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SproutSouth: Add a little green to your life.


Sproutsouth logoThis past winter was the worst winter I can ever remember. It waned for ever and ever and all I could think about was summer and sunshine. When Sproutsouth sent me one of their adorable terrariums, (dubbed "turtle" by my baby girl), it was that little something in my windowsill that made me smile. 

Yes, I'm a big baby and yes, winter is my least favorite season of all, but especially this year. 


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Besides being a big fan of houseplants, I'm an even bigger fan of the tiniest of plants like those in these terrariums. Ours is like the first one on the left. It is sitting snugly in our kitchen window as we speak. Upon arrival, we gave turtle a good soak and then returned him to his home so that he could continue to grow. 

Wouldn't you know it, our little turtle sprouted a beautiful flower. I'm not sure what kind, but it was delicate like an orchid inside the tiny home. Each of my children have visited it over time, given it a sprinkle of water and I'm happy to say, besides a couple of succulents this is probably the longest lived plant I've ever kept alive. 


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I'm no green thumb, if you couldn't tell but this gave me a hope for the winter. I think I need a collection of these in each of the windows this winter. 

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If you've been wanting an opportunity to teach your child responsibility, I think one of these terrariums from sproutsouth would be a great gift. Of course the terrariums are glass, and they are delicate, but it would be a great opportunity to teach gentleness and caring for a living thing. Ya know, so they can take care of your plants when they're grown and house sitting for you. 

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Thanks so much to Sproutsouth for giving this family a little green during our dreary winter. We appreciated it! 

Visit Sproutsouth  and add a little green to your life today :) 



Disclosure: Sproutsouth provided the terrarium for our review. We were not paid for any wording of our review. 

Teach Me: Audio Dramas by Lamplighter Theater

Hello my faithful readers! The VI family is adjusting to a new home school schedule as we school year-round. It has taken some time as we're incorporating many hands-on, life living educational opportunities which requires us to be on the road.

As the truth would have it, I love being on the road. My heart aches to be one the road with my husband and three precious children. Travel and sight seeing is one of my most favorite things to do. It is funny how each family sees "on the road". For us, it is pure bliss. I have three children who do not mind long car rides and entertain fairly easily. 

For longer trips, we enjoy audio books as a family. On our recent ten hour drive, good friends of ours lent us some of their Lamplighter Theater audio books. If you haven't listened to an audio drama of a book, you are in for a spectacular treat. Ten hours flies by as you sit in your seat and get lost in delightful stories of character, heroism, and faithfulness. 


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Imagine getting lost in this story,  "There were guns blazing, shells flying, and swords flashing and hacking away!" Teddy recounts the bravery of his father's heroic deed. But rivalry between a soldier's son and a sailor's daughter drives Teddy to his breaking point til he learns of a new battle, a new enemy, and a new Captain, whose orders are to fight all battles with the banner of love! Lamplighter Theatre is delighted to bring you one of our most treasured stories of all time and an instant classic in the Lamplighter Collection."

This is a favorite among Lamplighter Theater collections, but we listened to many more that were added to our top ten favorites of all time including; Sir Knight of the Splendid Way, The Hedge of Thorns, The Captive, The Unexpected Return and Charlie's Choice, just to name a few. 

If you're interested in learning more about Lamplighter Theater, visit their website Lamplighter. Get a taste of Lamplighter Theater every week when the play a new episode on their radio theater program on iTunes  or hear a snip it of each audio drama on their website

Another wonderful feature of the Lamplighter Theater is that they've printed heirloom quality reprints of these classic books for you, so you can begin building a collection for your children and grandchildren to come. 


Do you already love and enjoy audio dramas or audio books? Please share your suggestions with us in the comments! We'd love to find more stories to listen to this summer. 


Disclosure: This review and feature was published on our own love for these audio dramas. We were not paid for this review or feature.