DIY Monster Marshmallow for your next party! 

We have some little scientists over here in our TwinDollicious world! 

You can read more about science adventures played out by Violet and Kelly in the new release of “Summer camp here we come” http://www.twindollicious.com/books 

For now watch how V & K have teamed up with Makers lab and the authors awesome book of 28 cool projects to DIY for kids and adults too https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCZDqn5Mr7fEkYZfXrXkjMuQ

The girls had so much fun taking this marshmallow monster project recommended by Kim Kardashian to the next level by making smores… just to see if their little monsters were delicious and edible.  The monsters passed the test!  

The DIY was so easy and fun; it included 4 simple steps with minimal adult supervisikn for baking.. you need to watch, subscribe and try this for your next party or camping trip! 

https://www.amazon.com/Maker-Lab-Projects-Invent-Discover/dp/1465451358

Teaming up with AlphaKey

Please send a virtual pinch this way, because I am having a moment! We have worked so hard on creating TwinDollicious as an art form on the adventurous life with V & K Dolls. It is amazing to be able to see A published piece on the shelves of one of the top visited Barnes and Noble stores in NYC. 

I had the honor of working with alpha key  organizer Shalom Israel Diggs and her team… such a beautiful group of people at the Alpha key Book fair on March 4th, and would love to share some of the awesome outcomes of working with great people. 

First About the Alpha key organizations partnership with Barnes and Noble: Alpha is an art form org which brings art, dance and literacy all together… which is why we saw fit to work together. Together with the organizations funding and talented artists Alpha Key Holds workshops around cities in search of teaching children to express their art with added touches of education. Now until March 14th Barnes & Noble will be aiding in making this happen as well. You can join in by using the voucher code 12101473 for Alpha Key when purchasing anything at all in the stores or online…. 

COMING SOON FALL 2017https://www.amazon.com/Any-Two-Can-Be-Twindollicious/dp/1601311540 


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/

Happy National Twins Day

This one is for all of the twin lovers and twins! 

HAPPY NATIONAL TWINSDAY! 

Many of our twin friends are headed to Twinsburg, Ohio this weekend for the national twins fest.  We will be missing this year, due to the new bundle of joy but can’t wait to introduce him to all of the fun next year.

I’ve added a link to read an article I’ve written for Multiplicity magazine regarding when is the right time to let your twins or children do the work themselves. (Click & Comment…would love to hear your thoughts) 

TwinDolls and friends in our favorite summer collection

http://www.twindollicious.com/

Here’s a fun summer read and interesting topic I had the pleasure of working on see link: 

https://issuu.com/twiniversity/docs/multiplicity_summer2016_single_

3 ways to embrace the beautiful distractions 

What are distractions? Those things or situations that occur which keep us from completing our to do list. Or how about that life long plan you have TO TRY something new, start a new journey or take a trip that seems to be stopped by someone special or a job. 

Can it be that We never take the time to acknowledge that these slight interruptions are in fact distractions.  As an adult perhaps we forget but I’m pretty sure children all a cross the world are reminded when gazing offi n class that they’re being distracted….( It’s a number 1 teacher’s favorite). Any how with sticking to the topic; I’d like to share 3 lessons I’ve learned to help me understand and handle deadlines and  surprise happening or behaviors in order to get the job done. 

We recently shared our grandest addition which will arrive this summer. It hit me with such shock in the middle of a busy work schedule which included appearances, deadlines and freelance work with others, yet took me back to a place that I was in 6 years ago. A place where doubt had set in on the chance of ever having children and then V&K were here! BUT remember the dying desperation, asking and prayin… Those days and nights of long talks were not falling on deaf ears. The response was given yet when lease expected.  

1. That number one rule to remember what you have asked for over and over again will receive a response; and usually after you’ve shown and proven that you can handle it. (Note: maybe a time when you’re overwhelmed).

2. Creating a deadline for yourself regarding work for others and yourselves is key. BUT the topper is allowing yourself enough time with your tasks that in between your work for others you can take a breather to visit your project. This allows you to remember your creative goals as well. 

3. Take an organizational brake to manage your thoughts and connect with your team. It can be a partner, mentor, spouse or whom ever provides tha creative energy that allows you to help each other grow. 

I’d like to share some of the creative outlets we’ve gained by following rule number 1. This barn yard entry way to embrace the upcoming nursery. 

   
 
Along with a collaborative shoot to embrace our TwinDollicious message of sibling love with new Spring/Summer release design of double the hearts.  Perhaps with an infant design surprise.

   
   
Remember to take minute to think when hit with those small signs of distractions (ex:the black cat crossing)

PS if you’d like for us to share more on these topics comment below . MORE TO COME

Harvesting Fall Events with cotton candy 

It may be fall with a slight crisp in the air but all seasons are made for festivals, fun, friends and cotton candy….especially the cotton candy; The year round treat 

    
The TwinDollicious team was honored to be apart of a celebration for artists while bringing awareness to the Cerebral Palsy foundation. The mobile Pop up shop found a cozy spot on the grounds of Flagship by the Staten Island ferry (FYI: stay tuned or all of the future projects and Events happening in that NY area) .

The Harvest Festival was all things festivals are made of, yummy food, family, friends, and exclusive one of a kind products that become keepsakes because it reminds you of that time you went to a festival during the fall harvest season and met awesome people including the artist that designed something that you fell in love with. 

Hope you’re all enjoying your harvest time. 

Apple and pumpkin picking season is here! 

    
    

    
 

A splash of sun and joy for this cloudy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! As the clouds have rolled in to make today a dark, rainy day we’re still feeling bright about our Sunday fun with friends. It was a perfectly bright and sunny day filled with friends, photographs, playtime, reading and a Carousel!!
This perfect place full of outdoor fun is the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, (Brooklyn) NY. We chose this perfect location for our Twindollicious photo shoot because it was perfect combination of fun, beauty and excitement for the children. Our spring/summer collection shoot was worked by photographer Brett Martelli of http://www.martelliphotography.com/ and his wonderful crew; along with beautiful models Ligaya Murray, Majesti, Ava Belen, y’Naraly, Jayla Skye, Kennedy and Vittoria D’Anna; all for our feature in City Kids Magazine, issue 5.
The girls began on the historic cobble stone streets of dumbo, moving onto the lawn to read and share Twindollicious stories, leaving the finale shot to Janes Carousel. We can’t wait to see the full shots in the Summer release of BCK City Kids Magazine.

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Twindollicious Brand Casting features on VH1 (Mob Wives)

Our first casting call for the Twindollicious brand was filmed by VH1! Quite an experience I might say.  Casting children for a brand can be a lot of things; includig fun, nerve wrecking and rewarding, then to have a camera crew from the popular Reality Series Mob Wives arrive with cameras and microphones, well that’s just a bunch of things all wrapped up in one. It was a great casting! The crew from VH1 Mob Wives were Awesome! All of the models were excited to get their hands on the book and in front of  our fun camera set. The dream team that put this all together begins with the Agent used : Lorrie Tierney from TV Guide Networks show “Mother of all talent”.  All of her talented models attended with their wonderful parents, ready and as animated as ever.  And animation is what Twindollicious is all about! Cate Scaglione International award winning child and family photographer, of http://www.lifeasfineart.com/ and I have a chemistry and enough animation to make a turtle run; so we’ve been told 🙂  Cate’s photography Halo light or magic ring as we called it that day added more of a whimsical feel to the shots… oh, Let’s not forget the magical purple wall.  The shots were captivated by her to show happiness when reading “Any Two can Be Twindollcious”.  Drita Davanzo’s daughter Gizelle DAvanzo entered the room a bit shy, but was happily interested to read the book, and share stories about her best friend. After the 8 minutes of comfort in front of the camera, she began to glow through Cate’s lense.  I always love to add relatable conversation or laughter when around children.  It works everytime! Surrounding myself around childrens books, stories and these ever loving fun kiddies is my lifes work. Our first casting was a success and all characters/models are in full animation. As the Spring/Summer looks come together in preparation for book 2, our models and look book will be released.   

***You can catch this live casting on VH1’s network Reality Television show Mob Wives Season Finale Episode 12**** Airing NowImageImageImageImageImageImageImage