March Monthly Grocery Trip

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Things have been so crazy busy here but life is good. Actually life is GREAT! Things have been going really well for us lately and this Momma is finally starting to get back on track to my ‘pre-divorce’ organization and I’m loving it. It is exhausting…

No yellow rocking at the checkout!

I have to smile at the title to the this post. This was a very good day and probably one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had in a very long time! For those of you who don’t know what ‘yellow rocking’ is, it is a square dance call where the dancers will hug another…

March 12- 18, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs. I have started trying to do easier meals on days…

100th day of school

This will fall in February for us this year. I don’t think we’ve ever had any kind of celebration or anything before but this year I will try to make it a little extra special and maybe it will help to keep us motivated. Below is a list of activities I have found to help…

Turning I Can’ts into I Cans

As I stand at the kitchen island I have a million thoughts going through my head. I’m sipping my hot coffee while waiting for the muffins to finish and watching the kids play patiently. This post came to my mind and it was originally meant to give ways to encourage your children to do things…

Are you needy?

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  – Philippians 4:19  We all have needs every day. Sometimes our needs are great like looking for a new place to live or a dependable vehicle to get us back and forth to work. Sometimes our needs are…

God uses cracked pots

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  -Jeremiah 18:4 I know that often times we get caught up in things we believe we ought to be doing, the way we…

Don’t feed the lizards!

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 I’ve been going through a battle of sorts lately. I had some problems that in the heat of the moment seemed like fierce fire breathing dragons coming at me. It seemed as if there was no way to be victorious over them and they threatened friendships and had me…

Taking out the trash.

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 God works on our hearts when we are least expecting it. I’ve been going through a really rough time lately. I can’t explain it all because it would be just so confusing. I’ve questioned some of the life changing decisions I’ve made in the past few years. I’ve wondered…

Shattered

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 So going along and life is good. Every day seems so much better than the next. You even start to think about the future, just a little. Maybe a weekend or two ahead, possibly an event in a month or two and it seems so nice. You’re at a…

Who can you count on?

Original Blog Post June 6, 2016 I haven’t posted in a bit as I have been super busy around here. My oldest daughter got married last Friday! Last minute struggles, cancellations and changes had us all running a little crazy around here. Lucky for us we have a BIG family and a few very loyal…

Meal Prepping: Freezing Veggies

Life has been a bit crazy around here with kids, housework, homeschool, square dancing, and just day to day things. I am always trying to find ways to make life a little bit simpler and easier for everyone. Today I have been a bit busy trying to prep a few things to make mealtime a…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was created to honor the servicemen and women who have died for our freedom and country. Click here to learn more about this holiday. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Memorial Day Activities and Games – Apples 4 the Teacher Memorial Day Crafts for…

Sally Ride Day

Sally Ride Day was created to honor the first American woman, Sally Ride, to go into outer space. Click here to learn more about this holiday. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Biography: Sally Ride for Kids – Ducksters Lesson Plan – SALLY RIDE –…

May 21 – 27, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs. I have started trying to do easier meals on days…

May 18, 2017

Hey everyone! It’s been a little bit since I’ve checked in. Life has been crazier and busier than usual and I’m loving everyday! The kids are growing like weeds right before my eyes. I try to make sure to take a few moments to savor these moments as I know they will be grown up…

May 2017 Club Updates: Clay Allemanders

Club updates from the Clay Allemanders in Middleburg. Shane is the caller and Ken is the co-caller. Greetings from Clay Allemanders! We have some exciting new news.  Clay Allemanders will be moving to a new Home Dance Hall.  Our first Dance in the New Hall will be next Monday, May 22. The Location: Middleburg United Methodist Church…

National Missing Children’s Day

National Missing Children’s Day was created to help find missing and exploited children. Click here to learn more about this holiday. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Keeping Hope Alive on National Missing Children’s Day National Missing Children’s Day Safety-Kids! Crafts – DLTK-Kids Stranger Danger…

Stegosaurus Pull Apart Cake

This is the cake my 4 year old chose for his birthday this year.  I started with 12 regular cupcakes and 7 mini cupcakes. They were arranged in the general shape on a large tray and then iced.  After that we cut the bony plates out of tootsie rolls and added starburst polka dots to…

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day was created to honor the men and women in our military. Click here to learn more about this holiday. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) National Armed Forces Day | TheHomeSchoolMom Armed Forces Day – crafts for kids, word searches, short stories…

Happy Mother’s Day!

I know Mother’s Day does not always seem like a special holiday for some people. Sometimes it even seems like more work, especially when your kids are young and/or you are a single parent.   Hang in there, Momma! Remember that the world may see you as a Mother but there is someone that sees…

Chicken Pot Pie

This can also be a good way to use up leftover chicken and/or veggies that you have in the fridge. Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients: 1 16-20 oz pack frozen mixed vegetables, thawed 1-2 c. cooked chicken, diced or shredded 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 pack Lipton Onion Soup Mix (optional) 1 c. shredded…

Covered Dish Dinner/New Class

Originally posted on Silver Fox Squares:
Last night, May 9th, kicked off our new classes in Ft. White. We had plenty of delicious food like lasagna, sweet n sour meatballs, cabbage and sausage, chili, and too many desserts to list. I didn’t take a lot of pics as I was too busy dancing and gabbing…