Inspiration and Creation of Fashion Design --- by Laurel T. Designer and Guest Blogger

Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Fashion Inspiration This guest entry was written by Laurel Teixeira, owner/buyer/designer of The Curvy Elle -- blog and shop. Inspiration Board to Fashion Design When creating inspiration boards, sometimes the board itself acts as inspiration for something, while other times the board can come after the creation of something. This vintage look I put together (below) was the perfect mood and feel for an inspiration board with . . . more »

Ode to Mothers -- Poetry for Mothers Day @ the Library

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LaurenJoan

mother and baby Mother and Child by: Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857–1940) I saw a mother holding  Her play-worn baby son, Her pliant arms enfolding  The drooping little one. Her lips were made of sweetness,  And sweet the eyes above; With infantile completeness  He yielded to her love. And I who saw the heaving  Of breast to dimpling cheek, Have felt, within, the weaving  Of thoughts I cannot speak; . . . more »

A Very Vintage Easter - Off We GO!

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013 by LaurenJoan

young girl carrying Easter basket and holding bouquet of purple flowers The beauty of springtime, delicate blossoms, green hills covered in mustard flowers, colored eggs hidden in the garden... a chicken riding a bike... ...with a wagon full of Easter Eggs... ahhh, the good old days -- they are a part of forever spring.... hitch up your chick (or bunny) to your egg wagon... or set sail in your egg boat upon a pea-green sea... . . . more »

Poetry Wednesdays at Milpitas Library in April

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 by LaurenJoan

April-is-POETRY-is-Wednesdays at 6 pm at Milpitas Library - flex your poetry muscles with a month of programs. Poetry Month at Milpitas Library has poetry for everyone -- poets, listeners, kids, teens, and adults. Stop by any Wednesday and you will be swept into a great waxing tide of the eloquent, whether elegant or comic or silly or gargantuan or formidable or enlightenting or just plain . . . more »

Singing a long at Milpitas Library

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Jingle Bell Rock were sung loud enough to raise the roof as families of all shapes and sizes (100+ people of all ages) joined the Bayside 4-H A Cappella Singers in a program of holiday songs and carols at the Milpitas Library on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Christmas cookies and Mexican hot chocolate were . . . more »

Opera San Jose presents Billy Goats Gruff, Saturday, December 15th at Milpitas Library

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 by LaurenJoan

billy goats gruff Join us at the Milpitas Library on Saturday, December 15th at 3 pm as Opera San Jose presents "The Billy Goats Gruff." This classic fairytale of the three billy goats with a contemporary twist, tackles the issue of bullying and promotes the power of kindness and is suitable for children in grades K - 6. The performance is set to recognizable melodies from some of . . . more »

Teach Your Chickens Well

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Mother and Father of Joanie B.  Gold-laced Wyandottes Teach your children well, Their father's <hmhmhm..rhymes with well> did slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams The one they picked, the one you'll know by. Joanie B: Braawk! Crosby, Stills, Nash, and (a long time ago) Young - they can really crow a message across, but my parents fed me on bugs and worms and chicken scratch - Alice: My parents taught . . . more »

Saturday, September 1st - Storytimes are back from vacation @ Milpitas Library!

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Get ready, set, GO - Milpitas Storytimes! Storytimes at Milpitas Library will be back in action, starting Saturday, September 1st at 11 am for Family Storytime for All Ages. Storytimes have had a good time on vacation in August - resting, relaxing, enjoying the late summer weather. September they are ready to be back in the the swing of stories, song singing, and hokey pokey-ing. . . . more »

Tiny Toots Music Festival @ Milpitas Library

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Music Festival 10:30 am Thursdays in August @ Milpitas Library Come along - sing - dance- shout-it-out! This August is the Tiny Toots Music Festival for Kids on Thursdays at 10:30 am. So far this month we've rocked and hopped with Oklin Bloodworth (on August 2), Peter Apel (on August 9), and the hip-hop Alphabet Rockers (on August 16). This past Thursday, August 23 Bingo . . . more »


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