Archive for April, 2008

“Melty Beads” or Perler Beads are small beads that you can assemble, iron (hence, the term “melty beads”) and they fuse together to make lovely art. 

I got all of these lovely patterns at the Perler Bead Website – – please go check out their; it is fantastic – – I just put some of them in PDF Format for convenience.  (I will continue to add to this collection as time goes on.)

Butterfly and Sea Life

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The National Eye Institute is a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and they are offering two free activity books for kids!

They contain  pages of word puzzles, family surveys, projects and experiments, and more designed to help children learn about parts of the eye and how they work, as well as eye safety and first aid for eye injuries.

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I just found out about SwapTree, SwapSimple and TitleTrader– – a site where you can swap your books, CD’s, DVD’s, and other media materials. 

Previously, I have posted about book swap sites: BookMooch, FrugalReader, PaperbackSwap and Whatsonmybookshelf

I have absolutely LOVED using the book sites – – they have provided us with reading materials that we would not likely have had otherwise!!  : ) 

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“The Chicago-based design and advertising studio Coudal Partners has gathered the most offbeat and whimsical of these collections on its website the Museum of Online Museums.

Sure, the site features links to the online homes of traditional institutions such as MoMA and the Smithsonian, but the exquisite only-on-
the-Interwebs joy comes from the curators’ selection of such wacky finds as
Airline Spoons of the World, the Cereal Box Archive, and the Gallery of Generic Mac and Cheese Packaging. The site makes almost anything — including condiment packets — feel a little worthier. After all, be it a Nebraska pay phone or a Mao suit, somebody somewhere has probably made a museum for it.” – – VSL 

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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
– Thomas Edison

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
– Mark Twain

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
– Mother Teresa

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
– Bob Hope
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
– Winston Churchill

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you command the attention of the world.
– Anonymous

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.
– Laura Ingalls Wilder

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
– Mahatma Gandhi

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.
-Patrick Buchanan

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.
-George Horace Lorimer

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.
-Dennis Roch

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Over at CurrClick, they are offering some mighty fine FREE STUFF!!  Go on over and check ’em out!! 

I will put some examples of the FREE STUFF I downloaded today!!  Ckeck this stuff out…..

Skip Counting Drill Sheets


Addition and Subtraction BINGO


Nature Study: Birds – – Notebooking Pages

Hurry on over for all of their great deals!!!

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My Hubby’s side “thing” is mowing lawns.  Last year, he took the kids with him and was teaching them the ropes.  Boo was 8 and pretty small – – so he didn’t put her on the rider he bought last year.  (In order to make it stop, you had to push – – HARD – – into the clutch and move this other switch.)  This year, he bought a John Deere that stops when you let off the pedal….SO much easier!! 

Hubby decided it was time to teach Boo the ropes and let her drive the rider alone. 

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