DIY Sharpie mugs! | A Beautiful Mess
I cannot wait to try out this! What an amazing personalised gift it would make or even a gift to yourself! These mugs are so lovely!
1. Make sure you have a clean dry mug/ceramic item to start with.
2. Draw on your design with sharpies!
3. Bake in the oven at 180 Degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit)
4. Allow it to cool completely before washing/using
NOT DISHWASHER SAFE
I added some more images to give you ideas on what you could draw on your own mug!
But if you’re too lazy, all of them can be purchased off Etsy!
Instead of TV, you should watch...
I saw this couple last night in Bryant Park and asked them if I could snap their photo. After showing them the results, I sat down for a chat. The first leaves were shaking themselves off the trees in the strong breeze and I asked what the occasion for their picturesque picnic was figuring an anniversary or birthday. The man put his cards down and smiled at me saying, "I have been married to the best girl in the world for 30 years, I am doing my best to make sure she knows that."
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I thought I’d tell you all about My Independent Bookshop, a new social network for book lovers from Penguin Random House, which launched this week. It enables you to create your own virtual bookshop to share books you’re enjoying as well as discover new books through other people’s shops. I feature a selection of middle grade books in my bookshop to accompany a blogpost I wrote recently. I’m having a lot of fun with it so far and I’ve enjoyed seeing which books my friends have picked. Visitors can click to purchase books through Hive, which offers free shipping and makes sure that an independent bookshop of your choice receives 5% of the sale whenever you place an order. Have you created your own #myindiebookshop?
Fictionary, also known as The Dictionary Game or simply Dictionary, is a word game in which players guess the definition of an obscure word. Each round consists of one player selecting and announcing a word from the dictionary, and other players composing a fake definition for it. The definitions are collected by the selector and read aloud, and players vote on which definition they believe to be correct. Points are awarded for correct guesses, and for having a fake definition guessed by another player.
One variation uses a book of assorted poems instead of a dictionary. A rhyming quatrain is chosen by the picker. The first three lines are read and a fake fourth line must be made up by the other players which acts like the fake definitions.
Another variation asks players to write the first line of a novel using the title and the blurb read out from the back of the book as clues.
Ideas to ruminate and vocabulary to tackle
No female reporter before her had ever seemed quite so audacious, so willing to risk personal safety in pursuit of a story.
How to pack like Nellie Bly, pioneering Victorian journalist who raced around the world in 80 days.
UPDATE: By popular demand, the illustrated packing list is now available as a print.
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My additional blog. It covers topics of science, history of ideas, humanities, literature, interesting concepts and solutions, feminism, sexual education, activism etc. This one, delightful zeal, is now used for cute things, food, design, DIY, architecture, books, travelling.
In short, delightfulzeal is about being inspired by beautiful and delightful things and fictional worlds, and the purpose of the other one is being educated about the world and ”alternative” ideas and cultures.