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A B See: October and November in Pictures

L is for LATE!

We’ve been checking out your October and November photos and wanted to show you a few of our favorites:


The prize this month is from


Paper Goods & Big Hugs

We’re buying our winner a set of these gorgeous hand made prints. We love supporting hand-made eco-friendly shops… and we love photography and all things CAMERA. I bet you do, too, if you are participating in the photo meme with us! E is for Etsy and EXCELLENT products.

Lookey here:


M is for MILK

M is for milk.

{Cordial Chaos}

Contact us to claim your prize thehomeschoolpost at gmail dot com!

Such a fun photo!


Remember to get your pictures in by the third week of December if you want to be in next month’s drawing. EVERY photo that participates each month has a chance at the prize. We just count up the number of photos that are entered on the flickr group each month and pick a number (that means you can enter once a week each month – up to 5 pictures total, depending on what day we do the post).

Are you already one of our A B See Photomeme participants? It’s ever so easy. Grab the button and save it to your graphics hosting site and use it on your blog sidebar or in the post that contains your entry photo. YOU take a phonic picture once a week and upload it to the flickr group (and blog about it if you have a blog) … and WE give a prize out to a random participant each month. Easy as A B …See!
Homeschool Post's A B See Photomeme

Want to join us? You don’t have to be a photographer. You only have to take a picture representing any letter of the alphabet, post it on the Flickr group or tag it on Pixosphere. Turn this into a homeschool assignment for your older kids or do it with them! If you have a blog, please use our graphic that links back to this post. All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate!

I’m on letter Y next, and looking forward to starting OVER again. Jump in wherever you are today…

A is for Apologia, B is for Bright Ideas Press, C is for Charlotte Mason, D is for Dictionary…

Ready, aim, SHOOT!

P.S. We made this collage using Shape Collage Online. To view the animated version and click on individual photos, click on this link: http://www.shapecollage.com/online/w0h95wbl

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Blog Award Winners, Swap Partners, Carnivals, Memes, Prizes and More



Voting has now ended for the Homeschool Blog Awards. Winners will be announced on November 21st! Be sure to check back in and congratulate some of the finest homeschooling blogs on the net for their outstanding contribution to our community.

If you are a winner, you have until December 2nd to claim your prize and we give your information to our vendors so that they can ship your prizes. Be looking through the prizes to see what you want most and let us know if there is anything you would rather pass on – we take note of your top “wish list” and your children’s ages when doing our prize drawing. Prizes will be shipped by January 13th of 2012.

If you didn’t win, wear your nominee badge proudly and keep shining! All of us are a community and each voice is needed. You never know how many people you encourage and inspire online! Someone thought you were wonderful enough to nominate… over 1,186 of you!



Remember the A B See Photomeme – our alphabetical photo meme?? Well, we skipped it in October because we didn’t have a prize and a lot of us were busy traveling to blog conferences. This month we are planning to bring you two prizes – one for October, and one for November. Two random A B See participants will be randomly chosen for a fun prize (although we aren’t sure what it will be just yet – ha!). You have until this Thursday night to get a post uploaded to Flickr or Pixosphere to be entered in the give-away.

By the way, Lolly Pops and Cupcakes was our last winner and she has not claimed her prize yet. {Ahem!}



We hope you got your packages to your “swap sisters” in the mail. Just in case you needed to be reminded of the dates (we know everyone is busy – especially this time of year):

You were supposed to have mailed your swap package by October 28th, and to have taken a photo of it and posted a ‘thank you’ post on your own blog (if you have one) by the 18th of November. I know I haven’t met my deadline, so don’t worry if you are a bit late. My swap gift went out in the mail last Friday! Just try and get things wrapped up as quickly as you can so that you’ll be ready to LINK UP on our next swap post in January! And try to get your packages in the mail before the holiday rush starts (this week!!)… oh, and let your partner know you are running behind via email out of courtesy, please!



Yep – you heard it right. We’re hosting the carnival again. You can click the buttons on our sidebar for a couple of the previous carnivals that we have hosted to see what a carnival post is about. OR you can click over to Henry’s blog (our gracious organizer) and do anything from 1. find out how to get your blog posts included in the carnival round up, 2. look through hundreds of past carnivals and see what themes people picked to write about, or 3. see who is on the line up to host the next 4 or 5 carnivals that are scheduled. Or you could just stay and read a bit of Henry and his family’s blog – because it is a great homeschool resource.

Our theme for the December 6th carnival will be “Blog Conferences and Homeschooling” – and we’ll be showcasing some of the best pictures from the Relevant Blog Conference that happened a couple of weeks ago – along with others from the past.

If you have a great photo or post about anything homeschooling, you are welcome to enter it. You don’t have to stick to the theme. However, brownie points to anyone who has a homeschool related post or story about your trip to a blogging conference! There were over 70 women at Relevant who were homeschooling, so I’m sure there are bound to be posts out there worth rounding up!



Congratulations to Angelina (#2) for the prize win! Contact us at thehomeschoolpost @ gmail.com (no spaces in the middle) to claim your prize! Thanks to everyone for participating!

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Have a great Thanksgiving week and be safe on the roads if you are traveling. Through your readership and participation online, we are a very blessed community indeed. I feel so very thankful to be able to be with my children and to learn beside them. Don’t you?


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September ABSee Photo Meme Showcase & Prize

The A B See Meme is an alphabetical photo meme where we challenge you (and your homeschooling crew) to take and upload a photo each week that relates to a letter in the alphabet. A is for apple… B is for boy… C is for cat. You get the drift.

You don’t have to be a blogger to join us. You can join at any time – and it never matters with which letter you do as long as you label your photo so we know what word you were thinking of when you took it.

Below we talk about the two ways you can enter your photo… and make sure to pay attention this week because Lisa is giving us a tutorial on how to use Pix-O-Sphere in lieu of Flickr.

You can enter once a week – meaning 4 or 5 times per month. Each photo is an entry for our monthly prize we give away.

We have participants at every stage of the alphabet. Just include this button in your post or sidebar (or both) and play along:

Homeschool Post's A B See Photomeme


The prize this month is lucky winner from our fab sponsor Mabel’s Labels.

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Here’s a showcase of some great September entries (remember we are now entering EVERY picture – not just the ones shown here – for the prize each month!):

C is for Colorful Crayons



R is for Run race-horse, Run!



J is for Jax

{Daze of Adventure}


spill by lady_jess, on Pix-O-Sphere

S is for Spill

{Lady Jess}


cherries by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

C is for Cherries



G is for Glass



M is for Magestic



O is for Omelet

{Homeschooling with Joy}


My Favorite Smartphone Pic Entry

K is for Kitty


drum roll please….


P is for Pink

{Lollipops & Cupcakes}

Contact us to claim your prize thehomeschoolpost at gmail dot com


The ABSee Photo Meme became a MONTHLY Showcase, you can read up on that change here.

In an effort to make this A B See Photo Meme more inclusive, we have added another method of participating! We’ll also be using Pix-O-Sphere for upcoming monthly ABSee Photo Memes – in addition to just Flickr. {I’m partial, of course – and think it saves a lot of time since there are less steps involved in using photos in blog posts when you use Pixosphere.}

Pix-O-Sphere will be offering one free Advanced Membership to each month’s winner in addition to the prize that the Homeschool Post gives away!

Here’s how to join the A B SEE FUN if you participate on Pixosphere:

Join free

Add HSBA as a friend

Upload your monthly entry and TAG the photo with “ABSee” (as well as any other tags you would like to add) [separate tags with a comma]

In the DESCRIPTION, add the letter ex: “B is for Beach” and that you’re entering it into the HSBApost.com  ABSee photo meme.

abseephotomeme by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

Set the photo for SHARED (public) Pix (after the monthly showcase appears on HSBA, you can move the photo to your private album if you desire)

public by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

When our readers see your photos showcased on HSBA they can click the photo and be directed to your photo credit at Pix-O-Sphere and be able to connect with you there. The network at Pix-O-Sphere is a great way to get your photos seen on a variety of family friendly blogs, as they choose to use the photos you decide to share. Your photo credit stays WITH your photo, as it is added to the code we use to display it here.

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You don’t have to be a photographer to join us. You only have to take a picture representing any letter of the alphabet, post it on the Flickr group or your Pix-O-Sphere account as stated above. Turn this into a homeschool assignment for your older kids or do it with them! If you have a blog, please use our graphic that links back to this post! All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate!

We look forward to seeing the entries for October’s Showcase! You can enter once a week each month – up to 5 pictures total.

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Disclaimer: I am an owner at Pix-O-Sphere- the Family Friendly Photo Community where you can host, share, and buy/sell your photos. All photos are G an PG as well as moderated by their staff to make sure the community remains safe for the whole family.

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