Thanksgiving Giveaway

What appliances immediately come to mind when you think of your kitchen? A stove? A microwave? Maybe the can opener? From cinnamon rolls every Thanksgiving to the summers and autumns when we processed endless bushels of garden produce, spending time in the kitchen has been one of my favorite ways to spend time. I LOVE cooking with my family, and for as long as I can remember, a Kitchen Aid mixer has been a key part of that. I wouldn’t know what to do without one! That’s why I was so excited to get the chance to take part in this giveaway. I’m part of a great team of bloggers called the Inspired Bloggers Network, and this month, we’re giving away a KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer PLUS a $100 Walmart gift card! This is such a great giveaway! I hope you’ll take a second to enter below. Thank you so much!

Inspired Bloggers Thanksgiving Giveaway

During this season of Thanksgiving, the Inspired Bloggers Network is full of gratitude for our readers. Without the faithful support of those who follow us on our blogs and social media, we would be unable to do what we love. So, thank you!

Inspired Thanksgiving Giveaway Bundle #1

1 – KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Empire Red

1 – $100 Walmart Gift Card

To enter both giveaways, please complete the Rafflecopter information below and then click on over to enter for a chance to win Bundle #2: Le Creuset Dutch Oven and $100 Walmart Gift Card.

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Disclosure: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. US only. Giveaway is open from October 19, 2014 through November 2, 2014 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or forfeit the prize to another winner. Prizes will be shipped directly from the vendor to the winner no later than one week after the winner’s verification.

Notebooking Safari-Qatar and the Dromedary Camel (Part Two)

Dromedary Camel Notebooking Page

Our next stop in our notebooking safari across Asia takes us to Qatar. If you’re new to the notebooking safari, visit our first stop here. To see all the notebooking safari posts, click here.


Are you ready to go for another camel ride? Let’s go!

It amazes me how many incredible gifts God gave dromedary camels so they could survive out here in the desert! If you had to live outside, in the desert, with all the hot blowing sand and almost no water, you couldn’t survive. Most mammals couldn’t. But the camel is special.

For one thing, it has huge eyelashes that keep the sand out of its eyes, and it has the ability to shut its nostrils so it doesn’t get sand up its nose! I imagine that would come in pretty handy! There’s something else you have to remember about sand—not only does it cause a mess when it blows around in a storm, but it can also be very hot to touch. Have you ever stepped onto a sandy beach barefooted and discovered the sand was hotter than you expect? God gave camels extra thick and tough pads on their chests and knees so that the hot sand doesn’t burn them when they kneel or lie down.

The dromedary camel doesn’t lose a lot of water through sweat and other bodily fluids because it controls how much liquid it allows to go through its system. When it does have a chance to get a drink, it can drink an enormous amount at one time—even as much as twenty-five or thirty gallons. For some other mammals, drinking that much would kill them. Their bodies simply couldn’t process that much fluid at one time. Their cells would actually explode trying to process so much fluid at one time. But the camel has certain cell membranes that can swell and expand to allow it time to process all of that fluid.

Dromedary camels also have tough lips that allow them to eat thorns and other tough-to-chew plants. This way, whenever they have to eat something to keep their energy up or need the fluid that is stored inside the plant, they have a higher chance of finding what they need to survive.

For your science work today, see if you can find out at least three ways Bactrian camels differ from dromedary camels.

Research challenge: How long does the average camel live? 

Here is a printable notebooking page to enjoy!

Legacies and Children (Part One)

Legacies and Children Part One -what legacy are we leaving?

Whenever I hear the word “legacy,” I always think of children. What legacy is each of us leaving to our children and the children of others? Come share your thoughts with me on my guest post today at Christian Children's Authors. … [Continue reading]

George MacDonald Copywork

The Wise Woman Copywork by George MacDonald

{This post contains affiliate links.} Last week, I promised a special freebie for you and my full review of The Wise Woman Literary Analysis Journal Questions. Nothing we can do can make us Somebody. That was the one theme that left the … [Continue reading]

NEW Giveaway-The Wise Woman Literary Journal

The Wise Woman Giveaway Ends 10-1-14

{This post contains affiliate links.} How do you train a heart to love what is right, pure, and true? The Wise Woman enchants readers while it contrasts the ugliness of pride, selfishness and conceit with the beauty of humility, sacrifice, and … [Continue reading]