Seems like so many of our favorite finds are DIY projects…. and so many are jewelry projects. Hmmmm, does that mean we like to make jewelry or that we like to dream about making jewelry? Or perhaps a little of both?
For the First Friday of January, I decided to feature some of my new favorite blogs and a few of their posts that I loved.
One of Ariel’s Christmas presents (and one that she was most frightened of!) was a sewing machine. Both of my grandmothers and my mom are all seamstresses; it seems only natural that Ariel should be able to apply her innate creativity to bolts and bobbins. This list of Sewing Tips for Beginners from Cold Hands Warm Heart seems to be a wonderful starting point for her lessons (those will commence after her cast is removed!)
Yes, it’s time for the Watermelon Version of Fabulous Friday Finds!! Ariel and I love watermelon. Plain, fancy, it doesn’t matter. We just enjoy it sooo much. If you love watermelon as much as we do, you might find some of these ideas perfect for an end of summer party.
For a different appetizer, I think it would be yummy to start with Watermelon Salsa!!
It was such a simple, easy mission. Should have been in-out-done.
I was looking for some craft ideas to entertain Ariel and her BFF, who is coming over for a spend-the-night tonight.
And we allllll know how that ends.
Hours later, I emerged with way more ideas than twenty tweens could manage to create at one party. (well, between the giggling and nail painting and giggling and hair styling and giggling and movie watching and giggling, there’s just not that much time for crafting!)
And also I found TONS of great patriotic/4th of July ideas and since it’s that time of year, decided to share them with you. A few are featured here. The rest are on my Pinterest board.
(Are you on Pinterest yet? If not, just send me an email at thetweenandme (AT) gmail (DOT) com and I’ll send you an invite!)
Just one today, but it’s a good one! Loving the clips from the upcoming Disney movie Brave! I think Merida rocks and cannot wait to see this headstrong girl rule the world!!
Here’s the official tidbit of info being shared by Disney:
Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor. Opens on June 22, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
Here’s the clip of “Fergus Shares a Legend”–hope you enjoy it!!