Show and Tell: Puppy Doggie Sauce

I wasn't entirely sure that this post would be worthy of a Circle Time: The Show and Tell entry. Then I read Mel's 's post about her vision of Chewbacca appearing on her floor -- wearing Darth Vadar's cloak, no less!

I knew in an instant that I needed to bring "Puppy Doggie Sauce" to the circle.

Puppy Doggie Sauce isn't a sauce you put on puppy doggies. It is a nickname that one of our little friends uses to refer to salad dressing.

I present you with exhibit A:


Do you see it? Look hard. At the mushroom perhaps? What if I outlined it for you in yellow?


Proving once again, that adults often don't "see" the detail in things when we think we know what they should be.

What's that? You found the puppy dog without my help? Excellent! But did you find the hidden dinosaur....



Little flag

In anticipation of Canada Day!


Instructions for creating this Little flag can be found at Craft Day.


If I tried "Escalator Spinning"

This is an optimistic look at what would happen if I tried escalator spinning.

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[h/t: Joey deVilla]


Do NOT try "Escalator Spinning"

('cause I haven't posted a funny video in a while.....)

I don't recommend trying "Escalator Spinning," but that doesn't mean we can't have fun watching!

[h/t: Joey deVilla]

Quoting Joey (and I share the same thought):

* I am not responsible for mall security pepper-spraying you or for any injuries resulting from your attempts at escalator spinning.


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Thank you for your patience.


Familiar refrain

If I had a quarter for every time I heard a story like this one ... especially common to the Brand New Blogger! Thanks to Melody for the reminder!

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Mabel's Labels: Introducing "My 411 Wristbands"

Tired of using a marker to write your cell phone number on your kid's stomachs?

"My 411 Wristbands" include the child’s first name, the parent’s first name and cell phone number and any allergies or special needs the child may have. They can be customized to fit any parent’s needs.

From the Mabel's Labels website:

Resistant to water, sunscreen, chlorine and perspiration. Available in 5 original designs.

The information on the wristbands can be whatever you like to a maximum of 50 characters. Information is printed exactly as you type it.

Mabel’s Labels will donate 10 percent of all sales of this product to Autism Speaks, an organization that promotes research and awareness about autism.


The score so far

I've been a little busy. Hope to get back to reading y'all soon!

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Hand flower

This was created at our local Ontario Early Years Centre.


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


MLF&H: Sand toys --Marker vs Mabel's Labels

how to label bootsWhy would you use Mabel's Labels on sand toys? Aren't markers just as good for identifying plastic toys?

You be the judge. The top image is a brand new bucket, freshly labeled with a black permanent marker and a Skinny-Mini™.

how to label bootsThe bottom image is the same bucket after spending a few days in the sandbox with busy hands.

Can you see the difference?


Deals for Canadians

I you live in Canada and like to get a good deal now and again, get thee over to Smart Canucks! It's a terrific blog posting Canadian deals and it's saved me some money already.

And if you're parenting newborns, go through this manufacturers list. Sign-up at the manufacturer's websites to get coupons and sometimes samples too!



Here's my NaComLeavMo report: I'm 15 comments behind. (With 8 days to go and 47 more comments to make!)

I think I'm glad that Mel went with the one-week-a-month plan moving forward! From Mel's site:

The new name will be IComLeavWe (since it is a week) but isn't that cool: IComLeavWe--International Comment Leaving Week but say it aloud and it sounds like "I come; leave we." So you walk into the blog alone (as an "I") and you leave after reading and commenting as a "we." Because you've made a connection with someone.

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Download Firefox. Set a Guinness World Record.

Help set the record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours and get Firefox 3 now – it’s that easy.

Download Firefox 3 by 17:00 UTC on June 18, 2008. That's 10:00 a.m. in Mountain View, 1:00 p.m. in Toronto, 2:00 p.m. in Rio de Janeiro, 7:00 p.m. in Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome and Warsaw, 9:00 p.m. in Moscow, and June 19, 2008 at 1:00 a.m. in Beijing and 2:00 a.m. in Tokyo.

Spread the word!

[h/t: Geekdad]


Mabel's Labels: The Backardigans have moved into the Mabelhood!*

Your backyard friends have moved into the Mabelhood! Available only in Canada, choose between The Backyardigans Label Pack or The Backyardigans Stationery Kit, customized with your name and favourite character.

* only available in Canada.

Mabel's Labels: Changes to the website!

If you haven't been by the Mabel's Labels website for a while, drop by and see the new changes!

Look for:

And to get you in the camp frame of mind, I bring you
(Items with a variation of this image can be purchased at Cafe Press.)

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Father's Day means ...

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

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Please pass the clue-by-four

Cluestick, anyone?

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I bring you Scattergory from Kim over at There's Weenie Juice on my Cookie!

SCATTERGORIES - Use the first letter of your first name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things - nothing made up. You can not use your own name for the boy/girl names.

1. What is your name? Nicole
2. A 4 letter word: Nice
3. A vehicle: Nissan
4. A boy’s name: Nicholas
5. A girl’s name: Nancy
6. Drink: Nectar
7. An occupation: Narrator
8. Something you wear: Neckerchief
9. A celebrity: Nat King Cole
10. Something found in a bathroom: Nail clippers
11. Reason for being late: No watch
12. Something you shout: "Noooooooooo!"
13. A body part: Nose
14. Word to describe yourself: Nerd


NaComLeavMo update

NaComLeavMoBrigindo over at dirt and rocks tells us that we're already halfway through NaComLeavMo.

Status report: I'm 3 comments behind.

Not bad considering I entered the challenge 9 days in! (Yes, I had a tonne of catching-up to do!)

Given that there are over 200 official participants (of which I am not, as I didn't register in time) there is no chance that I'm even going to attempt the "Iron Commenter" challenge of hitting all the participants blogs and commenting.

Still, it's nice to see I'm in good shape for a strong finish!

(And welcome to everyone who's come here via NaComLeavMo and via Mel's Show and Tell!)


Cell phone BINGO

Yes, it's true. Last week I was in a restroom and there was someone in the stall next to me yakking away on their cell phone!

Get a blank card and play along!


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Show and Tell: Drawing day 2008

"Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The internet is an open canvas. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day and boost online art communities."

Read more at drawingday.org

Show me what you drew today! This is mine:

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What you drew for drawing day:

This post is part of Mel's Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread. Thanks Mel!


Receiving vs giving

Is it better to give than to receive?

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Handprint placemat


(This idea came home from school.)

A terrific gift idea for a "special" occasion such as Mother's Day, Father's Day or a parent / grandparent birthday!

Instructions for creating this Handprint Placemat can be found at Craft Day.


NaComLeavMo: Better late than never


I'm late at getting in the game, but this is a "Na" -style contest that even I can commit to! (Or at least I think I can.)


"Blog writing for a month is all good and fine; but what about the other side of blogging--the comment leaving? Comment leaving is an integral part of blogging. Without comments, blog posts are as flat as...Flat Stanley. Blogging is a conversation."

"mark somewhere on your calendar that you are going to leave 5 comments a day and return one comment a day between May 25 and June 25. In other words, you will do your normal blog reading, but you will make sure that you leave at least 5 comments a day and regardless of how many comments you usually receive, you will return at least 1 comment by going to a commentor's blog and leaving a comment there. If you do not have any comments that day (perhaps you didn't write a new post or your blog falls into a strange, other-worldly commentless abyss), simply jump to the participant's list below and pick a new blog and leave a comment."

"New people who have never commented on your blog before take precedence over usual commentors. All commenting is done on the honour system--if you tell me you left the requisite amount of comments each day, I'm going to believe you. Try to spread your comments around--it's okay to comment on the same person's blog each day, but it's better to hit new ones continuously. Please try to visit once all of the blogs listed on the participant's list at some point during the course of the month. Even if you don't leave a comment."

"if you miss a day, you can double up your comment leaving (10 comments and 2 returns) the next day. If you miss three days, triple your comment leaving when you return, so on and so on."
[from Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters , via Dirts and Rocks]

Here goes nothing!