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  • Word Matrix: Beau

    <beau> “pretty, handsome, charming,” from Anglo-French beute, Old French biauté, earlier beltet, from Vulgar Latin *bellitatem (nominative bellitas), from Latin bellus “pretty, handsome, charming” Words Sums Beau ->...

    BlogHeather JohnsonJanuary 20, 2021
  • Word Matrix: Augur(e)

    <augur(e)> “predict, foretell” from French inauguration and directly from Late Latin inaugurationem, presumably originally “installment under good omens,” from in– “on,...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJanuary 19, 2021
  • Cinnamon Grinch Cookies Recipe

    I associate cinnamon with the Christmas holiday. I also love watching and reading The Grinch with my kiddos. I have previously...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 5, 2020
  • Fruitcake Recipe

    Loved by some. Despised by many. Fruitcake means the holiday season! Ingredients 4 ounces of dried prunes 4 ounces of dried...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonNovember 24, 2020
  • Word Matrix: Thank

    <thank> “thought, gratitude; think, feel,” from Old English þancian, þoncian, compare related Old English noun þanc, þonc Words Sums Thank + s -> thanks Thank...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 13, 2020
  • My Favorite Halloween Episodes

    My family and I love Halloween! We have been planning our costumes for months. In the past, we have dressed as...

    BlogHeather JohnsonOctober 12, 2020
  • ‘The Power Book: What Is It, Who Has It and Why?’ Book Review

    I have been homeschooling for six years now. As a homeschooling mom, I am always on the lookout for books to...

    ReviewsHeather JohnsonSeptember 21, 2020
  • ’50 Trailblazers of the 50 States’ Book Review

    As a homeschooling mom, I keep loads of books around the house. I am always looking for new books to add...

    ReviewsHeather JohnsonSeptember 17, 2020
  • Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies Recipe

    I recently had a dream about potato chip cookies. To my surprise, potato chip cookies actually exist! I therefore whipped up...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonSeptember 12, 2020
  • Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe

    My early autumn pepper harvest has been abundant. Because my guys like pickled peppers, I used the peppers that did not...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonSeptember 6, 2020