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Claus

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Claus

Welcome to Claus! This is where you can explore Santa’s village. Let me take you on a tour, starting from the top and working our way down.

Santa’s – This is the building with the red hat and the word Santa’s on it. Here you will find the Elf Hall of Fame, Traditions, The Santa Show, Crafty Crafts, Sugarplum Mary’s Party, Elf Theater and Call Santa in His… Continue reading

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Welcome to Santa’s Net, where you can learn all about Christmas traditions from around the world. A lot of this site is self-explanatory, but I’ll do my best to point you to some interesting information.

The first link you’ll notice is called “How Merry Christmas is Said in Different Countries.” What you will find is a giant list of how to say Merry… Continue reading

How Christmas Works

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

How Christmas Works

I love the introduction to this site. It asks you how you would explain Christmas to an alien. Then you get right to the listing of Christmas questions so that you can get to the bottom of “How Christmas Works.”

In the yellow box, next to the introduction, you can find related articles like: “How Do Christmas Trees Work”? or “How Does Mistletoe Work”? You… Continue reading

All Recipes: Christmas

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

All Recipes: Christmas

Christmas is only a week away and it’s time to start baking! I’m going to start with the part of this site that I was the most excited by. The Christmas Countdown! You can find it by scrolling down the page. It is located directly under the advertisement on the side or you can go right here.

The section is set… Continue reading

Cooking By Numbers

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Cooking by Numbers

Are you at a loss as to what to make for dinner tonight? Or do you have a limited amount of ingredients and need to make the most of them? Well, now you can! At Cooking by the Numbers, putting together meals has never been easier.

There is a list of ingredients on the site. Just check the boxes next to everything you have, for… Continue reading

Find Sounds

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Find Sounds

Welcome to a sound search engine! All you have to do is type in the sound you want to hear and you’ll get it.

For example, meow, bell, ring, bark, etc.

Find Sounds starts searching the Web for your sound right away. Then you can either click on the link of the search result or you can click the speaker next to it to hear the sound… Continue reading

Expert Village

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Expert Village

This is one of the best how-to sites I have run across in a long time. Why? You’d be right to ask. This site is so unique among other similar sites, because everything is on video. There are whole series of how-to videos here. From Krav Maga (a style of self defense) to pet training to belly dancing, you’ll find just about everything here.

The reason the… Continue reading

Photonhead

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Photonhead

Welcome to Photonhead. This is a site stuffed full of digital camera tips and tricks and it has an awesome Beginners Guide to Photography! It seems like everyone I know has a digital camera on their Christmas list this year or they’re going to give one to someone else. So, it got me thinking that there were going to be a lot of photography beginners out there and… Continue reading

Double Tongued Dictionary

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Double Tongued Dictionary

Welcome to the Double Tongue Word Wrester Dictionary where you will find slang, jargon and less frequently used terms defined for you. For a full explanation of what is included in this dictionary, check out the About section, which is where you will also find out about the author of the site.

On the main page, you will find the newest entry defined near the top… Continue reading

Color & I

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Color & I

(You may need a Flash Player to use this. You can get one here).

This is a fun application that allows you to select options to various paint colors to paint the shown object. The color you choose will help determine your color profile.

To begin click Start. You will then click the paint roller. After that, you need to click the color… Continue reading

Comics

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Comics

So, you love reading the comics in the newspaper everyday (or at least, every Sunday), but you’ve missed a couple episodes. Or maybe you just want to read more of the funnies to have a laugh. Well, either way, this cool site can help you!

Just come to Comics.com and you can read all your favorite comics any time you want. Just be careful not to get wrapped… Continue reading

Jim Warren

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Jim Warren

This man happens to be one of my favorite artists. He does a lot of surreal and fantasy art that is just amazing. Whether it’s a painting with someone ripping through the canvas or seeing some of my favorite Disney characters outside of their regular world, I am always amazed at his artistic talent. I hope you will be too.

I am starting you on the… Continue reading

EX-POW

Friday, December 8th, 2006

EX-POW

Here you will find the incredible story of Ray Sherman, who was a prisoner of war from 1942 to 1945. He’s decided to share his diaries with the world and his experiences as a POW. On the main page, you’ll see photos of him and a POW tribute writing. You can then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Read Diary link, which will… Continue reading

Interior Paint Calculator

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Sometimes I run across things that I’ve looked up to solve a real life problem and I think to myself, if this helped me, I’m sure it can help other people with the same dilemma. We recently decided to paint our kitchen and I had no idea how much paint we were going to need, so I started looking around on the Internet and I found this great paint calculator… Continue reading

SCIFIPEDIA

Friday, December 1st, 2006

SCIFIPEDIA

Welcome to Scifipedia! This is where you can find just about anything about the Science Fiction genre. And even better, if what you’re looking for isn’t here, you can easily add the information.

I was absolutely thrilled by how much there was to explore. There are over 3,000 entries here and the collection is growing daily. On the main page, there is a lot that you can… Continue reading

Craft Shows

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Craft Shows

Crafts shows are always one of my favorite parts of the holidays. At a craft show, you can always find something fun and homemade that might be the perfect gift for someone. I’ve often thought about making soap and selling it at a craft show, but I really had no idea how to go about it.

Well, if I would have known about this site, I could… Continue reading

Digital Photography Class

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Digital Photography Class

Welcome to the Digital Photography Class. This site is going to help you learn how to make the most out of using your digital camera.

I originally stumbled across this site when I was trying to find out what to look for when I went to buy a digital camera for my mom. You don’t only get tips on what to look for in a camera… Continue reading

Swarm Sketch

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Swarm Sketch

This site is a fun jaunt into making something into a collective sketch. How does it work? Click Draw on the side menu to begin. You get to draw one line that is up to 100px long. Then you get to vote on the opacity of the other lines of the picture. If you think the line should be in the drawing, then vote for it to… Continue reading

The First Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

The First Thanksgiving

This is a fun Thanksgiving site for kids and adults. It’s brought to you by Scholastic and you can really explore the “First Thanksgiving.” I absolutely adore how vibrantly colored this site is. I think it makes it twice as engaging as some of the others we’ve looked at this week. There are three main sections to this site and they are:

Voyage on the… Continue reading

The History of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

The History of Thanksgiving

Who better to bring us the History of Thanksgiving than the History Channel? This is a really in depth site on the history behind the Thanksgiving holiday. You’ll find navigation on the side menu and the different sections are:

Home – This will bring you back to the main page at any time during… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Fun

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Thanksgiving Fun

Okay, I’ll confess. The banner for sponsorship on this site is very annoying, but the content is great enough that I think you can overlook it. Here you can learn a little bit about the history behind Thanksgiving for both the U.S. and Canada, where it is celebrated in October.

You will find awesome crafts and activities for children in preschool or Kindergarten and even elementary… Continue reading

Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

It’s Thanksgiving time, so welcome to Thanksgiving on Infoplease! The Thanksgiving area is divided into three categories: Holiday History, All About Turkeys and Thanksgiving Fun.

Holiday History – Here you will find information on the history of Thanksgiving, as well as, census information providing all kinds of interesting turkey numbers. You can check out the Presidential Pardon and learn how and why turkeys are receiving a Thanksgiving… Continue reading

Castle Garden

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Castle Garden

Heads up genealogists and family tree researchers, because here at Castle Garden, you can get free access to the amazing database of immigrants who arrived between 1830 and 1892, which of course, falls in the time period of Ellis Island’s opening. According to the site, over 72 million Americans should be able to trace their relatives to this period of immigration.

How does it work? Well, you… Continue reading

Frost Date Selector

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Frost Date Selector

This has been an odd fall so far. We haven’t had our first frost yet and the ground is still soft and somewhat warm. I personally can’t wait for the frost, because it will be the end of allergy season for me until the Spring, which means sweet relief.

So, do you want to find out more about your state’s frost activities? To do so, choose… Continue reading

Like Better

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Like Better

This is a really fun photo game and all it requires from you is to choose the photo you like better. You get the option to choose between two photos and when you have chosen enough, the brain near the bottom will flash pink. This means that the brain has some insight into your personality or life from the photos you’ve chosen.

Is your brain flashing pink?… Continue reading

Arctic Images

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Arctic Images

This site is filled with amazing images! Are you ready to explore them? To start, I’d like to point out the main menu near the top of the page with the sections Arctic Images, Picture Gallery, Northern Lights, Image Search and What Is He Up To Now. My only major complaint about this site is there is no way to get back to the home page from… Continue reading

Beaver and Steve

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Beaver and Steve

Welcome to Beaver and Steve, a fun Web comic that I stumbled across recently. This comic is about Beaver, who is obviously a beaver and Steve, who seems to be some sort of reptile. The site goes along with them on their various escapades. I find it very funny and it never fails to cheer me up.

You can always find the most recent strip right… Continue reading

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