How I find time to invest in things I love

How I Find Time for Things I Love

I’m so honored to be featured in this month’s edition of The Fringe newsletter that just went out today. In this issue, I share about things I’m passionate about, how I find time to invest in things I love, plus three things I’m really digging right now.

You can go here to read it. Psst! My Instagram link is incorrect in the issue. It’s actually — I’d love to have you follow me there, if you aren’t already!

By the way, if you want to sign up for future editions of The Fringe newsletter, you can go here to sign up. I’ve loved the issues I’ve received!

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Free Summer Camps from Microsoft


Microsoft is offering free summer camps for kids ages 8 and above. Here’s more information from their site:

Kids ages 8 and older get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination.

This summer’s four camps are all-new, with two designed for coding beginners and two for intermediates looking to take their skills to the next level with Project Spark, Kodu, and TouchDevelop, and more.


YouthSpark Summer Camps:

  • Smart Game Coding (Beginner, ages 8 to 11)
  • Smart Game Design (Beginner, ages 8 to 11)
  • Smart Game Coding (Intermediate, ages 11 and older)
  • Smart Game Design (Intermediate, ages 11 and older)

Each camp run four consecutive days, and last two hours per day. While your child is in camp, parents can learn about online safety for their kids, try out a Surface 3, get a PC tune-up, and more.

Please note: The parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 18 must sign a Participation Agreement on the first day of camp and remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event.

Find out more here and see if there’s a store near you offering one of these free camps.

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!

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HUGE List of Free Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

Some of you may be well on your way to a summer break, while others are settling in for summer learning. Wherever you are in your homeschool journey, we have something for you!

Here are FREE Summer Themed Learn the Sentence Printables and FREE Camping Printables for those ready for summer!


Grab these FREE Pony Themed Reading Logs and here is a large lot of FREE Summer Reading Logs, Journals, and Freebies to support your summer reading.

Random Homeschool Freebies

Before you move on to the next part of your school year phase, here are FREE End of Year Memory Book Printables and a FREE School Year Keepsake Questionare to capture the great memories you made this year.

PreK- Early Elementary

FREE pond pages

Grab these FREE PRESCHOOL POND PRINTABLES for some preschool learning fun. Combine it with this FREE Five Little Ducks on the Pond Printables to expand the learning.

Most toddlers love Littlest pet Shop. Here are FREE Littlest Pet Shop Printables PreK- K.

What is spring and summer without a FREE Flower Themed Math Pre-K Pack and a FREE Spring Showers Printable PreK- 2 Pack.

This FREE Bread Scissor Cutting Practice Pack includes pictures of bread for your little one to “cut” to give them scissor practice.


Practice telling time with this FREE Telling Time Printables and Sensory Project.

Learn subtraction with these FREE Ladybug Subtraction Printables.

Hands on learning is fun with a FREE Math Links Printables Pack.

Make a lapbook to learn math facts with a FREE Math Facts Lapbook.

Study equations with these FREE Systems of Equations Puzzles.

Here is a Free Summer Math Packet (Grades 2-4) to work on this summer.


FREE Insect Report

These Free Firefly Report Printables includes: close read, graphic organizer, writing page, and craft!

Copywork is a great way to study writing and poetry. Grab this FREE Ralph Waldo Emerson Copywork Pack to get started.

Homeschool Support


Getting ready to purchase curriculum? Learn How I’ve Saved Thousands on Homeschool Curriculum + Used Homeschool Curriculum Haul.

Need encouragement? Here is a FREE Ultimate Homeschool Resource eBook for Mom and a FREE Walk in the Park Homeschool Booklet.

Use this FREE Child Led Homeschooling Survey to learn what your child wants and needs to learn. Then grab this FREE Homeschool Planning Printables 2015-16 and start thinking about next year!

History and Geography

FREE State Study

Here is a FREE North Carolina State Study pack.

Learn about the US parks (maybe even travel there!) with this FREE US National Parks Pack.

Here are Free Ancient Civilizations Notebooking Pages.


Grab this FREE Beatitudes Copywork now, since it is only for a limited time through June 1.

Review or teach the Bible story of Daniel with a FREE Daniel and the Lions Den Pack.


These FREE Butterfly Life Cycle Cards can be used for various ages starting at preschool.

Study the ocean animals and color them with a FREE Ocean Animal Coloring Pack.

Click here thousands of homeschool freebies!

*Don’t forget! If you are looking for additional free homeschool resources please check the huge growing list of free homeschool curriculum and resourceson!

Jamerrill is the homeschooling mother of a large and growing family. After seasons of spending $50 or less annually to homeschool her children, she started Free Homeschool Deals in 2012 to help all families afford the homeschool life. You can follow the homeschool goodness on Pinterest and Facebook.

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Free Ebooks: Fast and Easy Clean Eating, Organized Clean and Decluttered Home, DIY Protein Bars, plus more!

NOTE: The price of these ebooks is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to verify before checking out that it is still free.

Unless otherwise noted, these ebooks are specifically for Kindles, but you can go here to download a free application that enables you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.

sewingDownload a free copy of Sewing: The Ultimate Guide to Learning Sewing from A to Z.

paleo gluten free slow cookerDownload a free copy of Paleo Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes: Against All Grains.

minimalistDownload a free copy of Minimalist Cleaning and Organizing Hacks.

organized declutteredDownload a free copy of Outstanding DIY Household Hacks For An Organized, Clean & Decluttered Home.

70 cleverDownload a free copy of 70 Clever Secret Hiding Places: DIY Household Hacks On How to Stash Your Stuff!

DIy protien barsDownload a free copy of DIY Protein Bars: Easy Peasy Protein Bar Recipes That You Can Make At Home Without Any Hassle.

knitting for beginnersDownload a free copy of Knitting for Beginners: The Unbelievable Guide to Knitting with Pictures, Instructions, and Lessons!

photo businessDownload a free copy of Photography Business: The 5 Sure Ways to Start a Photography Business.

downsizing your  lifeDownload a free copy of Downsizing Your Life and Loving It: 50 Creative Ways To Declutter Your Space, Live With Less And Simplify Your Life.

fast and easy clean eatingDownload a free copy of Fast and Easy Clean Eating Cookbook: Ultimate fast and delicious Clean Eating Recipes!

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How to Get Free Products In Exchange for an Amazon Review

free products

Kelly emailed in the following tip:

I recently discovered something I think others should know about…

There are several FREE groups you can be a part of that allow you to buy products on Amazon for free or highly discounted as long as you leave an honest review on Amazon in return. This works best for prime members, otherwise you may have to pay for shipping. I have received several amazing beauty products and kitchen products for free or nearly free!

My favorite groups are:

You can also sign up for emails at & and they will send you opportunities to try their full size beauty products in exchange for an honest reviews.

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