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Jackson Pollock Resources for a Unit Study

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock’s Birthday is January 28th! I thought I would throw together some resources for a unit study!


As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$.

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Notebooking Page, Links and Activities – Homeschool Share

Notebooking Page and Mini Books – Practical Pages

Mini Books and Activities – Confessions of a Homeschooler

Artist Card and Activities – The Crafty Classroom

Worksheet – Teacher Vision (you can get 5 freebies)

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Info – NGA

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Lesson Plans – Story Board Toys

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Artist Box

Not a large group of resources by any means, but hopefully enough to get you going. 😀



Halloween Projects and FUN

I thought I would show y’all some of the fun Halloween things we did over the weekend.  We plan on doing many more in the days leading up to Halloween.

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SKULL CAKE!!!! This was a lot of fun to make with the Wilton skull cake pan. My icing was a bit of a mess with this one. LOL




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We did leaf rubbings. Cailey had much more fun with it than Colin did.



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We made paper bag pumpkins!





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And we made fun decorations from a kit we got at World Market.


SUCH a FUN weekend!!!!





Solar System Unit Study

Solar System

As always, I try to add resources for all age ranges.

All the printables are free unless otherwise noted with $$$.

The books should be easily found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap.

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Space Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Astronauts Unit , Comets, Meteors and Stars Unit, Planets Unit – Homeschool Helper Online

Astronaut Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

Solar System Printables     More Printables – HS Launch

Solar System Worksheets –

Solar System Printables –

Solar System Printables and Activities – 3 Boys and a Dog

Solar System Printables – School Express

Space Printables, Activities, Lessons and Crafts – Crayola

Lapbook based on Magic School Bus Space Explorers  – Yee Shall Know

Planets and Stars Printables – Mrs Home Ec

Phases of the Moon Mini Book – Frugal Homeschool Family

Space Printables – 2 Teaching Mommies

Space Printables (TONS and TONS of them!!) – Learning Pages (you have to sign up but it’s all free)

Life Cycle of a Star – Counting Coconuts

Preschool Solar System Pack – 1+1+1=1

Solar System Printables – A to Z Teacher Stuff

Cut and Build Models

Solar System Printables – Classroom Jr

Solar System Printables – Sparklebox

Solar System Printables – Jumpstart

Solar System 3 Part Cards –  Imagine Our Life

Solar System Nomenclature Cards and Mini Book – The Helpful Garden

Space and Solar System Printables – Pinay Homeschooler

Space Printables – Activity Village

Solar System Montessori Printables – Montessori Mom



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Solar System Experiments – A to Z Home’s Cool

Solar System Info –

Solar System Lessons and Activities – Scholastic

Solar System Lesson Plans and Crafts – Crayola

Space Crafts and Activities – No Time for Flashcards

Solar System Lesson Plan – Squidoo

Solar System Projects – Squidoo

Solar System Documentary List for Amazon and Netflix – Squidoo

Solar System Projects and Activities – Pink and Green Mama

The Universe Games, Videos and Activities – Study Jams

Space Crafts – Red Ted Art

Lego Solar System – Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Montessori-Inspired Solar System Unit – Living Montessori Now

Candy Solar System – E Is for Explore

Solar System Videos – YouTube

Interplanet Janet – Schoolhouse Rocks – YouTube

Virtual Field Trip – Fly Me to the Moon – Laurie Fowler

Star Gazing Network

Solar System and Interactive Star Guide – Astronomy for Kids

The Solar System Channel – How Stuff Works

Solar System Info – Nat Geo

Space Activities – NASA

Solar System Videos, Games and Lessons – Neo K12

Astronomy Themed Ideas and Resources – Homeschool Giveaways

Solar System Info – Discovery Kids

All About the Solar System for Kids – Mr Nussbaum

Outer Space Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Universe Info – Universe Today

Space Crafts – Busy Bee Kids Crafts

Windows to the Universe

Virtual Journey into the Universe – Kids News Room

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Magic School Bus Kit – The Secret of Space

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Tycho Brahe


Galileo Galilei

Johannes Kepler

Space Program


Space Station



Back to School Sewing Round Up




It’s about that time!!! Even though we homeschool, we still need to get ready for that time of year. For some school starts NEXT WEEK!! CRAZY!!! Thankfully, as a homeschooler, we can decide when our school year is as long as we have 180 days! And I don’t plan on starting for at least a few more weeks, probably not until after Labor Day!!!

Anyway, I have had school stuff on the mind lately and I want to make a lot of stuff for the kids this year.



Back to School and Back to You – 25 Sewing Tutorials – 


Here is a round up of ides for all ages – Shop Martingale



Here is a list of free tutorials and patterns for back to school from About. Com Sewing


Back to School patterns  – Sew Thankful


Another BTS round up – In Stitches


BTS Sewing Tutorials – The Crafty Mummy


More BTS Sewing Round Ups – A Sewing Journal


As far as my own tutorials go, I have:

The D Bag (draw string backpack)

Book Covers

Plus I have TONS of clothing tutorials!  Just click the tutorials tab at the top of the page! 😀






Upcoming Projects

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I have quite a few things in the works! I am soooo excited!!!

One – I will be making something very special for a very special friend of mine. That’s all I’m saying right now. 😉

Two – I will be attempting to make a headboard out of a door. I know you all have seen them on Pinterest! We gave the girls our old bed frame and no we are on nothing but rails!!!

Three – I will be repainting the chest of drawers that I painted less than a year ago! LOL It no longer matches.

Four – I will be painting and updating an old cedar chest that was given to Colin for a toy box.

I LOVE painting and it’s been entirely too long since I’ve done any!!!

OH!! And I have been SUCH a slacker lately!! I still have to finish the last set of sewing for Sewing to Rebuild! I want to mail all of them out at the end of the week!

AND I still need to sew a couple of things for Colin. He’s been feeling a little left out. Poor fella.


I will be doing tutorials for the all the painting projects. Well, if they turn out…. LOL No matter what, I will still show you all the results! LOL I just hope they are GOOD! 😉


We will also be having TONS of company in the next few weeks!! BUSY BUSY BUSY!! My goodness! 🙂



Mad About Mad Men

I’ve recently gotten caught up in and caught up on Mad Men. I am absolutely obsessed with this show!!! Oh, the 60’s style, fashions, decor!!!!!

Who else watches???

I thought that I would show you some interesting things that I found floating around the web.

Mad Men: Get the style

Mad Style for Mad Men – Life in Sketch

2900588.more views.invite.template How to Throw a Mad Men Party at Your Home

Throw a Mad Men party – Coldwell Banker

Home Decor Mad Men Style – Mom.Me





Mad Men | Sterling, Cooper, Draper & Price iPhone Case

SCDP  iPhone Case


Life in Sketch 




fifities style vintage sheath dress

Justine at Sew Country Chick – Mad Men Dress



Andi Bird Boogaloo Sonoma Baroque Clock

Mad Men style clock – DENY Designs





DIY  Mad Men Swag Light – Apartment Therapy




The Ultimate Mad Men DIY Project Roundup

Mad Men DIY Round Up – Mad in Crafts



DIY Tufted Headboard – Dream Book Design





estee lauder mad men collection

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection 



SIGH….. I want EVERYTHING!!!! LOL  I am definitely going to try some of the DIYs and try to figure out a way to make some of the other things DIY! LOL





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