Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Every month my Florida Etsy Street Team
has a challenge and this months theme is "Birthday" .

One of my rings has been submitted to the challenge - you can go to Florida Etsy Street Team and vote for your favorite....ahem, or mine :)pleeaaaasssseeee.

Wednesday's Share is a neat little web site representing some big ideas - you can set up your own page and list your items, you can post classifieds to sell your crafts, post craft connections, supplies, vintage items, links to your etsy store and more, all for free! There are forums and blogs, and some really great tutorials on how to make fun stuff. It is very easy to use. A great way to get some free advertising to your shop and to get to know other crafters as well as do some hand-made-craft shopping yourself........Christmas IS right around the corner!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Madness

is celebrating her one year anniversary and would like to share her joy with you! She would like to giveaway not one, not two but THREE pairs of her bottle top earrings!!!
so rush on over to her blog , you have until October 7th - and get in on the action!!
Conratulations Justine Justine!!!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

September 27 - International Rabbit Day - This event appears to have originated in the UK. It's popularity quickly multiplied (like rabbits!), spreading first to Australia, and then on to the rest of the world. International Rabbit Day seeks to protect rabbits as pets and in the wild. Animal rights groups and humane societies are active promoters of this special day. Their objectives are to promote healthy, caring environments for rabbits that are raised as pets, and those living in the wild. They also seek to stop the use of rabbit furs and the use of rabbit on restaurant menus.

September 28 - Ask a Stupid Question Day - well! there is no such thing as a stupid question?!? The roots of this special day goes back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.Teachers created this day on September 28, If it fell on a weekend, they would celebrate it on the last day of the month.

September 28 - National Good Neighbor Day - In the early 1970's, Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana recognized the importance of good neighbors, and started the effort to make this a National day. With the help of congressman Mike Mansfield, she succeed in getting three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter) to issue proclamations, along with numerous governors. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day. Previously, this day was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September.

September 29 - Confucius Day - Born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., Confucius is one of the earliest, and perhaps the the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar, and a politician. He gave the world many teachings, and gave the world 499 famous sayings. Celebrate Confucius Day by learning more about this ancient philosopher, and read some of his teachings and sayings.

September 30 - National Mud Pack Day - National Mud Pack Day is today. Pile on the facial. Ladies, this is your day. Guys, you can get a mud pack facial, too. Just don't let your buddies know that you did!!

October 1 - World Vegetarian Day - A vegetarian, by definition, eats no meat. That includes fish and other forms of seafood. Bottom line is, a vegetarian eats no animal. Their diet consists of plants....fruits and vegetables. They are ethically and morally opposed to killing animals for food. They are also against poor treatment of animals at farms ad slaughterhouses.

October 2 - National Custodial Worker Day - National Custodial Workers Day is today. Give your custodial worker a big thanks. At your school, church, place of employment, and a variety of other places, your custodial support are silently at work all year long. They are the workers who clean and keep in good repair, the facility that you enjoy. They seldom get recognition. They are usually in the background or "behind" the scene.

October 2 - Name Your Car Day - Who doesn't name their car? If you have not done so already then take some time today to bestow upon you vehicle a name to be called by. Selecting a name should be made with care and consideration. Give your car a name that properly reflects its character. What you name you car should be a proper reflection of its character and performance, and your desires for your car.

October 3 - International Frugal Fun Day - This special day was created by Shel Horowitz, author of The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook (probable to promote the book). Frugal Fun Day is a day to enjoy fun activities that are free. If you use your imagination, the ideas are endless. Go on a bike or walking hike. The Fall leaves are on display. Have a picnic in the park, or your back yard. Invite some friends or neighbors over for a garage party and dance. Go fly a kite. Pull out the those old board games or puzzles that you have stored in the basement. Play cards with some friends.

October 3 - Techies Day - Not to be left out..... This day is for all technicians, not just computer techies. There are many highly skilled technical jobs out there that demand high quality people oto assess equipment of all kinds. Let's give a big hand and a thanks to all techies, from all fields, on this special day.

October 3 - Virus Appreciation Day - Human, animal and computer viruses all come to mind. We sure can appreciate the seriousness and significance of both human and computer viruses. And, we can worry that animal (aka bird flu) viruses may jump over to affect humans. So, let's dedicate today to appreciating that viruses can be very serious, if not deadly. Let's then take measures to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and even our computers. to minimize the risk of serious viruses.

Friday, September 25, 2009

I know, I know! I have been MIA - I am so sorry, life kinda got in the way for a few days, but hopefully that is over (not life: OFCOURSE!).
so getting back into the swing of things I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I am featured artist on Made it Myself -
YAY ME!! If I have not mentioned it before MiM is very userfriendly and a fun place to hang out! - so come over and see my shop!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

September 20 - National Punch Day - like I should praise my hole punch? (I do that anyway) or am I to punch people? no...ok, must it must be the drink... that would only make sense. although I may take the day to throw some under the breath punches at random people, it just tends to make me happy - you know like "really mister? you could have held the door for that lady".

September 20 - National Women's Friendship Day - National Women's Friendship Day was created by women, and for women. The Kappa Delta Sorority created this very special day in 1999. This sorority, founded in 1897 in Farmville, Va., has over 180,000 members. National Women's Friendship Day is a great day for us/you ladies. It's a great day to be a woman. The objective of this day, is to promote special friendship among women.

September 21 - International Peace Day - International Peace Day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 (resolution 36/67). It was first held on the third Tuesday of September, starting in 1982. Beginning in 2002, the UN General Assembly changed the date, setting September 21st as the date for yearly celebration. International Peace Day seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in stop war and violence. Created and sponsored by the United Nations, this day seeks to end war, starting today.

September 21 - Miniature Golf Day - what a fabulous day to take some good company, put on your tenny's and head to your local mini-golf course! when was the last time you went for a few holes? That's what these holidays are for: to make you step outside of your box and do some things different. Life IS to short to run the hamster wheel all week.

September 21 - World Gratitude Day - Thank you! No, thank YOU. no, I insist THANK you! The roots of World Gratitude Day was started in 1965 at the International East-West Center in Hawaii during a Thanksgiving Dinner. At the dinner, attendees pledged to hold a Gratitude Gathering the following September 21st in their home countries. This grew to be an annual event.

September 22 - Business Women's Day - The roots of this special day go back to the late 1940s. While men were off fighting World War II, women filled the void in the workforce. The returning soldiers found the women eager to have their men return. But, many women were not anxious to return to traditional roles in the home. Since this time, women's role and contributions in the workforce have grown and evolved.
Hilary A. Bufton Jr. and three Kansas City business women founded the American Business Women's Association(ABWA) on September 22, 1949. The first Business Women's Day was celebrated in 1982. In 1983, a joint Congressional resolution was passed, and signed by President Ronald Reagan proclaiming September 22 as Business Women's Day. President Ronald Reagan also issued Proclamation 5532 on American Business Women's Day, in 1986.

September 22 - Elephant Appreciation Day - In 1996 the founder, Wayne Hepburn, received a paperweight of elephants on parade from his daughter as a gift. He became fascinated by them. He amassed a huge collections of elephant books and paraphernalia. His fascination and love of elephants, led to the creation of this day so you and I can stop and enjoy this huge, lumbering beast.

September 23 - Checkers Day - break out the checker board and tell this story while you enjoy a game: In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Media speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution, and speculation that Nixon may have used some for his personal use. In a brilliant political maneuver, Nixon took his case to the American people. On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon gave a speech that directly addressed and explained the issue. He assured the public that he did not use any of the funds for personal use. Towards the end of the speech, he stated that his daughters had received a dog, which they named "Checkers", as a gift. He said they would keep the dog. This speech quickly became known as the "Checkers" speech, and went on to be one of the better speeches in American political history.

September 23 - Dog in Politics Day - ...the above insert explains this one.

September 24 - National Cherries Jubilee Day - If you are a fan of cherries and heavenly yum then today is a day to enjoy celebrating! Cherries Jubilee is easy to make. All you need is a can of cherry pie filling, some cognac (or brandy) and vanilla ice cream. not a fan of liquor? have cherries and vanilla icecream and then have some more to make up for the stuff you didn't have :)

September 25 - We all have come in contact with comic books in one fashion or another, be it through our kids, our youth or watching tv and movies. National Comic Book Day - did you know that Superman was a Sunday comic before it became a comic book because no one wanted to pick it up!

September 25 - Native American Day - This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our wonderful nation. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American Continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.

September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Day -
Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.
John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774. He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania.
During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. John Chapman was a deeply religious person He was known to preach during his travels. According to legend, Johny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
It is believed that he died on March 11, 1845, from what was referred to as the "winter plague". The actual date of his death has been disputed.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday's Fab Finds

1000 Markets is an online market place focused on supporting small, artisan businesses as they deliver small-scale authenticity to appreciative customers.
You can find everything from art and jewelry to food and house decor. Search by product, artist , themes or staff faves. 1000 Markets founder Matthew Trifiro says his goal is to have a more personalized online marketplace where "markets" are based by theme, locale, process, or medium, to make for easier browsing.
One of the things I liked about joining 1000 Markets is the fact that sellers must go through a rigorous filtering system. I was forced to "clean up my act" a bit and that is good - it helps with marketing and it is also nice to know that through this process some of the "riff-raff" is filtered out as opposed to some of the other online market places that are only there to make their money's. Having a place like this to sell guarantees us sellers a better place to earn our moneys.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Newest Pretties!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday's Share

Lulu is a great web site that offers its users a place to put their imagination on paper (so to speak). There is a very simple step by step process for you to make and self-publish a book. Whether it be a mini book, a photo book, a cook book, an E-book or a poetry book. You can choose a variety of sizes and you can post your books on the website for sale. You can also make a calendar, CD's or DVD's. Very user friendly! What a great way to put together a personal portfolio, create a personal gift or make a team project!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tues Tech Tool

Today I wanted to mention a nifty website/web tool: Kontactr is a one-click free contact form service. With Kontactr, you can fight against the amount of spam that you receive daily. Protect your email address by using our highly secure contact form. You can also use our simple tools to embed the form right into your own website. Everything is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
you can copy and paste code to your website or blog that your followers can leave a comment on for you - and you did not even have to give out your email address! cool - just don't forget your password, which is what happened to me. :(

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Madness

I know I have spoke of The Cutest Blog on the Block before, but I wanted to let you know that there is also this great post on how to add your signature to your blog. Very cool!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

September 13 - Defy Superstition Day - Defy Superstition Day was created to help you to eliminate superstitions that have been haunting you. Use today it is intended....... to blow away the superstitions in your life.

September 13 - Fortune Cookie Day - Did you know that the Fortune Cookie did not originate in China. Rather, it was invented in California. There appears to be some uncertainty over who invented it. Some historical references suggest it was Makoto Hagiwara who invented the fortune cookie at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco in 1914. Others believe that David Jung, founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company, was the first to make fortune cookies in Los Angeles in the 1920s - and reading the fortune part is just the best!

September 13 - Grandparent's Day - National Grandparent's Day originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day. If you still have any of your grandparents you should take today as a great reminder to show them how much you appreciate them and all that they have done.

September 13 - National Peanut Day - National Peanut Day is the peanuttiest of days. Native to South America, the locals there couldn't keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are "legumes", like peas, beans, and lentils. Peanuts are one of America's favorite snack foods. And, its more than a snack food. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut butter. Peanuts star in a variety of recipes, and is a topping for countless foods and desserts. Many Chinese recipes use peanuts in main menu items. So if you are not into the sweetly snack that represent Peanuts (like THE BEST: Nutter Butters) then have dinner out and enjoy a Chinese dinner with peanuts!

September 13 - National Pet Memorial Day - This very special day for pet loves was established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories(IAPC). Ways to commemorate National Pet Memorial Day: Spend a few minutes reflecting upon pleasant memories of your pet; If you buried your pet somewhere, go for a visit; Contribute to an animal protection group; Volunteer at an animal protection group; Create a small memorial in a flower garden in your yard
Plant a tree or a shrub as a living memorial.

September 13 - Positive Thinking Day - The power of positive thinking is absolutely astounding. Medical research confirms that a positive attitude works wonders at fighting disease and ailments, from the common cold to cancer. People with an "I think I can" attitude, are far more likely to succeed at work, and in accomplishing every goal they set in life. Plus with all the holidays to remember today we need to remain positive.

September 13 - Uncle Sam Day - There are two theories as to how Uncle Sam emerged. Both date back to the early 1800's.
The officially recognized theory dates back to soldiers stationed near Troy, New York during the war of 1812. Barrels of meat they received were stamped "U.S." The supplier was Samuel Wilson of Troy, New York. Solders jokingly referred to him as "Uncle Sam". In 1813, the first image of "Uncle Sam" appeared. In 1961, the U.S. Congress issued a resolution recognizing "Uncle Sam" Wilson, and authorizing a monument in his hometown in Troy, NY.
There is a second, less popular theory of the creation of Uncle Sam. During the early 1800's, Irish immigrants were coming to America. Some believed that Uncle Sam emerged from these immigrants. In their Gaelic language, the United Stares of America was "Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá", abbreviated "SAM".
Uncle Sam Day became official in 1989, when a joint resolution of Congress designated September 13 "Uncle Sam Day". This date was selected, as "Uncle Sam" Wilson was born on September 13, 1776.

September 14 - National Cream-Filled Donut Day - today is getting better already, DD's here I come!!

September 15 - Make a Hat Day - So it does not imply that you HAVE to wear the hat, so you can make it as fun and crazy as you want- but let's face it: wearing it will make everyone elses day!! OR - you can make hats for others to wear :)

September 15 - Felt Hat Day - Back in the early to mid 1900s, hats were popularly worn by both men and women. It was stylish. At that time, felt was a common material for men's hats. With cooler Fall weather approaching, the guys went to the coat closet and dusted off their felt hats , and began to wear them once more. On this day, men traditionally put on their felt hat, but us women can participate in this day and not let those guys have all the fun.

September 16 - Collect Rocks Day - like Rocky Road??? ok - so, my dad has always collected rocks, not special rocks - well not to anyone else - but rocks, small size rocks from places he visits. Which I always thought: What a great idea! nice way to commemorate a trip or visit. Problem is he never documented the rocks in any way so now he just has a pile of small rocks (that he won't put out in the garden because they will get ruined) .....I suppose he looks at his small rocks and remembers all the places he has been...I can only suppose...

September 16 - Step Family Day - Decades ago, most marriages lasted for life. Separation and divorce was often looked down upon. But sadly we now have a holiday to fit this situation in. Step Family Day was first celebrated with a picnic on September 16, 1997. The suggested method of celebration is a picnic at a park. Since it's inception, it has slowly gained recognition and popularity. This holiday can become VERY involved in some families mine....double and triple steps make for a happy dance

September 16 - Mayflower Day - Key Facts About the Mayflower:
The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth England on September 16, 1620.
The Pilgrims were headed to the settlement in Virginia. They had an agreement to settle there.
The voyage took 66 days. They landed at Plymouth Rock on December 21, 1621.
102 passengers were on board. This included three pregnant women. One of these women gave birth just before landing.
On November 21, 1620, the passengers signed the Mayflower Compact, which set forth the rules of governance of the fledgling colony.

September 16 - Mexican Independence Day -
In 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo of Dolores, Mexico was planning a revolt to free the country from Spanish rule. On September 15, 1810 at 11:00 pm, Father Hidalgo rang his church bell to call his parishioners, and rally them to fight off Spanish rule. He then made a speech to his congregation, and the fight for freedom began. Today, Mexican people mark this very special holiday, by repeating the ringing of the bells at 11:00 pm on the 15th. It is followed by a day of celebrations on the 16th.

September 16 - National Play Doh Day - Play-doh was created in 1955 by Joseph McVicker of Kutol Chemicals in Cincinnati, Ohio. It hit the market in 1956, and has been a popular play toy ever since. It was created because McVicker's sister-in-law wanted a safe, clay-like product for her nursery school children to use. Noah and Joseph McVicker received U.S. Patent No. 3,167,440 for Play-Doh. Play-Doh is just fun to play with, and who of us hasn't eaten some in our childhood? huh? not me..

September 16 - Working Parents Day - Working Parents Day gives recognition to moms and dads who work hard to provide for their children. Every day dad, and often mom, go off to work. They work hard to earn money to make ends meet. They work hard to be able to afford the extras that kids want and need. This includes things like school trips, funding the proms, athletics, music, dance classes, clubs, and much, much more. So if the kids don't know about this one just kick back and pat yourself on the back and do something enjoyable for yourself.

September 17 - National Apple Dumpling Day - With the arrival of fall and cool weather, two things happen: the apple harvest begins, and people turn indoors to cooking and baking again. It's only natural that apples are a big part of the cooking scene. Among the most popular of fall treats is apple dumplings. For those of you who enjoy ice cream, some apple dumpling recipes include a scoop of ice cream atop a generous piece of Apple Dumpling. Anyone have any awesome recipes?

September 17 - Citizenship Day - On February 29, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing Citizenship Day on September 17 of each year. The roots of this holiday go back to I Am an American Day, which was established in 1940 by Congress as the third Sunday in May. This day was moved and renamed to Citizenship Day to coincide with the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. This special day is for all citizens, both native born, and those who chose to become Americans. It is a day to be proud to be an American. It is a day to appreciate being a citizen of this country and the rights and freedoms it brings.

September 17 - Constitution Day - The Constitutional Congress held it's final meeting on September 17, 1787. Do you have any idea why? That's right! It was to sign the Constitution of the United States of America, a document for which they so painstakingly labored to create and perfect. After the meeting there was still much to do. Individual states then had to meet and vote on it. The U.S. Constitution did not go into effect until two years later on March 4, 1789.

September 18 - National Cheeseburger Day - not into the burgerking/mcdonalds deal? Make your own gourmet cheeseburger at home for dinner!

September 18 - POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September -
POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers.
The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congress. The first national ceremony was held on this date. Over the next several years, it was held in varying dates of the year. Finally, in 1986, The National League of Families proposed the third Friday in September as a day to recognize and remember POW/MIAs. This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars. Each year, the president of the United States issues a proclamation on this day.
Did you know? Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag to be flown on the following days:
Armed Forces Day, May 16
Memorial Day, May 25
Flag Day, June 14
Independence Day, July 4
POW/MIA Day, 3rd Friday of September
Veterans Day, Nov. 11

September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day - AAAARRgghhh Matey! Did u' know that John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak". After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born. Have some fun with this one, and watch your booty!!

September 19 - National Butterscotch Pudding Day - " happy days are here again..." YYUUUUMM! one of mans best inventions!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

In remembrance of this terrible day in our history and of all that have died, let us also remember how this incident made us stronger as a nation. We should hold in our hearts the people who have passed and in their memeroy we should all do our duty as americans.

Friday's Fab Finds

For all of you gals who know someone who is in the process of getting married you may want to let them know about this giveaway at Perfect Papers, you have until Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 11:59PM to get in on the action!!

It is set it up for the bride to share her own personal bridal style; which immediatly enters her to win one of the 4 items up for grabs.

Sarah here has turned her blog into an all in one stop for all kinds of "bridal" advice that she has learned since she started creating invitations. From how to properly address envelopes to decor ideas. Stop by and see what she has to her blog design is just REALLY COOL!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

If you have not noticed: I took the weekend off. We had a great long holiday weekend with family visiting, and as usual we got a puzzle in...

this is one of those panoramic puzzles: over 3 feet long!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday's Share

Wanna know what's going on around you? ...well I mean as far as Festivals and Craft Shows, you can enter you zip code and dates interested and Event Lister will generate a listing of things happening in your corner of the world. You can become a member and get email updates and you can list your own events for others to see

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tues Tech Tool

OK, I like this web site because I am dunce about soo many things techi-related. There have been times when one of my items have been featured and I am soo proud and want to save the memory, but just do not know how to. So
Thumbalizr is great for this, you just input the url of the web page you are interested in and it takes a "picture" of that page. You can customize size and all and then you can save it, and voila! you have your precious memory saved and ready to share:

Monday, September 7, 2009

September 6 - Fight Procrastination Day - This one can be very difficult to many, it is a way of life for every teenage boy of this century. I suppose they will just have to push a little harder today and actually do ...well something....
" Never put of until tomorrow, what you can do today!" ... Mark Twain

September 6 - Read a Book Day - a great hobby that I lost for many years claiming to "not have time", but luckily I have found my good ole friend again and I will be very happy to celebrate today and do some extra reading. If you have a child, nephew, grandson, or younger sibling you should take time out today to start a good hobby in them and read with them

September 7 - Labor Day - Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you! The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday.

September 7 - Neither Rain nor Snow Day celebrates the opening of the New York Post Office building on this day in 1914, there is an following inscription was inscribed on the building: "Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night ,stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." A lot of people assume the inscription represents the Post Office motto. This assumption is incorrect. But, this inscription is very close to the old Pony Express rider's motto. Which leads to a third misconception.. ......The Pony Express was not a government funded predecessor to today's Post Office. The Pony Express was a courier and message delivery service. However, it was privately owned and funded

September 8 - International Literacy Day - The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established International Literacy Day as an annual event,. The first celebration was on September 8, 1965. "The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies."

September 8 - National Date Nut Bread Day - Enjoy some of this holiday tasty bread. It's the perfect bread for the season. It contains nuts and sugar, but is not heavy on the sugar. Date nut bread is quite popular...and well, it's just yummy! If you plan on making your own make several loafs and share :)

September 8 - Pardon Day - The roots of this day go back to September 8, 1974. On this day, newly installed President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation pardoning President Richard M. Nixon of any wrong doing related to the Watergate scandal. You can also use this day to seek pardon or forgiveness for mistakes and grievances you have committed. Take the opportunity to clean the slate and start anew. Or you can just use today to say "Pardon Meeee" a lot with a super southern twang. It's just fun.

September 9 - Teddy Bear Day - Because they are adorable and sweet and adorably cute and because during the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story, and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals "Teddy Bears". Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.
My favorite is Winnie the Poo.

September 10 - Sewing Machine Day - I wish I had the patience to sew, growing up my mother sewed ALL THE TIME and I was her assistant, but whenever she put me on the machine I magically was overwhelmed with a headache. She always said I was making it up to get out of sewing, I fathomed that maybe I needed glasses - I didn't, maybe it was just my subconscience trying to save me...
Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

September 10 - Swap Ideas Day - I use that canned air that my husband buys for the computer keyboards to dust my intricatly ornate wine cabinet: the air is forced into those tiney crevaces and holes and gets the dust out ....anyone else have a share....

September 11 - Make Your Bed Day - really???and I was just getting used to my teenage household ways and started slacking off myself...ooof. FINE. I will even wash my sheets today.

September 11 - No News is Good News Day - No Radio broadcasts. No Television newscasts. And, heaven forbid...avoid the newspaper at all costs. Your local fish wrapper is always filled with bad news. The news media thrives on bad news. Take a day off from all the bad news.

September 12 - Chocolate Milk Shake Day - I love today already. Who does not enjoy a good milk shake???and with chocolate mmmmmmmm.

September 12 - National Video Games Day - Celebrate today by playing video games. Since it is Saturday, if you are off from school or work, make this a marathon day for video games. Better still, invite a few friends and hold a competition. Just make certain that you have enough controllers.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday's Fab Finds

You've got to check this Fab site out!

She Just Got Married is the place to go if you are even thinking of getting married, and if you are not you should stop by because it is really a cool site - from the great site set up to the cool graphics. There is a boutique area where you can see and purchase EVERYTHING wedding. There is a forum for wedding gals to share their ideas and gather the expertise from those that have already tied the knot. You can also click in on the blog and see what's new (and funny) - so grab a cup of joe and enjoy your visit

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 has a lot of cool and useful tools like a great calendar that you can change and fill out to fit your own needs and then you can put the link in your side bar of your blog; There is a Hit Counter so you can Track and graph your website traffic; Photo Album to Store and share your photos online; there is free clip art, free fonts archive, a lot of free downloads and much much more .....I, personally like the calendar. It worked out great for my Boy Scout Crew calendar of events so that everyone can check it and see what is coming up.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tues Tech Tool

How cool is this huh?

Bing & Google
If you’re a big Google fan and are not sure whether you want to rely solely on Bing, you may want to try the
Bing & Google
site to get the best of both worlds. Using an interesting approach, Bing & Google passes your search term to both search engines and then uses a frame-like interface to display the results side by side