Monday, March 23, 2009

March Madness: Round 2

Good morning, Highlowaha! It's Katie here, ready to begin Round 2 of our Highlowaha March Madness. As some of you may remember, two weeks ago we began our own version of March Madness in which eight teams competed by sharing their most creative ideas, products, websites, resources, recipes, and more. These eight teams met at center curt and four of them advanced to the semi-finals and will face off this week! This week we will pull back out their playbooks and share their number 2 idea. We, the spectators, will vote on the day's M.V.P...or as the case may be, M.V.I. The winning teams will then advance to next week's championship game!

Today it will be the California Golden Girls vs. Iowa's Big Idea Babes. Remember that YOUR vote determines which team advances. We had a tremendous turn-out for the two previous weeks of voting, and I hope the crowds will fill the stands again today! Without further ado, here we go!

Flash Drive

Put the flash back in your flash drive!
Who says saving documents has to be boring? In a matter of minutes you can flash up your flash drive with something as simple as a finger puppet! These creative and easy to make flash drives are an affordable and fun gift for friends, family or coworkers!
Materials:
Small Flash Drive
Small Plastic Finger Puppet (can be purchased at most party or craft stores)
Easy-Mix Resin (can be purchased at most craft stores)
Directions:
Pop outside cover off of flash drive.
Carefully hold flash drive in finger hole of puppet.
Pour resin into finger hole.
Hold carefully until resin is set.

***OR***

Elf on the Shelf

This adorable book and toy combination became a new family tradition this Christmas. The book tells the story of an Elf who comes to live in your home in December. The Elf watches over your children to see if they are being naughty or nice and reports back to Santa on their progress. Everyday the Elf hides in a new place and the children search for him. A great way to encourage good behavior and build excitement for Christmas!

How to Vote:
Vote for the idea you consider most winning by simply making a post in today's comment section, indicating either "Flash" or "Elf". Votes must be cast by 7:00 p.m. CST.

Announcements:

Women Who Take The Cake: After tallying the votes from Friday, it has been determined that there is a tie between Molly and Hannah. We have made the decision to honor both of them by sending each of them a cake! Thank you for your nominations of the women who Take the Cake and for voting on Friday!

Signing off until tomorrow...

42 comments:

Heather said...

My vote is for Elf on the Shelf...what a cute, simple way to bring the holidays to life for a child.
Now I'll have to make this happen before this Christmas as I think Lily will start to understand things this year.

Peggy said...

I too like the Elf idea... I bet you could find something on Ebay right now, that is if you wanted to get things in order before you'd forget about it!

One friend is really into Annalee's characters...(painted faces, stuffed body) here's part of the code on Ebay right now
http://cgi.ebay.com/Annalee-10-Green-Christmas-Elf-1994-VG-

cassie p said...

elf

eknoxuk said...

I vote for Elf on the Shelf. We need to do that next year! Great idea!

I was just catching up on the blog and wish I could have voted for Kate for Take the Cake-the others are very deserving as well-but I have such admiration for a mom of twins going it alone all this time and still having time to be the amazingly creative! Wow!

Claudia said...

Peggy.... funny you should mention Annalees. My mother in law has purchased a number of them for me over the years and I have grown to love them. I think I'll check out the site.

My love for holidays AND family traditions means Elf on the Shelf gets my vote!

Cruise Director said...

I vote for the Elf.

lindsaymarie said...

Elf! My grandma has one and my sister always loved it, and a couple years ago grandma got one for her for Christmas. They're really cute!

Tera said...

Hey HLA land. It's been about two weeks since I've really checked in. Craziness up in the north. Hope that all of you are doing well.

My vote is for Elf on a Shelf. SUPER cute!

Have a great week, everyone!

Katie K said...

Happy Monday, everyone!

I am also voting for Elf on the Shelf! I think that is such a magical idea for kids. Having just gotten back from Disneyworld, I am all about the magic today and how to put more magic in a child's life!

Speaking of Disney, there are pictures on my facebook if anyone is interested in seeing them!

Anonymous said...

Elf.

Quynh said...
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Quynh said...

I vote flash drive.
Check out a sample picture of a fun flash drive:

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww219/tarrahhartley/Brads30thBirthday202.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww219/tarrahhartley/Brads30thBirthday202.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww219/tarrahhart
ley/Brads30thBirthday202.jpg

Karina said...

I am always looking for cute/practical gifts. Everyone uses flash drives these days...I vote for the flashy flash drives.

wendy said...

The duck flash drive picture is CUTE! I vote flash drive cause its a very creative idea.

Dan said...

I vote for the Flash drive!

b.k.root said...

I'll vote for the Elf.

Dr. Manny So Fresh said...

i vote for flash drives

Dan said...

I can see myself using the flash drive idea for co-workers gifts... maybe picking a puppet that reflects their personality to give it a personal touch. I vote for flash drives.

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to the "Flash" drive it could be a very practical gift for Middle, High School, College, male and female studetns. And it could be used all year long not just during the Holidays!Plus, the duck/Patito is supper cute! I love it!!!!

Sarah said...

Elf on the Shelf...definitely.

Patricia said...

I vote goes to The DUCK Flash drive!

Melanie said...

A vote for Elf here.

My mom got one this Christmas for her future grandchildren - Ellie and my future sister-in-law's little girl. The book is fantastic and so is the website. Check it out: www.elfontheshelf.com

Cristine said...

I vote Flash. Maybe that would help me not to lose flash drives. Plus, I don't know if anything can help my boys behave sometimes. Little boys get into too much trouble.
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Have a great day everyone!!!

Margaret is Clueless Today said...

I don't know what a flash drive even is...

So ELF!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for "Flash"--very creative!

Jadyn Ngo said...

I vote for Flash Drive!

Laura K said...

Love the elf idea...let's see if I can remember it by the time I actually have children in my house!

Chaotic said...

flash....i use those a LOT ... and my kiddo is 22...sigh...

Kat said...

Flash! I plan on doing Elf on a shelf for Max this year, BUT that flash drive idea would be a great project for me to make for my family and friends as gifts. This was a hard one to choose!

Jenny said...

I vote for the Flash Drive!

Victor said...

flashy flash drive flashiness all the way!!!

DeDe said...

I vote for the Elf.

Maria said...

I like the idea of making a flash drive I have to use all the time cute. I vote for flash!

Anonymous said...

I vote for flash drives

Katie K said...

Hey everyone!

Currently the voting is tied at 16 votes for each!!! There are only 31 minutes left to cast your votes, so get them in!!!

Anonymous said...

FLASH DRIVE FOR THE WIN!

Alex said...

I vote for flash drives! Making some techy cute is creative.

Anonymous said...

i think the flash drive is a fabulous idea!!!!

Gabriela said...

I will have the coolest flash drive in my office! I vote flash!

Ernestina said...

I vote for the flashy flash drives, it creative and practical.