Monday, October 27, 2008

TOS Homespun Holidays!

Did you ever dream of getting a horse for Christmas?

You can get a sneak peek of our Fall issue and see
Nancy Carter's first horse!
Oh, and she's not the only one sharing her childhood pictures. You'll see photos from the 50's through the 80's.

But, you'll need the Fall issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine to go on this walk down memory lane.

Plus, do you like to create holiday memories? The brand new TOS holiday E-Book can be yours, too. It's all about the fall and winter holidays - mainly Thanksgiving and Christmas. But it's not even for sale yet. This is your chance to get it first - for FREE ($12.45 value)!

Normally when a person subscribes, their subscription starts with the upcoming issue which can take a while. But, TOS thought about that when they planned their Fall Special.

If you subscribe now with their Fall Special, you'll get

Almost 50% off the cover price for 2 years The current Fall issue as soon as it is ready

6 Bonus gifts

12 months of Teacher's Toolbox, which contains a FREE E-Book every month PLUS, the new E-Book, Homespun Holidays for FREE!

This is over $250 worth of product for only $39!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Curriclick "I Voted"

Because I had a lot of people searching for this information I decided to repost this. If you are looking for printable "I Voted" coloring book page and sticker you must vote on the Currclick site and take the poll afterwards.

CurrClick - Curriculum at a Click!

Greetings CurrClick Customers. Your kids are invited to vote in their very own Presidential Election at! Educate them about the election process and make a statement about the powerful voice that is the homeschool community!
and will remain open until November 4th. Visit today to cast your vote. Participation is completely free and will include information about each of the candidates, real time results, quotes from each of the candidates about their position on homeschooling, an "I Voted" coloring page and printable sticker and an optional exit poll. You must vote and take the poll to find the coloring page and printable sticker. Results of the exit poll will be posted on November 4th.
Results of the election will be sent out to news organizations across the country. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard.

Plus, dozens of instantly downloadable election unit studies, lapbooks and workbooks from top publishers ON SALE for up to 35% OFF. Sale begins October 1st.

Information from Curriclick newsletter.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Looking for a deal on books?

Caution this site could be addictive!
Especially, if you are anything like me about books. You can tell that if you just look at my overflowing bookshelves! lol

The ladies over at Homeschool Library Builder have ask us to share a great sale they are having with YOU! They have $1, $2, $3, and $5 bins to dig in! Now they have a lot of great books, varying from good to new condition! There is so much on the site to read about also, they want to help you to fill your library with good books! Now, even if you are not a HOMESCHOOLING family you may just find books you want and many you have been searching for!

This is one site you can feel good about spending your money on! Check out Operation Hurricane here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I always wanted one of these......

Tales of Glory Nativity Set

"My girls enjoying the Tales of Glory Nativity Set"

We had the privilege to receive a Tales of Glory Nativity Set from One2believe!My kids were so excited when we came home and there was a box waiting on our porch. As I opened the box their eyes just grew bigger and bigger and the excitement mounted. I couldn't get the figures out of the package fast enough. When I was all done, I made them raise their hand and promise not to lose the pieces. lol This set is so cute and it is just the right size for the girls to enjoy playing with. I have wanted a Nativity set for a long time, but was afraid to get one that was breakable with small children in the house. So this set is perfect. I plan to let them play with it now and hopefully display it this Christmas! Hopefully baby Jesus will not get lost.
If you would like to get one of these sets for your family you can visit the One2believe site.The sets are $24.99 each. They have other biblical toys too. They have made a commitment to "take back the toy box". I think this is so great! I have always been one of those parents that was particular about what my children play with. I don't want my children to have role models of things that are not Godly. These toys are so great for developing good Godly role models. They also have a point system where you can earn free toys. I would love to get my girls the P31 dolls for Christmas this year! Shhhh..... don't tell them. So go and check out the site for yourself and see if you want to take back your children's toy boxes also. Oh,one more thing on the site they have some FREE coloring pages for your kids. If you would like to read more reviews about this product visit The Homeschool Crew site!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

"Group picture"
Missing a couple who were taking pictures.

Terry slide down slide and fell out on his .....

Want a chicken? lol

I love my pumpkin!

A group from our church met and went to a local pumpkin patch this past Saturday! We had a lot of fun with the kids. The kids got to play on the playground, go to the petting zoo area, play putt putt golf, jump in the jumping room, ride a little train and ride on a wagon to feed fish and pick a pumpkin. It was a lot of fun! Here are some pictures for you to see!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Welcome Victoria Rose Chessor

The Proud Daddy of a precious Baby Girl
Victoria Rose Chessor
Born: October 16th
6lb's 15oz's
19 3/4 inches long

Look at her feet! Aren't they precious!

Proud Uncle Terry and Cousins Hannah and Madison

Just perfect!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Giveaway at Seaside Tales

Seaside Tales Giveaway!

Sallie is offering a great giveaway at her blog!

"Pilgrims Progress All In ONE Curriculum"

Go to her site (click above) and
leave a comment to be entered.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Heritage Festival Aimes Plantation

The girls with their friends

Milking a goat!

Picking Cotton!

Climbing a tree!

We enjoy going to this festival every year. There are so many neat things to see and for the girls to learn about. A great learning experience! We all were exhausted after the long day of fun!

Friday, October 10, 2008

A letter from Olivia's Mother

I wanted to share this with you so you could understand better what Olivia has been through. Through this I am hoping to pull on your heartstrings to help this family. If you can not afford $25.00 you can give less. Just contact them and they will tell you how to do it. Here is the website again.

David Family Website

God bless you Sister Angie! Thank you for being one of Olivia's Angels! She has a team of Angels that I didnt even know she had. God is so AWESOME! I pray that God will pour out a blessing that you cannot contain it all. Olivia has Cerebral Palsy but the docs dont know WHY she has Epilepsy due to the C.P.Her heart malfunctioned and STOPPED! She now has a pacemaker. She has had 2 eye surgeries because her eyes crossed. She use to have 40-50 words but she lost ALL her words. The doctors dont know WHY. They suspect Mitochondria disease or autoimmune disease. We are waiting on test results. She had 2 spinal taps last month that revealed white cells in her spinal fluid. That is BAD! The docs dont know WHY! She also had surgery to get a port last month to receive IVIG treatments. Her lil body is attacking itself. Olivia has the most beautiful smile and the best hugs! She is our lil miracle! It is such an HONOR and a BLESSING to be chosen to be mommy of a "special" baby!
Thank you so much for ALL that you are doing for my baby! God bless you!!
Love and Prayers! Monica David

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Let me tell you about Olivia

Olivia David is a 7 year old child that has lost her ability to speak. She used to tell her parents, "Good Night", but not any more. She has had nine surgeries so far this year.

The Plappert family has adopted Olivia as their holiday charity project this year.

was setup to allow families and churches to give a small offering to make a huge

For as little as $25.00 you can purchase a sponsorship space to display your name.

When everyone does a little we can reach our goal of $10,000.

It is cheaper than taking a family of 4 out for a nice dinner. Olivia's parents miss her saying, "I love you." What will you miss by giving $25?

You can also visit the David Family Website for more information about Olivia

If you have children or grandchildren then just think what would you want people to
do if it was your child or grandchild going through this. God Bless You for taking the time to read this post and giving to help this family.

Monday, October 6, 2008

HOAC All American Sale!

I just have to share one of my most favorite sites special...

It's In the Hands of a Child's

Save $3 off each of the All American Lapbook Project Packs listed below.
NO coupon code needed just add the unit in the format (eBook, Printed or CD) you prefer to your cart and you will have saved between 25% and 15%.
And that’s just for the basic members.
If you are a Super Member you will have saved an additional 15% on top of that for any eBook purchases.

Curriclick Freebie

Themed notebooking pages for this set include:

  • Parts of a Bird (includes labelled & unlabelled pictures of a bird)

  • Feathers

  • Flight

  • Migration

  • Eyes, Ears, Beaks, & Feet

  • Songs

  • Homes & Nests

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine!

Just wanted to share with you what I think is the
BEST Homeschool Magazine on the market!
"The Old Schoolhouse Magazine"
I am a rather new subscriber to the magazine, having only
received 2 issues so far! I can tell you, I can't wait to get my next one!
I was so impressed with the magazine. I really only subscribed to get the
freebies that were being offered at the time, well when I got my first magazine
I was so surprised I couldn't lay it down! And I really don't read magazines much!
It was so full of information that I had been searching for everywhere.
Like what kinds of curriculum was available and the good and bad about it. Articles about real homeschoolers! It was awesome!
Just so much and to even make it greater they are offering a great deal.

Let me tell you all about
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's Fall Special.
You can get two years of the magazine, 6 fabulous physical
gifts (no downloads!) worth over $120, plus the current issue of
Old Schoolhouse Magazine
that is full of ideas for the new school

year, so you start receiving your magazine in a flash!

It really is one of their best deals ever and you don't want to miss
out. In fact, they've got a really cute Homeschooling with Heart tote
bag (valued at $13.95) for the first 1000 to subscribe. About half of
them are gone, but you should still be able to get one if you hurry!
(They will remove the info from the subscription page when the bags
are all gone.) The total value is over $212, but you receive it all
for only $39 - 50% off of cover price! Plus subscribers get their
online monthly Teacher's Toolbox which focuses on a different topic
each month, giving you words of encouragement, hands-on teaching
ideas, book recommendations, field trip ideas, and a bonus download

Just want to let you know that personally, I wish I had subscribed to this magazine years ago! There is so much wonderful information in each issue. A really great investment for your family.

Click any of the links to take you to the fall special or you can click here...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Are you looking for new ways to "Help me to teach?"

As I stated in a previous post, I am now a part of The Old Schoolhouse Crew! So this is our first Voyage of reviewing a product. We were given the great opportunity to review "Help me to teach" website. I would like to share with you some details of the site as we begin our trip.

So let me tell you what Help me to teach is. Basically, it is a search engine that allows you access to other websites on the web that are only related to Homeschool and Homeschooling needs. There is a search bar where you can type in a word or words of things you are looking for and it takes you to sites that fit that description. Sounds like what you can find online already, right? Well not really! The main difference being that you don't get all the junk that you get with most free search engines. Basically the people at Help me to Teach have taken the search out of searching for you. Every site is Homeschool related and coded for age appropriateness.

Here are the groups that your searches are put into....

P. Primary - Pre-K-2nd grade
E. Elementary - grades 2-5
S. Secondary - grades 6-12
T. Teacher or Supervising Student

Each site has these codes so you know before going to the site if it will be age appropriate for your Homeschooler.

So I know what you are asking..... so what does it cost??

Well, let me tell you!

3 Days: $4.95
1 Month: $9.95
3 Months: $15.95
12 Months: $29.95

Payments can be made using Paypal and Authorize Net

Let me say, I am a search junkie! lol Really, I find myself always searching online for new sites that are Homeschool related! I have so many sites saved in my favorites. You would be shocked! So when I realized what we were going to review, I thought this isn't going to justify paying money for. When I can go on my favorite search engine and find sites all for free. Well, I told myself I have to give this a chance. So I did, I went to the site several times and went to different categories, which by the way there are 23! Now my opinion, I really don't see myself paying for the service. Now, if you have a hard time finding things online and need extra help this is the site for you! If you have children doing searches for Homeschool related things, this may be a great site for you! You can try it for as little as 3 days for just $4.95! I personally think I have more important places to put my Homeschool money.

Decide for yourself go to the site and check it out!

Be sure to keep checking back here for more great reviews! Also, you can go to the Homeschool Crew's site and see the other Crew members reviews of this product!