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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...]

MAR
13
2011

Educational Insights Play Foam Review & Giveaway

We love Play Foam! It’s fun to squish, squeeze, and easy to mold! I think I’m asked almost daily if we can get out the Play Foam. Play Foam is a fun way to create just about anything you can imagine! It’s like play-doh, but never hardens, there's really no mess to clean up since it sticks to itself, and its super easy to mold. I think for preschoolers it’s a great way to go, sometimes my daughter gets frustrated with things like model magic which is much harder to form. Are you a mixer? I’m not a mixer, I like to keep my play-doh, play-foam, moon-sand and anything else of color separate. My kids are mixers. Except my son, my beloved son, he shares my need for order. He did a wonderful job of keeping his Play Foam separated out by color. These are caterpillars. See…look at those nice blobs of color, all nice and separate. Then there’s my wonderful daughter…she’s a mixer {gasp!}. She has a flair for color and mixes anything she can get her hands on. Play-doh, paint, moon-sand, and … [Read more...]

MAR
12
2011

Digital Scrapbook Supplies: Clock Works

Along with my addiction to photoshop date brushes, comes my fondness for Digital Scrapbook Clock Part Supplies! I can never find exactly what I’m looking for so I finally made my own set called Clock Works. Hope you like it too! What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi and .png format, for Personal Use Only 2 Aged Clock Faces 2 Transparent Clock Faces 4 Clock Hands 9 Clock Cog Wheels Purchase Clock Works for ONLY $2! Visit my store to see all of my digital scrapbook supplies: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! … [Read more...]

MAR
11
2011

Time 4 Learning Review Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a free 30 day Trial from  Time 4 Learning As promised, we have a lucky blogger who get’s to do a Free 30 Day Trial! And the winner is.. Becky @ Purposeful Homemaking I’ll email you shortly with instructions on signing up for your Free Trial! Thanks so much for entering! Stay tuned Monday for a super fun giveaway from Educational Insights! … [Read more...]

MAR
10
2011

Digital Scrapbooking: Monthly Overlays

Yes, I’ll admit it, I’ve gone totally overboard with the digital scrapbooking brushes and overlays! They’re my absolute new favorite thing! Mostly because they’re so versatile. They can be used as journaling tags, as an overly on a picture, for birthday invitations, they can be re-colored, re-sized…and I’m out of breath. Here are my new 12 month overlays, the file includes all 12 months in the colors you see below plus journaling lines! What’s Included? All files are 300 dpi, .png and .abr format. 72 Colored Monthly Overlays 1 .abr photoshop brush file 1 white background disk 6 colored line accents (if you wish to use the overlays with journaling) Purchase the Monthly Overlays for ONLY $1! Visit my store to see all of my digital scrapbooking supplies: Don’t know what Digital Scrapbooking is? Click here! Visit our Sponsors! Time 4 Learning,& Pick and Draw … [Read more...]

MAR
09
2011

United States: Navajo Sand Painting Craft

We made this fun Navajo Sand Painting craft for our week on the United States of America! Well, not this one, the below painting was done by my dad, he’s done sand paintings for years and this was one he gave to me for my birthday! Thanks Dad! It is super easy and fun, but a bit messy so be fore-warned! Supplies: Colored Sand (I found small colored bags at Michael’s hobby store) Small wooden square for canvas White craft glue mixed with water (70/30) to thin glue, but not too runny! Paint brush pencil (to draw on design before adding glue and sand) Optional: cookie sheet or plastic tray to work on! Directions: STEP 1: The night before, paint entire front side of wooden block with water/glue mixture and cover completely with white sand. (Or whatever color you wish). You may have to do 2-3 coats to get the board completely covered. Let dry overnight! I recommend doing this activity on some type of tray to keep your sand contained. Mine are from Lakeshore Learning you can click here … [Read more...]

MAR
08
2011

DIY Pom-Poms

Pom-poms! I remember making tons of little animals and things using pom-poms when I was younger! While I remember it being easy, I actually had to Google how to make them again, but it was as I remembered, super easy! And a great project for kids too! Supplies: Cardboard rectangle (mine is about 1.5” wide and yielded a 2” pom-pom) Scissors Yarn Step 1: Wrap the yarn around your piece of cardboard approximately 100 times for a 2” pom-pom, or 50 times for a 1” pom-pom. This is great for counting practice! Step 2: Carefully bend cardboard in half to remove roll of yarn. Cut a 5” piece of string and lay yarn roll across it, then tie it in a knot trying to keep both sides of the yarn even. Step 3: Carefully cut along the folded edge of the yarn all the way around your pom-pom: Step 4: Fluff up your pom-pom rolling it in a ball in your hands. Then give it a considerable “haircut”. I smash mine flat like an Oreo then cut along the edges, then squish it flat the opposite direction … [Read more...]

MAR
07
2011

Expedition Earth: United States of America

Hello and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on the United States of America! My daughter told me at the start of this lesson, mom, we live here, we don’t need to study it! Here are some more of the fun things we learned about on our expedition this week: Recited the Pledge of Allegiance (we do this daily anyway) Sang the USA National Anthem Located the USA and Washington D.C. on the world map Learned about the US Flag American Flag Graham Cracker Snacks: (recipe below) Learn about the Statue of Liberty Sang an American Classic Song Living World Encyclopedia: Rivers and lakes Learn about Mount Rushmore See Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park Geography from A-Z Butte, Canyon, Geyser, Rapids, Gulch Learn more about the United States of America from National Geographic Kids Learned about US animals and classified them on our wall Animals from US mini-book Learned about the Washington Monument Learned about the Navajo People Made a Navajo Sand Painting craft … [Read more...]

MAR
06
2011

Time 4 Learning Review

Today I have the privilege of reviewing Time 4 Learning ! I’ve always wanted to try their program as it looked fun and educational! Time 4 Learning is an online homeschool curriculum that combines education with interactive fun. It’s great for increasing computer skills as well! They have lesson plans for ages Preschool – Eight Grade. We reviewed the 1st and 2nd grade levels. You can see their scope and sequence here as well as try a demo lesson. The curriculum levels include coverage of: Language Arts Math Science Social Studies I like how the lessons are interactive and fun. This particular lesson was working on “ight” words. They also have topics you can pick, this one was on fire, and my son had to answer riddles to unlock puzzle pieces. Once he answered each question he could move the puzzle piece over to the green box. Great for increasing logical thinking skills! There are also reading lessons of course, if your child doesn’t know a word they can click on it and the … [Read more...]

MAR
06
2011

The Trip Clip Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win The Trip Clip giveaway! Without further ado…we have a winner! Congratulations to Rebeca at Teacher Rebeca! Thanks so much for entering! … [Read more...]

MAR
05
2011

All About Spelling Prek – Level 1 Reading

It's Official! All About Reading Level Pre-1 is ready to order! Get it before midnight on March 7 and receive $20 in free product! “The new All About Reading program is unique because it begins with Level Pre-1 for preschoolers and kindergarteners, and it focuses on what we call the Big Five Skills. These five fundamental pre-reading skills include letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print awareness, listening comprehension, and motivation to read. It is this specific set of skills that helps pre-readers understand the basics of language and how it works, preparing them to learn to read. With All About Reading Level Pre-1, your child will play special games, enjoy little crafts, and engage in charming storytime activities--all the while absorbing these all-important Big Five Skills.” Click below to see all of the All About Spelling Products: … [Read more...]