Archive | April, 2009

How to Fold a Tshirt FAST

By Kay on Thu, Apr 30, 2009


You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

Mother’s Day Ideas

By Kay on Mon, Apr 27, 2009

Comments Off on Mother’s Day Ideas

“Get Mom what she really wants… at great prices” at www.amazon.com/mothersday. You’ll find ideas for making Mom a Queen for a Day on May 10, or you can shop for the perfect gift for the Foodie Mom, the Gardening Mom, the Glamour Mom, and more.

Plus you’ll find special deals on all kinds of Mother’s Day gifts—including jewelry, fragrance, fashion, and beauty—at the Mother’s Day Deals page: www.amazon.com/mothersdaydeals.

Or, does Mom like books? Save 20% on that perfect Mother’s Day gift at Barnes and Noble. (One of my favorite stores – hint, hint 🙂 )
Save 20% on one item with Coupon Code: H4E7B3W

Of course, you can always go with my favorite – a craft made by your kiddos. We’ve done fingerprint butterflies, paper flowers, and of course, Kate loves making her own cards for Grammie and Mimi.

Happy Mother’s Day all you wonderful mommas out there in internet-land! 🙂

Earth Day on Amazon.com

By Kay on Wed, Apr 22, 2009

Comments Off on Earth Day on Amazon.com

Earth Day 2009 is April 22, and Amazon is launching Earth Day Savings at www.amazon.com/earthday, where customers can save on organic groceries, home products, CFLs and more. Additionally, learn how to go Extreme Green, Ease Into Green, or be Eco-Chic.

Amazon and ENERGY STAR will also host the Earth Day Sweepstakes. Five first-place winners will receive two ENERGY STAR-qualified powerhouses: a Toshiba laptop and a Brother multifunction printer. Fifteen second-place winners will receive the Brother printer. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter here by April 22, 2009. See Official Rules for details.

You can also celebrate with recycled and repurposed wood and plastic toys. Shop the large selection of eco-friendly toys from Spring Toys, Green Toys, Plan Toys, and more.

Customers looking to save some green on green products will find everything they need at Earth Day Savings on Amazon.com!

Books We Love: April 2009

By Kay on Tue, Apr 21, 2009


Ballet of the Elephants

Ballet of the Elephants

by Leda Schubert

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars

Winner of the 2007-2008 Texas Bluebonnet Award, this book filled with watercolor pictures of the true story of the Ballet of Elephants was captivating. When Igor Stravinsky (composer of The Nutcracker) was asked by George Balanchine (Russian Choreographer) to compose a piece of music for John Ringling North’s circus elephants to perform to, Stravinsky gladly jumped at the opportunity. My 6 year old listened to the story fascinated by the idea of elephants performing ballet, and was even more enthralled at the end when she realized this had been a TRUE story. Great book for introducing Stravinsky as a composer. Continue reading…

What Children Do Say – Kate’s Answers

By Kay on Mon, Apr 13, 2009

Comments Off on What Children Do Say – Kate’s Answers

I wrote a post a while back about kiddos and the amazing things that they can say. In it, I listed some questions and challenged YOU to ask your kiddos the same ones, or more. I finally sat down with Kate today, one-on-one to get her responses. So here they are! Enjoy!

  • Where did you come from?  Texas <THAT’S my girl!!>
  • Where are you going?  (giggle) To my house
  • What is dancing?  Fun
  • What’s the best place in the whole world?  Home   Why?  Because my Mommy and my Daddy are here.
  • What do you wish for?
  • What is a giggle?  It’s a laugh.  Like what I’m doing.  (giggle)
  • What do you dream about?  Mommy and Daddy
  • What did you dream about last night?  Mommy hugging me.  <aw.  So sweet.>
  • Do you want to be beautiful or smart?  Both.
  • What is the sky made of?  Blue and white.
  • What did you do today?  School.
  • How fast can you run?  Very fast.
  • What’s the meaning of life?  I don’t know.  <join the club, sister!>

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read