Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tiny Book of Happy Things

Quote of the Day
“If you believe in yourself, the world will believe with you”  *

I just want to say "Happy Halloween" to all of you out there. (I know it's not Halloween yet, but its Sunday so close enough :) I hope you have a spook-tastic weekend full of scares, fun, and lots of candy! (I MEAN LOTS OF IT!!!) LOL :) P.S., I have a craft for you!

The Tiny Book of Happy Things
Okay, I know this isn't the most creative idea out there, but I think it's pretty clever considering many people have anger management issues and don't know how to get rid of it.

Yelling at your parents? A big NO, NO. You need something that doesn't involve others, something that doesn't harm anything (including your teddy bear). This is where my idea comes into place. And this also could help when you're sad, so emotional wrecks, listen up too. 

Okay, I guess you can call this a craft. But it is also for useful purposes. For this, you will need pictures, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings (you'll know what you need once you hear the next part). Okay, you will also need paper. Patterned and colored paper might make it cuter, and stickers are also a good idea. You might also want some markers or a writing material. 

To start the craft you need to make a small booklet out of your paper. It doesn't matter if you tie, staple, or glue the papers together. Just make sure you can flip through it. P.S., if you read my other craft, this is similar. But also different. 

So once you make your booklet, gather things that are important or make you smile (that you can paste on paper). Maybe it's a picture of you as a baby, or a picture of you winning the science award; maybe it's even a dog collar because you love your dog so much. 

These are some good examples. Make sure you have several things (Pictures is a good idea and it would be much easier to glue a picture in your booklet then a medal). Make sure all these things remind you of a happier time. 

Glue the things into pages in your booklet and decorate this. This will be your "Tiny Book of Happy Things". Whenever your mad, tired, stressed, sad, bummed, or just waiting for a miracle, look at your book. 

It will remind you of all your success and how much happy times you've had. It can make you smile, laugh, or cool off. This is a good idea to keep you calm. Hope you liked it!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Early Entrepreneurs

Quote of the Day
“Everyday is a gift, that’s why they call it the present”  $

It is such a busy month in October. Especially when you have school and halloween and all this stuff. I’m going to start my new business. If you know me then you know I am a major entrepreneur. I’m pretty sure it started two years ago, when I realized there are plenty of ways to earn money if you’re young and are not old enough to get a job. 
    Businesses are fun and easy, but only if you’re willing to put enough hard work into them. You can do a bunch of things. Sell homemade crafts, sell homemade products, design cards, sell clothing, walk dogs, or babysitting. That’s just the beginning of the list. Those are the things I would do. But there are lots more ideas. You could even tutor a younger person if your smart in a certain subject.             
    But before you start a business, consider how much time you’ll have to put into it, and if it’s the right thing for you. You don’t want to be walking dogs if you absolutely hate them. Another tip* don’t do a business just to get money. Do it because you enjoy doing that thing. For example: I like baking treats so I started selling cookies that I made. 
    Another tip* don’t make things too expensive. People like buying from home businesses because they know they can get the things they like for a cheaper price. The cheaper it is, the more people will buy from it. 
    Secondly, don’t do businesses when you have a busy schedule. Rushing to get stuff done is not professional. You want to take your time, whether it’s making a product or walking dogs.
    If you making a product, be sure to be clean. Don’t forget that you’re selling this to other people. Would you want dirty hands in your body lotion?
    Now, also a major question: where to sell? How will you get your business out in the open? How will people know about it? Well, you can make business cards and hand them out, post signs around the neighborhood, talk to your neighbors, email your friends, make a website, make a blog; any of the above works. Tell your family to tell their friends or people you know to spread the word. 
    You can sell anywhere starting from door-to-door or sending the product by mail. Whatever it is, make sure it’s a good way to get your business out there. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Favorite Sites

Here are some of my favorite sites - this is the best site ever!
Cutest fonts and awesome recipes. In fact lots of fonts from this blog are from it! - the best cards, blankets, notepads, photo books; this site has memorable gifts for any occasion. - Okay, all future authors and poem writers out there; you wanna get out there? Go on this website. I myself like to write stories and I published one on here and it turned out absolutely amazing! These also turn out as great gifts (I got my book as a gift!)

I'm serious, check out these websites. I belief you will like them :) 

What Shoe are You?

Ok, here's a fun quiz. What shoe are you?
Your friends would describe you as...
A. fun and outgoing
B. shy and studious
C. relaxed and laid-back

If you had to pick something fun to do, what would it be?
A. going to the movies with your friends, and afterwards, sleepover!
B. staying at home, curling up on the couch and reading your favorite book.
C. taking your dog for a walk

You'd most want to go to...
A. Paris. For their fashion and food!
B. Germany. I want to learn a new language
C. Wherever the Olympics will be

Your idea of a cute dog is...
A. a yorkie with a crazy outfit on!
B. a yellow lab
C. a Great Dane

When you're shopping for shoes, you look for...
A. the one that stands out the most
B. the simple one
C. most comfortable

If you got mostly A's... congratulations, you're a pump!

If you got mostly B's... congratulations, you're a ballet flat! 

If you got mostly C's... congratulations, you're a tennis shoe! 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Costume Ideas

Teens and Tweens- don’t know what to be for Halloween? Here are some fun ideas.
*Candy Corn
*Candy Cane
*a fairytale character (Example: Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep)
*A gypsy
*a color
*a movie star (not a specific one; wear sunglasses, a dress, look like a movie star!)
*a witch
*Alice in Wonderland
*An old lady
*Strawberry Shortcake
*Lady Gaga
*a cheerleader (I know, very boring, but very simple)
*a dancer (like the cheerleader costume)
*prom queen (my friend’s idea)
*a maid
*a brat
*a gymnastic
*a rock star
*your best friend
*a model
*a snow queen (a silly but easy outfit; wear white leggings, white furry boots, a big fluffy scarf, WEAR ANYTHING THAT IS WHITE AND FURRY.)
*A sesame street character (this is what I’m being)
*or I thought of this recently- remember Candyland, the game we all used to play (or possibly still do)? Be a character from the game. It’s fun and creative. (For example: to be Mr. Mint, wear long striped white and pink long socks, red shorts, red fluffy slippers or shoes, and a striped long-sleeved shirt.)

Little Miss Chef: Small Snacks Recipes

Everyone loves snacks, whenever, wherever. Whether you’re watching a movie, or sitting on the couch doing your homework, it’s good to have a nice snacks. 
    I have some ideas for my favorite snacks. Popcorn (the best). How to shimmy up this simple snack? Add all kinds of toppings. Butter, cheese (melted or shredded), garlic seasoning, parmesan cheese. This is a favorite and these toppings taste delicious. 
    Another common snack is cheese and crackers. Cheese and crackers are perfect and you can top anything on it. You can even put different cheeses on top of another, and pepperoni too! :) I heart cheese and crackers. 
    Third snack: you may think this is disgusting but I think it tastes really good. Salami and cream cheese. It is absolutely awesome (too me!). Feel free to try it!
    Fourth snack: cucumbers and cream cheese mix. To make this, mix cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch dressing mix. This recipe should be on a ranch dressing mix packet.
    This are some good snacks. Hope you try them out and enjoy them!

Headphones Case

Do your headphones or cords for any electronic devices get tangled? Now don’t lie, I know they do. Don’t be embarrassed... mine do too! It’s nothing to be ashamed about. I mean it just happens naturally. Unless you know the secret (Shh... don’t tell anyone about this. It is for exclusive Bizzy Blog readers only LOL :) Well, I’m not going to let my beautiful Apple headphones get ruined so I made a nifty little case for them! You know what this means? I will share them with you!


Headphones Case
  • 1 small tin or container (As you can see I used a candy tin. Make sure if you use a previous candy container that you clean it out completely and dry it completely so that no sticky gunk gets on your headphones)
  • Plenty of ribbon (To be honest, I have no idea how much I used so just estimate)
  • Glue dots, hot glue, double-sided tape (Any of these will work. Caution: DO NOT USE REGULAR GLUE. THIS WILL BE STICKY AND MESSY AND YOUR RIBBON WILL NOT STICK)

Okay, let’s get started. You’re going to take your ribbon, loosely wrap it around your tin, and estimate how much you will need. Cut that amount off and set it aside. Next, grab whatever adhesive you would like to use and spread it all around the tin.
Now, the last part’s a little tricky, so if you’re getting confused on the way, just stop me. That was a joke. Okay! Actually it’s the fun part. Start at the top and make your way down with your ribbon. That’s the way! You can overlap it if you want to give it that messy look I gave mine. Okay, I’ll admit it wasn’t messy—it was kind of crappy. But hey, it wasn’t my fault! I had no time and I wanted to do a quick tutorial.
But that’s the end of it. Carefully wind your headphones into an oval and tuck them in a case. And you’re on your way to a more organized life!

Mini Photo Album

I’ve been really in the crafty mood this week. I think it’s because I had a craft-related project for school I was working on. 
This is how my craft area looks when I’m working on a project. 

I know, it looks messy, but you HAVE to have everything laid out in front of you when you’re working on scrap-booking or a craft. Or else you might miss something that would work really good for the project you’re working on.
I have been working on a present for my cousin’s birthday- a little booklet with pictures. It’s super cute and doesn’t take a whole week. 
Paper Photo Album
-Several patterned or solid sheets of scrapbook paper. Make sure they all are in the same color range. 
-Paper cutter for straight edges, and stickers, ribbon, or embellishments for decorating. 
-Double-sided tape or glue dots-or a tape device. (WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT USE GLUE. Glue can ruin the pictures and it will look sloppy. Glue Sticks are exceptional though.)
-Small binder rings (you can probably get them at craft stores and any office stores)
Cut (as many as you need) sheets of scrapbook paper in your chosen size. For my booklet I cut the sheets a little smaller than the mini scrapbook papers’ size. After you're done, punch holes in the corner of each sheet. They should be even.
Then put a binder ring in the holes of the papers. I added a few bows of ribbon around the ring to give it that cutesy look. 
Now decorate your booklet! Center the pictures, and layer them with different papers. Be creative! I added ribbons, buttons, and stickers to most of my pages. 
This booklet turned out great and everyone loved it! It is an awesome present to make for someone you care about. Homemade presents are way more special than store-bought ones because that shows you care. Try making one for a Christmas present. Have fun!