Hey everyone, and happy 2021! It is Jaena here from the blog team. I know the struggle of finding delicious but healthy things to fit your cravings, whether it be after school lunchtime, etc. but I'm here to give you some quick, easy, and healthy afterschool snacks anyone can make! Let me know down below in the comments if you try any of them out :)
1. Apple Bites
The first one is apple bites! This recipe is so simple, you only need 2 ingredients and any toppings you like. Collect however many apples you need, I usually use about 1 since apples are pretty filling, and wash it off. Once it is thoroughly washed, you can use an apple cutter to cut your apples, or cut them with a sharp knife into any shape. You could also take the skin off with a knife, but PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHILE DOING THIS! Put your sliced apples on a plate and then add your desired dip! Some of my favorites are peanut butter, carmel, fruit dip, or nutella! There are also a variety of toppings you coat your apples in such as chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, and coconut shreds!
The second snack is also a personal favorite, smoothies! There are hundreds of recipes you can use to make smoothies, but another one of my favorites is strawberry banana and mixed berry! Pinterest has amazing recipes for smoothie bowls, so if you are looking for a different flavor I would 100% recommend looking on there or a YouTube channel called “Twin Coast”. Some tips for making any sort of smoothie is to make sure your fruit is frozen, and to not add ice if it is. Oat milk is also amazing for smoothies since it makes it creamy and is a healthier alternative to regular milk. If you are wanting a thick smoothie bowl you only need a little liquid. Make sure you shake up/mix your smoothie after blending for a few seconds so your smoothie is one consistency. Comment below your favorite smoothie recipe for others to try!
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas (yum!)
Chocolate peanut butter bananas is the next amazing snack you need to try! Grab some bananas, 1 whole one probably makes around 10 pieces, and cut them into about ½ inch thick pieces. Grab some peanut butter and add a little onto one side of the banana and sandwich another piece of banana on top! Freeze for about 10 minutes. Then, melt some chocolate chips (milk or dark), in intervals in your microwave being careful to not burn your chocolate! Dip each individual banana sandwich into the melted chocolate, and add onto a freezer safe plate lined with parchment paper. Freeze until the chocolate has completely hardened, and they are amazing! 10/10 recommend!
4. HEALTHY cookie dough
Another sweet one, but healthy cookie dough is a great after school snack! It only takes 5 ingredients, and makes about 1 serving size. You will need 4 tablespoons of almond flour, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Stir thoroughly until it becomes a thick crumbly cookie dough texture. Add in some chocolate chips and you're done! So amazing and healthy as well!
5. Peppers & Cream Cheese
To finish off with a viral snack, peppers and cream cheese! You will only need a bell pepper, cream cheese, and everything bagel seasoning (any brand works!) Cut your bell peppers into thick strips, making sure you cut off the top, end, and deseed it. Spread a generous layer of cream cheese on a bell pepper strip and sprinkle some bagel seasoning to top it off. Super simple, healthy, and amazingly good! All of the components of this snack work so well together to give an amazing flavor!
That is all I have for this blog post, and I hope you found one healthy recipe you would like to try! There are plenty of substitutions for these recipes so play around with it and find something you like. Thank you all for reading, and I will see you all in my next post!
Hi everyone! It's me Ximena! I hope you all are doing well and that you've enjoyed all the amazing blog posts from my team!
I just wanted to come on here and wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! Despite all the challenges and hardships of our world, it's been a great year and we've all grown and learned so much!! 2021 is going to be amazing! There will be new products launches for my SHOP, new YouTube videos, and more blog posts and content! I'm so grateful and happy to all you reading this and those that have supported my dreams!!
Enjoy your holiday break, spend time with your family, live in the moment, and see you in 2021(that's crazy to me!)
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Hi everyone! It’s Izzy from the creative blog team. I am so excited to bring to you today’s blog post. I hope you enjoy my perfect christmas cookie recipe and that santa does too! Merry christmas!
Thanks for reading today’s blog post and I hope you have a magical holiday season! Comment down below if you are going to try this delicious recipe out! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!!
Hi everyone! It’s me Durre from the blog team! Today i’m going to give you guys ideas that can help you experience the best winter ever!
1. Decorate your room
Firstly, to get the winter vibes you can decorate your room and go winter shopping to get you in the winter mood!
2. FIND YOUR BEST WINTER SNACK.
Find a snack that you can eat all winter it can be anything from, hot chocolate, your fave starbucks drink etc.
3.HAVE WEEKLY BOARD GAME NIGHTS.
Having board game nights with you family is a great way to spend time together as well as having fun!
4. MAKE A WINTER PLAYLIST
Make a playlist that will get you into your winter mood! This will also help you relax and make you love music even more!
5.MAKE WINTER DIYS.
This will be a really fun thing to do! You can make : snowglobs , snowflakes, snow garlands and more!
6. BAKE COOKIES.
Baking is a great way that can get your spirits up! You can make as much cookies you want! You can also decorate them however you like!
7. DO WINTER SPORTS
You can go skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, and have some action and fun!
That’s all everyone Hope you all enjoyed my blog post and hopefully it inspired you to have the best winter ever!! If you want more winter content go subscribe to my youtube @durre studies! HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WINTER! see ya next time!
Hey everyone! It’s me, Jaena from the blog writing group! Today I am going to be sharing a 2020 Black Friday guide with some essentials you may want to get this year, or even add to your holiday wishlist! Just a disclaimer, everyone likes and prefers buying different things, these are just some things I would recommend this year :) This post will be broken up into 3 different categories, with items inside of each one. There are also going to be some small businesses you can support this season at the end of this post!
Starting off with the first category, clothing. So many stores have great sales during Black Friday, but here is a list of some types of clothing you could buy!
The next category is shoes. Many shoe stores have great deals, so if there is any pair you have been eyeing for a while, I would recommend getting or asking for them now!
Some stores that have great deals are:
To be honest, for the last category I couldn’t think of one good name so I came up with the idea of “Business Deals”! I am just going to make a quick list of some smaller or bigger businesses I know will be great for this Black Friday:
Leave a comment down below with any other businesses you know have great deals during Black Friday so we can all help each other out!
That is it for this blog post, and I hope you all enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun writing this because it kind of reminds me of a brochure or a guide, and I love it haha! Hopefully if you didn’t find anything to buy, you can still check out some of the businesses mentioned and maybe get some gift ideas to give others. Or even to ask for, for yourself! That is it, and I will see you all in the next post. Stay safe, and happy early holidays!
Hey guys I’m Emma and today’s blog post will be about the best Fall-themed deserts. If you are as crazy as me and go all out for fall, this blog post is for you!
Pumpkins, Sweaters, and orange leaves are fall but let me help you have an even better autumn experience! Here are my top 3 favorite fall desserts...
1. Pumpkin Pie
I love pumpkin pie at any time of the year. It could be winter, spring, or summer and I could still be eating pumpkin pie! My family has our own unique pumpkin pie recipe that makes it even more special. And of course, we always make more than one because we always eat it in less than 5 minutes haha. Some of my fav pumpkin pie recipes are Simply recipes or Sallys Baking Addiction.
2. Pumpkin Bread
As you might have noticed, I’m obsessed with pumpkins. But pumpkin bread. Once I have it I can’t stop. It's a pretty bad addiction. Pumpkin bread is made in so many ways but a recipe that’s my favorite is Food Networks. So I highly recommend you try it out!
3. Pumpkin Cupcakes
I not only love pumpkin cupcakes but I love making them. It’s like doing chemistry, but in your kitchen. If I had either to have soda for the rest of my life or Pumpkin cupcakes, I would for sure choose pumpkin cupcakes. My favorite pumpkin cupcake recipe is Live Well Bake Often.
Are you drooling? Me too haha. If you enjoyed this blog post make sure to leave a comment, with your favorite one! Read more fun blog posts here. My Instagram is @emma.sektiaji. Thank you for reading and I hoped you got some yummy warm fall vibes!
Hey everybody! It’s Laura and I’m back with another blog post! So I know that many of you either have a small business or want to start one. So today I am going to be talking all about the basics of starting a business! One thing that people might not know about me is that I’ve actually owned two businesses. The first one being a slime shop in 6th grade and the second one being Slice of Summer which I currently still own! After starting both businesses I definitely have gotten the basic idea of starting one. There are so many important things that many people tend to skip over when opening a shop and it causes their business to not be successful as it could be. So I hope that today's blog post will be helpful to all of you!
1. Pick your shop name
Picking your shop name might seem like an obvious thing to do but it is very important! You want to make sure it represents your shop completely and that it's something original. Your shop name will be on your logo and basically your whole shop. When people think of your shop they will think of your shop name so make sure it is something you like and wouldn't want to change. It's ok if it takes a while to think of a good shop name because in the end it will be worth it!
2. Pick your shop aesthetic ( brand your shop )
After you find your shop name you want to go ahead and brand your shop. You want to pick who you're going to be targeting, what your shop colors/aesthetic will be and just basically how to represent your brand in everything you do. You want to make your shop appealing to your target. For example, if you're targeting teenage girls who enjoy arts and crafts and bright colors, make sure your colors and products are something that they would like.
3. Buy/make a logo
Just like your shop name, a logo is very important. It’s basically the face of your brand. You want to make sure that your logo matches your shop aesthetic and represents your shop well. If you don't want to create your own logo or don't know how to, there are plenty of people who can do it for you! Ximena did my logo and she was so awesome at seeing what I wanted and transferring it into the logo! If you are looking for someone to do your logo or just anything for your shop (business cards, instagram covers, etsy banner ex.) I would 10/10 recommend Ximena! You can look at her services here!
4. Create your shop and your social medias
Now that you have your logo and shop name it's time to create your website! There are many places where you can do this! If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a website yet I would recommend etsy! It's a million times cheaper than starting a website ( I think an etsy is only 20 cents for every item you have and little costs like that! ) and it's very easy to make! The reason you should make your shop and social media very soon in the process is because you don't want anyone taking your name and by making the accounts early it kind of secures your name as yours! You definitely don't have to post anything/ upload listings yet but just having them made is very helpful.
5. Choose what you will be selling
Now it's time to create your shop! You should have an idea of what you will be selling but now it's time to pick what colors, supplies, names you will need for each product! For example if you're selling tie dye shirts you need to know what colors for each shirt, how much each one will cost and all that jazz!
6. Order your supplies
Obviously you won't be able to start a shop without any supplies so the next step is to order some! Here's a basic list of what you may need!
7. Make your products
Now you need to create your stock! Its best to ( if you can ) make everything in bulk that way when you get an order all you have to do is package it up!
8. Take pictures of your products + upload them to your shop!
Congratulations it's finally time to open your shop! Make sure to get well quality photos that will attract customers! You can definitely use your phone or tablet for photos but make sure the lightning is good and that the background is clean! Once you have your shop open, it's time to share it with the world! So go ahead and tell your friends and family and post all about it!
So that was it for today's blog post! I really hope it was helpful to you guys! I wish you all the best with your businesses and I will see you next time!
Hey guys! My name is Izzy and I am part of the creative blog team! This is a bit of a different post than we usually do. But I hope you enjoy this poem I have written about Gravity!
Oh Gravity oh Gravity the silly thing
It makes the birds spread a wing
Don’t think of it as thing
Cause it can happen in the spring
Gravity can help you out
It’ll keep you on the ground without a doubt
Because as soon as you step out
Without gravity you’d have to shout
You’d be flying in outer space
Without gravity there would be no base
It won’t be fun in outer space
With Gravity you will stay in place
At 22 Newton discovered the fact
That Gravity was not an act
He was also named knighthood, but that’s beside the fact
That Newton was very exact
People can take gravity one of two ways
Literally, like the the true meaning of “gaze”
Or metaphorically like seeing things in different ways
But Gravity will always have praise
Have you ever wondered why you can’t fly
Or why your tears go down when you cry
Maybe you tried to fly
And that idea was worth a try
Many people have tried
But Gravity defied
It would boost your pride if you tried
Because we all need a guide
Gravity is a silly thing
But it helps to bring
The joy to everything
Oh gravity oh gravity the silly thing
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this poem!
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