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7 Apr 2020   ·   0

Creative Ideas for Family Fun at Home (or in the car!)

(The kids have been coming up with lots of unique and fun projects to try at home. Kaitlynn made mini s’mores the other day!)

By popular request, we had fun this week sitting down and talking about some of our favorite creative family fun things to do at home. If you are looking for some simple ideas of things you can do at home (or in the car) while still social distancing, you don’t want to miss today’s podcast episode!

We also give you an update on what’s happening in our lives, how we’re adjusting to life with one newborn, and talk about how we’re seeking to focus on our blessings and blessing others during this time where things are so topsy turvy.

In This Episode: 

[02:20] Life has been full at our house between adjusting to life with a newborn and preparing for another newborn!

[07:33] I’ve still been fitting in some time to read and have recently loved The Lazy Genius Way

[11:03] Focusing on our blessings and on being a blessing can change your perspective!

[12:32] Working together as a family to have shifts throughout the day and night has been saving our lives.

[17:21] We put our thinking caps on and came up with a number of different creative family fun ideas you can do while social distancing. Let’s talk about scavenger hunts and around town scavenger hunts — from your vehicle!

[21:27] I share a really fun idea that one family is doing to bring together teens and young kids in their neighborhood right now.

[22:25] We love old movies and musicals and this is the perfect time to watch some of those you been wanting to watch for a long time.

[23:04] Kathrynne came up with the idea of putting together a letter-writing sort of “campaign” with her friends.

[26:05] What about a special “Dress for Dinner” night or creating a “Bowl Full of Fun”?

[28:03] This is an historic time — keep a record, write down memories, take pictures. 

Links and Resources:

How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show

The podcast is available on iTunesAndroidStitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player here. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to subscribe to a podcast here.)

Ready to dive in and listen? Hit the player above or search for “The Crystal Paine Show” on your favorite podcast app.

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Canvas Bins

Canvas Bins only $15.99 shipped!

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Keep your rooms looking clean and picked up with these fun Canvas Bins!

Canvas Bins

Jane has these Canvas Bins for only $15.99 shipped right now!

Choose from 14 different styles.

I love how versatile these are! They could totally be used for shoes, toys, clothes, blankets, stuffed animals, and more!

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Kids Wearable Blankets Only $5

Kids Wearable Blankets only $5 (Reg. $16!)

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These Kids Wearable Blankets are so cute and would make such fun gift ideas!

Kids Wearable Blankets Only $5

Walmart has these Kids Wearable Blankets for just $5 right now!

Get this Pink Bunny Hooded Throw for Kids by Down Home for only $5!

Get this Panda Hooded Throw for Kids by Down Home for just $5!

Get this Plush Mermaid Tail Sequin Throw for Kids for just $5!

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7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Great Deals on Disney Hardcover Storybooks

Disney Hardcover Storybooks only $4.32!

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These Disney Hardcover Storybooks would make great gift ideas!

Great Deals on Disney Hardcover Storybooks

Amazon is having a Buy 2, Get 1 Free Kid’s Books sale right now! These Disney Hardcover Books are included:

Buy 5-Minute Disney Princess Stories – $6.39
Buy 5-Minute Disney Classic Stories – $6.49
Buy 5-Minute Mickey Mouse Stories – $6.49
Get $6.39 off automatically at checkout
$4.32 each after discount

Shop the entire Buy 2, Get 1 Free Kid’s Book sale here.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Sleep Chic Womens Microfleece Pajama Pant

Sleep Chic Womens Microfleece Pajama Pants only $3.23!

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This is a fantastic deal on these Sleep Chic Womens Microfleece Pajama Pants!

Sleep Chic Womens Microfleece Pajama Pant

JCPenney has these Sleep Chic Womens Microfleece Pajama Pants for only $3.23 when you use the promo code 4BUNNY at checkout (regularly $24)!

There are three different colors to pick from.

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0

*HOT* PopSockets only $5 + Free Shipping!

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If you’ve been wanting a Pop Socket for your phone, you don’t want to miss this deal!

PopSockets is having a warehouse sale and you can score select Pop Socket Grips for only $5! Plus, shipping is free!

There are lots of cute colors and designs to choose from.

These would make great gift ideas, too!

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Insulated Cooler Beach Bag

Insulated Cooler Beach Bag only $17.99 shipped!

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These Insulated Cooler Beach Bags are perfect for beach days and picnics!

Insulated Cooler Beach Bag

Jane has these Insulated Cooler Beach Bags for just $17.99 shipped right now!

The separate insulated bottom compartment holds food and drinks keeping them cool and protected. The upper compartment holds towels, lotions and other necessary items that you need to keep close all day long.

Choose from three colors.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Easter Candy

Easter Candy Bags only $2.10 at Target!

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Stock up on Easter candy at Target this week!

Easter Candy

Target has a new Circle offer valid for 30% off Easter candy! Here are some deal ideas…

Kit Kat Easter Miniatures 10 oz Bag – $3 (regularly $3.59)
Use the 30% off Easter Candy Circle Offer
$2.10 after coupon

M&M’s Easter Peanut Chocolate Candies 10 oz Bag – $3 (regularly $3.19)
Use the 30% off Easter Candy Circle Offer
$2.10 after coupon

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Snack Size 10.8 oz Bag – $3 (regularly $3.59)
Use the 30% off Easter Candy Circle Offer
$2.10 after coupon

Cadbury Easter Mini Eggs 10 oz Bag – $3 (regularly $3.59)
Use the 30% off Easter Candy Circle Offer
$2.10 after coupon

Twix Easter Minis 10.43 oz Bag – $3 (regularly $3.59)
Use the 30% off Easter Candy Circle Offer
$2.10 after coupon

Choose same day pickup to avoid shipping costs.

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7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups 24-Count Boxes Only $7.58 Shipped

Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups 24-Count Boxes only $7.58 shipped!

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Wow! This is a great stock up deal on Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups!

Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups 24-Count Boxes Only $7.58 Shipped

This hot deal is back!!

Staples is offering $15 off a $60 order when you use the promo code 45242 at checkout!

Even better, select Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups are on sale making for some great deals.

Buy 6 boxes Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup Pods 24-Count – $9.99 (regularly $12.74)
Buy Pacon 7″x 8.5″ Exam Notebook – $0.55
Total = $60.49
Use promo code 60426 ($15 off $60)
Shipping is free on orders over $35
$45.49 shipped – just $7.58 per box (only $0.32 per k-cup)!

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7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Mommy and Me Spring Floral Skirts

Mommy and Me Spring Floral Skirts only $13.99 shipped!

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Oh my goodness! These Mommy and Me Spring Floral Skirts are SO cute!

Mommy and Me Spring Floral Skirts

Jane has these Mommy and Me Spring Floral Skirts for only $13.99 shipped right now!

Choose from seven color options.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0

Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, 40 ounces only $7.68 shipped!

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These Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds are great for snacks!

Amazon has these Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds (40 ounces) for just $7.68 shipped when you clip the $4.19 e-coupon and checkout through Subscribe & Save!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Mountainsmith Lookout 40L Backpack

Mountainsmith Lookout 40L Backpack only $52.12 shipped (Reg. $180!), plus more!

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Wow! Get this Mountainsmith Lookout 40L Backpack for over 70% off!

Mountainsmith Lookout 40L Backpack

Backcountry has this Mountainsmith Lookout 40L Backpack for just $52.12 shipped right now (regularly $179.95)!

This lightweight backpack is perfect for minimalist overnighters and features a padded back panel, shoulder straps, and waist belt for a comfy ride.

You can also get this Mountainsmith Lookout 60L Backpack for just $89.98 shipped (regularly $199.95) or this Mountainsmith Lookout 80L Backpack for just $99.98 shipped (regularly $224.95)!

Valid for a limited time only.

7 Apr 2020   ·   4
Free Homeschool Curriculum

Free Homeschool Curriculum & Resources | Huge List of 20 Freebies!

This is a weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Carrie from HomeSchoolGiveaways.com. 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.

Free Homeschool Curriculum

Psst! Looking for more FREE online educational resources while your kids are at home? Check out this HUGE list we put together of all the available free educational games, apps, and programs available right now!

Free General Homeschool Curriculum:

Tons of FREE Christian Streaming Videos – Redeem TV is the new online streaming service from Christian History Institute and Vision Video. They have Tons of FREE Christian Streaming Videos. There are currently more than 200 videos available, and they are only getting started! These are perfect to add to your homeschool for early morning or lunchtime Bible lessons.

Open & Go Elementary Homeschool Lessons – Open and go elementary homeschool mini lessons will allow you to dive into some great content without having to find all the information yourself. Don’t stress about the prep! Instead, enjoy learning right alongside your children.

FREE Audio Lessons on a Variety of Subjects – For a limited time, you can get FREE Audio Lessons on a Variety of Subjects from Listenwise. Click through for instructions and tips on how to make the most out of this opportunity.

FREE Online Resources for Home Learning – There have been some incredible FREE Online Resources for Home Learning that have become available just in the past few weeks. Some of these are only FREE for a very limited time, so don’t wait. Check them out today!

BIG List of 2020 Online Homeschool Conventions – With all the shutting down going on, many homeschoolers are feeling lost without their annual homeschool conventions. No worries! Many of them are going online! You can sign up for many of them FREE for a limited time, so be sure to check them out now!

2020 online homeschool conventions

Free Early Learning & Arts Resources:

FREE STEM Resources for Arts & Music – Once you work with STEM activities, you understand the necessity for the arts. The component of the arts rounds out the other subjects perfectly. The arts add creativity, design, and discovery to STEM. Use these FREE STEM resources for Arts & Music to start exploring higher-level activities.

Practice Counting with Ducks {FREE Printable} – The Counting Ducks printable pack includes 8 pages of activities that will help children working on numbers 0-10 as well as addition and subtraction with these numbers. Between asking questions and some fun, hands-on learning, preschoolers will master their numbers up to 10 in no time! Download yours FREE today!

FREE Gamer PreK Fun Pack – The Gamer PreK Fun Pack includes 18 pages of activities that will help your little ones with handwriting, letters, numbers to 20 and more through fun handwriting pages, matching, puzzles and more. Get it FREE now!

GIANT List of Preschool Resources {letters, cut & paste, counting, shapes & colors} – Teaching preschoolers through play is fun, but adding in worksheets to drive concepts home is a great addition. You’ll love all these FREE printable resources for letters, numbers and counting, shapes, colors, and fine motor skills as they cut and paste.

free preschool homeschool curriculum

Free History, Bible & Geography Resources:

Printables All About the Industrial Age – The Industrial Revolution has influenced almost every facet of how we live our daily lives in some way or the other. These printables all about the Industrial Age will go great alongside your studies on the Industrial Revolution in your homeschool.

FREE Aztec, Inca & Maya Guided Drawing – Ancient history can be fascinating to study! Help your students learn more about three major civilizations in the Western Hemisphere with this FREE Aztec, Inca & Maya Guided Drawing unit.

Free Science & Math Homeschool Curriculum:

FREE Hands-On Science Lessons – Looking for hands-on projects to keep your kids busy while they can’t be going to co-op and practice? From now through June, you can get FREE Hands-On Science Lessons from Mystery Science.

Ways to Teach Math Word Problems – If you will be tackling math word problems soon or your child is struggling with them now, I hope these ways to teach math word problems will be able to help. And don’t miss the FREE printables at the end for extra practice!

FREE Science Videos & Lessons – If you are looking for some interactive lessons your students can enjoy in math, language arts, and science, Century is offering their library FREE for a limited time. Check out the FREE Science Videos & Lessons in this post, but each subject area is set up in a similar way.

FREE Animals of the Amazon Rain Forest Printables – The animals of the Amazon Rain Forest are amazing creatures with some pretty cool abilities to survive in such a unique environment. If your children enjoy learning about animals they are going to have a lot of fun learning about this unique, and beneficial habitat in our world.

Animals of the Tide Pool Printables – The reason the tide pools form is quite amazing, and what happens with the animals that gather there is interesting. These animals of the tide pool printables will help you to explore the interesting ocean ecosystems and creatures with your homeschool kids.

FREE Animals of the Everglades Printables – The Florida Everglades is home to some interesting creatures. It is also the only ecosystem in the world where alligators and crocodiles reside together. Learn these and other fun facts with these FREE Animals of the Everglades Printables.

FREE Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork – The ocean is a vast and incredible place. Entire worlds lay beneath us that we seldom think about or take notice of. Help your students learn 25 key words and definitions related to the ocean, its waves, and its geography with this FREE Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork.

free printable ocean terminology copywork

Free Literature & Upper Grades Resources:

FREE ACT Grammar Study Cards – This simple study pack covers twelve different parts of speech and grammar tips. While most high schoolers will know these, it is always a good idea to review things before testing. We suggest printing on cardstock and laminating so you can use them over and over.

FREE Shakespeare Notebooking & Copywork Pages – If you’re studying Shakespeare, then you will love this simple Notebooking & Copywork pack. This pack includes a notebooking page and one single quote for copywork on twelve of his works. Download yours FREE today!

free Shakespeare homeschool curriculum

Carrie has been homeschooling for over a decade and loves to share FREE homeschool curriculum, deals, and reviews over at Homeschool Giveaways. You can find homeschool freebies, free homemaking resources, meal plans, free unit studies, and much more.

7 Apr 2020   ·   0

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit + Fragrance Sample Kit only $39 shipped (a $178+ value!)

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Here’s a hot deal on this Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit!

You can get this Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit AND Fragrance Sample Kit for just $39 shipped right now! Here’s how:

Buy Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit – $39 (over $178 value)
Enter code FREESHIP – free shipping on any order
Enter code SCENTS2LOVE – free fragrance sample set w/ $35+ order
$39 shipped after codes

This kit includes a full size of Dr. Dennis Gross Sunscreen and 13 other mini, providing an array of sunscreen and supplement options for safe play in the sun.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

7 Apr 2020   ·   0
Arizona Men’s Jeans Only $16

Arizona Men’s Jeans just $16.49 (Reg. $42!)

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Need new jeans? Grab these Arizona Men’s Jeans for only $16!

Arizona Men’s Jeans Only $16

JCPenney has some great deals on their Arizona Men’s Jeans right now when you use the promo code 4BUNNY at checkout!

Arizona Men’s Stretch Straight Relaxed Fit Jeans – $21.99 (regularly $42)
Use promo code 4BUNNY (25% off)
$16.49 after code

Arizona Men’s Flex Skinny Jeans – $21.99 (regularly $42)
Use promo code 4BUNNY (25% off)
$16.49 after code

Arizona Men’s Straight Fit Bootcut Jeans – $21.99 (regularly $42)
Use promo code 4BUNNY (25% off)
$16.49 after code

Arizona Men’s Straight Fit Bootcut Jean – $21.99 (regularly $42)
Use promo code 4BUNNY (25% off)
$16.49 after code

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Hip2Save!