All posts by Amanda

About Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life and seeking to encourage others.

Old Fashioned Pancakes

AHHHH…..Pancakes, one of our absolutely most favorite breakfast foods!

This is one of the only foods that everyone in our family likes. Warm pancakes, melted butter, and syrup, honey, or even peanut butter. Comfort food!

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Gift Ideas for Mom {Or Another Special Lady in Your Life}

It’s time to buy the moms (or another special lady) in your life a gift.

Not sure what to get?

I put together this gift guide to offer ideas for the special moms in your life whom you want to bless with a gift.

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Amazon Christmas Gift Guide For Children {Preschool-Teen}

Gift buying can indeed be a tedious task. Most of us enjoying buying gifts for people. It’s the deciding aspect that can turn this act of kindness into a tedious task.

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Getting Started with Essential Oils

Is there anyone left out there who has not heard about essential oils? If you’ve spent any time on the internet at all, you’ve seen something about essential oils.

What are these essential oils and why have they become so popular? 

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Advice for New Homeschool Moms

When my husband and I began contemplating the fact that we wanted to homeschool our children, I had a lot of questions.

Questions like, Where do I start? How do I start? Who do I talk to? Continue reading Advice for New Homeschool Moms

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Super Simple DIY Sugar Scrub

Last week, I told you about our family vacation. One of my favorite things about vacation was getting reacquainted with someone, or rather, something…. My very neglected and very dry skin!

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2016 Family Vacation to Orange Beach, Al

Hello, Friends! Did any of you get to go on vacation this year? Or do you have plans to take a vacation before the end of the year? We took some time off to take a family vacation, and you know what? It. Was. Awesome.

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Our Mostly Planned Homeschool Year for 2016-2017

This is the latest we have ever started our homeschool year and I feel a bit behind. We just started last week!   Continue reading Our Mostly Planned Homeschool Year for 2016-2017

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling

You finally decided to do it. You are going to start homeschooling this year and you are SCARED. TO. DEATH

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3 Reasons We Homeschool

The homeschool movement has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. What leads families to homeschool? There are all kinds of reasons families choose to homeschool.

We thought and prayed about homeschooling our kids for about a year before we started. We had 3 children at the time. The two oldest were finishing up sixth and third grades in public school and I had a two year old at home.

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My Daughter, a Mission Trip and the Big Apple

So far, this has been a BIG year for my family. An awesome year!

Two in our household got to go on two different mission trips.

If you have been following along, you already know about my husband’s mission trip he took in April to Africa.

In June, my oldest daughter also had the opportunity to go on a mission trip. She went with a group called MIT which stands for Missionary in Training.

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Mission Trip to Africa, An Interview with my Husband {Part 3}

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my husband’s first mission trip. It was certainly a life-changing experience for all of us.

Although my husband was the one on the trip, the rest of us were at home praying for his safe return.

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