I Love Decorating With Hearts!

I love decorating with hearts!  Hearts are happy, fun and generally colorful.  For me, hearts are the perfect shape to bring a bit of fun into any room.  So, when I decided I wanted to get some unique hearts for my home, I turned to the internet for shopping – as these days it is my first stop.

Starting with hearts in the kitchen, I was shocked and thrilled to find so many options.  I am not one to go overboard, so I prefer just a few accents, rather than an entire heart kitchen.  A heart teapot to sit on the counter, a heart waffle maker and heart muffin pans to create a fun and festive meal and for me one other piece of heart decor to sit out on a counter is perfect.  Then for special days a heart bowl and some heart plates are nice.
Polmedia Polish PotteryHearts also look great in the rest of the house. If you want to add a small touch of cute and romance in your bedroom or guestroom, check out these stick figures playing with hearts on a pillowcase.
decorating with heartsWhat’s your favorite room for decorating with hearts?

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Romantic Gifts or Funny Gifts for Valentines Day

I am not the romantic type, I prefer to laugh and have fun.  Don’t get me wrong, the two are not mutually exclusive.  But given the choice of a romantic bouquet of flowers to say I love you or funny gifts for Valentines Day to make me laugh, I will choose funny gifts every time.

Can you image yourself shooting this love arrow? I think it is a perfect gift!

Funny Gifts for Valentines Day
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Even amongst edible valentines, I prefer those funny little love heart sweets to a big box of chocolates.  And the romance isn’t completely lost as my hubby can arrange for me the special little love heart candies that say things like “be my love,” “kiss me,” or “cutie pie.” And for him, I like to get a manly gift – nothing girly, romantic or pink.

Now I turn the question to you.  Do you prefer romantic gifts like flowers, candy, or jewelry; funny and romantic gifts like matching coffee mugs or heart covered dishes; or just funny gifts for Valentines Day?

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Moshi Monsters Gets Kids Involved in Squidoo

Are you a Moshi Monsters fan?  My girls are fans.  Moshi Monsters is an on-line game with an educational bend to it.  Like so many of the games today it is free, with a membership option.  Members have more activities and options available to them.  We have always been free members and the girls have never (well almost never) complained.

My girls decided they wanted to write a Squidoo lens, like me – Pukeko, their mom. Our first step was to get permission. I enquired about kids on Squidoo and was told that they can’t have their own account, but the can write on mine as long as I supervise. That was easy, we just incorporated it into our homeschooling.

So following the excellent advice I was given – write what you know, the girls went to work last year on their pages. First Melissa wrote a page on How To Play Moshi Monsters. She describes the process for beginners and for intermediates. I was really impressed, and then according to her, I went ahead a wrecked it by adding a bit of SEO and minimization. I call it “under my supervision.”

At the same time Sarah decided to write a Moshi Monsters quiz. Actually, it was not just one, Sarah actually wrote two short quizzes – one for kids like her who play the game. And the other for over protective parents like me who have to check out all of the safety aspects of any on-line activity before I allow my children to use them. So quiz number two addresses all of my concerns (which I am happy to report, Moshi Monsters passed my scrutiny.)

To tie in with their lens I made a Calling All Monster and Moshi Monster Moshling Fans! page.

If you check out either of their pages, be sure to leave the girls a comment.


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