December 19th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
My two favorite things about technology are 1) its ability to empower everyone, especially kids, to learn what they want to learn and do what they want to do, and 2) its potential for presenting information and encouraging people, especially kids, in ways that interest and engage them
November 3rd, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Sometimes an artist needs some inspiration
April 29th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Pot holders are all well and good, but sometimes you just don't need one more thing sitting on your counter while you're trying to cook
April 22nd, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell
Celebrate Earth Day by supporting Retrash -- a new book about upcycling, recycling, and living a sustainable lifestyle
February 24th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
For those who might wonder if making your own potato chips from scratch is more work than just buying potato chips from the store, then the answer is yes.
Seriously, why would you even wonder that
December 30th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Ever wondered if you could make your own chocolate?
You totally can!
It turns out that chocolate is a pretty do-able DIY project, and easy to customize with your own mix-ins and flavor combinations. Never had a peanut butter/sesame seed/dried cranberry chocolate bar? Well, now's the time to make that happen
November 11th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
You don't need a store-bought, factory-made greeting card
October 14th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Looking for a quick craft? A cute craft? A kid-friendly craft?
InstaCraft, given to me by Ulysses Press, has become my kiddos' and my go-to reference when we're looking for something fast and easy to fill up a Sunday morning or a rainy afternoon with a little color.
August 13th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Soaps to Live by is giving away, to one lucky winner with a United States address, three of their handmade soaps of the winner's choice. Yesterday I reviewed the Bliss oatmeal cloves soap, the Dream peppermint rosemary organic soap, and the Shine citrus lavender soap, but perhaps you're more into patchouli orange--then Hope is YOUR soap! Prefer thyme lemongrass? You'll want to ask for Live.
Whatever your preferences, get your wish list ready, and then read on to see how you can enter to win your own three soaps from Soaps to Live by
August 12th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Soaps to Live by soaps are made by real people, using real ingredients, in small batches, with eco-friendly practices. Read on to see how I liked them, and how Soaps to Live by is going to give even more soap away to one of you!