Thursday, August 20, 2015

Olympia Tools Pack-n-Roll 48 Pocket Foldable Cart Review

Funny Bunny started Challenge A in Classical Conversations this month.  Her class covers six subjects and meets once a week.  Each Tuesday she has to bring all her books and binders to class, which is on the second floor of the building where we meet.  I knew there was no way she was going to fit all of her books in a backpack and be able to carry it to class. So I started the hunt for the perfect rolling cart.

After what seemed like hours of searching, I came across a foldable rolling cart with pockets! The Olympia Tools Pack-n-Roll 48 Pocket Foldable Cart.


This was exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted a cart that could fold down for storage but also easily assemble when I want to use it.  I also LOVE the heavy duty canvas organizer that it comes with.  The organizer simply fits inside the cart and over the sides.  It adds a ton of storage!


The telescopic handle is easy to use.  Simply push a button to extend it. The cart also includes removable rails for hanging legal and letter size files.  I also love that the canvas organizer has a lid that can be pulled over the top to cover the contents inside.  We get afternoon storms quite a bit and I was definitely looking for something with a cover.


We have packed this cart full and she hasn't had any trouble rolling it to and from class.  It is 15' x 17" x 16" in size and folds down to 3" thick for storage.  I'm not sure of the maximum weight that it can carry, but as you can see, we have it full of books and it has handled it perfectly.


Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Olympia Tools and purchase it on Amazon. It's on sale right now for $52.92 plus shipping. Make sure to watch the video while you are there.




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Friday, August 14, 2015

Apologetics Study Bible for Students Review & Giveaway


If you are looking for a student study Bible that will ground your child in truths of Scripture and equip them with responses to difficult questions, look no further!

The HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students is your answer!  This is a wonderful study Bible for students and all its information is laid out in an organized and easy to understand manner.


This Bible includes a ton of features:

* Holman Christian Standard Bible {HCSB} - a clear contemp English translation
* Includes Book Introductions for each of the 66 books of the Bible
* Study Notes that provide evidence of the reliability and truthfulness of Scripture
* 120 Articles written by leading Christian thinkers dealing with life's questions
* 60 Twisted Scriptures that address ways religious movements distort Scripture
* 50 Bones & Dirt which feature archaeological discoveries
* 50 Notable Quotes from influential people throughout history
* 25 Tactics that will equip students to withstand opposition to Christianity
* 20 Personal Stories that will encourage and strengthen readers in their faith
* 20 Top Five bullet point lists that help students to remember significant apologetics topics

The Bible we received has a beautiful hardbound cover and very student friendly. My favorite sections in this Bible are the Book Introductions and Twisted Scripture.  It's chocked full of information with just about every page turn. My daughter and I can really dig deep into topics that are either confusing or ones she just wants more information about.

If you have questions about certain Bible Truths, there are some additional Partner Resources online. Sean McDowell has shared 16 teaching videos that help answer some tough questions.  Is Jesus the Only Way? If God made the Universe, then who made God? How do I know God's will for my life? These videos are short and very helpful and informative.


You can also enter to win a free Bible, a mini Apologetic library, or even a free trip for two to NCAA in the Confident Faith Sweepstakes online!


Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Apologetics Bible.  The HCSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students is $34.99 for the hardcover and $22.99 for the paperback.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Passport2Purity Getaway Kit Review


It's the summer before Junior High.  Yes, we homeschool, but starting in August Funny Bunny will be in a co-op with other 7th graders and she will move up to Youth at church with 7th-12th graders.  I want her to be prepared and equipped for whatever situations she may face.

I had been researching the best resource to use when I came across Passport2Purity by Family Life. Passport2Purity equips parents with a step-by-step God centered program that ensures a life-changing weekend with your preteen.

Now my daughter is very resistant to "growing up".  She wants to stay young forever and still loves to "play" with her dolls.  I'm very thankful for that!  I recognize, however, that she is living in a very different world than I grew up in.  Regardless of her resistance to hearing about how her body is changing, boys, dating, and peer pressure, she needs to know about it. We had already discussed a few things, but there were still some very important topics I had avoided until now.

Passport2Purity covers it all and takes the pressure off the parents.

The Getaway Kit includes:

* 1 Tour Guide for the parent
* 1 Travel Journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions
* 8 CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s

The Sessions are as follows:

* Session 1: Beginning the Journey - Challenges, Traps, and Choices
* Session 2: Running with the Herd - Friendships and Peer Pressure
* Session 3: Ready for an Upgrade? - Changes to Him, Changes to Her
* Session 4: Destination: Le Pure - Setting Boundaries
* Session 5: Crossing the Date Line - Seeing Dating Differently

A Friday night to Saturday night is recommended to complete the program, but due to our schedule, I planned our trip out a little differently.  I booked one night at a nearby hotel and our trip lasted from a Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.  We listened to the CDs together, she worked on her journal, we talked, completed the projects, and we shopped, ate dinner out, and spent a late night watching a movie and painting nails.

Below you can see Funny Bunny is coloring in her journal while we listen to the CDs.  Notice the chocolate bar and Vitamin Water.  Two of her favorite things! The morning concluded with breakfast and a Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino. :)


We had a fun time, but there was definitely some resistance, especially during Session 3.  Once that was behind us though, it was smooth sailing.  We had a lot of great conversation and it is a time that we will always remember.

To learn more about Passport2Purity, watch the video below.



Find out More:  You can find out more about Passport2Purity online at Family Life.  The Passport2Purity Getaway Kit is $39.99 but I'm excited to share that my readers are able to get 25% off with the code PASSPORT through 8/31/15.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Memoria Press Henle Latin I Review


We are starting Classical Conversations next month.  Funny Bunny will be in Challenge A.  She is so excited to start this new journey and up for the challenges that will come with it.

One of the subjects she will be learning is Latin.  We are not strangers to Latin and she has studied it in one form or another since Kindergarten.  Some years used a full curriculum and others were more of a review.

Next month she will be starting in her first year of Henle Latin.  It's my understanding that this first year Latin program is for high school students, so she will actually take three years to complete the first book.


Over the past few months we have been getting familiar with these books and have completed some lessons.  Not only is the content challenging, but so is the layout of the lessons.  It can get very confusing.

So that's why I was excited to receive the Memoria Press Henle Latin I Study Guides and Quizzes & Tests.  There are three Study Guides and three Quizzes and Tests booklets.  The first covers units 1 and 2, the next covers units 3-5, and the last includes units 6-14.


The Study Guides break down each weekly lesson into easy to manage sections and they also contain helpful study aids like how to make vocabulary and grammar cards.  The best part about the study guide is that is has all the answers to the Henle Latin Exercises, which is wonderful because the Henle Latin book does not have complete answers, and it can be frustrating.

The Quizzes and Tests books have a quiz for each week, along with tests, a final exam and the answer keys.

I'm already loving the look of these books and I can't wait to really get started using them next month!

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Memoria Press.  The Memoria Press Henle Latin Study Guides are $14.95 each and the Quizzes and Tests booklets are $9.95 each. You can also purchase the Henle Latin First Year books through Memoria Press.  The Text is $16.95, the Grammar Book is $9.50, and the Answer Key is $5.  You can see a sample of each at the link above.




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Friday, May 29, 2015

Hillsong United Empires CD Giveaway!!


EMPIRES is the story of two worlds. Our prayer and desire has been to simply create the most honest project we could. Songs that seek to listen first, and then with God’s breath speak the good news reality of Jesus and His grace into the dichotomy, tension and hopeful-collision of this broken and fragile world we see here and now, and the unshakable and mysterious reality of the Kingdom we can’t see, but no-less know is here - and NOW.

We really love Hillsong United at our house. "Oceans {Where Feet May Fail}" is a favorite!! That's why I was so excited to get Hillsong United's newest CD, Empires. It just released May 26th, so go out and get yours too.

You also have a chance to win their new CD below!!


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