Monday, June 12, 2023

Alphablitz Game

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My kids and I made up a fun game to play during our morning homeschool routine. My oldest came up with the name. We usually played once a week, so here are 52 categories to get you going. Feel free to come up with your own categories. Rules are below. 



  1. Animals 27. Hobbies

  2. Sports 28. Camping

  3. Toys 29. Sounds

  4. Food 30. Cities

  5. Drinks 31. Countries

  6. Summer 32. Nature

  7. Autumn 33. Authors

  8. Winter 34. Bugs

  9. Spring 35. Candy

  10. Cartoons 36. Flowers

  11. Bible 37. Places

  12. Colors 38. Weather

  13. School 39. Outside

  14. Outer Space 40. Things in a Kitchen

  15. Things You Wear 41. Rocks/Gemstones

  16. Song Titles 42. Games

  17. Herbs/Spices 43. Nouns

  18. Ways to Travel 44. Verbs

  19. Things in the Ocean 45. Adjectives

  20. Historical Figures 46. Christmas

  21. Restaurants 47. Things in a House

  22. Things in a Bathroom 48. At the Grocery Store

  23. Emotions/Feelings 49. Movies/TV

  24. Boy Names 50. Disease/Sickness

  25. Girl Names 51. Expensive Things

  26. Things That Are Soft 52. Chores

Basic Rules

For 1 player and up. Number a piece of paper 1-26. Going in alphabetical order, write a letter after each number. Choose a category from the ALPHABLITZ list, and write it at the top of your paper. Set a timer for 1 minute and 30 seconds then start filling in the blanks as fast as you can! Give yourself 1 point for each correct answer. For 2 or more players, the one with the most points wins! Tailor the rules and/or set boundaries to fit your specific needs.

*To print this document, click here!

*If you don't want to number and letter your own paper, you can print the following sheet. (Please note that I am NOT a google docs professional, and the lines do not line up perfectly.)


CATEGORY   __________________________________       

  1. A  _____________________________________________

  2. B  _____________________________________________

  3. C  _____________________________________________

  4. D  _____________________________________________

  5. E  _____________________________________________

  6. F  _____________________________________________

  7. G  _____________________________________________

  8. H  _____________________________________________ 

  9. I   ______________________________________________

  10. J  ______________________________________________

  11. K  ______________________________________________

  12. L  ______________________________________________

  13. M  ______________________________________________

  14. N  ______________________________________________

  15. O  ______________________________________________

  16. P  ______________________________________________

  17. Q  ______________________________________________

  18. R  ______________________________________________

  19. S  ______________________________________________

  20. T  ______________________________________________

  21. U  ______________________________________________

  22. V  ______________________________________________

  23. W ______________________________________________

  24. X  ______________________________________________

  25. Y  ______________________________________________

  26. Z  ______________________________________________

Print here!

I hope you have fun playing. We've even played this game as adults for a Christmas competition.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Ameo Life Giveaway & Review

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Would you like the chance to win 4 full-sized Ameo Life products? Click this link to enter.

What is Ameo Life?

Ameo Life  is a company that specializes in creating natural supplements which support overall health and well-being. The products are unique in that they contain silver. Sound a bit scary? Well, these contain a substance called structured silver, silver that bonds itself to water molecules. Basically, It means the silver can't separate from the water molecules and build up in our bodies. 

Some benefits of silver may include the ability to destroy bad bacteria, heal wounds, provide relief from inflammation, boost the immune system, and more. ***It's extremely important to use QUALITY silver products.

Ameo Life products are:

  • Gluten Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
  • GMP Certified
  • Dairy Friendly
  • GMO Free
  • Made in the USA

A Closer Look

Ameo Life sent me 4 full-sized products to try. 

  • Chelated Mulitvitamin: contains 18 essential vitamins and minerals, is rich in antioxidants, and helps increase energy and boost nutrient levels. 

*All of the above products are third party tested to ensure quality and efficacy. Please check the website for more information.

My Experience

First of all, the oatmeal spice soap smells amazing. Perfect for fall! It's smooth even though it contains oats, and it's even sudsy enough for shaving in the shower. I also like that it doesn't leave a ton of residue in the soap dish. I have used it on my face, but I've continued with my regular face routine as well. (My husband likes the soap too.)

I have experimented with combining a small amount of silver gel with my moisturizer and also using it separately before I put on moisturizer. Now, I'm trying it out on only one side of my face to see if I can tell a difference between the two. The gel is lightweight and seems to soak into my skin pretty quickly.  So far I haven't really noticed any changes in my skin since I started using it. I probably need more than 2 weeks to have a more substantial opinion. 

The first day that I included the silver solution and multivitamin in my diet, I experienced some pretty nasty heartburn and GERD symptoms--not typical for me. I decided to stop taking the vitamin but continue with the silver solution. I thought it was the vitamin causing the heartburn since the silver doesn't really smell or taste. After a week of this, I still had heartburn and that feeling that something was stuck in my throat. So, I stopped ingesting that too. 

I spoke to one of Ameo Life's cofounders on the phone about what was happening. He suggested that I may be having a herxheimer reaction which can happen when there's an overgrowth of yeast/bad bacteria. So, the silver solution was doing its job. Since I didn't want to live with constant heartburn, he suggested that I try again but only take 1/2 teaspoon instead of the recommended dose. So far, I am feeling ok and not having the same reaction that I did at first. Yay! He also reassured me that the solution was perfectly safe and that it was impossible for the silver (in this form) to build up in my system. Whew! I felt that he genuinely cared about my health and can't say enough about the great customer service I experienced. I plan to reintroduce the multivitamin soon. 

After I've finished using all of the products I received, I will come back here and give my final opinion. Feel free to ask me any questions!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to try these products out for yourself!

{Disclaimer: I received products in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.}

Monday, October 25, 2021

Bookish Gift Ideas

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I love books and bookish things! Here are a few bookish gift ideas from Etsy for the booklovers in your life. Many of the following items are from people I follow on "Bookstagram." If you love all things books, feel free to follow me on my bookstagram account.

*Affiliate links included! Please note that I make a very small commission from any items purchased through the links in this post.

Have fun shopping for the booklovers in your life!

Illustrated A Christmas Carol by Sweet Sequels. I follow Haleigh on Instagram and enjoy seeing all of her creations. Check out all of her illustrated books and other bookish quotes & artwork. She has over 13,000 sales and a 5-star rating! Below is a sample of her digital creations:


Anne of Green Gables giftbox by AFineQuotation. Another account I follow. I'm a huge Anne of Green Gables lover--what about you? There are LOTS of literary (not just Anne of Green Gables) items to choose from: stickers, mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts, and more. Over 12,000 sales and a 5-star rating! See below for more samples:


Books & Coffee T-Shirt by PixieHallows. There is also a Books & Tea one which would fit me much better since I don't drink coffee. I also follow Laura on Instagram. Her shop has t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and accessory pouches with over 600 sales and a 5-star rating! Look at this cute pouch:

How appropriate since I'm reading Frankenstein right now. :)


Hobbit Mug by ShopLucyintheSky. I have this mug and LOVE it! I so enjoy seeing all of her creations on Instagram. I really like the artwork style and have a couple of LOTR stickers on my laptop. :) Check out her shop for all kinds of literary gifts. Over 6,000 sales and a 5-star rating! More samples below:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quote  I would love to have this on my bookshelf!


Book Sleeve by aHumforHope. I follow this account on Instagram and love looking at all of the book sleeves she designs. I super love the design in the above picture, but it would be SO difficult to choose which one to get. Over 2,000 sales with a 5-star rating! She also offers super cute pencil rolls:


Book Candle by FromthePage. I've ordered candles as gifts from this shop. Over 29,000 sales with a 5-star rating! So many creative bookish candles to choose from. I wish I wasn't so sensitive to smells or I'd probably have a bunch of these!


Book Ornament by InkandShrinkSwag. I gave my daughter one of these bookstack ornaments a couple of years ago--a Maze Runner stack. SO cute. She loved it. Over 3,500 sales with a 5-star rating!


Other Bookish Gifts from Etsy


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