Monday, August 30, 2010

Homeschool Myths-Debunked

I'm homeschooled and I think a lot of the readers here are too. So, I wanted to write this guide on what to say when somebody pulls out a homeschooling myth.

1. "Do you ever get to meet any other kids?"
My first instinct is to snap back " What's a kid?" because I'm sick and tired of being asked this. Since that would be really rude, I instead say: " Yes, I have lots of friends and I get together with other homeschoolers....." This one you really need to cater to your situation.

2. " Do you actually learn anything?"
This is my personal favorite. It's so weird what some people think about homeschoolers. What I said to that was," Yes, I do a lot of work. I went to public school for a few years, but ever since I stared homeschooling , I feel like I've learned a lot more".

Don't you just love when you first tell people you're homeschooled? How their expression changes from a real smile to a forced one? It takes all my strength not to burst out laughing.

A similar article to this coming soon.

Anna

Saint Maria's Messanger Blog

Here is the link to the fabulos Catholic girls blog/forum:

forum.saintmariasmessanger.com

It's absolutly wonderful and you'll meet a bunch of other girls your age!! Anna and I are both part of it too!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cute Craft

Check it out!

http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/08/pressed-flowers-bookmarks.html

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dogs Vs. People Part 2 (Final Part)

People used to call there dogs their pets. Now, they call them their "kids".

My grandma was taking her dog to the vet's office. She was waiting to be called to bring the dog to the exam room. Finally they
called her up." Fido's(name changed) mom , please bring Fido back"

Another example:

I recently saw a bumper sticker that read" I heart my Granddogs" Um, I don't think her daughter gave birth to a dog. That would be hard to believe.

This is just plain unfair to people. Like I said in Part 1, tons of people think it's perfectly fine to kill an unborn human, but if you so much as threaten to injure unborn or baby puppies you'd be portrayed as a monster.

Well, there it is. Comments, anyone???

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book Review: The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban is a very cute animal adventure story. It's more of a light read, but it is extremely well written.
I'm trying to read lighter books over the summer as I have to read classics and Shakespeare -y stuff for school in this year and this book is great for that.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thank You, GL

Girlslife.com is a great website in some ways. in others, not so much. Take for example, style. They usually post cute stuff, but lacking in the modesty department. Today, I scoured their site and this is what I found:

http://www.girlslife.com/post/2008/05/20/skirt-the-issue.aspx

Thanks, GL!

Article

This article from Yahoo! News has nothing to with being Simple or Catholic, but it's just amazing.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100825/od_yblog_upshot/would-be-purse-snatcher-thwarted-by-his-own-photobomb

Anna

SMM Blog!

First of all, I'd like to thank Audrey for reminding me to post this. Second of all, you NEED to go to blog.saintmariasmessenger.com for great tips on "every Catholic and feminine" as their motto goes. So, go there right now!!!!!! ;-)

Anna

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cool Blogs!

I love these blogs:

trueblueabbi.blogspot.com Abii is an awesome girl who always has something cool to share.

http://thecraftydoglover.blogspot.com/ A cool blog from another Catholic homeschooler.

http://artandneedlework.blogspot.com/ A sewing blog by a Catholic girl that always has cute projects.

Enjoy!

Anna

Modest Fashion:How To's

Hey Girls!

Ever see a cute dress that you love,but it's low cut or too short? You're not alone. Check out this guide to "modest-fying" dresses.
I apologize for links instead of pics, but I'm not sure how to legally add pictures from websites, so a little help from an experienced blogger would be very nice. If the links don't work copy and paste them into the top bar where you type in websites. Anywhoo, back to the post.

http://www.forever21.com/product.aspcatalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=dress&product_id=2075430051&Page=2&pgcount=100

This dress is really cute. i love the floral print. But, it's a little low cut.

Try putting the sweater in this post on it:



Or maybe this one:

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=5739&vid=1&pid=705589

Or, for warmer days, this one:

http://store.delias.com/item.do?itemID=54107&categoryID=2281&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=#

Monday, August 23, 2010

Music!

I know it can be a real challenge to find parent-approved music, so I wanted to share some bar of soap clean songs I've found.

More Than a Feeling~Boston (Rock)
Heads Will Roll~Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Pop)
Keep Fishin'~ Weezer (my all time Favorite Band Ever)(Alt. Rock)
Not That Far Away-Jennette McCurdy(Pop)
Peaches~Presidents of the United States of America(Alt. Rock)
New Divide~ Linkin' Park(Rock)

There's a ton more that I'll save for another post. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cute Clothes!

Hey Girls!

I'm totally copying every other modest fashion blogger out there, but I couldn't resist posting some super cute clothes from Down East Basics. Also, check out trueblueabbi.blogspot.com becuase Abbi has some really cool modest fashion posts.





Again, these are from downeastbasics.com .

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dogs Vs. People Part 1

We've all seen it. The lady with her dog in the shopping cart, the doggy spas, the dog this and the dog that. Dogs have become the new people.

Don't get me wrong, I like dogs. I just understand that people are better.

Dogs have more legal rights than people. Just think, if somebody killed an unborn baby dog, people would be furious. Yet, that happens to many thousands of human babies each week.

I have a relative, who, when somebody wants to sit on the chair where her dog is sitting, she tells them no. She once made my cousin give up his seat for her dog. I'm sure she's not the only one.

Doggy daycares are popping up all over the place. Since when do dogs need babysitting? Never.

Part 2 sometime soon!

Anna

SC needs Your Help!

-Readers and Fellow Contributors-

I need everyones help on what they would like for this blog.
Please fill out this survey:

1. Do you like the current template or the last template better? What templates do you like?

2. What are some things that you would like more posts about?

3. What are some things that you would like to see less of?

4. Any other ideas?

Be honest please!!!!! i really care what you guys want!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Link

I totally heart the blog Gurly Things, even though I'm not that girly. I mean, I like do do my nails and stuff, but then I'll go ride my bike or listen to music . Anyway, this craft is really cool and I really like hello Kitty, so check it out!

http://gurlythings.blogspot.com/2010/08/diy-nail-art-stickers-tutorial.html

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lilies of the Field

Today, I saw the movie Lilies of the Field. The movie is based on the book of the same title. It's about a group of nuns who get so unexpected help. It's from around the fifties and is in black and white. By the time it's over you'll be singin' "A-a-men" Aaaaaaaammmmmeeeeennnnnn"

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Family Friendly Show

So, a few days ago there was nothing, and I mean nothing good on TV. I started flipping through On Demand. (from Comcast) and nothing was good on there either. Desperate, I clicked on "Disney". I always thought Disney was for little kids. Until I started watching a show called "Good Luck Charlie". It's about the goofy adventures/hilarious predicaments of family called the Duncans. It was actually pretty funny. I think it's on on Sundays, but I'm not sure. Anyway, it's totally appropriate except the main girl talking about her crushes and stuff, but that's fine with me.

Anna

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Helpful Bible Verse

Hey Girls-

Sometimes I can be a bit of a worry-wart especially if I'm tired. One thing that really helps me is to say a quick little prayer or read this Bible verse :

"I am the LORD your God, I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid. I am here to help you. " Isaiah 41:13

After that get BUSY! It's hard to worry if you stay occupied.

Anna

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Clean out the Closet!

I've decided to change the name of "Savor your Summer" because I don't like the way it sounds.

Anyway, back to the post. so, I've been doing a massive closet makeover and hauling all the junk otta there and having spots. for my clothes, shoes and me. Me? Yes! I have a rug and two pillows for me to sit on and relax in there. I will try to get permission from my parents to post a picture when I'm done. Anyway, just thought that you might give you some room decor ideas.

Have fun!

Anna

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

savor your summer #1--ideas

When Anna said "play with you sibling"the big sister guilty feeling came...I've got a little brother abou that age and he always says, Kaywyy9his way of saying my name) your no fun anymore you never play wif me. and i'm always like yeah whatever i know. SOO I thought of a few things that my little brothers and sissys like to do with me.
1. Read a book to them. I was amazed how much my lil bro loved it when i read to him.
2. Draw a picture.
4. Make something. Crafts, Tent.
5. Help them "re-decorate"their room. Me and my little brother did this the other day with stuffed animals, legos, lincon logs and army men.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brain Teaser! Answer

Okay, I am posting this now because Audrey(check out her comment below) guessed the answer. The correct answer is:

In the first one," a" is repeated. (An apple fell from a a tree.)

In the second one , "the" is repeated. (Molly went to the the store.)

In the third one, "to" is repeated. (Jack went to to the aquarium.)

The reason why so many people don't notice this is because the brain skips over "little words" because we can usually understand it without them. Isn't that interesting? More brainteasers from now on. I love these things.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Brain Teaser!

Here is a brain teaser for you:

What is wrong with these three sentences:

An apple fell from a a tree.

Molly went to the the store.

Jack went to to the aquarium.


Post your answer in a comment. On Wednesday or Thursday, I'll post the answer and say why so many people don't get this.

Have fun!

Anna

Savor Your Summer #1

Hey Girls!

Today's Savor Your Summer is (drumroll ,please) Spend Time With Siblings.

My brother recently told me ," You don't do anything with me." I looked in to his five year old face and felt horrible.We later played music together. Lots of girls don't really care about their siblings and that makes me so sad. Siblings are the ones who will always be with you. Friends drift apart. Pets die. Relationships end. Siblings are always together. You can stop being friends with someone, but you can't stop being a sister. Spend some time with your sibs, wether it's decorating cookies, coloring, playing princess or dinosaurs- they'll appreciate it. If you don't have siblings, spend some time with a cousin. They're the next best thing. :)

Have Fun!

Anna

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Announcements!

I have two announcements:

Bad News:

The ezine is cancelled because it is very hard to manage it and the blog an we think you all would rather read the blog. We will have a newsletter with interesting links and articles every so often, so keep your eyes out for emils from SC.

Good News:

All of august, we will have "Savor Your Summer" Posts every other day or so with ideas to make the most out of the last month of summer. If you would like to submit one please email us with your first name and suggestion to simply.catholic.ezine@gmail.com .

Thanks girls!
<3,
Anna
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