Our Preschoolers LOVE Starfall!

Our preschoolers have truly enjoyed the games, activities, and fun to be had with this interactive program, created by Starfall Education Foundation. We had the opportunity to review The Starfall Home Membership and have appreciated the easy access and great benefits.

You might recognize Starfall because they have a myriad of children’s apps available right now. Actually, upon accepting this review opportunity I never realized how many of them my children were already using. The great thing is that most of the apps they currently offer are FREE; however, you only receive a sample of the content. By becoming a member your children instantly obtain unlimited access to all the activities. Currently, Starfall offers reading, math, and games for preschool through first grade as well second grade math.

While using this program I have found that both our four-year-old and two-year-old can operate it easily. We initially decided to use this app three times each week but that quickly grew to daily use. With Bam Bam, our oldest preschooler, I focused the majority of his time on math and reading activities. He liked following along in the books by using the highlighted words and pictures. I often found him sharing books, without the read aloud feature, and teaching his little sister. The math also excites him and he liked practicing numbers, counting, geometry, measurement, patterns, creating calendars, and singing the songs.

“I like starfall! I like to make the gingerbread boy, making the pumpkin, and the silly turkey. The snowman is so funny! The books are helping me a little but I’m still learning. I like to make the boy, pick his costume, and pet. Starfall is my favorite thing on mama’s phone.” Kyle, 4 years old.

With princess I allowed her to have a bit more freedom in her exploration of this amaxing app. She had so much fun handling it on her own. I could definitely tell that she felt like a big girl going from game to game all by herself. She spent most of her time learning ABC’s, making gingerbread girls, and singing songs.

“I like to build the girl. I like to build the pumpkin. I love my gingerbread girl. The games are fun. The turkey is cool. I want to build things every day.” Trinity, 2 years old

The annual Starfall Home Membership is a single account that can be used by every child in your immediate family. You can download app on multiple devices, and yes, even grandparents can access it during your membership. The entire family uses one email and password to authorize the website on any computer or download the Starfall App for Android, Kindle, or iOS systems. Our family also loved that your $35 annual Home Membership fee is 100% tax deductible as a contribution to the extent allowed by law.

I’ve already shared information about the awesome benefits of this inexpensive The Starfall Home Membership with my friends and family. Cheers to Starfall Education Foundation for doing a fantastic job creating an awesome interactive experience for young children.

Click this hyperlink to read other Homeschool Review Crew member’s thoughts about Starfall.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.


Blitsy Haul & Giveaway!

This year I decided to share some great deals with all my blog family. Recently I came across the BLITSY website and I was pleasantly surprised to find such great deals on planner, art, and children’s items. I love that they offer coupon codes, you have the ability to earn points, and their two day shipping is free on purchases over $29. I’ve purchased quite a few things from Blitsy during the holiday season and you can see some of the items in this recent YouTube video.

For those that watched until the end, I hope you’re excited about this quick giveaway. I use washi tape in my planner, on cards, and even when wrapping gifts. I’m also obsessed with Rose Gold right now so I thought this prize was perfect to share with you all.


You can also click this link to get a coupon code for your first Blitsy purchase.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.

FREE Printables to Personalize Your Homeschool/Teacher Planner

I’ve been using the Simple Homeschool Planner every since our oldest son was in kindergarten.  I love the useful extra pages, scripture used throughout, and the décor is always beautiful.  This planner is made and sold exclusively by Mardel, a Christian bookstore.  The price point is great and you can always apply a coupon to sweeten the deal.  I also like that the company offers FREE shipping over $9.99, saving me a trip to the store where I will be tempted to buy all the matching accessories.

You can see how I personalized my Simple Homeschool Planner via this recent YouTube video.

You can see our homeschool lesson plans and how I decorated this planner via another recent YouTube video.

This school year’s planner was the most gorgeous one but it was also poorly constructed.  The spiral kept malfunctioning and my pages kept falling off.  I attempted to exchange it for a new one but the planner was never in stock at my local Mardel.  I also couldn’t get it online or at any Mardel within 25 miles.  I tried my best to fix it or just bear through it but ultimately,  I decided to purchase a different homeschool planner.  I’m not sure if I’m completely sold on giving up on the Simple Homeschool Planner for our next school year but for now, I’m happy with the new system.  A review on my new homeschool planner will be posted soon.

For now, be sure to get the FREE HOMESCHOOL PLANNER PRINTABLES by clicking this helpful hyperlink.   **These printables were obtained via a FREE DOWNLOAD from The House on Hillbrook blog. **

Make 2018 Grand,

Ta’Neisha K.

Metallic Halo Eyeshadow & FOTD

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I am definitely an Urban Decay fan! I love the quality of their products and how well they work on all complexions.  My makeup collection is filled with Urban Decay makeup so it was only fitting that husband bought me their newest holiday palette, Heavy Metals.  In this recent YouTube video you can find swatches and my detailed review.

For a bit of added fun, I created this holiday look featuring eyeshadows from the Lorac Mega Pro 4 palette and the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette.  I also included details on my foundation and glowing highlight in the face of the day video.


Enjoy this holiday season,

Ta’Neisha K.


Let’s Review It: Lorac Mega PRO 4 Palette

Prior to my no buy, I purchased a few makeup items and I wanted to share a quick review of each one.  Today you can see a close up and swatches of the Lorac Mega Pro 4 palette along with my review via this recent YouTube video.



This Lorac palette definitely has lots of color options to choose from and I am glad to have it in my collection.  With the holiday season upon us, be sure to wait for a coupon code before you purchase any new makeup.  I know you want the new products in your hand but I promise it will be worth the wait and worth the money saved in the end.

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Be sure to check out Lorac’s Instagram for close up swatches on various complexions.  You can also see various looks by searching #megapro4 from makeup artists, busy moms, and makeup lovers around the globe.

Have a grand week,

Ta’Neisha K.

Thin Stix Creativity Pack Winner

Another big THANK YOU to The Pencil Grip Inc. for sponsoring this giveaway!  Be sure to check out their website and social media for all the awesome products they offer.

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If you didn’t win, please don’t fret because 2018 will bring more opportunities to win.

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Be sure to subscribe to this blog for reminders about future posts and giveaways.

The winner has already been contacted, replied, and had the information sent to the company.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.


Improve Speech, Attention, or Memory with Forbrain

The Forbrain, by Sound for Life LTD, is a headset designed to aid peoplke with speech, language, attention, or memory difficulties. I was super excited to use this product with Bam Bam during the review period.  

Here are a few specs on this device:

  • The filter trains the brain to be more attentive improving auditory  processing and sensory integration. 
  • This device works to improve speech fluency,  pronunciation,  sound discrimination, and rhythm to enhance communication. 
  • Uses bone conduction to transmit the sound of your voice faster and with greater clarity.
  • This device is designed for use with children ages 3 and up as well as all adults, for fifteen minutes 5-6 times a week. 

During our time with this device we used it on Bam Bam once a day for approximately fifteen minutes. Currently in speech he is perfecting letter blends and I hoped this product would allow him to perfect his problem areas. We used the device while watching a speech video from YouTube that included verbal exercises. Bam Bam was able to practice the phrases from the video with no issues while using this product.  

Throughout the past few weeks Bam Bam has perfected a few problem areas in his communication and moved forward in the speech program.  Prior to using the Forbrain he was already moving along quite well but having this device has made his speech practice at home more fun.  Daily speech exercises have been a part of Bam Bam’s routine this entire year so I can’t confirm that the Forbrain aided significantly in his weekly improvement. The device definitely gave him something different to peak his interest over the past few weeks and for that I’m grateful.  

Overall, we’ve  enjoyed using the Forbrain by Sound For Life LTD during Bam Bam’s daily speech . I believe the old adage “practice makes perfect,” is true; therefore improvement through consistency will automatically occur.  If you want to improve any area of your life, take initiative and follow through by doing the work.  If speech, attention, memory, or language are your noted areas that need improvement, this device might help you commit to practicing and perfecting them.

Be sure to check out additional reviews from the Homeschool Review Crew by clicking this perfect hyperlink. 
Make today grand,

Ta’Neisha K.