May 31, 2011

Ballerinas, Berries, and Betsy McCall -- A Little Birdie Told Me No. 22

image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

"A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. 
Music is in our hearts from the beginning."  
~Pamela Brown


Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.

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When I was a little girl,
I wanted to be a ballerina.

an illustration from Little Ballerina, one of
my favorite books from childhood.

I felt like that little girl again,
dreaming of pink tulle tutus and satin toe shoes
when I saw the
at Seven Sisters

Does this sweet little ballerina look familiar?  It's the darling Betsy McCall,
the iconic paper doll from the 1950s and 60s.  
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Here's Betsy again, the hallmark of one of my favorite places in blogland,
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Inspired by her grandmother Millicent's
recipe box, Malia has launched a new series,
aptly named Millicent & Malia
where she'll be sharing recipes from
the heirloom collection.

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This week she shared Millicent's recipe for
Lemon Velvet Cake
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As a little ballerina, one of my most
favorite desserts was fresh strawberries 
with sour cream and brown sugar.


Somewhere along the way
I forgot about this simple treat,
along with my aspirations to
take the stage as Clara or Odette

The recipe for
on Jam Hands brought it all back.
(And in my mind, I did a little pirouette of joy.)

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If you've been featured 
(this week, or in a previous week)
feel free to grab a "featured on" button
from the sidebar.
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Now it's time to link-up and share your creativity!
Just 4 SIMPLE GUIDELINES

1)  JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE NICE -- COMMENT AND FOLLOW

2)  LINK-UP -- Link-up the URL of a specific post -- craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off.  This is not  a place to advertise merchandise you are selling.  If you're interested in promoting your business with Rook No. 17, please visit the "Advertising" section.

3)  POST THE BUTTON OR A LINK-- Grab the code for the button (below) and paste it into your sidebar or the body of your post.

4)  VISIT the 2 LINKS BEFORE YOURS --  Linky parties only work if we all do our part to support and encourage one another.

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HOW TO:
1) click your cursor in the code box, 
2) right-mouse click and "Select All", 
3) right-mouse click and select Copy. 
4) Paste the code into your sidebar or post.

REMEMBER TO
VISIT the 2 LINKS BEFORE YOURS 



19 comments:

  1. What a nice surprise to see that you featured me this morning. Thank you!

    I am sharing my Choc Pecan Pie Bars, a Chicken BBQ Pizza and a tutorial on making a quick Visual Recipe Index this week.

    Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great week and thank you again for sharing my dessert with your readers.

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  2. Hi Jenn! I am so excited that you got some washi tape! Let me know what you end up doing with it, and how you like it...Thanks again for hosting!

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  3. Thanks for hosting Jenn, I love all your fun quotes, especially your Memorial Day ones! Also lave the ballerina inspiration!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  4. mmmmm...that last pic has me wanting anything strawberry right now:-) Thanks for the great party and the cute ballerina stories!!!

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  5. I love your ballerina theme! I took ballet lessons for a few years when I was in elementary school, but I quit every year when it was time for our big performance in front of an audience.

    Great featured blogs, this week! I'm going to spend some time visiting them this afternoon.

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  6. I wanted so badly to be a ballerina when I was little too! Great features and thank you for hosting!

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  7. thanks for coming to visit my blog and the follow:) love your linky party!!!
    im sure ill be back:)

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  8. Thanks for hosting Jenn!!! I hope you had a great holiday weekend! :)

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  9. Thanks for hosting again! I linked up some treats for ya (although you've already visited me this week for some of these)! Love your blog,
    Aimee

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  10. This is such a lovely post - I love the quote at the beginning - it is so true! Thank you for hosting A Little Birdie Told Me :)

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  11. Just wanted to say, have a great day! Thanks for letting me party here.

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  12. I just love those little ballerina cupcakes. They are adorable! Thanks for another great party!

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  13. Such sweet memories you shared! Thanks for hosting the linky!

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  14. Thanks for hosting. I enjoyed your thoughts on Memorial Day so I'm glad I stopped by and scrolled down!

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  15. Thank you for hosting!!! I live your blog! Xoxo

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  16. I LOVED that ballerina book as a child too! My mom saved it for me...I am on the hunt for it now :)

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  17. How sweet! thank you for the feature!
    ♥J. sevensisters

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  18. Thanks so much for helping me! I have found quite a few lovely blogs, and I have been able to put my own blog post on! :D

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