Saturday, July 30, 2016

Art Gallery (It's Been Six Months!)

How could I let SIX MONTHS go by without showing off John's art?  He works so hard on it!  Maybe too hard...he got a migrane today while drawing.  :(

Cover Cuties Superheroes

America Enters WWll Clip Art by Dandy Doodles

America Enters WWl Clip Art by Dandy Doodles   WWl Modern Warfare Clip Art by Dandy Doodles

Constitution and Citizenshp Day Clip Art by Dandy Doodles   Reconstruction Clip Art by Dandy Doodles

The Great Depression Clip Art by Dandy Doodles   Bundled Colonies (Middle, Southern, New England) Clip Art

And these last ones aren't new...just fallish!

Nutty Squirrels Clip Art by Dandy Doodles   Red Apple Fun Clip Art by Dandy Doodles




and a Freebie Fall one from last year...

FREEBIE: Cover Cuties Fall into Fun Clip Art


I so wish I could draw!!!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Loved This Quote! (Feel Free To Grab!)


I loved every word that came out of Michelle Obama's mouth last night.
Totally inspired by her to be a better person and take the high road...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sportscaster Camp (My son's very cool experience!)

Fun Happenings Around here last week!  John and I have wanted to send Matthew to the The Ian Eagle/Bruce Beck Sportscaster Camp at the ***Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, NJ for a few years. Both Ian and Bruce are the go-to sports guys having won a zillion awards between them. A lot of their "campers" have moved on to TV/Radio Jobs.  A great opportunity.  Right after camp, Bruce was headed over to Rio to cover his 7th Olympics for NBC.  Can you imagine?


Matthew is all about 24/7sports and, as he approaches college application time, he knows for sure he wants a career in SOME type of sports reporting.  Lucky for us, we live within easy driving distance to Montclair State University (Where the Yogi Berra Museum is located) and he was able to go. Finally!

He loved it!  Most importantly, he's decided he'd like to puruse radio/sports social media rather then the TV side.  THIS IS HUGE!  Nice to know he's zeroing in a bit.  Of course I know it could change and on-air reporting could be in his future.  (He is a TV "pro" having auditioned for/getting a wee part in a David Letterman Skit a few years back!  He played a Boy Scout. He doesn't speak a word but that's besides the point! :)

  

See him in action! 


But I digress...

One take-away that he got from camp seems so simple but is a great nugget of wisdon: Say YES to everything that comes your way.  They had about a dozen well-known speakers come in during camp and he swears each one said something to that effect.  Be it calling play by play for a high school team or a a preschool baby crawling event, JUST SAY YES!  You never know where it will lead.

The highlight for him?  A Behind-the Scenes Look at Met Life Stadium (Press box amazing!) which is home to the Giants (his favorite team!) as well as their training center.  Seriously, a dream come true for him.  He got to look at their new museum and I'm sure his heart skipped a beat seeing these babies:


The Super Bowl Lombardi Trophies!!!



Hall of Famers...without looking at this player's name, I'm sure you reconized him!


Matthew with Jeff Feagles!

He got lots of cool pics especially of the players' (full) lockers at their training center but he didn't feel right posting pics of them because some of the guys had some pretty personal stuff in the lockers. (Framed pics/letters from families, etc.).  The week was a success!

On a fun fact note from long ago...

***My husband grew up not too far from Yogi Berra's house.  He and his friends would often ride their bikes the five miles to his house and Yogi and his wife (most his wife!) ALWAYS brought them out bottles of Yoo-Hoo! Although John has never been a Yankees fan, he's always had a soft spot for Yogi!  




Have a great day!



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Worst. Commercial. Ever. (Teacher-Related)

This commercial really got a not-so-nice reaction out of me.  This is supposed to depict a teacher's first day of school?  Um...no.  Click to see.


Am I overreacting?  Maybe.  But seriously, do you know any teacher-on the first day- that arrives WITH the kids (I'm there at 6:15 for an 8:05 start time) and with that little bag?  

Does it annoy you as much as it does me??  Commercial FAIL!  Sorry Kleenex.

Now here's a throwback to one that makes me smile every year!


Image result for staples back to school commercial

I admit to feeling like that parent once or twice in my life!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hate to Iron? Problem Solved! (MIRACLE PRODUCT!)


Am I the last person on Earth to have heard about this AMAZING product?  Seriously?


I was down the shore for July 4th and needed to iron my son's shirt.  It was one of those shirts that is like linen (but not) and is a wrinkled mess even straight out of the dryer.  If it were up to me, I'd give the shirt away because it's truly a mess of a shirt but he bought it with his own money so...it stays.

Even the iron couldn't tame those darn wrinkles.  After five minutes, I added water to the iron and RUST comes out of the holes onto the shirt!  The only collared shirt for the restaurant.  I had to scrub the line of rust out and then attempt to re-iron again but with a towel placed between the iron and shirt to save from yet another rusty stain.  Hey, I was desperate  Then my sister gets Downy Wrinkle Releaser out of a cabinet and a few sprays and tugs later, DONE!  

I was
GOBSMACKED!!!!  

Truly!

It took less than a minute!

NO WRINKLES!!!!

How to use?

Spray on clothes while on hanger, pull taut, and the wrinkles simply vanish! My sister said she has used it for years and it's never hurt her clothes.

I'm heading to Target tonight to get my own bottle and making sure I show Matthew how to use it next time he needs that shirt ironed!  :)

Here's hoping you have an iron-free day!

***Check out previous post to see my Deal of the Week!  
Only two more days! Don't want you to miss out!***

Friday, July 1, 2016

New: Deal of the Week (On the First of Each Month!)

Click on pic to grab the deal of the week!


My Poetry Bundle is my bestseller and my most wishlisted...buying the bundle already saves you $15.  Now save even more!  I use these poems all throughout the year!   Can't live without our poetry binders for various Daily Five activities.  I also shrink them down and put them on my Poet Tree.  Read more about my Poet Tree and grab September Poems free.  

Happy 4th of July Weekend!