Friday, July 29, 2011

This. Looks. Delicious! {Argentinian Dulce de Leche)

Have you met the Celebration Girl?

She has wonderful posts about recipes, tablescapes, printables and party inspiration.  She did this post a few days ago that literally made my mouth water!  Dulce de Leche is easily my favorite ice cream.  I didn't even know it was used as a cookie filling, and now that I know, I think I must try that too.  Anyway, she gives three different methods on how to make your own along with pictures and instructions.  Check it out!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum {Summer Travels}

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC is close to the US Capitol building and the National Gallery of Art.  It's walking distance to all the other Smithsonians and the National Mall.  This is one of my kids' favorite museums, and they look forward to visiting, probably because of the total geek factor of the exhibits, and lot's on walk-through exhibits and hands-on stations.

 Hands on exhibit "How things fly"

Mars Rover 

 WWII Airplanes

First private space flight vehicle. 


Mars Viking Lander

 Stardust collector

 First round-the-world air balloon flight

 First private space flight vehicle

Apollo Command Module


So much fun, and *free* to visit!  (You know I love that!)  For more on the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, click here.



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

True Blood Party! {Customer Pix}

I love True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse book series by Charlaine Harris (yes, I am a book nerd), and I'm loving this new season! In honor of Season 4, I created a True Blood inspired printable, and just got these great pix from Jenn who hosted a Season 4 kickoff party!

Looks like you had a great time!  Thanks Jenn!

These printables are still available in our shop for birthday parties and other events!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chinatown Express, Washington DC {Summer Travels}

Typically when we are on road trips, daycations, staycations and museum hops, I pack my kids a backpack with a bottle of water and their lunch.  Lunch at a museum can really break the budget (not so fun for me). But in this case, I made an exception because the price was reasonable, and it doubled for entertainment with my kids.  My younger boy really likes Kung Fu Panda, and on the DVD, there is this great segment called Mr. Ping's Noodle House where Alton Brown (Geeky Science Cooking Show guy, who we love of course) shows the audience how real Chinese noodles are made.

So when I saw the Yelp! listing with this photo:

and then found out that the plates are around $5, I decided to splurge!  It was totally worth it!  Plus it was only a mile walk to the Air and Space museum, which was our next stop. *Bonus*

Friendship Gate, Chinatown, H Street NW at 7th Street NW
(the largest single span Chinese arch in the world.)

Here we are!  The Chinatown Express sign was covered by a new awning with only Chinese writing on it. 

Well, we didn't get to see the long noodles being made, but they were making dumplings and my boys were satisfied with that!

Auntie came too!

Me and Seth!

Ready with the chop sticks!

Beef with Udon Noodles 

Orange chicken, shrimp with vegetable, rice noodle with curry and white rice.

Vegetable and Tofu with Udon Noodles

Pork Buns

The star of riches is shining on you.

 Now is the time to try something new.

 The star of riches is shining on you.

 You will have good health, you will be surrounded by luxury.

 I would definitely recommend a trip if you're in the DC area and are looking for a reasonable lunch within walking distance to lots of attractions!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

This is brilliant! Dear Photograph {Geeky Fun}

I love picture blogs like Awkward Family Photos, and Cake Wrecks. They're those faithful blogs that I can visit and have a chuckle.  I also love Post Secret and was inspired by this particular Zefrank post, from 52 to 48 with love.

Here's one that my darling husband shared with me recently that is more of the inspiring-tear-jerking sort - Dear Photograph.

The concept is to take an old picture and put it in front of your camera in the same location it was taken years ago. There is something haunting and beautiful about many of these images.  Check it out!

Whatayathink?  I've got the perfect picture in mind to take and submit. find that picture!  ;D

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