I am getting ready to study the Tabernacle with my children, and I have been researching books. I thought I would list what I have found so far. I was also able to add these to my website for anyone else who needs them.

The Tabernacle Wallchart (It has 4 reproducible pages on the back of the wallchart.)
Have a blessed day! Tami

WFMW – Plastic Tumblers

For this week’s Works for Me Wednesday, I have a tip that is especially helpful to those with larger than the average families, or for those families with younger children. On a recent trip to Sam’s Club, I spent a little time in the catering area. You know that part of the store where they sell really large pans. I spied a box with 12 plastic tumblers in it. They held 20-ounces. Suddenly, a light bulb went off, and I thought of the mismatched glassware we had in our cabinet. Over the years we have had nice glassware, and I mean “glass” in the word “glassware.” So our glasses were a bit mismatched, and I only had a small number of those lovely Tupperware plastic cups. So I bit the bullet and bought the set of 12 matching plastic tumblers! Those same tumblers that you would see in a restaurant setting. After bringing them home, my family OOOOHHHH–ed and AAAAAHHHH-ed over them, and we washed them and put them to use. They are WONDERFUL!! Now all 7 of us (baby gets a sippy cup still) have matching cups at dinner, and it does not matter if one falls from the table. One of the most attractive features of our new “plasticware” was the price! They were quite affordable. Next time you visit your local warehouse-type store, check out some of their catering supplies. You might be surprised at what you find there. I am attaching a stock photo of mine for your pleasure.

Have a blessed day! Tami

Tasty Tuesday – Taco Soup

This week’s Tasty Tuesday at our house was a pot of Taco Soup.

To make this tasty treat, I used the following ingredients:

1 lb ground beef (precooked)

1 packet of taco seasoning mix

1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix

1 can of whole kernel corn

1 can of kidney beans

1 can of Rotel (tomatoes and green chilis)

After I browned the grond beef, I added the taco seasoning mix and let it simmer for about 10 mins. Then I added the Ranch seasoning mix, corn, kidney beans, and Rotel. I do not usually add extra water, and I let this come to a boil. Then I cet the heat back to simmer and allow the seasonings a chance to flavor the soup.

I serve this with corn chips, shredded cheddar, and sour cream!! YUM!!! Sometimes I also bake a pan of cornbread to go along with this. It is an easy one-pot meal. I got this recipe from a dear friend. And it is usually an inexpensive meal to fix.

Have a blessed day! Tami

Settling back into our schedule……

Monday is not always my favorite day of the week. It always involves settling back into our daily routine after a day of rest on Sunday. Today was not too bad though. The younger boys had dentist appointments this morning, so I sat down with all of the boys last night to do our math lessons. Monday is always the day we start a new lesson, and with two of the boys using Math U See, we have to work in time for the DVD lesson. After getting math out of the way, it was very easy to go to the dentist early this morning, and then we had time for our out loud reading time when we got back home. We are reading Thomas Edison: Young Inventor, and it has been such a great book for us to read together. It is fun to read about some of young Edison’s experiments, and it is especially funny to the boys when an experiment goes awry.

Have a blessed day! Tami

Back from the bookfair………

I am back from the WNC Bookfair. What a great group of vendors and speakers were there! I enjoyed meeting and talking to all the homeschoolers who visited my booth. It is always a joy for me to talk to homeschoolers face to face. I enjoy the connections I am able to form through the internet, but it is hard to beat a good face-to-face talk. I was also privileged to meet Zan Tyler for the first time. I heard rave reviews about her seminars from the participants.

Now, I will be unpacking books tomorrow and gearing up for a Christian Event in Charlotte, NC next month. I will have free tickets to give away for this event, so keep an eye on my blog for more info!

Have a blessed day! Tami

Hello, from the WNC Bookfair!


I am writing tonight from the WNC Bookfair in Black Mountain, NC. We had the opening night/sneak peak at the bookfair tonight. And it was fun meeting more homeschoolers and also talking to those who I have met before. There are lots of great vendors here, too. I am one of them, but there are others who have some really neat materials, too.

It’s not too late to come! If you live in western NC or eastern TN, come on over!!!

Have a blessed day! Tami

Leaving for a bookfair

Just a quick note that I am off to a bookfair today. If you live in western NC or eastern TN, this would be within driving distance for you. There are two well-known speakers for this confernce, Michael Farris and Zan Tyler. So if you want to escape the rainy, cold weather and warm up to some great homeschool seminars and vendor booths, come join us.

Have a blessed day! Tami