August 14, 2013
What’s up, friends?
I am all about tomatoes right now. I can’t get enough of them. My dad planted a huge garden this year and made a separate room covered in bird netting for the tomatoes because birds and squirrels always get to our tomatoes before we do! His plan worked this year, and we have so many tomatoes we can barely eat them all. My mom has been freezing a lot of them to use for sauces and stews this winter. It will be super awesome to have almost fresh tomatoes when there is snow on the ground.
My favorite thing to do with fresh tomatoes from the garden is just to eat them plain, maybe with a little bit of salt on them. It’s so GOOD! Believe it or not, I didn’t like tomatoes when I was little, but recently I’ve grown to just love them. They are also good in salads, on sandwiches and even in scrambled eggs!
‘Till next time, friends,
Wild About You!
August 07, 2013
I’m so excited about the new Wild About You friends at Build-A-Bear Workshop! There is a totally pawsome Wild About Stripes Bear with black and purple zebra stripes and a furbulous Wild About Spots Cat with colorful leopard-print fur. They both look super cute in their signature outfits, and I love mixing and matching the new stuff with what I already have at home.
Speaking of style, it’s almost time for school to start and I’m about to go back to school shopping with my mom and bro. We’re mostly getting school supplies, but I also need a few basics like jeans and shoes. Sometimes if I have clothes from last year that still fit, I just update them by decorating the front with sequins or bows, or I just add some new accessories and it all looks totally new. Zipper bracelets are the new thing, and those are totally easy to make with some fabric glue. Even the new Wild About You friends have zipper bracelets in their fashion collection!
Check ya’ later!
New furry friends!
July 31, 2013
OMG! Princess Twilight Sparkle and mini Spike come out on Friday, August 2 at Build-A-Bear Workshop and I’m so excited I can barely wait! She is so pretty and sparkly and looks so amazing in her cape and sparkly shoes. She is on the website right now if you want to see her and haven’t yet. (Just get an adult’s permission and go to.) I’m a big fan of My Little Pony, and my mom was too when she was little, so we’ll have to get these new furry friends when they come out later this week.
One of the other things I want to do this week is make pickles with my mom. You know how I told you my dad has an AMAZING garden this summer? Well, it’s practically bursting at the seams with cucumbers. So since we can’t eat them all right away, we’re going to pickle them! Do you like pickles? I love, love, love them. I could eat a whole jar all by myself. And it’s pretty easy to make your own. One of the recipes we have just tells us to put some of the cucumbers, whole or sliced, in a jar with a combo of white wine vinegar, water, dill (which is another thing we’re growing in the garden), and if you want you can add other spices like garlic or peppercorns. Then you put everything in the fridge for a few days and the turn into pickles! The longer you leave them in the more pickly they get, but I know it will be hard for me not to eat them right away.
Another one of my favorite ways to eat cucumbers is to slice them really thin, and lay them on top of a piece of lightly toasted bread with mayo on top. Then I sprinkle some pepper (my mom buys this fancy white pepper that’s really good) on top and voila! It’s delicious and totally screams summer!
Have a good one!