this game is intense.  Luckily I remembered the video you could watch that gave the BEST explanation of a game I had ever seen.  And we were even able to watch a quick round played so that was extremely helpful.  It only took a few rounds of us playing before we felt comfortable and now after playing several times we don't even need the directions as a reference.


Tuesday Self-Talk ~ Four Violet

This is my very 1st Tuesday in my Tuesday Self-Talk Series over at Four Violet...... I wanted to share on here too.  Check it out each week, because we are commanded to Love ourselves and what better way to do that then to Power Up our Self-Talk!!!  No more Negativity!!!  God created us Beautifully in His likeness.  

I have found that Daily Affirmations are a positive way to start your day.  Or when you start battling negative self-talk, try one of these instead. :)  In the Bible it says Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” What we think, we’ll eventually say and what we say is very powerful.  We can speak words of life and we can speak words of cursing.  The Bible warns us to guard our thoughts and mouths.  Proverbs 18:20-21 says “From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.  The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  Bellow are just a Few Affirmations to get You started, I'll share more each week.  I have mine written on index cards on my bathroom mirror, dash of my van, at my desk and in my planner.....get creative and let your Self Love Flooooow!

*I am strong.
*I am wise.
*I am precious in the eyes of God.
*I can love and be loved.
*I have power to choose my course in life.
*I accept my self for who I am.

*I replace my anger with understanding and compassion.

*I know that God’s unfailing love surrounds me and that I can trust Him.

*I have everything I need.  
*I trust my ever-increasing ability to eliminate the non-essential and appreciate that which matters.


Four Violet Illustrates Bible Time

Illustrating my Bible Time over on my other Blog.

Wow...I have been reflecting like crazy over here.... Part of my Dalies that I strive real hard to do is to Read my Bible and Journal along with Illustrate whatever comes to my heart.
One of my Bible times this week reminded me of my childhood.

Read More Here....


Homeschool Legacy ~ REVIEW

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb374/TOSCrew2011/2016%20TOS%20Crew/11%20-%20November/2%20-%20Homeschool%20Legacy/Indians-580x780_zpsyjajn82a.jpgOur RV trip across the country was amazing and along the way we were able to incorporate a ton of History into our days.  Being partially Native American I was thrilled to be able to soak in so much about my Heritage that I didn't even know about.  The kids were really into it too, so it was an adventure for us all to say the least.  Now that we are home and getting back into the swing of things after being gone for 9 weeks.  Jumping back onto the homeschool wagon has been a little touch and go for Kaden.  Light bulb moment.....how about a Unit Study, to shake things up I thought?  Enter the answer to what I needed....a Review opportunity from Homeschool Legacy with their Many Nations Once -a-Week Micro-Study. (recommended for grades 1-8)  YES!!!  


Looking Like Christmas

Here is a few pages I've got started for Christmas.  We always make a ton of treats for Friends, Family and our Neighbors.  So, I have a several sweet treats that make their appearance every single year.  But, we also like to introduce some new treasures each year too.  This year I'm going to do some bread making, both sweet and savory varieties.
The little house over on the right is just my way of being able to have a visual of what will be on our Christmas Chain.  Read More HERE!!


Accountable2You ~ REVIEW


This next Review is going to be a real personal Review....it's about keeping your Family Safe....keeping everyone Accountable.  I have shared a little in the past about our Family's experience with addiction.  It's personal and not all My story to tell, so I haven't shared in detail on here and I probably never will.  But, this next Review came at a great time for our Family.....at a Healthy time in our lives.  We were given a year long subscription from Accountable2You for their Family Plan.  They also offer a Group Plan, Individual Plan, and Small Business Plan, so there is something suitable for anyone.  So, what is this Amazing Family Plan?  Well, first let me tell you a little bit about our story.

Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc. ~ Review

I Love new school supplies....but there is one thing that I love even more then that.....New Art Supplies!!!!  Not too long ago I did a Review for Kwik Stix and Kaden absolutely Loved them.  So, when they asked me to try more of their products I was thrilled to accommodate that request.  And little Man was just as happy!  When we came home from our RV trip they were sitting there waiting for us.  Kaden has a lot to say about these new sets we tried.

We were generously given 2 different sets from The Pencil Grip, Inc., the 6 pack of Metalix and 6 pack of Neons.  Kwik Stix are a Solid Tempera Paint that dries in 90 seconds!!  Yes, you read correctly...honestly in my experience it dries even faster then that.  You can paint with this product on cardboard, wood, plastic, paper and more.