Friday, August 29, 2014

Homeschooling Adventures and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Did you see that? That title? I'm doing a GIVEAWAY! My first. But, just to build the anticipation...... a post on homeschooling adventures.

There is so much to love about schooling your children at home, but this is my absolute favorite. Once regular school has begun and all the kiddos are back in school, a great h-u-s-h envelops the land! Everywhere becomes so quiet and uninhabited. Parks and playgrounds-empty, hiking trails-empty, beaches-empty, you get the point here, right? This is when we begin our ADVENTURES! For this adventure, we headed into the woods to Hemlock Falls. Sounds kind of like the location of a horror movie set, doesn't it? I promise it's not creepy at all. What it is, is pure natural bliss. Little narrow, stream-lined trails, waterfalls galore and some of the very best God has to offer. Here's how our adventures unfolded.......






Just us and nature. Wonderful. Peaceful. Rejuvenating. I'm so grateful that we school our children at home. I wouldn't want to miss all these moments for anything.


Giveaway has now ENDED. Thanks to ALL that entered TLFD's First Giveaway!


And now.... drum-roll please.... THE GIVEAWAY! I have partnered with Carol, owner of Seven Willows: Soaps, Soys And Stationaries, to put together this collection of goodies. Together, we are offering a bounty of the BEST smelling, all natural soaps and products that you have ever laid eyes upon {or noses as this case may be}! I would just give anything if this computer had a scratch-and-sniff feature! Lordy mercy y'all! Her stuff is flat out AMAZING! If you follow that link up there right to her website, Carol has given The Little Farm Diary's readers a coupon code: just enter TLFD at checkout for 15% off!!!! So, here's what you'll get if you win: 


  1. Full Size Bar Of "When Honeysuckle Blooms" Artisan Soap
  2. Full Size Bar Of "First Date" Artisan Soap
  3. Full Size Bar Of "Peppermint And Lavender" Coconut Milk Soap
  4. Full Size Bar Of "Bee My Honey" Artisan Soap
  5. Four Sample Size Bars Of Carol's New Soap Scents
  6. Lavender "Washing Powders" Soap For Clothes
  7. "Red Currant" Natural Soy Candle
  8. "Morning Glory" Shea Butter And Aloe Lotion
  9. AND, A "Little Farm Diary" Tote

Can you say "wowza"! Yep, all for one lucky winner! PLEASE, I'm begging y'all to share, share, share to ALL your social media sites. The more the merrier and the more also means more giveaways in the future! This giveaway will run from 8:30 a.m. EST 8-29-14 {that's TODAY} until Monday 9-8-14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter  and announced on Tuesday 9-9-14 right here on the blog. Entry is here at the bottom of this post. I like to keep it SIMPLE, so just click on the Rafflecopter entry box AND don't forget that you have to leave a comment on this post to be eligible. Good luck y'all, and remember, share, share, share! 






a Rafflecopter giveaway ******All The Legal Stuff******




“Giveaway ends September 8 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product  for the giveaway was provided by "The Little Farm Diary" and "Seven Willows". The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.”

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49 comments:

  1. Such an awesome giveaway! I just started homeschooling this year for the first time with my oldest who's in Kindergarden so far we love it!

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    1. Congratulations Danielle on your new homeschooling adventure! I hope you always love it as much as we have!!!

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  2. What a great assortment of goodies, I want to do a sniff test on all of them!!

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    1. April, they're unbelievable! I love getting a package from Carol, because you can smell the glory before you even open the box! It's THAT good!

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  3. Just found your blog through April ^^. I love it!

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    1. Hello and welcome Amy! I'm so glad you could visit today; come back by soon!

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  4. Well, I guess I need to get in on this. I shared it too.
    Blessings
    Diane

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  5. Great blog. I love Seven Willows!!!

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    1. Thanks Tracy! Seven Willows is AWESOME!

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  6. Not participating but thanks for the giveaway and goodluck!

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  7. Nice giveaway! I heard about your blog from Alex. :)

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    1. Hi Nancy! So glad Alex invited you over! It's so very nice to 'meet' you :)

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  8. It does seem like a great time for homeschooling families to enjoy the outdoor Science lessons when public/private schools have returned and that hush envelopes the land! Looks like y'all had a fun learning time. Great Giveaway too!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Shirley and Good Luck in the giveaway!

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  9. We don't home school, but we are super lucky - we have an excellent charter school that fully includes my kids AND goes outside everyday, unless it's dangerous. And they do science in their yard and back pond. Thanks - what a great giveaway!

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    1. That sounds like an amazing school! You are blessed!

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  10. What a great perk of homeschooling - to be able to visit all those great spots once the crowds are gone! Just found your blog. I'll be back!
    Beckey
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    http://www.etsy.com/shop/queenbsbusywork

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    1. So happy you found me Beckey! Come back soon!

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  11. Love natural products! Thanks for the opportunity to have some of my own!

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    1. You're welcome Donna! Thank YOU for entering!

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  12. I would love to try some new natural products! Thank you!

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  13. Such a lovely giveaway, Amy. I love all natural products, I just feel so much better using them. And your pictures of your kiddos outdoors are beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ashlyn! I just wish you cold smell the goodness of all these goodies! Amazing!

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  14. That all looks so great. I love natural soaps.

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    1. Crystal, if you could just SMELL them! Oh my!

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  15. We ab-so-lutely LOVE the outdoors and forest adventures. We didn't do much this summer, though we did get a quick trip or two in. I'm sure in the fall, we'll be taking another couple quick trips. These are the best times and places to learn...on the road there's plenty of room for discussion, observation, reading, and of course simply exploring. Baby Boy might be only 16 months old, but he's learned so much during our adventures already...and did I mention his true love for water, rocks, and sticks! :)

    Congratulations on your first giveaway, too! :)

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    1. Your Baby Boy is sooooo blessed to have you as a mom! Keep up the good work!

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  16. Love your post! What a great adventure!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristi! We LOVE our adventures!

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  17. What a fun learning experience for the kids. I bet they have lots of fun. Tweeted the giveaway and entered :-) Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  18. Thanks for having this giveaway Amy! Lots of goodies there!

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    1. You're so welcome my dear!!!! Good Luck!!! Love you!

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  19. I love using all natural products and handmade soaps. They are always the best.

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  20. Would love to try these! Trying to switch to all natural products :)

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  21. First, let me say that your children are beautiful! And, I would love to try the Lavender Washing Powder, sounds interesting :)

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  22. This looks amazing! Lovely pictures too.

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  23. This looks like a great set of products that I would love to try.

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  24. I would love to win this! I love homemade artisan products.

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