I’m not even a little embarrassed to admit how (re)obsessed I am with Saved by the Bell. It’s so fantastically 90s! I’ve been watching it almost every morning on Netflix before I go to work, and okay, sometimes I have marathon nights when Stan isn’t around.
I had a major crush on Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who’s still pretty hot today). I remember my friends and I actually kissing the TV once or twice when he came on. We were such dorks!
Apparently, Lifetime is going to be making a behind-the-scenes movie about the show to air later this year, but it will probably be awful because a) it’s Lifetime and b) based on Dustin Diamond’s (Screech) scathing memoir about his fellow cast members. I’m just going to continue nerding out and wishing I had Lisa Turtle’s closet.
Cinco de Mayo is next Monday! Inspired by the beautiful bright colors I saw during my familytrip toMexico last year, here are a few party essentials you can buy or DIY to make your fiesta muy auténtico (very authentic)!
4. Cans and Bottles as Centerpieces — Another simple DIY. Wash out cans and bottles from Mexican food or alcohol and place vibrant flowers in them. (via Ruffled)
5. Recycled Verano Margarita Glasses+ Pitcher — What’s a Cinco de Mayo party without margaritas? Serve them in these beautiful glasses and pitcher, hand-blown in Mexico with recycled glass. Glasses and pitcher sold separately. Grab the glasses here and the pitcher here. (via UncommonGoods)
6. Ribbed Glass Lanterns — Available in a bunch of festive colors and sizes, these would make great indoor or outdoor décor. (via World Market)
I’ve been lucky enough to vend at the past two shows, but this year will be a little different. I will be teaching a demonstration on how to make your own sugar scrubs and have tons of info about some of the toxic chemicals you can find in your brand-name cosmetics. Did you see my article on the Evergreen Design Co. blog?
I am so pumped to see this year’s trashion fashion! It keeps getting better and better every year!
Despite what you might think after my first post-Florida update, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is actually just a tiny piece of the Universal experience. It was certainly our favorite part of the trip, but we had lots of fun in the rest of the two parks, too. Here are a few highlights:
Seuss Landing is so colorful and fun! The rides are definitely geared more toward young kids, but we loved The Cat in The Hat ride and The High In The Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride. But we’re kind of big kids.
I can’t watch The Lorax without crying, but I was able to contain myself at the Once-ler’s house.
Also in Islands of Adventure — sandwiched between Seuss Landing and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — is The Lost Continent, which I think is supposed to be inspired by Atlantis. There aren’t any rides here, but there are a few interactive shows. We did Poseidon’s Fury which starts as a “museum tour” and then, surprise! You’re in the middle of an epic battle between Poseidon and Lord Darkenon (who I’d never heard of before). It’s kind of hokey, but still amusing. The special effects were certainly neat.
One of Stan’s favorite activities was creating his own dinosaur in Jurassic Park. Is it weird that he looks even more like Harry Potter as a dinosaur?
This was in Toon Lagoon :)
Speaking of cartoons, we met a friendly starfish named Patrick over at Universal Studios!
But Stan was also eaten by a shark :(
But after napping briefly at Dale’s Winnebago… (Fans of The Walking Dead will recognize this)
…He was back on his feet, even climbing up walls!
Halloween night, we went to Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights. After reading about how crazy the lines have been in the past years, we decided to wait outside the park for an hour and a half. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t that impressed. We were first in line into the event and we still had to wait 45 minutes to get into the first haunted house. Then we waited another 40 or so minutes to get into another haunted house. The haunted houses were cool and had great design, but at the end of the day, they were still just haunted houses. Luckily, we didn’t pay a whole lot for the tickets, but I wouldn’t do it again. The only thing that made it worth it was…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute! The show was really crowded, too, but still lots of fun.
And those are the highlights from Universal! Next week, I’ll share our Disney highlights. :)