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A promise!

Yesterday I got a flier in the mail from Ever Thine Home,  I was drawn to this:

stability-sign-300x300So I turned to the rest of the passage in Isaiah 33.  Here is the verse in another translation.   He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.

Thankful today for this stability and sure foundation!  Blessings!


I’m writing today to tell you about this AMAZING , HANDS-ON, YEAR-LONG SCIENCE JOURNEY!  I wish my kids were still young enough for this!!  Great for homeschooling or just for fun and learning at home!

For All the Kids Who Love to Ask “Why?”


The Magic School Bus Science Club is a 12- month science kit subscription based on the award-winning series, The Magic School Bus. If you haven’t heard about the series before, each of the stories center on the antics of a frizzy-red haired fictional elementary school teacher, Ms. Frizzle, and her class, who board a “magic school bus” to take them on field trips to impossible locations, like the solar system, clouds, the past, and inside the human body. This story-based learning took the science scene by storm in the 90’s.

But it’s the 2000s!!

The kit subscription takes it to the next level with HANDS ON learning that all ties into the stories! It’s also HALF OFF FOR 10 MORE DAYS! This is a great choice for families with multiple children, kinesthetic, and visual learners – and just a fun, educational activity for a rainy day! The kits include experiments related to Volcanoes, Weather, Water, Fossils, Bacteria and Fungi, Star and Planets, and the weather, which, given recent events I want to brush up on, too.

One experiment I’ve been really excited to try is the Volcano Kit! The kit comes with a small volcanic rock, a pumice stone, sheets of paper, black paint, paint brush, a magnifying glass all to build a volcano. Check out the video below to see the fun experiment and explosive result (this one is from Educents so you don’t have to see my kitchen..)

And there are so many more experiments! Think of a sibling science club coming to life in your home – or friends bonding over making volcanoes explode, and learning all about how the human body works! Getting kids excited about STEM learning is exciting stuff. And it’s especially exciting because it’s HALF OFF FOR 10 MORE DAYS.

Here’s the run down:


The 12 Magic School Bus themed science experiments sent to your doorstep, monthly include:

  • Detailed, extensive 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information
  • Each manual was based on the award winning Magic School Bus Book (and TV) series
  • A handy dandy cheat sheet for adults, so you can lead the way with no background in science (shhh.. I always preferred reading…)
  • Tools and instructions for a at least 7 interactive experiments per month
  • Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each package topic (take advantage of this!!)
  • Certificate of Completion – a great way to reinforce learning and accomplishments

The Price: Package is for $119.00 currently (50% off deal for only ten days). You do have to pay it at once, but it comes out to $10/month over the course of the year. For me, that’s a solid investment!




Memory Celebration Specials!

It’s the time of year for LOTS of photo specials!  Keep checking back for specials from different photo companies!

Specials from Forever.

I will be doing a few more posts on Forever and what they offer!  I love my Artisan software to do digital scrapbooking, create invitations, cards,  gifts & more! Right now is a great time to get some digital content!  Use code 5off25art at checkout. And if you have projects ready to order get FREE Shipping on any order over $50.00.  Use Code Freeship50.  Yes, you can stack coupons!



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Get One Free 12 Month Wall Calendar Plus 40% Off Everything! use code LUCKYU at check out. Valid 10/12-10/16

A special from Wedding Party Diva Save 25% Off Party Invitations! Use code AFFPRTY25

Tiny Prints Specials Enjoy 25% Off Your Holiday Greetings and Invitations or 30% Off Orders of $149+.  Valid through Oct. 18th  use code HOL30OCT

New Customers Get $15 off $40, or $30 off $80! use code AFF30OFF

Enjoy 20% Off Your Tiny Prints Order Use code TINYPRINTS20

Think of all the fun projects!!
$5 off all orders of $25 or more! use code SAVE5
$15 off orders of $50 or more! use code SAVE15
Huge order bonus! Take $30 off ALL orders over $100 Use code SAVE30


Celebrating Memories!


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Penn Valley 2017 Registration info!!



It’s the time of year when we start taking registrations for our winter scrapbooking/memory celebration retreat!

Here are the details and I hope you can join us!
When: January 19, 2017 — January 21, 2017 (head home the morning of the 22nd)
Where: 7980 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, PA 17051
Early Registration: $185.00. Now — November 15, 2016
Regular Registration: $195.00. November 16, 2016 — December 15, 2016
Late Registration: $205.00. December 16, 2016 — January 19, 2017 (or capacity is reached)

Make all checks payable to Janice Nisly and give to your consultant or send to:

Janice Nisly
9049 Charity Lane
Catlett, Va 20119

**All cancellations are subject to a $75 non-refundable processing fee.
**Partial payment is not accepted for credit cards

Penn Valley On-line registration form


Reset, Nest, & a special offer

When it comes to setting goals September is the new January right?  I love setting goals & planning for the year in January, but somehow over time, especially summer, those goals get lost and set aside.  That has felt true for me this year.  Circumstances way beyond my control, forced me to set some things aside and focus on each day as it came.  Maybe that has been true for you as well.  So now feels like the perfect time to do a reset.

A tool that helped me to just step back and reevaluate at the beginning of the year was the 14 day  Make Over Your Mornings and Make Over Your Evenings  courses.  I am pulling them out and doing a refresher course these last few weeks of Aug.  And now I will be thinking of ways to make it work even when life takes crazy twists and turns and isn’t perfect. (It seldom is!)   Each days challenge only takes about 15 min.  I love Crystal’s real and practical tips!  These courses are so affordable, trust me, they are PACKED with great information and tools.  And the really cool thing is, these courses are on SALE two for the price of one now through  Aug 15th. Buy either Make Over Your Mornings or Make Over Your Evenings for $10 (normally $17)!  And as an added bonus, if you buy one title for $10, you can get the other title for $7!  (two for the price of one!) So if you’re like me and your morning and evening routines could use a little makeover, Join me!  It will be fun & rewarding!


Nest Entertainment Animated Bible Stories

Nest Learning Home School Curriculum

Last week my son came home with a DVD that they had loved as kids, but because it was on VHS we no longer had  it!  Then he asked me, Do you think we could find the Nest video, The Swan Princess?  Of course I had to check it out and see if Nest was still around.  Back in the day Nest was a Direct Sales company, and because I wanted the educational videos for my kids, and at the time they cost around $30.00 each,  I signed up to promote them.  I was able to earn the set for my family, and we LOVED the stories.  My favorites are the Hero classics.  My kids loved to  watch them and learned a lot in the process.  These video are for younger children and are very well done.  Most of them come as an interactive DVD, which includes a free downloadable coloring/activity book, a quiz, and extras you can access on your computer.   I am planning to get some of our favorites again to have on hand when younger guest are visiting and would like something to watch.  There are sample of the movies you can watch on the website.

And Nest offers so much more!!  Here is some info…  In addition to our extensive library of proprietary interactive DVDs, dramatized audios, resource books and motion pictures, we offer a broad array of third party produced academic and faith-based curriculum, supplemental materials, supplies, toys, games and other resources. Our web sites feature over 100,000 different products  I am excited to share more as I discover more!


A photo special from Shutterfly  available TODAY & tomorrow!
Get 30% off your order from Sutterfly using code
  Or get 20%  off using this code the rest of the year!!  20OFF2016


Make it a great week!






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Christmas in July from Shutterfly!

Christmas in July! Enjoy $20 off orders of $20 or more with code CHRISTMAS20. Valid: 7/20-7/26

Christmas in July! Enjoy $20 off orders of $20 or more with code CHRISTMAS20. Valid 7/20-7/26 only Offer is good for $20 off one qualifying merchandise order of $20 or more (after select discounts and before taxes, shipping and handling) through shutterfly.com, our mobile-friendly site or Shutterfly apps. Promo can only be redeemed once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on Make My Book services and fees, personalized postage stamps, prepaid plans, gift certificates, Videograms, cards sent using mailing services, prior purchases and orders placed for in-store pick up.


Summer is a great time to create books, get photo gifts and even get an early start on Christmas gifts!. Enjoy these specials that I found and am sharing with you! Also check out Versachalk at the end of the post! I love chalk art!


Enjoy Up to 50% off Your Shutterfly Order! Use Code MYFAVES at check out. Valid 7/14-7/19

Tiny Prints
Enjoy 20% Off Your Tiny Prints Order Use code Tinyprints20

Canvas On Demand!

Shop CanvasOnDemand.com Today!
Today’s special 75% OFF Any Photo Pillow!

CanvasonDemand.com – Turns Digital Photographs into Gorgeous Canvas Artwork! Click here!

Save 30% today! Code: Tropical30AFF  End 7/21  11pm


High quality photo gifts

Save up to 80% Off on Frames! Ends 7/28. Shop PictureFrames.com

And a fun company I am glad I found! Enjoy the savings!
Codes to use for savings!
Free shipping $35+ VCFREE35
15% off Any order VERSACHALK15
25% off orders of $50 or more! VERSACHALK25
Take 20% off all VersaChalk orders of $30 VERSACHALK20
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Take $10 off all VersaChalk orders of $40 or more! VCSAVE10
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Celebrating Memories!!

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Forever Print Sale July 19 – 31

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Dog Days of Summer Sale with 20% off ALL Forever print products from July 19 – 31. Check out the hottest updates in Forever Projects and print your favorite fun in the sun moments. It’s one summer sizzler that you won’t want to miss.

Find the deals here!!


30% sale on my favorite software!!

Artisan sale

Santa’s got one gift left in his sack… and it’s for you!
The big guy read the letter you sent him, and he agrees: let’s discount Artisan 5, Artisan 4, & Historian 4 one last time for the holidays! you can save 30% OFF the full price with promo code LastMinute!
Don’t worry about losing your projects or art. Santa’s got your back.
The elves put together this great, step by step guide for transferring all of your projects and digital art from StoryBook Creator to Artisan. It’s never been this easy to make the switch (PS: They made a similar document to help you upgrade to Historian)!
But you have to hurry. The sun is setting on our Christmas in June discounts. Time runs out for promo code LastMinute at 11:59pm PT, Thursday, June 30th.

Find it at Forever!


Free 8X8 book from Shutterfly!

Get One Free 8×8 Hard Cover Photo Book! use code AFREEBOOK at check out! Valid 6/20-6/26

Get One Free 8×8 Hard Cover Photo Book! use code AFREEBOOK at check out! Valid 6/20-6/26 Offer is good for one free 20-standard page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book through shutterfly.com, our mobile-friendly site or Shutterfly apps. Promo can only be redeemed once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Other cover types, additional pages, StorytellingTM styles, etc may be added to the current book for an additional fee. Or apply the current price of a 20-standard page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book (after taking into account any current discounts on shutterfly.com) toward the purchase of a larger photo book. Not valid on 5×7, 7×9 or 8×8 soft cover photo books, TripPix, prepaid plans, other products and prior purchases


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