Giveaways 4/26

Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway

Enter to win a $500+ Camping Gear Setup from @Outdoor_Hub @NEMOequipment & @TahoeMtnSports!

Win a HP Slate 7-inch Tablet

Buydig is giving away a Free Weber Performer Gold Charcoal Grill

Spring Into Books Giveaway!

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Giveaway

Balance Bar Giveaway

Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse Giveaway

Win the 14 Piece Stainless Cooking Set

Win a #coach handbag!

Growing a Green Planet Giveaway Event

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Giveaway

Spring into #NewTraditions w/ Farberware and ENTER TO WIN 1 of 3 cookware prizes!

New Spring Collection Giveaway!

#GetOutStayOut Giveaway! @GoalZeroSolar is giving away a Lighthouse 250 Solar Kit every day, enter here:

Threadz Purse Kit Giveaway

Nature’s Sleep GIVEAWAY

win a #PS4 from #OrangeOnions!

Enter to Win BeautiControl’s Pop of Pink Moisturizing Body Foam!

Life is good. Coffee Giveaway!


This Week in Homeschooling 4/21-4/25

I can’t believe how close we are to the end of the year & impending junior high. Wow. It really did fly.

This week we worked 4 full days due to the Easter Holiday. We finally, officially began writing our 9/11 report. Other than a few grammatical errors, he did pretty well. I’m hoping to have that assignment in the bag by Friday of the coming week.

In Language Arts, we’re doing a unit on King Midas & the Golden Touch. Actually, it’s a poetry unit. For a writing assignment, he’s doing a humorous poem. We read a lot of poems by children’s poet, Ken Nesbitt. He really enjoyed Mr. Nesbitt’s work. As a whole, the unit is a quick one & we won’t be spending a ton of time on it, but it’s fresh & fun.

Thank God he has a knack for algebra. He’s flown right through this math unit with near perfect scores. Personally, I took Algebra 1 twice (mostly because my mom won’t accept a C as a final grade). But, nonetheless, he’s flourished with this. Every day, he’s gone to the web group for math & seems to do well ‘on the spot’ answering questions, too.

For science, we’re doing the 2nd part of the forces in motion unit. My Aunt has been working with a nearby library & is planning science days for it. As a retired biochemist, that’s right up her alley & she’s volunteered to include him in these activities. I think it’s a great idea plus he & I will get a little break from one another.

We had no other social studies classes this week so that we could focus on the research paper. Next week, we begin a unit on World War 1. That ought to grab his attention. For Bible, we’ve been using Dr. Kathy Stewart’s study on Hebrews. He’s learned quite a bit & retained enough to give Dad a replay at the end of the day. If you have kids in this age group or for yourself, give this study a go- it’s fantastic!

So, next week looks like it’ll be a lot of writing plus we’re doing a science experiment. We might as well finish the year busy.

Mercy Like Sunlight: Liz Curtis Higgs

I’ve read a number of works from Liz Curtis Higgs & she never fails to impress me. ‘Mercy Like Sunlight’ is no exception. Truly, it is one of her finest works.
Jake Stauros is the pastor of Calvary Fellowship. Calvary is a varied bunch, not just an ordinary congregation. Jake’s goal is to make a difference in this community for Christ. While he thought he knew just about everyone, he was taken aback when he met Mary Margaret Delaney.
Dubbed ‘Mad Mary’, she was a crazy-haired, mumbling misfit in town. No one seemed to know too much about her & that was fine by them. When she & Jake literally ran into one another, an unlikely friendship is formed. Jake’s desire is to show her Christ’s love. Mary’s desire is to simply die & be rid of her pain.
Flowing with God’s love, Jake is about to invade her space in a major way. Whether or not she’s ready, he isn’t sure, but he’s sure going to try. Can Christ’s grace show Mary Margaret how to live again?
Liz Curtis Higgs has crafted a story of unconditional love & redemption. Jake’s character is everything we should be in order to ‘love our neighbors as ourselves.’ In fact, Jake is the epitome of what every pastor should be- more concerned with people than opinion, more determined to show love than fill seats.
Mary is a flawed woman with a deep well of sin & regret. Any woman who has suffered can relate to her story. Both she & Jake have undeniably similar characteristics to Biblical, New Testament characters. I was happy when our author noted at the book’s end that Mary was based on Mary Magdalene. Reactions that she receives from the townspeople shouldn’t surprise us in our world. How many of us would run to minister to someone with a frightening or disturbing exterior?
But, this story of redemption will move the hearts of readers as it did mine. I had to call my mom & aunt after I’d finished it to tell them it’s a ‘must-read’. Take my advice: read this one. It’s a perfect 5 star novel from a very talented & blessed author.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
Pic belongs to the author & publisher

Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway!

The giveaway goes live at 7pm Central Time  4/25 and it ends at 11pm on 5/9 Central Time.

It is open to US residents ages 18+

One winner will receive the Garmin FR70 Heart Rate Monitor.

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Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Medical Arts Press

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Garmin Heart Monitor

When you’re working out, how do you keep track of how you’re doing? Do you know the best way to maximize your workout is to stay within your target heart rate zone? Without a heart rate monitor you have to stop frequently to check your pulse, and you have no accurate way of tracking how many calories you’re burning. The Garmin FR70 Heart Rate Monitor:

* Helps you stay motivated and accomplish your fitness goals with a sleek fitness watch plus workout tool that tracks your time, heart rate and calories burned
* Tracks time, heart rate and calories
* Provides instant feedback about your workout
* Wirelessly transfers your data
* Features a fresh new look and a comfortable wristband
* Calculates time, heart rate and calories
* Is water resistant to 50 meters
* Is pink and black

Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness knows the importance of staying in your target heart rate zone and was excited to try a new heart rate monitor with so many great features. She shares her favorite features and how she’s been using the Garmin FR70 in her FR70 Heart Rate Monitor Review.

One winner will receive the Garmin FR70 Heart Rate Monitor (ARV $129.99). This giveaway begins on 4/25 at 7pm and ends on 5/9 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Emilee from Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received free product in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Giveaways 4/25

Buydig is giving away a Free Weber Performer Gold Charcoal Grill

Spring Into Books Giveaway!

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Giveaway

GameTimeZone April Sweepstakes

Euro-Pro Ninja Kitchen System Pulse Giveaway

Loud, Fast, Sideways Giveaway

Win 1 of 3, iPad Minis, Nooks or Kindle Fires.

Puritan’s Pride Giveaway!

30 Days of Diamonds Giveaway

Life is good. Coffee Giveaway!

Spring into #NewTraditions w/ Farberware and ENTER TO WIN 1 of 3 cookware prizes!

Enter to Win BeautiControl’s Pop of Pink Moisturizing Body Foam!

#GetOutStayOut Giveaway! @GoalZeroSolar is giving away a Lighthouse 250 Solar Kit every day, enter here:

Nature’s Sleep GIVEAWAY

Threadz Purse Kit Giveaway

Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway

Go Green for Earth Day Giveaway Sweepstakes

Threadz Purse Kit Giveaway

ONE WEEK ONLY!! Giveaway will run from April 25 through May 2 at 11 PM (CST). If the giveaway form doesn’t appear, click the words ENTRY FORM. A new tab will open.
*Guest Post*

Welcome to the Threaz Purse Kit Giveaway!

Sponsored by: PlaSmart

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings


Learning skills and improving hand-eye coordination are two very good reasons that children should spend more time playing with kids like the Threadz purse kit from PlaSmart.  When children are actively making something that they will use, they become more engaged in the process and often times will better focus on the skill at hand.  All the bette when that skill is cloaked in something fun!  Krista over at Savory Savings had the chance to review the Threadz purse kit and shared her thoughts in this review – her daughter had fun learning how to weave a purse, improved her hand-eye coordination and in the end, loved her purse!  Krista loved that her daughter gained a new skill and had fun in the process!

How would you like to win a Threadz Purse Kit?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a PlaSmart giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from April 25, 2013 through May 2, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway

Here’s a great giveaway from my friends at Promotional Book Tours. It’s an author-sponsored event.
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drake_series_book_1_cover_v1Episode 1: Emergence

Lost to myth and legend, few believed that dragons were real, and still fewer believed they could ever return. When a covert operation resulted in their release, all the might and power of the world couldn’t hold them back. With the world on the brink of defeat, the few who remain must grapple against all odds to combat an enemy that nearly drove us to the brink of extinction once before – and which is about to do so again.

From bestselling author Mike Kraus (Final Dawn, Prip’Yat) comes a new, five-book series: Drake: An Oral History of the Dragon War. In what can be best described as “World War Z with dragons,” Drake portrays a realistic, scientific history of the emergence of the drakes, and humanity’s subsequent battle just to stay alive. The gripping 5-part series will take you around the world, examining the history of the war from all sides: political, military, civilian, scientific and more.

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20130531_mikekrausheadshotProfessionally trained as a Systems Engineer, Mike has been a writer his entire life, spending his summers as a child writing of daring adventures and epic science-fiction exploits in a college-ruled notebook instead of playing video games. That love of writing stayed with him until it finally burst forth in the form of “Final Dawn,” a thrilling post-apocalyptic series released in an episodic format that has sold over 70,000 copies and counting. Final Dawn was followed by two other stand-alone books, “Prip’Yat” and “Cold Springs,” and Mike’s latest work is a new five-part series titled “Drake: An Oral History of the Dragon War.” Mike currently lives in Mississippi with his wife and three children and spends his days writing (of course), programming and tinkering on his PC.

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