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June 28, 2012

A compendium of whimsical somethings

Hello, everybody! How's your week been? Are you ready to start the weekend? I certainly am! This is probably one of my favorite compendium of somethings; it's whimsical, dreamy and pretty. Hope you like it, too! ;)

Something to ride: OK, I think this is my favorite bike ever!I don't know what I would use the big bucket on the back for, but I still want it. You can get a cargo bike here.




Something in LA: Yay! Can't wait to go see this cupcake ATM over at Sprinkles! :p It's available 24/7, of course.




Something for your hair: I love these giant hair clips. I want one in each color, please!



Something for spoiled brats: Yes, I'm totally jealous of these kids.






Something in China: I want to try this slide in a clothing store in Beijing.


And visit this awesome library, too. 


Something to eat on: It's almost like having a picnic indoors, haha.


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Something to sit on: The tongue chair.    


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Something to eat: Not only does the packaging look cute, look at the candy itself!



Something you can do yourself: How sweet are these personalized DIY crowns?!



Something made with gummy bears: Poor little bears!

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ;D

We're babysitting our younger niece Breanne on Saturday, so please, wish us luck, haha!

June 25, 2012

Fun mail: Light summer package

A couple of weeks ago, I saw this tutorial over at Pinterest and I knew I had to do these sponge balls for our nieces. They got a new pool this weekend, so perfect timing! :) I wanted to make them and send them by mail in a cool container and David happened to mentioned there was a cookie jar shaped like a bear at work which was almost empty; bingo! :p

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These sponge balls are meant to be soaked in water and then thrown at each other kind of like this. Sounds like fun, huh? 


They're super cheap and easy to make. If you want to try them, too, here's what you'll need and all the steps to make them.

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I bought the sponges at the 99c store, each packet brings 10 sponges and costs 99c.
This is what they look like out of the bag.

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The first step is to cut the sponges into strips. Mine were about 8cm wide, so I cut 4 strips out of each one. After that, stack them alternating the colors.

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 Next up, grab them in the middle and use a zip tie to hold the pieces together.


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And that's pretty much it. Place them in whatever container you have (Maybe a Cheese Balls jar if you can't find a bear-shaped cookie jar? Or just a box), write the recipient's address on a label and take your package to the post office :).

  
My bear (with the balls inside) weighs less than 10 ounces, so the shipping cost should be inexpensive. Let's see what they tell me at the post office.

  
Hope the girls play with them! :P

Last but not least, I'd like to announce the giveaway winner. According to random.org, the lucky girl is comment #48; that's Jenna!


Thank you all for taking part in this giveaway and thanks to Shabby Apple!

Stay tuned because there's going to be another giveaway open to everybody soon. 

Have a great week, y'all! ;D

June 22, 2012

A compendium of somethings to make you smile

Ok, guys, hope this week's somethings make you smile! ;)

Something for the house: I love Tembolat Gugkaev's playful spirit. Some pieces of furniture make me feel dizzy, though, hehe.





Something romantic: Some geeky wedding proposals :p.




Something for mothers: Isn't this growth chart made with shoes cute?


Ok, this one's for daring moms! Boobie beanies!



Something for kids: Look at this awesome DIY "kid wash"!




Something to use outdoors: A transparent kayak.



Something for the table: Fairy shakers.



Something for someone with a boo boo: Love these creative Recovery kits!






Something easy to make: And cute! :)



I think this 52 things I love about you journal would make a nice gift to your bf/husband.



Something for your feet: Definitely not mine, haha! Say hello to the most ridiculous shoes.



So, that's all for now, folks!

May you all have a wonderful weekend! ;D

* I'm not sure if I'll be posting again till Monday, so let me remind you once more about the Shabby Apple giveaway ;). It closes June 25th.