Back to Homeschool Giveaway – iPad Mini + Many More!

Back to Homeschool Giveaway - includes an iPad Mini!

I am so excited to bring this giveaway to you! I would never be able to pull this one off on my own. I have partnered up with The Modest Mom and a bunch of other bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway. The Rafflecopter at the bottom is quite long due to the number of companies and bloggers involved, BUT you don’t have to do it all in one sitting. The Rafflecopter will remember which ones you have already submitted.

So, without further ado…

Back To Homeschool Giveaway!

It’s that time of year. New school years are starting for public schools. For those who homeschool, your school might have started a month ago. Or you might not ever stop – you just keep going. ๐Ÿ™‚

It doesn’t matter what point of the school year you are at, new items are always exciting whether it be new curriculum or a new planner or some random thing that helps your day run more smoothly! Of course, there is something better than new things for your homeschool รขโ‚ฌโ€œ new things that are completely FREE! To help kick off the unofficial start of the new school year we’re hosting a huge giveaway full of great prizes to benefit someone’s homeschool!

There are multiple companies out there who serve the homeschooling community. We’ve lined up a number of great companies who have graciously offered to be a part of this outstanding giveaway. Prizes include a 16 GB White iPad mini, $50 gift certificates to various homeschool companies, the Deborah & Co. online clothing store, Lilla Rose hair accessories, Cowgirl Dirt Makeup, and more! We wanted to bless a homeschooling family and also pamper the homeschooling mama who works so hard at not only raising her children but also educating them! For a complete listing of all the prizes one family will receive, look below!

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For The Family

iPad Mini

A 16 GB white iPad Mini! You can purchase a lot of wonderful learning apps which can enhance your homeschooler’s education. ($329 Value)

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Bodhi Black Mini iPad Case ($50 Value)

Paper Dolls

Noble Rose Press Complete Collection of beautifully illustrated historic paper dolls, and a sweet, wholesome coloring book for children. ($85 Value)

Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention 2014

Teach Them Diligently Family Pass to your choice of one of four different locations! An amazing homeschool convention that will bless and encourage your family. ($50 Value)


A $50 Gift Card to Mardel Christian and Education Book Store!

Light of Faith

$50 Gift Card to Light of Faith, a wonderful homeschool store owned by a very sweet family!

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$50 Gift Card to Queen Homeschool Supplies, an outstanding resource for Charlotte Mason curriculum!

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$50 Credit to Home School In The Woods Publishing, a store that sells lapbooks, timelines, and more!


$40 Downloadable MP3 files of Mystery of History Volume 1. Through downloadable MP3 files, you can listen to the professionally recorded stories through the voice of the author, Linda Lacour Hobar. With accompanying text in hand, you can read right along with the author as she breathes life into the stories.


T-Tapp DVD program for Mom and Children to do together! Includes TappCore and TappCore 2. These workouts include short movements that are great for quick workouts. Thanks to The Encouraging Home Blog for Donating these. ($30 Value)


Making Vegetables Book by Shoshanna Easling, owner of The Bulk Herb Store. Beautiful pictures, loaded full of information on gardening with seeds and building greenhouses. Perfect for the gardner in your family. ($19.95 Value)

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The ABC’s for Godly Children Curriculum is a comprehensive, Bible eCurriculum centered around teaching children ages 4-10 about the God they serve and how to have a heart like His. PDF Download. ($14 Value)

For The Mother

Deborah & Co Button$50 Gift Card to Deborah & Co., an online clothing company that offers women’s maternity, and girl’s clothing. Custom hem lengths and fabric selections available!

Lilla Rose Flexi Clips

$50 of select products at Lilla Rose. Consultant will pick select items and mail them to you. Flexi Clips that actually work to hold up all your hair, in a beautiful way! Seven different sizes for varying hair textures and lengths.

Sew a Fine Seam

$50 to Sew A Fine Seam, a sweet Etsy Store that has beautiful items, such as the ruffled scarf above. She is also willing to let you apply your $50 towards custom sewing. Jill blogs at Sew A Fine Seam blog, which I love to visit when I have a few extra minutes. Her photos are gorgeous and I love reading about the projects she does!

Clementine Embroidery

$45 to Clementine Patterns, embroidery patterns and complete kits for making beautiful pictures to grace the walls of your home.


$45 to Breezy Tulip’s Studio – the most amazing watercolor paintings that are sweet and centered around the home life. Also Breezy sells chalk art collection of scripture verses. Beautiful artwork for the walls of your home.


Stress Away Roll On from Young Living Oils. Homeschooling is hard work and brings stressful moments. Stress Away Essential Oil is excellent at relieving some of those anxious feelings that stress can bring. ($33.00 Value)


$25 Gift Card to Cowgirl Dirt – natural, almost all Organic Mineral Makeup and more! Outstanding makeup that is gentle on the skin, but lasts all day!

To enter, use the rafflecopter below. The list is long due to how many companies and bloggers are involved. Grab a cup of herbal tea and take a few minutes to enter! You can always come back and finish up later.

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We Choose Virtues Parenting Cards {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Day 12 Giveaway! The last of the 12 Days of Christmas in July 2013 series is here. We Choose Virtues parenting cards!

2013 Series Final Giveaway

I can hardly believe that I made it through 12 days of posting (I even double posted one day!). I hope that the winners of all the giveaways are blessed by their prizes and that the vendors are blessed with new customers. Remember that one giveaway ends each day until this one closes on August 1, 2013. Go enter the ones that are still open!

I reviewed We Choose Virtues virtue cards with Mosaic Reviews a few months ago and we love the program. You can read my full review here.

Today I am blessed to be giving away the parenting cards! These are the teacher cards for the home.

We Choose Virtues Parenting Cards Giveaway

Here we go, the 12th and final giveaway of the 2013 series!

Thank You!

I would like to thank you for taking the time to enter these giveaways and share the love with my sponsors. Please be sure to enter the giveaways that are still open and sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter if you are interested (and enter the July subscriber only giveaway).

Click Here to Checkout Hearts at Home Curriculum's LOW Prices!

$25 Amazon Gift Card Sponsored by Jennifer A. Janes {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series at :: $25 Amazon eGift card sponsored by @jenniferajanes

About the Prize

Day 11! Today we have the second $25 Amazon gift card (first one is closed) sponsored by Jennifer A. Janes!

You might remember that Amazon is one of my favorite affiliates here on the blog. I am super excited that you had the chance to win two $25 gift cards in this series. If you didn’t win the first one, here is your second chance!

You could use the gift cards to buy some Lego books…or composer study books…or…

About the Sponsor

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This gift card is sponsored by Jennifer at Jennifer A. Janes.

Jennifer lives in Arkansas with her husband, Jeremy, and two daughters. Her younger daughter has special needs, although it took several years before the extent of those needs became evident. Jennifer has moved from denial to thriving in an alphabet soup of diagnoses while managing homeschooling, a home business or two, blogging, therapy sessions, specialist appointments, play dates, and anything else life throws her way. She credits God with giving her the hope and strength to face each day. She writes about faith, family, and homeschooling and parenting a child with special needs.

A sampling of Jennifer’s posts:

Please be sure to swing by the Jennifer A. Janes blog or the Facebook page and say thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

And now the giveaway, which ends July 31, 2013.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter and enter the subscriber only Lego giveaway!

The Ultimate Homeschool Planner by Debra Bell Bundle {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July 2013 giveaway series at is for The Ultimate Homeschool Planner by Debra Bell & winner's choice of the Student or Teen planner!

Ultimate Homeschool Planner

I know you’ve been waiting for this one! My review of The Ultimate Homeschool Planner has been one of my most popular reviews here on ye ol’ blog. Thanks to Apologia, you can now win your own planner! You may also choose a student or teen planner to go with it!

I love this planner and we use it daily in our homeschool. I am also training my oldest two to use the student planner. We are working towards the goal of independent learning. So far I have been 50% successful. Progress.

These planners are published by Apologia and you can find more details about them on the website.

The planner with the cover that I have is currently out of stock, but I did make some coordinating curriculum planning sheets to go with my planner. You know, if you are as visually picky as I am…ahem. I do think they would work with the new cover, too.

Giveaway Time!

Without further ado, go enter the giveaway!

Homeschool Newsletter & More Giveaways

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the giveaways and sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter brought to you by the Vicki Arnold blog. The subscriber only giveaway is Lego related this month.

Teach Them Diligently {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series @ :: Day 9 - a family registration to Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention 2014!

Today’s Sponsor and Prize

For today’s giveaway, we have a family registration to the Teach Them Diligently 2014 regional convention of your choice! You probably know that I am an affiliate for Teach Them Diligently, but I would still recommend this convention if I wasn’t.

What started the process that eventually led to our family going to the Nashville convention in May was winning a family registration from another blog giveaway. From there God worked in ways that blew me away to arrange the trip. He brought the finances for the trip in a way that was completely unexpected and blessed my heart tremendously. His fingerprints were all over our Nashville trip.

I have written about and for Teach Them Diligently here on the blog, here are some posts for more information:

I am honored to be able to give away a family registration to one blessed reader. The dates and location specifics will be announced this week, but here is what is 2014 is looking like:

Teach Them Diligently 2014

When the exact details are announced, I will update this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE! Here are the dates:

Teach Them Diligently 2014 dates


By the way, you can’t even BUY this yet. So this is like super, duper awesome. It’s exclusive and stuff. And awesome. Did I mention it was awesome?

Be sure to hop over to the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series main page to enter the rest of the open giveaways before they close!

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Don’t forget to sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter and enter the subscriber only giveaway going on through the end of the month!


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Aquarium, Zoo, & Museum Guidebooks from Answers in Genesis {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series is a book set from Answers in Genesis. The Zoo, Aquarium, and Museum guides.

About the Sponsor

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Answers in Genesis, a ministry that I am very thankful for. My family and I had the privilege of hearing Ken Ham speak for the first time in May at the Nashville Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention. My husband and I left inspired. Our kids were engaged with Mr. Ham’s presentations through the whole thing.

I was honored when AiG agreed to be a part of my little blog’s giveaway series. I was to the moon thrilled when they were willing to give away not only the book that I was hoping to give away, but two more!

Answers in Genesis is a ministry that equips Christians to stand strong in their faith and defend the Bible. They take a stand for the Word of God when so many are unwilling. It is encouraging…and a little convicting. Hey, I’m just being honest with you.

Answers in Genesis is behind the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky and the coming Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky.

About the Prize

One blessed reader will win:

We have the Aquarium guide and my kids LOVE flipping through the book. The other two are on my wishlist. Too bad I can’t win them here. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Enter the giveaway in the box below. Then head over to the 12 Days of Christmas in July 2013 main page to see if any of the other giveaways interest you!


Homeschool Newsletter

There is also an exclusive giveaway happening for subscribers of the Homeschool Newsletter brought to you by the Vicki Arnold blog. If you have a Lego fan, you would be interested. Just sayin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The link for the giveaway comes in your welcome email so be sure to open that!


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Child Training Bible & Virtue Training Bible Giveaway! {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

A giveaway of the Child Training Bible and the Virtue Training Bible chart sets! Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July 2013 giveaway series at!

About the Prize & Sponsor

Do you remember when I reviewed the Child Training Bible and gave away a chart set? Judging by the feedback I received, you all love the Child Training Bible as much as I do. So when I was planning out the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series, they were first on my list of companies I wanted to work with (again).

And Mindy came through for you! Not only is she giving away a Child Training Bible chart set, but she is also including a Virtue Training Bible chart set!

The Virtue Training Bible is brand new! It is the positive companion to the Child Training Bible, which I just love, love, love. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

If you are unfamiliar with the Child Training Bible, be sure to read my review!

Please be sure to swing by the Child Training Bible or the Virtue Training Bible Facebook pages and thank them for sponsoring this giveaway! Without the sponsors, this series would not be as awesome as it is. Seriously.

Giveaway Time!

12 Days of Christmas in July 2013

Don’t forget that there are other giveaways going on! The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell giveaway ends tomorrow! See the rest of the giveaways linked up on the main post.

You can also sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter and get in on a subscriber only Lego giveaway sponsored by me!

Yummi Pouch Review & Giveaway {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series :: Yummi Pouch review and giveaway

About Yummi Pouch

I was really excited to be approached by Yummi Pouch to review their product. This was a product I had never heard about before, but really wish I had! Yummi Pouches are the reusable option for those wanting a pouch for portable baby food. But they are so much more than that!

A little about the pouches from the company:

– Dishwasher Safe
– Freezer Safe
BPA and Phthalate free
– Holds up to 6 ounces
– Easy to fill through wide top zipper opening
– Recyclable and fully CPSP compliant


Yummi Pouch was created in 2012 by a husband and wife who saw how much mamas were loving the pouch option for baby food and realized that there were no reusable options. See a need, fill a need…an awesome product is born. Read more about the product and company on their website.

My Thoughts on Yummi Pouch

I loved the idea of this product before I ever had it in my hands. I don’t buy much commercial baby food, but when I saw the organic baby food pouches, I did buy some for my little guy. I loved not having to carry a bowl with me to feed him and that any leftover food could be saved in the fridge (I squirted it on the spoon for feedings).

Now that I have a 17 month old, I don’t spoon feed him very much. We both like it that way. I hadn’t actually tried the pouches out since he was mostly feeding himself, but he took right to the Yummi Pouch.

Yummi Pouch review & giveaway

It took him a little maneuvering to get the mechanics down, but when he did, he loved it. My older kids loved it, too! I made smoothies and portioned them out for each kid.

I really like the idea of being able to pack a small lunch box with the Yummi Pouches when we go grocery shopping. Anyone else have kids that are ravenous at even the thought of grocery shopping?

I intend to put applesauce, yogurt, and smoothies in ours. I like smoothies around here for packing things like coconut oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, and spinach in my kiddos. One word of advice, you will want whatever you put in the pouches to be more on the thin side. I got my smoothie a little thick.


Yummi Pouch review and giveaway

Which kind of made a mess when I was filling my pouches:

Yummi Pouch review and giveaway

In the end we still had a yummy snack in a convenient package that the kids loved.

I did have some issues getting them to stand for filling, but that could have been because of how heavy my smoothie was and how it kind of “plopped” in the pouch. In the future, I would like to have the bottle brush for cleaning these, too. I had chia seeds that were a bit of a pain to get out.

Overall, I love the product. It is convenient, saves money (vs. buying the disposable pouches), and you can get flavors that are not available commercially.

Other Yummi Pouch Products

In addition to the Little Munchkin Sets (which is what I reviewed and contains the funnel filling pitcher above), you can purchase the Yummi Pouches separately. There are also attachments, extra caps, ice pop makers, a bottle brush (which would definitely come in handy), and a super cute drying rack. They also sell cloth diapers, babylegs leg warmers, and cloth snack/sandwich bags.

The products are affordably priced, too. The pouches are $14.99 for a set of 6. They also offer free shipping on orders over $30. Not a bad deal. Check out the store for more details.


Yummi Pouch has generously offered a Little Munchkin set for one of my blessed readers!

12 Days of Christmas in July 2013

Don’t forget to see the other giveaways currently running for the 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series 2013!