Saturday, January 9, 2021

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. is an online homeschool website that currently offers hundreds of courses and curriculum for PreK thru High School. This includes elective courses for those in high school. The Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership is on sale right now for $139 for a year! That is for a full year for the entire family and gives you full access to all classes and everything on the site. Courses are designed with a Christian worldview. Some of the amazing benefits included are:
  • Hundreds of Quality classes
  • Full Year, One-Semester and Unit Study Courses
  • New Content Added Regularly
  • No Limit on Classes
  • Schedule Builder, Lesson Plans
  • Report Card Generator
  • Member-Only Forums
  • Scope & Sequence
  • Self-Paced, Go at Your Own Speed
  • High School Transcript Support
  • Live Customer Service
  • No Textbooks to Buy is an amazing resource for homeschoolers!!! Students in pre-K through high school can find educational material in the following subjects:
  • Bible
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • History
  • Geography
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Art
  • Computer and Technology
  • Drama 
  • Speech
  • Foreign Language
  • Music
  • Health & Fitness
  • Electives
  • Unit Studies
Here is a complete list  of all of the courses currently offered. offers School Boxes for grades K-12. These are free with membership. They are online complete grade curriculum that is put together by to help make homeschool a bit easier for you as the parent. Here is a link to the 7th Grade School Curriculum Box. There are weekly checklists, direct links to the courses and resources. 

Whether you are a homeschooling family looking for material to fill in the gaps or are looking for complete course material to cover the requirements for a particular subject, is a perfect place to start. You can browse by subject or grade level. There is a wealth of information available under the planning and resources tabs. 

The Video Library is an AMAZING treasure trove of videos from children's entertainment videos to educational subject matter and even musical lessons to name a few. 

The World Book Online Resource Library  gives students a way to explore information. has partnered with World Book to bring its members EIGHT incredible libraries as part of your membership. The libraries included are:
  • Early Learning
  • Kids
  • Student 
  • Adult
  • eBooks
  • Timelines
  • Discover
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Definitely check out what my fellow Crew Members had to say about As a homeschool mom I have found this site such a valuable asset in our homeschool journey. 

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Men At Work

Men At Work is such a fun game! 
You can purchase the game on Amazon. 
The game can be played by up to 4 people. 
Great for developing fine motor skills. 
You definitely do not want to have SHAKY HANDS if playing!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

My kiddos have been enjoying their fun Name Bookmarks from CrossTimber. We were also sent the fun AmazingName Print Activity Sheets for one of my children. For the most part CrossTimber uses the King James Version of the Bible for their Bible translations for verses. If clarity is needed they compare other versions and adjust the wording from there. Do you have an unusual name? Don't worry they have you covered. Names have such rich and insightful meanings. CrossTimber has a wide variety of gifts on this website. 

Here was my experience

At first, I found it confusing as to how to start the process of ordering the bookmarks. Once I figured out the process for making the first bookmark the rest were easy. I wish that the website was more user friendly. I was given the opportunity to get 5 bookmarks. I chose to make the bookmarks for my 5 daughters. There are options for backgrounds. The categories are:

  • Symbolic
  • People
  • Outdoors
  • Creatures
You are not able to choose the exact quote you want for your bookmark. You are given categories and they randomly choose a quote to put on your bookmark. The categories are:

  • Presidential
  • Famous Authors
  • Bible Verses
  • Character Qualities
  • Custom Text on the Front
I chose famous authors for all of the bookmarks. The bookmarks tell what language of origin your name is from. It then tells what your name means. Finally, it has the quote. The bookmark is printed on photo grade card stock and is laminated. The only thing about the bookmarks that I wish would have been different is if there would have been an excess edging around the bookmark. After minimal use the edges start coming up and it goes right to the bookmark itself. 

Here are the 5 bookmarks that we got. 

I love all of the quotes that came with the bookmarks. The designs and colors are vibrant.

This was for my 12-year-old daughter. 

This was for my 18-year-old daughter. 

This was for my 24-year-old daughter. 

This was for my 20-year-old daughter. 

This was for my 14-year-old daughter. 

My daughters loved their bookmarks. 

AmazingName Print Activity Sheets

This fun activity set has your child's name included over 80 times!
Your child gets 25+ pages of activities such as mazes, word searches,
coloring pages, and handwriting/cursive pages. 
There are multiple levels of difficulty included in the activities from
easy to are you crazy! 
This set is recommended for ages 3-12. 

This sheet that she is working on was a level EASY sheet. 

This word search is a level ARE YOU CRAZY? 

On this page my daughter had to seek and find her name and 
within the picture. 

This word search was a level EASY. 

There were multiple cursive pages as well as manuscript pages. 


CrossTimber has many gifts to choose from such as Name Plaques, Coffee Mugs, Music Boxes, Scripture Plaques, NameCards, AmazingName Cartoons, and more. Definitely check out what my Fellow Crew Members reviewed from CrossTimber! This would make great holiday gifts. 

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Crazy Aarons Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Kit ~ A Timberdoodle Review


My daughter is really into making slime right now. I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to review the Mixed By Me - Holographic Thinking Putty Kit through Timberdoodle. When the kit came in the mail my daughter immediately opened the kit and got to work mixing up different putty colors. The kit comes with 5 tins of clear putty, 3 glitter concentrates, 3 sparkle effects, 6 colored pencils, 5 customizable tine labels, and 1 mixing mat with ideas for color formulas. There are 5 steps to creating your own unique putty:

  1. Get inspired
  2. Start mixing
  3. Twist & fold
  4. Create your color
  5. Decorate your tin

This Mixed By Me Putty Kit is intended for ages 8 and older. Your child will have so much fun creating their own putty. 

Here is everything that comes in the kit. 

My daughter is checking it all out!
She was so excited to start making her putty. 
She loved the cute little tins that came with the kit and that you got to 
decorate the tins and name the putty. 

This is one of the tins of clear putty. It looks really liquid like but it isn't. 

The clear putty has a gummy like feel.

There are 6 glitter concentrates. Only 4 are shown in this picture. 

This is the consistency of the glitter concentrate. 
It was kind of hard to get it out of the bags. My daughter 
tore the bags down the side in order to get all of the concentrate out. 

Starting to mix the clear putty and the glitter concentrate together. 
The two mix together very well. It was fun watching the two mix together. 

Clear putty and glitter concentrate. 
Mixing the two together was so much fun!

Clear putty and glitter concentrate. 

Completed Putty!
My daughter loved the sparkles in the putty. 
This is the Silver. 

Completed Putty!
With this putty my daughter actually added in two different concentrates,
Magenta and Yellow. 

Completed Putty!
This is the Galaxy.

There is no odor to the putty. Even after two months the putty still feels the same as it did when we first got the kit. The putty actually bounces! You can stretch it, pop it, tear it, and fold it. My daughter gave some of the putty to her 20 year old sister who said, "This putty is wonderful for playing with while doing school work. It is great for relieving stress. It is very therapeutic." This would be a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT for the child in your life. Be sure to check out

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required t...