10 {More} Scriptures to Encourage Your Soul

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10 more Scriptures to Encourage Your Soul

We are all in need of some encouragement. Maybe you are a new mom in the throws of sleepless nights. You just can't seem to get your head above the water. You are surviving each day, but barely. Maybe you have teenagers. No one knows it, but you spend a lot of sleepless nights worrying over the decisions they have made or will made. Maybe you received a life-changing phone call today confirming the worst. Maybe you are at a really low point in your life and you aren't sure there is much else … [Read more...]

Nature Walks {in Your Own Backyard}

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Nature Walks in your own Backyard

I am so excited to review Creative Nature Study: Ideas to Jump-Start or Invigorate Nature Study in Your Homeschool from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. I was given this e-book free for review as part of my application process for their Schoolhouse Review Crew {so exciting!!}. It is available for purchase on their website. In my mind I have always had a specific picture of what a nature walk consists of. It has varied to a degree over the years. A nature walk went from something that you do on … [Read more...]

5 Things to Get Rid of Today

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5 Things to get rid of

Maybe it's because I was preoccupied with a baby in the Spring, I don't know, but lately I have been in "Spring" Cleaning mode. I want to clear out all the stuff. It's driving me crazy. If I'm not tripping over a kid at my feet, it's a toy, shoe, or some other random object that has lost it's way home. Feeling overcrowded by stuff doesn't make for a calm, productive day around here. Stuff is overwhelming. Stuff stresses me out. Once everything is cleared out, I can breathe. Exhale. I … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Curriculum for Kindergarten

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Homeschool Kindergarten

I am so behind. We started homeschooling our oldest in Kindergarten in the Fall, but it didn't really work. I mean, kind of. She can write her name. She knows her letters, numbers, letter sounds. We're working on counting. I've learned a lot about us during these last few months. I've learned that I need focus. I tried to pick and choose what we were learning and make our own path. But that didn't really work for me. I was afraid I was going to miss something important. She was going to … [Read more...]

Fresh from the Freezer

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Fresh from the Freezer

This post brought to you by The Frozen Food Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Beauty in the Mess. Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables are generally nutritionally equal to {and in some cases better than} their fresh counterparts? The University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Frozen Food Foundation, conducted a study that analyzed each fruit and vegetable under the following conditions: frozen (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and … [Read more...]

Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway

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Totally Awesome November

My blogger friends and I have come together to bring you another Totally Awesome Amazon Giveaway! This month we’re giving away a $750 Amazon gift card to one of our lucky readers! Want a chance to be the lucky winner? Here’s what you need to do - bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck! GIVEAWAY Prize: $750 Amazon gift card Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! Co-hosts: A Few Short Cuts • Jenns … [Read more...]