Tuesday, October 30, 2012

National Candy Corn Day

National Candy Corn Day is today. Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating.

Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs(sugar), but it's fat free!?

Have a happy  National Candy Corn Day!!!
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last weekend was our annual "Scrap and Stamp with Heart" weekend! Friday night through Sunday noon of creative madness!  Thanks to my AWESOME upline Pam Jarrett for organizing this event. Thank you to everyone who participated in sharing our love for Close To My Heart.  I am truly blessed to have such great friends to share this time!  Here are some of the projects I worked on....











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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Count Your Buttons Day

Count Your Buttons Day is today.  Aren't you excited!? The very first question you must be asking is "Why!?" Well, we don't know why. And, it might be better that we don't know.
So here it is, staring you in the face. A wild and wacky day with absolutely no history to define it's purpose for being. One might suggest that the creator of this wacky day, was himself a bit wacky.
How do you celebrate this day? We suggest that if you have nothing better to do, you start counting your buttons. Otherwise, you may choose to move on with your life to something (anything) of greater importance.  Like making a cute card or scrapbook page using all of those wonderful, beautiful buttons in your life!!!

Have a happy Count Your Buttons Day !!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wear Something Gaudy Day

Wear Something Gaudy Day is your chance to really stick out in a crowd.
The word "gaudy" refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.  Have a little fun on this day. For just one day, forego fashion and style. Look for something to wear that's really wild and wacky, and will stick out like a sore thumb wherever you go. If you don't have anything like this in your wardrobe, perhaps a friend does.
Note: If you're always garbed in gaudy attire, this is your day to look like everyone else!
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Columbus Day

For decades and decades, American history books and school teaching ,told us that Christopher Columbus discovered America. What those books and teachings did not give credit to was the fact that Native Americans were already here first and truly discovered America. It also gave little mention to the fact that Nordic explorers had travelled down the eastern cost of Canada thousands of years earlier.
Today, we celebrate Columbus day for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. And, the focus is more upon discovery of the "New World", and less upon Columbus himself.

Some key facts (in case you forgot them since grade school)  ;-)
  • Columbus Discovered America in 1492. He originally set sail on August 3, 1492, but had trouble with the ships, stopping at the Canary Islands for a month. The ships left the Canary Islands on September 3,1492.
  • He travelled with three ships: The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
  • While Columbus was an Italian, he could not find funding in Italy, so he turned to the King of Spain. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella provided the funding.
  • Christopher Columbus did not land on the U.S. mainland. He landed on an island in the Caribbean. While many believe he landed on San Salvador, there is still debate on which island he originally landed on.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012


World Smile Day


World Smile Day celebrates the ever popular yellow smiley. It also offers us an opportunity to do an act of kindness. According to the World Smile Day website, a proclamation of this day was made by the U.S. Congress. Now that should put a smiley on your face.
The smiley face became so popular, that the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp with the smiley face.
The intent of World Smile Day is to do an act of kindness, or help one person to smile. Why not do both!?
Send a card, make a scrapbook page...SMILE!!!!
Have a GREAT day!!!

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