Author: Kayla K

Health/Sex Education Vocabulary and Anatomy Cards

Health/Sex Education Vocabulary and Anatomy Cards

No matter how comfortable you are with your students, talking about sexuality  can be uncomfortable for them. After I lecture on human sexuality I provide them with this activity to practice their vocabulary and anatomy without having to talk about it. These cards are meant to be played like “Old...

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Waffle Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Waffle Cookies

Chocolate chip oatmeal waffle cookies (recipe link here) were a great way to demonstrate a small appliance.  If I were to demonstrate waffles it would be a whole big deal with syrup, butter, and orange juice with lots of dishes to do.  These cookies demonstrated how to use a waffle...

Solve Pilly Sweater Problems with a Bikini Trimmer

Solve Pilly Sweater Problems with a Bikini Trimmer

At one sad, misguided point in my life I believed that clothes from the GAP were high-quality and worth the extra cost. One pilly wool sweater and faded pair of “black” pants later and I am questioning my reasoning. In the past I would just donate my clothes to Goodwill...

Daily Thrift

Daily Thrift

As you can tell from my sometimes sporadic posting, I get frequent bouts of blogger burnout.  I sometimes feel like I have backed myself in a corner with this “Thrifty Ways” title.  I feel like I need to produce spectacular posts like how to hem jeans or make an apron...

Best Sources for Free Online Videos

Best Sources for Free Online Videos

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I like to watch videos and movies while I stitch.  Spencer and I pay for Netflix’ Instant Streaming membership.  Other than that, many videos are free online. My favorites include: Netflix: Netflix is my favorite source for TV shows.  My favorites are Law and...

Food and Nutrition I Week 4: November 14-18

Food and Nutrition I Week 4: November 14-18

Monday, November 14 Due: Chapter 8 Test Today Assigned: 9-1 Study Guide Chapter 8 Test Work on 9-1 Study Guide when finished “Small Appliances A-Z” Video/Journal: What small appliance starts with the first letter of your first name (or last, Zoey ) What is the small appliance used for? 9-1...

What I’m Working On This Week

What I’m Working On This Week

Hi there, Patchwork Times readers! (and good morning to old friends as well!) I am a long time lurker on Patchwork Times, but today I decided to share my “design wall” as well. Like my mom, I do not have a design wall.  My new apartment does have a second...

My Outfit Costs the Same as My Breakfast!

My Outfit Costs the Same as My Breakfast!

Today is professional development so I decided to treat myself to a latte and muffin on my way to work. In no way to I regret my purchase (yum!), but I got a good chuckle… My outfit and breakfast cost nearly the same! Today I am wearing… Ruffly purple polo,...

Reuse an Old Hymnal for Unique Winter Decor

Reuse an Old Hymnal for Unique Winter Decor

I am taking a break from my school-sanctioned-hazing/Christmas decor to fold some ornaments for myself… what a concept, right? I thought it would be really pretty to use the pages of Spencer’s gold trim bible.  He didn’t like that idea and on further thought I didn’t either.  I think a...

I’m Freezin’ Me Buns

I’m Freezin’ Me Buns

November 4 and still no heat in my apartment! I am taking the Freeze Yer Buns Challenge from Crunchy Chicken.  The trick is to hold out as long as possible before turning on heaters, and then to keep them at a low level. Our new apartment is flanked by another...