Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fashion Fun #3: Natural Neutrals

     It's time for Round Three of our Fashion Fun series! We know that it's almost summer, but we've been having some cooler weather over here, so we're sure you'll understand some of the "cold weather" clothing items. ;) This week's theme is "Natural Neutrals".

     We'll always list the rules, just in case there are newcomers.

1) There are four categories: Tops, Bottoms, Shoes, and Layering/Accessories (optional). Pick one item from every category to assemble your own unique outfit.

2) You may choose one, two, or zero items from the Layering/Accessories category.

3) Sorry, but you may only make one clothing combination! ;)

4) Pick a doll to model your outfit.

5) Have fun!!

     Now on to the options!


White Shirt

Aquamarine T-Shirt with Rosette Accents

Floral Shirt


Tan Shorts

Gray Capris

Grayish-Purple Pants


Saige's Meet Boots

Fleece Boots

Caroline's Work Shoes


Seafoam-Green Scarf

Floral Vest

Knitted Headband

     There are your choices! We can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

-Kirsten, Sylvia, & Saige

P.S. We are going to take a little vacation from this blog, starting on the eighth (next Monday) and ending on the sixth of July. We have some fun things planned for this summer, and it would be very hectic if we tried to manage this blog at the same time! So, you'll have to wait to see your outfits until July... sorry. But please still comment and send in your combinations! We delight to see them all. :D Thanks for understanding. ;)

Results For Fashion Fun #2: Splash of Sunshine

   Well, another week has flown by, and it's time to see the results of the latest Fashion Fun! Let's get started. :D

Tenley AND Katy:



Polka Dot Bee AND Hannah:



Christian Homeschooler:

We also put together a combination ourselves. :)

   So, it seems that several people thought of the same combinations! Well, as they say, great minds think alike. ;)
   Stay tuned for Fashion Fun #3!

-Kirsten, Sylvia, & Saige

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Color Poll

Our new poll is up! You can select multiple answers. Have fun! :)

-Kirsten, Sylvia, & Saige

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Putting Meaning Into Your Piano Playing

Hello, readers! This is Kirsten. :)
   I'm not sure if I told you this yet, but I play the piano! Well... at least, I'm learning to play. Mom has been teaching me for about a year now, but I'm nowhere near what you might call an "advanced" pianist. ;)
   In one of my lessons, Mom taught me this tip, and I'd like to share it with all of you who might be piano players. :)

When some people play the piano, they just stiffly push out the music. There's no life or meaning in the song; it just feels stale. And who wants to listen to stale piano music? If you feel like your playing could use a little improvement, then you will probably appreciate this tip.
   While playing a piece of music, in your head, imagine a scene to go along with it. Is the tune bright and lively? Imagine golden-haired children skipping through a sunny meadow, chattering about the cherry trees that just blossomed and the barn cat's new kittens. Is the song sad, slow, and melancholy? Imagine a poor orphan, gazing out the rain-streaked windowpane of a gloomy orphanage, waiting with a slowly-breaking-heart for someone to come an adopt her. Get the idea? Just wait. This gets better.
   If you are currently writing a story (or trying to... like me) then while playing your song, imagine a scene from your story to go along with it. This brings life to the scene as well as the music!
   In a nutshell, when you assign a scene to whatever song you're playing, you give it meaning. And that meaning will flow from your head, through your fingers, and into the music, giving it new depth.
   Try it! You will be pleased at how this improves your piano playing experience. :)

So, there you have it. You'll have to tell me if this works... I'm very curious to know if it will really help you!


Up in the attic sits my grandmother's piano. No one has played it in over fifty years, yet at night, you can faintly hear Beethoven's 5th being played.
This picture is from Pinterest. :)