Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Bit of Fun ...

A Bit of Fun ... 11 & 11 & 11 & 11

I've been "tagged" by Chareen over at Every Bed of Roses and I thought this looked like fun! Be sure to pop on over to her blog and have a look around.   

The Rules:

  1. Post these rules.
  2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random facts about you.
  3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
  4. Create 11 new questions and tag new people to answer them.
  5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

A Photo of Me ...

Well darlings,  don't you know that I am the one who TAKES the photos?  How can we have a photo of me?  It just wouldn't be cricket.  So..... because it IS photo space here I will just give you one of my .......ummmmm.......what still NO photo of working on this post for over a week?  Oh well, moving right along.

11 Random Facts about Me

1.  I have 8 children.  I also have 2 grandchildren.  We currently have 11 of us living in the same house.
2.  I have made my OWN clipart in the past.
3.  I like to stamp and make cards.
4.  I love to make worksheets and workbooks.
5.  I love paper.  Yes, I do.  I buy as much paper as I can BULK.
6.  I love office supplies and tools.
7.  I love books.    
8.  I love clean and tidy.
 9.  I hate hard yard labour.
10. I have easy deliveries.
11. We have a huge caravan out the front as a result of selling our last home.  The good news is that we are debt free.

Questions from Chareen.

  1. What are you reading at the moment?
Bible Devotionals.  In particular – 90 Days with the One and Only ( Jesus ) by Beth Moore, and Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado.

Beth Moore writes like she is talking to you over a cup of tea in real life.  

  1.  What blogging advice would you give a new blogger ? (two tips)
1. Comment, comment, comment and get the word out that you have a blog.  Link up and join up to as many things as you can.
2. Add as many gadgets as you can to your blog to make it user friendly.
  1. What is your idea of a perfect day ?
My idea of a perfect day is when everything goes super awesome, with no frustrations, work is completed, and everyone is happy and obedient. 
  1. Do you use a curriculum and if so which one ?
I use a lot of different curriculum but mostly Christian Light Education and Rod and Staff. We also use Mystery of History, and History of the World.  I also like to use things that I make or find online as well.
  1. How do you do it all and find time to blog ?
One thing at a time.  We also don’t go out much. 
  1. What are your top three traits in a friend ?
  1. Do you use Pinterest ?(Please share your link)

I keep a lot of different stuff there.  Everything from school topics to cooking and stairs.
  1. What are the top five home school / school blogs you visit ? (please link to them)
1. Jeanne

I have a list of homeschooling blogs on my wall - and when I see that someone has updated I pop over for a quick read.  I also try to get to as many teachers blogs that I can too.
  1. Do you join in link up parties ?  If so which ones ?
Yes.  I look for ones that are easy and quick to do as a general rule.

I've tried the:  The Homeschool Mothers Journal
I've done quite a few in the past at:  Preschool Corner
and of course:  Random Teacher Blog link ups
  1. Do you use Notebook pages ?  If so where do you access yours from ?
Yes.  We notebook ALL of our History.  I also want to use notebooking for other things like character and nature study.  As a general rule I make all the pages that we use.  I get ideas from others though. 
  1. Do you do Nature Journaling ? If so have you blogged about your methods ?
We have tried and started, but this is one area I really fall down on.  This is because I am NOT an outdoor person and find it so hard to go outside and REMAIN outdoors.  I really like the idea of it all, but yeah, remaining outside is a bit of a problem for me.

11 New Questions - darlings, darlings, darlings.  Why re-invent the wheel?  Just use the questions above.  If you want you can invent your own though, I won't mind.  :o)  

I would love to hear from these ladies and gentleman:

1.  Jeanne
2.  Narelle 
3.  Rosemary

4.  Jessica
5.  Kim
6.  April
7.  Tammy
8.  Heidi
9.  Jehane
10.  Rebecca
11.  Greg

Please, consider yourselves "tagged", even if I don't stop by your blog to leave official word. If you decide to play along and have some fun, I'd love to read your posts :) If any other readers want to play along as well, feel free! Leave me a comment with a link to your post and I'll make sure to visit and I will add you to the list!

Thanks everybody~!!


  1. Can I still play along, even though i'm a guy?! hehe Thanks for tagging me!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  2. Greg, Ooops - sorry about that. Yes, please do~!! :o)

  3. Thank you for partaking Deborah. Was so much fun getting to know you a little more :o)


  4. This is a huge meme! It was nice reading more about you. Thanks for reading my blog...and tagging me...

  5. Hey, I finally worked out what it was all about to a degree. Here is my response -


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