Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kevin's Red Smoothie

Okay, Kevin made another spectacular smoothie for me tonight. It's a beautiful red color and just sweet enough. Here is the recipe:
1 beet, peeled and juiced (with the tops though)
7 carrots, juiced
4 granny smith apples, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
10 strawberries
4 eggs
1 TBS maple syrup (we're out of agave)
1 tsp vanilla
Throw the whole lot in the blender and mix, then serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

We thought we'd throw in the beet, since we read yesterday that they are great for your liver.
WARNING: My kids hated this one, but one of their friends couldn't get enough.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sabbath Ramblings - 'It Was Good'

I thought that each Sabbath I would add a thought from what I had been studying during the week. This last week was hard to narrow down to one quote, but in the end Genesis 1:31 won out.
"And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold it was good."
I realized, God took joy in his work. He stopped, looked, and said, it's good. I need to do the same. I need to stop, look around, and enjoy what God made as well as enjoy the work I have done. I need to see the good. Because it is good! And I'm good. My children are good. See and enjoy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I've been researching ways to get my home school organized again, and stumbled upon a great idea. In fact, I was almost there on my own, but seeing what these other wonderful families have done, I'm excited to start my own version. Just google Sue Patrick and workboxes, and you will see what I'm talking about!
I had decided to use file folders in a box for each child to separate their assignments for the day. I just purchased a large file box from Walmart for each. Then filled each with 12 files (to start with) and a plastic tote for glue, scissors, and such.
Then I found the workboxes. I have already spent my budget for now, so I will have to make do with what I have, but I think it will meet our needs.
I'm changing my white board to look like the schedule strips. I've picked up contact paper and velcro tabs at Walmart this morning. I'm going to make the laminated assignment tabs to turn over when done. I'm going to also take their assignments every evening and prep the boxes with everything they will need for the next day's work. Then there will be smileys that I can stick on the white board for assignments I've checked.
I love how visual the whole set up is.
I'll keep you posted on how it works!