Calling all crafters! Want a chance to get a great deal on some quality rubber stamps?

My momma is having an auction on some of her retired Stampin’ Up rubber stamps plus a kit to make a lovely little accordion book. Bidding starts at $1 and will close at 8pm Eastern time on Friday June 25, 2010.

Check out the auction here:




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Free Homeschooling Resources For Fathers Day

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Free Father’s Day Unit Studies

Father’s Day Theme Unit from SchoolExpress -19 page printable unit with activity and worksheets. Free through June 19, 2010. Additional activity pages are available. Sign up for the SchoolExpress newsletter to get a free theme unit every week.

Fathers Unit Study~ Biblical Style! -Make a Father’s Day gift and learn about the great Patriarch Abraham with this 2 page mini unit from Wholesome Learning.

Free Father’s Day Lapbook And Notebooking Pages

Free Holidays and Special Days Notebooking Pages -Look under “Summer Holiday Pages” for some free Father’s Day pages, from

Father’s Day Lapbook and Notebooking Pages -From Albright News, more free Father’s Day notebooking pages plus a free Father’s Day lapbook.

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For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling page.

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Consider The Lilies

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Orange Daylily

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Matthew 6:28-30

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Here are a few free ebooks with craft and cooking ideas for Fathers Day:

Fathers Day Crafts

Father’s Day Crafts -FaveCrafts newest ebook with 10 different craft projects for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Breakfast Safe For Kids To Make -a step-by-step picture ebook of recipes for children to make for Dad.

Father’s Day Fun -activities, gift ideas, children’s crafts and recipes to make this Father’s Day a day to remember.

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Number 1 Dad

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make Dad happy on Father’s Day. Give Dad a gift from the heart -make him something or do something for him!

Here are 11 frugal gift ideas that will make Father’s Day special for your Dad:

1. There’s an old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” -so why not cook something special for Dad? Make his favorite dish, a special dessert or even breakfast in bed.

2. Make a personalized BBQ apron. Pick up a plain canvas apron at Hobby Lobby (or another craft store) and decorate with fabric paint -children can add their handprints and a personal message such as “#1 Dad”. This idea can also be used with plain T-shirts or BBQ mitts.

3. Create a themed gift basket. Does Dad like to fish? Fill up a pail or fishing hat with hooks, sinkers, lures, bobbers and fishing line. Is Dad a carpenter? You could fill a nail apron with a new tape measure, carpenter’s pencils, chalk and a small tool or two -perhaps a chisel or hammer. For more gift basket ideas, check out 15 Creative Gift Basket Ideas For Men.

4. Give Dad a framed family photograph in a homemade picture frame.

5. Make him a photo album, scrapbook or collage.

6. Clean Dad’s car or truck.

7. Compose a poem or write Dad a letter telling him how much he means to you.

8. Create a CD of his favorite music or some old radio shows. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio section has a ton of old adventure series, mysteries, westerns and more -all of which can be downloaded for free.

9. Does Dad like to read? Homemade, laminated bookmarks would make a nice gift.

10. Clean out the garage or shed.

11. Make Dad a homemade card and fill it with some love coupons full of thoughtful things you can do for him (like some of the to-do ideas above). Don’t have time to make your own love coupons? Check out the Father’s Day Love Coupons on my Free Printables page.

A couple more Father’s Day posts you might be interested in:



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    Wit And Wisdom From The Hermit In The Holler

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    “You tend to yer own knittin’ and we’ll tend to ours.”


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    Go To The Ant

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    Ants On Parsley Flowers

    Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, gathereth her food in the harvest.
    How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

    Proverbs 6:6-11

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    A Night At The Races

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    Toad races that is…

    The Three Caballeros

    The Three Caballeros are out of the gate…

    Wrong Way Jones

    Big Daddy takes the lead, the Middle Man is second and Wrong-way Jones is… going the wrong way!

    Racing to the Finish

    Hopping to the finish line…Big Daddy is still in the lead!

    Big Daddy Over the Wall

    And the winner is…Big Daddy! And he’s going over the wall and into the stands to meet his fans!

    Tune in next week for another exciting night at the races -if we can find some more toads!




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    Win A Getaway To The Smokies

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    This offer has expired.

    Hey all my Tennessee readers! How would you like to win a 2 day getaway to the Smoky Mountains?

    WBIR: Ed Rupp’s Free Ticket Giveaway -Enter to win a a 2 night cabin stay from Bluff Mountain Cabin Rentals, 4 tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, 4 meals from Corky’s Ribs & BBQ plus 4 gift cards provided by The Marble Slab Creamery. Entries must be received by noon on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. One entry per person, open to Tennessee residents only, must be 18 years of age to enter.



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    Life Along A Prairie River Free Poster And Educator Resources

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    Updated August 25, 2012

    Explore the ecology of a prairie river with some free resources from The Oklahoma Biological Survey:

    • Life Along a Prairie River -Exploring the ecology of the wide and sandy rivers of the Great Plains. Free resources include a Prairie River poster by mail, a downloadable Educator’s Guide with activities and lesson plans to accompany the poster, and species profiles that can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format. A free Crayfish of Oklahoma poster is also available on the poster order form. For middle school grade levels.

    Please note: Posters are no longer free by mail -prices are:

    • $5.00 for 1-3 posters
    • $6.00 for 4-6 posters
    • $9.00 for 7-10 posters

    Posters may be picked up at no charge at:

    Oklahoma Biological Survey
    111 E. Chesapeake St.
    Norman, OK 73019
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Happy teaching,


    For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling page.

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