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The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Now, I’m sure you all know that there is more to this holiday than just green beer, right?! Either way, I’m going to show you some examples right now!

You’ll find the main navigation on the side menu on the left, but there is a nice introduction in the center and more navigation on the right as well. That part also has

Put-in-Bay Photos

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Put-in-Bay Photos

Today, I stepped outside and it was simply gorgeous. The sun was shining, the air was warm and there was just a slight breeze. It made me recall how the weather was when my family and I would visit Put-in-Bay when I was younger. I’ve been there on school trips and with my friends too. It also made me remember the ice cream store there, so when… Continue reading

NOAA Ocean Explorer

Friday, March 16th, 2007

NOAA Ocean Explorer

Welcome to Ocean Explorer! Are you ready to dive right in and explore the depths of the sea? I know I am, especially after I found out that Narwhals is one of the explorations. (Check them out here). I’ve loved narwhals since I was a little girl and now I can learn all about them and their migration process. That’s pretty neat, right? And… Continue reading

On Your Birth Date in Music

Friday, March 16th, 2007

On Your Birth Date in Music

This site asks the question, “What song was No. 1 on the day you were born”? Of course, you can put in any date and get results, so if you want to look up what was No. 1 on the day your first child was born or on your wedding day, etc., you can.

Choose the date from the drop down menu… Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci’s Illustrations

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Leonardo da Vinci’s Illustrations

I’ve brought you sites about Leonardo da Vinci before. Some of them have even included his illustrations. So, you might be asking, what’s different this time? Well, on this site, the illustrations are animated.

There’s an introduction to the animations. You will find it just above the thumbnails. To view the animations, click a thumbnail. The animations available are: Vitruvian Man, Human Figures… Continue reading

Title Trader

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Title Trader

So, you checked out Paperback Swap and BookMooch and now, I want to bring you Title Trader. This site doesn’t stop at just trading books. Here, you can trade: books, CDs, jewelry, video games, cards, electronics and more!

You’ll find navigation on the left hand side of the page. The side menu is broken down into two sections: Links and Browse.

Links – Here you will find… Continue reading

Strange Maps

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Strange Maps

I love this site! It is a blog, so navigation is super simple. Just scroll down the page. You’ll find the links to the archive on the right hand sidebar, as well as, a listing of other places this blog has been mentioned in. The archives date back to September of 2006, so there are plenty of Strange Maps to enjoy.

There are all kinds of strange… Continue reading

Grand Illusions

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Grand Illusions

I couldn’t wait to share this site with you. This is my current brainteaser. I’ve been challenging myself to solve this Russian Puzzle and now I want to share it with you.

It’s very easy to get started. Just click the piece of the puzzle you want to use first. If you want to rotate the puzzle piece, you need to press the Shift key down… Continue reading

Hummingbirds

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Hummingbirds

This is an incredible site devoted to hummingbirds. Not only can you find out information on all the different species of hummingbirds (with pictures, I might add), you can learn how to attract and feed hummingbirds too!

I also really loved the fact that they made the Help/FAQ section very easy to find. You’ll notice it is mentioned in the second paragraph of the introduction, as well as… Continue reading

LiveScience

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

LiveScience

I love to bring you sites that I regularly visit and this is one of them. There are a lot of ways to navigate this site. I’ll be honest, I’m usually so fascinated by the topics presented on the front page in the Top Stories, More Headlines, Cool Stuff and the Featured Article (you’ll find it on the left hand side of the page, because it isn’t really… Continue reading

1-800-Volunteer

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

1-800-Volunteer

Are you looking for a place to do some volunteer work? Well, if you are, this Web site makes it super easy for you to find the organizations that match your goals and ideals. How does it work? Just search for opportunities that interest you, create a free account so you can sign up and then you can start volunteering.

It is really easy to start searching… Continue reading

Where’s George?

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Where’s George?

I couldn’t believe this site was missing from my reviews. Welcome to Where’s George. This is where you can see where your money goes after you’ve spent it.

The first thing you are going to want to do is register and log in. Registration is necessary so you can track those bills. You need to enter your first name, an e-mail address and the password you want… Continue reading

Xinhua

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Xinhua

What I am bringing you today is astronomy pictures from this Web site. I was really amazed by the assortment of different pictures they had from outer space. They are all pictures from the Hubble telescope.

It is really easy to browse them as well. You can look at the thumbnails on this page and choose the ones you want to look at or you can start… Continue reading

Virtual Keyboard

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Welcome to the Virtual Keyboard Web site. This is where you can play music on many different instruments to your heart’s content. Are you ready to make some music? I know I am!

Click the keyboard to begin. Notice, along the top of the keyboard, there are buttons that let you choose what instrument you hear on the keyboard.

The instruments are: Piano, Organ, Saxophone, Flute, Pan Pipes, Strings, Guitar… Continue reading

Long Time Lost

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Long Time Lost

Has an old friend crossed your mind recently? Maybe someone you’ve lost touch with and you really miss. Have you tried conventional means of finding them, but to no avail? Well, now it’s time to try Long Time Lost. It is a free Web site that allows you to post who you’re looking for and when they do a vanity search (Google their name), it will… Continue reading

Photographing Squirrels

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Photographing Squirrels

So, you may be wondering what this site is about, because it sounds kind of funny. Well, it’s about squirrels and their love of old cameras and photography. You’ll find the links to the photos at the bottom of the page.

There are 41 pages of squirrel photographs to look through. Pages 42 through 47 are under construction, but be sure to check back soon to see… Continue reading

Oddcast Text to Speech Demo

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Oddcast Text to Speech Demo

This site is really neat and a lot fun to play with. What you get is a character on the screen and beneath her is a text box and two drop down boxes.

In the text box, just type in what you would like her to say. For example, Welcome to WorldStart! We have great newsletters, why don’t you check them out?

In… Continue reading

A Low Impact Woodland Home

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Well, I ran across this site in my Web travels and it was so interesting, I just had to share it with you. It was the picture that drew me into exploring this site. It looks like a fairy’s cottage or a hobbit’s home and it’s just so lovely. So, now I’m sharing it with you all!

You’ll find navigation along the top. Each tab leads to… Continue reading

50 Outrageous Animal Facts

Friday, February 16th, 2007

50 Outrageous Animal Facts

This site is a fun jaunt into the unusual side of animals. It is, as the title states, a collection of 50 facts about animals. You’ll find navigation on the side menu. The categories are:

Fauna in Motion – Here you will learn about the fastest and slowest animals, as well as, get information about animals and jumping. You’ll also find your first… Continue reading

The History of Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 16th, 2007

The History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has always been something I’ve celebrated. From the days of my childhood when I made my parents Valentine cards with red construction paper, crayons, glitter and glue to today when I drop a Valentine’s card in the mail for everyone I care about. It’s a day where we celebrate the ones we love, whether they are our significant other or our… Continue reading

Acronym Finder

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Acronym Finder

Welcome to Acronym Finder. This is the place where you can look up just about any acronym, abbreviation or initialism to find out what they mean.

It’s really easy to use too! Just type in the acronym you want to find. I used ZOMG. Then just click the Find button. You can also fill in the bullet for whether it’s an acronym you’re looking up or a… Continue reading

Party Ideas by Evite

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Party Ideas by Evite

Are you thinking of throwing a party? Are you just not sure where to start? Well, here at Evite, you can get great party planning ideas and help. I’ve been toying with the idea of throwing a Valentine’s Day party for all my friends who are single, so I went looking for some ideas and this site is where I ended up. Take note of… Continue reading

Paperback Swap

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Paperback Swap

Welcome to Paperback Swap, a site recommended by one of my readers after they saw my write up on BookMooch. This site is completely dedicated to paperbacks though. I have to say that I love this site’s layout. Everything is so easy to find and there was nothing I had to search for too long.

I started my visit by clicking the “How Does it Work”? link… Continue reading

Sammy Snowplow

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Sammy Snowplow

I couldn’t wait to bring you this site once I checked it out. The site discusses the dangers of playing in the snow near the road and it talks about snowplows.

Winter safety is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I had a friend who got hurt when I was in grade school, because a snow fort she was digging caved in. So… Continue reading

Cute Overload

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Cute Overload

I thought I’d share one of my daily traditions with you. When I get up everyday, I get myself some breakfast while the computer boots up and then I head over to this site. It’s called Cute Overload and it helps me start my day with a smile.

I’ve been visiting this site for awhile now, but it was a video that is shown there that made… Continue reading

Amusing Facts

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Amusing Facts

Welcome to Amusing Facts, the place where you can find fun and interesting facts on many different subjects. And if that weren’t enough, they even have a free newsletter, so you can get these facts directly in your Inbox!

Navigation is pretty simple. You can use the Content Channels menu on the side of the page or you can use the thumbnails in the middle of the… Continue reading

Gum Art

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Gum Art

So, I’ve seen a lot of different mediums of art in my day, but I have to admit, chewed gum art is a new one for me. This site is divided into sections and they are: Pictures, Articles, Media Clips, About and Artist’s Statements.

I started my visit off in the About section. It was there that I learned that this all started in 1998 and has… Continue reading

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