Monday, August 31, 2009

New Bows!

I just listed these bows in my shop..come take a look!!


Karate starts today! Aren't they adorable in their uniforms?!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I'm not too impressed with my garden this year. It's my first try at it so I'm trying not to be too dissapointed. My zucchini plants and pumpkin plants all died =(. Here are my cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. I am starting to get some fruit on them now, but it's so late in the year I don't think they will ripen in time to pick..I think next year I'll stick with flowers LOL.. enjoy the pics

Cucumbers starting

Italian ice tomato plants, still little, no fruit yet

Peppers, these are starting to get flowers on them. I hope I get some peppers!

YAY tomatoes!! I hope these ripen before the woodchucks eat them lol..

When Life Gives you Asthma....

Recently Jesse has been really sick with his asthma, so one morning very early I was bored and snapped some pictures...I call this little montage, When life gives you Asthma...make potato salad! And that's what we did! I have no idea why this text is underlined. I can't seem to turn it off lol

First find your super cute Penguin nebulizer
Then attach your asthmatic child to the super cute penguin nebulizer and make sure you find Mr. Swan to keep child company.

Coffee or in this case iced cappuccino, very important for any early morning nebulizer treatment!

Boil your taters till soft

I like eggs in my potato salad

and celery too!! then mix it all together with some mayonnaise and put in the fridge until it's a decent hour of the day to enjoy tater salad. 5am,,,not a good time for it.. I'm so happy Jesse is now feeling better!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


I just found this write up online about homeschooling and I thought it was so funny, but so true at the same time I had to share..

1 Please stop asking us if it's legal. If it is — and it is — it's insulting to imply that we're criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit it?

2 Learn what the words "socialize" and "socialization" mean, and use the one you really mean instead of mixing them up the way you do now. Socializing means hanging out with other people for fun. Socialization means having acquired the skills necessary to do so successfully and pleasantly. If you're talking to me and my kids, that means that we do in fact go outside now and then to visit the other human beings on the planet, and you can safely assume that we've got a decent grasp of both concepts.

3 Quit interrupting my kid at her dance lesson, scout meeting, choir practice, baseball game, art class, field trip, park day, music class, 4H club, or soccer lesson to ask her if as a homeschooler she ever gets to socialize.

4 Don't assume that every homeschooler you meet is homeschooling for the same reasons and in the same way as that one homeschooler you know.

5 If that homeschooler you know is actually someone you saw on TV, either on the news or on a "reality" show, the above goes double.

6 Please stop telling us horror stories about the homeschoolers you know, know of, or think you might know who ruined their lives by homeschooling. You're probably the same little bluebird of happiness whose hobby is running up to pregnant women and inducing premature labor by telling them every ghastly birth story you've ever heard. We all hate you, so please go away.

7 We don't look horrified and start quizzing your kids when we hear they're in public school. Please stop drilling our children like potential oil fields to see if we're doing what you consider an adequate job of homeschooling.

8 We didn't go through all the reading, learning, thinking, weighing of options, experimenting, and worrying that goes into homeschooling just to annoy you. Really. This was a deeply personal decision, tailored to the specifics of our family. Stop taking the bare fact of our being homeschoolers as either an affront or a judgment about your own educational decisions.

9 Please stop questioning my competency and demanding to see my credentials. I didn't have to complete a course in catering to successfully cook dinner for my family; I don't need a degree in teaching to educate my children. If spending at least twelve years in the kind of chew-it-up-and-spit-it-out educational facility we call public school left me with so little information in my memory banks that I can't teach the basics of an elementary education to my nearest and dearest, maybe there's a reason I'm so reluctant to send my child to school.

10 If my kid's only six and you ask me with a straight face how I can possibly teach him what he'd learn in school, please understand that you're calling me an idiot. Don't act shocked if I decide to respond in kind.

11 Stop assuming that because the word "home" is right there in "homeschool," we never leave the house. We're the ones who go to the amusement parks, museums, and zoos in the middle of the week and in the off-season and laugh at you because you have to go on weekends and holidays when it's crowded and icky.

12 Stop assuming that because the word "school" is right there in homeschool, we must sit around at a desk for six or eight hours every day, just like your kid does. Even if we're into the "school" side of education — and many of us prefer a more organic approach — we can burn through a lot of material a lot more efficiently, because we don't have to gear our lessons to the lowest common denominator.

13 Stop asking, "But what about the Prom?" Even if the idea that my kid might not be able to indulge in a night of over-hyped, over-priced revelry was enough to break my heart, plenty of kids who do go to school don't get to go to the Prom. For all you know, I'm one of them. I might still be bitter about it. So go be shallow somewhere else.

14 Don't ask my kid if she wouldn't rather go to school unless you don't mind if I ask your kid if he wouldn't rather stay home and get some sleep now and then.

15 Stop saying, "Oh, I could never homeschool!" Even if you think it's some kind of compliment, it sounds more like you're horrified. One of these days, I won't bother disagreeing with you any more.

16 If you can remember anything from chemistry or calculus class, you're allowed to ask how we'll teach these subjects to our kids. If you can't, thank you for the reassurance that we couldn't possibly do a worse job than your teachers did, and might even do a better one.

17 Stop asking about how hard it must be to be my child's teacher as well as her parent. I don't see much difference between bossing my kid around academically and bossing him around the way I do about everything else.

18 Stop saying that my kid is shy, outgoing, aggressive, anxious, quiet, boisterous, argumentative, pouty, fidgety, chatty, whiny, or loud because he's homeschooled. It's not fair that all the kids who go to school can be as annoying as they want to without being branded as representative of anything but childhood.

19 Quit assuming that my kid must be some kind of prodigy because she's homeschooled.

20 Quit assuming that I must be some kind of prodigy because I homeschool my kids.

21 Quit assuming that I must be some kind of saint because I homeschool my kids.

22 Stop talking about all the great childhood memories my kids won't get because they don't go to school, unless you want me to start asking about all the not-so-great childhood memories you have because you went to school.

23 Here's a thought: If you can't say something nice about homeschooling, shut up!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Hello All

Well I did it. I am officially a student again..YIKES!!

I'm excited and nervous all at once. I'm going for Medical Coding and Billing.

I don't know how I am going to work out the child care issue as of yet, but I only have until wednesday to figure it out!! So much stuff to do!! I hope I remember how to study lol

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jesse is 5!!

Baby Boy is 5! I can't believe it..Thanks to my discovery of sweet potato flour he had a real birthday cake this year and we were all so excited
Spongebob operation game, thanks auntie Robin!
Blowing out the candles with memeres help



Here are a few pictures from our beach outings with Calvary Chapel in Narragansett. Almost makes me wistful that summer is ending soon, we've had so much fun!


It's Spotted Box Day!! My favorite day of the month! For those who do not know what The Spotted Box is, it is a sample box full of fun samples from crafty work at home can get one at and you can learn all about it there..Here are some pictures of my loot from this month. SO FUN!!
I got: Fold Over Elastic from , Homeschool activity ideas from Earth*School at , A fleece baby hat from , Polynesian Raspberry soap from I am using this right away it smells fabulous!, Yarn from , A cute fridge magnet from , washable breast pad from , cupcake applique from , seahorse applique from , A very soft and plush baby wipe from , a cute little girly boo boo pack from (very handy since I got a boyish one last month, now I have 1 for each kid), Laundry soap sample from , Laundry soap sample from , Ponytail holder from , Beach Daisies candle melt from heavenly scents and such (sorry no website included), lip balm from , polymer clay buttons from , berry bits wipe wash from , bookmark from , $5 GC from , beaded stitch marker from , Necklace from , $5 GC from , ADORABLE elephant bean bag from
A fabulous box as usual, thanks ladies..Next month my store will be in the spotted box so be sure to pick one up! You can visit us at

Sunday, August 9, 2009

This is my very first hairbow for sale now in my new store! It's very lonely all by itself in my store, but it will soon have lots of friends.
Come visit Jadyn's Garden Bowtique

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Shop!

I am very excited to announce that I am opening a new shop on ETSY.
There is nothing in it yet LOL, but there will be soon.
Click on the button on the right that says Jadyns Garden Bowtique and it will take you there.