Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: ABCmouse


EVERYONE!!! You have to try ABCmouse!! I have seen the commercials and contemplated getting it for Sophia for over a year!! It has been the best thing EVER!! Being an educator I thought all her learning would be from me (she is 4 for those new to our blog)! I have been in prep mode since Sophia was born...I want her more than ready for Kindergarten! This app has truly opened my eyes on so many other FUN ways she can learn!! She is excelling in areas she had previously struggled in! I can not rave enough about this app!!! And with a 30 day free trial you have to give it a shot!! You will not be disappointed!! We are HUGE ABCmouse fans over here!!!

Go try it out today FREE for thirty days at ABCmouse HERE

Here is some more info from the peeps over at ABCmouse,

"More than 850 Lessons Across 10 Levels
The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 850 lessons in ten levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets and Rewards System."

The Reading Curriculum Includes:
  • Uppercase and lowercase letter recognition
  • Phonics
  • Rhyming words and word families
  • More than 450 books and beginning readers
  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of speech
"ABCmouse.com’s reading curriculum spans the entire range of early reading, from learning the names of each letter and the sounds they represent to being able to read books, starting with a few words on a page and gradually advancing to paragraphs. The curriculum for first grade also includes writing and language skills, such as sentence structure and punctuation, parts of speech, and practice with writing genres."

The Math Curriculum Includes:
  • Recognizing and counting numbers 1–120
  • The base ten system
  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Names and attributes of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Length, time, and money measurement
ABCmouse.com teaches numbers, addition and subtraction, shapes, patterns, measurements, and more! Our games and creative activities make math fun while giving young learners the practice they need to build a strong foundation for success.

The Science and Social Studies Curriculum Includes:
  • The body and health
  • Plants and animals
  • Weather, climate, and the seasons
  • Earth’s environments
  • Maps
  • Regions of the United States
  • The Solar System
  • Matter and its properties

Science and Social Studies ABCmouse.com’s science and social studies curriculum helps children understand the world they live in and inspires curiosity.


The Art & Colors Curriculum Includes:
  • Primary and secondary colors
  • Shades of colors
  • Paint-by-number activities
  • Number and letter dot-to-dots

ABCmouse.com’s unique drawing and painting program gives children of all ages the opportunity to use lines, shapes, and colors to create original works of art. Games, books, paint-by-number activities, and puzzles teach children to name and use a variety of colors.


ABCmouse.com’s curriculum includes hundreds of highly entertaining animated activities, each teaching a specific learning topic. From Prospector Paul discovering new letter combinations to King Grammar explaining proper nouns to his villagers, these animated videos engage children while they learn.

ABCmouse.com features hundreds of fun and interactive games, each designed to teach a specific educational concept. Your child can play games to learn the alphabet, to learn new words, to learn about numbers and shapes, and even to learn about the planets! Since all of the games on the site include voiced instructions, they are easy for even young children to learn and play.


With more than 450 traditional and original stories and nonfiction books, ABCmouse.com’s library opens a door to worlds of knowledge, adventure, and fun for children. Every topic of our curriculum—whether it is the sound of a letter, counting 1–100, the four seasons in the year, or
regions of the United States—is explained in child-friendly language in one of our library books.


ABCmouse.com’s music collection features original songs about every letter of the alphabet and many other topics of our curriculum, as well as newly produced and recorded children’s classics. The variety of music on our site not only reinforces the other subjects but also introduces children to a range of musical styles and themes. Your child will love to sing along!


Find hundreds of jigsaw and cutout puzzles designed to help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Puzzles also help children remember important ideas and skills in reading, math, science, art, social studies, and music. There are puzzles for every letter of the alphabet, sight words, stories, numbers, shapes, animals, the base-ten number system, elements of fiction stories, and many, many other topics.


With many different types of art activities—including coloring pages, dot-to-dots, paint-by-numbers, traceables, and printables—ABCmouse.com helps children learn reading, math, and other subjects while they are expressing themselves artistically.


ABCmouse.com has more than 2,000 printable activities across reading, math, art and colors, and more. We encourage children to continue their learning offline with printable activities that include letter and number tracing, coloring, dot-to-dot pictures, paint-by-number drawings, mazes, and pattern recognition activities.

It’s easy to see how much progress your child is making with the ABCmouse.com Progress Tracker. In addition to the display of total number of learning activities completed in each category (books, songs, puzzles, games, and art), there are easy-to-read graphs that show progress both by academic level and by curriculum subject.

ABCmouse.com encourages children to complete learning activities by rewarding them with tickets. Tickets can be used to “purchase” virtual items on the site, such as new fish for the classroom. The Tickets and Rewards System makes learning a game, and also teaches important math skills as children keep track of tickets earned and spent.

The avatar is a character that your child can choose to represent him or herself while on ABCmouse.com. There’s a broad choice of avatar features and clothing, and other avatar-related items that can be purchased with tickets.

This review contains affiliated links although my opinions are one hundred percent honest and my own.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Purposeful Planner


I'm tired of a chaotic schedule...This New Year I'm going to start making life simple! Living with a purpose and being intentional every day! I have fallen head over heels in love with The Purposeful Planner!! I get it, there are a lot of planners out there! What makes this one so different? What sets this one apart from the others...besides being stunning on the outside?! Well I'll tell you... The creator Corie Clark has thought of it all!!!! Maybe because she is a mom, or a business woman, or a lover of God or better yet maybe because she is just a freaking genius!! This planner has it all and I literally can not wait to drive in January first!!! I already started moving my appointments and events into the new year! Being a stay at home momma, still managing a few things in the education field, and a wife to my hard working hubby...I need to find time for myself as well! I can't lie...I haven't exercised in 11 years, yes you heard that right ELEVEN! I'm not sure I drink enough water and more times than I want to admit I'm double booked on events and have forgotten dentist appointments!! Time to get my life organized, along with spiritual boosts, goals, healthy eating, meal planning, and I am simply  ready to create margin in my life!!

Check out the beautiful planner I have been blessed with to review...

 


Purposeful Planner® 2018 Daily
January 2018 - December 2018
Planner is approximately 9″ x 9 3/4″ x 1 1/2" including binding. 395 page daily planner includes:
  • New! - Stronger binding
  • New! - Scuff free matte laminate cover
  • New! - White gift box with gold foil detail
  • Thick pages! 100gsm (approximately 60-70lb weight)
  • Inside pocket for storing loose papers and receipts
  • Life and goal planning worksheets to help you live your life on purpose and with intention
  • Tabbed Monthly spreads With Monday Start- Black with white text
  • Budget sheets for every month
  • Menu plan sheets for every month
  • Master task lists for every month
  • Goal sheets for every month
  • Daily plan sheets for Monday through Friday
  • Saturday and Sunday share a page
  • Today I will section for your top three tasks of the day
  • Hourly schedule from 6am-9pm with lines between each hour for more room or for 1/2 hour increments
  • Quote/verse
  • Prayer/Praise - New! Larger size
  • Water intake
  • Health
  • 15 minute challenge for every day
  • Brain dump for to-do’s, notes, doodling, etc.
  • Retail therapy for shopping lists
  • Menu
  • Hardcover, gold colored metal wire binding, gold foil detail.
  • Imported

The Purposeful Planner® was designed for YOU! For the creative, the stay-at-home mom trying to fit it all in, the entrepreneur chasing their dreams, the empty-nester living their dreams, and anyone else trying to live their life on purpose. It is so important that we create margin in our lives so that we can live the life we’ve always dreamed. There are miracles in the margin!




Purposeful Planner®

The Purposeful Planner® was designed for YOU! For the creative, the stay-at-home mom trying to fit it all in, the entrepreneur chasing their dreams, the empty-nester living their dreams, and anyone else trying to live their life on purpose. It is so important that we create margin in our lives so that we can live the life we’ve always dreamed. There are miracles in the margin!
I have created both a daily and weekly version to help you be more purposeful with your life. At the beginning of each month you will find a month spread, a budget sheet, a menu plan sheet, a master task list and a dreams & goals sheet.
Both versions of the Purposeful Planner contain monthly spreads as well as budget sheets, menu plan sheets, master task lists, and dreams and goals pages for each month.
The Daily Version:
12 months Jan-Dec and July-June:  Monday through Friday have their own page. Saturday and Sunday share a page.  You will find an inspirational quote or verse on each page as well as a place to write down a prayer or praise for the day, track your water intake, your health, a brain dump area that can be used for a to-do list, doodles, or anything else you may need to jot down, a retail therapy area for you to write down things you need to purchase, a place to plan your dinner, as well as a schedule for that day. There is a section titled “Today I will” which can be used for you to put the most important things that need to get done that particular day. There is also a 15 minute challenge every day of the year to stay on top of those little things that are easily forgotten! You can do anything for 15 minutes!
The Weekly Version
12 months Jan-Dec; Each week covers a two page spread when lying open. You will find an inspirational quote or verse on each week as well as a place to write down a prayer or praise and a brain dump section for the week. Each day you can track your water intake, your health, your schedule and your menu.


When can you get your planners...
Release info:
Daily planners release twice a year. In the fall, they release the Jan-Dec planners and in the spring, they release the July-June planners.
Weekly planners will now only release in the fall for the following 12-month year. Jan-Dec

GO GET YOURS NOW FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!

So who is the master mind behind these must have planners!! Her name is Corie Clark, Corie is an author, speaker, and creator of purposeful tools. She is passionate about helping others live their lives with purpose and with intention. She's this beautiful blonde who loves God and is opening the hearts and minds of everyone! I totally adore her and her message!!You all have to go stop by her website Shop, visit her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!!












Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Jacked Pack

Ok Ladies, want to give the ultimate gift to the work out junkie in your life!!! For me there was no better person to get JackedPack for then my brother!!! Are you wondering what in the world is JackedPack? For those of you who don't know prepared to get hooked!!!

Hear it from the peeps over at JackedPack who state it best, "JackedPack was created with a simple goal: allow users to sample the best products in sports nutrition. As supplement fanatics we've always wanted to try everything we see in the magazines, but it has never been practical or affordable until now. Each month, our fitness and health experts curate a collection of samples of the best products and we send them to our exclusive members-only community o...f health enthusiasts. Each pack contains items spanning the health and supplement spectrum so you can try a variety of great products.

The supplement world can be overwhelming and confusing. We've spent tons of money on products that simply didn't work for us and surely others have had a similar experience. That's not cool and that's why we created JackedPack, allowing our members to sample premium brands and products. Whether you're looking for a new protein powder, recovery formula, pre-workout formula, fat-burner, or more, you can discover the best product for YOU through JackedPack."

Coming from the fitness man himself, my brother can not get enough! He is being introduced to the newest and greatest products in sports nutrition!! Getting exposed to new brands and not wasting his money on ones he doesn't like! There is no better box on the market! It is curated with the most amazing products!!


How much is it??

JackedPack is $15 per pack. That includes shipping.
If you sign up for six months, every sixth box is free. This works out to $12.50 per pack. The $75 for six months is billed at once. The best offer is to sign up for a year. Three boxes are free. This works out to $11.25 per pack. The $135 for the year is billed at once.

We ship the packs between the 13th - 16th each month.
If you sign up between the 10th - 23rd, we will ship your first pack by the 30th. Your future packs will ship by the 16th.

For monthly, you will be billed on the 10th of every month.
For 6-month membership, you will be billed when we are getting ready to ship you your 7th sample box. After that, it is every 6 months.
For yearly membership, you will be billed when we are getting ready to ship you your 13th sample box. After that, it is every 12 months.

GO SIGN UP HERE, Don't forget to find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Klover Box

HAPPY almost NEW YEAR!!! This year I'll be getting ready for our holiday parties and kicking off the new year with the best of the best KLOVERBOX!!!!

Be ready for that holiday party with December's Kloverbox featuring: a beautiful Handmade Bracelet from @lovekurandza , @evelyniona Green Tea Primer, @lobamane Transformative Hair Mask , and @zskincosmetics Mineral Highlight Powder 📷 by @fashionatelystina

@lovekurandza -Handmade Bracelet-Kurandza is a non-profit social enterprise that invests in the future of women in Mozambique. Each bracelet is handcrafted by the women in Mozambique with love! This means that there may be slight differences in color and design, which makes each item one-of-a-kind! Together we will change one girl’s life forever! We are so excited to team up with Kurandza! Through the #IStandForGirls campaign, we are sending a girl in Mozambique to school for a year! To find out more about all the beautiful products and how you can help: at https://www.kurandza.org/

@evelyniona Green Tea Primer -Have flawless make up this holiday season! Prep and protect your skin with this hydrating, antioxidant rich, skin friendly formula made with Organic Green Tea! It creates a smooth canvas for makeup application, reduces the look of lines and pores and will help your make-up last! Visit: https://evelyniona.com/ and check out all the wonderful products, the first 10 subscribers to place an order using code Klover=Awesome will get 25% off!
@zskincosmetics -Mineral Highlight Powder-Get your holiday sparkle on, bring out the beauty of your eyes and cheeks with Zz Organic Mineral Highlight Powder. Using diamond minerals, you can add a splash of light and sparkle. Find out more about all the wonderful products at: https://www.zskincosmetics.com/, and use coupon code KLOVERZ40 for 40% off your first purchase.


@lobamane -Transformative Hair Mask-Have holiday party ready hair; indulge your hair with this rich and nutritive treatment mask. This botanical hair therapy contains the benefits of Coconut, Buriti, Tucuma, Argan and Avocado to provide a complete restoration of dry, damaged, brittle and over-processed hair. Find out more about all the amazing products at: https://www.lobamane.com/ and use coupon code KLOVERBOX20 for 20% off your first order!


DO NOT FORGET TO GET YOUR Holiday orders in....seriously this is the perfect gift for yourself for THE NEW YEAR!!!! Or just for those special people in your lives!!! They deserve healthy fun products too. Start off 2018 Right!!! I know mine will be with Kloverbox!! Also the perfect gift for those kids going back to college from a nice Holiday break!!!

So you want to know more?!?!?!??! Here is what the peeps over at Kloverbox had to say....


How does Kloverbox work?
Kloverbox is an expertly curated monthly subscription box. We help you incorporate safe and effective products into every aspect of your life. Discover organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty, lifestyle, nutrition and healthy home brands. Choose a Monthly Subscription, a Three Month Subscription or a Six Month one-time purchase.

How can I access my account?
An account is not created during the checkout process. You can create a new account after checkout by clicking this link - NEW ACCOUNT  OR see your order confirmation email. An order confirmation email is sent after checkout with a direct link for your account. A Kloverbox account allows you to pause, skip a month, cancel and change your billing or address.

When will I receive my Kloverbox?
Subscriptions purchased during the current month will receive the upcoming month's box.
Example - Orders placed between January 1-31 will receive February's Kloverbox. 
Kloverbox ships between the 15th-18th of each month with the expectations that the box will arrive within three business days via USPS Priority.

When do I get billed for my Kloverbox subscription?
You are billed on the day you subscribe.
Kloverbox's one month and three month subscriptions are recurrent. 
The Monthly subscription auto-renews every month on the calendar day you first subscribed.
The Three Month subscription auto-renews every three months on the calendar day you first subscribed.

The Six Month subscription is a one-time purchase.
You may skip a month or cancel your subscription at any time but you must skip or cancel before you are rebilled; we do not refund payments once a subscription has billed and do not accept returns.

Can I only order ONE box? 
If you would like to only receive one box, you may subscribe to our monthly option and cancel immediately. If the account is not cancelled, it will automatically deduct the subscription amount the next month on the calendar day you first subscribed.

Can I give Kloverbox as a gift?
Yes! From Birthdays and Christmas to Mother's Day and Graduations, Kloverbox makes the perfect gift for friends or family. Please note: Monthly and Three Month products will renew automatically, unless you cancel the billing. The Six Month product is a one-time purchase.

Kloverbox Every month we send you the best in healthy beauty and toxin-free living from brands you'll love! ☘💚☘ www.kloverbox.com

HEAD OVER TO KLOVERBOX and ORDER your Subscription NOW!!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Simple Canvas Prints

I'm guilty... I stink at getting pictures up on the wall of the kids! I have so many wonderful pictures and have yet to fill the walls with our sweet little babies! This Holiday season we are hosting a few different dinners and I made it my mission to fill up some empty wall space! I have fallen head over heels with Simple Canvas Prints!!! The quality is amazing, like no other...and pre babies we have tried a bunch! The website walks you through everything and if you have any questions their customer service team is amazing!! The price is right up my alley and I really can not rave about them enough!


I received a 16 by 20 canvas print in a gallery wrap. We recently bought a stunning gray bedroom set and I wanted to add some pops of colors. I choose one of my favorites of our littles and the rest was history... take a peek...
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I know our guests will love the site of this beautiful canvas our bed becomes a place for all those winter jackets!

Still questioning if they are the right choice... Here is a little words of wisdom from the peeps over at Simple Canvas Prints!

Here are 8 simple reasons why you're making the right choice when you choose Simple Canvas Prints.

Here are 8 simple reasons why you're making the right choice when you choose Simple Canvas Prints.

You'll Love it!

100% "Love It" Guarantee

Your 100% satisfaction is not enough for us, we want you to LOVE your new canvas print. We’re so sure you will that we guarantee it!
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Factory-direct Pricing

When you order from Simple Canvas Prints, you can be sure you're getting the most competitive price possible. We don't send your order somewhere else to be printed, we own the factory where your art is made!
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Simple Online Ordering

We designed an online shopping experience with convenience in mind. If you have a photo ready to turn into a work of art, we have the online tools to produce and ship your order fast.
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Social Media Friendly

We make it simple to import and print any of your photos from Instagram or Facebook. Anything you share with the world we can make a simple canvas print.
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PerfectPicture Touch-Up

Whether you need to “get the redeye out” or tune up the colors, we have talented photo editors in-house who can fix blemishes, abolish scratches, and wipe away the dust. Be sure to check out our full range of design services.
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Professional Artists Available

Looking for a little design inspiration? Have an idea, but you're not sure how to make it a reality? Our professional designers can help you turn your vision into the perfect canvas print.
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Super Fast Delivery

Factory-direct printing, in-house artists, and our simple online ordering process means we get your canvas print shipped to you fast. While others make you wait, we make it simple to get your decorating done.
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Free Digital Proofs

Every order you place with Simple Canvas Prints comes with free digital proofs so you can know exactly what your canvas will look like when it arrives. Combined with our “100% Love It” Guarantee, there's no way you can go wrong.

GO SHOP SIMPLE CANVAS PRINTS HERE

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Raw Spice Bar

Prepare to have you mind....actually your taste buds blown! The Holidays are here and what better way to ring them in than with RAW SPICE BAR!!! Cooking in our house just became a whole lot more flavorful!


I have always purchased my spices in the grocery store in the bottles and didn't think twice...until you have tried real fresh ground spices you have NO CLUE what you are missing!!! I seriously don't think I could buy bottled cheap spices again! That's why I LOVE the Raw Spice Bar! I am able to Buy better spices. Freshly ground, small batch spices, shipped direct to my door quarterly. Get the spice subscription & get cooking. Seriously if you are going to gift yourself anything this holiday season this is a must!! The Raw Spice Bar is also the perfect gift!!!

There mission statement alone had me sold, "Our mission is to give you the best possible flavor experience- and always at a fair price. By sourcing high quality, whole ingredients we own the entire process , from sourcing, toasting, grinding and blending, we are able to deliver the freshest, ready to use flavor kits direct to your door."

More from the peeps over at Raw Spice Bar,
"We source the highest quality ingredients. Then, we toast and grind each individually to draw out eye-popping aromas and deep, complex flavors. Then, we expertly blend each ingredient to create the characteristic tastes of each region's unique cuisine profile. Bringing these flavor blends into your own kitchen can lend authenticity to global recipes and provide creative inspiration for everyday cooking. Lastly, we perfectly portion each flavor kit so you can make a dish serving 3-4- no need to let these flavors sit in your kitchen shelves. Ready for this trip across the globe? No passport required!"

Here is what came in my subscription...

The colors are so vibrant and the smells are heavenly!!


EXCEPTIONAL spices, ULTIMATE FRESHNESS

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WHOLE, HIGH QUALITY SPICES

High quality, unique spices, transparently sourced from around the world.
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FRESHLY GROUND

Whole spices are often toasted, freshly ground and expertly blended to order, for the absolute freshest spices. 
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RECIPE-READY

Our kitchen-tested recipes take you around the world and offer endless ideas for integrating our spices into everyday dishes.

SMALL BATCH SPICES, SHIPPED QUARTERLY

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CHOOSE YOUR PLAN

We'll start you off with 6 seasonal, freshly ground spices & blends, to cook 2 meals/week for 4.
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RECIPES FOR ALL DIETS

Fill out our 2 minute flavor quiz & we'll send easy, seasonal recipes for using our spices with your diet.
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SEASONAL SHIPMENTS

Try new spices each quarter- from baking spices, Ethiopian, freshly ground chiles & more!

GO SHOP RAW SPICE BAR HERE

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Stay Tuned for recipes and photos of all my creations using Raw Spice Bar!!!
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