A Christmas Story

Hey, everyone! You’re about to read a Christmas story. I hope you enjoy!

Once there was a Christmas angel named Holly. Holly wanted to find a way to make Christmas more memorable than ever.

So Holly set out to do some research. She found that the only way to do that was to put a sprig of holly in doorways.

After Holly spruced up some holly, she went to her friend Mistletoe. Holly told her about her idea and Mistletoe suggested that she transform holly into mistletoe.

Mistletoe said that she’d help with mistletoe. Holly came up with another idea and she said let’s wait until Christmas Eve to do it.

Holly told Mistletoe the plan. The plan was for Mistletoe to stand behind Holly and when Holly gave the signal Mistletoe would change the holly into mistletoe.

Mistletoe agreed to the plan. On Christmas Eve, Holly and Mistletoe tested their magic.

After they tested their magic, they announced that Christmas would never again be the same.

Mistletoe and Holly prepared for the trick fast. By the time, they were prepared everyone was there.

So Mistletoe was standing behind Holly. Holly aimed her hand toward the holly. Holly gave the secret signal to Mistletoe.

When Mistletoe got the signal, she immediately transformed all the hollies into mistletoe.

The people who watched clapped in amazement. Little did they know, the mistletoe and holly was magical.

The people went back to their Christmas celebration. The Christmas spirit was stronger than before.

To this day, you can feel the Christmas spirit presence.

That’s the end of my Christmas story. I hope you enjoyed the story.

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Merry Christmas!

Beauty in You

Hey, everyone! I’m sharing with you some beauty tips, health tips, and other tips. I hope you enjoy!

Using Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil is excellent for dental health. After brushing teeth with your regular toothpaste, put coconut oil on the toothbrush, and brush your gums and teeth. This will feel awesome. It leaves your teeth feeling smooth and freshens your breath. The toothpaste that I use is Auromère.

You can spread coconut oil on your bread or waffle before putting it in the toaster too.

Using Something to Keep Your Hair Out of Your Face:

I prefer headbands or bobby pins but you can use hairstyles, hats, clips, scrunchies, and more depending on your hair length. I suggest if you want to grow out your hair that you use bobby pins or headbands.

Putting Something on Your Eyes To Protect Your Eyes From Sunlight:

Select 100% UV protection sunglasses. You can get a design on your sunglasses that you like best. For example, flower sunglasses, summer sunglasses, fairy sunglasses, or princess sunglasses are all some suggestions.

The Food You Eat:

Healthy foods like organic fruit, organic vegetables, protein, healthy oils, water, and whole grains are mostly what I eat. If you want candy, get organic candy with no artificial colors, additives, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. If you want cookies, get organic cookies. If you want cake, make a homemade cake with organic ingredients and if you want chips, find organic chips at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s or wherever you shop.

Exercise:

I suggest exercising once a week when you are just beginning exercising. Once you’ve gotten good at doing exercising once a week, do twice a week to make it a bit challenging. Repeat this until you’re doing it, 7 days a week.

Try using beginner yoga, wall sits, air cycle, windshield wipers with your feet. After that, you can try harder yoga and so on. You can use dancing, gymnastics, and walking to help you get stronger and flexible. You can try weight lifting but take it easy with weight lifting.

Paint Nails:

If you are going to use nail polish, try using Mineral Fusion or Zoya nail polish or any brand without harsh ingredients. If you can, leave your toes, hands, or both unpainted or put just a clear polish on your toes, hands, or both to make them look glossy.

Bathing:

Use Aveda shampoo and conditioner (or other brands with natural ingredients as what we use on our hair travels into our body) on your hair when you wash it. If you prefer every other bath/shower day to wash your hair, go for it. Camilla does it for me once a week.

I bathe with Whole Food’s scented soap most of the time. If I run out of scented soap, I use Dove’s unscented soap.

The Drinks You Drink:

I suggest drinking just plain spring water if you can. Better yet, to begin the day with squeezing half a lime or lemon in your water. This will help wake up the water. If you don’t like to drink water, try drinking juice at least once a day. Be sure to get fresh squeezed juice or fresh pressed juice. Stay away from juices that are made from concentrate.

Depending on your body, you might want to find out how many cups of drinks your body might want. For me, I drink 2 cups of water and 1 cup of juice. It’s still okay to drink something when you’re thirsty unless it’s wine, coffee, or any drink that makes you hyper.

Books I Recommend: Washington by Kristin Schuetz

Hey, everyone! This is my 53rd book recommendation. Enjoy!

1. Washington by Kristin Schuetz

2. The Day It Snowed Tortillas by Joe Hayes

3. Chasing Orion by Kathryn Lasky

4. Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot

5. I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín

6. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

7. Bettas by Robert J. Goldstein

8. Oogy by Larry Levin

9. Abracadabra by HP Newquist

10. Too Many Tutus by Jane O’Connor

11. Gifted by Beth Evangelista

12. The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins

13. Paws & Effect by Sharon Sakson

14. Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

15. Soul of a Dog by Jon Katz

16. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E. L. Konigsburg

17. Crafts For Halloween by Kathy Ross

18. Lake Tahoe by Pam Zollman

19. A Library for Juana by Pat Mora

20. The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco

21. Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco

22. Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell

23. I Have An Olive Tree by Eve Bunting

24. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh

25. Friend on Freedom River by Gloria Whelan

26. Mao Zedong by Christine Hatt

27. Washington by Daniel E. Harmon

28. Welcome To Mount Rainier National Park by Pamela Dell

29. Leaf to Leaf by Barbara Rogasky

30. Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen Costanza

31. The Polar Bear Express by Debbie Dadey

32. Dracula Doesn’t Play Kickball by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

33. Wizards Don’t Wear Graduation Gowns by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

34. Mrs. Jeepers’ Monster Class Trip by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

35. Books vs. Looks by Debbie Dadey

36. Dream of the Blue Turtle by Debbie Dadey

37. The Crook and the Crown by Debbie Dadey

38. Small Steps by Peg Kehret

39. All Shook Up by Barry Denenberg

40. A Tale of Two Sisters by Debbie Dadey

41. Attack of the Dragons by Geronimo Stilton

42. Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb

43. Dolphin Song by Lauren St. John

44. Battle of the Best Friends by Debbie Dadey

45. Twist and Shout by Debbie Dadey

46. Celebrating Washington State by Marion Dane Bauer

47. Let Me Tell You A Story by Mary L. Pope

48. The World Of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins

49. The Case of the Vanishing Painting by James Preller

50. Skyler the Fireworks Fairy by Daisy Meadows

51. The Golden Shell by Paula Harrison

52. Tiger by Jeff Stone

53. Marissa the Science Fairy by Daisy Meadows

54. Annabelle the Drawing Fairy by Daisy Meadows

55. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

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Books I Recommend: The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

Hey, everyone! This is my 52nd book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

2. Scaredy Cat by Courtney Sheinmel

3. My Friends Call Me Sam by Monica McDivitt

4. The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker

5. The Secret Book Club by Ann M. Martin

6. Fairies and Magical Creatures by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda

7. Julia the Sleeping Beauty Fairy by Daisy Meadows

8. Oh, Look! by Patricia Polacco

9. Sun and Moon by Lisa Desimini

10. Clever Ali by Nancy Farmer

11. The Snow Show with Chef Kelvin by Carolyn Fisher

12. Mythological Creatures by Lynn Curlee

13. Beauty, Her Basket by Sandra Belton

14. Maple by Lori Nichols

15. When The Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz

16. A Christmas Tale by Geronimo Stilton

17. Stink and the Shark Sleepover by Megan McDonald

18. Lights! Camera! Cupcakes! by Coco Simon

19. Any Way You Slice It by Nancy Krulik

20. Drat! You Copycat! by Nancy Krulik

21. Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins by Suzy Kline

22. Bad Rap by Nancy Krulik

23. Sleeping Beauty by Catherine Hapka

24. The Case of the Class Clown by James Preller

25. The Little Mermaid by Amy Edgar

26. Princess Stories by Fiona Waters

27. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm by Betty MacDonald

28. Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins

29. Lion by Jeff Stone

30. What the Witch Left by Ruth Chew

31. The Pilgrim Village Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

32. I Am The Wallpaper by Mark Peter Hughes

33. Time Travel and Warp Drives by Allen and Thomas Roman

34. Walking to School by Eve Bunting

35. Super Simple Ice Projects by Kelly Doudna

36. Close-Up Magic by Nicholas Einhorn

37. Paper and Paint by Waterbirds Books

38. Look and Make With Paper by Sea-to-Sea Publications

39. Jackson Pollock by Clare Oliver

40. John Smith Escapes Again! by Rosalyn Schanzer

41. Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull

42. Thumbelina by Brian Pinkney

43. Swans by Lynn M. Stone

44. Origami Activities by Michael G. LaFosse

45. The Period Book by Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle

46.  Billie Holiday by Bud Kliment

47. Walt Disney by Tamra B. Orr

48. For The Right To Learn by Rebecca Langston-George

49. The Kingfisher Nature Encyclopedia by David Burne

50. A Child’s Garden by Molly Dannenmaier

51. Across The Wide Dark Sea by Jean Van Leeuwen

52. Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by Diane deGroat

53. I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

54. Betas by Walt Mauraus

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Amazing Nature Party: What the Guests Did At The Party

Hey, everyone! This is part 6 of the Amazing Nature Party series. In this part of the series, you’ll find the answers to the questions asked in Part 5. I hope you enjoy!

The party guests were very pleased that the unicorn and the Nature fairy came to their incredible party so they made the unicorn and the Nature fairy the guests of honor.

The Nature fairy  said, “I really must go to get you more attention for your nature party. I really enjoyed being the guest of honor and my unicorn said that she enjoyed being the animal of honor.”

As she spoke kindly, she got ready to go find some people who would be inspired, impressed, and most importantly have fun at the party.

Meanwhile, the nature party leader decided to make better expressions so the guests rode their animals and had a race. They also set up games, entertainment, and more.

The Nature fairy found some great people who are willing to give the Nature party a try. She also found polar seals, tiger dog, and other fantasy animals.

Who were the people that were willing to give the Nature party a try? Why did the nature party need more impressions?

That’s the end of part 6 of the Amazing Nature Party series. Keep your eyes peeled for part 7 of the Amazing Nature Party.

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Sunset of a mountain and forest.

Books I Recommend: The Sleepy Hollow Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Hey, everyone! This is my 51st book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. The Sleepy Hollow Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

2. Ha-Ha Holiday Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

3. Write On, Callie Jones by Naomi Zucker

4. My Hands Sing the Blues by Jeanne Walker Harvey

5. Paper Princess Finds Her Way by Elisa Kleven

6. Bully by Patricia Polacco

7. The Sunday Outing by Gloria Jean Pinkney

8. It Takes A Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

9. Food Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone by Linda Bozzo

10. Noodlehead Stories by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss

11. The Great And Only Barnum by Candace Fleming

12. Victoria the Violin Fairy by Daisy Meadows

13. The Boy Who Learned Upside Down by Christy Scattarella

14. Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

15. An A from Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco

16. Tom Thumb by George Sullivan

17. Ella the Rose Fairy by Daisy Meadows

18. Mommies Say Shhh! by Patricia Polacco

19. The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen

20. Dracula Doesn’t Rock and Roll by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

21. Boy by Roald Dahl

22. Goblins Don’t Play Video Games by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

23. Our Town by Thorton Wilder

24. Sparrow by Kim Todd

25. Starting From Scratch by Coco Simon

26. Bonjour, Butterfly by Jane O’Connor

27. Cinderella Stays Late by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

28. The Halloween Hoax by Carolyn Keene

29. Frankenstein Doesn’t Slam Hockey Pucks by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones

30. Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne

31. Dawn Light by Diane Ackerman

32. Thea Stilton and the Secret of the Old Castle by Geronimo Stilton

33. Louisiana Hummingbirds by Nancy L. Newfield

34. I’m Not A Supermouse! by Geronimo Stilton

35. How You Talk by Paul Showers

36. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

37. It’s Not Magic, It’s Science! by Hope Buttitta

38. You’re Full of Genes by Claudia Zylberberg Ph.D

39. Aliens Don’t Wear Braces by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

40. Go With Your Gut! by Mary Goulet

41. Giants Don’t Go Snowboarding by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

42. The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn

43. Papyrus by John Gaudet

44. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

45.  Season of the Sandstorms by Mary Pope Osborne

46. Pee-Wee’s Tale by Johanna Hurwitz

47. Into the Waves by Kiki Thorpe

48. The Secret School by Avi

49. Winter Frost by Michelle Houts

50. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

51. Mummies Don’t Coach Softball by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

52. Happy For No Reason by Marci Shimoff

53. Red Riding Hood Gets Lost by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

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A Halloween Story

Hey, everyone! Since today is Halloween, I decided to write a Halloween story. This story is about a fairy and her princess preparing for Halloween. Hope you enjoy!

Once upon a Halloween, there lived a fairy and her princess who enjoy Halloween every year. One Halloween, the fairy asked, “Are you going as a fairy? If you are, I could give you some hints. I am going as a princess. I want some hints from you, please.”

“Yes, I’m dressing up as a fairy. I need some fairy tips from you, please. Wow, I could give you princess tips and hints”, said the princess. The princess and the fairy are going to a Halloween party and they are going as a fairy and princess. They give professional tips and hints every year to each other.

“You did a magnificent job. The makeup is fantastic. Does my makeup look ok?”, said the princess. “Yes, you did a splendid job. Thank you.” Once they were at the Halloween costume party, they had fun and got plenty of candy from trick treating.

When they got home, they were so tired that they collapsed into bed after they took off their costumes.  They had scary, fun, and silly Halloween dreams. Happy Halloween, everyone 🎃!

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Happy Halloween!

Amazing Nature Party: The Surprises

Hey, everyone! This is part 5 of the Amazing Nature Party series. In this part of the series, you’ll read about surprises and the answers to the questions in part 4.

The nature animals and plants cheered with excitement for the nature party that began. The animals sang while the trees danced because they were excited. The special visitor was a unicorn and a special fairy called the Life and Nature Fairy.

The nature things asked, “Why is a unicorn with Life and Nature Fairy here? Is there a reason?” The fairy said, “I’m here because I’ve heard about this unique nature party. I’ve heard about the party from my good friend the animal fairy and I’ve come to help you get some more people to hear about this lovely party.”

“I’m glad you think our party is unique and lovely. We certainly could use more attention”, thought the nature party leader. So the nature fairy set off to find some people, fairies, princesses, fantasy animals, and mermaids.

One by one, the guests began to arrive. What did the guests do when they got there? That’s the end of part 5 of the Amazing Nature Party. I hope you enjoyed!

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Nature

Books I Recommend: Frozen by Sarah Nathan and Sela Roman

Hey, everyone! This is my 50th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. Frozen by Sara Nathan and Sela Roman

2. Amazing Mr. Franklin or The Boy Who Read Everything by Ruth Ashby

3. Anne Frank by Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol

4. Milton Hershey by M. M. Eboch

5. Paddington Takes The Test by Michael Bond

6. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

7.  Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space by Anna Branford

8. Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon by Gertrude Chandler Warner

9. The Mystery of the Missing Pop Idol by Gertrude Chandler Warner

10. The Mystery of The Missing Dinosaur Bones by Gertrude Chandler Warner

11. The Case of The Golden Key by  James Preller

12. The Mystery of the Ballpark by Gertrude Chandler Warner

13. Pope Francis by Barbara Kramer

14. Felicity the Friday Fairy by Daisy Meadows

15. Horrible Harry and The Drop of Doom by Suzy Kline

16. Unlikely Heros by Jennifer S. Holland

17. The Case of the Ghostwriter by James Preller

18. Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Holland

19. Tea with Milk by Allen Say

20. Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child

21. The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood

22. Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong

23. The Magic School Bus At the Waterworks by Joanna Cole

24. A Gluten-Free Birthday For Me! by Sue Fliess

25. The Village Basket by Jonathan London

26. The Quilting Bee by Gail Gibbons

27. Hans Brinker by Bruce Coville

28. Grace and the Bully by Norma Jean Lutz

29. Hope’s Gift by Kelly Starling Lyons

30. Hansy’s Mermaid by Trinka Hakes Noble

31. The Phantom of the Post Office by Kate Klise

32. The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit by Gertrude Chandler Warner

33. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

34. The Case of the Rainy Day Mystery by James Preller

35. Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion by William J. Boerst

36. Children of the Dragon by Sherry Garland

37. Leap Into Poetry by Avis Harley

38. Georgia O’Keeffe by Richard D. Marshall

39. Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton

40. Once They Were Hats by Frances Backhouse

41. The  Magic Pillow by Demi

42. The Hidden Life of Deer by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

43. Raining Cats and Dogs… and Cupcakes! by Coco Simon

44. Alexis and the Perfect Recipe by Coco Simon

45. Animal Wisdom by Linda Bender DVM

46. The Case of the Frog-Jumping Contest by James Preller

47. The Case of the Bicycle Bandit by James Preller

48. Out on a Limb by Benjamin Kilham

49. Song Lee and the Hamster Hunt by Suzy Kline

50. Watching Giants by Elin Kelsey

51. Mia’s Recipe for Disaster by Coco Simon

52. A Fabumouse Vacation For Geronimo by Geronimo Stilton

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Amazing Nature Party: What The Animals Saw

Hey, everyone! This is part 4 in the Amazing Nature Party. I hope you enjoy! Just a reminder, some of these Amazing Nature Party series might be delayed for the holidays. You will read about what the animals saw in Part 4.

The animals saw incredible nature decorations and their eyes got wide open from seeing such majestic detailed decorations.  “Let the party begin!” exclaimed the nature team who helped organized such a wondrous and thriving party.

All the nature things said, “Yes, let the party begin.” All the nature things cheered and whooped. The animals sang while the trees danced. At 3:00pm precisely, they had a special visitor come to their extravaganza nature party.

Why did the nature things cheer? Why did the animals sing while the trees danced? Who was the special visitor? That’s the end of part 4 in the Amazing Nature Party. Keep your eyes open for part 5 of the Amazing Nature Party. Look at my other blog posts while you’re waiting.

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Beautiful Landscape of Nature