Home Art Studio Giveaway


We have been using Home Art Studio for several months now.  We have both the 3rd grade DVD and the 1st grade DVD.  You can see all of our projects here, as I am blogging through each one! If I had to pick a favorite project, it would definitely be the rose windows, I loved them and so did the kids!

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We will be continuing to use this art program, it is working well for us. I am excited to be able to give one of you a DVD form the grade level of your choice, {keep reading}!

You can see more about the Home Art Studio program in this introduction video below, if the video isn’t displaying you can view it on Vimeo here.

Home Art Studio Introduction Video from Official Home Art Studio on Vimeo.

A few FAQ I have gotten over the past few months…

Would you recommend buying the supplies through Home Art Studio or shopping on your own?  What did you do?

I was given a supply box for review, so I didn’t purchase the supplies myself.  The box was awesome, and had everything we have needed so far.  Only one item wasn’t in there, the colored tissue paper for the rose windows, I had to use my own, but so far that’s been it.  I am not artsy at ALL so shopping for some of the items would have been a tad overwhelming for me.  I imagine if you take the list provided and use some coupons for a craft/art store, you could get your own, but I honestly have no clue what the cost difference would be.

What grade level do you have and how is it working for your kids?

We have used five lessons from grade 3 and one lesson from grade 1.  The grade 1 lessons look awesome, and for the most part even Ladybug can participate in many of them!  Pac {5th grade} loves art so he will too.  For the five 3rd grade lessons we have done, only one has been a tad overwhelming for Krash {1st grade}.  Overall we are VERY pleased with the Home Art Studio program!

Enter below to win a DVD from the grade level of your choice!

Giveaway is open for USA and Canada, and ends on Dec. 11, 2012. Winner will be announced here, on Facebook and via email and has 48 hours to reply!

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Need Discipline?

Years ago I was blessed to meet Crystal, from Money Saving Mom.  I have “known” her for years, long before she knew me, as I used to be an avid bargain shopper and visited her site almost daily!  At Relevant {now Allume, we will meet again this week, I leave tomorrow!} a few years ago we met and really enjoyed getting to know each other.  She is an amazing woman and God has truly done amazing things through her. 

Crystal’s latest project is wonderful, it is an eBook entitled 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.


If you know Crystal, you know she is totally qualified to write a book like this, this chick can get things DONE.  She is inspiring and brings real life, practical tips to you in an easy to read eBook. 

Even better news, this amazing eBook, which I was honored to review, is on major sale for the first 3 days {Oct 23-25} in honor of the launch. 

You can buy it for just 99 cents

Kindle version here!

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life

Yup, you read that right, less than a dollar!  The regular price will be $4.99.

There is also a free calendar download for the first 3 days of the eBook launch! Info about how to get this is on Crystal’s site here!

More awesome news!  5 of you are going to win the eBook!  One simple and quick entry, for a chance to win instead of buy!  This giveaway closes at midnight tonight {EST}, I will email the 5 winners and post their names here on the blog {in the Rafflecopter widget} in case you’d like to take advantage of the .99 deal before it ends and you don’t win!

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You Can Do It To!

You Can Do It Too - 25 Homeschool Families Share Their Stories

I am honored to share this eBook with you, and hope it is a huge encouragement to those of you who sit right where I sat years ago.  I was overwhelmed with the idea of homeschooling, confused, and just wanted to find real people, like me, who were doing it.  I had a couple of in real life friends, and I longed for more, so I turned to the internet.  I wish a book like this would have been available to me back then I would have purchased it in a heartbeat and soaked in every word.

I am honored to be a part of this project and hope my words and the words of 25 other homeschoolers {there is one bonus interview}.  Homeschoolers like Stephanie from Keeper of the Home, Toni from The Happy Housewife, Mandi from Life Your Way, and Tabitha from Meet Penny. The eBook is over 250 pages of encouragement and honesty from real life homeschoolers.

A few of the questions I answered in my section {many others answered these same questions}…

  • How and why did you decide to start home schooling?
  • Have you thought about quitting before?
  • How has the home school schedule affected/benefited your family life?
  • Are you worried about socialization?
  • What are your concerns with home schooling now? Are they different than when you started?

You can purchase your copy in Kindle format here on Amazon, or in PDF format here on the YCDIT website.You Can Do it To Homeschooling eBook

I am giving away 3 copies of You Can Do It To here on my blog!  You can enter using Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway is open to anyone, a code making the eBook checkout free will be emailed to you if you are one of the winners!  Giveaway closes 10/2/12.

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$1,000 Holiday Cash Giveaway #HolidayCash

I am excited to share another HUGE cash giveaway with you!  This time I have partnered with a lovely group of bloggers {see below} to bless 2 winners this time!  The $1000 cash will be divided between two winners, each winner receiving $500.  You can see full details regarding this giveaway within the Rafflecopter form below! 

I invite you to enter to win and maybe you find a few new blogs you like too! 

   The Notebooking Fairy -- printables and how-tos with a pinch of pixie dustSo You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?  Passport Academy The Chatty MommaSprittibee   By Word of Mouth Blogging Daze of Adventure 

the stylish housewife 


Please enter using Rafflecopter below, this form is the SAME on all participating blogs. See details within the form for all rules and info regarding this giveaway.  The giveaway closes on 9/29/12, and is open for US residents only.

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Learning Resources Geometric Shapes


We have a fun giveaway for you today, for Real World Folding Geometric Shapes  from Learning Resources!

Learning Resources Geometric Shapes

There are 8 shapes included ~ cube, cylinder, hexagonal prism, rectangular prism,  triangular prism, square pyramid,  triangular pyramid and cone. Each shapes comes with foldable inserts to represent real world objects.  There are a total of 24 inserts, some shapes have more options than others.

Learning Resources Geometric Shapes

Ladybug’s thoughts… she really enjoyed these even though they weren’t really meant for her!  She thought they were really neat and has played with them a lot!Learning Resources Geometric Shapes

As for the boys, honestly, they weren’t too impressed since they weren’t as good for building, and more for learning.  They thought they were neat, but haven’t explored them much.

My thoughts…the teacher in me really likes these. Having a hands on version of geometric shapes that represent real world objects makes for fun math learning! The plastic part used to close the shape and keep the insert inside isn’t as sturdy as I would like, I had to add a little bit of clear tape to a few of them to keep them from falling apart as we explored them, but it’s not a really big deal.  I know I will love having these when we get to geometric shape lessons in math!

You can purchase these on Amazon here, and also directly on the Learning Resources website.prod4356_2_lg

Wanna win a set of your own?

Enter using Rafflecopter below, if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the actual blog and not in RSS or email.

Giveaway is open for US only and ends 9/24/12.

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