Thursday, August 27, 2015

Candy Corn Painted Recycled Wine Bottles

What a great idea! Who doesn't love candy corn? I found this photo circulating on Facebook. Thanks to Brit & Co. for sharing! This super quick and simple idea uses the autumn colors we all know and love!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review of Paper Goods Projects by Jodi Levine

Paper Goods Projects is a wonderfully inspiring how-to book for anyone looking to create beautiful crafts on a budget. For just pennies and a quick trip to the grocery store you’ll be in business with the projects in this book.

The author has included some basic, yet unique, ideas for using coffee filters, paper doilies, cupcake papers, lunch sacks and other inexpensive materials. I especially loved the recycled materials ideas. Any parent, teacher or caregiver will be able to go back to this book time and again for creative inspiration. The photos are crisp, clear and beautifully instructional.


I would highly recommend this book for anyone searching for low-cost, simple art projects to create with kids. The price is extremely affordable for a book of this quality. I’m happy to be able to add it to my craft book collection!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton
A complimentary copy of this book was received in exchange for an honest review.  

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Win a FREE Hardcover Copy of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bird's Nest Easter Cake How-To

Have you seen this adorable idea for creating a novelty Easter cake? I saw it on Facebook and had to share it!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Facebook and Your Privacy Settings



There seem to be some new rumors going around on Facebook again lately. I've been seeing new "disclosures" appearing on my Facebook friend's walls, so I did some quick research. As usual, Snopes is a great resource for what's true and what's false on the internet. According to Snopes:


According to TechTalk (via Snopes), "The fact is that Facebook members own the intellectual property (IP) that is uploaded to the social network, but depending on their privacy and applications settings, users grant the social network "a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License)." 
Furthermore, "While the social network does not technically own its members content, it has the right to use anything that is not protected with Facebook's privacy and applications settings. For instance, photos, videos and status updates set to public are fair game."

So, it's all about how you set your privacy settings, and not about any disclosures you put on your wall. Change your privacy settings asap.

Facebook users can prevent their profile photos from appearing in association with social ads by selecting the following options:

Settings --> Privacy Settings --> Ads (left column) --> Ads & Friends (Edit) --> Set to "No one"

It's as simple as that...no need for any long-winded disclosure (which won't work anyway). 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Teacher Crafts Free Book Download

11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School


11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School
Book Description:
"Filled with lots of fun craft ideas, 11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School is a great go-to guide for back to school activities. Kids will love creating their own back to school projects and using them all year long. Plus, these projects will help them get excited for the school year. Try these activities for back to school and reap the rewards. Educational activities don't have to be boring - these back to school crafts are both fun and engaging. Find out how to make your own school supplies, classroom decor pieces and even school-themed jewelry. Crafts for school help everyone (not just students) get excited for the school year while remaining engaged during the long summer months."  
There are 11 fantastic crafts in three categories:
  • Crafts for Teachers
  • School Crafts for Kids
  • Back to School Crafts