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Review – Hoffman Academy, Piano Lesson Materials, Unit 1 (Homeschool idea)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Hoffman Academy Complete Piano Lesson Materials for Unit One.

This review is for the materials you pay for that go with the free online lessons on Hoffamanacademy.com: I am so happy have been given the opportunity to review these materials for unit one, my kids have absolutely loved using this to learn to play the piano, & they learned it so easy, as a plus they kept begging to do more. What I did was print out the sheets & added them to a binder with plastic pages so they could all use them & reuse them with a marker & the plastic covers were like a dry erase board. Sopiano 1 all my kids git to do this amazing course.

To have such an awesome lesson plan for piano with homeschooling & with 6 different learning abilities is a must, it fit each one perfectly & gave them the desire to learn.

I did not have color ink but Printed the info out in black & white with no issues. I will be recommending this to other homeschool moms & to moms who do not homeschool,  Hoffman Academy Complete Piano Lesson Materials for Unit One is an easy step by step progression that even though who are musically challenged can follow. I actually had to remind my kids to slow down 🙂

This program for obvious reasons make my Cheree’s Favorites list & it is teen approved & the other lessons are on our Wishlist.

If you are interested in getting these materials yourself you can go here for more info & to order, or you can enter below for a chance to win your own download.

20% discount for my fans with coupon code:

If you do order online, here is the coupon code, unique for my fans & readers to receive 20% off your entire cart. Enter coupon code:  6kidspianodeal
It is good for one month – it expires Monday, January 13th 2014. You can go here to order.

Find Hoffman Academy online: Website, Facebook & Pinterest

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As recommended by Hoffman Academy

Most kids do best with about 2-3 lessons per week or about every other day. These lessons are quite short, each just 5-15 minutes. On days that you do not watch a new lesson, it would be ideal to spend a few minutes at the piano piano 5reviewing what was learned in the prior lesson. As you progress through the lessons, it is also very helpful to regularly review past material, playing old songs, etc.

All the video lessons are free for anyone to watch, but we do charge for the materials, which can be downloaded and printed from home. These materials are not required for the lessons to work, but we feel children will get the most out of the lessons when they use them.

Product description:

Get a jumpstart on your homeschool curriculum or new year’s goals by trying out our fun and engaging online piano lessons and supplementary materials.  Help your readers start the year off right by introducing their families to the piano 6power of a musical education.

How it works:  Our series of 60 FREE piano lessons are carefully sequenced to build ability and understanding. No prior experience required.  Then, as your family’s needs and budget allow, make the most of your lessons with learning activity pages, MP3 tracks, and sheet music, available for purchase from our store.

The Complete Materials for Unit 1 include everything you need to get the most out of your Hoffman Academy piano lessons:

Music Theory Worksheets & Activity Pages (36 PDF pages)
Song Sheets with Practice Instructions (5 PDF pages)
Piano Listening CD MP3s
Practice CD MP3s
Parent’s Guide

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Giveaway Info: Ended Danielle J. is the winner

The winner will receive a personal coupon code by email that will allow them to download one copy of the Complete Materials for Piano Unit 1 to print and access at home.   These materials and files are not for sharing or resale; Use is limited to one household.We are also offering one month limited time unique coupon code for 20% off entire cart at HoffmanAcademy.com to share with ALL their readers (so everyone can be a winner!).

I will run this giveaway/contest December 13, to December 19, 2013. The link to enter is below. The winner will receive Emailed personal coupon code to be used on HoffmanAcademy.com for  Complete Materials for Piano Unit 1 to print and access at home.  Please make sure you fill out your full name, email address & Phone Number. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to email the product to you if you should win. Any entries with only partial info or that put improper info can not win. The winners first name with last name initial will be announced on Natural & Frugal: raising 6 kids Facebook page & Twitter.  HoffmanAcademy.com will send the winner this product. Thank you for entering this awesome giveaway.

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Ended Danielle J. is the winner

Disclaimer: Hoffman Academy provided me with free materials download to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review. (or do a giveaway)

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Review: Olbas Bath and Olbas Instant herbal tea

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Review: GardenHarvestSupply.com – Fall Gardening and recipes – Jam

It is Fall Gardening time!

As soon as you have minute check out The Garden Harvest Supply Website, I could spend hours looking at all the great items they sell, & it is never to soon to get your supplies ready for your spring garden or you could try your hand at a fall garden if you have never tried it.

Other places to find Garden Harvest Supply online: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & Google Plus.

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Review time!

I must say that the folks at Garden Harvest Supply are very friendly, & ship fast with good communication. I was in Contact with Joseph. So he picked a few products for me to review.

So as I mentioned above they sell Garden supplies from Organic Vegetable seeds & Garden tools, to Pest control & everything in between, & they are offering fall vegetable plants ready to ship now, so check them out & see what plants you might want to have for your fall garden here.

And while you are on the website create an account & start earning reward points for every purchase.

But that’s not all they sell so make sure & Check them out, you will be pleased you did.

Planting a fall garden with a family

Planting a garden & letting your children help is a valuable life lesson, & one our kids enjoy. Some of our favorite fall vegetables that are available right now on GardenHarvestSupply.com are:beets

Beets: We like beets pickled, or in homemade juice, lacto fermented, in salads, or cooked as a side. So healthy & tasty.

Brussels Sprouts: Kids love Brussels at least in our home, add a bit of coconut oil to a pan & pan fry them with salt, pepper & Apple cider vinegar, they are also great boiled or in juice.

Cabbage:  Oh so many uses, from cole slaw to cabbage rolls & everything in between, cabbage is also a juicing favorite in out house, try some cabbage & apple juice combined, emm, emm I even have a awesome pan fried cabbage recipe here.

Carrots: I must admit we like our carrots raw, in either carrot & raisin salad or juiced, or just as a snack. How do you make Carrot & raisin salad? like this.

Carrot & Raisin Salad

  • Grate about 3 to 4 cups of carrots
  • Grate 1 cup of apple of choice
  • add around a cup of raisins
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • & stir in Mayo or yogurt to your desired amount (try using homemade mayo in this recipe here)
  • Chill & serve

Cauliflower: Cauliflower like Turnips is one of those vegetables we like to mix with other things, great mixed with potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, great in salads or to just eat.

Broccoli: Awesome raw or cooked, great in salads, or as broccoli slaw, we even like some in our juice.

Kale: We love, love Kale, it is great in salads, or cooked but we mostly like Kale chips. Yes I am going to share my Kale chip recipe 🙂

Kale Chips

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (we have used aluminum foil too, but the paper does better.Kale Chips recipe
  • Cut off tender pieces of the kale, removing stems, keep the size around 50 cent piece, wash & pat dry
  • Lightly drizzle room temp coconut oil or Palm shortening (or oil of choice) on Kale in mixing bowl, add salt, pepper, or any other seasoning like garlic powder & mix up.
  • Put onto pan & cook 10 to 15 minutes checking every 5 minutes to make sure Kale chips do not burn, they should be light a crispy when done.
  • a healthy after school snack my kids love & ask for as often as they can
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Mrs. Millers Homemade Jam.

The product I am reviewing is Mrs. Millers, Homemade, Seedless, Black Raspberry Jam, but if you do not like black raspberry they have other flavors here.

Mrs Millers Jam 1Info on Garden Harvest Supply website on these Jams:

The recipes for Mrs. Millers’ jams and jellies have been handed down through generations. These delicious homemade jams and jellies are made by an old-order Amish family, the seedless_black_raspberry_nMillers, right on their farm in Ohio. All of Mrs. Miller’s Jam and Jellies are made from fresh, all-natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives.

Info on the Black Raspberry Jam here.

Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Seedless Black Raspberry Jam is chock-full of the juicy, flavorful black raspberries you love, but not the seeds. Just purely fruit-ful!

Ingredients:

  • Sugar, black raspberries, water, pectin, lemon  juice, citric acid.

Mrs Millers Jam 3Right away I was excited that this jam was seedless, yup I am one of those who does not like little seeds in my jams & jellies. We loved this jam on toast & homemade biscuits, in oatmeal & on pancakes. With 8 in the family the jar did not last to long (I knew I should have hidden Mrs Millers Jam 2it lol), I love the flavor & the fresh berry scent.

For us Jams & Jellies are a treat, we do not use them daily, & this was a treat we truly enjoyed. From the first pop of the lid being opened to scraping the bottom it tasted & smelled just like homemade.

So if you can not make your own Jam, or would like to just give a jar as a gift this Jam night be right for you

Of course my kids favorite use for this Jam was with our homemade nut butters on a sandwich & I am pretty sure that is how 80% of it was used. This Jam complimented the homemade nut butters very well.

So go check out GardenHarvestSupply.com & see what you can find to fall in love with.

Disclaimer: GardenHarvestSupply.com provided me with free samples of products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.

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The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only, & is NOT intended to be medical advice. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments.
If you think you, or anyone in your home or who are under your care, are ill or in need medical treatment, please seek the needed medical treatment Any of the information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

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Review: Earth’s Living Clay – Wound Warrior – A family must have

Wound Warrior & all you can do with it.

Yes I use clay by another company already, but I do love calcium bentonite clay & wound warrier 1wound warrier 3loved the ease of carrying Wound Warrior with me on vacation & how it got used over & over again with awesome results. And since getting home I have also loves the convenience of just opening the container as needed without having to wait while mixing up clay & water.

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Why Wound Warrior:

Info on Wound Warrior right from Earth’s Living website here:

This one product can replace many creams and ointments in your first aid kit. Anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties combine with increased circulation at site of application speeds recovery from burns, bites, scratches, wounds and sores. Store in cool place away from direct sunlight.

Usage: Apply at least 1/4″ thick poultice directly to burn, bite, scratch, open wound or sore. May cover with gauze. Reapply as needed.

Ingredients: distilled water, pure calcium bentonite clay

I love Bentonite clay & review:

Clay has amazing healing ability & is already a go to item in our home, so I could not wait to get my hands on the Wound Warrior to try it out. I opened it & right away rubbed some between mywound warrier 2 fingers & on my skin just to try it out, I love how lightweight & silky smooth it was right out of the container. I knew instantly this is a product I would get hooked on.

Before my Wound Warrior arrived I knew Earth’s Living Clay was a great company, I had already been dealing with their awesome customer service & must Give Janet a shout out for being so great & getting this product to me before I left on vacation.

Got a wound? Get Wound Warrior!

During my vacation with my husband & 6 kids & 20 some other family members we spent time wound warrier 1with I had plenty of uses to try Wound Warrior on & it worked great every time.

One of my teen daughters has been prone to Impetigo since birth, or at least that’s what DR’s say it looks like even though it comes & goes is not contagious & none of my other kids have ever had it. But none this impetigo like sores my daughter gets can take months to heal. And of course she got one on her chin right before vacation, it was penny size so very noticeable. I started right away treating it with Wound Warrior along with a few of my other ideas & I saw marked improvement within hours. 2 weeks later & it is still there but only a few tiny spots remain & I am still treating it with Wound Warrior & love the results. My daughter has a few other of these sores on her body & we are treating them as well. Wound Warrior will be a must from now on for these sores.

Other wounds & sores treated with success during our vacation with Wound Warrior: Spider bite, Sunburn, new shoes blister, Fire Ant bites, Wasp sting, Cuts, Scraps, Bumps, Hives, Pimples, Blackheads, Boils & probably dozens of other uses I forgot about.

Update July 29, 2013: Wound Warrior is so amazing, a few days ago my husband cut a big gouged in his hand while moving heavy cement blocks. He refused to go get it stitched even though his Aunt who is a nurse said it needed stitches, he kept on working getting it dirty (we of course were out of band aides) By that night it was very sore, red & inflamed, he finally agreed I could clean it, so I cleaned it good with colloidal silver & then got him to agree to at least pack it with Wound Warrior. He said it burned as it dried & pulled (drawing out toxins) but that it was not a bad burning & at the same time it felt soothing, so about every hour I sprayed it with colloidal silver to keep it wet. The nest morning he washed it off & he was amazed & how well it had already healed, I so should have taken before & after pictures, but trust me taking even a picture of his would have been harder to get him to agree to than me getting him to let me treat it. No redness or soreness, it looked like it had been healing a week or more not just 8 hours. Oh yea now my husband loves Wound Warrior too!

Yup DIY ideas for Wound Warrior:

Since Wound Warrior was easily carried in my overnight case & purse & it did not get lost in the shuffle like several of my other items did I also would up using it for a few other uses that it not only worked great for but I discovered it worked amazing for.

Face mask/Face wash: I used Wound Warrior right out of the jar as a face mask & face wash, mostly just straight but sometimes mixed with baking soda &/or essential oils.wound warrier 2

Cream deodorant: You guessed it my DIY deodorant powder including my clay went missing for a day or 2, so I just sprayed lemon juice under my arms & applied a very thin layer of Wound Warrior under my arms & even in the hot Humid Florida weather it worked amazing & was not at al icky or sticky.

Hair pre wash mask: Ok this was amazing, to get chlorine out of hair simply spray with water. lemon juice or Apple cider vinegar & rub some Wound Warrior between your fingers & in your hair & let sit till dry & was out, it was very conditioning too.

Toothpaste: Just for the heck of it I tried Wound Warrior to brush my teeth because I already use Clay powder in my DIY tooth powder & love it. & You guessed it Wound Warrior did a great job on my teeth, so if my toothpaste & powders had gone missing & would have been covered.

In conclusion:

I highly recommend Earth’s Living Clay Wound Warrior & I intend to try some of their other clay products in the future. Even if you just used Wound Warrior for scrapes, bites & boo boos it is great to have around.

A few other great pre made muds from Earth’s Living: Hot Spot Healer, Muscle Mud, Psoriasisn’t, Rheumatism Relief

Disclaimer: Earth Living Clay provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.

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The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only, & is NOT intended to be medical advice. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments.
If you think you, or anyone in your home or who are under your care, are ill or in need medical treatment, please seek the needed medical treatment Any of the information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

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Facebook Pages:

You can also follow me on: Pinterest & Twitter

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Thank you for supporting my Facebook pages, Blog & sharing with your friends, Cheree of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

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