Crafting with Kids: Compromising

Crafting

Crafting with Kids My daughter is 3 ½ and has recently started shall we say, inserting her independence. This as you can imagine is making doing art projects with her very difficult. We struggle with everything from her grabbing everything under the sun to ‘add to the project’ to her not wanting to do the project I chose for us to do. There are many ways to approach this and to be quite honest: I haven’t been approaching it in the best of ways lately. First of all, you could get fed up and … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Your Button

    I think a blog button is very important. I think knowing where your blog button is equally important. What I do not understand is people rushing to sites to buy stock images. If this is your brand and your image for your site then it should be unique to you. I have seen the same buttons over and over again on other people's sites. I am not sure what their sites name is only that I have seen that image somewhere before. It is in fact very distracting. The button on this post … [Read more...]

FREE Lynda

Lynda I am sure you wondering how Lynda makes you smarter. You maybe wondering who is this Lynda dame? You may in fact wonder what would I do to meet her. The fact of the matter is Lynda.com is a site that you can try for 7 days for FREE. The reason that I am sharing this with you is they have so many classes you can take. I am positive you can make a difference in your personal or professional goals by applying a week of education to your mix. Lynda I have used Lynda.com when I was in my … [Read more...]

Website 101 How to start a Blog:

How to Start a Blog   Wow! Starting a new website is a BIG deal. I forget because it is has been so long since this one was started. I had to sit down and ask myself, "how to start a blog" I had to start with my own tips in How to start a blog: blogging tips. Then I had to get to work. The first thing I did when coming up with the site was researching urls. I then found a designer to represent our vision. I hired Seright Designs owned by Coralie. Then the fun really begins. You … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Using Kits is Okay

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I have always been a fan of art projects with little ones! My favorite thing of all is giving a child a wide variety of things in front of them, a piece of paper and some glue (or tape) and letting them go ‘wild’ with their creativity. But, sometimes time just doesn’t allow that and quite frankly…you cannot make too many things by just letting them go with random objects. It is their own creation and still wonderful but sometimes, kits are the way to go! … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Making Fun out of Winter

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I have to admit that I am most certainly not a winter person. In fact, even something as simple as going to an appointment takes a lot of convincing (I mean come on, it’s cold out there!!!). So bundling up so my daughter can play in the snow doesn’t necessarily rank high on my ‘to do’. Don’t get me wrong, I get her outside but that does not mean it’s my favorite thing to do! I’d much rather be inside doing our same old art projects. Boring right?? … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Winter Fun

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The snow is upon us (at least temporarily) and I have to admit…I am far from excited to be outside playing in the snow. My daughter on the other hand, is so excited to see the snow! There was hardly a dusting on the ground and she pulled out all of her snow gear and was ready to go outside! So, I was on a search to find things to do outside besides the typical winter activities. … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Pinterest

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Pinterest What is Pinterest and should I be using it. The answer is it is a virtual pin board. The answer to should you be using it is yes. The problem is how do you use it quickly on your site. The resolution is this link to Pinterest. The combination of the plug in and this video will allow you to easily share your photos with others. It is true that some of us are visual learners. We all require inspiration and Pinterest has the ability to gather your visual inspirations for you. I have just … [Read more...]