Showing posts from May, 2016

Best bacon ever!!!!

So the other day while I was enjoying my time on the internet, I came across a video from one of my favorite bloggers and fellow home-schooler.  I absolutely love watching The Encouraging Homeschool Mom. If you haven't watched her vlogs or read her blog, your missing out. So anyways, on to my story. I came across her video on cooking bacon. Some of her viewers had told her how to make bacon in the oven. Now she was like me, hated frying bacon on the stove because of the mess that it left. Bacon on top of the stove is very messy, not only to your stove but the floor as well. 

So I watched her video and saw how her bacon turned out in the oven and thought I would give it a try. I didn't have any parchment paper or tin foil to use, so I just put it in the baking sheet.  I use Oscar Meyer Thick Sliced Applewood Bacon. That is what I had on hand at the time. My family loves bacon, but only buy it when it's on sale. To expensive any other time.

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Pablo Picasso and homeschooling

Well this makes the third time that I have tried to publish this, so we will just have to see if it will go through this time. I hope that it works. For some reason Blogger on my phone will not publish. I am not always at my computer, so it's nice to be able to blog from the app.  Any WHO!!

Yesterday we met with our home-school group and had a Art day. I taught the kids facts about Pablo Picasso and his life and his art. In his lifetime it is estimated that he designed over or around 50,000 pieces of art.  In his earlier beginnings he didn't sign his art, so it is un-telling how many pieces that he designed. He is famous for Cubism, a form of art. His art is also one of the most popular for theft.

In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.

After leaning about all that he done we …

My version of the Un-Paper Towels

After many long hours of reading, and reading again I finally decided to just go for it. I am talking about sewing something I had on my mind for a long period of time.See when I sew, it's because I'm in the mood. Well here we go. I chose to make the Un-Paper Towels. They are everywhere. I have read blog after blog and watched video after video on how to make them. There are several different varieties of them. Since I don't have a serger  ($500.00 + for a good new one) I chose to straight sew and turn it out then top stitch all the way around, top stitching a X thru the middle from corner to corner to hold it together in the wash, adding snaps to both sides. That is one of the most popular ways of creating them that I found for people with no serger.  So here is a picture of what I accomplished. If I do say so myself they turned out pretty good.  The towels are 9 inches wide x 12 inches in height. Pictures are of front , with one set of snaps (still attaching the other se…

Those we meet

So today while out and about I came across a very interesting woman. Have you ever had those kinds of days where you just hit it off with someone? Well that happened today. As I was sitting at the eye doctors with my mother, there was a woman and man sitting across from us. My son was with us, so he is the reason the conversations started. She started by asking him about his rubber snake that he had and his tablet. She asked him about his age and where he went to school. He told her home and he was six years old. Then she leans over to me and says " I am glad that you homeschool, I am a retired teacher and homeschooling is the way to go". I thanked her for that, it means a lot when a retired teacher tells me something like that.  He told her about dinosaurs and she was just amazed at all he knew about them and how he could pronounce the scientific names so well. So there the conversation began. I found out that she was from the same area as my husband. So we had that area in…

Spring is here.

Well Spring has finally sprung so to speak. Just last week we had what they call a "Blackberry Winter".  That is where it snows and the blackberry vines are already a blooming. Yes it's May around here, but we had snow in the higher counties or area's around where I live.  I enjoy spring. Love to get my hands dirty in the new earth that is broken open for planting. Just today I planted six tomato plants (Early Girl's) and six pepper plants (Cayenne).  We already have leaf lettuce, radishes, and carrots growing together, along with potatoes, peas, onion, and cabbage. We will have squash, corn, bean and more tomato's to plant at a later date. As I said spring is one of my favorite times, just because I get to plant. Through the summer we have it hard with all the work it takes to care for our garden, but wait till the rewards start coming in at harvest.  Nothing like eating fresh food from the garden. Also the rewards of preparing it up to last through the wint…