The Old Schoolhouse is offering a free webinar on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm EDT addressing the topic of food preparation, freezer meal planning, You can learn practical ways that will benefit you and your family with delicious and nutritious meals. I don’t know about you, but there are many evenings that I haven’t a clue what we are going to eat when I stare into the freezer an hour before my husband arrives. I think this class will eliminate some of the stress that occurs and will help you be prepared for those busy days when you are out of the house or involved in a fantastic school project.
In addition to meal planning there will also be a budget planning and frugal living class to compliment the food preparation class. The webinar has a limited amount of spots available, so be sure and sign up as soon as possible. I registered to attend and it only took a minute. Click here to register Old Schoolhouse Expo
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Look what is being given away this week! Go to the links below to enter the contest. I am just passing along the terrific opportunity for you to have the chance to win. I hope you do.
|Stay for up to 5 nights (Monday-Friday only) this fall and enjoy the changing colors of God’s wonderful creation at Koinania Valley Ranch Family Resort! Owned and operated by a homeschooling family,Koinania Valley Ranch Family Resort is just the place to escape to and get away from the everyday hustle and bustle! We have teamed up with the Wiltberger family to offer this incredible giveaway to one winner!Here in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, all four seasons grace Koinania Valley Ranch with their presence. Whether it is a Missouri Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall getaway your looking for, the beauty of nature at Koinania beckons all to enjoy the seasons, and relish each season’s visit!
Welcome to a place where you and your family can leave behind your concrete, traffic and pollution, your busy schedules, stresses, worries and cares and just relax and find peace in these beautiful scenic surroundings located on 110 privately owned Missouri Ozarks acres. Koinania Valley Ranch Resort is a place for the whole family – where . . . well, a kid can just be a kid without outside influences getting in the way.
Whether it’s playing on our private river frontage, swimming in the creek, fishing in the lake, going on a float trip, horseback riding, hiking and exploring, visiting Missouri’s best State Parks and Historic Sites, or playing cowboys and dress up…..amazing things can happen when kids can just be kids and families can be together in fellowship with nature! Crystal clear, clean water and magic flows for every family who visits the Koinania Valley Ranch!
|Do you have a large family? That’s OK!! You can choose from a cozy 3 bedroom/2 bathroom that sleeps 11 OR a spacious 6 bedroom/3 bathroom that sleeps 21! The 6 bedroom/3 bathroom cabin is actually a duplex (good for exteneded family perhaps?) connected via a locked door. There are even 2 kitchens! Awesome!! Available Dates/Black-Out Dates for Giveaway Winner
Stay up to 5 nights (M-F) anytime during September, October, or November 2012. Please be sure to call and book your stay in advance, subject to availability. Available for ONLY the months listed.
Prize does not include transporation, food, local activities, or recreation. For questions and more information, please checkout the website.
|HOW TO ENTER:
Comment on the post here to enter! Be sure to tell us WHY you would love to win this vacation!PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!Please note: Since this giveaway has such a high value, your email address will be shared with Koinania Valley Ranch Family Resort. They will respect your privacy and not share your email address. They also said that you would not receive more than a couple of emails per year with special offers.
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My son and I took a class about murderous Roman emperors several years back with the Lukeion Project and loved it. Amy and Regan Barr, both archaeologists, are amazing teachers and make ancient history come alive with their classes and seminars. This week they are offering a FREE online class called Truth is Stranger than Fiction. It’s going to be great. Why don’t you join me? I just signed up!
Here is the description from their website about the class. History abounds with tales of the bizarre and the unbelievable. Sadly, the summary “just-the-facts” view of history often skips the most memorable stories. If history has become dull and dry, it’s probably because you’re leaving out the best parts. This workshop brings out the fun in history by letting the audience vote on a series of “what happens next?” scenarios from ancient history. You’ll walk away understanding that, when it comes to history, the fun is in the details.
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Summer is nearly here! Are you looking for fun things to do here in Cincinnati? I found a website that has an up-to-date list. The heading is called Staycation Fun in Cincinnati. If you don’t live here, but live within driving distance, please come. You’ll enjoy the places and activities the city has to offer.
I also have a previous post that lists programs to attend and places in Greater Cincinnati to go for the summer that I compiled. Check it out!
Cincinnati Museum Center
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A Picture of an eBook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I thought it was about time that I posted something just for you! I have a hard time staying up on all that I have to do, but everyone needs “down time”.
I like to read and thought you might too. Here are some websites to investigate that have free kindle books. If you don’t have a kindle, no problem! You can get this free kindle app that can be put on your computer or laptop. click here I have also found some websites that are not limited to kindle readers. Not really interested in an eReader and rather have an audible book? I have some websites for that too. Pamper yourself. It will energize you.
Pixel of ink has a variety of books and articles to read and helps if you are new to the kindle scene.
Gutenberg has book classics that are no longer copyrighted in the United States. You can also read on your computer or laptop if you don’t have a kindle. An interesting side note is this website was created by Michael Hart, the creator of eBooks who believed that books and literature should be as free and as plentiful as the air we breathe.
Many Books has been coming up on my radar the last few days. One of my friends said it is her new favorite place. There are more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReader devices at this site.
Free Book Spot has over 90 categories for your viewing pleasure.
Free audible books are available if you enjoy listening instead of reading. Here are two websites that I found to get you started.
Books Should Be Free
Are you interested in listening to an audio version of the Bible? I have really enjoyed this free version. You can download it for the iPad, iPhone, and Android as well as listen to it on your computer. You can also read along with it as it is being dramatized. If you like it, please consider donating. Bible.is
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