I like blogs, mostly art and craft blogs but also home school sites for idea’s, inspiration and help. I thought I would add my finds here for others to be inspired maybe find helpful too .
First off you should know that if you are following a few blogs web sites you will probably want to set up a Google reader. There are other ones too but I don’t know about them. The Google reader holds all the blogs that you like and when you sign into your Google reader the blogs you have subscribed to will appear in bold and have the number of posts that you have not read yet. It saves you from going into each blog that you follow only to find that there is nothing new there. It is very handy and the most efficient way to keep up with blogs and websites. There are other organizing features too but that’s the jest of it. You can watch a u tube video about it here if you want.
My favorite site is one pretty thing. This site has compiled and sorted DIY projects from all over the blogo’ sphere. That’s how I found the Molly Monkey pattern. Some very cool stuff here. They share a small picture of each project so you can look quickly through the post until you find one that interests you. The DIY projects are sorted into birthday parties, seasonal decorating/ events, kids crafts, gifts for /granparents, dads, mom’s you get the idea and the best is that they are all free courtesy of bloggers. This site it the best I have found.
A favorite bread recipe of mine is focaccia bread. Oh, it is so good! And simple to do. I am surprised it is so expensive in the stores, but everything has become expensive the past few years. I’ve been thinking that I should consider making bread more regularly.
I have wanted an IPod for quite some time. So this past October when Jason heard an employee was selling his, on my birthday and he was facing coming home with no gift he bought it up…. smart move on his part and happiness for me!
I have an app for that…. Arithmaroo1 simply put it is counting balls or boulders in different shapes, like what you would see on a dice, your hand, or in row’s of fives. The first level is 1-5, then 5-10, 10-20 ect, perfect for all ages, way better value than a work book from the dollar + store at the price of 2.29 with tax and the exchange rate. If you or your kids are in need of brushing up on math skills, I highly recommend the Arithmaroo.
And I would be completely irresponsible if I did not tell you about starfall. It is an amazing on line early literacy program, which teaches letters; upper and lower, sounds and reading. It is used by many home schoolers and parents with great reviews. Perfect for dinner preparation hour computer time and the holiday’s. You will find printable work pages and books to print off.
There is more in my brain and in my favorites folders but slow and steady win’s the race….. have a good weekend.