Archive: Rainy Day DIY

Beat the heat with a Fun Movie!

Who doesn’t enjoy movies? It is a great getaway from the burning sun on summer days! Here are a few that have been (and will be) released this month of July. Let us know how you like em!

1) Despicable Me 2

minions are throwing an ice cream party!; photo by: universal studios

A personal favorite. Even as an adult, I enjoyed this movie so much. It is the sequel to Despicable Me that was released two years ago. Despicable Me 2 was released on July 3, 2013. D.M. 2 is filled with more action and more funny and heartwarming moments. The main character, an ex-villain, Gru must find a villain that took all his minions! He has a few leads on who the villain is, but he faces so many obstacles! Gru also falls in love, can’t tell who it is!

2) Monster’s University

Mike & Sulley; photo by: disney/pixar

Children will almost absolutely love this movie! I’m hoping everyone watched the first, Monster’s Inc. In it, Mike and Sulley are best buds, scaring kids, and also saving them. However, in Monster’s University, it takes the audience back in the past, to when Mike and Sulley first met. This unfolds the journey of how they become best friends; they were not close in the beginning!

3) Turbo

Turbo and his clan of snails; Photo by: dreamworks

A super fast snail? No way. Snails that talk? Snail Indy races? Too much to believe? Released on July 17, Turbo is the story of a snail who wishes to be the fastest snail. He gets his wish, but now he strives to become a racer in the Indy 500. Will he make? If he does, who wins? You will meet so many talented snails!

Definitely a great way to beat the heat! Afterwards, you and your young babe can whip up something yummy at home! Babesta has yummy food making kits that will teach our city babes how to cook while having lots of fun! Check out our chefs post!

-LK

Thrifty Thursday: Wild & Wolf 20% off today & tomorrow at Babesta

Just got our Wild & Wolf back in the store – some magical gifts for summer birthday parties and for today and tomorrow only, we’re offering 20% off. We read in Departures that with the return of Arrested Development, magicians are totes “in” so you can help kids get their magic on with some tricks of the trade. (Gotta love G.O.B. Bluth as a role model). Balloon Animals, Juggling Sets, Magic Tricks and more! http://www.babesta.com/Wild-and-Wolf/

For 20% off all Wild & Wolf on Thurs & Friday, use code WildMay.

Wild & Wolf promotion

The Babesta Window – Behind the Scenes!

We had a great time crafting for the window this week. We made some pretty nifty hanging geometric "lanterns" out of neon colored plastic straws and ribbons. They give a little dimention to our window and give our little Uglydoll models a super cool environment.  We were inspired on Pinterest (go figure!)

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We think that these would also make for a great, simple party decoration! Hang them over the birthday table!

First gather your materials! You'll need ample amounts of neon straws, curling ribbon, scissors and fishing wire to hang. 

1 the ingredients

Cut the straws in half and then take 3 halves. Feed the curling ribbon through the staraws.

3 run ribbon through straw

Tie the string with the three straw halves to form a triangle and tie it off. 

5 tying ribbon
6 tying ribbon 2
Now take 3 of your triangles and lay them flat. Tie them into one big triangle.

7 making triangles

With your one remaining triangle, tie it to the top of your large triangle so it should look like this. 

 

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Next bend the 4th traingle at the top down and tie it to the bottom triangle on the left bottom side.  At this point it should look like this. 

4 stringing the straws

 

8 making the cubes

Now all that is left is to tie off those two triangles at the bottom with string and you should end up with a 3D diamond. 
9 holding the cube
and Voila!

11 pre hanging straws
Now it's time to hang them with the fishing string!

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Sunday at the MET: Good Taste/Bad Taste : The Evolution of Contemporary Chic

On Sunday, June 17, Iris Apfel (age 90) and blogger Tavi Gevinson (age 16) chat about what it means to be chic in the 21st century. This "possible conversation" will happen alongside the "impossible conversations" between Schiaparelli and Prada at the Costume Insitute exhibit (which is amazing!). The dialogue will be moderated by Judith Thurman, who wrote the intro to the exhibition catalog for the Schiaparelli/Prada exhibit.

Free with admission. 

Schiaparelli and prada

Good Taste/Bad Taste: The Evolution of Contemporary Chic

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium