Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #156

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week



Both Hungry Schooler and Living Out His Love shared about their memory boxes last week.  My own memory box is one of my favorite things, and I discovered that I use the same method as both of these ladies, so I wanted to make sure to share it with you!  If you do not do memory work faithfully, or you do not have a good system for reviewing and keeping track of what you've learned, check out these posts!


Giveaway!


As a bonus this week, I have a giveaway for you!  It is for a $43 gift card to a fun store called Catching Fireflies.

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This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <a href="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Finding the Perfect Gift with Catching Fireflies

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This giveaway is sponsored by Catching Fireflies.

I recently was made aware of a super fun website called Catching Fireflies, and wanted to share it with you!  The good folks over there even want to do a giveaway, so make sure you enter at the bottom of the post!

Catching Fireflies is a store that is filled with all kinds of goodies.  You can find fun gifts with sayings on them, unique kitchen gadgets that will make you giggle, whimsical garden decorations, and oh so much more!

My words are not adequate, so let me show you some examples =)





That is just a small sample of all the creative gifts you can find at Catching Fireflies.  With mother's day coming up, I can't think of a better place for you to go to find something just perfect for your mom, friend, or yourself (give your husband a hint ;)!

Fun Fact:  Catching Fireflies also has brick 'n mortar stores in the Detroit area...one just a few minutes from my house!  If you are a local reader, I encourage you to check out one of their three locations, and if you win the giveaway you can use the gift card online or in the store closest to you!


So here you go...it's time for you to have the chance to do some shopping for free!  Catching Fireflies has generously offered a $43 gift card to one of my readers!

You can also get 20% off of your order until May 24, 2015 with code: LIVING

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Helping Your Homeschool with the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

This post contains affiliate links because my book is a part of this ebook bundle.

Did you know that there is a whole homeschooling section in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?  

Sometimes it's hard to sort through these ebook bundles to figure out just what resources would benefit you and your family.  Sure, it works out to about 30 cents per resource, but you are not going to read each book, so you've got to figure out if it's worth it for YOU.  

Let me see if I can help =)

First of all, I announced yesterday that I am throwing in an extra bonus for my friends and readers (that's you)!  If you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through one of my links, I will give you a $10 gift card to Classical Copywork just for the asking!   Simply email me with your invoice # and I will get you the gift card code!


Homeschooling ebooks and Printables


So, what resources are going to be the most interesting to you, homeschool mom?  Let's take a look at the homeschool bookshelf...




If you have preschoolers, you are going to love the Preschool Alphabet Packet ($4 value), Animal ABC ($10 value), and Sensory Bins ($2.99 value) ebooks.

If you love copywork like I do (or even if you just like it a normal amount =) you will love the Write Through The Bible - Isaiah copywork book ($6.99 value).


eBooks from Awesome Classical Homeschooling Bloggers


If you are a reader here, you are also probably familiar with these great bloggers (either Charlotte Mason of classical homeschoolers).  Perhaps you've had your eye on some of these books...and now is your chance to get them at a highly discounted price!

The Steady Mom's Freedom Guide by Jamie Martin

Paperless Home Organization by Mystie Winckler

Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scripture by Dollie Freeman




Organization, Recipes, DIY, and Cleaning Galore!


The things I've mentioned don't even begin to touch all that is included in the bundle!  When I look at the value of a bundle, I like to see what things I would actually want to spend money on, and then look at the rest as a neat bonus!  There are so many great recipe books, DIY ideas, encouraging motherhood books, and even full online conference recordings!

I have loved taking advantage of some of the bonus deals as well.  I've been loving the Healthy Moving Class and I signed up for a free gardening course at Craftsy.com.

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will satisfy your homeschooling needs and then hit you with encouragement, ideas, and goodies for all the other aspects of your life!


$10 of FREE Copywork!


And don't forget to email me with your invoice # so I can get you your $10 Classical Copywork gift card!  That makes the bundle price even sweeter!




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Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #155

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.



Have you seen the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle being talked about this week?  It's full of great resources, including many that are helpful to homeschool families!  I'm going to share more about that aspect of it tomorrow.  I haven't announced it yet (well, I guess now I have!) but I'm throwing in an extra deal, just for my friends and readers!  If you get the bundle using this link, I'll give you a $10 gift card to www.classicalcopywork.com.  Just send me an email letting me know that you bought the bundle and that you'd like the gift card! If you have any questions, let me know!


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <a href="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

If you want to be reminded of this link-up each week, make sure to sign up below!
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Equipping Your Family with the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

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This post is sponsored by Ultimate Homemaking Bundles.  I am sharing it with you because I love the collection of resources offered in it.  In full disclosure, these are affiliate links because a book that I co-authored (Homemaking Day by Day) is a part of the bundle!

Dear Homemaker,


Is your home all that you ever dreamed it would be?

Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand.  Everything can be running smoothly one minute, and then the next minute it's chaos.

When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home.

I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage.

I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of:
  • a school,
  • a playground,
  • a refuge,
  • a boo-boo “fix it” station,
  • a “you can do it” pep rally, and
  • a safe place for personal expression, sharing and growth.

And then real life happened…

laundry, diapers, stretch marks, and never-ending meal prep…
money worries, gritty floors, soap scum... 
the stain that won’t come out of my son’s favorite shirt...
holiday stress, and teaching my daughter to read (and master long division)…
a husband who works long hours, a kid with the sniffles, stomach aches and a fever...
and a secret dream to run my own little business from home.

And that’s why Erin and Stephanie created the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… because as rewarding as it is, homemaking is hard work and it doesn't always come easily.
To help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker – help, inspiration, tips, encouragement, resources at your fingertips…

… the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is just for you.

It is a complete library of carefully selected eBooks, eCourses, audios, online conferences, and printable packs designed to help you turn your house into a home… without all the overwhelm.

What’s in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?



The first step in putting together this collection was to find the critical homemaking skills that you need to transform your house into a home.
Here they are:

  • Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home
  • DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style
  • Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself
  • Finances… build a budget that works
  • Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time
  • Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new
  • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
  • Marriage… heat up your marriage
  • Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering
  • Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life
  • Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby
  • Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies
  • Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

… a complete library of 100  eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.


Are there too many books in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?


Let me ask you a question.

Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner… and then been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display?

Of course not!

Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you… and you think, “Where will I even start?”

But that’s the thing… because you do start… with something.

Maybe it’s a tender flaky biscuit, or a piece of delicious roast beef, or maybe you’re like me and start with a piece of pie (mmm, blueberry or apple with whipped cream)?

So relax, enjoy, and start anywhere you like. Come back to the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle “buffet” as many times as you like. It’s all here for you.

Is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle worth it?


In a word… yes!

To be absolutely certain, Erin and Stephanie asked questions, tried techniques and just about drove themselves crazy making sure that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was the very best homemaking resource anywhere.

They dug through hundreds of websites and connected with dozens of authors and teachers.
And then we all worked together to make these resources the most affordable possible.

The Result?


This collection is a fraction of the price of what someone would pay for each resource individually!

For a short time, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… a complete library of:
  • 76 eBooks
  • 7 eCourses
  • 1 audio download
  • 2 online conferences, and
  • 14 printable packs

…100 carefully selected resources designed to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships… is only $29.97. (A total value of $984.74.)
That breaks down to 30 cents per book.

Your 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


If for any reason, you decide that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is not for you, then please send an email to customerservice@Ultimate-Bundles.com and we will refund 100% of your investment. No questions asked.

Don’t Forget the Bonuses…

Of course, no Ultimate Homemaking Bundle would be complete without the generous, inspiring gifts donated by companies that understand homemakers like you. Every gift is yours to keep and enjoy.

  • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value)
  • 1 FREE Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts ($19.95 Value)
  • FREE $15 Credit to Hope Ink PLUS 2 FREE 8×10 Art Prints ($71 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day “Good Deal” Subscription to She Plans Dinner ($15 Value)
  • Choose 1 FREE Stylish Spring Scarf from Deborah & Co. ($20 Value)
  • FREE $80 Healthy Moving Class Credit ($80 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value)
  • FREE 65 Tyndale Rewards Points to Be Used for a FREE Book or Towards Any Book of Your Choice ($15 Value)

Now It’s Your Turn


I think Laura Ingalls Wilder said it best…

“Just as a little thread of gold, running through a fabric, brightens the whole garment, so women’s work at home, while only the doing of little things, is just like the golden gleam of sunlight that runs through and brightens the whole fabric of civilization.”

The proven, simple, and effective skills you need to transform your house into a home are all waiting for you in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

This is your chance to get all the love, support, guidance and inspiration you need to nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker.

But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will only be available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27.

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After that, the shopping cart closes and the deeply discounted price is gone.

Act now!




Best wishes and happy homemaking!



Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #154

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week


I love getting acquainted with new classical education blogs.  This happened last week when Classically Creative at Home linked up a post about Ancient History Resources.  It was especially of interest to me because my kids and I will be back to ancient history again next year and I've been getting some ideas together, so checking out other moms recommended resources is so helpful!


This Week's Link-Up



Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <a href="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

4 Simple Steps to Stress Free Homemaking

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This post includes affiliate links.


Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? 

Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? 

Does the dinner hour have you harried? 

If so, you cannot miss a FREE 4-part mini eCourse that is available for a limited time: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking!


What will you will learn in this eCourse? 


  • how to never get behind on laundry again
  • how to wake up each day to a sparkling clean kitchen
  • how to avoid the 5 'o'clock scramble with a super simple meal planning method
  • how to set yourself up for success with a quick nighttime routine

Control My Spin's Holly Dvorak, a popular speaker and home management coach, and her long-time homemaking mentee, Erin Odom, of The Humbled Homemaker, have put together this free eCourse to help curb homemaking overwhelm and give you the tools you need to run your home like a well-oiled machine. 

4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking will not take you long to complete, but what you learn through it can totally revolutionize your home. 


What comes with this eCourse?


  • 4 videos: These videos are all less than 10 minutes long, so it won't take up a lot of time to watch them. But they each pack a punch! 

  • 4 printable worksheets: We don't want to just leave you with the teaching; we want you to brainstorm ways to implement it in your life! 

  • FREE REWARDS by sharing this FREE eCourse with your friends as well! 


What rewards can you earn? 



  • Share this FREE eCourse with 5 friends to get a FREE 1-year magazine subscription! 



We let a sampling of bloggers get a sneak peek at this course, and this is what they had to say about it: 

"I absolutely loved the course! It was so encouraging for me to hear someone else's homemaking struggles, and the tips I learned are so practical, I can implement them immediately! Each video is less than 10 minutes, and well worth your time. I'm recommending it to all of my friends!" ~Kayse Pratt, blogger at Kaysepratt and author of Worth the Fight 

"I was really encouraged by the videos to really think about the little things that make my day go smoother when I do them. Thank you!" ~Angi Schneider, blogger at Schneiderpeeps and author of Hope: Thriving While Unemployed 

"I cannot tell you how much this simple free course has helped me already! I've watched them with my oldest daughter, and we are putting them to action! The motivation it provides can be life-changing! It made me really look forward to digging into the rest of what's in the bundle." ~Jill York, blogger at Jill's Home Remedies and co-author of Homeschooling Day-by-Day 

"The four mini lessons taught in this eCourse aren't overwhelming, won't load you with guilt, and are really doable. There's also room to tweak the lessons for your family's unique needs, which I appreciate as a homeschooling mom of give younger children. Instead of feeling like a failure by watching it, you feel motivated to make the small changes that Holly explains." ~Kristen Smith, blogger at Smithspirations and author of Strengthening the Heart of a Homemaker 

Don't miss out on this FREE eCourse that can help take the stress out of homemaking! 

Get immediate access by signing up here, now, or click on the button below! 





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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #153

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week



This is a great post from Pam over at Everyday Snapshots.  I know lots of moms fear teaching Latin, but there are great resources and ideas to help you on your way!  I am definitely a novice, but I have really enjoyed learning Latin along with my kids so far.  I'm excited to see how far we can take it =)



This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <a href="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.


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