Gift Alert! Alex Toys HUGE SALE!

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I just found these and I had to share as I’m gonna stock up on a couple for my kids! They are at up to 70% off right NOW! WOW! And they ship FREE with Amazon Prime… hurry and they will arrive before Christmas… these probably won’t last for long!

So many to choose from! What’s your favorite?

#ALEXTOYS #christmasgifts #giftideas

 

Soaked Apple Cinnamon or Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Recipe (A Make-Ahead Breakfast)

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Soaked Apple Cinnamon or Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Recipe (A Make-Ahead Breakfast):

What’s your Christmas morning like?

a. Run around like crazy making a special breakfast
b. Break out the cereal
c. Put a make-ahead breakfast in the oven and enjoy family time + a special meal Continue reading Soaked Apple Cinnamon or Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Recipe (A Make-Ahead Breakfast)

Daily Deals: December 8, 2017

I don’t know how often I will be doing these but I figure if I’m playing around and entering then I can at least share them and give everyone else a chance to win too, right?

If you enjoyed theses then you can like, follow, and share my Kirby’s Koupons page on Facebook for even more great freebies, samples, and giveaways! (Share this with your friends too!)

Have fun and Good Luck!

 

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Gift Cards Are The Ultimate Perfect Gift

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Sometimes you have those people who don’t really want or need anything and they can be so hard to buy for… just like me. I always appreciate a gift card, especially when it is for something that I wouldn’t buy for myself or to a store that I normally go to anyway. Here are a few of the interesting cards I’ve found today (many of them can be sent via email to make it easy to reach those far away):

General: (You can use this anywhere!)

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The Big Barn Dance

We had an awesome time Saturday at The Big Barn Dance. Please check out our video on Youtube and give us a thumbs up!

 

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Daily Deals: December 5, 2017

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Below are some of the daily deals and promos I’ve found today plus a few free samples thrown in there too! (There were so many they are in no particular order… some deals may expire soon.) Continue reading Daily Deals: December 5, 2017

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Have you heard of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? It is a free ‘book gifting’ program that is available to any child, from birth until they start school, no matter what the family’s income is. Continue reading Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

iPhone Emergency SOS Feature

Hey did you know this trick? I just saw it on Facebook and had to give it a try. Continue reading iPhone Emergency SOS Feature

Community and Cops Christmas Fundraiser

I came across this on my Facebook feed this morning. As many of you may remember my family had the opportunity to meet Officer Bobby White, aka the Basketball Cop, last year. Then in September our local square dance clubs held a toy collection for the Basketball Cop. We were then able to present the gifts to Officers Bobby White and Becki Holcomb in October.

Not only do they help organizations here in our own communities and state they also help others all across the United States. Currently the Basketball Cop Foundation is hosting a fundraiser for the Community and Cops Christmas in Jacksonville,AR: Continue reading Community and Cops Christmas Fundraiser

Midweek Walmart Trip (Hunting Supplies)

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So late Wednesday night DD18 decided she needed to go to Walmart to get a couple of things. Normally I try to wait until I do my weekly grocery trip but she insisted it couldn’t wait.

I hadn’t planned on buying anything but once we got there I realized that I needed to grab a couple of items just in case I didn’t make it back later this week. We were good on groceries but I needed a couple of items for when we go hunting the next time. (I’m hoping it’ll be this weekend.) I’m sharing what I found in the event you may also be looking for some gifts for any hunters you may know. Continue reading Midweek Walmart Trip (Hunting Supplies)

Square Dancing: Fall Festival Carnival Dance

Today we attended the NEFSARDA Fall Festival Carnival Dance at Palms Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville Beaches. There was a wonderful turnout and lots of lively dancing. I’m still a bit dizzy from all the whirling and twirling we did! Continue reading Square Dancing: Fall Festival Carnival Dance

Stop The Itch Cream

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I know we are almost to the middle of November and it seems like mosquito bites should be over with for a bit, but not here in Florida. This past weekend was the beginning of hunting season and I spent most of my time out in the woods.

I had forgotten to take along the bug spray but it was quite chilly so I didn’t buy any on the way either. That was a big mistake!

We found a game trail and decided to check it out. Not long down the trail I was attacked by mosquitoes and bitten several times near my right eye. Ughhh…. that really hurt. Not too mention it was quite ugly and itchy.

Continue reading Stop The Itch Cream

New Cook Book Release: 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes

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Hey ya’ll! I happy to announce that I finished another cookbook that I had been working on. It will soon be available on Amazon in an ebook version and a paperback version. I’ll update this post with the links as soon as it is up on the site!  Continue reading New Cook Book Release: 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes

Getting Back To My Morning Routine

Hey everyone! I’m slowly getting back to routines and really hope to start blogging on a more regular basis. This move has really been crazy but as things are settling down we are starting to get back to our routines, and changing them as needed.

Just wanted to give you all a peek into our morning routine today and share some of what we’ve been up to. Continue reading Getting Back To My Morning Routine

Life Update 9/16/2017

Hey y’all! We are still here ….  a lot has happened since my last post and I do apologize for not keeping in touch with everyone. A big ‘Thank You’ to those who have messaged me via Facebook, Twitter, and/or email to check on us. I have not been able to check emails, messages, or respond to everyone as our internet has not been working properly. Continue reading Life Update 9/16/2017

Check this out!

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We just published our first ebook for Kirby’s Korner Blog. It is a cookbook with a few recipes found on the blog as well as some recipes from my recipe box.

Click here for a preview of our book or click here ($4.99 value) for a chance to win a free copy. Continue reading Check this out!

Yearning For Simpler Times

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Last night I dreamed we had moved. It wasn’t a fancy house, in fact it was a bit run down and a lot smaller than where we live now. It needed a lot of cleaning and a bit of work but we loved it. It was a fresh start from all the stress and chaos we have right now at this moment. Continue reading Yearning For Simpler Times

Family Outing: Jacksonville Zoo 6/10/2017

Well a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we had a special outing planned. Unfortunately we did not get to go the weekend we planned to go because of the weather. We did go this past weekend and it was so much fun!

As you can imagine trying to take a many kids as we did (we took 7 kids, ages 4-14) can be a bit daunting but we managed. One of my sisters was also able to join us which helped out alot. Continue reading Family Outing: Jacksonville Zoo 6/10/2017

No yellow rocking at the checkout!

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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 dancer, usually their corner. What/who is a corner? For me it would be the person standing to my right. Continue reading No yellow rocking at the checkout!

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 celebrate this special day. Continue reading 100th day of school

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 when they feel that they can’t do things. Continue reading Turning I Can’ts into I Cans

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 small like finding a clean sheet of paper that hasn’t been scribbled on. Whatever our needs are we must remember to have faith in God that He will supply each and every one of these needs. Continue reading Are you needy?

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 should look, or where we should be in life. Sometimes we wonder if we are too damaged or flawed to be of use anymore or to be able to do what we need to do. Maybe we have things in our past that we are not proud of, things that have chipped away at our self confidence, esteem and maybe even our reputation. Continue reading God uses cracked pots

Don’t feed the lizards!

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Taking out the trash.

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Shattered

This post was from my original blog…

 

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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 friends.
The week before the wedding the photographer had cancelled and the catering plans were changed. There were other issues like no one had finished the music, dresses still needed altering and other last minute things. We dealt with each issue one at a time.

Continue reading Who can you count on?

Another Gift Idea: Zoo Membership

Another great idea came to me earlier. I know that my kids love going to the zoo. For us it actually comes out cheaper to buy a yearly membership than to pay full price for one or two visits!

Our local zoo offers some special rates and discounts at this time of year. You can make the purchase online or in person which also makes it a little extra convenient. Your loved ones will remember your thoughtfulness every time they visit their favorite place!

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Pantry Challenge Week

It’s time for a Pantry Challenge this week. What’s in your freezer and pantry? I’ll be headed out the grocery store in a little bit to pick up some milk and a few fresh produce items. It’s so cold I was trying to wait until it warmed up a bit… I’m a wuss and I know it! I’ll post the links to some of the recipes we’ll be using this week below.

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Cheddar Muffins

Pumpkin Pancakes

45 minute spaghetti sauce 

Taco Ring

Chili Dog Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS

PEANUT BUTTER CAKE MIX COOKIES

BROILED PARMESAN TILAPIA

Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable Casserole

Grandma’s Mac N Cheese

Cinnamon Toast

Waffles

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What is a Pantry Challenge? Well, it is pretty much what it says. A pantry challenge is a technique I haveto use up the food I have in my pantry or freezer.

I set up one week every three to four months as a ‘Pantry Challenge Week’. This forces me to check through my pantry to see what may be hiding in the back. It forces me to check dates on items that I have forgotten about. It also forces me to look in the freezer. Look everywhere in the door, the drawers, and underneath the frozen bags of whatever is lurking in there.

I use coupons and I stock up on many different things. Sometimes these are things that we don’t use very often and I tend to forget about them so setting up this challenge helps me to be less wasteful and forces me to be resourceful. I…

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Pumpkin Honey Pancakes

I loe this recipe… I’m gonna have to dig some pumpin out of the freezer soon!

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This is a brand spanking new recipe in our house! It came about after I made some Pumpkin Muffins for our Pantry Challenge week. I was trying to use up some of the frozen pumpkin I had in the freezer. My 3 year old fell in love with them and he insisted that on Thursday, Pancake day, we needed Pumpkin Pancakes.

He was up bright and early Thursday morning to help Momma. We made our basic Pancake recipe and then added the pumpkin. Added a little spice and it needed sweetened so he suggested some honey. (Yesterday was Winnie the Pooh day and we know what he loves to eat.) Below is the recipe that we came up and they were delicious!

Pumpkin Honey Pancakes:

Pancakes:

  • Pancakes recipe
  • 2 c. cooked pumpkin
  • 1/4 -1/2 c honey or sugar
  • 2 t pumpkin pie spice

Toppings:

  • syrup
  • butter
  • whipped cream
  • caramel sauce

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Freebie Alert! Disney Bookmark Craft

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Look what I just found! And it’s free! Grab yours here but hurry because I don’t know how long this will be available. Continue reading Freebie Alert! Disney Bookmark Craft

Give The Gift of The Outdoors

Do you have a nature lover on your gift list? Do you live in Florida? IF you answered YES then this may be the perfect gift:

Florida State Parks Gift Cards Available!

Holidays are about giving, and the best gifts aren’t things, they’re memories and experiences! With the help of Florida State Parks, you can give someone you care about the gift of the outdoors and start making memories.

Your state may offer the same deal too!

Reblog: The Best Gifts For Homeschoolers – Awe Filled Homemaker

This is a great read to pass along if you have family or friends who homeschool. You can also check out my Kirby’s Kids page for links to other resources for gift ideas!

via The Best Gifts For Homeschoolers – Awe Filled Homemaker

Holidays and Ideas

Every year has four seasons, and each season has its own set of holidays. While homeschooling I try to take advantage of the holidays to research and teach my children about them. We have the flexibility to take time and study these important dates.

Holidays or special days that were set apart for remembrance started way back in Genesis. We use a lot of biblical references and studies in our homeschooling so it is important to me to that my children learn about the true meanings and origins of these days. As a teacher I can also have some control over what they are exposed to as well.

We don’t generally do an in depth study on any particular date. If the kids are more interested in one holiday then we may do a little extra. We can usually turn these into mini units and work them in with our regular school work. I will also leave out seasonal or holiday themed items for the kids to explore independently.

The key in our house is to keep it simple. We don’t have to decorate for every holiday. We don’t have to go overboard with learning about it. Sometimes just a brief discussion or a couple of YouTube videos is all we do. However there are some holidays that hold more importance here at our house. Christmas and Easter are two of those holidays. I have always wanted to try to do an Advent calendar or study so this year I am attempting to begin one.

I will try my best to keep this page updated and post resources that we are using as well. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments too.

Gift Giving Ideas

January Holidays

February Holidays

March Holidays

April Holidays

May Holidays

June Holidays

July Holidays

August Holidays

September Holidays

October Holidays

November Holidays

December Holidays

Others:

This site, A to Z Kids Stuff, has a list of special days and activities that you can check out for more ideas.

105 Unique Holidays to Celebrate with Kids

 

Gift Giving Ideas

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I know sometimes it’s hard to buy gifts and you run out of ideas. Below are links to all of the gift giving ideas I’ve posted, all in one place! I hope you enjoy… but please note that some of those post will contain affiliate links. (Scroll to the bottom for links to sites.)

Give The Gift of The Outdoors

Reblog: The Best Gifts For Homeschoolers – Awe Filled Homemaker

Gift Cards Are The Ultimate Perfect Gift

Love with Food

Zazzle For The Perfect Gift!

Last day for this deal!

Cyber Monday Deal: Kids Cook Real Food eCourse 11/27-11/29

Product Review: Grove Collaborative Holiday Collection December 2017

Reblog: Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?

Links to Sites:

EdibleGiftsPlus

Ellisi Gifts

gamedaycollectables.com

Gifting Inc

InnovaToys & Gifts 

InvitationInABottle.com

Love is a Rose

Old Time Candy Company

Precious Moments 

sid fey designs

SmileBooks

Timeless Message

TV’s Toy Box 

Wine of the Month Club, Inc

Wish.com

Zazzle

Earthquake Cake

This is a dessert I’ve had a couple of times since I started square dancing. I love it… I mean it’s full of rich chocolatey goodness and layered on top of coconut and pecans… yum! Don’t plan on bringing home leftovers if you take this to a potluck though.

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