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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Helping Children Smile Everyday

This is a compensated post but all opinions are my own. 

My husband is within a month of finishing his Bachelors Degree (YAY!!!!) and I can't tell you how excited we both are! It has been a great experience but we are so ready to be done. For those of you who are still in school or may know someone in school I have a great company to tell you about today! Campus Book Rentals is a web based company that rents out textbooks, which we all know can be very expensive! Here are a few of the perks that go along with renting books....
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

So what do you do with those books that you may have all ready bought....rent them back of course! Rent Back is a sister company to Campus Book Rentals and they will actually pay you for all those books that are just collecting dust! 

Here is a video that will explain it a bit better. 

As if all of this is not enough Campus Book Rentals is a company that firmly believes in giving back. With each textbook that is rented they donate a portion to Operation Smile. Operation Smile offers life changing surgery to children who are born with cleft lip or cleft palate. I can not imagine not being able to provide for my child and what a great blessing to those families that there are people out there who are willing and able to help them!  Every child deserves a lifetime of smiles!  

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Handwriting Pages & Reading Rockstars

My son responds to rewards.....of any type! He started Kindergarten this year and is loving it and doing so well (part of which is because he has an AMAZING teacher!). At his school they try to send home books for the kids to pass off but it takes a few days to get new books and he loves to read and is doing so well with it that I figured it was time to get something going on at home. Along with that his teacher has a goal for him to be able to write full sentences before the year is over. This project took all of 15 minutes and he has all ready got so much use out of it! 

Enter our reusable handwriting pages and our reading chart! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Simple Recipe Organization

I am a messy cook! And I like to have my recipes right there by me on the counter. And they usually get ruined...case in point...see that pink piece of paper? Yeah I have to call my mom every time I want to make it because I can't read half of the recipe! 

Since it's a New Year and everyone has organization on the brain, and I just barely got myself  a Silhouette and a Laminator I thought I would combine the two for my next project!