Decorate Your Home with Stars: 10 Crafts You Can Create

One of the things I miss about living in the country is how many stars you could see at night. The stars always seemed brighter in the winter, but I think that’s in part because the nights were so much longer. Here are 10 crafty ways you can sneak a few more stars into your winter nights. Credit: A Cultivated Nest...more

Music Monday! Counting Stars

Lately I've been losing sleepDreaming about the things we could beBut baby I've been, I've been praying hardSaid no more counting dollarsWe'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars ...more

Meanwhile, back at the

The girls and I made it down here yesterday, thanks to Daddy,who has to stay up and work for a day or two more. We had a good night, and managed to stay tucked in until 4:30am, when we universally agreed it was time for an early morning walk. It was awesome. The quietness of the woods and shore, the crickets, and the brightness of the stars made it worth being alone with the girls in nature. It goes without saying that we had a flashlight just in case there were four-legged critters**read raccoons**coming out from the woods. ...more

Young Hollywood: Fame. Fortune. Fallout.

During the golden era of old Hollywood, where starlets like Lana Turner, Lauren Bacall and Ava Gardner ( just to name a few) had to worry about the infamous casting couch from certain heads of studios wanting to get into their pants before signing their contracts; these days, it's about the glitz, glamor and twerking that seemingly determines a celebrity prominence in the  eyes of adoring fans and Hollywood gamechangers....more

The night Sky App

The Night Sky is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and The Night Sky will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic!...more

Sticks for Stars I mentioned the other day I have a fondness for stars!  I love them, not only during the holidays but everyday.  And, with my love of stars, comes a lot of star holiday decorations with more added every year.  In fact, I get a new handmade star ornament every year from Brad (these are awesome, I plan to share them next week!), but I don't leave it just up to him.  ...more
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Viral Meme: We’re a Culture, Not a Costume

Racist Halloween costumes are nothing new, and neither are the pleas to stop them. But never underestimate the power of the Internet. This week a series of posters with the tagline “We’re a Culture, Not a Costume” has gone viral. The images, featuring a Middle Eastern man, an Asian woman, a Black woman, and a Latino man each holding a photo of a derogatory ethnic costume, were created by a group of ten college students at Ohio University....more
There is never a time that it is necessary to blacken up your face. For years, black children ...more

My Hero, Princess Diana: The Importance of Role Models

Identifying Role Models I don't know how often kids look to role models these days....more

Welcome to the Academy Awards; Motherly Law Style

It's the Oscars!...more

Oscar Noms: "King's Speech" vs. "True Grit," Christopher Nolan was Robbed

See this is why ten Academy Award Best Picture nominees is ridiculous. We're talking Christopher Nolan, folks. Yep, the director of Inception. It's ironic that the reason the ten nominations came into being last year was because of the work of one of the best directors in Hollywood -- who's now been stiffed by the 2011 Oscar nominations. Two years ago in my post about the expanded Best Picture nominees, I saw this as a potential problem:...more

With 10 nominees for Best Picture you're going to have to get cracking if you're gonna see them ...more