Showing posts from September, 2011

Family pictures!

We were blessed to have my best friend take our family pictures at the OKC Zoo this month. They are beautiful and I can't wait to get some developed!

Potential Christmas List?

I just received my first issue to The OCHEC Informer, a free magazine for Christian homeschooling moms in Oklahoma. For being such a small magazine, it was packed with great articles and info. One article, written by my friend, Beth Harkins, was about homeschooling foster children. Read her article, here. Another article was titled "The Power of Play," by Cari Ebert and it had great tips for toy organization and storage, but my favorite part of that article was a "Not-So-Trendy but Recommended Toy List." I thought it would be a great idea to just type it up and then copy and paste when we get asked ideas for gifts for the kids. So, I figured if I was typing it up, I might as well share. :)

Shape sortersChalkboard & chalkArt suppliesLarge mirrorDress-up clothesMr. Potato HeadMagnetic letters & numbersToy cars and a garageToy doctor's kitDolls & stuffed animalsPuzzlesPlay dough with tools, cookie cutters and gadgetsStacking cupsToy house with furniture…

Kombucha, step by step.

From Wikipedia: "Kombucha is an effervescent tea-based beverage that is often drunk for its health benefits or medicinalpurpose."

Our whole family LOVES kombucha! It costs me 90 cents to make a half gallon (64 oz), compared with a 16oz bottle for $4 at the store. I feel like I've somewhat mastered the process and wanted to share. Some of the benefits of Kombucha include:
*Probiotics – healthy bacteria
*Alkalize the body – balances internal pH
*Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
*Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
*Improve digestion – keep your system moving
*Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
*Cancer prevention
*Alleviate constipation
*Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
*Reduce blood pressure
*Relieve headaches & migraines
*Reduce kidney stones
*High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
*High in polyphenols
*Improve eyesight
*Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften th…