2010-11-30

Unhappy customers

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


2010-11-29

Mabel's Labels Cyber Monday sale!

To kick off the holiday shopping season Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!® is having a BIG sale on some great gift-giving items. The sale ends December 1st at 3:00pm EST. Shop now!

Sale Items:

  • The Essentials Combo is 35% off* An ideal stocking stuffer or personalized gift for anyone on your list.
  • Curbsides are 30% off* A holiday housewarming gift for the person that has everything!

  • Mama Cards are 60% off* A great personalized gift for teachers, sisters, best friends, aunts and grandparents.

  • Holiday Address Labels are 30% off* A limited-time product to put an extra special touch on your holiday cards!

  • Label Out Loud™ colourful Tag Mates™ are 40% off*

*Offers not valid with any other discounts. While supplies last.


* Read all the fine print 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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2010-11-28

Magicana: The magic beyond the magic

Magic (from Wikipedia):


Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats, using purely natural means. These feats are called magic tricks, effects or illusions.

Magicana, through it's My Magic Hands program, touches the lives of children by using magic as a vehicle to build self confidence and skills such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. They bring their wonderful program to children with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer by working with Camp Oochigeas to create special events like "Boot Camp Magic Day." My Magic Hands has also been offering sessions at Holland Bloorview (Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital) for six years. It's obvious the joy that magic can bring into a young child's life.

What's not immediately obvious, however, are the other magical things that happen during this process. Friendships and mentorships are created between the volunteer magic coaches and the My Magic hands participants. Volunteers are reminded of childhood awe and joy as they catch a glimpse of how young eyes see and interpret the magical routines. The coaches facillitate the magic learning, bask in the glow of the magical relationship and reflect back to the children, the image of the best they can be.

Like a pebble thrown into a still pond, the magic of magic can extend far beyond the performer and the intended effect.

Thank you Magicana, for starting the ripple that extends ever outwards!


[cross-posted at Canada's Magic]


2010-11-25

Fuzzy wuzzy

Overheard on the playground:

Fuzzy Wuzzy
Was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Had no hair,
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Wasn't really fuzzy,
Wuzzy?


2010-11-18

Line drawing

Back at the line drawings again. (Er, line drawing, at any rate.)


Prophet? Really?

I can't speak to that, but he is a very entertaining mind reader!


2010-11-16

Bolero pattern

If you're looking for a pattern from which to sew a Bolero, have a look at Bolero Patterns and Shrug Patterns for some free ideas.

I recently completed the Simple Bolero and the pattern was easy to follow. (It took me longer to make it than the estimated completion time. However, I expect that speaks to my sewing skills more than anything else.)


2010-11-12

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

I can't speak to the content, but I found the animation to be very compelling.

The content was taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson.


2010-11-11

Lest we forget

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


2010-11-08

Well being

Based on TEDMED wisdom tweeted by @DeepakChopra and retweeted by @AnnDouglas.

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


2010-11-06

Mabel's mentioned at Forbes.com!

A big shout out to the Canadian moms behind Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!®for their mention on Forbes.com!

Way to go ladies!




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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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2010-11-05

Missing teeth

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