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!

If you don’t see the Rafflecopter widget, click here!
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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.

All About Reading ~ Giveaway


I was blessed to receive the All About Reading Level 1 Kit to review and have been using it with Krash. We were also sent the Deluxe Reading Interactive Kit and love it all! 

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So far I LOVE what I have seen.  You have seen and will be seeing my ongoing review of All About Reading Level 1 and many details in my regular Kindergarten with Krash posts.

I also just started All About Reading Level Pre-1 with Ladybug last week!  Krash is joining in with us as a solid review of the Big 5 Skills.  You can see regular updates of our experience with All About Reading Level Pre 1 in my Tot School posts.

Wondering if YOUR child is ready to learn to read?   Read this article, “Checklist: Is Your Child Ready to Learn to Read?” for some wonderful information!

See more AND enter to win a Level 1 Kit and Deluxe Reading Interactive Kit {both pictured above}.

Click here to go to the giveaway and enter

{do not leave a comment on this post-it will not count, you must enter using Rafflecopter here!}

Table Talkers & A Year of Sugar Scrubs

You may remember my raving review about the eBook, Table Talkers, written by Erin from In Between Laundry.
We are still loving Table Talkers, and it has become the tool that helps my Krash to focus on eating.  If he isn’t eating-he can’t join in with our fun! We don’t play every night, but it has stayed a regular thing for us.  We even switched up some of the games over the holiday season to do Christmas versions, it was fun coming up with our own games based on the ones in the eBook!
I am excited that Erin is partnered with 1+1+1=1 as a blog sponsor and is offering another chance to win not only her Table Talkers eBook, but also this amazing eBook, A Year of Sugar Scrubs

Montessori at Home and Montessori Print Shop Giveaway

I have an awesome giveaway here for 3 winners…who will both receive the updated eBook Montessori at Home! and a set of printable files from Montessori Print Shop!

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It ends in just a few days, so be sure to jump over and enter to win!

There is also a special link to purchase the Montessori at Home eBook for the discounted price of only $6.95, through 12/17/11.  The link is in the post to get the discount!