May, at last I cant believe how long April was! Mothers day is on the 10th of this month, dont forget to buy your mom, your gran, or someone eles's mom some flowers.
Please keep Jessica (GingerStorm) and her family in your thoughts and prayers this month, her father is very ill in ICU.
I will be gone from the 12th to the 29th of this month so if you have any requests or problems please contact Tiffany aka Glitter Girl and she will be happy to help you. I am lucky enough to be visiting Portgual and I am soooo looking forward to it.
A friendly reminder to all our hosts, please remember that you still need to check into the leaders forum at least once a week. If you have forgotten the link or password please ask. If you post in the leaders forum then Tiffany and I know you are doing okay!
ALso I have to say a big thankyou to my special friend Marg for creating the gorgous graphics for this newsletter.
Our new hosts this month – I hope I haven't missed anyone out.
MommieofKimmie (Angela) is now hosting the Post Baby Shape Up Forum
Mommie2Ava&Presley (Shannon) is also hosting Post Baby Shape Up
All these ladies are already doing a wonderful job. However they alone are not enough we need more hosts … please help if you can.
Hosts guidelines are posted here Site Announcements/Feedback - SheKnows Message Boards
Our Get-To-Know-You question this month is: What would you consider to be the ideal present for mother's day? Please share. Please, all hosts answer this question in the Community Leaders board and leave your P&P email address so you get your points. Thank you.
*remember to answer this question as your monthly check-in in Community Leaders! When answering, please let me know your Points & Prizes username.
I am doing a little feature about a different forum each month, I asking the host(s) on that forum to write a little about what they do
the up for this month is Post Baby Shape Up PSBU - SheKnows Message Boards
Shannon, Angela 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."
Dont forget to stop by Ask the Beauty Expert forum
and post a question or two. We have a beauty experpert there Michelle McDermott who is helping us lovely ladies out with beaty tips. A new club has been created on the SheKnows main website called the SheKnows Beauty Club, you get to try out all sorts of nice things - chat about it here SheKnows Beauty Club - SheKnows Message Boards
Mothers Day Cake Recipes
Carrot Cake Recipe
Source with thanks Mother's Day - Mothers Day Celebration 2009
2 c: Flour, all purpose
1 ea: Crushed pineapple (8 oz can)
3 c: Carrots, shredded
3 ea: Large egg whites
2 ts: Cinnamon
1 ts: Baking powder
1 ts: Baking soda
1/4 ts: Nutmeg
1 pn: Cloves
1 1/2 c: Sugar
3 tb: Vegetable oil
1 ts: Vanilla
3/4 ts: Salt
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Line up 13x9" baking pan with foil. Coat it with vegetable cooking spray.
3.Mingle all the ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a bowl.
4.Beat sugar, pineapple, oil and vanilla in mixer bowl until light and smooth. Beat in dry ingredients until fully mixed. Stir in carrots.
5.Now beat egg whites in small mixer bowl to form stiff peaks; fold into carrot mixture in 2 batches with rubber spatula.
6.Pour batter into pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool in pan or on wire rack.
7.Invert cake onto wax paper; remove pan and foil.
8.Your Mother's Day carrot cake is ready to be served.
Coffee Filter Flowers
by Heidi Ott
Make a beautiful flower bouquet. These flowers are quick, easy, inexpensive and fun for all ages. Use your imagination to come up with your own varieties!
For each flower you will need:
2 basket style drip coffee filters
Food coloring (2 colors)
Green construction paper
Green paint or marker
What you do
Take 2 small bowls and place 2-3 tablespoons of water in each. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring (color 1) to one dish and 3-4 drops of food coloring (color 2) to the second dish. Scrunch the coffee filters up and place one in each dish so they are covered with the water. You can remove the filters right away for a light color or leave them in for a while for a darker color. Remove the coffee filters when ready and squeeze the excess coloring out over a sink. Lay the filters flat to dry on a paper towel.
When the filters are dry, take the center color and fold it in half to make a half circle. Fold again to make a quarter pie shape. Fold twice more so you have a narrow wedge. Cut a curve around the wedge 1/2 inch from the wide end.
Repeat with the outer color except cut the curve right at the wide edge. This will give you large flower shape and a smaller flower shape.
Paint the skewer green and let dry.
Center the small flower shape over the large flower shape. Poke the skewer through the center of the circles and slide the skewer all the way through leaving 1/2 inch in the flower. Twist the bottom 1/2 inch of the flower around the skewer and tape with clear tape to hold tight. Push the petals down adjusting them until you are happy with the way they look.
Cut several leaves from the green construction paper and glue to the stem.
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