Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Holiday Letter 2015: Correctly Colored in Crayon!

Inspired by Marc Chagall's colorful stained glass windows, this year's Holiday Letter comes in the form of a coloring page. How did you do? Did you stay within the lines? I would have liked to print the letter on translucent vellum paper, but opted for opaque 28 lb. white instead. Happy 2016!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Holiday Letter 2015: A Coloring Page!

Would you believe we have not done a holiday letter in three years? Of course, I had to come up with a clever way to share and distinguish all the highlights from 2013-2015. So this year's creative masterpiece is a very trendy Adult Coloring Page! Grab your colored pencils or crayons in blue, red, green, and yellow... and have some fun.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Holiday Letter 2012 Tangram Solution

In our Holiday Letter from December 2012, we presented an assortment of photos which were to be cut out from our letter (gasp!) and reassembled into a house template. There were eleven photo-shapes, of which only seven were necessary to complete the puzzle. There were several possible solutions, but this is one of them:

You may be wondering, "Why didn't I receive a letter this year?" My answer is simple: I haven't mailed it yet! There is a stack of letters yet to be folded, and a box of envelopes that still need to be addressed, stuffed, sealed, stamped, and then mailed. But by the time you receive your letter, the solution will already be available here.

So far, our letters have included numerical limericks, alphabetical rhyming couplets, a crossword puzzle, word search, Jumble, Mad Libs, Origami, and Tangrams. We welcome suggestions for next year's letter-puzzle in the Comments!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Memory of Alanna DeMella

My son's elementary school enjoyed make-your-own-sundaes and a surprise visit from former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield yesterday!! Students raised $2,500.00 for "Pitching in for Kids" in memory of Third Grade teaching assistant Mrs. DeMella, who's life was tragically ended by a drunk driver in March 2012.

 Arlington Students Honor Teacher Killed In Florida Crash  
By Jack Williams, WBZ-TV
June 18, 2012 6:21 PM

The entire article can be viewed HERE.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

One-Row Buttonhole

Thank you to Nancy for showing me this video! It gives easy-to-follow instructions for a great, reinforced buttonhole that you complete within one row of knitting. I liked it so much that I've embedded it here for my own future reference.

It makes me want to start a cardigan!

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Friday, November 04, 2011

OPEN HOUSES Sat/Sun 11/12 & 11/13 -- 1:30-3:30pm

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

FSBO - $399,900 - 3br/1ba - Single Family (Arlington, MA)

5 Blossom Street
Arlington, MA 02474

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Home for Sale - $399,900 - 3br/1ba (Arlington, MA)

5 Blossom Street

Arlington, MA 02474

Living Area: 1242 sq ft
Lot size: 4238 sq ft

Move right in to this single family vintage colonial home with gleaming hardwood floors & newer windows throughout. Bright & sunny first floor with bay windows, built-in corner hutch. Three bedrooms upstairs, plus extra room and full bath. Seasonal view of Boston skyline. New roof, boiler & hot water tank. Large deck off kitchen with steps down to private fenced-in yard. Walk-out basement. Security system. Whole-house water filter. Walk to Arlington Heights shopping, public transportation, Minuteman Bikeway, Reservoir Beach, schools, ice skating rink, parks and ball fields!

Serious inquiries only. Contact Joy 617-281-8128 joyspadafora@gmail.com

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