A Favorite word of mine courtesy of Dictionary.com
SuperfluousSu*per"flu*ous\, a. [L. superfluus overflowing; super over, above + fluere to flow. See Super-, and Fluent.] More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price. --Shak
Say it with me Su-per-flu-ous...now use your new word today!:}
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This week's Tuesday's Toot!
Here's a sweet store that reminds you of walking through a quaint Old Country Store, with creeky floors, penny candy and malt sodas. A time I adore, although I've never lived in it! This Brown Raggedy Tote would make a beautiful gift for the Hopeless Nostalgic in your life! Audrey's Country Crafts Store is full of Homespun Goodness and Heartfelt Love... Visit Audrey's Country Crafts http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6272600
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Time for Tuesday's Toot, Time for me to toot someone else's horn!
This Tuesdays' Toot is to Prariegirl Boutique of Etsy! She has a beautiful selection of bright and fun products, gifts and things you want to buy and keep for yourself! Just in time to get you in the mood for spring she's has A Lovely Springy Garden Kit. Be sure to check out the signs and Collage on Canvas she has as well!
Visit her here----> http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6632747
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Of all the crafts I engage in Polymer clay is my first love. I have always been amazed at being able to bring a lump of lifeless clay to a Reasonable Facsimile of a life form! I' ve been creating clay figurines for some time but recently returned to them after venturing into other avenues, here are a few of my old as well as more recent renderings! Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This week on
Tuesday's Toot is beadworkbyamanda! This is my time to toot someone else's horn!
She has beautiful and unique wares, all of which are sure to be a conversation piece! I love this one, it reminds me of fish! Be sure to check out this and more of her pieces here at http://beadworkbyamanda.etsy.com!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Here is an experiment from our Water Cycle Lapbook. This proves that plants absorbs water through its veins. We put blue (red would have been better) food coloring in a jar added a stalk of celery. Then we watched the blue water climb up the stalk, at some point we couldn't take it anymore and broke the stalk to SEE the process, quite an exciting process for my son. He learned alot! And enjoyed it! We took resources from more places then I can remember. I start collecting our resources and copying papers etc, about 3months or more in advance so when the time comes we can just dive into it. Below are a few links and references for you to follow. And hopefully a picture too!:}
http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/lapbooks/water_cycle.htm - These links and pages give you access to a number of minibooks to help you with your Lapbook, use the links under resources along with links here to help your child learn and fill in the books.
http://www.watchtower.org/e/20010622/article_02.htm- Article entitled Where Has All The Water Gone? Very informative.
http://www.watchtower.org/e/20010622/article_01.htm- Are we running out of water? Wonderful diagrams also discusses the effect of the Water crisis on Health and Food
http://www.kidzone.ws/water/ -helpful simple explanations of the processes