Saturday Shout-Outs/Gluten-Free Style

saturday shout out


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!


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Friday’s Food for Thought



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  • 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.

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Blogiversary Event Sign-Up


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

JOIN NOW! The Women’s #GlutenFree Health Summit is coming with experts –> @kellybroganmd @drkellyann @be_healthful @thepaleomom

Let the Homeschooling Begin!

great composers mini block


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

JOIN NOW! The Women’s #GlutenFree Health Summit is coming with experts –> @kellybroganmd @drkellyann @be_healthful @thepaleomom

Time Management Concluded



you have the time


I hope you found our series on Time Management useful and easy to use.  By implementing these few easy steps your weeks will progress smoothly and those unforeseen hiccups will no longer feel so daunting. If you missed any of our series here are few quick links to get you started!

Rhythm & Time Management Revisited

Homeschooling Multi-Aged Kids Schedule

There’s Never Enough Time

Where I Spend My Time

Making Time for What’s Important


PS I will keep you posted on how well this is working to enhance our families rhythm. Feel free to share what has worked for you and your family too.

My All Time Favorite Science Link-Up Posts

Since, we are starting school this week and I am a little overwhelmed (mostly with excitement) I thought I would share some of my “All Time Favorite Science” link up posts. Enjoy!


geek link post


 My Favorites:

New York Homeschool’s post on Making Ice from Scratch was tried several times this weekend.

I have always been fascinated with butterflies. Fran’s post about the butterfly lifecycle was very informative, read more about it here

Jess’s post is for all of us Mom’s looking for educational games while on our 10 hour car trips to see family this summer. Grab some great free Andriod apps here

Christianity Cove’s Pollution in a Fish Tank

We just LOVE cat’s so Fran’s post on Domesticated Cats had to make the list.

Still Learning Something New post on aviation was very informative.

Making Flubber a Tribute to Robin Williams

Free Science Lapbooks

Doctor Who Lunch Box Notes

Getting Down with Gravity

Science of Firecrackers

Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed Fran’s post on Fireflies

Please share some of your favorites below

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

2014 Great Labor Day Deals

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 Labor Day Sale from Family Christian/Godly Glimpses. Click pic below to find out more…



My Pinterventures is hosting an amazing giveaway. Find out more here




Here is a fun way to get your Labor Day Party Started here




Amazon is offering a free audiobook. Click on the pic below!



Check out another great list of Labor Day Deals over at Divas Who Save. Click pic below to find out more!



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Sunday Funnies

Sunday Funnies Wk5

Alison & Jean when does the book club start?  I am stockpiling the wine!


Affiliate Disclosure: I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links enables me to keep blogging and to share our families journey with you. We thank you for your support!