December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Ring Out, Wild Bells
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out thy mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Happy New Year!!

Thanks to Graphics Fairy  for the Bells Illustration 

December 5, 2016

Scribbleprints Giveaway

Looking for some fun stocking stuffers?
Try these from

And you can see if you can win some of them...
scroll down for entry form.

(4 stickers, not full sheet)

Hair Bands and Buttons
(Buttons may have alternative plastic backs, or be smaller)

TO ENTER:  Enter on the rafflecopter form below.  You must be a US resident over 18 to enter.   Prize will five of the items above of your choice (in designs shown).  See full rules here.  

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February 12, 2016

Fair Trade Feature: Tegu Magnetic Wood Blocks

I want to share with you about a company with a really nifty product that supports a great cause.

Where to Find Tegu Blocks at the Best Price:
Price comparison done at date of post, and may change at a later date.  Prices are rounded to nearest whole dollar.  Doesn't include all Tegu products, just a sampling. (I earn commission from the Amazon and Educents links).
40 Piece Se
  • Most Common Price:   Around $110
  • Best Price Found:  Groupon, Zulily  $80
22 Piece Set
  • Most Common Price:   Around $60
  • Best Price Found:  Groupon  and Educents* (til 2/18) $45
4 Piece Square Blocks Set
  • Most Common Price:   Around $12
  • Best Price Found:  Educents*  $9.50
*If you're new to Educents, you can get a $10 off $25 order coupon when you sign up, which brings the price down even more on these.  GRAB COUPON HERE.