DIY Bundle for the Busy Mom..That’s ME!!!


 

 

There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting!

But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?

You’re not alone – there’s a huge community of people out there who are feeling just as frustrated as you are!

Thankfully though, there’s an exciting new product to help you quickly and easily get into (or back into) the creative projects you’ve been desperate to start. It’s called The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and it’s a collection of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading authors and bloggers in the industry.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses. And let me reassure you that this really is great value: the Ultimate Bundles team (who produced the resource) has spent MONTHS seeking out the most respected experts in the industry and asking them to contribute their premium-quality eBooks and eCourses. These really are the best of the best when it comes to DIY and crafting advice and information.

Topics in the bundle include:

  • Home decor
  • Furniture painting
  • Photography
  • Chalk pastels
  • Handmade gifts
  • Homemade skincare products
  • Cake decorating
  • Photography and photo-editing
  • Paint colors and interior design
  • …and a whole lot more (76 eBooks and eCourses in total) – to help you be inspired or get started with your next DIY or crafting project!

There’s no need to worry about information overload though: The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with a complete guide to getting started, so that you can know exactly which resource to use for your specific crafting or DIY project and jump straight into it with confidence!

 

 

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 5 awesome bonuses, worth over $150. That’s 4x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.

 

 

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We’re Evolving


After much consideration and watching several of Carrie Contey’s videos our family made the conscious decision to take part in her year long program Evolve !  The universe brings you what you need,you just have to ask for it and Carrie is just what our family has been asking for.Carrie’s program is all encompassing from prenatal to adulthood; funny thing too is we had no idea she lived in Austin before we signed up .(crazy right) Our families transition to Austin is going to be made so much easier with help from Carrie and the community we have at our finger tips.

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Evolve is a year-long online program that helps parents embrace the journey of family life. Through ongoing support, we build a global community of engaged parents who are working together to raise healthy people and build strong relationships.  If you want to find out more and sign up for Carrie’s wonderful program click here!  I know you will find Carrie as incredible as we do; can’t wait to see you at Evolve

 

carrie_sq1-365x365More about Carrie:

Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy, whole human being. She is the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author of CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby. She has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, NPR, CBS radio and in many publications including Time, Parenting and The Boston Globe. Currently she lives, works and plays in Austin, TX. To learn more please visit carriecontey.com.

 

 

 

We Love Snow..Adventure Story Book Club


Well sadly we have not gotten any snow this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t read about snow!  Below you will find some of our favorite books about snow and our favorite recipe using the fluffy white stuff. Enjoy

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This book is beautifully illustrated and it can be read aloud to kids of any age There is a big line of text on each page that is simple and accessible for really young (preschool) kids, then there is a paragraph that is helpful for early elementary.

 

 

 

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Rather than going into the science of how snow is formed, this book shares the effects of snow… Snow protects plants and hibernating animals from wind and cold and, in the spring, melted snow waters the new plants.

 

 

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Another fabulously illustrated book; truly captures the magic of winter. It is both educational and entertaining. Wonderful!

 

 

 

 

Snow Cream courtesy of Paula Deen

Ingredients
8 cups snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.
Makes about 8-10 servings!

 

Please share below your favorite books about Snow!

 

Happy Snowman Making

 

 

Do NOT forget to checkout Adventure Story Book Club on Facebook & Pinterest to share your ideas on books and activities.

Amazing Participating Bloggers:

Christa from Little Cottage School

Christina from Classroom to Homeroom

Jennifer from Faith & Good Works

Overcoming Overwhelm


 

Do you ever look at the bare wall in the den, that tired and sagging couch, or those tatty tablecloths, and feel absolutely overwhelmed by the thought of tackling any of them?

Which one do you start with? And then once you’ve decided, how do you know which steps, instructions or advice to follow? Just getting to the point where you’re ready to start can often take so much time and effort!

It’s frustrating, because you know just how satisfying it can be to create something of your own – that sense of accomplishment and fulfillment can’t be beaten. What you need is for someone to pull together everything that you need to get started, to make it as easy and painless as possible.

Good news – when the Ultimate Bundles team created The Ultimate DIY Bundle, they had you in mind! The Ultimate DIY Bundle is your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses.

No more trawling through the internet looking for good-quality, easy-to-follow information and advice: it’s all right here! For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

 

 

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.

 

 

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Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Growing Up Social…A Book Review


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Technology is all around us!  It is a part of our daily lives from Smartphones, laptops to self-check out line at your local grocery store; it is changing how we live. But it is also changing how we interact with one another and not for the better. When was the last time you picked up the phone and called a friend? Easier to text right? Walk into any restaurant and glance around at tables; how many families are actually talking to one another? Kids and parents alike are nose deep in their iPad or iPhone; families have abandoned each other and have fallen in love with their handheld devices.

 

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World talks about the dangers of screen time while providing you with strategies of how to limit screen time.  In the first few chapters, authors Arlene Pellicane and Gary Chapman share how to much screen time may be unhealthy, and provide suggestions on how parents can set practical limits. They go into great detail citing a number of research studies show a correlation physical and mental health problems in children with unhealthy amounts of screen time.

 

I found the next several chapters fascinating; the authors explain the importance of the five positive character traits kids need in order to form strong and healthy relationships. These ‘A-Plus skills are; Affection, Appreciation, Anger management, Apology, and Attention.

The Skill of Affection – How do you show real love to another person?

The Skill of Appreciation – How do you cultivate a grateful heart?

The Skill of Attention – How do you focus and be a good listener?

The Skill of Anger Management – How do you express anger in a productive way?

The Skill of Apology – How do you mend a relationship after you make a mistake?

Each skill has an entire chapter dedicated to it.  The authors explain how too much screen time works against the development of each of these skills, and they give suggestions to parents on how cultivate these skills into your kids.

The next several chapters address the today’s concerns with screen time: Shyness, The Brain.Security etc. Each topic is looked at obectively; again providing simple steps to change your families need for the screen.

  • Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world
  • Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time
  • Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
  • Discover what’s working for families that have become screen savvy
  • Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done

I highly recommend this book( not only parents) but to anyone who wants to deepen their connections with others beyond the screen. It’s time for us to teach our children the importance of deep, healthy relationships. So,let’s put our devices down and start talking!

To find our more about Growing Up Social click here

About the Authors:

Dr. Gary Chapman

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He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology.

Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman and his wife have two grown children and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.

Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

 

 

Arlene Pellicane

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Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been featured on The Today Show, The 700 Club, and Family Life Today and formerly served as the associate producer for Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and their three children. Find out more atwww.arlenepellicane.com.

Geeky Educational Link-Up…How Plants Drinks


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Have you ever wondered how a plant absorbs water? More Than a Coupon Queen has a great set of experiments for you. Now you can answer the question, “How does a plant drink?” There is even a free printable pack to go with it! Click here to find out more

 

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Old Factory Candles Review


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I am a NUT for candles; I used to make my own by the dozens but after several burns and never getting it quite right I went back to purchasing candles. I have tried just about every candle on the market;the brand from the North, the bath shop in the mall and the home party favorite.  Between the cost, strong scents and cheap packaging; I was ready to give candle making another try. To my families excitement Old Factory soy candles asked me to review their collection and I have put away by wicks and started buying candles again!

Old Factory candles sent me their Romance collection (Rose, Dark Cocoa & Champagne). This was the perfect collection for my husband & I to take on our most recent romantic getaway!  The candles arrived a few days before our flight and I was elated to see that they were packaged perfectly in an adorable box that would easily fit into my suitcase. I was even more impressed when we arrived at our destination and the candles were still intact.  I couldn’t wait to light these babies:)

Don’t let their pint size fool you they are the perfect accent to any room, their rustic look works with any motif and they pack just enough fragrance to set the mood. There is nothing worse than planning a romantic evening and getting a headache from a candles strong order wafting through the room. Since, these cuties burn for close to 20 hours I popped their tops back on and packed them back in my suitcase to bring home.

Each set of candles has a brilliant harmony of scents burn one or all of them to create a splendid aromatic blend. Below you will find all the scent combinations offered(good luck picking one:)

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Here are so more reasons to purchase Old Factory Soy Candles:

 Burn up to 20 hours

 Made with All Natural Soy Wax

Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA

Self-trimming cotton candle wicks
♥ Burn Clean & No Soot
Click below to purchase your very own set of candles today:

Scented, Natural Soy Wax Candles. Burns Clean, Even, and True-To-Scent for Hours. Perfect as a gift, or for your own home. Hand-poured in the USA. “FALL HARVEST” themed gift set of 3 different 2 ounce candles. Includes Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, and Autumn Leaves.

 

 

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Geek Educational Link Up…


Jess over at Benoit Academy is sharing some amazing resources on Lenardo da Vinci this week. Lenardo da Vinci is one of our favorites; we are so looking forward to exploring more about him in this extremely informative Unit Study! Read More About Jess post below:

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This week I’ll share some Leonardo da Vinci resources that were scrounged up while searching for info to go along with the catapult kit that L9 received for Christmas! You can use these to create your own unit study. Here is just some of the great resources that I found! click here

Mini-Biography:

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest polymaths of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”. Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time. ~Wikipedia

 

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