Postcard #54: Paris

Rue Saint-Dominique in Paris, France

Until my next post … take care!

DIY Snowflakes

My daughter and I have been bitten by the Frozen bug. We both absolutely loved the movie and watched it in English, German and French (okay, we missed half the story with the last one). We even listened to the different language versions of “Let it go” with our favorites being the English, French and Japanese ones.

What I liked most about the film was that even though it was loosely adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s “Snow Queen,” one of my daughter’s beloved fairy tales, Disney did an incredible job of reworking the storyline, meaning there’s no confusion between the original tale and the movie (which was often the case in the past with Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty).

Of course after the movie come the marketing bits. We have the DVD, the deluxe CD version of the soundtrack, and obviously singing to “Let it go” and “Do you want to build a snowman” won’t be complete without Elsa and Anna; hence, the miniature figures. I’m pretty sure Olav, Sven and Kristoff will soon follow. The sisters have temporarily found housing at my daughter’s wooden manor house, but to make Elsa more comfortable in her interim residence, my daughter insisted we put snowflakes. Mmm, that’s a tough one. We are not a DIY family though we love doing fun arts and crafts activities with her. So off we went shopping for wooden stars (we couldn’t find snowflakes so stars will do) to paint and sparkle up until Elsa finds a more permanent abode … a castle maybe.

What you’ll need are:
- Wooden stars
- Water-soluble paint
- Paint brush and roller
- Glitters
- Strings
- Transparent tape
- Painting palette

Our rainbow snowflakes are nothing fancy but my daughter enjoyed making them, choosing the colors and glitters herself, and was very proud of her work!

Until my next post … take care!

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Wisteria Heaven

Our wisterias are in full bloom! I love this plant. Not only is it pretty (smells good too), it hardly needs maintenance. It just blooms and grows in our garden. I just let nature takes it course, no watering, just rain. All it needs is a little trim every now and then.

Until my next post … take care!

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