Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year's!

Today I'm going to talk about New Year's Resolutions. I don't really make any, but this year, I have a few. Here they are:
  1. To write better. I want to enhance my writing more. 
  2. To get better grades. Even though my grades are already pretty good, I like all A's.
  3. To have more family time. As I mentioned before, my family either watches a movie or plays a game together. 
There are also a few other private ones that I'm not going to share.
What are your New Year's Resolutions? Tell me below in the comments section.

Fun Fact: Each empire (ex: Rome, Babylon, etc.) made New Year's Resolutions on the first day of their calender. Babylonian new years started on March 23.

Happy New Year's Resolution Making!
Tween Blogger

Monday, December 30, 2013

More Stuff About Me

Hello again!

Today I'm going to tell you some more stuff about me. Here we go:
  • I'm a perfectionist in grades. I like to get A's. I'm sad over a B. (Don't laugh at me.) 
  • I have a book obsession. You probably already know this, but you might not know how serious it is.
  • I really like museums. I like history museums best. Sometimes I like science museums too if there are hands-on projects. My dream is to visit every part of the Smithsonian. 
  • I love to draw and paint. I got an easel as a Christmas present with a whiteboard, a chalkboard, and paper.
That's pretty much it for now. I'll tell you guys more if I think of some. Tell me something about yourself in the comments section. (Remember, this is a public blog, so whatever you post will be on the Internet. Don't post anything personal.)

Fun Fact: James Smithson was the founder of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

See ya!
Tween Blogger

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Ideas

Hey guys!

I'm going to need a little help out here. I keep running out of ideas to post about! If you have anything, just comment it below and I'll consider it. The name of the person who suggested it will be on the post. Thanks!

Keep Thinking!
Tween Blogger

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Break

Hello readers!

Now that Christmas is over, I have a lot more free time because now I'm not preparing gifts to send. I plan on practicing some piano, and then spending time reading (which I totally love) and playing electronics. Then, of course, I have to do chores (blah). I just got back from shopping with my mom. Now that Christmas just ended, stores everywhere are having a huge sale. I just got a really cute new dress!
What are you doing over winter break? Comment below!

Fun Fact: The song "Winter Wonderland" was written by Richard B. Smith. This is one of my favorite songs!
I know the fun fact is a little off topic but, hey, it's winter.

Happy Winter!
Tween Blogger

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from Tween Blogger! I couldn't sleep the entire Christmas Eve night! I was too excited! I also love my presents! My friend made me a tote bag by herself. She can sew really well. I loved it!
I plan on having some family time today. What are you guys doing on today? Answer in the comments section below!

 And a Happy New Year!
Tween Blogger

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Dessert

Hey guys!

In my last post, I wrote my list of things to do. One of them was to make the chocolate pretzel dessert thing. I've finished and I would like to show them to you. Here they are!
Sorry about the blurriness in the photo. But trust me, these are great! Just get chocolate chips, pretzel sticks, and toffee bits. Melt the chocolate chips till they're liquid chocolate. Dip pretzel stick in. Then sprinkle toffee over it. Try it, and tell me what you think!

Happy Eating!
Tween Blogger

Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas readers!

Tween Blogger here again! I have so many things to do to prepare for tomorrow! Here's my list:
  1. Finish this post. 
  2. Redecorate the Christmas tree because my dad took the top part down to see if he could fix the lights. We have a fake tree, and he couldn't fix it, but now we have to put the ornaments back on. 
  3. Make chocolate pretzel sticks with toffee. They are amazing! Get giant, fat pretzel sticks, melt chocolate chips, dip pretzel sticks in chocolate, dip in toffee bits, and put it in the fridge. Delicious!
  4. Spend time with my family!
I have Christmas music on from the radio, so Christmas is in the air in my household! Can't wait for Christmas!

No fun fact.

Christmas Countdown: 1 more day!

Happy Christmas Eve!
Tween Blogger

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hey Readers!

I thought I might do a post about Santa today. Santa Claus was made from a guy named Saint Nicholas. Every Christmas Saint Nicholas would go around to the poor giving necessities: food, water, clothing, etc. Eventually, Saint Nick died and people made stories about Santa Claus. So the next time you get a present, think about Saint Nick and what God put in his heart to help the poor.

 No fun fact because this post was basically a fun fact.

Christmas Countdown: 3 days till Christmas!!!!!

Merry Christmas!
Tween Blogger

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Calling All One Direction Fans!

Sup Readers!

My friend has a blog now, too. She is 1D Girl and her blog is http://1dgirl6.blogspot.com/ so be sure to check it out! I also put this on my Blogs I Read list. Hope you like her blog!

No fun fact. Go to 1D Girl's blog and you'll find a ton of facts about One Direction!

Christmas Countdown: 6 days left till Christmas!!!!

Tween Blogger

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Hey guys!

Really quick post! I just wanted to say thanks to all my readers. I'm so glad that you all check my blog. I'll have more posts coming. I'm going to try to do it everyday. I'll make that my New Year's Resolution! So, in case you didn't see, scroll down until you see on the right side something that says Blogs I Read. Those are my friends' blogs. Please check them out too!

No fun fact because there really is no point to a fun fact for this subject.

Happy New Year!
Tween Blogger

Why Stars?

Merry Christmas!

Have you ever wondered why stars are put on Christmas trees? Well, if you did, here is the answer: the star symbolizes the star that the wise men saw on Christmas. Funny thing is, the Bible doesn't say how many wise men there were, or if they were kings. It just says that there were three gifts: gold, frankinsence, and myrrh. But they were wise men, called Magi. The Magi followed the star in the sky to Jesus Christ. So now, we put stars on our Christmas trees? (But, to tell you the truth, I put an angel on mine!)

No fun fact because this entire post was a fun fact.

Christmas Countdown: 7 days till Christmas!!

Follow that star!
Tween Blogger

Monday, December 16, 2013

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Hello readers!

A few days ago, my mom and I decorated the Christmas tree. To get in the spirit of Christmas, I put on some Christmas music softly and it was so relaxing. My mom and I loved it! If you've done something like this, tell me in the comments section. I would love to hear all about it!
I really don't have anything to blog about. Please tell me more things to blog. I'm really running out.

For the fun fact, go to the post O Christmas Tree.

Christmas Countdown: 9 days till Christmas!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
Tween Blogger

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Poem

Hey guys!

Here's a poem I wrote a few years back about Christmas. I was in third grade, so if it isn't that good, you can't blame me!

What Christmas Means to Me

What Christmas means to me,
Is that Jesus is the key. 
He died on the cross,
And now we are not lost.
Let Christmas trees and candy canes,
Help us go down the right lane.
Jesus loves us all,
For the price has been paid,
By Him. 

10 days until Christmas! I still have to do my Christmas shopping!

Fun Fact: Christmas trees stand for eternity, like Jesus is. Candy canes are shaped like a shepherd's crook, just as God is our shepherd. I've also heard the the red stands for Jesus' blood and the white stands for the purity.

Smiles everywhere!
Tween Blogger

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Spectacular


Hey Readers! I just got back from the Bethel Christmas Spectacular! Bethel is a church that is really, really talented in putting on shows. Every year, they put on something called Christmas Spectacular. Everything is so wonderful! My favorite is the tradition of The Twelve Days of Christmas. It is so much fun! This year, the last show is on Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 pm. Sorry for the short notice! If you plan on going any other year, though, note that it's always packed. So get there, like, one hour to 45 minutes early if you want good seats! Here's their website: http://www.christmasspectacular.org/.
It's kind of my family's tradition to go there. Hope you can go!

Fun Fact: The Christmas Spectacular began in the 1970's. (You can get more info by clicking the address and clicking "History."

Have a cup of cheer!
Tween Blogger

Friday, December 13, 2013


Hey again!

Tween Blogger with a news flash. A couple days ago, in the post Happy Birthday, Jesus!, I said not to say "Happy Holidays" or something because it doesn't show the true meaning of Christmas: Christ. Well, today my teacher found out the "Xmas" is actually okay. The "X" actually means "Christ" in Greek! Everyone in my class was so surprised. Hope this was news to you too!

No fun fact today because this entire post was basically a fun fact.

Wish you a very merry Christmas!
Tween Blogger

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cupcake Baking

Hey guys!

I'm into baking, and I love decorating my cupcakes! I'm thinking of a Christmas batch. What designs do you think would look good? A star, a tree, anything! Just comment it and I'll think about it. When I do make the cupcakes, I'll be sure to take a photo and post it here!

Fun Fact: Cupcakes were convenient back in the past because cakes were too big and took too much time to bake.

Cupcake Smiles!
Tween Blogger

Gingerbread Houses

Sup Readers!

I love gingerbread house decorating, although my house never really stands. The only time it stood was when in class we used a shoebox to outline it. I made a Target, but it was really ugly. This year, my class is going to make houses again! I've always liked making different designs for my house. I also really like eating it. I've got a BIG sweet tooth. All the sugar and candy is so tasty! 
Do you like gingerbread houses? Answer below in the comments section!

Fun Fact: Gingerbread houses came from the fairytale: Hansel and Gretel.

Happy Decorating!
Tween Blogger

P.S. I didn't make the gingerbread house below. I found it on the Internet.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

O Christmas Tree!

Hey guys!

Every year, I love putting up my Christmas tree. We have a fake one since my mom and I have allergies. It's kind of a tradition for my mom and dad to put it up, and for my mom and me to decorate it. We have tons of ornaments! We even have an angel to put on top. Do you chop down a tree, or do you just buy a fake one to use every year? Do you use ornaments, or do you use something else like popcorn strands or something? Answer these questions below!

Fun Fact: The evergreen tree is used to stand for "eternity."

Have a Treemendous Christmas!
Tween Blogger

Monday, December 9, 2013

Homemade Christmas Decorations

Ho, ho, ho!

Tween Blogger here with some homemade Christmas decoration ideas. These are all from the Internet, so if you don't know what I'm talking about, you can search them up. I hope you like them!

  1. Snowman head out of popsicle sticks. Use buttons for the face.
  2. Paper snowflake. I don't know how to show you how to make it, so your going to have to search this up.
  3. Paper or foam ornaments. These are fun because you can make them however you like. You can even glitterize them.
  4. Pinecones with puffballs. I'll have a picture below to show you what I mean.
My personal favorite are the ornaments. I love thinking of new designs for them! Which one is your favorite? Comment it below!

Fun Fact: Before Christmas ornaments were invented, people used fruit, nuts, and popcorn and cranberry strands. Then people began to use paper streamers and bits of shiny metal foil. The first glass ornaments were made by a German glass-making company.

Many blessings,
Tween Blogger

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jesus!


In my profile, I wrote that I'm a Christian. So during Christmas, I don't celebrate Santa Claus (though I do still get presents from him. I know that they are my parents.) or presents (though I do love getting them). I remember Jesus' birth. I also go to a Christian school, so every year, we have a Christmas musical. I really enjoy singing and acting in it. Christmas isn't all about presents or getting stuff. It's about giving and celebrating baby Jesus. Even if you aren't Christian, always remember that giving is better than getting.
Also, my Bible teacher said that you shouldn't say "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" or something like that. Saying "Merry Christmas" will remind you of the real meaning: Jesus. The word "Christmas" has "Christ" in it.

Fun Fact: Jesus was born in a stable, in a manger. (My sources for this was the Bible, not the Internet.)

Be cheerful!
Tween Blogger

Friday, December 6, 2013

My Fave Christmas Songs

Merry Christmas!

Today, I'm going to tell you my favorite Christmas carols! I have a lot of favorites. This list will be a little long. I love singing Christmas songs. They are always so cheerful!

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. We Three Kings
  3. Jinge Bell Rock
  4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  5. The First Noel
  6. Oh, Chrismas Tree
  7. Midnight Clear
  8. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  9. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. Winter Wonderland
  11. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  12. Joy to the World
  13. Away in the Manger
  14. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
  15. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  16. Silent Night 
  17. The Twelve Days of Christmas
Do you have any favorite Christmas carols? If you do, comment your top three favorites down below!

Fun Fact: The most popular Christmas song is White Christmas.

Let it snow!
Tween Blogger

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Being Kind


It's Tween Blogger again! I have seen a poster everywhere: at school, online, at my extracurricular activies. I really like it, so I'm gonna share it with you today. Maybe you've seen it somewhere too.

Before you speak...
T- Is it True?
H- Is it Helpful?
I- Is it Inspiring?
N- Is it Necessary?
K- Is it Kind? 

I admire whoever came up with this, cause it's true. Always think before you say something. Also, it would be a good idea to put yourself in that person's shoes. If that was said to you, how would you feel? Think about it.

Fun Fact: The Think Before You Speak thing is a television, radio, and magazine campaign made in 2008.

Tween Blogger

P.S. I'm running out of things to blog about! If you have anything you want to see on this blog, comment it down below. I will also put the name of the person who suggested it on the post! Thanks!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Book Review

What's up, Readers?

It's Tween Blogger here, with another book to recommend to you! It's called Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. It's about this girl named Emily who gets sucked into the book Little Women. Everyone acts as if she was already part of the book. It's hilarious to read about how she tries to fit in with the rest of the characters. Emily also has to worry about whether she'll ever get out of the book or not! Read it to find what happens. Take a look at this book!

Fun Fact: Little Women's author, Louisa May Alcott, was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She died on March 6, 1888. She had three sisters.

Bye for now,
Tween Blogger