March (& February) Planner Spreads

I always said I would never be one of those people who said “wow this year is flying by,” but in 2018 at by myself saying it often. As you’ve seen in my previous planner lineup I am working with several Happy Planners. I also just recently incorporated a recipe planner into the mix. I still have a desire to add memory planning to my repertoire but I have not started on that yet.

February completely flew by so I did not get a chance to edit and upload a separate video for those spreads. However, I came up with a cute compromised by incorporating both months into one video.

I made sure to get this video up for the month of March early. You can always see a close up of the weekly spreads via my planner Instagram, @Married2KDK. There I tag the shops in each post so you’ll know where the stickers came from.

I truly hope that you enjoy a quick flip through of my planners via this recent YouTube video.

Also, don’t forget to enter this month’s GREAT WASHI GIVEAWAY #2! This month I’m giving away this cute workout washi tape since I am back on my Weight Loss Wednesday (check that out here) journey. To enter you just need to be a US resident, 18+, YouTube subscriber and blog follower.


Oh, here are the winners from January. Yep, I decided on two winners 😊! These ladies received their prizes in early February and created some cute things.


Our Compassion Experience

This week our family was fortunate enough to attend The Compassion Experience tour when it arrived in The Lone Star State. I was so excited for us to attend because we missed it during its last tour in our area. This time I made attending top priority and we are so glad that we did.

The Compassion Experience is based off of ministries that help third world countries that are truly in poverty. Through their ministry they provide clean water, medical care, education to children and adults, food, and shelter. As children enter the program they are given opportunities that they would have never had because of their family’s current situation. Many families are introduced and excited to accept Jesus Christ through services offered by this ministry and from there they are introduced to everything else the Compassion Program has to offer.

When attending this FREE exhibit you are able to walk through the testimonies of children who have participated and subsequently graduated the program. It is truly an eye opening day in the life experience as you see pictures, video, and hear the participants guide you through their life story. We were truly amazed to hear how Jesus Christ changed the lives of parents and even helped the children forgive and show compassion toward others. This exhibit is also family friendly so even our two-year-old was able to enjoy and understand what was going on. Due to some of the vivid details in the stories most of the exhibits offer a child friendly version of the testimony. The stories change during the tour so feel free to visit the exhibit on each round of the tour.

You can watch clips of our field trip via this recent YouTube video.

We strongly encourage you to make time to attend this testimonial exhibit when it comes to your area. You can find out details on the tour by clicking this vibrant hyperlink. You can also find out more about The Compassion Program and how you can sponsor a child via this vivid hyperlink.

Make this week fruitful,

Ta’Neisha K

Magic Stix Markers Review/Giveaway

My children have truly enjoyed creating masterpieces with the Magic Stix Washable Markers by The Pencil Grip, Inc. In preparation for this review, we’ve been using these awesome markers for approximately 6 weeks and have enjoyed every minute of it.

You definitely recognize The Pencil Grip, Inc. because I have reviewed for them before. Upon receipt of this new product I was intrigued by the information they offered with the package. I made it my mission to test every fact to ensure its veracity. By the end of this review you will find out if these markers passed every test and also be given an opportunity to win a set for your household.

The first thing that I tested was the company’s claim that these markers are odorless. I had everyone in the house smell them over, and over, and over, and over again. I was pleasantly surprised that these don’t even have the normal marker scent that other companies have on their “unscented” products. To date no one in the house has been able to catch any scent from either of these markers.

Next we tested out the brightness and boldness of the colors as well as the overall quality of these markers. I was very excited with the packaging of this product because it is sleek, stores easily, lays flat, and doesn’t take up much space at all. I really think this one of the best packaging set ups that I have seen offered by this company. I love that all the caps are the same color so that way you don’t have to worry about trying to match them specifically. The colors were all vibrant, unique, and looked great on the artwork that my children and I created. No matter how many times we’ve used them, even the lightest color still comes through with perfect pigment. I’ve even used these when Bible journaling and noted that the colors dried quickly and did not bleed through to other pages.

Pencil Grip 3

Last and definitely not least the biggest claim that these markers will not dry out with the cap off for 7seven days was tested. I was the 100% skeptical about this alleged fact and I couldn’t wait to prove them wrong. I left the light brown marker sitting on the bar top, without the cap for seven days. I placed the cap back on so I could record the giveaway video. The cap was only back on the marker for three minutes before I recorded the results. So, did the marker work after seven days with the cap off? You can find that out those results as well as information about the giveaway via my recent YouTube video.

Overall, the Magic Stix Washable Markers are another true testament to the high quality items that The Pencil Grip, Inc. adds to their product line. We appreciated the opportunity to review these markers and to give a set away to one lucky supporter. As stated in the video this is a United States only giveaway. Please refer to giveaway rules for additional requirements and information.


Be sure to check out additional reviews on these markers by members of the Homeschool Review Crew.

Make today colorful,

Ta’Neisha K.

Jan/Feb Homeschool Wrap-up (2018)

Oh, did you think I forgot to share our January and February homeschool wrap-ups with you?

In January we spent time reconnecting with each other and our curriculum, went on field trips, attended church co-op classes, took a family vacation, created several art masterpieces, completed a couple of DIYs, held a balloon release in memory of a loved one, and celebrated a myriad of silly holidays. We also participated in Jamerrill Stewart’s Mega Motherhood daily photo challenge on Instagram.

January Homeschool Wrap Up

Here you’ll see a few moments during our celebrations of fun holidays:

We visited Texas Motor Speedway for a fun field trip

Last but certainly not least we celebrated my father-in-love’s birthday via balloon release. We decided to share the video about Vernon R. Kemp, on YouTube so the whole family could see it.

In February, we enjoyed getting back into our routine again. This year Texas actually had a winter season so it was hard getting out of the warm bed and back on track. We had a great time getting together with our church homeschool group and they even started a book club for all ages. One of the children’s favorite things was creating Marble Shaving Cream art. It was so much fun and the children had a blast getting messy while creating masterpieces.

We celebrated Bear’s 10th birthday. I cried tears of joy but I managed to get through it. We turned our house into an arcade and it was awesome!

All in all the past two months have been full of joy. I truly love educating my children at home. I also had some pivotal moments when I decorated our kitchen, created a gallery wall, and decorated our bathrooms. These changes definitely made a difference in our household atmosphere.

You can hear more about dealing with the loss of another loved one, our new schedule, and curriculum update via this recent YouTube video.

Comment below and tell me how your homeschool year has been going.

Make today grand,

Ta’Neisha K

Our Preschoolers LOVE Starfall!

Our preschoolers have truly enjoyed the games, activities, and fun to be had with this interactive program, created by Starfall Education Foundation. We had the opportunity to review The Starfall Home Membership and have appreciated the easy access and great benefits.

You might recognize Starfall because they have a myriad of children’s apps available right now. Actually, upon accepting this review opportunity I never realized how many of them my children were already using. The great thing is that most of the apps they currently offer are FREE; however, you only receive a sample of the content. By becoming a member your children instantly obtain unlimited access to all the activities. Currently, Starfall offers reading, math, and games for preschool through first grade as well second grade math.

While using this program I have found that both our four-year-old and two-year-old can operate it easily. We initially decided to use this app three times each week but that quickly grew to daily use. With Bam Bam, our oldest preschooler, I focused the majority of his time on math and reading activities. He liked following along in the books by using the highlighted words and pictures. I often found him sharing books, without the read aloud feature, and teaching his little sister. The math also excites him and he liked practicing numbers, counting, geometry, measurement, patterns, creating calendars, and singing the songs.

“I like starfall! I like to make the gingerbread boy, making the pumpkin, and the silly turkey. The snowman is so funny! The books are helping me a little but I’m still learning. I like to make the boy, pick his costume, and pet. Starfall is my favorite thing on mama’s phone.” Kyle, 4 years old.

With princess I allowed her to have a bit more freedom in her exploration of this amaxing app. She had so much fun handling it on her own. I could definitely tell that she felt like a big girl going from game to game all by herself. She spent most of her time learning ABC’s, making gingerbread girls, and singing songs.

“I like to build the girl. I like to build the pumpkin. I love my gingerbread girl. The games are fun. The turkey is cool. I want to build things every day.” Trinity, 2 years old

The annual Starfall Home Membership is a single account that can be used by every child in your immediate family. You can download app on multiple devices, and yes, even grandparents can access it during your membership. The entire family uses one email and password to authorize the website on any computer or download the Starfall App for Android, Kindle, or iOS systems. Our family also loved that your $35 annual Home Membership fee is 100% tax deductible as a contribution to the extent allowed by law.

I’ve already shared information about the awesome benefits of this inexpensive The Starfall Home Membership with my friends and family. Cheers to Starfall Education Foundation for doing a fantastic job creating an awesome interactive experience for young children.

Click this hyperlink to read other Homeschool Review Crew member’s thoughts about Starfall.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.

HwH: In Case You Missed It

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed these weekly reminders to “Love Your Selfie” a bit more in 2018.  My final tip for this series is to Believe in Your Selfie and encourage others along the way.  Often times during my life I’ve found that I am my own worse critic and I had to work hard to change that through bible study and prayer.  In this post, I’m sharing information that has helped me along the way and I hope it encourages you as well.  Feel free to share this post so other women can be uplifted and strengthened to endure until the end.

Love your selfie 5

Last year I was so elated to join the featured writers of the Homeschooling with Heart blog and share a few homeschool encouragement posts with a new audience.  Just in case you missed the monthly features, here are the links to each post I contributed along with a couple of my favorites from other writers.  I’ve been encouraged by each post shared on this blog and I hope you make time to subscribe so you don’t miss what these wonderful writers have shared.


Lord, I thank you includes a few testimonies from our ten years of marriage and how grateful we are that God has guided us through it all.

The Power of the Purge is about our massive household and homeschool purge and the freedom that we gained from owning much less.

Regaining Homeschool Joy goes into detail about how it is important to make time to study the Bible and pray daily so God can strengthen you along your journey.

Family Freebies Near You shares several free opportunities to have some fun with your family.  I also included a list of several business that have free programs for children all year.


Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Ann Rogish encourages believers to have faith in God throughout every part of every circumstance.

Stained Gratitude by Cheri Fields was a great reminder that although we may not enjoy all parts of our jobs, we should still be grateful we are able to complete the work.

Dangerous Mentoring: The Bright Side by Ruth Sundeen was a wonderful testimony that encourages parents to guide their children as God designed so they can accomplish all he has ordained for them.

Hey Mama Monday posts are weekly encouragement posts written by Gena Suarez, owner of The Old Schoolhouse MagazineTM.   I enjoy sharing these with my homeschool friends because one can never have too much encouragement.


Make time this week to enjoy these blog posts and be sure to subscribe to the Homeschooling with Heart blog so you never miss a moment of laughter, comfort, caution, or gratefulness offered via the wonderful writers.  By clicking this phenomenal hyperlink, you will receive a weekly email containing each post shared on the blog that week.

Have a great week,

Ta’Neisha K.

Marble Shaving Cream Art

This week we endeavored to create a beautiful messy art masterpiece for the best husband and father in the world. After some searching I happened upon this really cool marble shaving cream art and we truly enjoyed making this project. Be sure to look at the video for a tutorial and fun moments in our family.

Though we incorporated this messy art into a Valentine’s card rest assured that you can do this any time of year. I definitely plan to incorporate artwork into all the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards for the grand parents and godparents.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ta’Neisha K.