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
Come on over to "Rub Some Dirt On It" and learn how you can organize your own Cocktails and Crafts event!
On St. Patrick's Day my friends and I got our kids together for our second go-round of Cocktails and Crafts! And I couldn't have planned out a better time.
It was my great…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 20, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments
Come link up!!! Show off your blog and gain some traffic! Must be "kid firendly". Pretty simple and limited rules to link up! I host ever Friday to help eachother build traffic!
Added by Melissa Green on March 18, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments
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...Something That Was Fun and Easy To Make!
Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 13, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments
I love everything about Spring. The cool crisp air, the gorgeous blooming trees and flowers and the longer days. Spring is when I do my annual home deep clean. This year though I am taking a different approach. I'm starting my Spring cleaning with me first. I shared in a previous post that I…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on March 10, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments
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Today I was planning on taking the kids to the library for story time since gymnastics was cancelled due to weather. I don't know why I thought I could get to the library if…Continue
Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 7, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments
I am thrilled to announce
that Terri Forehand, from Stories for Children Magazine,
wrote a Terrific Review
of my new mid-grade adventure for boys -…
Added by Margot Finke on February 28, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Follow my blog "Rub Some Dirt On It" at http://vermontwhitneys.blogspot.com and share more simple crafts!
I wanted to be sure I followed up on my post the other day, Smiles and Butterflies, so you can see the finished product. We painted on coffee filters with watercolors and then morphed them into…
Added by Rebecca Whitney on February 27, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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Yesterday was the first day we attempted to paint with watercolors.
Added by Rebecca Whitney on February 25, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments
Last night, my husband and I caught about three minutes of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras." There was a pretty little girl in a lot of make up, smiling and standing before a crowd, her mother proudly looking on with tears in her eyes.
"When I'm in my make up," the little girl said, "I feel pretty."
And she looked pretty. I certainly wasn't scandalized. It looked like any other mother / daughter activity to me.
The next shot was a teaser for the next segment, in…
Added by Darlena Cunha on February 24, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
One of the most pressing and vulnerable points of online shopping is a sizing issue: getting the right size or the pain of NOT getting it right. The sizing issue is so frustrating we decided to ask a pro: Stormy Sweitzer, owner and co-founder of SizeTracker, gave us 3 of the biggest reasons why kidshing sizes and fit vary from brand…Continue
Added by Julia Angel on February 21, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments