Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2014


 

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases.

But it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the masses of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction instead!

That’s where The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in. For the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030.

The bundle contains a wealth of information from the very finest healthy living writers out there – but there’s no risk of getting overwhelmed! A useful Getting Started Guide is included with your purchase, which will help you identify the most valuable resources for your specific health priorities.

The Ultimate Bundles team has done all the hard work for you – finding the top experts across a number of healthy living fields and combining their products into one essential collection. If you want to take control of your health, there’s no better way to start!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 15.

But don’t wait until the last moment – there are only 30,000 bundles available and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

You can buy 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’s health, you’ll get your money back in full!

 

Click here for more info or to buy now.

As if this great collection of eBooks and eCourses wasn’t enough, the Ultimate Bundles team has also partnered with 10 fantastic companies who’ve each agreed to give a special bonus to every buyer. The bonuses have a total value of over $200 – more than 5 times the price of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle itself!

The bonuses include free goodies aplenty: a bottle of Healthy Mouth Blend from OraWellness, a baltic amber bracelet from Sweetbottoms Boutique, and a starter culture from Cultures For Health. You’ll also get gift sets from Made On Skin Care Products and Homegrown Collective.

There are virtual goodies, too – a 4-month membership to StayAtHomeYoga.com and a 3-month premium membership to meal planning service Tradishen. And as if all that weren’t enough, there are also $15 gift certificates for TheJoyfulGiraffe.com, Strawesome.com and Trilight Health. There is a nominal shipping charge for many of the bonuses, based on each company’s standard shipping rates, and is usually $3-5.

Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

When? 7 a.m. EST Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, September 15

What? 73 eBooks and 7 audio & eCourses, PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!

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Where? Purchase the bundle HERE.

How much? Well now, that’s the best part. The entire package is worth $1030, and it’s selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?

 

Click here for more info or to buy now.

Want to know exactly what’s included in the bundle?

Take a look through the categories, as well as the full list of eBooks and eCourses.

We think there’s something here for everyone, and don’t forget… our Getting Started Guide will show you exactly which resources cover the topics and health concerns that matter most to you!

Alternative Health & Home Remedies

Audio Courses & eCourses

Fitness

Gardening & Homesteading

Green Cleaning

Healthy Children

Meal Budgeting & Planning

Natural Beauty & Skincare

Real Food Recipes

Seasonal

Special Diets

 

Click here for more info or to buy now.

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 7 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 10th to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 15th.

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.

Come Join the Virtual Book Club


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We were so excited when Kersandra of Our Adventure Story  asked our blog to participate in the virtual Adventure Story Book Club!

What is it:

Adventure Story Book Club is a free monthly book club where we will be taking a themed monthly topic and selecting any book that is appropriate to the theme. Then, on the 3rd Friday of the month we will share the book we chose and share a fun activity, something themed related for the book that they selected. The age range is selected by the participant bloggers, so it can range from Pre-K to 12th. Our desire is to help you take your children on an adventure each month by exploring new books along with themed crafts and activities.

 

Make sure you come back on September 19th to check out some awesome Around the World themed Books & Activities.

 

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

 

See you here on September 19th

Geeky Educational Link-Up Honey Bees


 

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North Carolina designated the honeybee as official state insect in 1973. Bee pollination is critical to plant and human survival – beeswax and honey are just surplus gifts from this tiny wonder of nature.

More Interesting Facts About Honey Bees:

  • 80% of the pollination of the fruits, vegetables and seed crops in the U.S. is accomplished by honeybees.
  • Honey bees have five eyes
  • Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years
  • A cave painting depicting an androgynous figure robbing honey out of the hive was found in the Cave of the Spider in Valencia, Spain. It is estimated to be 15,000 years old.
  • Honey stored in air tight containers never spoils. Sealed honey vats found in King Tut’s tomb still contained edible honey, despite over 2,000 years beneath the sands.
  • A queen is the largest bee in the hive. She can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day, twice her own body weight per day.
  • Drones have no stinger. They do no real work. Their only purpose is to mate with virgin queens.
  • The area now comprising Israel and the Palestine autonomous region is often referred to as “the land of milk and honey.” (Exodus 3:8)
  • German peasants were required to give their feudal lords a payment of honey and beeswax.
  • Europeans brought the European Honeybee to America in 1638. The Native Americans referred to the honeybee as the “White Man’s Flies,” because wild swarms always preceded the arrival of the white man.
  • Bees must visit approximately 2 million flowers to make 1 lb. of honey.
  • Bees have to fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 lb. of honey.
  • On average a worker bee will make 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Two tablespoons of honey would fuel a honey bee flying once around the world.
  • Honey bees will visit between 50-100 flowers during one nectar collection trip.

 

Fun Ways to Celebrate National Honey Bee Month:

Danielle’s Place offers several simple art projects for younger aged children.

 

Here We Are Together shares a wonderful tutorial on Beeswax Lanterns.

 

Mother Earth Living gives simple instructions to create your very own Lavender Beeswax Hand-Cream

 

How about a Honey Taste Test?  This is a wonderful activity to do with your co-op group.  Let the kids try the honey on bread or on a teaspoon. You can also use the honey in a recipe for cookies, bread or other baked goods. Another option is to bring in a honeycomb for the kids to inspect and try. Check with your local beekeepers and find out types of honey they carry; they might even offer a taste testing class. (Yeah Field Trip)

Here’s a list of the most common US Honey

Following is a look at some of the most common U.S. honey floral varieties. To learn more about available types of honey in your area, contact a local beekeeper, beekeeping association or honey packer.

ACACIA
Acacia honey is very pale. In its pure form it may be as clear as liquid glass. It has a mild, sweet, floral flavor and is a popular honey variety. It is a good choice for mixing with beverages and for cooking, because it mixes well with liquids and sweetens with a mild flavor.
ALFALFA
Alfalfa honey, produced extensively throughout Canada and the United States from the purple blossoms, is light in color with a pleasingly mild flavor and aroma.
AVOCADO
Avocado honey is gathered from California avocado blossoms. Avocado honey is dark in color, with a rich, buttery taste.
BLUEBERRY
Taken from the tiny white flowers of the blueberry bush, the nectar makes a honey which is typically light amber in color and with a full, well-rounded flavor. Blueberry honey is produced in New England and in Michigan.
BUCKWHEAT
Buckwheat honey is dark and full-bodied. It is produced in Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as well as in eastern Canada. Buckwheat honey has been found to contain more antioxidant compounds than some lighter honeys.
CLOVER
Clover honey has a pleasing, mild taste. Clovers contribute more to honey production in the United States than any other group of plants. Red clover, Alsike clover and the white and yellow sweet clovers are most important for honey production. Depending on the location and type of source clover, clover honey varies in color from water white to light amber to amber.
EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus honey comes from one of the larger plant genera, containing over 500 distinct species and many hybrids. As may be expected with a diverse group of plants, eucalyptus honey varies greatly in color and flavor but tends to be a stronger flavored honey with a slight medicinal scent. It is produced in California.
FIREWEED
Fireweed honey is light in color and comes from a perennial herb that creates wonderful bee pasture in the Northern and Pacific states and Canada. Fireweed grows in the open woods, reaching a height of three to five feet and spikes attractive pinkish flowers.
MANUKA
Manuka honey, primarily produced in New Zealand, is used as a natural product both internally and topically on the skin. The bees gather nectar from the flowers of the Manuka bush, which is indigenous only to New Zealand. The honey making process is enriched by the pollution free environment of New Zealand.
ORANGE BLOSSOM
Orange blossom honey, often a combination of citrus sources, is usually light in color and mild in flavor with a fresh scent and light citrus taste. Orange blossom honey is produced in Florida, Southern California and parts of Texas.
SAGE
Sage honey, primarily produced in California, is light in color, heavy bodied and has a mild but delightful flavor. It is extremely slow to granulate, making it a favorite among honey packers for blending with other honeys to slow down granulation.
TUPELO
Tupelo honey is a premium honey produced in northwest Florida. It is heavy bodied and is usually light golden amber with a greenish cast and has a mild, distinctive taste. Because of the high fructose content in Tupelo honey, it granulates very slowly.
WILDFLOWER
Wildflower honey is often used to describe honey from miscellaneous and undefined flower sources.
HONEY BLENDS
While different types of honey are available, most honey, especially honey supplied in bulk, is blended to create a unique and consistent taste and color.

 

Honey Recipes:

Pumpkin Honey Bread

In large bowl, cream honey with butter until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Sift together remaining ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Divide batter equally between two well-greased 9 x5 x 3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaves cool in pans for 10 … [read full recipe below]

Yield: 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – honey
  • 1/2 cup – butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 can (16 oz.) – solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 – eggs
  • 4 cups – flour
  • 4 teaspoons – baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons – ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons – ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon – baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon – salt
  • 1 teaspoon – ground nutmeg

Directions

In large bowl, cream honey with butter until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Sift together remaining ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Divide batter equally between two well-greased 9 x5 x 3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaves cool in pans for 10 minutes; invert pans to remove loaves and allow to finish cooling on racks.

Spiced Honey Echinacea Cooler

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags, cinnamon, and cloves ; let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon and cloves and stir in honey and lemon juice. Place in refrigerator until chilled (approx. 1 hour). Pour over ice and garnish with fresh lemon slices. *May substitute chamomile tea for the Echinacea tea.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 – Echinacea tea bags*
  • 4 – cinnamon sticks
  • 20 – whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup – honey
  • 1/4 cup – fresh lemon juice

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags, cinnamon, and cloves ; let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon and cloves and stir in honey and lemon juice. Place in refrigerator until chilled (approx. 1 hour). Pour over ice and garnish with fresh lemon slices. *May substitute chamomile tea for the Echinacea tea.

Tip

Variations: Add 1 Tablespoon orange juice to each glass. Add 2 Tablespoons rum or whisky to each glass for a “spiked” version.

 

Fresh Tomato Chutney

Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze to remove most of the seeds and juice. (This may be done quickly on an orange juice reamer.) The juice may be used in sauces or soups. Cut tomatoes into small pieces and place in medium saucepan with honey, cloves and basil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until thick, about 40 to 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add salt to taste. Chill. Makes 4 1/2-cup … [read full recipe below]

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. – tomatoes
  • 1 cup – honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon – cloves
  • 2 teaspoons – basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt, or to taste

Directions

Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze to remove most of the seeds and juice. (This may be done quickly on an orange juice reamer.) The juice may be used in sauces or soups. Cut tomatoes into small pieces and place in medium saucepan with honey, cloves and basil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until thick, about 40 to 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add salt to taste. Chill. Makes 4 1/2-cup servings.

 

All recipes courtesy of http://www.honey.com/recipes

I hope you enjoy National Honey Bee Month and take this chance to learn more about this AMAZING insect

 

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Geeky Educational Link-Up Last Weeks Favorites:

The Homeschool Scientist September Science Calendar has a myriad of wonderful Science experiments and more!

 

Meagan’s post on Dr. Geek’s Lab; great for the science lover in your home.

 

Benoit Academy shared a super fun post on Glow and Dark Science.

 

My esteemed co-hosts

Meagan from More Than A Coupon Queen

Dawnita from Fogelman Forerunner

Jess from Benoit Academy

Jodi from NY Homeschool

Adelien from Blessed Learners

Marie-Claire from Quick Start Homeschool

Gluten Free Summit Register Today


 

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Do you ever wish you could sit down with some of the most influential doctors, health practitioners and experts in the world and pick their collective brain on gluten sensitivity?

With so much misinformation and controversy out there, it can be challenging to know what’s true and what’s not…  What’s important and what’s hype… What’s actually going to make me feel better and what’s total nonsense…

My friend Jennifer Fugo, the founder of Gluten Free School, did just that!

She invited 23 most well-respected experts in the fields of gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, mental health, cooking and motivation to get answers to your burning questions. No topic is off limits… She will ask questions from the perspective of women like you and me who live with gluten sensitivity.

And what’s even cooler is that you can listen in to this amazing online event starting September 8 called the Women’s Gluten-Free Health Summit!

CLICK HERE

One of Jennifer’s objectives is to make the entire conversation about gluten sensitivity accessible and understandable for you. She want to help you fill in the gaps of knowledge that keep you from feeling informed and empowered to advocate for yourself (and your family) with friends, family and even health practitioners.

And forget the “doctor speak” and science jargon that might make your head spin.  All of the conversations will be framed around making sure that you can understand them as well as the major ramifications of living gluten-free that you might not hear about very often.

CLICK HERE   to see the speakers and topics…

What’s so great about the Women’s Gluten-Free Health Summit is that it’s completely online and free to attend! You can listen from the comfort of your own home or in the car taking the kids to their after school activities.

Please join me in attending this incredible event that’s going to give you the confidence and practical steps to make your next steps with your health truly count!

CLICK HERE  to register for free!

See you there!

 

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National Honey Bee Month-Let’s Celebrate


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September is National Honey Bee Month.  The month long celebration of the Honey Bee offers all kinds of opportunities for tasting parties, hands-on learning activities and it’s a wonderful time learn about the benefits of honey too. In Tuesday’s Geek Educational Link-Up I will share some activities you can do at home or with your co-op.

 

Interesting Facts About the Honey Bees:

* A single honey bee may collect 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

* To make 1 pound of honey, bees may need to fly 50,000 miles.

* Honey bees may forage up to 2-5 miles from the hive

*Honey dates back 150 years to the Egyptians. They used honey as a form of payment for needed items.

*German peasants also used honey as payment to their feudal landlords.

*Colonists in America used honey to preserve fruit.

*Bees fly at about 15 miles per hour.

*A typical bee colony can house up to 60,000 bees.

*The queen bee lays up to 1500 eggs per day.

*Bees produce beeswax from special glands in their abdomen.

*Honey has been used as a healing ingredient for a variety of treatments such as minor burns.

* Directly, honey bees pollinate the flowers of 1/3 of all fruits and vegetables.

* Indirectly, honey bees pollinate 70% of the food crops, through seed production, etc.

 

Three different Bees take up residence in a hive:

The Queen:

* Will live normally between 1 and 4 years.

* Consumes royal jelly provided by the workers

* Has a non-barbed stinger

* Without a queen, the colony will eventually die

* Develops in 16 days, from egg to emergence from the queen cell.

 

The Drones: 

* Sole responsibility is fertilization.

* Leaves hive for 2-3 hours each day.

* Has no stinger

* If the workers stopped feeding them, they would die of starvation.

* Develops in 24 days from egg to hatching to emergence.

 

The Workers:

* Worker are all females.

* Can number between 40-60,000 in a strong hive.

* Performs a multitude of tasks to include: Tending to the queen, feeding larvae, feeding

drones, nectar ripening, producing heat, collecting water, house cleaning guard duty,

field collection of pollen and nectar, to list a few.

* Will die if she stings. Has a barbed stinger that if left behind after stinging.

* Will live 6-8 weeks in the summer, working until her wings give out.

* Will live 4-6 months in winter when not actively working/foraging.

* Develops in 21 days from egg to emergence.

 

Easy Recipes for kids that use Honey:

Cocoa Shake

1 cup milk
1/3 cup instant cocoa mix
1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
1 Tbsp honey

Place all ingredients in blender and blend at high speed about 30 seconds. Makes 1 pint.

 

Strawberry Float

1 quart milk, chilled
1/4 tsp almond extract
6 Tbsp honey
1 quart vanilla ice cream
2 cups crushed fresh strawberries

Combine all ingredients and blend at medium speed for 1 minute. Serve in tall glasses garnished with scoops of ice cream.

 

Honey Glazed Carrots

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup water
16 oz package baby carrots (about 3 1/2 cups)

In medium saucepan over high heat, bring honey, butter, apple juice and water to a boil. Add carrots. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until liquid is reduced to a glaze and carrots are tender.

 

Make sure to buzz by tomorrow for some more fun Honey Bee Activities! (did I just say buzz by must be the honey talking)

Saturday Shout-Outs/Gluten-Free Style


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I know how much your health means to you and that its a big reason why you are a part of my community. When you don’t feel good and there doesn’t seem to be clear answers, I know how frustrating that can be for you; we experienced this on our own home.

 

As you know, I’m passionate about sharing with you the best and most current information on gluten sensitivity. That’s why I’m sharing you today!

 

My friend Jennifer Fugo, the founder of Gluten Free School, is hosting an amazing online event starting September 8 called the Women’s Gluten-Free Health Summit that I know you’ll love!

 

CLICK HERE to check it out…

 

Twenty-three health experts who lecture internationally on health, autoimmunity, gluten sensitivity and cooking will dish on the latest and most valuable (and useful) information. AND they’ll show you how to actually understand and integrate it into your busy life!

 

Each of the thirty-minute interviews is super focused so that you get the answers you need without wasting your entire day. I know you’re busy which is why I believe this format makes complete sense.

 

If you are gluten sensitive, but you still don’t feel good or want to know key info that isn’t often talked about that directly impacts your health, the Women’s Gluten-Free Health Summit is for you! No matter whether you’re a newbie or a fifteen year veteran living gluten-free, you’re going to learn so much from listening in to the summit.

 

The best part is that Jennifer is making these interviews available to you for free!  The summit is her way of giving you the tools, resources, information and pathways to feel confident in talking about your health concerns (even with your health practitioner), finding happiness in living and eating gluten-free and getting back in control of your health.

 

I’ll be joining the Summit and I invite you to do the same!

 

All you have to do is CLICK HERE to sign up for your access to the event. It takes less than 30 seconds!

 

So don’t miss this opportunity to learn from experts such as….

Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Terry Wahls, Tess Masters (The Blender Girl), Sarah Ballantyne PhD (The Paleo Mom), Marc David (The Institute for the Psychology of Eating), Dr. Kelly Brogan, Dr. Daniel Kalish and more!

Again, this event is completely free and accessible to you no matter where you live because its hosted over the Internet. Join me? CLICK HERE

 

I can’t wait for this and am looking forward to having you join me at the Summit!

PS. These interviews will not be made public, so if you want to check them out you have to sign -up.

Have a spectacular weekend my dear friends!

Andrea

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Friday’s Food for Thought


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       Get the facts about education in developing countries and how it affects children and adults.

  • Worldwide, nearly 80 percent of primary-school-age children attend school. In least developed countries, this figure is around 66 percent.
  • The largest out-of-school population is in sub-Saharan Africa, where around 45.5 million children of primary school age are out of school.
  • Of the 67 million primary-school-age children who do not attend school, 53 percent are girls.
  • Worldwide, only 49 percent of children of secondary school age actually attend secondary school.
  • Of the 49 percent of secondary age students who do not attend school, 52 percent are girls.
  • The world’s functional illiterates include more than 130 million children who do not attend school, 73 million of them girls.

 Find out how you can help here

Blogiversary Event Sign-Up


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The holiday season is coming up and it’s time to celebrate with a cash giveaway! Who doesn’t want some extra cash for the fall season?! We need some great bloggers & shop owners to join the fun and help us celebrate and promote this giveaway.

 

Blogger Opportunity!

Details:  Just in time for the fall season, My Pinterventures, Intelligent Domestications, 2 Crochet Hooks, and Meatloaf and Melodrama are teaming up to celebrating our One Year Blogiversary together with a $150 Cash Giveaway and surprise prizes from each of our blogs! Total cash prize will be determined by participation with a minimum of $150.00 Paypal Cash with each host adding a surprise gift to the giveaway and sponsor gifts too! There will be at least 6 Winners – 1 winner for the $150 Cash, 1 surprise prize winner from each host’s blog (My Pinterventures, Intelligent Domestications, 2 Crochet Hooks, Meatloaf and Melodrama), and 1 sponsor(s) gift prize winner. ***Cash winner can be Worldwide, but all other prize winners must be within the U.S.***

Sign-Ups are August 26 – September 9th
Giveaway Dates September 15 – 30

How does this work? Have your social links on the Rafflecopter giveaway. First link is FREE, but we ask that you help us promote this giveaway by posting this giveaway sign-up on your blog for a FREE link. Second or more links start at $2.00 and Co-host Spots are $12. Links included: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Bloglovin (order of links based on the order registered).

Co-host spots come with up to 6 links in Rafflecopter, your photo with a link back to your blog in the giveaway post, and listings at the top of the Rafflecopter based on order registered.

For Co-hosts with Shops (Etsy or Independent) who would like to sponsor a prize in addition to co-hosting the giveaway (minimum value of $10) can choose to have their shop logo/button in the body of the giveaway post with a link to the shop. *All prizes are subject to approval and will be the responsibility of the individual shop owners to ship prizes to the winners.*

What to do? Copy and paste this post onto your blog (picture link provided on sign-up form). The more participants, the more successful the giveaway. Plus, more participants means more exposure for all involved!

 

Sign-Up Here

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Let the Homeschooling Begin!


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Tuesday was our first day of school; I was so glad to have the school year start.(the kids were too)  I decided to begin the year on a lighter note; somewhat like I did last year with a three week mini- block we could all participate in. Both of our children love music, singing it, playing instruments and even writing it; so the obvious choice was something centered around music. I immediately thought of studying the great composers. OK, the seed was planted now what?

I recently purchased Build Your Own Homeschool Bundle the Charlotte Mason version; one of the downloads used Notebooking pages. I heard about Notebooking but did not have a real understanding of what it really meant. So, I did a little investigating; you can read more about Notebooking here. While I clicked through I found Notebooking pages for Great Composers; I was done so I thought!  Notebooking pages are a wonderful template but the assignment for you is to provide the resources to fill the pages; so off I went to find resources to fill those pages!

Here’s Our Mini-Block on Great Composers

1. Each one of us chose a composer. Sophia(Mozart), Logan(Beethoven) & Andrea(Vivaldi)

2. Our next selection was a spine for research.

3. Then it was time to decide upon two pieces of music from our composers. (you may choose as many as like)

  • Mozart(Requiem Mass in D Minor & Violin Concerto No. 6)
  • Beethoven( Symphony No. 9 in D minor & Piano Sonata No. 17 )
  • Vivaldi(Four Seasons & Sonata No. 2 in E minor)

4. Now, it is time to fill our Notebooking Pages!

We plan to share our pages with you once they are filled

I find starting the school year with this gentle approach makes the transition into academics so much easier!

You read about last years block here

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