• How to Apply Mineral Makeup

    Are you new to using mineral makeup?   There’s a little bit of a learning curve, but if I can do it, I am CONFIDENT that you can!!   Young Living has produced some great tutorials that show you how easy it is.    It won’t be long, and your skin will be thanking you for your healthy wise choices! Take a look at this quick intro! Check out this first video on how to apply foundation. Only have 5 minutes to put your makeup on?   This video shows you how! Want to make your eyes stand out? Learn more and get your own makeup by following this link –> Savvy Minerals…

  • Is Your Makeup Toxic? You’ll Be Surprised!

    My sweet husband always told me that I didn’t need to wear makeup.   That he liked me just fine without it.    Then, I’d dress up to go on a date and he’d love how I looked, with makeup.   LOL.  One day, I discovered an app called Think Dirty Shop Clean and scanned the makeup I was using.   I was SHOCKED and thanked him for encouraging me not to wear it! Since repeated low doses of chemical exposure over time is a primary cause of disease, the more we can reduce the amount of chemicals we put IN and ON our bodies, the better!   A high percentage of cancers are…

  • Young Living Starter Kit Oils & What To Do With Them

    Essential oils have many wonderful uses! I am continually amazed at how powerful they are, and how many things I can use them for! If you don’t have your starter kit yet, you can get it here!  –> Young Living Starter Kit Canada Young Living offers a wonderful starter kit filled with 11 fabulous oils. Let’s take a quick tour and meet them! Oil #1: Lavender! In Aromatherapy, lavender can be used topically: * to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis * or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation * or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold…

  • Review: Phonics Museum

    Veritas Press has been a source of great homeschooling materials for us over the last couple of years, including their online Bible course, self-paced history, and their grade level reading lists, so I was intrigued by their new Phonics Museum app.  With one little man left to introduce to the world of reading, the timing was perfect for us.  We were given a year’s access, and I encouraged my Mighty M to work on it a little every day. My little guy has been eager to work on it and proud to have his own “school” to do every day.   (Even while I’m writing this review, he just ran in…

  • Review: Greek ‘n’ Stuff

    It seems to be the year of ancient languages at the HomeSchool Review Crew!   I was excited to have the opportunity to review another Greek curriculum!  Greek ‘n’ Stuff sent us their full set of Hey Andrew, Teach Me Some Greek – Level 3 Set to review. Greek ‘n’ Stuff sent us the Student workbook, teacher’s manual, and the pronunciation cd for Levels 3 & 4.   This is level 3, and it’s recommended for students who have completed Levels 1 and 2, OR who are in upper elementary school. My Super D is an incoming 5th grader (HOW??), so we fit into the latter category!  The student workbook…

  • Review: The Reign of Terror by Heirloom Audio

    I love the way audiobooks can bring stories to life and captivate kids!   For the most part, I don’t enjoy reading out loud, so audiobooks are a perfect solution for us!   Heirloom Audio Productions offered us the opportunity to review In the Reign of Terror this summer.   I’ve been intrigued by their previous productions including In Freedom’s Cause and The Cat of Bubastes, and so was eager to give this audio adventure a listen.   They sent us a beautiful 2 cd set, containing over 2 hours of audio.  We also received access to an online version in a playlist, the mp3 version of the soundtrack, a colorful illustrated ebook of the original…

  • Review: Trust Fund Movie

    I’m always on the lookout for movies that my husband calls “Sarah-friendly”.   These movies contain little to no violence and have a good message.  Trust Fund, a new movie by Mapelle Films, fits that bill! We were sent a DVD copy to review. My first impression from this movie was that I really like the cinematography!   The creators of this film have an artistic eye and I feel that it’s very well done!    The cinematographer is an early homeschooler who began producing films in his backyard at the age of 11.   You can read his story here –> Isacc Alongi.  I love hearing stories of now…

  • It’s THSC Convention Time!

    Two more days till convention time!!!   The Texas Homeschool Coalition, leading advocates for homeschoolers in Texas, host two yearly conventions in Texas.   It kicks off this Thursday in the Woodlands. I’m super excited for the exhibit hall, with booth after booth of some of my favorite vendors including Apologia, Veritas Press, Rainbow Resources, the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and LOTS more!   I’ve been working on my list so I know what I’m looking for when I get there, and I’m less likely to get side tracked by all the bright, shiny curriculum options. THSC has a full list of workshop options, including lots of topics for…

  • Review: Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series

    Rush Limbaugh is a household name in the United States.  Whether you agree with his political leanings or not, his expanding series based on a fictional character named Rush Revere is worth checking out!   We were already familiar with his first book, so when we were offered the opportunity to review the rest of the series, we jumped at it!    We were sent the complete set Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from the Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh. This book series includes five different titles.    Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims Rush Revere and…

  • Top Hotel Tips for Families

    It’s the height of travel season for many of us, and at least one hotel is likely included in those plans.  We’ve stayed in a lot of hotels lately because we’ve been on the road so much, and I’ve wanted to share a few of our top tips that really make things easier! Tip #1 Use one suitcase!    We pack everyone’s pajamas and clothes for the next day into one suitcase.   I spend a couple minutes in the morning pulling an outfit from everyone’s bigger suitcase, and compiling it into one.  Then, when we get to the hotel, we only need to grab one instead of 4 or…