Fashion, My Creative Projects

Superhero divas need a cape

Unless you’re in the Incredibles of course 🙂

When my sister said it was superhero day for my Lil Niece (world, meet niece 1 of 3), it was way past halloween and she was just going to drop by the store and look for a cape the night before. Of course they don’t have a pink batman cape readily available year-round.

Auntie to the rescue! …see, some superheroes don’t wear capes 🙂 hehe.

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We found the following quite quickly:

  • shimmery pink cloth
  • a batman birthday card with a huge batman symbol to stencil
  • fabric glue (I’m not much of a seamstress)
  • black fabric paint

Then it was just a night of cutting, gluing the seams, and painting the batman symbol. Now Lil Niece is off to the rescue!

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She didn’t win for best costume because some girl wore a cop costume and said her daddy was her superhero (yeah, sweet, cheesy, and heroic, but not superheroism…mehh…) Still Lil Niece won life with a determined mama, creative auntie, and rockin’ diva cape!  She swooped around the house to save the day and loved her cape. And I have leftover material to make a matching one for Baby Niece when she gets older. Squeal! 🙂

I love finding a creative solution in everyday life. I’m no seamstress, I’m no painter, but it doesn’t turn out bad if you try.

 

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A quick & easy treat

With the holidays around the corner, everyone could use a quick breakfast that isn’t cereal. No worries, this is easy peasy and I have fallen in love with it.

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  • Crescent rolls.
  • A dollop of jam in the triangle.
  • Fold all 3 corners up and over the jam.
  • Heat in oven per the instructions.

Enjoy. Repeat. Again and again and again, cause you just can’t get enough of it… you get the point.

You can also try* any combination of the following:

  • peanut butter
  • nutella
  • chocolate chips
  • icing
  • marshmallow fluff
  • bananas
  • or the non-sweet breakfast option, biscuit gravy

And some savory options to make a dinner appetizer instead:

  • Garlic & butter
  • Marinara and parmesan (maybe a slice of pepperoni or sausage)
  • taco salad
  • mashed potatoes
  • queso
  • chili queso

The possibilities are virtually endless! Let me know if you try any and how it turns out.

*Note I haven’t tried any of these ideas except jam so far. I have some sort of figure to maintain, gotta pace myself! 😉

 

Oh, were you looking for something healthy? You’ve come to the wrong post! You can see my quick ways to cut watermelon post for a healthier quick and tasty treat 🙂

 

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5 Ways to Cut Watermelon

This is what happens when you ask a writer a random question.

 
 

Prep Work

 
Bags. Lots of bags. A cutting board won’t cut it (hahaha. ha. Moving on) because the watermelon as at least twice the size. If you’re as clumsy as me, you’ll want to cover the entire counter, but even the most precise foodies will need to cover a bunch of space. I use grocery bags, because there’s less wash. Just splatter then pitch.
 
 

Option 1: The Preferred Cut

 
Have your boyfriend cut the watermelon for you. Or spouse, roomie, mother, sister, random stranger passing by. Because let’s be real: eating watermelon is one of the most refreshing delightful things in life, but cutting the watermelon is practically torture, taunting you with the effort required to get to the delightful part.
 
 

Option 2: The Precision Cut

 
Are you very precise? This is the shortcut for you. Are you like me, just kinda follow the gist of directions? This cut will leave you frustrated beyond measure….Do Not Attempt!

  1. Cut the watermelon in half.
  2. Cut the sides almost all the way through.
  3. Cut a circle to separate the rind from the food.
  4. Cut a grid in the watermelon.
  5. Dump in bowl.

 

You can watch this video for a demonstration.

 

What was my struggle with this cut? I didn’t cut through the sides far enough and ended up with this:

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Option 3: The Davinci Cut

This is my cut of choice if I am personally responsible for slicing watermelon for a gathering. In regards to creating the sculpture of David, Davinci said he “just cut everything away that wasn’t David.”

I’m not quite on par with Davinci, but this is the kids version: cut away everything that isn’t red.

  1. Cut the watermelon in half.
  2. Flip the half to where all you see is green. Cut the rind away one piece at a time.
  3. Cut grids in the block of watermelon left.

You can watch a video demonstration here.

 
 

Option 4: The Foodie Cut

 

Hungry? Here’s the cut for you!

 

  1. Cut the watermelon in half. (The wide way is preferred.)

 

The end. You now have a bowl of watermelon for you plus a bowl of watermelon for a friend.

 

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Option 5: The Sloppy Cut

 

Not quite THAT hungry? Here’s a quick cut for when you want a bowl of watermelon for you, in an actual bowl.

 

  1. Cut the watermelon in half.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop all the watermelon into a bowl.

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Finishing Up

Eat, eat, eat!!!! Oh and don’t forget to wipe up the sticky counter. And maybe mop the floor. Depends on how clumsy you are.
 
 

How do you cut watermelon? What’s your favorite cut? Share your ideas below, maybe I’ll try some of them out next time 🙂 

 

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