Thursday, October 27, 2011


 I have been working on silhouette images.  I think these turned out pretty good.


Refocused or redirected---Not really sure which???

I've finished the final review that I needed to do for TOS Crew and I'm moving on.  I'm not sure where I'm moving to, not sure what my focus should be.  I started this blog to share my homeschooling journey and to chronicle our days.  Koty is my only homeschooled child now and he works very independently of me.  I'm not saying he doesn't need me, but he kinda doesn't need me; he's very self-motivated.  So, honestly there isn't much to blog about there.

I have also very much used this blog to share my photography, not sure if there is much of an audience for that; but I'm not sure that I care.  I love to share my pics with family and friends and this is kind of my only outlet for that.

Another direction that I've been considering but haven't quite wrapped my mind around yet is my health and a lifestyle/diet change.  I have been having multiple health problems surrounding my gastrointestinal system, they can't seem to figure out what is wrong but the prevailing theory is Pancreatitis and Gastritis.  My liver functions are a little wonky and they are retesting those but don't seem to have a plan other than to encourage me to quit drinking and to stop taking Tylenol products.  I honestly don't drink, never have; and Tylenol is not high on my list of pain relievers.  I've been thinking about looking into holistic methods of treating Pancreatitis and IBS and sharing those plans here.

As I type this, I'm thinking that I'll share it all.  Like it or hate it, this is me.  I have a very full, sometimes boring, sometimes exciting life and I love to share it through photos.  I bake for my families restaurants and would love to share any recipes and ideas that I have to improve my health.  I homeschool one 14 yr. old crazy man and help two elementary students through their homework and would love to share their triumphs and successes with y'all.  I have a high school student who is growing into an awesome young man, he's a 2nd degree black belt, studying Brazilian Ju Jitsu  and just got accepted onto the wrestling team; sharing him with y'all is both a joy and a pleasure.

So, I guess that's it.  I don't really have a focus or a direction.  I'm going to share it all and hope that my family continues to share our daily lives through this blog.  I promise to blog more and I promise to share more about our day to day.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cooper and Me-Book Review


I recently received "Cooper and Me" written by Monique and Alexa Peters to review.  When asked to review this book, the only thing I knew about it was that it was written by a child and her mother. 

Upon receiving this book, I felt compelled to share it with my little people, who have very recently begun attending public school. The very real fear of attending school for the first time and dealing with this fear in a positive, empowering way is the focus of this book. We loved it, the book is engaging and beautifully illustrated.  I was shocked to learn that Alexa Peters 11 years old not only co-wrote the book with her mother, but also did the illustrations, inspiring to say the least.

This is more than just a book about a girl and her best friend, it's a life lesson about dealing with separation and trying new things.  "Cooper and Me" is bigger than a book, there is a theme song, coloring pages and Alexa even has a blog; head over here to see what "Cooper and Me" is all about!  There are more of Cooper's adventures coming and I look forward to see what Alexa and Cooper have in store for us!

( I received this book free of charge for the purpose of writing this review.  I received no other compensation and was not required to write a positive review.)