Friday, March 29, 2013

Educational Freebies from Little Learning Lovies

Little Learning Lovies is offering some great educational freebies right now.

Two of my favorites are:

FREE -- PreWriting Set 1 -- PreK --- SAMPLE
pre-writing fun for my eager "K-2" student

FREE SAMPLER - Addition Clip Cards -- Farm Theme
fun addition practice for my rising 2nd grader

Download these and more -- totally free -- at Little Learning Lovies! (On the home page, go to "Free" in the left column.)
Don’t forget to enter the $50 giveaway, ending tonight, March 29, at midnight! Click here for complete details.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Little Learning Lovies: April Packs over 70% off!

Beginning in April, Little Learning Lovies will be introducing a new set of monthly packs, each centered on a particular theme. All products contained in each “Lovie Pack” will be brand new, never-before-released games and activities. You’ll be able to purchase each pack for only $14 – but their retail value will always be $20 or more and contain at least eight different games and activities!
Here’s the exciting news for all us Bargain Hunters: To start off this project with a bang, Little Learning Lovies is offering the option for you to pre-purchase the April Pack(s) for over 60% off!
I’m personally very excited about April’s “Farm Time” theme in both the “PreK to Grade 1” and “Grades 1 to 3” Packs. Click on the farm picture above to get a sneak-peek of some of the games and activities included in the April Pack.
Now through March 31, you can pre-purchase the packs for only $8.50 each. Or do as I did and buy both the Little Lovies and Tiny Lovies Packs for only $12 – i.e. only $6.00 each!
Plus, I’m especially excited to offer coupon code b1g1 (all lowercase) to the readers of this blog, so you all can get an extra 10% discount! But don’t wait – these offers are valid only through March 31.
Happy shopping – and learning!
And don’t forget to enter the $50 giveaway, ending on March 29. Click here for complete details!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today: FREE Italian Ice at Rita’s!

Happy “official” First Day of Spring!
Stop by Rita’s to celebrate with a FREE 10-oz cup of Italian Ice!

(You can read details in an earlier post, including a link to join Rita’s Birthday Club!)
We went mid-morning – and even saw a local news channel taping the event!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Intro to "Little Learning Lovies" & Giveaway!

Very recently, I learned about Little Learning Lovies, and I'm excited about the wealth of material available on the site, especially for pre-K through 3rd grade!

Little Learning Lovies (an online store with its accompanying blog) is run by a mother, teacher, and homeschooler to four daughters who (in her own words) "do a great job of keeping her creatively inspired."

Little Learning Lovies :: Where Love and Learning Live Together!
Often, products are offered for free in downloadable form. (Downloadable, instead of printed, material in my opinion is especially helpful for those living overseas!) And you can keep up with special offers and other news via the Little Learning Lovies Blog.
New material is constantly being added, so you'll want to check often. You can even request that material on specific subjects be created! How's that for service?
I'm very excited to tell you about a great giveaway today: Enter via the Rafflecopter form (below) for an opportunity to win $50 to spend at Little Learning Lovies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway ends at midnight on 03/29.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Counting Apples Printable Set (60 pages) FREE!

We’ve been taking an eclectic approach to teaching our toddler some pre-school basics. In reality, his best teacher is his “Best Big Sister” – who, incidentally, says she wants to be a K-2 teacher when she grows up! That said, we’re constantly amazed at what our Little Man picks up as he listens in on what his sister is learning, finishing first grade and starting second.
We’ve worked a little on numbers and counting, so I was especially excited to find this counting freebie!

You can get the Counting Apples Printable Set (60 pages) free by using coupon code freehomeschooldeals. This offer is valid through March 20, 2013.
You can read all the details over at Free Homeschool Deals.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Here We Grow Again!" Consignment Sale

It’s almost spring – and spring and summer consignment sales are underway. We’ve learned to dress our whole family for (a lot!) less by shopping at consignment sales – and by consigning clothes, too!
If you live in the Upstate, you can check out the semi-annual "Here We Grow Again" Consignment Sale, going on this week and next. Doors will open to the public on Friday, March 15, at 9:00 a.m. (That’s tomorrow morning!)
We love this sale! We’ve had great success dressing our children – in quality clothes – for great prices. And I’ve learned over the past three years that name-brand clothes tend to wear, and wash (and resist stains!), and keep so that I can re-sell them – and so savings really get multiplied!

Check the website ("Here We Grow Again" Consignment Sale) for all the details...

If you don’t live in the Upstate, I still have good shopping news for you: Check out an earlier post for tips on Saving on Clothes – including tips for saving by shopping online!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

FREE Italian Ice at Rita's – on 03/20

Mark your calendars: The official First Day of Spring is only one week away. Stop by Rita's to celebrate with a free Italian Ice!
On Wednesday, March 20, from noon to 9:00 p.m., all open Rita's locations will be celebrating their annual First Day of Spring by giving away 10-oz. cups of Italian Ice – one per guest!
No coupon needed! Just show up!
Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

DIY: A Simple Resurrection Object Lesson

Resurrection Sunday is just around the corner!
Three years ago, I posted A Simple Resurrection Object Lesson – a truly simple, Do-It-Yourself project that can help make the true meaning of Easter come alive for little ones as they participate in telling the story of Jesus’ Resurrection!

Click on this link to read all the details!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Scotch Thermal Laminator: now only $29.78 at Amazon!

The Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901) is on sale (for 63% off!) at – for only $29.78 (originally $80.49)!
Right now, the Scotch Thermal Laminator rates “#1 Best Seller” in Office Presentation Laminators (with 734 customer reviews).
This is a great tool for teachers or those who do crafts or work projects requiring laminating – like missionary teachers!
There are also discounted prices right now on the Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches that go with this device:

100-Pack Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches (8.9 x 11.4 inches)
Perfect for 8.5x11-inch papers & 8x10-inch photos!
Right now, $16.50 (usually $24.68)
Perfect for 5x7-inch photos!
Right now, $3.97 (usually $5.63)

20-Pack Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches (4.37 x 6.06 inches)
Perfect for 4x6-inch photos!
Right now, only $4.88

Choose the Super Saver Shipping option at check-out and save even more!
You’ll want to act fast to take advantage of this great deal, keeping in mind that Amazon prices tend to change.