Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Facebook Live

Boo has been reading this book to help me with this review! She grabbed it as soon as it arrived even though I had opened my schedule to read it! She loves music and the title grabbed her straight away. She's loving the book - although was surprised by the emotions this time period and events sets off. She hasn't read a lot from this point in history and I think learning the facts in a history class and feeling the emotions while reading and connecting with characters is completely different! She loves this book and has hardly put it down over the last few days!

This book is definitely helping Boo to connect with the emotions of the time. Since she also loves music she can understand how hard it would be to be forced not to play. Although hiding her piano would be a lot harder for Boo if she was ever in a similar situation I can imagine her trying. When you play and love music it's somewhere you can find peace and comfort. Something that is needed by Anna.

Check out more about the book and how to enter the giveaway below - Good Luck!

Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don't miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna's flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Join Liz Tolsma and other bookworms for a Facebook Live event on February 6, plus enter to win Liz's prize pack giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 6. The winner will be announced at Liz's Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Liz and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!


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Monday, January 15, 2018

Lava lamp experiment Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics

We had a blast today! Luckily even though it was snowing I managed to have everything in to complete chapter 1 of our new science book Captain chose. 

We made Lava Lamps using a soda bottle, vegetable oil, vinegar, food coloring and alka seltzer!

It was great - check out our Instagram to see the video!



As a bonus we have been watching the The Great British Baking Show and I was intrigued with making a chocolate souffle! We were talking about density after all! We managed to scrounge enough leftover chocolate to whip one up! Captain wasn't a fan as he doesn't like dark chocolate but hubby (who was home sick), Jam and Boo loved it! It didn't last long. Which apparently is a good thing since it has to be eaten straight away!





Still making meringue and folding it in and seeing how fluffy it was, made an e,cellent bonus science lesson for Captain - even if he didn't want to eat it!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mr Popper's Penguins

A home school group I belong to obviously has connections with a local theater. We were able to go see a fun version of Mr Poppers Penguins.


There was a strict no photography rule during the play, but I managed to sneak one before it
started. Captain came home and wanted to watch the movie version. It was different but still enjoyable. I love times like this when I get to spend time doing something special which just one of the kids.
Our theater does special showings for schools and homeschoolers, it's a lot cheaper and takes place during the day - which is perfect for field trips!
We were sat right at the top of the theater. Captain thought it hilarious when I referred to it as the 'Nose Bleeds' I had to explain it. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Blogging on the go

I have been trying to figure out a new app that i can use to blog with. I updated my phone and the blogger app was no longer compatible - which drove me crazy. 

I hated not being able to write posts while traveling. You know when the mood hits you! 

I hope that this one works out! This is a little test post to make sureπŸ˜€

Remember our new puppy...well we have dealt with kennel cough and a possible vitamin D situation, and #Fileytheyorkie is groing strong. My mom bought her a cute dog sock monkey for Christmas - so cute!


Happy New Year 2018

I can’t believe how quick 2017 went!

I am still trying to decide on a new word for this year. I’m leaning towards FAITH. One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths”

I know that having Faith in Jesus Christ enables us to trust him. This scripture has meant so much to me over the years. I was about 15 when the meaning of the scripture first touched my heart. Of course what it means to me has changed over the years, as I have gone through various trials and highs of my life.

I know from many experiences that prayers are answered, paths are directed, and lives are changed when we put our faith in him.

Faith is necessary to help us navigate this life. It’s actually getting vital.

Well there you are, writing this has convinced me that I need to focus on building our faith this year. -thanks for listening πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ˜œ


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Magic Stix - Washable Markers Stocking Stuffer - Review and Giveaway

Captain loves to color! You all know we love our KwikStix paint sticks, so when we were approached by the same company to try them Captain was super excited.

What I was excited about was the 7 day cap off guarantee. Now I don't normally find markers all over the house with the lids off. What normally happens in my house is that "someone" swears they put the caps on correctly - but they don't click it all the way and the marker dries out.

Well these new markers from The Pencil Grip called Magic Stix  are awesome! They are available on prime from Amazon and I would definitely recommend them. The colors a bright and believe me I am a marker snob. There are no 'non' named brands in my house. I just can't stand wishy washy markers. When we use them I like to see the color and want it to last. You can see my Instagram post as soon as they came in the mail Captain started coloring with them. I left him on his own to see what he would create and we weren't disappointed with the quality. They come in packs of twelve and Twenty - Four the larger pack is not available for prime at the moment I noticed.




If you want to get your hands on a set - order through Amazon (soon) and have them in time for Christmas. However, even if you order make sure to enter my giveaway for a pack of 12 sent to you directly from the company.

I'm doing a quick giveaway (ends this weekend) so make sure to enter soon!




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Wordless Wednesday - First Snow Edition



Pop over here to see some more Wordless Wednesday Posts.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2017 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Facebook Live

Boo has been reading this book to help me with this review! She grabbed it as soon as it arrived even though I had opened my schedule to rea...