Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Melon Madness 08.03.10

I'm dragging a bit today, so sorry this is late! I'm one of those lucky people who has RLS (restless leg syndrome) and while it usually is under control, last night was not one of those nights! Waiting patiently for the hubby to make some coffee so I can wake up! Coffee connoisseur that he is, it's just safer for me to let him make it...lol.

But I digress, let's get back to some Melon Madness! Today is National Watermelon Day, so I thought I'd share a few fun factoids about this fabulous fruit! Did you know:

  • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens?
  • Why do they call it watermelon? Because it's 92% water!
  • Watermelon contains no cholesterol or fat and is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as containing both fiber and potassium.
  • The record for the world's largest watermelon belongs to Lloyd Bright of Hope, Arkansas. and weighed in at 268.8 lbs!
  • All parts of a watermelon are edible, including the seeds and rinds.
  • The word "watermelon" first appeared in the English dictionary in 1615.
  • Not all watermelons have red flesh - there are some varieties that have yellow or orange flesh as well.
  • Watermelon has been harvested for over 5000 years!

Now that you know a little bit more about this delicious, refreshing, and healthy fruit, let's take a look at some of the great handcrafted items inspired by the watermelon!

For your little ones -

Watermelon Pillowcase Dress by KimsKreativeBowtique
Watermelon Picnic m2m Gymboree Baby Infant Bowband with Watermelon Center by Lis5112
Boutique Watermelon Ribbon Flip Flops by Boutique29

For the Big Girls -

Watermelon Ring by Silastones
Juicy Watermelon Earrings by aubepine
Slice of Watermelon Snap Flap Coin Purse by hmmmbymel

For anyone -

Watermelon soap by psweloveyouxoxo
Wendy the Watermelon Bunny by MadeByMelissa
Watermelons Patchwork Potholders by Lucky17

I don't know about you, but I have a sudden craving for a slice of cold, juicy watermelon! I think I'll indulge and I hope you'll indulge in one of these great watermelon themed items!

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing some beautiful royal blues with you, and since this is one of my absolute favorite colors, I'll be searching out some real beauties! My current schedule as well as larger samples of my featured colors can be found by clicking on "Be Featured" in my right sidebar! If you have a royal blue item you'd like to share, please just click here to e-mail me the link. Then be sure to check back to see what my final selections were!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I'll see you soon! XOXO


Made by Melissa said...

Thank you so much for including my bunny! I love watermelon! There are some really adorable things listed here.

shannamichele said...

Love those earrings...what better way to interpret sweet, sweet watermelon than with watermelon tourmaline? Yummy!!

eRiN said...

Gorgeous finds! Aubepine's earrings, as always, just lovely :)

QuirkynBerkeley said...

Great blog -- I have RLS, too, so you definitely have my sympathies. Just wanted to say I love those watermelon earrings. She's terrific!

aubepine said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for including my earrings!

d3b...* said...

lovely selections!!..

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