Giving BackPack Event

I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. #givingbackpack #ebates

I am so happy to be chosen again this year to participate in the Giving BackPack event. I participated in 2012 and 2013, also. The Giving BackPack event is where the sponsor gives the participating bloggers $25 to buy a backpack and fill it with school supplies. We then donate the backpack to a child who needs it.

This years Giving BackPack event is sponsored by Ebates.

giving backpack

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Blogger Holiday Giveaway Opportunity

I wanted to let all you know about a new blogger opportunity. Simply follow the links to sign up. It looks like it’s going to be a great giveaway event!

Celebrate Your Holiday Wish
Giveaway Sign-Up
Prize $300 Target Gift Card

November 11-30 , 2013
Open to US


Organized by Celebrate Woman Today


Details For You To Know About

• Event Dates: 11/11-11/30, 2013
• Post the announcement about this giveaway (Find the copy to post here) of pay the $5 fee (pay via PayPal to, and put your blog name if you’re paying)

Fill Out the Form for Your Participation Here, If You’re a Blogger


There is a referral prize of $50 PayPal for the person who refers the most people to this giveaway. So if you join this giveaway event, please put my name, Linda’s Lunacy,  down as referring you!




Enter the Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes

*This is a sponsored post.


I can think of  a million things I could do with a million dollars!

What would you do with $1 million?

Pay off your student loans? Buy a new house? Take a sabbatical and travel the world?  Give it away to your family? Donate it to a good cause?

It’s a question that nearly every person has thought about at some point in their lives – now is the chance to make it happen. Today, Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, is launching its Become a Gazellionaire™ Sweepstakes where one lucky person will win $1 million.

Additionally, to ensure consumers who are planning to upgrade to a new iPhone can get the most value out of their old device,Gazelle is also offering an extended price lock option through tomorrow, September 10. Consumers who lock in their iPhone quote by 11:59 p.m. ET tomorrow will have until October 15 to send it in. Visit Gazelle today, see what your iPhone or other device is worth, and trade it in for a chance to win $1 million!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes starts on 9/9/13 at 12 a.m. (midnight) ET and ends on 12/31/13 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Visit Official Rules and complete details on how to register, entry instructions, including how to enter without a transaction, odds of winning, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., 18 years or older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Gazelle, Inc.


*This is a sponsored post. My opinions are my own.

The Ultimate Blog Party 2013


If your not sure what the Ultimate Blog Party is, click on the graphic above to take you to the 5 Minutes For Mom where the party is happening at.

If you’re visiting from the UBP, Hi! I’m Linda, stay at home, homeschooling mom of 6, married for 31 1/2 years. I’m originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, now living in the Hills of Kentucky. My children are now 26, 25 (and married!), 18, 17, 14 and 12. We have always homeschooled, and the oldest two were graduated from our homeschool. I now have two seniors. Pretty soon, I’ll only have two students left! I haven’t had only two students since 1994!

My family is active in our church and we run the clothes closet as a family ministry.

I started blogging in 2003 (yep, all the old posts are still here!), but didn’t get serious about it until about 3 years ago. Now when I take a picture, or the kids do something funny, they say, “Don’t blog that!” lol

I am also an Independent Tupperware Consultant. I’m trying to do mostly online parties, since home parties take me away from my home a lot. You don’t have to live near me to have an online Tupperware party!  :)

I have a few posts that I share on a regular basis. I usually share a post, In the Kitchen With Linda, with my weekly menu and my kitchen activities on Mondays. On Tuesdays, I have a Making a Home – Homemaking Linky where you can share your posts about homemaking, recipes, crafts, decorating, ideas and tips. On Thursday’s I host a giveaway linky. You’ll find some awesome giveaways to enter, and you can add your blog giveaway to the linky, too. Fridays find me sharing in Our Homeschool Week in Review. I share about our gardens and animals in Saturday on the Farm. On Sundays, you’ll find a video of a song that I love and that speaks to me.

In between those regular posts, I love to do reviews and giveaways.  Finding quality movies, tv, and books for your family can be hard now a days, so when I find something that looks good for the family, I share it. I really love when I get to host a giveaway of these family friendly products. I also do homeschool reviews for The Schoolhouse Review Crew.

Thanks for stopping by to visit Linda’s Lunacy! I hope you drop by again! To make it easier to visit, there are several ways to follow Linda’s Lunacy over in the sidebar.

Thanks again for stopping by!

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Hi, I’m Linda, thanks for stopping by to visit me. I’m excited to be a part of The Ultimate Blog Party 2012!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I am a Christian, a wife, a stay at home, homeschooling mom. I’ve been married for 30 years, and our children are 25, 24, 17, 16, 13, and 11. Yep, God has blessed us with 6 children. He kept things even, 3 boys and 3 girls.

We have been homeschooling since 1991, when our oldest started Kindergarten. By the time our youngest graduates, we will have been homeschooling for 27 years. That’s a long time!

Our family works in the clothes ministry at our church. Which means we sort through all the clothing donations, keep the shelves at our church’s Outreach Center stocked, as well as having clothes giveaways. We fill the tables in the fellowship hall with clothes and invite the community to come in and get free clothes. God has blessed us by allowing us to do this work.

Here at Linda’s Lunacy, I share about my faith, my family, our farm and our homeschool fun. I also love to do reviews and giveaways! Now do you see why I named my blog Linda’s Lunacy?! lol

I love blogging, and meeting new bloggers. In my sidebar are ways to follow me. Let me know if you follow me, and I’ll follow you back!

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 is giving away lots and lots of great prizes!  So make sure to go join the fun at The Ultimate Blog Party 2012! You’ll meet lots of awesome people and hopefully, win a great prize! Or two!!


Good Bye Google Friend Connect

Did you know that Google Friend Connect is being discontinued?! Well, blogspot blogs will still be able to use it, but other blogs won’t.

Starting tomorrow, March 1st, you will no longer be receiving Linda’s Lunacy updates in your reader through GFC.

It’s sad that Google decided to discontinue GFC. I’ve made a lot of friends using GFC. I’ve been so blessed by each one of you who followed me on GFC.

Thank you!

Because you won’t be able to see me in your Blogger Dashboard anymore, I’d be honored if you would consider subscribing in another way!

Linky Followers looks very promising! You can see what it looks like in my sidebar.


Prefer to get Linda’s Lunacy updates by email? Subscribe in my sidebar.

Would you consider changing to one of the above options right now, so you don’t forget?

Thank you for reading Linda’s Lunacy!  I have lots of great things planned for Linda’s Lunacy. I hope you all continue to be part of our community in the future!

Thank you so much for being a valued reader of Linda’s Lunacy!

My Favorite 11 Posts of 2011

My favorite 11 posts of 2011.


Canning Tips and Links

My Canning Cabinets

Grandmothers Hope Chest

The Wearing of the Apron


Cutting Guys Hair

Modest Bathing Suits

Advent Starts Tonight

Celebrating the Sabbath





Let me know which ones were your favorites!

See Linda’s Recipes 2011 for all the great recipes I shared this year.