Road Trip USA ~ Giveaway


We love USA geography around here! I had the honor of reviewing Erica’s Road Trip USA curriculum and I love it!!! Currently we don’t have time to do it all based on our other curriculum, but there are aspects that we are already doing and some we will be working in for next year! I was blown away when I opened the 363 page file and read through what was included, SO thorough! You can visit her detailed post to read and see all that is included! You can even download a free sample.

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We are going through the states in ABC order as we do on my USA Geography PowerPoint, each boy is coloring a different page to create one joint notebook.IMG_3361_thumb1

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Enter to win this awesome curriculum!

{giveaway closes 7/17/11}

Natural Hard Lotion Giveaway!

Do you suffer from dry skin?

Do you like natural products?

Do you like small family businesses?

Ever use…Lip Balm, Goat’s Milk Soap, Hair Butter, Diaper Rash Cream, Bug Spray?


I am excited to share a unique and wonderful product with you…Hard Lotion!!! I had heard of it, but never tried it. When Renee emailed me I was thrilled to be able to try it out and share with my readers! I do not suffer from dry skin myself so I can’t speak on that, but I was very impressed with this strange little lotion bar! It comes in a cute little tin as shown above and honestly looks like a bar of soap! I have been using it on my heels at night and love it.

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Enter to Win a 3 Pack Dry Skin Care!

Montessori At Home! Giveaway!!

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You must know by now that I love these books, Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain, and the eBook ~ Montessori at Home

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You may be wondering, “why 2 different books…what is the difference?” Honestly, I was too. Mr. Bowman sent me both formats and I have been able to pour over them both. Here’s my thoughts…

If you are on a computer or have an eReader that can read PDF books {like I do with iBooks on my iPad} I personally recommend getting the PDF version, Montessori at Home! It is more extensive and has more meat to it. The paper copy, Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain, was written for those parents who like a traditional book and want something to hold in their hands. It is filled with much of the same info and gives you everything you need, but is a bit more condensed.

What will you find in the books? Tons of scientific stuff, which I love! Tons of early childhood education stuff, which is my background and I love reading it even for the 100th time! Information about Maria Montessori and the background behind her methods. Lists of items to gather, simple ideas to make Montessori work for you at home.

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ENTER TO WIN both the eBook and the paperback book!

{Giveaway ends 7/3/11}

Speekee Giveaway

My kids are digging Speekee.


I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of the goofy looking purple guy {which I think I have learned is actually a gal}, but the kids have taken a liking to this creature Speekee. Especially Ladybug-she begs to watch Speekee!


Head on over to read more and enter to win a free 2 month membership!

Guidecraft Twisters and Curves Review

As a Guidecraft Mom blogger, this product was given to me for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.


Guidecraft has amazing open ended building toys. Recently we were sent a set of Twisters

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and Twister Curves, and all 3 of my kids love them!

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I do believe this might be one of the top 3 Guidecraft toys we own now! I love seeing all 3 of my kiddos play together…


They have played with these almost every day since we opened them, this is just one play time! Krash made a square…which he turned into a picture frame!

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We made tons of circles and made stairs…IMG_3487

We made words…IMG_3489

We even made names, which Ladybug LOVED, she was enthralled with her L…IMG_3494

Her favorite thing is pushing the little pegs into the holes. SUCH great fine motor work!!!IMG_2184

PacMan made a basket…IMG_3506

Krash worked on a tall tower for awhile!!

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PacMan is showing the lizard he made using the guide that is included…IMG_3521

This is one of those toys you open and just stare at and wonder. Then you see your kids dive in and their imaginations run wild and you say to yourself…”I am so glad I got that!!”

Head over to purchase the Twisters and Twister Curves  through Amazon!