October 30, 2019

Adventures in Crochet ~ Temperature Blanket Update

I just wanted to give you a glimpse into the status of my year-long crochet project--my Temperature Blanket CAL (crochet-a-long) for 2019! If you remember, this is a project where there are twelve different patterns--one for each month of the year. Each pattern makes a stripe about 6" thick. You simply use the average hi and average lo and match those to a predetermined color graph to find your colors. Then the pattern will say "use your hi-color" or "use your low color" and you swap them back and forth. 
By doing this, even if your temperatures work out to be in the same range for the low and hi colors your texture and pattern will be different for each month. 

October 29, 2019

Channie's One Page A Day: 2 Digit Multiplication Practice {Product Review}

Channie's Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks {Product Review}
I was first introduced to Channie's Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks back in 2017, when we reviewed one of their One Page a Day Math workbooks. My math-loving son enjoyed it so much, that I knew I wanted to try another one if I ever had a chance. Well, we recently were given the One Page A Day 2 Digit Multiplication Practice (Grades 3-5) to review and today I'm going to share why I think these visual math workbooks are a must-have for any student!

About Channie's Workbooks

Channie's Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks was first created as a way to help the owner teach her own son. He was struggling learning handwriting and nothing was working for him. So Channie created a visual handwriting system and it worked like a charm! Now she has over 15 products available and they are being carried in many major retailers like Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and retail stores across 25 states! Something cool about the product--it's MADE IN THE USA!

October 24, 2019

Exploring Immersion Spanish with Excelerate SPANISH {Curriculum Review}

For the last several weeks we have been reviewing an immersion online Spanish curriculum from Excelerate SPANISH. The Excelerate SPANISH Streaming program offers Spanish 1 and Spanish 2. We aren't currently including a foreign language in our studies, so we decided to give Spanish 1 a try. Join me today as I share our review of the program designed to be a multi-sensory experience of learning a new language.

About the Program

Excelerate SPANISH offers engaging video lessons using skits, action sequences, hand gestures, and more to teach students of all ages! Designed to create a program that increases

October 23, 2019

Smartick~ A Math Program They Will Ask to Do {Product Review}

Smartick Online Math ~ Product ReviewMath is one subject that I NEVER have to cajole my youngest son to do. He will EAGERLY grab his books when it's time for math. Yeah, he's a bit weird. LOL. He loves combining his regular curriculum with online math resources. When we had the chance to review a subscription of Smartick, he was ready and willing to get started! Today I'm going to share how our review of the online math program went--and why we will continue to use it throughout the rest of our subscription period!

About the Product

Smartick is an online math resource that instructs and reinforces mathematic principles, logic, and reasoning through interactive and engaging games and activities. The program is designed to address your child's individual needs--looking beyond their age and grade. The program adapts to your child's learning style and they will improve their skills in just 15 minutes a

Sunrise and Sunset {Wordless Wednesday}

Beaches really do make some of the best sunrise and sunsets...


October 17, 2019

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Series~ Part 3 {Book Review}

You can imagine the joy when I was able to let my youngest son know we were going to be reviewing the next two installments in his favorite series Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from WorthyKids Books! He was soooo bummed when he finished book #4, and I didn't have the next book ready to go. As soon as Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone (Book 5) and Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion's Roar (Book 6) arrived, he eagerly grabbed book #5 and disappeared. Would the next two books in the series be just as loved as the previous four? Join me today for our review of these latest installments in the Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series by M. J. Thomas!

About The Product

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls book series is published by WorthyKids Books. This book series is geared for ages 6-9 and is biblical fiction. The series revolves

October 16, 2019

Family Time {Wordless Wednesday}

We have been absolutely loving the intense family time we've been able to have while attending the Feast of Tabernacles. We don't ever get this much intensive time with my husband, so we relish the chance to fill our love tanks! Here are some of my favorite shots from the week so far!

 And lest you think we are too normal....
I will have more photos to post later, but I just wanted to share my fave family posts thus far! We have a few more days left, so we are going to continue to soak up the Word of God, the sunshine, and the love!

October 15, 2019

Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks~ Imagination in a Bag! {Product Review}

We are a hands-on family. We love anything that involves getting involved with a full sensory experience. We also love building blocks and anything the boys can manipulate into their imaginary world of construction and farming. We recently were given the Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks from Brain Blox to review—as soon as I saw the product, I had a feeling these were going to bring hours of enjoyment.

About the Product

Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks are 100% natural wooden building planks made from New Zealand pine wood. Because they are chemical-free, they are also non-toxic! This means that even the youngest and smallest in the family can safely enjoy these planks. The wooden planks are precision cut, thus making them the perfect building toy providing hours of endless enjoyment.

October 14, 2019

Brain Blox Fun Family Chess~ Making Chess "Easy Peasy" to Learn! {Product Review}

BRAIN BLOX Fun Family Chess ~ Product Review
Chess. When we first got married, I didn’t realize that my husband had played in the chess club. We tried playing together, but I just didn’t have the critical thinking skills to play…but really it was more that I could NEVER remember which piece was able to move where or how! Chess is a game that I really have been wanting to introduce to my kids—especially my math and critical thinking game lover—but it’s not really my forte. Enter our review of the Brain Blox Fun Family Chess set from Brain Blox. Claiming to be the “easy-peasy way to learn chess”, I really wondered if this was the answer to my how-do-i-teach-them-chess dilemma!

About the Product

Brain Blox Fun Family Chess is a very fun learn-as-you-play game designed to teach anyone from age 5-105 how to play chess. Chess is a great game for the mind, as it increases skills in so many areas

October 13, 2019

Greetings from Jekyll Island

A warm greeting from the gorgeous Georgia Isles! Our family is worshipping the Feast of Tabernacles with 700(ish) other brothers and sisters in Christ! We are having a simply amazing time with friends and family. The weather is so balmy and warm--even when we get a random rainstorm. Even though I'm away, I still have several reviews that I will be sharing over the course of the next 10 days--starting with three just this week! So stay tuned because some of these products we're much beloved in our house!

Have a marvelous week!

October 8, 2019

Atonement 2019

Praise be to God that Christ's blood shed for me and His resurrection to the right hand of our Father, allows me to be washed clean and so I can have a new life reconciled as a child of God! 
"𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘩 H𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘶𝘴, 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴. 𝘔𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯, 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 H𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 H𝘪𝘮. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘧, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 H𝘪𝘴 𝘚𝘰𝘯, 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 H𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘰, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵, 
𝗯𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗺 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁." 
(Romans 5:8-11)

May you and yours be blessed on this most holy Day of Atonement!