.December 06 2013, 0 Comments
Worth The Read:
★ Holiday photo booth featuring SANTA presented by MNS Real Impact Real Estate
★ Holiday glitter tattoo booth presented by Retro Fitness Williamsburg
★ Guest appearance by JACK FROST presented by The Big Apple Circus
★ Event holiday gift bags presented by Williamsburg Northside Preschool
★ Portion of proceeds to benefit Little Essentials, helping to support Brooklyn families.
Where is the Christmas Gift Guide?
- I’m a perfectionist when it comes to doing gift guides and hoping to get one done soon meanwhile I have been pinning my favorite guides, toys and all around holiday inspiration on pinterest daily . Holiday Inspiration/ Toys.
I wanted to know:
Beef stew recipe
Tomato-white bean soup
Braised Short Ribs
Thank you Jenny!
Top Photo: Eclectic Boho Love
Middle Photo: Dinner A Love Story
Looking for something fun and easy to create with your loved little ones for the holidays? I have the solution! I found a great, easy to understand video at http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=CQsp2iNoBx0 that enables you to make stars with only 1 cut. It also gives you a cool placemat with a star cutout in the center that can be used as well. I love this because you don’t have to waste any of the paper; you can up your recycling by using leftover wrapping paper scraps, newspaper, old greeting cards or magazine pages. If you want an original pattern on your paper, have your child decorate it first with colors. Depending on your child’s age, they can do all of it on their own, cut the one line needed or use the stars you made to create cool gifts and/or decorations. You can fold the paper and draw the line to cut on so it’s easier for the young ones to cut correctly. After the stars are created, there are so many options of what to create with them. I’ve listed some below, and the only materials you would need for these are tape, glue, scissors, crayons and/or markers.
- Holiday greeting cards
- Gift tags
- Decorate gift bags
Another cool thing about this activity is that it can be used throughout the year for other celebrations or decorations like birthdays, nursery décor and more. Enjoy!
Angela Veninga our newest contributor will touch on all things education. A Brooklyn newbie from St. Louis, Missouri, Angela has taught art education for 11 years. She has a Master in Education, Bachelor of Science in Art Education. A strong passion for teaching and creating art she has been consulting for private clients on how to develop a working art curriculum here in New York City and Brooklyn.
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Here are 4 great apps I have discovered in the last six months or so. The term easier is tricky with a busy parent, what would make our lives easier is a live -in/ full time housekeeper. Since this isn't in the cards (at least for me)let's start with these apps that help in organization, motivation and streamline what our kids can watch/play with which hopefully helps our day function a bit more smoothly.
PDF Convert will turn any document you email into a PDF in minutes.
LIft An app that gives you daily motivation and coaching from beginning to exercise to saving money. If you read this blog often you’ll know that one of my goals is to start meditating again and this app is helping me on getting back on a meditation track.
Flesky I just read about this app on Mashable and I so need it. I have become the worst speller since I type fast and seem to always be on the go -sending important work text messages that look like my 4 year old wrote them. No more with this cool app.
Kids apps: Moms with Apps is a community site of developers that profile safe apps for kids. George Karavias who is part of this community publishes App Friday on “Download Center” of family-friendly apps.
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