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down home Vol 5 -Issue 4 March/April 2013

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m a g a z in e

keeping it down home - from the Sandhills to the Crystal Coast

Outdoor Games Picnic’n Spring Clean Get Outside and Play

Fo od & Fun

with Handmade Products


Easter Egg Hunt March 9th 9:30-10:30 $12

Package includes : The hunt - Easter themed gift - A free Easter photo booth session and 4x6 photo w/ Memories Creative Photography.

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Parties • Play Dates • Custom Events

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Several eggs will have big prizes: Gift certificates for spa services & retail items , play dates & photo session packeges.

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•Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary• The NC Blueberry Festival Association Proudly Presents

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The 10th Annual North Carolina

Blueberry Festival Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 9a.m.-9p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Historic Downtown Burgaw

Free All Day Entertainment Featuring: The Craig Woolard Band Spare Change & The Band of Oz

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Exit 398, I-40 910.259.9817 For more information visit our website:

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ssue P6 - Letter from the Editor

Down Home Magazine is owned and operated by Cindi Pate, PO Box 901, Pikeville, NC 27863 - All inquiries can be made to this address as well as subscription requests. 1 year for $12 to cover postage. Subscriptions start the following issue.

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The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising or content that is not in keeping with the magazine’s standards.

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contributors

down home Vol 5 -Issue 4 March/April 2013

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m a g a z in e

keeping it down home - from the Sandhills to the Crystal Coast

Gloria Deal

Cindi Pate

J Paul Abrams

Julie Howell

On the Cover Warm weather is on its way! And what better way to celebrate than going on a picnic?

Outdoor Games Picnic’n Spring Clean Get Outside and Play

Fo od & Fun

with Handmade Products


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Growin up, each Easter, my mother would sit my sisters and me on the living room floor with a large bowl of boiled eggs and a box of crayons and let us decorate the eggs that would be hidden later for our egg hunt. My youngest sister could only squiggle lines on hers, so her older siblings and I would encourage her to use a variety of colors to try and cover more space on the shell. Another of my sisters always created polka dots and another colored a very colorful watermelon pattern - or at least that is what we called it. Me - I chose to draw a cross on a hill, surrounded by the greenest grass and the most brilliant sunshine, and - on the other side of the egg, I’d write, HE IS ALIVE. At a young age, I loved the Lord with all my heart and I understood that he was my Savior. Every Easter, I am reminded of his love for me and I am reminded of the cross he died on for me. (and you). “On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain.” I have passed the egg bowl onto my own children, but I do ask that they save me one egg so that I may color my special cross on a hill.

Cindi Pate

- Editor/Publisher


Daffodil Festival Fremont, NC Fremont, North Carolina hosts a Festival each year in honor of the beautiful daffodil. This year’s festival is scheduled for Saturday March 30, 2013. Bring the whole family and join the town for fun, music, food, crafts, and entertainment not to mention the down home hospitality and charm of the rural South as they celebrate the arrival of spring.

“Daffodils” (1804)

I WANDER’D lonely as a cloud - That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. page 7


Get Outside & Play

Affordable & Creative Games Just in Time for Spring

So on, the weather will warm and the days will be longer. Are you ready? I know we are! So, we’ve be en busy working on turning your backyard into a place where kids will want to play. Each idea both affordable and easy to create. written and photographed by Cindi Pate


Ring Toss This fun game can be set up in no time at all, using simple soda bottles in a crate or a box lid or short basket- using canning jar rings or braclets for the toss.

Walking Cans Have you ever tried walking on stilts.? Me too. and I fell down. Here is a safer alternative for your kids, Walking Cans.

Tic-Tac-Toe Nothing says easy living like a game of tic-tac-toe. This version fashioned from a few twigs with string and bottle caps.

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Bean Bag Toss Just like you play in the arcades at the the beach or lake each Summer. Well, amost! Simply sew beanbag squares and fill with dried beans or popcorn kernals. Cut out four paper circles and place them on plates. Each paper should be scored 10-40. Set them apart and start tossing.

Hop Scotch We’re going old school here, along with simplicty. If you’ve never played, find the rules of the game at http://www.ehow.com/how_ 2044144_play-hopscotch.html

Bowling Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! These bowling pins are made from recycled soup & veggie cans. Simply wrap the cans in colorful scrapbook paper to decorate them and use any hard rubber ball or a baseball to knock the cans down with.


Outdoor Twister

Oversized FUN! Simply trace a circle (mixing bowl) on a lid of a pizza box or some other piece of cardboad. Cut it out and use it to make circles. Use red, blue, yellow and white spray paint to make the circles on the ground. {from Pinterest}

Ball Toss Place forked sticks in large pots or place them in the ground. Tie cans to another stick that lays across the forked sticks. Use a small rubber ball to toss into the cans. The size of your cans can determine the scoring system. {from Pinterest}

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The ball toss and twister games are just two of the fabulous ideas you can find on Pinterest.


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Packing a Southern Style Picnic Basket

Think portability and casual charm for picnics. Any basket, crate or box with a handle will carry items well. Worn vintage blankets and charming quilts, plush pillows or the new Spring grass will set the table. Place these Southern favorites on the menu and you can’t go wrong. This is the time for a Southern Style Picnic. page 14


Corn Salad A refreshing side dish with just a bit of kick. You can adjust the jalapeno and chili powder to taste if you like it spicier! .

Chicken Salad

recipe by Gloria Deal, Burgaw NC

I grew up on my mom’s chicken salad. There is no one who can make it just like hers - though every Southern cook uses the same ingredients. Somehow, hers just tastes better. When Spring comes, I leave out the sweet pickles and add a few diced apples and seedless grapes to the mix - giving mom’s recipe my own little twist. Ingredients: 2 chicken breast cooked & chopped 2 cans of white meat chicken in water, drained, 3 boiled eggs chopped, 3 stalks of cerely, Sweet pickles, Onions (optional) 2 Heaping Tablespoons Mayo Mix all ingredients together. Don’t forget a little splash of the pickle juice for flavor. Eat it on a bed of lettuce or spread it on a sandwhich or crackers.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup ... .1 (16 ounce) package frozen corn, thawed 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cupfresh lime juice 2 tablespoons minced and seeded jalapenos (about 1 large) 1 tablespoonolive oil 1/2 teaspoonsalt 1/4 teaspooncumin 1/4 teaspoonchili powder 1/4 teaspoonblack pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well. 2. Cover and chill approximately 8 hours. 3. Stir well before serving.

pic·nic [pik-nik] noun, verb, pic·nicked, pic·nick·ing. noun - 1. an excursion or outing in which the participants carry food with them and share a meal in the open air.


Packing things in jars

Cucumber Salad

with lids can be mighty

recipe by Cindi Pate

Shredded handy for a picnic. Each person has their Chicken Slidown portion and the lid ers securess everything

No more store bought cucumber salad. This simple, yet delicious dish is easy to make and ready in minutes. If you are health concious, the sugar can be replaced with Splenda.

by Cindi Pate

Pack it up in a container with a lid and you’re ready to go on a picnic. Ingredients 2 cucumbers (we like burpless) 1 small red or white onion 1 tomato, sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar a dash of olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh (optional) Directions Slice the cucumber lengthwise, remove the seeds, and slice thinly. Thinly slice the onion. In a colander, toss the cucumber and onion with the salt and let it sit and drain for 20 minutes. Press the liquid out of the vegetables and rinse well with cold water. In a medium bowl combine the vinegar, olive oil and sugar and stir well. Add the cucumber mixture and toss to coat. Stir in the dill (dill is optional).

in place and prevents spills.


Pie in a Jar

CrockinMeatloaf

First, cut small circles to place inside your pint jar (the short fat ones) be sure the dough covers the bottom and around the edges to the top of the jar. by Lisa Shively Ingredients for pie filling (for 4 pies) 2 C prepared (pitted, Well, I guess it isfruit true - you diced, can peeled, etc.) 2 T sugarbrown or white ( cook anything in a crock-pot and 2 T flour is no exception. meatloaf 1 T butter (divided between the pies) Seasonings/flavoringscinnamon, nutmeg, Ingredients vanilla and almond extract, 2 pounds lean ground beefcitrus zest etc 2 eggs When filling is allinto combined, 3 slicesyour of bread-cut cubes divide it between the jars and dot a pat of butter on top 1/2 cup milk Then, be sure to create a topper of pie dough 2 teaspoon salt for pie. Bepepper sure to include a cutout for 1/8your teaspoon the steam to escape while baking. Be sure 1/2 small onion-chopped to brush the top of the pie with butter and Sauce: sprinkle sugar on top befor placing the pies in 1/2 cup ketchup the oven. 6 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoon mustard Bake the pies at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. How to make it: Combine all ingredients and form into a loaf. Place loaf into crock. Combine sauce ingredients and 1/2 cup pour overbutter top. 1 cup white sugaron low for 6-8 Cover and cook 2 eggs hours. 1 tsp vanilla extract Serve with hot mashed 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder potatoes. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking powder 3 Tblsp butter, softened

Brownies

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.

and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.

2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs,

3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.


Homemade Lemonade Ingredients •3/4 cup sugar •1/2 cup water •1/4 cup lemon peel strips (about 1-1/2 lemons) •3/4 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons) •1 can sprite, chilled Directions •In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly. • Transfer to a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard lemon strips. Stir in club soda. Serve over ice.

Peachy Lemonade Ingredients •8 cups lemonade •2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) peach nectar or apricot nectar •1 cup frozen unsweetened sliced peaches •Fresh mint sprigs, snapdragons and lemon balm Directions •In a 3-qt. glass pitcher, combine the lemonade and nectar; refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, stir the lemonade mixture; add frozen peach slices. Place mint sprigs along the sides of the pitcher and float the flowers on top of the lemonade.

Split Pea Soup Cucumber Mint by Gloria Cabada-Leman at WaterCarolina Sauce Company

Ingredients The following recipe is Gloria’s •4 fresh mintadaptation leaves of the recipe found •15 super thin of cucumber onslices about.com, Although most traditional recipes for more •2 T of lemon juice or slices of 1call lemons •half gallon celery, of waterGloria makes her soup with relatively little celery beDirections: cause her man hates celery. Gloria’s recipe is also zestier Stir everything together in a glass pitcher than the original, but without or large jar. Place in theorfridge. thelike being itspicy hot. If Let you’d flavors mingletofor a time. If you crush your add a little kick, she recommint leaves inmends the water, you or canmore drinkof an a splash it as soon as uncomplicated the Cucumber vinegar-pepMint Water cools. If you want to keep per hot saucethem such whole as Texas Pete, sake, Tabasco even Busha for presentation’s youor can drink the Pukka Sauce. You can water after aBrowne’s few hours. freeze this soup without any lossMint of flavor texture. The Cucumber Waterorwill keep for several days in the fridge. Ingredients 1 lb (about 2 1/2 cups) dried green split peas, rinsed and picked over 1 meaty country ham hock (approx. 1 lb.) 4 carrots, peeled As Spring makes her and sliced (approx. 1 1/3 cups or 10oz) 1 medium onion, chopped entrance, so does your 1 small celery rib, chopped cloves garlic,drinks minced craving4for lighter 2 bay leaves 2 tsp. dried parsley that leave you refreshed 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp dried marjoram and satisfied. 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 quart chicken stock (I make my own) plus 3 cups water, combined


HomeMade Cheese Crackers Ingredients: 1/4 pound butter 1/4 pound cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 dash red pepper Directions: Cream together the butter and cheese. Stir in the salt and red pepper. Slowly add the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until well blended. Knead dough until smooth. Roll into a long log and chill in the refrigerator. Roll out and cut. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to turn golden. (optional� sprinkle tops of dough with seasalt or garlic salt before place in the overn for an added flavor)

Snacks that can be eaten with your fingers are ideal for picnic. Nuts, fruits, crackers or popcorn can easily be placed in brown paper bags for individual servings or to share.


Cleaning the Oven To clean your oven, sprinkle a cup or more of baking soda over the bottom of the oven, then cover the baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste. Let the mixture set overnight. The next morning the grease will be easy to wipe up because the grime will have loosened. When you have cleaned up the worst of the mess, dab a bit of liquid detergent or soap on a sponge, and wash the remaining residue from the oven.

Remove Carpet Stains 1 TBS vinegar 1 TBS cornstarch Work it into the spot with a soft cloth and leave it on for two days, then vacuum. It works like magic.

Homemade Carpet Freshener Deodorize dry carpets by sprinkling liberally with baking soda. Wait at least 15 minutes, then vacuum.

Sparkling Clean Mirrors Your bathroom mirror won’t fog up if you clean it with canned shaving cream...and it will be streak-free.

Remove Hard Water Buildup Pour some white distilled vinegar in a plastic bag and place the bag

around the shower head so the head is completely submerged. Tie the bag around the pipe and let the shower head soak overnight. Come morning, the shower head will spray like new again.

Furniture Polish Mild Version 1/2 cup olive oil 3 TBS lemon juice Mix well in a bottle. Spray on cloth (not on wood), then wipe down wooden furniture.

Scouring Powder 1/4 cup washing soda 1 cup baking soda

Wood Floors 1 TBS Castile liquid soap 2 cups water

Painted Cabinets Cleaner 1/4 cup baking soda 1 cup household ammonia 1/2 cup white vinegar 1 gallon very warm water Wash cabinets with this solution and a sponge. Rinse off with a clean sponge and water. Wipe the cabinets until they are completely dry. For stubborn areas, press a hot, damp cloth against the grease deposits until they soften, and then proceed as directed above. Now on to more homemade cleaning products.

All-Purpose Cleaner (Not for sealed stone, granite, marble) 2 tsp tea tree or lavender oil 1 cup vinegar 1 cup water

All-Purpose Cleaner (Safe for granite, sealed surface counter-tops) 2 drops of Castile liquid soap 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol 2 cups water

Cleaner for Unfinished or Linoleum Floors 1/4 cup vinegar 1 gallon water

All-Purpose Spray Cleaner 2 cups rubbing alcohol 1 TBS liquid dish soap 1 TBS non-sudsing household ammonia 1 TBS white vinegar Mix together in a gallon jug and fill with warm water. Shake well and put in a spray bottle. Excellent for cleaning windows, chrome and bathroom fixtures. The next one of my homemade cleaning products is great for window cleaning outdoors.


All Purpose Window Cleaner

Homemade Febreeze

Make a great all-purpose window cleaner by combining 1/3 cup vinegar, 1 teaspoon liquid soap (example: Joy) or detergent, and 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Combine in a spray bottle. Shake to mix well. Now you have a great streak-free window cleaner that cost pennies to make.

2 cups fabric softener 2 cups baking soda 4 cups warm water 1 cup vodka

Antibacterial Spray 1 quart cool water 1 tsp liquid bleach Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle. Use to disinfect surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom. Make in small batches and use immediately. As bleach evaporates, it loses its germ killing properties. The next one of my homemade cleaning products work wonders on that molding and stained siding.

Vinyl Siding Cleaner 2/3 cup Spic n’ Span 1/2 cup Tide laundry powder 1 quart liquid bleach 3 quarts hot water Mix ingredients in a 2 gallon bucket and allow to stand for 4 to 5 hours. Pour into an ordinary garden sprayer and apply to vinyl on house or camper. This is another one of those homemade cleaning products that is wonderful when you need it...

Combine ingredients. Vodka breaks down odors and because of the alcohol, it evaporates quickly so everything dries faster. It doesn’t hurt to have a sip or two either. I will have more homemade cleaning products in the future.

Clean Blinds To clean mini blinds, use a clean paint brush. It’s a lot cheaper then buying expensive blindcleaning tools and works just as well.

Remove Floor Marks Remove black heel marks on hardwood floors by applying a little toothpaste to an old toothbrush, scrubbing the area and wiping it with a damp cloth. The heel marks will disappear and the floor will have a nice shine.

to 1 quart warm water. The film will vanish.

Cleaning Shower Doors Keep shower door shiny and clear by using a soft cloth moistened with baby oil. The baby oil prevents buildup from dirt and soap, and keeps hard water spots from forming for several months.

Homemade Drano Drain Cleaner 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup white vinegar Place the baking soda in the drain that is clogged. Then pour in the vinegar. Cover with a wash cloth for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Remove wash cloth and pour boiling water down drain. Repeat if necessary.

Cleaning Shower Curtains To remove the soap and hard water film that accumulates on plastic shower curtains and curtain liners, try this handy hint. Take down the curtain and place it on a flat surface. Wash it with a solution of 1/2 cup ammonia

Jars make great containers for your homemade cleaning products.


with J Paul Abrams

Grilling has become one of the greatest methods to satisfy the crowd’s desire for excellent meals. We all love the taste of grilled chicken or a great piece of grilled steak. Having the right grill is said to be the main components. With every grilled meal, the need to become a trained grill master is every cooks dream. So, let me share with you a few tips to help you be that backyard Pitt Master. We should first, make sure the grill is clean and safe… Running a wire brush over the grates will help to avoid flare-ups and keep your food from sticking. You’ll also want to make sure that it is on a level area so it will not tip over. Next let’s light the charcoal. Place the coal pieces in a pile, light them, and then leave them to burn for around 20 min. Then you should distribute them out enabling you to create a cooking area. Depending on what you are grilling you may want to direct grill, that’s where you place the meat right over the top of the charcoal. Some meats are better when you cook use indirect grilling, that is where the charcoal will be on one side of the grill and the food you are grilling is on the other side. That’s where the good Southern term Low and Slow comes from. Takes a little longer, but makes for a great meal. Next, lets explore grilling times and best grilling temperatures. This is really a talent and can be obtained over years of

trial and error. Most meats you buy will have instructions on the package with grilling times. You can use this as a guide but you will really learn as you go. We recommend a meat thermometer; this is a good way to see what the temperature of the center of the meat is without cutting it open and losing the juices. Heat adjustment is an important part of charcoal grilling. When you place your meat to the cooking rack and see that it is cooking to fast, just raise the rack. If your rack isn’t adjustable you can move some of the charcoal to the side of the grill or spray a little water on the charcoal to cool it down. Now, when the grill is completely cool, wipe the inside and outside of the surfaces of the grill with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Then rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Simple maintenance adds years to the life of your grill. You’re on your way to being a Backyard Pitt Master.

J. Paul Abrams is VP of Sales for Nephew’s BBQ Sauce and Rub Company. He is a Cooking Judge, a Certified BBQ Judge for KCBS and the SBN , TV Host and a contributing editor. We are excited to have him join us for our Grilling Series.


Pink Hill Rose Festival Aptil 18th Pink Hill, NC

The Carolina FiberFest draws a cross-section of Americans with an interest in fiber arts and skills. Each year people come from all over the east coast to participate in the many events including: live animal demonstrations, sheep herding, sheep shearing, fleece sales, fashion shows, classes, and of course to shop from the many wonderful vendors that bring their wares. Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7 Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 North 7th Street, Sanford, NC 27330

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27th Annual Pickle Festival Mount Olive, North Carolina April 26, 2013 - April 27, 2013

Join us for the 27th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival in Mount Olive. We’ve got music, classic cars, bikes, games, food, and fun for all! Eat some pickles - See the antique cars - Have fun - Pack some pickles - Eat some pickles - Get your face painted - Pet some animals - Did we say eat some pickles?

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair - Wilmington - April 12, 2013 - April 14, 2013 The North Carolina Azalea Festival STREET FAIR is a free, family event with over 200 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, a children’s area and a whole lot of fun! The Street Fair is located in downtown Wilmington, NC on Water, Front, and Market Street. www.downhomemagazine.com

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Coco Darling’s Spring Camps ing Glamour to every situation.

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Parties • Play Dates • Custom Events

Etiquette Workshop

April 1-5th 5 week session ages 5-12 Etiquette workshop for boys and girls to the following dates May 2nd-May 30th We will have 4 teaching workshops the 5 week will be the parent dinner / presentation . The cost of our Etiquette Workshop is $125 pr child for a 5 week work shop. This workshop is for boys and girls ages 5 -12 5 45 minute sessions 4-learning sessions the last session will be a fun evening where the kids can show off what they have learned. A practical and natural approach to etiquette training. Young people practice the lessons gaining confidence and skill together.We will review and reinforce good manners taught at home adding fine dinning etiquette. This workshop of dinning and social behavior creates opportunities for the participants best traits to shine through. In Peace through Charm and Social Grace,We Celebrate the Human Race.-TKGR

Glam School is designed to

bring to your child Confidence, Poise, Grace and Charm while always add-

Your child will learn about Personal Care (Hair, Make-up and Nails), Table Manners, Confidence Building and Fashion (Trends and Classic looks), while also learning Glam Modeling skills like Walking the Runway, Posing for the camera and participating in a Grand Finale Fashion Show. Each Glam Girl will receive a Glam book which will be filled with all of their Glam Girl information, 3- 8 x 10 Glam Photos, Personalized Glam School T-shirt, Participation in our Glam School Fashion Show and will become a Certified Glam Girl. This is for Ages 5 - 12 There are 6 classes per session, each class lasts for 90 minutes and the cost is $199.00 per child session begins march 12th-April 23 (no class April 2nd) 6:00-7:30

a variety of Fairytale Activities, such as Princess crafts, story time a Glamorous Fashion Show, each Princess will get to make their very own Doll and pick out a very Glamorous outfit for their new little friend and each Princess will receive a Glam Photo starring themselves. They will also get to have a very exciting Cheerleader day and for our Grand Finale the Princess’s will be Crowned and become Certified Princess’s. They will then sit down to a very Elegant Tea Party. Princess School is for Ages 3 and up. There are 6 classes per session and the cost is $130.00 per child Day session March 21st thru April 2 9:00-10:30( no session April 4th) - Evening Session March Mamarch 21st thru April 2 ( no session April 1st)

Princess Charm School

At Princess School all of our Royal Princess’s will learn the utmost in Princess Etiquette like...The Wave, The Curtsy and of course Pinkies Up. They will begin their class by Dressing-up in any of our very Glamorous Gowns and then complete their look by choosing any of our very Elegant Accessories. Throughout the 6 class journey the Princess’s will enjoy

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