CrossTimber ~ Review

Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews
Christmas is just around the corner and that means that it is time to start looking for gifts. Don’t wait until the last minute and pick up something meaningless. Shop NOW at CrossTimber for a gift that is personal and one of a kind. Read my review and enter for a chance to win!

What’s in a name? Do you know the story behind your name? Each name has a unique story behind it, a meaning. Your parents thought long and hard about what they would call you. God calls us all his children! But our earthly names can also reflect our personality’s or traits that our parents wanted us to have.  CrossTimber helps us celebrate those meanings with great personalized gifts. The products also include a Bible verse that corresponds and coordinates with the name and meaning.

CrossTimber specializes in gifts with name meanings printed on them. Also included with the meaning is a special Bible verse chosen to accompany the name. They offer a wide variety of gifts to choose from.  Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse is one of their most popular gifts. You can choose from a variety of background images and frame options to further personalize your gift. They also offer framed plaques in 5×7 or 8×10, coffe mugs, music boxes, and The Names of God plaques.

Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews
Instead of a plaque I choose a nice coffee mug. It turned out beautifully! It also has and accompanying card that can be used as a bookmark, placed in a small frame, or hung on the refrigerator as an added decoration. The mug is dishwasher safe and of good quality. I think it will make the perfect gift for my girl’s great grandmother. She is a coffee loving lady!



On-line ordering was pretty painless. I was able to add in personalized options just like on the name plaques. Shipping was quick too. But don’t wait too long to get your gift here by Christmas!

They also offer discounts on multiple orders. The more you buy to more you save!

Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews

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Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews

The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury-Audio Collection ~ Review

The Familyman's Christmas Treasury - Audio Collection {The Familyman} Reviews
I know you are probably taking a double take after reading Christmas in the title of an October blog post, but I wanted to share this with you before the hustle and bustle of the season really hits. Whether you are ready or not, Christmas is coming in about 9 weeks. I have some great  audio books to share with you,  The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury – Audio Collection from The Familyman. These are also available as Digital Downloads.

I received a sample CD of “The Stranger” as well as the Digital Downloads of “Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster”, “Cootie McKay’s Nativity”, “Gladys Remembers Christmas”, “Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest”, “It’s Called Christmas”, “The Bishop’s Dream”, “The Secret of Snow Village” and “The Stranger”. All of these titles plus two more Easter audio’s are available for download here for $3.99-$4.99 per story. However, You can also get six of the Christmas title’s in one 6-CD collection for $25 here!

This collection will provide your family hours of wholesome entertainment for the upcoming holidays. It will make the long drives to relatives houses, grandma/grandpa’s, etc… easier and quicker. It is a collection of stories for the whole family. Each story is between 15-30 minutes in length. So, even the little’s can follow the stories and join in on the fun.

“The Stranger” follows a young boys Christmas adventure as a Stranger entered their Christmas celebration. This story teaches a great lesson about how we treat those who may be different than us. The idea for this story cam from a thought that author Todd Wilson had, What would happen if Jesus visited our little church or home on Christmas night? But instead of being the typical well groomed glowing face of Jesus depicted in all the portraits, he came as a dirty, foul-smelling, homeless person. How would we respond? Would we welcome him in or chase him off?

Another on of my favorites is “Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest”. This is a charming story of a grumpy man who surrenders his life to Jesus. This decision changed the man’s life almost like Ebeneezer Scrooge! A father tells his son all about this transformation as he reminisces about the memory over Mr. Grubbs Christmas Vest.

All of the stories have a great moral lesson to them. The stories all point to the real meaning of Christmas, they’re good for bringing up and discussing these lessons with the kids as well. It is easy to lose track of what really matters during the Christmas season. Listening to these audio dramas will help bring Jesus and his ministry back into focus!

These stories are well written and the audio recordings are great. The voice is loud and clear. There are no word stumbles or hard to follow events making it easy for the entire family to enjoy and understand. The length of the dramas is perfect for short car rides (or long) or even to listen too during holiday baking or crafting. We enjoyed them and I hope that you will also!

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Educeri (a division of DataWORKS) Lesson Subscription Service ~ Review

Educeri Lesson Subscription Service Reviews

Lesson planning can turn into a full time job. Especially when you add in multiple grades/ages. Luckily, there is Educeri …….  Educeri a division of DataWORKS that has lessons for grade K-12 for a wide variety of subjects available with their Educeri Lesson Subscription Service. They offer over 1000 Ready to Teach Lessons!

Even if you have lessons/curriculum that you love using, there is always at least one area that your child will struggle with. Educeri Lesson Subscription Service can help by offering a new look and fresh ideas to help over come that hurdle in your child’s education.

Educeri are committed to creating and providing excellent lessons that are available with just a click of a mouse. We received unlimited access to all the lessons. It is a huge time saver to be able to find lessons plans by topic, grade level and subject area. A simple search can help you narrow down the topic/s you are looking for.

We don’t buy a certain curriculum for Kindergarten. I pick and choose activities that will help re-enforce concepts that we need to learn. The Educeri Lesson Subscription Service has made that super easy. You really could just get it all in one stop. Units like telling time, counting, making predictions, comparing texts, addition, writing, determining message of a story, and much much more are right at your finger tips. For the older students, there are multiplication & division reviews, fractions, place value practice, language arts, writing, sentence structure, and more. This is very useful for those of us that have students that are academically all over the place. I have one in 4th grade math but 5th grade everything else. By being able to pick and choose levels you aren’t boxed into one set grade

You could use this as a stand alone curriculum, summer review, or just add in’s to your day. We mainly used the Kindergarten material but, we plan on using the other throughout the school breaks as review. It is also helpful for me as the teacher to go through and see if there is any area that my students may be lacking in their current curriculum. Since we have no real road map or contact with the public school system, I have used it as a “what my kids should know when” guide. One of my fears of homeschooling is that I will miss teaching them something that they need to know and use. I found that the grade sort helped in this. If I saw a concept that we have not yet covered I just added it into the lesson plans.

Each lesson is taught in a slide show format (kind of like PowerPoint). Using motion and graphics to illustrate the concepts. My Kider Kid liked seeing the lessons and helping work through the problems before she tried them on her own. There are also downloadable student handouts with most lessons that you can print and use as worksheets.

With the Subscription Service, you have access to all grades and all subjects. This is designed mainly for traditional school teachers to use as pre-designed and arranged lesson plans. With that said, we’ve been enjoying using this in our homeschool! I love how the lessons really are “Ready to Teach”! There was no prep work aside from printing the handouts. I can just sit down and go through the lesson with my student/s.

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Educeri Lesson Subscription Service