Friday, March 27, 2009

It's in the Running provides an entire year's curriculum designed for different students and you can also create your custom curriculum.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Looking through Curriculums

Looking through all these curriculums can be a job in itself.  I was glad to find that has some of the placement tests right on their website.  They're great over there!

I found the math placement test for LifePac in Math and in Language Arts.  I seem to be leaning more towards BJU (maybe it's the spiral?), but I trust the Lord will direct us to the exact curriculum he wants, something that will fit all of our learning styles:)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recipe: Stove Top Tuna

What You'll Use:

What You'll Do:
Boil water and add stove top (you could also substitute with potatoes)
Drain tuna and add to bowl
Cut and clean onion, cut tomato, cut pepper and add to food processor for chopping
Add all ingredients to tuna and stir
Season with lemon, salt, and pepper (you could also add parsley)
Serve with white rice and enjoy!

Note:  Save leftovers and serve over Ritz crackers or on toasted wheat bread!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Recipe: Chicken Alfredo &...

What You'll Use:
chicken breast or tenderloins
noodles (egg noodles, shells, rigatoni)
alfredo sauce (I use Ragu from Target for less than $2 a jar)
peppers (green or red or both)
grated Parmesan cheese

What You'll Do:
cook the chicken with the peppers
boil the noodles
drain when done and place in big bowl
chop the onions then clean them
chop the tomatoes
peel the carrot then chop into chunks
put the onions, tomatoes, and carrots into food processor
add to noodles
put the chicken and peppers into food processor
add to bowl
add Alfredo sauce and grated Parmesan cheese
mix and serve and enjoy!

This meal goes well with a salad and/or garlic bread.  Make enough and save for tomorrow's lunch:)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Freebie: Daily Focus Devotional

Create an a free account with Alpha Omega Publications and receive updates and their Daily Focus Devotional via email.  This is a homeschooler's devotional.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Good Laugh

Look out for Pastor James MacDonald and his family

Freebie: Kraft Cookbook

Sign up to receive their free magazine which also includes coupons.  I rip out the pages of the recipes I am actually going to do and put them away in my folder cookbook (I grabbed a folder that holds paper and slip the papers into plastic sheet protectors) so that I don't end up with lots of magazines.  

Recipe: Hearty Oatmeal

What You'll Use:
crushed walnuts

What You'll Do:
place desired oatmeal into glass bowl with milk and microwave
add honey, crushed walnuts, raisins
serve with orange juice and enjoy!

Note:  Avoid using plastic and instead try to use glass when microwaving anything.  I serve in plastic bowls though, but try putting them in the freezer beforehand:)

Recipe: Mote & Meat

What You'll Use:
2 cans of mote or hominy in English (I use Goya)
beef chunks or chicken (here I used steak although you can even use eggs)

What You'll Do:
cook seasoned beef chunks
half-way through add mote to make sure it softens and absorbs the flavors
take out the beef chunks and shred in food processor
add back to mote
serve and enjoy!

Note:  I like to put any meats I can into the food processor to make it easier for the kids to feed themselves:0)

Possible Curriculums

You can order information packets from a lot of these:

Class Homeschool

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Building Her House is rooted in Proverbs 14:1, "The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down."  This blog was created to give, gain, and share the Lord's wisdom to be wise women who build their houses.