Thursday, September 27, 2018

Falling for Fall, A to Z!🍂

Hi and welcome back to my blog! I decided to write another fall related post, because fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons! I love when the leaves on the trees change color, and it’s finally time for so many fun fall related things! So, for today’s blog post I decided to make an A to Z list about those fun fall related things.😜
A: Apple picking
B: Baking pies and fall treats
C: Carving pumpkins! (See my last post for a pumpkin carving tutorial!)
D: Dressing up for Halloween
E: Eating lots of pie :)
F: Fall Festivals!
G: Giving thanks
H: Halloween!
I: Inspirational season
J: Jack-o-lantern
K: Kettle corn
L: Leaves
M: Making s’mores
N: November
O: Orange
P: Pilgrims
Q: Quilts
R: Raking and jumping in the leaves!
S: Scarecrows
T: Treat or Treating
U: Unique festivals
V: Very colorful
W: Windy
X: Xanthopetals
Y: Yummy fall treats!
Z: Zipping up jackets!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Creeping It Real with Pumpkin Carving🎃

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! Since fall is finally here, I decided to carve a pumpkin! I always like to do a simple design, so I decided to do a cat design. Here is a picture of the carved pumpkin:



I decided that I would teach you guys how I carved this pumpkin, so you guys can carve a simple design on a pumpkin as well!

Start off by gathering the materials you will need to carve your pumpkin. I have a carving kit, which comes with a small knife and a spoon. These were the materials that I used to carve my design.

Take a look at the top of your pumpkin, and carve a small circle around the stem using a knife or a sharp object. Once you have completed a circle around the top of the pumpkin, pull out the circle. Put this piece to the side because we will be using this piece at the end.

Next, take a spoon and clean out the seeds, pulp, and everything that is inside the pumpkin. Now you will need to choose your design to carve. Like I said before, I chose a simple cat design. Then, take a a pen or a pencil and draw this design on your pumpkin. It is important that you do this step because if you free hand it, you might accidentally cut out too much of the pumpkin and it will not turn out how you would like it to turn out.

Once you have drawn the design on your pumpkin, take the knife and carefully trace and cut out each shape that you drew on the pumpkin. When you cut out a shape, always go back in with the knife and cut out extra pumpkin to get the perfect shape .

Now that your design is completed, you can put a tea light in it and look at your beautiful creation! Don’t forget to put the top of the pumpkin back! These are the steps the craving a simple pumpkin. I’ll see you in my next post!



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Friendship Bracelets Are KNOT Fun Without You🍬


Welcome back to my blog! Today, I will be showing you guys how to make a DIY friendship bracelet for you and your friends! This type of bracelet is called the Chinese Staircase Bracelet. This is a very basic knot, so if you’ve never made a friendship bracelet before, you should start with this one! 

To start off, you will need to get two colors of yarn. In this tutorial, I used blue yarn, and rainbow yarn. Then, tie a knot at the top of your pieces of yarn. I like to use masking tape to tape the knot to a flat surface, such as a wall or a desk. In my opinion, this makes it easier to create the knots on your bracelet.

Start off with one piece of yarn on the left side. For me, this was the blue piece of yarn. Then, you want to make this into a 4 shape and loop it around the rainbow piece of yarn. If this doesn’t make sense, I have inserted a video of me creating this friendship bracelet below! Do this number 4 shaped knot around five more times. Then, take the blue string and wrap it under the rainbow string and bring it back to the left side of the yarn. This bracelet is named the “Chinese Staircase Bracelet” because it appears as if it has a continuing staircase looping around the bracelet. By wrapping the yarn under every five knots, we are helping the staircase form its shape around the bracelet.

Do the number 4 shape with the blue yarn five more times. Then, I like to switch colors. When you switch colors, you get the effect of stripes on the friendship bracelet. This makes the bracelet more unique and special! So, I took the rainbow string and wrapped it around the blue yarn until it was on the left side. I repeated the process of making five number 4 shapes, wrapping the string around, and five more number 4 shapes. Keep repeating this process until you are out of string. 

At the end of the bracelet, tie the pieces of yarn into a knot, and cut off any bits of extra yarn that you may have. Then, you can either tie this bracelet around your wrist or give it to your best friend! I hope that you enjoyed this blog, and make sure to check out the video below! I’ll see you guys in my next post!






Monday, September 17, 2018

5 Star Chocolate Brownie in Under 5 Minutes🍫

I’m not sure if this is just me, but there’s always those times when I’m craving chocolate cake or a brownie! I either don’t have enough time to bake brownies, or let’s be real- we’re just too lazy to. Well, I found the perfect brownie recipe which you can make in 5 minutes, in the microwave! Let’s get right into it.


Picture by Elise Bauer

Start off by getting a microwave safe mug, in which we will be making the brownie in. Next, you will need to mix together the following ingredients:
• 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
• 4 tablespoons of sugar
• 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
• a pinch of salt
Once these ingredients have been combined in the mug, you will need to mix in your wet ingredients:
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• 2 tablespoons of water
Give all of your ingredients a final stir and then place your mug in the microwave for about 1 minute or 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Once that time is up, remove your mug from the microwave and let the brownie cool. I prefer to eat my brownie either plain or with ice cream, but you can add any toppings such as frosting or sprinkles.

 I hope that you guys will try out this super simple recipe! I’ll see you all in my next post!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

20 Random Facts About Me✌🏻

Welcome back to my blog! Today I will be writing 20 random facts about me!

1. My favorite colors are pink and yellow🍭
2. I like to do arts and crafts in my free time🎨
3. I’ve been playing the piano since I was 6 years old🎹
4. I’m 13 years old🤪
5. My favorite breed of dogs are pugs🐶
6. My favorite singer is Shawn Mendes🎶
7. My favorite pizza toppings are pineapples and green peppers (it’s actually really good!)😋
8. I like photography (look at my last post for some of my basic photography tips!)📸
9. I like Moe’s better than Chipotle🌮
10. I love to travel to new places!✈️
11. I like to go to the beach in the summer🏖
12. I like to bake! My favorite thing to bake is vanilla cake🎂
13. I like school📚 my favorite subjects are math and history📓
14. My favorite holiday is Christmas 🎄
15. I love all four seasons!❄️🌷☀️🍁
16. I like to meet new people!😀
17. I’m in middle school🤓
18. My favorite sport is swimming🏊‍♀️
19. I have an older sister💙
20. I’ve always wanted to start a blog!🤩

I hope that you enjoyed reading these facts about me! I’ll see you in my next post!

#firstblogpost⚡️

If you’re a person who loves to try new things and explore, you’re at the right blog! In this blog, I will be writing about things such as recipes, crafts, life hacks, reviews, photography, and so much more!

Today I will be talking about photography! This summer I took lots of pictures at many different places. I usually take my pictures on an iPhone. When taking pictures on an iPhone, always tap around the screen to get the perfect lighting for the picture. Also, use the portrait mode feature to get professional pictures. Here are some pictures that I took this summer down below:






If you like to edit pictures, I would recommend editing apps such as VSCO. On VSCO, you can choose from a variety of different filters and adjust components such as the lighting and saturation in a picture. The pictures above aren’t edited, but I would definitely edit them using VSCO. 

  Thanks for reading this post and I hope that these photography tips helped you! I’ll see you in my next post! Bye!



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