DIY Moana Costume

My girls love Moana and I knew I had to come up with my own costume for my oldest daughter to wear.

Of course, I used items I already had to make an inexpensive version of Moana’s outfit in the movie. I even made a cardboard oar to complete the costume.

Continue reading

Fidget Spinner – Halloween Costume

We are so excited to share with all of our readers a Fidget Spinner costume you can make on your own and it costs very little to make.

Oh and did I mention, the fidget spinners really do SPIN! Are you excited to see how to make it? Because, we are excited to show you how we made it.

Continue reading

Think BIG! – Travelin’ Trunk Show

Think Big Theater Arts is one of our favorite places to visit since we attended one of the Travelin Trunk Shows this past summer. Season 2 of the Travelin’ Trunk show starts this weekend and we are so excited!

“The Travelin’ Trunk Show is at 11am on Saturdays & Sundays. Perfect for ages 2-7. Think Mr Rogers meets Magic Garden. New live theater episode and story every weekend.”

Continue reading

FREE Drop-In Recreation Programs in North Hempstead Town

Town Offering FREE Drop-in Recreation Programs at Three Parks!

Activities for Town residents to run from July 5 to August 18

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department is now offering drop-in summer recreation programs at Broadway Park in Garden City Park, Charles J. Fuschillo Park in Carle Place and John D. Caemmerer Park in Albertson from July 5 until August 18.  The programs are completely free and do not require registration. They do require that the child be accompanied by a parent, who must remain at the park while the child is participating in the program.

Continue reading

Farms to visit animals on Long Island…

 Long Island has a lot of great places to visit where animals are the main attraction. We are so lucky to have so many amazing interactive and educational working farms to enjoy.

Check out our list of great farms to visit:

Continue reading

Seen Enough Tobacco

ALBANY, N.Y. – Youth in this region have seen enough tobacco promotions. It’s time to protect them and put an end to youth smoking and other tobacco use. That’s the message Tobacco Free New York State is working hard to communicate to millions regionally and statewide with its “Seen Enough Tobacco” campaign.

With the goal of safeguarding children from the billions of dollars of hard-hitting tobacco promotions in places where they can see them, the campaign uses video, social media (#SeenEnoughTobacco), digital advertising and a “Jack and Jill (and Tobacco)” storybook that describes children’s encounters with tobacco promotions in convenience stores. Provocative images creatively combine cigarettes with common children’s items, like crayons, a birthday cake and a crib mobile, in scenarios intended to grab the attention of community members and parents and prompt their outrage. Viewers can learn what they can do to protect children from tobacco promotions and join more than 15,000 others throughout the state by pledging their support at the campaign’s website www.SeenEnoughTobacco.org.

Continue reading

DIY Backyard Hopscotch made from Pavers

Add the classic game of hopscotch to your yard with these colorful pavers that you can create yourself for an inexpensive do-it-yourself project.

Continue reading