Here's a few of your randoms...
Suzette, Cailin, and Amy asked:...Should I get a Smash Book? I have gone back and forth and ...don't know what a Smash Book is, so I hope you clue me in soon :) and...um...what's a Smash Book?
K. I'm super excited about my Smash book. I first saw THIS video out there somewhere...then I read they weren't making them anymore. Then I found them on Amazon. Then I saw them at Micheal's and about fLiPpEd! So I bought one.
The idea is to just smash...it's like scrapbooking for dummies...or something like that. I used to scrapbook a lot more and I just don't anymore. I like this idea. It's simple. My book doesn't have a theme...it's just whatever hits me. I have only done a couple pages, but here's a look:
MJ asked: Hotel Hutchinson looks great! Love the pillow cases!! I also love the green paint you used on the chalkboard and the chair - do you mind sharing the name?
Honestly, I don't remember. But I do know it was Rustoleum Double Coverage (best spray paint ever!) It might have been called Leafy Green?? Maybe??
Denise asked:...Just curious...where is the necklace you are wearing in the picture with you and your blog friend from? I love the rectangular shape.
Ok, first off...this is a comment on a post I wrote over a year ago when I met my sweet sista Becks and I just LOVE that my older posts still get read...it feels like they're going to waste otherwise, you know??
Anyway, the necklace. It was a gift from my lover/banker/boyfriend...how scandalous does that sound?? Ok, my husband...but that sounds boring. It's personalized with my initial, and sparrows (to match his chest tattoos...how romantic, right??) It's from One Blue Moon Charm. Good stuff over there...
Kristi McInerney asked: Alicia...I've been homeschooling my kids since they were 2 (Julia is now 4 and Mark 2 1/2) I love it. I used to be an elementary teacher in a christian school...can I ask what curriculum you used for kindergarten for your kids?...
Ok, so would I sound like a loser teacher if I said "nothing?" Well, not really nothing. But I just feel like spending a ton of moola on preK or K is kinda sorta a waste of money. A lot of the things in a full curriculum are things you can find for free on the Internet or in those workbooks from Target or Barnes and Noble.
I am currently using Hooked on Phonics for both my preKer and my Ker to learn to read. I love Hooked on Phonics. It works great for us.
We do science and history all together, but if I wasn't schooling Noah I would probably just buy a science experiment book and do fun projects once or twice a week for the little ones.
I have the two little ones practice their handwriting on school lined paper.
I am using first grade Saxon math on my Kindergartner too and for my preKer, I just want to have her get counting and number recognition down.
And just read, read, read! I wouldn't spend a lot of money on that level...it only gets more expensive, so I just don't want to jump the gun, ya know??
Ok. I feel better now like I'm not ignoring you guys' questions. I totally should have gotten paid for all the brand dropping in this post ;)
Hope you're having a great Wednesday!!