Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Free Homeschool Books For Kids

Free Online Books for Kids

If you are looking for some free reading resources for your kids check out, Stories for My Little Sister. This cute website has several online books for kids. You can download them to your computer and print them out or read them on the screen.
The books remind me a bit of Dr. Seuss because they rhyme and I’m sure kids will think they are funny. The website is free and you can also download coloring pages and puzzles that go along with the stories.
Free Online Books for Kids
There are so many great free resources for homeschoolers these days!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Need More Body in your Hair?

The proteins from the malt and hops found in beer coat, rebuild and repair damaged hair.
Rinse hair with beer to add body and shine!

The vitamin B and natural
sugar add body and shine.
Simple Beer Rinse

Once a month use a can of flat beer after shampooing. 
Choose a beer that does not have a strong odor.  Shampoo and rinse hair as usual.  Pour the flat warm beer on your hair and work it through.   Rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great earning Sites

Synovate is hard to get into… Unlike a lot of the other companies, they are not always taking new members. They are right now, but it doesn’t always last too long. If it is closed, just keep checking back. It is worth it! You are seldom screened out of surveys, the rewards add up really quickly, and this is one of the best for product testing.
Swagbucks is a little different, not a traditional survey site, but it seriously ROCKS my SOCKS. You install a toolbar (super easy, trust me!!) and then use that bar to search, instead of Google or Yahoo. Every so often, it pops up that you have won Swagbucks. You earn them pretty quick, and earn more by doing surveys or polls. I use my points for Amazon gift cards, and I earn at least $5 bucks a week. I just put those in my Amazon account, and let them pile up. It is awesome.
Mypoints sends you some surveys to earn points, but if you only earn points that way, it’s pretty slow. Take advantage of all of the other options: print and redeem coupons, shop through them, and click on the ads they send you. The ads aren’t spammy, although, the more you click them, the more you’ll get. But they are legit offers, and if you want to shop through one you get big points, if you don’t, you just click it and earn 5 points. Mypoints rewards you with FREE gift cards, I earn a $50 card every couple months. And they have TONS of choices for cards… Macy’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, all good ones.
Inbox Dollars

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Free Good at Long John Silver Sept. 19th

Head to Long John Silver’s on September 19th to score a FREE Fish Tender or a Piece of Chicken in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day when you talk like a pirate! If you are willing to wear at least 3 pirate items, you’ll score a FREE 2-Piece Fish or Chicken Tender Basket! This is valid at participating locations only, so make sure to call ahead. Find a location nearest you!

Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition Review

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy Review

Vendor: Apologia Educational Ministries
Product: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition
Age: Notebooking Journal-3/4 grade and up
          JR version- K-3rd grade
Price: Astronomy 2nd Edition Text- $39
 Notebooking Journals - $27 each

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy Review
About: Apologia Educational Ministries always has grest Christian curriculum to work with. They are also really good for use with multiplegrade levels. I was very excited to get to review
Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition. Included in what I received was the following:

Student Text
Notebooking Journal
Jr. Notebooking Journal
Audio CD

The student text is a hardback book that provides all the learning material for the lessons. The pictures are brightly colored and the text is easy to understand for multiple levels. One step further Apologia also gives the Audio CD option in which you can listen to the whole book on audio and just follow along in the text. This was such a great addition as it is helpful to those that are not strong readers or those that learn by auditory learning better.

The Notebooking Journal is for the older students. There is copy work as well as activities like minibooks. Then you also can use the Jr. Notebooking Journal which is for your younger kids. There is less writing in this version and more coloring. This helps the smaller ones not get so overwhelmed but are still learning the same thing.

The journals include a daily schedual on which section to read and do. This is great for those of us that do better with an already planned out schedual. I also like it because then my kids don't think I am just making them do extra work and am going by a premed lesson.
We have really loved this set and we will continue using it for the remainder of our year.

Be sure to check Apologia Educational Ministries on Social media. Also click below to see what my fellow crew members had to say about their experience with this Astronomy set. Each lesson is pretty short with great facts and learning. Then they add in an activitie like making a solar system or eclipse box.  These were fun to make and helps add to the learning with hands on. My kids are huge fans of doing "fun science" as they call it. It makes it so much easier for then to pay attention through the reading and the book work to know their will be something fun for them to work on after. The book work isn't so bad either. There is some copy work as well as things like crossword puzzles. This makes it a little fun when they are still going over the things they learned in the days reading. Apologia Educational Ministries never disappointed us in the past and they did not this time either. One of the perks of the lessons is that it is all biblical based and has scripture through out the lessons to back up the facts they are using in the book. There is such a battle with secular things that it is good to show kids the Bible we follow and love validates the way we belive the world was created and the things in it are all Gods handy work for us to enjoy.

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Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition Review

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Household Tips 101- Cat Litter

Things with a musty smell are horrid.  From an old truck to old books.  The trick is as simple as cat litter.  For that trunk just sprinkle some in the bottom and close it up.  For those books put some cat litter in a bag with the books and seal it up. Check the book every few days and change the litter until smell is gone.

Want to get ride of the nasty trash can smell?  Things always leak in the bottom and make it smell so bad when you pull the bag out.  Just sprinkle some cat litter at the bottom of your can and it will not only deotorize but it will also absorb the grease and liquids that leak.

If you live around the coast in the south you understand about how quick mold spreads.  If you want to go on a trip you have to worry about leaving your house closed up because it will start growing mold.  All it takes is pouring at littler in a box and setting it in the rooms of the house.  It will help absorb the moisture in the home.

Odor eaters for feet are not so cheap!  Since you are already thinking you need to buy some cat litter to do some of these other tricks you mind as well place some in a stocking and tie it up.  Next place that inside some stinky shoes overnight.

Make a draft dealer for the bottoms of your door by filling up a stocking and and putting it in front of the door.