Coloring Page: Pizza Day

Did you know today is National Cheese Pizza Day?

via GIPHY

Mmmmmmm, piiiiiiiiiiiizza! * laughter *

To help you celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day I’ve created a coloring page to download and print out.

You don’t have to color it as plain cheese thought. Feel free to heap on the toppings and make it simply delicious!

Don’t forget to post your #FanArt and use the hashtag #TMCcreates!

Until next time…

Happy coloring,
~t

Beyond the Book – Activities

Activities

You class (or child) has finished reading a book. Would you like to keep the excitement of the words going? Or maybe show how what they have read can relate to the world around them? Taking it beyond the book shows reluctant readers that books carry into the world. It also shows bookies that just because the covers close doesn’t mean that world has ended.

ACTIVITIES are only one way to go. Think outside the box.

Did you read about an animal? Why not create a diorama to showcase their living habitat? Have an adventure? Create a scavenger hunt with items mentioned in the story. You can also do paintings/drawings, create mazes, cards, etc.

Once you begin to incorporate a book into every day life, you will begin to recognize activities that will continue the storyline you are reading on.

I am in the process of creating activities for each of my books. Now depending on the age level, will depend on the content you will need to create to go along with the books.

The most important thing is to encourage the love of literacy while expanding beyond the book and opening eyes.

Until next time…

Happy Reading!
~t

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AVON – Applicator/Blender

I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed how some people’s make-up looks flawless. The beauty of it amazes me. I know most don’t actually DO their own make-up, but still… someone does!

Make Up Artists have all sorts of different tools they use to apply make-up to their models. One thing they use is an Applicator/Blender. Now these ARE NOT the blenders from the 80s! Do you remember those?!!!? You know, those little white triangle. UGH! They soaked up more product than they put on your face!

So here I am… AVON Lady… with a blender available. So I decided to give it a try. Check out my review video:

The Deets From AVON:

Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator

A flawless finish! The Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator features soft, suede-like texture which blends makeup seamlessly for a flawless finish. The unique shape helps eliminate visible lines and streaks.

FEATURES
• Wide, rounded area for overall face coverage and bendability
• Pointed end for hard to reach or delicate areas, such as under eyes, or near nose and mouth
• Can be used for foundation, blush, powder, etc.
• Non-Latex PU
• 2 1/8″ X 1 1/4″

TO USE
• Prior to application, dampen Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator with water and remove the excess. This prevents foundation from being absorbed into sponge
• Dip the Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator into your fave Avon liquid or cream foundation
• Gently tap on face in a stippling motion

If you would like to purchase your own applicator/blender, please feel free to purchase from my online store. Let me know if you have any questions.

Until next time…

Be beautious!
~t

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5 Ways to Tie a Slip Knot

The first thing to learn to start crocheting is how to tie a slip knot. A slip knot that easily slides back and forth will allow enough room to pull through yarn, yet have enough tension to keep your stitch even.

Check out this video where I show you five different ways to tie a slip knot:

Now remember, those are not the only way to tie a slip knot. If one of those didn’t work for you, do a search on YouTube and see what else is out there. There are a few things to remember:

  • Find something you are comfortable with.
  • Don’t be afraid to try different techniques.
  • Have fun with it!

I hope that video helps you. Let me know what you think! Also get ready, because I will begin showing you how to make a chain AND be consistent next!

Until next time…

Happy hooking!
~t

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Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish Activity

Do you like to blow bubbles with your bubble gum? I know I do. 😀

Although I know sometimes blowing bubbles can get you into trouble. It can be noisy. It can get sticky. It can be rude.

How about an activity that has all the fun of blowing a bubble AND it lasts?!

This Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish activity will have you popping for fun! All you’ll need to do is download this free page, grab your crayons, a balloon, scissors (let an adult help you), and some tape.

Let me see what you do! Have a grown-up post your #fanart to social media with the hashtag #TMCcreates. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done.

Don’t forget to read my book, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish, and let me know what you think about it.

Have fun creating!
~t

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AVON – Mattitude Review

Mattitude Review

Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

***sorry for the late posting today. bad weather last night, lost electricity, so I couldn’t load and format my post for today. but here it is!***

:::Here’s the official deets from AVON:::

Zero gravity. Infinite color. Meet Mattitude, our soft matte liquid lip that comfortably coats your pout with a weightless wash of high-impact, super-saturated color. Instantly command attention when rocking any of the 8 long-lasting shades that leave a velvety soft finish and a powerful impression. .14 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Featherlight, non-drying formula that lasts for hours
• Micronized pigments release rich, vivid color on impact
• Poppy seed oil and vitamin E nourish and smooth lips 
• Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free 

TO USE
Smooth over lips with the doe foot. Show off your Mattitude with or without lip liner.

Now… Honestly, what do I think about it?

Don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried Mattitude! What did you think? Which one is your favorite colour? Haven’t tried Mattitude, but now you want to? Check out my online store!

Be Beautious!
~t

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