I’m such a lover of books and have encouraged Ariel’s love of books as much as possible. It broke my heart when I read on litworld.org about children who had NEVER had someone read aloud to them except at school! How sad.
As I work in Ariel’s school as a volunteer and as a substitute teacher, it is my favorite thing to read aloud to the students. To take on different voices and inflections, to bring the book to life for them…. and their faces as they enjoy the book are priceless!
Please make a note of World Read Aloud Day—it’s this week!! And check out this post for more ideas on how to make this event successful!
Ariel and I love having pretty nails and trying out new techniques. We’re not pros yet, but love looking at some of the pros for inspiration. Check out these beauties from our Pinterest boards and let us know how you’ll be doing your nails for the holidays!
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(NOTE: None of these pictures are my intellectual property; they belong to their respective bloggers. If you’d like to visit the original source, please click on the appropriate photo and go to that site to pin that image. The only artwork on this post that belongs to The Tween & Me and should be pinned from this site is the collage image at the top of the post.)
(You also might enjoy the stunning collection of holiday nail art we showcased last year here!)
Candy corn is everywhere this time of year! Truly, it’s become a great symbol of fall, and I can’t say that I don’t love the color combinations… because I do! Bright in a fall palette. It just seems right. I guess Mother Nature is a pretty stylish gal, eh?
So many ways to use these colors… and not just in candy corn! Check it out!! And don’t blame me if you get a craving for some candy corn!!
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Ariel starts school Monday…. and we’ve been in a shopping frenzy lately trying to get all she needs (and some of what she wants!) for back to school.
I’ve been thinking about revamping my wardrobe too and found a great giveaway for all of us to check out!
Beautiful Incentives is hosting a Dress Up Your Autumn Giveaway Event…. and we could all win!! There will be 6 winners and over $200 in prizes!
Interested? If you’re a blogger, go here to find out more details. If you’re a reader who wants to be a winner, check back here on Monday, when the giveaway starts!! It’s going to be lots of fun!!
Probably the hottest video out this week…. and I just got a chance to watch it. I know, I know. I should have watched it at the first mention I saw on Facebook—because it’s that good. Really.
Watch it. Pass it on. The message is from a most unexpected (at least by me) person in the most unexpected place, but give it a chance. You might just find that Chris is an unexpected gem. I did.
One of my favorite lines: “Build a life–don’t live one. Build one.”
What was your favorite line?
Have you seen the Camp Gyno video released by Hello Flo, a tampon delivery company? I hadn’t until last week…. but it’s gone viral — almost 5 million views since July 28. I don’t know a better way to get folks to notice your new company than to get a conversation-starting video to go viral.
I couldn’t have named a tampon delivery company before this. But now I can!!
And, yes, I have shown the video to Ariel. She was a bit embarrassed, but laughed at a few parts. It was especially funny to her because she portrayed Joan of Arc at her elementary school’s wax museum in third grade.
Have you seen it? Check it out. It certainly has been viewed a lot already!
(This is not an endorsement for Hello Flo, nor am I affiliated with them in any way. I just liked the video and wanted to share it with you!)
Disclosure: The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
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