Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summertime Blues

Despite this being the rainiest July in quite a while, we have been finding time each week
 to head down the shore.
Specifically, Sandy Hook

Hard to feel blue when you are sitting next to the Atlantic Ocean.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Summer has arrived, and we have been enjoying the warmer weather in our little corner of the Garden State.



Heading down the shore..

Walking around local parks and greenhouses..

Exploring estate sales and yard sales for vintage goodies...
 Reading in the backyard..
Have you made a lot of wonderful plans for your Summer? Will you travel, or stay close to home?
 Do you stop the "schooling" for the Summer season? 
We will be doing the "staycation" thing this year with maybe a weekend away here and there...learning is year round for us so we just keep on doing what we're doing. My girl has lots of plans for sleepovers in the backyard tent and "Camp Katie Days" with close friends which should keep things interesting.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Time flies.....

whether you are having fun..or not. You might as well make it fun! My girl and I do our best to make it does not mean we never get annoyed with each other or shed a tear. Life can be stressful. Homeschooling can be stressful. Becoming a teen is apparently very stressful. ;-) We had our share of losses this year...our beloved Alley cat died.
 Our hermit crab died. A new cat, Miley joined our home as winter became too harsh for her to survive outside.
 Our little Pumpkin had a health crisis..
 My girl has been growing and learning and changing her likes and dislikes. I like the young person she is becoming.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Life is what happens when you are busy making plans

Life has been crazy busy here in our corner of the Garden State. Gardening, reading,
painting,cooking,laundry. Oh the laundry! I am de-cluttering over here.
Closet by closet. Box by box.My P. is growing like a weed. Seriously, she is just a hair shorter than I am right now. OK, it should be said, I am only 5'2". But she is ten.
We are in the process of refinishing a couple of antique dressers we found for her room.
We have been doing school outside in or beside the garden
...when it's not raining.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Spiderman Trilogy Blu Ray Giveaway Winner

Sorry for the delay my computer and blogger were not working together very well.
Thank you all for taking part in the contest to win the Spider Man Trilogy Blu Ray DVD!

We have a winner......Brian!!!

You will be getting an e-mail shortly and once I get your snail mail address I will mail out your prize!! I hope you enjoy it!!! Thanks again to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,Walmart Stores, and Marvel Entertainment for a Spider-iffic give away for my readers!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Meet Alex the Lion in Central Park

For any of my readers in the NYC area...
Alex the Lion will be in Central Park near the zoo today from 3:30-5:30pm and tomorrow he’ll be at The Big Apple BBQ from 11-1pm and then at AMC Empire from 2-5pm giving away fun items and taking photos with kids.

And don't forget:
Attention all families! We will be giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to the NY Madagascar 3 premiere this Thursday for every 25 new likes we receive on our page. Spread the word and you could be rubbing elbows with Alex The Lion and the rest of Europe's Most Wanted gang! Enter to win by emailing your full name and contact information to europesmostwanted2012@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Spiderman Trilogy Blue Ray Giveaway

Yesterday I told you about the Spider Man truck appearance at the Watchung Wallmart.

In anticipation of the summer’s biggest blockbuster, The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Walmart Stores, Inc., and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to present the ultimate Spider-Man experience at Walmart Stores nationwide. You can have the chance to win the Spider-Man trilogy on Blu-Ray! Sounds good , right? Want to win . . just leave a comment here....yes..you need to leave a comment. I cannot use my "spidey" senses to know you want a copy!!

Just leave a comment any time from today, until June 15th at 9am when we will pick a name out of a hat. Good Luck!!

The Spider-Man truck is making the following stops in NJ. For a full list of locations, check out www.walmart.com/spider-man




4900 Rt 9 Howell NJ




326 W Main St Freehold NJ




1126 Rt 9 Old Bridge NJ




1501 Rt 22 Watchung NJ

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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