Saturday, November 7, 2015

Usborne Books & More - November Specials

Hi Everyone!

I recently became an Usborne Books & More consultant, which is a perfect fit for me because, as you all know by now,  i LOVE books!

Usborne has amazing children's books you wont find anywhere else. Check out some of their holiday books below.

Are you a homeschooler, just like me? Usborne Books and More has a great selection of books for us homeschoolers, here is an example of some of their history books that would be great to use in your homeschool!

And if you book a Facebook party (contact me here to set this up) with me in November you will get double the amount of free books, info below...

Want to join me as a consultant for Usborne Books and More? This is what you will receive, if you join me this month!

But that's not all, to make this deal even sweeter, once you join my team i will personally send you one free book, worth up to $20 (you get to pick the book!). There are hundreds of options to choose from, here are just a few...

Be sure to contact me for more details! :)
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015

*This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and purchase the product i am paid a small commission fee. This fee goes to help support my family and this blog. Thank you for your support!*

Dear Homemaker,

Are the inmates running the asylum?

I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand.
When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home.

I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage.
I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of:

  • a school,

  • a playground,

  • a refuge,

  • a boo-boo “fix it” station,

  • a “you can do it” pep rally, and

  • a safe place for personal expression, sharing and growth.

  • And then real life happened…
    …laundry, diapers, stretch marks, and never-ending meal prep… money worries, gritty floors, soap scum, and the stain that won’t come out of my son’s favorite shirt… holiday stress, and teaching my daughter to read (and master long division)… a husband who works long hours, a kid with the sniffles, stomach aches and a fever… and a secret dream to run my own little business from home.
    And that’s why Erin and Stephanie created the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… because as rewarding as it is, homemaking is hard work and it doesn’t always come easily.

    I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

    To help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker – help, inspiration, tips, encouragement, resources at your fingertips…

    … the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is just for you.
    It is a complete library of carefully selected eBooks, eCourses, audios, online conferences, and printable packs designed to help you turn your house into a home… without all the overwhelm.

    What’s in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

    The first step in putting together this collection was to find the critical homemaking skills that you need to transform your house into a home.
    Here they are:

    • Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home

    • DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style

    • Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself

    • Finances… build a budget that works

    • Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time

    • Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new

    • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease

    • Marriage… heat up your marriage

    • Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering

    • Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life

    • Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby

    • Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies

    • Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

    • … a complete library of 86 eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.

      Are there too many books in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

      Let me ask you a question.
      Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner… and then been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display?
      Of course not!
      Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you… and you think, “Where will I even start?”
      But that’s the thing… because you do start… with something.
      Maybe it’s a tender flaky biscuit, or a piece of delicious roast beef, or maybe you’re like me and start with a piece of pie (mmm, blueberry or apple with whipped cream)?
      So relax, enjoy, and start anywhere you like. Come back to the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle “buffet” as many times as you like. It’s all here for you.

      Is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle worth it?

      In a word… yes!
      To be absolutely certain, Erin and Stephanie asked questions, tried techniques and just about drove themselves crazy making sure that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was the very best homemaking resource anywhere.
      They dug through hundreds of websites and connected with dozens of authors and teachers.
      And then we all worked together to make these resources the most affordable possible.

      And They Were Delighted to Help…

      The result? This collection is a fraction of the price of what someone would pay for each resource individually!

      For a short time, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… a complete library of:

      • 63 eBooks

      • 6 eCourses

      • 1 audio download

      • 2 online conferences, and

      • 14 printable packs

      • …86 carefully selected resources designed to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships… is only $29.97. (A total value of $913.88.)
        That breaks down to 30 cents per book.

        Your 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

        If for any reason, you decide that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is not for you, then please send an email to and we will refund 100% of your investment. No questions asked.

        Don’t Forget the Bonuses…

        Of course, no Ultimate Homemaking Bundle would be complete without the generous, inspiring gifts donated by companies that understand homemakers like you. Every gift is yours to keep and enjoy.

        • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value)

        • 1 FREE Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts ($19.95 Value)

        • FREE $15 Credit to Hope Ink PLUS 2 FREE 8×10 Art Prints ($71 Value)

        • FREE $80 Healthy Moving Class Credit ($80 Value)

        • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value)

        • FREE 65 Tyndale Rewards Points to Be Used for a FREE Book or Towards Any Book of Your Choice ($15 Value)

        • Now It’s Your Turn

          I think Laura Ingalls Wilder said it best…
          “Just as a little thread of gold, running through a fabric, brightens the whole garment, so women’s work at home, while only the doing of little things, is just like the golden gleam of sunlight that runs through and brightens the whole fabric of civilization.”
          The proven, simple, and effective skills you need to transform your house into a home are all waiting for you in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.
          This is your chance to get all the love, support, guidance and inspiration you need to nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker.
          But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is back for just 48 hours, until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 3rd.

          Once the flash sale ends, this offer is gone for good!
          Act now!

          Click here for more info or to buy now.

          Best wishes and happy homemaking!

          Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

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          Halloween 2015

          We had a great Halloween, and we hope you did too!

          Here are the kiddos all dressed up

          (From left to right: Evil Ninja, Red Ninja, Rapunzel, and a Dragon)

          Recently i've seen that you could take candy corn and make it into corn on the cob, so we decided to take a stab at it.

          Not as impressive as others out there, but the kids still had fun! :)

          How was your Halloween? What did your kid(s) dress up as?

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          Thursday, October 29, 2015

          Fall 2015

          Hi Everyone!

          As promised, in yesterday's post, i'm back again today to share with you some new pictures of the kiddos.

          Jelly Bean "helping" her brothers rake up leaves.


          Super Guy raking up leaves.


          All 3 of them playing in the leaves they had just raked.


          Corn maze!


          Pumpkin Carving Time!


          Super Guy with his pumpkin.


          Boogie Man with his pumpkin.


          Baby Boy with his pumpkin.


          Jelly Bean with her pumpkin.


          Another one of Baby Boy with his pumpkin :)


          Jelly Bean made this paper chain!


          Our pumpkins all carved! :)


          Hope you enjoyed these pictures of Our Family! Coming up next will be pictures of their costumes on Halloween.
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          Wednesday, October 28, 2015

          We've moved!... Again.

          Hello there!! I know i keep popping back up randomly and saying i'm going to get better at blogging more regularly, but then guess what, life happens.

          The kids and I spent almost a whole month is Las Vegas! We had a lot of fun visiting museums and parks. Once we got back home to Montana we were in full swing looking for a house in Idaho. After being back home for like only a week we found a place, packed up, and moved back to Idaho (our home state).

          Moving sucks. Moving with children sucks even more. Moving with children that you homeschool sucks the most. I'll tell you why. There is so much stuff!! Books after books, school supplies after school supplies. It is never ending.

          We've been in our new house for over 2 weeks now and i'm still unpacking stuff.

          During all this life still has to go on, so that means i'm still spending my days; teaching the kids, cleaning the house, cooking the meals, washing the clothes, and running the errands. No wonder it feels like to me i'll never be settled. Who has time to unpack boxes? Or organize the cupboards?

          I could go on and on about all the boring details of yard work and banking we've been dealing with lately, but i like you too much to put you through that. :)  So i'll just end this post right here and tell you to come back again tomorrow for some new pictures (finally!) of my adorable children (well i think they are, when they are not driving me completely insane) doing some fall/Halloween activities (Yay for Fall!).

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          Monday, September 14, 2015

          Our Travels

          Hi Everyone!

          Life has been so crazy busy lately, right now i'm in Las Vegas spending some time with family.


          Love those palm trees! :)

          While we've been here, we have visited the Hoover Dam



          and we went to Springs Preserve (which is totally awesome, if you are ever in Vegas you MUST check it out!)





          and we also went to Bonnie Springs Ranch and Spring Mountain Ranch



          We have so much more planned, as Vegas has a lot of offer, so make sure you check back to see all that Our Family has been up to!

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          Wednesday, August 19, 2015

          Colorful Workbox Tags {Freebie}

          Hey Everyone!!

          This year i'm really trying hard to stay organized in our homeschool. Our first year of homeschooling i used the workbox system, that was created by Sue Patrick and is well known throughout the homeschooling community. It really does works great!! Then last year, we moved around from place to place so much i didn't have much space for our homeschool stuff, it was pretty much a nightmare. I'm excited for this school year because i now have an awesome school room and i'm able to use the workbox system again. Yay! :)

          Anyways, i decided to make some tags for our workboxes, here is what they look like.

          workbox pic

          And here is how i'm using them in our homeschool...



          I've made it into an easy to download PDF file, it's over 20 pages and come in all different colors. There are also some blank ones for you to write in your own subjects! You can download them for your own personal use, HERE, or in my TpT Store.

          Enjoy!! :)

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          Tuesday, August 18, 2015

          Homeschooling In {Montana}

          Hi Everyone!

          Today i'm continuing with my "Homeschooling In..." Series. I've already talked about IdahoAlaskaOregon, and Washington; so today i'm going to talk about my current state of Montana.

          Homeschool Montana

          Here are some things you should know about homeschooling in Montana.

          1. All children are required to be educated once they are 7 years old and up until the age of 16. Anything before 7 years old or after 16 years old is not required.

          2. Grades 1-3 are required to do 720 hours per year, and grades 4-12 are required to do 1,080 hours per year.

          3. You are not required to test them.

          4. You have to send in a yearly intent to homeschool letter to your county superintendent.

          5. Must keep attendance records and immunization records, which have to be available for inspection from the county superintendent upon request.

          6. You can use any curriculum you like.

          Here are some great resources for homeschooling in Montana:

          1.  – Montana Coalition of Home Educators

          3.  – Montana Homeschool Groups

          Once you have decided to homeschool your child and you have looked into all the laws/rules, what comes next is picking out what curriculum you are going to use.

          Best place to start with that is by checking out what curriculum other homeschoolers are using (and loving). In other words Google search “homeschooling blogs” and start reading what all the other homeschooling families out there use. You can also check out my homeschool curriculum picks.

          Another place you could go is HomeSchoolReviews, they offer reviews on all the curriculum out there and those reviews are written by other homeschoolers.

          Keep in mind, when picking out curriculum, your child’s learning style!

          After you have the curriculum all picked out, all that’s left to do is start planning your school year.
          A lot of homeschoolers like to keep with the same school year outline as our public schools, (start at the end of August and go until the end of May), but you can do whatever you would like. We just recently decided to school year round and take more breaks throughout the year. It’s really up to you to decide what will work best for your family.

          Now all that’s left to do is dive right on into it. The first year is going to be full of bumps. You’ll make some mistakes, you’ll have some rough days/weeks, but *hopefully* you will learn from your mistakes and in the end it will all be worth it.

          Good luck with the journey ahead of you!!

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          Sunday, August 16, 2015

          2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum Picks & Interviews

          Hi Everyone!!

          It's been nice taking a break from blogging for awhile, i was really starting to feel overwhelmed by keeping up with everything. Now i'm ready to get back at it, and seeing since we started back up with schooling 2 weeks ago, what better what to start back up then with sharing that with you all, as i do every year.

          Here are our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum Picks:


          Jelly Bean (Pre-K):

          Letter of the week from Confessions of a Homeschooler AND God's Little Explorers from Motherhood on a dime, she will also get involved with any of our other activities we have going on.

          Boogie Man (2nd Grade):

          Math- Math-U-See ,Beta level
          English - BJU, English 2
          Spelling - Spelling You See, Jack and Jill level
          Handwriting - Handwriting Without Tears, grade 2
          Vocab - Wordly Wise 3000, book 2
          Art - Draw Write Now, book 1 and Home Art Studio DVD, grade 1 and 2
          Spanish - Rosetta StoneWhistlefritz DVDs, and other.

          Super Guy (5th Grade):

          Math- Math-U-See, Epsilon level
          English - BJU, English 5
          Spelling- Spelling You See, Americana level
          Handwriting- Handwriting Without Tears, grade 5 both Print and Cursive
          Vocab- Wordly Wise 3000, book 5
          History - Abeka Book grade 5 and The Story of the World vol. 1
          Art- Draw Write Now, book 1 and Home Art Studio DVD, grade 4 and 5
          Spanish - Rosetta StoneWhistlefritz DVDs, and other.

          And here are our beginning of the school year interviews:

          Super Guy


          My name is Super Guy
          I am 10 years old.
          The yummiest food to eat is Mommy's Homemade Mac-n-cheese
          My favorite show to watch is Science Shows
          The best thing about school is learning lots
          The worst thing about school is Chapter Checkups
          The coolest person on Earth is Mommy
          I am really super good at Reading
          My favorite color is Lavender 
          The best place in the world to be is in our homeschool room
          When I grow up I want to go to the Moon
          I really really do not like to eat tomatoes
          My best friend is Boogie Man and Jelly Bean
          When I was little I used to sleep in daddy's arms on the couch
          3 words that tell about me funny, smart, cool
          This year I hope to learn hieroglyphics

          Boogie Man


          My name is Boogie Man
          I am 7 years old.
          The yummiest food to eat is Rice
          My favorite show to watch is kid shows
          The best thing about school is Everything
          The worst thing about school is Nothing
          The coolest person on Earth is Mommy
          I am really super good at drawing and building
          My favorite color is Red
          The best place in the world to be is with Mommy
          When I grow up I want to build houses
          I really really do not like to eat raisins
          My best friend is Jelly Bean
          When I was little I used to cry a lot
          3 words that tell about me handsome, smart, funny
          This year I hope to learn Spanish

          Jelly Bean


          My name is Jelly Bean
          I am 4 years old.
          The yummiest food to eat is Rice
          My favorite show to watch is Sheriff Callie's Wild West
          The best thing about school is finishing
          The worst thing about school is getting a time out
          The coolest person on Earth is Mommy
          I am really super good at building
          My favorite color is Pink
          The best place in the world to be is Mars
          When I grow up I want to paint
          I really really do not like to eat vegetables
          My best friend is Samantha
          When I was little I used to crawl
          3 words that tell about me silly, happy, cute
          This year I hope to learn Spanish

          Our first 2 weeks have gotten off to a great start, hopefully this is a sign that this year is going to be awesome! :)
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