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Back To School--Teacher Gift Idea

Back to school. I love that time of year. New backpacks. And books. And school supplies. Shoes. New clothes. It's all just so much fun...for the kids at least. This post includes a giveaway and links to other stops on today's back to school tour--so don't forget to read to the end for all that good stuff!

It's also a good time for sewing up new clothes for the kids. Last year I wrote about my favorite patterns for back to school. And this year I released my very first sewing pattern--a lunch bag (also a market tote). Now is the perfect time to sew a new tote as well! This month I'm offering a 50% discount on my pattern with the code BACK2SCHOOL2016 in my Etsy shop. Coupon is valid until the end of August 2016.

Fun School Giveaways!

The author of The Thinking Tree books has so generously allowed me to host some giveaways on my blog. I'm so excited to share these books with my fellow homeschoolers. I think I have something to offer everyone in these giveaways--even moms! 
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But first a little bit about the books:


Hidden In My Heart--A Rose Academy Review

This is a Bible that I was excited to receive. The reason it appealed to me was because the verses that are presented to memorize are offered in three different Bible translations: NLT, NIV, and KJV. This is helpful if you have a child who prefers one translation over another. Also helpful in exploring how different translations of the Bible word the same verse. It is interesting to see the small changes in wording between the translations. Also reading one translation helps with understanding another translation.

Minecrafters Bible--A Rose Academy Review

My son really enjoys playing Minecraft. Anytime he earns computer time, he will choose to play Minecraft. When we saw that this Bible was up for review, he asked me to request it right away. 


DIY Crush Guest Host

Hello! And welcome to a new DIY Crush link up party! I'm so excited to be hosting this week's link up on my blog. I'm glad you have visited me here in my corner of the blogosphere. While your here, check out my tutorials and freebies page for some great ideas and inspiration. And don't forget to check out my very first sewing pattern that I released earlier this year. (It's on sale for half off right now until August 31, 2016. Use code BACK2SCHOOL2016 in my Etsy shop.) Thanks for visiting! 
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Here are the favorites chosen from last week's party. I hope you had a chance to see them. If not, see last week HERE.


FlipStir Puzzles--A Rose Academy Review

We have been pleased to try out a new kind of puzzle this month. This self contained puzzle was created by Enlivenze LLC. We received one FlipStir Puzzle--Statue of Liberty. There are currently 5 puzzle choices with 2 levels of difficulty. Level 1 puzzles have pieces with straight edges and level 2 puzzles have wavy edge pieces. Level 1 puzzles include Rainbow Pencils and T-Rex. Level 2 puzzles include Statue of Liberty, Solar System, and Periodic Table of Elements.