Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Valentine Owls, Applesauce Spice Cake, New Curtains and Snow

Words to Live By

1 John 4:10

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Preschool/Kindergarten Fun

This week the younger kids are continuing to work on memorizing Romans 5:8. We have a new theme song this week that we are enjoying learning - Jesus Loves You As You Are

We enjoyed watching the following four videos - The Lost Lamb, This Is Owl, Basic Addition 0's, and the Letter T Song

All of our coloring pages today came from DLTK Kids and we also did a Heart Owl Craft.

Michael and Lauren were enjoying lollipops while they did their craft. Calla had one as well but she had already finished with hers when I took this picture.

Books We Enjoyed Today

I've been reading bits and pieces from both of these books today as I continue to learn and get new ideas of things I want to try here at Walnut Acre. Our chickens are doing well although there are still things I want to do to improve their living areas. And I am hoping to start some blueberry bushes this year so I'm learning all I can about the best growing conditions for them. It turns out they a highly acidic soil so  I'm going to have to work on an area especially for them. 

In the Kitchen

For dinner this evening I made Cheesy Beans and Rice and this very simple Applesauce Spice Cake.

Applesauce Spice Cake

1 package spice cake mix
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cups applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour oil into 9x13 inch cake pan. Tilt pan until bottom is covered with oil. Put cake mix, applesauce and eggs into cake pan. Mix well with fork or spoon. Scrape sides and spread batter evenly in pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar if desired, or serve topped with cool whip.

Around the House

Besides our regular, basic housework today we finally (after living here a little over two years) got curtains put up in the living room and playroom. We have blinds in the playroom and we used to have blinds in the living room but they were broken. It's amazing how much difference curtains make in a room. 

Outdoor Fun

We finally got a couple inches of snow this evening. I took this picture from the kitchen window this evening just before it got dark. 

Daily Quote

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once. ~ Lillian Dickson

Daily Deals


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog today and your kind comment. Seeing YOUR most recent post :) So much fun stuff going on! Lovely pics / I enjoyed visiting! :)

  2. Love those little owls and love that picture of the snow!!!

  3. The owls are cute! Something my kids would love to do. I just have to take the time to add more craft activities to our home school. Thanks for sharing...

  4. I love reading about your day. I wish I had heard of blogging when I first began homeschooling. It would have been a fun visual record of our day! Fortunately I did take some pictures of their crafts so at least I have that! That spice cake looks yummy. Thank you for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  5. Lovely! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  6. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!