Review & Giveaway ~ UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION (ends 9/22/18)

Hello, friends!

I have an opportunity to share our thoughts with you about the new movie about Louis Zamperini.  It’s called   Unbroken: Path to Redemption, opening in theaters September 14, 2018.  FlyBy/Propeller Promotions offered us the opportunity for a private, in-home screening of the film just ahead of its theater openings.  And in addition, I have two Fandango movie tickets (codes) for one winner to be blessed with, so he or she can also see this amazing movie!!  (Just know the Fandango codes will expire by October 14, 2018 or when Unbroken: Path to Redemption leaves the theater, whichever happens first. So if you’re the winner, use them by then!)

 

 

 

Who was Louis Zamperini?

Like me, you might have read Laura Hillenbrand’s remarkable book, Unbroken, about the life and wartime experiences of Louis Zamperini, Olympic runner and WWII veteran.  Zamperini survived 47 days in a lifeboat in the Pacific ocean after his plane was shot down.  Then, when they were finally rescued, they were taken to a Japanese prison camp where he was a prisoner of war for several years.  He finally was able to return to the U.S., where he met and married his wife (of 54 years), Cynthia.  Trouble had come in the form of serious post-traumatic stress as a result of his days on the lifeboat (enduring sharks, no food, little water) and the regular abuse of the guards and officials at the prison camps.  Upon his return home, Louis had trouble finding a job and dealt with the nightmares and terrors he was reliving from his wartime experiences by heavy drinking.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption picks up after Louis returns to his family in California, before he meets his wife, and it’s the story of the depths to which he falls before he is eventually rescued.  My husband and I watched it together; I’d recommend it for audiences of at least high school age, just because of the terrors and struggles Louis endures, and the heavy drinking he embarks on.

This movie is a story of what happened to, and happens to Louis physically.  It’s also very much a story of Louis’ suffering on a mental, emotional, and physical level as he is unable to correct his own path and deliver himself from the deep suffering and wounding he’s experiencing.  I am trying not to give any spoilers to those unfamiliar with Louis’s life story.  But I will tell you that help and hope eventually come, and that they come at a Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles.

 

Our thoughts about Unbroken: Path to Redemption

I loved a lot about this movie; but parts of it were very hard to watch.  (Just like many parts of the Unbroken book were devastating to read.  Just a terrible amount of suffering that Louis had to endure.)  I thought they got the look of the 1940s and early 1950s exactly right, from the makeup/clothing/hairstyles, to the cars and buildings.  Louis’s and Cynthia’s love story was wonderful to watch as it unfolded.  And while the viewer will deplore Louis’s choices and actions, they’re certainly understandable as a man tries to deal with unimaginable horrors.  Especially in post-WWII America, where mental health treatment was (I imagine) vastly different than it is today.

Hope does come for Louis and Cynthia, though, at that Billy Graham Crusade I mentioned earlier.  Billy Graham is played by Graham’s actual grandson Will Graham, and he does a great job portraying his grandfather (from the look, to the accent, to the manner of speaking.)  The rest of the cast is also fantastic, whether it’s Samuel Hunt and Merritt Patterson as Louis and Cynthia, or the supporting cast members as Louis’ Italian-American family or Bird, the cruel official from the prison camp.

I love this film’s take on the spiritual journey Louis Zamperini is on.  His remarkable changes, and resulting life choices, are both dramatic yet very believable.  Also, there are some wonderful interviews and camera footage of Louis at various points in his life as well as Billy Graham introducing Louis at a crusade where he shared his own story.  I definitely recommend this, but probably just for teens and adults.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption was produced by Matthew Baer, producer of the original Unbroken film, and released by Pure Flix.  Louis’ son Luke Zamperini also served as an executive producer.

 

Now–you have a chance to win!

Would you like to see Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters?  I have two Fandango Ticket codes that I’ll be giving away to one winner!  To enter, simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below.  That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you can enter in a variety of ways.  The giveaway closes 9/22/18.  Best wishes…and definitely, take a moment to see this movie even if you are not the winner!

Enter here!

Enjoy!  –Wren

 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

 

 

 

 

FLASH Giveaway ~ and review of Tori Kelly’s newest CD, “Hiding Places” (ends 9/15/18)

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Hi friends!

I have a FLASH Giveaway for you…ending this weekend on 9/15/18.  So be sure to enter right away if this is up your alley!  FlyBy/Propeller Promotions sent me a free copy of Tori Kelly’s newest CD, Hiding Places, to review, as well as one to give away to one reader.  Read on for my impressions of the CD and your chance to enter to win!

 

 

Who is Tori Kelly?

Tori Kelly was nominated for Best New Artist in the Grammy Awards in 2016.  On her sophomore album Unbreakable Smile she wanted to include a song which reflected the gospel music she’d loved all her life.  Her manager Scooter Braun connected her with music great Kirk Franklin and the rest is history!  The one song she’d intended to do became an entire album.  Here’s what Tori has to say about her hopes for Hiding Places:  “One of the things I want for this album is for people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen. I want them to know that, no matter what they’re going through, there’s a God who loves them so much and so unconditionally, and there’s always a reason to feel hope. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.”  I love that!  In a world when we may feel beaten down or as though we don’t measure up, that’s an awesome message to remind us of the God who loves us so amazingly.

The title of Hiding Places comes from Psalm 32:7, which reads:  “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” (NIV)  The songs were written by Kirk Franklin or by Tori and Kirk together.  With a strong, joyful R&B flavor, this CD will delight listeners.

 

What you’ll find on Hiding Places

Hiding Places‘ songs are sometimes sung solo by Tori and other times, in a duet fashion with other artists such as Franklin, Lecrae, and Jonathan McReynolds.  The words speak deeply and honestly to struggle and challenges faced, but always return to the basic truth that God is with us; that He does hide us and deliver us.

Some of my favorite songs include “Just As Sure,” “Psalm 42,” “Questions,” and “Never Alone.” Some of my favorite lyrics include these:

“I’ve cried many rivers, walked through some pain
I’ve seen my world crumble, and I’ve carried the shame
But I know somebody, He calls me His own
I can hear Heaven singing out, oh you’re never alone”

Or:

“Oh so don’t, don’t let Sunday fool ya
Here’s my hallelujah
Every single day
I’m running to your grace”

Tori’s voice is rich and full, and she has a pretty incredible range.  Her words intimately convey the struggles we all face and the desire we have to still hang with God.  And the music is, by turns, joyful, contemplative, triumphant.

If you’d like to check out Tori’s “Never Alone” with Kirk Franklin (and an amazing choir) you can check it out by following the highlighted link to YouTube.

 

How to purchase…

Simply click on this link and you’ll be taken to the purchase page!

Buy link: https://torikelly.lnk.to/HidingPlacePc

 

And…how to enter to win your own!

Simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below.  That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you can enter to win in a variety of ways.  Remember, since this is a flash giveaway it will close Saturday night 9/15/18.  So be sure to head over to enter now!  When the giveaway has closed, one winner will be selected and the prize will be shipped from FlyBy/Propeller Promotions.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

 

 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Kwik Stix: A Review, a Mini-Art Lesson for You, and a Giveaway (ends 9/21/18)

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Hi friends!  I have a new set from Kwik Stix to share with you…and another set for one reader to win!

Kwik Stix has been a family favorite art media of ours for years.  From time to time, we are privileged to receive a new set of Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to use to create art in our home.  Recently, we received a gorgeous 12-pack of Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint in Metalix.  So fun!  Let me tell you more about them and I have a 6-Pack set of Metalix Kwik Stix to give away at the end of the post.

 

 

What are Kwik Stix?

Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint sticks.  They give you all the richness and beauty of paint without the mess.  With Kwik Stix, you don’t need water, cups, paint, or brushes.  The tempera paint sticks are housed in plastic containers that are much like glue sticks.  Like glue sticks, they have a cap and a roller which enables the user to roll the paint sticks up and down.

Kwik Stix are designed for children ages 3 and up.  They are non-toxic, nut-, egg-, and gluten-free.  They dry almost immediately after they’re applied.  And, they can be used on paper, wood, cardboard, canvas, and many other surfaces.  (We’ve used them on most of those!)  They come in regular and thin styles.  These Metalix Kwik Stix are the regular size, and measure at a width of about 3/4″ wide and the paint sticks themselves are 3 1/2″.  They’re just perfect for preschoolers’ hands as well as bigger kids’ hands.

Because they’re so self-contained, the Kwik Stix are perfect for travel or car use.  They’re amazing to use at home for either fun or school.  We’ve loved to use our Kwik Stix in our fine art studies in our homeschool.  Here’s the way we used them as we learned about artist Mark Rothko recently!

 

New Metalix 12-Pack

So—we got to try the newest Kwik Stix 12-pack of Metalix tempera paint sticks.  These come in a gorgeous array of colors:  white, yellow, reddish orange, fuchsia, lime green, dark green, navy, purple, gold, bronze, silver, and black.  Each stick is a beautiful color with metallic flecks in the color, which translate beautifully to paper.

Learning about Rothko with Kwik Stix

Mark Rothko was born in in 1903 Russia (now Latvia) as Markus Yakovlevitch Rothkowitz.  He and his family immigrated to the United States via Ellis Island in 1913.  His family ended up in Portland, Oregon, where he completed high school.  He attended Yale University for several years but did not graduate, athough he received an honorary degree from Yale 46 years later.

Rothko relocated to New York City and attended Parsons The New School for Design in the early 1920s.  He painted in the Modernist style, and was also influenced by German Expressionists.  He taught both painting and clay sculpture at the Center Academy of the Brooklyn Jewish Center for 22 years, as he painted his own artworks.  He painted for the WPA in the 1930s.  During this decade, Rothko began to use color fields in his artwork, using color to express idea and emotion rather than recognizable figures.

In 1938, Rothko became a U.S. citizen.  In 1940, he shortened his name from Markus Rothkowitz to Mark Rothko.  Hitler was growing in power and Rothko was fearful of both deportation and anti-Semitism.  During WWII, influenced by Surrealists like Dali and his work grew more and more abstract.  Rothko began to use huge canvases and enormous blocks of color.  Critics called this new style “multiforms” which became the style Rothko was most known for.

 

How to create in the style of Rothko using Kwik Stix

Kwik Stix are perfect to use to create your own Rothko imitation!  He loved using vivid, complementary colors to express ideas.  Here’s what we did!

  1. First, Google or Bing “Mark Rothko paintings” and find a painting that particularly appeals to you.  (We selected two of his works called “No. 61” and “White Center” for ours.)
  2. Since Rothko preferred using vertical or “portrait” background for his paintings (instead of horizontal ones), your students can do the same.  Take a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock and cut it in half so that you have two 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ sheets.  Turn the sheet into portrait format.
  3. Pull out the Kwik Stix colors that match the paintings.
  4. Start with the lightest colors first and color from side to side.  Work from lightest to darkest and continue to color.  Notice the shadings Rothko used and add additional color where needed.
  5. We used paper napkins to rub different textures into the paint.  Because Kwik Stix is designed to dry so quickly, you have to move quickly on this part.  It’s a great tool to add to a Rothko imitation, though; even though he used large blocks of color he’s renowned for the texture he painted with.
  6. Be sure you cover your entire sheet of paper; paint all the way to the sides.
  7. Ta-da!  Your own Rothko art study.

 

How to win your own set of Kwik Stix

I have one gorgeous set of Kwik Stix Metalix 6-Pack for one reader to win.  To enter, just click on the Enter here! link below.  That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you can enter in a variety of ways.  Giveaway ends 9/21/18.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

You can also find Kwik Stix at these retailers:

-in-store at Walgreens

-in-store and online at Michaels: http://www.michaels.com/search?q=kwik%20stix

-online at Target: https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=kwik+stix+paint

-online at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=kwik+stix

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

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Deadline extended to register for fall Bridgeway Academy classes!

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Are you still finalizing your child’s fall homeschool courses?  If so, I have good news for you!

 

 

You can still register your children for fall courses through Bridgeway AcademyBridgeway Academy offers fantastic online classes in all core subjects and in many electives for students in elementary, middle school, and high school.  Students attend classes online with other homeschooled kids from around the country, which are taught by experienced, interesting, certified teachers.

We’ve had fantastic successes in the two classes Jackson has attended with Bridgeway Academy; high school biology and elementary marine biology.  (You can click on the highlighted links to find out more about those.)  Bridgeway Academy also offers many other science courses.  As well as courses like these:

  • Music Appreciation
  • Writing
  • Computer Technology
  • Renaissance History
  • Algebra
  • Public Speaking
  • Geography
  • and much more!

Check out the course catalog and learn more by visiting Bridgeway Academy’s Live Online Classes page.  From there, you can see everything Bridgeway offers.  You’ll be amazed!

Registration deadline info

Bridgeway Academy has extended their course registration deadline til September 10, 2018.  So head on over!  You can sign up via the Bridgeway Academy’s Live Online Classes link.

 

Enjoy!  -Wren

 

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New from MyFreezEasy.com: Intentional Bites Planner

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You all know that I am a huge fan of MyFreezEasy!  They absolutely saved our dinners, especially during the school year or busy times when I’m exhausted at dinner time.

MyFreezEasy taught me how to freezer cook.  Simply put, that’s just putting ingredients together in ziploc bags or baking containers and popping them into the freezer.  Then, all you have to do each day is pull out the ziplocs, add them to the slow cooker, Instant Pot, stove top or oven (with a little liquid) and cook.  That saves you all the meal preparation at dinner time that can seem so overwhelming (and make you want to order takeout).

Their recipes are also amazing.  We’ve enjoyed everything from orange chicken, to enchilada soup, to black bean oven tacos, to Dr Pepper chicken, to teriyaki chicken.  And so much more.  All I have to do is add the ingredients to our weekly shopping list, set aside some time to prep the meals and pop them into the freezer, and then I have a week’s worth (or more) of dinners prepared.  Then each morning I pop them into the crockpot and dinner is ready to go.

I love MyFreezEasy!

And now, MyFreezEasy has a way for you to help you find the best food for your body.

 

Now available from MyFreezEasy…the Intentional Bites Planner

Erin Chase, the creator of MyFreezEasy, has written what sounds like an awesome new planner for families.  She noticed that she felt better when she ate certain things (and probably worse when she ate others).  So (being the food and healthy eating guru she is) she created the Intentional Bites Planner.  It’s both a food journal and meal planner designed to help you create meal plans to help you (and your family) feel your very best.

 

And today through tomorrow (Monday, September 3 at midnight CST) you can pre-order the Intentional Bites Planner and get extra bonuses!  These include: a Habits & Routine Tracker ($5 value); a Weekly Habit Tracker ($5 value); a Daily Habit Tracker ($5 value); an Understanding Your Habits Worksheet ($5 value); access to Secret Facebook Support Group ($50 value); Clean Eats Freezer Meal Plan ($10 value); and a digital copy of the planner ($25 value).  That’s a total added value of $105!

Check it out.  I can’t wait to check it out myself!

Enjoy!  –Wren

 

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From time to time, FINCHNWREN may receive a free product or service in exchange for our honest opinions expressed in our blog.  We are not required to write a positive or glowing review, nor are we additionally compensated for these reviews.  We share our own opinions, and our family’s opinion, of these products.  We’re disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

 

“The Daily Question for You and Your Child” Book Launch — For Beautiful, Rich Moments Together Between Parent and Child

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I have just had the opportunity (as part of Waterbrook & Multnomah Launch Team) to preview and use the most beautiful and wonderful book that can provide years of rich conversations and keepsake memories between you and your kiddos!

 

 

As a parent, are you noticing that the years and moments are flying by?  Our son is 16 and we are beginning his junior year of high school.  As I’m sure you can do that math, you probably can see that we have ONLY two years of high school left.  I am suddenly very, very aware of the brevity of that time left.

I’m so happy to have received The Daily Question to use with our child.

 

What is The Daily Question?

The Daily Question is a 3-year sort of journal where you can sit down with your kiddos–each day–and answer questions that range from silly to deep to opinion-based; from concrete to abstract, from spiritual to physical.  Each day, starting from January 1 and ending with December 31, has a question for your kids to answer.  And each day has three sets of lines for kids to fill out themselves with their answers, or for parents to fill in (if the kiddos haven’t mastered writing yet).

 

What kinds of questions will you find in The Daily Question?

There are a huge variety of questions in this sweet book.  They aren’t only serious at all; they’re fun-loving as well.  Here are some of my favorites:

  • What are 5 things you like that are yellow?
  • What new thing could you invent?
  • What do you think college will be like?
  • When did you last have to be brave?
  • What do you need most from Jesus today?
  • and 360 other amazing questions!

 

How could you use The Daily Question in your family?

So easily!  You could use it at bedtime, during those sweet moments right before your kiddo goes to bed.  Or in the morning when you get up.  Or, during a mealtime.  It doesn’t even have to be at a set time, although I think the book is so wonderful that it could easily become part of an enjoyable bedtime or mealtime routine.

Honestly, I’m using it with my high schooler!  He’s writing a lot this year (fiction, essays, journals) so this is an easy addition to our days.  Its calm, interesting, yet non-intrusive questions provide a way for us to chat or connect on thoughts or ideas that maybe we wouldn’t have thought of.  But it would be just as amazing to use with a toddler, kindergartner, elementary- or middle school-aged kid.

 

 

 

In closing…

I heard a speaker a couple of weeks ago at a teachers’ training seminar that talked about how the current group of American students (elementary to high school) is more connected online or via cell than any other generation.  However, at the same time, they’re actually less socially connected in real life.  And they are absolutely longing for that connection.

Then, just last Sunday our pastor spoke of the importance of being involved in community.  Clearly, we all need that; human beings thrive via connection and community.

If you’re looking for a lovely, easy-to-use tool to engage with your own child, and provide some of that connection, I recommend The Daily Question.  It is just a fun, beautiful way to connect with your kiddos…and have a lovely keepsake of their thoughts and dreams in the process.

 

Enjoy!  –Wren

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Back-to-School Goodies Giveaway from FINCHNWREN and Bridgeway Academy (ends 8/30/18)

I am so happy to celebrate the back-to-school season for 2018-2019 with you!  This year again, the FINCHNWREN blog is partnering with the fabulous Bridgeway Academy to bring you a giveaway to start out the school year with some amazing goodies.  One winner will win a cool Back-to-School prize package valued at $150!  (Look below for a complete listing of the entire prize package.)

 

 

Our experiences with Bridgeway Academy

Last year, during the 2017-2018 school year, we were blessed to serve as a blog partner with Bridgeway Academy.  As a result, my son Jackson (then in 10th grade) enrolled in Bridgeway’s FYC Biology with Lab.  He earned 1.5 credits for this high school biology class, which was taught by an exceptional science teacher (Mrs. Carla Berg) and utilized the Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology.  This top-notch course was part of Bridgeway Academy‘s Live Online Classes and was taught weekly, throughout the school year, in an online classroom.  Jackson was able to interact online each week with his instructor and fellow classmates.  Following the weekly class meeting, he would read from his biology textbook and work on online assignments via Moodle.  He completed experiments, semester projects with class presentations, and even dissections!  We couldn’t have been happier with our Bridgeway Academy high school biology experience.  (You can read more about Jackson’s high school biology course by following the highlighted link.)

 

Looking forward to High School Chemistry this year

This year, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Bridgeway Academy again!  I’ll be writing about Jackson’s class experiences over the upcoming school year as he participates in Bridgeway’s FYC Chemistry with Lab.  This course will also be taught weekly online throughout the school year, utilizing the  Paradigm Chemistry Textbook Set and the Bridgeway Academy Chemistry Lab Kit.  Jackson will meet online with his teacher and fellow classmates; complete reading assignments, experiments, and projects; and upon completion of the course will have accrued 1.5 high school credits for his transcript.

I’m so happy for Jackson to have this opportunity.  We have homeschooled since the very beginning of his school career; from pre-K until now.  And there are a number of subjects that I feel confident in guiding and teaching my son in.  However, chemistry is not one of those!  Yet Bridgeway Academy, with its excellent courses, certified teachers, and resources, is making it possible for Jackson to become educated about this branch of science while interacting with other students and being taught by a skilled instructor.  I truly couldn’t ask for more!

 

Are you looking for an exceptional educational experience for your child?

If so, do check out Bridgeway Academy.  They offer fascinating Live Online Classes for students in elementary, middle school, and high school with great instructors.  The online classrooms are organized and well-run by experienced teachers.  This might be just what you’re looking for in your own homeschool, whether it’s to provide a class you don’t think you could personally teach well; or a way to create interest in an unusual subject; or to enable your children to interact with a new teacher or other students online.  There are so many reasons that I believe that you could benefit from Bridgeway Academy classes.  Visit them at Bridgeway Academy and learn more!

And just remember, the enrollment deadline for 2018-2019 classes is approaching swiftly…August 30, 2018.  So don’t delay!  🙂

 

And now…your chance to win an amazing Back-to-School Giveaway!

We have a wonderful collection of goodies to help you start off your school year!  One winner will receive the following:

  • “Math Fact Oh” Properties game from Learning Resources (cool math game for ages 7 and up that teaches math properties–including algebra!)
  • The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families (for the mom who needs fun & healthy ideas for family meals)
  • Give Your Child the World (fabulous resource for finding great world literature for all age groups)
  • Starbursts Mini Stained Glass Coloring Book
  • “Smiley Faces” Incentive Charts
  • Applause Sticker Pack from Trend 100 count
  • Acid-Free Apples Sticker Set from Creative Teaching Press 65 Count
  • Team Player! Award Certificates from Creative Teaching Press 30 Count
  • Up & Up Colorful Index Cards
  • Wireless Gear Cable Organization Ties
  • Reward Erasers 60 count Kitty and Puppy Faces (for ages 3 and up)
  • Bridgeway Academy t-shirt
  • Bridgeway Academy travel mug
  • Bridgeway Academy student planner
  • Bridgeway Academy highlighter
  • Bridgeway Academy backpack

 

How to enter:

Simply click on the pink “Enter Here” link below.  You’ll be taken to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways.  Giveaway closes on August 31, 2018.  Best wishes!

Enter here!

 

 

This year, we’ll be sharing more with you about our experiences with Paradigm Chemistry for high schoolers and Bridgeway Academy.  Stop back by to learn more about our homeschool life and science!

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DISCLOSURE:

From time to time, FINCHNWREN may receive a free product or service in exchange for our honest opinions expressed in our blog. We are not required to write a positive or glowing review, nor are we additionally compensated for these reviews. We share our own opinions, and our family’s opinions, of these products. We’re disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

The prizes for the Back-to-School Giveaway were provided by Bridgeway Academy and the FINCHNWREN blog, and will be shipped to the winner by Bridgeway Academy.  Winner will be chosen and will have 48 hours to respond via email with his or her name and physical mailing address.  If the winner does not respond within that time period, the winning entry will be disqualified and a new winner chosen.

 

Enjoy!  –Wren