Archives for May 2008

Spinlash Mascara Giveaway & Review

I'm hosting a giveaway of 5 brand new SPINLASH mascaras at Blissfully Domestic. Head on over and leave a comment for the chance to win this cool new primping tool.I bought one at the Cherry Hill Target a week ago, gave it a try and really liked it. I then emailed the Spinlash PR department to see if they'd give a few to some hot mamas. They were into it! The power of the blog = saving some of you a Target trip and $14.99. (Just so you know I'm keeping it real and not a corporate puppet, I realize Read more...

New stores in Downtown Silver Spring: Which would you dig?

Downtown Silver Spring contacted APISS and wants to hear from readers, locals and parents:What type of shop would you like to see open in Downtown Silver Spring's shopping complex? I know that I'd love to see an innovative, independent gift shop that showcased local artists and crafts. Or a non-chain clothing shop with women's fashions that are sensible but hip, affordable but great quality, and shave a few points off my BMI.But seriously, if you have a second, click the poll in the left-hand sidebar Read more...

Accessories to help you look hot or fake it this summer

Surprisingly, the biggest responses I have received on this little old blog have not been on posts about playgrounds or preschools or open gyms. The top two posts for comments, links and overall impressions have been on the closest Starbucks with a drive thru, and my style tips on how to look hot or fake it this summer.So, I'm going in again and recommending some more style items for summer. This time I'm sticking to ACCESSORIES, because even if buying a bunch of clothes this summer isn't on your Read more...

Guest Post by Washington Gardener Kathy Jentz: Faerie Festival

Originally published on the Washington Gardener Blog. Here's a link to one of the most fun events of the year in these parts: the Maryland Faerie Festival. Okay, it is only peripherally garden-related in so much as faeries and flowers have been linked since the dawn of time. Who are we kidding though? This festival is not really about the science of plants or mixing herbal remedies. it is about dressing up in wings and ribbons and dancing around and generally acting like you are eight years Read more...

Yummy: Little Bites

Lunch at The Inn at Brookeville Farms - photo by Jan HouseMonday Nights, kids eat free at Old Hickory Grille in Burtonsville.Carvel Ice Cream opened a new location inside the Jerry's Subs & Pizza at 10 University Boulevard at Four Corners in Silver Spring. The best part? Buy-one-get-one-free sundaes on Wednesdays, woo hoo!Sticky Rice, a kid-friendly sushi restaurant in the District causing quite a buzz, is now open. It's located in the H Street Corridor, 10 blocks from Union Station. (via Read more...

Goodnight Moon at the Adventure Theatre: No need to whisper "hush"

Get thee to the great green room - "Goodnight Moon" is pure pre-school splendor!Photo by Bruce Douglas. From left to right: Cyana Cook, Kurt Boehm, Judy Simmons, Danny Pushkin and Jennifer Timberlake, cast of Goodnight Moon My family and I had been blown away earlier this year by The Adventure Theatre 's productions of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Go, Dog. Go! But Goodnight Moon is our favorite. The beautiful set recreates the artwork that is beloved by our children and our own childhood Read more...

APISS Memorial Day Weekend Picks

Happy trails to all travelers! And if you're in town this weekend, here's what's going on:FRIDAY NIGHTFunction at the Junction ConcertThe Billy Coulter Band plays tonight from 6-8pm in this weekly summer weekly concert series. Free. Lot next to the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op, 201 Ethan Allen Avenue at Carroll Avenue, Takoma ParkHamlet at the Shakespeare Free For All 7:30pm tonight and daily (excepting Memorial Day May 26) until June 1st, Carter Barron Amphitheatre 16th and Colorado Avenues Read more...

And the DillyDally Organic onesie goes to…

Ellie M.S.! Thanks everyone for your comments and supporting Kirsten Ankers of DillyDally as she works to keep our kids sassy-cute, our shower gifts one-click-Etsy-easy and improves the health of the planet with her commitment to environmentally-sound commerce.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Goodnight Moon at the Adventure Theatre!

Goodnight Moon is here! Shows at the Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park until June 1, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in NE DC June 6-22. Find a showtime now, tickets are selling out fast.APISS's review will be up this weekend after we see the show...the buzz so far is that it is a fantastic visualization of the beloved children's classic.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...