Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sam Simon


Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is donating his fortune to charity.
Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is donating his fortune to charity.
In a heart-warming gesture that shows the compassion and care, Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon has reportedly donated his entire wealth to charities. The vegan was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and as a way of leaving a positive imprint on the world, he is giving back.
Simon received a terminal colon cancer diagnosis reported The Hollywood Reporter.
After the prognosis, he announced via podcast that he would be donating the majority of his fortune to charity. Simon is most likely best known for his work with Matt Groening in creating The Simpsons, but his CV also includes extensive collaborations with animal-rights organizations such as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and his own California-based Sam Simon Foundation, serving vegan meals to hungry people and dogs, reported.
In an interview with THR, Simon explains that the change he would most like to see in the world is for animal testing to cease. “Veganism is an answer for almost every problem facing the world,” he told THR.
The world will sorely miss a brave and enlightening soul like Simon, who has shown the compassionate side of vegans once again.

Friday, August 9, 2013

I love PicMonkey!

Create your own watercolors!

Posted: May 05, 2013 8:00 AM
Posted by allParenting blog!
They say that those craft paints for kids are non-toxic, but it's still a mystery what's actually in them. Give yourself some peace of mind and the kids something fun to play with by making your own homemade water color paints!
Your kids will love getting to paint with watercolors that you made right at home! Kids can mix and match to make their paints in any color they can imagine, while Mom and Dad can rest easy knowing these paints are made from ingredients straight out of the pantry!
homemade water colors materials

What you'll need

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Cornstarch
  • Corn syrup
  • Spouted mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Whisk
  • Food coloring
  • Ice cube tray

What you'll do

homemade water colors step 1
Measure out 1 cup of baking soda and pour it into the mixing bowl.
homemade water colors step 2
Very slowly pour 3/4 cup of vinegar into the bowl. Don't add it all at once or it may bubble over. Kids love watching and helping with this step!
homemade water colors step 3
Once the vinegar and baking soda mixture has stopped bubbling, use the whisk to mix the two ingredients together.
homemade water colors step 4
Measure out and add 2 tablespoons of corn syrup to the mix.
homemade water colors step 5
Next, add in 1 cup of cornstarch.
homemade water colors step 6
Whisk the entire mixture until it is well combined.
homemade water colors step 7
Using the pour spout, pour the mixture into the compartments of an ice cube tray.
homemade water colors step 8
Put a small amount of food coloring on the tip of a popsicle stick.
homemade water colors step 9
Use the popsicle stick to mix a different color of food coloring into each tray. Don't forget you can combine colors: red and blue will make purple, yellow and blue will make green, and red and yellow will make orange.
homemade water colors step 10
Once your water colors are mixed, set them in a safe spot to dry. Plan on allowing them to dry overnight, but it can take as long as 2 days before they are completely dry and ready to use.
homemade water colors step 11
Once your water colors have dried, they are ready to use just like the paint from the store, but without the mystery ingredients!
allParenting homemade water colors