September 26, 2012
Kapow! BAM! Whoosh!
Tee hee. I just love superhero words. They sound just like they look on a page. Those are called onomatopoeias (pronounced like AH-no-mahn-oh-PEE-ahs), which are words that sound like the action they are describing. Like when someone says “whoosh!” you pretty much know what they mean because that word sounds like a whoosh, you know?
Anyway, I was talking superhero in the first place because this weekend is Superhero Weekend at Build-A-Bear Workshop! They are giving away a FREE superhero bracelet for you and your furry friend with every purchase of a furry friend costume! Plus, it totally makes sense to go since Halloween is so close, right? I mean, even though I think everyone should have a superhero costume just in case (‘cause you never know when you’re going to need to fight the bad guys), it’s also pawfect because you can dress up your furry friend in one of these costumes!
Have a pawsome weekend!
Fall is here!
September 24, 2012
Not sure if you know already, but this past Saturday was the autumnal equinox. That means that in the northern hemisphere, Saturday was the first day of fall. And I love fall for lots of reasons. It’s getting cooler outside, which means I get to break out the scarves and boots and even wear tights with skirts! Plus, there are all kinds of things just lying around outside to make crafts with!
I’m working on an acorn wreath with my mom. I’m sharing a picture of what it looks like right now. You could make one, too! Collecting acorns was fun because you realize that there are so many different types of acorns and they are all really cool looking. My mom and I baked these on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes at 300 degrees to make sure there were no creepy crawlies living in them. (That would be icky!)
Once these are all on the wreath, we might paint it, but you could also just put a clear glaze on it to make it shiny. Add ribbons or leaves or even silk flowers in the colors of fall to make it even more unique!
Talk to ya later!
Fall is here! And almost Halloween, too
September 19, 2012
So even though Halloween is a whole month away, have you thought about what you’re going to be? I want to be something totally cool and dramatic, but I also don’t want to spend a lot of money on my costume. Hmm… There are so many options! I could be a witch, but a lot of people are witches. I could totally be an animal, but I’d want to be a giraffe and I’m not sure how I’d pull that off, with the long neck and all.
I remember seeing a picture once of someone dressed as a picnic. That sounds cute. They had a hole cut in a regular red and white checkered table cloth, something you could probably find at the dollar store near you. Then they had used hot-glue to attach a bunch of used and rinsed juice boxes, paper plates, plastic forks and napkins. They also attached plastic fruit and some fake sandwiches. I always wanted to do that, ‘cause it’s really unique, and that’s how I roll!
Maybe it’s time to start thinking of ideas!
Talk to you later!