Our trip to France

Hi guys! Yesterday we got back from our trip to France! It was a lot of fun and I got a beret (YES!!!). Whenever we go on big trips I wanted to show you the photos I took but the computer wont upload them :^[ so I’ll send you a link to my mom’s blog (because her’s is a travel blog) and tell you about some of the adventures we had.

Day 1: The car ride

At 8:45 we hoped into the car for the long 9 hour trip (yay :^[ ) .When we FINALY got to were we were staying I fell asleep in nice bed.

Day 2: The Airborne Museum

After a lovely breakfast we drove for half an hour to get to the Airborne museum in Normandy.  Here is a link in case you want to visit there website, The Museum. It’s a place where people fought an important part of World War 2, my great grandpa fought there. After the museum we visited an old church. When we were done we went to the little market to get some lunch and stuff for dinner. We accidentally bought what my mom thought was half a chicken was actually half a duck (woopsie)! When we got home to eat dinner my mom got out a bottle of apple cider but when we tried a sip it was actually hard cider (BLEGH!!!).

Day 3: Le Mont Saint Michel

The next day we got into the car and drove for an hour and a half to get to an awesome place called Le Mont Saint Michel, it beats the big castle at Disney World any day.  Here is another link in case you want to see a one thousand-year old castle/village, Le Mont Saint Michel.

Day 4:  Etretat

This is what I belive was the highlight of our trip, when we got there it started to rain and a few of the people there left. Did that stop us, to that I say, “Monkey feathers!” (in other words no). We carefully crawled through the seaweed covered rocks (if you ever tried walking on seaweed covered rocks please let me know in the comments). When we got to the cave my dad found a tunnel, you can guess what happened (we went in). When we were out of the tunnel we found a lovely view of the beach and found that there is even more of the beach so we walked the rock covered beach to the other side. When we finally decided to leave my parents found a ladder going up the huge cliff. After a long, muddy, scary climb I reached the top I saw barbed wire so I could take a hint that we weren’t supposed to climb up there unless it was an emergency (whoops)! We could have died but we didn’t WOHO!!! My mom said that we earned our ice-cream that day and it was SO good. If you would like to visit a beach completely covered in stones here’s a link but remember, NEVER climb up that ladder unless it’s a life or death matter I AM SERIOUS.

Day 5: Going home

Well, this was the end of our very lovely trip to France. We had some french pastries for breakfast then packed up and left our little cottage. Another long 10 hour trip back home (wah!) but the view was breathtaking. At home we watched some Scooby Doo episodes (manly the ones in Europe) then went to bed.

The trip was AWSOME and I hope you can have the time to visit France someday. I am very sorry that I couldn’t show you the photos I took (what is wrong with my camera?) But I hope that my mom has better luck than I do. My mom is working on her blog and it’ll probably be a while until all of the photos are edited (she took a LOT of them) so keep on checking in, The Western Wayfaer. If there is anything that you would like me to try tell, then tell me in the comments.  

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Earth Day Special

Hello everyone, it’s EARTH DAY!!! Earth Day, as you can guess, celebrates the Earth. I enjoy recycling before putting the recyclables into the recycling can, you can do a lot with candy wrappers, old jeans, safety pins, and if you have plants, you can make compost. For those who don’t know what compost is or how to make it, watch this.

Composting – Make it Happen: A guide to backyard compost

Have you ever heard of Schoolhouse Rock? It’s a bunch of educational music videos for kids. The same people made Schoolhouse Earth, it’s similar only with talking polar bears and it’s about stuff you can do to help the Earth. If you can find it on DVD or on Netflix then you should watch that instead of what I’m linking you to because this doesn’t have all of the songs and doesn’t work on mobile devices. It was the closest thing that I could find.

Schoolhouse Earth

A great way to celebrate Earth Day is to visit the farmer’s market or eat from your garden. Some foods in stores have insect killer on them or preservatives (BLEGE!!!). And foods grown in other parts of the world have to be transported and a lot of transportation releases carbon dioxide, which pollutes the air (even more BLEGE!!!). Plus, it’s healthier to eat fresh foods and there are some tasty alternatives too. There is one blogger that makes my mouth water from the yummy healthy goodness. (Seriously people, OREO, PANCAKES, that are GOOD FOR YOU :^O GENUSE!!!!)

Chocolate Covered Katie – The Healthy Desert Blog

Easter Egg Ornaments

Hello everyone. It’s Easter! So near the beginning of my blog my top commenter/visitor asked me if I could do any German crafts since I live here. Unfortunately the only things I could find were either paper cutouts crafts (Dresden paper craft) or traditional beer recipes. Finally I found something but it was for Christmas and that is WAY too far to the end of the year :^[

Recently I found out about a traditional craft because it was all over my village. It’s like decorating your tree for Christmas, only outside and with egg ornaments.  Now I apologise if the lighting is weird but I took the photos for the tutorial at different times of the day.

Need: White paint, a paint brush, a cup filled with water (or some rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip – because my eggs had a stamp on them), a couple of raw eggs, a straight pin, some hot glue, some wire, some ribbon (or string) and what you want to decorate your eggs with (glitter glue, paint, pens), some wire, a wire cutter, a plastic cup, scissors and a place to hang them up.

1. Use the rubbing alcohol and Q-tip to rub off the ink.

Rub rub rub.

Rub rub rub.

But if you are having trouble with rubbing the ink off (or impatient like me) then use the white paint to cover it up.

Layer by layer.

Layer by layer.

2. If you are a kid like me then you would like an adult to help you with these next few steps.  When your egg is done drying take it into the kitchen along with your cup and sewing pin and poke a hole through the top but be careful, eggs are delicate but tough when you try to poke a hole in it.

Little baby hole.

Little baby hole.

3. This step will make step 5 easier. Stick your pin all the way into the egg, rotate it around a few times and shake it like crazy!

Shake it like a maraka!

Shake it like a maraka!

4. Now poke a bigger hole in the opposite part of the egg.

An even bigger hole.

An even bigger hole.

5. Now this step is kind off hard, you have to blow really hard through the small hole so that the innards come out of the bigger one.

I vant to suck it's youlk! Ble ble ble!

I vant to drain it of its youlk! Ble ble ble!

6. Now that your done rinse off your egg, dry it off and set it in your egg carton.

Rinse.

Rinse.

Dry.

Dry.

Sit.

Sit.

7. While your eggs are drying take your wire and wire cutters and cut off a little bit of the wire off.

Snip.

Snip.

8. Take your wire and twist it into a shape like this and snip off the excess. Set it aside for later.

I made the loop by bending it onto my finger then twisting the rest.

I made the loop by bending it onto my finger then twisting the rest.

Wait a minute! What about the egg’s innards? Well you can be crazy and waste it…

Noooo!

Noooo!

…Or you can use it to make french crepes like any sane person would. I mean, it’s not like a puffer fish where you have to do it exactly as the instructions or you die (personal, I think it’s ridiculous to eat something that hazardous to your health), if anything, it saves waste from the trash and I like being “green”. Besides, how can you resist THIS?

Besides, how can you resist THIS?

Mmmmmmmmm.

9. Now back to business, this is the fun part because you get to decorate your eggs! Now if you want to dye them like normal Easter eggs then you need to hold them down because hollow eggs float. And if you used paint then that part wont take egg dye…

But that just makes it interesting.

I don’t know, it makes it interesting.

…Or you can decorate it with a pen like this one…

Peace.

Peace.

…Or draw a goofy face…

I think I broke something!

I think I broke something!

…Or you can try unexpected things…

Tinsle.

Tinsley.

…OR you can paint it.

I covered the other half with tape.

I covered the other half with tape.

10. When you are done decorating add some hot glue to the top of the egg.

It looks like some of the egg whites didn't get washed off.

It looks like some of the egg whites didn’t get washed off.

11. Now quickly slide the wire, hook, thingy into your hole and add more glue to secure it.

I'm supprised how I got these photos taken before the glue dride.

I’m surprised how I got these photos taken before the glue dried.

12. After the hot glue dries completely, take your ribbon and slide it through your hook and tie a knot.

Ohhh festive!

Ohhh festive!

13. Trim off the excess.

Snip.

Snip.

Now I didn’t have enough for the tree in our backyard so I added them around the house.

The shoe holder.

The shoe holder.

The door onto the 2nd floor.

The door.

Wow this was a lot of fun to do. There are unlimited possibilities for this project, my tutorial was just the tip of the spear. I can’t wait for Easter. See you later!

Easter Specal

On one of the roads to my village I saw THIS.

Hey bunnies!

Hay bunnies!

These are SO funny, plus, today is Easter! For kids, there’s a lot of candy, chocolate bunnies, egg hunts and the visit from the Easter Bunny.

Funny Jack Frost & Easter Bunny Scene (Rise of the Guardians)

But I wonder, where did these fun traditions come from. History time!

The History of Easter

Wow, at first I though the Easter Bunny was made up for the economy or something.

If you like decorating but you don’t want to go overboard then you can watch this.  It also has a cute idea for little kids.

3 Cute n’ Easy Easter DIYs

If you have a sweet tooth (like me) then you can try these oh so delicious looking and healthy treats.

39 Healthy Easter Recipes – Secretly GOOD for You

Candy Wrapper Flowers

Hi everyone! Once upon a time I went to a parade with my family.  The people in the parade were throwing candy to everyone, I saved all of the non-ripped wrappers for DIYs. As I was looking through YouTube for candy wrapper DIYs I came across this:

DIY Starburst Wrapper Flowers

So I thought it would be a perfict DIY because it’s spring and close to Earth Day. I know the DIY said to use Starburst wrappers, I didn’t have those, so I used what I had on hand. But it wasn’t enough 😦

Nooooooooo! :c

Nooooooooo! :c

I tried again with gum wrappers. For the center, I couldn’t find a button that I liked, so I used a single earring (I lost the match) instead, and it turned out cuter (in my opinion).

...Ta da.

Oh shiny!

Now I couldn’t decide whether to make it a brooch or a hair clip. So, I simply glued a piece of felt to the back of the flower, glued on a hair clip, added on a safety-pin and added some more felt on top of it to reenforce it. 2 birds 1 stone.

This is SO cute and I am definitely going to make more. I think it is a cool way to recycle and make a nice accessory. You can also add old or broken pieces of jewelery to the center of the flower like I did.

This is Megisha signing off… For now ( Mwa ha ha) >:D

Punk Pants

Hi everyone, today’s project is going to be a refashion that you can do to any of your old pants.

A simple pair of pants right?

A simple pair of jeans right?

Wrong!!!

Wrong!!!

These were one of my favorite pants and I was so careful to not let this happen :^(

Oh well I guess it’s DIY time! I tried this video on distressing old jeans.

Quickie, How-to Dye Stuff  in Coffee

Ok, I did everything the tutorial said except dyeing my pants in coffee, (I didn’t want to waste it) and my dad didn’t let me borrow the car. (Don’t ask) After a lot of pulling, ripping, cutting, and “cheese” grating I got this.

Meh

Meh

It’s fine but it needed something more so I grabbed this.

Ohhh shiny!

Ohhh shiny!

I thought “I can iron it on like any other patch.” WRONG!!! I warn you, the next photo is not for the faint of heart.

ARG!!!!!!!

ARGGGG!!!!!!!

What hapend!?!

What happened!?!

I forgot to put a paper towel in between the iron and patch. UGGGGGGGGHHHH!!!! Oh well time for plan B.

Fun!

Fun!

My aunt got these for me and I love them but I couldn’t find the right article of clothing to put them on, until now!  So I ironed the patches on.

Huza it worked!

Huza, it worked!

After you iron on your patches I advise you sew them securely in place. I didn’t because I was losing daylight but I’ll do it later. Now I’ll show you a little trick that I do to add a little style to my jeans.

This will do.

This will do.

Take any necklace or long chain and weave it through 2 of your belt loops.

And viola! You’re done!

Nice pants.

Nice pants.

Now I loved my pants before they got a hole in them but I love them now even more! And the best part is that the more they get torn, the better they get! You can do this to almost any article of clothing made from denim, like skirts, shorts, and jackets.  It’s pretty easy too, but I have to warn you, ALWAYS read the label before ironing on patches ESPECIALLY if it’s made out of glue and sequins to avoid getting a big, sticky, hot mess.

Blegh!!!

Blegh!!!