S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

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Mar 262015
 


ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life!
www.ROBOTS-4-U.com @Robots4U – Facebook.com/Robots4Usummercamp

DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Technology Meets Creativity!
www.dynamic-art-design.com @Robots4U #DynamicArt – Facebook.com/DynamicArtClass

Campers having a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
Visit our WEB Sites www.ROBOTS-4-U.com and www.dynamic-art-design.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

– Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges

– Camps Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14

– Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August

– Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!

KEY INFORMATION

– 1 week (5 days) long

– Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.

– CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
-Register early as camps do fill up quickly!

– Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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Dec 222014
 

This is my own recipe which I came up with when I was probably about 12 or so. Everyone always raves about them and they do taste pretty good, even if I do say so myself. I would have to say that my recipe card looks a little rough though. LOL!
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Ingredients all ready to go. SAM_3112

Everything but the flour, salt and baking soda are ready to be mixed together. SAM_3113

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Adding the flour a little bit at a time.SAM_3115

Time for the chocolate chips. I use 2 whole bags but you can use less if you want more cookie and less chips. SAM_3116

All ready to be made into cookies!SAM_3118First tray in the oven! Can’t wait!SAM_3117

Nothing like the smell of home made cookies to fill the house.SAM_3119

All finished–ready for some cookies??SAM_3120

Mia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2c vegetable shortening
1c 2T brown sugar
1c 2T granulated sugar
1 1/2t vanilla
3/4t water
3 eggs
3c unsifted flour
1 1/2t baking soda
1 1/2t salt
2 or 3c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla, water, & eggs until light and fluffy.

Mix flour, soda, & salt in a bowl and blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a teaspoon, drop cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes.
Enjoy!!

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May 162013
 

waterworksimagesThere are some fun things to do just a hop skip and a jump from where I live in Paris, Texas. About 100 miles away, you will find the Water Works Water park!! Water Works Park has everything you need to make this an awesome summer! We offer exciting Aquatic Explorer Camps, Kayaking Camps, and swim lessons for kids on summer vacation, and we’re the perfect destination for day care and summer camp field trips. Enjoy four giant water slides, a lazy river, a children’s play pool, sand volleyball, and more. For more information, visit our website  www.dentonparks.com My Readers Save $3 Off Admission with this exclusive Water Works Waterpark coupon.

I am making plans to take my son this this summer along with a friend. I will share some pictures and our experience with you all after our trip!! I am so excited and looking forward to having some fun, fun, fun!!

 Posted by at 12:46 PM

Does Your Loved One Need A Medical Alert Device?

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Apr 042013
 

Do you have an elderly or disabled person in your life that lives lone? Have they ever considered getting any type of medical alert system in case they need it? If not, it might be time to discuss it with them. I can tell you first hand the dangers of not having a medical alert system.

My then 75 year old mother-in-law has lived alone for the past 30 years. She had a stroke 13 years ago and laid in the floor of her house for 3 days before anyone found her. She woke in the middle of the night and as she was getting out of bed to go to the restroom, she had the stroke. It was the middle of winter and it was cold. Her little dog, Chigger, would not come anywhere near her even though she called to him to come lay with her. Fortunately after not hearing from her that day my brother-in-law decided to check on her. He got the the door and heard her hollering for help. By the time she arrived in the emergency room, she was on the verge of hypothermia. She was so cold. It took quite a while to get her warmed up and assessed. We almost lost her. She had told her friends she was going somewhere that weekend so no one thought it odd that she did not show up at church that day.

If she would have had a medical alert system, she could have been in the hospital in a matter of minutes instead of days. I am a firm believer in these types of devices. In researching the various companies, I found that Vitalert even has a non-emergency alert button that will direct the subscriber to a 24/7 nurse hotline that is able to help with medications and other non-emergency situations.  If you have an elderly or disabled person in your life, be sure to talk to them about getting one of these medical alert devices. It will give you peace of mind knowing that help is just a button push away.

How do medical alert devices work? Pressing the alert button sends a wireless signal to a dispatcher that is medically trained to handle medical situations. Pressing the non-emergency button will get you in touch with a nurse. Definitely something to consider having.

 Posted by at 6:40 PM

Time To Move?

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Mar 302013
 

How long have you lived in your home? I have been in the same house for 13 years. I want something new. Well, it doesn’t necessarily have to be new but I would love something different. I mean, you can only rearrange the furniture and repaint the walls so many times before it just gets boring. Even changing the landscape can get pretty boring. Moving plants is really hard work that I used to love to do but not so much now that my back hurts all of the time. Owning a home out in the country is nice but can get pretty old after a while.

One of these days, I would love to look into something like the vero beach luxury golf homes. What could be better than living in a maintenance free home where someone else fixes the little things that go wrong? They even maintain the yards for you. No mowing, weed-eating, tree trimming, etc. Just my opinion, but it would be heavenly to not have to worry with the mundane little household to-dos that consist of upkeep of the house. Of course, it would be even better if they would wash dishes, clothes, sweep, mop and all of that good stuff.

 Posted by at 6:41 PM

Missing The Lake and Camping

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Mar 282013
 

It has been several years since I have been to the lake. We used to go camping several times during the summer months with several of my family members. Unfortunately, since we have family issues and no longer speak to these family members, we do not go to the lake anymore.

I really miss the quiet mornings waking up at the lake, sitting by the campfire, etc. I also miss the boat rides and riding the jet skis. Some friends of ours have a little dinghy that we had so much fun with. They even had one of those dinghy davits to get it in and out of the water. Made it much easier to deal with as far as getting it in and out of the water. I never could back up a trailer to get anything out of the water.

We sold our camper last year. It sat in the yard for 2 years before we finally decided to sell it. I would love to go camping again but it would not be the same without the people we had so much fun with. Maybe someday, we will be able to go again. I really want my son to remember fun times and spending quality time in nature. He would love to be able to go fishing and riding in a boat.

 Posted by at 9:49 PM
Mar 272013
 

Do you ever wonder why you even bother doing things for people when they don’t even appreciate it? I spent an hour cooking dinner tonight and no one ate but me. Sad smile  The sad thing is that when I don’t cook, I get snide remarks about not doing anything. It make me wonder sometimes why I even try. So, I am not cooking unless it is something for my son and I. If anyone else wants to eat, then they can fix a sandwich.

I am tired of hurting myself to do things for people that do not appreciate it. With my back problems, it is hard for me to do laundry, dishes, sweeping and just housework in general. Standing over the stove cooking really puts me in a painful place. Maybe someday, I can afford to hire someone to come do these mundane tasks for me. Haha-I can dream, can’t I?

 Posted by at 8:45 AM

Where Is Spring? I Am Ready To Spring Clean

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Mar 252013
 

Even though the first day of Spring was several days ago, it is definitely not feeling like Spring here at all. With the first day of Spring comes the preparation for the Summer months. It is time to clean the house really good, remove the heavy drapes that have kept the cold out, etc. Another thing I try to do is to keep my AC in tip top shape once Spring arrives so I don’t end up needing air conditioning repair boynton beach in the heat of the summer. I also try to get my windows and screens cleaned and ready for those days when I want to let the fresh air in.

I am ready to see the flowers bloom and all of the trees bud out to shade my windows. There is nothing better than sitting out on the back porch in the morning and seeing the birds eating from the feeder, the flowers blooming in the garden and watching my fur-babies play in the wonderful weather. My son is excited for school to get

What do you do to prepare for the Spring and Summer months? Do you live in an area that gets super hot in the summer? It gets hot here for sure. It makes me very thankful for whoever invented air conditioning.

 Posted by at 1:34 PM

Time To Renew My House Again

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Mar 242013
 

Living in the same house for the past thirteen years, I am looking to make a few changes to make it not so blah. After being in the same house for so long, things all start getting boring. We have repainted the walls a few times. Painting does help somewhat but it is still kind of ho-hum.  I have been thinking about getting embossed wallcoverings to put on my living room walls.

My living room is one looooonnngggg room and needs to be spruced up a bit to make things more interesting. The walls were recently painted a sky blue since I was tired of the light pink walls. I love the blue behind my new fish aquarium. It makes it look like the water is blue. I have been contemplating doing the embossed wall-covering on one of the longer walls to see if it helps make the room look more homey. The room just looks too, I don’t know, not very homey looking. That does not even make sense really. Have you ever just walked into a room and it felt all warm and cozy? THAT is how I want it to be.

Over the next few months, I will be doing some rearranging and reorganizing. I hope to take some pictures and show you what I have done. Maybe it will look okay. I am still working on getting a few things for my new 100 gallon fish aquarium. Maybe I will get it all done about the same time so I can share. Smile

 Posted by at 5:42 PM

Have Kids? Grandkids? Great Dr Seuss Gift Idea

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Mar 152013
 

Looking to get something special for the little ones for a birthday or other special occasion? This is a heck of a deal and the kids will LOVE it!! Smile Click the image above to get yours. I ordered mine the other day and the grandkids are gonna be some happy campers come Christmas time.

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