The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Spring is here! Let’s say it again (it’s been a long winter): Spring is here! Whether you’re looking for ideas to entertain the kids on spring break or just day-to-day crafty fun, these suggestions will help you celebrate the most vibrant of seasons.
1. Plant a garden. Get down and dirty with your kids by planting your own fruits and vegetables. Whether you’re ready to dig up a portion of the yard, or prefer to keep your bounty in containers, gardening teaches kids about food, nutrition, biology, nature and responsibility. Want some easy “starter” experiments? Try tomatoes, strawberries and herbs. For tips, visit the National Gardening Association’s kid-centric site, www.kidsgardening.org.
2. Make your own kite. All it takes to create a kite is a plastic bag, string and tape. This page by National Geographic Kids can show you how. It’s up to you to cover the kite with colors and creativity, and dazzle everyone who watches as you make it soar.
3. Make your own play dough. Those little containers full of mushy modeling material are great, the first time you open them. Then, they have a tendency to mix into ugly colors and dry out, losing all kid appeal. What a waste! Why not make your own instead? It’s easy to do using all natural ingredients you have in your kitchen. You’ll need the following:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
scented oils (your choice, vanilla and peppermint work well)
Put all of the ingredients into a pot and stir over low heat. As you cook, the dough will thicken. When it begins pulling away from the sides of the pan, and resembles the consistency of the dough we all know and love, remove it from the heat and let it cool. If, after it cools, it’s too sticky to play with, simply cook it a bit longer until it has the consistency you want.
4. Build a bird feeder. You know what they say: birds of a feather stick together. And if you’re inviting enough, they just might stick together in your yard. You and your kids can build bird feeders of all levels, from simple to incredibly complex. One of our favorite feeders is actually a wreath made of seeds that you can mold and then hang in a tree. Here’s the recipe if you want to try it at your house.
5. Take a picnic to the park. It sounds so simple, but a picnic with you and your kids’ favorite foods is, truly, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Especially if there’s a playground, lake, beach or other place to run around and get the wiggles out.
6. Make art out of Peeps. Every year, the Washington Post and other papers sponsor “Peeps diorama” contests, and every year, we get inspired to buy mass quantities of the fluorescent marshmallows…. and proceed to eat them. Still, we love the idea and encourage you to build your own Peeps project. Feeling extra inspired? You can even make your own Peeps! Martha Stewart shows you how, here.
7. Spring cleaning. We could all benefit from emptier closets and cleaner houses. Make it into a game so the kids will get into it. Dress up like maids or butlers, or try a game of “Cinderella” to get them to play along. If all else fails, assign a dollar amount to each task to sweeten the deal. A little bribery never hurt anyone. Then, turn it into a teaching moment and have your kids accompany you to charity to donate the items you no longer need.
When it comes to hair, 364 days a year pale in comparison to Easter. This is the day for hair to shine, the day when one little girl’s bonnet/updo/braid is cuter than the next. As the hair experts, we’re here to give you the tips and tricks you need to give your daughter the best ‘do on the block this Easter.
Daisy chain braid. This braid looks like a pro did it, but it’s actually something you can create at home, making a series of knots along the scalp, like a fun, bumpy chain. Here’s a video that will show you how.
Dutch flower girl braid. Turn your daughter’s hair into a beautiful braided flower by following the instructions here.
Ponytails with Easter eggs. Need a theme this Easter? We’ve got something clever right here. Watch a mom put her daughter’s hair into two ponytails, and then place series of bright Easter eggs into each section. It’s easier—and more adorable—than you’d think!
Easter hair clips, DIY and otherwise. We love these cute, ribbony, purple spring hair clips, with instructions on how to make them, by TheFrugalGirls.com. And the TheRibbonRetreat.com offers tutorials on how to make darling little chick and bunny ribbon clips at home. Not feeling quite so crafty? No Slippy Hair Clippy makes colorful creations year round.
An egg full of accessories. Looking for Easter basket ideas? Fill an Easter egg with cute ribbons and hair ties for a sweet surprise.
It’s the luck of the Irish that anything in our boutique that’s green or has green in it is on sale for 15% off until St. Patrick’s Day!
To help you get ready for Spring Break all hair feathers and tinsel are on sale!
- Feathers $ 8.00
- Tinsel $ 2.00
Always wanted to learn how to braid? We offer one on one braiding sessions with a licensed stylist. 30 Minutes for $30.00 Call to make your appointment! 210-829-8885
Love and Cowboys represent this month in San Antonio. Come in an enjoy our specials to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day and Rodeo season.
Sweetheart Special - A simple updo, glitter, and nails for $22.95. Great for the Valentine’s Day, Daddy and Daughter Dances, or going to the Rodeo.
Mommy Blowout – A shampoo, blowdry, and style for $19.95. We use Toni & Guy products on moms. Mom, bring the kids with you and let us help you get ready for that special night out!
Mommy & Me Braiding Session - $30.00 for 30 minutes of one on one private braiding instruction. This makes a great mom and daughter day out.
Daddy and Child Haircut Special – $28.90 for a Dad cut and a child cut. That’s a savings of $7.00!
Due to our inclement weather, we are closed today. We will be open our normal hours tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We understand that as a parent, you need the flexibility to come in when the time is right for you and your child’s schedule. You can even call a head up to 30 minutes to save you some time. Just let us know you are on your way and we’ll add your child’s name to our sign in sheet. 829-8885.
Reminder of our daily specials – We offer daily specials to help our families save some money. Simply request the discount at checkout.
- Complimentary shampoos – Monday – Friday. Come and see us during the week and receive a free shampoo with every paid haircut.
- Monday – Military Mondays. All active military families save 20%on your entire purchase. Military discount is 10% Tuesday – Sunday.
- Tuesday – Family Discount Day. Families who need more than one haircut will save $1.00 on the first, $2.00 on the second, $3.00 on the third, etc., etc.
- Wednesday – Double Punch Day. Get to your 1/2 price haircut in 1/2 the time by receiving 2 punches for every paid haircut on your frequent visitor card. Your 10th punch is a 1/2 price haircut.
- Thursday – Early bird Special. Come in before 2PM and receive $2.00 off a haircut.
- Facebook Exclusive Specials. Follow us on Facebook by liking our page and receive some Facebook exclusive offers. We give away a 1/2 price haircut every Friday to one of our loyal followers!
We will be fully staffed working up to Christmas. Come on in! Feel free to call ahead (up to 30 minutes) to save you some time. 210-829-8885
Sun: 12 – 5
Mon: 9 – 6
Tues: 9 – 3
Wed: Closed. Merry Christmas!
Thurs – Saturday: 9 – 6