Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Help Our Troops With the USO

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This Holiday Season, Can You Support Our Troops?

As we gather with our friends and families to celebrate the holiday season, take a moment to support our brave men and women overseas who continue to put their lives on the line to protect America.Donate_Holiday_Branded_Direct_Donate_2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Free The Enchanted Kingdom - Elisa's Adventure: PC Download

Free Games > Download and Play Today! | GameHouse: "GameHouse provides a free game that you can download and play free forever. The game is only available for one day full version free.
The Enchanted Kingdom - Elisa's Adventure: PC Download features:
  • Help a troubled kingdom in this fun mix of Match 3 and Hidden Object play.
  • Recover a precious ruby and discover the rightful heir to the throne.
  • Conquer a dragon, bring down a wicked witch, and more.
  • Play over 50 levels to gather resources and rebuild the once glorious realm.
  • Enjoy a magical adventure for the entire family.

Find the missing heir to the throne in The Enchanted Kingdom - Elisa's Adventure, and restore the beauty of a magical world.

The realm of Illisia was a peaceful one ruled by a gentle and just king who passed away unexpectedly, leaving no apparent heir and the kingdom in turmoil. His advisor, with help from the royal mage, began a search through the king's memoirs and encountered an unfamiliar name, Elisa. Could this be an heir? Quickly she was found, a young peasant girl, but with no real proof of who she was. Only by recovering a precious ruby would an answer be known, but this was a dangerous journey.

Follow Elisa as she ventures to discover her true origin. Help her conquer a fearsome dragon, face off against a giant plant and bring down a wicked witch, all while gathering the resources to rebuild what was once a glorious realm. Play two different Match-3 styles in over 50 levels to collect money and supplies, search for hidden objects to aid friends, and enjoy 10 mini-games along the way. Hours of fun await the brave of heart!

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The Enchanted Kingdom - Elisa's Adventure Screenshots:

System Requirements
  • Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows XP
  • 1.2 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 512MB RAM
  • DirectX 7.0
"If you miss the "totally free day" you can still get a limited free trial etc.:
Try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of The Enchanted Kingdom - Elisa's Adventure

Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Free "Raising Money=Smart Kids" E-book

This is a fun freebie that's educational for all parents to help their kids about finances, whether they're in homeschool or not.
"“Raising Money Smart Kids” is a 31-page e-book filled with…
activities you can do with your child from the cradle to college to teach financial success
- specific strategies for children of all ages to help them understand how to save, spend and invest their money wisely
= easy to read tips and techniques with age-by-age recommendations on what responsibilities kids should have with their money"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time Management & Personal Style Free Gift Ebooks Today for Small Biz etc.

Get the 10 tips to purposeful time management plus 8 easy-to-use forms in the Time Management Purpose Pack
Secrets to Finding Your Perfect Style & Filling Your Closet with Clothes You Love..With this eCourse, you will finally understand…

* Why following the latest fashion styles & trends doesn’t work for you…
* Why even with a closet filled with clothes, you still feel like you have nothing to wear…
* Why you keep buying clothes you don’t love…
* How shopping for clothes can become an enjoyable experience…
* How to get used to being noticed once you discover your unique beauty…
* How to discover your “inner voice” & create a style all your own…
* How you can express your feelings more openly…

* How to create a wardrobe you will fall in love with every time you open your closet door!.

VetoViolence Portal Offers Tools to Stop Violence

I've always detested violence. Just found this portal on Facebook that provides tools to help prevent it. So I thought I would help to spread the word! If we can save one person, even, it's worth it!
As they describe the portal: Violence is a complex public health problem, but it can be prevented. VetoViolence is the CDC’s online violence prevention portal. Join the conversation.Click here to check it out: VetoViolence

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Free Ebook of "Minute to Win It -Fun Holiday Games

Mom or Dad (or other guardian/grandparent etc.) should go to this site to download the free ebook of Christmas games. We saw the live shows on NBC and always enjoy the show as a family. So this ebook will be great fun for our holiday/Christmas activities and you don't need to have watched the show to use them.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Past & Present Tense Verb Tense File Folder Game

Verb Tense File Folder Game: "This is a game for children who are learning
about verbs. After reading the listed verb on
the gifts, children decide which tree to place
it under, the Past Tense or the Present

Christmas Math Simple Math File Folder Game

Simple Math File Folder Game: "This is a simple math game for children who are
working on early addition and subtraction skills.
Children solve the equations on the ornaments
and hang them on the correct tree."

Multiple Blessings Angel Multiplication File Folder Games

"This is a multiplication game for children who are
starting to work on early multiplication facts.
Children read the equations on the angels
wings, and find the angel with the correct
answer." Click here to get it:

Free Season Match 2: PC Download Game

Season Match 2: PC Download 

  • Challenging match-3 gameplay
  • Unique hidden object levels
  • Original mini-games
  • Compelling storyline
  • Amazing full-screen graphics
Make a magical kingdom bloom again in Season Match 2, a unique combination of challenging match-3 puzzles and hidden object fun! Prince January, son of the Snow Queen, has turned this whimsical world into a winter wasteland. Save the seasons by clicking matching game pieces to remove them from the screen and collect powerful artifacts. Between these match-3 puzzles, use your power of perception to solve challenging hidden object levels and restore this fairytale land to all its glory. A fantastic adventure for casual gamers, Season Match 2 features two great game modes, original mini-games, and addictive gameplay. Take a look with the free trial version, or get the full version and experience the sights, sounds, and extraordinary fun of Season Match 2. Play Season Match 2 today, the kingdom needs you.
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System Requirements
  • Windows 2000/Windows Vista/Windows XP
  • 666 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 128MB RAM
  • DirectX 7.0

 "GameHouse provides a free game that you can download and play free forever. The game is only available for one daytotally free that way." Click here:
Free Games > Download and Play Today! | GameHouse:
If you want to get a free limited time trial on another day, check here:

Color Words File Folder Game

"Use these stockings for children ready to work
colored candy canes to the correct stocking.For
extra fun, glue the stockings to the folder" Color Words File Folder Game:

Candy Cane Color Game

Candy Cane Color Game: "Let children find the correct candy cane for
each patterned stocking."

Monday, December 20, 2010

Free Video Game Full Version Today OnlyAdventures of Robinson Crusoe: PC Download

4.1 StarsWe're very excited about this freebie today at Gamehouse! It will be perfect to include in a homeschool or classroom lesson about Robinson Crusoe. Whether you've already read the book or plan to (see below) I highly recommend you download this game to go along with it. I know we are! See more details on the game below, and if you missed today's free full version, never fear you can still get a short trial or something. (more info below.)
To get it totally free today, click here: Free Games > Download and Play Today! | GameHouse: "GameHouse provides a free game that you can download and play free forever. The game is only available full version free for one day. If you miss it today check out more info below.
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: PC Download
  • Based on Daniel Defoe's epic novel of hope and survival
  • Choose from two great game modes: Relaxed and Survivor
  • Play through over 30 challenging levels
  • Explore more than 35 scenes from the book
  • Enjoy stunning, full-screen graphics

Daniel Dafoe's epic novel of survival and hope comes to life in vivid detail in Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, an engrossing hidden object game starring you as the shipwrecked hero! Search dozens of detailed scenes for cleverly hidden items, solve unique brain-teasers, and experience first-hand the thrilling action of the classic masterpiece. Each step of your journey is an immersive new way to experience this timeless tale of adventure, faith, and friendship. Play a leisurely game in Relaxed mode, or race against the clock in Survivor mode. Both great ways to play feature original hidden object challenges you'll want to return to again and again. Play the free download version or go for the full version of Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and set sail for amazing hidden object fun!

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System Requirements
  • Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista
  • 1 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256MB RAM
  • DirectX
"To get a limited free short trial on another day, or the whole version for a fee, click here:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fun Color Christmas Flash Cards Free

Christmas Flash CardsI love flash cards for homeschool. We use them for fun games to make learning more exciting. Just found these and thought I'd share them really quick
Christmas Flash Cards Word List: Bell, Candle, Stocking, Candy Cane, Red, Green, Cookie, Gingerbread, Ham, Pie, Holly, Mistletoe, Poinsettia, Wreath, Angel, Jesus Christ, Gifts, Presents, Magi, Star, Christmas Tree, Rudolph, Lights, List, Ribbon, Toys, Wrapping, Chimney, Elf, North Pole, Reindeer, Sled, Sleigh, Hat, Santa Claus, Snowman.

10 Free Photo Post Cards Great For Holiday or New Year's Cards, Etc.

Postcard BabyWoohoo! I love free ways to share my photos with family and friends, especially during the holidays when we're even more broke than usual. BzzAgent let me know about the free trial of 10 postcards totally free (no credit card required) from Cell Phone Post and you can share in this killer freebie too! As you can see from the picture above, they usually cost 99 cents each, so you're getting 10 bucks free basically. They even mail them for free and you can get 10 different ones! PLUS you don't have to use a cellphone or cellphone photos to use the service!
     I think at this point I'll use some of my 10 for Happy New Year cards :)

As they put it: 

Family and friends are important year round, but around the holidays, you’d have to be a downright Scrooge to not get in touch.

One of the easiest ways to let them know you’re thinking about ‘em is by sending a Cellphone Postcard. Seriously, it’s so easy!

If you haven’t registered yet, visit now to get started for free. Then you’ll be able to turn your cell phone and digital photos into real postcards with a custom message and have them sent to friends and family anywhere in the world. Once you create your postcard, it usually only takes a few days to go out in the mail. How’s that for happy holidays?

I just registered myself and it was simple. I did NOT have to provide my cellphone number where asked, so if you don't want to either, don't worry about it, just leave that blank.

I'm going to send my 10 free postcards to family far away: one for the grandparents on my side, one to my mother-in-law, one to my daughter in college (and probably another for her to share with her boyfriend :) ) and I'll keep you posted on the rest. I think they'll be perfect Happy New Year's cards :)

Free Pizza Chef 2 Video Download Full Version Free Today Only

3.7 Stars
Average Rating
We all love pizza in our family. Especially the kids! So I use the concept of pizza often in home schooling, particularly for my youngest. I've created and used fun pizza style hands-on games for him (more on that in future blog) and you name it. The work great to teach fractions etc. in homeschool or classroom.
So this game looks like great fun to add on to a lesson or as a reward. And since it's entirely free today, it's the perfect price for frugal homeschoolers like us :)
Free Games > Download and Play Today! | GameHouse: "GameHouse provides a free game that you can download and play free forever. The game is only available free as a full version for one day so hopefully you can download it today." If not, see how you can still try it free etc. below:

Here are the details:
  • Start the pizza party with a fun mix of Match 3 and Time Management.
  • Make pizzas, cut sandwiches, serve piping hot burgers and more.
  • Earn coins for purchasing upgrades and even more delicious recipes.
  • Play 70 fantastic levels and win delightful trophies.
  • Enjoy fun mini-games including Hidden Object searches.

Double your toppings with the pizza-rific fun of Pizza Chef 2, the exciting new sequel ready to serve you a slice of goodness.

Chris and her famous chef uncle are about to open up a new restaurant venture when her uncle surprisingly decides to disappear for an unknown reason. That leaves Chris all alone on opening day, but she's determined to proceed now that the restaurant is completely hers. She soon learns why her uncle left, and while he continues to look in on her from time to time, there is no telling where this new venture is about to take her.

Join Chris in running her own restaurant and overcome any obstacles that may appear. Play a fun blend of Match 3 simplicity mixed with a helping of Time Management frenzy to cook and serve food to all of her customers. Make pizzas, cut sandwiches and serve piping hot burgers, then earn coins for purchasing upgrades and more delicious recipes. With 70 fantastic levels, brand new meals, trophies and fun mini-games, including Hidden Object, this is one pizza party that you simply cannot pass up.

Try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Pizza Chef 2 today!

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System Requirements
  • Windows 7/Windows XP/Windows Vista
  • 1 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256MB RAM
  • DirectX 7.0
On other days you can try a limited time version or get the whole thing for a price:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Super Sale deal PLUS 50 bucks off coupon for DYMO LabelWriter 450 Duo Pro Wow!

Give a DYMO® this holiday season or Buy One For yourself!

Give the gift of hassle-free labeling
For the home or for the office, a DYMO® printer makes a thoughtful holiday gift, and one that’s sure to leave a permanent [Your Name Here] label across the heart of any recipient. Head to dymo.comto to find out more, or better yet click the pic at Amazon where there's a great deal right now for tons off so you can save even more with the coupon code below! You'll find the perfect printer for your friend, loved one or boss who just needs one more good reason to promote you. Or get one for yourself.

The LableWriter 450 Duo that DYMO gave me as a Bzzagent and that I just love is one fantastic choice. I use mine for homeschool tons, business, crafts, scrapbooking, you name it! (More details in another blog entry another day. :)

Here are the Technical Details

  • Offers the features of a LabelWriter 400 Turbo with the added value of a DYMO electronic labelmaker built right in!
  • Prints labels and tapes in one machine using the same software.
  • Makes labels for envelopes, packages, files, name badges and more in seconds from your PC or Mac via USB Connection.
  • Prints over 40 styles and sizes of paper labels.
Use and share the $50 discount
Save $50 on your purchase of the DYMO® LabelWriter® 450 Duo this season, or pass along the savings to friends by using and sharing the code BZZDUO2010.

Free Christmas Elf Bowling Last Insult Video Game Today

It's fun to have a Christmas-related video game. (They should make a nativity one!) This one has good ratings:
3.5 Stars
  • Strike your way to holiday fun in this wacky bowling game
  • Help Santa straighten up those pesky elves once and for all
  • Play four fantastic modes against the computer or friends
  • Unlock new bowling balls and use twisted power-ups to sabotage opponents
  • Enjoy this zany competition with the entire family

Roll your way to holiday fun and show those pesky elves who is the boss in Elf Bowling 7 1-7 - The Last Insult!

The elves are up to their mischievous ways and are preparing to go on strike once again. Santa has had just about enough this time and needs your help to show those crazy elves what the true meaning of "strike" is! Lace up your best pair of shoes, polish that shiny Christmas ball and prepare for the wackiest competition yet!

Hurl the ball towards elf pins in four fantastic modes against the computer or friends. Select from three outrageous lanes and use your favorite bowling ball to see who is the best. Unlock new bowling balls and avatars while playing and, as always, there are tons of twisted power-ups to help your game or sabotage opponents!

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Elf Bowling 7 1-7 - The Last Insult Screenshots: (Click to enlarge)

System Requirements
  • Windows Vista/Windows XP/Windows 2000
  • 1 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256MB RAM
  • DirectX 8.1
To get your download free today, you can click here: Free Games > Download and Play Today! | GameHouse: "GameHouse provides a free game that you can download and play free forever. The game is only available for one day full version free."
On other days, you can still try it for free but only for a limited time frame: Try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Elf Bowling 7 1-7 - The Last Insult today to slide, strike and score your way to holiday bowling fun!
Have fun and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

This Month's Free Booklet He Asked Me To Remind You About Christmas -Free

Free Booklet - Key Life Network: "each month Steve writes a letter expressing what's on the top of his head at the moment. We've compiled several of his monthly letters from recent years on Christmas: Darkness Won't Overcome the Light, I Have A Confession To Make, Is Jesus Against Christmas Parties?, You Can't Get Away From Him, and Christmas Trees Before Thanksgiving! Pain. Steve's personal struggle with Christmas. Celebration. The birth of Jesus Christ."
Key Life has a goal to provide our listeners with thought-provoking Biblical content, so they can become strong Christians who seek God's will each day of their lives.

Four Free Christmas Audio Favorites

The Erskines are giving us four cool audios today for this holiday season. They are four more wonderful audio programs from the days of old time radio that tell some truly delightful Christmas stories. Your whole family will enjoy these wonderful, heart-warming tales and parables."

To get them, just click here: Freebie of the Day:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Easy Ornament for all ages

I recently found out about another homeschooling blog I enjoy called Love to Learn. She has this cute and simple Christmas Craft we're going to make too:

"Glue ‘n Glitter Easy Ornament
Even a little one can make this super easy, sparkly ornament! All you need is glue, glitter and waxed paper. No perfection needed." Just click here for full details and instructions:

Great Fun Extra For World Geography, Art, Museum, Free Grace's Quest - To Catch An Art Thief: PC Download Full Version To Play Forever Free Today Only

I grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries, so I've always liked a good mystery, especially if it doesn't involve violent crimes like murder (like most mysteries seem to today, unfortunately.) So since we also love art over here, and a dream of mine is to visit most of the world's museums someday including the Louvre, today's game that totally free today only sounds like it should be way fun! Plus even somewhat educational about world geography, the world's museums, and famous artworks at the same time! I'm going to use it as a treat to go along with our homeschool lessons on the above topics. I find these games to be great incentives for my kids, who love video games for fun so they might as well learn at the same time!
  • Capture art thieves and save your friend in this Hidden Object chase.
  • Travel to museums around the world following a trail of clues.
  • Use your investigative skills through 25 colorful scenes.
  • Play 20 unique mini-games and meet charismatic characters.
  • Enjoy an intriguing adventure with the entire family.

Foil a ring of thieves and save your best friend from danger in Grace's Quest - To Catch An Art Thief, an edge-of-your-seat chase around the world.

Grace is visiting her best friend Chloe in Paris when they decide to go see The Louvre. While walking around gazing upon the wonderful works of art, a group of thieves strikes, taking the Mona Lisa, and kidnapping Chloe in the process. Now Grace, along with a hunky agent from Interpol, is on the hunt around the world to find those thieves and rescue Chloe.

Join in the chase and capture them before something happens to the artwork and her best friend. Explore 25 colorful locations when you visit the crime scene, and other heists, to collect evidence that will guide you to the thieves. Search for well-hidden objects and interact with 20 unique mini-games as you follow the intriguing story featuring charismatic characters. Can you pick up the trail and stop the thieves in time?

Critics say, "With a great story, solid gameplay, and good looks to boot, Grace's Quest is a triple threat." See for yourself when you try the free trial version or download the full version of Grace's Quest - To Catch An Art Thief today!

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System Requirements
  • Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows XP
  • 800 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256MB RAM
  • DirectX 8.1
Click here to get it totally free forever today: Free Games > Download and Play Today! | GameHouse: "GameHouse provides a free game that you can download and play free forever. The game is only available for one day"
If you miss the totally free forever day, you can download a timed trial free and buy it for a small price here: