Thursday, January 1, 2015

Greetings to all! Please Read!!

Hello all,
I am SO glad you are here! Welcome to my blog! May it be a tremendous blessing to you, your family, friends and anyone who homeschools!

I am so glad to be able to give this site to you and your friends as a ministry. I actually use it myself all the time and gives me the opportunity to have the links RIGHT there, without digging too much, cutting, etc. I am also thankful to be able to let others know that it doesn't have to cost alot of money to homeschool. I am sure many of you have heard, "It costs too much!" Well this shows that it doesn't and it can be FREE! I am glad to see through the counter that many of you come and enjoy this site and it does take a lot of time and energy to keep it up and make sure the links are uploaded.

Since you DO enjoy it so much, in order for my to be able to keep it open to all, there are some things that I would like to ask of you, please:

First of all, when you enjoy links, please leave a comment! I do check to see who has been here, and I like to make that connection with others that have been here. I cannot do that if you don't comment. I also LOVE reading others blogs and would like to be able to read yours too!

Secondly, I ask that you link this blog to your blog. I have recently added in my sidebar, a clickable link, for you to add to your blog! For those of you who enjoy this site and visit regularly, I would appreciate it, if you could share it with all of your blog readers.

For those who are already doing the above, Thank you very much! I appreciate it!

ALSO, Remember that I constantly update links, add links and categories ALL THE TIME, so just because you checked once, doesn't mean it isn't there now! I added a bunch today, btw! So make sure you check back on a regular basis to see if the link you need is here! I try to keep it up! Also, if you don't see a favorite link that you LOVE? Please email me at bulldogsnoble5@gmail.com or post it here in a link and I will get it uploaded.

PS I know that the date is off on the post for those that like to "point that out".  It's that way so I can keep this post at the TOP of the page.  Remember, I have spent years, hours and so much time doing this.  It IS a ministry for EVERYONE.  It IS FREE.......so I would think the least of the concern should be the date!  Enjoy it......may it be a blessing to everyone!

Sincerely,
Southern Belle

70 comments:

Lisa in Jax said...

This is an awesome resource! I'm enjoying looking through all the different catagories. I'll link you tomorrow on my blog.

Blessings,

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Added you to my homeschool favorites list.
Thanks!

Mrs.Garcia said...

Wow thank you for starting up this Blog Homeschooling for Free.
God Bless,
Mrs.Garcia

~Babychaser~ said...

Found you on Frugal Friday! I haven't taken the time to really look through everything, but I'm excited about what you have to offer. My DS just turned 1, but I've been researching, taking notes, stock piling and the like everything I can find about homeschooling and resources! :) I will be saving you to my favorites and will make a point of mentioning you on my blog sometime in the near future!

Blessings!

Jeannie said...

I just wanted to stop in and say thanks for all the great resources. When I have a chance to look over your blog I will gladly add you to my links of "Blogs that Bless"
Thanks for your hardwork,
JB @ Titus2Journey
www.titus2journey.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I was looking through items for home school. I'm glad I came upon this.
I use StumbleUpon so I thumbed it up.

Here I am: http://fawn.stumbleupon.com/

I have another Blog but I don't keep it up much.

Brandi said...

I haven't checked the links for a while, but I plan to do that after this comment. I noticed on some of your posts that the date is off. Some have the year 2008, and one has the year 2009.

Southern Belle said...

Hi Brandi,
First of all thanks for commenting. Secondly, the dates are off on purpose. I put the Greetings to all for next year in order to keep it at the top of the page, so there is nothing to worry about.
Thanks for stopping by!
Southern Belle (Beth in GA)

Pure and Sensible said...

Did you change your theme? You did, right???! I haven't had time to visit lately, but I know it was different the last time I was here. Anyways, I appreciate you keeping this blog going. It's a blessing to me and many others! Happy New Year!
Leinani
http://www.heartofwisdom.com/PUREANDSENSIBLE/

Southern Belle said...

Hey there Leinani,
Good to see you back my friend. I changed the template (and might do it again :o)) and had it different for Christmas but that is it. The name is the same (and will be), but that is it!
Beth

Christina said...

You ROCK!!! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to home schooling! Happy New Year, my Dear!

Donna said...

Hi, I am a newbie to homeschooling this year. I purchased a set curriculum (Abeka) simply because I pulled my 6th grade son out of Christian School unexpectedly. We also decided to homeschool our preschooler too. Next year I will be doing all 3 of my boys. I liked abeka, but I don't think I will stick with it for next year. We are looking for more inexpensive and fun ways to homeschool so I will be checking your site out thoroughly and linkinkg you to my blog

thanks for your research!
God Bless
Donna

Heather Harris said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for the neat ideas and resources. You've been linked to my blogs!

Lis in NY said...

This is great!! Glad to see someone doing this! I don't have a blog (gasp! - and I'm from SHS!!) but would like to have your link in my local LEAH (Loving Education At Home) Yahoo Group if you don't mind. I just created this group and am trying to get great sites like this into the hands of our members.
Lis in NY

Southern Belle said...

I'm from SHS!! (Yipee, another SHS cyber buddy!) but would like to have your link in my local LEAH (Loving Education At Home) (Absolutely! Link away!)

Beth in GA

Romany said...

Beth, I mentioned this site in a recent blog post. Thanks for your hard work.

Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Excellent resource! Thank you for sharing your efforts with us! I've only seen the tip of the iceberg... Oh, if I didn't need to sleep! :-)

Bless you!

Janet said...

I will mention your site on my blog.

I didn't notice if you had the following Old Fashioned Education site linked here.

http://oldfashionededucation.com/

Blessings,
Janet

Amy said...

Thanks for the resources! I linked you to my blog. Feel free to check it out-
http://countingchangeagain.blogspot.com/
Amy

Paxil Princess said...

Wanted to say thank you for sharing all the great links. I have linked you on my blog.
:)

Ellen said...

It's amazing what you can find for free. The phonics links look great. I have a little one who is almost ready to learn how to read.

Mary Jane said...

Hi from Alabama...sorry we didn't get to see you when you were here a couple of weeks ago. If I'm not mistaken it was a bad weekend for us in that half of us were sick and punny (including ME who never gets sick) Oh well...maybe next time.

I wasn't sure which blog to go to to say HI, so I decided to try this one. :-) Praying that you are having a great week and hope to talk to you soon.

MJ

Lisa said...

Great resource!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! :o)

Mel said...

Thank you for sharing the info about free Audio books. Looking forward to browsing a little more when I have time.

tami said...

i just found you today and i'm so glad i did!!! i'll be back. :)

AutumnFawn said...

Thanks for doing this site. I am home schooling a 4th grader, a first grader, and a pre-schooler. I will add you to my blog as soon as I get a chance!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm looking for free resources to teach begining spanish. Vocabulary and stories would be great.Do you know of any?
-katmaxx

Southern Belle said...

Hey there Kat,
First of all, thanks for coming to my site! I appreciate it! Next, on the side bar of my links, click on "All Inclusive". Then Click on Old Fashioned Education. Then scroll down on the left hand side and click on "Latin and Foreign Languages". Hope this helps you and others! Again thanks for stopping by!

Michelle said...

Just wanted to let you know I look at your blog all the time. It has been such a help. I have found so many great activities for all the kids, and for FREE, you just can't beat that! Thanks, Michelle

Mari Fontana said...

Thanks so much for putting this together!
I've already put you on my homeschool blog list.
Mari

Civilla said...

Interesting blogs. I have grown children. I liked the handbag blog and left a message.

Pat Fenner said...

What an awesome ministry ~ thank you! I'll be happy to link to your blog! It's so important to be able to find free resources; so often, home schoolers are surviving on 1 income. With the economy the way it's going, our kids are gonna have to be much more creative in generating an income!!!

I "favorite"d you and will be checking back as well...

Livin' out loud said...

This place is absolutely awesome!! Thanks so much!
Susan
Homeschooling 3

Naomi said...

Just wanted to say 'Hi!' I'll be homeschooling my 8 year old from the start of next year, and so I'm in gathering mode! I'll be back!

:o) Rachel said...

Found you on a search for free Thanksgiving lapbook activities. I put you as a favorite and will post about you on our homeschool loop. Thanks for doing all the legwork for us!!

Denese said...

What a great resource you have here, thanks so much!

Blessings.

Hadley Coble said...

I just stumbled upon your blog tonight while looking for some nativity ideas for my girls. I have only looked at this post and the one from sometime in November with all the wonderful links on it! I can't wait to explore more!

Nicole said...

I saw your comment on moneysavingmom.com, and am really impressed with the resources you have posted here. I will link to you from my blog and all that, and will tell my homeschooling friends about you. Thank you for this ministry. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

I am going to bookmark this site! Thanks for all the time you have put into it. I am trying to take the "boring" out of our homeschool and this is just what I've been searching for!

Tracy said...

Wow you have spent a lot of time on this! Thanks. I look forward to using it!

Tracy said...

Wow! You have really put a lot of time into this. Thanks. I look forward to using it.

JustLocs said...

I added the banner to my site (www.learningorganically.blogspot.com). I will be starting homeschool next year and I am so excited about finding your resource. Thank you so much for all your hard word.

Angela Childress said...

Thank ou for posting all these links. They are a wonderful help and blessing!

Angela in OK

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! This will be our first year schooling so this is a great resource!

Dawn said...

I have a blog on homeschoolbloggers.com and am VERY new to blogging. I get how to cut and paste the code to link to your blog, but where exactly would I put it and how?

Thanks.

Thank you for doing this :-)

Southern Belle said...

@ Dawn:
You cut and paste it to your side bar. When you go to edit your blog, you put the html in your side bar of your layout. HTH

G. said...

Hi! I just found your blog via google and am glad I did. I will add your link to my blog. Thanks!

Blossom said...

Hi, did you know the date says 2012?? just wondering :)
Wonderful site :)

Southern Belle said...

Hi, did you know the date says 2012?? Um, yes I did. That is intentional so that when people come to my site, they will see the Greetings post and it will stay and remain at the top of the page ;) Hope that helps!

savmom said...

Thank you for taking the time to post all these wonderful resources!

God Bless,

Cindy

Jenny said...

this looks very useful. I'll be putting your button in my sidebar.

professor@worldstaracademy said...

Thank you for your work and for passing on your findings! I have pasted your button on my blog at http://wsanotes.blogspot.com/. This is a secondary blog, for parents, attached to my primary blog, www.worldstaracademy.com, an educational blog for students. Thank you again!

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

Hi, I found your blog through a UBP10 Party post! http://confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com/2010/04/join-2010-ultimate-blog-party.html

You share great resources here, thanks so much for organizing it all!

Anonymous said...

why on earth is the date of this post 1 January 2012?

Southern Belle said...

why on earth is the date of this post 1 January 2012?

That's simple. Because I want the greetings post to remain at the top of the blog and stay there.

Jeri@readinghorizons.com said...

Hi,
I just found your site, and will post your link at our website. I invite you to visit www.readinghorizonsathome.com/downloads/workshop.aspx where you will find a free training/workshop for parents in our systematic and sequential phonics program.

Kim Monaco said...

Wow, this ia a great resource for homeschooling families. Thanks for developing it!

Kim

sherry said...

I love your site. What a great resource for homeschool families like mine. I wanted to let you know of the free nativity flannel graph craft I have available on my site. www.Sundayschoollady.com Along with crafts and recipes, I have tons of free bible activity sheets and lessons. (check out the creation learning craft) I am always looking for free Bible Lapbook material. You have so much to offer.
Many thanks and blessings to you,
Sherry

My Captivating Images said...

I just found your blog today! I am so excited to get to know you and use your great resources! Thank you for all the hard work. I am off to add your button to my blog now. :)

Donna said...

Your site is a huge blessing to me!
Homeschooler of 6!

I come here every time I have a need for anything "school"!

Especially love your Bible links!

God bless!

Olancho Bound Gringa said...

I just stumbled across your blog & I can't wait to dig in! I am planning on homeschooling my 2 Sons since we are moving to Honduras soon. I have been searching the web for a site like this one. Thanks for all the great information!

rjk said...

Thanks!!! Very helpful information!

Anonymous said...

Reformed and homeschooling!!! Whoop Whoop!!! Thank you so much for this. <3

bella said...

nice post ... i like the blog so much ... :-)

Deborah Schoen @ Necessary Nergies said...

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Deborah Schoen @ Necessary Nergies said...

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faith jordan said...

Thank you so much for this resource. I am trying to decide if I will be able to homeschool my older daughter. I am a little scared about starting.

Rebecca Joy said...

Wow! So glad I stumbled upon your blog! Am trying to assemble homeschool for 4 of our 5 children and this is a major answer to prayer!. Thank you for all the hard work researching and compiling this massive amount of resources! May God bless you for your generosity! :)

lil_discarded_reality said...

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lil_discarded_reality said...

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