Monday, July 21, 2014

Amazing Curriculum Sale! {Plus Find Out if You Won the Giveaway!}


Ok, I know this might seem a bit overwhelming.   Mostly because there are so many great choices!  Let me break it down for you:
Real quick before I do though, let me just point out that any purchase entitles you to a

Bundle Of Bonuses Coupon Book!  

You have to see it to believe it!

UPDATED:
Instead of offering Buy 2 Get 1 50% off on the bundles, we changed it to Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
We will be contacting all of the customers who purchased it at B2G1 50% off and issuing them a code to come back and buy with the difference. No refunds, but a credit of sorts.

Easy Option #1
 All you have to do is choose the category that your homeschool best fits into and you are set.   Do you follow a Charlotte Mason method, then that's the choice for you.  Is your child in K-3rd grade?  Pick that bundle!  Do you as a homeschooling mom need some encouragement?  There's a bundle for you as well!

Easy Option #2
If you have children of varied ages, you can get in on this great deal:
You can buy 2 bundles and get the 3rd one 50% off!   FREE!
UPDATED:
When you buy 2 pre-assembled bundles - get a pre-assembled bundle for FREE 



Easy Option #3
For the adventurous spirit, you can build your own bundle.  You can browse all of the great resources and pick and choose any 5 products priced $19.99 and under for just $25 ~ a savings
of 75%!
or
You can choose any 10 products priced $19.99 and under for just $39 ~ a savings
of 80%!
 and
When you purchase ANY 2 "build your own" bundles you will get
the 3rd "build your own" bundle of equal or lesser value for
50% off! FREE!
UPDATED:

When you purchase 2 build your own bundles - get a build your own bundle for free.


I'll be sharing about some of the products we have used that are available in the bundle this week, so check back in!

Lastly, before you head over to go shopping  


Click here to find out if you won the $100 Giveaway!


Homeschooling Curriculum On Sale for up to 92% off - One Week Only!

The "Build
Your Bundle" - Homeschool Edition
sale is here!





For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 list!


Take a look at the bundles:


Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Charlotte
Mason Bundle


This bundle features complete curriculum using
the Charlotte Mason Methods
for language arts, handwriting, and reading,
a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature,
artists, poetry, and a variety of "extras" just for mom!



Included are popular products: Write From History, Sheldon's
New Language Lessons
, Handwriting Lessons Through Literature,
Fine Art Pages, Grapevine Bible Study, and more!



Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value
all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim
Hodges Productions.
This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources
your family will love!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Tots
& PreK Bundle



Teach your littlest ones about God's amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!


Included are popular products from: We Choose Virtues, Character
Concepts, Grapevine Bible Studies, and more!


This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
K-3rd Grade Bundle


Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable
lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math,
science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources.


Your children
will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers
and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor
these first days of discovery!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Elementary: 4-6th Bundle


This bundle features Wordsmith Apprentice from Common Sense Press,
a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick! Included is a science curriculum teaching Geology,
also from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 Picks.



You will also find "Mapping the Word With Art", a highly
acclaimed curriculum that has a blend of history, geography, and art. There
is more: Bible, handwriting and copywork resources, writing guides, timeline
cards, ancient history notebooking pages, creative writing for both boys
and girls, and an editable weekly homeschool planner for Mom - all for one
LOW PRICE!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Middle School Bundle


Your middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic excellence using our Middle School Bundle.


This bundle features Learning Language Arts Through Literature and
two science curricula, one from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, as well
as your choice of volumes from "A Child's Geography" - a complete
geography and history curriculum
!

Also included is a popular history timeline/book of
centuries, Renaissance and Reformation notebooking pages, a classical music
curriculum and famous composers notebooking pages, and a creative writing
collection that even "non-writers" will love!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!High School Bundle

Your high school students will develop academic mastery and intellectual maturity using our High School Bundle.


This bundle features a New Testament Bible curriculum, an introduction to
psychology, a full year of math curriculum, resources for world history
and geography, philosophy, home economics, college prep, grammar, a creative
writing collection that even "non-writers" will love, an anatomy science
unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, and more! You
will receive enough materials for a full year of high school!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Bundle Just for Moms!


Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak
to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!).


Whip your home into shape and train your children to do their chores effectively
with a Easy Peasy Chores ($18.99 value!) This bundle brims with useful
tools to help you bring calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Build
Your OWN Bundles


Would you rather hand-pick your selections?
There are two "Build Your Own" Bundle Options!



You can choose any 5 products priced $19.99 and under for just $25 ~ a savings
of 75%!

You can choose any 10 products priced $19.99 and under for just $39 ~ a savings
of 80%!

SO many amazing products to choose from!


BUY MORE & SAVE MORE!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 "build your own" bundles you will get
    the 3rd "build your own" bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the "Build Your Bundle" - Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!
*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or "Build Your Own"
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.



Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

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Planning for Homeschool: {Giveaway!}Plan It! Editable Planner

Are you as excited to get planning for this next school year as I am?  Am I the only one who can't wait to get everything sorted out and ready to go?  I may not always stick to the initial schedule but I love going through new books and planning exciting activities.  And I like it when all of the chaos falls into line and I at least have a general map of where we are going!

Today I want to share a helpful resource for organizing your homeschool day.  It's a 100% editable planner called  Plan It! Weekly Homeschool Planner from Learning to Walk.  It's in an Excel format and you can edit the entire thing to suit your needs!  I like to plan two weeks at a time in case of schedule changes.




What I Loved!
-You can copy and paste repeating information.



-You are able to edit it so that each child gets a certain color.  It's easy to see who's doing what.  There is also the option to list each child and their assignment under each subject.  For us it was easier to split them up by color because they don't do all of the same subjects at this time.



-You can add rows to make room for handwritten notes or additional information.
-It's so neat and tidy!  My written planners are so chaotic.
-There are checkboxes so you can mark off what is done.
-The date is entered at the top and it instantly updates all the days on the planner.

Now you know what I loved. And there isn't actually anything I didn't like.  But I would note that it is helpful if you know a little bit about Excel in order to change some aspects of it.  Although Alecia was really helpful when I had a couple of little questions about getting everything lined out correctly.
Also, I'm stingy with my printer ink so I print it on draft quality to save ink and money!

The Cost
The planner is normally $5 but my readers can get it for $3.50 until July 31 at 11:59pm EST using the Promo Code REVIEW1 

Alecia also graciously offered a free copy of the Plan It! Weekly Homeschool Planner for one of my readers!   
If you want to buy it right away so you can get started on planning but you end up winning the giveaway, the cost of the planner will be refunded to you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Homeschooling In Small Spaces

I know a lot of us are not able to dedicate an entire room to our homeschool.  It can be a little tricky to carve out a space but I thought I would share some of the ideas we have come up with to make homeschooling work in a small space.

1. Moveable storage
We like to use plastic storage drawers on wheels to store each child's supplies.  That way, no matter where we are working we can take everything we need with us.  We keep a drawer of basic supplies like pencils, markers, glue, etc. and another drawer of workbooks and such and a third drawer for misc. items.





2. Folding Tables
We use both card tables and folding trays.  The card tables can be folded up and put away if we need more room and the folding trays make great work surfaces when the children choose to sit in the living room or bedrooms.




3. Bookshelves Back to Back
I put our shelves back to back in order to make a work surface but ended up creating a nifty corner reading nook(we keep a beanbag in the corner for a comfy reading spot) and saving space at the same time.


4. Storage Bins
There will inevitably be items you need to store but what I like to do is put them in clear bins and give the bin a number.  Then I make a list of all of the items in that bin.  That way I can refer to my list and know right where to find the items I need. In a pinch, you can even set a board over two (or four if you stack them) bins and make a play or work table.







5. Label Everything! 
I have found that in a smaller space, things look messy so much faster. We are working hard to make it a habit for all of us to return items that we are done using.  I use blue painter's tape and stick it on my shelves and just write what belongs in that space.  Then the children know where to put items that they have taken out.  

6. Mason Jars as Organizational Containers
My 7 yr old actually came up with this one.  A friend had some little buckets that they organized their supplies into and she wanted to come up with something similar.  Again with the painter's tape and a Sharpie.  I throw a label on and keep them all on a small tray that we can carry from place to place.






Do you school in a small space?  What are some of your tips?


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Build Your Bundle Pre-Sale Giveaway!

I am so excited to share this sale with you all!  I know most of you have seen the bundle sales where you can buy HUNDREDS of e-books, downloads, etc for a great discount because you buy them together.  BUT, then you have hundreds of e-books to sift through!
So I was thrilled to see the idea behind this bundle sale.  You can choose a category like Charlotte Mason and buy the items in the bundle that pertains to that subject.  You still get the awesome discount but have the option to buy the items you actually need!

The first ever "Build Your Bundle"
- Homeschool Edition
sale is almost here!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!


You can enter to win $100 towards your purchase
to use when the sale goes live on 7-21-14! Enter now through 11:59PM EST
on 7-20-14. The winner will be announced the day the sale starts!

Be sure to look for the special coupon code you will get when you pin
the giveaway on Pinterest!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Enter to win $100 towards your purchase!


For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY on Cathy Duffy's Top 100 list!







Not interested in entering the giveaway, but you want to be reminded
when the sale goes live?
They will send you a reminder email! Click
here and enter your email address and click "Remind Me!"

Take a Sneek Peek at Our Bundles:

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Tots & Preschoolers Bundle


This Bundle includes products for little ones:
  • Character Training Resources
  • Handwriting Curriculum
  • Preschool & Toddler Activities
  • Bible Curriculum
  • Full Preschool Curriculum
  • & More!


Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Bundle


The K-3 Bundle includes products in the following subjects:
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Handwriting
  • Character Training
  • Bible Resources
  • Full Kindergarten Curriculum
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!


Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Elementary: 4th-6th Bundle



The 4th-6th Bundle includes products in the following subjects:
  • History
  • Language Arts
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Math
  • Bible
  • Keyboarding
  • Writing Guides
  • Handwriting andCopywork Resources
  • Timeline Cards & Notebooking Pages
  • Customizable Homeschool Planner

Middle School Bundle



This bundle features a full language arts curriculum from Cathy Duffy’s
Top 100 picks
and two science curricula, one of which is also from Cathy
Duffy’s Top 100 picks
, as well as:
  • A Complete Geography and History Curriculum
  • History Timeline/Book of Centuries
  • Renaissance and Reformation Notebooking Pages
  • Classical Music Curriculum
  • Creative Writing Course
  • Math Materials
  • Keyboarding Course
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!


Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Bundle for High Schoolers



This bundle features:
  • New Testament Bible Curriculum
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • A full year of math curriculum
  • Resources for World History and Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Home Economics
  • College Prep Tools
  • Grammar
  • Creative Writing Course
  • Anatomy Science Unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks,
    and more!
You will receive enough materials for a full year of
high school!

Charlotte Mason Bundle



This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason
Methods for:

  • Language Arts
  • Handwriting, and Reading
  • Geography
  • Nature Study
  • Artists Study
  • Poetry
  • And a variety of "extras" just for mom!



    Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90
    value all by itself) of great, classic audio books!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!


Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Bundle Just for Moms!


Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak
to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!). Whip your home into
shape and train your children to do their chores effectively using a popular
book "chores program".

This bundle brims with useful tools to help you bring
calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!

"Build Your Own" Bundles


Our "Build Your Own" bundles offer you the opportunity to select a certain number of products with a retail price of $19.99 or less for up to 80% off! We have MANY items to choose from, including Cathy Duffy Top 100 Picks!

When you purchase a combination of any 2 "Build Your Own" bundles, you will get the 3rd one at 50% off!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

One Person's Chores are Another Person's Reprieve

I haven't really shared what our family has been up to recently, but we sold our house on 3 acres in order to look for land to build a house on.  We needed a little more room for our family and livestock.  We have been living in a condo in town and it's a nice place to live but I think we are all a little restless with town living.  I had to explain to my 5 yr old the other day why we are unable to keep an Alpaca in our condo.  I'm still not sure she's convinced we shouldn't get one... And the kids and I miss being able to putter around our property.
Last week I was asked, or rather, invited to do chores for some friends of ours.  And we would be able to keep the goat's milk and eggs from the days we did chores!  I jumped at the chance!

I prefer this view of town.  See it?  Way over there past the trees...

So we have been having a great time milking goats, feeding hay, checking on the chickens and ducks and all the little things that go with taking care of livestock. 


And the kids have loved just wandering outside, picking alfalfa for the animals and playing to their hearts content.
And I get to have fresh goat's milk in my tea again!  It finally tastes right!
Yum... If you have only tried goat's milk from the grocery store, you are missing out.

Doing the chores, being outside and spending time with all of the animals makes me feel centered again. 


What do you do that calls to your heart?  That makes life seem right?