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The World’s Healthiest Foods

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The World’s Healthiest Foods

One of the top New Year’s resolutions every year is to eat healthier and on this Web site, you can discover the World’s Healthiest Foods! Not only will you learn about healthy foods, but you will also get great advice on how to prepare them, as well as, recipes to try with them.

Each week, a different healthy food is highlighted. While I was visiting… Continue reading

Sesame Street Videos

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Sesame Street Videos

I grew up watching Sesame Street and I’m pleased to see that it is a show that continues to teach children. I learned my ABCs, how to count, tolerance for peoples’ differences, how to differentiate what was the same and what was different and what friendship was all about from Sesame Street. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled when I discovered this Web site!… Continue reading

Spoken Text

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Spoken Text

Alright, I’m not really sure why anyone would need to do this, but it is really cool, so I had to share it with you all! This Web site transfers text to speech and you can then download it as an MP3 or iPod file. Cool, huh?!

To get started, you will need to register. Don’t worry, it’s free and it only takes a few seconds to… Continue reading

What’s Large Where: By State

Friday, January 4th, 2008

What’s Large Where: By State

I find huge sculptures and odd buildings interesting, so when I stumbled across this Web site, I couldn’t help but share it with you. What you will find here is a big list of what is large in the U.S.A.!

The listing is in alphabetical order, starting with Alabama and ending with Wyoming. You’ll notice some of the postings have links done in… Continue reading

New Year’s Eve History

Friday, January 4th, 2008

New Year’s Eve History

Today, I wanted to bring you a little history on New Year’s Eve! I chose to look at a very famous American tradition: the history of the celebration in Times Square. I remember trying to stay up to watch the ball drop as a little kid. Every year, I’d set up my pillows and blankets in front of the TV, eat my share of… Continue reading

ZIPskinny

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

ZIPskinny

So, what’s the skinny on your zip code?

Welcome to ZIPskinny, a Web site where you can get Census information by your zip code and compare it to neighboring zip codes around you. It’s really easy to use too! All you have to do is type in your zip code or the zip code you want to know about (I did my mom’s, as well as, my own)… Continue reading

America’s Best Restroom

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

America’s Best Restroom

An odd topic, I know, but who doesn’t enjoy a nice bathroom?! We have a McDonald’s in town that was just newly renovated and it has a nicer bathroom than I have in my house!

I have to admit, I’m proud that Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio took the number one slot for 2007. They are really neat! The outside looks like a port-a-potty, but inside… Continue reading

Buzzword

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Buzzword

Welcome to Buzzword! It is a Web based word processor that I’ve quickly come to adore. In order to use it or even take a gander at it, you need to click the Sign Up link in the top right corner of the page. Just provide a name, e-mail address, a password, agree to their terms and you’re ready to go! It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and… Continue reading

The History of Christmas

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

The History of Christmas

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I love Christmas! It is yet another excellent reason for our family to get together, eat yummy food and celebrate. There is a lot of great information on this Web site, so let’s get out our shovels and start digging in!

The Real Story of Christmas – Here you will learn the history of Christmas, including how the… Continue reading

All Things Christmas

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

All Things Christmas

As you can tell from the title, this Web site is all things Christmas! And while it does have recipes and crafts, like the other sites I’ve shown you, it also has some lovely computer treats for Christmas too.

This site is easily navigated in two ways. One, you can use the red Christmas menu at the top center of the page, which has a listing… Continue reading

North Pole

Friday, December 21st, 2007

North Pole

Welcome to the North Pole! This is where you can hang out in Santa’s Secret Village. Are you ready to play some reindeer games and learn Mrs. Claus’ cooking secrets? I know I am, so let’s start our adventure!

You’ll find navigation along the top of the page or you can click around the town. You can even use the links on the side menu to navigate… Continue reading

Share Christmas

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Share Christmas

This Web site has a huge kids section with lots of activities, games, stories and more for your kids or grandkids to enjoy!

This is a great site to use to find things for your kids to do over Christmas break. I know as a kid, I constantly pestered my mom when we were on break for stuff to do. The kids area is broken down into… Continue reading

Christmas Carols

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Christmas Carols

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is all the Christmas carols! I found this lovely Web site and I am just itching to share with you. My family used to go Christmas caroling at least once during the holiday season for an evening. Those were some of the best times for me, so this site really brings back some great memories!

Here at Christmas-Carols.net… Continue reading

A Homemade Christmas

Friday, December 21st, 2007

A Homemade Christmas

Are you looking for some fun crafts you can do with your kids or grandkids while they’re on winter break for Christmas? If so, you’ve come to the right place! On this Web site, you’ll find a good sized listing of Christmas ornaments you can make all on your own!

I was happy to find that a lot of them are edible too! For… Continue reading

Make Use Of

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Make Use Of

Are you looking for amazing Web applications that are easy to use and are free? Well, if so, you’ve come to the right place! This blog is dedicated to finding the best free Web applications you can find online and reviewing them so that you’ll know how useful and amazing they are. Here’s a direct quote from their About page that states it better than I… Continue reading

Mural Mosaic: Town of Cochrane Community

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Mural Mosaic: Town of Cochrane Community

I am just so awestruck by this mural Web site! I’m going to start you off right where I stumbled in at. Each tile is a picture all by itself and put together, they make an amazing mural!

If you click a square, you’ll be taken to that tile’s page, where you will learn all about who made the tile, what panel number… Continue reading

Dabble

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Dabble

So, I found another interesting video Web site for all of you! This site lets you not only find videos online, but you can collect them as well. Once you’re registered, you’ll be able to keep all of your favorite videos on the Web in one place. Registration is free and super easy to do. Just fill out the form and then check your e-mail for the confirmation… Continue reading

Motivator

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Motivator

I have always been a fan of those black bordered motivational posters. Whether I see them on the Internet or on an office wall, I think they are so cool. And now, you can make your own motivational posters!

All you need is your wit, a photo and the time to put it all together here. Start by clicking the Upload button and choose a picture from… Continue reading

Science Hack

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Science Hack

Do you enjoy science? Do you like learning about scientific topics? Do you like watching videos? Well, now you can combine your love of videos and science here at Science Hack!

The video categories are: Latest Videos, Physics, Chemistry, Space, Psychology, Robotics, Biology, How It Is Made, Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Green Energy and Nature.

Lots of topics, huh?! I was a bit overwhelmed by all… Continue reading

Dafont

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Dafont

I ran across this Web site while looking for fantasy dingbats. I needed some unicorns for a story I’m working on for my niece and boy, did I hit the mother load here!

I will happily confess that I am a font junkie. I adore finding new, interesting and free fonts that I can download and use to my heart’s content. This site is pretty much a gold… Continue reading

Christmas Cookies

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Christmas Cookies

I can’t believe it’s the first week of December and I’m already making Christmas cookies! I figured if I was, some of you might be too and if that’s the case, you may need some recipes. So far, I’ve made a delicious jam cookie and some chocolate chip cookies. But, we also decided to give cookies as presents this year, so I need a bigger variety than… Continue reading

My Punch Bowl

Friday, December 7th, 2007

My Punch Bowl

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Does the pure thought of planning all those parties make you groan with displeasure? Well, make it easier this year by using this party planning Web site!

If you’re unsure of whether or not this site will be useful to you, click the Try It Out button first. That will take you to a sample account where you can see… Continue reading

Good Reads

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Good Reads

I often run across a friend who is reading something interesting or have one who asks me what I’ve read lately. Now, with Good Reads, we don’t have to ask. We can just load up this Web site and see what everyone’s been reading!

You can start navigating by clicking the Get Started button. All you need is a name, e-mail address and a password. Or, you… Continue reading

Verbotomy

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Verbotomy

Welcome to Verbotomy, a create-a-word game that is so much fun! When I first got to this Web site, I thought it was just another dictionary site, but I browsed around and much to my delight, I discovered it was a game.

If you head over to the News/Help tab on the menu along the top of the page, you’ll find the How to Play section. Playing is… Continue reading

The Bargainist

Friday, November 30th, 2007

The Bargainist

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like to save money, so when I ran across this Web site with all its money saving goodness, I had to share it! What will you find? All sorts of good deals, coupons, freebies and advice.

While I was there, on the main page, there was an article on 10 Ways to Save Money This Christmas, which… Continue reading

Slacker

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Slacker

I know you’re probably sick of hearing about music Web sites from me, but I fell in love with another one! Now, this one does have a premium service you can pay for, but the free version is enough in itself. I haven’t turned off the classical station since I got here and right now, a lovely recording of “Waltz of the Flowers” is playing. And let me… Continue reading

Rentometer

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Rentometer

This is an interesting Web site, whether you’re a renter or if you have rental property. I live in a two family house and I have rented it out before, but I was curious to find out if I decided to rent it out again, what others in my area were renting for. And well, this site told me just that!

All you need to do is put… Continue reading

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