Friday, December 31, 2010

Eversave Daily Deals
$18 for $40 worth of eco-friendly water bottles from
Offer expires: 02:59 AM - Jan 03, 2011
Pamper's gifts to grow code:
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I got 27 points with this: try it out here and let me know if it works for you.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Free shipping at this site with code SWIRLST on any item.
Slim Fast Peanut Butter Crunch Snack Bar
Sam's is offering a free sample here

Did you have a good Christmas?
We had an awesome Christmas! Lots of games, good movies like The Sugar Creek Gang and a set of Roy Rogers cowboy movies (my boys love these)! My sweet husband gave me a watch that I requested and surprised me with a new comforter and sheet set which we desperately needed. He also bought two motorbikes for the kids to ride and they are having a blast! It's amazing watching them ride around!
We also enjoyed lots of french toast, bacon, eggs, grits and enjoyed some tasty lamb at my mom's house!
At Brian's parents, we enjoyed a sampling of jalopeno poppers, bagel bites, shrimp and cocktail sauce, velveeta and sausage cheese dip, crackers and cheese, apple pie and ice cream.
Vision Forum
Vision Forum  is on the last day of their year end liquidation sale. Products up to 70% off!
Mamapedia Deal
$10 for $20 worth of Fun Activity Greeting Cards from Letter Learning Cards
 If you are new to this site try COUPONCAB4 or FORMETO4 for $4 off your purchase.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mamapedia is a neat daily deal site where 5% of your purchases can go towards your school of choice. This applies even to homeschools!
Todays deal is $15 for $30 Worth of Children's Apparel & Accessories from Ambajam.


There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home!!!!
It seems like no matter how hard I work to make things as simple as possible for this busy time of year that it is still busy, busy, busy!  Making sure all the different grandparents get to see the kids, wrapping, baking.  This is all fun but at some point in time your body and mind start to protest (especially after I attempted an all nighter with Dixie before she went home to her mom.)  We had fun playing Quirkle and a card game called Hands and Feet, watched Flicka 2 and The Parent Trap (newer version).  Brian only lasted through one movie.  Anyway, a beautiful snow came our way Christmas Night (first in our area since 1947) and we've been home ever since. Four days of being home, playing with toys, watching way too many movies, and gradually getting things into their new places! Thank goodness for stockpiles of everything except milk which Brian could get on his way home!

Eversave National Deal
$30 for $75 worth of compartmentalized handbags, totes and clutches from
Offer expires: 02:59 AM - Jan 01, 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

$25 for $50 worth of custom, hand-crafted jewelry from - Free shipping on all orders!
Offer expires: 02:59 AM - Dec 31, 2010

Receive $5 credit when you sign up with this site. This is good for 3 more days. After that it goes back to $2.
Take a look at the Zoobooks event on zulily today!
Have you joined zulily? It is a fantastic daily deals site offering up to 70% off boutique brands for moms, babies and kids. Browse for unique apparel, gear, toys, accessories and more - great selections for kids of all ages and some great steals for parents, too. The sales only last for a little while so sign up for your free membership to receive access to the site and a daily sales e-mail with all of the scoop.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mamapedia Sweet Deals offers you incredible discounts on family-friendly products and services in Raleigh / Durham. Plus, when you purchase a Sweet Deal, 5% of your purchase goes to River Of Life Academy or another school of your choice.
Check out Mamapedia Sweet Deals here!
Today you can get $15 for $30 Worth of Kids Clothing & Apparel at Kidorable.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Miya!!!
I can't believe it has been a year already! She's walking, trying to talk, getting into EVERYTHING and in my biased opinion one of the cutest babies ever.  I'm so thankful for her and all of my children.


Mamapedia: a daily deal site
Mamapedia is another great deal site where 5% of your purchases can be donated to your school of choice!
Today's deal is $25 for $55 Worth of Great Gifts from Wishwrap.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Natural Dynamix
Free sample of gummy vitamins here

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mamapedia Daily Deal Site
Go today till Thurs. and get Family Fun 1 yr. subscription for $2.  For first time orders only.  Use code HOLIDAY3. Or get 2 yrs. for $7 using the same code.
Huggies Coupons
Several Huggies coupons available here

Monday, December 13, 2010

Groupon Deal
$1 for 3 redbox movies deal offered till Tuesday
Go to city Denver
Gaggle of chicks
Daily deal site-get $5 credit when you sign up.
Pampers Underjams
Free sample here

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lawry's Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to 'bison 6' for winning the Lawry's Giveaway.  I have sent you an email.  Thanks to all who left comments!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free Christmas Ornament
Sign up here
Homeschool Radio Show Treasury
Go here to grab this deal for only $12. Once you pay the resource is availble for one year to download at your convenience!
Here is a small list of what is available:
Columbus & the Egg

Upon a Peak in Darien - First Story
Upon a Peak in Darien - Second Story
The Fountain of Youth
Galileo and the Lamps
Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple
The First Printer
Gutenberg and the Voices
James Watt and the Teakettle
Dr. Johnson & his Father
Webster and the Woodchuck
Friar Bacon and the Brazen Head
As Rich as Croesus
The Gordian Knot
Why Alexander Wept
King Richard & Blondel
King John & Prince Arthur
King John & the Magna Charta
Frederick Barbarossa
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Fall of Troy
Penelope's Web
How Rome Was Founded
How Decius Mus Saved Rome
Delenda est Carthago
Hannibal Hero of Carthage
Crossing the Rubicon
The White-Headed Zal
Peter Klaus the Goatherd

Monday, December 6, 2010

Episencial Review

About one month ago I hosted an Episencial Mommy Party and had a blast.  The products were awesome and the experiences my kids and I had preparing for the party were amazing.  This review was definitely one of the most enjoyable times I have had in my blogging experience.  You've read before that I can turn most anything into an homeschool project and we went all out on this one!  The founder of Episencial,
Kim Walls, displays the work of author Eric Carle on her products so I chose to use the book, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' as the theme for our party.
We discussed how artists creatively use different materials and colors in their art. We also talked about taking your time to look at what you are drawing and doing your best! For the caterpillar we used our fancy markers. (The expensive kind that is stashed out of reach!!!)
Take a look:

                                           (You'll find out soon why the face is not done!)
                                          (My husband could not believe this was my handwriting!)

Next we moved on to more pictures out of the book and used colored pencils, crayons, chalk and even tissue paper.  Needless to say, the project took over our house. Here are the results:

We worked into the wee hours of the night the evening before our party working on the extra pictures and didn't quite make it to the butterfly. The kids really surprised me with their attention to detail and major attention span! 

Since the Episencial products focus on safe and all natural ingredients like cucumber and avocado I worked on this 'healthy appetizer'.
 We also enjoyed salsa, guacamole, raisins and homemade ranch dip and our entrees included Ronzoni Garden Harvest Pasta and a chicken, rice and vegetable stir fried dish.

As a Mom Host I received the following products:
Playful Foaming Wash, Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath, Better Body Butter, Soothing Cream, Nurturing Balm, Sunny Suncreen SPF 35 and Protective Face Balm SPF 35

Each of my guests were able to take home a gift bag that included Soothing Cream, Body Butter, Playful Foaming Wash and Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35.  The products are great and since our oldest, Dixie, has been working on 'green ideas' at school it was a timely project.

Before everybody left, each kid had a chance to be the face of the caterpillar!

As a host for MommyParties I received the products mentioned above, sponsored by Episencial, for free in exchange for my honest review. 


Friday, December 3, 2010

I hope you enjoy this as much I did!
You Tube Video on the Hallelujah Chorus
Take the time to watch this. Very inspiring!