Sunday, May 24, 2009

NWA Cake Party

I saw the episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 last year where all eight kids go to a cake shop and decorate their own cupcakes and cakes. Cupcakes for the sextuplets and six inch round cakes for the twins. I thought this was fantastic and know my son would love it! Then, I received an email early this week from Life+Kids that was introducing a new business in downtown Springdale named NWA Cake Party! This new hot spot is located at 126 W. Emma Ave. in downtown Springdale, AR and they have this to offer for your artistic and sweet toothed little ones! Call them today (479) 756-0444 to reserve a birthday party package or their Kid's Decorating Classes that start June 9th!

Cake Party Package
$125 for up to 10 people. Party includes 1 6" cake, choice of cupcake or cookie, soft drinks and party room for 1 1/2 hrs. $10.95 each additional person.
Cupcake Party
$125 for up to 20 people. Party includes 1 cupcake and 1 cookie, soft drinks and party room for 1 1/2 hrs. $6.95 each additional person.
Party To Go!
$11.95 Party Kit includes 1 6" cake, choice of cookie or cupcake, icing, and decorations. Call ahead for pick up.
Kids Summer Decorating Classes
Drop off the kids for 2 hrs of icing fun! Each child gets to decorate 1 cake, cookie and a cupcake. They will receive all the tools and instruction necessary to create a masterpiece. $20/day per child. (Multiple child discount). Starts June 9th, classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3. Call ahead to sign up. 479-756-0444 Class size is limited.

So, I guess you can have your cake and eat it too!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day

May seems to be a typically busy month with High School and College Graduations, preparing our homes and ourselves for the warmer months ahead and of course, Mother's Day. I thought it would be great to list some ideas to show your Mother(s) just how important they are to you!

1) Let Mom sleep in
2) Prepare her favorite breakfast and bring it to her in bed
3) Clean up the Kitchen
4) Offer to clean the house today
5) Treat Mom to a manicure and pedicure, massage, facial, etc. Who wouldn't love some pampering?
6) Take Mom to a nice lunch at her favorite restaurant
7) Have her favorite flowers arranged in a vase and surprise her with them
8) Make Mom a great meal
9) Have the kiddos make her a special Mother's Day card, keepsake, etc.
10) Let mom watch her favorite movie alone or all pile up in bed and watch
11) Make sure to take photos of Mom enjoying her day
12) Run Mom a bubble bath, light some candles and bring her the newest issue of her favorite magazine
13) Arrange a picnic in the park, weather permitting, where you have prepared the lunch items and remembered all the necessary details, including bug repellant and sunscreen!
14) Offer to bathe the kiddos after the dinner you prepared and cleaned up after :)
15) Enroll Mom in a class she's been wanting to take (i.e. cake decorating, scrapbooking, cooking classes, jazzercise, etc.)
16) Help Mom plant all those May flowers
17) Give Mom a coupon book so she can remember how much you love her throughout the year
18) Make sure to tell Mom how much you love her!

I will be sharing my Mother's Day with three generations of Mother's and making sure they know how much they mean to me and hoping my husband partakes in atleast one idea on my list!


The battle between Twitter or Tweet?

It seems that everyone is on twitter these days, except me! I'm usually the last to join the band wagons on social networking sites and am no exception to Twitter. My sister and I were having the discussion last week about whether you "twitter" or "tweet" and I ran across this opinion from a reader in the May 2009 Inc. Magazine. Maybe this reader has put the battle to rest!

Did I just Twitter or Tweet?
Calling your story "We Asked, you Twittered" (March 2009) was like Alice on The Brady Bunch waving a peace sign and shouting "Groovy!" to Marcia and Greg-not a lot of street cred. In the Twitterverse, we tweet about things; we don't Twitter about subjects. I realize the world of Web 2.0 terminologies moves fast, but for a magazine purporting to be on gthe cutting edge, it's important to get the lingo down.

Nancy Marmolejo
Founder,, Anaheim, California

Does that help or make it even more confusing?! So I guess I"ll finally join twitter and tweet.