Thursday, January 28, 2010

Craft Acadamy at the Craft and Hobby Association

It was so fun being part of Craft Academy at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Anaheim! The participants made airplanes - regular looking and a special butterfly airplane. Super simple, super fun and it will get the kids outside to get some exercise!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Craft SuperShow, Oh my!!!!

It's the final day of the Craft and Hobby Association Craft SuperShow and I hadn't anticipated 'walking the floor' as we call it in the business, I was just going by to pick up my badge for the start of the trade show tomorrow. Well, I'm super glad I went today. It goes back to my saying of 'you NEVER know!'

I did get my badge, but decided to take a peek back on the showroom floor just in time for a presentation by Deborah Norville - yes, the former Today Show host. She taught a new way to cast-on when you start a knitting project - I even held her needle while she was demonstrating. VERY nice person and I loved her stories. I can't wait to get my hands on some needles and some yarn!

My roommate is off to a business dinner and I'm going to rest-up for the big day tomorrow when I get to see even more old friends and find out what the new and hot products are that will show up in stores near you soon.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Craft and Hobby Assocation Craft SuperShow

I'm in Anaheim just down the street from Disneyland and the Craft and Hobby Association Craft SuperShow is underway!!! It was so fun to teach young and old alike to make airplanes by recycling foam trays (like you get at the grocery store with meat on it or from fast food). We made butterfly airplanes and regular ol' airplanes and decorated them with stickers!!! Great fun!

Monday, January 18, 2010

5 Living Healthy Tips

5 Healthy Living Tips

Whether you're five or ninety-five these tips work for everyone to have a healthy life.


Think back to caveman days. Our bodies are meant to move, not sit in front of a computer or TV screen, so get up and go!

When you just can't drag yourself off the couch, set a timer for five minutes! Five minutes is five minutes and it's a baby step to making something BIG happen!

Look for Opportunities to Sneak in Exercise

Do push-ups against the kitchen counter
Do stretches with a broom
Exaggerate everyday movement

Do Something New

I try to live by the saying "When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
Have you tried Zumba, the latest dance / exercise craze?
Try a new healthy recipe
Try a new vegetable
Look for a new hobby


If you crave that dessert - have it, enjoy it and savor it
Get right back to your healthy eating plan
Do a little more exercise

Creative Ways to Be Healthy
Think old-school...
Toss around a foam ball during tv commercials
Make food fun!
Play charades
Do chores to upbeat music
Make a kite from a shopping bag and straws
Make planes from foam meat trays

For more creative ways to be healthy, check out the Make Healthy Fun books at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blog Talk Radio Girlfriendology Interview New Date

Bummer, no Girlfriendology Blog Talk Radio interview today due to technical difficulties. We're rescheduled for January 29th at 2:00 EST and I'm sure I'll have even more inspiration to share after I'm back from the Craft & Hobby Association Craft SuperShow and trade show next week.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Girlfriendology Interview Change

Girlfriendology Blog Talk Radio Interview
Tuesday, January 12th
2:00 EST
11:00 PST
Go to the website below or call in at (347) 426-3761
Girlfriendology Blog Talk Radio Interview
Tuesday, January 12th
2:00 EST
11:00 PST
Go to the website below or call in at (347) 426-3761

Friday, January 8, 2010

Girlfriendology Blog Talk Radio Interview

Girlfriend's Guide to Health and Fitness for the Family

Do you need some ideas on how to get your family to exercise, eat healthy and unplug??? Tune-in to my interview Monday, January 11th on Girlfriendology's Blog Talk Radio show and I'll let you in on what I like to call 'Stealth Health'. Make Healthy Fun! is all about using creative projects and recipes to get your family to be healthy without them knowing it - it'll be your little secret weapon!!!

Girlfriendology Blog Talk Radio Interview
Monday, January 11th
2:00 EST
11:00 PSTGo to the website below or call in at (347) 426-3761
Stop by, listen in and ask me some questions!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010