Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tubac Independence Day Celebration is the 3rd not the 4th this year!

There are a couple of websites ( including the Tubac Chamber of Commerce) that state that the celebration is on the 4th but I spoke to the Golf Resort who handles the fireworks today and she confirmed that it is on the 3rd and that they are aware they need to update their websites. Sorry for any confusion!

5 Paper Crafts Projects to Fight Off Summer Boredom- sara simons

The question every parent has in mind this summer is what to do with eager young hands and minds during the vacation months? While summer camp may be an option for some, it's not for everybody. With the economy taking its toll, many parents are looking for ways to cut down on expenses. I would like to offer a 'creative' solution to this summer's cabin fever.
Using just a little bit of effort and the right supplies, parents can gear kids up to an unbelievable summer of fun and learning all in one. With hundreds of unique arts and crafts supplies to choose from online, you can create a tailor-made summer camp experience for your own children. Fill each day this summer with fun activities, games and craft projects specifically geared to individual skills that your child enjoys or wants to strengthen. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

1.Silhouette Paper Cutouts: The stark contrast of sleek black on white (or vice versa) creates a dramatic effect, making it the ideal material for silhouette paper cutout projects. Trace a design, picture or element onto on side/color. Using a scissors or X-acto knife, cut out your design. Remember, the more gaps and spaces you leave in your design, the nicer the finished product will be. Using clear adhesive, adhere the cutout to the opposite color for a beautiful and unusual decoration item.

2.Effervescent Efflorescence: Make a magical wonderland with metallic paper floral displays. Cut out different flowers, leaves and plants from various colors of the shiny and reflective metallic paper and stick to the walls, doors, furniture or staircases. This can be done during the holiday season, for a special occasion, to announce a surprise like color war or a party, or as exciting decorations to spice up an ordinary day. You can also use this fabulously fun craft idea to decorate a child's bedroom, nursery or playroom with jungle, meadow or forest themes.

3.Kingly &Queenly Crafts: Metallic paper is also ideal for crowing your children as royalty. The super shiny material can be made into crowns, scepters, and other royal accoutrements. For added adventure and fun, tape metallic paper cutouts onto real life items such as gold jewelry, silver goblets, and precious jewels in a treasure box. Kids love the exciting sparkle of this paper, and there's no end to the imagination of a young child's mind.

4.Secret Message Cards: Kids love the mystery of this fun and entertaining project. First, decide on a message. This can be "Happy Birthday, Joey", "We love you, Mommy", "Meet me at the clubhouse at 5", or anything else your child wants to encode. Next, take a piece of our super reflective mirror board paper and fold it in half so the mirrored surface is on the inside. Write your message on the right side of the card…but write it backwards! People have a ball using the opposite reflective surface to decode your hidden message.

5.Scrapbooking Sentiments: Scrapbooks are a fabulous project for kids that will not just keep them busy for hours at a time and weeks on end, but will also give them a beautiful keepsake forever. From misty vellum paper, to convenient gummed paper, HyglossProducts.com has a huge variety of specialty paper that will make your scrapbook really stand out. Capture those found memories in a unique and everlasting vessel of nostalgia, love and laughs.

These are just a few of the fabulous ideas that are waiting for your child to embrace. With all the topnotch craft supplies available online, you might have a hard time deciding which to choose for your summer activities reserve. That's OK because you should definitely stock up on useful craft kits that come with all the ingredients you will need for making the ultimate banquet of frugal summer crafting fun. This summer, save yourself time, money and a lot of heartache by crafting an unforgettable vacation filled with exciting learning opportunities and craft projects for every kid.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tubac - Independence Day Celebration Update 3rd of July or 4th of July???

FYI - There are two Tubac websites that state the 4th of Celebration is going to be held on the 4th of July but when I called the resort today they stated the newsletter states the celebration is on the 3rd.  I will be calling the Chamber of Commerce for Tubac tomorrow just to make sure and will post with the update tomorrow.

Friday, June 25, 2010

El Charro Cafe - Rancho Sahuarita- Have you been yet?

We took my Dad to lunch recently at the new El Charro Cafe. We loved it. It is beautifully decorated and the food was fantastic! I had the shrimp tacos and they were delicious! My husband had the beef combination plate and loved his meal too. My Dad had a chicken salad and it came with a very generous portion of grilled seasoned chicken. (Honestly, who orders a chicken salad at a Mexican restaurant?:) )The staff was very helpful and friendly. When I walked in they offered me a glass of water with lemon while I waited for the rest of my party. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we always had what we needed. The patio looks like it will be a happening spot once it cools down a bit. The prices start at $7.95 and go up to about $14.95.
We can't wait to try the Sunday Brunch.  It's $10.95 for adults and only $2.95 for kids.
They offer a happy hour daily from 3p-6p with deals on food/drinks. They feature live music on the weekends.
The children's menu offers grilled chicken strips, grilled cheese torta, beef taco, beef nachos, bean burro, quesadilla, or chicken nuggets. It also includes rice, beans, (or fruit or french fries for a $1 more) and a drink for only  $3.95.  Root beer floats and churros are available for dessert.
El Charro is a partner with Tucson Value's Teachers. Teachers can present their TVT card or proof of employment on Tuesdays for 2 for 1 entrees.
We can't wait to go back and try it again!

Here is a fun little freebie in the Sahuarita Frys

If you go to the area in Fry's where the make up is, look for and end cap with an offer for a free coloring book of either Animal Planet or Alvin and the Chimpmunks with the purchase of two products such as Colgate toothpaste or Soft Soap. I purchased two $1 dollar Colgate toothpastes and got a really cute free coloring book.  It could have been even cheaper if I had used my coupon for the toothpaste from the Sunday paper but of course I didn't have it with me.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reid Park Zoo to You - Sahuarita Library June 25th 2pm

Hi Sahuarita Moms-

I hope you are enjoying the new blog- I wanted to remind you that tomorrow Friday, June 25th
Reid Park Zoo will host an event at 2pm at the Sahuarita Library. There is only space for 40 - so if you are planning to go you may want to get their about 1:30pm. Kids will see animals up close and may be able to touch some of them.

Zoo To You Presenter: Reid Park Zoo
Experience the wonder of the animal kingdom with live ambassadors from Reid Park Zoo. Discover what makes each animal special and how it survives in the wild. You may even have the opportunity to touch!
Family event.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have you heard about Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for Kids?

Kids read any eight (8) books of their choosing. Kids use the Passport to Summer Reading to document the places visited in each book. A parent/guardian signs the Passport when it's complete. Kids bring their completed Passport to any B&N store between May 25 and September 7, 2010. Barnes and Noble will give them a coupon for a FREE BOOK, to be chosen from a list of exceptional paperback titles.
Here is the link to for more details and for downloading the passport for kids to fill out. You will also find the titles they can choose their free book from here.

Welcome to the Sahuarita Moms Blog!

I decided it would be fun to have a page where we could share ideas, recipes, sales, volunteer opportunities etc.... Feel free to share anything you feel other moms would enjoy reading about or knowing about. Please no soliciting!

I will start the blog by telling you about the Fourth of July celebration that we attend every year at the Tubac Golf Resort. We always have such a great time at this family event. The kids run around, play games and dance. The adults have fun visiting and eating. The fireworks are spectacular! They don't allow you to bring your own food or drinks but there are plenty of food and drinks for purchase. If you are looking for something fun to do this year to celebrate the 4th then I highly recommend this event.
Don't forget to bring chairs or a blanket and your camera!
I have posted details below.

Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Sunday July 4, 2010
Tubac Golf Resort
1 Ave de Otero
Tubac, Arizona 85646

Join us in Tubac for old-fashioned family fun on July 4, 2010. for free games for the kids from 10am to noon - location to be determined.
Children will enjoy a variety of old-fashioned games like cake-walks, sack races, rubber duck ring toss, hula hoops, face painting and more. The children's games are being organized by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce with help from a variety of local non-profit organizations. Games and prizes will be provided free of charge to the children.
Free admission.
Many of Tubac's fine art galleries, artist studios and shops will be open all day, 10am-5pm. Village restaurants will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Tubac Golf Resort will host a Fireworks Display in the evening.
For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce, 520-398-2704 or visit www.tubacaz.com.
For Fireworks updates, please call the Tubac Golf Resort, 520-398-2211.