Usborne Book Party

Posted by Liz McCoy Thursday, October 23, 2014 View Comments

Hey Friends & Family!!!

I'm hosting an online book party and would love it if you would come by and check out some of the great kids books available.  They have books for the babies in your life all the way to the teens.

Here is my friend Candy giving you some GREAT information about the books and showing you a few of the available books:


I've purchased a few of these book in the past and I've also inherited some from my aunts from when their kids were younger.

While I find most of the non fiction books super helpful in our homeschool classroom the books are not limited to homeschooling families.  They are really great resources.

Here are a couple of the and items we have and LOVE:


My 8 year old son loves the The 'Hey Jack!' series, they are perfect for his age as they have a good number of pictures but also they're chapter books.  They're at his level and aren't too complicated but still have great content.  His favorite right now would probably be "The Winning Goal"

This is a deck of large FULL color cards that have great facts. I especially love the quality of the card they are super thick and large enough to handle and easy to read. The COLORS are amazing and really keep his attention.


Both my daughters 2 & 3 enjoy this book.  Now that we’ve almost finished the sticking part we read it each night like a story book.


My family will be going on a road trip soon and I wanted to pick out a few new books for them to have for the trip. Plus I have a baby shower coming up and I think one of the books in the "That's not my..." series might make a great gift.  Oh and this is perfect timing for Holiday shopping, a book or two under the tree will definitely bring excitement in our house.

Here are a couple in my shopping cart right now:

If you're interested in chatting or finding more info we have a facebook event set up

The party will be ending Oct 29th, and you'll want to place your orders by then.

Country Living Fair Tickets!

Posted by Liz McCoy Friday, October 3, 2014 View Comments

I absolutely love living in Gwinnett County there is a great mix of people, lots of big towns with small town feel and so very much to do all the time!

Explore Gwinnett is a great site that collects all the things to see and do, hotels, discount coupons in one place I love it!

One of my favorite things to do just for myself is to go treasure hunting, call it antiquing, thrifting, picking...I love it!!  So I am especially excited for an upcoming event at Stone Mountain Park, the Country Living Fair, October 24-26!! I've not been to the fair before but after googling all the pictures I am super exited to check out all the food, vendors, presentations, and I hear the fair t-shirts are highly sought after.

Okay so I know you want to get tickets right?  You can buy your tickets here. Or you can enter to win 2 tickets in the giveaway widget at the end of this post.

When you get to the Country Living Fair be sure to check out the Explore Gwinnett booth and sign up for their e-newsletter.  The first 100 people to sign up for the e-newsletter each day of the event will receive and free jumbo shopping bag.

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*I have been compensated admittance to the fair for my promotion of this event.  All opinions are my own.

Great Educational Products from Educents

Posted by Liz McCoy Monday, September 29, 2014 View Comments

Howdy all! I'm sharing today again on Educents the daily deal site that I’ve signed up with and have been enjoying saving money on educational books, games, curriculum and more. As a homeschooling mom finding great resources that fit with my kids’ interests and fit our lifestyle is part of the fun. However buying all of that can eat into the budget, so saving money is a big priority.

 SIGN UP NOW AND GET $10 CREDIT!!  You could take an additional $10 off the LeapPad Ultra!!

The best part are the deals here are a few of my favorites right now:
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I am an Educents affiliate and I do receive commission on sales I generate. All opinions and recommendations are genuine and are 100% mine.

Grandparents Day!

Posted by Liz McCoy Thursday, September 4, 2014 View Comments

Grandparents Day Crafts

This year Grandparents Day is September 7th.

In our family grandparents play a HUGE role in our lives.  My kids have the blessing to have both sets of grandparents living close by.  My in-laws live in our home and my parents live 15 minutes down the road. They also have one great grandma living in another state.

I'm so thankful that we get to learn from such amazing people who have great life experiences to share.  Celebrating grandparents is a big deal for us too.  September 7th is grandparents day this year and we've got to get things together to make gifts and treats for our incredible grandparents.

We like to incorporate our grandparents day crafting into our homeschooling day while we discuss our family tree.

Here are some ideas to make and celebrate grandparents:


Will you be crafting for the grandparents in your life?  Do you have grandparents day traditions?

Checkout these Grandparent themed books:


Posted by Liz McCoy Friday, August 1, 2014 View Comments

So our family got an opportunity to try out the new Squish: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse App By Disney so far my kids really like it. For my almost two year old it is her go to app. 

The concept is that the user gets to play with virtual clay add different premade shapes and accessories. There are a few different tools that can be used to manipulate the virtual clay.

Once you fix your clay sculpture just right there are a few different ways to take it apart, melting, twisting, and popping.  My kids go to part of the app is the bubble popping part.  The app puts your clay creation into the middle of a bubble when you pop the bubble it splits into smaller bubbles each with a piece of your clay figure in it. Even virtual bubbles are fun to pop!

The app is available in the iTunes store for .99 right now.

We were provide a free copy of the app, however all opinions are my own.

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