Saturday, December 1, 2012

a little something to brighten the mood :)

It's been a little dark lately, eh? And you guys know that we haven't been posting THATHATHTHAT much due to a lot o' stuff...


What You'll Need:

  • Pointy Pen
  • Crayons (a color that you like)
  • Paper Cup
  • Tape
  • Wax
  • OPTIONAL - Scented wax
  • Wick 
  • Knife
  • Metal Soup Can
  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Water

Pretty much all of this you can get at your local crafts store (the other stuff you should have lying around)

What To Do:

1. Boil Water
2. Put Wax over Water
3. While that is happening, poke a hole in the bottom of the cup. Tie a knot at the bottom and slip the wick through. Tape up the hole so that no wax will leak out.
4. Put paper towel down
5. Take wax off the water and cut. It should be soft now so it should be easy to cut.
6. Place 4-8 blocks of wax in your can, along with your crayons. They will melt faster if they are in small parts.
7. Put can in boiling water.
8. When everything is melted, pour into the cup. Wait a day or two for it to dry
9. When dry and hard, pull off the paper cup and THERE IS YOUR CANDLE!

Hope you enjoy! Any questions, comments?? Do so below!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hello everyone, sorry if we haven't posted in a while :| It's been pretty busy at TRDR Headquarters.

We're sending our prayers out to all the people and families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Watching the news every day and putting our hopes out there.

Friday, October 5, 2012

acnefast trdr

how to get rid of acne easy...and fast! the acnefast method (clean, easy, and acnefree) by The Rainy Day Reporter! we will be posting several acnefasts, so you can keep your skin totally beautiful. Follow all these steps to heavenly

the first step of The Rainy Day Reporter's acnefast method is to get a clean, nice face.

1. Wash your face thoroughly. There should be no makeup, powder, and as little oil on your face as possible when you begin this treatment. You may use water and soap, makeup remover, or your facial cleanser to complete this step.

2. Pat dry. DO NOT SCRUB! Scrubbing your face while it's irritated with acne may cause more irritation and redness. Use a soft face towel and dab your face dry.

let's get rid of those pimples! safely & DIY! **If you have an aspirin allergy - DO NOT USE THESE!! Please look for more acnefast updated methods... there are not currently any but we will be adding more soon.**

ingredients: 5 uncoated aspirin pills, distilled water, and 1 tsp organic honey, a mug
what it does: aspirin is an anti-flammatory, meaning it will automatically reduce redness and some irritation on your face. it contains salicylic acid, which is used in most acne products, that cleans your pores and exfoliates your skin. the honey helps keep your skin nice and glowing, while preventing breakouts and reducing flare ups that you have now.

3. Get your mug and drop in the aspirins with enough distilled water to make a pasty texture. Let the aspirin dissolve, mixing if needed. Add the teaspoon of honey to the mixture (or you can use olive oil if you have very very dry skin), and apply as needed!

4. Now wait 7 - 15 minutes, and gently wash off with moderate temperature water (meaning do not use very hot/very cold water to rinse!). Pat dry, and use again in about a week or so if more pimples appear!

5. Moisturize your face. Lock in the beauty & moisture, but don't overdo on the 'strizer, especially if you have oily skin.

now that you've gotten rid of this acne, you really want to keep it that way. here's a few things you can do to help:

5. Drink green tea. It's filled with antioxidants and rids your body of a bunch of toxins!
6. Use the clean & easy methods from this post twice a week until the flare ups slow down. Then, use only as needed.
7. A lot of people think---falsely---that more products = less pimples. Absolutely wrong! Try using nothing on your face. If you go natural, don't pick at your face, and drink plenty of water, the pimples will go away faster,
8. A particularly itchy and irritated day for your face? Try a soothing mask! We have several, including the easy-but-helpful yogurt and steam masks, on this site! Search using our search bar and just relax. Let the adrenaline slow, and help yourself to a glass of warm water and a yogurt face.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

iOS6 & iPhone5 - Apple's back!

Even after the loss of Steve Jobs (rest in peace, and thank you for changing all of our lives), Apple is still going on strong. The Rainy Day Reporter is here to update you on their newest progress.

iPhone 5 - Apple's iPhone 5 looks pretty similar to the iPhone4S, until you look closely. The screen is longer and the phone is thinner. It comes in two colors each, and the above shows you black and slate. According to Apple: "It's made completely of glass and aluminum." It's also got 4G, and it's coming to your favorite networks: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint now. It'll also have Apple's free software, iOS6, built in. It's lighter than the 4S and 4 before it and it's faster. The current price range? $199-$399, but TRDR thinks its worth it.

iOS6 - It's free, and can be downloaded onto iPhone3G and after (Although 3G won't get Siri). We've tested it out on our own iTouches & iPhones, and we've got to's pretty cool. A downside? They deleted the YouTube app and Google Maps. A plus side...Apple's got it's own new map program, already installed in. (Psst, you can get those individual apps on the app store, but they aren't the same as the built-in kind Apple deleted.) Panorama camera is now available and it works MUCH better than other apps you can get. Siri's better, too! You have the option of answering a call, reminding you later of a call, or replying with an automatic SMS to the caller. Facebook is now integrated into the system better, so it's easy to share. There's also 'shared photo streams,' which means you basically select photos you want to share and just email/SMS them to certain recipients! So much easier than uploading the photos to your computer or emailing a lot one-by-one. There's also FaceTime over cell networks, letting you FaceTime anytime anywhere. An updated interface for music, app store, iTunes, settings, and mail finishes off the upgrade.

Overall? 2 Thumbs Up!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


This post is dedicated to Ronan Thompson, a three-year-old little boy who passed away due to neuroblastoma in 2011. Taylor Swift wrote the song 'Ronan' for him after reading his mother's blog post*. She performed the song at the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon on Friday night. Since then, it has gone viral everywhere.

Rest in Peace, Ronan, and all the other cancer victims. Please pray for the children and adults going through this as well as their loved ones. No one deserves it. Let's find a cure <3 br="br">

*Maya Thompson writes about her son here.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

best conditioner for all types of hair!

hey everyone, it's the TRDR Team!(:

Recently I've been searching for the perfect conditioner. I have pin-straight hair that doesn't really ever give me problems, but I still want to make sure it's healthy, shiny, and flowing like those TV commercials! Recently I've come across a really great conditioner for frizzy, dry, straight, curly, healthy, shiny, dull, and every-other-type hair.

Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo 
In my eyes, it is undoubtedly the best conditioner I've ever tried. On the bottle it claims that it's for 'dry or frizzy hair' but mine is neither and it still nourishes it. In less than a week of using it, my hair is already naturally softer, shinier, and doesn't tangle as easily! Look at that! It's really amazing, and I'm happy with the results. You can purchase it here really cheaply! I recommend this to anyone that's searching for a great conditioner.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Another ShoutOut...

To Gracie, a member of our TRDR Team!
Unfortunately, her dog Higgins passed away this year as well. Please send all your prayers her way. He was a great dog and will really be missed.