Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How To Make A Stepping Stone For The Garden

This post is sponsored by SD Toyz, but all opinions are my own. 



I'll admit it: I'm not a crafter. It's not my thing. I admire what other people create but for me, if I like something, I'll pay for someone to make it for me on Etsy.

My daughter? She loves to craft. So she was excited about the Perfect Craft Stepping Stones that we picked up at Hobby Lobby. I thought it was cool that she could make a one-of-a-kind stone.





I also loved that basically everything we would need to make the stone was already in the box.



The directions were easy to follow, which is a plus, because as I said, I don't craft much. My daughter could see what she needed to do.



She decided what she wanted her stone to say, and then she put the letters on:




Then you have to make up the stuff to create the stone. You just add some water:




You shake for a bit:





When it's all mixed, pour into the mold. I suggest doing this outside:



Natalie added some black paint because she wanted a marbled look. What's also cool is that it's 5 times stronger than regular plaster.

Then you wait an hour for it to harden!

This is what it looks like when it's finished:



My daughter was excited to paint:




She said she didn't feel like staying in the lines because staying in the lines is boring. I agree.




The funny thing about her sign, is that we don't have flowers in the garden. This is because I have a black thumb. So not only am I a pretty terrible crafter, but I also can't grow things. My daughter wants to try so she WILL have flowers at some point.

But for now?

There's a bouquet.





The stone is sitting in our front garden, and Natalie basically made it on her own. I helped her out with getting the stone from the mold, but that was about it. So if you're looking for an easy activity for kids, I suggest this. Head to Hobby Lobby and pick yours up--and don't forget to use the 40% off coupon on the site. It'll make the stone less than $15! 


Are you a crafter?



Monday, May 13, 2019

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.




HEY, IT'S OKAY....



.....to have enjoyed Mother's Day. We went to Freebirds Burritos for lunch, and then McDonald's for dinner. I am fairly easy to please.




....to hate that my daughter has to waste her time taking STAAR tests this week. (They are the standardized tests for Texas. I wrote a post saying why they are harmful to kids.)




....to think it's cool that my Nana Jo is turning 98 on Sunday.



....to not be too surprised about the latest episode of Game of Thrones. I mean, check the history book, royals go nuts all the time. I made this:






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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Exploring Pandora At Walt Disney World

I admit, I have not seen Avatar all the way through. I've just seen bits and pieces of it. But this didn't stop my excitement on wanting to explore Pandora at Walt Disney World.

It's located at Animal Kingdom, and it's based on the world in Avatar.













The first thing we did when we got there was eat at the Satu'li Canteen:



A tip I have for eating here is to do a mobile order. We used the My Disney Experience app and picked what we wanted. We got to skip the long line and our food was ready when we got there.

I highly recommend the beef bowl:



I also had to try the blueberry cream cheese mousse dessert:



It was not only pretty, but delicious! We would eat here again.


There are two rides in Pandora: Rivers Of Light and Flight Of Passage. Flight Of Passage always has crazy long lines, so I recommend a Fast Pass.

We went on Rivers Of Light first, and it was a comfortable boat ride. But I don't recommend waiting more than an hour for this:



The Flights Of Passage ride is incredibly fun. I was nervous at first since it's a simulator ride where you feel like you're flying on a Banshee. But I loved it!




Oh, and guess what? They have banshees for sale! They were about $80, so no way would I pay that much, but they are fun to play with while you're there:





There's always something cool going on in Pandora. For example, this guy came out:




And if you got hot, well, stop by Pongu Pongu and get a Night Blossom. It's layers of apple and desert pear limeade topped with passion fruit boba balls. This was a hit!




It truly is a beautiful area. But be careful, there are spots where water spits out at you. It feels amazing in the Florida heat:




There are Photopass people standing around for some cool shots too:






I hope to see it at night one day. I hear it's beautiful with all the lights then.


Have you ever explored Pandora?





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