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The Raven Queen (new start!) #wip #xstitch

Done for the night. Started her skin 1×1 (28 count Laguna) and I’m realizing the next stitch on her arms is meant to be a blended stitch. Any suggestions???? #wip #crossstitch #xstitch #theravenqueen #crossstitchaddict #crossstichersofinstagram #crossstitcher #xstitchersofinstagram #28count from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2c5kiFQ

Lenox Sculpture is so pretty!

Check out my new awesome bowl. Perfect for my #breakfast #cereal. I’m quite certain it will be awesome when I #quinoa my #morning as well. @lenoxusa this new #porcelain #sculpture makes me smile! from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2bhSz3T

Daddy’s Fishing Quilt is ready for batting!

Quilt top is ready for borders. #WIP #quilting #quilt #daddysquilt #fishing from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1PuGc4O Close up on borders. #daddysquilt #WIP #sewing #quilt #quilting #fishing from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1X5Fg9a Top is done. #WIP #daddysquilt #quilt #quilting #sewing #fishing from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Y1pYBA Pillows to match #daddysquilt are finished blocks. #WIP Should I finish them as one reversible pillow or back them and have two finished pillows? #quilting #quilt #pillow #sewing from Instagram: http://ift.tt/28dF7nZ Quit backing is pieced. Ready for batting. Top is pieces. Pillows are done and ready for fiberfill. #WIP #sewing #fishing #daddysquilt #quilting #sewing #quilt #quiltersofinstagram #modafabrics from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Xvfig1

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Essential Skills Advantage (Self-Paced Online Multi-Subject Learning) {Review}

This year we have been introduced to many new things, but easily my children’s voted favorite is Essential Skills Advantage ~ (https://learnwithesa.com/) and their product, the Complete Home Learning Suite. We are whole heartedly enjoying our time with ESA! At first it took me a little while to learn the navigation and point things out to the girls, but once we got set… they were on a roll and requesting it daily! (More school please!)  Thanks to the blessings of reviewing with the TOS Crew, we were granted a one-year online subscription for two students. I chose to enroll both AppleBlossom, my 6-year-old almost-finished-with-second-grader and her sister the Princess, my 4-year-old attention span of a butterfly “spirited” child for the practice. Both girls have access to the entire program from their logins.   The Princess uses ESA mostly on a 3rd generation iPad with my strict supervision. This is not the device I prefer. . .

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Picture books illustrated by K.Y. Craft

Ecstatic and thrilled about the upcoming release of a brand new Kinuko Y. Craft ( K. Y. Craft and Mahlon Craft ) illustrated fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Just read an ARC with the girls and we are in love. One more in our fairy tales shelf collection. #fairytale #bookblogger #homeschool #3rdgrade #classicaleducation #harpercollinschildrens from Instagram: http://ift.tt/22kMU2T

Awesome nail polish! 

Who wants a pedicure? My girls and I do and we are happily planning a tie spa day after all our homework is finished! I already knew I liked the quality of #sinfulcolors Professional line and now we are giddy to try some from the brand new #limitededition #kyliejenner collection! #nails #nailart #nailstagram #nailpolish from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Sk3ibV

Lunch? 

The moment when you are so enthralled with the homeschooling topics you’re studying you forget lunch. Let’s whip up a salad! Yum! #homeschool #lunch #villeroyandbochcottage #salad #thm from Instagram: http://ift.tt/22Apodg

Salsa or salad? 

I ran out of salsa in the pantry and when I looked around I decided to throw a few fresh things together to attempt some salsa. It’s awesome! #salsa #lunch #summersnack #summer #food from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1NpKcT4