Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"What are Your 5 Favorite Holiday Activities to do with Your Kids?"

My family and I love the holidays, So many great and fun things you can do with your kids. My kids are getting older so my holiday activities change a bit from year to year.
My top 5 things I do with my kids for the holidays

1. We love to string popcorn for tree decorations, We never get tired of doing this.The little ones will enjoy this on this year!
2. We love to come up with new and fun things to decorate our snowmen with, kind of a game on who can come up with the most unique item.
3. Making holiday cookies was my favorite as a kid, and now is my favorite with my kids.
4. We really enjoy making paper snowflakes, all sizes and colors. We decorate the house and windows with them.
5. Decorating pinecones is a must for my kids and I, we like using glitter, paint and anything we can find, we put these on the tree!

I would love to here what you guys do with your family during the holidays.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun and Trendy Gift Wrapping Tutorial and Project

I love everything about the holidays, and I am one that loves to wrap presents. I am by no means an expert but as the head gift wrapper in my house I have learned a few cool things that I would love to share with you guys!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio Review

If you are anything like me you care about your skin and what you put on it. I find myself looking at ingredients more and more as I am getting older. I love to find products that use natural ingredients. Blue Ridge Gypsy Studios products contain just that.

Joey Town Play Mat Review and Giveaway CLOSED

Parents just in time for the holidays, a affordable Joey Town Play Mat. Joey town offers this great play mat at the great price of only 19.95. Not only is it inexpensive but offers hours of fun for kids of any age!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Initially Yours Giveaway and review 11/30CLOSED

I want to tell you about Initially Yours, they are the source for all of your personalization needs. They specialize in affordable and unique monogrammed gifts for everyone and every occasion.
Initially Yours was created by a mother and daughter team, they have everything from totes, apparel, drinkware, gifts and so much more.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What are Sight Words?

Sight words are words that your child needs to quickly recognize in order to read fluently. The “fry words” are a list of the most common sight words ranked in order of frequency.  (There is also the Dolch list of 220 words, but our elementary school uses the Fry list.)

Most "fry" lists I’ve seen have a total of 600 words. The first 100 words on his list are the most common words and make up about ½ of everything that we read. So if kids learn to read these common words on sight, it makes reading so much easier for them.

My kids get bored with doing flashcards over and over, but repetition is what helps kids be able to recognize the words instantly. I found that I needed a way to keep the kids interested while learning. I will be posting some of the sight word games that have worked for my kids. Hopefully one or more of these will work your kids.

Sight Word Game Ideas
Sight Word Path
Sight Word Path - Dice Variation
Sight Word  Go Fish

More coming soon . . .

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Giveaway and Review: Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion 11/30

I love finding new products and sharing them with you guys. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion has been tested on my over sensitive super dry skin...And I love it.

Sweet Harvey Set of 10 Note cards/Envelopes in Poppy

We have yet another great giveaway, this time from Brandi at Sweet Harvey,
Sweet Harvey Letterpress LLC is a small design studio specializing in original illustration, letterpress printing & custom design. Combining modern illustration & design with vintage printing techniques to create a truly unique product for you.

Little Diva Tutus Snowflake Princess Fairy Review and Giveaway 11/30

I have a great review and giveaway for you just in time for the holidays, The Snowflake Princess Fairy Set from Little Diva Tutus. This set is new to their collection and comes with white or blue triple layer snowflake tutu, butterfly wand, headband with flower, and wings.

My Baby Bowtique Holiday Blooming Hat Giveaway

We have another great giveaway, this one is from Carol at My Baby Bowtique.This shop carries everything for your little princess. From hats to clips and bows, she has great handmade items at great prices.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Ultimate Cloth Review

I have always been a cleaner, thats just me. I have a regular cleaning schedule for my house. And oh boy everyone knows when that day is by mommies cleaning apron with pockets jammed full of paper towels and cleaners ready to go....

UPrinting 50 Custom Thank you cards/envelope Giveaway 11/14

I am so excited about joining the blog sponsoring program at 
UPrinting. I had won a giveaway from them for business cards and I could not be happier with the customer service to the services they offer.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mane Theory Le Angelique Heated Eyelash Curler Review

I would love to introduce you to my newest accessory, The Le Angelique Heated Eye Lash Curler. I had never heard of these before, Thanks to Mane Theory I was able to try one! I was given The Le Angelique Heated Eye Lash Curler in White.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Creative Fly Designz Review

Creative Fly Designz is a great little shop that has handmade one of a kind crochet necklaces, lariats and accessories. The cute little creature to our right is a Aromigurumi.