Collage Friday–Christmas 2012

  Well, I’m back from “vacation” and ready to start my regular work again:  homeschooling and blogging.   The other work didn’t take a rest.  🙂 We had a wonderful Christmas this year–thankfully everyone was well from the flu and colds by the 21st. The kids enjoyed some great presents.  Several received roller blades (which they even use in the winter by roller blading in the garage!). One son received an iPod, which will double as a birthday present.  And {Read More}

Our Week: Gingerbread Cookies, Jokes, and HooRags

What God is Teaching Us: Philippians 4:8 says “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” I’ve been trying to help my children know that we have a choice of what we fill our minds with.  God wants us the think about things that are true, noble, and good.  That leaves out {Read More}

Holiday Special Gifts from Vistaprint

  This holiday season, Vistaprint is your destination for inspired gifts for everyone on your list. Start by spreading cheer to family, friends and coworkers with customizable holiday cards to celebrate the season—and get them free! For a limited time, we’re giving our customers six free, customizable gifts that are sure to be the perfect stocking stuffers and holiday hits. Choose from holiday cards, photo calendars, mugs, t-shirts, business cards, and tote bags, sticky notes, and small stamps all for {Read More}

Busy Bag Swap- Part 3

I’m sharing a few more of our fun busy bag activities today. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. ABC Match-Up:  Put alphabet stickers on templates. Road Trip Bingo and Scavenger Hunt: Find instructions and templates here. Meant to be done in the car (where we have them now!), but he was “pretending” in these pictures!   Popsicle Activity Game:  Match up the color printed and drawn on the popsicle stick. Instructions here. Category Maze:   Use magnetic pom {Read More}

Get a Customized T-Shirt for $2!

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Christmas presents

Some more pictures from Christmas!   Here’s a cute idea when the kids need something to do:  On day one of “Snow Days” Vistaprint features Magnets! Order one with lots of blank space for drawing. When you need an activity, stick it to the fridge and let your kids draw their own artwork with dry erase markers!  Kids can draw their own colorful artwork for display in your kitchen. Today they are 50% Off, with FREE Shipping! That’s $4.99 for {Read More}

Free Valentine’s Day Mousepad

Here’s a cute Valentine’s Day gift idea–a mousepad.  It’s free (s/h starts at $4.41). See the deal at Vistaprint. (Contains affiliate links.  Thanks for supporting I Choose Joy!)