Homeschool Legacy Once-a-Week Micro Studies ~ Review


We are absolutely in love with Homeschool Legacy and unit studies. Last year we were able to review Lewis and Clark. This time we received the Once-a-Week Micro-Study of Many Nations.

The Homeschool Legacy curriculum helps us break up our routine with fun history studies that don’t take a lot of time. They are quick and easy to prepare. They add much to our homeschool!

You have probably heard the term “unit study” but may not know what that actually is. Well, Homeschool Legacy Unit Studies are hands-on ways of learning about the world around you, both past and present. Because they are so interactive it really brings history to life! They also integrate in other subjects like social studies, art, cooking, and more. By using a variety of creative teaching/learning techniques these studies accommodate to a many different learning styles and ages. One thing that I really like about Homeschool Legacy unit studies is that I can teach one lesson to my multiple ages and have everyone understand and enjoy the study. My youngest may not take art in all the activities, but she also doesn’t get left out either.

The study that we chose this time around was “Many Nations”. My girls love learning about this time period of history. It is geared toward grades 1-8, however, my Kinder Kid liked joining in on some of the activities as well.

This micro study is designed to only take up 30 minutes 3x per week. So we could easily fit it into our already packed days. Even better from my stand point is that I haven’t had to do any prep work since downloading the unit study and going trough and printing out the activities in the extra links of each lesson.

The Many Nations study is teaching us about several different Native American tribes throughout America long before European settlers arrived. We are learning about the Northeast Woodland, Southeast, Southwest, and Plains nations. Specifically, the Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, and Plains Indians. We are learning how they lived, what kind of homes, what they ate, hunted, and grew. This is the perfect study as we quickly approach Thanksgiving time. You can see a sample of Many Nations Here. 

We have made models of a long house, made a hatchet, and paper Indian dolls. We have also learned a few words and letters of the Cherokee language and written sentences. It was interesting how that was one of the first written word that Native Americans had.

We have also really enjoyed reading the book “Sing Down the Moon” by Scott O’Dell.This book is the recommenedd reading to accompany the Many Nations study. It was available on Amazon as a paper back for fairly cheap. It is a story based on history of the Navaho Indians in 1863-1865 and “The Long Walk” (similar to the Trail of Tears). My girls LOVED this book!

They also are really liking the Many Nations Study from Homeschool Legacy. They can’t wait to dive into it and beg to incorporate it in everyday!

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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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The Cat of Bubastes (Heirloom Audio Productions) ~ Review

Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes

We are preparing to leave on a vacation to Flordia and we’re driving. You better believe that Heirloom Audio Production products are on the packing list! We have loved every audio drama we have received from them. especially the newest entitled The Cat of Bubastes!

Heirloom Audio Productions provides wholesome entertainment for kids and adults alike. Our entire family has enjoyed listening to their audio dramas! Some of our favorites include, “With Lee in Virginia“, “The Dragon and The Raven“, and “Beric the Briton“.


Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes
The Cat of Bubastes lives up to the great reputation the other Heirloom Audio Production dramas have made. It is a great story of excelling event when things get tough. The story takes place in ancient Egypt. It begins as a people are overtaken by the Egyptians and become their slaves. The main character, Amuba, is a young prince. His father dies in the battle and his friend and protector Jethro gets him to safety. That is where the real adventure begins. They become slaves of the Egyptians but Amuba has the genius idea to begin to learn to speak the language so that they become more valuable and get placed in better working situations.

The two then get placed into the home of a kind priest’s family in the town of Thebes. Where they get caught up in a murderous plot when the families prized cat becomes missing. The two men attempt to help the family to safety and discover that their is only one TRUE God along the way as they encounter an Israelite and his daughter.

My kids were excited to hear about towns and places that they have studied during their Bible study of Exodus.


Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes
As a member of the Homeschool Review Crew, I received the 2 CD set of the audio adventure. That is over two hours of exciting audio drama. Also included is access to a 47 page study guide that contains discussion questions, historical points, and Biblical background that will help you dig deeper into this Focus on the Family Radio Theatre drama. This is an excellent resource to turn and audio drama into a unit study! Also available are the MP3 soundtrack, a colorfully illustrated e-book, a printable copy of the cast poster, an inspirational verse that is featured in the story, and access to the Live the Adventure Letter E-Newsletter.

If you haven’t joined in on the G.A. Henty Adventures yet, this one would be a great place to start. I can assure you that your family won’t be disappointed! We have listened to our adventures over and over and they never get old. These have become a classic that my kids will pass down to their kids! It is a great way to bring history alive while remaining family safe with Christian audio drama. All of the G.A. Henty Adventures have a very strong moral and Biblical lesson intertwined in with captivating story telling. The actors do a great job sucking you into the story and making you feel like you are right there in the scene with all the excitement.

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Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes