Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's Thanksgiving Time!

Here are a few good Thanksgiving books to take with you on that long drive to the relative's house, or to keep the kids out of the kitchen if you are cooking!!

The Bag I'm Taking To Grandma's by Shirley Neitzel, published by Greenwillow Books, New York. This delightful story is written in rebus style (pictures replacing some words) and tells the hilarious story of what a child wants to take to a visit to Grandma's house. The problem is fitting it all into a bag and not having to rent a U-Haul!

A Turkey For Thanksgiving- by Eve Bunting, published by Scholastic, Inc. New York. This is probably my favorite Thanksgiving book. I don't want to give the ending away, but let me say that a certain turkey is hiding because he hears that a certain family is planning on having him for Thanksgiving. A wonderful story with a powerful message.

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, published by Scholastic, Inc. New York. This cute book is a rhyming book that uses the famous "Twas the Night Before Christmas" format to tell a funny story.

Thanksgiving in the Barn by Nadine Bernard Westcott published by Little Simon, division of Simon and Schuster New York. This pop-up book tells a funny story about what everyone, even the turkeys, have to be thankful for.

The Thanksgiving craft is in the post to follow.

Major Crib Recall

Follow this link to the USA Today article.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Book and Craft

Turkey Headband Craft
Materials needed: card stock in various colors, tape or stapler, black marker.

Cut oak tag into two lengths of equal width for headband. Measure around your child's head and tape or staple for a comfortable but snug fit.

Cut a circle for the face, add eyes with black marker. Cut a folded piece of yellow paper into a triangle shape and attach to face for the beak. Draw on nostrils in black. Out of red paper, draw the waddle and attach to the face next to the beak. Using an inch wide piece of card stock folded in an accordion fold, attach the head to the front of the headband.

Fold a piece of card stock in half. Draw a wing. Cut out through both pieces, so that they are identical. Attach to the sides of the headband.

Out of different colors of card stock, cut feather shapes. Attach to the back of the headband. Let your little one wear it on Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November Cards Part Three

Inspired By Pottery Barn

Wishing You Sparkle

Santa Loves Cardinals

Christmas Angel

Inspired By Vera Bradley

Mistletoe Moment

Friday, November 13, 2009

Install, Inspect, Protect!

Follow this link to the Safe Kids USA website and review these guidelines for keeping your family safe and secure.

November Cards part 2

Grandma's Hot Chocolate

Folk Art Santa

Evergreen Bough


Autumn Greetings

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Children's Products Recalls for October

Follow this link to the SafeKids USA website and check the list of recalls for last month. Make sure you are not exposing your children to any safety hazards.

Monday, November 2, 2009


or know someone who is?

Baby Safety Basics

Follow this link to download the newest and most up to date SafeKids USA safety guide for your family and friends. It's the best gift you can give them!

November Means Planning For Christmas!

Here are some cards I am making for Christmas:


Berry Wreath

A Mother's Love

Christmas Ornaments