Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Christmas 2015!

Happy Christmas! 

I am visiting family in Texas and have been having a wonderful time. It's been a long five years since I've been here and this visit was overdue. We spent some special time with Bob's parents and are now with my family. It's all going way too fast, but we are making the most of every moment. 

Tomorrow is a travel day, so I probably will not get online much. I just wanted to say thank you to all who read this blog . . . friends, family and those I've never met. I appreciate each one of you.

I hope this Christmas brings wonderful gifts, fond memories and lots of laughter. And if the holidays are hard, I'm very sorry. I know they aren't always full of only good things, but I hope you are blessed with glimpses of God's goodness in light in the midst of your pain.

Blessings and love. xo

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Educents Gift Guide 2015

Minecraft gifts

Do you need a last-minute gift? For this weekend only, Educents is offering 15% off on all instant gifts, including the digital Minecraft games! Use code INSTANT15 at checkout! *Offer valid this weekend only. Cannot combine coupon codes.

Minecraft Games for Kids Ages 6 and up

Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. Here are a few opportunities for Minecraft kids to learn new skills using a game they already love:

Learn to Mod Minecraft

LearnToMod is a browser-based software that teaches students how to mod the PC-version of Minecraft®. Great for kids ages 6 and up!!
What parents are saying about Learn to Mod: "The Minecraft program allows for users to modify the game through computer programming. These “mods” are quite popular and help Minecraft players take the game to the next level. So why not learn some basic programming skills using Minecraft? That is exactly what Learn to Mod does!" - Amy B., Teaching in Blue Jeans

Youth Digital’s Mod Design: Learn to Code with MinecraftFacebook-Graphic-5

This is a Java class for Minecraft kids ages 8 to 14. Youth Digital’s online tech courses provide a safe, engaging learning environment for kids to master new technology skills. “Our family has enjoyed the Mod Design 1 class! The instructor is funny, with humor that is age appropriate. The steps are easy to follow, and the kids feel a sense of accomplishment throughout. This is a creative way to use a child’s natural interest, in this instance Minecraft, to introduce them to Java programming.”

All of these programs are offered on Educents at a discount. Click HERE to start shopping for your Minecraft kid.

More instant gifts on sale this weekend:

Don't want to worry about your gift arriving in time for Christmas? The Minecraft games and other online subscriptions listed below arrive instantly! No need to worry about shipping or wait for a box at your doorstep. To save an extra 15% on already discounted instant gifts, use code INSTANT15 at checkout*. instant-gifts 
 *Valid this weekend only. Cannot combine coupon codes.
  • FarFaria Unlimited Library - It’s like Netflix for children’s ebooks!
  • Math Video Game - Enter a realm where math is your child’s superpower! Mathbreakers is a 3D exploration game for mathematics, covering core foundations for kids aged 6-12.
  • Magic Desktop Program - An online program for ages 2-12 to play thousands of learning activities, games, and videos.
  • Computer Coding Game - Teach kids computer coding and programming with a video game! (Yes, really!)
  • 1-Year Online Language Course - Use this incredible opportunity to include foreign language into your next year curriculum! Choose from Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Russian or ESL English Videos, songs, and games help learners become bilingual FAST!
  • The Fun Spanish Level 1 - a fun, beginning Spanish program which teaches Spanish the Charlotte Mason way, one fun phrase at a time.
  • Times Tales - A math story to help with the times tables!
  • Ultimate K-12 Homeschool Package - Includes 98 digital textbooks for years of learning.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Ideas!

Hello, friend!

I have several fabulous gift ideas to share with you this afternoon.

The first is this gorgeous Heta Wallet, which is hand-made in Kenya and 100% genuine leather. Who wouldn't love to receive such a beautiful gift? And what makes it even more special is that each wallet is made by women who are overcoming obstacles in their lives. I love fashion with such a life-giving purpose!

Next, check out these Positively Prints that are on sale, BOGO Free! There are 56 designs to choose from. 

These Home State Pillows would make fun hostess gifts or you could spruce up your own family room! 

And here are some ideas for hand-crafted Gifts Under $50 - jewelry, scarves, key chains and more!

I hope you see something that interests you!

Blessings and love. xo

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Faves {04 December 2015}

Hello, and Merry Christmas!

I'm back today to share a few more favourite things with you.

Healthy Sweet and Treats - Since this is the season of sugar, sugar, and more sugar, I thought it would be a good idea to have some healthier ideas to keep on hand. The Date Rolls sound amazing.

And since we cannot possibly leave out sugar during the holidays, and we love all things eggnog at our house, check out this Eggnog Cookie recipe. I know my crew will love them.

Check out this fun, Christmas printable from Thirty Handmade Days.

Here are a few items you may find interesting:

Be Merry Banner - this is still available and includes quick shipping! 

Buffalo Plaid Shirtdress

Limited Inventory - Front Capped Flats

How fun and festive! Sequin Leggings - in 3 colours

Check out The 2015 Gift Guide for the most fabulous gift ideas! 

And last, but certainly not least, Brian Simmons has a new Advent devotional this year called Come and Behold Him. If you're not familiar with Brian and his Passion Translation of the Bible, I encourage you to check it out. I absolutely love it!

Enjoy your weekend! 

Blessings and love. xo