Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Adventures & Creative Arts in Waxhaw

Summer is here........ Yeaaaaaaaa

If you are looking for an adventurous, creative, engaging and hands on summer camp for your child this check out the following summer camp/class available in the Waxhaw area..

Let's Be Creative ByNickiG
1 Day Sessions: 1-3pm
 $35 per Class    *    5 Class package $125    *    3 class package $90

June 19, 2012 - Designer Dolls No Sew Fashions
~ Students will make a complete outfit for their doll all No Sew.
June 26, 2012 - Sewing 101
~ 18” Doll Clothes  Basic sewing instruction using  patterns to create simple doll clothes and accessories. Students must have a sewing machine & basic sewing notions
July 17 2012 -  Fab Furniture  
~ Students will create and design a table and chair perfect for their 18” Dolls
July 24, 2012 -  Recycled & Repurposed Crafts
 ~ Students will use common household items to create wearable and usable items from items we typically throw away.
July 31, 2012 -   Designer Dolls Accessories
~ Students will create various accessories for their dolls
(Food, jewelry, Headbands, Purses, Etc.)

3 Day Sessions: 9am-12pm

June 26- June 28, 2012 - Doll Room Creation (Kitchen Area) $90
~ Students will create an entire kitchen area for their dolls including room structure, appliances and accessories.
July 17- July 19, 2012 -  Creative Expression $75
~This camp is for those students who want to explore their imagination and create wonderful works of art. Students will create various projects in art and fashion;
.ATCs Artistic Trading Cards, Fabric Embellished Flip Flops and Magazine Mosaic Art.

For more information and to register contact

Summer Camp Adventures at Little Engine Academy
Details about us and about each of the camp weeks offered are available on the website at www.littleengineacademy.vpweb  but here is a sneak preview of the weeks and topics: 

Exploring Marine Biology June 4 - 8, 2012
Young Writers June 11 - 15, 2012
Young Dancers June 18 - 22, 2012
Young Actors June 25 - 29, 2012
Exploring Shakespeare July 2 - 6, 2012
Young Film Makers July 9 - 13, 2012
Young Photographers July 16 - 20, 2012
Exploring The Great Artists July 23 - 27
Veggie Cooking July 30 - August 3
Young Musician's Guitar August 6 - 10
Young Musician's Piano August 13 - 17
Young Archaeologists Visit the Vikings August 20 - 24

Camps will run 8:30-12:30 Monday through Friday (each camp is 5 days long).  You may sign your student up for one week or several!

For more information and to register contact;
Jen Caddell, Homeschooling Mom and Teacher/ Administrator
Little Engine Academy for 5-6 year olds
Young Explorers Enrichment for 7-11 year olds
 Please visit us online at 

Make Today Fabulous!
Embrace the Diva in you!


Friday, June 1, 2012

NY Style Hot Dog Casserole

I am from New York and there is nothing like an Italian Hot dog. Something I have to get every time I visit NY. This is a little twist on the famous delicatestant staple. without the Italian bread. It is very tasty. you can use lite, veggie or turkey hot dogs for less calories. Try it...

 1 lbs small red potatoes
1 sm onion shopped
1 pack of hot dogs chopped in small pieces (beef, veggie, turkey, fat free, etc.)
1 can 14.5-16oz sauerkraut (Do Not Drain)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup NY style sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup deli style brown mustard

1. Chop potatoes in small pieces, place in glass bowl and Cook potatoes in microwave on high for 5-6 minutes - just until tender but still firm.
2. Saute onions in a large skillet until brown.
3. Add hot dogs, sauerkraut,1/2 cup water and mustard.
4. Bring to a boil and add potatoes cook for 5 minutes or so
5. Transfer to large serving dish, add more mustard if desired and top with cheese and serve.


Make Today Fabulous!
Embrace the Diva in you!!