Kindle Fire HD7 Giveaway

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You probably saw my post yesterday, but if not, here’s the BIG post all about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.  You may also be interested in reading my little behind-the-scenes page about how this bundle works for everyone involved. 

Remember – my Animal ABCs is included in the UHB, and if you buy through my link you get a copy of our brand new {not even for sale yet} Word Family Bundle!

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As a special added bonus to my readers who purchase  the UHB through my link, you will get a free copy of our brand new You Can Read Word Families Bundle!

This bundle is NOT for sale anywhere on my site yet, but will be listed for $12.00 when it is ready.  You can get this bundle of all 15 word family sets NOW when you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle using my affiliate link. WHY?  Because I am blessed with an affiliate earning from your click, and I want to give you something to say thanks for buying through me {and in turn blessing us with the affiliate earnings from your purchase}.

The Giveaway!

Today we have a BIG giveaway for you, a brand new Kindle Fire HD7 {8G, white}, bought especially for one of YOU by me!  There are a few ways to enter to win, but some have a higher entry count! 

Get 5 entries if you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through my affiliate link…if you already bought the UHB through my link, that counts, ENTER!

There are other entries that do NOT require a purchase at all, go look and ENTER!

This giveaway is only open to continental US addresses only and ends 4/28/15 – after the bundle sale is over.  I will announce the winner of the Kindle Fire here within the Rafflecopter widget below and the winner will be emailed so be sure to use the email you actually check to enter – so you will know if you won!



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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015 is no longer available.

The sale is over.


Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015 ENDS April

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I am so excited to share the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with with you and pray that this deal blesses MANY of you! I was asked to include my Animal ABCs in this all new Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! The ENTIRE bundle of over 65 eBooks + eCourses, and Bonuses is only $29.97!

I want to highlight a few that I think would be most beneficial to YOU, my readers, so you can pray about whether this deal is the right fit for you. These are the ones that stood out to me and I think many of you would love.  This is JUST a small sampling, there are MANY more resources!

Homemaking Bundle Favorites 2015

As you can see, just those resources ALONE are worth over $80.00!

Wait, There’s MORE!

As a special added bonus to my readers who purchase  the UHB through my link, you will get a free copy of our brand new You Can Read Word Families Bundle!

This bundle is NOT for sale anywhere on my site yet, but will be listed for $12.00 when it is ready.  You can get this bundle of all 15 word family sets NOW when you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle using my affiliate link. WHY?  Because I am blessed with an affiliate earning from your click, and I want to give you something to say thanks for buying through me {and in turn blessing us with the affiliate earnings from your purchase}.

See the intro to our You Can Read Word Families here!

You Can Read Word Families Bundle

Just email me your bundle purchase receipt and say {or copy/paste} something like this…

“I bought the homemaking bundle through your link, here is my receipt.  Can you please send me the You Can Read Word Families Bundle?”

I will send you access to the Word Family Bundle ASAP!



What Else is 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. See ALL of the eBooks included here!

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 99 eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.

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Wait, how many items are included?

  • 76 eBooks
  • 6 eCourses
  • 1 audio download
  • 2 online conferences, and
  • 14 printable packs

…99 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 $984.74.)

That breaks down to 30 cents per book.

Confused about how this whole idea works?  Here’s a page I created to share some behind the scenes information!

How the UHB Works


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 [email protected] and they 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.

UHB 2015 Bonus Offers

  • 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 90-Day “Good Deal” Subscription to She Plans Dinner ($15 Value)
  • Choose 1 FREE Stylish Spring Scarf from Deborah & Co. ($20 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)

Best wishes and happy homemaking!

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


The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015 is no longer available.

The sale is over.

Tot School Gathering Place Week 119

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!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 119

The rain keeps coming but so do the creative ideas that you all are sharing here at the Gathering Place! You Mama’s are pretty busy sharing, creating, and learning with your Tots! Keep up the amazing job! And don’t forget to link up those wonderful ideas to Tot School to share with the rest of us!

Does your child enjoy pretend play? Take a peek at the creative idea that Mama Ann from Little Worlds put together for her sweet girl Noa! It just might inspire you to do something similar.

Little Worlds

Do you need some ideas to keep your Tot busy during these rainy days? Head on over to The Canadian Domestic Wannabee and check out the boredom buster ideas that Mama Natasha came up with for Tot Salean.

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Does your child enjoy theme learning? Check out the theme that Mama Kimberly from Natural Beach Living put together for her Tot Bells and see if it may appeal to your Tot!Natural Beach Living

Were you featured? You are welcome to a button but you certainly don’t have to use it! Totally optional! Tot School Feature

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


See the Tot School webpage here!

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

Our Animal ABCs Bundle is in the all new Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!   There’s also a FREE gift from me if you purchase through my link!

Animal ABC in Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015


And be sure to grab the FREE eCourse now!

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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).

We would LOVE to feature you, but only feature those posts with a link back to us within the post they link up! Read all of the details about our linky here!

Lately in Our Life ~ Easter, Florida, and a 6 Year Old!

It’s been a fun few weeks for our family! I am just so thankful for so many things as I reflect on this recent time in our life!

Lately in our Life April 2015


Easter with Family

Celebrating Easter here at our new home was awesome.  We got to worship with our new church family and then spend the day with our parents – both sets! Such a blessing to live near them again! 

Extra bonus to my Easter Sunday – this picture!  They actually all smiled and snuggled together for me!

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Regionals in Florida!

What an amazing gymnastics season we have had with our son!  We closed the season out in Florida at his regional championship meet. He rocked it and we are so proud!  It was just so much fun and we are excited for next season already!

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We extended our trip to his meet to enjoy some family camping time!  It was our first time taking our camper to a “beachy” location and we loved it! We all thanked Krash for having a meet in such a beautiful location!

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Our Baby is 6!

CanNOT believe I no longer have a 5 year old baby girl.  Something about 6 just seems so old.  For those wondering – no we are not planning to have any more children so this is our baby. She enjoyed being with her family on her birthday and we even flew her best friend from Philly down here to surprise her!

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She LOVES birds right now and asked my mom, “Nanee,” to make her a bird cake and she totally delivered!  Isn’t her bird nest cake so cute!!

Bird Nest Cake


She asked for a pet bird for her birthday but that was a NO way for mom and dad, so we compromised and surprised her with one of her other pet-wishes…a fish!  Thankfully she was thrilled!  Swimmer is now happily living in her room.

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See more of what’s been going on lately in our life here on Instagram!

See our other Lately in Our Life posts here!

15 Unique Books for Fine Motor Skills

15 Unique Books for Fine Motor Skills

I am honored to have Janine LaTulippe with us today sharing a guest post and giveaway!  I just love Usborne {I am not personally a consultant but use and love the books} and am excited to share with my readers!

Developing a strong grip and hand-eye coordination is so important for a young child. The easier it is for children to control their hands and fingers, the more they can express themselves and learn through art, writing, and play! Here are 15 books to help children gain fine motor skills from a very early age.

This post contains and Awesome Giveaway at the bottom. Don’t miss it!


Books for Fine Motor Skills

Practicing pencil grip and writing is one thing, but many of these books offer so much more! Critical thinking, creativity, and many more skills are hidden in the fun activities these books bring to your home.

1. Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Fingertrails PlayBook Your baby will fall in love with this sensory playbook! There are textures and lift-the-flaps, plus bumpy finger-trails and dots that motivate baby to follow the path and develop those fine motor skills even at a very young age (ages 0-2).

Fingertrails Fine Motor Book


2. My Farm Animal World This is actually a little box with 9 mini books inside. The box is lined and each book fits in a certain spot and becomes a little puzzle when putting the books away. The little pages make perfect fine motor practice for young children (ages 2-4). My Farm Animal World

3. I Can Draw Animals Even the youngest children can draw with this easy to follow step-by-step drawing book. The results children get from using this book is why it is award-winning and perfect to inspire self directed fine-motor practice.

I can Draw animals


4. Lift Out Colors Jigsaw Book This book does 3 things; teaches colors, matching, and fine-motor skills! Each page features jigsaw pieces embedded in the book that reveal surprises underneath (ages 3+)

Lift Out Colors fine motor book


 5. Busy Bug Book If you have a reader that doesn’t like to sit still for very long, this is the perfect book for them! It features a pull-back toy that rides along the pages through the story (ages 3+)


6. My First Keyboard Book The perfect first introduction to the piano, this book features simple tunes children can play right away without any knowledge of how to play. The tunes are actual recordings of musical pitches and NOT electronic sounds and both the black and white keys work. This book will definitely get those fingers working! (ages 3+)

Keyboard book


7. Look Inside a Castle Use those fingers to lift and look under 60 flaps and learn all about castle life. Because of the detailed illustrations, castle lovers will be motivated to look under every one and practice their pincer grip.

look inside castle


8. Wipe-Clean Alphabet Children love wiping these activity books clean after practicing their handwriting skills. This alphabet book is unique because the letters are hidden in the playful pictures that begin with that page’s letter so it keeps children’s attention longer than most letter practice pages. (ages 4+)



9. 1001 Things to Spot on the Farm Sticker Book Sticker books promote creative thinking, reasoning, matching and association. Plus, they are great for fine motor skills! This Farm book is also a seek and find, so it’s fun to read even after the stickers are gone. (ages 4+)

Things to Spot on the Farm Sticker Book


10. Castles, Build a Picture Sticker Book Let their imagination run wild and feel good about all the fine motor practice they are getting with this Build a Picture Sticker Book all about Castles! (ages 4+) Castles Sticker Book


11. First Coloring Book Zoo This coloring book features full color backgrounds so it is easy for young children to complete the picture. It also has stickers for finishing touches. With familiar animals from around the world, this coloring book is a great learning activity. (ages 4+) first coloring book zoo


12. My First Color By Numbers This beginners coloring book is perfect for children learning their numbers. It has lots of finish the scene and patterns to reveal using the simple color key. (ages 4+)

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13. My First Big Book of Dot-to-Dots A fun way for kids to practice pencil control, this book is really fun! Complete the scene by connecting 1-10 and drawing the missing picture. Add finishing touches by coloring and placing stickers too! (ages 4+)

first dot-to-dot


14. Under the Sea Jigsaw Book This sparkly puzzle books has six 15 piece puzzles embedded into the pages. Each puzzle comes with a special hidden shape within the puzzle and features fun facts about the beautiful sea life. (ages 5+)

under the sea jigsaw


15. Fingerprint Activities Everyone loves fingerprint art! This book makes it easy for kids of all ages to make prints and pictures with their fingers.

finger print activities

Usborne Book Giveaway and Facebook Party!

Enter to win $25 worth of Usborne books in the Rafflecopter below and then join us for a Facebook party on April 23th at 8:30pm CST {9:30 EST} for even more chances to win another $25 in Usborne books!

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