Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blog Contest Extended

I had more tickets than I realized and I had comments on moderation..
so let's extend it and I can meet you at the show with the tickets.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blog Giveaway

Blog friend's at Himmelrich PR
have sent me tickets for the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
being held Oct 29,30,31, 2010 in Somerset,NJ.
If you would like to attend, leave me a comment
and I will pick a winner out of my cauldron Thursday
at noon. If you don't win and you still want to go click here
to buy tickets of your own at a discount.
There are always tons of great vendors , craft demos ,musical entertainment and even fun stuff
for the kids to do. We always have fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Jack O Lantern Crafts

Paper Jack O' Lanterns
One of my favorite Halloween crafts starts with two sheets of orange construction paper and one of black...Simply cut the two sheets of orange into strips and then two jack o lantern smiles
out of the piece of well as two sets of triangles for the eyes.
Then start stapling the strips together two at a time like Princess did, or tape them as Peanut did.After you attach them at one end..P says it looks like a star or the same at the other end
so they are spherical. Note:younger children,like Peanut, may need you to hold the pieces together for them. I stapled hers together after she taped so it was sturdier.Then use a glue stick to attach the "face".I happened to have some black plastic string for bead necklaces, Princess used a hole punch in the top to run the string through, and I did the same on Peanut's
then we put a green wooden bead on the top, but you can skip this...we just happened to have two of them. ;-) We hung them in the school room. We hope you have as much fun making them as we did.
Happy Halloween !! ((Big Hugs))KateinNJ

Monday, October 18, 2010

McDonalds Happy Meals in San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee recently voted 3-0 in

favor of an ordinance to limit toy giveaways in children's meals that have excessive calories,sodium and fat.The measure is coming to a full vote this week.

Supervisor Bevan Duffy is the swing vote, and if you live in the San Francisco area and care

about this issue, please contact Supervisor Duffy by clicking here.

If you would like more information on this topic please click here.

McDonalds spends a lot of money to get their point of view across

however, I believe Margaret Mead had it right when she said,

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people

can change the world.Indeed, it is he only thing that ever has."

This is also not about trying to make parents feel guilty about

feeding fast food to their children, so please let that go.

((Hugs)) KateinNJ

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Marcal Fall Foliage Contest

Hello my people!

Do I still have people?

I have been super crazy busy here in our

little corner of the Garden State and trying to blog it all has

proven daunting. Don't you just love Autumn? I sure do..the food and fun festivals

the changing of the trees. I love trees!

I wanted to take a moment today to tell you all about a fun contest over at

Marcal ..they have named themselves the "Official Sponsor of Fall Foliage".

I like Marcal paper products because they make their 100% recycled tissue products

from the junk mail we recycle. (Instead of cutting down trees!)

They have been making paper out of paper since 1950!If you are like me,

and I know several of you are, you take a lot of pictures of trees at this time of year.

From now until November 30th, you can turn your love of trees and the photos you take

of them into a chance to win $100.00 gift card from Best Buy or a new Cannon Digital SLR Camera! Just click here

Good Luck to you all and "Happy Fall Y'all!"

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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