December 3, 2013
- Note from the Publisher
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
- GIVEAWAY~ Mamma Mia! Live in Roanoke Dec 19th
- Holiday Gift Guide GIVEAWAY~from Lilla Rose
- This Week's Video~How to Make a Pop-Up Card
- Top 10 Gift Experience Ideas
- Sign up NOW for Music Together in Roanoke
- Macaroni Menu: Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Whipped
- Christmas Tree Decorations
- Introducing our 2014 FITNESS GUIDE
- Plan Ahead
My favorite time of year is upon us! And this year it's all about keeping my kids believing because just yesterday my savvy 6 year old asked my husband, "why does Buddy's face look plastic?" Buddy is our dear Elf on the Shelf that has been visiting our family for the past 3 years. I'm actually not sure how my husband responded but sure am glad it wasn't me he asked! So this year we're going to have to pull out all the stops and make sure we don't slip up so our boys can keep believing for at least one more year.
Which brings me to an important question, where in Roanoke is the best, most believable Santa? Because we need to pay him a visit! Leave a comment and let us know!
Easy Peasy Links and Other Cool Local Resources
Here's this week's scoop of family fun~
- GIVEAWAY~ Win tickets to see Mamma Mia! at Roanoke Civic Center
- HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE GIVEAWAY~ Win a Lilla Rose Flexi Clip
- FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY~ Facebook fans can enter to win tickets to WWE Live!
- VIDEO OF THE WEEK~ How to make a pop-up card
- CRAFT OF THE WEEK~ Christmas tree decorations
- RECIPE OF THE WEEK~ Pumpkin cake with cinammon whipped
- HOLIDAY SHOPPING~ Top 10 Gift Experience Ideas
- EDUCATION CORNER~Focus on Music Education! Sign up now for winter sessions with Music Together in Roanoke
Peace, love, and Macaroni!
Plus our Top 5 Do-Not-Miss FREE Events for This Week!
Gift ideas for everyone on your list!
HAND BAGS & ACCESSORIES
Soap for Men
The Pampered Chef
HOME FRAGRANCE & ACCESSORIES
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Oh So Glitzy
VA History Museum
PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS
River Rock Climbing
Mountain Lake Lodge ...
Don't give "stuff", give stuff to do!
- Glazed ...
- 1 can (14 ounce) pumpkin
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- Cinnamon, to taste
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used honey Teddy Grahams)
- Preheat oven to 350 degree
- Grease a 9x13 pan
- Put the first 5 ingredients in your bowl and mix well (it will be runny)
- Pour into greased pan
- Sprinkle entire box of yellow cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture
- Top with graham cracker ...
- Styrofoam cones in multi-sizes
- glue or mod podge
- paint brush
- stick or small paint brush
- Set up your station with one bowl for each glitter color.
- Insert stick or small brush into bottom of cone to hold without getting messy
- Using paint brush, brush mod podge onto Styrofoam cone.
- Coat with glitter over your bowl to catch access glitter.
- Remove stick and set into bowl to dry.
If you are in the fitness business than this is the place for you!
Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8 - A Little House Christmas ~ Roanoke Children's Theatre
Where: Roanoke Children's Theatre, performed at Dumas CenterWhen: runs through Thurs-Sun until Dec 22ndWho: all agesHow: tickets available ONLINECost: $12/children and $18/adultsFor more info: visit www.roanokechildrenstheatre.org
Where: Roanoke Performing Arts TheatreWhen: n/aWho: all agesHow: tickets available ONLINECost: starting at $15/children and $19/adultsFor more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 7:30 PMWho: Girls Night Out or a Mother/Daughter OutingHow: tickets available online or at the box officeCost: starting at $37For more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 5:00 PMWho: all ages, though parents should use their own discretion for small children.Cost: starting at $17/person and parking is $5For more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: time vary by date so go to www.roanokeciviccenter.for scheduleWho: all agesHow: tickets available ONLINE or at the Box OfficeCost: kids general admission start at just $8For more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 7:30 PM (also 2PM on the 15th)Who: all ages (please remember to bring ear plugs because it's REALLY loud!)Cost: kids (ages 2-12) are just $6.50For more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Roanoke Civic Center Performing Arts TheatreWhen: 1:00 PM (also at 4:00PM)Who: all agesCost: starting at $20/ticketFor more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 7:00 PMWho: all agesCost: starting at $23/personFor more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
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