The sunshine arrived just in time for one of my favorite monthly reasons to celebrate: Cocktails and Crafts, May Edition! If you're not familiar with Cocktails and Crafts, head up to the tab above or just click here to learn more about it, but I'll give you the short version. Cocktails and Crafts,
Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 24, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments
FAVORITE HOME REMEDIES FROM THE PEOPLE’S PHARMACY. Discover natural treatments for more than 60 common ailments, plus beneficial foods, diets, and recipes in the new book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick and Handy Home Remedies. Learn more about this book here, http://bit.ly/hySp5Z and its author here, http://peoplespharmacy.com/ Non Fiction, Health,…Continue
Added by Sheila English on May 20, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments
I love that term. But I can take no credit for it. Me-Covery is actually marketing-speak. It’s a term coined by well-known marketing firm, Saatchi & Saatchi, to describe how consumers are now looking for ways to take care of themselves (a recovery of self), especially following the financial and emotional hardships caused by our Great Recession.
Indeed, as overworked, overburdened, overstressed women, doesn’t a little ME-covery sound perfect just about……Continue
Added by Audreyvp on May 19, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments
The mind of Temple Grandin is fascinating because it works very differently from most of ours. She is a visual thinker, thinking in pictures. Recently there was an HBO movie about her life, starring Claire Danes, that won many awards. The movie beautifully illustrates how her mind works.
Why does this matter? What can we learn from Temple…Continue
Added by Lori Thayer on May 17, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments
I had big plans to make the decorations for Em's Easter birthday party. They were all crafts that came from toilet paper or paper towel rolls, and I thought they would be an easy touch to her party, something homemade by her brother and me. But as the date approached and I had more and more things on my plate, the crafts were pushed to the wayside. It was all well and good because her party was beautiful just the way it was, with…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 16, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Easter has come and gone and after a wonderful celebration with family and friends, I am left storing my baby chicks and tucking away my Easter books until next year. But what about those stupid plastic eggs?
As far as I…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 3, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Last night was the third edition of my monthly get-together with my girlfriends and our kids to craft and enjoy a beverage or two: Cocktails and Crafts!
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments
I have a LOAD of cookbooks. I love to cook, I think it is fun. Typically I find a few recipes in each cook book that I like and the others don't really interest me too much. Not so with Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals .…Continue
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ITYC is tremendously honored to welcome Nancy Buirski, the director and producer of THE LOVING STORY, to the…Continue
Added by Michelle Clark-McCrary on April 25, 2011 at 7:56pm — No Comments
ANY AUTOGRAPHED HARD COPY BOOK
Specially Written Short…Continue
Added by Margot Finke on April 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
With all my craft catastrophes lately, you may be surprised to hear that this morning I hosted a get-together for my friends and our kids with the sole purpose of…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 15, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments
This is a story of a happy little craft that was relatively painless to make and resulted in a very pretty flower arrangement that perhaps will adorn our table at Easter. But in order to fully understand how these flowers rose from the ashes of crafty destruction, you'll have to go back one post (or click here) and read about their humble beginnings. Plus, you won't know how to make the egg-shaped…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Note: Feel free to use this tutorial as a lesson on how not-to-craft. This is the anti-craft.
As my kids have grown older I have found an inner craftician that I never knew I had. This should give all of you with craft anxiety hope because I am truly as creative as a wet sock. I have now spent more time (and money) in craft stores in 2011 than I had spent in the past 30 years of my life…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments
It's frustrating being sick. If you can't sleep but have to rest what do you do? For the first few hours it may be fun but after that it is just boring. How do we keep the mind busy while the body rests?
For a lucky few this isn't a problem. They are able to sleep and heal. Sleep is a struggle for many of the rest of us though and those hours in bed or on the couch get very long.
Whether you are a child or an adult there are lots of options though. Some you may not be…Continue
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Seems like everywhere I went today I heard someone comment on how tired they felt. I thought is was funny in an interesting way since I have been feeling the exact same way lately. No matter how well I sleep and how much rest i get, lately I have been feeling sluggish. Hmm, can it be something in the air, perhaps many of us have not adjusted to the time difference or just plain ole vitamin deficiency.
Added by Madison O'Sullivan on March 30, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Got Spa Fever and Ready for Spring? SpaWeek 2011 is here and its going underway April11th through April 17th.
Taking place from April 11th - 17th, Spa Week’s Spring 2011 Event will further expand into even more cities across North America, diving deeper into the next generation of spa-goers. Day spas, medical spas,resort spas, fitness centers and other wellness facilities will offer 2-3 of their most exclusive services fora…Continue
Added by Monica Byrd on March 29, 2011 at 11:10pm — No Comments
The E! Channel just started re-running Sex and the City, one of my all-time favorite television series. When SATC came out, I was living in New York and working as an account executive at a big PR agency. The story of four working women pursuing successful careers, romance…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on March 25, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments
All this week,
the National Writers for Children Center
is hosting a Virtual Book Tour for my mid-grade adventure,
Taconi and Claude - Double Trouble.
Yesterday was the first day of spring! Hooray! Are you ready to celebrate spring with your children? I know I am, even though it is snowing as we speak (another 4" or so...oh, bother). But snowstorm or no, it is officially spring and that deserves a celebration! And what better why to celebrate than with a craft? Well, a party would be fun, too, but we're fresh out of cupcakes. This craft took about 15 minutes and it only required materials I'm sure you…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:15pm — No Comments