Craftsy Memorial Day Sale! {aff}

I know what I’m craving. While it is true that I currently have a head cold from being a ‘human barometer’ as the Enginerd put it I’m seriously desiring some stitching time. I want to cross stitch and I want to quilt, how to decide? What are your plans?

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Forest for the Trees (Once-a-Week Unit Study) from Homeschool Legacy {Review}

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  There are a handful and then-some ways to educate in the homeschool realm of teaching. One of which is unit studies and has you asked me a year ago or perhaps even a few months ago about unit studies I would have said no thank you. Now, when an opportunity came from Homeschool Legacy ~ (http://HomeschoolLegacy.com/) to review a nature study 4-week unit study called Forest for the Trees I decided to dip my toes in to see what all the fuss was about in this method of learning and teaching. My eyes are opened. I think I’m ruined for life, because I’m hooked and so excited about the possibilities we will have in our next plethora years of learning! One of the things that pulled me in was the mention of earning a scouting badge while working on the unit study. As you might have noticed in previous…

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Miralee Ferrell {Author Refresh}

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I’ve refreshed some of my reviews of Miralee’s Love Finds You in… titles including Bridal Veil, Oregon and Tombstone, Arizona. I still need to read Last Chance, California and I have yet to get my hands on Sundance, Wyoming (anyone have a copy that they want to part with?). Also have you heard of her latest and new series for middle grades? Check out my thoughts on the first two books (of four) in the Horses and Friends series. And by the way, if you haven’t read her Love Blossoms in Oregon series, there’s plenty of family drama and healing to read about there as well (no posts here yet, but I’ve talked about these plenty with friends in person!). What is your favorite novel from Miralee Ferrell? Leave a comment and tell me about it. About Miralee Ferrell Miralee Ferrell and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in…

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Keep Your Kids Busy this Summer with Little Passports! {aff} – We are!!

A few weeks ago, I finally had the funds at the same time as a sale and purchased my girls an Early Explorers Little Passports subscription and I cannot wait to see the first package arrive any day now! Guess what? There is another sale so you can too!! 😉 **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Keep Your Kids Busy this Summer with Little Passports! Got travel plans this summer with your family? Why not take your kids on an epic summer adventure with Little Passports! Monthly packages include activities, souvenirs, stickers & more, each exploring a new destination or theme. They’ve got adventures for kids 3-12 with the Early Explorers, World Edition, or USA Edition. For TWO DAYS only, Little Passports is offering a 15% discount on ALL subscriptions. Order…

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A Horse for Kate (Horses and Friends, #1) by Miralee Ferrell {Review}

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The Horse and Friends Series is set to have four books so far. A Horse for Kate (Spring 2014) Silver Spurs (Summer 2015) Mystery Rider (Fall 2015) Blue Ribbon Trail Ride (Spring 2016) When I was a young reader of the near-tween age I don’t remember being in love with the idea of horses, my love was with ship-wrecked and adventurous girls on the wild frontier either in the American west or English isles. However, I remember when my cousin and then later my niece discovered horses, oh my, do I remember. For both girls, in different avenues it was an intense passion for horses. My cousin rode competitively with her own horses. My niece read every book she could, watches films, and dressed like an adorable cowgirl from the prairie ranch. As I go into reading this book, I think back fondly on those memories and about the future…

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Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona by Miralee Ferrell {Review Refresh}

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*Originally posted in 2011, this has been updated May 16, 2015. status: Read from March 10 to 12, 2011 — I own a copy My first introduction to the writing of Miralee Ferrell was through another Love Finds You novel, Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon. I have no however read Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA which for some purposes could be considered a prequel this this novel. However it is my understanding they stand alone, and reading this one first just reiterates a desire to snatch up the other one as soon as I get the chance. Honestly right now I have a bunch of books in my TBR pile, but when this one arrived I couldn’t help but start it, and then at two AM I couldn’t help stop at almost three hundred pages in. I couldn’t help it. The next day I read it…

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Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell {Review Refresh}

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*Originally posted in 2010. This post has been updated May 16, 2015. When you are looking for a book if you want adventure, romance, suspense and to go through a whirlwind of emotions and indecision on your reader’s opinions of a character… well then this is the book for you! Through the story of Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon we are introduced to our protagonist Margaret (great name right? *wink*). Four years ago her father arranged things so that her betrothed though she changed her mind about him and left and she was convinced he left her knowing that she loved him. In these four long years she became angry with God and allowed a wedge to form as she just knew that God had told her he would take care of their relationship. Then along comes a man seemly interested in her, but he arrived simply because…

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Spy of Richmond (Heroines Behind the Lines, #4) by Jocelyn Green

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I’m a big fan of espionage as a genre goes. Contemporary or historical, a bit of espionage intrigues me. Now to put it in the title you know I’m interested! The research that is put into these novels within the Heroines Behind the Lines series is very apparent. Across the board, no matter where I look or who I ask, Jocelyn gets nearly all five stars with the Spy of Richmond. Gritty yet with hope, that’s how I describe her war novels. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of reading war-time novels, and outside of Jocelyn’s books I haven’t spent much time studying the American Civil War (after all I am a Georgia girl bred and born) but her novels I enjoy and I’m always eager to know what she’ll write next.

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The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton {Preview}

*Apologies first. I cannot believe my first Christian Fiction Blog Alliance participation in a while and I totally missed the tour dates! I guess I do have the excuse of spending Monday in the pediatric emergency room and then the rest of the week tending to stomach virus family. But, alas… I should have had things done and ready to post before hand! I’m sorry! Lori’s first well-reviewed novel, Burning Sky, was named a top pick of 2013 by Romantic Times and has recently been named a finalist for the ECPA Christian Book of the Year Awards in the fiction category, and earned her two Christy Award nominations. Her second novel, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn is being lauded as better than her first. An audiobook for The Wood’s Edge is set to be available this fall from Recorded Books and book #2 in The Pathfinders Series is said to…

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Wrapping Up the End of the Homeschool Year (2014-2015 Edition)

End of the school-year, well it should be… but I guess this is more of a check in. Last year I wrote an end of the school-year wrap up post and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that same date was coming up on the calendar for this year. In the past year I’ve continued on with my eager-to-learn five year old, discovered my attention-span-of-a-butterfly three year doesn’t want to pipe down into school time like her sister, and added a baby brother nearing on ten months old to the mix. Wow. We’ve started a kitchen garden and attempted our first true unit study. We’ve discovered more curricula to love and others to sideline. We aren’t finished. But here’s the deal. When we started this year, what I was calling K5, we had the plan to really do it all over two years, but as we get to…

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