Write Right

Write Right

What NOT To Do When Your Mom Is The Proofer By Bradley Rosenfeld and Sue Rosenfeld Sometimes I feel like I’m being watched. Is there a Grammar Ninja crouching in my closet, a Spelling Commando sleeping under my bed, or a Writing Super Spy peering through my window?  Actually, it’s just my mom making sure my writing is correct. She has hired some of the best spies in the business. Since then, I have been on a mission to discover as much as I can about her spies and to learn what NOT to do when my mom is the proofreader. Here are five things I’ve learned: If you misplace a comma or use a period incorrectly, the Punctuation Prodders (PP) will reveal it. For instance, my mom’s glasses give her special x-ray vision. She notices if I mistakenly use a period...

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Angora Rabbits

 by Renee McCausey The Angora rabbit breed originated in Turkey and is bred for its silky warm fiber. There are five types of Angoras: English, French, Satin, Giant and German. The smallest is the English and averages five pounds. The Giants can grow to the size of a small dog, about nine pounds. Angoras are well behaved and very docile, making them wonderful pets. They are known as “urban sheep” because many people raise them in big cities in homes. Angora fiber is one of the softest and warmest in the world! It is seven times warmer than wool and is used to make winter clothes like socks, hats and mittens. A common fallacy is that the Angora must be killed to harvest the fiber. Obtaining the fur is as easy as plucking or combing the bunny. Shearing is...

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Best Friends

Ignite your creative spirit with DevoFest! This powerful three-day conference, June 17,18,19, 2011,  will encourage youth ages 7-17 to discover and develop their interest and talents in film, music and print. Workshops include: novel writing, graphic-novel creation, acting, film production, script-writing, story telling, the production of musical videos, creative cooking, drama, science exploration, and suspense-filled adventure walks where we’ll explore the scary and fun facts about nature. (Bring your bear whistle!) Held on the grounds of the LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this sprawling 1,300 acre campus offers hiking trails, scenic brooks and ample opportunities to spend time with God in His...

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SOAP MAKING

The Melt and Pour Method   Supplies can be bought at craft stores. dyes fragrance blocks of clear soap Shea butter soap molds and soap cutters or small cookie cutters spray bottle of rubbing alcohol Kitchen Utensils: saran wrap, knife, glass measuring cup, microwave oven Cut off a few blocks, add to glass measuring cup, and melt in microwave.  After the soap is melted, add dye and fragrance.    The fragrance box explains how to mix scents. Pour the melted soap in to the soap mold.  Cut small pieces of shea butter soap with mold.   Add the small shea butter soaps to your large soap mold before it hardens.   Spray with rubbing alcohol to destroy soap bubbles.   Soap hardens as it cools and then, you can pop the soap out of the molds. Wrap the soap up...

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Recipe for DISASTER!

Breakfast Monkey Bread by Phoebe Leggett and Chef Samantha Your friends will think you’re a genius No longer will you be a bore. But then there is just one more worry ‘cause cooking can become your chore. What you’ll need: 3 cans buttermilk biscuits 1 stick butter 1 cup brown sugar Tear biscuits into small pieces and place in a round pan. Melt butter in a cup in the microwave. Add sugar to melted butter. Drizzle over top of biscuits. Bake in oven 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy. About the Author Phoebe Leggett is the recipient of two poetry awards from Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference. Her poems, articles, and short stories have appeared in Slate & Style, Shemom, MS Focus, Who’s DANN, MS Connection, Pacific...

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