2007-10-30

You know it's been a warm Fall when ...

... you open up the pumpkin that's been sitting on your steps for the past few weeks, only to find that the seeds inside have started to sprout!


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2007-10-27

S.A.D. Light

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is no laughing matter.
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The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.


2007-10-26

Ghost feet

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(This idea came home from school.)

Instructions for creating Ghost Feet can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-25

Congratulations Mompreneurs

Congratulations to the the top ten finalists of the Savvymom Mompreneur of the year award!

What's that you say? There are only 9 companies listed above?

That's because Mabel's Labels (near and dear to my heart) took first prize!

SavvyMom Media Inc. (http://www.savvymom.ca/) today announced that Mabel’s Labels is the winner of the SavvyMom Mompreneur™ of the Year Award, their “reader’s choice” contest which ran throughout the summer, prevailing over 400 other mom-run businesses.

Mabel’s Labels is the original Canadian-made label company that helps moms everywhere keep track of ‘the stuff kids lose’. Founded in 2002 by four moms with 11 children among them, Mabel’s Labels’ original designs and constant innovation have garnered them rapid growth and strong customer loyalty across Canada and the US – as evident in the number of votes they were able to generate for this readers’ choice award

Congratulations ladies! Well deserved!


2007-10-24

Paper flower

This was created at our local Ontario Early Years Centre.

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Instructions for creating this Paper Flower can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-23

Pumpkin book

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(This idea came home from school.)

Instructions for creating this Pumpkin Book can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-22

Hallowe'en wreath

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(This idea came home from school.)

Instructions for creating this Hallowe'en Wreath can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-21

Sponge tree

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(This idea came home from school.)

Instructions for creating this Sponge Tree can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-20

Pushing fifty

(But fifty's pushing back.)

This one's for you... you know who you are!
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The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.


2007-10-19

Craft Day: popular posts

Glancing at my recent stats, I have to say that I'm tickled these are currently the most popular Craft Day posts:


It's satisfying to know that people are referencing these posts that seemed to take forever to create. I find it curious, however, that it's taken almost a year since they were first posted before they generated significant traffic!


2007-10-18

Mabel Moolah!

Introducing Mabel Moolah!

Is this the first step in Mabel's plan for world domination?




Is than an attempt by Mabel's Labels to displace Canadian Tire money as an official "Funny Money: Strange currencies of the world" (as seen at Neatorama)?



No one but Mabel knows for sure!


One thing we all know, however, is that earning Mabel Moolah can result in significant savings on a future order. Read all about it at Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!®!


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Disclosure: I'm a Mabel's Labels Buzzmama and I receive free products for my involvement in the program. I'm also a Mabel's Labels web affiliate and I earn a commission if you use the following link to purchase your Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!®




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2007-10-17

Love it!

(And I'm slightly grumpy I didn't think of it first.) Randall Munroe rocks. (It's a four panel comic, if you can't read it all here, with your browser set to fullscreen, then go to the original site.)

if you go to the original comic at XKCD.com there are additional jokes when you mouseover the comics


2007-10-16

Selling stationery for the competition

That's right. Mabel's Labels (for whom I also sell) is now offering personalized stationery kits.

The Mabel’s Labels “Write On!” Stationery Kit includes 40 sheets of paper, 30 envelopes, 30 return address labels, 30 personalized name stickers to put on the stationery sheets, and 30 sealers to add a special touch to the envelopes.

Each kit comes in a choice of six different bright and whimsical themes. (See below.)

Artsy Kid
Artsy Kid

Bzzzzz


Cowpoke
Cowpoke

Mermaid
Mermaid

Spidey
Spidey

Summer Day
Summer Day

(Have I mentioned recently that my business, Nightshade Creations sells personalized stationery?)


2007-10-15

Tonight: Wave of light

via Skeet's Stuff

Surely there can be no pain that compares to that which accompanies the loss of a child. I don’t think it’s possible for those of us who haven’t experienced it to even begin to comprehend, but we can all offer our support. Please consider lighting a candle Monday evening at seven. Pause for a moment of remembrance of little ones lost as we send a rolling wave of love and compassion to all who have suffered this terrible grief.

WaveofLight



2007-10-13

Daycare dropoff

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The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.


2007-10-11

Corn painted corn

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(This idea came home from school.)

Instructions for creating this Corn Painted Corn can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-09

Pumpkin wreath

This was created at our local Ontario Early Years Centre.

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Instructions for creating this Pumpkin Wreath can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-05

Hand turkey

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(This idea came home from school.)

Instructions for creating this Hand Turkey can be found at Craft Day.


2007-10-04

When phones were phones

I'd really appreciate it if anyone out there could recommend some software for the Telus LG-490 that would let me back-up (and edit) my phone book and memopad onto my computer!

(LG-490 trivia: the "zoom" function on the camera isn't available if you're at 640x480 resolution.)

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The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.