Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monthly Crafting Book Club: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Hey folks! It's that time again! Welcome to April's Monthly Crafting Book Club post!

the very hungry caterpillar book

             This month we are covering a book that you are probably all familiar with: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Unless maybe you don't have kids, if you haven't heard of this title, you've been living under a rock for awhile. ;) It is a great book for spring and introducing a butterfly lesson to young kids.
kids with book
             In a nutshell, the caterpillar eats, and eats, and EATS some more...until he finally turns into a beautiful butterfly! Since there is so much food involved in this book and the treats situation has gotten out of hand in our house, I thought this presented the perfect opportunity for a little nutrition activity. So, like last month, I apologize this isn't actually a craft. I'm better at coming up with activities! (Truth be told I usually steal craft ideas off of Pinterest. Ha ha)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nutrition Activity
Suggested for: Ages 3+

TVHC nutrition activity

What You'll Need:

-craft foam sheets or felt in various colors
-pen or marker
-felt boards or other objects for sorting purposes
-glue or hot glue

*Cut out pieces to assemble your foods. I like to roughly draw mine out first before cutting. I realize it would have made more sense to use felt on felt for this, but I felt (ha ha) like using something different this month since I used felt last month...And also thought foam would be easier to cut small pieces from than felt. Ha ha

healthy foods
*Glue your pieces together to form your foods. (I used hot glue. I don't have the patience for Elmer's. :/) I decided to do an even number of healthy foods and treats, which included the following, starting at the top: apple, pear, strawberry, orange, plum, lollipop, chocolate cake, ice cream cone, cupcake, and a piece of cherry pie.

embellished treats
*Embellish some of your food items as needed/wanted.

*Label your foam boards or whatever you're using to sort with with two labels: One with “Healthy Foods” and one for “Treats”.

*Ask your child to sort the food items into the appropriate category. This is a good opportunity to talk with your child about the different types of food you chose (Again, we chose ones from the book. You could include some others that are not.): What they are, why they're good for you or why you shouldn't eat too many of them, what are your child's favorite foods?, why does your child think the caterpillar got a belly ache?, etc.

             Thanks for stopping by for this month's Book Club activity! Be sure to visit the other bloggers below for more craft and activity ideas to go along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. :)
Come join us for the Monthly Crafting Book Club. Each month we focus on a different book and encourage early literacy by pairing it with a craft.          

Monthly Crafting Book Club for May

Interested in joining us next month? Join the Facebook group for updates HERE and feel free to participate whenever you can.
Next month we are doing Camping Themed books.

Monday, April 24, 2017

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Homesteading Update: Planting, Projects, & More!

             Hey folks! Spring seems to be in full swing here in south central Indiana, so we've been busy beavers! Now, just keep your fingers crossed it's here to stay and old man Winter doesn't pop up unexpectedly!

             Have I ever mentioned how much our in-laws help out with, well, just about everything, around here? If I haven't, I am now! We got a lot accomplished over Easter weekend, including rearranging some chickens. The little peepers got moved to fresh grass for the first time, so that's always exciting. They have a lot more space now too in the old “baby pig pen”.
             We also had 2 of our own chicks hatch from letting our broody Silkie Bantam take care of them! We actually had one hatch the week before, but the big girls got it and killed it. :( Lesson learned. I'm still mad about that! So, we had to lock Francine and her babies up in a cat carrier until we were able to move them into the “baby pen” inside the chicken coop. Oh. And one of the chicks didn't make it. It looked like it tried to hatch, but wasn't strong enough to break through the shell. :( But, I think 3 out of 4 is pretty good!

             These two crazy kids look like they could use a kiddie pool to cool off in, amiright? XD It's been in the 70's and even 80's here this week, so these guys have been cooling off in their impromptu mud pit. So. Ridiculously. Muddy. Seriously, though, I do plan on purchasing a little plastic kiddie pool from the store this week and see if they enjoy that.

             My in-laws and hubby have been hard at work in the garden. Doesn't it look nice?! Planting is my least favorite part of gardening, ironically enough, so I was glad to find excuses to not help. Lol Kids are great scapegoats sometimes, aren't they? I contributed by hanging CD's up in hopes of keeping the birds away, planting marigold seeds around the perimeter to keep rabbits and other critters out, and weeded around the peas. I am still worried they are planting too early, but hey, I'm not the one doing the planting!

             We also got the squash garden set up over Easter weekend. Let me tell you, I did most of our squash patch by myself last year and it is SO much faster and easier to set up with 4 people!...And much more pleasant since it's not the beginning of July and blistering hot! :/

             So I started on this nonsense too. This is one of those projects I've had in the back of my mind for awhile, but it wasn't exactly pressing. I've been wanting to rip this crappy looking walkway up for awhile. We don't use it. Then, when I was trying to think of where to plant some herbs, I thought this would make a great spot! It's close to the house so if we need some for cooking we can grab them easily AND it gives me an excuse to finally tear this area up!
             I was so glad it was easier to get that evil black plastic crap up than I thought it would be...But then there was the surprise of MORE pavers underneath! Seriously!? Rocks along the edge, pavers, TWO layers of plastic, and more pavers under that. Unamused. But, in theory, the worst part should be hauling the “trash” off and removing any roots that are in the way. (What is up with all of the roots around this place? It's like someone played Jumanji here or something!)

             Last, but not least, I had to share these just because. Even though I could do without the grass and weeds going berserk already, there is no denying how pretty some of the blooms are, like this dogwood tree and lilac flowers. :)

             What spring projects are you up to?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Library Snob-Part 2 (And More New Library Fun!)

            Hey folks! Thanks for coming back for Part 2 of "The Library Snob"! In case you missed last week's post, you can catch up HERE.

The Children's Section

             It was snack time after prizes and that was pretty much it since we got there so late. We had to stick around and play some more in the children's section afterwards, of course. For being a smaller library (Linton's population is roughly 5,200), I thought they had a good selection of toys for kids to play with. (This is something I always look for. How many toys/activities are there? What kinds of toys do they have? Are both of my kids going to be entertained and for how long? Lol)

kids playing with toys at library

As you can see, they both found things to keep them entertained. :) They both loved that alphabet thing in the middle.

kid in treehouse
Myka really wanted to get in this little playhouse/treehouse thing, but was scared to climb in it at first. Only took her half an hour once more kids started playing in it to go in there! ;) She still had to have help to get out. :/ And to think she wants John to build her a treehouse at home!

kid and Very Hungry Caterpillar
We even had a Very Hungry Caterpillar sighting, which was cool because that's what book we are covering in the Monthly Crafting Book Club this month! (Check back on the 25th this month for that post!)

books by theme
And this, right here, almost made me weep with tears of joy: They have a lot of their books categorized by theme! The nerd in me cannot completely convey how awesome and exciting this is! But I'll sure try. ;)
First of all, most of the time when we go to the library, it's to get books pertaining to whatever we're learning about for school. Since we're doing preschool and usually focus on one theme at a time, it's pretty specific subjects. It didn't take me long to discovery that our library in Spencer is not very helpful. I prefer to look for things myself when I can, but half the time I can't find the books I'm looking for there, even when the computer says they're checked in. Occasionally, I will ask the librarians if they can locate it if it's something I'm really wanting to check out, but every time they just “look it up” on their computer and say “Oh, it must be in the Book Mobile.” Um, you wanna bother looking for it there at all? Because, you know. You guys are SO BUSY! (For the record, I've had ONE girl offer to look for something in the Book Mobile for me...And it was still an unfruitful search, but at least she made an effort!)
Two: I have two kids. Unfortunately, I do not have chameleon eyes. It is harder than hell trying to look for books and keep an eye on two kids, especially the little monster now that she can walk! Time is of the essence when searching for books, whether they're for school or just for fun!
Three: I started writing this post a few days ago and forget exactly what 3 was, but basically this makes my life so much easier! The themes they had seemed to be perfect for us and preschoolers in general, with categories such as weather, birds, cats, etc. I can just grab and go and be done with it, leaving me more time to play with the kids...
Which is great because that's another struggle of the library. There usually aren't many, if any kids, when we go, so Myka bugs me constantly, wanting to play toys with her. Which is fine, but I like to get books first to get it out of the way and since it takes me so long, I'm usually frazzled and ready to leave by that point. :(

The Verdict

             Needless to say, we will definitely be coming back here! Again, for being a small library, I was impressed. The majority of the employees we encountered were friendly and HELPFUL. The moms and grandmas there for the preschool party were actually friendly too. When there actually ARE other people with their kids at the library in Spencer, they're usually very standoffish, for some reason. They have alternating preschool programs every Thursday morning, story time and Little Movers. Plenty of things (other than books) to keep the kids entertained. And, the cherry on top, the books being sorted by themes! 
            I also saw they have backpacks full of goodies you can rent as well that I believe are for early literacy and cover different themes. I didn't get a good look at them, but they seemed neat! Maybe we'll check one out next time since we were able to get a “reciprocal” library card there. I've never heard of these, but basically, since we are in good standing at our own library, we were able to get a library card for the one in Linton as well, even though we live in a different county. Awesome, right?!

             Do you visit the library often? What kind of programs does yours offer for kids? Are you a “library snob” like me? ;)
Thinking Outside The Pot

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday!

             Hey folks! Earth Day will be upon us in a few short days. (Saturday, April 22nd) To be honest, we've never really done anything special to celebrate this particular day, but I feel like we do a lot of stuff year-round to honor the Earth. I am a fervent believer in celebrating Earth Day all year long and believe it is especially important to instill a respect of our planet in our children. But, let's be honest: It can be tricky trying to teach little ones about something that's mostly intangible with long-lasting effects, amiright? With that being said, I have compiled this list of ideas from the interwebs and our own regular activities on how we can teach our children to respect our planet all the year long and for decades to come!

*Recycle-This is probably the most obvious one. Anyone can recycle. If you are rural, it may take a little more effort on your part, but I personally feel like it is totally worth it! Recycling in our town is free, but we do have to take it to the facility ourselves since we live in the boonies. However, it reduces our amount of trash which actually saves us money!

*Gardening-There is something very inspiring about growing your own food! Even our 4 year old has gotten excited about growing whatever fruits or veggies she wants to pick out this year. You are more likely to eat something you've grown yourself and not let it go to waste. If you live in a city, be sure to see if there are plots at a local park you can rent out. This seems to be becoming a more and more popular option over the past few years!

*Composting-There are going to be times, especially with kids, where you have food waste. If you are able, composting is a great way to reduce waste. You can compost just about anything so long as it doesn't contain oils. (This is a generality. You can look up composting specifics in an online search for optimum conditions.) Bonus, of course, is that you can use your compost for your gardening endeavors!

*Plant Flowers for Wildlife-We're probably all aware by now that certain critters are on the decline due to habitat loss. It may not seem like it, but we can make a big difference just by planting certain things that they like, such as milkweed for Monarch butterflies. This has been a bit of a hot topic in recent years due to milkweed not being a native species to North America. If this concerns you, there are always other butterfly bushes you can grow easily or other plants you can grow to attract honeybees, birds, etc. This can be a great way to start a discussion on why we need certain critters, especially honeybees.

*Make Bird Feeders-This can be an especially fun project during the winter, when birds will benefit from the feeders the most. Pine cone, peanut butter, and bird seed feeders are a popular option for little ones.

*Leave Nature How You Found It-I'm kind of in the middle when it comes to this subject. I don't think the world will end if you take a few sticks, stones, pine cones, acorns, whatever. However, I feel like we should set some boundaries. We don't want an area to look totally decimated after playing there, do we? And we certainly want to teach our kids the dangers of clear-cutting areas of forests, grasslands, etc....But perhaps that's a lesson best taught when they're older?

*Put Wildlife Back-This kind of goes along with the previous point. I think it's a great idea to let kids study things found in nature. Otherwise they'll be like, “Who cares?!”, right? We took our bug-viewing container with us to the creek recently and got to check out a crawdad and darter fish up-close. Not that we were planning to keep them, but our 4 year old insisted we put them back after we were finished checking them out.

*Don't Squish Bugs-I'm not sure why I'm so weird about this, but I try to make it a point to reiterate to our 4 year old that bugs don't belong inside the house, but to leave them alone outside. John even trapped a bee that was in the house earlier and let it go outside. Lol If you really think about it, though, a lot of bugs serve a purpose (outside), so we should just leave them alone!

*Don't Litter-This can be a hard subject for young kids to comprehend, but it's worth mentioning. There have been several times when our 4 year old has wanted to throw something on the ground and we've had to explain why it's not ok. Pollution is still bad enough. Who wants to live somewhere covered in paper bags, cigarette butts, etc.?

             I hope you have found some inspiration from this post (and it hasn't come off to preachy lol). What do you do to celebrate Earth Day year-round?

Thinking Outside The Pot

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrate Spring With Peaceable Kingdom!

             Hey folks! If you're not familiar with Peaceable Kingdom, they offer a wide array of games for young children, stickers, diaries, Valentine's, and more. We recently had the opportunity to try out some of these items to celebrate spring with. It was a hard decision with games like Sunny Day Pond, Count Your Chickens!, and Farmer's Market Match Up Game & Puzzle to choose from, but we eventually settled on Zoo Animals Match Up Game & Puzzle and Alphabet Bingo! Like any 4 year old, Myka loves animals and puzzles AND she really needs to work on learning her letters, so I thought these would be the best choices for us!

Alphabet Bingo!
Ages 4+ 2-6 Players

             Myka seems to get bored with things easily, so I was happy to introduce her to a new kind of game...Plus she yells a lot anyways without realizing it, so I figured yelling out “Bingo!” would be fun for her. ;) Here's what we liked about the game:

*Nice sturdy playing cards/boards.
*A nifty little bag to keep your letters in.
*The letter pieces show the letter on one side and a picture that starts with that letter with the word written underneath on the other side! (This was my favorite thing.)
*Even if she's not very familiar with a letter that is called, she can still find it herself on her own board.
*Makes learning the alphabet much more fun!
*The game goes quickly and it's fun for the whole family to play together.

Zoo Animals Match Up Game & Puzzle
Ages 2+ 2-4 Players

             Myka is at that weird age where it seems hard to find puzzles suitable for her. She's got all of our wooden puzzles down pat, but she needs a LOT of help with jigsaw puzzles. But, she loves doing them and keeps asking to go to the zoo, so this game will have to do for now. ;)

*Sturdy pieces
*Colorful, but realistic looking pictures. (I much prefer realistic pictures to cartoon versions and so do both of my kids most of the time.)
*Myka is TERRIBLE at memory games (though I'm pretty sure she “doesn't remember” just to infuriate me sometimes), so hopefully this will make exercising that part of her brain fun. ;)
*I think the puzzle is just the right amount of easy for her with it's square pieces and border running along the outside.

             Overall, we were satisfied with both games and it's nice to have some new ones to choose from and mix things up! They are both priced reasonably as well at $12.99 for Alphabet Bingo! And $8.99 for the Match Up & Puzzle game. Be sure to visit Peaceable Kingdom's website to explore all of their new items and purchase some games the whole family will enjoy playing together! You can also stay up-to-date with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Thinking Outside The Pot

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sorry for Any Confusion...

             Hey folks! So I feel like this post is probably totally “wasting my breath”, so to speak, but we feel the need to put it out there anyways.
             Last week, in case you missed it, I shared a post on how we created our own rabbit hutch and saved a lot of money by going the DIY route as opposed to buying one from the store. Seems totally benign, right? While I did receive (mostly) positive comments on social media on this post, I got a lot more crap for it than I expected too. And by “a lot more than I expected” I mean any, to be honest.
             Truth be told, I don't receive many comments, whether it be directly on my post, on social media shares, or otherwise. So, when I receive any kind of feedback, solicited or not, it's still a surprise to me. Before we proceed further, I feel like I should get this off my chest: I am not one of those people whose emotions hang in the balance according to what people say about me or anything related to my blog on social media. Social media is a great tool, don't get me wrong, but I feel like a lot of people get caught up in it and take it too personally sometimes when they shouldn't...For their own good, if nothing else.
             I realize that not everyone is going to agree with me at any given time, and that's ok! You know what they say: If we were all the same, the world would be a boring place! And, to get closer back to this specific subject, I don't have a problem with negative comments...If they're founded. To each their own, right? I can take them with a grain of salt and (healthily, in my opinion), laugh most of them off...But, admittedly, some may still perturb me deep down inside, whether I like to admit it or not. With that being said...
             I'm sorry if there was any confusion. Again, I'm pretty sure the negative comments I received on my rabbit hutch post were from people who do NOT follow me regularly, but I want to clear things up anyways...Just in case.
             We are not keeping the rabbits as pets. They will be used for meat. We live on a farm. We are homesteaders. Every animal we keep has a purpose. There is no way in heck we would spend the extra money for fencing, shelter, etc. and feed this many extra mouths just to keep them as pets. Sorry, not sorry.
             We don't keep the chickens just for eggs. Some day they will provide us (or someone else) with meat. We do not keep the pigs just to till up land for us. Some day they will provide someone else with excellent bacon for their breakfast. We will also be selling our future piglets for extra income, likely to help with other homesteading projects, like expanded pastures for said pigs and chickens. Even the cats serve a purpose. They catch mice!
             So, if there was any confusion about what it is exactly we do around here, I apologize. I hope this clears things up. If you are a vegetarian or are just not on board with the whole raising and killing your own animals for meat business, I understand. But please, don't assume things about others unless you know the whole story first. And certainly we can still be friends. You just may want to avoid our future homesteading posts. :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies Book Blast

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for Louise Courey Nadeau's newest children's book, Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies. The blast will run April 12 - 14, 2017.

About the Book


Title: Magelica's Voyage to the Land o f the Fairies
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Illustrator: Nathan Heinze
Publication Date: April 2017
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Number of Pages: 35
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: Five Star Readers Favourite and Story Monster approved!  New Magelica's Voyage to the Land of the Fairies is finally out! It's the third children's book in the Magelica trilogy. Put on your magical necklace and join Magelica and her friends as they discover that fairies are real and that love is the most powerful magic of all! In this very special adventure, rainbows light up the sky as Magelica and Prince Will embark on an extraordinary voyage to uncover the mystery of her past. Empowered on her quest by her chosen mother, Magelica and her friends follow the secret scroll to the Land of the Fairies. As they make their way through the forest, fear gets in the way and their courage is tested.

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 Other books in the series...


Title: Magelica's Voyage
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Number of Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn't know where she came from or who she really is. But when she's transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, an d learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination, gratitude, believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage , fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.

* Available in English / French / Spanish *

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Title: The Rescue (Magelica's Voyage Boo k 2)
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Publication Date: May 27, 2015
Publisher: Magelica Inc.
Number of Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: When Magelica dreams of the prince lost on a deserted island, she realizes that it could lead to his rescue. She returns to the Isle of Dreams to tell Queen Raya what she knows. Can they save Prince Will before it's too late? Will the power of laughter and love be enough?

* Available in English / French / Spanish *

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About the Author


Louise Courey Nadeau, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, wife and mother to two girls and two boys is the creator and author of Magelica’s Voyage, Magelica’s Voyage: The Rescue and Magelica’s Voyage to the Land of the Fairies; an adventure/fantasy trilogy about a young girl on Earth who suddenly grows wings at the age of 12 and sets out on a voyage to discover who she is and where she comes from. Empowered by her Chosen Mother to follow her heart, Magelica and her fun and wacky friends learn that following your dreams is no easy task! Called upon to connect peoples and worlds, and bring balance and harmony, Magelica discovers that the greatest enemy is fear, but realizes that it is no match for courage, believing in herself, and love, the most powerful magic of all.

 Author, mother, wife, Founder and CEO of Magelica Inc. , former marketing and advertising executive, a tireless fundraiser for many charities, a painter, and gardener, Louise’s passions keep growing. Louise's dream is to create a bond with children and their caregivers around the globe, and make a real difference by entertaining them with exciting stories that stimulate their imagination, and help them discover the power of their own magic.  Books are just the beginning. She is simply getting started!

 "Through life's trials and tribulations, I always believed I could. With the Magelica book series, my own beliefs, courage, determination and resolve have been tested over and over. Believing I can, has kept me going! My goal is for young girls to be empowered to grow up strong, positive and powerful, and for young boys to have the self-confidence to support girls in their goals, thereby creating a new gender balance for a new generation. "The children of today, will grow up to be the parents of tomorrow. By inspiring them now, the ripple effect will eventually change the world."

"Magelica's Voyage is inspired by my life, my family, and the special people and places I love", says Courey Nadeau. "All of the characters in the story, including Magelica are reflections of the person I am- the wacky part, the fu nny part, the philosopher, the teacher, the caretaker, the chosen mom, the giver, a nd of course the dreamer. What would Magelica do, I often ask, and I get the answer. When you fly with Magelica, the possibilities are endless and there is magic all around. "

 To learn more about Louise Courey Nadeau please visit Magelica's Voyage website at Magelica.com. You can also follow Magelica on F B, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Magelica books and necklaces are available on amazon.com and at selected retailers.

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Book Blast Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or $50 PayPal cash prize (winner’s choice) Giveaway ends: April 26, 11:59 pm, 2017
Open to: Internationally. 
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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Louise Courey Nadeau and is hosted an d managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions f eel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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