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

The real me. . . 

The real me. It looks like my new specs chain for my reading/sewing glasses is the perfect color. What do you think? #nofilter #aboutme #sewing #sewingaccessories #crossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #craftbloggers #specschain from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1SdBLag

Times Tales {Review}

Creative Madness Mama and her students love the new digital Times Tales for learning multiplication facts! #hsreviews #math #multiplication

In the past I had heard of a program called Times Tales but I had never really looked into it more than a glance. Now that AppleBlossom is working on multiplication it seemed the perfect time to introduce this and look a bit further. Thus I found myself delighted when The Trigger Memory Co.  ~  (http://www.timestales.com/ ) blessed us with a review opportunity for the digital version of Times Tales through the TOS Crew. It has been the perfect addition to our math study time in this school year! *If you use our Affiliate link, Creative Madness Mama will get a little credit!  For the purposes of this review, we received access to a downloadable product, which contains everything that is on the DVD version. I had a bit of trouble getting it to a set place where we could use it, but that is on the fault of my own technology. The file sizes. . .

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