Welcome to Spring
. Officially. Almost all of us have made it through a long, hard winter and we finally get to enjoy ourselves outside in the beauty. We get to send the kids out to play. Pretty soon we will all be enjoying a warm Summer
and vacations by the sea (or mountains if you prefer) before you know it. Time does fly when you're a mom. So let's all just stop and take some time to smell the new flowers and enjoy our beautiful Spring
We have some comings and goings in our staff here at Graphic Central
. We have to say goodbye to Tami (Tami-W)
who has been with us for many years on the Blinkie
She has been a great friend to me and I am going to miss her greatly on a personal level as well. But she will be hanging out at SK
so it's not a permanent goodbye.
We welcome to our Custom Signature
board a new face and talent.
Her name is Cindy (firstimemommy)
and she already does great work for our members.
We also have a new host on our Blinkie
board. Her name is Amanda (CATZ)
and she is creating blinkies for all of our members at an incredible pace. Please welcome both of these ladies if you happen to drop on by to request something. They are both very talented.
There are several new boards at SheKnows
that I'm sure a lot of us could benefit from.
Parents of the Only Child
has a new board that's dedicated to travel
. You can check it out here
So please stop by and check them out!
question this month deals with taxes.
Inquiring minds what to know if you do your own taxes and if you file on time?
All hosts please answer this in the Community Leaders
board and please leave your P&P
name so that you can collect your points this month. Thanks
Hi everyone! We know many of you are members of our great site Points & Prizes
and we wanted to let you know that changes are coming! We have recently launched a new look to P&P
and within the next couple of weeks the site is going to be complete. Not only will it include tons of new prizes, but it will be much easier to navigate through. We know we have had some kinks in the past but those are almost all worked out and we wanted you to be the first to know! Stay tuned for a future announcement and if you haven't visited Points & Prizes
yet, be sure to sign up now!
EGG HUNT STARTS APRIL 1ST
There is also a new game that starts April 1st
so you need to be signed up!!!
An egg hunt is happening site-wide. Find eggs hidden throughout all of SheKnows
and it's affiliated sites and all our message boards. You can win P&P
points for finding them, all points will be determinded by the color of the egg.
This is going to be a lot of fun but you've got to be signed up to join in. So hurry and join in the fun.
April 1 is . . . . . One Cent Day, April Fool's Day
April 2 is . . . . . National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, Passover begins
April 3 is . . . . . Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
April 4 is . . . . . Tell-A-Lie Day
April 5 is . . . . . Go For Broke Day, Read a Road Map Day
April 6 is . . . . . Sorry Charlie Day More Info on Sorry Charlie Day
April 7 is . . . . . No Housework Day, World Health Day
April 8 is . . . . . All Is Ours Day, Easter
April 9 is . . . . . Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day
April 10 is . . . . Golfers Day
April 11 is . . . . Eight-Track Tape Day
April 12 is . . . . Look Up At The Sky Day
April 13 is . . . . Blame Somebody Else Day
April 14 is . . . . National Pecan Day
April 15 is . . . . Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 is . . . . National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17 is . . . . National Cheeseball Day
April 18 is . . . . International Jugglers Day, Pet Owner's Day
April 19 is . . . . Garlic DayMore Info On Garlic, Humorous Day
April 20 is . . . . Look Alike Day
April 21 is . . . . Kindergarten Day
April 22 is . . . . National Jelly Bean Day
April 23 is . . . . Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day
April 24 is . . . . National Pigs In A Blanket Day
April 25 is . . . . National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 is . . . . Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day
April 27 is . . . . Tell A Story Day
April 28 is . . . . Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day
April 29 is . . . . National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30 is . . . . National Honesty Day
Astronomy Week (1st week)
Week of the Young Child (1st week)
National Library Week (2nd week)
National Wildlife Week (3rd week)
Autism Awareness Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Math Education Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Frog Month
National Humor Month
National Garden Month
National Poetry Month
Stress Awareness Month
And while this still seems hard to believe, I guess I've won the March contest for the Cooking Smart Recipe contest
So yay for me.
My winning recipe is actually from my MIL. She always made this for Easter Sunday. It just seemed to brighten the table.
Veda's Strawberry Salad
2-3oz pkgs strawberry jello
2-10oz pkgs frozen strawberries
1 can (1 lb 4oz) crushed pineapple
1 C. sour cream
1-3oz pkg cream cheese
Dissolve jello in 2 cups boiling water. Add unthawed strawberries until separated.
Add undrained pineapple and mashed bananas. Mix well.
Pour half of mixture into 9" square baking pan. Chill until set. Let rest of mixture sit at room temperature.
Whip together sour cream and cream cheese. Spread over first layer.
Top with remaining mixture of jello. Chill until set.
Makes 12 servings.
I won 1000 P&P
points for that winning entry. You too could win points towards many prizes that you can choose from. Just dig through your old recipes and find a winner for April. Submit it here
and see what happens. You never know.
Also visit Cooking Smart
for many recipes. Especially with Easter coming up. Maybe something new at the table this year would be appealing for everyone. Check out their recipes here
We thought maybe you might have a question about something that goes on here at Graphic Central. We have lots of forums here...Photography, Signature Fun-which includes, Blinkies, Glitter Names and Custom Signatures and Graphics
. The hosts have added tutorials in each category if you would like to learn any of these graphics arts. Please read through the tutorials and have a go at it. And please show us what you make.
We'd love to see. We are also very open to having volunteers and/or Hosts in our requests forums. Please inquire within about becoming a volunteer if you know how to make blinkies, glitters, siggies or graphics of any kind. If you have any other questions, something you would like to know about any of these fields, please let us know and we will give you the answer in the following newsletter next month. Just leave us a post.