Thursday, October 30, 2014

Football Friday by Dandelion Dust Designs

Cakes made by Carol Guest.

"Football Friday" available exclusively at ScrapTakeout.

Happy Scrapping!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this kit in exchange for a layout.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This week's exclusive Kindle FREEBIE from Knowledge Box Central is U.S. National Monuments Flashcards.  It is free now through Saturday, November 1.  Next week's FREEBIE will be U.S. National Memorials Flashcards, and there will be two more in the series.  Keep checking back for the next three weeks to collect all four in the set!

Download and share!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Dandelion Dust Designs Kits

I just want to share a few recent Dandelion Dust Designs kits:

Jump Into Fall (I LOVE the fall kits!!):

DDD Turns 3 Paper Pack:

Happy Trails:

Find these kits and more at Scrap Takeout!

Disclaimer:  I received free copies of these kits in exchange for layouts.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

War Bundle & A Freebie

WARS Lapbook Bundle -  62% OFF - 1 Week ONLY!

439 pages - 11 Lapbooks
for $20 !!  
Infuse some hands-on fun into your history studies, and get a HUGE discount!  Take advantage of this TEMPORARY bundle at
62% off the regular price! 

You get 11 Lapbooks that cover:  

War of 1812
French & Indian War
American Revolution
Spanish American War
American Civil War
Korean War
Vietnam War
World War I
World War II (package of 2 lapbooks for this one)
The Holocaust Lapbook

It will ONLY be available 



Also, download our weekly FREEBIE!

Happy Lapbooking!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Flyby Review: Veggie Tales Beauty & the Beet

If you have not been reading my blog for very long, you may not realize that I've had a 21-year love affair with Veggie Tales, ever since I saw the first ones in 1993.  My husband and I had Veggie Tales videos and toys in our house before we ever had children (to be fair, we did teach preschoolers in Sunday School).  We passed our obsession onto our children, and now that the four of them range in age from 9-15, we still sit down as a family and watch every Veggie Tales story that comes out as soon as we can get our hands on it.

Beauty & the Beet did not disappoint!  The creators of Veggie Tales are getting back to their "roots" and creating delightful herbaceous characters to retell old favorite stories with a moral twist.

This brand-new VeggieTales musical premieres Oct. 14 and stars Kellie Pickler (American IdolDancing With the Stars), who brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom. BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about unconditional love. The DVD also includes Mac and Cheese, a giddy new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment in which Larry the Cucumber reveals the surprising and heretofore untold history of his family’s unexpected contributions to Italian cuisine. 

Mirabelle steals the show with her beautiful voice and sweet personality.  No, it's not a "kissing movie" (my kids always want to make sure of that!), but when Mirabelle finds a beastly beet who needs love, she shows it unconditionally.  What results is a happy ending for all!

Kellie Pickler's voice is perfect for Mirabelle, and "Mac and Cheese" is our new favorite silly song.  (Well, I don't know, it may not be able to beat "Belly Button"!)

Whether you have young children who have never met the Veggies, are long-time fans, or are grandparents with children thousands of miles away, pop some popcorn and get your healthy dose of Veggies this weekend!

For some more fun, I am having a giveaway!  Leave a comment here or on Facebook telling me your FAVORITE SILLY SONG to win your own free copy of Beauty & the Beet!  Drawing held Oct. 27, 2014.

Official Website:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is  subject to eligibility verification.

Can't get enough Veggie Tales?  
Watch for more Veggie Tales fun, coming to Netflix Thanksgiving Weekend!

The Bat in the Cabin - FREE on Kindle!

Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? The Haagen children confronted their fears in this true story of a bat invading Aunt Jane's cabin! What would they do? Would it bite? Would it land on their heads? Could anyone save them? Find out in The Bat in the Cabin by Debra Haagen! Suggested companion product to Bats! Bats! Bats! Lapbook and Study Guide. 

Take a look at The Bat in the Cabinmy brand new children's book!

FREE this week only on Kindle!  October 20-24.

Download here:  The Bat in the Cabin

Happy Reading!  :-)

Knowledge @ Kindle Newsletter

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Recap of 30 Homeschool Freebies in 30 Days

After all that back-to-school blogging in September, I have let the month of October go by.  I have some really exciting news to share with you in future posts, however.  Before I move on, let me recap the 30 Homeschool Freebies from September.  Many are still available, so if you missed any, be sure to go back and pick them up!

1.  Free Fine Arts Pages - Sorry, no longer available
2.  Share the Memories Freebie from Albums to Remember - Sorry, no longer available
3.  Share the Memories FREEBIE from Over the Fence Designs - Sorry, no longer available
4.  Harvest on the Farm Lapbook Sample - Download your FREE sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE 
5.  Apologia Biology Journal Sample - Download a sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
6.  "Surprise Party"Digital Scrapbooking Kit - Sorry, no longer available
7.  Joseph, Prince of Dreams Lapbook Sample - Download a sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
8.  Apologia Interactive Journal Sample - Download a sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
9.  Spot, Come Home Children's Book Sample - Download a FREE sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
10.  American Girl Lapbook Sample - Download a FREE sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
11.  Share the Memories Freebie by KapiScrap & Art - Sorry, no longer available
12.  Tongue Twisters for Kids [Kindle Edition] - Download Here
13.  Theory of Intelligent Design Lapbook Journal Sample - Download a FREE sample here.
14.  Dolphin Tale 2 Homeschool Curriculum - download here.
15.  The Little Chapel That StoodSee the author, A.B. Curtiss, reading the book on a free video at
16.  The Fruit of the Spirit Mini-Lapbook Sample - Download a free sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
17.  Bats! Bats! Bats! Lapbook Sample -  Download a sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
       (Fantastic companion product to The Bat in the Cabin - TBA in a future post and free on Kindle Oct 20-24!!)
18.  Freebies from Classical Composers Monthly.
19.  Exploring the Seasons Lapbook Package Sample - Download a FREE sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
20.  The Power of the Holy Spirit by Don DeWelt plus several other books by College Press -
21.  3-D Handprint How-To -
22.  Coupon for a Free Lapbook - Sign up for the Knowledge Box Central newsletter here.
23.  2 Free Unit Studies per month - Sign up for the School Express newsletter here.
24.  History of Hallowe'en Sample - Download a sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
25.  More American Girl Lapbook Samples -
26.  Ancient Egypt Lapbook Cover - Click here to see our review of this product and download a FREE cover for your lapbook. 
27.  Ancient Greece Lapbook Cover - Click here to see our review of this product and download a FREE cover for your lapbook.
28.  Ancient China Lapbook Sample - Download a free sample of this product here:  VIEW SAMPLE FILE
29.  "Boo" Paper freebie from Dandelion Dust Designs - Sorry, no longer available
30.  Paper freebie from Winks Art Graphics - Sorry, no longer available

Previous month Freebies:

Free Lessons from Compass Classroom (15% Coupon is now expired, but free lessons are still available)
The Star-Spangled Banner Unit Study from Classical Composers Monthly
How to Teach Your Children the Bible from Compass Classroom

Practically Perfect Pumpkins, the Kindle freebie from last week, is still on sale for $2.50 until the end of the month.

Whew, that there is a list of freebies!!  Stay tuned throughout the school year - there are more to come!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kindle FREEBIE: Practically Perfect Pumpkins Mini-Lapbook!

Brand new Kindle Freebie:

Practically Perfect Pumpkins Mini-Lapbook

Available today through Saturday (Oct 14-18).

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