Category Archives for "Florida"

blueberry summer

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

By Holly Giles | Florida , Recipes

Blueberry zucchini bread is perfect for the hot summers here in Florida. There are loads of zucchini and other vegetables and fruits that are in season and abundant for feeding hungry boys! Let’s face it ya’ll, it is hot here in Florida and even sitting at my computer makes me sweat. I don’t like to […]

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debary hall

Florida Backyard History: Debary Hall

By Holly Giles | Florida

Debary Hall “We are called the best-hidden gem in Volusia County for Florida history!” said Betty, our tour guide at Debary Hall. A friend and I, along with our four children decided to take a tour of this historic home to learn some Florida history. This particular gem actually sits right within my own neighborhood. […]

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Serving Our Troops

By Holly Giles | Florida , homeschooling

 Our homeschool co-op gathered today at our local VFW post to serve our troops by filling boxes.  A veteran spoke to the children before we began and the profound sentence he said resonated with us all. “They need to know we care”.  No matter your stance on politics or war, we have American citizens who serve […]

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whistles

Immersion Learning with Bamboo Whistles

By Holly Giles | Boy Crafting , Florida , handicrafts , homeschooling , popular

Bamboo Whistles Learning to create something with your own hands like Bamboo whistles, can be one of the greatest educational lessons.  Setting a goal, overcoming obstacles and developing a sound that can irritate your mother is all it takes to succeed in whistle making. Grayson loves to work with his hands. He is always building, figuring and crafting […]

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