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Is Genesis History? DVD Review and Giveaway

Hey neighbors!! I was given the opportunity to view the film, " Is Genesis History ?".  The film runs approx. 118 minute, which includes a 17 minute Q and A with credits at the end.  This is recommended for ages 12 and older.  Some younger children may find this interesting, but it is because of the science and complexity of some material covered may be above their understanding. Dr. Del Tackett who was the creator of "The Truth Project" is the guide through this DVD.  He takes the time to explore two competing views, while exploring canyons, mountains, under sea and a natural history museum.  Of course his conclusion is that there is only one TRUTH and that Genesis is truly history.  He takes time to speak to and interview a Geologist, Paleontologist Taphonomist, Microbiologist and others.  They discuss different factors that allow us to see the Lord's hand in creation and where the world is today. Watch the trailer below. By visiting the "Is Ge

Drive Thru History - The Gospels Review

Hey neighbors! Here is something that I am so excited to share with you.  We received the  Drive Thru History®  - "The Gospels " (special edition, $89.95), for review purposes recently.  We LOVE  Drive Thru History® , and have a small collection of them that my family truly enjoys watching. We were introduced to  Drive Thru History®  several years ago, and all 6 of my children like Dave Stott's teaching style.  He is informative, without going so far above your head.  He also makes learning fun.  Yes, he is a little goofy at times, but by using this he holds your child's attention as they learn.  Before you ask, yes, he teaches history thru a biblical perspective.  These DVDs are perfect for homeschooling families, although I recommend them to everyone.  Recommended for 5th grade to adult, they are probably many slightly younger children who would still enjoy these DVDs. You could easily use The Gospels from  Drive Thru History®  as homeschool curricul

Americans Spring Shopping Tendencies

Hey neighbors! I am still not sure spring is actually here.  I mean we keep going from pretty cold, to short sleeve weather, to severe thunderstorms, and then cold and wet.  It would be nice to even out just a little.  Anyway, I am wondering about your spring shopping habits.  Are you one of those who goes spring shopping for new shoes, clothes and/or accessories?  Or do you just pull out some clothes you had stored away for winter and then you are ready to go? Recently I saw an article about a company selling a pair of jeans, spattered in artificial mud for $425. Now, I am pretty sure none of my neighbors has purchased a pair of mud spattered pants for $425, but what do you spend on your spring shopping.  It was estimated in a fashion survey , that percentage wise the average spent on a pair of shoes was $51-$100.  Do you fit in there?  Do you spend more, or are you more frugal?  And it the survey also stated that the average is for a woman to own 6-10 pairs of shoes.  Of course i

$5 GC Winner

Hey Neighbors!! Thanks for stopping by!!  Well, I am sure you all saw the post with photos and I said we would giveaway a GC to someone who gave us their opinion.  The number generator chose comment #1!  So Susan Quackenbush, if you could send me a quick email with your address, we will get that out right away.  Thanks so much to those who participated, and keep an eye out, because I am going to be throwing in a few $5 GC giveaways every so often to those who leave comments. Below is the photo we will be using.  Stop by again soon!

Planet 316 Daily Bible Jigsaw

Hey neighbors!! You all know how much I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles with my daughters.  As a matter of fact we have almost completed another one.  Well, I was given the opportunity to review the online Daily Bible Jigsaw , by Planet 316 .  Now, I have to tell you before I start my review, I really did not think doing a puzzle online could be fun but...guess what?  It is!! The Daily Bible Jigsaw is basically a jigsaw puzzle app where you do one new puzzle everyday.  The only problem with this is once I started I wanted to do more.  You can pull up the calendar and work backwards, so that is what I have been doing.  It has been taking me between 3-6 minutes to finish a puzzle, depending on the difficulty and of course, how many times I get interrupted while working on one. You can play the Daily Bible Jigsaw on Facebook, or it can be used on an Apple or Android Device.  I personally chose to play on Facebook.  The app itself is free, which allows you to do one puzzle a d

Moving House: Pet Edition

So you are moving home? That can be pretty stressful right? But add in pets into the mix, and it can be downright overwhelming! Not only have you got all the stress of packing, cleaning, and moving to deal with, but you have to ensure that your four-legged friend is happy and calm through the process as well. Not an easy task! But there are some things that you can do to make the whole process a little less stressful. Read on to find out more. Try and get a visit in before hand Obviously, you can't explain to you pet what is happening, and for them, it can be an unsettling experience moving from one place to another. So one of the best things that you can do for your pet is to let them have a bit of a nose around your new place before you move in. Especially, if they have lived all of their life there in the home that you are leaving. This will allow them to get used to the sights, and more importantly smell of your new home. Meaning it will be a lot less of a shock when

How Can a Cow Save a Penguin??

Hey neighbors!! What does a cow have to do with a penguin?  No, it is not the newest kids joke.  Stonyfield YoKids is sponsoring a program AZA SAFE .  SAFE stands for Saving Animals from Extinction.  So as part of this year long project Stonyfield is specifically committing funds to help reverse the decline of the African Penguin.  So, a cow can save a penguin!! The amount of African Penguins has decreased by 97% in the last 100 years. What a great day to share this news, because today is World Penguin Day!!  In honor of today, Stonyfield and AZA will be hosting a Facebook Live for kids and their parents!!  The broadcast will be held at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic CT at noon today, April 25th.  You and your child/children will have the opportunity to see these penguins and to learn about the conservation being done to help  save them.  Be sure to join the Facebook Live here: https://www.facebook.com/stonyfield/  at noon today. Now, there are some other ways your child can lear

New, At the Fence Writer

Hey neighbors! We have a new writer coming on board here.  She is from Georgia and although her children are grown, she has several grandchildren, one of which lives with her.  That means you will be seeing some younger children's products soon.  Here name is Joyce, and here is a short bio she sent us. I am retired mother of 4 and grandmother of 12. I have been a hairdresser in the past as well as working as a foster mom of 65 foster kids in a 20 year period. I worked in the medical field after my children were grown and enjoyed the experience of being an office manager. I have been an Insurance Agent in the past and worked up to the top 5 Agents in North Ga. I am a true people person. Be sure to take a moment to welcome Joyce to the neighborhood.  I am sure you will enjoy getting to know her as she starts posting here, At the Fence. See you soon!

SpeedyPrep for Homeschoolers

Hey neighbors!! Thanks for stopping by.  Here is a really helpful course for homeschoolers that we recently reviewed.  It is called SpeedyPrep , and is an online program to prepare your student to take the CLEP exam.  You can learn a little more about SpeedyPrep courses by visiting their actual website.  The CLEP college credits are accepted by nearly 2,900 colleges and universities. SpeedyPrep was more for us about learning where my daughter is at in different courses.  We personally will not be taking the CLEP exams.  What we did was, I allowed my daughter to go through and work on different courses and see what she knew and what she would need improvement on.  She still has more to do, but unfortunately this turned into one of those months where she had to grab 15-20 minutes here and there to work on SpeedyPrep.  For the record though, I went in and started one just to see how it worked.  I was amazed at what I remembered. Here is a partial list of the different course

Five Ways To Save Money On Dental Costs Without Insurance

Can’t afford to visit the dentist? You’re not alone. According to the data, the price of dental care has been increasing at about twice the rate of inflation in the present decade meaning that, relative to income, costs have been going up and up. Studies show that access to dental work has fallen significantly since 2010, with around 5 percent fewer people with cover. With prices going through the roof and with some patients unable to pay for dental work out-of-pocket, what can be done to make going to the dentist cheaper? Take a look at some of these money-saving ideas. Take Part In A Medical Study Vimeo Universities and research laboratories are constantly looking for people to trial new experimental treatments and methods. As such, there might be a trial being held near you which requires people with your particular dental problem. Even though the treatments are experimental, they can often be very effective. What’s more, participation in most studies is usually free

How To Spot Silent Building Killers

Thanks to TDHCA Your home is probably the single biggest investment that you will ever make and it’s only natural to want to keep that investment safe. With regular maintenance and good insurance policies you probably think you have everything covered.  But things can and do go horribly wrong and often you won’t know a thing about it until it’s too late.  Good news is, if you know enough about the tell-tale warning signs you can protect your home from unexpected disasters.  Here are three silent home invaders that if left untreated could shatter your investment dreams. Dry Rot Dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) eats away at wood compromising its strength and stiffness. What makes it a deadly and silent building killer is that it can spread through your home’s timbers without any obvious signs unless you know what you’re looking for.   Typical signs that you might have a dry rot problem include: Wood begins to darken in color, shrinks and cracks If your home is relatively d

International Veterinary Sciences Quick Bath Pet Wipes and Supplements

Hey neighbors!! You may know, we had a litter of 5 Shelties puppies, 4 of which have already gone to their new homes, and one who is flying out Saturday.  We have also added to our menagerie recently, so we have had loads of little fur babies to keep clean. Now, sometimes bathing is just not an option.  Step in IVS Quick Bath Pet Wipes .  I have cleaned more puppies the last 2 months, then I have in a long time.  Since little ones play in their food, I have used these wipes to clean paws, feet and heads. The IVS Quick Bath Pet Wipes are in a handy package just like baby wipes.  You can keep them by the crate, throw them in a bag to take to the park, or leave a package in the vehicle to have handy. Keep them anywhere you might need to give your dog a "quick bath".  They are nice and thick, and do not shred or fall to pieces are you use them.  They are PH neutral and do not contain alcohol.  They are not harsh on your pets coat.  They contain vitamin A and E an

New Look, New Focus

Hey neighbors!! Over the next few weeks I am looking at making a few changes.  I want to focus more on certain topics as well as possibly update the look.  I am posting some pictures here, that we might use as a button, or as a background.  Take a look, and leave a comment.  I am going to choose one comment randomly and giveaway a gift card. So take a look at the pictures.  You can tell me which one you like best, and if you like the color/style of a different photo, let me know that too. One Two Three Four Five This is not a Rafflecopter giveaway, I will just use a random number app and choose that comment.  Please leave an email to contact you if necessary.

CompuScholar, Inc and Homeschooling

Hey neighbors!! Here is our latest homeschool review product from CompuScholar, Inc .  We had the opportunity to try out their Web Design program.  This is an online program, that homeschoolers can really benefit from.  In this digital age, our children need to be able to use a computer, and the more they know the better.  If your child can learn web design now, just imagine what he/she will be able to do in the future. My daughters do a lot of work on their computers.  Both of my oldest daughters make money this way, so I realize how important a knowledge of technology is.  This Web Design program is so easy to use and learn from.  I actually went through a few of the first couple of lessons myself.  It begins with the basics, explaining HTML or Hyper Text Mark-up Language and what it is used for.  Should your child already have this knowledge, they can easily breeze through and move on to the more technical lessons. Topics Covered: Basic web site layout HTML5 symbol

Keep It Local

As a new homeowner it’s important to get to know the area that you’ve moved to and the people in it. It’s important to  learn your surroundings and make friends with your neighbours.  However, getting in touch with the locals and the area in order to feel comfortable in your surroundings isn’t the only reason why you should give precedence to “keeping it local”, there are whole host of practical reasons why you should too. First of all, you should seek to hire tradespeople in your local area when you need work done on your home that is best left to professionals .   Even if you have a ‘trusted’ worker already in place in your old area consider hiring local. Sourcing your tradesman locally offers them a shorter commute which then means that your needs are tended to quicker. If you need an emergency electrician , for instance, you aren’t going to want to wait hours for them to arrive, you’re going to want them in your home as soon as possible in order to reduce the risk of your ele