• Thank your teacher!

    May 07, 2012

    Hello loyal readers!

    I thought you’d want to know that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. So if you like your teacher (and I really hope you do) you should at least tell them thanks. You don’t have to buy them a present. Just a little ‘thank you’ can go a long way, and it could definitely make their day.

    Have you ever had someone thank you for a simple thing you helped them with? You know how it made you feel happy? That’s a good feeling to give to others, so make sure you always say thank you when someone does something nice for you, even if it’s a little thing they did.

    Thanks for being amazing fans and wonderful readers! Knowing that you like reading my blog always makes my day a good one!

    Talk to ya later!




  • Magazine bracelet

    May 03, 2012

    What’s up?

    At this time of year my mom goes on a cleaning spree and throws out a ton of old magazines. She knows I like to use them for crafts, though, so usually I get first pick and get to keep a handful of them before she recycles them all. Here is a stylish bracelet craft that you’ll like, and you can make it with just a few items you already have around the house!

    Here’s what you’ll need: cardboard (from a tissue or cereal box), old magazines, clear stretchy jewelry string, school or craft glue (the kind that dries clear), a thin pencil, rod or skewer (the kind you’d use for barbecuing) and some clear nail polish.

    1. Cut a triangle out of the cardboard that has a 1 inch base and is 6 inches long. Use that as your pattern to draw 35-40 triangles on colorful magazine paper. (You can also use black and white magazine paper for a completely different look!)

    2. Make a bead by wrapping the paper around the stick, starting with the base and rolling toward the point. When you get to the point, glue it down so it sticks.

    Its okay to use your fingers to spread some of the glue around the bead, just so you make sure it stays put.

    *Your beads will look like this while you are making them on the skewer or stick. Once they are dry you can gently twist them off and continue making more beads on the skewer. They usually dry pretty fast.

    3. Once the beads are all dry, pull them off the stick and lay them out. Using a criss-crossed or figure 8 style you’ll want to thread the fishing line into both sides of the bead and out of the other side. Continue to thread the beads like that until you have made it big enough to stretch around your wrist. Then tie and knot the ends a few times, and place a dot of clear nail polish on the knots so they don’t come undone.paper beads

    Once you’ve finished one you can make a ton more to go with all your different outfits! These also make great presents, and don’t forget, Mother’s Day is coming soon!

    Catch ya later!




  • Keeping dry when rain falls from the sky

    May 01, 2012

    Hey guys,

    It’s been raining a ton lately where I live. It rained so much last week that it created a little river in my backyard! It’s dried up now but that was a crazy amount of rain.

    So last week, before all this rain started, I dressed in sandals, jeans and a t-shirt to go to school. It was supposed to be a nice day, but then at lunch time it started; the rain, the lightning, the thunder. It went on for three hours and then, when school was out I had to walk home. And let me just tell you how annoying it is to walk almost a mile in wet sandals, wet jeans and wet feet that feel soaked to the bone. It was so NOT fun, especially because when jeans get wet they get really, really heavy. I had to pick up my feet like I was marching so I wouldn’t be wet all the way up to my waist!

    So anyway, my point is, keep those boots and raincoat handy, people. Even if you have to bring them to school in your backpack (make sure your name is on them so if you lose them someone can return them). It’s worth it not to have to walk home completely soaked.

    It is spring after all. And April showers bring May flowers!

    Stay dry, friends!