I love to find or create a craft project that will work for all ages using hands and feet as an ‘art form base.’ Halloween is just arouHnd the corner, so i went hunting for inspiration that uses the shape of feet. Finding this article by Emma Salk in Yahoo voices, “Use Your Feet to Make Halloween Ghosts“, the ideas for ghosts and ways to tell you about another good way to use your feet began rolling! I also will be sharing this video and will be sharing it with Dr. Patrick DeHeer, DPM at Hoosier Foot and Ankle. You can download the Foot Ghost directions in pdf format at link below.
This is the time of year that we’re enjoying the harvest of garden and farm. Cornbread goes so well with cold weather soups and other foods. It is not difficult to make with your favorite recipe. This recipe has a little variation with real corn in the muffin to create a chewy consistency. Different flours such as whole wheat and sorghum have been successful with the recipe.
You can print the recipe with some of the pictures for your convenience at this link: CORNBREAD MUFFINS with REAL CORN
The search for decent reading material for kids in the young adult stage is an ongoing challenge. Among the many good reads out there, the Confessions of April Grace, author K.D. McCrite stands out for the readers at our house. The first book, In Front of God and Everybody” introduces the characters in the culture along Rough Creek Road and in the family of April Grace Reilly.
April Grace has a sharp wit that will make readers of all ages take a ‘grin break’. I recommend “In Front of God and Everybody” – Confessions of April Grace | K.D. McCrite for young readers and their grandmothers.
Naturally, the Ozarks setting makes this series especially appropriate for Ozarks Mystique
We enjoyed reading Life and Death at Hoover Dam by Jerry Borrowman on the Kindle Fire recently. Historical fiction that puts faces and personality on the people who were involved in the actual construction.
The book is extensively researched and well put together with sympathy for the characters. We recommend this book. It is not an extremely long book, full of interesting logistical and social information.
There are a ‘slew’ of book reviews coming and several already lined up on the Review list. REVIEWS
I just added another one this morning. Looking back, there is quite a range of books although most these are pleasure reading with the ‘business’ reading being reviewed over at Bar JD
I’m using the Kindle Fire for most of my reading this summer. I especially like it when we travel. I read aloud while DH drives. We’ve found some books are not BAD, but are incredibly boring to read word by word out loud. But, there are enough that we can enjoy. We share a Kindle Fire, taking turns reading when we’re off the road as well.
When he is driving and I am reading, I’ve found the Kindle Fire easier to balance than a book and I can enlarge the print view to make the reading much easier. The Kindle Fire was a gift. I added a semi-hard cover and a car charger. The whole kit and kaboodle fits into an old shoulder strap small purse that had a cell-phone pocket too small for my cell. So, the Kindle has a little brief case of it’s own.
A fast moving, fast read about harsh prison life. The author writes from his experiences as a prisoner and has a Christian ministry for prisoners.
The descriptive content reminds me of portions of “A Man in Full” by Tom Wolfe.
The book is short and ends abruptly, but then how would a happy ending work out.