Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Golf Ball Doggy

Golf Ball Doggy
I went to the post office with my Mom today. There were sooooo many package slips to take up to the desk.
Anyway, we got the packages and placed them under the Christmas Tree because they were for Christmas. A lot of presents for me and my sisters, a few for my Mom, and NONE for my Dad.
I was starting to feel pretty bad. My sisters had gotten him a present from their ‘Santa Store’ at school. Of course, those were pretty cheap. My sisters had told me:
“Abbey, Abbey—everything at the Santa Store is 2$!!!”
Yeah. How nice is that.
And then, I found the most amazing idea in the history of homemade Christmas gifts.
A Golfball Doggy!
My Dad looooooves golf, but he also loves my dog, Sammy, so—BOOM! It totally matches!

·      7 golf balls (don’t use your Moms nice ones—OOPS :( )
·      A hot glue gun
·      Cardstock paper
·      Sharpie black marker
Glue four of the golf balls in a square.
Glue two of the other golf balls together then glue on top of the square.
Add the last golf ball on top of the two. 
While you’re waiting for this to dry, take the cardstock paper and fashion it into ears, tail, and a tiny nose in whatever design and color you want.

Glue gun those to your golf ball shape in whatever place you want.

Now gift this to whoever you want.

Abbey @ Memoir of a middleschooler!

3 days till Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday Superstar #2

Hey, Everybody!
It’s Sunday Superstar Time!
Week 2

This Weeks Sunday Superstar:
Baby Blues, written by, the Dynamic Duo of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, is a dynamic strip about the antics and life of the McPherson family. This week, I think all husbands know what they’re wives need, but they gotta go to the last resort :D
Remember how I was talking about my band concert???
It was the birth of a trumpet hero!
No, you guys don’t have to shower me with congratulations because I did soooooooo amazing—I already got enough of that from- hmmmm, let me think—EVERYBODY?!
I’m guessing I looked something close to this:

Here's me!

Oh, and
6 days till Christmas!
Stay cool, my friends

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Superstar

Sunday Superstar
Hey, everybody! I’ve decided to add a new feature to my blog—you guessed it—
Sunday superstar
I will be putting up my favorite comic from the Sunday comics! You feel free to, too! Link to my blog, and then we all have something to do on Sundays!
This Weeks Superstar:
The knightlife

This week, Keith Knight really shows different commitments.
Okay, now back to my normal blog post—
On December 15 my Mom’s contest ends, so make sure you join. I am not entering, because:
A-            My sister and Grandma are judging it
B-             It wouldn’t be fair because mine would be too awesome for everyone else! :D
Remember, you can get 25 bucks, all you have to do is enter.
Also, I am going to need a little bit of luck here:
Middle School Holiday Concert
Featuring the Beginning Band:
Their First Concert
Where: School Gym
When: 6:00
Yay—That’s me! This Tuesday! Trumpet-Playing me—This Tuesday!
Please comment on your favorite good-luck saying in the comment section. Break-a-Leg? Good Luck?
YOU decide.
We are watching Karate Kid right now, and my Mom started doing the weirdest thing possible—
Punching her arms out and saying “Hai-Qui!” with the movie.
Wow. Through a teen’s eyes—that’s pretty scary.
Please comment and join my moms contest!

-Abbey :D

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Sister Can Play the Recorder-- With Her NOSE!

Hey, friends.
I witnessed a totally spectacular talent the other day. My sister, Allison Eden, can play the recorder. Well, I mean, anyone can PLAY the recorder, but AlleyCat is special! Check out this video of her! THIS is a link to her on YouTube. Weird, right?
AlleyCat taught me how to do it, too, so I should be putting a duet up soon!
Also, please keep a cat named Pepper in your prayers. She died this Wednesday. Pepper was a nice cat, but she was pretty old and the vet knew she was going to die soon. Keep her family in your minds, and make sure you be thankful that you have your kitty, or doggy, or fishy, or rabbit-y, or whatever else you might have.

My Mom is putting up a contest, and no one has entered, so make sure that you enter so that you can win 25  $$smackaroos$$

-     Abbey :)
Keep it cool, friends!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Gathering

Thanksgiving Gathering
So, now that Halloween is done with, what’s the next holiday?
Okay, okay, I’ll admit it—a lot of times Thanksgiving is not the most fun holiday (that’s for Christmas and Halloween!) and it usually involves droning relatives and NO presents. But do you WANT to make it fun?? Here’s how!
First of all, figure out whose coming. If your crazy Aunt and Uncle and their 6 kids are coming, you better have a LOT of stuff ready! But if your deaf Grandma and Grandpa are coming, get prepared with an emergency defibrillator and lactose free pumpkin pie.
So, now you know what you need to plan for once you have figured out whose coming. Here are some great recipes!
·       Lactose free pumpkin pie! Yippee—for your Grandparents! :D This recipe is also good for kids with kids who are lactose intolerant.
·       Try this Chocolate Cake! Okay, it TOTALLY doesn’t meet the original criteria of PUMPKIN PIE, but if you coat it with some orange frosting and decorated with a plastic cornucopia—VOILA! It’s THANKSGIVING related!
·       This is the recipe my family uses, so I KNOW it tastes good. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, it is DELISH!
Now that you have the food planned out, figure out how you’re going to decorate and prepare your pad for visitors and screaming little kids.
Here’s an idea for what my little sister and I did last year when there was a whole bunch of people coming over.
Totally Thankful Decoration Plan
First, we decorated the dining room. We made these awesome nametags for all the people who were coming. Here’s how to do them.
·       Cardstoc-k paper, mostly in red, orange, and yellow.
·       Pens, markers, and crayons.

·       Optional: You can go to the store and buy some shiny cornucopia stickers if you want to be all prissy.
First, fold the pieces of paper in half. Then, you’ve got to write the name of the people on the paper with a black marker. Actually, you can use any color, but I used black marker. Next, you can color it any way you would like, but I stuck with the fall colors, (brown, green, orange, red) and then you set them out. All done!
Next, use your Mom’s fancy, schmancy, prissy plates to show off your Mom’s taste on the table. Then buy some orange napkins, and look at THIS cool way to fold them. Set out some nice silverware, and you’re ready.
Lastly, if your 8 cousins are coming, you’re gonna need some back-up, because even you don’t have enough junk to give away! Make some little bags with some of those cheap activity books and candy in it.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Last Minute Halloween

Last Minute Halloween
Hey, everybody! I have a treat for all you teenz out there who need help with Halloween! I know I have to have a lot of help in this type of thing, especially for Halloween Dances, Costume Parties, and/ or Trick-or-Treating.
These tutorials and spunky ideas will be pretty easy for a lot of teenz to do, but if you need help, tell your Mom, cuz she knows make-up. Speaking of MOM (follow her), she sent me this video tutorial of awesome Halloween Franken Nails for girls! Check ‘em out! Look at the Vampire Teeth nails, too!
Guys, I know you’re not gonna go to your Mommy for help with your make-up, so here’s a few tutorials just for YOU!
Here’s a Vampire Make-Up tutorial that was done on this girls boyfriend, but if you have the right stuff, you could do this by yourself.
This is a Frankenstein Flesh make-up tutorial. It only has how to do the flesh, but if you take some black eyeliner from your Mom (make sure you ask her) you can draw the stitches on your lips or on the sides of your cheeks!
This is the best look most boys choose for Halloween. It’s……….  The ZOMBIE LOOK! Whoopee! Not only easy and quick, this doesn’t require a ton of make-up and you get a great look!

Are you rushing to create the costume itself? Come to these sites for great and quick ideas for any person.
This site has some surprisingly good ideas, and make sure you go through all of them because they have stuff like an IPOD Commercial and Clark Kent, Superman’s alter ego.
Another good site is THIS one, with 50 ideas from a road to an old person!
Going to a costume party in an hour and a half that you have to bring a snack to? Check out these yummy, quick recipes that you and everybody else will LOVE!
On my Mom’s blog, she has a DELISH recipe for cute spider cookies!
This recipe takes a longer time, but it is totally worth it!
This is a good recipe called Monster Mash, and it doesn’t take long at all. You might be able to substitute the raisins for marshmallows or gummi worms if you absolutely CAN’T deal with raisins.
Well, now you have it. The best Last Minute Halloween. I looked at all of this stuff, and it sounds reliable, yummy, and scary.
Have an awesome Halloween