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2012-10-30

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GillyHopper Blog is a unique family-oriented blog showcasing the inspiration and antics of a family.. of homeschoolers and rescued animals. It is a place to share and enjoy love of family. Join us as.. we cook, craft, learn and explore!

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  • Food For Thought…And Please, Don’t Microwave ItI do not like microwaves.  I never have.  I distrusted the technology they use from the beginning- though I am not a naturally distrustful person and I actually love technology.  The possibilities new technologies have for improving our lives are...
  • Applesauce Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese FrostingThere is something special about a simple applesauce cake.  Maybe it is in the name itself.  How could something as sweet as the word “applesauce” ever go wrong?  It might be in the warmth of the spices.  Cinnamon, ginger and …...
  • Not Too Spicy Trail MixThis trail mix is a variation of Deviled Chex Mix.  I don’t like using a microwave and I always use organic ingredients whenever I can.  We like the cheddar bunnies and pretzels a lot and we love nuts so I … Continue reading →...
  • The Hike
    on Feb 14, 2013 in Current Fun Learning The Hike
    We decided to do something a little different this year for Valentine’s Day.  We usually go to our favorite local candy store and buy a lot of dark chocolate and a few cute stuffed animals.  And as much as we … Continue reading →...
  • Pizza Dough- the easy, healthy, super-yummy kind we love.
    on Feb 11, 2013 in Current
    Here it is!  Our favorite pizza dough recipe topped with our favorite toppings.  I love this dough because it is almost fail proof, has the added health benefit of wheat bran and it is absolutely delicious.  Making pizzas is a … Continue rea...
  • Chocolate Lollipops
    on Feb 10, 2013 in Current
    I did a little experiment.  I wondered if the girls would be slower to eat chocolate candy they made themselves.  Melting the chocolate and filling the squeeze bottles, then into the molds and carefully placing the lollipop sticks into each …...
  • Retro Valentine’s Day Cards
    on Feb 8, 2013 in Current
    We made retro Valentine’s this year and we had a blast!  There are tons of retro designs that you can save and print online in any size you like.  Most of the Valentine designs we chose were from the 1950′s … Continue reading U...
  • Sunday Sausage Soup
    on Feb 4, 2013 in Current Recipes
    I loved the idea of a delicious bean soup with a beautiful slice of herb butter bread on the side for a cold winter’s evening meal.  However, I could not find a bean soup that was the slam-dunk-home-run I was … Continue reading →...
  • Good Ole French Toast
    on Feb 1, 2013 in Current Recipes
    This is a quick and easy happy day maker recipe.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to start off with big smiles.  You won’t have much work washing dishes either because this is a lick the plate … Continue reading &#...
  • Easy Money! And Time, Too.
    on Jan 31, 2013 in Current
    This is how we do it.  All you need to practice counting money is, well, money!  We keep our savings in a locked vault…as you can see.  A dry erase board is great for playing “Show Me The Money.”  Write … Continue reading...
  • 5 STAR Meatballs
    on Jan 31, 2013 in Current
    I am fiercely competitive, but only with myself.  I like to do something good and then beat it with something great.  Even if it is meatballs.  So, last week I made these really good meatballs.  Everyone loved them.  They wanted … Continue...
  • Thai Noodles
    on Jan 28, 2013 in Current
    Once in a while I make something that could not be better.  Something that hits the spot.  Everyone’s spot.  I set it on the table.  We all take a bite.  And almost simultaneously we all stop in mid-chew and look … Continue reading &...
  • on Jan 25, 2013 in Current
    Checklist For a Good Night’s Sleep: 1. Exercise.  For at least twenty minutes a day- more if you are mostly sedentary -i.e. a desk job. 2.  Meditate.  Most people do not realize that meditation can be as simple as taking a … Continue...
  • Checklist For a Good Night’s Sleep
    on Jan 25, 2013 in Current
    Checklist For a Good Night’s Sleep: 1. Exercise.  For at least twenty minutes a day- more if you are mostly sedentary -i.e. a desk job. 2.  Meditate.  Most people do not realize that meditation can be as simple as taking a … Continue...
  • Sleep Deprivation and the Art of Lint Ball Hopping
    on Jan 24, 2013 in Current
    Most parents are familiar with that zombie-like state of sleep loss they spend the majority of their baby’s first several months of life in.   I have only heard of babies who sleep through the night in tales told from afar- … Continue r...
  • Pasghetti and Meatballs
    on Jan 21, 2013 in Current Recipes
    I wonder if any child ever pronounced Spaghetti correctly on the first try?  I think it is so cute to hear children mispronounce certain words that I never actively corrected my own children until they were old enough to make … Continue readin...
  • History Recommendation
    on Jan 18, 2013 in Current
    History was not my favorite subject growing up.  Almost all I remember of being taught history is the grueling memorization of the exact dates of events picked by the “teachers.”  Does anyone as an adult remember any date other than ...
  • on Jan 17, 2013 in Current
    My love of lemon has passed on to Zo and Gilly….except they insisted on wine glasses.  They are all about presentation:)...
  • Lemon Love
    on Jan 17, 2013 in Current
    My love of lemon has passed on to Zo and Gilly….except they insisted on wine glasses.  They are all about presentation:)...
  • Rainy Day Dough Party
    on Jan 15, 2013 in Current
    When it is a really messy day outside, the kind that saps your complete outlook on everything, sometimes it is best to scrap everything you had planned and have a party.  A dough party is a great rainy day project. … Continue reading →...
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