Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Celebrating the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood App

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Are you ready to get Summer started? We just celebrated in style with a Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood party! 
"Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale brought to you by acclaimed production company, Giants Are Small. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper".
 First up we decided to craft, color and listen to the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Soundtrack!
Nothing kicks a party off right then with some music and fun activities!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Recipe: Steak Wraps

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 I love to cook UNTIL the weather outside makes it so hot the last thing I want to do is stand over a hot stove. Try creating these quick to make Steak Wraps.
What you will need:
Cheese slices ( we used Provolone)
Small Onion diced
Garlic (diced)
Honey
Steak Cutlets
Spinach leaves
Mushrooms ( optional)
 Pan fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms.
 Lay the cutlets on a cutting board and spoon the diced mix on top of them.

Friday, June 24, 2016

7 Truths About Visiting Washington D.C.

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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin. 

My son is learning about the presidents in his first-grade class. We came up with a genius idea to take him to Washington D.C. for an extended vacation to have him enrich his learning firsthand. I have never properly visited this area, so a lot of research/trial and error went into our trip. I thought I would share our seven truths about visiting Washington D.C. to help with anyone else traveling here with your families.
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1. Traffic. You can only begin to imagine the traffic in downtown Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. Think tourists flashing cameras, food trucks and everyday city bustle. I would suggest you walking to your destinations or using public transport of some sort to get around. We hopped on the Metro and that drastically cut down on walking! I was born and raised in New York so for me driving in traffic is not the end all but it really is not worth it when everything is within walking distance.
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2. Bring a reusable water bottle with you! We visited over an extended weekend and the weather was rather warm and enjoyable. Walking around in the sunshine we drank a lot of liquids. You can refill at several water fountains scattered around the parks, in museums and attractions.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Recipe: Red, White & Blue Rice Crispy Treats

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 Let's celebrate our Independence in style with these easy to make 
Red, White & Blue Rice Crispy Treats
What you will need:
Marshmallows
1 stick of butter
Cool whip
Blue food coloring
 Melt the stick of butter in a pan.

Friday, June 17, 2016

7 Ways to Experience St. Augustine Florida

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Ready for sun, brick laid streets, rich history and beaches? If you have never graced the streets of St. Augustine then, my friends, plan a trip! It is hands down one of my favorite all time places to visit. From historic museums to ghost tours there is truly something for everyone!
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1. Bridge of lions can be seen as you enter the Old city from A1A. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to the four towers in the middle of the draw bridge. The two lion statues set "guarding" and accept both walking and vehicle traffic along the intercoastal waterway. Not only a great place to sight see but also perfect for "selfies".
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2. Start your morning off with a Scenic cruise. They have several in the harbor you can choose from but I recommend booking for an early departure. This gives you the best chance of enjoying dolphins! We enjoyed some dolphins by the boat before our scenic tour even began. Many tours give views of the Castillo De San Marcos and if you really look you just might see a gator or eagle hanging out!