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.

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.

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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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

 

Book I Recommend: Riding The Storm by Ben M. Baglio

Hey, everyone! This is my 49th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. Riding The Storm by Ben M. Baglio

2. Return to the Ice Palace by Erica David

3.  Lacey the Little Mermaid by Daisy Meadows

4. Aisha the Princess and the Pea by Daisy Meadows

5. Designs by Isabelle by Laurence Yep

6. Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne

7. Where Is the Parthenon? by Roberta Edwards

8. Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne

9. Regarding the Sink by Kate Klise

10. Oklahoma by Blake Hoena

11. Jack and the Fire Dragon by Gail E. Haley

12. Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire by Diane deGroat

13. My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth

14. The White Swan Express by Jean Davies Okimoto

15. Once Upon A Cloud by  Rob D. Walker

16. Poison Dart Frog by Tamra B. Orr

17. Sea Horse by Chris Butterworth

18. Bald Eagles by Arlene Worsley

19. World of Birds by Kim Kurki

20. Weather by Joel Rubin

21. Droughts by Neil Morris

22. Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes

23. Horrible Harry and the Birthday Girl by Suzy Kline

24. Mysterious Patterns by Sarah C. Campbell

25. About Time by Bruce Koscielniak

26. The Waterfall by Jonathan London

27. The Kids’ Guide to Nature Adventures by Joe Rhatigan

28. Ramona The Brave by Beverly Clearly

29. Meteorology by Christine Taylor-Butler

30. Fun With Nature by Mel Boring

31. Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Clearly

32. William Lloyd Garrison by Nick Fauchald

33. When Blue Met Egg by Lindsey Ward

34. The Graves Family by Patricia Polacco

35. Arctic Thaw by Peter Lourie

36. The Shining  Princess by Eric Quayle

37. Northwest Weeds by Ronald J. Taylor

38. The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey

39. Halloween Crafts by Jean Eick

40. June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner

41. The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco

42. The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

43.  My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco

44. Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco

45. The Mysterious Cheese Thief by Geronimo Stilton

46. Kimberly the Koala Fairy by Daisy Meadows

47. Carly the School Fairy by Daisy Meadows

48. Sunflowers by Joe Pappalardo

49. The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward

50. The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds by Donald and Lillian Stokes

51. The Secret Admirer by Erica David

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Amazing Nature Party: The Big Day For Nature

Hey, everyone! This is the 3rd in the Amazing Nature Party blog series. You will read about Nature’s point of view.

The nature team prepared for the party. Meanwhile, Nature chatted about the party made just for them. They were all excited. “I’m so excited.” said the eldest bird. “The nature party will be held at 1:00 pm. The time is 12:50 pm right now. Shall we be on our way?” said the wisest old tree.

All the nature things including the trees and bird said, “Yes, we should be on our way. I agree.” So off they went to the nature party. When they arrived, their eyes were wide open with shock and surprise from what they saw.

Can you imagine what they saw? Anyway, that’s the end of part 3 in the Amazing Nature Series. Keep your eye out for part 4 of the Amazing Nature Party. In the meantime, read my other blog posts.

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The Play of Art: History Of Art

Hey, everyone! This play will help you learn about the history of art. For those who like art will probably be interested in the history of art. You can use this play for school and other educational uses if you want to.

Narrator: Welcome to History of Art! Let the play begin.

(Princess enters from Stage A).

Princess (dancing): Nobody knew exactly when the first people started producing art but it is believed that art has been created far back as 100, 000 years ago.

(Strawberry enters from Stage B; Princess exits to Stage B).

Strawberry (smiling bravely): The earliest art work came from Africa in form of stone carvings. There are many examples of cave paintings and carvings from Africa and Europe dating back to 32,000 B.C.

(Princess enters: Strawberry moves to the right of the stage to listen).

Princess: About 9, 000 B.C., people began to change from being traveling nomads to settling down in villages. At this time the art began to evolve into larger pieces. In West Asia and Egypt, the first stone and clay statues were created and that is how artists began to create decorated pottery.

Strawberry: About 3, 000 B.C., people learned how to work with metals and began to create small pieces of art from bronze which was often small statuettes. This was the era when people in Greece and India began to create art and in Egypt, sculptors were large, lifelike stone statues which were painted realistically and were life-size.

Princess: The Dark Age which was around 1, 000 B.C. in East Asia and the Mediterranean Sea led to most people not being able to afford art. Artists stopped making their pieces for several hundred years.

Strawberry: After the Dark Age, it was in Greece that the Archaic and the Classical sculpture was started, along with the black-figure and red-figure vase paintings.

Princess: The Etruscans in Italy started to create large stone and clay statues as well as painted pottery they created.

Strawberry: Things changed when Alexander the Great conquered West Asia in 325 B.C. and people were able to travel throughout the empire. Ideas about art were exchanged and this lead to the first Greek stone statues reaching India with Indian sculptors following Greek methods to carve large statues of Buddha.

Princess: The rise of the Roman Empire spread Greek art to the West as well with artists in North Africa and  North Europe creating pieces of art in the Roman style.

Strawberry: This Roman time was when blown glass became a form of art. It was invented by Phoenician artists  and sold both to England and China.

Princess: In 200 A.D., artists began to experiment and moved away from realistic painting and sculptures to a more abstract form. Statues with larger eyes were to indicate that the subject has a strong soul.

Strawberry: There was a second Dark Age in 459 A.D. after the autumn in Rome. Sadly, not very much art was made for several hundred years.

Princess: In China during this time, they began to make new kinds of painting using a new invention that we use today called paper.

(Princess exited to Stage A). 

Strawberry: In Medieval times, art was evolving and showing the world differently. Christianity became a big theme like Islam did.

Narrator: I hope you enjoyed our play about the History of Art.

(Princess re enters through Stage B). 

(The narrator, Princess, and Strawberry all bow/ curtsy at the same time). 

The End.

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Old Town #4

Amazing Nature Party: Spreading The Great Nature

Hey, everyone! Remember the new blog series I started? Here’s #2 of the story. I hope you enjoy! Just a reminder that these new blog posts in the series will pop up anytime in the week (excluding weekends and holiday breaks). Did you guess the right answer?

As the leader wrote special invitations, the leader of the nature group suggested,”I got an awesome idea. How about we spread the great nature? Would you spread the news to our good nature-loving friends with the invitations?” and the group responded,”That’s an great idea. Let’s make it happen! Sure, we would love to spread the news.”

So the rest of the group set out to spread the news. The group leader began to spread the nature. After the group leader began, the leader waited for the rest of her group to spread the nature the rest of the day. The group worked all day and all night everyday and every night.

Can you guess what the nature group did after they spread the great nature? Find out in #3 of my blog series.

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