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CALENDAR OF EVENTS March 1-8 Quartet with Grand Piano, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Baylor, Waco March 2-4 Waco Civic Theatre presents “The Miss Firecracker Contest” play, Waco March 3 Performance by Stefanie Fix, Salado Creek Winery, Salado March 3 Jammin’ On The Lawn, Son’s of Leisure Performance, Salado Wine Seller, Salado March 3 Texas Western Swing Festival, Bell County Expo Center, Belton March 6-7 Sesame Street Live, Bell County Expo Center, Belton

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March 10 Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum Spring Break Round Up, Waco March 10 Hands On History, Williamson Museum, Georgetown March 10 St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K Fun Run, Pepper Creek Trail, Temple March 10 Bell County Museum Garage Sale, Bell County Expo Center, Belton March 10-11 Central Texas Ceramic Expo, VFW, West March 10 Jammin’ On The Lawn, Performance by Serenada Hill, Salado Wine Seller, Salado March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Winery, Tehuacana Creek Vineyards and Winery, Waco March 20 Books For Texans, Williamson Museum, Georgetown March 23-24 Art Center Waco Table Toppers Fundraiser, the Pheonix Ballroom, Waco March 24-25 12th Annual Wildflower Art Fair Weekend, Salado Civic Center, Salado March 24-25 Texas Wine & Rogue Art Festival, Salado Wine Seller, Salado March 24 Waco Symphony Orchestra featuring James Pitts, pianist, Waco March 25 Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the New York Chamber Soloists, CAC, Temple March 30-31 McLennan Theatre presents “The Chicken Opera”, McLennan Community College, Waco March 31 Waco Swing Dance Society 2nd Anniversary Swing Dance, live music, Cameron Park Clubhouse, Waco March 31 Baylor Opera Theatre presents Opera Scenes, Baylor Roxy Grove Hall, Waco


Spring into Style Fresh Ideas

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Green Foods

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Children & Pets 8

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Children’s Garden

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Cleaning Green and Safe

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Spring Baby Showers

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Eat Green

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Clorox Grand Prize

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Letter from the Editor: 35 Central Kids Staff are all Moms. We are busy searching Central Texas for things we Love and hope you will too! We are all so excited about the new journey we are on of bringing not just the same ads each issue in a simple throw away publication as our past directory but providing our friends with a real magazine filled with articles meant to educate and inspire in a format that is worthy to be placed on your coffee table. It would be an honor to share your stories, recipes, and crafts with our Central Texas Moms. As a Mom of four ranging in all ages I know the importance of Mom sharing and mentoring. When new Moms compliment my creativity I always tell them I learned from the best. Most of my room Mom ideas were passed down to me by creative Moms. Everything from making it through temper tantrum tears to surviving toilet training I owe to the support of other Moms. 35 Central Kids is a magazine designed to share local Mom ideas with other Moms. Thank you for your support of 35 Central kids! Warmest regards, Lynda Pohl 35 Central Kids Publisher Please send your pictures, ideas, stories, recipes and crafts to lynda@35central.com. All professional pictures must have photographer’s approval to print.

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Spring into

e l y t S Callie’s Boutique 1401 S. 31st St. in Pecan Plaza Temple, TX 254-770-0511 Preppy is hot this spring for kids!

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Courtney’s Too

1509 Austin Ave. inside Sironia Waco, TX 254-754-7467 From Tshirts with bling to Easter Dresses Courtney’s Too has your little Bunnies bouning into Spring! 4

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Courtney’s Too

1509 Austin Ave. inside Sironia Waco, TX 254-754-7467 Flowers and bows are blooming at Courtney’s Too in Waco. 5


FreshIdeas Bugs Are Beautiful! Warmer weather is arriving and spring is beginning to buzz! Kids love bugs!

Spend time reading the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or “The Grouchy Ladybug” with your future Entomologist. There are so many nature trails by our lakes here in Central Texas that your kids will love going on a walk with you to explore for creepy crawly creatures. A favorite healthy snack after hitting the trail may be “Bugs On A Log” which is celery, peanut butter and raisins. Here are a couple of simple crafts made from things you may have around the house. There is not a butterfly nor a lady bug exactly alike. All are unique and special just like your kids! Happy Spring!

Spring Butterflies cardstock toilet paper roll ribbon googly eyes 1.5 inch flower punch 1/2 inch circle punch adhesives

To create the base of the butterfly, I cut a piece of cardstock into a 4.25 x 5.25 inch rectangle. Put adhesive along all the edges of the rectangle, plus a little in the middle of the cardstock. Now roll the cardstock onto the toilet paper roll, covering it. At this point you can also add your googly eyes. I think it’s fun for them to be different sizes. Next, cut two 3 inch strips of ribbon. After cutting the ribbon, tie a knot at one end of the ribbon, and adhere the ribbon to the inside of the tube. Draw the wing pattern onto cardstock, and cut out. Now add in colorful punches using your flower and circle punches, cutting off any parts of the flowers that overlap the edge of the wings. To finish the butterfly, place adhesive along the middle of the wings, and adhere to the back of the finished tube.

Ladybug thumb print picture Red paper Black crayon Black washable paint or stamping ink Scissors

Cut a circle from red paper Glue it to another piece of paper, any color Dip your thumb or finger into the paint and press on to the red paper Repeat to create the desired amount of dots Draw a circle at the top for the head, lines on the sides for legs and a line down the middle to show where the wings meet. 6


Puppy Pot Pies

1 pound bag of frozen cubed chicken, thawed 1 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup frozen green peas, with a 8 set aside 1/2 cup sliced celery 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 can of chicken broth 2/3 cup milk 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.) Chop up your celery and carrots. Put your chopped veggies, peas, and diced chicken in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Save about 8 carrot slices and 8 peas for the puppy face. Roll out your pie crust. We used 4 (6oz) souffle dishes. Place the souffle dish on the crust and cut a circle with a inch or so beyond the dish.Place the bottom crust in the dish and press on the bottom and sides. There should be some of it sticking out around the top. Save the pie dough scraps to make the face and ears. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat. Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crusts and pour the flour/milk mixture over the top. Cover with the top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Press down on the sides a bit to prevent any of the mixture from coming out. We pinched ours to make it look like puppy hair. Roll out the dough scraps and cut out 4 smaller circles for the nose. Cut out 1 ear and use that as a guide to cut out the rest. Poke a few holes on each side of the nose cut out and cut a slit down the middle. Place the saved carrots on for the nose and tongue. You could also cut a heart out of the carrot for the nose. Put on the peas for the eyes and place the nose cut out on the face. Press on the ears. Some will hang off the side. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. We did cover ours with foil in the middle of baking to prevent over browning. - Kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

Leprachaun Lunch

peanut butter jelly bread green food coloring carrots celery marshmellows twizzler I tinted apple jelly with a drop of green food coloring. I put it on the outside and the peanut butter inside. I used celery, carrot, and marshmallows on the hat. I took a mini marshmallow and cut it in half. Took a snip out of the top and shaped into a heart to make the clover. I cut the carrots on the beard in half...I didn’t want to over load him! A celery nose and raisins on the eyes. I used a twizzler strip for the mouth. Use kitchen scissors to cut the hat out of the bread. It’s quick and easy!

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Children & Pets

Many families throughout Central Texas own pets. Owning a pet is a great opportunity for children to learn responsibility and develop social skills. Choosing the right pet for your children is very important to ensure a positive experience for everyone. Many animal shelters, pet stores and breeders are located in our area. Responsibility stems from meeting expectations in any given scenario including pet ownership. By feeding, bathing, training and cleaning up after pets, children gain this valuable trait which will benefit them throughout life. Puppies in particular are a full-time responsibility and require training and house breaking in addition to basic feeding. There is also likely to be a lot of clean up when they have accidents. Social skills such as patience and kindness also grow from loving and caring for animals. Puppies and kittens are very lovable, but need patience and kindness when they are learning what is expected of them. Small caged animals require similar care and build the same skills, but are less demanding overall. To avoid stress over unmanageable pets and feelings of failure for children, it is important for parents to choose pets wisely. Starting small, fish, hamsters, bunnies, guinea pigs, turtles, small lizards and birds are all examples of low-maintenance pets. They live in tanks and cages, so are okay in any environment whether it be a small apartment or a big house in the country. Even young children are capable of caring for their basic need of feeding although some help may be required when cleaning tanks and cages. Beware of exotic animals for children; not only are some dangerous, but there may be special unforeseen care requirements such as live food which although educational may not be best for children to witness. Some examples include large snakes and lizards many of which are captured in the wild. 8


Puppies and kittens are typical for most families and are an upgrade from pets who live in cages and tanks because they provide more hands-on interaction for children. While cats can generally live anywhere, choosing a dog is more complicated because they require homes to fit their size and energy level. It is important to remember than not all puppies stay small forever. Bigger dogs such as Great Danes, German Shepherds and Great Pyrenees on average need more space and do better in houses with expansive yards. On the other hand, Chihuahuas, Maltese and Pugs would do fine apartments. There are certain breeds that are specified as great for children such as Labradors, Beagles and Poodles. Breed specifications and requirements can be found online on the American Kennel Club website at www.akc.org. Small caged animals and those who live in tanks are best purchased from reliable sources such as pet stores including corporations like PetsMart and PetCo and privately owned shops like the Fish Bowl in Temple and Pet Menagerie in Killeen. While there are many private breeders than may be located online through AKC or in newspapers, another very positive option is to bring home a mixed breed dog (or mutt) from your local animal shelter or dog rescue program. Hundreds of these kittens and puppies and cats and dogs are in need of loving homes and make great family pets because they have retained some of the best traits from multiple breeds.

Interesting Fact: Top 10 AKC Breeds Labradors German Shepherds Yorkshire Terriers Beagles Golden Retrievers Bulldogs Boxers Dachshunds Poodles Shih Tzus

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McCarthy’s Tae Kwon Do and Self-Defense

is the premier martial arts school in the Temple, Belton and Central Texas area. We are committed to excellence and have produced hundreds of honor students, with nearly all of our students on the honor roll in school. McCarthy’s Tae Kwon Do has also produced over 200 State and Regional champions, over 50 Senior National and Junior Olympic Champions, and 2 inductees in the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Our students have won over 1000 awards in competition across the country. We teach the Moo Duk Kwan system of Tae Kwon Do, as well as Hap Ki Do which is a very practical street-smart style of self-defense. We also offer classes in Arnis, a Filipino martial art and weapon system. We believe in training in martial arts for a healthy and safe life, through which students learn critical life values, such as responsibility, integrity, hard work, and the value of education. We provide the best instruction, facilities, and equipment available, so students have every opportunity to succeed. Students of all ages and sizes can free themselves of the stress of daily life. Children, age 5-9 are taught the basic Tae Kwon Do fundamentals, developing hand-eye coordination, basic motor skills, focus, respect and discipline. This age group advances at a slow and well measured pace to ensure proper progression in all aspects of training. Tweens and teens, age 10-14, learn to respect themselves, peers, parents and authority. Students are presented with material according to their skill level, from beginner and up. As students progress, they are presented with bigger challenges, which builds their self confidence and discipline, and provides a path to achieve great mental focus. This provides the foundation for becoming a leader in the classroom and in life. Teens and adults, age 15 and up, begin with the basic fundamentals of physical fitness and martial arts, and progress to self-defense on the street, defense against multiple attackers, and psychological self-defense. For children, teens or adults... casual athlete or dedicated martial artist... physical fitness or self-defense... novice or expert... Decide to help yourself, and we can help you change your life! We look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you into Temple’s most exciting and dedicated martial art school. Come in for our special 6-week trial program and see how our school is right for you. It’s never too late to start. Call now! 10


A Child’s

Garden Think back to your childhood. Can you remember any interactions with plants or a garden that made an impression on you? I can remember the first time I learned about snapdragons. I was at my grandmother’s house and my mom showed me how you can pinch the sides of the bloom to cause the flower to open and close, which looked like a dragon mouth. I was in awe that a plant could do this. Another time I “discovered” the softness of lamb’s ear. The amazement that a plant’s leaves could feel so soft was a memory that remains with me today. Common Elements in a Children’s Garden A garden designed for children has many elements which cause it to evoke this type of wonder and a desire to discover more. When children have those experiences in the garden, they become an easy audience for any garden-based activity. When you are in the design phase of your site’s garden, consider how some of these elements might fit in to promote exploration and discovery in the garden. If your site already has a garden, see if you can add some of these elements that aren’t yet established. Children’s gardens should be designed to help children learn. One way to foster this element is to provide signage appropriate for all ages. The signs may point out certain characteristics of the surrounding garden both pictorially and through words. In a pollinator garden, there may be pictures that illustrate how pollination occurs along with some common garden pollinators. These signs also help children educate the rest of their family during following visits. In a vegtable garden it is very helpful to have signs for each sprouting plant. You will be sure to not mix up snow peas for english peas!

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Cleaning

Green and Safe

WHAT SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED: A few plain old spray bottles. You can purchase some, or clean out your old ones (the ones that had icky cleaners in them) and reuse them. Box of baking soda • Table salt • Bottle of white distilled vinegar • Good old plain tap H2O • Olive oil. Natural soap • Fresh lemons • Organic essential oil of tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass and rosemary. You don’t need all of them, but having at least a couple on hand is helpful. These are some of the best antiseptic and antibacterial essential oils, plus they smell great. Some eco-friendly sponges or cloths. Or simply buy a pack of washcloths, use old cloth diapers, make cloths out of ripped clothes, and so on.

EASY, GREEN CLEANING SUPPLY RECIPES: Window wash: Many people who are die-hard into green cleaning love vinegar and water as a window wash. Simply mix 3 tablespoons vinegar with 2 cups of water (or for a bigger job – 1/2 cup vinegar to 1 gallon water) and spray right on your windows. Vinegar works great on glass, it’s true, however I can’t stand the smell of vinegar, so I hunted down an alternative years ago. You can also use straight fresh lemon juice or club soda to get your windows and other glass items sparkling clean. Spritz your glass with club soda and scrub with recycled newspaper. If you use straight lemon juice use a lint-free cloth to scrub with. All-purpose disinfectant: Mix 2 cups water, a few drops of natural soap, and 15 drops each of tea tree and lavender organic essential oil. You can spray this on all kinds of home surfaces – changing tables, cutting boards, toilets, sinks, walls, and more. Just don’t use this on glass, as it will streak. This basic cleaner is so safe and gentle you could literally spray it on your kids, and they’d be fine. I do suggest baths over disinfecting the kiddos though. Scrubbing toilets: Drizzle your toilet bowl with vinegar, lemon juice, or spray on some of your all-purpose disinfectant. Sprinkle with baking soda. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Scrub with toilet brush. This mix will also clean sinks perfectly. Fast non-toxic oven cleaning: You don’t want to use conventional oven cleaners – any product that requires open windows and gloves to use, is not ok to use around your kids (or yourself). The best tip is to not wait to clean your oven when it gets dirty. An old stain is harder to clean. To clean oven stains naturally, sprinkle table salt liberally on the hot spill before your oven cools down. Allow the oven to cool. Grab a damp cloth and rub off the spill. Mold fighter: Mold is extremely harmful to human lungs. The problem is that once you have mold, you have it, and it can be almost impossible, if not totally impossible to get rid of. Prevention is key. To fight mold from ever occurring, mix two cups of water and three drops of pure organic tea tree essential oil. Once a week, spray your walls with this solution (even behind furniture) and wipe dry. This mixture fights stains and the natural antiseptic qualities of tea tree oil fights mold and mildew. 12

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Spring Baby

Showers

Who Hosts the Baby Shower: Historically, the baby shower was hosted by someone

outside of the family (friend, co-worker, symbolic Aunt). Today, anyone other than the Mommy-To-Be and her mom can throw a baby shower for her friend or family member!

When To Throw A Baby Shower: It is traditional to have a baby shower one to two months before the baby is born. It is important to not have the shower too close to the Mommy-To-Be’s due date in case she delivers early. It is also helpful to have it far enough away that the Mommy-To-Be has time to return items that she receives duplicates of or are not what she wants. The Theme: Choosing a theme helps create the plan for the party. Why not throw a Spa Baby Shower and pamper mom-to-be? Tea Party or brunch sound complicated? Tea rooms like Adeleas or Ambrosia in Salado cater to moms-to-be and can prepare the perfect menu while providing the perfect space for ladies to enjoy the occasion. photography by Kelly Hosch

Food: Food should not be complicated. It needs to be able to sit out at room temperature as well. Petit fours with baby booties, Belly cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious traditional punch, dips, and hors d’oeuvres are great choices.

Baby Shower Gifts: New Dad Kit- Help a Dad-To-Be prepare for the baby’s birth with a hospital pouch packed just for him. Include a snack; a camera with extra film; a stopwatch for timing contractions; and a notebook, so he can keep track of important telephone numbers, insurance information, and gifts received at the hospital. Basket Of Wisdom- Give the Mommy-To-Be a basket of things that you and other mothers have grown to rely on and love, or fill the box with essential items for a new baby, such as booties, a thermometer, nail scissors, and a cotton undershirt; for Mom, a candy-filled baby bottle and bag of herbal tea. Baby Blanket- Give the gift of warmth and comfort when you give a Mommy-To-Be a baby blanket. Crocheted, quilted, or knitted, or embroidered with the baby’s name all make great gifts Be sure and include all places where the Mom-To-Be is registered on all invitations. Mommy-To-Be’s “Liaison”: Last, but not least, one of the nicest things anyone can do for the Mommy-To-Be is to be her personal Liaison during the baby shower. Due to the fact that the Mommy-To-Be feels bloated, tired, exhausted and maybe even a little stressed. It is helpful for someone to be there for the following:

photography by Kelly Hosch

Place her in a comfy chair Get the Mommy-To-Be’s favorite food for her Make sure she is always drinking lots of water Help her up and down from the chair Monitor her mood and the amount of stimulation going on See if you can get her anything a few times during the baby shower 13


Eat

Green! photography by Kelly Hosch

There are many ways to eat green… and I’m not talking about getting more green food in your diet (though, that’s not a bad idea either). I’m talking about eating environmentally… eating things that will help keep our planet green and your family healthy. Let’s start with Organics. If you haven’t already heard… pesticides, fungicides and other chemical plant and soil treatments are BAD for you. Very BAD… and very bad for the environment, the land, the animals, global stability, you name it. So… what’s an eater to do? Is it realistic to purchase all your food in their organic form? No, probably not for the average American family. Organic produce is still priced higher than regular produce and finding all your dietary needs in organic forms is not easy for everyone. What you can do however, is protect yourself — and help the environment at the same time — by staying away from the DIRTY DOZEN, as the Environmental Working Group likes to call them. The DIRTY DOZEN are the 12 most pesticidecontaminated fruits and vegetables out there. If you can only afford to spend some of your weekly food budget on organics, this is the list to buy:

Peaches • Apples • Bell Peppers Celery • Nectarines • Strawberries Cherries • Kale • Lettuce Grapes (Imported) • Carrot • Pear 14


These babies are infested with pesticides. If you do buy these in their non-organic form… make sure you use a vegetable wash to clean them thoroughly before eating them… especially if you have children. On the flip-side, these are the CLEAN FIFTEEN — the fruits and vegetables that have the lowest levels of pesticides. Of course you still want to wash them before eating them (even those you peel the skin or remove the rind from), but you can feel “okay” about buying these items in their non-organic form:

Onion • Avocado • Sweet Corn Pineapple • Mango • Asparagus Sweet Peas • Kiwi • Cabbage Eggplant • Papaya • Watermelon Broccoli • Tomato • Sweet Potato What is one way to help our local economy? Keep it local. Buy as many products as you can from local businesses and farmers. Now that the warmer months are coming, more and more farm stands and farmers’ markets will be offering locally grown produce — many times pesticide free — to our local communities. Indulge… you will be happy with — not on the taste of produce that is grown close to home – but also by the impact your purchases make on the environment. It’s St. Patrick’s Day… GO GREEN already!

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Congrats to China Spring Elementary Clorox’s Grand Prize Winner

A $50,000 grant will allow all student populations of our school the ability to interact and enjoy peers while playing. A new playground with walking track will allow the special needs students the opportunity to play and have social interactions with others. A walking track will be a great asset to our physical education department, after school programs, and our community. It will also allow different uses for our classroom teachers. Math teachers can use the walking track to measure distance and science teachers can use the track to observe nature in a safe environment. Awnings that cover the equipment will eliminate children burning themselves in the hot weather. Pea gravel is great for soft falls and landing however it also gets stuck in ears and throats. Eliminating pea gravel with a rubber substance would still cushion falls, and be safe for all of our students. Multiple pieces of playground equipment will allow students to disperse and interact more freely.

“Our current playground is outdated and is not conducive to the needs of our special needs students. Winning the $50,000 Clorox Power A Bright Future Grant will help us begin the process of creating a new playground environment for all students. We are so excited for our students!”

Kim Coe-China Spring Elementary Principal Students Addison Bauman and Liyah Roberts -Baird will benefit greatly from the new playground.

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Don’t just invite - Excite! A key element to setting the tone for any party or event starts with the invitation. Remember to include invitations in your overall budget. The party starts when the invitation arrives in the mail, so don’t just invite your guests, excite your guests! You can do this by adding an element of surprise and a “WOW” factor. For a formal and elegant event, such as in a wedding, you can simply add a satin ribbon tied around it or use a unique pocket fold design that reveals the invitation inside. For a fun and playful event, such as in a birthday party, try taking an element from the overall theme to give the “WOW” factor. For a fun circus themed birthday invitation create a circus poster with a picture of the birthday boy or girl in a ringmaster costume. To add an extra element of fun, include a ticket for unlimited fun, popcorn and treats. Baby showers also offer great moments to excite your guests through invitations. When hosting a baby shower think about the

mother-to-be or the couple that the shower is for. What are their likes and interests? Are they sports fans? Are you using the theme of the baby’s nursery in your invite design? If you decide on a more traditional baby theme and want a flat style invitation, your printed invitations can still be unique and excite your guests by cutting them in a creative way.

Teresa Williams, owner of Studio W Designs, provided the samples and ideas shown here. From baby showers, birth announcements and birthdays, to grad announcements, weddings and corporate events, Teresa has experience in designing it all. She is an award-winning designer with over 12 years experience in graphic design

and a passion for creating “WOW” pieces to excite your guests. Her work is not limited to just invitations. She can design and handle all the printed details of your event. To contact Teresa, email teresa@studiowdesigns.com or call her at 254-718-6765. Visit www.studiowdesigns. com to check out more of her work.

A fun shower theme that has grown big is The Diapers for Dad Shower. This type of baby shower generally includes men only and sometimes includes BBQ and/or pizza and a few cold ones. All the guests are asked to bring diapers to dad as a gift. An invitation idea to set the tone for this type of shower could be to create a diaper shaped invitation and to stamp the outside envelope with “Men Only Allowed”- BYOD (bring your own diapers). Whatever the party or event you are planning, remember to set a budget that includes invitations. The invitations above were created by Teresa Williams of Studio W Designs. ©Studio W Designs 2012

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KIDS MEAL DEALS Applebee’s

Tuesday - 1 free kid’s meal per adult purchase; Temple, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Waco, Georgetown Big Chew Chew’s Burgers Buy one burger get the second burger of equal or lesser value free, Temple Chick-Fil-A 5pm to 8pm FREE 4 piece nuggets with value meal, Tuesday Denny’s Kids 10 and under. Up To Two FREE Kids’ Entrees From Kids’ Menu Per One Regularly Priced Adult Entrêe Purchase, Tuesday and Saturday Nights from 4pm - 10pm, Temple, Killeen Denny’s Kids 10 and under. Up To Two FREE Kids’ Entrees From Kids’ Menu Per One Regularly Priced Adult Entrêe Purchase, Tuesday Nights from 4pm - 10pm, Waco Double Dave’s Pizza Kids Eat FREE Sunday 5-8 with Adult Meal Purchase, Waco, 772-DAVE El Chico .99 Kids Meals with Adult Entree, Thursday, Killeen, Temple, Waco Fazoli’s Kids meals only $.99 with purchase of adult entree, Tuesday from 5-8pm, Waco Fuddruckers Family Fud Deal $20 for 2 Adult Hamburgers, Fries, Drink and 2 Kids Meals Temple, Killeen & Waco Ghengis Grill Kids 11 and under is $4.99 for Warrior Bowl and kids 2 and under is Free. Harker Heights, Georgetown Golden Corral Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal, Daily, Temple, Killeen, Waco IHOP 4 to 10 pm Kids Eat FREE with adult entrée, Monday-Friday, Killeen, Waco Luby’s Cafeteria $2 kid’s meal with purchase of adult meal, Wednesday after 4:30pm, All Day Saturday, Bellmead, Temple Lunch Box $3.19 Kids Meals EVERYDAY, ANYTIME. Children 12 and under, Copperas Cove Papa Moran’s Pizza Sunday 11-7, free kids buffet with adult purchase, Temple Plucker’s Wings One FREE Kids meal per adult meal purchased,Tuesday, Killeen Schlotzsky’s Monday night Kids Eat FREE, 4PM to close with purchase of medium combo meal, Temple & Belton Souper Salad! Kids 3 & under eat FREE. Kids 4-10 eat for just $2.49, Sunday, Waco Texas Land and Cattle Kids 12 and under eat FREE from the kids menu. Limit 2 free kids meals (one per child) per adult entree Kids Meal Deals are sponsored by individual restaurants, and are subject to change without notice. 35 Central Texas is not responsible for any changes to KidsMeal Deal deals listed. Be sure to call ahead to confirm. Find a good deal and want to share, email us at lynda@35central.com

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