School has started! We all know that school can be hard work and that kids usually are in need of a good, healthy snack after they get home. What do you give them most frequently for after school snacks? Cookie, candy, veggies or maybe you make them wait til dinner. Giving them an after school […]
Summer memories are coming to a close and the beginning of another school year is quickly approaching. If you’re anything like me, you want lots of photos of your child’s first day of school; new outfit, back pack and lunch box, walking to the bus stop, meeting the teacher, and the list goes o n. […]
Who doesn’t love Americana décor around their home? This simple flag can add a touch of American pride to any bedroom, living room, front door or patio. An added bonus is the main material is free from your local hardware store; paint stirrers!
Many people don’t like to eat their veggies! While you may think its kids more than adults, you’d be surprised to know how many adults won’t. But, what if you could trick your family into eating them? Brassica oleracea or cauliflower is not technically a vegetable, but a type of flower. It does not have […]
Artichokes! We have all seen them in the produce aisle and wondered to ourselves, “Who was the first person to eat that?” They look like giant green flower buds! However, don’t let their looks fool you; this deceptive little vegetable can be great tasting. Although their preparation is a little involved, the delicious reward is worth […]
Spring has sprung and it’s time to add some color back to your backyard! Backyard BBQs and fun are just around the corner. A pallet planter is an easy and inexpensive way to make your backyard the hit of the neighborhood. What you’ll need: Old pallet Hose clamps (I found the terra-cotta pots first, and […]
By: Melissa Barrickman, CYS School Liaison Officer There are a number of ways that you can maximize your child’s learning capabilities throughout the school year, which can lead to confident test-taking. Some of these strategies include: Assisting your child with homework and ensuring that your child is completing all homework assignments Helping your child to develop good […]
Whether you are a wine aficionado or prefer a glass of port every now and then, this is a craft for you. You now have an excuse to buy that extra bottle and can reuse/recycle the best part…the cork! Supplies: Picture frames Wine corks Glue gun Acrylic paint (optional) Paint brush (optional) Directions: 1.) Find […]