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    Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education Book Giveaway

    Hola! Last week I gave away a copy of my Homeschooling 101 book, and this week I promised another giveaway for my newest book, Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education.     So let’s talk about today’s giveaway… Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education We start from day one … [Read More...]

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    30% off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 4

    Good morning! We only have 2 days left of our 30% off Fan Appreciation Sale. The sale will expire at May 22, 2015 midnight EST, so make sure to get your orders in! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or more 10% discount still applies for a total of 30% off!!** … [Read More...]

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    30% Off Fan Appreciation Sale Day 3

    Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying my week long sale, and today I have another fun giveaway for you! If you missed Monday and Tuesday posts, make sure to go back and enter to win the goodies on those days too! And as an added bonus, if you can’t wait to win it, you can always purchase now, and … [Read More...]

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    30% off Curriculum Sale Day 2!

    Good morning everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this week’s sale, and getting lots of fun curriculum for next year. Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! And if you did miss yesterday’s post, make sure to go back and check it out … [Read More...]

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    Annual 30% Fan Appreciation Sale!

    It’s about that time again, time to start looking for new curriculum! And just to say a big thank you to all of my readers, today I’m having a 30% off everything sale in my store! So lets get on with some serious savings! For ONE WEEK ONLY everything in my store will be 20% OFF, plus my 2 or … [Read More...]

DEC
31
2010

Digital Scrapbook Postage Date Stamps

One of my favorite parts of Digital Scrapbooking are the brushes! Digital brushes are the equivalent of rubber stamps for us digi-girls. I try to include one brush set in each kit I make, but I also wanted to make the brushes available individually incase you don’t want the whole kit. Thus I present my Postage Date Stamp set. What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, all are both .png and .abr file formats for Personal Use Only. 24 Monthly Date Circles (black and sepia) 2 blank circles (black and sepia) 4 postage wave stamps (regular & grunge, black and sepia) Purchase the Postage Date Stamp Set for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my kits: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

DEC
30
2010

Scratch and Sketch Books

We recently got our hands on some of these fun Scratch and Sketch books! These super cute books come with a small blurb about each item and a drawing for the kids to copy if they so choose. The pages are black and each book comes with a wooden stylus used to ‘scratch’ the image into the black coating. Of course they each have a different fun background that will show through as you draw the picture. Here are some of our creations: This book is a fun art addition to our workboxes whenever we have an open spot! We have the Rainforest Scratch and Sketch (Sorry, I can’t find this one on Amazon) and the Under The Sea Scratch and Sketch. Here are some more fun Scratch and Sketch books: http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fb5b71c54-3757-41e2-983a-bb3f54f7fc93&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate … [Read more...]

DEC
28
2010

2010 Geography Fair

Thanks to some of my wonderful blog readers we were able to come up with the coolest boards for our Geography Fair this year! My daughter did China, she read a wonderful report and presented her Great wall of China display. (Her outfit came from a lovely friend of mine,  I realize it’s a little more Japanese, but don’t tell her that!) My son did his report on Japan, he was a total super star. His sister sat quietly by incase he needed help with bigger words, and after the morning practice we did I was slightly concerned for the audience. But it’s so cool when you get to see your kids just bring it to the table when the pressures on! He did better than I could’ve hoped and even pushed his sister away letting her know he didn’t need her help. You can’t tell because he’s in front of them, but thanks to my mom he had real Samurai Swords to show off, of course this was his favorite part of the display! (They’re shown in the top picture if you’re interested, and no, they … [Read more...]

DEC
27
2010

Expedition Earth: Germany

Guten Tag and welcome to our week on Germany! We always start off by stamping our passports and locating our new country on the World Map. Here are some more of the things we covered this week: Located Germany & the Baltic Sea on the map and completed our worksheet How to say “Hello” in German – Guten Tag (Good Day) Learn about Neuschwanstein Castle Prayed for the German people Learned a German Song Had bread with Neutella & lemonade! Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Germany Read: Geography from A-Z pg 23 Highland, Lowland, Hill, knoll, Pg 43 Valley Learned about Germany from National Geographic Kids German Composers: Ludwig Van Beethoven, & Johann Sebastian Bach Watched The Sound of Music (I know it takes place in Austria, but it's close to Germany, and we found it on the map before watching, plus it's a classic and it was a good excuse to add it in!) Finished our week with an authentic … [Read more...]

DEC
26
2010

Character Study: Humility

Welcome to my 5th Character Study based on Humility (vs. Shifting Blame & Making Excuses.) (Click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study.) A Character study: Humility Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!) Each day you will learn a verse, read a story where this sin is illustrated, then discuss the blessings of obedience and consequences of disobedience. I encourage discussion with your children on ways they can help one another to stay free from this sin. Putting these ideas into practice on a daily basis will help them to become habit. Our daily/weekly "Challenge" for this week: "confess our sins instead of trying to cover them up by blaming others". I also make a sticker sheet and anyone caught making good choices, that’s right “caught making good choices” gets a sticker. I tend to only respond when someone is making bad decisions, and this helps me to focus on the good instead. Whoever has the most … [Read more...]

DEC
23
2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011! I’m so thankful to all of you for your continued support, encouragement and the tremendous blessings that you have given our family through this blog. Your comments and emails always fill my heart with joy! I am so thankful to have “met” so many wonderful people through my blog and although we may not know each other personally, it feels like we’re old friends! I pray that each of you would have a wonderful Christmas and an awesome 2011! But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 May your hearts be filled with the peace and love of God, Merry Christmas from my family to yours! … [Read more...]

DEC
22
2010

Sublime Digital Scrapbooking Kit

I’d like to introduce my new Digital Scrapbooking Kit with a mini-kit freebie! And without further ado…I present “Sublime!” Click on the image above to download your FREE mini kit! And if you like the mini-kit, here’s the full kit: What’s included? (All files are 300dpi and .jpg, .png and .abr file types) 26 papers 2 Ribbons 2 Frames 3 Flowers Alpha (upper and lower) 3 Postage Stamps 2 Paper Clips 7 Epoxy Pebbles Twine 12 Mos Circle Date with months and days(.png and .abr files included) Weekly Date Stamp & 2 Paint Highlights 2 Tiny Tags Purchase the Sublime Kit for ONLY $3! Visit my store to see all of my kits: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

DEC
21
2010

The Gingerbread Disaster

Ever start one of those projects and silently cry “Why, oh why did we do this? If only we could go back in time 10 minutes ago when my kitchen was spotless and I’d just mopped…why???” Then you remember “oh yeah, because my mom brought up gingerbread kits for my kids and started the mess while I was out shopping because she thought it would be fun.” Every year we make these houses, trains, trees oh my! And EVERY year we vow to make the formation of the object and allow it to dry BEFORE letting the kids decorate. And every year we forget to do that and end up with a house with a roof that slides off and a train that leans like the Tower of Pisa. This year we had the added pleasure of a small, okay large, icing snafu which resulted in white icing all over, and I mean ALL OVER my kitchen. I think at one point I decided we were going to have to throw out my kitchen table and bring in the big sander for the floor. (Which isn’t all bad, I’ve been wanting to re-stain my wood floor a lighter … [Read more...]

DEC
20
2010

Expedition Earth: Greece

γεια σου (pronounced yah-soo) and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Greece! We had so much fun with our Geography Curriculum learning about Greece! Here are some of the fun activities we did for the week: We started off finding Greece on the map and stamping our passports with the flag of Greece. We learned: Where Greece is on the world map & located the Aegean Sea A song in Greek How to say Hello in Greek: γεια σου (pronounced yah-soo) How to pray for the Greek people About children in Greece Learn about the Greek Parthenon Learn more about Greece from National Geographic Kids Completed our Greece lapbook activity Completed and classified animals of Greece Learned new Geography terms Made Kourabiethes (Greek Butter Cookies) Learned a bit about Greek Sculpture Here are some of the fun things we managed to photograph this week: We worked on our Greece mapping worksheets: Made Kourabiethes (Greek butter cookies) Learned about … [Read more...]

DEC
19
2010

Character Study: Selflessness

Welcome to the 4th study in my Character Study series based on selflessness (vs selfishness). I thought with Christmas coming, this might be a good time! (click on the image or link below to download a pdf of this study.) A Character study: Selflessness Other books required for this study: The Bible (any version will do!) Each day you will learn a verse, read a story where this sin is illustrated, then discuss the consequences of this sin followed up by the blessings of obedience. I encourage discussion with your children on ways they can help one another to stay free from this sin. Putting these ideas into practice on a daily basis will help them to become habit. Our daily/weekly "Challenge" for this week: "think of others first, better to give than receive". I have a sticker sheet and anyone caught making good choices, that’s right “caught making good choices” gets a sticker. I tend to only respond when someone is making bad decisions, and this helps me to focus on the good … [Read more...]