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Thursday, July 22, 2010


One thing I love about July is my blackberry vines. They grow like weeds and the berries are huge. The kids and I watch and wait for them to turn into their beautiful black color that leave purple stains on little girls hands. Sometimes we can't wait and we pick a few to eat and they are sour.

Travel Kits: A Simple Way to Bless Others

Have you ever left for vacation only to get 30 minutes from home & the kids are already bored? Do you know of a family that is planning a trip with small children? Then Travel Kits: A Simple Way to Bless Others is the e-book for you.

I received Travel Kits just a couple of days before we left on vacation. I didn't have time to read through the 93 page e-book before we left, but I was able to glance through it and get some good ideas. That's Ok because we are on the go again next week and I will have a travel kit for this trip.

Travel Kits: A Simple Way to Bless Others is an e-book from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Store. For just $12.45 you get a wealth of information on making travel kits for your own trips or to give away. This e-book is written to parents who want to bless their children or other families with a travel kit.

I think it would be fun to let my children make a kit for some of their friends before their next trip. Maybe give them a budget so they could work on managing money.

Normally the night before we leave for a road trip the kids get a backpack and fill it with stuff they think they will play with or use while in the car, most of the items they bring never get taken out of the backpack. With this e-book you'll discover ways to make the backpack, box or bag more enjoyable. There are ideas of what to include in your kit, how to wrap it & creative ways to distribute the gifts & games to play while in the car.

Traveling through several states? This e-book has a list of travel websites for every state.
Do you need recipes for great snacks? There are a few of those.
Do you need a book to read in the car? There is a list of 61 good books you could take along.
Want to know what other families do when they travel? There is even a section on Tips From Other Travelers.

What a blessing it would be to give a travel kit away!

You can read reviews from other crew members here.
As part of The Homeschool Crew I received this item free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Travel the World!—June 2010 Issue Schoolhouse Planner/Modules

I have never really had an interest in geography, but my kids do. My 9 year old daughter was so excited when she found out that we received Travel the World! to review.

Travel the World! is the June 2010 issue e-book designed as an add on to The 2009 Schoolhouse Planner. You can purchase the module by itself for $7.95 or in different sized bundles with other Planner Modules from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Store. You do not have to purchase the planner to use the modules. The e-book is downloaded onto your computer and is available as soon as check out is completed.

This unit describes geography and how it fits in God's plan very well. It is designed for 2-8 grade, but it also includes a high school section that divides geography into different branches. I used this e-book mainly for my 2 daughters that are in the 4th & 5th grade, but my 5 year old had fun singing the song and playing the games. There are enough maps and worksheets included that the only item we used along with this study was our globe. It's nice to know that the web links have all been carefully planned out and there are no unwanted surprises in a search for online activities.

My girls would say that answering the questions on the daily geography challenge & trying to beat each others high scores on the latitude and longitude game were their favorite parts of this e-book, but I really like the copy work. The pages include bible verses and facts that go along with the studied material in both manuscript and cursive. Travel The World! also includes recipes, puzzles, maps and coloring pages.

Whether your child has never been taught about geography or they just need to brush up on their vocabulary this is a wonderful resource to have.

You can click here to read other reviews of this item from The Homeschool Crew.

As part of The Homeschool Crew I received this item free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

The Pebblekeeper gave me this award on my review of When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Firefighter. Isn't that awesome!

There are three rules to keep this going...

1. Thank the person that gave it to you.
2. Share 7 Things about your self.
3. Pass the Award along. :)

Thank You Pebble Keeper, I am new to this blogging thing and this gives me something to talk about.

Seven things about myself:
1.My oldest son got married in May & now I have a beautiful daughter-in-law.
2.My oldest daughter is moving 3 1/2 hours away in Aug. I am not going to like this at all.
3. I decorate cakes and you can see those here. Or be my fan on facebook Lisa Cays Cakes
4.When I have time, I like to scrapbook.
5.I Love coffee and dark chocolate...together or by themselves.
6.We try to go tanking every summer.
7.I will continue to drive my suburban even though we can fit in a car for the first time in 8 years.

I would like to give the award to:
AMN Books

Tumbleweed News

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Sale

1776 was a spectacular year, and it's a smashing, save-more-money price! Grab your subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine during their four-day Fourth of July sale, and check out the craziest price on July 1 only! Receive a 2-year subscription, free Homeschooling with Heart tote bag, and five FREE E-Books for just $17.76! While supplies last. U.S. and Canadian residents. July 2 through July 4 the unprecedented savings continue. The sparks are flying at TOS Magazine . . . join in the celebration and savings! Get the details here.
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