Our Favorite Popcorn by G.H. Cretors

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We received free product to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are our own. Our family loves popcorn! There's really nothing like sitting in front of the fireplace all cuddled up together on a cold winter night watching movies and enjoying each others' company while snacking on some delicious popcorn! Now, with 7 of us in the house, you can imagine that we might have a nice variety of favorites, and we do, however EVERYONE in the family LOVES G.H. Cretors famous Chicago Mix! It's seriously addicting! Who can blame us for being so addicted though? They have taken two favorites and put them together for an oh-so-yummy treat! So, if you love Caramel Corn and you love Cheese Corn, you have got to try the Chicago Mix by G.H. Cretors. If you are like me you are probably thinking that you love the 2 flavors, but there is no way you would like them mixed together, right? Well, let me tell you, I thought this very same thing, but I'm one to try something at least once, and I sure … [Read more...]

Beauty and the Beet DVD

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This post is sponsored by Family Christian, however all opinions expressed are our own. We love the classic story tales, but putting a fun twist on them, especially when it includes a great christian message is always favorable in my eyes! In Beauty and the Beet Mirabelle and her band, the Veggie Tones, want badly to have their next gig at Vegetable Square Garden. As they are trying to make their way a huge storm hits and they become stranded in a run-down area. The manager is very grumpy and he even makes them sing, work and clean for their supper. Mr. Beet, the manager, is like the Beast in the original "Beauty and the Beast". I don't want to spoil anything, so I'm going to let you watch the movie to find out more! I do want to mention that when we first got the movie, because of the title, my boys thought it was going to be girly. It was cute to sit and watch their little faces throughout the movie. They clearly enjoyed it! We have some really awesome news for you! Family … [Read more...]

12 Days of Homeschool Giveaways (Day 12): HomeSchool Adventure

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We have had so much fun sharing these great homeschool giveaways with you for the last 12 days! Today is day 12, so we are wrapping up the 12 Days of Homeschool Giveaways with a bang! We hope you've enjoyed each and every day! Scroll down for the chance to WIN! Our sponsor today, Homeschool Adventure - Engaging Resources to help your family cultivate and defend a biblical worldview, is giving away a HUGE prize pack containing one of each of the following resources. DO YOU NEED to teach advanced writing and speaking skills? DO YOU WANT your students equipped to discern truth as ungodly messages bombard them? DO YOU WONDER how to cover all they need academically as well as practically? Philosophy Adventure™ may be your solution! Philosophy Adventure™—Pre-Socratics helps students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately. It can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or with … [Read more...]

12 Days of Homeschool Givaways (Day 11): Pearson Homeschool


Wow, it's day 11 already of our 12 days of Homeschool Giveaways! We are excited to announce that today's giveaway is brought to you by Pearson Homeschool!  We may be winding down, but we still have a few awesome giveaways left, including this one from Pearson Homeschool! Phonics Homeschoolers Trust MCP Phonics Choose the phonics program homeschoolers have trusted for over 50 years. MCP Phonics develops alphabetic and phonemic awareness, the language skills young learners need to become fluent readers. ✔ Trusted by homeschoolers ✔ An abundance of practice ✔ Flexible lessons at your own schedule The MCP Phonics homeschool bundles include the following components: ✔ Student Edition ✔ Teacher Resource Guide ✔ Parent Guide Winner can select TWO grade level Plaid Phonics bundles for a total retail value of $134.44. Grades K-6 are available. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents only. All entries will be verified. … [Read more...]

Awesome Deals You Can’t Pass Up- Just in Time For Christmas!

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Have you seen the awesome deals at Amazon? (*This post may contain affiliate links) I've been wanting to get a Kindle Fire for quite some time. I was pretty excited when they ran the sale on the 6", but then today I noticed that the Kindle Fire HD7 was on sale for $114! If that doesn't excite you, or maybe you aren't a techy person, check out some of these other great deals... The Fisher Price Power Wheels Dune Racer is at the top of many little children's Christmas lists this year! Our boys have one and they LOVE it! The weight limit is much higher than many ride-on toys making it fun for 2 children to safely ride together. On SALE at Amazon today for less than $200! You definitely can't beat the $12 price tag on the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy! My boys love playing Trouble and I hear the Frozen Olaf's in Trouble Game is a big hit this year! Get yours on sale at Amazon for just $11.99 (and FREE Shipping!) Be sure to check out all of the other great … [Read more...]

Strider Balance Bikes Make Great Gifts! #LearntoRideaBike

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Our boys have been using Balance bikes since they were 18 months old. We had never heard of a balance bike with our oldest, but when we did hear about them, all of our other boys had to have them! I'm beginning to wonder why anyone would want to wait until their children are 5+ before they start training them to ride a bike when it can be as simple as this... The Strider 12 Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike is perfect for teaching kids ages 18 months- 5 years of age how to ride a bike without training wheels. You might just be able to skip the training wheels all together! Most young children have a bike on their Christmas lists. Why not get them a bike that is going to teach them to balance and give them confidence. There are no-pedals, which helps to eliminate the fear by allowing children to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace...one stride at a time. Skip the tricycles and training wheels and go straight to a Strider Balance Bike! I promise...you won't … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Desserts (Day 12): Semi-Homemade Sugar Cookies with Frosting

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Cookies, cookies, cookies! We all love cookies! My family spends a lot of time in the kitchen during the holidays and cookies are always at the top of our baking list! I tend to feel rushed and over-scheduled during the holidays, so I was pretty happy to see a recipe that was going to save me time, yet still allow me to use some of my talents in the kitchen. Our friend from, The Kids Did It, has come up with this simple Semi-Homemade Sugar Cookies with Frosting.   For the full Simple Sugar Cookie and Killer Frosting recipe head over to The Kids Did It to get this Christmas recipe to share with your friends and family! Check out the linky for Yum-O desserts for the next 12 days! … [Read more...]

12 Days of Homeschool Giveaways (Day 10): I See Me


We are excited to announce day 10 of our 12 Days of Homeschool Giveaways! On the 10th day of Christmas, the Homeschool Bloggers Network partnered with I See Me! to bring a fun giveaway for your children! My boys love when they receive unique gifts. I See Me is definitely along the line of unique and a gift any young child would love, and now we are giving you the chance to WIN your very own! What a great gift! Win "My Night Before Christmas" from ISeeMe! Create a unique holiday gift for the special child in your life with this personalized Christmas book! Customize this classic Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore with your child’s name, town, favorite pet and more. Pick a special dedication message, upload your holiday photo, and even include your child on Santa’s “Nice” list. Children will delight to see themselves in this favorite holiday storybook and hear their names as you read it to them year after year. Holidays are about traditions and families coming together to … [Read more...]