Saturday’s in Columbus, GA

*Toddler group at South Columbus Library at 10:15am
*Marketplace on Broadway 9am-12pm

*Skate lessons at Hollywood connection from 10-11am, discounted skating if purchased before 11:30.

CANCELED UNTIL SCHOOL STARTS: second Saturdays at the museum aren’t happening again until Fantastic Fridays are over.

Fourth (4th) of July


All events happen on the 4th of July unless otherwise stated.

COLUMBUS, GA

National Infantry Museum
http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/events/freedom-fest-4th-of-july-celebration/
Or
https://www.evensi.us/amp/freedom-fest-2017-national-infantry-museum/214814790

Callaway Gardens
http://www.chattahoocheeriverwhitewater.com/Event/2017/07/01/Callaway-Gardens-July-4th-Weekend-Star-Spangled-Beach-Party/7352/

Auburn
http://www.chattahoocheeriverwhitewater.com/Event/2017/07/04/Auburn-4th-of-July-Celebration-Featuring-Lamont-Landers/7354/

Phenix City
http://www.chattahoocheeriverwhitewater.com/Event/2017/07/04/Let-Freedom-Ring-Phenix-City/6477/

ATLANTA

Stone Mountain (July 1-4)
http://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events/Fantastic-Fourth-Celebration

Six Flags  (July 2-4)
Bring a can of coke get in an hour early. Check out other perks below.
https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/special-events/july-4th-fest

Centennial Park
https://www.gwcca.org/4th-of-july-celebration/

Magician

Magician at North Columbus Library today, June 7, 2017, at 4:30pm. 

Tomorrow, June 8, 2017, at the Columbus Public Library at 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.

 

Don’t Throw Away the Roses: Rose Water

My Mother’s Day flowers are wilting and, if you’re like most of us, you’re  ready to toss them in the trash. But wait! Not so fast, don’t toss these fragrant beauties. I’m going to tell you how to make rose water instead. Did you know rose water is known for its healing properties? It’s great for the skin and hair, fighting acne, dry scalp, and giving shiny hair. Besides a spritz or rinse, you can also make a toner, oil, cook with it, the possibilities are endless. 

There are multiple ways to make rose water but I’m going to give you the simplest version. There are plenty of videos on YouTube, if you want to take it one step further and don’t want the water to take on the rose color, or if you want the most concentrated form, feel free to Google for these options. 

HOW TO MAKE ROSE WATER:

Rince your petals. Place your water in a glass or stainless steel pot, cover your roses with equal parts of water or until the petals are covered (the more water the less concentration but also account that it will boil down). Cover and low bowl or simmer until the roses lose their color. That’s it! Place in a spray bottle and use! Refrigerate to make it last longer. The general consensus is tgta it will last about a week. I will let you know. I had two dozen roses, so I am trying the remaining petals to use later.  Below is a good tutorial on what I did.

https://youtu.be/fv9nCpkbBno

If you are interested in the other techniques of how to make it and what to do with rose water, click here

Let me know how it turned out for you!

A Mountain or a Hill

C: This street looks like a hill.

Me: yes you’re right.

C: Or maybe a mountain.

Me: šŸ˜Š No a mountain is bigger. Have you seen one?

C: Yes on Papa’s phone…or maybe it was a volcano.

Me: you know about Volcanoes?

C: yes it has a hole in it. I forgot what the stuff that comes out is called.

Me: Lava

C: Lava (she says with a smile).
It’s so easy to teach her. She is a sponge.