Photography Summer Camp for Kids


I was recently introduced to – a fabulous, online learning classroom and shop for digital crafters. They offer tons of classes in everything from photography and photo editing to using the Silhouette!

This summer they have a kids photography summer camp that I am excited to share with you. The three-week long camp is designed for children ages 8 – 13 and will teach basic photography and camera techniques. No special equipment is required – any point and shoot camera; even a cell phone or iPod with a camera will work!

Although I have not personally seen this class in action, I am thrilled to get to peek in on PacMan who is enrolled for the June 11-29 session!  He is so excited to begin, and I will certainly share his thoughts when he completes it!

Basically, this is how it works…

Every day your child will get an email with a printable card that includes a new photography technique and a new assignment.  There are weekly videos, a class forum, and a class gallery where they can ask questions and post their images.  Each Friday they will receive a fun photography scavenger hunt to keep them learning and discovering new things all week long!  The videos are pre recorded and can be viewed at any time, even beyond the session itself!  Once you have access, you can go back to any of the videos, anytime!

The class is taught by Candice Stringham, an editorial photographer turned scrapbooker. Candice Has a BFA in Photography and taught at a collegiate level after she graduated.


Two session of the kids camp will be offered:

First Session: June 11 – 29 – Register for the June Session {Pac is enrolled in this one!}

Second Session: July 9 – 27 – Register for the July Session

The session fee is $36 and we have a discount for families with multiple children who would all like to take the class. Just add ten dollars for each additional sibling instead of the whole $36!

I am so excited to offer one of YOU a spot in the Kids Photography Camp session of your choice. To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form below, if you don’t see the Rafflecopter form be sure you are reading on the actual blog {not in email or RSS}.

Added Bonus – Free Photoshop Class For You!

As an added bonus, is currently offering registration for a FREE online Photoshop Class – The Photoshop Top 5: Five Techniques Everyone Should Know. If you have ever been interested in learning Photoshop, check it out!

This giveaway ends June 8, 2012.

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If you have been around for awhile here on my blog, you may remember me sharing Yancy and her awesome music with you over a year ago.  Yancy continues to be a favorite choice from the iPod, and the kids all share the same favorite song, Shout!

We are so excited about Yancy’s new project, Little Praise Party!


In honor of this new CD/DVD we are taking part in a Yancy Blog Tour and sharing different songs with you!  I got to pick the song for Yancy to sing to US, of course I chose SHOUT!  Yancy recorded this video just for us, isn’t that cool!  I just love the message she shares with us about when she wrote this song.  It makes me a bit emotional when I listen to it now, and imagine the life ahead of my kids and how I pray they always SHOUT their praises to God now matter what they are going through.  Thanks Yancy for this video!


Want to win a “Little Praise Party” for Your Kids?

Yancy is giving away one copy of the CD and of the DVD to one of my readers!!  Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a copy of Little Praise Party CD and DVD!  You can always BUY your copy and if you win you’ll have an awesome gift to give to a friend!!!!

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Little Praise Party can purchased through Yancy’s website or on iTunes {the DVD is only available on her website}. When ordering from her site use the code: YANCYLOVESME to get free shipping.

Be sure to visit these other bloggers who are joining with me to share Yancy’s music!

Monday April 30 Impress Your Kids

Tuesday May 1 Mama Hall

Wednesday May 2 God Centered Mom

Thursday May 3 Homeschool Creations

Friday May 4 ModSquad

Saturday May 5 When You Rise

Sunday May 6 4tunate

Monday May 7 Inspired To Action

Tuesday May 8 Home With the Boys

Wednesday May 9 1+1+1=1

Thursday May 10 Muthering Heights

Friday May 11 MOB Society

Saturday May 12 I Can Teach My Child

Teaching God’s Word

My awesome friend Jolanthe, who writes Homeschool Creations,  is a part of the 10 Days series going on right now, she is sharing 10 Days of Teaching God’s Word.


Today, Jolanthe shared about my Raising Rock Stars Preschool/Kindergarten program!


She is hosting a GIVEAWAY for 3 winners!  Each winner will receive the RRSP Bundle, RRSK Early Access, and access to the Members Only PowerPoint section {which hosts the PP shows for the RRSP program}!


Head on over to Homeschool Creations and enter to win

Hard Lotion? Huh?

Over a year ago I did a review and giveaway for a product I had never heard of, MadeOn Hard Lotion.  I said yes to hosting the review due to my husband’s dry winter skin issues.  Thankfully this was his solution and now we are loyal customers!

Here’s what we use specifically and I have repeat ordered many times already!  Hard Lotion {Bee Silk}, Peppermint Lip Balm, and Goat Milk Soap.image

PacMan and Krash have very dry hands and use the lotion bars to combat this.  I can always tell when they aren’t using it, their poor hands get cracked.  My husband uses the soap and hard lotion to battle his dry winter skin.  I use the soap and the lip balm…I only need the hard lotion on occasion.

Renee, who owns MadeOn, is so helpful and kind.  She is hosting a BIG giveaway with 10 winners, each receiving a combo gift pack {family size hard lotion bar, pocket size lotion bar, coffee soap, and lip balm}.  You can learn more about these awesome products and enter to win here!MadeOnGiveawayFinal

The giveaway ends 4/30/12

Changes in Blog Land

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my little note sharing about a big change going on behind the scenes here on my blog. Thanks to my lovely friend Jolanthe encouraging me along, I have made the leap and my blog is in the process of transferring to WordPress behind the scenes right now, the final migration will be done this weekend!
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I hired Joy from Five J’s Design to make the switch for me and to help me with some design transferring issues. The transfer won’t affect you, it will switch behind the scenes and redirect old links. You may notice the new design, you may not – it’s very similar – just cleaned up a bit! Once we are up and running I will do a post to give you a tour of new features, especially MUCH navigational help I am working to help you find things and not waste your precious time searching around for something!

If you are curious as to why the switch is being made, you can read a great post on Blogging with Amy about switching to WordPress and whether it is right for you.

In preparation for the switch, I wanted to make sure I don’t lose my Google Friend Connect Followers, as this widget won’t transfer. GFC is ultimately disappearing on all blogs soon, but with me making the transfer right now, it is happening soon!

If you follow in Google Friend Connect, please take a moment to choose a new method…

    • Subscribe in an RSS Reader, I personally use Google Reader.
    • Sign up for emails, you will get an email each time I post. Be sure to confirm your email subscription after you sign up, you’ll get a simple email with a confirm link.
    • Like 1+1+1=1 on Facebook, the blog posts transfer over there via Networked Blogs. If you choose this option, I would also choose a method above if you don’t want to miss a post, sometimes Facebook is finicky.

I was actually on the phone with Jolanthe when she put up her Amazon giveaway to say thank you for subscribing, and since we share many of you as readers I thought I would do the same thing! If you don’t subscribe to Homeschool Creations, I recommend it! Jump over and subscribe if you don’t already and then enter to win her giveaway! If you already subscribe, you can enter over there too!

As a thank you to you for subscribing either via RSS or via email, I invite you to enter below to win a $50 Amazon gift card! If you already subscribe, you can enter! If you become a new subscriber today, you can enter! I am grateful for all of you! Just click “I Did It” and then tell in the extra information if you are email or RSS!

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Terms and Conditions…
The give away will be open until midnight EST Monday, March 15th, 2012 at 12:01am. 
Winner will be announced by Monday, March 19th, 2012. 
Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. 
No purchase necessary to win.Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. 
If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion. 
Void where prohibited by law. 
Odds of winning based on number of entries. 
Giveaway is open to US residents only.  Gift Card will be sent via email.