Purposeful Links #79

The role of your microbiome,

Here’s this week’s roundup of purposeful links!

  • The newest The Hunger Games movie opened this weekend. Have you read the books or seen the movies? Kaitlyn (16) and I have enjoyed them. We thought this article about the classical roots of the story was really interesting! So many parallels to Greek and Roman mythology!

Have a wonderful weekend and a happy Thanksgiving! :)

Simple Lives Thursday #220

It’s time for another Simple Lives Thursday blog hop!

Simple Lives Thursday is a blog hop dedicated to simple living: gardening, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, & a mindset of simplicity - Home With Purpose

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck, and more. When you link at this blog your link shows up on each hosts blog!

Be sure to link back to one of us (see guideline #2 below), not providing a link back will prevent us from choosing you as a featured blog. Often, I’ll share featured posts (along with their photo) on my Facebook page and pin them on Pinterest. [Read more...]

Purposeful Links #78

Secrets to stress free real food, a pumpkin cheesecake recipe, the top six reasons people don't homeschool, & more in this edition of Purposeful Links from HomeWithPurpose.net

Finally, another edition of Purposeful Links!

I haven’t forgotten, life has just been crazy. Here’s this week’s round up:

Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend! :)

In Our Classroom: Junior High Edition (November 2014)

In Our Classroom Junior High 2014

This month’s update is going to be another run of the mill one.

Everything is chugging along as planned for Kyle. During the busy weeks leading up to the Nutcracker performance, we stick to a  pretty bare bones academic schedule. There’s just too much else going on to add anything else without everyone getting stressed and overloaded. That’s one of the beauties of homeschooling! We’re not slaves to our schedule, and we have the flexibility to adjust for these busy times!

That said, here’s what he’s been working on these last several weeks:

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Snake Oil: Hilarious, Creative Family Fun

Snake Oil is a hilarious, creative party game based on the concept of the Old West "snake oil salesman", who had a special talent for selling dubious products to skeptical customers.  HomeWithPurpose.net

Our family loves fun games we can play together!

Life is busy and time is at a premium, but we enjoy doing things as a family, whether it’s watching a movie, reading a classic book aloud, or playing a board or Wii game. A few weeks ago, Out of the Box Games sent us their award-winning game Snake Oil to try out. Snake Oil is a fun, easy to learn game for ages ten and up based on the concept of the Old West “snake oil salesman”, who had a special talent for selling dubious products to skeptical customers.

The game requires a minimum of three, but up to ten, players, and consists of two sets of cards: Word Cards and Customer Cards. Each player takes a turn being the Customer, while the other players are the “salesmen”. Six word cards are dealt to each player. The Customer draws a Customer Card, which has an option on each side of the card of a type of customer. For example, one card may give an option for them to be a dumpster diver or a diva, another says they can be a super hero or a zombie. Once they decide which one they want to be, the other players quickly combine any two Word Cards from their hand to create a “product” for the customer, and then take turns pitching their product to the Customer. The Customer chooses which product they like best, and that player receives their Customer Card. Play continues until each player has had a chance to be the Customer, and at the end of the round, the player who has collected the most Customer Cards wins!

This video will give you a good idea of how it goes: [Read more...]

Simple Lives Thursday #219

It’s time for another Simple Lives Thursday blog hop!

Simple Lives Thursday is a blog hop dedicated to simple living: gardening, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, & a mindset of simplicity - Home With Purpose

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck, and more. When you link at this blog your link shows up on each hosts blog!

Be sure to link back to one of us (see guideline #2 below), not providing a link back will prevent us from choosing you as a featured blog. Often, I’ll share featured posts (along with their photo) on my Facebook page and pin them on Pinterest. [Read more...]