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Win a FREE high school art curriculum

Spears Art Studio, Inc  is giving away a CD rom of their full high school course on This website is a must for homeschoolers and educators alike!

The art curriculum is described as follows, from Freely Educate:

Seven Major Themes, 36 Lessons, 75 Art Activities, 36 Sketchbook Assignments
  • Supports the Rhetoric Stage of Classical Education

  • Addresses:
    • art elements – line, shape, space, color, texture, form
    • principles of design – repetition/pattern, proportion, contrast/value, emphasis/ focal point, balance/symmetry/asymmetry, unity, variety, harmony, movement/force/rhythm

    • perception skills – edges, spaces, relationships, light/shadow, gestalt 
processes – drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, graphic design
  • Contains:
    • connections in each lesson – Scripture, art history, contemporary art connections

    • 144 visual memory exercises

    • unit tests and answer keys

    • helps: tips and subs; how to evaluate artwork, etc.

    • analyzed for National Visual Art Standards

    • 162 pages total, 177 black and white illustrations, 52 color illustrations

            Oh…and did I mention that they have a course for younger kids too? And free art lessons on their site? Check out and

If you win…and I don’t(boohoo). Don’t be bashful and let me know. I’d love to congratulate you!

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Win Free Money!

If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, then it’s about time! I learned about them earlier this year and I’ve won almost 4oo swagbucks so far. I just recently turned some in to purchase gift cards for myself. Right now they are 45 swagbucks for a $5 amazon gift card! I now have $45 in FREE money to spend online at amazon! And all I had to do was to search on their search engine. How EASY is that?

If that didn’t persuade you to join, then check out their swagbucks store for the other stuff they have.

When you sign up, let them know Vicki Barnes sent you!

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FREE Random Acts of Fitness kit

Subway is giving away a free Random Acts of Fitness kit to school and Home School teachers. So go check it out!
Link here:
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The Old Schoolhouse Facebook Fan Page!

I just recently started blogging early this year and even more recently started on Facebook, but I was hooked from the beginning. I get to let everyone know what is on my mind, what me and my family is doing and tell people about things that are important to me.

I signed up for The Old Schoolhouse Facebook Fan Page about 2 months ago, shortly after I signed on. Ever since then I have received great info on products and answers to questions that I have.(whether I was the one doing the asking or not) They give out great freebies to whomever is a fan. It’s worth it for new homeschoolers, like me, and for veterans to be involved.

Right now they are having this AWESOME special on their TOS subscription to where you receive 19 FREE gifts for new subscribers or two year renewals. The free items are alone, worth way more than the subscription. You get  free e-books, gift cards to some of your favorite curriculum sites and many other gifts that you would love. Too many to mention! BUT…it is only for the first 5,000 people!(good news-you can check to see if you can get in…so no fear!)

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Daily freebies

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE free things. I am always on the lookout for things that are drastically reduced or , even better, FREE. There is an awesome website that I have recently found. They have e-books and audio files from days when you didn’t have to worry about the content, such as Living books. The website has a new freebie every day M-F. I highly recommend joining their newsletter. The link is

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