Friday, April 27, 2012

Want to Win a $300 Prize Package from Dollipop Cosmetics?

Dollipop Cosmetics is having an amazing $300 giveaway celebrating the opening of their new shop!

Here's the link...

Simply Like the page and fill out the form.

Here's what you can win!!
3 Dollipop Cosmetics (formerly Frosting Bath & Body) Soaps
10 Random Dollipop Cosmetics Eye Shadows2 O.P.I. Nail Polishes4 Nicole by O.P.I. Nail Polishes1 Dollipop Cosmetics Room Spray1 Dollipop Cosmetics 35ml Perfume1 Dollipop Cosmetics Lotion1 Dollipop Cosmetics Marigold Eye Cream  1 Dollipop Cosmetics Votive Candle1 Bella Il Fiore Light-up Compact Mirror1 Betsey Johnson for Tweezerman Pair of Tweezers1 60ml Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner1 Travel-size Urban Decay Oil Control Makeup Setting-Spray1 Travel-size Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara1 1" Zoe Professional Styling Iron1 Large LeSportSac Summer Tote Bag and Matching Wet-bag for Swimsuit.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pinterest as a Tool for Handling Asperger's

I didn't know it when I started my Pinterest account but I had not only found a way to keep track of crafts I will never make, I had also found a way to calm my 9 year old son who has Asperger's.

My son has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh.  I created a board I named ROFLs and began pinning funny pictures and things that made me smile.  I knew some of them would make him laugh so I started sharing them with him.  Everyday he would ask if I had any new rofls for him.  He made a self-imposed rule that he wouldn't look until I had at least 6 new rofls for him to see.

I've discovered that not only does it give us a chance to laugh together it also often works as a tool to help calm him.  It has helped to avert melt-downs and helped him when he's feeling out of control or angry.  I love it and so does he.

If you look at the album you'll see that he especially likes lolcats, legos, and Star Wars.  You'll also see a few jokes that I pinned for myself to which he says "I don't get it."

Here are some of our very favorites: