My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Friday, March 7, 2014

Knitting Behind Bars

I am proud of all the good that Lynn Zwerling is doing with Knitting Behind Bars. She is using knitting therapy to help prisoners deal with stress while helping charities at the same time. The prisoners only make hats. They are allowed to keep their first hat or send it home. The rest of the hats go to need children. The prisoners feel they are doing good after doing some horrible things. Some even skip dinner or extra earned privileges to attend the two hour once a week meeting. Check out this news story about them.Knitting Behind Bars ABC Here is another news story: ABCNEWS

 You can read about it on their blog: or on their FB page:

They can not accept donations of yarn or needles because of the strict rules applied by the prison but are allowed to accept monetary donations. You can find the paypal on their blog.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

First Weekly Kindness Challenge #KKWKC

It is time for the First Weekly Kindness Challenge #KKWKC. Visit my post explaining the challenge here.

The first challenge is a simple one. You do not even need to leave your computer to do so!

#KKWKC  Challenge #1
Post a nice comment on the wall of THREE Facebook friends. Something to make them smile. That is it. Do you have five minutes to make three of your friends feel a little bit of virtual love? Share that you completed this challenge on my FB page, in the comments here, or inbox me. I can't wait to see the kindness spread!!

Next week will involve your arm. ;-)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Silly Share Saturday

Here are a few things that made me smile this week. Click the title to view the videos.

Lucy the dog decided that she wants to the chicken nuggets that are cooking in a toaster oven. The only problem for her is that the toaster oven is on a high counter. hehehehe
Lucy the dog caught on camera getting chicken nuggets. 

A janitor made his job of snow removal a little more interesting.
Janitor's Revenge

Oh my goodness! You will laugh at this. Watch all the clips. The last one is my favorite. I am sure every dad would like a Trunk Monkey for when his daughter starts dating.
Trunk Monkey

This is just something to make you smile.
Irish Version of 'Cups'

Have you seen car snow art popping up everywhere?? I love it!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Looking for Guest Bloggers

Do you have something interesting to share with the world? It could something serious or silly. Once a week I would like to feature a guest blogger. Guest bloggers need to have their own blog, blog type FB page, or website.  The topics need to be family friend to a point. Let me know if you would like to be a guest blogger by inboxing my FB page. Thanks!

2014 Weekly Kindness Challenge

I know a lot of us come up with a list of new year resolutions that we really try to complete but our focus is usually stolen away by life. Life can make us lose focus on what is truly important. I believe kindness is one of the important things that has been lost. This year I decide to have weekly kind goals instead of resolutions. My friend asked if I could share them every week so other could join in. Each week a new goal will be updated on my blog and on my blog's Facebook page. The first weekly challenge will be post on 01-12-14, that is this coming Sunday. Please join in and share your photos and experiences with by posting on my FB page. I hope we can all bring a little kindness to those around us.

I will probably post organizational weekly tips and challenges as well. Organized people tend to be happier and save money. This is going to be a great year! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

More School Area Photos

Here are some more photos of our school area. The first set of photos of other parts of our school area are posted here, School Room & Garden Update.

 My son's desk

 My daughter's desk
 Shelves between the desks. Top shelf holds our flashcard box. 
The next shelf is our outgoing box; like box tops, papers to be scanned, mail, items that needed returned, etc..
Each child has a yellow bucket with their daily needed items;  rulers, glue, crayons, etc.
The red and yellow pails hold pencils.
The last two shelves hold the printer/scanner and teacher guides.
 The white rolling table is used by a child when I need to use their computer to enter a lesson. I use it a lot when they need me close.

 My son's desk again. You can see their weekly goal dry board hanging on the side of the shelf unit.
I put how many lessons in each subject they need to complete by the end of the week. It helps us a lot!!
The side of my desk. The corkboard now holds our days of the week signs. 
The small shelf unit is for their daily work. Each shelf has one lesson. The kids start at the top and work their way down. It helps them focus, know how much they need to complete, and stops them from looking for assignments. We also use a binder system.
This is the only time you will see my desk look this clean. The top of it has shelves for my crafts, school books, sewing pile, and a everything else that doesn't seem to have a place in the house.