First Day of Spring!March 19, 2012
Tomorrow, March 20, is the first official day of spring. It’s one of my favorite seasons! Technically it’s only the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere (in the Southern Hemisphere tomorrow will be the first day of fall.) Spring is so great because flowers start to bloom and it starts to get warmer! The days are also longer which means more time to ride my bike.
I like to go on bike rides with my dad when he gets home from work. In the winter we don’t get to do it as much because it’s too dark by the time he gets home, and it’s not very safe to ride in the dark because it’s hard for cars to see us.
Do you have a favorite season? Do you have a special hobby or sport that you play only during a certain time of the year?
T-shirt scarfMarch 14, 2012
Hey all you furbulous fans!
I’m going to tell you how to make a T-shirt scarf to go along with the layering technique from my last blog. That way, you can add this scarf and be totally ready for almost any weather!
1. Get an old T-shirt that you don’t mind cutting up. Turn it inside out. With a pencil, draw lines underneath the arm pits of the shirt all the way around. Then, a few inches up from the bottom of the shirt, draw another line all the way around it. With an adult’s supervision, use sharp scissors to cut the bottom and top of the T-shirt off using these lines as a guide.
2. Now you are left with a T-shirt tube! So now, every 1-inch, make 4-5 inch long cuts on one side of the tube to make fringe.
3. Now you’ve got your own T-shirt scarf! You can even add beads and stuff to the bottom to make it unique. No one will ever have the same cool scarf that you do.
This also makes a cool gift for your friends! Just make sure you have an adult’s permission to use sharp scissors, and be safe!
The wonders of layeringMarch 12, 2012
Since the weather has been really weird lately, I’m having a hard time finding things to wear. Are you? I mean, it’s been warm, then it’s snowing, then its flip-flop weather again, then it’s SNOWING! It’s just crazy. So what is a girl to do when the weather changes from freezing to hot in the same day? Hello, layers!
Layering is a technique, kind of a style of dressing that many outdoor enthusiasts know very well because they have to do it all the time. When you start a hike in the morning, it could be 32 degrees, and by noon it could be 72 degrees. So people who like to camp and hike know all about it.
It just means that you have to wear something really light as your first layer, then you wear something heavier, like a long sleeved shirt, over it. Then you can wear a jacket over everything! That way, when you start to get warm you can remove layers and still feel comfortable.
Have fun layering!