Oh My Goodness!

    I received a notification that several of my posts are lost.

    That happens from time to time. It’s nothing for me . . . or you to get upset about.

    At one time I moved this website and didn’t back it up — so everything, back then, was lost. It was sad for me and sad for many of my visitors. But I started over . . . and through time, some links get broken and some posts do get deleted . . . so if by chance you’ve been looking for something here at TwoCansOnAString.com and get an error . . . hopefully, you’ll see the image to the right, with the word “oops!” to the left.

    Just click the image and you’ll be taken to the Home page.

    We make every effort to keep this website fresh and fun for all of you. We don’t like it that from time to time things get broken, but there is a lot of stuff here. Some old, some not so old, some new.

    I realized I am really heavy on Halloween . . . maybe you like that . . . and maybe not.

    We do have product review and crafts and holiday stuff, along with random thoughts. TwoCansOnAString.com is my fun website — it’s where I was able to introduce my little Diva — the Yorkshire Terrier from wonderful breeders from Wisconsin. It’s also where I can tell you about products that caught my eye and all the fun holiday stuff — I may even have a ghost story or two to tell you from time to time.

    It’s Raining!!! What am I to do?

    Well, I think crafts are in order. I do my best crafts when it’s raining and I don’t want to go out — but today I may venture out and pick up some grocery items. Little Diva wants something different . . . not a toy, but something delicious to eat. And I’m due for something different, too.

    But, I did get side-tracked there for a moment. Crafts . . . what do I want to make? What do I have that I haven’t shared with you before?

    Mr. Printable has some adorable bug boxes you can download and print out on your home printer. They’re great for spring and summer. These favor boxes are easy to assemble and fun to fill with goodies. Just click the image to the left and you’ll be taken to the page where you can download these adorable bugs.

    I definitely like them. They may have been designed for younger children in mind, but I think they are suitable for everyone this spring and summer. They would look nice in Easter baskets, too. You know, come to think of it, instead of an Easter Egg Hunt, you could have a Bug Box Hunt . . . what do you think?

    I believe you could have some serious fun with these Bug Favor Boxes.

    Until next time,

    Sharon . . . and Little Diva

    Aeromax GLOW Tangle Free Toy Parachute

    Requires NO batteries. There are no strings to tangle. Just toss it high and let gravity take over . . . and maybe a little wind.

    With spring coming, kids need to get outside and have something enjoy.

    The Aeromax Toy Parachute:

    • Tangle Free
    • Glow in the dark troopers
    • Quality rip stop nylon material that will last
    • Colors may vary and are selected at random
    • Tested to meet USA safety standards for children’s products

    This would be great for Easter Baskets, stocking stuffers, birthday parties — each of your guests can take theirs home with them. It would be a great party favor.

    The parachutes are selected at random — you get one per order . . . so, if you want a selection, perhaps you’ll need to order a dozen or more . . . or they’ll all be the same color — that’s the breaks when things are just selected at random.

    I don’t personally find this a turn-off, but I can see how children may want a particular color and would be disappointed. That’s why it would be worthwhile to order several of them. They are great fun for boys and girls ages 4 years and up. Great for parties where children and adults can be outside.

    Here are some other suggestions you may enjoy:

    This is just a little selection to give you some ideas. Click any of the images and you can shop around to your hearts content.

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Disney Free Printables

    This is my 500th post here at TwoCansOnAString.com — I should make it something special.

    With Valentine’s Day right on our heels, I think maybe something to print out would be in order.

    Something simple for a children’s school or church party.

    Or something for you to give your special valentine’s.

    These Disney cup cake toppers and cup cake doilies are great . . . you can pack the cup cakes in a lunch or have them for dessert. They do look lovely.

    For the toppers, just glue on a toothpick . . . and for the cup cake doilies, you’ll wrap them around the cup cake papers to make them look festive.

    Just click the image to the left or to the right to download the PDF and print out.

    I do like these. I’m also wondering about other things that may be of interest to you . . .

    We’ve done the Valentine Mickey Candy Box and the Valentine Minnie Candy Box . . . but what about a Stitch Valentine Candy Box?

    The links above will take you to the PDFs to download and print out on card stock. I think that would be enough to keep you busy this day before Valentine’s Day . . . I’m always thinking something else might be fun to make for you to give or decorate . . . or for your children to make and give to friends . . .

    Something simple, but fun . . .

    How about some Disney Lollipop Labels — They’re a Valentine that has a lollipop attached. They are cute and fun for your children to hand out to friends. There are five of them — Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. I think they would be fun just to have around the house . . . or give at work . . . You could have them in a cup and people can pick the one that appeals to them.

    There are a lot of links on this page for you to click . . . I do hope in this 500th post, I have something you like . . . if not, it wasn’t for lack of trying on my part. Thank you for stopping by!


    Last Minute Valentines For The Kids

    I know Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!!!

    Some of us do wait until the last minute.

    These are so easy, the kids can do them! You just need to click the picture, print out the PDF of four different Minion Valentine Day cards on card stock, tape a sucker on them, fill out the To and From lines and you’re in business. Put them all in a bag for the kids to take to school and no one will know you waited until the last minute to complete these Valentines for a school or church party.

    I think these work for all ages. Not a lot of mushy sentiments attached to them.

    There are many suckers you can find in your local market — some may even be on sale . . . but even not, you can have your children give a Valentine’s Day card with something special attached to it.

    With a bit of creativity on your part, you can change the sentiment and even remove the To and From lines and use the images as birthday party favors or for other occasions. This is one of those designs that work for many celebrations.

    I hope you’ll use these cards. I like them!!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    A Rainy Saturday Morning

    I love the rain, especially if I can stay home and listen to it.

    But, this Saturday morning I ventured out to run some errands.

    I was surprised by the number of people walking in the rain. They were strolling, in no hurry, enjoying themselves.

    While I was at the grocery store, a woman approached me telling me she was out walking and how she just loves the little town where I live ( and evidently where she lives, too.)

    This got me thinking of how truly fortunate we are to live in a nice place and enjoy the weather, no matter what that brings.

    It is better to think positively than negatively. And to express that to others as well.

    When I returned the cart to the store after putting my groceries in the trunk of my car, I noticed the woman walking out of the parking lot. She was taking her time, looking at all the beauty around her. At that moment, I thought how wonderful it would be to take a walk . . . but I was glad to have my car and I’d be home with my groceries in about 5 minutes.

    As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about taking a walk . . . take my camera with me . . . just to capture this priceless moment of serenity with the rain and the beauty the day has to offer.

    I’m pretty much comfortable with my laptop, listening to the rain, with my precious Yorkshire terrier, Diva, sleeping next to me.

    This is a great day to curl up with a good book, watch a great movie, do a craft item or put together a jigsaw puzzle.

    Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I was wondering what Ray O’Bannon of RavensBlight had available to make.

    Yes, it is a bit on the dark side, but you have to admit it is unique. It has a skull and spikes around it. Just the thing to give to your special Valentine. It’s truly a one of a kind gift box.

    Just click the image to be taken to the PDF you can print out on card stock, assemble and fill with delightful sweets.

    Here’s the link to the Assembly Instructions for this exceptional Valentine’s Box compliments of Ray O’Bannon from RavensBlight.

    This could be a keepsake box as well. I’m sure I’ll bring it out again for fall. It would be wonderful for Halloween.

    The reason I think this box is so great is because of all the people who thoroughly enjoy Halloween and give all celebrations throughout the year with a bit of a macabre twist. Make up a few of these and see how welcome they are among your friends and family.

    Whatever you choose to do today, rain, snow, sleet, hail or sunshine, I hope you have a lovely day.

    Thanks for stopping by!