Showing our #DisneySide and Practicing our Manners

Posted by Liz McCoy Thursday, March 19, 2015 View Comments

Thanks to Disney Parks and Mom Select for the opportunity to host a Disney @Home Celebration, and for the goodies that came in our party pack.  All opinions expressed here are my own and here is how we showed our #DisneySide.

 

Last month I received a package in the mail full of goodies and treats.  Originally we were going to have a birthday party but my just turned 4 year old was having a hard time recovering from a stomach bug so our party got moved to Valentine's Day which also happened to be the day we were scheduled to have a Children's Fellowship. Part of our topic for the day was learning manners and how we could be kind to others with our good manners.

 

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Is there any better way to have good manners than at a tea party?  All the goodies in our party box were just right for a princess tea!

 

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My daughter & her grandma made some super sweet Frozen cupcakes we found at our local Sam’s Club. They were super cute and a big hit with all the kids (and parents).

 

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We had all the boys seat the girls and we all practiced our manners while we ate our snacks and treats.

 

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Even the boys used their manners, they just didn’t use the hats.

 

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After the “tea” party time we played games and activities that were provided in the pack.  The favorites were pin the smile on Mickey & Disney Parks Bingo.  All the kids participated in the pin the smile on Mickey there were so many laughs and giggles when the blind fold came off.

 

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I loved how classic games like pin the smile on Mickey or Bingo were just as much fun for the kids as if we’d had a video game or something “high tech”. We used goldfish crackers as our bingo markers, I think the kids ate as many as they used on their boards. The bingo games got a bit excited at times and we all cheered for each of the winners.

 

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We all had a great time showing our #DisneySide and playing games and practicing our manners.

 

The older girls in our group enjoyed making hair barrettes with the craft kit that also came in the box.
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The party pack came with a bunch of great goodies to make party favors for all the ladies big and little. The girls were excited to receive the princess goodies and I added a few other treats in there too.

 

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We had boys at the party so I found in my stash a few Disney goodies to make favors that suited the young gentleman in our Children’s Fellowship.

 

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The goodies even covered party favors for the parents. Which they really liked getting a gift too.

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Overall we had a great time celebrating and practicing our manners and showing our #DisneySide.

 

Thanks again to DisneyParks and MomSelect for sending me the party pack.

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.
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 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:

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