Not gonna lie, I’ve reached an age where the tilt a whirl made me sick. Joy. But the kid had fun so it was totally worth it!
Got any great fair/carnival memories?
Originally posted 2013-10-23 04:41:50.
Some of you may remember my previous review of Birdie’s Playhouse that I did last year. If you don’t, check it out here. I loved Birdie’s first album, it is such a fun set of music even for not-so-little kids. Her music makes me want to move and I will admit to having cleaned the house to her first album, as it really is great for motivation!
Her new album is just as fun and catchy as the first one! I am still loving the way she puts in the educational aspect! Throughout all of the songs, she sings about various animals and you end up learning so much about so many species! My favorite piece of trivia from this album is about the butterflys, but I won’t spoil it. If you wanna know, you have to check out her Birdie’s Playhouse and figure out what it is!!! A little warning: you’ll be addicted and unable to stop the album from playing! Many times, reviewing music you get extremely tempted to skim through songs and have to force yourself to listen. This is NOT the case with Birdie! With the salsa feel of the songs, you’ll be dancing and moving to the rhythm from the first beat!
Check out the song ‘Big Feelings’. It seeks to teach the little ones, and even the grownups, how to express themselves. That song seriously made me giggle. Another song that really made me laugh, and made Monkey smile and roll her eyes, is Furry Belly Dancer. Between these two, my face hurts from laughing! Love love love it!!!
In addition to being soulful, upbeat and fun, Move Like An Animal teaches kids about animals and helps guide them through life. The song “Chimpanzees” shows us that all creatures are equal. And “I’m a Toucan” and “Running Far” explain how to overcome obstacles and pursue your passions. Find out why gerbils are doing the “Furry Belly Dance” and what the cottontail rabbit’s best defense is! And don’t miss stellar guest vocals from Mista Cookie Jar and Aaron Nigel Smith on the “Snail Cha Cha.” Other featured musicians include: stunning guitarist Omar Torrez (Tom Waits 2008 tour), kindie keyboardist Mike Schmid (Miley Cyrus tour), master drummer Chris Wabich (Sheila E, Sting recordings), two-time HBO Def Poet Joe Hernández-Kolski and crooner Jonny Blu.
Originally posted 2013-07-14 00:01:21.
Hey all, Crystal here!
I have been wanting to do a series on ways to overcome depression. I struggle with a recurring depression and I know how difficult it can be. But I do not like wallowing. I feel like I may have this thing that makes me sad some days. Although I do not have to let it
get me down.
One thing I do is journal. That may sound boring but hear me out. There are lots of ways to journal.
Junk Journal, Art Journal, Bullet Journal to name a few. I even use a Travelers notebook and the ways to accessorize them are so much fun!!!
So today let talk about Art Journaling. Yiu can go big or small or somewhere in between, it’s just up to you. You may be thinking, But Crystal I can’t draw! Yeah you can. Trust me. You can. because this isn’t for a prize, or to show. It’s just for you. I’m not a Picasso or a Michelangelo by any means. But it makes me happy to color, paint or sketch.
I have a secret. I just look at other peoples stuff and go from there. I don’t trace it, but I look at it to make my own version.
So what do you need to get started? This is where I said go big or small. You can start with any piece of paper and colored pencils, markers, paint. Or you can go to a craft store and load up. They have blank art journals with mixed media paper or watercolor paper.. You can splurge like I finally did and get some Jane Davenport watercolors and water brush. It’s just whatever you prefer really.
get started and have fun!
You can also check out our post: 10 Ways to Overcome Depression.
#2 Fun destinations! Who hasn’t secretly or not so secretly, as in my case, wished of traveling to other countries? I love to go to new countries and see how they live. It’s very inspiring. I tend to come home with a new outlook on life.