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    Five Quick Takes on Winners, Taking a Short Break, and MORE!

    May 13, 2016 by Brandy Vencel


    5 Quick Takes

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    Bug-MistThe winners of the Third Day Naturals Bug Mist giveaway are Katherine Kirkpatrick and Patty Wheeler! Congratulations to both of you! You will be contact shortly by email {if you haven’t been already}, and you’ll need to give you mailing address so that your package can be shipped to you. A big thank you to Third Day Naturals for doing this giveaway! Also, if any of you want some Bug Mist of your own {I’m getting some myself!}, you can get 15% off all the awesome TDN products by using the code MOM15 from now until the end of this month {May 2016}.


    :: 2 ::

    Please note that there will be no posting on Afterthoughts for the next 10 days or so. Following my Dallas trip, which begins Tuesday night, we will also have company {aka my husband’s youngest brother} commandeering my office for a few days. Lucky for me, my husband has to get ready for company while I’m off having a nice time. Did I mention that my sister-in-law {she’s married to my husband’s twin} is going to be my roommate in Dallas? I cannot tell you how excited I am. I haven’t seen her in 18 months!


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    This week’s links collection:


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    This month in 2013:

    Jane Healy and Charlotte MasonAs usual, I was reading and making connections. Loved this book!


    :: 5 ::

    Episode 8 of the Scholé Sisters podcast is out today! This is the last episode of Season 1. Season 2 will start back up at the end of August a run through the beginning of December. I’m already planning the schedule, and if you have any requests, I am still open to ideas.


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  • Reply Kimberly May 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Brandy! This snopes page speaks to the accuracy of the Breitbart article. Just thought I would share it here in case anyone was interested in this story and wanted to know more. 🙂

  • Reply Mariel May 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing the copper pajamas story, Brandy. Fascinating! 🙂

    • Reply Brandy Vencel May 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Yes! Wasn’t that amazing? I think it caught my eye because I had been researching the health benefits of wearing something like a copper bracelet.

  • Reply Erika May 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    We’ll miss you! (But hope you have a wonderful trip and family visit….)

  • Reply Genie May 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Sorry I’m an out of the loop Newbee… Are you speaking somewhere in Dallas? I’m right up the road!

    • Reply Brandy Vencel May 14, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Hi Genie! Yes, the AmblesideOnline national conference (which does NOT take place every year) is in Waxahachie next week from Thursday to Saturday. I have never been to the Dallas area before {other than flying through to elsewhere}, so that is pretty exciting. I’d give you ticket info except that it is sold out. 🙁

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