Friday, October 13, 2017

Fun Friday: Hello!


Hi! Lea here! Just wanted to check in with all our lovely readers and say, "Hello!" (giggles)
AND we're thinking of you. So many plans have been thwarted this week due Xyra not being able to help as much as she'd like. Stay tuned! We'll be back in the swing of things soon!

Tchau! Até mais tarde!

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Build: October 2017

Planning & Construction

Hi! Sometimes we can give you a closer look at how we come up with our designs. This month is one of those. 
So let's go back in time...


Grace, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Lea, Melody, 2 or more

We have to get going with this rebuild. Our focus is Halloween and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
I don't think we can use these pieces. I'll start unbuilding the calendar from last month.
We need black, red, yellow, orange,
And anything else you can think of.
We're on it.
Be right back with the bricks.
Hi ho, hi ho...

Okay, that's done. Any ideas on how to re-do it?
All black?
I don't think we have enough.
Hey, I'm going to go put shorts on; be right back.
Still blank. Thoughts?
The Halloween house from last year.
How about adding this Harry Potter arch.
Hmmm, not sure both will fit.
Shall we add in some spooky green?
We have plenty of purple and blue buttons, but all the orange ones seem to be missing. I know we have more than what's there.
Orange...spooky green...I have an idea about the calendar! But we really should figure out a spot for Martin Luther.
But he's not Lego. 
This will be quite a mix. Let's get at it.
[building noises and chatter]
Okay, this is really not going to fit. Now what do we do?

What do you think we did? Did we start over?

Back to the Present - The Reveal

Ta da! We made it work! took a lot of research, but we were able to angle the calendar. What do you think?
We have some fall plants.
Here's Martin Luther looking over the scene.
The kitties are gathering. I love the black one. 
Be sure to keep your kitties safe this month; especially if you have a black cat.

Can you find our other way of incorporating the Reformation? 
What does the calendar remind you of?

Take a closer look. We even kept our tree theme!
Can you find the spider?
Do you like our October 2017 build? I think it turned out really neat. It's time to put it in it's spot.

Hope you have a great day!

À bientôt!

Note: Tea Time with Melody Q is not affiliated with American Girl, Madame Alexander, or Lego.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fun Friday: Sisters

Sisters are the Best

Whether biological or not, sisters are awesome. I grabbed two of mine for a great us-ie! (giggles)

Although, those more dramatic and melodramatic times can be trying.

Have a great Friendship Friday! What is one thing you love to do with your best friend or sister?

Sending love and hugs to all!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Remembering a Great Musician

Rest in Peace Tom Petty

Monday night's news added to the sadness of the day.
Xyra shares her wide variety of musical likes with us.
Sometimes we don't agree.
Other times we do.
We love Tom Petty's music here.
So we're sending our love and sympathy to his family and friends and colleagues...
And all the fans also mourning his passing. 

Memorial Tableau

Can you tell which song we are trying to portray?

Do you like Tom Petty? What is your favorite song?

Much love,