It's National Chocolate Day! This is my favorite flavor of everything, Ice cream, cake, milk - I love it all. To celebrate, I've got a party game inspired by this classic episode from Seinfled: The Candy Line Up.
Granted, in the episode, George's candy line up is actually a set up with all the bars being a Twix. Not here! We're actually giving you a challenge.
1. Purchase 10 different chocolate candy bars. Try to avoid those with the names molded into the chocolate (I threw in Hershey and Kit Kat bars as easy guesses).
2. Line them up on the table (make sure to keep track of which is which). Download the line up printable here.
3. Place the number cards by each bar.
How To Play:
1. Hand out the guessing printable (download here) to each guest. Give them 5 minutes to guess the names of all ten bars. They can pick them up, smell them, even taste them. For your guests, I would cut them in pieces with knife - yay! Another Seinfeld reference!
2. Once everyone has guessed, announce the answers. Whoever guesses the most correct, wins.
Then, of course, you've got to share the treats. :) Happy Chocolate Day!
I have gone to another level of dweeb-iness here. Recreating one of my cards is so silly, but I couldn't help it.
Bridesmaids is one of my top ten favorite comedies, mainly because it stands out with its strong female cast. Women can be funny and the world absolutely needs more of this! They practically stomp on the stereotype that females must always be pretty and perfect. This scene right here pretty much sums it up.
Can I just say how much I love that this is the most popular card in the shop? There are bridesmaids and future-brides receiving this in preparation for one of the biggest days of their lives. A poop reference! Omg, I love it. Life isn't all that serious. The faster we embrace that, the more fun we'll have in this lifetime, don't you think?
This is Happening Greeting Card: Cozy Reverie Etsy Shop
We have never really been a family that dresses to match, which is why I looooove holidays! These boys are obligated to dress for the occasion - yay! So here is a very rare family post on the blog today. Feel free to gush over my adorable trouble-makers.
Happy 4th of July!
On me: Old Navy Top (unavailable online), Eshakti Skirt (similar)
On Patrick: Gift Top, Old Navy Shorts
On the Brodster: Old Navy Tank, gifted shorts
On Lou: Old Navy Onesie
You may or may not have noticed, but this is the first time I have worn a swimsuit on the blog. That's because I had never found one that I was comfortable in until now. And because I'm scared SH*TLESS to do so.
Now, this is a big deal for me because I am not a tiny gal. Short? Yes. Tiny? Not anymore. Oh, and it's not because of the babies either. I have been battling with my curves since the Freshman 15. Hey, man, when you aren't playing four sports in high school anymore, all those double-western-bacon cheeseburgers catch up with you.
I have never been able to wear one-piece suits (my top half is much smaller than the bottom half of my body), so I have to go with two pieces. Bikinis are extremely out of my comfort zone, so the search for the perfect swimsuit has always been daunting. Well, not anymore! This two-piece vintage inspired suit is from Unique Vintage and I love it. The high-waist hides any insecurity I have about my abs, while being incredibly comfortable. I was lucky enough to snag it up during their big 50% off sale a couple months ago so it was super affordable too.
This isn't to say I'm totally comfortable in my skin. After a couple of weeks, I was actually thinking of reshooting this post because I was starting to nitpick how I looked. Self-image is a tricky and scary subject, especially for bloggers that photograph themselves, like me. But you know what? At some point, you gotta say frack it. I love this suit! It's totally my style and I refuse to hide behind a beach blanket all summer. I may not fill a swimsuit like models in a magazine, but I'm pretty sure 95% of the world doesn't either. So here it is: me doing one of the bravest posts on the blog to date! I'm pretty darn proud of it. :)
Side note: Can we talk about how ridiculously hard victory rolls are? Oh my gosh, doing my hair took forever and they still aren't right! Have you found the perfect vintage victory roll tutorial? If so, let me know!
Party game time! The Brodster has always been a fan of the memory game, so I thought I'd be sneaky and make it a learning one too. Just in time for Independence Day, we've got ourselves a United States Memory Game!
Super easy DIY, folks. Just print out two copies of my illustrations (here) on cardstock paper, cut out the squares, and you are ready to play. If you would like to add a bit of color to your game, use the striped pattern page on the backside of your print outs.
For those that aren't familiar with the memory game, here are the rules:
Two or more players
Object of the game: Collect the most matching pairs
Set Up: Shuffle the cards. Lay them face down in rows on a playing surface. Make sure the cards do not touch each other.
Play the game: The youngest player usually goes first. Player #1 must choose one card by flipping it over for all to see. Player #1 flips another card over in the same manner. If the cards match, player #1 wins the round and gets to go again. If the cards do not match, player #1 must put back the cards in their original location and the round it over. It is now the next players turn. The game continues in this fashion until there are no more cards left.
Winning: Once all the cards are gone, the player with the most matching pairs wins.
I took me over a week to finish these illustrations, so you guys better appreciate it! Haha! I almost gave up (my impatience is a terrible personality trait sometimes), but I powered through and now have one kick ass game for your 4th of July party. You will thank me when your kids are busy playing and you can sip on that sangria undisturbed (for 30 minutes, cuz let's be real, that's how long they give us).
Have fun playing and be sure to let me know who wins!
New month and summer is in full effect! Anybody ready for the beach? I SO AM!
That is why this month's wallpapers feature one of my favorite things to be found on the sunny beaches of California: umbrellas!
Just click on the image you would like, then right click to set it as your wallpaper, and DUNZO. Enjoy!
Hi! I'm Amy
I draw, make, and occasionally tell a story.