iPad Mini and Prek & Kindergarten eBooks Giveaway

The best time to start teaching your young children is right now! I’ve partnered with Blue Manor Academy to bring you an amazing sale and giveaway! Plus lots of featured freebies!

{disclosure: Blue Manor is a blog sponsor and I received a copy of the curriculum to review}


Preschool & Kindergarten eBook Sale!

Give your child a tremendous head start with Blue Manor Christian Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum eBooks. They are easy to teach and easy to learn! All book sets come with a comprehensive teaching manual to help you educate your child at home.

Use offer code:

1plus1E30 to receive 30% off

any Blue Manor eBook Set in the Curriculum Store!


See the Curriculum in Action!

Christian Preschool Curriculum



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The Grand Prize winner gets an iPad mini and our Full Prek & K eBook Sets. A $410 value!!! 4 runners-up will win our complete Prek & K eBook Sets. If you have already purchased an eBook set and win the giveaway, we will give you a full refund! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter Below. For more information, please read the official rules.

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Free Pintables!

Visit the Grand Opening Sale Page for 10+ Free Homeschool Printables and Curriculum! You’ll find free eBooks, activity packs, planners, and more!

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Who is Blue Manor?

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We believe that an Elite Education begins in the Home. We are on a mission to help parents raise sons and daughters, whose legacies honor their families and glorify their God. We create learning books for kids ages 1-12 and early learning curriculum – new books are added every month! We inform and inspire parents and homeschoolers through our two blogs: Blue Manor Homeschool & True Aim. We need your support because WE are in this together. Please join the Manor Homeschool Community today!

Photography Camp

{disclosure: Jessica Sprague is a blog sponsor and I was given access to the photography camp last summer to review.}


Last year, I was introduced to JessicaSprague.com, a fabulous online learning classroom and shop for digital crafters. Some of you may remember that PacMan took a kids photography summer camp taught by Candice Stringham that we absolutely loved. Here is the post I wrote about it to refresh your memory.

I was so excited to learn that they are offering two session of the camp this year – in June and July. As I said last year, if your child has any interest in photography ~ SIGN UP! It is amazing!!

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.

During the class your child will:

  • Get an email with a printable card that includes a new photography technique and a new assignment.
  • Have access to weekly videos that they can watch at anytime
  • Be able to participate in 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 class is taught by Candice Stringham, an editorial photographer turned scrapbooker. I was so impressed with Candice last year, she explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and the videos are amazing. Even parents can benefit from this class!

Two session of the kids camp will be offered: June 10 – 29 and July 8 – 27

The session fee is $36 and they 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!

We are so excited to offer two of our readers a spot in the Kids Photography Camp session of their choice. To enter use Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends June 7, 2013 {so the winner has the option of selecting the came that begins June 10}.

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Scripture Lullabies

Scripture Lullabies

We have LOVED Scripture Lullabies for awhile now.  I stumbled across the music years ago while online, I don’t even remember where I saw it first, but I downloaded it and have loved it since!  Volume II came out this past year and I am thrilled to have more of this beautiful, peaceful, relaxing and Biblical music!

Here’s a video of my absolute favorite song on Volume 1 {if you can’t see the video, click here}…

"Be Still and Know" from Scripture Lullabies from Scripture Lullabies on Vimeo.

Don’t let the name lullabies fool you, I listen to this music myself even more than my kids do!  It is honestly the most relaxing music I have on my iPod, and it is all scriptural! Ladybug loves to dance ballet to this soft music and we all listen to it during quiet times and when we need a bit more peace and GOD!

Here’s one of our Instagram moments, when Ladybug was dancing her heart out to this music…

Dancing to Scripture Lullabies


Directly from Scripture Lullabies ~

This powerfully peaceful music is helping children sleep soundly, free from nightmares, while also providing some much needed peace for mom and dad. It’s the perfect baby gift but as you listen, you’ll understand why so many adults are buying their own copy or several to give as gifts to friends and family members. 

One out of every 10 "Hidden In My Heart" CDs is donated to Pregnancy Resource centers around the country so by purchasing this CD, our customers are blessing more than just their own family!

Scripture Lullabies is a blog sponsor and provided me with a copy of Volume 2 to enjoy and also with a bundle containing Volume 1 and 2 for one of you! They have also given my readers a discount code, which you can use on their website.

Enter code: 1PLUS1 to save 15%!

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You can download a FREE song to try out too, just look for this on the top of their website


Giveaway is for both Volume 1 and 2, either actual CD or digital download.  CDs are only available for US residents, digital downloads are available worldwide. Giveaway ends 5/13/13. Use Rafflecopter to enter below, if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are viewing on the actual blog and not RSS or email!

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How About I Give Away an Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

Sure, I will! How about 2 bundles?


I know that many of you are in a situation that can’t even think about spending $29.97 on a bundle of eBooks right now.  I used to be in that position, and remember it well.  As valuable the resources would have been to me, and knowing what an incredible {and time sensitive} deal it was would have made me drool over the deal, but in the end I would have passed.

I have been perusing the resources this week and will be for a long while.  Just yesterday I signed up for the bonus deal from Fit2B and learned something new about myself, I have a diastasis!  What in the world is that? See more here! If you buy {or win} the bundle you too can have a free 2 month membership to the site and have access to workouts to help you heal! I already did the first workout to begin healing and was amazed with how different it is from what I had been doing.  Hoping this might be my answer!Earthpaste

I also took advantage of the bonus offer from Redmond Trading and am so excited!  I ordered the freebie package with the toothpaste {Earthpaste} and to get free shipping, I added in 2 extra tubes, which made my total out of pocket $16! I figured I would rather pay my money for extra stuff rather than shipping!

{disclaimer: some links below are affiliate links}

As for the amazing eBooks in the bundle, I already shared a few of my favorite educational resources, but I have a many others I love too.   I know Jessica from the Allume conferences I have attended and was excited to read her story, she is a great writer with a humorous style, which I love. 100 Pound Loser was a great read and I was inspired by her success!  I am excited to dig into Pursuit of Proverbs 31, for obvious reasons, it is next on my list.  Finally, I cloth diapered Ladybug and WISH I would have had Erin’s eBook, Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert, back then!  If you are thinking of cloth, or already using cloth, this eBook is a goldmine itself!

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That’s just a few of my other favorites, there are many more!

I would like to bless 2 of you with the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for FREE! 

Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below {if you are viewing via RSS or email, click over to the blog to see the widget} and I will let Rafflecopter choose the winners early Saturday {5/4/13} morning, so if you don’t win and still want to purchase, you will have time left on Saturday before the deal ends.

I will post winners here on the blog and will email them on Saturday morning. Winners will give me their email address and then I will purchase the bundles for you and send you the information!

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iTrax ~ Learning Resources Giveaway

{Disclosure: this product was given to me free of charge to review, I was not paid for this post, affiliate links are in this post}


My favorite part about the game iTrax from Learning Resources would be the phrase on the front of the box…”make-you-think game"!”

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This is a FUN game, and I love it because the rules are simple and the pieces can be used in different creative ways outside of the game. I love alternate uses!  You can see Krash thinking in this shot below…

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The object is to look at the card {3 levels of play, this is the easiest “Ace”} and find the track that connects 2 squares.  You can see this one shows the completed track. 

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The game is for 2-4 players and the first player to make the track correctly wins!  But then the others check to be sure the track was made precisely!

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Remember those alternative uses I mentioned above?  Here’s proof!  They have spent just as much time creating with the pieces as we have actually playing the game itself!

Learning Resources iTrax Game

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“Look Mommy!  I made an A!”

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I definitely recommend this game, it doesn’t take up a lot of game shelf space {a big plus for me}, has multi-use pieces, is simple once you read the rules, can be played quickly, and provokes deep thought!

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

Learning Resources has a fun contest going on, read more here: http://www.learningresources.com/familycounters!

{See all of our Learning Resources reviews here}

Want to win iTrax for your family?

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Giveaway is open for US only and ends April 19, 2013

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