Sorry it’s been so long since I have updated! I hope to get some pictures of what we have been doing with school and our homeschool group activities posted soon!
This is from our fieldtrip out to Wimberley this Monday. We have been here before, but wanted to visit again! It is always exciting to watch what they are able to create out of molten glass!
This slideshow has pictures of our visit to the Wimberley Glassworks and of our visit to a restaurant in the town of Wimberley. It is a beautiful area…I wish I had been able to get pictures of all the hills and valleys you can see as we drove out to Wimberley!
An exciting update!! Usborne Books at Home is now Usborne Books & More! They have acquired the Kane Miller publishing company and are now able to offer even more books to your family!
Visit my website and click on the Kane Miller link (in the left hand column of links) to see the books! More will be added as we go! www.heartslovehome.com
There are also many new offerings and specials on the website! Make sure to enter the drawing to win $50 in free books!!
Come explore the world of Usborne Books & More! We offer high quality, attractive books in a variety of bindings for children of all ages! Our products range from cute baby board books to huge volumes on History and Science topics that are Internet-linked for added learning depth and fun!
You can purchase products directly through my website or host a party for free and discounted items while we share what Usborne is about with your friends and family! This is also a wonderful opportunity to earn income while sharing your love of books with other people! All orders ship very quickly once they are placed.
A child’s interest in reading and learning is stimulated by the lavish illustrations and informative content. There are over 1300 bright, colorful and fun titles covering activities, puzzles and a wide range of subjects for children of all ages! Many specially priced sets are available as well as unique craft, fun and learning kits.
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Contact: Wendy Clayton
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There are a number of great new books available for this year!
Please let me know if you would like to host a home show or a catalog/eshow!! If you are interested in learning more about how the business works, please let me know!! There are several sign up specials this month!
Our SHINE Teen Band…This Side Up held their first Christmas Concert last night! They did wonderful! Great job everyone! They spent many hours in practice for this concert and it really showed!
Here are a few pictures of from the event (and of our family), and below are the videos of the actual concert. It is in two parts because I had to change out the batteries! These were taken on my digital camera….so they may not be the best quality (plus I had to compress them in order to post them), but they work pretty well!
Well, videos won’t upload here…please see the videos on my other blog at: www.wendyclayton.blogspot.com
Last night in doing some searching for Christmas ideas, I came across this recipe for making crystal snowflakes from Borax and water.
You can find the recipe/instructions here:
So we made these this morning and they were done by just after dinner! They crystallized very quickly which is wonderful! They turned out very pretty! We did learn from trial and error that the snowflake form needs to be completely immersed into the liquid so that crystals will form on the whole thing.
Here are a couple of pictures and below is a slideshow of the whole procedure and results. We plan to make more tomorrow plus try out doing some sugar ones…which will take much longer to crystallize.
Here is a slideshow I made of our SHINE PreTeen Girls Christmas party!
The girls had a wondeful time and did very well together! A lot of fun was had by all despite our crazy weather….going from 85 degrees to about 45 during the time of the party! 🙂 (See my post here: www.wendyclayton.blogspot.com )
I taught a Murder Mystery Class this past semester at our SHINE co-op. I will be teaching one again in the Winter semester also.
As a culmination of what the kids learned/practiced all semester, we held a true mystery dinner evening last night. Below is a slideshow of the pictures I took throughout the evening!
Everyone had a great time and the teens did a wonderful job playing their parts!