Thursday, January 31, 2013

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9 Creative Ways to Help Kids Say I Love You

9 Creative Ways to Help Kids Say I Love You by Susan Marcus

Got a tactile-learner? A kid who loves to dance? Or maybe your child really loves color? While every child has a constellation of Sensory Alphabet strengths (shape, color, movement and sound are just a few), your child probably has one or two that really stand out — that you notice in his or her artwork or in elements of his or her collections and activities. Valentine’s Day crafts provide ways for parents to nurture these strengths and help kids say I love you in fun creative ways. Below are craft ideas designed for each element of the Sensory Alphabet.

SHAPE: Is your child’s art always full of shapes? Cut out cookies! Make the process easier and faster by using dough from the grocery store refrigerator case. Find imaginative cookie cutters and combine shapes and words to say I love you in new ways.

SOUND: Let sound-oriented kids make a Valentine’s wind chime with metal, glass and wooden craft store finds. Throw in everyday household items like bowls and plates to create loving symphony. 

COLOR: Make "stained glass" cookies with color-loving kids, using bread stick dough. Shape it to make the "leading" on a cookie sheet topped with foil. Use crushed colored sugar candies in the spaces, cook at 350 degrees and let the candies melt. Let cool before peeling off the foil. Experiment with the colors and explore what else can represent love besides red.

MOVEMENT: Have your kids spell out the letters of “I Love You” with their bodies, and then take pictures. These can be used to create a sweet card or frame.

LIGHT: Appoint the light-loving child as the official photographer for holiday events. A lesson in digital app photo editing (PhotoPad is free for the iPad) or in designing digital slideshows or print-on-demand books puts this creative eye into action.

TEXTURE: Make a Valentine’s card that focuses on touch rather than sight. Use bows, ribbons, homemade tassels and other textured embellishments. Feathers and sponge-and-paint prints are fun to cover things with.

SPACE: For little builders, create a giant heart using recycled boxes wrapped in plain paper or Popsicle sticks. Decorate it with stickers, markers, doilies and colored paper. When it’s done create a set of keys, and have your child give them to family and loved ones.

RHYTHM: With your rhythm kid, fill small glass jars (such as baby food jars or small jelly jars) with a tablespoon of different shake-able items such as beans, rice, red-and-green beads, and metal washers. Decorate the lids with foil tied around the tops and stickers for patterns. Shake along to Valentine’s songs.

LINE: A linear thinker loves stories. Put him or her to work making handmade Valentine’s books using photos that tell a story about the great love stories in your family. Start with folded paper with a construction paper cover, hole-punched and tied with string or stitched down the center on the sewing machine for the binding. Matching a creative thinking strength to the right set of materials and a fun challenge can make it more fun -- and help your child build from his or her strengths.

By Susie Monday, educator and artist and co-author of The Missing Alphabet, A Parents’ Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids, with Susan Marcus and Dr. Cynthia Herbert. http:/

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Mona Melisa Designs *Giveaway*

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We got the Transportation name sign for Callan, and I customized it to be all oranges and yellows to match his room! It turned out great! We love it! My readers will get 50% off any purchase on thewebsite with code: HOTW 113.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

3 Secrets of Successful Property Development

When you are someone who is invested in making sure that your property development process goes well, there are a few tips that you need to keep in mind. Property development is not easy. It is a long process that requires your full attention and a clear understanding of what you are doing. Whether you want to develop a commercial property or a residential property, there are a few important things for you to remember. These tips will help you stay on the right track as you work towards creating the property of your dreams.


Before you start to develop any property at all, take a moment to come up with the purpose. It might sound a little silly to come up a mission statement for the property, but that is what you need to do. For example, if you are choosing to develop a set of shops for rent, consider a statement like, “I want to create a property that is accessible for small business owners who are invested in foot traffic, affordable rent and good shop displays.” Simply being able to pull together your thoughts in this way can keep you focused when choices and information are flying at you at top speeds. Figure out what you are developing your property towards, and whenever you get overwhelmed, go back to your basic goal and work out from there.

Research Is Key

At the end of the day, there is no substitute for good old fashioned research. For example, research will tell you more about the property and why it has stood empty or undeveloped. When you want to renovate a series of shops, for example, it is worth asking why the shops failed in the first place. You may find that the location is a problem or that the area is not very safe. These are not things that you will necessary find out simply by looking at the specifications on a piece of paper. Instead, take a day to visit the location and to simply walk around. Doing this allows you to learn more about the property than you would have otherwise.

Investigate Your Competitors

Once you have a goal in mind for your property, make sure that you consider other properties in the same niche. Enter other store setups that are similar to what you want to create and take some mental notes. You never know when you are going to run into a feature that would not have occurred to you, and even seeing real messes can tell you more about what you do and do not want to do. This might take some time, but at the end, it is completely worth whatever effort you put into it. If you are looking into property development, think about what that means. You have sole responsibility for making a property thrive, whether you intend to manage it yourself or you intend to sell it off. The things you do at the beginning stages will echo throughout the project, so consider how you are planning to move forward.

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February Photo A Day Challenge

Here are the prompts for February if you plan on doing the Photo Challenge. I did not do so good in January, but plan to do better in February! Let me know if you do this on your blog so I can check it out!

A Few Great Coupons


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

VinylDisorder In Loving Memory Decals

When a loved one passes, you want to be able to remember that family member, friend, or even pet. You can remember their personality in so many ways with custom in loving memory car decals. Commemorate and never forget a loved one that meant so much to you with Vinyl Disorder's customizable In Loving Memory car window decals. Looking to commemorate a member of the armed forces? They have various all American flag In Loving Memory car decals to represent any branch of the military. All of the In Memory of Car Decals come with the option of adding the name, date, and a personal comment as well.

We got the image you see above for our sweet baby boy Mason. It is gorgeous! Just perfect!
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Monday, January 28, 2013

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