I loved my Spirograph set, but I always lost the bits and pieces and went through a ton of paper!!

I can have fun creating again anytime I like, with no ink blotches, torn paper, or plastic pieces to step on or misplace!

Software developer Nathan Friend has an online version of the classic Spirograph called Inspirograph

You can look through the gallery for inspiration.








I thought you should know…..

Here a just a few fun facts that I’m sure you’ve always wanted to know

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321



Google, the periodic table, the structure of our DNA, and “Yesterday” by the Beatles are all ideas that were conceived in dreams.



The actor Jim Cummings who is the voice of Winnie the Pooh calls up children in cancer wards to cheer them up, he puts on Winnie the Pooh’s voice and tells the children how much he loves them and how brave they are.




A 6-year-old applied for a job at a railroad museum and was hired as its director of fun.
In his letter he wrote, “I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once.”



Every year, hundreds of new trees are planted because squirrels forget where they bury their nuts.



The actors who voiced Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse ,Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor were married in real life. Both of them were named Disney legends in 2008.



Penguins mate for life, and they propose by giving their prospective mate a pebble. Apparently a male penguin spends a lot of time looking for the best pebble to give to his special lady.


Last but not least….

 There is no way to angrily say the word bubbles!

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Snow day Superstitions

My kids are always ready for a snow day, buses cancelled, schools closed, it’s a dream come true for them and to help make this happen here is a short list of things they do 😀 😀

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Put your PJs on inside out and backwards
Throw ice cubes out the window
Yell “Snow Day!” into the freezer
Put a penny under your pillow
Put a white crayon on every windowsill in your house
Run around your dining room 12 times
Put a spoon under your pillow
Drink root beer the night before with a straw
Wear a colored sock on your left foot but not on your right
Do a snow dance! Gather up your friends for a stronger force 😀

The girls even have a snow day calculator which “predicts” the likelihood of a snow day!!
Make sure to get all your homework done the night before that way when all your awesome superstitions work you have the whole day to play in the snow!

Plus what better way to score some good karma than being totally prepared for school, right?


The Hidden Pickle

Over the Christmas holidays my daughter bought a beautiful Christmas ornament.

A bright green Glass Pickle!!!

I loved it so much I bought 4!  One for our family and the other 3 as of course Christmas gifts.

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The story behind the “Pickle” is that according to German tradition, the pickle brings good luck and was the last ornament placed on the tree.  On Christmas morning the first child to find the pickle was rewarded with an extra little gift by St. Nicholas.  This tradition encouraged the children to appreciate all the ornaments on the tree, rather than hurrying to see what St. Nicholas had left form them.

Love the story behind this ornament and it looks pretty darn good on the Christmas tree! 😀

The Jar of Awesomeness

Happy New Year!!!!!

I found this and thought it was a great project for the start of the New Year!

I have affectionately called this “The Jar of Awesomeness”

Start on January 1st with an empty jar.
Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper.
On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.

Ta Da, that’s it 😀 😀

heart to home

heart to home

If you’re a crafter this is a really great website she’s got all kinds of stuff posted including a Diaper Wreath….recipes and more.