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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Win a subscription to TOS Homeschool magazine!!


I'm SUPER excited that you've come to my blog-warming party! Welcome!

I'd offer you some tea in honor of the event and your arrival, but you'll have to make your own due to distance :) The picture will have to suffice.

I started this blog a little while ago now, but haven't really had a chance until now to make the official beginning... So, welcome to my new blog!!

I'm excited about my new blog, but I'm also really excited that I get to have a contest in celebration! I have a year's digital subscription from the Old Schoolhouse magazine to offer as a door-prize, and you'll each get 3 chances to win!

I don't know how many of you subscribe to any homeschool magazines, but they are such an encouragement! Now, hold on a minute while I look through this magazine that one of you is going to win...





Okay, may I just say that this is no rink-a-dink magazine. We are talking the real thing! TOS digital magazine has the look and feel of a REAL magazine, only no paper. And you know what I mean, the colorful ads, the layout, LOTS of content, with a huge variety of relevant topics coming from lots of different perspectives, all with a clearly christian world-view. I looked over the cover, the first page, and am now scanning the contents... whoa. There's a lot here. I am impressed. Not to mention the table of contents is clickable! So, no pages to fuss with, one click and I'm instantly reading what I'm interested in.

One thing I'm noticing is that if you don't have a super fast internet connection, don't mess with viewing it online, download it to your computer or straight to a CD for easier viewing. There are some delays depending on how fast your computer is.

I'm really liking that I can change the view of the magazine, to zoom in or out. Wow, I am even able to pull up a little window with the table of contents without changing the page I'm on, and I just clicked the link to the next article I'm interested in, without flipping pages! This is really cool!

One of the ads for a curriculum that I've been interested in, had a link in it, and I clicked right to their website to enter in a contest for TOS subscribers to win their curriculum for free! Now you can't do that with a regular magazine! All the links throughout the magazine are clickable.

I'm on page 63 of the magazine, and I'm at least a half-hour in. I'm only a third of the way through, and I've only just skimmed over several articles. Content, content, content! Now I've just come across a familiar name! Being part of the HSB (homeschoolblogger) community from my very first blogging experience, I've come to know many other homeschool moms out there with blogs. It's been such an encouragement to me living internationally. Anyway, there's an article about a 'bloggy friend' of mine in the magazine!

I'm now on page 126 (2/3) and so far I've found several links to free e-books for subscribers and FREE is good!

My original impression holds true, this magazine is truly professionally done! There were interviews with well-known homeschool people, free products, spiritual encouragement, Creation science support, and even a unit study! My favorite all time favorite homeschool author even wrote an article.

I say that this is a top-rate production, and I highly recommend it at a price that you can't pass up. $16.95/year and you get the four quarterly issues plus the 19 Free International/Digital gifts.
They also send out a monthly 'Teacher's Toolbox' that is FULL of cool practical stuff and free downloads. The send out a paper magazine as well, but I find the digital version perfect for us!

There is just so much content, enough for several sittings. Which means lots of encouragement!
This is the only homeschool magazine I subscribe to, and though there are many good ones out
there, I feel that this one meets all my needs and expectations.

So, now that you're convinced you want it...

Are you ready for some fun?!

Contest details:


If you'd like to win the door-prize of a year's subscription to the Old Schoolhouse digital magazine, (if you already have one, give it to someone as a gift) here's how...

Chance #1
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Leave a comment anywhere on my new blog between now and September 5th! Mention something about the blog-warming contest. If you comment over HERE about my new blog I'll throw in an extra chance!!
Chance #2 -



Copy and paste the banner and text down below here into your blog, and leave a comment and link to your post, right here at this post in my blog. (If you don't have a blog, don't worry, you can still enter by leaving a comment and a way to get in touch with you) ... and take a picture of yourself WHILE standing on your head!! hahahahaha... just kidding!
Chance #3 -




On your blog write about your 3 favorite things about homeschooling, and one thing you'd like to change about your homeschool.
Leave another comment with a link to your blog post.
(you can combine both posts in one)

Your name will be entered for chance you participate in for a total of 3 chances. Contest ends Sept. 5! I'm just so excited for whoever wins!


AND thanks for coming to my blog-warming party! Feel free to have a peak about my blog, and I hope to see you around again soon!










Here's your posting info: Copy and paste the image and text below and link them back here.










Click here to visit amada's blog-warming party and enter to win a year's subscription to the Old Schoolhouse digital magazine! or copy and paste: http://fisheracademy.blogspot.com

or you can enter the following code into your html editor:

<a href="http://fisheracademy.blogspot.com"><img src="http://tuttlekids.com/Gallery/albums/album08/TOScontest_white.jpg">
Click here to visit amada's blog-warming party and enter to win a year's subscription to the Old Schoolhouse digital magazine! or copy and paste: http://fisheracademy.blogspot.com</a>

15 comments:

Molly said...

Hi Amy,
I tried to do this but couldn't get it to work...not by copying the image OR by getting the HTML code (it wouldn't let me save on the HTML code for some reason). When I copied the image it posted as a bunch of random letters on my blog. Let me know if you get it taken care of and I will try again.
Molly
http://counterculturalschool.blogspot.com

Amy W said...

Thanks for stopping by and "visiting". I linked to your blog-warming.
God Bless!
Amy

Jessie said...

OK, You have my panting after that livid description of how great this magazine is...I WANT IT!!! I have added your banner to my blog right at the tippy top..does that give me any more chances? Aw, come on...what if I say please? *batting my eyelashes*

Beck's Bounty said...

Happy Blog-Warming !!

God Bless.
MomToCherubs
http://www.becksbounty.blogspot.com

Jessie said...

Hey! Quick FYI- Yesterday your banner was working, today you can not see the graphic.

Sarah C-T said...

Amy, I love your writing style. I think everyone who reads your description will, without a doubt, want to subscribe to the magazine ... including me! Hopefully I'll win the free subscription though. I love your overflowing joy in life.
Sarah

EEEEMommy said...

Okay, here I am. :) Sorry it took me so long. This is a great new blog! :) I love the picture and quote at the top!

I posted my 3 favorites & 1 need to change on my blog along with the link to your blog warming.
Here's the link: http://thesakeofthecall.blogspot.com/2008/08/amadas-blog-warming.html

Daja said...

Happy Blogging!

Enter me!

Gombojav Tribe said...

I did the meme and link!

Enter me again!

What fun!!!

Blessings!

http://gombojav.blogspot.com/2008/08/blog-warming-party-and-giveaway.html

Gombojav Tribe said...

The "Daja" above who signed in wrong and so her blog address didn't show up, is me, the Gombojav Tribe.

starlashine said...

My post is here: http://freewillacademy.blogspot.com/2008/08/click-here-to-visit-amadas-blog-warming.html
It covers the blogwarming and my reasons I like homeschooling, and improvements I'm planning on making this year. I did have to resize the banner to make it fit in my sidebar, but it is there and legible now. Excellent idea!

jen

ohhollyf said...

Hi, I'm visiting from, "forthesakeofthecall", and it's my first yr. to HS, and already i see it's more about me and how i "rub off" on him.
My hubby did a short=term mission in Peru and many were saved.
Enjoy your blogginess, Holly

Molly said...

Finally got it, Amy! Here is the link to your contest on my school blog:

http://counterculturalschool.blogspot.com/2008/08/drawing-for-free-give-away.html

Molly

momanna98 said...

Hey. I've been reading your blog - just silently. :-) I try and keep up when I have the time, and I usually don't have much time to make comments. How come you started a new blog? I'll let you know if I get a chance to put your link on my site.

HopiQ said...

I've been enjoying your other blog very much! I would love to win your giveaway. Any encouragement as homeschoolers is greatly appreciated!

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