OK---next project for the Summer of Awesomeness.....sandcastles!
I rarely get the opportunity, but I love building sandcastles.
If you're far from the sea, try a castle candle holder like this one from Terry's Village.
Or you could make a sandcastle cake using brown sugar, like this one from Buffy & Co.
Or the Little Mermaid's castle necklace from Disney suppliers.
This is great from Old Gold Boutique.
This is so creative (and I'm sure kids will gobble it up)--a sandcastle quesadilla from Meet the Dubiens.
I was browsing through old family photos and trying to find a photo of me with a sandcastle. I couldn't find one, but here's me climbing my dad at Ink's Lake State Park. You can't see it, but we're right by the shore. I loved the water, and I think that's where I learned to swim. Check out his 70s finery and my strawberry bikini. We were stylin', I tell you.
Here's Violet at about the same age.
She's dancing with her former nemesis. I'm glad they made up.
More than anything, I just want to capture that feeling of being a child on a beach creating an imaginary world. It's so fun to be a kid and think that anything is possible. Find that however you can----write a poem, build a mini sandcastle in a bowl with garden sand, take a drive out to the seashore, or have a snowcone and relive childhood summer memories.
Do you guys like Pinterest? It's an online way to share images. It's like a visual scrapbook.
For example: If I am planning a party for Violet that is circus-themed, I can make a Pinterest board called 'Circus Party'. Then, I can put images from all over the web on that board so I can look at them all at once. I could have images of food, decorations, balloons, invitations---whatever.
The page on Pinterest might look a little like this:
For me, it works because it's a lot easier to see everything all at once. I don't know about you, but I bookmark a LOT of images, and my bookmark list gets WAY too long. This way, it's all neatly organized by subject.
Here is my first Pinterest board called "Library Love". Click the link to get an idea of Pinterest works. I want a home library some day, and this is an archive of images that inspire me.
P.S. You have to sign up first before you can view images, but it only takes a second.