Dive Into Your Imagination Review


Strange as this may sound, sometimes the hardest reviews to write are for the products you love the most. This is one of those cases. I feel that no matter what I choose to say about this product, it will not do it justice and I will not be able to fully explain why I love it so. I can honestly say that this is one of my all-time favorite reviews!

Dive Into Your Imagination was created by Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie.  Her knowledge and experience of the ocean seem to be as vast as the seas themselves. Trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, she has lived and worked around the world as a scuba diving instructor, a boat captain, underwater photographer, and cinematographer. She then took all the information gleaned from her life experiences and founded Dive Into Your Imagination with the goal of changing the way a new generation views the ocean. 

Ocean Annie
Did you know that our ocean is responsible for 70% of the oxygen our planet needs, holds 98% of our water, and is an important protein source for 70% of people on our planet?  

Together with a team of educators, cross-curricular guides were created to accompany these award winning DVD's that we as TOS Crew members had the awesome privilege of reviewing: What Makes A Fish A Fish?; Who Lives in the Sea?; and Dive Into Diversity. Each of these DVDs has 8 main chapters and a couple of bonus tracks that explain scuba diving and production. For each of the chapters on the DVD, there is a correlating chapter in the educator guide of the same name. Each unit has 6-7 activity stations with age appropriate activities to choose from. 
I reviewed What Makes A Fish A Fish? From the second this video started until the moment it ended, my 2 and 4 year old children sat mesmerized. When it was over, they asked to watch it again. And yet again. Each time, they discovered something new and asked more and more questions. Thanks to the guide, I had all the answers I needed. Although intended for pre-k to 3rd grade age levels, this DVD appealed to my entire family from oldest to youngest, adults included. The cinematography and musical score brought to life the amazing underwater world of fish from around the world. It is the best of both worlds being entertaining and educational at the same time! 

Photobucket Who Lives in the Sea? teaches children (and their parents) about the animals living in the ocean. 

PhotobucketDive Into Diversity teaches children about all the variety of life under the sea and how animals rely on one another for for survival.

These DVDs can be purchased for $19.95 each. There are 2 editions of each guide available for separate purchase for these titles: pre-K to K and 1-3 grade. The guides are available as a printed version for $299.99 for the entire set or as individual PDF files for $69.95. Through the end of June, there will be FREE shipping on any order placed through www.AnnieCrawley.com/store. As a special for homeschool parents, Annie will gift you a set of PDFs with the purchase of the DVDs. Just make sure to let her know in the notes that you are a Homeschool Parent when you place your order. What a great deal!

If you are looking to take your family on a trip of a lifetime, learn more about Kids Sea Camp at http://familydivers.com/. Every summer Annie travels with this company that specializes in family travel and focuses on ocean education, photography, scuba diving, and the environment. 

You can find Dive Into Your Imagination on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and on YOU TUBE!

To read what other TOS Crew members thought of this fascinating, awe-inspiring product, please visit the TOS Crew blog.


My New Favorite #OPI Nail Polish

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Instead of candy this past Easter, my daughter wanted a couple bottles of the limited edition OPI New York City Ballet Collection polishes. (She ended up getting candy too!) She chose "You Callin' Me a Lyre?" and "Pirouette My Whistle". Now, over these past couple of months, I've seen the polish on her nails and commented on how pretty it is but I've not paid much more attention to it than that. 
(Read about it on her blog Whimsy Hive!) 

Until, that is, she gave me a mani/pedi and used the "You Callin' Me A Lyre" polish on my nails. I fell it love with it! My nails are pretty short and I really don't like vibrant color on them screaming "LOOK AT ME"! This color is the perfectly muted color of leotard pink and goes with everything I wear. 

"You Callin' Me A Lyre" with glitter on nail tips.
I am amazed at how durable this polish is. I'm going on 4 days and so far there is not so much as one chip even though my hands have taken a beating doing dishes, cleaning, washing my hands, & you name it. 

But, there is a problem. My daughter told me I couldn't have hers. (GASP!) This was a limited collection so I wasn't sure I would be able to find any bottles left in our area. Luckily, our JCPenney has ONE bottle and they are saving it for me until I can stop by to pick it up. I've also been told there is a remaining bottle at a local Kroger store. Am I going to drive all over my town buying up any remaining bottles? Why, yes, I am! (So, don't worry Anna! I won't take YOUR bottle!)

While not pictures of the New York City Ballet, here are some pictures of my daughter in her first ballet recital. It was beautiful!
My daughter, on the left.

Lyrical Dance
So, thank you OPI for giving me the perfect nail polish and thank you Anna for introducing me to it in the first place! 

#Homemade Vanilla Extract

I do a lot of baking so I use quite a bit of vanilla. I don't know if you've purchased pure vanilla extract recently, but it's expensive! A couple of years ago, I started making my own vanilla extract. It produces the same results as store bought, but for a mere fraction of the cost.

I've seen a lot of different recipes for homemade extract, but the two basic ingredients are alcohol and vanilla beans.

Here is how I make mine:

  • I start out with 4 vanilla beans (the last ones I used were Trader Joe's Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans) and with a sharp knife, I cut them down the middle almost to the top. 
  • Next, I place them in a pint-sized mason jar. I would think any type of glass jar would be ok to use as long as it had a lid that fit tightly and was tall enough for the beans. 
  • The next step is to pour enough vodka into the jar to cover the beans, replace the lid, and tighten it. 
  • After giving it a swirl, I put the jar into the cabinet and let it sit for at least 4-6 weeks before using it. 
Every so often, I'll top it off with more vodka. This lasted for me for about a year before I needed to replace my vanilla beans. 

As far as the vodka goes, we don't drink so I'm not particular to any one brand. I use whatever my husband picks up for me and it all seems to work the same!  

I'm still experimenting with vanilla beans, but so far I like the Madagascar beans. They are expensive, but the more you buy, the cheaper the "per bean" price is and in the long run, it's much cheaper than buying the extract at the store.

Here is a photo of my vanilla after 3 weeks. It's getting a nice amber color to it and smells more like vanilla than vodka now!

I'm thinking of trying to make peppermint extract for the holidays. What about you? Have you made your own extracts? Do you have any tips to share? I'd love to hear them!

#LendersHealthyGrain Bagels Review

We all know how important it is to start the day out right with a healthy breakfast, but sometimes there's just not time. Run here, rush there- no time to eat. Lender's makes it easy to start the day out right with their new Healthy Grain bagels. 

I reviewed the Multi-Grain variety, and they were a hit with my entire family. I had one with peanut butter and an apple for a nutritious breakfast and we also used them for egg salad sandwiches for lunch. The taste and texture were beyond compare and they've made a Lender's fan out of me.

Lender's Healthy Grain bagels come in Multi-Grain and Oat varieties and can be found in the refrigerated section on your Walmart Supercenter. Healthy Grain Multi-Grain bagels are made with 7 grains, are high in dietary fiber (6g per serving), and are a great source of protein at 11g per serving! Love the health benefits of oatmeal? Did you know that you can get as much fiber from a bagel as a bowl of oatmeal! They're made with real rolled oats and lightly sweetened with a touch of honey which makes them deliciously nutritious.

Try some today!

2012 CHEK Family and Homeschool Conference

Whether you already homeschool or are just considering it, the 2012 CHEK Family and Homeschool Conference is the perfect opportunity to fellowship with other homeschoolers, discover new curriculum, and listen to an awesome line-up  of speakers. The event is being held in beautiful Louisville, KY. I've never been to a homeschool conference or convention myself, so I'm really hoping to be able to work it out to attend.
Read on for more information!

Register today to attend the 2012 CHEK Family and Homeschool Conference! 

When: June 22-23

8911 3rd Street Road
Louisville, KY 40272

Cost: Free registration for members. Public/Non-members must pay $50 registration fee.

The conference is also free for Pastors, Associate Pastors, and Missionaries. If you live in IN, OH, TN, MO, or WV and are a member of your state homeschool association, you will also receive free registration.

Speakers Include: Rick Green, Israel Wayne, Carol Topp, Joel Grewe, Ruth J. Smith, and Malia Russel. 

Confirmed Vendors: 


Creative Creations

Rod and Staff - Bible Way Books 

 Handbells Made Easy


6515 Signature Drive
Louisville, KY 40213
Mention Christian Home Educators of Kentucky for a special rate of $69.99 per night!

Find 2012 CHEK Family and Homeschool Conference on FACEBOOK.

Is Your Little Girl the Next Little Miss Coppertone?

Who doesn't recognize the adorable Little Miss Coppertone? She's the picture of wholesome cuteness! 

Coppertone is celebrating little girls by searching for the one who best personifies the spirit of Coppertone. All you have to do is submit a photo of your little girl, ages 2-8, by June 22nd to enter. Special guest judge Alison Sweeney will lead the judging team in selecting finalists and starting on July 13th, America will vote to choose the next Little Miss Coppertone! The winner gets a dream family vacation and will be featured in a Coppertone print ad! To enter the contest and read the official rules, visit the Coppertone Facebook page

No purchase necessary. Contest ends June 22, 2012. Click for details..
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Disney/Pixar's Brave Freedom Broch Video

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I had to laugh when I watched this! Brave arrives in theaters everywhere June 22. Are you planning on taking the kiddos to see it? Since there are 7 of us, we rarely go to the movies so we'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD to watch it. We LOVE Pixar movies!


The Woodcarver DVD Review

The Woodcarver starring John Ratzenberger 
Rated: PG
Run Time: 91 minutes

About the Movie:
Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.
What I thought of the Movie:

I thoroughly enjoyed watching it! I lended it to my parents to watch as well, and my dad loved the movie so much that I gave it to him to keep. His dad, my grandpa, was a carpenter and he also carved wood so this movie touched a sentimental cord within us. 

I thought that the cast was well chosen and each gave a great performance. The story line was believable and wholesome, something rare this day and age. This is definitely a great family movie that tells the story of how faith in God can bring about forgiveness, change, and restore broken relationships. 

If you are looking for a good movie to watch, I highly recommend The Woodcarver!

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Soda Stream Giveaway - Ends 5/31

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 Soda Stream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's
Start-Up Kit ($99.95 Value)

Starts May 24, 2012 12:01 AM ~ Ends May 31, 2012 12:01 AM

I have teamed up with Nanas Deals and More who was  given the oppurtunity to do a review on the " Soda Stream" and has teamed up with a great group of bloggers ( all below on giveaway form) to help give away a (1) " Soda Stream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95 Value) " to "ONE" Lucky Winner.
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#Homemade Baby Wipes

I previously mentioned that we are trying to cut costs and be as frugal as possible. It's an ongoing learning process for us, and some habits (such as careless spending) are difficult to break. We're working on it though!
One of the ways we've been able to save money is by making our own baby wipes. Not only do I have children still in diapers, but my older kids use them once and a while too so we go through quite a bit of them which gets pretty costly.
Homemade wipes cost about $1 or less per batch to make. If you do well at couponing, you could make them for a lot less than that. 

What you need:

1 Roll of Bounty or Viva paper towels (the cheap, thin towels won't work)
1 Tbsp Baby Oil
1 Tbsp Baby Wash
1 to 1 & 1/2 cups water (I like my wipes with more moisture so I use 1 & 1/2 cups).
Several drops of Essential Oil if desired. (I use 5 drops of Lavender Oil per batch.)

Cut your roll of paper towels in half with a sharp knife. You will use 1/2 roll per batch. Place 1/2 roll in a plastic container with lid or re-use a round wipes container. Mix together all of the above ingredients and pour over paper towels and place lid on container. Let sit for several minutes and then turn container upside down for several more minutes so mixture will soak fully into paper towels. Turn back over, remove lid and pull cardboard roll out of the middle of the roll. This will start your roll for you and you will be able to pull wipes out of the middle!

I'm able to make 96 wipes per batch this way, but this also depends on what size roll I buy. I was recently able to buy a 12-pack of Bounty paper towels for $8.99 at CVS which ends up being about .37 cents per batch for paper towels. 

I have also used liquid Bronner's Organic Castille soap that I found on clearance at Target for .96 cents and it works great as well!

This container is too big, but it's all I have to use right now.

The wipes pull easily out of the middle!
Let me know if you try making your own! I'd love to know what you think about them. 

#Free Candy Bars, Kotex, & McDonald's Cherry Berry Chiller This Week!

I had a pretty decent freebie haul today! 

What I got:
2 boxes of U by Kotex tampons. 
1 bag of Carefree pantyliners
4 Hershey's Air Delights
2 Milky Way candy bars
2 McDonald's Cherry Berry Thrillers
2 Redbox movies
1 $5 Target GC


U by Kotex Sleek Tampons 18 pack are $3.99 at Walgreens this week = $3 RR.
I used the $1/1 U by Kotex coupon that was in the 5/20 Sunday paper and paid $2.99 for each box in 2 separate transactions.
Got back $6 Register Rewards!

Carefree Acti-fresh Pantyliners 20 count are .99 at Kroger. 
I used the $1 off any Carefree Acti-Fresh product that I received with a sample I recently received.
Final price FREE!

Select Hershey's candy bars are currently on sale at Kroger Buy 2 Get 1 Free. 
I used two "Buy 1 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Get 1 Hershey's Air Delight Free" coupons that were in the 5/20 Sunday paper. 
Final price paid $1.78 for 2 candy bars and got 4 FREE.

Really aggravated at myself for missing out on getting my Milky Way candy bars totally free at CVS this week but I did end up getting 2 free at Kroger. 
I used two .75/1 Milky Way coupons that I printed from Coupons.com which Kroger doubled up to $1 each. I paid $1.56 for 2 candy bars and got 2 FREE.

If you got the 5/20 Sunday paper, check the USA Weekend insert for a McDonald's coupon for a free 12 oz. Cherry Berry Chiller. I bought 2 papers, so I had 2 coupons. My daughter and I each used a coupon to get our Chillers for FREE.

I had several Redbox promo codes (one from a Totino's pizza package and the other 2 from Redbox because their kiosk was messed up and I couldn't return a movie) so I rented Thor and The Vow for 1 night for FREE. Now my only problem is deciding which one to watch first!

At Target, I purchased 2 Banana Boat products for $6.49 each and used two $1/1 Banana Boat Target Store coupons and received a $5 Target GC at checkout which I used on a separate transaction of toddler Crocs which they have on sale this week for $10 a pair. 

So, what deals have you found this week? I'd love to hear about them!

Homemade Laundry Detergent

In an effort to save money to pay off some bills, we have recently chosen the path of frugality. This means making my own laundry detergent, baby wipes, household cleaners, etc. I've found that they work just as well, if not better, than store bought products but at a fraction of the cost (and added chemicals, I might add)!

If you are interested, I am posting the recipes on my blog. In order to make them easier to find, I will post each recipe separately. Feel free to email or comment with any questions. I'd also love to hear your frugal tips if you have any to pass on!

Homemade Laundry Detergent Gel:

  • Grate 1/3 bar of soap in saucepan. I use Fels Naptha,which can be purchased at our local Kroger or online at places like Soaps Gone Buy. If you can't find Fels Naptha, you can also Zote or Ivory soap. I've found when using the Ivory, the entire bar must be used.
  • Add 6 cups of water & heat until soap melts.
  • Add 1/2 cup Borax and 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (please note that this is NOT the same thing as baking soda) and stir until dissolved. These can be found in the laundry aisle in our local grocery stores.

  • Remove from heat. This is when I add my essential oil. (This is not necessary, but I like having a scented detergent. I usually use about 40 drops of essential Lavender oil.)
  • Pour 4 cups hot water in bucket. I was given some Kitty Litter buckets which I washed out and use for making my soap but a 5 gallon bucket or any other 2+ gallon container with a lid will work as well.

  • Add soap mixture & stir.
  • Next add 1 gallon + 6 cups water and stir again.
  • Let sit for 24 hours to form a gel before using. This will not be a thick gel. It's actually kind of "gloopy" for lack of a better word. :) It's a bit sudsy because I swirled  the bucket around a bit. Smells SO good!
I use old laundry detergent bottles and bleached out milk jugs to store my homemade detergent. The bottle caps like the yellow one pictured below hold a little bit more than the 1/2 cup required per load so I use a Sharpie to mark the 1/2 cup mark on the lid and use it to measure my detergent.

 This detergent is VERY LOW (to none) sudsing but it's the soap that cleans your clothes, not the suds! I have heard that this recipe can also be used in front loaders, but reduce the amount to 1/4 cup.

No suds!

This recipe makes enough for approximately 64 loads and costs around 1 penny per load!

I'm off to hang my laundry on the line! If you line-dry as well, remember to pour about 1/2 cup white vinegar in the rinse cycle which will act as a fabric softener. 

Feeling Like Super Mom

Tuesday was a rare productive day for me. Not that I'm lazy (well, I guess sometimes I am). I just have a few health issues which bog me down sometimes. So, getting all this stuff crossed off of my "to do" list had me pretty much feeling like Super Mom! Please allow me to revel in that feeling, because I'm sure I won't experience a day like that again any time soon! LOL

I started the day out making chocolate chocolate chip breakfast muffins. Believe it or not, they were actually pretty healthy which was a good thing since my 4 year old ate more than half of them throughout the day. He's such a picky eater that I was almost glad he pigged out on them.

After breakfast, my son and I spent the next 2 hours pulling weeds and mulching my flower beds. They look SO much better than they did before which makes me wonder why I procrastinated  for so long. Here is an embarrassing "before" photo:
And here are some "after" shots:

We also worked on a few other areas and I finished planting the tray full of plants that he got me for Mother's Day. ALL purple - my favorite color!

I still have a lot of work to do in this area. The daybed frame pictured above needs sanded down and painted for one. We also need to lay down a bunch of big flat river rocks where we have our picnic table. Right now, it's just ugly brown dirt and when it rains, there is so much water that pools in the area. I'm hoping the sand we use to set the rocks will help alleviate that problem. Otherwise, we'll have to move the picnic table.

One more area we are working on is this one:
It's pretty much always in the shade so I have a difficult time planting flowers there. I had a rose bush in this area, but it never once bloomed in the 4 years it was there so I recently moved it to another area. Hoping it survives the transplant! After I took this picture, my 12 year old twins went down to our creek and got some rocks for the border. They rode a bike down the road with their little brother's wheelbarrow tied to the back. Much easier than carrying the rocks in a bucket!

After the yard work, along with normal daily chores, I was also able to wash a few loads of laundry and hang them on the line (LOVE the way line-dried clothes smell!), made up a batch of homemade laundry soap, started another batch of homemade vanilla extract, made homemade biscuits and cinnamon bread pudding to go with dinner, made homemade baby wipes and worked on some blog posts. I was totally exhausted come bed time, but in a good way!

I have to say, it's a very good thing I was able to get so much done on Tuesday because on Wednesday morning, I woke up with such a horrid sinus/migraine that I wasn't even able to sit upright. Thank goodness for older kids who can help with the little ones at times like these. I've not been feeling well for the past 2 & 1/2 months but whenever I would call my doctor, I was told they couldn't fit me in. They called in prescriptions for me a couple of times (without seeing me), but I finally had enough and recently switched doctors. I saw my new doctor today and after a shot of pain meds in the office and picking up several prescriptions for a chronic sinus infection, I hope I am finally on the road to recovery! I still have to schedule a CT Scan of my sinuses but I'm so thankful for a doctor who actually acts like a doctor!

What about you? How is your week going? I'd love to hear about it!

Go Science Review



Go Science is a creation-based DVD series authored by teacher Mr. Ben Roy. Each of the 67 demonstrations of physical and chemical science has a spiritual application and points to God, our Creator. This series is recommended for ages 6-14. 
Mr. Roy's goal is to captivate, motivate, and inspire students to be excited about science while providing effective instruction at the same time. 

The Go Science series, regularly listed for $14.95 individually or $79.95 for the entire set is available at L.E.S. for $8.97 each or $47.95 for the set of 6. 

As a TOS Crew member, I received for review Volume 4: Chemistry, States of Matter, Life Sciences which includes the following demonstrations:

Chemical Luminescense       Liquid Nitrogen
Exploding Bottle                    Single Cell
Exploding Balloons                Optical illusion
Flash Paper                              Lycopodium Powder
pH                                             Camouflage
Root Beer Float

Volume 6: Water, Space, Solar System which includes these demonstrations:

Water Disappear                     Make a Rocket
Boil Water In A Paper Cup    Living in Space
Properties of Water                Solar System
Floating Balls                           Centripetal Force
As Cold As Outer Space

Other available videos in the series:

If you are interested in purchasing any of these titles, please visit Library and Education Services. L.E.S. is a small family owned distributorship serving resellers, schools (including homeschools), churches, missionaries, libraries, and licensed daycare centers. If you have any questions about any of their products or need help ordering, give them a call at 269-695-1800 or send them an email at customer@libraryanded.com. They will be happy to help!  

What we thought about the DVDs:

While I appreciate the time, thought, and effort that went into producing this series, it was not the right fit for our family. The main reason for this being that even though the DVDs are recommended for ages 6-14, they are very babyish and somewhat reminiscent of a certain toddler's show featuring an annoying purple dinosaur. My 12 year old, who loves all things science, could barely stand to watch the demonstrations for that very reason. 

What I DID like is the way that Mr. Roy tied together Science and the One who created it all. L.E.S. carefully selects materials to ensure they are in harmony with Christian values and morals and that's exactly what they did with the Go Science series. 

I also appreciated the way each DVD was divided into several smaller segments, approximately 3-6 minutes long, focusing on specific experiments.

Mr. Roy sincerely tries to motivate the kids by sharing his enthusiasm and his love for science and while his presentation did not work for us, it may very well be just the thing you are looking for.

Read what other TOS Crew members had to say about Go Science here.


Mother's Day Freebies in the Cincinnati Area

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If you live in or near the Cincinnati area, here are a few great freebies for mom's on Mother's Day this Sunday, May 13th. 

Like IKEA? Visit them tomorrow for a FREE breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and a cup of coffee (a $1.74 value). No coupon needed. Good from store opening until 11 a.m. on May 13th only.

Frisch's Big Boy is offering every woman over the age of 18 that visits Frisch's on Mother's Day a special Mother's Day card that is good for a free meal, redeemable from May 14 - June 16th (dine-in only). 

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens is offering FREE admission to moms tomorrow.

Krohn Conservatory is offering FREE admission tomorrow to all moms. Their Sunday hours are 10am - 5pm.

If you'll be in Adams County, head to the Good Seed Farm where moms will receive a FREE Butterfly Bush!

To all you moms out there, Happy Mother's Day! I'm lucky enough to be able to spend the day with my children AND my mom! Have a great day!

Marvel's The Avengers - In Theaters NOW!!!

 I had the awesome opportunity of attending a pre-screening of Marvel's The Avengers this past week and all I can say is WOW! Although the movie is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and a mild drug reference, I enjoyed the movie with my 12 year old son. This was the first 3-D movie for both of us and it was amazing. My only "con" is that there was cussing throughout the entire movie but I was grateful that the F-bomb was not dropped.

Being a huge Robert Downey, Jr. fan, I have seen both Iron Man 1 & 2 but after watching The Avengers and seeing  Chris Hemsworth  and Chris Evans in action I know I definitely will be watching Thor and Captain America in the near future. 

The Avengers was a great mix of humor and action with a tiny bit of romance thrown in. The clip below was one of my favorite parts of the movie!