Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Protecting families

I didn't plan to get on a political soapbox on this blog, but I feel this issue is too big to not spread the word. And it's not getting much press time yet. Please help secure a constitutional amendment that defends the rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. I want to be able to decide what is best for my children, not have the federal government or the U.N. tell me how to raise my children. We only need 5 more Senators to cosponsor this legislation.

Please learn more and do what you can to help:

Thank you.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Teachers: Savings at Ocean State Job Lot

Ocean State Job LotImage via Wikipedia
Attention Teachers (including Homeschoolers):
Get 30% off your classroom supplies
August 5-29, 2010
At all Ocean State Job Lot locations in  RI, CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, NY

The Job Lot Educator Partnership Program

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fitness Freebie for Teachers and Homeschoolers

If you are a teacher here is a freebie for you, Subway Kids offers educators their Random Act of Fitness kit full of engaging classroom activities and tools to promote a healthier lifestyle! Go HERE to sign up!
Limit one kit per teacher. While supplies last. Kit should arrive around the start of the school year.

Found at: A Thrifty Mom

Note: Grades K-6, 1 kit per teacher. Homeschools are included!

Free Bowling Aug 7th

Here is a Thrifty Deal, July 31 to Aug 7 is National Bowling Week. On Aug. 7th, participating bowling centers will be offering One Free Game to anyone who gets their coupon HERE. They are attempting t set a New World Record on August 7, so if you want to participate in this New World Record or simply just want a Free Game, head on over HERE to print your coupon.

Found on: A Thrifty Mom

Weekend Wind Down: Week #5

Click the image above to see the rules and join in!

What's your favorite clothing combo during the Summer??...Skirts & Heels, Shorts & Tennis Shoes, or a Sundress and Flip Flops?

Can I mix up the answers?? :) I'm either shorts & sneakers (I'm in the northeast) or shorts and flip flops!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Improv Everywhere: Star Wars on a subway

I love Improv Everywhere, and this one is no exception! When you get to the end of the clip, click to watch the outtakes.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Teachers & Students: Save 25% at Old Navy

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Old Navy announced on their Facebook page that they will be having a special deal for teachers and students from July 23rd-25th. Just present your college or high school i.d. to get 25% off your entire purchase. Teachers can show their school i.d. or paystub for their discount.

Found on A Thrifty Mom who thanks Save At Home Mommy

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weekend Wind Down

On a hot day, do you prefer the ocean, the lake, or the pool?

As I sit here with VERY peeling shoulders from a beach sunburn last weekend, I have to say that I love living near the ocean. I would not be able to live without an ocean nearby. Not that we go often, but I like it being there and being able to smell the salt water when the breeze is right. It does take us 30-45 minutes to get there, and then there's parking and empty beach space to find, so we don't go as often as I'd like. I love sitting and looking at the water, and we just learned boogie boarding a couple of years ago. However, I'm all over a pool, too. I like seeing my feet and knowing there aren't any fish coming after me. ;)

What about you? Ocean, lake, or pool?

SOOC: A Visitor

Slurping Life

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A View

Found on my Camera

You know those pictures that appear in your camera, but you don't know how they got there? Maybe the kids took it? Maybe I took it by accident? Even though it's a surprise picture, it's nice. Let those "oops" photos see the light. Share them as part of "Found on my Camera." Grab the button and link up below!

Taken by one of the kids

Wordless Wednesday: Coming and Going


View More Wordless Wednesday at 5MinutesForMom.com, Wordless Wednesday, and . Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Science Sunday: Oil Soak


On his own, Jesse pulled together an experiment about oil slicks using (cotton?) string, vegetable oil, and water. (I apologize for the fuzziness of the pictures. They're from my phone.)

Water in a pan with a little oil

We took nine pieces of the string and braided them into 3 braids, and then braided the 3 braids together into 1. He floated the braid on the top of the water to see if it would attract/soak up the oil.

It did! The dark parts of the string are the parts that soaked up the oil. Now, if we could replicate it on such a large scale that it would solve the problem in the Gulf... Give Jesse a few years, and I think he can do it. ;)

Head over to Adventures in Mommydom for more Science Sunday experiment fun!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

SOOC & RAW(e): Summer Flowers

Along with SOOC, I thought I'd join RAW(e) for the first time! 
RAW(e) is also unedited pictures like Straight Of Out Camera. 
Such great pictures out there! Click over to her site and look through them. :)

Slurping Life

Is your dog cool?