Happy Oily Anniversary To Us!

February is a special month for a few reasons. It was during the month of February in 2013 that I finally jumped off of the fence and into the world of Young Living!  It was my 1+1+1=1 blog that led me to the lovely friendship I now have with Jodi McKenna, who is the friend who led me to Young Living.  Three years ago I was totally skeptical and only ordered my kit because Jodi convinced me it was worth a try, and there was a great deal that month. I am SO glad I did and only wish I would have ordered it sooner!

Young Living Promotion February 2016

 

I don’t normally talk much about oils over here but once a year I like to give an update about where we are at and how they have been working for us. This can be short and to the point – my entire family is on board, including my once very skeptical husband. My kids know which oils to reach for in certain situations and each have their favorites.  I have found support in my overall wellness that I am just thrilled about.  I have replaced many of our household products with safer version that Young Living creates {cleaner, laundry, hand sanitizer, hand soap, veggie wash, etc.}.

I write more about our journey on my Oily Little World blog, here are a few posts I have shared this past year…

Help with Promoting Restful Sleep Oily Gifts -2030 Favorite Essential Oil Diffusers

 

It’s almost as if Young Living decided to celebrate with me because they are having one of the best promotions for new members that I have seen!  During the month of February, YOU can sign up as a new member and get 10% off of a Premium Starter Kit!

February 2016 Young Living Premium Starter Kit Discount

 

Wait – there’s more!

I was planning to celebrate a bit this month anyway and put together an all new welcome package just for February’s new members, in honor of our 3 year anniversary with Young Living! So, not only will you get the 10% off from Young Living, you can also get this special welcome package from me – this month only!

February 2016 Welcome Package

  • Would you like a cool reference guide?  Of course you would!
  • How about a snazzy hand made bag for your new oils?  Yup!
  • How about one of the brand new Vitality Oils – your choice from a bunch I bought just for this!  WooHoo!
  • How about a couple of glass roller bottles so you can make blends right away? Yipee!
  • How about a glass spray bottle so you can make your own spray?
  • And, I know you’d love some labels to get your new oils all pretty and organized!
    Not so sure about this oil thing? I totally understand. I had EVERY question {seriously, ask Jodi how much I bugged her}. Here is my main info page and here are some more FAQ, and please email me [email protected] with any questions you may have.  Common questions are answered – the biggest being…NO you do not have to order monthly to be a member!  I promise Young Living makes it super easy!  You don’t have to sell anything either, you are free to join just for yourself!
    Ready to sign up on our team, just click here <— that link puts you on my team! {double check the enroller/sponsor number to be 1410471 & choose your Premium Starter Kit}! Email me if you have any trouble, or after you sign up so I can let you select your bag fabric and your Vitality oil!


Tot School Gathering Place Week 161

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

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How quickly time is flying by!  We are already into the second month of the year!  I hope that you are enjoying 2016 and making many memories with your Tot!  Don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place so we can all share in your memory making ideas!

Are you looking for a winter theme for your Tot?  Head on over to The Magnolia Barn to see what Mama Tara put together for her Tot Summer.  Summer just LOVED exploring winter!

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Does your Tot enjoy reading and creating?  Take a peek at Living Montessori Now to see what literature activity Grandmama Deb created for her GrandTot Zoey!

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Do you ever wonder what a day of Tot School looks like for an 18 month old?  Check out Jack of All Trades and see what Mama Leslie and Tot Sweet Pea did for a day! 

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Were you featured? Tot School Feature

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


 Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).



Magformers Review

Magformers Review

{disclaimer ~ Educents is a blog sponsor and provided Magformers for review}

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I have seen Magformers all over the internet but we have never owned a set until now.  I figured my kids would love them, but we had tons of open ended building toys and I just could’t get myself to buy another.  So, when Educents asked us to review Magformers I was thrilled!!

If I am being honest, I wasn’t quite sure the 30 piece set would provide enough for my kids to really get into. Boy, was I wrong. They have thouroughly enjoyed this set and have done TONS with it!

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I video taped Ladybug {age 6} as she was first exploring with the set so you could see her authentic reaction and how well she was able to follow the guide.  I was mainly looking for the clarity of instructions, her ability to follow them, and how the actual pieces stayed in place. Take a peek below to see her building two different things, the video is less than 2 minutes, and shows her very enthusiastic reaction to her success!

 

Here is the photo version…

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She began with the simple cube and then added a roof of triangles.

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After experiencing great joy and success, she decided to go for something big! She did this all on her own, in the video I began taping at this point, but she laid this entire thing out by herself, only needing me to help where she miscounted one row.

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She was absolutely thrilled with the result and I couldnt believe how sturdy it was!

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My boys love the Magformers too. We have had random creations almost daily since we got these.  Here is one of my favorites, made by my 13 year old son for my 9 year old.

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Final Thoughts…

I definitely recommend Magformers for a few reasons.  I love how sturdy they are, the creations don’t fall apart!  You can do a lot with a few pieces, we have the smallest set and it has already provided hours of play. I love the colors and the way you can add other sets onto your first set to keep expanding. The appeal to young and older kids is a big plus, it’s a great family toy. So much learning happens through play and this toy is no exception!

Want to Purchase Magformers?

Educents is offering an EXTRA 10% off for Magformers when using code: 1P10



Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through The Bible A- Z Wrap Up

Raising Lil Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z

We made it all the way through Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through the Bible A-Z!  In honor of this I wanted to do a wrap-up post with direct links to all of our posts showing my daughter using this program.  I am also including a special discount code within this post for you to buy the bundle! 

New to RLRS?  See our introduction post here!

Use code: RLRS25 for a 25% discount !

RLRS Home Learn More   RLRS Group Learn More12 Home Use   35 Group Use

 

Only in the Bundle!

What you see below is only in the bundle, so in addition to having the base files all in one place, you also get the printable verse tunes, verse traces, flashcards, cut & glue the verse, and a handy checklist.

Raising Lil Rock Stars Bundle Extras

 

Verse Tune Videos

See alll of the verse tune videos here – Verse Tunes Playlist on YouTube!

Raising Lil Rock Stars Verse Tune Videos

 

RLRS in Action!

See all of our posts by clicking on the letter you want to go to!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter A for Attitude  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter B for Believes  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter C for Created

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter D for Directs Isaiah 48  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter E for Everything Philippians 2  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter F is for Follow Matthew 4

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter G for Go  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter H for Hearts  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter I for Imitate

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter J for Jesus  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter K for Kind  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter L for Light

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter M for Mighty  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter N for Neighbor  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter O for Obey

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter P for Praise  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter Q for Quiet  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter R for Run

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter S for Servant  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter T for Trust  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter U for Up

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter V for Victory  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter W for Wait  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter X is for eXalted

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter Y for Yes  Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter Z for Zeal

Use code: RLRS25 for a 25% discount !

RLRS Home Learn More   RLRS Group Learn More12 Home Use   35 Group Use



Tot School Gathering Place Week 160

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

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Wow! Where did January go?!?! It flew by so quickly! Ready or not, here comes February! So many fun days are in February – Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Leap Day! Do you have any special plans with your Tot for any of these days? Don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place to share your ideas with the rest of us! You may inspire another Mama!

While a majority of the northeast coast is still digging out from the blizzard last weekend and are getting tired of snow, maybe you southern folk or west coasters need a fun winter sensory bin! Take a peak over at Fumbling Through Parenthood (& Homeschooling) to see what Mama Julie put together for her southern boys!

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I love getting a glimpse into your Tot School lives! Head on over to The Keeper of the Memories to see what Tot School is like with Mama Cristi and Tot E!

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Are you looking for a fun and easy activity with a lot of heart? Check out the sweet sensory bin that Mama Swapna put together for her Tot over at The Practical Mom!

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Were you featured? Tot School Feature

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


 Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).