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    Happy Memorial Day 2016!

    Hi friends! I hope you all enjoyed last week’s sale and were able to get some great deals! Since today is a holiday I will be spending time with my family and hopefully enjoying some nice weather. They’re calling for rain so we’ll have to see. I think someone forgot to remind Colorado that it’s … [Read More...]

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    LAST DAY!! 40% Off Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

    Hey guys! Today is the LAST day for my 40% off sale! Unfortunately sale prices will not be honored after tonight at midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in before then! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing some great stuff for next year! (**Please note: Sale does … [Read More...]

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    40% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale Day 4!

    Welcome to day 4 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing … [Read More...]

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    Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 3!

    Welcome to day 3 of my 40% off sale! Just in case you’ve missed the last two days, I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I hope you’re all enjoying the giveaways and grabbing … [Read More...]

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    Homeschool Curriculum 40% OFF Sale Day 2!!

    Welcome to day 2 of my 40% off sale! I’m doing a ton of giveaways this week, and offering a massive sale in my store, so if you’ve been waiting to get your curriculum for next year, the time is now! I only do these sales about twice a year, so don’t wait! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my … [Read More...]

MAY
23
2011

Expedition Earth: Nigeria

Nde-ewo! Welcome to our Expedition Earth Nigeria Lessons! This week was more fun than I’d originally anticipated all thanks to one of my dear friends who has great ideas and isn’t afraid to sacrifice her home in the name of science! So we started our week as we typically do finding Nigeria on the map, and reviewing all of the other countries we’ve learned so far. We’ve got 26 countries under our belts thus far, and I’m pleased to say that everyone, including my preschooler knows where they all are on the map, the capitals, and how to say “hello” in the native language! Here are Some Things we Studied: Where Nigeria is on the world map & located Abuja and the Gulf of Guinea Learned about the Nigerian flag and completed our coloring page How to say “Hello” in Igbo (they also speak English) Prayed for the people of Nigeria and the Riffi Berbers Learned about children of Nigeria Read Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography Completed a Nigeria lap book … [Read more...]

MAY
22
2011

K4 Expansion Pack & You Can Read Combo Giveaway!

Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to announce a super fun Combo Pack giveaway today! Carisa (1+1+1=1) and I decided to get together and offer a giveaway of our K4 Expansion Pack and You Can Read as a set! YAY! As you know, I beefed up my Letter of the Week curriculum for my 4 year old to give her a bit more of a challenge with the K4 Expansion Pack! Well, Carisa’s You Can Read program is a perfect compliment for beginning reading and learning sight words! My K4 Expansion Pack starts with beginning reading, vowel recognition and introduces a few sight words with my beginning readers. Then Carisa’s You Can Read really drills those site words through lots of interactive games! One of my favorite activities from the You Can Read program are the Word Hunts and Word Boxes. The word hunt has each word in different fonts so it helps them get used to ‘seeing’ the word in various forms. I love how the different sized boxes really help my daughter figure out how each letter should look. I’ve also … [Read more...]

MAY
22
2011

Write Shop Primary Winner

Hi! I’m excited to announce our winner for The Write Shop Primary! And thanks to everyone else who entered to win! If you didn’t win, make sure to stop by Write Shop Primary and check out their products, I promise you’ll thank  me! Congratulations to the Jeter Tribe over at Love Endures! I hope you enjoy your free copy of Write Shop Primary! Stick around Monday for another great giveaway! … [Read more...]

MAY
21
2011

Homeschool Curriculum Round-up

I’m really excited to be included in The Happy Housewife Homeschool Curriculum Round-up this year! Buying homeschool curriculum can be confusing! There are so many great choices, but what will work best for your family? The Happy Housewife has compiled a list of over sixty curriculum reviews of some of the most popular curriculum available to homeschoolers. Before you buy, check out these reviews, written by real moms, with real experience using the curriculum. Learn what worked for them and what didn't. Consider the Homeschool Curriculum Review Round-Up, your virtual Homeschool Curriculum Fair! … [Read more...]

MAY
20
2011

Ministry of Motherhood

I am SO excited to be participating in the Ministry of Motherhood Book Club along with Jolanthe from No Ordinary Moments and many others out there! Since I can’t figure out the whole group thing at the Good Morning Girls website, I’m going to just chime in on Jolanthe’s discussion over at No Ordinary Moments and her Blog Frog discussions! If you missed Jolanthe’s post for week one here it is:  Ministry of Motherhood Book Club ~ Week 1 Either way, make sure to visit the Good Morning Girls Ministry of Motherhood where you’ll find all of the weekly downloads for the book reading. I just got my book ordered, and I’ve printed off the downloads for week 1 as well. They’ll start with the book introduction next week, so there’s still time to get involved! Book: The Ministry of Motherhood Click here if you haven’t already signed up to join in with the Ministry of Motherhood Book Club, there’s still time! Hope to see you on the forums! … [Read more...]

MAY
19
2011

K4 Curriculum ~ Funny Words (CVC Words)

Hi everyone! I’m excited to share my new CVC Funny Words maker with everyone. As part of my K4 Expansion, we’re working more on beginning reading skills. These flip cards are great for getting new readers used to putting letter sounds together. --> Click here to download Funny Words <-- To play: Cut out the letter tiles and hole punch where indicated. Using 3 key rings, bind the letters together to make a flip chart. Have your student flip the letters to make funny words. There are actual word ideas on the back cover of the booklet, but I also encourage you to let them try to blend together whatever letters they flip to. It’s more fun, and gives students great practice blending letter sounds together. These activities are part of my K4 level expansion to my Letter of the Week Curriculum, click on the images below to see more activities! Hope you enjoy! … [Read more...]

MAY
18
2011

Expedition Earth: Morocco

Marhaban and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Morocco! Did you know that it snows in Morocco? Contrary to popular believe, Morocco receives quite a high annual snowfall and snow skiing is becoming a popular holiday activity! There are several snow skiing resorts in Morocco found in the High Atlas Mountains where temperatures plumet!  And that’s just one of the cool things we learned about this week! So of course we started by going over all the countries we’ve learned so far, then found Morocco on the map. Next we stamped our passports and took off on our journey!   Here are some of the things we learned on our voyage: Located Morocco and The Straight of Gibraltar on the map, and completed our worksheet Learned about the Moroccan Flag and colored in our worksheet Learned how to say “Hello” in Arabic – مرحبا pronounced Mar-ha-ban Prayed for the people of Morocco and Riffi Berbers Read: Children Just Like Me Book Completed our mini lap book activity  … [Read more...]

MAY
17
2011

Bamboo Craft Review

I have the privilege of reviewing the totally awesome Bamboo Craft Pen Tablet today courtesy of the super cool gals at Pen Scrappers! I was so excited about this as I’m already a huge fan of Wacom Tablets and all of the awesome digital scrapbookers at Pen Scrappers! I use my Bamboo Craft tablet when doing any kind of graphic design work including creating printables for you all! One thing I haven’t done much is let my kids use my tablet. They’re constantly begging to use my “special pen”, so when I got this one I thought I’d give them a chance. I really wanted to see how I could incorporate the Bamboo Craft into our homeschooling. So I opened up some of my trusty A-Z Handwriting and 1-20 Handwriting worksheets and let them have at it! I was really excited to see that they loved to practice handwriting using the Bamboo Craft. My son said he liked this WAY better than his regular handwriting! I explained we’d probably switch it up so he could do this every now and then ;o) I’m still a … [Read more...]

MAY
17
2011

Marriage Builders Review

The Eternal Encouragement Magazine has put out a new pack called the Marriage Bundle and I had the privilege of reviewing it! It’s packed full of all their encouraging marriage tips, ideas, stories, and romantic ideas to rekindle the fire of your marriage! So many that honestly, I haven’t gotten through it all yet! So far, one of my favorite packs is the “75 Inexpensive Romantic Rut Cures”. I’ve definitely been running out of ideas for my husband and I to do aside from the typical dinner and movie night. This article has some great ideas that are simple, practical, and non-expensive, which is perfect for us! I also liked the “Marriage Tidbits to Treasure”. It discusses 5 walls we can build up to keep our marriages strong such as having no other passion than your husband, making his voice the most important in your life, choosing forgiveness instead of anger and more. All of which are great reminders to keep us focused and on track so we don’t end up as a statistic. The … [Read more...]

MAY
16
2011

Guidecraft Review & Giveaway: Twisters

Hi everyone! Can anyone guess what today is? You got it, it’s Guidecraft review and giveaway day, yipee! Today we are reviewing the very fun and easy to use Twisters and Twister Curves! This is a great starting construction toy set! And when you combine the Twisters and Twister Curves you can make some pretty cool stuff! I started out having my preschooler make some basic shapes: Next I let them get creative. My son made 2 motorcycles, one for him and one for his Daddy. The Teeny Tot even got involved. Some of her work was really more, {u-hem} shall we say de-constructive. Both the Twisters and Twister Curves come with pliers and a small baggie of “nails” that can be used to stick the pieces together as well. They are choking hazard size though, so just a heads up. I did sit with the Teeny Tot and help her. She loved using the included pliers to pick up the little nails, great for motor-skills! The kids had a great time making their creations. You can see the snake in the … [Read more...]