Cat of Bubastes from Heirloom Audio Productions {Review}

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Within the last few years, a really amazing company I discovered is Heirloom Audio Productions. Right now, they are designing an audio theatre series based on the adventures of G.A. Henty novels. We love using audio books, and audio theatre to enhance our studies and this years option for review was perfect timing as we are wrapping up our Egyptian study series. I was absolutely blessed to receive for review an Audio CD copy of The Cat of Bubastes  and a download of extras including a Study Guide, Soundtrack, MP3 of the material from the CD and more. At home, we have listened to the CD in our living room while working on other activities. We have added it to our three hour Wednesday drive and listened more than once. We have also listened to it again while headed to Ballet & Lyrical lessons as well as to the library when checking out. . .

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Cross Stich Update (September 2016)

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This past year, my love for the sewing needlework art of cross stitch has taken me by surprise and a powerful passion. While I have been stitching on and off since around the age of fourteen, when I made my first stamped cross stitch quilt… This year I have discovered all sorts of new techniques and challenges and I’m loving every minute with a thrilling excitement. At this point, I have started two HAED projects (long term, huge one over one designs of full coverage). I discovered Heaven and Earth Designs when I was looking to complete my seasonal fairies from a beloved artist Ruth Sanderson. I had started out with two Dimensions Kits of Fall Faerie and Woodland Enchantress. Right now, I have one completed page of four finished on the fall faerie and the woodland enchantress is completely stitched except for a bit of backstitching and beads. I. . .

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Children By the Seaside (Joan Elliott) #WIP #xstitch

Made a little progress on my summer piece. Not sure I’ll finish this year. #childrenbytheseaside #seaside #bythesea #bytheseaside #xstitch #crossstitch #pointdecroix #joanelliott #32count #jobelan from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cCTr0s

Ultimate Phonics Reading Program (Spencer Learning) {Review}

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As I have added more children to my homeschool routine, I have discovered that each student is a different learner. Right now I have a very advanced young third grader, and a five-year-old kindergartener just on the very beginning of her adventure to learn how to read. Thus, it was perfect timing to discover Spencer Learning and their Ultimate Phonics Reading Program and try it out with my younger daughter. The Ultimate Phonics Reading Program is a downloadable software. For our purposes, we downloaded this program to my personal iMac computer running iOS El Capitan. We have had no technical issues to remark of. When we open the program and click on fill screen, or full screen, I love how it is the same size as it was before I clicked the button, but it just blacks-out the background and removes all distraction while you are working on the phonics lesson. This. . .

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In the Arms of an Angel (FFO) #xstitch

She is finished. #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #xstitching #xstitcher #crossstitching #crossstitcher #crossstitchaddict #dmc #kreinik #jobelan #28count #wichelt #linen #morningdew #inthearmsofanangel #lavenderandlace #angel #miscarriage #healing #therapy #millhillbeads #beading #pointdecroix #seedbeads #petiteseedbeads from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2d563Aq

In the Arms of an Angel (full) #xstitch

Trying to upload again with s watermark. I’d love to share more of my work! #pointdecroix #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitcher #crossstitching #crossstitchaddict #dmc #kreinik #millhillbeads #wip #craftblogger #beading #needlework #lavenderandlace #miscarriage #inthearmsofanangel #angel from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cLDGEZ

In the Arms of an Angel (top) #xstitch

I just live the #crossstitch #conversion I did on her hair from #blonde to #brunette. She is truly turning out #beautiful. #xstitch #crossstitchaddict #wip #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #lavenderandlace #inthearmsofanangel #miscarriage #kreinik #dmc #jobelan #28count #craftblogger from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cxgQBk

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry #amreading

Started a new literature unit this week. She’s already reading ahead of schedule. I might have to sift up a few more horse themed books. What is your favorite? #homeschool #literature #amreading #veritaspressscholarsacademy #vpsa #thirdgrade #horse #horsesofinstagram #classicaleducation #margueritehenry from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cJvM1h

Email for Kids from KidsEmail.org {Review}

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After my daughter became a proficient reader and speller I decided to try to open an email account for her. I look at several different options and finally settled on one program and it was great for a while until changes were made, thus recently I have started looking again. Blessed be the timing that the Homeschool Review Crew had an opportunity to review an Annual Subscription from KidsEmail.org !   Our purposes in having an email address for my children is primarily for communication with their grandparents and other family and select friends. Using KidsEmail.org, I have set up email accounts for each of my three children. My toddler has not used his, my 5-year-old has drawn pictures and sent them to Grandmama, and my 7-year-old is communicating with the world! Nah, truthfully she is emailing her grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, and a few of mama’s friends with one friend of. . .

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Cross Stitch hair conversion from blonde to brunette with DMC codes

For those that have asked. Here is my hair conversion from blonde to brunette. I hope this might help others from time to time in your personalized projects. #xstitch #crossstitch #lavenderandlace #inthearmsofanangel #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitcher #crossstitching #crossstitchaddict #pointdecroix #stitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2bu8MTI

Getting Started with French {Review}

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When I was in high school I took French language lessons. I took Spanish too, but French was where my heart was at. This is the year where I am so delighted to start teaching my girls, but especially my oldest the French Language. One of the materials we are spending time with is Getting Started with French from Armfield Academic Press. From what we have seen so far this seems to be a great gentle introduction to learning the French language for any age. When I first started going through the book I got a very familiar vibe with a particular English grammar curriculum I’ve used in the past. Scripted, day by day, one page per day and minimum tasks at a time. It was a good feeling. For the purposes of this review, we received an approximately 8×11″ perfect bound paperback book with a vibrant blue and red cover. However, there. . .

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Rapunzel (Mirabilia) #WIP #xstitch

And we have a stopping point for the night. You know those days when you really don’t want to quit? Ah, but tomorrow is a school day. #crossstitch #mirabilia #rapunzel #xstitch #wip #craftblogger #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchaddict #pointdecroix #fantasydyedfabrics #opalescent #handdyed #32count #belfast #linen #kreinik from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2chH5vC