Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sign Up Saturday...

Welcome to Sign-Up Saturday!
If you are having a giveaway on your blog, link up below!!
Link directly to your giveaway page. Please make sure it's family friendly!
Also if you've found a good deal or a freebie
link up for that too. That way we don't miss any great deals!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Homemade English Muffins

I'll be honest... I'm SHOCKED this worked so well!
But I'm very excited that it did.

We used to buy english muffins quite often from the
store, but when I started making our bread I
stopped buying them.

I honestly forgot all about them until
Money Saving Mom posted this link....
Which led me to this recipe on King Arthur's Flour website.

It was really quite simple for a bread recipe!
The entire process was done in about 2.5 hours including rise time.

I won't rewrite the recipe because I didn't change anything,
but check it out here!!
If you like english muffins, TRY THEM!!!

These turned out just like the store boughten only
fewer and better ingredients!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Boating and Fishing!

Crazy kids!!

If you can't tell, in the top picture my daughter is
rowing as her brother pulls her through the mud on a sled!

And in the bottom picture they are fishing!

Hmmm... they might have gotten
a little bored that day!
But, they ended up having a lot of fun in the water!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Fever Garden Giveaway

Hurry on over to 8-Muddy Boots where
Sarah is giving away
two $5.00 gift Cert. to
Pinetree Garden Seeds!

Go here to enter!
Giveaway ends Wednesday!

Speekee Online Spanish Program Review

I was offered the chance to review the
Speekee Spanish Online Program!
I jumped at the chance since I've been looking for
a way for my daughter (10) to begin learning Spanish.

She is only on lesson 2 (ready to start lesson 3).
We have been doing 1 lesson per week.
There are 10 lessons total.

She simply sits by the computer and watches an online video
for around 15-20 minutes. I have her repeat the same
video everyday for a week.

She's really loving it, and reminds me that it's Spanish time.
Along with each video there are anywhere from 2 - 7
worksheets that you can print out to reinforce what she
is learning on the video.

From their website here is 10 reasons to use it...
  • Great fun and extremely effective
  • Created by specialist linguists and musicians
  • Accelerated learning methodology for natural success
  • 100% in Spanish (English and Spanish subtitles available)
  • Simple presentation style
  • Lively, engaging characters
  • Real Spanish children in real Spanish locations
  • Concise, essential Spanish vocabulary, with lots of repetition
  • Catchy songs
  • Highly acclaimed by our customers!
You can also get the program on DVD.
The cost is $95. GBP
(Not sure of the exact price in US dollars)

You can also check out the online program
FREE for 2 weeks to see if it works for you.

Normally the online program is $7.95 per month.

Overall we really like the program, but are undecided as
to whether we will pay to continue after
our 2 month review period is up.


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