Giveaway: Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit!

Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. And your kids will love the Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit that you can win with today’s giveaway. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: Mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in {Read More}

Tapestry of Grace Giveaway!

If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know that we LOVE the curriculum Tapestry of Grace. It’s big and encompasses all age levels studying the same time period together. So, my kindergartener is learning about Greek Myths when my high schooler is. There are 4 Year-Plans which cover history and literature together. Traditionally, April has been the month that Tapestry has celebrated the birthday of the lead author and founder of Tapestry of Grace, Marcia Somerville. So, {Read More}

Help Your Kids Know they are Wonderfully Made (& a $600 Value Giveaway)

Last week we received the neatest book! It’s called Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley is a hardback children’s book that teaches kids about the baby in the womb. We learn about how big the baby is each week during pregnancy and how the baby changes from week to week. I’ll be sharing a more in depth review in a couple of weeks. But today I wanted to give you an introduction to the book, {Read More}

Giveaway: “The Young Messiah” Tickets

Have you heard about the new movie The Young Messiah?  It is now in Theaters! The Young Messiah is an extraordinary new film about a year in the life of Jesus at age seven. The movie is inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, perfect for families of all ages. However, The Young Messiah isn’t just a story about Jesus, it’s a story about Jesus’ family. What kind of mother was Mary? How was Joseph as a parent? It’s a fresh take {Read More}

Review & Giveaway of I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God

Review of I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God We have received a new book called I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God by Diane Stortz, illustrated by Diane Le Feyer. I’ve been using it with my elementary-aged kids for our daily Bible time. The main way to describe the book is that it goes through names of God and relates each name to a particular event or story in the Bible. It explains the names and characteristics of God in a way {Read More}

The “I Choose Joy!” 10-Year Blogiversary Giveaway–just for Homeschoolers!

Ten years ago today I dove into the world of blogging. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I thought it would be a fun way to document our homeschooling and family life as well as connect with others outside my immediate sphere of influence. Now, I have made so many friends in the blogging world, have been encouraged in my homeschooling and parenting walk, and have been inspired to try new ideas! A few years ago I decided {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: GrubMarket box of Fruit

I just had the exciting experience of opening up a box of fruit delivered by FedEx. It was from GrubMarket, where you can get wholesome food at wholesale prices, always 20-50% off! Specifically I received the regular-size California Fruit Bounty box. We got a pineapple a pomegranate a grapefruit a box of dates an avocado 3 blood oranges a tangerine 3 apples a pear GrubMarket delivers local fresh food. It’s direct, farm-to-door. Pretty cool. And perfect since I’ve started eating mostly {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: PASSION Salvation’s Tide is Rising CD

 Do you love Christian worship music? Then, you are going to love PASSION Salvation’s Tide is Rising, the new album which will be released on January 29, 2016. I have had the opportunity to hear an advanced copy, and I love it! Many of the songs are new to me, so this is truly a unique album. You can enter to win the CD yourself. See below for the giveaway. About Salvation’s Tide Is Rising: This brand new Passion album contains {Read More}

Giveaway: $200 Amazon Gift Card

This is a good time for a giveaway, isn’t it? I’ve joined with 9 other blogger friends to offer a $200 Amazon Gift Card giveaway! It ends January 15. a Rafflecopter giveaway

$250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

It’s the third week in a row for an awesome BIG giveaway. This week you can enter to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Merry Christmas, Homeschool Mom!! Today, we’re kicking off a week of Homeschool Giveaways in a BIG way. After my friend Heather Bowen polled thousands of homeschool moms to find out what they really wanted for Christmas, she still couldn’t decide what would make the perfect BIG giveaway this year, so she turned to the moms in {Read More}

Homeschool Enrichment Ideas for the Christmas Season + $400 Cash Giveaway!

Things always change around here during December. The Christmas tree is up, and we seem to want to do different things in our homeschool as well. I’m happy to share with you today several resources that we have used to make December more fun and meaningful. Grapevine Studies Birth of Jesus Bible Study: Grapevine Studies produces really neat Bible Studies that my kids love because they use stick figures to help illustrate the story being learned. In December is great to {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway Chris Tomlin’s “Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship” CD

Are you looking for a new Christmas CD? I have one you might really enjoy! Chris Tomlin has a new album out this Christmas called Adore: Christmas Songs Of Worship. When it arrived, I put it in the CD player in the car and started listening. After a while I thought to myself, “This sounds like a worship album using Christmas songs.” Then I looked at the title more closely. That’s exactly what it is!  This new Christmas album released {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway: ESV Journaling Bible

I have an awesome Bible to review and give away today. It’s called the ESV Journaling Bible and comes in the Blue Flora design. There are several really unique features to this Bible. First, it’s in the ESV version (English Standard Version), which is my favorite. It comes with a hard cardboard case–perfect for keeping it safe when taking it to church and Bible Studies. It has a blue attached ribbon bookmark. In the back is a one-year Bible reading plan {Read More}

“Basket of Musical Fun” Giveaway: Ocarina set, CD, Earrings, & Music Curriculum ($75+ Value!)

  Would you like to win this “Basket of Musical Fun?” I put this set together of some very special items I know you and your family will enjoy! An Ocarina Padded Case for the Ocarina Booklet of songs to play on the Ocarina Earrings with music notes Made in Mexico Christmas CD of a variety of songs and artists My curriculum called 21 Lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation Fun, huh? Let me tell you more about the {Read More}

Book Review: When Lightning Struck! by Danika Cooley

I’m really excited to share a review of the new book I’ve just finished reading: When Lightning Struck! by Danika Cooley! It’s a biography specifically written for teens, and is perfect for a family read-aloud. Not only is the book written in a manner that draws the reader into the story, the subject is totally thrilling! It tells the story of Martin Luther and is set in the “fascinating time when princes ruled Europe and knights roamed the countryside.” Religion {Read More}

Reformation Day Giveaway! $500+ Value

What an awesome Reformation Day Giveaway I have for you today! As you may have seen here on the blog, we did an really fun Reformation Day Celebration a while back. I have also written a post about a free Martin Luther lapbook. We have read several books about Martin Luther, and the movie Luther is my husband’s favorite! All that to say, we love to study about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation around here. I am so excited to {Read More}

Giveaway: The Big Story Game from Tapestry of Grace

I have the awesome privilege not only to go to the 2:1 Blogging Conference this weekend, but to represent Tapestry of Grace there! If you’ve been following me for the last couple of years, you know that we switched over to using Tapestry of Grace for our main history and literature curriculum for our whole family. We love the multi-level approach to this classical education curriculum. All my kids are studying the same thing for history at the same time, {Read More}

Giveaway: Magformers Challenger Set! Awesome toy for ages 3-13!

Last week I shared my family’s reaction to playing with the new Magformers Challengers Set.  There’s a great video of the kids there, too.  Well, if you read my review and LOVED what my kids did with the Magformers, I have good news. You can WIN a Magformers Challengers Set of your very own! It retails for $179.99! What’s inside When you open the Magformers Challenger box, you will find brightly colored squares, pentagons, hexagons, triangles, and wheels. Other sets, {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Have you heard of Jamberry Nail Wraps? I was so excited to get to try them a few weeks ago. Read on for a review of Jamberry Nail Wraps and enter the giveaway to win two sheets! My consultant is Ellen Pool, and she sent me the following items– a sheet of nail wraps, a sheet of sample nail wraps, a cuticle stick, some nail prep wipes, and a nail file (emery board). I supplied a few things of my {Read More}

Trick or Treat $1000 Cash Giveaway! Plus 2 Halloween Costume ideas

Welcome to the Trick-or-Treat $1000 cash giveaway.  How exciting! Two special people will win $500 cash each! Before entering, I’d like to share with you about two of the fun costumes I’ve made for my kids. The first is a Jetpack that they can wear on their back.  You can find the full tutorial directions to make the Jetpack Costume here. Another very simple costume I’ve made is a Charlie Brown shirt (tutorial here). Perfect timing with the Peanuts Movie {Read More}