Monday, October 17, 2011


Apple picking!
Taste test
We went to pick apples at a local orchard a couple of times. The first time was actually before the a-a-apple unit (and my camera died after snapping these two pictures). We went through those apples pretty quickly, and decided to go a second time a couple of days ago since we happened to be in the area again. The girls were not fond of all the fruit flies and the vinegary smell from decomposing apples, but they did enjoy sampling the apples from different trees. We made some apple fruit leather, but mostly have just snacked on them as is. Miss K is very interested in making baked apples, but that is still on our to-do list. 

Apple prints!
We pulled out the Funny Brushes for this one.
Fruits of the Spirit
Another apple tree craft
More Cuisenaire rod fun...
I didn't get many action shots this week since, as mentioned, I kept picking up my camera only to find that the batteries were dead. Not pictured: learning about fractions (cutting apples in halves & quarters), physics (do apples float? & bobbing for apples). It's interesting watching Miss K work with the Cuisenaire rods and see her make connections between the different sizes and colors.

Book list:

3 in 1: A Picture of God Joanne Marxhausen

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Frame the Alphabet DEAL!

I've had my eye on these beautiful alphabet frames for some time now. I'm excited to share this deal for a custom piece from Frame the Alphabet for 55% off (PLUS, you get a gift certificate for $75 off your next purchase)! At this rate, you can buy one as a Christmas gift, and then treat yourself to something pretty. You deserve it! :) HURRY, because the deal ends on Friday, October 14!!

Get up to an 11 letter framed art piece for only $60 (retails for $134.99)! PLUS, when you purchase this deal you will also receive an exclusive FREE $75 gift certificate for a future purchase at Frame the Alphabet. This deal is a major steal, so get it before it's gone!

Frame the Alphabet is a modern way to personalize a name or inspirational word using letters of the alphabet. Each letter is represented in a unique way from a different perspective. You will receive a gift certificate (emailed to you from Frame the Alphabet at the conclusion of the deal) that allows you to customize your own framed art by choosing from one-of-a-kind photographs of up to 11 letters taken all over the country in their natural surroundings. You will design your work of art by going to once you receive your coupon from the shop owner. Also, you will have various shipping options to choose from and must pay shipping rates directly on the Frame the Alphabet site. Upon delivery of your frame, you will also receive the FREE $75 gift certificate to use on your next purchase. Create a unique, personalized gift that is sure to be cherished for years to come.

Frame Dimensions: 39.5 inches in length x 15.5 inches in height x 1 inch in depth
Each shipped frame includes a $75 gift certificate for future purchase
Can upgrade at checkout on to a deluxe frame for an additional $20

*Deal ends on Friday, October 14th at 11:59pm MST
*Deal open to US & Canada orders only
*Expect to receive your gift certificate/code for this $60 deal via email approximately 48 hours from the conclusion of this deal

Wordless Wednesday: Dress Up