Monthly Archives: August 2016

Pinterest vs Reality

Paper Plate Guitar



How many times have you seen something on Pinterest that you’ve wanted to try out for yourself?  Who can blame you!  Pinterest is full of good ideas but the reality is that some of them are a lot harder to make than they look.

September is “Classical Music Month” so we decided to try to make a paper plate guitar.
The instructions sounded very easy:
Stack two paper plates on top of each other and staple together.  Wrap rubber bands around the plates and attach a paint stick to the back.  Decorate.

We did ok until we added the rubber bands.  IMGP3342

With a little imagination, we were able to make it work but it didn’t look as nice as the one on Pinterest.  We give this Pin a “Pinterest Fail.”  The rubber bands made a cool sound but it won’t be an easy craft for everyone to make!

Have you ever had a “Pinterest Fail?”


National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

School has started again which means that summer is coming to an end. Luckily there is still time to enjoy some summer fun. Next week, August 30th, is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!


Is there a better time to make one last s’more? You can also make marshmallows of your own at home!

Click here: Alton Brown of the Food Network Channel demonstrates how to make homemade marshmallows!

What are you going to miss the most about your summer?


Vote for 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

You can now cast your vote for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten. You can vote for up to 3 books. Voting is open through Teen Read Week, October 9-15 and the top ten will be announced on October 17th.

Read a great book this year (that was published in 2016) that you think should be on next year’s list? Nominate it here!


Dog Days of Summer

click here-Have you ever heard the phrase Dog Days of Summer?

Why Do We Call Them the ‘Dog Days’ of Summer?


How to Become President

With all the media attention regarding the upcoming Presidential Election, now is the time to learn about how a president is selected regardless of which side you are on. Take a look at the steps involved in becoming The President of the United States.