Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope this holiday season brings much happiness and joy to everyone.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Outdoor Summer Living and CSN Stores $60.00 Gift Card Giveaway

Memorial Day is here and the summer season is starting. It is a great time to take a look at your outdoor living space and consider giving it a face lift. There is nothing better than spending a warm evening outside on the deck or patio enjoying a meal or time with friends. However as night falls upon you it can get dark and outdoor lighting can be a challenge. Not only do you need the fixture to provide light you need it to be safe around water and the outdoor elements. is a great source for stylish and functional outdoor lighting fixtures. They offer a range of styles from outdoor chandiliers to outdoor table lamps and flood lights. Below are some of the great finds offers that will make your outdoor living space beautiful.

Vessel Garden Lamps by Smart Green. These portable lamps come in a variety of shapes, are remote controlled, are waterproof and rechargeable. These stylish fixtures are all reasonably priced.

Worried about lamp shades holding up from the outdoor elements. Worry no more, you can get a very attractive table lamp with a Sunbrella fabric shade.

Other options for your outdoor lighting include floor lamps, lanterns or solar powered fixtures. With so many options to choose from you will be able to create the perfect outdoor living space to meet your needs.

In honor of the upcoming summer season, CSN Stores is giving away a $60.00 gift card to be used at any of their stores. You can purchase an item up to a value of $60.00. Please note that the $60.00 gift card does not include shipping although free shipping is offered on many items.

To enter:
  • Visit come back and tell us what you like.

To get additional entries:

  • Follow our blog, Little Miss Julia

  • Follow us on Facebook by clicking here. Tell us who you are on Facebook so we know you are there.

  • Tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to use @littlemissjulia so we see it.
Please put each entry as a separate post so we do not miss it.

Contest ends Sunday June 6 at 7:00 pm EST.

Congratulations to Amy our $60.00 gift card winner!!!!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day by Plainting a Bean Teepee

Earth day will be celebrated on April 22nd. It is a great time to make your children aware of the plants and trees around them as well as other natural wonders. Jessica Iclisoy the creator of the natural children's hair and skincare line, California Baby, has a fun project for you to do with your children in honor of Earth Day, plant a bean teepee.

This fun and simple project is a great way to introduce gardening techniques to your children and will help give them an appreciation for what it takes to grow vegetables and to care for a garden. Pole beans are great for this project as they grow fast and children can see the results of their efforts in a short amount of time. Once the plants grow high enough the teepee can serve as a fun play place for your children. You can further instill the wonders of the earth by having your children decorate their teepee with flowers and other natural elements.

Before beginning make sure the soil temperature is around 65 degrees and that you are placing the teepee in a sunny area.

Supplies needed:

-Three pots (approx 15 gallon in size)

-Organic potting soil mix

-Three six-foot-long bamboo poles or garden stakes

-Biodegradable, natural-fiber twine

-One packet of pole beans

Getting Started:

Begin by spacing the three pots two feet apart in a triangle shape. Place a pole in each pot, tying the tops of the three poles together and filling them with rich, organic gardening soil.

Planting How-To:

Have your child push the seeds with their fingers about 1.5 inches deep into the soil, spacing the seeds every two to three inches around each pole.

Feeding & Watering:

Since container plants can’t pull their nutrients from the ground, they must be fed throughout the season. Apply an organic liquid fertilizer every three weeks or so and be sure to keep your beans watered.

Harvest Often:

Pick the beans as soon as they reach a desired size, as the beans will be tender and tasty when eaten straight from the vine.

Clean Up:

After planting and harvesting the beans, make sure your kids stay clean and germ-free with the California Baby

Natural Antibacterial Blend Moisturizing Handwash

Make Earth Day a fun family day with at home projects such as a bean teepee!!!