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QOTD: Topic – Individuality

Published August 26, 2016 by lynn k scott

“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.” (Linda Thompson)

 

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Speechless

Published July 29, 2015 by lynn k scott

As I was hugging my precocious nine-year old good-bye this morning, the following conversation occurred:

Lil miss: Mommy, you’re really white.
Me: Yes, dear, I was born this way.
Lil miss: White like a vampire’s butt.
Me: *speechless*

I am Irish descent; I’m white as rice.  My adorable meztisa (half Filipina/half white) child is a beautiful caramel color.  As she puts it, her mom is light, she is medium and her dad is dark.  I love her analogies.  She never ceases to amaze me with her perspectives.

An Eggcelent idea!

Published March 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

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A while back, I made some message eggs.  These are really a fun and unique way to deliver a message to someone.

The process is somewhat simple.   You need a hole in both ends of the egg.  One will be slightly larger, as this is where the tiny rolled slip of paper will enter the egg.  Once you have made the holes, blow out the contents of the eggs.  You can blow them into a bowl or down the sink; the choice is yours.

This is a really good way to get the kids to be quiet, even if it’s for a few minutes.  I mean, why not put all that hot air to work?  Ok, I know that sounds horrible.  My daughter is at the stage that silence is a sin.  I look forward to bedtime, A LOT lately! I suppose technically you could even make a mini-science lesson out of this project.

Once the yolk and egg white have been removed, gently run water through the egg to wash out any remaining egg.  Then let dry at least 24 hours.

Now you’re ready to paint.  I found using wooden food skewers work inserted into the egg works really well.  You can put either end of the skewer over a small bowl without the egg coming into contact with anything.  This is great for allowing the paint to dry.

There are a variety of ways to get the paint on the eggs.  I’ll let you experiment and have fun with that.  No two people will paint the same way anyhow.  Plus that’s a really fun part of this process.  Let your creativity shine through. Once painted, I let the eggs dry.  I keep mine on the skewer during the drying process.  I try to let them dry overnight, if possible.

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I admit, I’m not the most talented painter.  I stick to easy designs but I try to differentiate them a bit.  The only real limitation is your imagination.  This is another area that kids can join in the creative fun.   Let their minds wander and see what they come up with.

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I had a lot of fun making these.  These would be great for Easter, to announce a pregnancy, perhaps surprising a sports fan with an egg colored in the team colors and the note announcing tickets to a game.  No matter what the purpose you choose, painted eggs truly make an eggcelent way to communicate a surprise!

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Getting Married – Casablanca Style

Published March 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

A less-known tidbit about me is that I am a certified wedding planner.  I really would like to pursue this as a full-time career one day.  Right now, I offer some planning solutions and have planned and executed a few weddings for friends.

Part of my certification was to plan a themed wedding.  We were given some parameters and the following was the outcome of the assignment.  One day I hope to make this particular themed-wedding a reality.

Wedding Theme:  Casablanca

  • Wedding can take place outside; reception inside
  • Facility has a fireplace, stage with a piano, tables/chairs for reception on-site, dance floor, full kitchen and raised area for buffet.
  • Groom’s Attire:   white jacket tuxedo with black pants
  • Bride’s Attire:  vintage-style wedding dress
  • Music:  Piano player and singer
  • It’s not the typical wedding. In addition to the couple dressing up, the guests also will have the option to dress in zoot suites, pinstripes, feather boas or similar 1940s attire.
  • The outside has an arch that can be decorated and rental chairs placed outside for the ceremony.
  • This venue has a stage, setting up a screen and playing the movie Casablanca during the cocktail hour would be relatively simple.  Perhaps serving popcorn and/or nuts during the cocktail hour would be a nice accompaniment to the movie.
  • Martinis could be the signature drink for the evening. Beer and wine would be served for those who aren’t martini fans.
  • Waitstaff could be dressed in tuxedos and wear fez hats to bring in the Moroccan feel as that’s where Casablanca is located.
  • Everyone knows Humphrey Bogart smoked cigars in the movie, so there needs to be a smoking option, which this venue allows.  Maybe purchase a box or two of cigars to be placed on the bar.
  • Favors could be candy cigarettes.

That’s a quick snapshot of my Casablanca-themed wedding (created in February 2010).  This presentation earned me an “A” for the assignment.  The venue I chose is a local venue that could accommodate this theme.

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