Tuesday, May 26, 2009

PetiteMommy is giving away $250 worth of gift cards plus F-Secure 2009 on www.ContestforMoms.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

150 bags and counting

For the last few days, I've been making another ball of plarn for a craft project. For those of you unfamiliar, plarn = plastic yarn, a/k/a yarn created from recycling plastic shopping bags. I love to crochet them and recycle them into something useful, such as purses or rugs. At the end of this week, I'll have 2 balls created: one in white, and the other in tan. The tan ball is 100 bags large, and counting. I'm thinking that will be turned into a huge shopping tote. It will be perfect for taking to the farmer's market! Sorry, no photos today, as I'm headed to work.

Here is how it's done, if you want to follow along:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer is almost here!

I can't believe the boys only have 7 more days of school! Ah, to be a kid! I am excited for them. Summer vacation is just around the corner. Now I have to figure out how to keep them busy for the next 3 months!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Why Boys Need Parents

Happy Mother's Day!
I wanted to share this, as one of my favorite emails. I know it's been around the block a few times, but I still find it hilarious, and appropriate for Mother's Day.
Enjoy, L

This is for those mothers of boys, sisters of boys, and boys that have grown older. And anyone else who needs a laugh. Why boys need parents...

And you also find out interesting things when you have sons, like...

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'uh oh', it's already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36- year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR's do not eject 'PB & J' sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin ! , TX has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.