Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saava The Dog

Today I'm glad to introduce to you...Saava! 

Saava is a Spanish bulldog that my aunty is babysitting for her friend.  She is a huge dog at 120 pounds, but is sweet and filled with doggy love.  Saava loves to go to the beach and play tug-of-war with her favorite toy.  But let me tell you...she can sure drool!  Saava= saliva.  :)

Here are a couple of photos of Saava:

Enjoying the beach

Relaxing at home

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Thanks for reading, and leave a comment below!

-Julia

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day~ the special day to thank your dad for all that he's done. 
What did you surprise your father with?  A new shirt?  Breakfast in bed? 

Here's what I did:

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I woke up really early this morning and looked for a quick and easy recipe to try out.  At first I wanted to make scones, but I didn't have all the ingredients.  Then, I thought about muffins, but I didn't want to take out the beater.  I finally decided on shortbread cookies.

Freshly baked shortbread cookies

Ingredients:
-1 cup of sugar
-1 cup of butter (two sticks or 1/2 pound)
-3 cups all purpose flour

Materials:
-large mixing bowl
-measuring cups
-mixing utensils (a spoon will work fine)
-wooden board or other cutting board
-rolling pin
-cookie sheet
-fork
-knife

Optional:
-cookie cutters

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

(Animated!) Droplet's Play Day

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you an animation video I created on the application "Animation-ish".  "Animation-ish" is a program that allows you to create your own animation videos frame-by-frame.  This program literally makes your drawings come to life.  It's so simple and easy to use, so try it out!

The animation I created was based on my past post "Droplet's Play Day".  (To see the post "Droplet's Play Day" click here.)  In order to create this animation video, I had to draw out over 300 frames.  As you can tell, it took me quite some time to create this video, so I hope you like it!

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The video is a little fast, but I couldn't make it any slower.  Please understand.  Also, the video may take a few moments to load, so you may have to wait a while.


video


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Well, that was my video.  Once again thanks for watching, and try out "Animation-ish" if you have some time.

P.S. I'm trying to decide whether or not I should do this type of animation video again.  Tell me if I should or should not in the comment section.


~Julia

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Berr In Cups: Milk & Cookies

Welcome All Cookie Lovers!

It has been quite some time since I last sat down with you all.  Oh well, all that matters is that we are here once again.  Today I brought along a cute Peter Rabbit plate and cup set with milk and cookies. 

Come sit down and have a bite!


Peter was not very well during the evening.  His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea: 'One table-spoonful to be taken at bed time.'

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Thank you for joining me once again.
Take a cookie on the way out, and come again anytime!

Sincerely,
Berrington

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Crochet Animals

Recently I have been interested in crocheting, and I'm currently learning the basics of crochet.  For those of you who do not know what crochet is, it is a craft that many people like to do on their free time.  In order to crochet you need the basic materials- a crochet hook and some yarn.  The sizes or the hook and yarn depend on what design you are making.

Anyway, while I was looking in a crochet book, I discovered a cute crochet animal.  It was so adorable that I decided to look for more crochet animals and other characters.  In Japanese small crochet animals and creatures are called amigurumi (ah-mee-guh-roo-mee).  Here are some that I found:

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Safari crochet animals by Amy Gaines

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Cute crochet cupcakes by "Cute Designs"

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A crocheted chicken next to a real egg
By Howie Woo

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sweet Sunday: Chocolate Delights

Happy Sunday!

I hope your week went well.
This is a post that I created a while ago, but forgot to post.  

Anyway, (once again) my wonderful Aunty Donna and Janelle baked some chocolate treats for my family.  (Thank you!)

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Chocolate cake= mmm, mmm, goodness

Droplet wants some of this chocolate cupcake!

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Once again, thank you Aunty Donna and Janelle for always thinking of my family in a sweet way! :)

xoxo,
Julia

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Baking Day: Brownies (Oven Vs. "Babycakes Cupcake Maker" Part 2)

Hello Friends,

As promised this is the continuation of my two part series, Baking Day: Brownies (Oven Vs. "Babycakes Cupcake Maker Part 1").  In part 1 I taught you how to make your own batch of brownies using "Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix", and I made two batches myself.  One with the oven and one with my "Babycakes Cupcake Maker".

In this next part of my brownie baking day, I got together a group of the finest judges in the business, who are experienced tasters and chefs.  They will be tasting both brownies and seeing which brownie they like better.

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Please welcome...

 Chef Butler

 Chef Baxter

 Chef Droplet

 and Chef Berrington

Since dogs cannot eat chocolate, and therefore definitely not triple chocolate brownies, Buddy had to sit out on this one.  Sorry Buddy. 

 Buddy smelling the brownies through the window

Today the judges will be tasting two different brownies: 

Oven brownies

"Babycakes" Brownies

The two competitors side-by-side

Each judge will receive one oven brownie, one "Babycakes" brownie, a plate, a fork, and a napkin.
 So get your tasting materials, and let's get started!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Baking Day: Brownies (Oven Vs. "Babycakes Cupcake Maker" Part 1)

You know those days when you have the sudden urge to bake?  Today was one of those days for me.

So, I opened up my pantry and found a box of "Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix".  Perfect.  Next, I got out materials and other ingredients needed for the brownies.

Ingredients:
-1 package of "Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix"
-1 egg
-Non-stick cooking spray
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1/3 cup water

Materials:
-8x8 metal pan
-Medium sized mixing bowl
-Measuring cup
-Mixing tools (whisk, spatula, etc...)
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 Materials needed: Pan, mixing bowl, mixing tools, measuring cup

 Ingredients needed: Egg, brownie mix, vegetable oil, water, cooking spray

 Step 1: Mix together water, egg, and oil in medium sized bowl

 Step 2: Add brownie mix and mix thoroughly

 This is how your brownie mix should look after blending ingredients together

 Step 3: Pour brownie mix into metal pan

Step 4: Put brownie mix into oven at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes

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While I was waiting for the brownies to come out of the oven, I got bored so I decided to make another batch.  However the second batch I decided to bake with my "Babycakes Cupcake Maker".

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tuxy The Rabbit

Hi Everyone,

First off, I'm sorry for not posting anything in a while, as "Julia Talk" took a little spring break.  
For those of you who are curious: I did many things including going shopping, watching a movie, and catching up on my sleep.  ^.^ 

Now to kick off the end of spring break and a beginning of new posts, I asked my friend Jasmine to do a special post about her adorable rabbit Tuxy.  She took all of the pictures and wrote all of the captions.  (Thank you Jasmine for your hard work on the post!)  

Please welcome...Tuxy!

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Hi there!  I'm Tuxy.

Three things I like to do are eating, sleeping, and exploring.
Three things I do NOT like to do are exercising, taking baths, and watching TV.
The TV is loud and scary!

I have the most beautiful shiny fur.
Jealous?

Oh my,
I see Jasmine coming towards me with food!

(Click "Read More" below to read more about Tuxy.)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy Girls' Day

Here's something sweet for the day!

 Chi chi dango mochi
A slightly sweet and very soft mochi eaten during Girls' Day.

Yum!  :)

Love,
Julia & Friends


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Droplet's Play Day

Episode 4
Droplet's Travels

ATTENTION!

 Weee!  I'm a blur!

 Tip me over, I'm a domino.

 Hrm...now how do I put this together?

 The Droplet Tower- indestructible.

 *CRASH*

You know what they say, after play time comes clean-up!


Droplet.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Dear Readers,

It's Valentine's Day!
And you know what that means...sweets!

<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*

 Please take one.

<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*

 Valentines cards and chocolates

<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*<3*


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We hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with chocolate and love. 
We got enough treats to last the whole week!  :)

Please share a favorite Valentine's Day memory, or gift that you received in the comment section.  We love hearing from you. <3


xoxo,
Julia & Friends


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Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend Fun- Carnival!

If you were wondering where I was this weekend, I was having fun!

I was at a place were you can play games,
Ride rides,
And eat mouth-watering food.

Where was I?




The Carnival!

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From playing all those games I got my rewards:

 My weekend carnival haul



I had a really fun and exciting weekend, and I hope you did too.

Activity: If you want, share what you did this weekend in the comment section.


See you next time,
Julia

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just For You

Dear Readers,

To help you get through the week...


 Some flowers just for you.


Love,
Julia


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Brunch: Plumeria Beach House


My review of the restaurant, "Plumeria Beach House."  at the "Kahala Hotel & Resort". 

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The Plumeria Beach House
An open-air restaurant

The outside of the "Plumeria Beach House"

My first impression of the "Plumeria Beach House" was a good one.  The atmosphere was more than inviting, the food smelled good, and the view was great.

Atmosphere: 4.0/5.0 

The wait for a table was a little long, but time passed quickly enough.

So far, my experience was top-notch.


 Inside the restaurant: (pictured above) The buffet

Decoration/Display

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Busy Business

Hi Readers!

I'm sorry for not posting anything recently.  The past few weeks have been very hectic and busy.  I have had a ton of work to do, and so have Baxter, Butler, Buddy, Berrington, and Droplet.  We apologize sincerely.


Now, you may be wondering what we were all up to.  Keep reading to find out!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Great Dino Jelly Bean Raid

By: Julia 

Enjoy this cute little wordless adventure:















The End.



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