The Cupcake Alphabet

I recently posted about the Alphabet Animal Special they had over at Little Nummies.  I had an idea to use it as a homeschooling tool since they posted links to free printables, facts and videos relating to the animal.

I was searching today for cupcake ideas for my daughter’s birthday.  I came across Family Magazine’s Cupcake Alphabet.  These could be used to go along with the letter used with the Alphabet Animal Special.  I will share my full plan for my 3 year old son really soon so that anyone interested could use it as well.

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Little Nummies Animals A-Z

I came across this really cute website called Little Nummies recently.  Having one picky eater on my hands, I understand how the creator of the site got started.  They recently had an Animal Special that I thought would be great to share with others.

This Alphabet Animal Special can be used in many ways:

1. Reference of ideas for daily lunches or snacks to change things up or get your toddler interested in trying to new foods (or just to get them to eat period!)

2. If you are homeschooling and your child is learning the alphabet, you could do the alphabet in order one day at a time.  Have lunch, go over the letter of the day and learn about that particular animal of the day as well.  Lunch, Alphabet and Animal Science – three courses in one!  Couldn’t get much better than that.

You can visit Little Nummies for this Animal special by visiting or to get other great food ideas visit the homepage at  For quick reference for myself and to share with others, I have put together a list of the Animals a-z, here.

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Organizing The Home

I’m all about my post-it notes, to do lists, menu planning, etc. Sometimes, I think I’m more so into the lists and the planning than getting the items on those list completed!

I still have a year before state laws require my eldest child to be ‘in’ school. I am making all my plans now. Getting our routines (schedules and chores) figured out, home organized and all that jazz.

Here are a few things that I have found helpful in my little organizing phase.

Menu Magnets
:: Balancing Everything

Chore Pockets & Tickets Part 1
Part 2 :: Balancing Everything

Lastly, this one I just came across today and thought it would be lovely to create it to match the Innovative Closet in my previous post.

Chicken Wire Organization & Calendar Download
:: The Project Girl

I have a few other things going on that I’m testing out around here that I will share soon. I’m working on our daily schedule for meals, chores, school, activities, naps/bedtimes, work at home, etc. When I figure that one out, I’ll be glad to share it as well.

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