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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kindergarten: I week

Last week was I week in homeschool kindergarten. Even though it was cut short by Bethany's sickness, we still had a fun week. We talked about lots of I things including ice, icebergs, icicles, ice cream, igloos, Inuits, italics, islands, ink, iron, insects, inches and more. We didn't get the chance to find the I states on the map, igniting a fire, igneous rock, incense and instruments. Hopefully next week will be back to normal!
 My daughter was putting the magnetic letters in order, and saying "S." We have been working on this in her language lately. She is getting better and has known the letters for a while, but it is still a good challenge for her.
 She made an "igloo" with sugar cubes and the help of big sis.
 Making ice cream! A delicious treat in homeschool! We got an ice cream maker from my sister-in-law from their yard sale. We have not used it much, but after this week, we've wondered why. It was SOOO yummy!
 Measuring the cream...
Adding the ice, letting it turn and turn and turn... waiting is the hard part!

Looking forward to making JELLO next week!


Job 6:15-17

But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams,
as the streams that overflow
when darkened by thawing ice
and swollen with melting snow,
but that stop flowing in the dry season,
and in the heat vanish from their channels.

Job 37:10
The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.

Job 38:28-30
Does the rain have a father?
Who fathers the drops of dew?
From whose womb comes the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens
when the waters become hard as stone,
when the surface of the deep is frozen?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Why doTerra vs. other competitors?

"When you choose dōTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Each dōTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils." (excerpt from doTerra's website)


DoTerra takes pride in their certified pure oils. When you purchase oils from the health food store, they may say "PURE essential oil" on the bottle, but there is no regulation for this. They can say they are pure if they put fillers in the bottle, such as alcohol, water and other oils. They do not have to say exactly what is in the bottle, and this makes it cheaper. I never realizedthis until I began with doTerra. DoTerra tests their oils several time (at least FIVE) times before any batch of oil is approved. I know I would rather use something on and in my body that is certified pure and has been tested well. 

Before I began with doTerra, I heard or read somewhere that peppermint essential oil is good for stomach/ digestive pain. As I deal with that occasionally, and I LOVE peppermint, I went to the local health food store and bought a bottle of an off brand. I took it internally, and  it GAVE me a stomachache! I felt sicker. I then read on the bottle and it said "not for internal use." So I wasted my money on something that I couldn't even USE! Don't make the same mistake that I did! 

I trust this company and these oils, because I know they are tested as pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. It is worth the extra money to me to purchase high quality oils. If you join doTerra, you will get a discount as you purchase each month. Now I get a 20% discount on my monthly purchases! I have to pay the yearly fee again soon, but I also get a FREE peppermint oil for joining again! So basically I will pay about $5 to get the oil, one of my very favorites! 

Another quote from doTerra's website: 

"Although there are many good essential oils available to consumers, many products claiming to be essential oils are not pure aromatic extracts and often contain fillers and non-aromatic compounds. Furthermore, there are no current regulatory standards for the descriptive use of the “therapeutic grade” for products labeled as essential oils. 
The CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® mark represents dōTERRA’s own internal standards for sourcing and testing pure aromatic botanical extracts using independent laboratory analysis. The dōTERRA brand and registered CPTG mark represent dōTERRA’s guarantee of pure essential oil extracts that meet high standards for both purity and material composition and for accurate product labeling.
We harvest our plants and quickly and carefully distill the aromatic compounds of the plants. Other than testing for purity and composition, there is no other processing or manufacturing of the oils. They contain pure aromatic compounds. Nature did all the work; we just carefully remove the aromatic compounds and put them in the bottles. Pure and simple!"
- See more here.


Have more questions? You can see a list of FAQ's HERE on doTerra's website.



Song of Songs 1:3
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!

Song of Songs 4:10
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!

Luke 11:42
“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

American Girl class: Kirsten week 1 (time #2)

We began week ONE of learning about Kirsten this week! After reviewing Meet Kirsten, we began our craft this week, which was a yarn doll. This craft was kind of in-depth, so it took a bit of time. You can read the supplies list and directions HERE of how I cut the yarn to give to the girls. We had a tough time untangling the yarn, some girls had more tangles than others. 

After we got the body done, I helped most of them clip the bottom to look like a skirt and wrap yarn around to make the head. A lot of the girls got the arms braided (we helped the younger ones) and put in the doll. Most of the girls did not get their yellow yarn hair braided. They needed to finish them at home. I forgot to pass out the pink felt pieces for the mouth and the blue beads for the eyeballs, mostly in the first class. I hope the girls were able to sew the hair, eyes and felt on the doll with a needle and thread. I liked seeing the girls work together on them!

It was an all-hands-busy kind of craft, so I didn't get many pictures...
 Here is the 2:00 class winding their white yarn around the cardboard to make the doll's body...
 Here is what the girls took home... most of them. My daughter has been braiding her hair for a while last night and this morning!


The snack this week was Swedish Meatballs. The girls liked them!

We did not begin their ongoing craft of braided rugs... the day was just too busy. We will probably start it next week. This class gave them practice in braiding! We 
will have more fun working on Kirsten book two next week!



Exodus 28:22
“For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.

Judges 16:19
After putting Samson to sleep on her (Delilah's) lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him.

1 Timothy 2:9
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes...
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