Saturday Shout-Outs… Fall Recipe Edition


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This weeks favorites” Fall Recipe Edition”

 

My NEW favorite snack Pumpkin Spice Granola.

 

Need a quick breakfast? Try a Orange Dream Smoothie.

 

Fun with Pumpkin Recipes.

 

Falling for Quinoa!

 

More Pumpkin recipes & Crafts.

 

For those Chilly Days.

 

Share some of your favorite Fall Recipes below:

Simple Steps to Introduce Science at Home


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Teaching science at home: Simple ideas for parents to introduce science to their children.

There are a lot of inexpensive tools and mess-free ideas parents can use at home to teach kids about science. Using everyday household and recyclable products is one way to keep the cost of home projects low.

 

A child can learn how to use binoculars by looking through two toilet tissue rolls strung together. Kids can also put different colored saran wrap on the front of the “binoculars” to explore how different materials filter light.

 

Test out chemical reactions with children by mixing baking powder and vinegar for a small explosion, or combining corn starch and water to make slime. Mixing food coloring colors and playing with the texture of paint is also a good way for children to explore.

 

Even bath time can easily turn into some active and engaging science time. Discuss the basic properties of water with kids. What happens to the water level when we fill a tub and then get in? What happens to the water if we freeze or heat it? These are all questions that can be explored when children take their evening bath.

 

Going outside allows children to experience the natural world of animals and plants. Your local parks are loaded with earth and environmental science resources. Pack your magnifying glass so your children can catch insects and observe — up close — how they function.

 

Your kitchen is another great place to introduce science. Baking soda and vinegar aren’t the only ingredients that can teach kids about science. Cooking, in general, is a great math and science lesson. You can investigate things like:  What does it take for bread to rise? What happens to flavors and textures when you mix in different ingredients? What does heat do to food?

 

Want to teach physics?  Building towers out of blocks, Legos or other materials introduces kids to the basics of physics. How high can we go before a tower topples? How wide can we go  and does our tower need support? Trial and error in basic play is a great way to weave in science.

 

Take a field trip. to a playground or your local library. Playgrounds can bring out science naturally while the library  is a great way to immerse kids in science topics that are harder to examine in everyday life, like space.

 

Parents should encourage curiosity and asking questions, which is what science is. Have your children  come up with their own hypothesis; this will inspire them to be curious about the everyday things.

I hope these few easy steps inspire you to experiment with science at home!

Make sure to check out more of this weeks Geeky Educational Link Ups below:

 

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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

Surprise Ride Box Giveaway


When Jess from Benoit Academy  asked me to share her super cool giveaway I was happy to do so; the box below is perfect for the Third Grade Native American Block. Good Luck to you ALL!!

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Surprise Ride is a subscription service that sends kids ages 6-11 fun and educational hands-on activities that foster creativity and imagination! The company was started by two sisters Donna and Rosy, and they have been working hard to create a lasting impact on the lives of children, beyond the latest toys or technologies.

I was sent a free Star box for review purposes recently & we loved it. I’m not sure exactly what box the winner will receive since each month is a new surprise! You can see our unboxing video:

I will have a more thorough review for you soon, but in the meantime…..

Enter for your chance to win a Surprise Ride box for yourself (make sure to share with the kiddies ;) )

Rules: Enter using the giveaway widget below. Winner will be chosen randomly & has 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking sites. Valid in the U.S. and entrant must be 18+ years of age to enter. Benoit Academy & all bloggers promoting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Surprise Ride will be in charge of that.

5 on the Fifth October 2014


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This is my very first installment of posts for 5 on the Fifth.  I subscribe to each one of this amazing blogs; I can’t wait to read what they have posted and see how I might apply it to my own life. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did. Please share some of your favorites below.

Here are my Top 5 posts from September 2014:

1. I love Fall!! This when I start to bake and LuSa Organics gluten free, refined sugar Apples Crisp is a must try!

 

2. Already gave this post and e-Course on  Wednesday but can’t stress enough was a game changer Brene’ Brown has been for me.

 

3. Can you work and Homeschool? I ask myself this question pretty often; Kara shares some wonderful tips here.

 

4. 3 Little Things post on Gidget Goes Home inspired me to share 3 Little Things with our kiddos.

 

5. Stressed? Homemade Mommy shared a good enough to eat stress melting sugar scrub here.

You can find more great post by clicking here

 

 

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Have a super week my friends 

Friday’s Food for Thought


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I leaped way out of my comfort zone this week when I signed up for Brene’ Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection Art Journaling eCourse.  I already read the book a few months ago but can not wait to dive deep into the work with Brene’ Brown herself.  If you’re looking for an eCourse that will stretch you and allow you to forgive yourself; I suggest you sign up for this one.  I have also been listening to Brene’ Brown’s audio book “Men, Women & Worthiness” and all I can say right now is WOW! I  have been blown away by her words about shame and guilt; talk about AHA Moment or should I say AHA Moments!!

 

I hope you join me on this AMAZING journey

 

 

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review & Giveaway


For those of you that know me I am not a huge make-up gal but I do wear mascara. When I decided to participate in product review of a fellow blogger which required me to review a new mascara I was a little nervous. Could I give the product fair review? Would I even be able to put it on correctly?  To my surprise YES and it was so much fun!  I never thought my eye could pop like they did or that my lashes could look so full.

 

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My Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes arrived in this super chic case and with very simple application instructions.  If I can offer you one bit of advice make sure you use a quality traditional mascara for the best results. I tried to take before and after pics but I failed miserable. I found this great image on Winona’s site that shows perfectly the impact Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes can have on anyone’s eyelashes.

 

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Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes  are perfect for lengthening and thickening your lashes; it certainly does what it claims and more!  Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes can give you the super long/thick lashes that you have always wanted in just a few simple steps.

 

For those of you who have not yet tried  Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes mascara, but want too – here is your chance! One lucky winner will be announced Octobe 18, 2014 for a FREE case of mascara! Is this great or what?

 Click on the link below to enter!!

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To learn more about Winona and Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes click here

Blogiversary GIVEAWAY


Welcome to our One Year Blogiversary Giveaway Celebration!

Join us and enter to win one of the 6 prizes, totaling over $325

I was so excited when Erlene from My Pinterventures asked me to co-host this event and to sponsor one of the six incredible giveaways! 

Congratulations Ladies on your One Year Blogiversary♥

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Hosted by:

Intelligent Domestications, My Pinterventures, 2 Crochet Hooks, and Meatloaf and Melodrama

The four of us are turning one this month and we’ve come together to celebrate our one year blogiversary! Of course, we wouldn’t have made it this far if it weren’t for all of your support. To help us celebrate this milestone, a few of our blogging buddies have joined with us to co-host this party and make this blogiversary celebration and giveaway possible.

Special thanks to our wonderful co-hosts:

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Just click on their photos or links below to visit their blogs!

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Co-hosts:

Alli @An Alli Event

MJ @Daisy & June

Andrea @Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries

Becky and Glenna @My Paper Craze

Jessica @Army Wife to Suburban Life

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Angelique @God’s Growing Garden

Heather @Here We Go Again…Ready?

Kristen @The Road to Domestication

Laura @Michigan Saving and More

Trish @The Decoratoraholic


Time sure flies when you’re having fun and we can’t believe it’s already been a year since we started blogging! Whoo hoo! To thank everyone that has helped support our blogs, we’d like to help kick off your fall season with the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. You’ll have 6 chances to win!

One grand prize winner will receive $150 in cold hard cash – cha-ching! But wait, there’s still 5 more chances to win a prize. Thanks to our fabulous sponsors, one lucky winner will win a sponsor gift package. Plus, each blogiversary blog will be giving one gift prize to a lucky winner too. That’s six ways to win a prize and start your fall season off with a bang!

6 PRIZES:

**winners will be randomly chosen through eligible Rafflecopter entries**

One lucky winner will win $150 CASHhappycash400

Special thanks to our sponsors for providing these wonderful gifts.

Sponsor Gifts:

One lucky winner will win these great prizes – Chloe + Isabel earrings (Value $22) from Andrea’s Chloe +Isabel Shop, Monogrammed Burlap Chevron Garden Flag (Value $29.99) from Brand it Boutique, $25 Gift Card from Julie’s La Bella Baskets, and a Halloween Door Hanger (Value $30) from Becky at My Paper Craze (contact her through her blog for orders).

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**Click on the images to go to the sponsor shops & websites**

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Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway Details:

  • Giveaway begins September 15th 12:00 AM EST and ends September 30th 11:59 PM EST
  • Cash prize of $150 is open worldwide and payment will be made via Paypal. All other prizes are open to residents in the United States only
  • Must be 18 yrs. and older to enter
  • Void where prohibited
  • One entry per household, per address
  • Winners of all prizes will have 24 hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen
  • Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter drawing
  • Winning entries will be verified
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment

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Are you ready to win some fabulous prizes? Enter below…

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Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. Void where prohibited by law. One entrant per household, per address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact shirley.wood97@gmail.com or tiredincali@gmail.com if you have any additional comments or questions.

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