Saturday, August 20, 2011

5 Minute Makeover

On your mark get set go...

Minute 1- Gather supplies
frame, fabric, tape, ruler, cutter and cutting mat

Minute 2 & 3 - Cut fabric and tape down
I started by centering the mat on the fabric. 
Then I taped the corners down to hold it in place.
Next I used the ruler and cutting wheel to cut an X
on the inside of the mat. 
Finally, I taped all of the sides up.

Minute 4- Put the picture behind the mat and 
put the frame back together. 

Minute 5- Hang the picture up.

This is one of the easiest projects you can do
 (for very little money) with huge impact!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Root Beer and the First Day of School

Hi Friends,
I really haven't posted much about what my life looks like besides crafting, but I have decided that I am going to write about what we do around the hollow.
Today was our first day of school. I have a 2nd grader and a kindergardener that I teach at home. We did the usual math, reading and writing, but we also had a little fun and brewed our own root beer. A friend of ours asked what we did in school today and Jo said math and reading and when I reminder her about the root beer she stated that that was not school work it was fun. Woo hoo, my plan is working learning can be fun!
 If you want to try to make your own root beer there are many recipes out there but this is the one I picked because it had a root beer history and study questions at the end.

root beer extract, sugar and water 

Jo Jo holding her bottle of root beer
If you have any questions about root beer or homeschooling let me know. I would also love to know if you have tried making home made soda before and how it turned out.

TTFN, Becky

Friday, August 12, 2011


We played all day!!!

 Which really means I didn't clean anything...

No dishes...

No freshly made bed...

Sometimes I need a day off.
Do you ever just let it all go?
Please tell me I am not the only one.

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