Monday, February 8, 2016

Usborne Books and More Giveaway!!

It's no secret that I am a homeschooling Mom. I've been homeschooling my kids for 4 years now.

Throughout the years, I've had the opportunity to buy and use some amazing literature and curriculums. Usborne is one of those companies that stood out to me. We got a few sticker and history books with our boxed curriculums and it actually inspired me to seek out the company to see what else they offered. I discovered that they were a direct sales company as well, which means I could join and sell their books to other moms like me AND get books for my girls for free or discounted.

I enjoyed my time as an Usborne representative but like many things, I let it fall by the wayside as I got busier with the girls. I no longer sell Usborne but I still purchase from them often from Kelly, a real-life friend of mine and school teacher. The girls STILL read all of their Illustrated Classics: Aesop, Shakespeare, Grimms, Dickens, and Greek Myths. Those are still my favorites for gift giving. The classics are classic for a good reason.

So today, if you have never had your hands on an Usborne book or if you have, but would love the opportunity to have more, here's your chance to win a huge gift box of some of my favorite Usborne Books and More titles!

In this giveaway, someone will receive some amazing titles! Any of which would be perfect Easter Basket stuffers. Prize includes:

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas

When you're in the mood for seafood AND Mexican but can't choose (who can?!) then this recipe is the perfect compromise. Creamy, cheesy, seafood-y. 

Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas


1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 small onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 flour tortillas
5 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat some oil in a large cooking pan and saute the onion, jalapeno, and tomatoes with a pinch of salt.

Once the vegetables are soft, whisk in the heavy cream, sour cream, and garlic. Add shrimp and cook over medium high heat, until shrimp is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

With a slotted spoon, scoop out some shrimp and vegetables (draining most of the sauce) into a tortilla. Roll up and place in 9X13 baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. 

Pour sauce over enchiladas (I had some shrimp left over from filling enchiladas) and sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake for 15- 20 minutes. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Chalk Christmas Tree Activity

It's 80 degrees today in Louisiana. Even in the deep South, this is unseasonably warm for this time of year. We took advantage of it, however, and spent the day playing outside. One of our activities today was drawing with chalk; with a Christmas twist.

I drew a huge Christmas Tree outline and instructed the kids to decorate it. They spent a solid hour drawing the garland, ornaments, wrapped presents, and, of course, the star on top. And since the tree was so big, all five kiddos were able to decorate it at the same time.

So if you're looking for a way to entertain the kiddos outside in this totally weird, warm-weather spell, add this to the list!