Lilla Rose Giveaway!

For years I have put my hair up with the standard ponytail holder. It ends up with looking kind of childish or just messy. Yes, I often sport a “messy bun” around the house!

Well today, I am pleased to introduce you today to Sue Ellen from Lilla Rose! She has generously sent me a product for review! You can see my LIVE video using it here:

I really love this clip. For someone with medium length hair, it is just perfect. I always want to get my hair out of the way when I’m working outside, homeschooling, cooking, or just working around the house, and this is a fashionable way to do so!

I am also thrilled about this headband. This is something I probably wouldn’t have purchased because I wouldn’t think it would work for me, but I absolutely love it. It’s so pretty and adds a gorgeous touch to an everyday hairstyle. I highly recommend it!

You can enter below to WIN your $20 gift credit to Lilla Rose!

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Yellow House Book Rental- The Answer to Buying Homeschool Curriculum

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Save money on homeschool curriculum.

With the school year winding up for us, I am already searching out curriculum for next year. Now is a great time to prepare and beat the rush of the end of summer. Now is also a great time to check out Yellow House Book Rental!

From the site:

Yellow House Book Rental is primarily a homeschool curriculum, book rental service. Although, we offer a variety of services. You can compare each one, at Yellow House Book Rental, and decide which is best for you. We know that curriculum can be very costly. We would like to help you in your homeschooling journey by providing you with several options that may fit your needs and help reduce the cost of curriculum. Choosing the right curriculum is important. We want to be here to help you with the process. Our mission is to serve the Lord through serving you!

Don’t waste money on curriculum you don’t like.

There are so many options to choose from.

You can buy used books, new books, rent books, or rent books to own. I just love the choices they offer:

1. Rent, use, return
2. Rent-to-Own. If you liked what you rented, let us know
You may choose to purchase the books, minus the rental fee.
3. Purchase your books
4. Buy from our used curriculum market
5. Buy from us and sell it back.

6. Download your curriculum instantly

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Receive 10% credit of your referrals orders
Your order could be FREE!

How many times have you bought a certain curriculum, only to find out half way through the year that it isn’t a good fit?

Yellow House Book Rental makes it possible to avoid the mistake of using curriculum and then not being satisfied. They have the answer for you!  You can rent to buy and then you are not committed to the books if they don’t work out. I think that is such a valuable resource for the homeschooling family!

I have personally bought books from Yellow House Book Rental and had a wonderful experience. They are a family business, and the company is owned by a homeschooling family. Most importantly, they are a Christian company as their mission statement says they look to serve the Lord through serving the homeschooling community. I love that.

I highly recommend giving Yellow House Book Rental a try. It is truly the answer to so many curriculum worries- you don’t have to worry about what to do if the books don’t work for you! I was able to purchase our brand new Exploring Creation with Physics and Chemistry (Apologia) last year, and was satisfied completely with my purchase. I really enjoyed knowing that I could sell it back though if I wasn’t satisfied.

Make wise choices usingYellow House Book Rental! Give it a try today.






Faith That Sticks from Tyndale Publishers

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Faith That Sticks!


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Crafts that are Bible-based always catch my eye. Since we are teaching our children about the Bible daily, I naturally enjoy crafts that enforce lessons we are learning. That is why I am thrilled to introduce to you this fun and adorable product from Tyndale Publishers!

Faith That Sticks– Faith-based stickers for ages 3-8.

Perfect for expressing faith in creative ways! Whether they’re for home, school, church, or the office, these stickers add fun embellishment to letters, cards, scrapbooks, certificates, charts, games, crafts…anything that needs a special touch.

Take a minute to browse over 100 styles, from the Nativity and Christmas to Easter, Scripture, Bible stories, smiley faces, animals, classic symbols of the Christian faith, and more.

There’s sure to be a Faith that Sticks design that’s perfect for your next project! We’ve featured some of our favorite Spring stickers & don’t miss the special offer!

I received a package of an assortment of these beautiful stickers. They are just perfect for keeping younger ones busy during our studies. I have an array of crafts in mind for him to use these for. There are stickers for all occasions and little ones love stickers!





I am especially thinking of summer projects- scrapbooking, card making, journal decorating, and more!

What would you use them for?


Please visit Faith That Sticks on their website or Facebook page for more info!

Now, YOU have a chance to win 10 packs of Faith that Sticks!

Enter below!

· Ten packs of stickers will be given away to one winner!!



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Homeschool Digital Foreign Language Courses

Learning with Online Digital Foreign Language Courses

Online Foreign Language Course

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Middlebury Interactive: Homeschool Digital Foreign Language Courses for K-12.

Last spring as we wrapped up our school year and gazed a little bit into the next year, my daughter mentioned that she would really like to try French. As do many middle school girls her age, she has a fascination with all things Paris, and her room reflects that, with posters, decor, etc. of Eiffel Towers, and all things French.

Just about the time we were looking into French courses, I was given the opportunity to review Middlebury Interactive Foreign Language Courses. Voila! We were so excited! This would be fun and a great educational experience.

A digital foreign language program that is fun and educational at the same time.

“Come talle vou?” I hear coming from my daughter’s room. I peek in and she is fully engaged with the program, speaking the language, and interacting. She isn’t looking a list of French words trying to memorize them, she is immersed in the language. She listens to phrases and has to figure them out, and she is speaking back into the computer. She records herself to compare her pronunciation with the teacher.


I love that Middlebury Interactive is immersion. It is such a natural way to learn a foreign language. We have used other foreign language programs in the past, but this is the first time using something for French. We had always done Spanish, which I already knew somewhat from my high school experience. I did take French way back in middle school, but have no recollection of it, so this program really would need to teach her, since I am not much of a help 😉  I like that Middlebury Interactive allows me, as the parent to be the parent, while the program does the teaching.

This morning however, I noticed my daughter was not as happy with her French lessons as she was when she started. I came down and tried to figure out what the problem was.  She was frustrated with the program and how to use it. After helping her figure out some of the features in Middlebury, her smiles were back. It wasn’t really a problem with the program itself, more of her needing to get used to the way it worked. You see, there are awesome features like a calendar to keep track of her lessons, an easy to use table of contents, and more. She just had a little trouble finding it all. However, later in the day, she came down the stairs excitedly as she blurted out,

“Quoi de neuf!?” (What’s Up?)

Yes, that is the excitement I love to see in learning!

Then…this happened! We were watching I Love Lucy as a family, and it was the episode where they are in Paris. Every time one of the characters would speak French, my daughter would beam with excitement and translate for us! She was so excited to be able to understand! Thanks to Middlebury Interactive for not only teaching my daughter French, but for an enjoyable experience!

You can follow Middlebury Interactive on various social media here:

Middlebury will also be featured in a Twitter party on Oct. 9, 2014. Join them for this fun event!

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Middlebury will also be the featured guest in the weekly iHomeschool Hangout on Oct. 16 when they willl talk about teaching foreign language for homeschool! Visit them on Google +


Enter to WIN from Middlebury Interactive and SAVE 10%

Now YOU can  save 10%! Use the Code HomeSchoolFirst10 on your initial order. 
You can also enter to win a semester course of the language and level you choose!  (This excludes AP courses and is applicable to courses as independent study without the support of a teacher.) The value is $119 per semester.
Please note your email will be given to Middlebury and added to their mailing list.

Back-To-School Homeschool Curriculum GIVEAWAY (worth over $800!)

There is a brand new site that  my friend Marianne Sundlerand (I LOVE their family’s story-her children sailed around the world as teenagers!) which you can read about read here. Many don’t realize that she has overcome teaching her children with dyslexia, and has now started a brand new blog Homeschooling With Dyslexia that is sure to be an immensely valuable resource!

To celebrate, there is a HUGE giveaway going on: Win some awesome homeschool curriculum for back to school! There are over $800 worth of prizes including:

  • All About Reading
  • Dyslexia 101 ebook
  • Essay courses from Essay Rock Star
  • Understanding Dyslexia courses
  • and more!

Visit Homeschooling With Dyslexia by clicking below and enter to win:


FREEBIES for YOU and Win a $50 Gift Certificate from Institute for Excellence in Writing!

I am thrilled to partner up with Institute for Excellence in Writing to offer you FOUR FREEBIES AND also one of my readers will win a $50 Gift Certificate!

I will be using this program starting in the fall and will post a FULL review once we are started, but right now you can enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Institute for Excellence in Writing! What an amazing prize!

IEW also has FOUR freebies for you!

• Reaching the Reluctant Writer
• Nurturing Competent Communicators
• Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing
• IEW Recommended Reading List

Head over now to get your freebies and enter to win!!

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Win a Lilla Rose Hair Clip!

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The summer months are coming and for me that means putting my hair up. I always walk around with a pony tail holder on my wrist…but not anymore!

I love my new Lilla Rose hair clip!


Having long hair means as a busy mom, by the end of the day I am trying to keep it out of my face.

I was recently contacted by Lori Duncan to review her products and I am so thrilled she did! Lori asked me to pick out a Lilla Rose clip that was suitable for my hair using the guide.

The day mine arrived, I will admit, I didn’t look at the video or instructions as recommended (yeah…I am THAT kind of girls…too impatient!) because I was too anxious to try it out. I opened the clip, slipped it in, and to my surprise it was PERFECT. I didn’t have to fuss with it at all. SO EASY.

I love the clip because I have tried to pull the sides back of my hair with those other clips and it always is lopsided on one side. The Lilla Rose clip was prefect. I can’t tell you how much I loved the ease and look of it!

I highly recommend these clips and will definitely be a returning customer!

Lori has  a special offer for NEW, 1st time Lilla Rose customers. If you place an order on her website for 3 items she will send you another item (up to a $16 value) for FREE!


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She is also giving away  a free item of YOUR choice, up to a $16 value. Enter now!

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Notebooking Pages Once a Year BIG SALE! Start for just $9.95

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Don’t miss this Once-A-Year SALE from Notebooking Pages! It has been extended to May 11th!!


April 30th – May 5th May 11 (Early Bird Special)
$50.00/membership !

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Notebooking Pages Lifetime Memberships Giveaway

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Don’t miss this HUGE Giveaway at Notebooking Pages!

Notebooking Pages 8th Birthday Giveaway Event
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / begins @ 11am EST
Winners: 20 Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Memberships (w/LIFETIME access to The Notebooking Publisher™ web-app).

ONE DAY ONLY, Tuesday April 29

Entry opens at 11am EST and closes at 10pm EST.
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