Themed Learning {Apples}

This past week we learned almost all there is to know about APPLES!!!

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And today i’m sharing all we did during our themed learning week.

Books we read:

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Fun Stuff we did:

#1 – Science Experiment

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We put apples slices into 4 different jars. One jar had just air, the next had water, the next had oil, and the last one had vinegar. We observed them all day to see what would happen to the apples and we put our results in our journals.

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#2 – Bobbing for Apples

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This is such a fun activity to do with the kids, all my kids loved it! My 10 year old has even requested that we do this activity on his birthday!

#3 – Worksheets

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Life Cycle of an Apple, Apple Pop ArtApple Unit,  and Pattern Block Puzzle Apples. All of these are free downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers.

 

Food we ate:

Apple turnovers – Super easy and delicious!

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Fun lunch – Apple shaped sandwich, Apple Pie Oreo, Applesauce, apple slices, and apple juice.

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That’s it for our Apple Themed Learning week! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Walmart Grocery Pickup *Review*

Hi Guys!

I recently tried Walmart’s free grocery pickup service (i know, i’m totally late to the party) and i thought i would let you know my experience.

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The first thing that really struck me was how easy it was to use. A few clicks and you have a “cart” full of groceries. I placed my order in the evening and the next morning i was able to pick it up. I never even had to get out of my car. I also love that it is a free service!

The prices were comparable to what they have in store. Which is different if you have used something like Albertson’s grocery delivery, whose prices are higher online than if you were to shop in their store.

I also really like that with using this service there is less of a chance that you will buy things you don’t need. So many times with shopping in store i add extra stuff in my cart that i really didn’t need, but because i was either hungry or had a child with me who wanted a certain product i end up buying more.

So to recap the pros – It’s easy, prices are the same in store & online, could potentially save money (not buying extra food or unhealthy food), and it’s also a free service!

A few things that i have noticed that i don’t like…

  • You can’t inspect things like eggs for example. In my order, one of my eggs were cracked.
  • Produce isn’t what i would pick out myself. I’m super picky with what apples to grab or bananas or avocados. In my order, some of my apples were bruised and my avocados were too green.
  • Sizes. I really didn’t pay much attention to sizes, so i ended up buying a little container of oats, when i thought it would be a regular size.
  • You can only pay with debit/credit cards. If you use like the cash envelop system, or if you just like paying cash for things, you can’t do that with this service.

Those are my thoughts/experiences with Walmart Grocery Pickup so far. I really like how fast and easy it is, so i will probably be using them again. I might just buy my produce at another store and pick it out myself.

Have you used Walmart Grocery Pickup yet? What was your experience like?

If you haven’t yet signed up for it, you can use my special link to get $10 off your first purchase.

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Is a Costco Membership Really Worth It? {Costco Review}

I became a Costco member when i was pregnant with my 5th child, seemed like a good time to start buying in bulk now that we were becoming a family of 7.

I have now been a Costco member for 2 1/2 years, so it seems like a good time to tell you all what i really think of having a Costco membership.

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Let’s just get down to the pros and cons of Costco…

Pros:

*Low prices – At my Costco, for example, i can get 2 gallons of Milk for $3.54, that’s only $1.77 per gallon.

*2% reward for Executive Members – I am an executive member, now i don’t shop often enough at Costco for this 2% reward to really add up, but it does give me a little something that i use towards my membership fee.

*Great products – I love love love their Kirkland brand baby wipes. I notice when i run out of these, and use other brands of wipes, my little guy ends up with horrible rashes. Kirkland products are seriously made with great quality.

*Buy online option – You can now buy non-perishable food and household items online and they will deliver it to you in 2 business days. If you spend $75 or more, there is no delivery fee. **side note: prices seem to be a little bit higher for this convenience.*

*Membership fees are minimal – I believe if you just wanted the basic membership it’s like $60 for the year. Not a bad price at all.

 

Cons:

*Store Hours – I am one of those people whom likes to shop early in the morning, like between 8-9. So it really kinda sucks that they don’t open, most days, until 10.

*Only a few locations – Where i live we only have 2 stores. Since we moved out to the country, i now have to drive at least 20 minutes to reach one of the stores. The other store would take me like 45 minutes to get to.

*Super busy– Because there isn’t a location on every corner, and because of their hours, the store is ALWAYS busy.

With all that said, for me, the pros totally outweigh the cons and it is definitely worth it for our family to have a membership.

I’m going to share some of our favorite products to buy at Costco and i’ll give you the prices i paid most recently for them, so you can see just how good the deals are.

My favorite Costco items:

Baby Wipes – $19.99 for 900 wipes – These wipes are the best.

Kirkland Paper Towels – $15.99 for 12 count.

Kirkland Toilet Paper – $16.99 for 30 rolls. I love this toilet paper. It’s the best quality. Not too fluffy, not too thin, just right!

Bounce Dryer Sheets – $9.99 for 320 count. This can last for me for about 6-7 months.

Dixie Paper Plates – $16.99 for 186 plates.

Kirkland Dish Pacs – $9.99 for 115 pacs. This usually lasts me like 3 months.

Kirkland Garbage Bags – $14.99 for 200 bags. This can last for us, about 6-7 months.

Muffins – $7.99 for two 6 packs.

Cheesecake – $13.99 for a 4.5 pound cheesecake. This is the best tasting cheesecake.

Dawn – $9.79 for 90 FL OZ.

Just keep in mind product availability and prices vary by location.

Those are my thoughts on having a Costco membership. Do you have a Costco membership? Has it been worth it for you? What’s your favorite things to buy there?

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Healthy Meal Planning 2018 *Flash Sale* {Ultimate Bundle}

Hi Guys!

Ultimate Bundles released their 2018 Healthy Meal Planning Bundle back in January, if you missed out on it back then, i have some great news. They have brought it back!! For 48 hours only you can get your hands on this amazing bundle.

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This bundle is jam packed with over 100 resources and has a value of over $1,100!!! Of course you only pay a fraction of the price ($27-$47)!!

Don’t wait, because like i said this bundle is only here for the next 48 hours!!

——–> Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2018 <—————

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Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018

Hi Guys!!

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you about this awesome Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018, before it expires on Monday (September 10th).

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I’m so excited about this bundle, it’s such a great way to collect fresh ideas, products, and resources to support my family’s health.

So what is the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle?

It’s a huge bundle of healthy living resources: books, courses, and amazing bonuses.

Here is what’s included in this years bundle:

  • 62 eBooks
  • 12 Printable packs & workbooks
  • 20 eCourses
  • 2 Membership sites
  • plus amazing bonuses!

All of that adds up to 96 products worth $2,235.92!! But the best part is, you get it for a fraction of the price, you only pay $29.97!!!

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Do you love discovering new healthy resources for you and your family? Then this is the bundle for you.

Here’s everything covered in this bundle:

  • Allergy-Free Cooking
  • Alternative Health
  • Detox & Reset
  • Fitness & Weight loss
  • Gardening
  • Healthy Children
  • Home & Beauty
  • Homesteading
  • Natural Remedies
  • Pregnancy & Baby
  • Real Food
  • Recipes
  • Wellness & Self-Care

Here are a few of my favorites i’ve found so far in this bundle:

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Rise Up – Integrative Wellness Membership

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10 First Steps To Real Food

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Healthy Life Handbook

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The Easy Detox

Can you believe they give you all these super amazing resources for such a tiny price?! But don’t wait, the thing with these bundles are they don’t stay around for long and once they are gone they are gone.

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Get your copy today! ————> Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle <—————- Don’t wait!!

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Sam’s 13th Birthday

Earlier this month my oldest child, Samuel, turned 13 years old. It’s really hard to believe i have a teenager now.

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He loves Nerf guns, so he requested a Nerf gun themed party.

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We bought him a metal detector because he has been wanting one for awhile now, and since we now have the land we thought it was the perfect time.

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He is such an awesome kid, i’m so glad God chose me to be his mama!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 7}

Hi Guys!!

Today is Earth Day!! So that means today is the last day of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

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Today, we went to a nearby lake, for a little nature walk.

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Except for a little bit of wind, it was a beautiful day.

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And we even saw some deer.

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As far as our snack for the day, it’s kids choice today. They get to pick from any of the snacks we had all week long. They wanted “Ants On A Log”.

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For our book today, we read “I Am Earth”

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So that’s it! That’s the end of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration!

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