A Girl's Guide...lessons from Waverly girls

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Girl's Guide

Lessons from Waverly Girls

What are a few things that make us smile? Baking? Sugar? Totally. Girlfriends all in one place getting creative and crafty around a table? YES.


Hi, my name is Molly and I am the crazy brain behind The Waverly Project concept. Being a gal that lives for creating things and DIY, my job pretty much makes me the happiest girl in the world. Every week I get to come up with creative concepts, share the creative concepts, talk with amazing girls, meet new amazing girls, listen to music, bake and make things! This column will be all about Waverly girls and what we talk about each week. It's an obvious thing that baking and sugar and candy makes us all smile. This blog will share stories that go beyond the icing on the cake! I am going to share how we encourage each other, what outrageous things we come up with while sitting around a table or what we as a community of girls plan to do to make our world a better place.

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This past Friday, WaverlyEATS girls did the usual; grab seats in the café, read through the Waverly Way, introduce new girls & dive in to the kitchen. I will set the stage, there were two groups of girlfriends attending this particular class. Before this WaverlyEATS the girls from the two groups ( and 2 different schools) did not no one another. One group of girls were slightly older than the other group of girls. Initially, the girls stuck to their tables and didn't really mix and mingle. Thank you Kelly Clarkson for making all 10 of us smile and truly feel cozy and comfortable with one another, singing at the top of our lungs, "SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE!!!" Smiling. Connecting. Being girls singing at the top of our lungs, being real, being ourselves. After that song played the entire vibe changed. The girls were going back and forth between the two tables, our ambassadors were making jokes with girls that were total strangers prior to Kelly Clarkson and ideas were being shared and heard. It was amazing. It was genuine and a refreshing hour to just be ourselves being girls who smile and create.

10 Thoughts to inspire you | waverly pr10ject

1. Inspiration leads to motivation which leads to action! Today do 1 thing that excites or inspires you...!

2. Do not doubt who you are, ever.

3. Manage your mind, body & soul

  • Do 1 thing for you mind ( example: get a good night sleep)
  • Do 1 thing for you body ( shoot some hoops or go for a long walk & sip some tea!)
  • Do 1 thing for you soul ( read a soulful book or listen to your favorite band)

4. Who are your go-to-girls? Do something super nice / surprise them with a "SHE WOULD!" act of kindness!

5. Serving is loving. Embody <3 love today by smiling more, listening more and helping those around you more.

6. Set 3 goals for the fall that sort of scare you!

7. In your heart you must know, when it comes to pursuing what you love most in this world, you have nothing to loose!

8. You have to see it to believe it! What you put out (thoughts included) is exactly what you get back!

9. Positive feeds positive. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people!

10. You are the ONLY you! You are unique, amazing and supremely gifted!

x Molly x  

10 Clever ways to get your veggies!

1. Avocado marshmallow chocolate chip cups! Visit Gram @nobread for recipe!

2. Homemade baked carrot chips! Recipe:  http://www.aspicyperspective.com/healthy-baked-carrot-chips/

3. Cauliflowertots with honey lime dipping sauce! Recipe: http://gimmedelicious.com/2014/07/24/skinny-baked-cauliflower-tots/

4. Sautéed Sesame infused kale dumplings! YUM! Recipe: http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2015/09/kale-edamame-dumplings-w-simple-dipping.html#.VfmJ_2RViko&_a5y_p=4329497 

5. Crispy green bean fries. Recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-oven-baked-green-bean-fries-240159?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed&utm_content=custompinrecipe&crlt.pid=camp.NX6kan7H6v42

6. Sweet potato Doughnuts...HELLO! Recipe: http://www.ihearteating.com/baked-sweet-potato-donuts/#_a5y_p=5949060

7. Purple Yam ice cream! Delicious. Recipe: http://www.rotinrice.com/2014/09/ube-ice-cream/

8. Veggie Tortellini Soup. Recipe :http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/veggie-tortellini-soup/

9. Celery with peanut butter dip! Recipe : http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2015/09/skinny-peanut-butter-dip/

10. Avocado, Bacon & Eggs! Recipe: https://lilluna.com/avocado-bacon-and-eggs/  

 

10 Roadtrip spots across the USA

  1. Bar Harbor, Maine  is home to Acadia National Park with trails that reach record heights over looking the Cranberry Islands. Perfect for water bugs and hikers!

  2. Montauk, NY, says bring your surf board, sleeping bag ( on the beach), tent and s'mores kit sleeping under the stars by the ocean in one of Americas favorite beach towns!

  3. Savana, Georgia is a charming city near Atlanta, full of charming historic buildings, cobble stone streets and home of founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Low!

  4. Pacific Grove, CA, known for their butterflies and crashing waves along their rocky coast, you won’t find it hard to land on one of their 100 B&B’s & they are one of the first spots to open a farm to table restaurant in the USA (sleep well AND eat well, YES PLEASE!)!

  5. Redwood National Park, California has one of the largest species of trees in the world! Bring your camera to snap a pic of a Redwood tree, at one point one of 2,000,000 trees covering the Redwood coast of California!

  6. Yellowstone, Montana was founded in 1908 and still to this day only has one school. Visit this charming small town for its breath taking mountain ranges, dirt roads, horse back and all things outdoors! ( Golf, hiking, kayaking, shooting, riding, running, biking)

  7. Florida Keys, FL...  Toes in two oceans? Visit the Florida Keys for its tiny islands 15 miles south of Miami separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, perfect for fishing and a 7 mile walk over their 7 mile bridge! YIKES.

  8. Santé Fe, New Mexico is a dessert lovers dream with crooked streets leading you right to museums displaying our favorite, Frida Kahlo's work!

  9. Big Sur sits outside of Carmel Cali, mountains and cliffs winding along the Pacific Ocean perfect for camping, hiking and (painting) as it will literally take you breath away!  

  10. Nashville, Tennessee named after Franklin Nash ( a Revolutionary War hero) is not only the Home of Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, it is known as ‘Music City USA,’ offering live music up and down the streets along with plenty of cowgirl boots and BBQ!

10 TV shows you must watch

1) Friday Night Lights

2) Gilmore Girls

3) Friends

4) Dawsons Creek

5) One tree hill

6) Carrie Diaries

7)Lizzie McGuire

8) Sabrina the teenage witch

9) What not to wear

10) Cake boss

10 things to do on a rainy day

1) make homemade chocolate chip cookies ( https://www.bing.com/search?q=Best+Chocolate+Chip+Cookies&filters=ufn%3a%22Best+Chocolate+Chip+Cookies%22+sid%3a%22fc30128a-2ac7-eebb-36e4-097270ca48ea%22+segment%3a%22generic.carousel%22+secq%3a%22chocolate+chip+cookie+recipe%22+supwlcar%3a%221%22+tsource%3a%22EntitySegments%22+catesegtype%3a%22recipe%22+cack%3a%2207e3e8a6-4949-4e1f-92ac-2e69eb20327a%22+segtype%3a%22UmVjaXBl%22+ctype%3a%220%22+mltype%3a%220%22+eltypedim1%3a%22Recipe%22&FORM=SNAPCR  )

2) pop popcorn and watch the parent trap

3) homemade face mask and have a spa day (http://www.spontaneouschick.com/2012/06/14/4-avocado-face-masks-that-work/ )  

4) online shop on Revolve for back to school clothes

5) do your own mani pedi (use esse Go Ginza)

6) have a board game night (play Monopoly)

7) make a cup of lavender tea (waverly style)

8) read Buzz Feed articles and take quizzes

9) binge watch Friday Night Lights

10) follow along with Ballet Beautiful on Youtube

10 summer songs

1) Despacito- Justin Bieber

2) 2U- David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber

3) Bad Liar- Selena Gomez

4) Castle on the Hill- Ed Sheeran

5) Body like a Backroad- Sam Hunt

6) I’m the One- DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber

7) Unforgettable- French Montana

8) Swish Swish- Katy Perry

9) Malibu- Miley Cyrus

10) Slide- Calvin

10 beach bag essentials

1) bali body tanning oil

2) neutrogena spray sunscreen

3) turkish towel

4) baseball hat

5) wet brush 

6) kadima paddles

7)  milk chocolate milanos (a family favorite)

8) a good summer playlist (see waverly pr10ject summer songs)  with good headphones

9) a Nicholas Sparks book (Message in a Bottle or The Last Song)

10) polarized ray ban sunglasses

10 back yard BBQ

1) bug spray

2) burgers and hot dogs

3) watermelon

4) corn on the cob + skewers + Butter boys

5) sparklers/fireworks

6) sunglasses ( aviators )

7) sundress  (https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/cooperative-poplin-strappy-cold-shoulder-dress?color=010&quantity=1&type=REGULAR)

8) sweater/sweatshirt  (http://www.brandymelvilleusa.com/gracen-sweatshirt-z087-072-ch.html)

9) lawn games

10) popsicles