06-01-2010, 08:00 AM
SheKnows Assistant Community Director & Food & Cooking Community Director
Joined on: Mar 2005
Location: Oil country
SheKnows June Newsletter
Summer to me is....
biting into a ripe watermelon, relaxing on the beach, watching the kids drench each other in a water fight, digging in the cool garden dirt and wishing the warm afternoons would last forever. What is summer to you? Maybe it's late night roasting marshmallows around the fire pit or camp outs with the kids. What ever the beginning of summer means to you make sure to slow down and enjoy the delicious simple days of June while they are here!
Would love for you all to also join us by reading our SheKnows Official book club pick for June/July which is Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. It's a great story on motherhood, marriage, suburbia... and check out our current article and contest where you can win Emily Giffin's favorite things!
Emily Giffin's Favorite Things
Crazy4Gingerbread had stepped down as SheKnows Assistant community director.
We are sorry to see you go!
Thank you for your devotion and hard work.
littlemisscant has stepped up at SheKnows Assistant Community Director.
Our host of the month is Angela over at Post Baby Shape up!
Make sure you take a peak at our Featured Forum and get to know this amazing woman.
Trust me, you will be so grateful that you did!
Angela & Heather are the hosts and they are busy recruiting new members, it would be really good it you could support them by saying hello.
Post Baby Shape Up has come back to life and would love to have more members. It is a place for mom's to give and receive support as you work on losing weight and/or shaping up. We have a weekly challenge that members can participate in - but is not mandatory - to help members focus on their eating habits and exercise. Points are accumulated all week and the member with the highest score at the end of the week receives a graphic to add to their siggy for the following week. We have daily chats to encourage each other and just talk about what's going on in your day. We would love to have you come check us out and tell members of your boards about us.
Dispatchmomma aka. Carolyn host over at Home Décor & Improvement just gave birth to a bouncing baby girl May 25th.
IAFFwifey06 aka. Alyssa host over at Chit Chat just gave birth May 26th to a bouncing baby girl. Welcome Lyla Mackenzie!!
All hosts are required to respond to this question in the Leaders Lounge. If you have forgotten the password please PM either myself or Amanda for the password.
Our Get to know you question for June is: What are your plans for summer?
Are you finishing up all the work that needs to be done around the house or are you taking the family away on a getaway holiday?
Do you like supporting the other women on this board?
Do you help new members fit in?
Do you keep a level head during disagreements?
If so ...
We want you!!
We are looking for friendly and supportive members to Host this board. If you are interested, please check out our Hosting Guidelines and contact Amanda via PM or email at Community Director - Amanda aka crisantemo firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Board Host and answer the following questions:
- What is your username?
- What is your first name?
- What is your email address?
- What time can you commit to hosting this board?
- Will you commit to checking into the Community Leaders forum AT LEAST once a week?
- What qualities do you have that you think would make you a good host for this board?
Nectarine and Blackberry Cobbler
yield: Makes 6 servings
1 1/4 cups plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 1/4 pound nectarines (7 medium), pitted and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
3/4 pound blackberries (2 1/2 cups)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3/4 cup whole milk
Special equipment: a 12- by 10- by 2-inch baking dish or other shallow 2 1/2-qt baking dish (no deeper than 2 inches)
Accompaniment: lightly sweetened whipped cream
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Whisk together 1 1/4 cups sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl, then add nectarines and blackberries and toss to combine well. Transfer to buttered baking dish and bake in middle of oven until hot, 10 to 15 minutes.
While fruit bakes, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in another large bowl, then blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and stir just until a dough forms.
Drop dough onto hot fruit mixture in 6 mounds, then sprinkle dough with remaining 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Bake cobbler in middle of oven until top is golden, 25 to 35 minutes.
Can you keep a secret? Perfect!
I knew I could count on you...
After a long hiatis we have decided to bring back the Monthly "RECIPE CONTEST".
Submit your favorite recipe and try to win fabulous prize.
Submissions must be received by the 25th of every month by 11:59pm (EST)
Click here to submit your favorite recipe!
Click here to sign up today!
It sounds easy because it is! You can earn points to win fabulous prizes -- like movie and TV show DVDs, CDs, gift cards, books, calendars, planners, beauty products, magazine subscriptions and much more -- by becoming a Points & Prizes member!
Want to know more?
Here's how it works:
Get free points by visiting web sites
You'll have lots of chances to find point codes throughout our partners' web sites. You can pick up even more points by subscribing to and reading email newsletters, entering contests and doing other easy, everyday things.
Redeem your points for a variety of prizes
Our prize box is regularly updated with all kinds of new goodies you can "buy" with your points.
It's free to join, and registration is fast and easy. Sign up here!
Don't forget to visit our very own Points and Prizes chat forum Points & Prizes - SheKnows Message Boards and collect even more points.
Question - how do I get in touch with the staff at She Knows?
You can either email or PM ...
Community Director - Amanda aka crisantemo email@example.com
Assistant Community Director - Heather aka littlemisscant firstname.lastname@example.org
Also a special note!
there may be some changes to SheKnows over the next while ... if anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this to contact us.
Would you like to have a special anniversary, birthday, or celebration you would like honoured in the monthly newsletter? Just let the Community Director know before the 25th of the month to get it into the following month's newsletter.