Archives for the month of: June, 2013

Sew this!

Monster Socks

If your Department of Missing Socks is anything like ours, we love this creative way of skipping Match.com and helping those missing their mates begin a new life.

Fave Crafts says, “this is a great project for young children, as the sewing is very simple, and little hands will have lots of fun stuffing their socks!”

Emma Hardy of Sewing for Children features this monstrously clever craft at Fave Crafts where she has a beautiful pictorial so you too can create new and more full-filled lives for your mateless socks.

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monster-browniesWhile thinking monsters, make it a monster mash day and whip us some monster brownies.

monster food

Another scarey monster, one that you can cook up in your kitchen.

So what it’s Sunday, have some fun with whatever you are doing today!

 Dunkin Donuts

Tomorrow, June 7th, is National Donut Day!  Where are you going to get your sweet fix? Makers across the U.S. are celebrating by offering free donuts.  Krispy Kreme, some believe is the real creator of  National Doughnut Day (event page on Facebook), invites folks to visit  one of their participating stores  to get a free donut of any variety, and NO purchase is necessary.  You can get an almost free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts: FREE DONUT of your choice with any beverage purchase.

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Created by The Salvation Army in 1938, National Donut Day was started as a fundraiser to help those in need during the Great Depression and to honor the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers, who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals and donuts for soldiers on the front lines. 

Dougboys became the nickname for the homesick frontline warriors during World War I, who eagerly awaited the arrival of the Doughnut Girls. For them, doughnuts were the key symbols of home.

 Green Tea Donut

“Green Tea” from Doughnut Planet

Today bakers have taken donuts to a new level. From donuts filled with real tequila cream to the ever popular maple bacon donut, because let’s face it, everything’s better with bacon, creative donut making is the new hot trend.

Check out some of these nutty concoctions we found!

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 “Psycho Psushi” from Psyco Donuts in California

glazed donut

Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin Donuts.

Donuts without the sticky mess.

 

This wooded pretend doughnut set is perfect for your little baker.  Young chefs will love using the 12 interchangeable self-stick toppers to frost the wooden donuts and serve to friends and family.

Stop into Totally Kids and celebrate National Doughnut Day with us! We will be serving donuts and coffee all day!

 

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