Frugal Friday – Enter my microscope giveaway!

In honor of my 3rd anniversary, I am holding a microscope giveaway. You have a choice between 3 of my most popular microscopes: the MSK-01, the MFL-06, and the SMD-04. The only thing you need to do is copy the following paragraph and post it on your blog or send an email to some of your friends. Then leave a comment on this post or the original post about the contest with a link to your blog or a note that you sent out an email. Here’s the paragraph:

*** Discount Home School Supplies is holding a contest to give away a microscope. You can choose between one of the three following miscroscopes from my website, an MSK-01 Microscope, an MFL-06 microscope, or a SMD-04 Microscope. Just blog about the contest and link back to Tami’s Blog. ***

There are only a few people entered as of Friday, July 18. It would be a lot more fun with some more entrants!

I will draw a winner’s name on July 23, 2008. Thank you!

As of July 23, 2008, I will take no more comments for entering the contest. I am trying to turn off the comment feature, but I am not finding it easy in Blogger. Any tips?

Don’t forget my Alpha Omega One-Day Sale today!

You have until midnight to place your order! You will receive 20% off the retail price, plus FREE SHIPPING!!! You can see the product listing at Discount Home School Supplies ( But you have to email me at for the discount code!!!!!!!!!!

And, please go down a few entries on this blog and enter my microscope giveaway!!! I only have one entrant right now.

Works for Me Wednesday – Lunch

I always enjoy reading the submissions for WFMW at Shannon’s Blog. This week I want to share what works for me for our lunch time menu. Most of you know that we homeschool, we we eat lunch together at home a lot! For those of you who do not homeschool, you are probably in the middle of summer vacation. Are you tired of the same old sandwiches?
We have found that it works for us to cook more food for our evening meal, so we have left-overs for lunch the next day. We don’t always eat it as it was originally cooked. My boys will eat almost anything on a flour tortilla with a little salsa or cheese added to jazz it up!
We also have our summer garden starting to produce fresh veggies. It helps my food budget to add lots of fresh veggies as side dishes to our lunch offering.
Share some of your summer lunch ideas in the comments!

Anniversary Sale and Microscope Giveaway!

In celebration of my 3rd year anniversary with Discount Home School Supplies, I am holding an Anniversary Sale and giving away a microscope! Isn’t that exciting????

You can find my anniversary sale by clicking on the link. I have worked most of the day on the sale page, and I have things all nice and tidy, I think. (smile)

The best incentive I thought of to give you is free shipping on any order over $25.00 for one week only! This is a pretty big deal for me to offer, since I just had to increase my shipping rates. So take advantage of my generosity this week!!!

There are also some free digital products that will be available to anyone who makes a purchase during the sale. I will email you a link to the download page within 24 hours of your order being processed.You can see the SALE PAGE HERE.

How can you enter the contest to win a microscope? Well, it’s pretty easy! You just copy the following paragraph with active links and paste it on your blog or send it to your email groups or friends. Then come back here and leave a comment. You can link to your blog, or if you sent emails, you can just ask me to enter you in the contest. Be sure to fill in the block that asks for your email address. I will need a way to contact you!

*** Discount Home School Supplies is holding a contest to give away a microscope. You can choose between one of the three following miscroscopes from my website, an MSK-01 Microscope, an MFL-06 microscope, or a SMD-04 Microscope. Just blog about the contest and link back to Tami’s Blog. ***

One winner will be chosen at random sometime on July 23, 2008. This will give me time to complete order processing from my sale. I will announce the winner here on my blog sometime on July 23, 2008, Lord willing!

Update – July 23, 2008 – No more new comments will be accepted for the contest! Thank you!

Homeschooling Through High School

Does the thought of homeschooling your child/ren through high school strike fear into your heart? Do you have a child that does not fit the “high achiever” profile, or one who would rather do anything but school work? Karen Davis will address these issues at the Second Annual Love to Learn Conference* in August, with the topic “A Relaxed Approach to High School at Home.” Join us to hear Karen speak and explore a way to approach high school that puts you and your teen/s on the same team, on August 16, 2008, at Catawba Valley Community College, in Hickory.

Karen Davis has one homeschooled graduate, and three more children at home, ages 17, 11and 7. If you would like to hear Karen and other wonderful speakers, visit* for information on how to register for the second annual Love to Learn Conference*!*

The Love to Learn Conference was created to fill the need for up to date, accurate, unbiased, information concerning issues that affect the climate of homeschooling in North Carolina. We want to provide a variety of speakers and sessions on a wide array of homeschooling topics. There will be something for everyone from the beginning homeschool family to those more experienced. We are pleased to create an inviting environment for the sharing of homeschool information. We are inclusive, and open to all homeschoolers. We hope you come to enjoy and share this homeschool journey. Please join our grass roots effort to get the word out by sharing this post with other homeschool lists!

Trouble posting through Blogger

I have had trouble posting to my blog through Blogger. I am not sure where the problem is, so I thought I would try another new post and see what happens.

I am launching big news tonight in conjunction with my aniversary sale for Discount Home School Supplies. You will definitely want to check back!

Frugal Friday

My friend, Crystal Paine of Biblical Womanhood and Money Saving Mom challenged us to dress up like cows today in honor of Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A. Well, I was able to convince my 5 boys dress up like cows with me, so we could eat FREE! And it was so much fun! Besides eating free, we were able to get our picture made with the cow. We got cow (paper) hats and a coloring page. And we got free balloons. They told us to come back bewteen 5-8 for the free DJ. They even gave us 6 copies of the picture posted above!
I was not the only adult dressed up, but I did get a few comments. One elderly lady asked me if I got my food free, too. And I told her that I did. And I talked to one of my former bosses who was the President of our local community college until he retired a few years ago. You gotta love running into people you know when you are dressed as a cow.
It was great, free fun, and I am saving our cow shirts for next year!!!!
PS. The irony of the day is that we ate beef tacos tonight, and two of the boys were still wearing their cow shirts. Ah, the irony of it all!