Tag Archives: summer

Setting Up a Sticky Situation?

6 Jul

I briefly glimpsed and bookmarked this delicious recipe for ooey and gooey rainbow slime today.

I am hoping it is not too tricky to track down clear glue (and for that matter, starch)… I have a childlike desperation to make this with my nephew before the end of the summer.

Recipe for Rainbow Slime (via Tot Treasures)

1 1/2 cups of clear glue + 1 1/2 cups of liquid starch + food coloring =

Rainbow Slime

via tot treasures

Looks like a good time, right? ;-)

Bringing Sexy Back as a Bride

17 Apr

There’s no denying it — when it comes to upper-body, strong is sexy! The exercises in this great upper-body routine will sculpt your shoulders, back, triceps, and biceps, so you look your best in your strapless dress, gown, or bandeau top!

Check out the video and take a peek at 3VFitness, a new place on YouTube to find  relevant and inspiring health and fitness videos. Learn to live a healthy and active life – and have fun along the way.

ImageWatch: The Sexy Strapless Dress Circuit

photo via pinterest

Dive Into Shark Week Like It’s Your Job

3 Aug

It is my job to create content based on trends.

image via moonstonedesigns at etsy

voilà!

Jaw-Dropping Ideas for a Summer Shark Party

♬ Listening to: Kiss the Girl (Who doesn’t love The Little Mermaid?!)

Jaws is overrated. :)

The Perils of Pavement: A Lament for the Souls Lost to Summer

20 Jul

It happens all the time, but more so in summer. Animals that we share our environments with, or rather, who allow us their space forlornly, lose their lives on our roads.

Honestly, it’s got to be one of the worst parts of taking a walk outside, or jogging in the suburbs. I try not to look when I’m on foot. I cross the street and fix my eyes straight ahead, to avoid the carnage, to shield my heart from breaking. And yes, we’ve all probably been there, behind the wheel, maybe too late in the night… at fault, or in the wrong place at the wrong time. We say accidents happen, but we are cautious near playgrounds. We slow down near schools. We would brake for a child. Why not practice these precautions for helpless animals?

I was coming home from the grocery store recently when I saw a fawn in the road. My first thought was, Poor baby. And then I thought of his or her mom, and I began to cry. I cried all the way home, mostly because I am empathetic to the fact that, while animals can feel sadness, they can’t make sense of it. That understanding alone can hollow you out if you have enough heart.

There’s something that separates the kind from the careless, and it is reflected in Jack Forbes’ poem, “Something Nice,” (below). I think of it from time to time when I realize this is a trait that’s hard to come by.


We must exercise caution when driving and watch for God’s creatures as we would our own children.

“He prayeth best who loveth best / All things both great and small.”
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge