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"The ancient Greeks believed that everything is made from a few basic elements. The idea was basically correct; it was the details that were wrong. Their ‘earth, air, fire, and water’ are made of what today we know as the chemical elements."

Frank Close, “Journey to the centre of the universe,” in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction via Very Short Introductions. (via oupacademic)

Interesting. I never knew the earth elements were from Greek ideology.

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From the first time my daughter saw the movie Frozen loved it. She watched it every day for two weeks straight. I have to admit, I’m a fan of it too, especially the music. So, of course we thought a Frozen themed birthday party would be perfect for her. A birthday party can be a large task in and of itself without adding thematic decor into the mix. I wanted to try to keep it simple and easy. So, I utilized things I had on hand as well as free resources on Pinterest. Here’s the lowdown on the coordinating elements of her party and links to sources.

Elsa Dress - created by my sister
Frozen Punch - Kool Aid blue raspberry lemonade and Sprite
Glitter Foam “G” - Walmart
Glitter Frame - Walmart frame and glitter glue
Chalkboard Poster - self designed, free graphics and tutorial here
Olaf Popcorn - hand drawn
Pin the Nose on Olaf - Free printable available here
Puff-Painted Cups - I did various designs including icy hearts, snow flakes, swirling snow, Sven’s antler’s, and characters’ names.
Food Tags - Free printable blank tags found here
Water Beads - our latest discovery. the kids love them!
Cutlery Wrappers - Those were also a free printable. I can’t find the source at the moment, but I promise I will come back and find it.

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Stress
Disappointment
Failure
Loneliness
Insecurity
Exhaustion
Doubt

Those building emotions hit me all at once today. A perfect storm of struggles and jealousy broke me down. I’m so thankful for my incredible fiancé. He reassured me deep in my heart that all that matters is our unending love and devotion for each other. After three years together, we fell in love all over again and reached a whole next level of unyielding and undeniable trust, support and commitment. We’re lucky to have found each other, happiness, and love. These are the moments that heal me and define me. Those lovely joyful moments that make everything else worth it.

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netsow76:

eclectic living room

There’s such a difference between clutter and eclectic. This here is the goal. Love it!

netsow76:

eclectic living room

There’s such a difference between clutter and eclectic. This here is the goal. Love it!

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"It turns out that 12 percent of the population will find themselves in the top 1 percent of the income distribution for at least one year. What’s more, 39 percent of Americans will spend a year in the top 5 percent of the income distribution, 56 percent will find themselves in the top 10 percent, and a whopping 73 percent will spend a year in the top 20 percent of the income distribution."

— Mark R. Rank, co-author of Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes, looks at income inequality, wealth distribution, and who really makes up the 1%. (via oupacademic)

Wow. That really makes you think. Of course, income and spending figures of the top 1% would be even more shocking and disturbing to the average person. It is, however, humbling to look at it this way. To remind the working class we are still extremely fortunate. That doesn’t make us any better than the 1% if we too ignore those less fortunate.

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I dipped my paint brush in my mug today. That is not how I like my morning coffee. -_-

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I made a board title “favorites” and re-pinned the most useful pins I have come across. Check em out!

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picture-of-sophisticated-grace:

"Not your awkward but just me… I’m awkward."

I just absolutely love Anna’s face in this scene.

All her life, Anna has probably been told she was awkward, and not behaved like a princess would. She was very clumsy, and talkative, and just not very princess like. She thought that when she’d find her prince, he would be so sophisticated and help her become sophisticated. She thought she was the only awkward person around…

Until Kristoff.

Kristoff is the opposite of what she imagined as a little girl. He’s gruff, and big, and grumpy at times. But most of all: he’s awkward too. He’s as nervous as she is when he sees her. He’s nervous to kiss her. He’s rambling. Like she does. He’s just like her.

And she realizes that maybe she doesn’t need a prince to "fix" her. Maybe she doesn’t even have to be fixed. As long as Kristoff is here, accepting her awkward ness, and acting as awkward as she… 

She can be whatever she want to be.

Wow. Until I just read that I didn’t realize how much I have in common with Ana and how much she and Kristoff mirror my fiancé and me.

(via disneyfrozen)

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birger-wuvs-elsa:


融雪之后 by DDF

I can’t express enough my love for this.


Rapunzel, Flynn, Elsa and Ana concept art

birger-wuvs-elsa:

融雪之后 by DDF

I can’t express enough my love for this.

Rapunzel, Flynn, Elsa and Ana concept art

(Source: frozendailydose, via disneyfrozen)

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