Monday, October 24, 2011

100th Post and A Giveaway!

 Giveaway has ended.

I noticed last week that I had written my 99th post, meaning of course that my next post would be number 100!  I was excited to have reached this milestone, but I wanted to do something special to celebrate, so I was hesitant to write another post (number 100!) until I could figure out what to do.  I thought a giveaway would be a perfect way to share in the celebration with you, my readers!

Before I get to that, let me say a big THANK YOU to those of you who faithfully read my blog, comment on my posts, and like/follow me on facebook/twitter.  When I started this blog in January of this year I wasn't sure what it would become, but I knew I wanted a place to share what is going on in our home, especially focusing on our schooling.  Since then I have tried to narrow the focus to mostly just what we are doing in school, sharing our lesson plans, expounding on some of our simple activities, and even sharing with you resources that you can use with your children!  My desire is to share with anyone who wants to read, what preschooling your child can look like in a 'living,' mostly hands-on kind of way.  I am obviously very early on in my teaching career =) so I have TONS to learn, but I just love sharing what we are doing with all of you, hopefully encouraging you to try it too (or to stick to it!)   So whether you are stopping by today for the first time, a faithful reader, or anywhere in between, THANK YOU for your support!

To help show my gratitude, I want to offer you a great art book to use with your children.  I have teamed up with the fantastic people of How Great Thou ART to give you the chance to win a copy of their Lambs Book of Art.  If you have read my blog before, you may know that we are currently using their Baby Lambs Book of Art with Trevor.  He always looks forward to doing these art lessons, and I love that it is not just a free-for-all-scribble-fest.  I am all for creative expression, but I also think there is a time for following instructions actually coloring WITHIN the lines =)  The books from How Great Thou ART do just that!

From their website...
"ART... is a learned discipline. Our purpose at How Great Thou ART is to teach students the fundamentals of drawing, painting, color theory, etc...We believe the most important quality in learning is having a good attitude; students need to believe that they can learn to draw, paint, letter and so forth. Art is not for just some , or those we call "talented." God has given all of us, to one degree or another, abilities in art that should be nurtured. The lessons in our text have been created to be both enjoyable and educational, challenging the students while preserving their sense of joy."
Up for grabs is your very own copy of this Lambs Book of Art.  The description is from their website...
"This award-winning 1 year curriculum teaches a well rounded education in art and has been a favorite with homeschooling families for years. Subjects include color theory, drawing, perspective, nature studies, anatomy, portraits, cartooning, lettering, creative writing and more. Although this program is designed especially for students in grades 3 thru 6, junior high and high school students will also find most of the lessons enriching in building their foundation in art. Primary grade levels (grades 1 & 2) will need more parent / teacher assistance. Includes over 65 lessons/100 pages in a spiralbound softcover text. Also includes a 20-page sketchbook built into the back of the text."


I encourage you to check out their website, or head over to their facebook page  to learn more!  You can even check out sample pages from this book and from their other art books on their website.  As a bonus on their facebook page, you can watch a video from one of their DVD series'.

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post!  For extra chances to win, do the following (please leave a separate comment for each entry)...

  • Follow this blog (publicly) on Google Friend Connect
  • Like Living and Learning at Home on facebook
  • Like How Great Thou ART on facebook
  • Share about this giveaway on facebook
  • Follow me Twitter
  • Share about this giveaway on twitter
  • Blog about this giveaway - you must link back to this post (three entries)
***This giveaway is open for those of you in the continental US and will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, October 30th.

    This really is a great book from a great company, so I hope you take the time to enter!  Best of luck to you =)

    Happy Winning!

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    24 comments:

    1. My 3rd grader would love this curriculum! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    2. This would be a great addition to our homeschool curriculum.

      The Happy Wife/Danielle
      ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
      http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
      Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

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    3. I follow you on Twitter

      The Happy Wife/Danielle
      ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
      http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
      Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

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    4. Hmmm. I just saw your "continental US" small print. Bummer! But I am reading your blog, and just realized that my blog reader hasn't been updating, so I need to catch up!

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    5. I tried commenting yesterday from my phone but I guess it didn't go through. CONGRATS on your 100th post! I love your blog! This art book looks intriguing too. Zachary is really into art, loves his drawing class and could probably handle some extra teaching on art principles. I'll have to check it out...if I don't win it first! ;)

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    6. I'd love to win! Thanks, Amy for the giveaway..

      I too have noticed your blog is updating on mine?! What's going on with that?

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    7. Hello, Amy!! Happy 100th post!! You are doing such a great job ~ I am already following you on Google Friend connect :) I would love to win this for a grandchild in Texas!! We used some of these products with our children.

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    8. Hello, again,
      I 'Liked' Living and Learning At Home on F/B :) I DO like it :>0

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    9. Hello, again, dear!! I 'Liked' How Great Thou Art on F/B, too!! PS Thanks for linking today!! I am blessed by your contributions.

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    10. ALWAYS looking for Art curriculum as we haven't found anything that "fits" yet. Perhaps this will be it!

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    11. Thank you for posting this giveaway! Would love to win!

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    12. Thanks for the chance to win! Sounds like an awesome book.

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    13. thanks for the opportunity to win this! monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

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    14. follow you on google friend connect
      monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

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    15. like living and learning at home on facebook
      monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

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    16. I would love to win this!

      jewel7123 at yahoo.com

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    17. I'm a new follower!

      jewel7123 at yahoo.com

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    18. I never realized that I never "liked" you on FB yet! Well, now I did :)

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    19. I would love to win. I know zeke is way too young, but I can think ahead... or use some of it for my kiddos at work!!

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    20. You entered mine, so I'm entering yours...plus, I think I'd really like it!!!

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