Friday, September 04, 2015

Nichole Nordeman's "The Unmaking" CD Review & Giveaway


Once again...I have another great Christian album to listen to and loved reviewing it! I have been lately plugging away listening to music as I have been doing my homework for my corporate finance class or grading papers for Olivia's work for homeschooling. Or packing to head to Disney World which we actually leave in just a few short hours. I have to say that this is one CD that will be making it's way into the car on our 12 hour trip down there! Yay!

I love Nichole Nordeman and her voice and this album does not disappoint from any of her other albums. She has made this one just as beautiful as the other ones! My favorite song on this album has to be "The Unmaking" & "Love You More". Her songs are so beautifully done and they will not disappoint at all! "Not to Us" is another great one to listen to and really enjoy to praise with.

I highly recommend getting this album and checking out the official website, facebook, twitter, instagram & vevo.

I am also giving away to 1 lucky reader your own very album of "The Unmaking!" This is going to be an easy one to enter because I am heading on out on vacation at 2am on Saturday, 9/5/15. All I want you to do is to go onto the website and let me know why you need or want this album. Share this with your friends for an extra entry and let me know you did so! Giveaway will end on 9/14/15 when we return from our vacation!!


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Good Luck to everyone!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC

Are you looking for a fun thing to do in Myrtle Beach, SC on a rainy afternoon? Just head on over to the Hollywood Wax Museum and get to meet all sorts of celebs! Haha, they may not be your typical celebs to meet and they may not talk back at you but it is a super fun just to hang out with them.

We went for fun one day and had a blast. Not only did we get to meet Elvis, but also Dolly Parton, and more. We had so much fun that we plan on going back next summer or even during the off season time and can't wait. It's so much and we really enjoyed the time we spent down there! Next time we will take Jason with us and see how things go. It was an easy to get to location and was located where the old Nascar Cafe was located! I highly suggest going to this museum if it's a rainy or cold day at the beach! We can't wait to go back!

Sorry no pictures because I forgot my camera of course due to getting caught in a nasty storm and we were trying to not bring anything extra. Gotta love it when you go camping and everything gets put on hold at times.

Fun Fall Weekends at Carolina Renaissance Festival



Time travel to the Carolina Renaissance Festival where history comes alive with non-stop day-long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Each day inside the 25 acre Village of Fairhaven is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages. Enjoy your best day out in history 8 consecutive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, October and November. Details online at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

We are Homeschooling...Again!!!

After we received the news from Olivia's teachers at her school she was attending that they were holding her back, Jason and I started looking more into online schools, homeschooling and private schools. We weighed our options and we really looked into the private schools locally but the price for them are just plain crazy! We can't just justify paying $700 a month compared to an online school through the state or homeschooling her again. We prayed hard on this decision and Jason and I both really made this hard decision but we have decided to homeschool her until she hits High School. Then we will make the decision if we want to continue to homeschool her or if we want to just to put her in private school then. But we both have made the decision to not put her back in public school again!! We felt like we were let down by the public school so we just can't put her back into the school system again!!!

We have decided to choose the same curriculum we used back in 2013-2014 which is BJU Press. We loved it then and we decided that it was the right curriculum for Olivia again. We decided that we will get the whole kit instead of the separate kits and we are going to be doing Bible with her as well. She is also doing beginner band with a local homeschool group and she is going to be starting up with gymnastics. We are very proud of our little girl and how far she has come. Another thing we are adding on is we are doing Wordly Wise this year and several books and comprehensive guides to go along with them. Here is everything we are doing with Olivia this year:

BJU English 5
BJU Reading 5
BJU Spelling 5
BJU Heritage Studies 5
BJU Math 5
Teaching Textbooks Math 5
BJU Handwriting 5
BJU Science 6 (We decided to move her on up in Science since she loves science!)
BJU Bible Truths 5
Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 5 (Olivia did this in public school and she absolutely loved it! We decided to do it again!)
Beginning Band: Joyful Sounds Music Program Flute (She is following in my footsteps in playing the flute. We just went out and rented her own flute from Music & Arts)

As for the books we will be reading they are as follows:

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Across The Wide & Lonesome Prairie
The Callender Papers
Little House on the Prairie
Soul Surfer
Bridge to Terabithia
The Face on the Milk Carton
The Return of the Indian
Where the Red Fern Grows
Tom Sawyer
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Sounder

Those are just a few of the ones we will be reading. I am sure I will be finding more for her to read but she is so advanced in her reading that I'm not worried if it is a Middle or High School book. She should be able to comprehense it.

That is all that we are doing with Olivia this year. Next year we will look into Liberty University's Homeschool program since she will be starting up with Middle School.

 

TobyMac's "This is not a Test" Deluxe Album Review



As you can tell, we love to listen to music in my household! We will listen to just about anything especially if it's a Christian Album! I have come to like TobyMac and after listening to his new album "This is not a Test" I love his music even more! His new album is off the chain as Olivia would say and I have come to know this album a lot more! I have it playing at all times now in my car now that I have my car back! TobyMac's songs are awesome and I have to say that this album has some of the best songs out there lately. Here is a list of the album:

  1. Like A Match
  2. Backseat Driver Featuring Hollyn, Tru
  3. This is Not A Test 
  4. Light Shine Bright
  5. Til The Day I Die
  6. Feel It
  7. Move
  8. Love Broke Thru
  9. Beyond Me
  10. Love Feel Like
  11. Undeniable
  12. Lift You Up
  13. Fall
  14. Beyond Me (phenomenon Remix)
  15. Like A Match (Garcia's Remix)
My favorite songs have to be Light Shine Bright, This is Not A Test and Till the Day I Die! I have listened to those songs over and over lately. Even though I have been in a funk lately...I still love to listen to my music and it sometimes will help me get over my weird funk that I have been in. You can check out the official website, facebook, twitteriTunes to order it. You will not be sorry you got this amazing album! I'm so glad that I was able to review it!

I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.