Thursday, June 2, 2011

Friday Favorites, June 3rd, 2011

What fun diversions will your family be doing this summer?  My oldest son is extremely in love with water parks.  We did not renew our Disney passes this year, so his affection for roller coasters is on a brief hiatus.  However, we did get Knott's Berry Farm passes, but he can't go on any major roller coasters due to height restrictions.  So, he has decide he will pour his energy into water slides.  The Knott's passes include any Knott's Soak Cities or Cedar Point water parks (when we visit Ohio this summer).  Needless to say, my summer will be a slip sliding adventure.  What new adventures will you be taking?

Here are some great projects to peruse.  Enjoy Friday Favorites!

The Exchange posted about her fool proof self-tanning formula (she combines two different self tanners and promises there will be no more orange tint or streaks).  There are a lot of people who say they use this formula--I'm tempted to try it, but I also have some painful memories of streaked, brown-orange legs.  Okay, friends, take one for the team and let me know if it works! : )

How Sweet it is made the most fun cupcakes!  I love them.  I plan to make some in the near future.  What a fun idea for the 4th of July!
Pinwheel-Topped Cupcakes by SweeterThanSweets

Crystal and Company shares multiple homemade snow cone recipes with us.  I have crushed ice from my fridge, but those premade sno cone syrups are pricey!  Now I have a great, cheaper alternative.  She offers several syrup recipe links--some healthier than others.  When my family has a snow cone, we will probably go whole hog and eat the sugary recipe.  Just sayin.  Remember the Kool Aid class gift with straws from last week's Friday Favorites?  I bought all the materials  last week AND I bought 12 red tumblers for 3 dollars total today at Target.  I am going to include the Kool Aid syrup recipe for snow cones in the gift too--soooo fun and summery!

Watermelon.  Love it.  My family has already enjoyed a few during May.  If you bring watermelon to a party or bbq this summer, you have to try this fun watermelon design found over at the Sun Scholars blog.

My cousin's wife, Amy, sent me the cutest post at The White Library.  It gives you some great examples of chalkboard decals and how to use them.  They are restickable and come in sheets you can cut to any shape you desire.  How fun are the chalkboard planes in the boy's room? 

Just Sweet and Simple is sharing some PDF files of chore charts she has made.  I love both ideas--one is a simple chart you can write upon, and the other is a chart that uses magnet tiles.  She gives you the resources to use either.  So cute!

Okay, party time!  You know theme parties are my favorite!
Sweet Craft Cakes threw her son a Star Wars Party that was A-MAZ-ING!  Plus, her son seriously looks like Luke Skywalker.  You have to look at all the clever names for all the food, the details with the decorations and games and the cute little Jedi uniforms she made.  Like I said--A-MAZ-ING!

Sweet Craft Cakes also designed a spring tea party in paris for a little girl's 5th birthday.  I can't get over the beautiful flowers, the gorgeous girl's dresses and all the details.  Wow!  If you have a little girl who wants a fancy tea party, this is a sweet and precious party idea.

Sweet Rose Studio planned another girl's tea and party, and it was just as amazing.  She is giving away tons of treats from different vendors for little girls, so if you have a young lady in your home, come check out these amazing businesses and the CUTE shirts, jewelry, headbands, aprons, hair wraps, etc. that were shown at this party.  My poor boys--boy stuff just isn't the same . . .

Have a great weekend and I'll "see" you next week!


  1. Thank you so much Chiara for mentioning my recipe for the best self tan! I hope you will try it, I think you will be pleased! I LOVE all of your features today! The shark watermelon is the coolest! Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Thanks for sharing my Pinwheel-Topped Cupcakes, Chiara! I saw that purple Parisian-themed tea party too. So cute!!

  3. Thanks for sharing my chore charts...I'm loving your blog!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my DIY Snow Cone recipes. You are a sweetie.

    And your teacher gift sounds awesome!


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