Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Ideas From a Wonderful Gal!

Cathie Filian has been a favorite of mine since I found her on HGTV, hosting the show"Creative Juice!" My cable carrier or the HGTV peeps don't have many craft shows, that I find anyway, mostly House Decorating stuff! OK, but not what I want to see! Cathie does say her show comes on in the mornings, but I'm usually off at work! Go figure!

She has some wonderful ideas that I wanted to share with ya'll and I know you are going love her too! 
Here are a few to get your juices going! Yum,Yum and Fun, Fun!

Orange and Clove Candle Holders


Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks



Happy Thanksgiving Holidays Everybody!!

Can you believe it! Thanksgiving holidays are here and the kids are out of school for a whole week! What to do, What to do? How will I keep them entertained and busy? My kiddo's are 13 and 15 and they say they are too old for "My" idea of fun! HA! I love making goodies and decorating for the holidays! My kids...not so much!

We used to have loads of fun when they where younger or at least I thought we were! I wanted to make memories for them and hopefully when they have their own kid's they will remember what fun we did have! Right now they are "Teenagers!" UGH! Just when I thought we could do more, because they are older and we can "go" places, do more things and make more things...they become the "T" word! Oh, what a twisted turn of fate! Just kidding! I'm gonna "make" them have fun if it kills us all! :)

Make Today A Child's Play Day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Domino Day

Saturday, November 14, 2009 was Domino Day! So, here are some interesting links on the history of Domino Day and some fun links to make your own!

I saw this on ABC News and found it on YouTube! It is taken in the Netherlands and set a new world record  using over 4 million dominoes! Wow!

Domino Day 2009

The 2009 event is entitled 'The World in Domino - The Show with the Flow'. It was the 11th edition of the show; it showed different aspects of the world with the display moving from continent to continent. The design uses 4.8 million dominoes. 4,345,028 dominoes were needed to be toppled in order to break the standing world record. Even though part of the final section of the piece did not fall, and three builder's challenges failed, the amount of dominoes toppled was 4,491,863 and the record was broken.

How to Play Dominoes:

Printable Domino Games:
Here you will find lots of different types of dominoes to print out for free. Themes include shapes, math, letters,
shapes and much more

Make Your Very Own Customized Domino's from Use these for a Thanksgiving Day theme:

Domino math printable activities and worksheet to learn to count, to write numerals, and basic addition equations to number 12. These are suitable for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

Billy Bear 4 Kids has a set of free Bear Printable Domino's:

Lucy Learns has lots of excellent printable Domino Games. They also have a Domino Generator so you can upload your Own images! Now that sounds like fun! Image having a Domino's game with the whole family on it for Thanksgiving Day! I'm going to try this one!

Printable Kids Trivia Games Information. This one is my favorite, because it has lots and lots of wonderful links to Free printable games! Awesome!:

Have Fun and Make Today  a Child's Play Day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street!

Can you believe that Sesame Street is 40 years old! I remember watching that show as a kid, then later as a young adult with my class of  Pre-k, and then with my own kids! I loved Grover, Big Bird and Ernie! My favorite song was "Rubber Duckie" and my favorite clip was The "Hh" with the horse who couldn't talk ..."with all this hair in is mouth!" 

Elmo was my son's favorite! The theme for his 1st birthday was "Elmo!" I couldn't find anything with Elmo on it for the party, of course, so I ended up making all the stuff myself! But the next year, Elmo was everywhere! My luck!

"Loga" got his first Elmo that day and he carried that little guy everywhere! Elmo taught him how to sing the alphabet and they became forever friends! Ahhh, memories!

I spotted by the Official Sesame Street site and guess what? If you order one of the 40th Birthday items , you get a FREE t-shirt with the Google Sesame Street Logo on it! I got mine!!

Sesame Street Store:

Is That Cool or What!?

Here are some great links for Sesame Street Ideas! Enjoy!

Sesame Street

dltk Crafts

Coloring Pages For Kids

PBS Kids

Here are some Old fun Clips of the Early years of Sesame Street from IMDb : The Internet Movie Database!

Ernie has to set Rubber Duckie down to play

Ernie sings to his rubber duck in the bath.

Twelve ladybugs have a picnic.

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Make Everyday Child's Play Day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Parenting | Book Reviews | Obvious Letters

Parenting | Book Reviews | Obvious Letters

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Parenting | Ages

Another great read from! 

Reading to Very Young Children

Sure, reading is critical to a child's success and development and we know experts advise us to start reading to babies as early as six months. But no one said it would be easy! In this article, find some tips to help offset the frustration factor of reading to a baby. Click on the link below to read the rest of this article!

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Fall & Autumn Crafts for Kids | Plastic Cup Crow

I found this cutie craft on along with some other great Fall ideas! It's a Cup! Now how easy is that! Love it!

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