Sweet Sponsor: Time4Learning

Time4Learning.com – This online curriculum provider is one that I have been able to try myself with much success. You can read my review here. The interactive program includes math and language arts for students in prek-eighth grade, as well as science and social studies for most grades.

The program is diverse since it can be used for homeschool, afterschool , summer learning or even as test prep.  And it’s flexible enough that your child can use it any time (24/7) from any computer with an Internet connection.

Students have access to multiple grades and you can select different levels for different subjects if need be.  This way, your child can work ahead in some subjects and review others by going back a grade if they need extra practice.

If you homeschool like I do, Time4Learning takes care of the administrative part thanks to an automated system that grades lessons and even keeps records that you can print. Parents have access to progress reports, lessons plans and a slew of other helpful resources.

Here are some of the things that make Time4Learning rock:

  • Over 1,000 multimedia-based lessons – Imagine funny characters teaching your child the material..and yes, they actually learn!
  • Standards based language arts and math – In other words, it correlates to all state standards.
  • Access to one grade above and one below – Great for students who work at different levels.
  • Flexible, web-based program – Kids can access it anytime, day or night, from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Green Business Certified – Paperless curriculum= less clutter.
  • Automated record-keeping – This means less work on our part. And you can access student records and print them any time.
  • Promotes a can-do attitude and makes learning fun – Kids will want to do their school work! How great is that?

Time4Learning requires no downloads, CDs, or additional purchases. It has a low monthly price, requires no contracts, and offers a 14-day money-back guarantee. Read other parent reviews or check out the curriculum overview to see what’s available.


True Confessions:  This post has been sponsored by Time4Learning; honest opinions are present.

Bloggy Boot Camp: What I Took Away


I had so much fun!  I found a wine I love, met some great folks, and came away with tons of great knowledge!!

That's me! Tiffany Romero can work some photo magic...

Me with my new bloggy friend, Andrea, from SingleandSaving.com

And since I can’t seem to get the sharing of this quite right, here’s a doc I did explaining what I learned!


Photo Credits

October Sweet Sponsors

Yes, I know October is almost over.

I’ve gotten a few more awesome sponsors throughout the month, though, so I wanted to be sure to get them settled so they could get the credit they deserve!

On to the Sponsors!


Genuine Work at Home Advice – Katie has worked to put together some great legitimate work at home resources.  She’s got some great opportunities listed that I’ve never heard of!  She’s going through a move right now, but she’s got some stuff in the works!  Be sure to check her out!

My Groovy Planet – Staci has put together a subscription for kids to teach them about recycling and fair trade.  I love fair trade and all that entails, and the kits are so cool!  Babydoll loves getting the packages!  She now offers the Welcome Kit for free; go sign up!

Sunshine and Sippy Cups – Meagan blogs about all sorts of awesome stuff:  reviews and giveaways, frugal living, blogging resources and more!  She was one of the first “deal” bloggers I ever followed!

Time4Writing – Time4Writing provides writing classes taught by teachers as well as free writing resources.  I’ve found that even just the free resources provide great reinforcement for a child that doesn’t like to write…

Time4Learning – Time4Learning provides all sorts of great curriculum resources in areas such as math, science, and language arts.  It also contains great parent resources.

My Job Chart – My Job Chart provides parents with an easy-to-use free technology-based way to implement chore routines.  We love it!

Sweet Critique: Kirkland’s Piper Hurricane Candle Holders

Kirklands Hurricane Candle Set

I’ve mentioned before how I really suck at decorating our house. We’ve been here for two years and I have purchased an astonishingly low number of home decor items.

I’ve discussed this with others and we’ve determined that it’s because a) I don’t know how to decorate {give me a cake and I’m golden, a house though, not so much…} and b) I don’t just go looking for things.

Or, I see something I like, but have nowhere to really put it or it wouldn’t work in my space.

When things are brought to my attention, though, it’s much easier for me:  I can either say yes or no, depending upon whether or not I like the item.  This explains my excitement at reviewing this item; I was able to see it {love candles, love big over-the-top stuff, love versatile stuff}, determine that I like it, and then put it in my house.

What I Thought


Kirkland’s Piper hurricane candle holders are awesome!  While I haven’t yet found a place to put them {the places I have thought about, my cat or dog would mess with them}, I’m already excited about using them.  My favorite thing?  They are versatile:  you can use them to simply house three pillar candles or you can place other decorative elements inside as well.

I recently ran into pictures in a magazine where someone had placed various fall leaves and pine cones into the bottom {under the candle} and then put a coordinating candle in; this is genius!  You could change this as often as you like, matching it to all sorts of things!

These are also nice and big {14, 11, and 7.5 inches} and sturdy.  They’d definitely be a focal point, so if you’re looking for something understated in your space, these probably wouldn’t work.

Win a Set!


Kirkland’s has been nice enough to offer a set of Piper hurricane candle holders to one of my readers!!  Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

As a little side note, I wanted to point out that Kirkland’s has a community {MyKirland’s} where you can get reviews of their products {from actual customers}, design ideas, and other relevant information.  I think I’ll be checking that out through my design dilemma.

True Confessions:  I was provided with a set of Piper candle holders to facilitate my review.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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Sweet Feature: Time4Learning

Time4Learning is an online education program that can be used as a homeschool curriculum, afterschool tutorial, and for summer learning.  The interactive program combines over 1,000 multimedia lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities for students in preschool through eighth grade.

For a low monthly fee, Time4learning members receive math and language arts, which correlate to all state standards; as well as science and social studies as a bonus for most grades.

Students have access to the program 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection. Parents have access to a parent administration page to help with planning and record-keeping –especially useful for homeschooling.

There are no contracts, so members can cancel at any time and there is a 2-week money back guarantee.  Check out the curriculum overview to see what’s available.


True Confessions:  This sponsored feature has been provided by Time4Learning and I was compensated for its placement.  That said, I heart T4L and recommend them anyway, so it’s all good!