This week we are featuring An Alternative to a “Princess Makeover,” Fabio’s Homemade Ricotta, and 10 Decor Tips for Small Spaces. Here we go…
1. Photographer dresses daughter as five heroines to celebrate her fifth birthday. I. LOVE. This. Particularly because I have a baby girl hanging out inside my belly (week 31!) but also because I have always loved the idea of showing women, especially younger girls, alternatives to “princesses.” (And if you’ve read my book, you know this already.) This photographer, instead of giving her daughter the gift of the ever-popular “princess for a day” makeover, dressed her as 5 famous heroines and photographed her in honor of her 5th birthday. Move over Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty – make way for Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Coco Chanel, and more.
“It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything.” To see the adorable, full selection of photos, click here.
2. 10 No-Fail Decor Tricks & Tips for Small Spaces. If you are a follower of my blog you know one of my favorite things to do is to work with a small space. (You can see examples of this here and here for outdoor, and here for transforming a closet into a home office.) This is a great quick list I cam across from Apartment Therapy on tips anyone can do in their home to get the most out of their space. Give it a read, here.
3. Fabio’s Homemade Ricotta Recipe. My favorite part about this video featuring Fabio’s Homemade Ricotta is the very beginning when, before anything else, he teaches everyone how to pronounce “ricotta.” (Actually, let’s be serious – my favorite part are the cannolis he makes with the ricotta. I’m salivating over here.) He’ll have you laughing with his lesson – “Not REGATTA, you no sailing in boats” – so you’ll be pronouncing it like a true Italian no matter what your background, and he’ll explain why you can use unpasteurized milk in Italy but not in the US because here, as he so eloquently explains, “it’s a little sucky”. But no matter how you say it, my favorite chef Fabio comes through yet again with a hilarious tutorial and a recipe so easy you could do it yourself and feel like a rock star (only 4 ingredients!). After you watch the video, below, tell me – what are your favorite finds for this week? Give them to me in the comments!