Sunday, November 24, 2013

“A Mary Christmas” Giveaway

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Welcome to the Mary J. Blige

"A Mary Christmas" CD


Hosted by Mama's Mission along with Reel Mama and Jenns Blah Blah Blog. I love Christmas music. Sometimes I'll even sing it in July! Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is one of my favorites. I'm excited that this song is on her album. Read on to learn more about "A Mary Christmas" and how you can win the personally autographed CD.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2013 Permission Granted - Mini Swap

I love arts and crafts. This summer I participated in an Altered Card Swap. It was tons of fun, especially because my mom did it with me. Here are some of the cards I created:

And here are the cards I received:

A new mini swap was just announced, with the theme of 'Permission Granted.' I'm excited to participate and would love to have you join me. You can find all the details here. There is also a private Facebook group to share out ideas and progress.

This time I'll share my steps as I create my mini deck. Stay tuned.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cha, Cha, Cha CD Review

I took French in High School. That was many years ago. I don't remember much, certainly not enough to teach my boys. Along comes Whistlefritz with a fun and educational CD, Cha, Cha, Cha!

I love that the first song is a familiar tune and immediately got my boys attention. I think this is so important when introducing something new for the first time.

Mr. R and Mr. C had the most fun dancing to Les Saisons (The Seasons). My favorite is Tous Les Mois (All The Months). The repetition in all the songs is helpful for learning the language.

Mr. O and I had fun looking up the translations in the guide that was included. I can't say that they have grasped a lot of the words, but I know I have planted a seed and I hope we can continue to practice and learn more as time goes on.

Here are some of the awards they have received:

  • Winner of a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) GOLD Award
  • Winner of a Mom's Choice GOLD Award
  • Named one of the Best 10 Audio-Visual programs of 2012 by Dr. Toy
  • Winner of The National Parenting Center's 2012 Seal of Approval
  • Recommended by the Parents’ Choice Foundation

You can buy it here.
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