Valentine’s Day Play Dough Kit

52 Weeks of Play Dough Kits


Welcome to a new series that’s all about having fun with play dough here at HeartFelt by Janell!  I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite tried and true play dough kits.  Every week I will be posting a new play dough kit right here on the blog.  If you are interested in seeing these every week, make sure you scroll down and subscribe!

[Why play dough?]

Play dough is considered to be a part of something called sensory play.  Sensory play invites children to use all of their senses. It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to combine and process all of the information it receives via the sensory procedures of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and vision. As children build, cut, flatten, and explore something like play dough they are learning about spatial concepts, pre-math concepts, language and vocabulary.  The best part about messy play is that it can actually be calming to children. It is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play.

So let’s get started, shall we?




Once you have everything together, let your child create their own hearts.  There are many possibilities!

Thank you for checking this out!   I would love to see yours in action! Please, take pictures of your kit, and put them up on Instagram using the hashtag #playdoughkits.

Stay tuned for next week’s kit here on the blog!

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Leaving 2017 behind felt good.  If you’ve been following along with me on my journey, you know some of the monstrous health issues I’ve faced.  Even though doctors ended up calling it fibromyalgia, I am still calling by its pet name, aka “cruel misery”.  Why?  Because I want to separate cruel misery from my identity, and fibromyalgia is too broad a term in my mind to describe the nightmare I’ve been through.  Last year was saturated with intense pain, deep angst, and raw moments with the Lord.  And as happy as I am to put those awful months behind me, I’d be a fool to think it would have been far better if I hadn’t gone through all of that suffering.

Something changed in my spirit every time I cried out to God in my brokenness.  He met me there.  He did not run away when I screamed at Him for letting my pain persist.  He never hid His face when I fell into despair and disappointment.  God never left my side.  When I came to Him with my dust, thinking there was no possible way that He could form anything valuable out of something so damaged, He showed me that brokenness does not immobilize me, but instead it qualifies me to make enormous waves of love in the world.  In the words of Graham Cooke, “God needs us wounded to do His ministry.”

When I came to Him with my dust, thinking there was no possible way that He could form anything valuable out of something so damaged, He showed me that brokenness does not immobilize me, but instead it qualifies me to make enormous waves of love in the world. 

Our human condition, at times, prevents us from an awareness that God isn’t surprised when these unbending situations arise in front of us.  He has known since the beginning of time every detail of our suffering.  When I look back at my life before cruel misery entered the picture, I remember the nudging of the Holy Spirit to build a foundation of faith.  He called me out through conviction of secret sins that had been tormenting me for years with shame and guilt; He spoke prophetic visions through strangers I’d never met that came true; He drew me in with a tenacious hunger for His word; and He guided me out of my comfort zone and into unfamiliar heights of leadership.  Little did I know at the time that the Lord was training me for battle behind the scenes, and every step of obedience became of weapon for me to use in combat.  My heavenly Father had given me words of life before the doctors could give me the words of death and incurable suffering.  What a beautiful gift!

My heavenly Father had given me words of life before the doctors could give me the words of death and incurable suffering. 

While I am still in wait for victory over this illness, I have seen daily victories in my life being won by taking every though captive to the obedience of Christ and letting the Lord transform and renew my mind.  I’ve learned that when we walk in daily obedience, we get to share His authority in the spiritual world! So the fear that had been plaguing me my entire life was broken by standing under God’s authority and speaking the Lord’s truth over every situation.  This metamorphosis has been the most freeing and beautiful part of my existence, and it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t experienced deep long-standing torment.  Another Graham Cooke quote comes to mind is this, “If you don’t let God take you to the depths; He can’t take you into the heights.” Plunging into the underbelly of suffering with God allows us to develop a profound trust in Him that brings us to a place where He can trust us with His ministry.

Plunging into the underbelly of suffering with God allows us to develop a profound trust in Him that brings us to a place where He can trust us with His ministry.

Before last year, I thought that the word success and achievement were synonymous.  But the Lord views success a whole lot differently than we do, and it took years of suffering to understand His perspective.  We succeed when we are faithful!  When we remain steadfast through the trail, He rewards our upright standing both in this world and the next.  1 Peter 1:7 says this, “Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine.  When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.”  This truth that I believe in has been proved true time and time again.  My prayer is that He would get to glory, just as the prophecy spoken over me had foretold.  So while there is still pain searing through my body, I am declaring that it would radiate His triumph over the schemes of hell.

Like many, I have been searching for a word that would summarize my direction for 2018.  The word for this year is undaunted.  While I was reading the book of John, I saw that word in Jesus’ command to us before he went through his own trial.  This is what Jesus commands of us in John 16:33, “Be confident, be undaunted, and be filled with joy; for I have overcome the world.”  The word undaunted can be defined by the following: not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment.   While I expect 2018 to continue with obstacles and hardships, I believe that God has assigned me to be courageous through it all.  The disappointment that will soon appear cannot overcome me.  I won’t let it win.  Every moment of pain will be met time and time again by God’s reckless love and bountiful grace.  I’ve got all I need to fight this battle, and to have victory over disappointment!  I will not be bullied by Satan’s strategies to wear down my soul in this waiting period.  Instead, I will stand and take ground back for God!  Thank you Jesus for such an encouraging outlook on this fresh new year.  My prayer is that you, Lord,  would get the glory in everything I do!


I will be praying this word for you all this year!  May the Lord bring you out of the pit of disappointment, by filling your well with His amazing presence. My hope is that you will find relentless peace in your unrelenting suffering.



US Felt Fabric Puzzle (FREE Template)


A while back, the dollar section at Target had a United States map made out of felt.  After purchasing that, I decided to make a felt puzzle out of the different states.  So today, I’m sharing the templates with you so that you can create you own!


  • Yellow Felt (2 sheets)
  • Red Felt (2 sheets)
  • Green Felt (2 sheets)
  • Blue Felt (2 sheets)
  • Orange Felt (2 sheets)
  • Light Blue Felt (1 sheet)
  • Scissors
  • Black Fabric Paint
  • Toothpick
  • State templates (free download here: States)
  • State Abbreviations (free download here: State Abbreviations)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric pins


  1. Print out the templates (making sure to reset your margins to ensure that it prints out correctly).
  2. Place the templates with their corresponding felt sheets (yellow states go on yellow felt), and pin them down on the felt with fabric pins (place a pin or two on each state to ensure they stay put).
  3. Cut out each state, leaving them template sheet pinned on top to ensure you remember the proper position and the name of each state.  (side-note, Hawaii and Alaska will have two steps: 1. Cut the inside of Alaska out of yellow, and then cut the outside of Alaska out of light blue. 2. Use hot glue to attach the yellow on top of the blue in its proper position.  3. Cut the inside of Hawaii out of red, and then cut the outside of Hawaii out of light blue.  4. Use hot glue to attach the red on top of the light blue in it’s proper position.)
  4. Once ever thing is cut (and Hawaii and Alaska glued), you can print off the state’s abbreviation sheet and get the fabric paint and toothpick ready.
  5. For each piece, take the pins off of the felt and find the proper abbreviation for that state.  Paint the abbreviation, using the toothpick as your paintbrush.  Let them dry for at least 30 minutes.


Now, it’s perfectly ok if you don’t have the map.  You could make one of your own by taking a large sheet of felt and drawing the outlines of the states with permanent marker and then fabric paint.  Otherwise, you can use this link to see where each state goes!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this free template!   If you are in love with felt as much as I am, don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop.  There are other templates and felt food on there that are wonderful for young children to play with and learn about!


Human Body

—> [Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  In celebration of the start of school and Labor Day, I’ve put together a sale (20% off) on my Etsy Shop.] <—



A couple of years ago, I started coming up with ideas for making a human body out of felt.  I saw some on Etsy that were already put together, but they cost a fortune.  So, I started experimenting with felt to see if I could make something more cost efficient.  I’m excited to share this finished product with all of you, which can be yours for just $8 (supplies not included), normally $10, on my shop!

There are a total of 13 organs, and 15 bones in the pattern.


  • Bladder
  • Brain
  • Gallbladder
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Large Intestine
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Small Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Stomach/Esophagus

These organs are a part of 5 different systems that are shown below:



  • Skull
  • Humerus (2)
  • Radius/Ulna (2)
  • Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges (2)
  • Ribs
  • Pelvis and Spine
  • Femur (2)
  • Patella, Tibia, and Fibula (2)
  • Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges (2)

These bones are shown below:

s system

If you purchase a human body pattern, you will get an instant download.  There are 5 different files: Materials & Directions, Diagrams & Colors, Organ Templates 1, Organ Templates 2, and Bone Templates.  Once you download the zip file, you’ll be able to print each document and template to get started.

The material list is included, but you will have to purchase the supplies.  The cost of those materials was around $20 (Shopping at Michael’s and Joann Fabrics in Minnesota).  So total, this entire body will cost you less than $35 to make.  Such a great deal, right?

After purchasing your materials, you can start reading the directions, taking one step at a time.  When you get to the point of putting those parts together, I’ve got videos for you to watch on a Facebook group that I created specifically for people who purchase my felt body pattern.  The videos are informative and help you understand how everything goes together.  If you’ve purchased this pattern, go to the Felt Human Body Facebook group page, and ask to be a member.  I will accept your request, and you will be able to view the videos, post photos, and ask questions.

As you can see, this is a great way to teach your children/students about the human body. This felt body can be used by kids of all ages, and with older children, they can even help you create the body, bones, and organs.  Since the bones and organs are not glued onto the body, your child/student can place them where they go, or even put them on their own body!

This was such a fun thing to put together!  As a former preschool teacher with a degree in elementary education, I love finding new and exciting ways to teach important skills and subjects.  I hope that each of you who purchase this template will enjoy it to the fullest!







Victory Over Anxiety DIY Banner


Want to hear something ironic?  I was afraid to share this.  The thoughts that went on in my head sounded a lot like this, “This is going to make someone uncomfortable.  Maybe I’m not well enough to write this.  What if I write this, and then continue to struggle with anxiety?  What are they going to think?  I’m not an expert.  People are going to think this is too spiritual.  They are going to think that I’m judging them.”

What does that sound like?  Fear?  Yes.  I was afraid to talk about fear.  How silly is that?  It took reading scripture to realize that what I was thinking didn’t line up with what the Lord was asking me to do.  Throughout my entire experience with anxiety and depression, God has asked me to step out and share.  It certainly is not because I want attention, because believe me, I am not a huge fan of sharing painful parts of my life.  But God has been calling me to shine light over those dark places nobody wants to go, and although my pride takes a hit, I know that obedience to his calling is always the best for me.  While I have been going through the book of Matthew, a scripture in particular jumped out at me.

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept.  We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you ?  I’m putting you on a light stand.  Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand–shine!  Keep open house; be generous with your lives.  By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

The Lord was revealing to me the importance of shedding light on fear itself!  God has brought me through a lot of horrible stuff, and now he wants to show the world what he has done in my life, so why should I be afraid?  That’s why I’m sharing this my friends.

This is not a spiritual platform.  I am not a perfect person, but through Christ I have found victory over anxiety, and therefore I will not put a basket over that light!  I will let the Lord put my words on a light stand.

One of the lies that anxiety tells us is that we cannot control our thoughts.  I know this is a lie, because through prayer and reading scripture I have been able to take those initial thoughts captive and release them.

“For thought we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.  We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

God offers something that the world cannot.  His word.  It’s still alive and active, as if Jesus was speaking to us today.  So if the Lord commands us to take captive every thought, cast all of our cares upon him, and give him all of our fears, why should we even hesitate to do so?  It’s our freedom he’s after!  He wants to set us free!

“I want you to be free from anxieties. ” 1 Corinthians 7:32

    My prayer for all of you who read this, is that you will find your victory in overcoming anxious thoughts, and live in the freedom that the Lord always meant for you to have!




My dear friend Becki has a beautiful shop on Etsy called the Love Note Shoppe.  These cards are just gorgeous and hold onto the power of God’s word.  I have taken them with me in my car while heading to numerous doctor’s appointments and hospital procedures.

Have you seen the movie War Room?  It does such a good job of showing how powerful the word of God and prayer are in a believer’s life.  After watching that film, I decided that it was time to create an atmosphere of truth in my own home.  I wanted a place where I could visibly see God’s truth spoken over me so that when the fear and anxiety swell up, I could fight them head on and conquer.


This process may be self-explanatory to some, but basically you’ll measure the length of jute, adding a few inches on either side so that you can attach them to the nails or whatever you use to hold up this banner.  Then, you’ll have to measure and put nails that fit the length of the jute.  Each card is 2.75″ x 4.75″ and there are 24 total scripture cards.

So if each card is about 5 inches long, that should help you measure the total length of the jute.  What I did was measured 5 feet of jute and laid it down on the ground, put a few cards across it to see how many cards would fit within the five feet of space provided.


You could also hang a second layer under to the original string of jute in case you want to hang more than just a handful of scripture cards.

Another option for this banner would be to jazz it up with some beautiful greenery.  I had a garland from a while back that looks awesome with those little scripture cards hanging down.

Why the clothespins?  So that you can easily take off a card and carry it with you.  If you are in a state of battling anxiety, you know that it follows you wherever you go.  So why not take a weapon with you?

I hope that this post encourages you to fight fear with God’s word!





“What Do I Eat?” DIY Felt Board Activity with FREE Template

If you are a parent or teacher, I’m sure you have probably been over to the dollar section at Target often.  They have some awesome educational stuff right now!

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Today I’ll be sharing a fun activity (and free template) to do with your child using the world map with animals.

This activity teaches children about classifying animals into three categories: Omnivore, Herbivore, and Carnivore.

Herbivore: Animals that eat only plants.

Carnivore: Animals that eat only animals.

Omnivore: Animals that eat both plants and animals.


We found a fun little animal diet game here that helps kids classify animals by their diet.


Here is a list of books that go along with this topic:

Porcupine’s Picnic

What Animals Eat

What Does An Animal Eat?

Do Cows Eat Cake?




  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Hard Felt (Black, White, Red, and Green)
  • Felt board (see this post for directions on how to make your own)
  • Felt animals and sheet from the World Map felt kit from the Target dollar section

(If the world map felt kit is not available at a Target near you, below is a link to some felt animal figures that would work in its place)




Print this template and cut out each item according to the directions.  The picture above is how each piece should look when you are done cutting.


This step involves assembling the t-bone steak and requires gluing three separate pieces together.  First glue the red onto the white so that the white overlaps all around.  Then, glue the white “T” in the middle as shown.


Now we are going to glue the items on each of their dedicated black circles.  The leaf represents herbivores, the steak represents carnivores, and the steak/leaf represents omnivores.  Glue the leaf to the herbivore circle.  Then glue the steak to the carnivore circle.  And lastly, on the omnivore circle, glue the steak first, followed by the leaf so that it overlaps.

The pictures above show how you can set up your felt board.

The kids had so much fun with this!  My kids are 2 & 4, and they love any kind of sorting activity.  We talked about what each animal ate, and where they live.

Health Update (DIAGNOSES and HEALING)

Hello friends!  I wanted to jump on here really quick to give you an update on how things have been going thus far.  If you’re new here, I’ll invite you to look at this post on Mustard Seed Family about the health issues I’ve been dealing with this year.  Basically I’ve been feeling awful for the last couple of years, but since February I have lost 40 pounds (not trying), contracted shingles, and had many panic attacks.


We left off last time somewhere between the 3rd ER visit and my endoscopy.  I had an infusion about an hour before my endoscopy, which is used to prevent any bleeding that could occur during the procedure (because of my blood disorder).  Just as we were finishing the infusion, my heart started racing, blood pressure shot up, arms went numb, and my face and neck started to get red.  So they stopped the infusion and gave me benedryl, which worked right away.  I was surprised how calm I was in that moment, because typically I would have been freaking out.  But the Lord gave me a peace that flooded my mind so that I could remain calm knowing that the Lord was in control.

The procedure itself took about 3 minutes.  The doctor who did the endoscopy was incredible.  He told me that his kids were asking him when he’d be home (it was the Friday before the fourth of July), and he said to them, “After I take care of Janell first.  She needs my help.”  I couldn’t believe that came out of a doctor’s mouth, especially after the way I was treated by other medical professionals.  He found nothing, but took biopsies and told me that he would have the results back by Wednesday.  So I spent about half and hour in recovery waiting for the drugs to wear off, and then my mom brought me back to their house to recover.

The day after my endoscopy I felt awful.  As the day went on it got worse, to the point where I was getting confused, dizzy, and faint.  I ended up going to the ER, and after some tests they found out that I was dehydrated.  So they pumped me full of fluids and sent me home.

Then, I had a couple of weeks before my colonoscopy.  I was able to finally eat and build up some strength to get to the next procedure.  The prep was everything they said it would be, but relatively painless.  The funny thing about it was that I swear someone put out a memo, because I had about 10 different salesmen come to my door.  Obviously I wasn’t going to open it…I mean come on!  But now it makes me laugh to think of it.

I went to get my infusion, this time they gave me benedryl before the medication, and I did great.  The procedure was uncomfortable, but went well.  I was awake the whole time.  They found nothing.  That was both a relief and a disappointment.  I just wanted to feel better, and it didn’t seem possible after getting another test result that said I was fine.


After the colonoscopy I made an appointment with my primary physician to discuss the results.  I had a couple of weeks to wait for the appointment, and I still wasn’t feeling great.  The tension in my neck and shoulders got worse.  Then I had pain in my right leg. It seemed like one thing after the other.  The day of my doctors appointment I woke up in agony.  It felt like someone had hit me over and over with a baseball bat.  Everything hurt.  But as soon as my feet hit the floor the Lord whispered, “Clarity.”  I wasn’t convinced it was him, so I asked, “Is that you Lord?”  And he said, “Of course it is.  You’re getting clarity today.”

So I started praying like I’ve never prayed before asking the Lord for peace and wisdom.  When I saw my doctor I told her my whole tale of woe.  We talked about the endoscopy, and she told me that I never had acid reflux.  There would have been visible damage in my esophagus if that had been the case.  I asked her what all of this pain could be from.  She checked for trigger points and found several, on my chest, back, neck, shoulders, arms, and hips.  Then she told me that she believed it could be fibromyalgia.  So, she sent me over to the lab to rule out other things like anemia, lupus, and a couple other conditions.

That was the clarity God had promised me.  What a relief that was!  Someone finally saw my pain.  But I knew that wasn’t the end.  A diagnoses is never the end, because it’s only just the beginning of a new journey.  That weekend I was in excruciating pain.  In addition to the pain I was already in, I had a sharp shooting pain in between my ribs on my right side that wrapped around from front to back.  My chest pain became unbearable.  After maxing out on over-the-counter pain medication, I was still in agony.  I couldn’t sleep and could barely eat.  On Sunday I wanted to go into the ER, but God firmly said…NO!  So I listened.  I went to church instead and ran up for prayer at the end.  I left feeling encouraged, but still in pain.  That night my daughter could sense how much pain I was in.  She prayed for me.  It was even worse that night, but I was reminded of a verse from Romans 16:20, “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”

Then yesterday morning my daughter told me that Jesus was going to heal me today.  So I decided to call the chiropractor that my friend had suggested and make an appointment.  I knew it was worth a shot since nothing else had worked.  I wasn’t going to go to the ER for them to again tell me that they have no idea why I’m in pain, and send me home with addictive pain medication.  So I went.  And it worked.  I felt immediate relief.  Chest pain wasn’t completely gone, but I was finally able to breathe without being in pain.  As the day went on, I felt better and better.  I did rotations of ice and heat the rest of that day.  When I laid down to go to bed last night, I felt at peace.

I didn’t wake up until 6 am this morning!  You guys I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in over 5 years!  It was the best sleep I’ve ever had.  All the praise and glory goes out to God!  I believe that it will only get better from here on out.  There is more healing ahead!  Thank you everyone who has prayed me through this journey.  I would have given up long ago if it wasn’t for all of your encouragement and prayers for healing.



“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.”

2 Corinthians 1:20

“For you are great and perform wonderful deeds.  You alone are God.”

Psalms 86:10


“Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom.  All glory to God forever and ever!  Amen.”

2 Timothy 4:18


“Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else — not only in this world but also in the world to come.” 

Ephesians 1:21





Welcome to HeartFelt by Janell!


Hello there!

I’m so happy you’re here! Thank you for coming to my little corner of the internet.  For all the newbies, my name is Janell.  I just turned thirty this year and thought it was high time I dipped my feet into this new adventure of creating and selling handmade items.

  I’ve always loved working with felt.  It’s such an easy item to manipulate, It’s also durable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.  About four years ago I started making felt food for my daughter’s toy kitchen, as well as baby mobiles for friends and family.  After a while I had a lot of people suggest that I open a shop.  So that’s what I’m doing!

In celebration of launching both the HeartFelt by Janell blog and etsy shop, I am hosting a giveaway.



About the Shop

My shop offers a wide variety of beautifully unique handmade items made of felt from my home to yours.

The items that will be available for purchase after August 1st the following felt foods (salad, eggs, whole wheat noodles, and multicolored noodles).

During Labor Day weekend I will be adding a life size human body template (complete with instructions, templates, and a material list) to the shop.  It’s a great way to teach young children about the human body!  So if you’re a teacher or a homeschool parent, this template would be a great addition to your classroom/home.

(Below is a picture of what it will look like once completed)


Before Christmas I’ll be adding custom cake toppers, custom baby mobiles, embroidery frames, and banners to the shop.  So, stay tuned!

About the Blog

This blog will just be an extension of the shop, where I’ll be sharing some fun kid’s activities, free printables, encouragement for teachers and parents, and much more.  As a former preschool teacher, and someone with a degree in elementary education, I love all things learning!  My goal is to build a community of like-minded people that care about education, and create new ways to help parents and teachers build upon their child’s love of discovery.

I’m so excited to finally be jumping in and I want to thank each and every one of you for helping me make these dreams a reality!

Giveaway Item: Felt Salad


This salad is made completely out of felt (wool/synthetic blend) and all handmade.  The four ingredients in this salad are spinach leaves, pecans, green apple slices, and red apple slices.  It contains twenty-five (25) spinach leaves, six (6) pecans, three (3) green apple slices, and three (3) red apple slices.


Start: 12am (Central Time) on Tuesday August 1st 2017

End: 12am (Central Time) on Sunday August 6th 2017


The Basics

There will be four (4) total entry requirements.  All four are mandatory in order to enter the giveaway.  You will be asked to follow my social media and this blog, as well as following three other wonderful bloggers on Instagram.

1.       Follow HeartFelt by Janell on Instagram, Facebook, and WordPress


You already got to know me a little bit, so I’m just going to leave my Etsy Shop link right here.

2.       Follow Keri Lynn Snyder on Instagram

Headshot-2Keri is a wonderful writer with some wonderful ideas to help moms thrive instead of survive motherhood.  You can go check her website out here.

3.       Follow It Is Well With Her Soul on Instagram


If you are looking for day-to-day encouragement, this is the blog for you!  Misty is an author over at It is Well With Her Soul with her sister Tisha.

4.       Follow Deedle And Bug Go To School on Instagram

IMG_6482Michelle is the author and creator of Deedle and Bug go to School, which is a one-stop-shop for homeschooling parents.  She offers a look into the curriculum, lessons, resources, and methods that take place in her homeschooling journey.


So without further ado, here we go!

Click the link below to enter.


Felt Salad Giveaway




HeartFelt by Janell is offering a prize to one randomly drawn individuals who enter during the entry period. See the linked announcement for prize details and the number of winners. Winners will be notified by HeartFelt by Janell typically within twenty-four (24) hours of the drawing’s entry ending time. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by HeartFelt by Janell, and if you are a winner, HeartFelt by Janell will use the shipping address you select for the promotion to fulfill your prize. A prize is typically shipped within two to three days of the drawing’s entry ending time.

The odds of being selected as a winner depend on the number of entries received.

You must be the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state or jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. You must follow HeartFelt by Janell on Facebook/Instagram/WordPress in order to enter. Limit one entry per person and household.

HeartFelt by Janell reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time.

By entering the promotion, you agree that HeartFelt by Janell, and each of their respective affiliates, will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against any liability or loss, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, for all matters related to your acceptance, possession, experience with, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the promotion.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this promotion will be treated in accordance with these Giveaway Terms and Conditions.

HeartFelt by Janell Giveaway Terms & Conditions


By entering a HeartFelt by Janell Felt Salad Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility. Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry.

Sponsor. The Sponsor is the individual or entity offering the Sweepstakes on the Sweepstakes Landing Page. Neither Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul  nor any of its affiliates is a sponsor of the Sweepstakes.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method. The Sponsor will award a prize to one individual who enters at the Sweepstakes point of entry (“Sweepstakes blog post”) using the selection method identified below. The Sweepstakes blog post will specify the Sponsor, prize, approximate retail value, and when each Sweepstakes begins and ends (which may be sooner than the end dates and times provided depending on the available supply of prizes). Entrants who submit an eligible entry will be selected randomly to be potential winner(s). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

You must follow HeartFelt by Janell on Instagram, Facebook, and WordPress to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household. Prizes will be fulfilled by the Sponsor and delivered by the Sponsor.

Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash.

How to Enter. On the HeartFelt by Janell website, confirm you have a U.S. address and follow the entry form instructions. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you as well as a notice that the prize has been shipped.

Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.

No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes blog post will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.

Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, It is Well with Her Soul, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.

You agree that Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, Keri Lynn Snyder, Deedle and Bug go to School, and It is Well with Her Soul may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions.