Monday, June 30, 2008
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
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Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
But this looks so FUN! I would go TOMORROW if I were in Utah.
Here's whats in store: story telling, face painting, Renaissance and folk dance instruction, Medieval art activity, Castle building, Screenings of the animated film "Quest for Camelot, treats, balloons and other surprises.
When: June 11 & 12, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: BYU Museum of Art. Location/Directions here.
Click here for a complete schedule.
This little museum will always hold a special place in my heart. I worked as their promotions manager for two years and fell in love.
If you're looking for something to do with your kids, check out BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures. They have specific programming geared towards young children called Mornings at the Museum.
Details: Tuesday 10:30 a.m. & Thursdays 1:30 p.m. beginning June 3
Cost: Free, but space is limited. Their site says it is full, but to check back for cancellations
For: Children ages 3-12, accompanied by an adult
Where: Museum of Peoples and Cultures, BYU. 700 n 100 E (one block south of Brick Oven)
Description: Hour long session that includes cultural presentation, stories and a hands-on activity that children bring home.
Mornings at the Museum Schedule:
| ||June||3, 5||Pottery|
| ||10, 12 ||Kachinas|
| ||17, 19 ||Archaeology|
| ||24,26 ||Pottery|
| ||July||1, 3||Kachinas|
| ||8, 10 || Archaeology |
| ||15, 17 || Pottery |
| ||22 || Dance |
| ||29, 31 || Kachinas |
| ||August||5, 7||Archaeology|
Check out their other fun and educational programming: Family Nights, Guided Tours, Culture-Me-Mine Date Nights, Summer Treasure Hunt, and Scout Activity Patches. Any teacher's reading? Click here.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wouldn't this make a summer date or afternoon with the kids so much fun?
Also, if you're new to Klutz.com, check out some of my other favorites like the Make Paper Flowers Book , Shrinky Dinks and Make Your Own Twirly Tutu. Don't leave the site without browsing the building cards books, the How to Build Castles book is now on sale!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I'm enchanted bythe narrative of The Unicorn Tapestries displayed at The Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
I plan to frame and display it in a future "master" bedroom.
The reason, you ask?
Read this from the museum's description:
"In this instance, the unicorn probably represents the beloved tamed. He is tethered to a tree and constrained by a fence, but the chain is not secure and the fence is low enough to leap over. The unicorn could escape if he wished but clearly his confinement is a happy one, to which the ripe, seed-laden pomegranates in the tree—a medieval symbol of fertility and marriage—testify. The red stains on his flank do not appear to be blood, as there are no visible wounds like those in the hunting series; rather, they represent juice dripping from the bursting pomegranates above. Many of the other plants represented here, such as wild orchid, bistort, and thistle, echo this theme of marriage and procreation: they were acclaimed in the Middle Ages as fertility aids for both men and women..."
Sorta tender and sweet? Yes.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I know, I know some of you have seen this before. But if this blog is going to catalogue my quest for domestication then I must have all of the journey on here.
I made this cake for my sister-in-law's baby shower back in March. It was by far one of the funnest cakes to make. Oh and did I mention it was huge?
The cake itself was vanilla with a Nutella buttercream frosting. I used Wilton's ready made fondant and Wilton's classic buttercream recipe beneath.
The idea came from Wilton's "Celebrate with Fondant" book.
I love this Zinnia Knob from Anthropologie. It would go so well with my idea for a robin's egg blue, brown and cream room for a little girl. And oh mom, if you're reading this...can I please have the brown dresser I had in my nursery as a baby? Can't you so see this on on it? Please?!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
I spent a good half hour or so thumbing through this wonderful cookbook at Anthropologie today. I love the concept of the whole thing--entertaining and cooking with others, including the kids.
The book has 70 recipes, menus, activities and 10 "playdates." Note: some may consider some of the meals not-so-kid perfect, aka duck, lamb, pickled shrimp with mango and fennel. So be cautious.
Overall though, I would love to cook from Lauren Bank Dean's, a former-Food Network Producer, cookbook and I love her enthusiasm about involving children in the kitchen.
Read more reviews here.