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Wishing You Good Year

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome 2017!

We spent a quiet holiday together as family.

We made and decorated an Organic gingerbread house, Tardis and many cookies. We baked other goodies, wrapped and opened presen...

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3 Cheapn'Easy Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas!

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Looking for that perfect heartfelt gift that won't break your budget?  Read on!

#1.  Personalized Mug w/ Sharpie

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DIY Holiday Countdown Calender!

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We love the Holidays around here at the Freeschoolin' Homestead but we don't have, nor do we want to spend the money on fun seas...

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Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Decoration

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We love decorating and Halloween!

We had some homemade paper bats from last year so I made some more, using the old ones as templates, and then cut them out.

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Hope's 6th Birthday; Freeschoolin' Style!

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope is 6 now!

Here's how we celebrated!

Hope awoke to decorations of her favorite characters and a festive table with a card and presents; her face was agape with delight!

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Happy 6th Birthday Hope!

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

(Raven from Teen Titans Go; Hope's favorite show!)

Today, Hope turns 6 years old!

We have lots planned and will share the details with you after we're done celebrating!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes and lo...

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Will You Be My Freeschoolin' Valentine?

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hope deep in concentration making this year's Valentines.

We LOVE to celebrate and we LOVE to LOVE so give us a celebration about LOVE?  We're in heaven!

We don't focus on the commercial side of ...

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2016 So Far

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year Freeschoolin' Friends!

We spent a quiet New Years feasting, playing computer games, watching movies and being together.


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Our Homemade Christmas 2015

Posted on December 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Merry Christmas!

The Hart Family 2015 Christmas Photo courtesy of Daddy

We are the family that still celebrates 12 days after Christmas so don't expect our tree to come down by the New Year (unless the needles fall o...

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Paper Plate Angel Craft

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We decided we needed a new Christmas Tree topper in place of our 1970's gold tinsel star we've used for as long as I can remember.  We don't have a lot of room above our tree so it had to be small.

I was scouring the Martha Stewart website randomly gazing at all the DIY tutorials when I came across a

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We're Honest About Santa And Here's Why

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope in her Santa hat; we all have one!

Hope (5) is excited to write her letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole and wants to put out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve, however, she understands that in this world, he is not actually flying around in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

And when we play in the field as a family of horses we neigh and gallo...

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Halloween: Freeschoolin' Style!

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Halloween Folks!!!   We had an amazing celebration that we can't wait to share with you! Because of food sensitivities we don't trick or treat like many families so we got creative!

(Mommy and Hope's Pumpkins lit up.)

First, we hung out with our Un/Homesch...

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Affordable Halloween Costumes!

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We love Halloween!  Last year we spent 30 dollars on a Scooby Doo costume from Walmart so this year we tried to get thrifty and boy did we have success!  We hit up second hand stores a few times and got some amazing finds including this fancy princess dress and a pair of wings that another dress came with.

I'd recommend starting m...

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Getting Ready For Halloween!!

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Freeschoolin' Daddy's Birthday is 2 days before Halloween so we usually decorate and celebrate with the seasonal theme in mind and admittedly we started in September this year.  *grin*

We've been crafting up Spin...

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Halloween Craft - Pumpkin Decoration

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hope (5) and I did a really fun, frugal and simple craft together,  so I thought I'd share!

We started off with a card board piece like one cut from a cereal box. I drew a pumpkin shape and cut it out.

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Hope's 5th Birthday

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Birthday Hope! (May 23)

It was a wonderful weekend of celebration despite the challenges we were and still are faced with and we couldn't have done it without o...

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Hope's Birthday Tree

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (4)

It's Hope's 5th Birthday this coming Saturday and Hope LOVES decorating so I got this idea to make a tree, like we have in December.

I took two branches and secured them together with twist ties, and put the tree in a jar filled with stones so it would stand upright,

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Freeschoolin' Mommy's Birthday; A Family Affair

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday was my 39th Birthday and I had a simple, yet amazing time.

Hope decided to decorate days beforehand so the house would look festive; turned out so nice with help from Daddy.

Hope a...

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Valentine's Day Stamp Painting

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope and Mommy tried out this stamping craft together!

It was fast, easy and fun! Hope requested some bru...

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Getting into the Valentine's Day Spirit

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We love to decorate here.

I think Hope picked it up from me and I picked it up from Christmas being the most magical time of year for me as a child.

I wanted to find a way to bring that visual magic to our home all year round for Hope and to her delight, last year we left the lights up all year round with some ivy; it was pretty!

This year I wanted to take advantage of my favorite colours,...

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