Daily Interruptions?

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Door Magnet

Door Magnet

Please ignore the lack of quality in the photo but it was a quick thought brought on by reading something on facebook. Hip Homeschool Moms facebook asked the question how to handle being interrupted by other children. I came up with this a few years ago and made it (for free) on Vistaprint. It is actually to be used a door advertisement for your car on the website. It worked most of the time but there was the occasional rebel that would knock anyways. I did not always put it up. If it was particularly difficult day or testing I would slap it on the front door. It was not always a bother that kids randomly showed up but it is a distraction for my children. Both have ADHD so concentration is not our strong suit!

Juicer or Nutribullet?

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Well after much debate I decided to go with a

I love it!

I love it!

First things first:  Juicer VS Blenders VS Food Processor VS whatever else you could possibly use! I debated back and forth over a “juicer” vs “nutribullet” for a day or so.  I read several sites “suggestions” and when I came across Juicing Diet Works, I decided on the Nutribullet.

WHY?

I purchased mine through HSN.  Money ALWAYS is an excuse for people not to take the leap on getting healthy. Well, I got my Nutribullet on FlexPay for like $30 a month though HSN.  No Interest, No Excuses! I am in NO WAY paid or compensated or bribed or bullied into making suggestions about reading other blogs, buying Nutribullett vs Juicer, or anything I might say! This is my experience and my opinions. I might also add that Wally-World sells Nutribullet, at first glance I thought I paid more for mine. Ended up mine is Pro900 and they sell the 600 watt.  (also I want to add that the price I paid was a “special” and now $30 or $35 more than what I paid) Wait and watch their site for it to go on sale again.

My final decision was based on that the Nutribullet just seemed to take less space, easier to clean, and there is less waste. Juicers separate the thicker parts from the liquid. Juicer results are just that, JUICE. The Nutribullet makes more of a “smoothie” texture. It is just thicker if you don’t strain it.

It is super easy to use, clean, and store! It is really convenient the way it works.

The film Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead shows using a juicer you just stick everything in it. The apple cores, stems, whatever. It seperates everything for you. With the Nutribullet you have more prep work. Slicing apple cores out, cutting up veggies and fruit into smaller pieces. Not the end of the world though.

You can still “juice” with a Nutribullet with some extra work. I think it was a huge pain in the arse. Why did I try to just get the juice? Well, depending on your ingredients it can be too thick. Thick is good with vanilla shakes but not so much when you’re trying to drink spinach, kale, carrots and what ever else mixed together. I strained it through cheesecloth. Then I froze the rest separated in an ice-tray to mix in with drinks later on. I hate being wasteful.

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Classroom Projects

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Just a few pictures of goodies I made for the classroom this year.

The last picture is just a punishment for my children always making goofy faces when I try to take pictures of them…

Capturing The Good Life

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Have you ever went through the pics on your phone and thought what they say about you? I have like 1 selfie and honestly it’s me making fun of people taking selfies. My phone has over 1,000 pictures on it and they are a combination of all my favorite things in life. Family, friends, farming, DIY projects, and more family. I am so blessed and love the capabilities I have of capturing those blessings. If I was to ever lose, break, or have my phone stolen I would probably need counseling…

Anyways, I had a few pictures of my animals and thought they were too cute not to share. They are some insight to my simple but hilarious life.

Roosters 101

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There is so much to learn about raising farm animals if you have not been raised in this life style. I was a country girl but that’s not the same as a farming girl. We have been doing the chicken thing over a year now and I still love it. I learn something new every day and love my girls even more every day. The sad facts are that in a years time we have lost 5 chickens. 1 died from stress of a move & Texas heat, another became the dinner of a red-healer pup we had, another for no apparent reason, and then we recently had 2 younger ones just up and disappear. I am pretty sure hawks or even an eagle we have witnessed on our property are probably the magicians that assisted the 2 smaller ones in disappearing. Wild cats that come up, raccoon, skunk, and pretty much anything else that breathes will try to have them for dinner. There are a few reasons that it disheartening. The main being that they a source of food for us! We have invested money and time into this girls and then in in the blink of an eye they can be gone.

So then randomly we came across a wonderful young man at the local feed store (love small town businesses)  that sent us to his moms farm to pick up the great protectors! Adult roosters. I really had never been interested in having them around because of the constant crowing and I knew they could be aggressive towards people. So, we bring them home. They were hatched and raised together so we didn’t want to separate them. I’ve been told by countless fellow chicken lovers that you really need them for protection. Ok, my next issue is who protects my girls from them? Seriously, it’s the strangest thing I’ve came across in a long time. I can’t say I’ve seen the positives yet.
They constantly are “dating” my hens. Like it never stops. I think someone gave them viagra.
They are pecking them (no pun intended), yanking out their feathers, chasing them all over the farm. My girl’s are like “what the hell”!
Any advice from my fellow lovers of poultry?
Help! Lol

You’ve got mail#

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Ahhh, the things that excite homeschool families!

Today we received all sorts of goodies in the mail but this was my favorite.

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I’m preparing for our next 12 week semester. Most of these books are for America the Beautiful by Notgrass. http://www.christianbook.com/apps/product?item_no=990046&event=ESRCN|M
The rest is for just the joy of reading. I have already completed “Night” from the bottom of that stack. I started reading after I cooked dinner tonight and could not put it down. What an amazing book. Everyone should take the time to check out out.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0374500010?cache=03cea1d0c3968af4f3312a1884669179#ref=mp_s_a_1_1&qid=1393477472&sr=8-1
Now go read something!

Juicing My Way Back

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It is our 17th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Looking back at the pictures of our special day so long ago, all I can think is how I only had one chin back then. John and I both look completely different! Changing is part of getting older and a normal process but is getting fat? I am pretty positive that is not supposed to happen.

Poor Quality Pic but High Quality Marriage

Poor Quality Pic but High Quality Marriage

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