BOUTIQUE HANDPAINTED CHILDRENS WALL LETTERS by candicenkatiesart, $22.95 These are in my house! 3 years later Natalie still loves them.
I had this and loved it. Now, 40 years later, my kids are STILL playing with it!
I once almost got a pair of fabulous yellow pumps (not Louboutin though) I still regret not buying them years later
I would say to my kids when they were young and they were interrupting "be still." Years later I found out that they would say behind my
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Being a mom and having them be the center of my world is the best possible feeling ever!! Wouldn't give it up for anything!! Love that I have been able to stay home with my kids in the years they are young enough to still enjoy me spending time with them. <3
I wish I still had my Weejuns... talk about vintage...and to think I had them until a few years ago..
I'd so wear this.
3 blank canvases...paint and hang letters over them with ribbon... can be used for so many wall decorations
New subtle permanent make up. Fades in 3-5 years back to your original color @ourvanity.com - My favorite permanent eyebrows, Love them and need them!!!
I made this one and one for my daughter about 3 years ago, we love them! The wire is about 1/8 in sq, and I painted it to match the frame.
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An Easter Hunt You'll Love to Pieces: "Every Easter, my mom hosts an egg hunt at her house for my two daughters, ages 9 and 5. She puts puzzle pieces in plastic eggs, and the girls, after collecting them, try putting the puzzle together to see if they have found them all. If a piece is missing, they know an egg is still out there and they need to keep hunting!" --Donita Calef Chester Springs, PA Originally published in the March 2013 issue of FamilyFun
Buttered Egg Noodles My family loves these noodles and they eat lots of noodles! I found that if I want to make a whole 12 oz. pkg it works great with 3 cups. of liquid. I make them in a big, wide pan so that there is lots of surface area. I used 2 cups of chicken stock, 1 cup water, 3 tsps. chicken granules, and 1/2 stick of butter.
Here is a nautical version of my popular wish bracelet, perfect for your beach parties, seaside weddings, and other special occasions! The wish bracelet is fabled to bring good luck. When you tie it on, make a wish. Keep wearing the bracelet, and when the bracelet wears off, your wish will come true! The origins of the Wish Bracelet have been attributed to ancient cultures across the globe. I first received one on a trip several years ago and my wish came true a few weeks later! I decided to start making them to spread the good luck! If you happen to be "tying the knot," what better way to wish your wedding guests peace, luck, and happiness than by giving them a sailor's knot wish bracelet as a wedding favor! The classic figure-8 knot represents the infinity of your love, and it's great for both men and women to wear. The Wish Bracelet also makes a lovely and meaningful gift for bridesmaids or close members of the wedding party. Imagine everyone tying on the bracelets the day of the wedding and wearing them as a symbol of unity and well wishes! The standard Wish Bracelet is handmade by me from eco-friendly, all-natural hemp cord and mounted on white cardstock printed with my Wish Bracelet verse.
states framed art - white frame: Whether it's their home state or an adopted one, help them to show off some home pride with our U.S. states wall art. Each is printed with a state silhouette and may be personalized with a name, state motto or city, so there's no mistaking where their heart lies. Choose three canvas sizes, or prints framed in black or white. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. choose blue, red, ivory, gray or lime green graphics choose personalized canvas art or personalized framed art personalized canvas art stretch canvas and wood construction personalized for a one-of-a-kind work of art choose from 3 sizes: 12x16, 18x24, 24x32 personalized framed art choose black or white frame: 11x14 personalization details for line 1 of personalization, please enter up to 23 uppercase letters for line 2 of personalization, please enter up to 23 letters, which will appear as typed $79.95
states framed art - black frame: Whether it's their home state or an adopted one, help them to show off some home pride with our U.S. states wall art. Each is printed with a state silhouette and may be personalized with a name, state motto or city, so there's no mistaking where their heart lies. Choose three canvas sizes, or prints framed in black or white. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. choose blue, red, ivory, gray or lime green graphics choose personalized canvas art or personalized framed art personalized canvas art stretch canvas and wood construction personalized for a one-of-a-kind work of art choose from 3 sizes: 12x16, 18x24, 24x32 personalized framed art choose black or white frame: 11x14 personalization details for line 1 of personalization, please enter up to 23 uppercase letters for line 2 of personalization, please enter up to 23 letters, which will appear as typed $79.95
states canvas-24 x 32-red graphics: Whether it's their home state or an adopted one, help them to show off some home pride with our U.S. states wall art. Each is printed with a state silhouette and may be personalized with a name, state motto or city, so there's no mistaking where their heart lies. Choose three canvas sizes, or prints framed in black or white. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. choose blue, red, ivory, gray or lime green graphics choose personalized canvas art or personalized framed art personalized canvas art stretch canvas and wood construction personalized for a one-of-a-kind work of art choose from 3 sizes: 12x16, 18x24, 24x32 personalized framed art choose black or white frame: 11x14 personalization details for line 1 of personalization, please enter up to 23 uppercase letters for line 2 of personalization, please enter up to 23 letters, which will appear as typed $149.95
25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
. . . Something To Think About. . . Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children.. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.. 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. 1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100. This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The questions raised: *In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? *Do we stop to appreciate it? *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made. How many other things are we missing?
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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring