Writing – Weekly Unplugged Project

By , November 30, 2009 1:58 pm

Goodness! I have been bad about getting to these Unplugged Projects lately. Never did get to last week’s thanks (other than to cook and eat Thanksgiving dinner!) and for this week’s writing theme, we are too busy traveling and visiting family.

But if you did a writing Unplugged Project this week, then please link to your project post in the linky below. If you didn’t join in with a writing project, then please do not link, but read more about how to join us here.

Due to seemingly waning interest and the holidays, I think we’ll have a bit of an Unplugged Project vacation.  Enjoy and stay creative!

Thanks – Weekly Unplugged Project

By , November 23, 2009 5:55 pm

In honor of the American Thanksgiving holiday, the theme for this week’s Unplugged Project is Thanks. We will be doing our Thanks project on Wednesday afternoon (a half day at school). We’ve been too busy with school and other things to get to it yet.

If you did a Thanks Unplugged Project this week, then…well…thanks!  And please add a link to your project post (not just your blog) in the Linky below.  If you didn’t do a Thanks project then please do not link, but read more about how to join in here.  We’d love to have you take part!

The theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:

Writing

Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!

Cats – Weekly Unplugged Project

By , November 17, 2009 11:51 am

The theme for this week’s Unplugged Project was cats.  We have a lot of cats.  In fact there is an annoying cat trying to get between me and the computer screen now as I write this.  But, that is as far as we have gotten with cats this week. Maybe I’ll link to something later.

In the meantime, what did you do for a cats Unplugged Project this week?  If you did a cat-themed project, then please link to your project itself (not just your blog) in the linky below.  If you didn’t do one yet but would like to join in, you can read more about the Unplugged Project here.

The theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:

Thanks

(Since it is the United States Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26th)
Enjoy!

Purple – Weekly Unplugged Project

By , November 9, 2009 5:46 pm

The theme for this week’s Unplugged Project should have been green, not purple, since green is how I felt all weekend. I am better today but still moving slowly. No project for us this week.

If you did a purple Unplugged Project this week, thank you and please link to your purple project (not just your blog) in the Linky below. If you didn’t do a purple Unplugged Project but would like to learn how to join in, then please read more about it all here.

The theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:

Cats

Have fun!

Help! I am Drowning in Candy!!!

By , November 3, 2009 6:20 pm

A few more Halloween candy ideas:

  • Send it to troops overseas for them to pass out to local children.  For more info, go to the Operation Gratitude website, but basically just send your candy (plus an optional but very welcome $11 to cover the cost of shipping overseas) before December 8th to:

Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, California 91406
ATTN: Charlie Othold

You can also send it anytime to Operation Shoebox at this address:

Operation Shoebox
8360 E Highway 25
Belleview, FL 34420

(Keep in mind that soft or chocolate candy might not travel so well, especially to a hot climate.)

  • Find a local dentist who is participating in a Halloween Candy Buyback program.  Participating dentists give your kids $1/pound of candy and then they send it to troops overseas!  Go to the Halloween Candy Buyback website to do a zipcode search for participating dentists in your area. Consider encouraging your children to donate their dollars to a charity that interests them.
  • Some food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters accept candy.  Be sure to call first to find out if yours wants it.
  • Buy inexpensive cellophane party favor bags and make pretty little candy packages.  Tie the top with a scrap of ribbon or yarn and donate them to your local charitable thrift store for them to sell.  Great stocking stuffers for someone!
  • Of course you can always do a Candy Bank too, and then use one of these ideas as the final destination for your traded candy!
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