Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Rainbows


Over the weekend we attended a wonderful preteen girls' conference at our church. The theme was rainbows.  Here's Funny Bunny sporting her rainbow socks for the conference.  :)



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gravity Maze Review



A few weeks ago we received a really fun and challenging new game to play and review.  It's called Gravity Maze by Thinkfun.

This fun logic maze is geared towards ages 8 and up.  Only one person can play at a time, but it's still fun for the whole family.  We had fun helping each other out when they were stumped.

Includes is 1 game grid, 10 gravity maze towers, 3 marbles {2 are extras}, 60 cards with challenges from beginner to expert, and instructions.

Playing is simple.  First you select a challenge from one of the 60 cards.  We started with beginner. Next you set up the towers on the game grid to match the card.  Then you determine where the additional towers should be placed. Last, you drop the marble from the start position and see if it ends in the target tower. If it does, you win!


It's simple, yet fun and challenging.


Thoughts of an 11-Year Old: It is a lot like the game Rush Hour - where you have to get the object from one place to the other following a grid. It is also exciting like Rush Hour - you can actually do things in addition to just switching things around. There have been situations where I have found different ways to complete the challenges. The possibilities are ENDLESS!  I really like it!

Find Out More: You can find out more about the Gravity Maze online at Thinkfun.  It just $29.99 and great for ages 8 and up.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Homeschooling with Heart of Dakota - Week 4


Heart of Dakota: Resurrection to Reformation - Unit 4: The Fall of the Western Empire

Reading About History: Still reading selections from The Story of the Middle Ages and Famous Men of the Middle Ages.  Still not her favorite books. :/

History Storytime: Continuing to read Mystery of the Silver Coins.  We love this series and already have the next book ready to go when we finish this one.


History Project: Funny Bunny created the game "Race to Rome".  We were supposed to make our own game pieces with bread and glue, but after making them last year, decided to skip it this year and use playdoh. :)


Devotional Bible Study: I have been reading aloud "Beautiful Girlhood" and we have been discussing the questions in "The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood".  Chapter 4 is on character building.


Science Exploration: Venus


Science Experiment: How are rocks affected by intenser heating and cooling? {using hot butter}





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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thrifty Thursday


Here are the THRIFTY deals for today!

FREE Apple Playdough Mats and Recipe @ Blessed Beyond a Doubt

FREE Thornton Burgess Kindle Books @ Ben and Me

FREE Printable Minecraft Spelling Cards @ Inspiring 2 N.H. Kids

FREE Breakfast Station Bundle @ Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies

FREE Printable Multiplication Tools @ Blessed Learners

FREE Frozen Printable Math Study @ Inspiring 2 N.H. Kids

FREE Year Round Homeschooling Planner @ Frugal Homeschool Family



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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chewy.com: Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Biscuits Review


Our dog Maisy was super happy to try out a new product from Chewy.com. Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Biscuits with Chicken Meal & Cranberries Dog Treats.



Each delicious, oven-baked biscuit is made with pure and wholesome ingredients that have been carefully selected for quality and nutrition. Instinct Biscuits provide a nutritious and satisfying snack for your dog that you can feel good about.
Just a few things that stood out for me:
  • Grain-free and gluten-free
  • All natural ingredients
  • No added salt or sugar
  • Made with probiotics and prebiotics
  • Made in the USA

Instinct Biscuits come in a variety of flavors.  We chose Chicken Meal & Cranberries just because I thought they sounded pretty good.

Of course our Maisy Moo loved them!!



Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Chewy.com.  Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Biscuits with Chicken Meal & Cranberries Dog Treats are just $8.99 for a 20-oz bag. Chewy.com has a 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're not 100% completely satisfied for any reason whatsoever, return it!  They will accept packages within 365 days of the sale date for a complete refund and pay for the return shipping, as long as the product is not used or expired.




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