My St. Patrick’s Day Tree. Who Says Trees are Just for Christmas?

My St. Patrick’s Day Tree. Who Says Trees are Just for Christmas?

Did you know that immediately after Christmas, artificial trees go on sale for up to 80% off? So make plans this December to go out shopping a couple of days after Christmas to snag a mini tree. Or two. Or five, like I once did. Since St. Patrick’s Day is my 2nd favorite holiday, this year I created a mini St Patrick’s Day tree. Being more Irish than any other ancestry, I love St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday makes me feel closer to my people across the pond.

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Make Your Own Hogwarts House Pajamas

Make Your Own Hogwarts House Pajamas

I am a Ravenclaw living with two Slytherins. I am also a stickler for personality tests. I am pretty sure I end up taking a new one every week. I strongly believe that everyone, no matter how old they are, should at least take the Myers-Briggs test. You’ll learn so much about yourself from that test. Second to the Myers-Briggs, my favorite personality test is the Hogwarts house sorter at Pottermore.com. As silly as it sounds, it really is an insightful quiz. It will reveal which of the four houses you belong in, but it also tells you a ton about what type of personality you have.

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Must Have Books for Your Star Wars Collection

Must Have Books for Your Star Wars Collection

I collect books. A habit that my son has happily inherited. While, he does enjoy fictional novels, he has always preferred reading non-fiction, which I guess he inherited from both of us. This has made it easier to find quality books for him to read. Many of these Star Wars books are great for the engineering mind! Encyclopedia-like books related to science and his love of sci-fi are his favorites. (My husband’s too!)

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Mastering Robotics for Teens

Mastering Robotics for Teens

Educators from around the world have been searching for an easy to use, plug-and-play robotics controller that is simple enough for classroom learning, yet powerful enough for advanced robotics competitions. So Pitsco Research & Development naturally jumped in to fill this need. The TETRIX® PRIZM™ Robotics Controller is a Pitsco exclusive and your next step to mastering robotics. This controller is perfect for middle and high schoolers who are interested in exploring the field of robotics.

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Posts You Loved in 2016

Posts You Loved in 2016

It is always fun to look back through my stats to see what posts have been the most popular. Statistics really tell a blogger a lot about their beloved readers. Seeing what posts have been loved, retweeted and pinned by you makes me love you even more. My tribe of nerdy, Star Trek, science fiction and STEM loving, book fanatic friends. Here are 12 of Milk and Cookies’ popular posts that were written in 2016.

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