Monday, August 28, 2017

Kwik Stix are Available at BJ's!



If you have been reading my blog a while, you will know that we love Kwik Stixs by The Pencil Grip.com. You can check out some of our reviews of  Kwik Stiks!

12 Pack Kwik Stixs,



6 pack of Thin Stixs,



 Neon and Shimmery Kwik Stiks


You can find these is a variety of stores but the latest store to start stocking them is BJs Wholesale Clubs. The prices there are amazing and you can pick up a pack of 24 for $19.99. As far as I know that's the cheapest price I have seen them.

This time of year is the perfect time to pick some up for the school year. As you can see from my pictures you can use them for anything. My daughter has the sunflower in her bedroom. It's on canvas and the glitter colors are amazing. Captain has the Captain America shield on his wall and LOVES that he was able to create something so easily, and I was pleased because there was no mess!
So if you have a BJ'S Wholesale Club near you I would definitely suggest you go grab some for your school year!!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Random Friday (and a field-trip)

I want to try and get back to my random Friday posts. This summer has been a strange one. We have moved, traveled, lost dear loved ones, and our school is looking different for next year (more on that later) but for now we are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer until school starts. But here is a quick overview of our week in pictures. How was your week???




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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Field Trip Friday

For some reason this didn't post Friday...

We had a fun field trip today. We joined our local zoo. It's a lot smaller than our last zoo. It was still fun. We are going to enjoy visiting it through out the year.

 
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Heirloom Audio Productions - In the Reign of Terror {TOS REVIEW}

Heirloom Audio Productions

We love audio books. Dramatized ones are our absolute favorite. We have reviewed a ton of these audio dramas by Heirloom Audio Productions. Although I hate to say it - since we have loved them all I really think In the Reign of Terror would be voted our favorite so far!

When this arrived in the mail we were already planning a ten hour journey. So the kids sat looking at it on the kitchen side for about a week. Every time someone walked past it, they would pick it up and read the back cover. Then they would tell me about it... "The guy in the story is 16 you know", "Harry goes to live in France", "What's a guillotine?" (Boo and Jam wanted to make sure you knew that was Captain!). Then Boo started to ask questions about the time period. All in all by the time we put the CD in the car and pressed play as we pulled out of the driveway the kids were super excited.


The story is about 16 year old Harry who sets of on an adventure to France. He lives with a French noble family and eventually gains the friendship and love of them all (I won't give you the details of how this happens as it will give you too much of the story.) The time period of this story is the French Revolution. We haven't studied this time period a lot, so the Captain was surprised with some of the things that happened. This isn't a particularly happy story, but it's full of history and drama. The French Revolution was not a happy time period for anyone. Nobles were killed - whole families - this is not a story that the only victims are adults fighting for their country. In this story men, women and children are killed by various means, just because of their lineage. Whole families were destroyed. Killed by the guillotine, murdered because they were born into certain families.

There are comparisons made through out the story of the French Revolution and the American Revolution. The contrasts made are very interesting and I agree with their view point. Although the French Revolution is called the same 'a revolution' is more of a mob uprising. Killing mercilessly the old and the young. It wasn't a battle fought between armies.

So much happens in this story and Boo has a new desire to read a very famous book about the same time period (I love it when that happens!)

Besides receiving the CD we also received a link to the downloadable study guide. It talks about the time period, vocabulary used and so many interesting things to turn this into a full blown study. Plus the website is chock full of so much information it's incredible. I always love checking out the links. One of the things I love is the Live The Adventure Club website. This is a new website being offered by the company and gives tons of information about their audio books! You can check out the new website and sign up for a 3 month trial - plus get the next audio book for just $1! How awesome is that!!

I love these CDs the kids have already told the hubby we are going to listen to it on our next trip together (Hubs wasn't on our last one) and he's excited too. Although he seems to always listen to them after we have, the kids never mind! I also like that they introduce so much history, and the kids don't even realize they are learning!

Check out what others thought of this production by clicking on the link below.


In the Reign of Terror {Heirloom Audio Productions Reviews}


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The Magic School Bus Science Club! - Educents Deal!!!

I am already looking at school curriculum for next year. One thing I want to change is our science curriculum. Captain still loves the Magic...