Friday, November 30, 2007

Coming Soon

New for December, a focus on the holidays, recipes and fun.

National Blog Posting Month Ends Today

(T-shirt by Emotional Armor)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NoMoNaBloPoMo, The Marathon Is Almost Over

Thirty crazy days and nights, thirty posts. The marathon is almost over. Congratulations (almost) fellow National Blog Posting Month participants!

*And by the way, feel free to download this graphic and use it for a post, if you're running short on ideas.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Online Story Time, Fun for the Kiddies

"Snowpeople," by Rick & Ryan Zeeb, is a colorful illustrated tale praising the beauty of individual appearance. It reminds children, "Different is brilliant. It's what makes you you." Hear it read by Marlo Thomas and see every richly colored page at the Saks Fifth Avenue site. Two dollars from the sale of each book will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of my favorite charities.

p.s. -- You don't have to buy the book to see it read. Just click above. It's a lot of fun visually, and a nice break from cartoon reruns.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Not the Tree Too

Although artificial trees and Christmas lights frequently have labels warning they contain lead, a recent press release from the National Christmas Tree Association raises the possibility that potentially harmful levels of lead may be found in some imported artificial trees. Click to read.

Overheard on the Block

As the fire truck drove by and stopped in front of the house with the giant Christmas display.

Boy 1: What the heck? What are they doing here?

Boy 2: (Matter-of-factly) Oh, must be something your dad set on fire.