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Green Raising

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Green Raising

My mom actually passed this Web site my way and I’m so glad she did. She teaches at a school that decided to do their fundraising through this site. I wanted to share it with those of you who plan fundraisers for schools, churches and other non-profit organizations as well.

Wondering how it works? Well, I’m pleased as punch to tell you! First, you’ll need to register… Continue reading

How to Clean Stuff

Friday, October 12th, 2007

How to Clean Stuff

I am already in love with this Web site! I am always looking for new or better ways to clean. More importantly, I love to find ways to clean more efficiently and with this site, not only can I get cleaning tips, I can submit my own as well!

This site is pretty easy to navigate. On the main page, you’ll find the featured articles… Continue reading

My Beautiful America

Friday, October 12th, 2007

My Beautiful America

I ran across this Web site and couldn’t wait to share it with you! When people think of visiting America, they think of places like New York City, Hollywood and the Grand Canyon. But, there are so many other beautiful places here to see. Let’s check some of them out!

When the title screen comes up, there will be a flag and next to the… Continue reading

The Text Stripper

Friday, October 12th, 2007

The Text Stripper

Do you have some text you want to clean up? Don’t want to download and install a program to do it? Or, maybe you just don’t need to clean text up often enough to make installing a program worth your while. Either way, you can now clean that text up without installing a thing!

I personally do need to clean up text enough to warrant a… Continue reading

Starring You!

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Starring You!

I think we’ve all run across some JibJab flash animations in our time on the Internet, but now you can star in your own show! You have seven shows to choose from: The Can-Can, Square Dance, Disco, La Cucaracha, The Charleston, The Chiquita and the Hula.

The first thing you are going to want to do is register. Don’t worry though, it’s free and not too… Continue reading

Columbus Day

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Columbus Day

Today, we are going to discover the history behind Columbus Day! Columbus Day is a holiday we celebrate here in America on the second Monday in October. This Web site explores not only the history of the holiday, but the history and controversy that surround Christopher Columbus as well.

This site is set up with the navigation on the side menu and the featured content is… Continue reading

The Speed Trap Exchange

Friday, October 5th, 2007

The Speed Trap Exchange

We all know they’re out there, waiting to catch speeders as they go by. Whether they are in plain view or hidden, speed traps exist all over the place. You’re probably familiar with the ones in your local area, but what if you’re on an out of state trip? I think we all know drivers with out of state plates are often targeted for speeding… Continue reading

27 Aquatic Life Forms You Never Caught While Fishing

I couldn’t help but bring you this Web site. In fact, I think I’ve shared it with everyone I know. This site is an article about some amazing aquatic creatures that most of us have never heard of, let alone seen.

The page is set up in a blog style, so all you have to do is let… Continue reading

Axolotl

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Axolotl

Welcome to Axolotl.org, a Web site where you can learn all about axolotls. If you’re not sure, an axolotl is an amphibian, like a salamander, to be specific. It originated in Mexico and I happen to think they are ridiculously cute. What do you think?!

You will find navigation along the top of the page under the title of Axolotls. The sections are:

Home – This is the… Continue reading

Games for the Brain

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Games for the Brain

Welcome to a highly addicting game Web site that challenges you to think. Here you will find puzzles, word games, memory games and more!

I have already spent a good hour exploring this site and I became very addicted to the game What Was There? In that game, you have to look at images, memorize them and then answer questions about what you did or… Continue reading

Crèchemaina

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Crèchemaina

This Web site is devoted to crèches! A crèche is a highly detailed paper nativity, crib or manger and I have to tell you, I was amazed to learn all about these crèches and see the amazing art that goes into them, along with all the detail.

You can either scroll down the main page to navigate to different sections of the site or you can use the… Continue reading

Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabets

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabets

Ever since I was a little girl, morse code has fascinated me and to this day, I still don’t really understand it. It is still a secret language to me that I can’t unravel, but at least now, I can translate text to code and hear it!

Java Morse Code Translator – Here you can put in morse code and listen to what the… Continue reading

WOWIO

Friday, September 28th, 2007

WOWIO

Welcome to WOWIO! This Web site is dedicated to bringing you free books you can download to your own PC and read at your own leisure. The best part is that it’s the only place on the Web where you can download such high quality copyrighted books legally!

To get started, you need to register. To do so, click the Account button at the top of the page… Continue reading

20 Questions

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Welcome to the 20 Questions Web site! This is where you can play the popular game online for free. And trust me, it’s loads of fun! When the page loads up, you’ll see four tabs along the top: Play, Blog, Game FAQ and Other Games.

Play – Here you will be able to choose to play 20 Questions in any of

Signal Map

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Signal Map

Have you ever had a cell phone that was a pain to get a signal for? Or, does your signal go out in the same place all the time? If so, you are not alone! For the life of me, I cannot get a signal on my cell phone just over the Ohio/Michigan border, which is where we go all the time to visit my roommate’s dad… Continue reading

Story Corps

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Story Corps

Welcome to Story Corps, a Web site devoted to the sharing of amazing stories from everyday people. Navigation is pretty easy here. See the rainbow of oranges on the right side of the page? Each shade represents a different section. The sections are: Listen, Participate, About and Español. On the left side, you’ll find the featured entry, as well as, the most recent news.

To learn more… Continue reading

Renaissance Connection

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Renaissance Connection

I am a real sucker for Web sites that give you the option between a basic HTML and a Flash version. The difference between the two is an animated introduction, as opposed to one you have to click through. The Flash version has more animation and sound, but you still get to visit the same sections with the HTML mode, so just choose which one is best… Continue reading

Pearson Prentice Hall

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Pearson Prentice Hall

Welcome to a nifty Web site filled with interactive simulations you can play and learn with! In order to use them, you need to have a Shockwave player. If you don’t have one, don’t worry! There is a button right on the site that will take you to the link you need to download it for free. You’ll find it on the right side of… Continue reading

Literal Systems

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Literal Systems

Here on the Web site of Literal Systems, you will find audio books you can listen to for free! You’ll find that the navigation is simple with the menu on the right side of the page. There you will find the following sections:

Download Audio – Here you will find the titles that are currently available to listen to on the site. Choose a title and you’ll… Continue reading

Blackle

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Blackle

Today, I’ve taken you directly to Blackle’s About page. The reason I did that is because they can explain their goals for their search engine far better than I ever could. Allow me to sum it up for you though. That way, you’re at least not going to the Web site without a clue as to what’s it’s talking about.

Basically, the whole concept of this site is… Continue reading

Stop, You’re Killing Me!

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Stop, You’re Killing Me!

Do you love a good mystery? If so, this Web site is for you! (Well, and me!) Here you will find a dedicated resource to books that are in the mystery genre. That includes thrillers, spy stories and suspense.

I absolutely love that, on the main page, they explain how to get around by using the alphabetical index. And since they explained it so well… Continue reading

Mouse Print

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Mouse Print

Welcome to the Web site that is devoted to reading through all the fine print in the world in order to find the hidden catches that could sneak up on an unsuspecting consumer at any given time. The site is in a blog style, with the most recent entry at the top.

On the left side of the page, you will find the side menu, which is… Continue reading

Official U.S. Time

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Official U.S. Time

I found another nifty time Web site for those of you in the U.S! Now, the page you load into will be set for the current Eastern time, because that’s the time zone I follow. To change it, just simply click the yellow Change Time Zone button above the map. That will allow you to select your state and its time zone. Easy, isn’t it?!… Continue reading

Fallacy Files

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Fallacy Files

Welcome to a Web site devoted to logical fallacies! This page is divided into two frames. The left frame contains the alphabetical menu, as well as, the search engine. The right frame contains the main menu with the following sections:

What are the Fallacy Files? – This section explains what the fallacy files are and how they came to be.

What is a Fallacy? – This section… Continue reading

Global Restaurant Guide

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Global Restaurant Guide

So, you’re in a new place and you’re hungry. What do you do? Well, you find somewhere to eat, of course! And this restaurant guide can make it easier for you to find a great place. This is an excellent tool for vacation planning, business trips and even to check out what’s good in your own town!

The main page is broken down into sections and… Continue reading

Don Marco: The Master Crayon Artist

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Don Marco: The Master Crayon Artist

Today, I’m bringing you Don Marco’s photo gallery. Like most artists do, the prints are for sale, but I had to overlook that, because I wanted to share this amazing art with you. Why is this art amazing? Well, you are right to ask and the answer is that it is all done with crayons. I never knew what a versatile… Continue reading

The Spirit of Now World Clock

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The Spirit of Now World Clock

This is a very interesting clock! Not only does it tell you what time it is, but it also has statistics on different subjects. In the top right hand corner of the page, you’ll see a clock face that should have the correct time. (I’m not sure if it will be set to your time zone or not, but for me, it… Continue reading

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