Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party! {And a Giveaway!}

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Thought I'd give this blog party a go - never really tried anything like this before... Hang around to the end for a little treat for my readers.

So - a bit about me, eh?

An Eclectic Homeschooler got its start after I decided I wanted to take my blogging a little more seriously and because I wanted to have a blog with a greater focus on homeschooling. I originally started recorded my homeschooling efforts along with other life events on my first blog that I still use for more general blogging, Bergherm Life.  I love to share all the great free websites available to homeschoolers, or sites that have free stuff available, and other good deals I find. I enjoy finding resources to put together as lessons for my boys, and plan on eventually creating my own thematic units for other homeschoolers to use.

I am a wife to a travel photographer who spends his working days as a university professor.

I am mother to three wonderful, crazy, little boys: Cedric, age 8 - lover of all animals and of Magic Treehouse books; Elijah, age 5 - crazy speedster with a great imagination; and Henry, age 11 months - adored by his older brothers who love to make him laugh.

I am a reader, a crafter, a couponer/deal-finder, a cat-lover and dog-tolerater, and a camper. I love chartreuse and Dr Pepper red....

...and I love Dr Pepper!

Thanks for coming by, all you Ultimate Blog Party-goers! As a special thanks for dropping by, I'm hosting my first ever giveaway! For this set of 10 cards with envelopes:

That say this on the inside (cute, huh?):

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway! One entry per person, a simple comment to answer a question...

{Hint, Hint}
To find the answer, click on over to this post.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I think you're hoping to go to the Oregon I right?? These cards are cute. :)

  2. Love your cute blog background! I'm a homeschooler & boys mama too. :)

    Nice to "meet" you at UBP!

    ♥ Melissa~
    Pink Paper Peppermints

  3. Oregon coast! We visited the oregon coast one time and I loved it. Oregon beaches are beautiful!

  4. I'm visiting from the Ultimate blog party - I have a 5 year old as well and just started homeschooling her. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  5. Welcome! :) I hope you enjoy and can make use of the resources I've posted. Kindergarten homeschooling is a lot of fun! What types of curriculum are you using? Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hi, visiting from the UBP! I'm Michelle, also a homeschooling mommy, and I hope you'll stop by my blog! Also, the answer to your contest question is that you want to take a trip to the Oregon coast to see the animals you have been learning about with your kiddos! :)

  7. Visiting from #UBP12. Great to "meet" you. I love teaching my children in out of the box ways, also. come by anytime at

  8. We want to go to the zoo before it gets too hot

  9. Nice site, especially with the very vibrant background color! Glad that I've made it here. Other moms out there will certainly find help with what they will read here regarding homeschooling their kids. :)

  10. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - belatedly because my week was just insane so I had no time before now to visit anyone - and am so glad to "meet" you. I, too, am a homeschooler who writes about our home learning journey as well as other things. Hope you'll stop by:

  11. that's whale-y punny