Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Book Review: Geek Dad

About the Book: Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects for Dads and Kids to Share is a book by Ken Denmead, and this is the blog/website built to support the book. Here, you’ll find updates about the publication of the book, Ken’s appearances in support of the book, and forums for fans of the book to write about and share their experiences with the projects in the book.

About the Author: Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a civil engineer. He’s also the editor of GeekDad, the parenting blog for Wired magazine’s online presence, where along with a group of other dedicated, geeky parents he posts projects, book and movie reviews, weekly podcasts, and more about being a parent and being a geek.
I thought this was a fun and unique book. Not only does it inspire you to try new and interesting projects it allows you to experiment and experience fun ideas with your kids. I am a mom and this book is not just for dads, it is for anyone interested in geeky, cool, unique and fun projects. This book will get you off the couch and searching for new materials to transform into extraordinary gadgets.
Geek Dad is a great resource book to get those brain juices flowing. You can use the ideas, projects from the book or you can use it as a baseline for starting your own. Just get out and have fun. "Ken breaks down each activity into categories like cost, difficulty, and duration so that kids of all ages-from pre-school to high school age-can join in the fun."

Go online to purchase the book it is in stores now. Visit http://www.geekdadbook.com/.

Disclaimer: I received this book for review purposes only. I was not financially compensated for this review. All thoughts, opinions and reviews were solely my own.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Follow Me Time!!!

Happy Friday everyone.  We have had a busy week with classes, soccer and a birthday party. Needless to say I am a bit worn out. I can now truly say that I am a 'Soccer Mom'. I have been picking up, (not dropping off yet, because they are too young), but I have been transporting kids all week. It has been really hot here in California. Well thanks for visiting my blog, hope you will stay a while. We follow back.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Thursday

The sun has been blazing hot lately and we are trying to beat the heat. How do you stay cool in the summer? Hope you all stay cool. Welcome to another 'THT', thanks for visiting and we follow back.

Snikiddy Snacks Sample Winners

The Snikiddy Snacks Sample Giveaway ended July 14, 2010. Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more fun reviews and giveaways in the future.

Winner #1 Cheryl F.
Winner #2 Ruthhill74
Winner #3 Charity

Winners you will receive an email notification shortly.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project

TwitterMoms and Glue Dots® Adhesives have teamed up to bring you a fun and creative Summer Bonding Project! If you use and love Glue Dots or are trying them for the first time, we ask that you share your favorite uses or projects by blogging about your experiences. School is out, and now's the time to get creative and work on some fun DIY projects, entertaining, decorating, crafting and arts...on your own or with the kids!

I was super excited when I received the package in the mail. My daughter's birthday is this weekend so we decided to make a birthday cake with  flowers, candles, bouquet of balloons, a birthday card and little presents. We used lots of glue dots, tissue paper, recycled Styrofoam blocks, ribbons, construction paper, scrap booking pieces, twist ties and paper towel rolls. I think I had more fun than the kids did. The Glue Dots were very easy to use and I will be using them for all sorts of projects around the house. Here is our entry for the Summer Bonding Project.

Glue Dots Adhesives are a safer, easier, mess-free alternative to typical tapes and glue guns. Glue Dots provide the strength you need in an adhesive without the mess and dry time required of liquid glues. Glue Dots bond instantly to a wide variety of surfaces including: Paper/photos, Metal, Wood, Plastic, Textiles/Fibers, Plastic, Foam, and more! Find Glue Dots at a retailer near you or online today!

**Note: Glue Dots are Acid Free and Non-Toxic.

Join Glue Dots on Facebook and Twitter @gluedots for more project ideas and inspiration!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Happy hoppin Friday

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Hop

Hello fellow bloggers, hope you are all having a great day.

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!

1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).

2. Click on the Twitter for the four hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.

3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!

Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code….” Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Book Review: The Girls from Ames

Book: The Girls From Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow co-author of The Last Lecture. Jeffrey Zaslow is The Wall Street Journal's "Moving On" columnist.

About the book:
Karla, Kelly, Marilyn, Jane, Jenny. Karen, Cathy, Angela, Sally, Diana. Shiela.

Meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed to maintain an enduring friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, a child’s illness and the mysterious death of one member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the deep bonds of women as they experience life’s joys and challenges — and the power of friendship to triumph over heartbreak and unexpected tragedy.

The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. Photograph by photograph, recollection by recollection, occasionally with tears and often with great laughter, their sweeping and moving story is shared by Jeffrey Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist, as he attempts to define the matchless bonds of female friendship. It demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women’s lives – their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters – and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them.

The Girls from Ames is the story of a group of ordinary women who built an extraordinary friendship. With both universal insights and deeply personal moments, it is a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

My thoughts:

I often wondered what it would take to maintain a longstanding relationship with my friends. After reading this book many of my questions were answered. Having experienced longevity in my own friendships, I have come to realize the bonding effect it has on women. In my own personal relationships with my friends they date back to kindergarten, junior high and high school. Mind you I am in my mid30's so hopefully that counts as long term. We don't always see each other but when we do connect with one another it is as if we never skipped a beat and we pick up right were we left off. Many of my friends are not yet married or are not mothers yet and we they do or become one, I will be right there ready to lend a helping hand.

I loved how Zaslow depicted each and every character with intricate detail. In reading their story you are able to take a peek into this secret society and discover their individual stories. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be overcome with emotions you didn't think you had. After reading The Girls From Ames, it made me take a look at my relationships with my friends and ask myself the question: Am I being the best friend that I can be?  or Am I doing enough? Sometimes just being the listening ear and a shoulder to cry on is all that a person needs and to know that they can always count on you in the time of need. This is a must read and a great book for a Book Club.

Visit www.girlsfromames.com for pictures, video, discussion questions and other women's stories of friendship as well as updates on their stories.

I received a copy of this book for the purpose of a review. The thoughts and views expressed are purely my own. I was not compensated for this review.

100 and Counting

We've reached 100 followers. Thank you so much for following. I started this blog officially in March and I have watched our readers increase. I am very grateful to all of our loyal readers and followers, we would not have made it this far without you.

I have met a lot of wonderful bloggers, moms, friends and daddy bloggers too. I am truly inspired by your words of encouragement, your thoughts, funny stories and friendship. This has been a great journey so far. Thank you again and Happy Blogging.

Be Blessed,

The Tickled Diva

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