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Alphabet Wall Cards Giveaway

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Each of the cards in this alphabet card wall art set is about 8” x 10” in size and features some classic art along with a go-along sentence. They are so cute! This giveaway is a part of the 2015 Curriculum Clean Out.

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To enter to win the Alphabet Card wall art, just follow the directions on the widget below. The giveaway will be open until Monday, June 1st at 11:59pm. Giveaway is open to US residents only or those with a US mailing address.

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Win the Weekly Homeschool Planner and a $10 Amazon Gift Card (3 Winners!)

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This giveaway is now CLOSED – thanks so much for entering!

Flash giveaway!! I’m giving away THREE copies of the Weekly Homeschoool Weekly Homeschool Planner​ along with a $10 Amazon gift card to each winner! Both the planner and Amazon are two of my favorite things – and I’d love to share them both with you!

The Weekly Homeschool Planner is a fully editable pdf planner that you can use year after year – and who doesn’t like reusable!

I’d love your help in spreading the word about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle (because the sale ends TOMORROW). I’ve already had several emails from people telling me they didn’t realize it was so close to being over and are so thankful they didn’t miss it!

Are you willing to help out and maybe win something in the process?

You can enter up to SEVEN times – just check out the entry options below and leave a comment for each one of your entries. Giveaway ends Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10pm.

Entry 1: Leave a comment below telling me the one are that you struggle most with as a homeschool mom – it can be housework or homeschool related.

Entry 2: Click here and SHARE the post Meal Planning Made Easy: My Two Favorite Meal Planning Tools with your friends.

Entry 3: Click here and SHARE this post about the Homemaking Bundle on Facebook with your friends.

Entry 4: Click here and SHARE this post about the Natural Remedies ecourse on Facebook with your friends.

Entry 5:  Repin this pin on Pinterest about the Kindle Fire Giveaway (and if you haven’t entered yet – do that here).

Entry 6: Repin this pin on Pinterest about Meal Planning Made Easy & My Two Favorite Meal Planning Tools.

Entry 7: Repin this pin on Pinterest about Practical Homemaking Hope for the Tired Homeschool Mom.

You can do all seven things if you’d like — and enter up to seven times!  Leave a separate comment for each entry option if you choose to do multiple entries and each comment will count as an entry. I’ll choose a winner Tuesday morning and get the prizes sent out right away!

Thanks so much for helping spread the word about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with me!

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Giveaway: Win a Kindle Fire for All Your Ebooks!


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Ebooks are a weakness of mine and my Kindle is loaded with them.  There’s a catch though – I don’t like to spend a lot of money on eBooks, but give me a good discount and I’m all in!

Now I haven’t read every single book that I’ve purchased (yet), but there are many stored on my computer for future reference and reading. When I’m in need of something to read, I love that I can flip through my ebooks until I find something that catches my eye and just start! There have been so many authors and subjects that I might not have given a second glance, but quickly became new favorites because I picked them up at a discount.

The 2015 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is full of books like that – but even better! In addition to 76 ebooks, it includes ecourses, pdf downloads, online conferences, and gifts valued at $1,290. In case you were wondering, That breaks down to 30 cents per book… a huge discount! (And yes, everything is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.)

AND – because I believe so much in what the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle as to offer, I want to bless one of YOU with your own Kindle Fire to store all of the goodies that come in the bundle. Or you can use it for homeschooling. Whatever the final use – it is yours to enjoy!

A Peek at What’s Inside the Homemaking Bundle

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This is my second year as a contributing author to the bundle. I am thrilled that one of my printable packs, the Pocket Chart Bundle, is included as a part of this special sale. In additional to several homeschool resources, here are the topics you’ll see inside:

Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home
DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style
Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself
Finances… build a budget that works
Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time
Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new ones
Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
Marriage… heat up your marriage
Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering
Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life
Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby
Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies, and
Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

Take a look through the categories, as well as the full list of eBooks and eCourses. There are some fabulous resources from bloggers like 1+1+1=1, Money Saving Mom, Keeper of the Home, Homeschool Creations, $5 Dinners, The Better Mom, We Are That Family, and more! From housekeeping, mothering, cooking, to homeschooling – there is a little something in each category that will help you out!

I am in love! It has so much stuff that I didn’t know where to start. I started at the top of the list and plan on working my way through each eBook! I immediately enrolled in my eCourses while it was fresh on my mind. I am so excited!                                                    

                                                                                                 ~ ALICIA W.

There is a catch though – the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will only be available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27, 2015.

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Free Yearly Planner and $15 Coupon for the Weekly Homeschool Planner

Bundle offers from Homeschool Creations

As an added bonus, if you purchase your bundle through Homeschool Creations, you’ll get a FREE copy of my Yearly Personal Planner as well as a discount code for $15 off the Weekly Homeschool Planner (a 75% savings!).  Purchase through THIS LINK and then email me a copy of your receipt  – and I will send you your freebie and coupon code!

Win a Kindle Fire!

Win a Kindle Fire from Homeschool Creations

One of the best purchases we made for our homeschool was a Kindle Fire. In addition to being stocked with great ebooks, we also have several of the kids textbooks loaded, freeing up the laptop for other projects. Because we love it so much, I want to bless one of YOU with a brand new Kindle Fire HD 7!

Want to win? All you have to do is follow the instructions in the widget below. There are multiple ways to enter, but you can earn 5 entries if you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through my affiliate link, so even if you already bought it – enter! :)

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Your Purchase is 100% Guaranteed

You can buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with confidence because your purchase is covered by the Ultimate Bundles one-year guarantee: you have a full year to enjoy all the books and courses in the bundle, and if you don’t feel like it’s made a huge difference to your family, you’ll get your money back in full!

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Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle. Don’t forget – this bundle is only available until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27, 2015.

Disclosure: As a contributing author (since my printables Pocket Chart Calendar Bundle is included in the bundle), our family benefits from each purchase that goes through Homeschool Creations. We value your support – thank you! We pray this bundle and bonuses are a blessing to your family as they are to ours!

Book Giveaway: Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson

Own Your Life Book

A book that has meant so much to me and has touched my heart on so many levels is Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson. I mentioned earlier this month that it should be the first book you read this year. And I mean that.

It will challenge, encourage, and push you to be more of the woman that God created you to be. Sally shares what it means to live your life in a meaningful way, follow God in all you do, and gives practical guidance to build a life that is intentional.

Win a Copy of Own Your Life

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Sound like this is  something you need right now? I would LOVE to give one of you a copy of Own Your Life and also include a boxful of other great books from authors like Jen Hatmaker, Mary DeMuth, Crystal Paine, and Priscilla Shirer! (see note below)

If you’d like to enter to win this stash of books, just follow the directions in the widget below.

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Note: Own Your Life is a brand-new copy. All other books are in gently-used, loved condition. Some are duplicate copies, and a few may have one or two dog-eared pages or a few underlined passages. This giveaway is not sponsored by anyone, but is a book that I am personally providing to a reader.

Helping a Child Who Chews – Chewigem Sensory Jewelry

Do you have a sensory child at home that chews on things all the time? For children with sensory issues, chewing can be one area that helps them process what is going on around them. For one of our children, chewing has become enough of an issue (clothes, pencils, LEGOs), that we were looking for something safe he could have available to chew on. For us, Chewigem was a much needed help.

Chewigem Sensory Necklaces

Chewigem USA is a family run business that creates oral sensory jewelry for children – both boys and girls. Their products are designed to look more like fun jewelry, so they are more discreet.

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Products range from pendants (both discs and raindrops), dog tags, bracelets, and bangles and come in a huge variety of colors. The pieces are made from a non-toxic silicone, so they are completely safe for your kids to chew on. The clasps on the jewelry are all ‘breakaway,’ making them even safer for your family. Their pendants and bracelets can also be put in the dishwasher for cleaning (just not the cords) or washed in soapy water.

Our kids received several of the Chewigem pendants and dogtags based on what they typically chew on and how active they chew. For two of our kids (the ones that needed it the most), their necklaces have been such a help. Rather than putting a sweatshirt cord, pencil/pen, or LEGO in their mouth, the Chewigem pendants offered them a great alternative. Because of the colors and styles, they didn’t mind wearing them around the house or in public at times either (we tried to keep them at home, because I didn’t want to lose them!).

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The Chewigem dogtags were my personal favorite – not too heavy, but perfect for Kaleb, our kiddo with more sensory issues. In a typical school day I am constantly trying to redirect his chewing (usually LEGOs or his sleeves), and it has become a big issue in our school day. There have been holes in clothing and a near choking once (that wasn’t a good day). In the past he has needed constant redirection and then just a few seconds later is back to chewing or mouthing something.

Now Kaleb hangs his dog tags by his desk and puts them on almost every morning when we start school,  especially when he feels the need to chew on something. Chewigem pendants are one thing that I don’t worry about him choking on and don’t mind him chewing!

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Our other two use them from time to time, and I would much rather have them fidgeting with their Chewigem pendant than a pencil or other item. Zachary wears his while reading – helping so much keeping him on track and focused, as well as keeping the fidgeting down (win, win for me!).


Chewigem USA is a company that I definitely recommend you check out if your family has a child that chews. We have been very pleased with the products we received, and their prices range from $14.95 to $19.95 (definitely worth saving a shirt and a few pencils!). Customer service is very helpful as well and will help you find the right pendant for your child if you need any help. Be sure to visit their  FAQ page for more information. Use code gem10 and save 10 through 4-30-15.

Win a Pendant of Your Choice from Chewigem

Chewigem is giving one reader a pendant! To enter, just follow the directions in the widget below. Giveaway is open to US residents through Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at midnight.

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Note: Chewigem USA is a sponsor of this site and I received sample product for review purposes. This review is my honest opinion and all thoughts are our own.

{Giveaway} Pipsticks Sticker Subscription

When I was younger (we’re going back over 30 years here), one of my favorite things to do was buy and collect stickers in special little books. I would save up my hard-earned money to carefully pick out the latest Lisa Frank stickers by the mini-sheet. Stickers were moved from page to page depending on my mood – should I sort them by type, colors, genre? Friends and I spent hours trading stickers and going through our books. Do any of you remember those days?

Pipsticks sticker subscription

The memories came flooding back to me when Pipsticks contacted me about offering a giveaway to my readers. Since I know how much I loved stickers, how much fun my kids have with them – I was sure that your kids would love to get in on a little stick fun too!

What is Pipsticks?


Who doesn’t love stickers? Any parent, teacher or pen pal knows the true power of these little gems. Stickers can motivate, silence, entertain and delight with unmatched simplicity.

Designed to tickle the imaginations of kids (and those of us who can’t quite grow up), Pipsticks brings a beautifully curated pack of stickers to your doorstep – or mailbox as it may be – every month. All stickers are selected by designers and sourced from global suppliers. Shipping is free in the US and there are sticker club subscribers around the world (sticker love knows no borders!).


Each sticker pack includes a minimum of 15 sheets of stickers, including puffy ones, sparkly ones, and sniffy ones, as well as a few crafty additions to keep you inspired and keep the little subscribers from sticking where they’re not wanted.

There are three different options for sticker lovers:

  1. Sticker subscription plan – there are two plans you can choose from: the Club or Family pack. Family packs include 3 times the sticker fun to help cut down on any sibling squabbles (or maybe that would just be my kids). Shipping is free in the US.
  2. Taster packs are perfect for those not quite ready to commit to a subscription plan.
  3. Gift a subscription or taster pack – stickers make great gifts. Let Pipsticks do the shopping for you!

Join the sticker club and have fun checking the mailbox again.

Get Inspired


If you need ideas and additional inspiration, be sure to check out Pipsticks blog for fun activities and things to create together.

Visit Pipsticks and download the FREE Pipstick sticker placemats too! There are twelve 11”x17” placemats for you to print off and keep little hands busy at dinner time – or to create a fun table for anytime!

A Giveaway for YOU!

Pipsticks is excited to give away a 3-month Gift Sticker subscription. One Pipsticks sticker pack will be delivered to the happy recipient every month for three consecutive months. The pack includes loads of different stickers (of course!) each month plus a stamped postcard and a few fun extras that will keep the creativity flowing.

To enter, just follow the directions in the widget below. Giveaway is open worldwide through Friday, January 17, 2015 at midnight.

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