I don’t know about the dad in your house, but the dad in ours would LOVE a $100 Home Depot Gift Card! It’s one of his favorite stores. :)
Welcome to the Father’s Day giveaway event sponsored by Tip Hero, featuring some wonderful bloggers. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought that a giveaway event was a great way to recognize all of the dads out there and to give someone a chance to win a great dad-ly prize.
One lucky winner will be the recipient of a $100 Home Depot gift card to help get your favorite dad the perfect gift this Father’s Day!
This giveaway begins on May 24th and will run until June 7th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. It will be open to residents of the US only, 18+. Use the PromoSimple form below to enter, and be sure to take advantage of the many entries you can gain. Come back daily for even more chances to win. Good luck to all!
The From House to Home Link Party is open below. Please link up a post or two!
One of the greatest blessings about homeschooling is that we have freedom! We school year-round and just take breaks when needed. And I’ve decided: I need a break now! Friday is going to be our last official school day of this year. Then we’ll take a couple of weeks off to regroup.
Here are our plans for the summer:
Bible Bee Sword Study and Memory Verses– This is an in-depth Bible Study which takes about 30 minutes a day. It incorporates reading, writing, history, using reference materials, etc.
Lots of music lessons– B (12) will take violin and saxophone lessons. J (11) will take percussion, piano, and violin lessons. M (9) piano and violin. R ( 8) piano. T (6) violin. And they will all take singing lessons with me (mostly group, but the oldest ones will have some private lessons as well). We’ll also do some focus on music theory, written as well as computer or iPad apps. (If you know of any good ones, let me know!)
Summer camps– One week of sports camp called LifeSports and one week of theater camp with Spotlight.
Math– My oldest needs to finish his 6th grade math book.
History– We’ll continue reading history to finish volume 2 of Mystery of History. I also have a couple of historical fiction books to do a review on.
Science– I have a unit study science book to do a review on, so we’ll do a couple of those.
Phonics/Reading Lessons– Do Alpha-Phonics with R (8), T (6), and L (4)
Typing– I like to use the summertime to have the kids do typing practice. We like these free websites: typingweb.com and bbc.co.uk/schools/typing
Art– We might add in some drawing lessons.
Reading– Summer reading programs where they’ll do lots of silent reading, I’ll continue to read aloud
A.C.T.S. Summer of Service– Service Projects
So, things that will to on hold until next fall are: Latin, Logic, Writing, Math, Worldview, Handwriting, Spelling, and Grammar!
Also, my oldest has been begging to do football for years. This might be the year we relent (we have one more month to think about it). If we do, that will consume months August – November. Do you sense that I’m not into it? The weirdest thing is that he actually “looks” like a football player. Trying to make the right decision here.
Vacations– The first that I’m so glad we get to do is our state’s annual homeschooling convention called ICHE (Illinois Christian Home Educators). I first went when my oldest was 17 months old and my 2nd child was 6 weeks. We went every year since until last year because Baby E was born. She’s almost one and started walking yesterday! Anyway, my husband and I be going to the convention with the baby and two oldest boys in June. We have a couple of young ladies (sisters) who will come and stay with the other kids. We might do a road trip, but haven’t made any plans yet! And we’ll do our summertime trip up to the lake where my husband’s parents live.
What are your summer plans?
It’s time for our Link Up Party: From House to Home!
Only 2 rules:
1. Link up family-friendly posts (exact post, not website) about making your house into a home: homemaking, parenting, homeschooling, marriage, loving God!
2. Link back to my site with the button below or a text link. Thanks! The code can be found at the top of the Link Party page. (If you don’t link back, your link might be deleted.)
See the wonderful blogs I’ve linked up to here!
(Post contains affiliate links.)
Until I decided to do this giveaway, I didn’t even know what Apple TV was!
We are increasingly becoming more “Apple” people. We now have a Mac, an iPad, 2 iPhones, and 3 iPods! Have fun entering this giveaway today!
Welcome to the Apple TV Giveaway Event hosted by Famous Free Samples! We’re looking to give away an Apple TV, in the form of a $100 Apple gift card, to one lucky winner!
A little about the Apple TV:
“Apple TV gives you access to the best 1080p HD content – including blockbuster movies, your music and photos, and more – right on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV using AirPlay.”
This giveaway begins on May 22nd and will run through June 5th at 11:59pm EST. Open to residents of the US only, 18+.
Yesterday morning it was only 8:55 a.m. but I had reached the end of my patience with my 2-year-old! And it only got worse as the day progressed. FINALLY, he was asleep (on my floor) by 10:30 p.m. and I could relax.
I used to think I was doing pretty well with the fruit of the Spirit–you know: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. And then I had kids! I am now continually challenged in even the “easiest” of these virtues. I pray continually for God’s strength to be who He wants me to be!
So, I absolutely love the book I’m reviewing today because it teaches about the fruit of the Spirit! Be sure enter the giveaway at the end.
It’s called My Princess Bible Purse and is definitely a book for girls–pink and sparkly! It has board-book strength for the covers, which velcros together at the top and has a handle, so it looks like a purse. The inside has regular pages and very cute illustrations.
Each of the 9 fruits of the Spirit has its own page and gives the young girls a description of what that fruit could look like in her life. For example, kindness means sharing toys and goodness means cleaning up your room.
I’m grateful for this book because reading it to the kids will keep the fruit of the Spirit constantly in my mind as well as I try to grow to be more like Christ.
Check out this link for a flip book of My Princess Bible Purse.
Now, enter to win a copy! (Click through to http://ichoosejoy.org if you don’t see a place to enter here.) The winner (18+, U.S. only) will be chosen next Tuesday 5/28/13 and will has 24 hours to respond to my email.
(Disclosure: Thomas Nelson provided a complimentary copy of this book so I could write this honest review. Post contains affiliate links.)
I know I’ve posted a lot today, but I just had to post one more that I just found out about! T-Tapp is offering 50% off all workouts, including Starter Systems and Variety Workouts. If you’ve wanted to try out T-Tapp or add to your collection, Tuesday 5/21/13 is the day to buy!
And a BONUS: All orders over $100 receive their choice of either Digest + (Retail $49.95), Pyruvyl-Glycine Spray (Retail $39.95) or HCG-PG Spray (Retail $43.95)
Here’s a link to the T-Tapp Store! Use coupon code DDT032113 at checkout to receive this discount on your T-Tapp order.
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The giveaway for this event will begin on May 24. This is just an announcement post. :)
Tip Hero’s Father’s Day Giveaway Event
Sign-ups are now open for this great new giveaway event!
- Event is free to join with an announcement post. If you don’t wish to post the announcement, please send the $5 non-post fee to email@example.com
- You’ll receive 1 free link for participating (either Twitter or Pinterest)
- Additional links (RSS/Email, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest) are available for $5 each
- Sign-ups for this event close on May 22th
- Event runs from May 24th – June 7th
- Prize: $100 Home Depot gift card
Please send all payments to firstname.lastname@example.org as a “gift” via PayPal.
Sign up for this event here.