Monday, November 20, 2017

Such a Thanksgiving Turkey


If you want to see a fun and EZ way to make a  3D Chocolate Turkey for your Thanksgiving Table, simply watch this short video and if you have any questions, let me know.


https://youtu.be/AT9JMpJAlSE

And I hope you all have a fantastic time of feasting with your family and friends!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IRMA THE INVENTOR T SHIRT VIDEO

Halloween is Right Around the Corner


Anyone who knows me, knows I love crafting...and writing. So, what's a crafty-writer to do when she gets her first Middle-School Stem Story published...?

Yep, craft something to celebrate!

Here it is:

https://youtu.be/w2NgSQYE6eI


Sunday, August 20, 2017

ECLIPSE PSA re SOLAR ECLIPSE


I might argue that animals are smarter than people ... BUT just to be safe why don't  we take our furry friends inside


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Create Your Own Soothing Gel at Home for Sunburns or Simply Tired, Puffy Eyes


All you need is 2 cucumbers, a couple aloe vera leaves, a little jar, some cotton rounds, and a baggie
It might not look pretty but it is soothing and actually relieves sunburn pain...and it reduces swelling in puffy tired eyes. But, the best part is that it's simple and easy to make at home with ingredients you probably have lying around your house.

If you're still interested, watch this little how-to video:





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tips, Tricks and Hints for Writers - More from The Storybook Intensive



At the SCBWI Storybook Intensive on June 10th, April Henry shared some tips, tricks and hints for all writers. Here are a few of my favorite inspirations I received from attending this workshop:

April said, “Show the reader” what you’re trying to describe. Now that might not seem like a great tip because we’ve all heard the old adage of “show - don’t tell” but here’s the bit that I found inspirational, “watch T.V. with the sound off.” This is something you can easily do that will help you “see” what is happening rather than hearing the plot unfold through dialogue and/or information being relayed.

Another great tip, I thought, was to “skip over things unless it moves the story forward”. That might sound like another bit of old information but we all get caught up in our words—I mean after all, we are writers ;D so it’s a good reminder to not be verbose because we’ll lose the reader’s attention if we waste time being word-wranglers.

One last great tip I want to share that April gifted us with, “If your characters have to swim to survive, send sharks after them.” The point is to keep adventure or at the very least interest in the forefront of the story.