Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Highlights 3.27.15

Hello Friday!

I am beyond excited for this Friday to finally be here.

1. Today is our co-op project fair. Marissa has been working on her Panda Bear project for weeks now and it has all led up to today. This is her first big project and I couldn't possibly be more proud of her hard work. 

2. Spring Break baby! Woo-hoo!!! We waited for what felt like forever but it is finally here at last. Of course we do have achievement testing to deal with Monday and Tuesday morning, but the rest of the week we are free. To bad the forecast is showing rain pretty much every day next week. At least it is supposed to be warm.

{ONE} Spring Bucket List

Earlier this week I shared our spring bucket list

I am thinking that spring break will be the perfect time to start marking things off of our list. 

{TWO} Home School Questions

There are two areas in my life that I get a lot of questions: Exercise/running and all things home school. For several people I think I am "the home school friend". You know, you meet a homeschooling family and find yourself saying, "Oh I have a friend who home schools."

I have received so many questions that I thought it would be fun to do a blog post focused on answering YOUR questions, anything and everything. 

So have at it, if you have a question for me, leave me a comment or send me an email. I am hoping to have a post up later next month. 

{THREE} Insta Life Lately

Show of hand from those who love Instagram

What's not to love. 

Wednesday I did a little IG recap. Check it out or better yet just find me on Instagram.

{FOUR} Burn Baby Burn

A couple weeks ago I discovered I had packed on a few pounds over winter. I tried to blame it on my shorts shrinking and as much as I would like to do that we all know the real truth. Ever since then I have been on a mission and let me tell you, that was just the fuel I needed to get my fire going. 

Here are a few random things I have learned.

* Jumping Rope is a serious calorie buster and not for the faint hearted.
* Condiments are evil, especially butter... I love butter.
* Portion control is key.
* My gym membership is finally worth what I pay for it.
* Counting calories does not mean starving yourself.

I may share more about my journey once I survive a month. 

{FIVE} Girl Mom Series: Meet Keri

Yesterday Keri from Living In This Season was my 3rd guest blogger in my 'Girl Mom' series

Keri's blog is a favorite of mine. She is always so full of great ideas and encouragement. Make sure you read her post and stop by her blog to say hello. 

Friday Linkup Parties

To see where I am linking up check out my link-up tab.

Have a great weekend!
We will see you back here on Monday.

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  1. Yay I love when people talk about homeschooling! I still haven't gotten Chris on board, but I'm sure I could just wear him down. Plus I've got plenty of time! I don't have any specific questions myself though, just answer all the things!! Happy Friday!

  2. We were lucky enough to get a preview of Marissa's project and her presentation. Of coarse Meme and Papa were proud of her but seriously she did a really good job!!!

  3. Can't wait to read your homeschooling post! My husband was homeschooled, and I was not. I'm really intimidated by the idea of homeschool, and think I'm really not cut out for it, but love the idea! Can't wait to hear more! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks, as always, for linking up at H54F!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  4. I love your spring bucket list! Actually, we were way past bedtime last night with the girls, but they were so wound up and funny, I ran down to get our camera, and started taking photos...sooo glad I did. So much fun :) The panda project looks soooo cute! (Coming from a first-grade teacher who just finished animal reports with her own class! Have a great weekend!!

  5. Happy Friday! Hope the weather shapes up for you next week!

  6. Home schooling -- How do you stay sane spending that much time with your kiddos without a break?! I'm not trying to say that's what school is for per say but it does have a win/win bonus of that for kids and mom. There's a lot of bonuses to home schooling but the all the time all the things together of it is what always worries me/blows my mind! Like how do you do school and blog when your girls are both with you all day (and don't nap). I hope you're laughing a little but that's what I think about!

  7. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesMarch 27, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Next week sounds like the perfect time to dance in the rain!!
    Jump rope - YES! I try to incorporate that into my strength and resistant days. My legs are usually left feeling like jello when I'm done.
    Can't wait to hear all about Marissa's project!!

  8. Yay for spring break!!! I'm excited to read all about home schooling- you amaze me! Thanks again for having me guest post!

  9. YAY for spring break!!! Enjoy every minute!
    While we won't be home schooling Mason (between us both working and him being in the preschool for speech), I am always interested to learn more. I don't think that I have any specific questions myself, but I would just be interested to see a schedule of your days. Like do you plan from say 9am-10am is social studies then a break then 10:15am-11:15am is math, etc. I'm just interested to learn more!

  10. Haha! You have SO much time we didn't decide to homeschool M until 2 months before we started! Happy weekend!

  11. I NEVER saw myself homeschooling, seriously, never. It is amazing how God can change your heart on something. I couldn't imagine it any other way now!

  12. Thank you! Aaaahhh that sounds like so much fun, I love taking photos of my girls Aaahh that is awesome you would be the perfect judge of her work then. First grade is SO much fun.

    Happy weekend!

  13. Thanks friend! I think it just might!

  14. Baha ha. Oh my gosh Jenny thank you for asking this. I did laugh, a lot when I read this and it is totally legit. I will DEFINITELY address this in my post.

  15. I thought the SAME thing, hope we get a few warm showers.

    Jump rope is so serious. I have just been using the rope at the gym but I picked one up for home too. It will be a nice way to "play" with the girls.

    Details on the project next week!

  16. Yay Ashley so many great questions!!! I will definitely us them. Thanks friend.

  17. It should be a fun post to write. With two years under my belt I am still such a newbie, but I can share what I know. Thanks for sharing, I loved your post.

  18. Oh girl you know that we will!!! It is an interesting topic. I will definitely share a bit about how we structure our time.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. I can't wait to read/learn about your home school adventures. It's something we are seriously considering for K-8 because our current home isn't in the best area for elementary.

  20. I'm so interested to learn about homeschooling! It's not something I plan to do but being former teacher I definitely want to start things at home before the kids start school. So, how early did you start teaching the kiddos? And what resources did you start with?

  21. I totally understand Stephanie. We aren't in a bad school area but the education standards around here are less than impressive. Public school has such a one size fits all approach and that doesn't always work for every child.

  22. Okay I will try and work that into my post, thanks for asking a question!