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Monday, August 31, 2009

New Lines Available!

We are so excited to announce that our new lines are now available to order! It was starting to feel like this day would never come. Below is a video in which Paper Clippings interviewed Pia, our Art Director, at CHA. It's great because you're able to see the treatments of the papers and scale of the embellishments. You can get a better idea of the beauty that's awaiting you before you order. If you would rather be surprised, click here to order from our online store.

In case you forgot what the new lines look like, we'll reintroduce you. You can click on their titles to be redirected to the store.

Hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions, email us at seiblog(at)shopsei(dot)com.

En dat was het …

De zomervakantie loopt op zijn laatste benen en het lijkt ons dan ook een mooi moment om met onze Disney Nieuwsblog te stoppen. Bijna 3 jaar hebben we dagelijks een stukje van Disneymagie op onze blog gezet. Zowel de mooie als de soms minder aangename nieuwsfeiten kwamen hier aan bod maar aan alle mooie sprookjes komt er een eind en dus ook aan Yago’s Disney Nieuws.
Daar we laatste tijd onze energie in andere zaken steken, hebben we geen tijd meer om alles op te zoeken, te vertalen en er een eigen tekst rond te brouwen.

Bij deze willen we onze trouwe bezoekers bedanken en het is toch wel met een beetje pijn in het hart dat we afscheid nemen. Wij willen ook iedereen bedanken voor de vele mails met informatie, foto’s en filmpjes over Disney die we dan op onze blog konden en mochten plaatsen. Voor nieuws kan je terecht op de diverse forums of andere Disneyblogs. Als je informatie nodig hebt over Disneyland Paris kan je nog steeds terecht op onze website Yago’s DLRP die op geregelde tijdstippen zal upgedate worden.

I Want A Loris

After my last photo I thought I'd better share something cute!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Classic Photography

I know this photo is really wrong but I couldn't stop laughing. That kid is REALLY ugly!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Top Marks Miley

When I got on Twitter today I came across this post from Miley Cyrus. Her comment about this photo is a good example of why I am happy for Miley to be a role model for my seven year old daughter.

'Just F.Y.I my legs DO NOT look like this in real life. That's the magic of a computer my friends. Just thought I would be honest. ' Miley , twitter


We had an interesting start to the day yesterday. At 6.45am there was a knock on the door which woke me out of a deep sleep. I cursed the knocker under my breathe and stumbled to the door. When I asked who it was a lady responded - 'Next door is on fire you have to get out!' Well as you can imagine that woke me up pretty effectively.
The kids had woken when they heard the knock so we all pulled on our ugg boots and jumpers, I grabbed the phone, and we headed out of the house. Sure enough next door had smoke billowing out of the roof and things didn't look good. (That's my house on the right - the one down wind of the fire)

Someone must have called the fire brigade just before I did and they turned up within minutes of us leaving the house. As they arrived flames started shooting out of the top of the roof and the wind fanned the flames toward our house. I started to feel rather stressed as I watched the flames lick our roof. The hoses came out not a minute too soon as far as our house was concerned and the firemen immediately started hosing down our roof and the side of the house while they tried to enter the burning house.
5 fire engines, three police cars and a watching helicopter later and they had the fire under control and I felt confident enough to take the kids in to our lovely neighbours for a cuppa and a breakfast of chocolates (the kids thought that was just fantastic). We weren't allowed back into the house for a couple of hours but when they accompanied me back in we found that the water damage they had warned me of had not eventuated and apart from some toxic fumes and the stink of smoke, all was well at Castle Kiely.

By lunchtime, Gidget was back at school and Moondoggie and I had a lovely view of fire trucks and firemen for most of the afternoon.

By the way the burning house was in the final stages of a major renovation and the owners were not living there. Luckily no personal items were lost, just the annoyance of lengthy delays on their now not so renovated home. I'm not sure yet what the damage is but I would assume the inside is pretty much destroyed. Funnily enough, after all the drama the workmen nailed the roof back down and from the street you would not know anything had happened.

So.. a massive thank you to the mystery lady who happened to be taking a walk and warned us of the fire, and to the fabulous firemen who saved my house!

(By the way Surfer Boy had already left for work and missed all the drama - I called him to tell him what was happening and I don't think he quite believed it until he saw the photos.)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, whoo-hoo!

found via flikr

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. If you are starting to feel like this cute little girl, don't kiss summer goodbye! Make the most of your weekend and enjoy all the beauty around you. See you Monday with a good post!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


It's book group tonight and we are reading the novel 'FINGERSMITH' by Sarah Waters. A few years ago we read her first book - 'Tipping The Velvet' and it was fabulous, so when I saw this in the bookshop earlier this year I had to buy it. I'm yet to find out what the other girls think but those I have spoken to throughout the month have been loving it.

I'm facilitating the discussion tonight and in my research I came across this trailer for the BBC production of 'Fingersmith'. For those of you who aren't readers, I've heard this production is fantastic, as is their 'Tipping the Velvet' production.

Wish me luck and I'll let you know what they think.

Beautiful bathroom and a little more!

Sometimes it's nice to look around for inspiration that fits your mood. I am currently not wanting summer to end. It's my favorite season of the year. I never think that it gets too hot. I love the vibrant greens at the beginning of summer but I also find so much beauty in all the yellow hues you see as everything slowly dries up. I think it's the combination of those green and yellow shades, accented with white, that draws me to these bathroom accessories. Maybe if you have a summery bathroom to start off your morning in the long cold winters, you can still venture outside with a smile frozen to your face.

When I was collecting the "in my dreams" bathroom pieces, I thought of this Mimosa layout. It caries those shades of yellows and greens that are so lush. As summer closes in on me, I think it makes me cling more and more to the vibrant colors that Mimosa carries. I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do!

Monday, August 24, 2009


This morning while cleaning out the top of the kids wardrobe I came across this blanket

which is the twin of the one Moondoggie had as a baby..

not looking quite the same after 5 years of extreme love! Gidget had dummies - Moondoggie has had this blanket. He sleeps with it, he carries it in his fist when he's feeling anxious, he rubs it on sores when he's hurt himself. Apparently it can fix and soothe anything.

Here he is with both of them! He was flabbergasted when he saw what it originally looked like. He keeps asking if I am sure they were exactly the same. The problem is he is now looking lovingly at the new one!! Best it disappear again before we're stuck with the stink'n blankie for another 5 years.

Disney Blockbuster Café

Tijdens ons laatste bezoek aan Disneyland Parijs, hadden we een kijkje kunnen nemen achter het gordijn in het nieuwe Disney Blockbuster Café waar men toen nog volop aan het werk was in het Piratesgedeelte. Sinds 15 augustus is het restaurant dus terug helemaal open en zijn er dus in tegenstelling tot eerdere berichten, twee thema’s : High School Musical en The Pirates of the Caribbean.

Merci à Kayshaman pour les photos.

Disney’s kerstseizoen

Dat Disneyland Parijs vanaf 8 november 2009 tot en met 6 januari 2010 in de ban is van de feërieke magie van Kerst kon je hier al lezen. Ondertussen heeft Disney al wat meer van zijn winterprogramma vrij gegeven en het winterseizoen kondigt zich in de Disneyparken dan ook vol verrassingen en nieuwigheden aan waardoor de bezoekers er echt onvergetelijke momenten beleven. We zitten alles eens op een rijtje :

Nieuw dit jaar is dat de attractie "it's a small world" voor de eindejaarsfeesten ook in een feestkleedje gestoken. De kostuums, de muziek en het decor krijgen een feestelijke uitstraling en dit vanaf 21 november 2009.

Groot en klein zullen deze kerst ook kennis maken met het eerste meesterwerk van Walt Disney : Sneeuwwitje en de zeven dwergen die voor het eerst op blu-ray te verkrijgen zal zijn. Om dit te vieren zullen Sneeuwwitje en haar prins op bepaalde tijdstippen een meet ‘n’greet hebben aan het kasteel.

Ook het aansteken van de kerstboom zal dit jaar iets anders zijn. Iedere avond worden de bezoekers uitgenodigd aan de voet van de majestueuze kerstboom op Town Square voor een bruisende en originele ceremonie georkestreerd door Mickey en Minnie die zowel jong als oud zullen bekoren. Ook het kasteel zal met zijn bijna 400 000 lichtjes weer iedere avond veranderen in een prachtig ijskasteel.

En net zoals iedere jaar valt er natuurlijk sneeuw in Main Street USA, is er het gezellige kerstdorpje van Belle in Fantasyland en de Disney’s Fantillusion. De Disney’s Once Upon A Dream Parade heeft de kerstman als eregast en hij brengt zijn houten soldaatjes mee. In het Chaparral Theater in Frontierland is er het wondermooie Mickey’s Winter Wonderland. Ook van de show Place à la Fête... avec Mickey et ses Amis/It’s Dance Time with Mickey and Friends kan je tijdens het kerstseizoen blijven genieten.

Een ontmoeting met de kerstman mag niet ontbreken tijdens een bezoek aan Disneyland Parijs in de kerstperiode. In zijn kerstdorpje in Frontierland (Woody Roundup Village dat voor de gelegenheid Santa’s Village is) kan je met de kerstman op de foto en zie je hoe de elfjes druk in de weer zijn om alles op tijd klaar te krijgen. Je kan er ook een briefje achterlaten voor de kerstman in het daarvoor speciaal ingerichte postkantoor en na je terugkomst uit Disneyland krijg je gegarandeerd een persoonlijk antwoord van de kerstman terug.

Natuurlijk haalt ook Goofy zijn kerstmanpak vanonder het stof en kan je met hem op de foto. Rendez-vous met Goofy als kerstman : iedere dag op Town Square.

In het Pavillon van het Disneyland Park kan je mits vooraf te reserveren terecht voor een onvergetelijk kerstdiner met Mickey en andere Disneycharacters. Dit speciale evenement gaat door op 5, 12 en 19 december vanaf 19 uur tot 21 uur.

Op 31 december verwelkomt het Disneyland Park de bezoekers tot 1 uur in de morgen voor een onvergetelijke eindejaarsavond. Klokslag 12 uur verlicht een kleurrijk vuurwerk de hemel boven het kasteel om zo op een wel heel orginele manier het nieuwe jaar te verwelkomen.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

S.M.G. Watch

Thanks Just Jared

Toy Story 3D

In Amerika zullen ze zo’n 2 weken kunnen genieten van Toy Story 1 en 2 in 3D voor de prijs van 1 film in de cinema. Pixar heeft een kleine montage gemaakt om alles duidelijk te maken. Hopelijk kunnen ook wij hiervan genieten.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


We hadden het hier al over het filmfestival van Venetië waar een Disney/Pixar misschien wel in de prijzen zou kunnen vallen. Ondertussen is bekend geworden dat George Lucas de Gouden Leeuw voor Lifetime Achievement aan het Disney/Pixarteam bestaande uit John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton en Lee Unkrich zal overhandigen tijdens een ceremonie in het Palazzo del Cinema's Sala Grande op 6 september.

Voordat Pixar in 1986 werd opgericht werkte Lasseter in de grafische groep van de computerdivisie op Lucas' Lucasfilm, waar hij o.a. het character van de glasridder tekende voor de film "Young Sherlock Holmes" uit 1985. Het was het eerste character dat door met de computer gemaakt werd voor een live-actiefilm.

Tijdens het eerbetoon aan Disney/Pixar zal men in tijdens het filmfestival van Venetië de eerste beelden zien van de 3D-versies van "Toy Story" en "Toy Story 2" alsook een 10 minuten durende clip van de nieuwste Disneyrelease, " The Princess and the Frog" en een sneak peek van "Toy Story 3".

Op 7 september zullen Lasseter en het team o.a. een uiteenzetting geven over het maken van een Disney/Pixarfilm en zetelen ze in een panel waar ze met jonge Europese animators over hun loopbaan en persoonlijke invloeden zullen discussiëren.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fun Projects

Over the last few months, we have had different viewers sending us their projects. It feels like we've been so busy and we haven't been able to find open blog days, until today! We wanted to show off some of the amazing talent that is out there. Thanks again ladies for sending us your creations. We love the diversity that you achieve!

Veronica, layout, Winter Song (Available Sept. 1st)

Trude Julie, layout, Christmas Mint (available September 1st)

Reyanna Klein, layout, Lovebirds

If you have any projects you'd like to share, email them to seiblog(at)shopsei(dot)com. Have a great weekend and if you love something you see, a compliment can go a long way!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

3rd Thursday: Playday!

For the month of September, Club SEI is featuring Playday. It's a mini kit but it's hard to believe with all the great projects that are included. Click here to view what's included in the kit. It's not too late to join and receive this kit. For those of you who are already Club SEI members, here are some ideas for your leftovers.

Here are the instructions:

Notebook Cover
• Standard 5” x 8” Notebook
• Cut a piece of Hide & Seek 10 ¼” x 8 1/8”
• Score 5” in from each side
• Cut a 5” x 4” piece of Jungle Gym, attach it to the inside front of the cover to create a pocket
• Use other scraps of paper to embellish the cover

Post-It Pocket
• Cut a 4" x 9" piece of Tag
• measure 3.5" in from each edge. Score and fold.
• measure 0.25" in from your score line. Score and fold again.
• embellish front as desired (we used an extra button and sticker strip)

Beatle Meets Destiny

Imagine your name is John Lennon, only everyone calls you Beatle. And then you meet your dream girl and her name is Destiny McCartney. But what if you're already with the perfect girl?A novel about change, chance and everybody doing the wrong thing.

A friend of mine arrived for a breakfast date a week or so ago, clutching a new book with a big smile on her face. Apparently she had heard about this book somewhere and then had it recommended highly by our local bookshop guru. She couldn't wait to show me knowing how much I love young adult fiction.

The book was 'Beatle Meets Destiny' and I made her promise I could read it as soon as she's finished.

Fast forward to Sunday when Surfer Boy rang to tell me a friend of ours was in the newspaper - phone cut out - and I never found out what she was in for.

Fast forward to Sunday evening and while out with the same friend I mentioned I needed to find the paper as someone I knew was in it but I had no idea what for - when I told her who it was she shrieked!! ' THAT'S WHO WROTE MY BOOK!!!'

It turns out that the book she was so excited about is written by Gab Williams, the wife of my dear friend Wilbur.

What I love most about this is that 'Beatle Meets Destiny' is all about signs and destiny and chance and I feel that is exactly how this book came to me.

Of course I went straight across the road and bought it.

And I'm so excited to say that I absolutely love it.
I couldn't stop reading and I really cared about these characters. It was so refreshing to read a story that was not only set in such a familiar setting, but the emotions and actions of the characters were also familiar.
All the young adult fiction I have read lately deals with dark and angsty subject matter, or the bitchy youth of the upper crust (Luxe is fabulous but ridiculous!).
What I loved most about this book was that these teenagers were all well adjusted, loved, and in the most part - happy. How refreshing. They were also dealing with very similar things to what I remember dealing with waaaay back in the late 80's. I know many things have changed for teenagers since then but the basic tenets are the same, and Gab writes with a very true voice and a lot of humour.
I can't speak highly enough of 'Beatle Meets Destiny' and look forward to Gab's next book of which there had better be one or else!
(P.S. the book has just been optioned to be made into a major feature film.)

Persol 3D Award

Op de 66e editie van het Filmfestival van Venetië dat loopt van 2 tot en met 12 september 2009, wordt dit jaar een nieuwe prijs uitgereikt : de Persol 3D Award en die gaat naar de beste 3D-film die gebruik maakt van de stereoscopische 3D- techniek. De films die van deze techniek gebruik maken, moet je bekijken met een speciaal 3D-brilletje. Er zijn ook 2 Disneyfilms in deze categorie genomineerd namelijk Up en Jonas Brothers: the 3D Concert Experience.

De genomineerde films zijn

- Battle for Terra
- Coraline
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Monsters vs Aliens
- Up
- Jonas Brothers: the 3D Concert Experience
- Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
- My Bloody Valentine
- The Hole .

De winnaar van de Persol 3D Award wordt bekendgemaakt op 11 september 2009.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Afgelopen woensdag, 12 augustus 2009, vatte rond 19 uur op de grote parkeerplaats van de Disney Parken in Disneyland Parijs een auto vuur. De auto stond (ongeveer) in het midden van de parkeerplaats. De oorzaak van de brand zou aan de auto zelf liggen. Het was een oude Volvo die waarschijnlijk door een technisch mankement is gaan branden. Ook de auto die ernaast stond, zal schade hebben opgelopen, want het was nogal een heftige brand waardoor ook op de grond nog sporen te zien zijn. De brandweer was gelukkig snel ter plekke en kon de brand snel blussen. De uitgebrande auto werd niet weggesleept want zelfs zondag 16 augustus stond de uitgebrande auto en de auto die er naast stond nog steeds op dezelfde plaats. Experts zullen eerstdaags de oorzaak van de brand onderzoeken.

Bron: De Magic of Disneyland Resort Paris


Amanda Seyfried will always be Veronica Mars' very dead best friend to me and I am loving this photo from her latest photo shoot for Allure magazine.
Would you look at those eyes!


I don't know if you saw this in The Age - but in case you missed it like I nearly did you may get a smile out of this...
YOU know you're from Melbourne if …
- When diarising anything in September you first consult the footy fixture.
- You were shocked when you found out not all street directories are called Melway.
- When everyone knows where a bar, cafe or restaurant is you no longer want to go there.
- You know Sunshine, Rosebud and the Caribbean Gardens are not as good as they sound.
- You consider yourself a socialist yet you drive a European car and have a cleaner.
- You'd rather sit next to Guy Rundle on a plane than Guy Pearce.
- You've attended a children's party that had rice-paper rolls, cous cous salad, croquembouche and a pinata.
- You or someone you know has received a grant.
- It's not Noosa, it's Noysa. It's not snow it's the snoy. And it's Malvern now, not Chadstone, thanks to rezoning.
- You refer to rococo furniture as "very Franco Cozzo".
- You felt betrayed when you discovered Melbourne was not the only place in the world with trams.
- You think the slogan on our licence plates should be "Melbourne. The Coffee Is Shit Anywhere Else", "Melbourne. Go To Sydney. We Hate Tourists" or " Melbourne. What School Did You Go To?"
- You know the word ''Moomba'' means Up Your Bum, White Man.
- You're not happy Melbourne has been voted the World's Most Liveable City. You'd prefer it was voted "Most Enigmatic, Tortured And Slightly Dangerous City".
- You think the only person who looks good with a moustache is Ron Barassi.
- You've looked out the window of Puffing Billy and waved like an idiot at the cars at the railway crossing. And you've watched Puffing Billy pass as you sat in a car at the railway crossing, and waved like an idiot.
- You think beyondblue does great work but you hate the way it makes Jeff Kennett look good. Which is depressing.
- Any music by Paul Kelly makes you suddenly think of the Nylex sign and something about making gravy.
- When you meet someone from Kew, you always ask "Near Kew?"
- Jon Faine shits you but you can't switch him off.
- You've been to the Royal Melbourne Show and the scariest ride is the train home.
- You don't get the jokes about the Yarra. Or Melbourne weather.
- When you hear the word ''Bougainville'' you think of Northland.
- You don't judge people on their looks, wealth or status but on the bread they buy, the coffee they serve and the newspaper they read.
- You know a kid with two mummies.
- You pretend the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry doesn't exist. Which it doesn't. Because Sydney doesn't care. And that really shits you.
- You brag Melbourne is the creative capital of Australia, but your walls are full of signed football jumpers.
- When someone says thanks you say, "No Dromanas."
- When you hear the word ''Easter'' the first thing you think of is the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal and Zig and Zag. And then you quickly think of something else.
- If someone is referred to as a ''showbag'' you know it means they're cheap and full of shit.
- Your kid's favourite foods are sushi, spanakopita and felafel. Which are also the names of the three kids they sit next to at school.
- If a friend gets a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your first question is, ''Who do they barrack for?''
- You think if we all ignore Federation Square, Docklands and Robert Doyle they'll go away.
- You can list all the ingredients in pesto. And you're three years old.
- Cup Day. Gambling at 9am. Drunk by noon. Broke at 3.20pm. Asleep by 4pm. Hungover at 5pm. All while at work.
- You think Aberfeldie is a tartan, Coonan's Hill is a wine and South Wharf is in Sydney.
- Chopper Read, Ned Kelly, Squizzy Taylor, the Morans and the Williamses. Sure they're crims, but we all agree they've given the place colour.
- You lose respect for friends if they move over the other side of the river.
- When holding a dinner party, you know the point is to serve food no one has ever heard of, from a country people didn't know existed, bought from a little shop they'll never be able to find.
- You were against the casino but, you have to admit, it does keep the bogans out of the city.
- Pot, cantaloupe, potato cake and hook turn. Build a bridge and get over it.
By Catherine Deveny

The Muppets

The Muppets maken van promotiefilmpje in Disneyland Resort Anaheim voor de reclamecampagne 2010

Voor het moment zijn de Muppets overal aanwezig in Disneyland Resort Anaheim. Ze zijn namelijk druk bezig met het maken van een promotiefilmpje voor 2010. Maar ’s nachts is men ook nog druk bezig want dan is men druk aan het filmen in de populaire attracties van het park.

Hier een eerste video dat gefilmd werd voor het kasteel

Op deze video zien we de Muppets terwijl ze op de Columbia en de Mark Twain zitten.

Bron : Disney and more

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Switch Plates

Last week Tara left us inspired to create a lot out of a little. Wasn't it refreshing to see scrapping projects made out of scraps!? Well we were trying to think of some easy ideas to freshen up some rooms around the house and we thought how simple a switch plate could be. It can add a finishing touch to a room (a) or bring sweetness and character to a child's nursery (b). Whatever the room is you'd want to tackle, we have some different techniques that can help.

Plate a:
i. I painted the switch plate. I decided it would be more simple to overlay a rectangle of paper rather than trying to fold the corners to mold to the shape of the switch plate.
ii. I cut a 2.5" x 4.25"
rectangle of Fennel paper. I used modge podge to adhere it to the plate.
iii. Lastly, with an Xacto knife I cut out the rectangular hole for the light switch to pop through and hole punched 2 holes for the screws. I finished in under 10 minutes.

Plate b:
i. I simply cut out the pieces I wanted to use from the Playday Rub-ons. Rub-ons adhere to almost any surface. The Playday animals work perfectly for a child's room. Check out some of our other rub-ons for a different room (office, living room, etc).

ii. I finished this switch plate in under 5 minutes once I had decided what animals I wanted to use. Sweet and simple!

Hope this project finds its' way into a few different homes. They're simple ideas like these that can become personalized gifts for under $5.


Stuntman sterft na koprol

Een 30-jarige stuntman die aan het repeteren was voor de Indiana Jones show in de Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World is overleden na een ongeval tijdens de repetitie. Hij raakte gewond aan zijn hoofd bij een koprol en overleed later in een ziekenhuis.

Het is het derde ongeluk met dodelijke afloop deze zomer waarbij een medewerker van Disney World betrokken is.
Op 5 juli kwam een 21-jarige bestuurder van een monorailtrein om bij een botsing met een andere trein en vorige week maakte een 47-jarige acteur een dodelijke smak op het podium tijdens een Captain Jack-show.


We hebben dit jaar niet alleen Disneyland Parijs bezocht maar ook Parijs zelf. Bekijk hier de foto’s en filmpjes.

Disneyland Parijs



Monday, August 17, 2009

Tara Anderson + Mimosa giveaway!

Thanks for all your great input on Tara's guest blogging last week. It sounds like you loved having her as much as we did! She's got fantastic style and a great eye. We were inspired!

I'm sure you're all anxious, so here is our winner, using random.org.

Congratulations to Robin!

We all want to give that panna cotta a try too! Send over your mailing info to seiblog(at)shopsei(dot)com and we'll send along your prize. Thanks again to everyone!

Wildcats en Pirates

We hadden het hier al over de totale make-over van het restaurant Backlot Express in de Walt Disney Studios in Parijs en nu hebben we hier ons filmpje van het deels ingerichte nieuwe Disney’s Blockbuster Restaurant. Zoals je ziet is het gedeelte met als thema High School Musical reeds in orde maar aan het piratengedeelte is men nog volop aan het werk. Benieuwd of er toch nog een stuk met Narnia komt.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Ook de website Yago’s DLRP is upgedate met onder andere een nieuw stuk over de hotels, bij bepaalde attracties zijn er filmpjes bijgekomen, de pagina met de parades is ook aangepast en natuurlijk is ook het gedeelte met de trips aangepast. Kijk hier voor meer Disneyplezier.

Back to reality

We zijn terug en dit keer hebben we vooral genoten van onze vakantie in DLRP en niet echt op zoek geweest naar nieuws in deze komkommertijd. In de attractie “It’s a Small World” is de hockyspeler vervangen door een vrouwelijk exemplaar, de zeemeermin was verdwenen en in het Japanse gedeelte was er een pop waar boven de lip een scheur zat. Misschien moeten ze hier in Disneyland Parijs ook eens denken aan een volledige rehab van deze attractie zoals men in Anaheim gedaan heeft.

And He's Actually My Age!

I went and saw The Ugly Truth last night at the spur of the moment and gee am I glad I did! The beautiful Gerard Butler provided me with many lustful thoughts and I have had a little smile on my face all day today thanks to him.
I think it was a good film, although I may be wrong as I was really only watching Gerry and have very little idea about the rest of the movie!
Aaaah! It's so fun having a crush.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Look Who I Found!!!

I'm very excited - look who I'm following on Twitter -

Yes indeedy it is the divine Mr Christopher Atkins!!!! I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled across him. He was beautiful in Blue Lagoon but he completely won my heart when he played Frederick in 'The Pirate Movie'. He was hilarious and cute as always, with - who knew - major vocal talents ('How Can I live Without Her' being a perfect example)

Personally I think he is looking fantastic and I can't wait to see what he's up to now. Maybe I'll tweet him and see if he replies - Aaaagh! Too exciting!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tara's Giveaway!

I just love the Mimosa collection! The citrusy shades, the chartreuse greens, the pleated ribbon, perfect for summer! I had this photo from a recent trip to a ranch, and since the photo was so simplistic I wanted the colors and design to mimic that simplicity. My color combo: green, white and brown.

This page was super easy to create!! Here's a few tips for 'lifting' this page:
• I hand cut various lengths of paper strips and sewed them onto the cardstock.
• The lime green ribbon was already pleated, so I just took a small piece of ribbon, overlapped the ends together and sewed the center of the circle, to create a pleated flower. (I also ironed the flower on low-heat to flatten a little)

• I used the polka-dot stamp, and stamped randomly over the paper on the bottom of the page with a lime ink block. I wanted the green to fade into the white cardstock.
• Before adding the photo, I sprayed a little black paint on the page.
• Add the photo, then the frame and leaves, and finally the flower last.

Happy scrapping!!

Thank you so much for spending the week with me and I had the most wonderful time being the guest blogger for SEI!! xo~ Tara

The giveaway from Tara includes a yummy assortment of Mimosa summer goodies. Leave a comment telling Tara what your favorite post was and why. The giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 16th at midnight. It includes the following:

Mimosa Shimmer accents
Mimosa ribbon
Mimosa Frames & Tags
Mimosa Clear Stamps
Mimosa Assortment Pack

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I just posted this over at Stars Hollow but I am so excited about it that I had to post it here too. Wooooow! How am I going to be able to wait until November?

My Favorite Summertime Photos

If you could only describe summer through photographs, what would they be? Watermelon? A pool party? The beach? Here's a few of my favorite photos from this summer, as seen through the view finder of my cute little 1950's camera!

These are all true ttv photos. Through the Viewfinder photography (TtV) is defined as taking a picture of any subject "through the viewfinder" of any camera with another camera. I love the results I get, a digital image with the look of a vintage photo. I use an Anscoflex and sometimes a Duraflex camera. It's definitely become one of my favorite hobbies!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hi again!! Want to join me for dessert?!!

Panna Cotta is quite possibly one of my favorite desserts to make because it's so simple and yet elegant all at the same time! It's a very easy and quick recipe, my Grandma would say it needs a pinch of salt, but I've never added it (shhh... don't tell on me!) and I still think it tastes perfect every time!

Panna Cotta
• 3 T. milk (I use whatever I have in the fridge.)
• 1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
• 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
optional* raspberries, blueberries and almonds

1.Pour milk into a small bowl, and stir in the gelatin powder. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes to soften the gelatin.
2. In a saucepan, stir together the heavy cream and sugar, add the milk/gelatin mixture and set over medium heat. Stir until gelatin has completely dissolved. Bring to a full boil, stirring consistently, and cook for about 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and pour into six individual ramekin dishes.
4.Cool the ramekins uncovered at room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before serving.
5. Spoon the berries and almonds on top of the panna cotta and serve.

It's the most wonderful dessert! Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Ideas & Tips for the Perfect Picnic

I adore picnics. Always have, since I was just a little girl playing make believe picnic on the living room floor. So, I thought it might be fun to take a peek into my picnic basket, and talk about a few extra details for creating the perfect picnic. To make my job of CPO (chief picnic officer) a little less stressful, I head to the grocery store the day before to pick up all of the food. Yes, I like to keep it simple!

My favorite picnic food? I follow a guide line of:
• 1 main dish (cold fried chicken or sandwiches)
• 1 salad or side (pasta salad with veggies)
• 2 fruits (watermelon and berries)
• 1 dessert (glazed doughnut holes or fortune cookies)
•2 drinks (iced tea and lemonade are my favorite!!)

* I also add in a Tupperware container full of snack foods like; sliced deli meats, crackers and spreadable cheese for the kids.

Whenever I visit a thrift shop, I always take a trip down the kitchen isle, to look for things that could be useful for dining outside. Vintage tins make lovely dessert containers. Metal trays are not only useful for serving on, but also to keep glasses from tipping over. Don't forget to look for vintage cloth napkins and blankets or quilts!

A picnic just wouldn't be a picnic without a few fun outdoor activities! I'll pick out a plastic bucket and shovel for each child at our picnic, (the dollar store is your best friend for toys like this!) and then I add just a couple more small items to each bucket such as bottles of bubbles, a jump-rope, a small kite and a book or two for story time!

It takes a little planning, but picnics are oh so worth it!!