Our Homeschool Week in Review

The main thing that happened in our homeschool this week was prom!

Our youngest daughter, Abby, 16, was invited to attend prom at our local high school by a guy friend from church.

It wasn’t an automatic yes, they had to work for it. By doing such things as finding a Dad approved dress, and having a responsible adult driver.

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Mother’s Day Gift Pack from Downy Giveaway

Mother’s Day will be here soon! It’s time to start making plans to pamper our moms. If you have young kids, it’s ok to start making plans to pamper yourself for Mother’s Day!

Here is a great Downy Gift Pack to pamper yourself with, or pamper another mother in your life!

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Gift Pack Giveaway

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Getting Healthy with Linda Week 2

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So last week, Getting Healthy with Linda Week 1, I talked about some of the reasons why I wanted to start getting healthy. I shared about using my pedometer, and how many steps I took each day that week.

Getting Healthy with Linda


My goal right now is 5,000 steps a day. It is hard to get that many in some days. Never mind the recommended 10,000 steps a day ! Here’s how I did the past week.

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Skin Care Tips for Moms & a Giveaway!

As Mom’s we usually put ourselves last. Taking care of everyone else first. If we don’t take good care of our skin now, however, we will pay for it later.

My kids are all teenage or older, but when you have little kids, it’s hard to fit in the time to take care of our skin. Here are a few tips that I have learned over the years that will make a difference in your skin in the long run.

~Get 8 hours of sleep a night – Hard, for sure, but worth it for our skin and our health

~Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day

~Wash with a gentle cleaner, preferably, an all natural cleanser

~Moisturize with an all natural product, a lot of moisturizers have chemicals that are bad for our skin

~Always use upper strokes when washing, and applying moisturizer and makeup

~If you are out in the sun a lot, wear sunscreen, or wear a hat, the sun causes wrinkles over time

~And a big one – Don’t smoke! Not only is smoking bad for our health, but it causes some major wrinkles to form on the face over time

Mom’s get acne, too, so we need to be careful with the cleansers and moisturizers we use, as some can make acne worse. The tips above have helped me with my acne over the years, but sometimes more help is needed. I did visit a dermatologist as a teenager that helped me improve my acne. Visit Theralight’s 3 Helpful Ways to Control the Symptoms of Acne if you need additional help.

A big thank you to Theralight for sponsoring this An Ultimate Mother’s Day Beauty Pack Giveaway. You can enter this great giveaway below!

Enter to win this great Mother’s Day Beauty Prize Pack Giveaway!

$100 Sephora Gift Card and a $100 Visa Gift Card!

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When Calls the Heart Season 2 Premiere & Giveaway

I loved watching season one of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel. It’s one of my favorite shows. The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West.

When Calls The Heart

I am so excited that season 2 of When Calls the Heart premiers Saturday, April 25th!


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Thursday’s Giveaway Linky

Welcome to Thursday’s Giveaway Linky!



I love entering giveaways, and have even won a few things. I really love hosting giveaways on Linda’s Lunacy. It’s so much fun to give stuff away! Now, with the Thursday’s Giveaways Linky, you can find lots of great giveaways to enter!


While  you are here, enter my current giveaway!


Grow Your Garden Giveaway 4/24 US

Have fun, and I hope you win something!

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Making a Home – Homemaking Linky

Welcome to this weeks………

Making a Home – Homemaking Linky!


This weeks featured post, the post with the most clicks last week, is……Organize Your Pantry – Tips & Tricks from Simply Stacie!


I don’t have a pantry, but many of these tips and tricks will work in my cabinets, as well. If your pantry, or cabinets, are in need of a little organizing, go check out Simply Stacie’s great tips & tricks!

Making a Home – Homemaking Linky

Now it’s your turn!  Share your posts about homemaking ideas, recipes, crafts, decorating, cleaning tips, basically anything that has to do with caring for a home and family. The Linky is open all week.

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