Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Favorite Collage Essay: Homeschooling

Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honore Frangonard
In my family homeschooling is defiantly the most unique and truly meaningful tradition that we take part in together every day. Starting when I was ten and my sisters eight and five my mother would read to us wonderful stories. We would then write and work together at the kitchen table. We would read to ourselves and with each other - every possible kind of book and tell our mother excitedly everything we had uncovered, and this is something we still do today.
Now with my youngest siblings learning alongside us, it is amazing to see what they have picked up from being with us as we learn every day. My three year old brother knows all the letters, colors and numbers, just from watching his bigger brother and sisters! Even our little two year old knows more than we think she does and she never fails to surprise us on a daily basis.

It is wonderful to know your family well by being with them every day and watching how they see the world and how they think. I don’t think a lot of traditionally educated families get to have this same experience. I am thankful every day for this wonderful gift my parents gave me and my siblings. They gave us an immense love of learning and most importantly, a tremendous love for each other.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Made a Hat!

Look! It's beautiful *sniff*

I didn't do my hair this morning. No judging the funkyness in the back! 

Monday, September 17, 2012


I made some Macaroons! They turned out terrible. So guess what? I'm working on a recipe baby!

They may look ok but they are a crumbly mess. I think they could be sweeter too. I hope my family is ready for the amount of coconut we are about to consume. Be ready!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Recipe!

Becca’s Gluten Free Brownies

You can sprinkle the top with coconut or chocolate chips if you so desire!

¨     3 sticks of butter
¨     2 cups of evaporated cane juice
¨     1 cup of cocoa powder
¨     6 eggs
¨     1 teaspoon of vanilla
¨     1 cup of peanut butter (I like the freshly ground at the store kind)
¨     1 teaspoon of baking soda
¨     ¼ teaspoon of salt
¨     ½ cup of coconut flour

1.     Melt all of the butter over medium heat.
2.     While your butter is melting, get a big bowl and put in all of your sugar and cocoa powder and mix it all up.
3.     When the butter is melted add it to your sugar and cocoa powder and mix it well.
4.     Then beat the eggs in one at a time.
5.     Put in the peanut butter and mix it well.
6.     Now the vanilla, mix it.
7.     Now put in the salt and baking powder.
8.     Pour the mixture into a greased 10x14 pan and put into the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
9.     Let cool (if you can stand it) and enjoy!

Do you see the photobomber??

Um Hi. I Made Brownies.

So, hi there. 

I just remembered that I had a blog. 

So I'm going to use it again.

Ok. Here I go.

I've been spending these past few months having a life, you know how it is, and doing stuff like, baking. Not just any baking. GLUTEN FREE BAKING! Ohhhhhhhhhh scary! Not kidding it is kinda scary. 

Recently we have come to realize that some people in my family may have a gluten intolerance, and their bodies can't handle grains like other people can. So guess what I did. I made brownies baby. 

Really, the only problem I had with the diet change was no more desserts, I love desserts. I actually love everything edible. I love food. Anyways, I went online to figure out what the heck I should do about my sweet tooth. Certain people would say, "Fruit is the new sweet. That's what the Cave Men ate when they wanted something sweet!" I'm not a cave man. Nor a cave woman, I'm a modern American!! I. Need. Sugar. 

Fruit wasn't curbing my sweet tooth very effectively, it would work for a while but not like a nice, hot, chocolaty brownie would. I went online again and looked up recipes. They all called for some weird flour substitute, mostly coconut and almond flours. Next time we went grocery shopping I made sure to beg for them :) I got home and followed one recipe. I didn't like it. So instead of taking the easy course and just looking for another one, like a normal person would do, I made my own. The grand effect was I got brownies every day for about a week, making a new batch every single day. In about two weeks I got the recipe as tasty as I could! Good thing too because my family was getting sick of brownies and I was asked to take a break. 

I will share this fabulous recipe with you later when I have a picture, because personally I would never try a new recipe with out knowing what it should look like. 

Ok that's all! Buh-Bye!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Giving Thanks

Even though it is way past Thanksgiving I'm giving you a thankful post, it is November so it isn't way over do right? Anyways!!

1. I'm so thankful for my family, they are always there to support me in everything, life, and school, I'm really thankful for them all.

2. A roof over me and my families head, our house may be small, but we all make room for each other. At times you feel like a huge giant in here, but it's a real blessing to be able to live here all together.

3. My Catholic Faith,  because Catholics rule!!!

4. Being Home schooled, I have total freedom to learn what I want! How many high school students can say that? I'm so lucky to be home schooled, thanks mom ;) 

5. My friends, I have two super awesome amazing best friends! and a bunch of others I love to talk to! I'm so thankful for them all!

6. Homemade artisan bread, oh my goodness....the crunchy crust, the soft, warm, fluffy inside.....*drool*

7. Nature, there are always new places to explore! Rocks for my little siblings to turn over to see what under them, trees to look up at to see if the tops are visible. Oh and don't forget the ocean!!! I remember looking super hard as far as i could look to see if I could spot Japan lol! And those huge rocks that you can climb all over, freaking out your parents! Amazing!

Well there are a few of the thins I'm thankful for! Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 18, 2011

This Poor Cow.

I was watching the little ones in my family enjoy a sunshine, happy, brisk day outside a couple days ago. I saw little Rouge help his sister up and she put something in our maple. They were giggling and playing around that tree, and when they lost interest I went to investigate, and this horrible brutality is what I found.

 They hung the cow. *Sobs* 
*stops sobbing* I took the pictures all by myself!!! *sobs again at the awful violence*