Well, its getting to be that time of year again. Time for School to start! And yes I said giveawayS!
I sorta love something about the start of a school year….I’m a tad bit obsessed with new “back to school” items, I’ve always been lol. There is something I just can’t resist about a BRAND NEW Box of Crayons for $.40 at Walmart and a fresh new notebook for $.20 at Target, they get me every year!!!
I was homeschooled, as some may know, some may not, but I was, from 1st grade through graduation. (This explains my spelling issues right??? Lol jk!) :) I didn’t always love it, just from the standpoint of I wanted to be with my “friends” in school, so I caused “fights” at home from time to time. But, I did LOVE it as I got older, and I had a job and was able to graduate earlier than planned.
I am very excited and committed to homeschooling my kids. I’ve always loved doing projects with them with the Cricut and stamping and reading…though I’m not the most consistent at it, my goal for the “school year” is to start changing that schedule.
While they are only 2 and 3, and I know its only going to get more challenging and time consuming as they get older, the fact that their Daddy is so committed too and we both have the privilege and honor to work from home, we pray to carry it through till they graduate as well.
Anyway, we are having fun doing some “back to school” projects. Sean spent a LOT of time organizing and cleaning the kids rooms and toys, and I’m getting some coloring boxes and workbooks organized and we are ready!
Its going to be challenging to keep consistent and going for sure, but I feel like if I can get them and myself going into a groove now at 2 and 3 by the time they are 5 and 6 its going to be much easier to do the “real work” that’s required. And I know it can all be fun and they will still learn tons. Thanks for letting me share this with you!
So today, we were doing basic Pre-k coloring and the Letter A
Now I did film this calling it a Tuesday Tutorial, however your regularly scheduled Tuesday Tutorial will be posted tomorrow using Scrapbands that I found out at CHA. These things are so cool and fun to decorate and I’m sure you can create yourself, but they are GREAT to use and have right on hand for you and they will be tomorrows giveaway AND a special offer too!!!
I just have to share one more picture cause I think they are the best!
TODAY’S TWO CHANCES TO WIN!
Don’t forget to mark your Calendars for Sept 8th at 9:30pm EST for a LIVE Ustream event with Me – and check back everyday for your chance to win a new prize EVERYDAY from now until then!
For today I want everyone to comment with your favorite SCHOOL DAYS Memory of either YOU or your kids to share with everyone! Anyone that answers that question will be entered to win an AWESOME Cricut Educational Prize…you’ll love it! Ask your friends too and tell them to answer for more chances to win! :) Grab our new blinky and share with your friends – we would love to see the internet lit up with your love and support!
For a Second Chance to Win a Prize:
Head over to www.TammySkinner.com – she is going to be giving away a Autographed Copy of the DVD that Tammy and I produced together; Gypsy A to Z! So both Tammy and I signed this DVD and you have to go to her blog for Details of HOW to Win! :) I am SO thrilled and Blessed that SO many wonderful people are celebrating 2 years of Above Rubies Studio with 21 (PLUS) days of giveaways!
Enjoy the Moments Everyone!