Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sponsor Love on the Blog ~ Back to Basics Bargain Books, Ground Breaking Reading Curriculum, Deals on Amazon & Target AND Compassion Bloggers


Happy Friday--- more than halfway through 
this  <very mild! yay! > January......!
I've several brand new sponsors to 
introduce to you all today, 
along with a few returning sponsors as well. 


 Regular readers know I've grappled with the concept of
 affiliate marketing and sponsors here on the blog.
However, the products and companies I'm sharing with you today 
are those which  I am proud to purchase and use--- 
really....these are items I use in everyday "life." 

And as for affiliate links,  for those who don't know.....
affiliate marketing  basically refers to  a commission received
For example, when readers visit my blog and
 decides to buy something that I’ve written about, I received a
<small> referral fee.
It’s transparent to you, the buyer,  and doesn’t affect your cost.

So, today, I'm happy to direct you to books, resources, companies
which I've found useful, inspiring a-n-d frugal
in the hopes that you will too!
I really feel there's something for everyone on this list....
So, here goes!


~ 1 ~ 

I think you’re going to love this year’s bundle
The topics within and the authors? Sensational!

The entire collection of titles, if purchased individually,
 would be jaw dropping.
When purchased all together......  hence the term "bundle," HA!..... 
well, it's insanely inexpensive.

 This year’s library  includes over 65 books
 to get "back to basics" and will help you:
  • Cook from scratch using nourishing real food
  • Plant and harvest your own vegetables
  • Learn what it means to live a simpler life without stress
  • Create a wholesome, healthy food storage
  • Learn how to create and use natural remedies
  • Plus learn how to live a more frugal life, do more things yourself, manage a small homestead, and much much more!
  • Super, isn't it??

~ 2 ~

 I'm thrilled to welcome as a sponsor
my favorite curriculum provider....
(and you know I'm a curriculum junkie...
so this is saying something.....!) 
Reading Horizons is  a  company offering  ground breaking
reading intervention which is
systematic, muti - sensory and explicit.


I'm implementing  the Elevate software for my 14 year old
dyslexic son.....
By the way, new readers many not know, 
I've devoted a wealth of posts to dyslexia and dysgraphia here....
I've been searching for a solid program for a good number of years.
My son is now IN school  - we are no longer homeschooling.
BUT...I am unhappy with the program being utilized  in his 
remedial reading class ...you know I'm hard to please with this sort of thing.....
and I'm thrilled to have discovered RH to use with him 
on weekends and occasional evenings!
The hunt is over.



 Blogger friends,  #s 3 and 4 on my list are for you!

Want to make over $1000 a month with Amazon affiliates? 
(are you kidding, of course! who wouldn't!?)
So let's read and learn together you guys!
 ~ 4 ~



You can do this even if you don’t have the perfect idea yet, 

or you are busy, or you’re not techy!

I can affirm that blogging is an amazing experience and
if you're considering starting a blog yourself,
here's two words for you: DO IT! 
By the way, I  love Suzi at 
Start a Mom Blog....go visit her site and enjoy!

~ 5 ~

Everyone's fave online shopping site!

Image result for amazon
No matter what you're in the market for,
whether books, clothes, household items or a gift card,
 amazon's the spot!
Again, if you purchase through my link,
amazon offers me a small commission,
but your cost = $0. 
(Thank you!)


 
~ 6 ~
Do you looooooove Target,
 but can't get to the store due to 
your sweet baby's nap schedule or your adorable toddler's cold?
Or you'd jst prefer to shop from the couch in pj's?!
Plus how cure is the Target puppy??!!



Don't sweat it...you can shop online
right here at Target get the same amazing quality
and reasonable prices!



~ 7 ~
Last but certainly not least,
an important and vital sponsor .......:

I'm proud to blog for Compassion.
I've been part of the Compassion family of bloggers
for almost  two years now and I couldn't be more honored.
Details about this humanitarian  organization are available here.



I'm happy to link Kelly's for Quick Takes !
Please visit Kelly to peruse some wonderful  posts! 


Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

Providence divider

This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon this Christmas season,
would you consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
a few pennies per dollar.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Middle { Five Minute Friday & Seven Quick Takes }

I typically looooooove joining the FMF tribe of writers.
But it's been a long week and I'm kinda
"written out...." so when I saw Kate's prompt:
middle
...... "MIDDLE,"  I immediately thought of
THIS go-to fun, escapism and definitely to-be-shared marvelous-ness!
I decided to totally cheat this week.
<< I hope cheating's allowed......  >> 

So, while I'm not writing this weeks's FMF,
I am sharing The. Best. Comedy. Show.
At least I'm sticking with Kate's prompt and trying to do it in five minutes! 😉
Here goes~



You've seen it, right? If not, you will.....
We love it here.
Meet The Hecks, a middle-class family living in
the middle of the US,
<hilariously> facing the  day-to-day of home, work, and raising three kids. 

When the series starts out in season 1, Frankie, ( mom )
  initially is an under-performing salesperson at a used-car dealer
 and later, becomes  a dental assistant
Her stoic husband Mike manages a local quarry and
oldest son Axl, is a popular but unmotivated and cynical teenager.
Daughter Sue is an enthusiastic young teen, chronically unsuccessful and socially awkward. Youngest son, Brick,  is super smart, but  an introverted compulsive reader.
His somewhat  odd behavioral traits prove super hilarious.

THIS scene is one of our all-time favorites and kinda sums up the
priceless comedy of the series.
Enjoy:


And since I'm jumping in the #QT linky too,
here are seven great reasons to love The Middle:


The Middle: Season 1



The Middle: Season 2



The Middle: Season 3





The Middle: Season 4


The Middle: The Complete Fifth Season





The Middle: The Complete Sixth Season



The Middle: The Complete Seventh Season


And season 8 is currently on tv...
episodes can be streamed here though!
And since we're talking great TV,
you might like to check out my :
 7 Shows You Should be Watching this Year~


I'm happy to join my "Middle" post to Kate's  FMF  and
Kelly's Quick Takes link ups!
Please visit Kelly and Kate's homes on the web
 to peruse some awesome posts! 

Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

Providence divider

This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon this Christmas season,
would you consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
a few pennies per dollar.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Windswept, Wintry Wednesday {Plus online shopping convenience at Target! }

The scene yesterday out our front door........


Yet, this morning~ melting and in the 50s!





And hey, .......some big news
for my friends and readers who 
savor the convenience of online shopping!
I'm now a Target affiliate! Yay!
That means  you get to enjoy a relaxing shopping experience
while  I earn a small commission on your purchase
( at no cost to you - - - a win-win!)
Sooooo,  if you're shopping Tarzhay, you can click here with ease!

Thank you!
Oh, and by the way, free shipping on orders over $25 with this link!




Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

Providence divider

This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon this Christmas season,
would you consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
a few pennies per dollar.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris

Friday, January 6, 2017

Snowy Friday~ Weekly Wrap, The Best in TV, Wintry Recipes & on the Blog in Years Past



Haven't posted a weekly wrap in quite some time!
Thanks for stopping in to visit for the latest..........

At dawn, we were greeted by~



......a light dusting of only an inch~


The tree, from outside, while snow swirled early this morning.
The beauty, not at all captured by camera lens!

Many more inches of the white stuff predicted
this weekend!
Once you're in after shoveling and taking care of household
necessities and you'd like  
 7 Shows You Should be Watching this Year~   { QT }

And speaking of TV~~ 
Here's my The Five Best TV Shows Set in the Big Apple
{I'm from The Big Apple, so that kinda makes me an expert!! ha }

And if you're looking for some fresh fun in the kitchen
and yummy recipes to enjoy while you settle in and binge watch,
here's my Pepperoni Cheese Rolls 




and Pizza dip!


here at my home on the web! 
Have you signed up to receive my posts in your email inbox?
   If not, just click here to 
quickly and easily  so we can be in touch regularly!
You might wish to follow on Facebook as well.....

Providence divider

This post contains amazon affiliate links....
If you are shopping at  amazon this Christmas season,
would you consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
a few pennies per dollar.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,

~Chris