Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sweet Nurseries for Sweet Baby Girls

A Detailed House

Having a baby is hard enough; add tackling a nursery to mix and it can become overwhelming! There is so much pressure put on this one room – and the mother. When I was pregnant with my first child, I scoured magazines and the Internet for inspiration, but found it difficult to find rooms that I liked and a time consuming endeavor.

I’m hoping that these pictures will save mothers the aggravation and provide some inspiration for them.

White and luxurious with the mirrored furniture. The monogram can be made on your computer and framed!

Great treatment for the window arrangement! The colors are feminine and a combination that is increasing in frequency, yet different and not the stereotypical shades, and the chair is unique.

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Firecracker Flags


What You’ll Need

12-x-12-inch sheets of white, red, and blue card stock

Craft glue

1/8-inch hole punch

Star paper punches in several sizes

Twenty 10-inch strips of ribbon (1/4 to 1/2 inch wide)

Watch How-To Video: Firecracker Flags



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The White House – “State Dinner” Calling All Kid’s Chefs

The White House Saturday, June 9, 2012
A “State Dinner” just for kidsCalling all kid chefs: Here’s your chance to share your favorite delicious and nutritious lunch recipe with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, is looking for parents or legal guardians of creative kid chefs from all over the country to submit their child’s recipe for a healthy and nutritious lunch.

So if your kids have some skills in the kitchen, we hope you’ll take the time to share their recipes. We’ll invite a winning child and their parent or legal guardian from each state and territory to join us for a Kid’s “State Dinner.”

Submit your recipe

The rules are simple: All entrants (parents or legal guardians of kids ages 8-12) are encouraged to reference the MyPlate nutritional guidelines to ensure recipes meet healthy standards. Recipes should include each of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including fruit, veggies, whole grains, protein and low-fat dairy foods.

Then in August, Let’s Move! will team up with the Department of Education, USDA, and Epicurious for a Kid’s “State Dinner.” Winning recipes will be published in an online book to help share these new, healthy lunch time ideas.

You have until June 17 to submit your recipe, so get cooking and share what you think we should serve for lunch at the White House:

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