Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saving and Organizing Children's Art Projects

Here is a great blog post (with pictures and step-by-step instructions) from Ariane: Save Every Last Art and Craft Your Kids Make… Forever… in One Small Box!
I know our house tends to get overrun with the multitude of paper mache, ceramics, posterboard, lapbooks, etc. from homeschooling creative children. I thought you might be interested in my latest blog post on how to preserve the projects without needing to rent a storage unit. The post contains step-by-step directions on techniques for saving the various children's art/science projects.
Check out the rest of Ariane's blog while you're there and you'll learn loads about home photography and video. Great stuff: My Photo Video: Helping Capture the Best Memories of Your Life

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sacred Heart Books Discount

I saw in mater et magistra (Catholic homeschooling magazine) that Sacred Heart Books discounts all their books and texts 15% all the time so no coupon needed. Plus they have free shipping for orders over $25. That is a sweet deal.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Paying for College Without Going Broke

ADDENDUM: The live webinar went great! You can watch the recording for free:
How to Pay for College Without Breaking Your Bank

Homeschool Connections is hosting a free webinar on How to Pay for College Without Breaking Your Bank.

I don't know about you, but this is a hot topic at my house. Not just when talking about my 19- and 17-year olds, but the 9- and 7-year olds too! This is one free event I'll not be missing!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fee-Free Weekend This Weekend

This is short notice, but just in case ...

From my friend Lisa:

Visit this site for a state-by-state list of participating parks.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Discount Code: Ecce Homo Press

Joan Stromberg of Ecce Homo Press has created a discount code just for Thrifty Homeschoolers! To receive 10% off any online order just use the code THRIFTY. It's good until October 31, 2009.

If you are not familiar with Ecce Homo they produce all kinds of wonderful items with Catholic homeschoolers in mind:
For the Love of Literature
Little Flowers Girls Club
Blue Knight Boys Club
Little Women Hospitality
Our Lady's Honor Guard
Glory of America series

Ecce Homo comes from John 19:5, Behold the Man.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coupon Code: Adoremus Books

In the current issue of mater et magistra (Catholic homeschooling magazine) Adoremus Books has a discount code for 10% off online orders. The expiration date is 10/01/2009. MAG709

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Free Stuff from NASA for Homeschoolers!

Last week Domenico Ruggiero gave an awesome webinar on his work at NASA. It was a wonderful learning experience for my family. The great news is that the webinar was recorded and you can watch it yourself at: One Small Step for Parents, One Giant Leap for Homeschool Kids: Insights from a NASA Engineer.

If you have a child with the least bit interest in aerospace, astronomy or engineering, you absolutely should not miss this one.

PLUS, Domenico arranged with NASA to give away all kinds of neat NASA goodies -- posters, decals, rulers, and more. To receive these giveaways drop Domenico an email. He'll email back a form so you can choose what you would like to receive. But don't wait! The deadline is August 19, 2009.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Back to School Sales are Already Here!

Can you believe it's August already? Wasn't it just yesterday when we were putting the books back on the shelf and planning trips to the beach?

This week I've already taken advantage of several back-to-school sales. I got pencils, paper, glue sticks, folders, spiral notebooks for as little as one penny and as much as ten cents. All found at Wal-Mart, Staples, and Meijers.

Start watching those sales fliers if you aren't already and get out there to stock up for the whole year. At 90% off on key supplies you can't afford to stay home.