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The Homemaker’s Companion: Homeschool Edition

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Have you began your homeschooling year just yet?  Some have and some haven’t.  We just started this past Monday!  My six year old is in first grade and we are having fun exploring our new curriculum, Alpha Omega Horizons!

I have created a few FREE printables for you to get you started in organizing your homeschool this year.

What will you receive?

  • Lesson Plans for every month of the year
  • Report Cards – choose your style options
  • Detailed Attendance Record
  • K through 12 Attendance/ Grades Record
  • 100 Days of School Printable to keep track of that special goal – plan a party to celebrate!
  • Field Trip Planner
  • Craft Planner

If you are already a subscriber check your next newsletter for your FREE download!

Here are a few sample pictures from it:

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   Are You New to The Homemaker’s Companion?

The Homemaker’s Companion debuted in February of this year and is NEW every month and is COMPLETELY FREE for subscribers.  Have you ever heard of a Homemaking Binder?  This is kind of like a homemaking binder but on steroids.

Each month has a different theme and they cover everything from financial planning in April to Back to School in August.  This is a year long event with FREE Printables for YOU every month that come straight to your inbox.  Do you want to get in on it?  You can sign up HERE. Once you confirm your subscription you will be taken straight to your FREE Homemaker’s Companion.  If you are already a subscriber, then no worries! Check your next newsletter for the direct download!

Want to read more details?  You can watch the video clip HERE.

 

How to Save on Arts and Crafts for Little Hands

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Can you really get through life with Littles without having arts and crafts thrown in somewhere?  Sure it is messy and sometimes even a headache for mom, but we all know it is a really great opportunity to both spend time with our children and to encourage their individual creativity and imagination.

 Whenever I am planning an art project I go to Michael’s to get my art supplies.  One of my favorite projects that we have completed is the Father’s Day canvas we painted with all of the kids.

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I got the idea from Pinterest.  I painted the grass the tree and of course the words, but then I painted each of the kids hands to place directly on the canvas to make the impression of Fall leaves.

I found these canvases for a great deal at Michaels and I always keep a set of Crayola’s washable paint for children.  Grab a multi pack of paint brushes and you have at least a full hour of fun planned.

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I seem to always be able to find a discount in the newspaper or online for Michaels. If you are a homeschool mom, don’t forget to ask for a teacher’s discount card before checking out. All you must do is present proof of homeschooling and you will get a special discount on all your craft supplies!

Right now Groupon.com has a whole list of special Michaels Coupons that you just cannot get anywhere else.  Stock up for this school year and for those rainy days by shopping for all of your craft materials at Michaels.

CHECK OUT GROUPON + MICHAELS SAVINGS

 

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Create Some Extra Income with Simple Sewing Projects!

 

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Before I began blogging and designing for a little extra income for our family, I had a cloth diaper business!  I still sew but I now just enjoy it as a hobby, but at the time God really provided for our family through the income I generated through my small business.

Would you believe that I had never really sewn anything before I jumped right into my baby boutique business?  I basically just decided one day that I was going to go buy a sewing machine and figure it out.

So after a lot of learning and a few oopsies, I had my personal patterns created for my own bibs, burp cloths, blankets, nursing covers, nursing pads, nursing pillow covers and of course, cloth diapers!

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Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can!

I purchased all of my fabric from Joann’s Fabric Stores.  I love their huge selection of prints and the quality over other fabric stores I have shopped at. 

Want to SAVE on your fabric and sewing notions?  See all the JoAnn Fabrics Coupons available at Groupon.com!

Here are a few tips for beginners to get you started ….

Here are a few easy and FREE patterns, tutorials, and ideas to get you started …

Follow my sewing/ craft board on Pinterest to get all the projects I find!  CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW.

 

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My Favorite Personalized and Easy Gift Ideas

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I don’t know about you, but I do not keep up with gift giving occasions well.  Birthdays and such just come upon me out of nowhere and I am always rushing to get a gift.  Here are a few easy and inexpensive gift ideas that I have discovered that leave you looking like the thoughtful and prepared one!

My family and I have used Shutterfly.com on multiple occasions.  In 2011 my husband’s Father’s Day Gift was a fun ceramic mug plastered with out children’s photos and captioned with one of our favorite Bible verses, “But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.” Psalm 103:17-18. 

I paid only 16.99 for the version I bought and He still uses this coffee mug every morning after three years later.  It has held up well and holds great sentimental value in his eyes.

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For my mom, my family created both a photo book and a calendar with everyone’s pictures from the whole family.  These start as low as $12.99 which really is a steal.  If you want the look of a scrap book but just don’t have the time to sink into one or the money to buy all of the creative tools then this beautifully designed digital version of the photo book with your personalized touch is exactly what you are looking for! 

We took the route of featuring a special picture each month on the desk calendar that correlated with a birthday or an event to remember.  This keeps it personal and practical.

My children LOVE looking at all of the pictures of themselves throughout the pages when we go to visit and we read the captions.  It is just like a special book that is all about them!

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Shutterfly is so easy to use and there seem to always be discounts to find to help you save a little or a lot on your purchase. Right now Groupon.com has some really awesome special savings just for Shutterfly.com.

Get FREE SHIPPING, or BIG DISCOUNTS on your own custom mugs, personalized calendars or photo books.  Are you just wanting to print some images to hang on your walls?  Shutterfly does that too!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OF THE MASSIVE SAVINGS ON GROUPON.COM

Save while you cherish all of those memories from beginning to end.

 

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