Thursday, January 21, 2010

Booking Through Thursdays~ Favorite "Unknown"

Hopping in on Booking Through Thursdays before it gets too late... so I haven't put a ton of thought into this one, but the first author that came to mind was Van Reid , author of the Moosepath League series, set in Maine

Fiddler's Green and Peter Loon complete his offerings so far.

These are a rather fun perhaps Quixotic look at the late 19-early 20th century Maine, written in a style that reminds me a little of Jane Austin.

If you decide to read them, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

UHU Glue Roller and a Notebook

Disposable Glue Roller - Permanent
Back in October I received a free sample, the UHU Glue Roller ($6.65)from Glue with UHU. This is a pretty nifty little item, which takes messy permanent glue and turns it into little micro-dots of glue on a tape that you can roll out and apply to.... whatever. I understand that it is good for scrapbooking due to its acid free and solvent free formula, but the application I used it for doesn't require quite as much longevity.

I have some little notebooks sitting around, IMG_0556 waiting to be turned into something special, and this particular glue just fit the ticket. I had previously tried using another glue to adhere scrapbook paper to the hard plastic/Vinyl cover of the notebook, and while it was "Adequate", it didn't work quite as well as I had hoped. Then I tried the UHU Glue Roller, and was very pleased with the results.

First I took the coil out, and covered the entire frontpiece with red scrapbook paper.
The paper adhered to the cover quite nicely, and didn't "gape" along the bottom edge.
Then I added the contrast, that created a pocket on the inside, as well as adding to interest on the front. This picture shows that piece ready to put on the front cover~
Here is the front piece before I finished poking holes, and put everything back together~ IMG_0558

Here is the notebook opened up to the inside

And here is the completed notebook with the embellishment of a heart

The back flap is covered on both sides with that block rose paper. (Sorry, no picture of that...)

Here's another notebook I helped my daughter to make as part of a birthday gift for a friend~
(We used the UHU Glue Roller to help cover the pencil before modge podging it...)

I only had one caveat~ The roller has an 'Adjustment screw" to help with the tension on the tape, and I think there might be a learning curve to using this, as I did have some trouble with the tape doubling up. However, I was still able to use it, and would definitely be happy to use it again!

If you are interested in applying for free UHU samples, and blogging about your projects, be sure to head on over to Glue with UHU around the first of the month, to find out what's new, and request yours!


WFMW~ Moring Coffee

So, here's a plug-in that really works for me~
Morning Coffee created by Shane Liesegang is a very useful Firefox application if you are like me and have websites/blogs, etc that you like to visit regularly, but sometimes forget about. You can configure them to open up daily or weekly on specific days. Very cool for getting to blog posts like Works for Me Wednesday or Wordless Wednesday, or Freebie Friday, or Menu Planning Monday. I also like it for reminding me to check pages like Homeschool Freebie of the Day, and such.

Check it out~ You may find that it works for you as well!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

“Strong and Happy” Drawing Contest Entry

5Minutesformom is sponsoring a drawing contest in conjunction with Yoplait Yogurt:

Since Yoplait Kids is a tasty yogurt snack with 25% less sugar and calcium and Vitamin D in every serving – have your little ones draw a picture showing themselves as the happy and strong kids that Yoplait Kids can help them become!

We are sponsoring the “Strong and Happy” Drawing Contest, and offering an exciting prize courtesy of Yoplait Kids for our winning artwork: $1,000 to use towards classes (including sports) and/or education material for the child(ren).

We will also award a prize to our second place drawing: $300.00 to use toward classes (including sports) and/or educational material for the child(ren).

In our household, we know that yogurt not only helps your bones to be strong and healthy (Very important for skateboarders and Irish stepdancers and baseball players!), but is also very important for keeping your immune system strong, and for putting the GOOD bacteria back in when you have to take antibiotics. Middle child/skateboarder boy has had 6 bouts with tonsillitis since June 2009, with accompanying antibiotics... YUCK! Lots of yogurt by the cupful, and in smoothies, to help keep him strong and happy inbetween....He is currently recovering from a tonsillectomy, and yogurt is playing a huge part in his diet right now(to replace that good bacteria AND because it goes down EASY!)

So, now that you have way more information than you might have needed~ on to the contest :)

There was no mention of an age bracket, so my 12 year old who would like to help pay for her Irish Step-dancing classes~ which help to make her both strong(She has MUSCLES in her calves!) and happy(This IS her favorite thing to do....) would like to enter her drawing of healthy happy children making a snowman.

Hope you like it!

building a snowmanfit