Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Goodness!!

Here is a list off the happenings around the State! If you know of any others please add them to the comments!


The Great Cloth Diaper Change-APDEA Union Hall--SAT
Come celebrate Earth Day and the day before Easter setting a world record! We will be chaning cloth diapers all at once! Please pre-register. If you do not have cloth, come on out, we will have some on hand for loan. There will be a silent auction to benefit For The Love of Lauren!

Easter Egg Hunt- Park N Play FREE --SAT
There will be toys, candy,Easter baskets, chocolate rabbits, free passes and more so don't miss out we will open at 9AM sharp for hunt should last about 15 to 20 minutes so don't be late. Doors will open at 8:30 to Lobby however entrance to play area  for hunt will start promptly at 9AM

Community Easter Egg Hunt- Sand Lake Baptist Church --SAT
Huge outdoors Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 0 Through 5th Grade. Tons of prizes (H2Oasis passes, Bicycles, The Cage batting coupons, Dino's Donut coupons, Jewell Lake Bowling, Thousands of candy filled eggs, Tastee-Freeze ice cream, and toys). Free Hot Dogs and cookies after the hunt. Free pictures with the bunny. Separate area for the toddlers.

Eggstravaganza- Lidia Selkregg Chalet --SAT
Watch out for bouncing bunnies as you join in on some spring-themed arts and crafts, outdoor games, and an egg hunt. Egg Hunt Schedule:
1st Hunt: 3-5 yrs, 1:00p
2nd Hunt: 3-5 yrs, 2:00p
3rd Hunt: 6-12 yrs, 3:00p
For ages 3-12 yrs. Pre-registration strongly recommended. $2 per child 343-6992

Easter Bunny-Dimond Mall
Visit the Easter Bunny by the Gap entrance. Mon-Thurs 11a-8p Fri & Sat 10a-8p Pay to get pictures.

Alaska Railroad Easter Train-Anchorage Historic Depot--SAT
Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Easter Train for a special run from Anchorage to the Mat-Su Valley. Riders will delight in a special visit from none other then the Easter Bunny, who will be on board to visit with the children and pass out Easter treats and other surprises along the way.  Don Russel the magician will also be along for the ride to keep the kids (and kids at heart) entertained. Every rider will enjoy the panoramic view from the Alaska Railroad’s glass-domed cars. It will be an Easter to remember! $49 for adults and $19 for children 11 and under.

Eagle River/Chugiak
Easter Egg Hunt-Eagle River Lions Park --SUN FREE
Four age groups: 0-3; 4-6; 7-9 and 10-12; 1pm start Eggs & Bikes given away! The Eagle River FIRE Truck blows whistle at 1:00 pm sharp!

Community Easter Egg Hunt-Mirror Lake Middle School --SAT FREE
Donation of Food for ER Food Pantry accepted.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny-Wasilla Senior Center
Pancake Breakfast with The Easter Bunny. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Picture in include in the price, $5 per person, $20 per family

Easter Egg Hunt-First Baptist Church of Wasilla--SAT
10am at the church

Easter Egg Hunt-Big Lake Baptist Church--SAT
From 1-2:30 at the church for kids ages 1 through 5th grade.

Easter at Alyeska Resort--SUN
Easter Egg Hunt - 9:15 am in the Pond Courtyard

Community Easter Egg Hunt-Abundant Life Assembly of God
Hunt starts at 2p on church grounds for kids preschool through 6th grade.

Little Kids Easter Egg Hunt-Forest Acres Park--SAT
Starts at 3pm

Stylin Stitches Diaper Derby
Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Sports & Rec Gym - another fun event with surprises provided by the young contestants all newborns and toddlers up to 24 months old are invited to “show us their stuff” in over 10 categories! Sorry no on-site registration, deadline to enter is Wed, Apr 21

Easter Egg Hunt-Santaland RV Park--SAT
11:00 a.m. North Pole Community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by New Hope Methodist-Presbyterian Church to benefit New Hope Church School. Held at Santaland RV Park in North Pole, 11 am sharp. $1 donation per child. Bring small gathering basket. Filled eggs, prizes, free cookies.

Indoor Community Easter Egg Hunt-J.P. Jones Community Center--SAT
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. J.P. Jones Community Development Center 2400 Rickert, Off 24th and Cushman** The Easter Bunny Will Be On Hand Giving Out Candy** Free: Indoor Egg Hunt, Hotdogs, Popcorn, Cookies, Prizes **Come On Out and Have a Hopping Good Time** Sponsored by area businesses and organizations For More Info Contact 378-3440

Friday, April 15, 2011

See Meez Kidz Giveaway (closed)

Do you ever see products and think "Genius! Why didn't I think of that!" That's how I feel about See Meez Kidz! They have cute hoodies and hats with reflective tape in it, which is GREAT for fall Alaskan days when we start losing all that light. I think this is so great especially in the fall when kids are playing outside. Who wants to wear a bright orange safety vest to be seen? I have 3 items to give away so read on to learn about this awesome product and learn how to win! Here is a pic of my son in his hat, warm, cute and reflective!

Please tell us about yourself and why you started the business.
My husband and I noticed a lot of people walking and bicycling in the long hours of darkness here in Alaska. We noticed how easily most of these people were not visible, even with automobile headlights and street lights. I especially watch for the children. Here in Alaska the winters are long with extended periods of darkness. We noticed that state, government and blue-collar workers were always wearing reflective clothing.  So, we wondered if there was fashionable reflective wear for everybody, especially children.  We researched the availability of reflective clothing and we were unable to find what we were looking for.

I saw an opportunity because my husband has worn safety gear for the last 20 years. I am more alert to reflective materials in general because of this. When you take the time to look around you see it on all kinds of things, like school buses, police cars, fire trucks, stop signs and even street signs.
  I looked for everyday clothing with safety in the design. I found nothing that fit the bill. I purchased some 3M “Scotchlite” Reflective Material and with the help of some dear friends started to make what I wanted. The idea was born, a product that provides 360 degrees of safety with 100% comfort.
Now I needed a name and that is cute. The name See Meez came from our then three-year old granddaughter, who always says “see me, see me” when she wants to be noticed or picked up.  Wow! That phrase was perfect for what we had in mind-practical, fashionable clothing with an emphasis on night safety. “Flashionable”
Finally, after over 3 years of research on reflective products, their versatility in clothing application and then coming up with some fun styles, I have started out with simple pieces with the anticipation of adding many more wonderful items. After a while we had enough to hand out and ask people what they thought of them,we were told we should be selling these things, so here we are. I hope everyone enjoys both the comfort and peace of mind “See Meez™’ brand “Flashionable™” apparel and accessories has to offer.

Where do I get these products?
See Meez products are available on line @ http://www.flashionable.com/. We are currently shopping local consignment opportunities in the Anchorage and Wasilla. We attend most local trade shows and are also sold through High country Kennels and Mushing events throughout Alaska. We donate headgear to local elementary schools, the willow jr.. dog mushing association, and vets helping heros.

What do you love about Alaska?
the challenging lifestyle

So here are the 3 clothing items that I am giving away!

This is a kids large hoodie. Notice the reflective tape on the sleeves? I had my 4 year old model them, great faces huh? A cool giveaway AND entertainment!

This is a kids large hat! My son wears a small and he still has room to grow in it. This has cool cross bones on it. Notice the reflective tape around the brim?

Yes, my son is wearing a girls jacket, don't tell my husband. =) Isn't it too cute! It has hearts on it. This is a kids small zip up hoodie. Notice the reflective tape around the arm cuffs. They actually have girls hoodies, the tape is thicker and is placed where you can see it better.

These are all handmade and great quality!! If you don't win one, be sure to buy one! I think they are very affordable. So you want to try and win one? Here are the rules:

1. Must live in Alaska
2. Follow our blog (Anonymous will not be counted)
3. Comment on which one you would like to be entered to win, WITH an email address that I can contact you with. (You can enter to win all 3 =))

The winner will be chosen randomly on Monday night, good luck!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Simply Saying Vinyl Giveaway (closed)

Seems like vinyl is all the rage right now. You can do some amazing and cute things with it! Kaye from Simply Saying Vinyl has some really cool projects that you can add to your home. This family est. sign is what Kaye is going to giveaway! Of course picture your last name. =) There are some many different fonts and colors to choose from! Be sure to visit her site! Kaye is offering 30% off items from her new catalog till the end of April if you mention Alaska's Kids! Let's learn more about her!

Please tell us about yourself and why you started your business:

 I am from Sunny& Warm Arizona.  I moved up to Alaska when I got married 4 1/2 years ago.  After a year of living here I noticed that people up here really hadn't heard of vinyl lettering and everything you can do with it.  It was kinda weird to me because it is was/and still is a pretty popular thing in the lower 48.  So I decided to take the plunge and start my own business.  I wanted to have vinyl in my home and decided what better way to get vinyl up here in Alaska than to do it myself.

Where can I purchase your products?

 I just launched my catalog on my website this last month and you can order your products directly from me by either calling or emailing.

What do you love about Alaska?

What I love about ALASKA....has to be the summers!!  I love the outdoors and enjoy camping, fishing, hiking with my family.  I am also finding things to help get through the winters and just took up cross country skiing with my husband and 3 1/2 year old...hate to admit it but my 3 1/2 year old is probably much better than me...but it is still really fun to get out and do something during the winter.

Make sure to visit Kaye's site and check out all the cool products! She also holds a Girls Night Out if you want to get some friends together and make your own item! We did this as a Moms Night Out and had so much fun!

Want to win a personalized family sign?
1. you must live in Alaska
2. you must be a follower of the blog
3. leave a comment and please be sure to have a way to contact you, anonymous will not be counted!

The winner will be chosen randomly on Monday evening! Good luck! Dont forget, if you dont win and want one of these cool signs, Kaye is offering 30% off to you if you order something from her catalog and mention Alaskas Kids!!