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Our family is definitely an electronic one! We have been using the LeapFrop learning systems for years. We have been through the Leapster TV, ClickStart, every handheld system, including the newest LeapPad GS, and have several Tag readers. Like many kids, our kids learn to use the computer as they are learning to walk...
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The Nut House Family Portrait

The Nut House Family Portrait

And by family portrait, I mean all of the kids, I spend my time behind the camera. I took several hundred photos of the kids just before Christmas. Most of them were very much our family in their true form, odd faces, children running all over the place, crying, laughing, spinning, jumping, playing, forgetting...
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Wordless Wednesday

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Santa Stopped by The Nut House Before The Kids Were In Bed!

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Everyone had one last chance to put in a request with Santa on Christmas Eve. I hope everyone had a Merry and Blessed Christmas!
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Don’t Forget to Feed Santa’s Reindeer: Reindeer Food Tutorial

Reindeer Food ‘Tis the Night Before Christmas and every year you feed Santa, this year you can feed his Reindeer too!! 1. Wait until Christmas Eve 2. Open Bag, sprinkle reindeer food on your lawn. 3. Hop Into Bed 4. Listen for Santa 5. Close your Eyes and watch sugar plums dance in your...
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Wordless Wednesday: When Good Kids Go Bad

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My Online Christmas Shopping is Done!

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I think I managed to get everything in at the last minute! There might be a few things that wont make it until after Christmas, but it would be on the 27th or 28th, so that doesn’t really count around here. And it just makes the Season of Giving last that much longer. Grammy...
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A Day In The Life of Our Pet Chia Nut

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Getting help from Ruff Ruff, they are spending the early morning hours checking emails and reading their favorite blogs.
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Deck The Halls and Trim The Tree

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It is really starting to feel like Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley. Last night we got our first snow that wasn’t more than a couple of flakes floating around for a few minutes. The kids woke up to a ground covered with snow. They spend some time outside today, but it was super windy...
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When is a Christmas Tree, Not a Christmas Tree?

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the day that we usually go out and get our Christmas Tree. It is a budding tradition that we started a few years ago when we realized that traveling hours with many young children was not the best idea in December. When we decided that were were staying home,...
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Black Friday Online Shopping, Hunting & Venison in the Freezer

I am not one to head out first thing in the morning to wrestle with strangers trying to get the best deal on Christmas presents. I like to sleep in, eat left over dessert for breakfast and sit around all morning long watching Christmas movies with the children. And that is exactly what I...
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Season of Giving at CurrClick to Provide Food for Hungry Families

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One of my favorite homeschool curriculum websites is CurrClick. They have everything from core curriculums to quick little projects that I use to supplement curriculums that I am already using. They have all subjects and projects for babies on up to high school graduation and offer printed, ebooks in PDF form, audio, video and...
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Wordless Wednesday: What it Takes to Get a Good Picture Around Here


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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

    This week is so easy to find things to be Thankful For. It is so hard to think of all the lost life in Haiti, and not think about how lucky I am to have my family safely with me today. I love my family and am so Thankful to have them....
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Yes, it is an Easy Bake Oven!

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Last month I did one of Mama M’s Five Questions Fridays, one of the questions had to do with favorite childhood toys. My Easy Bake Oven was one of my favorite toys and here is the post that tells all about it. That post started a conversation that started here, spilled over to Twitter...
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Fun Friday Photos – Christmas Vacation

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I wanted to get a good picture of the presents that I wrapped from different recycled materials, but I completely forgot. Santa brings presents in Santa paper, and there were presents under the tree from my parents, my brother and from Mr Wall Nut’s dad and Katie. This year, I used a lot of...
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Thankful Thursday New Year Eve Edition 2009

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

We are all saying it “New Year Eve already? Where did the year go?!?” I am right there with you, this year has gone so fast. So many things have happened here at the Nut House, and while we have had some tough times, the good times are always here to hold us up...
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Christmas Tree and Change of Plans

I couldn’t get the Star to stay on top of the tree. It kept falling over like the star on the movie A Christmas Story, when The Old Man insisted that the crooked star was straight. The kids thought it was hilarious! And see how the bottom of the tree has very few ornaments? Life with toddlers, everything is up, up and away.

We normally go out and get out tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We drive to the top of the mountain to the tree farm and the kids run around while we pick our tree and cut it down. At home we drink Hot Spiced Cider and snack on popcorn and other yummy treats. We...
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This is how Wee Nut spend last Christmas – Wordless Wednesday

This is how my heart baby spend his first Christmas peacefully napping in his santa suit after a quick snack


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BlogFrog Holiday Challenge – BlogFrog is Donating to The Children’s Hosptial

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the BlogFrog and my community that I have there in this post. I love the BlogFrog and have found so many great bloggers there and have learned so much. Now they are having a “Give the Gift of Community” Holiday Challenge to benefit The Children’s...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

I know I have said this before, but Wow, where did this week go?! The holidays are coming up fast and everyone is trying to get their homes decorated and their shopping done. We went from Thanksgiving dinner and family gatherings right to jumping into planning for Christmas dinner and an even bigger family...
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Five Question Friday

Five Question Friday is hosted by Mama M over at My Little Life. Every week she takes suggestions from her readers and comes up with Five Questions to share and ask others to share their answers too. It always looks like so much fun, so this week I though I would join in. So...
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Christmas is just around the corner (ask any retailer)

I know it is not even Halloween yet, but I have already seen Christmas items showing up at many different stores.I figure if they are trying to get you to spend money already, I can help you save money before you go out and spend it. If you are the type of person who...
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