I was just reading the Whatever blog (www.megduerksin.typepad.com) and it dawned on me that our summer is almost here!!! So, you are all asking about summer art camp 2010... aren't you? Last years 3-day camp was such a hit that I think I will host another "I Love Me" art project for young girls. I will keep you posted on what it entails. For now, enjoy one of the photos from last year. I am proud of these girls loving themselves!
Well, before I explain what it is....you should just know that I hear comments like, "Can I go on Polyvore?" and "I need to check my Polyvore!" many times a day. As I mentioned before I have three girls. Two of my daughters loveeee Polyvore and can spend many hours wasting time on it. Kind of like when I spend all that time looking at Blogs... sigh:) They create new sets daily and then compare their sets with their friends sets, and then make comments about their friends sets. Oh yeah...again like blogging.
Anyway, Polyvore.com is a site that lets you create fashion or decorating collages. Basically, you are creating different "sets" or outfit combinations virtually. There are clothes, accessories, shoes, from all differents web sites and stores to choose from. Images of perfume or lipstick, quotes, celebrity pictures, can be added too. You just create a profile and start making your perfect sets, and then looking at other "Polyvore-ites" sets and adding them as contacts. You can even buy the things you see off of the site. I think there are even contests to create the best sets.
My Polyvore-ers are the teen set over here, but apparently all age groups love it. Over at Junkgardengirl, she blogs a Virtual Weekly Wardrobe...the clothes are always so cute.
One of my twins was sick today...and I just heard, "Ohhhhh.. my friend just created a get well set for me!!!!!" Sooooo much better than a card or some flowers people.
My aunt's cabin on the water makes the whole thing taste even better. Do you ever notice that seafood is fresher with a waterfront view? And it doesn't hurt that Bill Gate's beach place is next door. We should have invited him over for the shrimp dip. Oh well,... next time!
8 oz. cream cheese
(original recipe calls for 4 oz. but I use the whole package.... yes, all 8 oz.)
1 T. mayonnaise
1 c. fresh baby shrimp, chopped
(it's even better with 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 t. Worcestershire
2 t. sweet onion, chopped fine (or grated)
2 t. fresh parsley, chopped fine
(i tend to use a little more)
1 1/2 t. fresh lemon juice
1/4 t. salt
5 (or more) drops of Frank's Hot Sauce
(original recipe calls for Tabasco)
Mix cream cheese with mayonnaise. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill for at least two hours if you can wait that long. It's hard to resist. Serve with Pepperidge Farm Butterfly crackers (or club crackers) and celery sticks (counts as a veggie).
I saw this image on Cakies, and fell in love with the French Poster. I think it really makes the little girls room.
One of my daughters loves anything Paris (though she has never been there.) I found the poster here, and we planned her room (below) around it.
Have you been inspired by a picture?
The girls primping for dinner.
Picture frames to remember the day.