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Summer of Science 2012 – Rubber Eggs




First I want to do a little homeschool mom whining.  At the beginning of the year I spent several hours, over the course of several days, mapping out our curriculum calendar.  During Christmas break I made adjustments, namely switching to year-round homeschooling, to better fit with family activities, work schedules, and my desire to spend a portion of the day outdoors and on field trips.  So how…oh, how…did I end up out of work?  More than that, what am I going to do to fill those mandatory hours for the rest of the year?

The answer my friends…science experiments.

science books experiments

Looking at this stack of books, that it seems like I should’ve thought of this a long time ago.  These pages contain enough science experiments to get me through this year and well into the next!

So I’m pleased to bring you a preview of my newest series: A Summer of Science!  Beginning in June (that’s just a few days from now), every Tuesday and Thursday, I’ll be sharing a science experiment geared towards keeping our little brains thinking throughout the summer months!  Don’t worry, most of them will be quick and easy with supplies you already have at home.

Now on to the preview…Rubber Eggs!

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Recipe: Cottage Cheese & Coconut Cookies


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When I first found this recipe I was instantly smitten with it.  We always end up with a cup of cottage cheese at the bottom of the container that no one eats.  Usually it’d get tossed down the garbage disposal, but now I’m making cookies with it!

You know me, I can’t just follow a recipe so the first couple of batches I played around with ingredients.  The first run through resulted in a cakey cookie with a clean-cut flavor.  The second time around I added coconut which seemed to give it more pizazz.  I like that word…pizazz, it’s fun to say and not said nearly enough in my opinion.  On to the recipe!

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Chocolate Chip & Sweet Potato Scones


sweet potato leftover scones

So, how do you like the new logo and header?  I know, I know, it’s still a little blurry, off centered, and God bless me, I went and absent-mindedly changed the template so now I have these darn borders that I don’t remember how I got rid of the first time.  Any suggestions?

Well, after messing with pictures, codes, and layouts I was in desperate need of something made with all-purpose flour.  I tried to make cottage cheese cookies.  They weren’t bad but I want to tweak the recipe a bit before I share it here.  So, what else is a girl to do but go to her old standby and for me, that’s scones.

This time I wanted to incorporate leftover sweet potatoes and I gotta say, the results are delectable!

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Refurbishing a Thrift Store China Hutch


cabinet, hutch, refurbished, furniture, painted, decorated

It didn’t take anytime at all to turn this crazy awesome find into a piece of furniture I’m absolutely in love with! 

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Orange Rolls


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Don’t reach for the cinnamon, grab an orange instead and roll up these deliciously light treats! (Previously shared on PB&J Stories)
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