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Forget the Rowboat, Son.

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
Today marks two very special occurrences for me–it’s my birthday, for one (I’m writing to you as a slightly older and wiser person, I guess!) and, more importantly, it’s also the fifteen-year anniversary of the first time I saw Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Back then in 2001, it was my eighth birthday, and I lived and breathed lost cities: so, naturally, I was incredibly excited to see a Disney film that explored that very subject! And it did not disappoint.  People always look at me strangely when I say that my favorite Disney movie is Atlantis, but seriously–what’s not to love? Its main character is an awkward cartographer/linguist (a total heartthrob to a young nerd like me), it’s set in a vaguely steampunk 1914, it has one of the most wonderfully diverse casts in animated movie history, and Leonard Nimoy plays the King of Atlantis. I was never really interested in the ubiquitous Disney Princess franchise as a child, but dang, if they had included the Atlantean queen Kida in their lineup, I would have…

Lazy Vegetarian Meal Ideas #25 Chickpea and Kale Delight

Originally posted on Sophia's news, reviews and cooking tips:
I love chickpeas. Like, seriously. I could write a sonnet about chickpeas. Chickpeas are cheap, tasty and protein filled beauties and I don’t know what I would do without them, and they are also fabulously cheap! This recipe is my take on the more traditional spinach and chickpea combo; kale has a slightly sweeter taste, but I prefer it personally. What you need: A can of chickpeas, about half a pack of kale, olive oil, an onion. Spices: Asafoetida, fenugreek, tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, chilli flakes 1: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add some asafoetida and mustard seeds. Heat the oil over a medium heat for a few minutes (chop the onion in the mean time) until it becomes fragrant. Then turn up the heat, add the onions and spices and fry for five-seven minutes 2: Add the kale and sauté on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chickpeas and some more spices and fry for…

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him & Her

2 Classy Sisters Valentine’s Day is coming fast, which means time is running out to get your loved one the perfect gift! I definitely understand the struggle of trying to figure out what gift to give so I decided to give you some suggestions with a gift guide! These are some helpful gift ideas for both him & her. For Him Yeti Tumbler Boxers Personalized Whiskey Decanter Watch Personlized Wallet For Her Purse Wallet Jewelry Candle Gift card for Massage Hopefully this gift guide was helpful and gave you some ideas!  Let me know what you’re getting your special someone for Valentine’s Day in the comments below! -Rachel View original post

Stocking Stuffers // Hers

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
Honestly, my favorite gifts are always in my stocking. I never really received or was even a huge fan of bigger gifts. Getting a whole goodie bag of my favorite little stuff is the best way to my heart. I’ve also come to find, that for most people, this is the hardest part of Christmas shopping! So if you want?some cute but inexpensive gift ideas, or need to stuff that stocking, here’s some items she’s sure to love! *hint * Drew * hint* Sticky Notes?- Second to stocking stuffers, my favorite thing to get is little notes. What makes a little note even better? It being written on cute stationary! I love these innovative, fun stickies that have been out and popular for a while now. There’s so many cute sayings and fun messages, there’s sure to be one you will want to leave around. ? Fuzzy socks?- Is it really Christmas?if you don’t get at least one pair of socks? But ditch the boring Hanes and get some warm,…

What To Get Your Book Lover For Christmas!!

Originally posted on Book Enthral:
GUY IT’S CHRISTMAS GIFT BUYING TIME!!! I actually love Christmas. I know everyone says it’s their favourite time of the year but it?is?my favourite time of the year! I like it over my birthday! Here in Australia, Christmas falls right in Summer, and my parent’s house is right on the beach so for like the week or so I spend at their’s it’s just food, presents, sunbaking, surfing and reading. STRAIGHT UP PARADISE. I thought, in spirit of my favourite time of the year, and in preparation for the start of me going full speed ahead on prezzie buying, I would make a list of all the awesome bookish things you could get your book lover for Christmas! Or if your like me and don’t really have any book lovers in your life expect yourself, you can forward this list onto your friends and family for yourself! BOOKS! This one’s a given for your Book Lover! Just check their Goodreads to-read list and pick a couple of books that you…

Outfit of the (Yester)Day: Nancy Drew Meets the Creatures of the Deep

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
My everyday style ultimately alternates between two looks: old-style “girl detective” and actual mermaid. Sometimes I fawn over vintage-inspired dresses and midi skirts, while other times I show off my island origins by wearing lots of shell and pearl jewelry. (I’m always so surprised that more Mainlanders don’t wear shell earrings!) It’s very rare that these two looks intersect–but when a slightly colder morning inspired me to strike new territory by adding a navy cardigan to one of my favorite dresses, my beautiful glass jellyfish necklace seemed the perfect way of tying my various aesthetics together. After all, there’s no place on Earth that has as many mysteries as the sea! (Important note: no, that’s not a real jellyfish! It’s crafted entirely from glass by an extremely talented artist. Can you even imagine what kind of skill that must take?) This dress (made by Sunny Girl and purchased through my old favorite Modcloth!) has been one of the most versatile and long-lasting pieces I’ve ever added to my wardrobe. It’s seen me through my first day…

No Secret! – My Tips to Weight-Loss

Originally posted on HappyHealthyHouseholds:
So over the months I have had a few many messages sent to me asking me what my secret was. I always get overly excited when someone asks me honestly. As self involving as it seems it does always just make me feel wonderful when I feel like other people think I am doing a good job at something or are motivated or inspired by it, and then to get asked advice about it just puts the icing on the cake! Then I sit down to answer, and I got nothing. The thing is that I don’t have any one tip that I can say is the reason for my success, other then perseverance I suppose. You see once I try to condense all the things that I assume are the ones that worked I find I am writing a novel of sorts. The truth is that I have taken bits and pieces of things from all over the place and mixed and match. I couldn’t say that it was one…

DIY pencil cup holder (collab blog post )

Originally posted on thetaslifestyle:
Hello readers, welcome to my first collab blog post on DIY  pencil holder. i am doing my collab with paleandinterestingblog, check out her blog post on DIY tea candle. So lets get started Equipment . Glue . A book you don’t read anymore or fashion magazines and newspapers.  .Paint (not water colours) .Thread ( any colour) .scissors . Paint brush ( big and small) . A hard plastic cup    . Firstly, you need to get a hard plastic cup . next, you can use newspapers ,fashion magazines and a book you don’t read anymore. . Rip the paper your going to use in strips or in any shapes and stick it outside of your plastic cup. . Continue to rip and stick the paper on the plastic cup until your done sticking the paper on the cup . . Make sure you over lap the paper to make a little collage. It should look like this .After, get a string or thread and measure the size what ever you want. .Next, make…