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Bible Giveaway at PI of Products

Hey neighbors! Visit PI of Products and give her a hand at getting her site going again.  She has a Bible giveaway going on right now and the more traffic she has the more opportunities will open up for her.  You can visit the giveaway here: Hurry over and help her out!  She loves to investigate new products and services!

My1story Books Lil' Riding Hood and Wolfie

Hi neighbors! I am sure this is one all of you will LOVE!  From My1story comes classics for the 21st century.  Now, not only do they have the books, but they have adorable plush characters to go with the books.  So your child can cuddle up with their favorite character and listen to an updated classic story, with the scary taken out! How many of you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood?  You know, the one where Red and Grandma get eaten by the BIG BAD wolf.  And then the woodsman comes and cuts him open to save Red and Grandma.  Well, not in this version!  In this version Red is no longer Red.  Actually she is all dressed in pink!  She and Grandma love to do things together like feeding the animals in the woods and baking cakes together.  And Wolfie isn't a BIG, BAD wolf, he is just a young wolf learning lessons,  The title of the book is Lil' Riding Hood and Wolfie, I Love Cake.  Personally I think they need to make a plush Wolfie too! The book is great!

Willow Creek Press Puzzles

Hey Neighbors! Here is a simply great way to spend Family Fun Night!  Or any time you want to spend time together!  We received two beautiful puzzles from Willow Creek Press .  The first is called "Dog Paddle" and the second is "Red, White and Bluebird".  Both are 1000 piece puzzles!  I will tell you, I LOVE doing puzzles!  We had a great time.  We grab a snack, something to drink (although drinks are not allowed on the puzzle table), and gather around the table! Dog Paddle Red, White and Bluebird The very first thing we do when working on a puzzle is find all the edges we can.  It amazes me that we actually transfer the pieces from the top of the box to the bottom of the box searching for edge pieces and when we start putting them together we are still missing edges.  Most of us try to get the entire edge of the puzzle done first, but there is always one rebel who starts putting together the center! Once we complete the outside edge, we each pick

Boogie Wipes Contest!

Hey Neighbors! Is your school Boogietastic?  Boogie Wipes wants to know why your child's school deserves a reward.  What have they done that is super, fantastic.  All you have to do is go tell them why your school deserves a medal.  So they have a contest going on; Backpacks, Binders and Boogie Wipes.  The entries will be judged by people who like to hear a good story.  So easy to enter, and take a look at the prizes: 1st place  - $500, 1 year supply of Boogie Wipes, and a pizza and ice cream party for the entire class! 2nd place  - $500, 6 month supply of Boogie Wipes, a cool prizes for your entire class.   3rd place  - $200, 3 month supply of Boogie Wipes, and cool prizes for your entire class. For more information on our contest, and to submit an entry, please visit  . You need to hurry though because submissions need in by September 30th.  So click on over and enter!  This is only open to the US. Now,

Holy Bible (KJV) on Audio CD Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! Here's another surprise from me to you!  A giveaway for the King James Bible on Audio CD, read by Alexander Scourby!  Now, how many of you like to listen to the Bible as you do other things around the house?  Or maybe while you are driving?Perfect for listening to while you or your children go to sleep. 62 high quality discs in a nice zippered case.  CDs are digitally remastered in stereo for enhanced listening enjoyment.  This is the entire Bible on Audio CDs.  (Suggested retail value $79.95) What a great gift this would make! This is just a special giveaway right in the middle of our Family Fun Night!  So hurry up and enter and have some fun!  Some special entries to help my daughter's blog grow!

Birds of a Feather from Homeschool Legacy

Hello neighbors! How many of you have heard of Homeschool Legacy ?  We received their Birds of a Feather  Once a Week Unit Study ($15.95).  My daughters really enjoyed it.  As many of my regular neighbors know, we love to attract birds here.  I have shared several pictures of our bird friends.  We have several feeders out in the yard along with a birdbath and then we have a small fountain and feeder right outside my window.  So you can tell we enjoy birds. Birds of a  Feather is a 4 week course that you do once a week.  They include a list of extra books you can read (varying ages and skill).  There are also fun activities that you can pick and choose from.  Some are easy and others are more difficult.  For example during the first week you can choose to create a bird feeding station, bird bath, nature journal or scarecrow.    This first section centers on creating a habitat in your yard. They also cover Bird Identification, Ornithology (the inside and outside of a bir

Words With Friends Help!

Hey Neighbors! How many of you play Words with Friends?  If you do, would you consider using a Words with Friends Cheat board ?  I mean really, how serious do you take your game?  I personally have not ever played, but many people I know do play.  I see their posts all the time about what word they played. Now, what type of words would you need help with?  This one stop website will give you the help you need.  Not only do they have a list of the words with the hardest and highest scoring words, but you can enter the letters you have and they will give you the possibilities you can use.  This is amazing?  Need Z words ?  Check out Words with Friends Cheats.  Maybe you a are just drawing a blank and need a little help, stop by! Now, I will ask has anyone used this site before or one like it?  Has it helped?  I may have to try Words with Friends and see what it is all about.  Anyone have any tips on playing? Disclosure:This is a sponsored post.

CPR Certification Online

Hey neighbors! We have been considering some different courses that we would like the children to complete as extra-curricular activities.   CPR classes are definitely one of them!  I was browsing the website for CPR Certification 101.  This would be a great benefit for anyone to know.  For use at home, or should it ever be needed babysitting, or just out and about. They do point out on their website one very important point, knowing CPR and being certified are two different things.  If you are not certified, you can be held liable. There are different levels of classes available on their site.  They have basic CPR or you can learn CPR for varying ages, and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).  Prices vary depending on which class you take.  They also offer First Aid Training online.  This is another course I would like everyone in the family to take. There are major benefits to each of these courses.  Just being a parent justifies taking a course like this

Nutrisystem and the Importance of Water!

Hey Neighbors! Now that my husband is on Nutrisystem with me, we have had some very interesting experiences.  Like, I don't go grocery shopping with him when he hasn't eaten recently.  He is so funny!  He walks through the store saying things like, "Isn't pizza a power fuel?", "Are you sure hot dogs aren't included?".  The children went to Sonic the other day with him, it was half price and they wanted a flavored soda, and he joked and asked them to order him a burger or two along with a hot dog with everything!  Really he is doing great!  It did take a little adjustment to the system, but overall he has seen the benefit of eating better and eating less. Now, I can't share any weight loss this time because we are on the road again and don't have the scale, so we won't weigh in until Monday, but perhaps I can give a quick update then. His biggest change has been drinking lots of water.  The first day he did great.  The second d

Hear Doggy! No More Annoying Squeaky Toys!

Hello Neighbors! How many of my Neighbors have dogs that LOVE those squeaky toys?  Our dogs really enjoy them, but doesn't it get a little annoying when your dog plays with the squeaker constantly?  I know it used to bother us  - until Hear Doggy came to the rescue!  Hear Doggy! is an ultrasonic dog toy that is made with a squeaker that only your dog can hear.  Now your pet can still enjoy the squeaky toys - and you can stay sane! "The science behind Hear Doggy!: Dogs can hear sounds at a higher frequency (0 to 45 KHz) than humans (0 to 20 KHz).  Tuned to an ultrasonic range in the 24-28 KHz frequency, each Hear Doggy! squeaker is out of human hearing range, but still fun for your four-legged friend." "Hear Doggy! toys are available in 2 plush designs: Stuffed toys (Blowfish, Whale and Penguin, available in small or large) and Flats (Deer, Rabbit and Skunk) come in one standard size and contain no messy stuffing in the body." We received

Mario Badescu Skin Care

Hi Neighbors! I recently was allowed to try the Mario Badescu Skin Care line.  I received an entire regimen.  Along with my products they sent me instructions for the proper use of each item. So here I am going to tell you about each product and it's use. First off I received the Enzyme Cleansing Gel ($12.00).  This is to be used morning and evening every day.  You use your fingertips to apply the gel, massaging in a gentle circular motion on wet skin.  When you are finished you remove with a soft face cloth or warm water.  This is to wash away any makeup or debris on your face. Next is the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion ($15.00).  For this one you need a cotton ball.  Moisten the cotton ball with the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion and apply with an outward direction to your face.  Avoid the eye area.  You continue doing this until the cotton ball comes away clean.  Obviously, you might need more than one cotton ball.  When finished you may rinse your face and neck with lukewarm wat

Children in Church: Nurturing a Heart of Worship

Hey Neighbors! Recently I was given the chance to review a book from Great Waters Press .  Great Waters Press, who published the book Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young, have two new books coming out Children in Church and A Cry From Egypt.  I received, Children in Church: Nurturing a Heart of Worship .  The book is written by Curt and Sandra Lovelace.  Now, before we even start this, I will tell you I am a big believer in having your children in church with you.  Only my two oldest daughters were ever in a church nursery or Sunday School.  We quickly learned that we wanted them with us and that is where they stayed.  All six of them have grown up in church. OK, that having been said, I truly enjoyed this book!  They clearly show through Scripture how God intended for all the congregation to meet together.  A complete congregation.  They do understand that not everyone will agree with children in church, but through experience I can tell you how much this has helped

Staples and a Great Planner!

Hi neighbors! I have thia really nice planner I received from Staples .  It is their Moleskin 2013 Professional Extra Large Action Planner .  It is 7 1/2" by 10" ($35.95).  Now, I ordered it from online and let me tell you, I am even more impressed now that I have it in my hands.  I will be using it for organizing this next year At the Fence! This is so soft. In case it is lost. Beside having a cover that I love, it is soft and smooth, it has an elastic closure, so it won't keep popping open.  Makes it easier to take with you.  The very first page has a place to record where you would like it returned to if lost and a place to put in a reward amount.  There is a page for personal information, including address, phone, email, contact information and much more! Next you have two pages with the 2013 and 2014 monthly calendars.  You will not believe everything in here, I have barely begun to tell you.  After that comes a listing of each day of the 2013 and 201

Spot It and Family Fun Night

Hey Neighbors! Do you have a night set aside for family?  We do!  We try to have family time every Friday evening.  We play games, do puzzles, make treats, and just spend fun time together.  As you know we are going to mainly focus on fun things for family night the next 2 weeks. Now, here is a game that is quickly becoming a family favorite.  It is called Spot It by Blue Orange Games .  The game is for ages 7 to adult and 2-8 players.  I will warn you, that once everyone catches on, it becomes a very fast paced game.  Spot It is a card game with 55 circular cards.  Each card has 8 different symbols or pictures on it.  According to Spot It there are over 50 different symbols in all.  Now, here's the tricky part, there is only one matching symbol between any two cards.  For a warm up before you actually begin turn over two cards on the table and allow everyone to try to find the matching symbol.  It will always be the same shape and color, only the size may be different