1.22.2011

Homeschooled ? HELP

Some odd part in me has alway wanted to be homeschooled, I do not know why I feel this way- I just do. A few of my friends from church are homeschooled, and they like it. I am not sure if I would like it, I love seeing my friends everday, and experiencing the personalities of different people and teachers, I like the rush of getting a cool project, and feeling accomplished, I like surprising my parents with all A's on my report card (which is what I got this term) and I like being able to take interesting classes like website design that I know my own parents would not be able to teach me about. But....
I think it would be interesting to get up go to seminary,
and go back home,
put on my pjs,
do some work,
learn how to draw and paint from my mom,
Sew,
Watch Bill Nye the science Guy and Mythbusters,
Learn Finish,
Do my personal progress,
go on feild trips more often,
and actually be able to be taught the way I like- VISUALLY!
But of course I really don't know.

You see my brother next year will go to school,
and my mom will in some sort of way be an "empty nester" well sort of,
he is only going to Kingergarten.
And my father now works from home, so I could be home schooled, but I don't know some part of me wants to be homeschooled, the other part does not want to be.
You see,
I am a people person, I love to be surrounded by interesting characters, I do get headaces though, I'm not sure that I would have enough will power and dillagence to actually get stuff done, and I'm not the most organized person. This is why I've put this on here,
Are you Homeschooled?
Do you like it?
If not why?
If you do like it why?
Are you a Homeschooler?
If so what kind of things do you teach?
How do you get your kids (or yourself) get work done?
please answer my questions,
tell me basically what you do, and how it's working (or not) for you.
Thanks
Laura

p.s.I love this homeschooling room


http://sitrelaxandread.blogspot.com/2011/01/our-new-school-desk.html


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1.21.2011

Friday Favorites

Here are just a few of my favorites.


Land O' Lakes Chocolate Graham















I really love this blog. It's so cute. I am HUGE fan of vintages.

From

http://elegantmusings.com/

I love the Big wall prints here (martha stewart.com)

 









I Love this series, It was on when I was a kid, I remember watching it, and I really wish I could watch it again.


I love this blog



http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/01/time-for-change-2/
graphically designing blog design


 I love this cute living room
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/vacations/hotel-indigo-san-diego.html



This chic hotel
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/vacations/hotel-indigo-san-diego.html






Witney Port looking chic in this lemon and orange sorbet outfit :)





From http://www.chex.com/Recipes/RecipeView.aspx?RecipeId=45860&CategoryId=447

Chex® Muddy Buddies®

Another popular name for this favorite mix is "puppy food". Chow down; it's doggone good!
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:18 servings (1/2 cup each)





9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.


From
http://www.chex.com/Recipes/RecipeView.aspx?RecipeId=45860&CategoryId=447
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LOL


Nice, I don't drink coffee, but I found this really funny

http://tv.yahoo.com/conan/show/46354/videos/23919211




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1.20.2011

Pretty Epic stuff

 This kid in my English class named grant sharpied these (what were boring now) epic headphones
 Neapolitan anyone?
 Pleanty Polish
 my BFF Britt!

The Christmas tree at the movie theater, 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the show Bewitched
I just created this collage (it's from Christmas) 
SO I was sitting there taking a pic of me wearing a hat 


WHEN


SUDDENLY.....




My brother Attacked me. 
This is the result.


Pray, Read,Smile :D
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A well needed {long} blog-

Alright, Alright, I know I should blog, I mean I want to blog more often. It's just some people don't realize that blogs don't take a second, you have to plan them somewhat, and plus I wanted to share with you what I have been doing.

So one of my New years resolutions was to read the ENTIRE Book of Mormon by the end of the year.
And when I was surfing the old WWW, I came across this blog
http://theredheadedhostess.com/
This blog is my favorite now, Shannon (the author) provides lots of print outs and tips.

I love her blog post under scriptures -> Book of Mormon.
She has inspired me to get organized and read.
So that it what I've been doing, reading, writing, and organizing.
Wanna see?
Well here you are.
My own Scripture journals

 This one holds my magazines (New Era - Friend) And a how to on Scripture Journaling from the Red Headed Hostess, extra paper, quotes, ect.

 From http://theredheadedhostess.com/

 This one has my favorite cards slipped into the front and back panels.

 And holds calendars, dates, plans, ideas for YWs. I take this to planning meetings.
 You can get the calendars at Familyfun.com for free. Just google Fun Excuses to celebrate this month calendar.
 This one is my personal journal that I use to write personal experiences and scriptures.
I got this at camp, and i decorated it with green scrapbook paper, and a quote about scripture reading(I'll post it later) and a photo of me and my two siblings at the beach, it reminds of the fun times I've had with them.
 Inside is my personal progress book (and I am so close to finishing.) And my Book of Mormon.
 Which I have marked and marked uses the marking guide from
http://theredheadedhostess.com/
 Here is a page that I liked.
 Here is my "Activities" journal, which "houses" all the things I have done and plan to do.

 Here is one page of completed service hours.
 I am almost finished with 1st Nephi,
 This is the marking guide from
http://theredheadedhostess.com/
 I also use the Seminary Student Guide that I got last year and never used, I love it though, I love looking over it before and after I read.
I use these to mark my scriptures they work really well.
 I plan to draw and watercolor the picture of Christ descending from Heaven. 

 Here us what I have drawn so far.
Here is my last painting. It is watercolor.
I uses sharpie pens to journal (I have really thick paper)
I keep them in my handmade potato pen/pencil holder
I love this book. I got it for Christmas- it is more like a journal
SOCK MONKEY
My pop-up 3-D paper snow globe

I have been using this perfume everyday I love it! It's just the Juicy Couture perfume I got for Christmas.

This is a tissue holder that the relief society gave me (and all the other girls.) and I didn't have tissues. When it was time to leave church I just slipped my new ipod into this "case" and it cleaned my screen and made a great cover (I have a silicon case on it in addition)
This is the sepia version of my favorite photo
Yes. That is a coconut candle and yes I made it. And no that is not a real muffin, it's a candle.
I love this album. So fun!
 I love Jennette McCurdy in icarly, and I love her singing!

OH YEAH!!!
100% chance of snow! 


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