Author Archives: picklesandbuddy

An Introvert Attends 2:1

This was my second year to attend the 2:1 Conference.  The theme was “Live Boldly”.  Ahem…bold does not begin to describe me.  I am way out of my comfort zone at large gatherings of women, yet I am always attending … Continue reading

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I’m Bringing Bloggy Back

Way back when I first started blogging(circa 2006) over on a homeschool blogging platform, it was about sharing what our family was up to, what we were doing in our homeschool on a day to day basis, encouragement and making … Continue reading

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Easy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Here is a very easy fruit dip that I’ve been making for years.  It is a somewhat healthy snack! My kids always request that I make it when friends come over. Easy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip 1/2 cup smooth peanut … Continue reading

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Fun Fall Brick Activities

I was able to try out Fall Brick Activities by Stef Layton. This is a fun, hands on, learning tool and boredom buster. Besides ideas for building fall themed brick creations, Stef offers ideas for crafts and learning extensions based … Continue reading

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2:1 Conference Blog

I have been a contributing writer on the 2:1 conference encouragement blog for the past few months.  If you’d like to read my posts, you can check them out at these links!  Also, take time to check out the other … Continue reading

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Importance of Sisterhood

I have the honor of being a part of the 2:1 Conference blog writer team.I wrote on the importance of sisterhood in our lives.  Please check out my post on their site below! I have not always been a good … Continue reading

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Our 2013-2014 Curriculum Choices

I am a wanderer.  I love a curriculum, but then I wander because I see a great review of something else.  I always come back to my first curriculum love–Heart of Dakota.  It seems to be the only curriculum that … Continue reading

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Running out of the Wilderness

I’ve been in the wilderness for the past few months. Not literally, but in my heart and mind.  I was spiritually hungry, thirsty and tired.  I felt physically weak.  At first, it was not such a great place to be, … Continue reading

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2:1 Conference

I’ve been a little slow in writing my follow up post.  I have had so much to think about and a lot going on in my personal life the past few weeks. I attended  2:1  for encouragement and that is exactly … Continue reading

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F is for Fidgets

I have kids that can’t sit still during read aloud time.   They insist on doing somersaults across the room, jumping on the couch, touching each other and being distracted in general.  I know that some kids are just wired … Continue reading

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