Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 London Summer Olympics

Hey Rainy Day Readers (thank you to the fan that named you all!)...are you guys excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics based in London, England? Did you watch the interesting opening ceremony Friday night? Are you excited for the rest of the competitions? Comment below on which event you're most psyched for and which athlete!

**EDIT: I know a lot of you are disappointed about some of your favorite ex-Olympians not competing this year -- Nastia Liukin, for example -- and that some of your other favorites aren't winning -- Michael Phelps, anyone? Comments on this! ^.^ We'll keep you updated on the games! :)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

freerice, the website is a wonderful website where you can learn join groups, learn subjects, studying, and more. For every question the you answer correctly, freerice donates 10 grains of rice to those in need of food. you can choose what subject you want to do, then answer the multiple choice questions :)

this is a wonderful website that helps not only you, but those truly in need of help.

Questions? Comments? Write them below!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

just a little shout-out...

i just wanna say a little goodbye and good luck to my doggie who recently passed away due to cancer......

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

we're shifting around

hello! it's the TRDR team (thank you to our fan that named us -- that is now our official name ^.^)

we want you to know that we're adjusting The Rainy Day Reporter site around! we might be down for a few days at a time :( but we will try to get the process done ASAP! it'll only be minor shifting and we'll let you know of our new developments. what would YOU like to see on the new TRDR? comments please! ^.^

TRDR's list of restaurant musts!

no matter where you are...try to get a hold of these restaurants! (i admit, some of these are local! that does not necessarily mean i live in that location, so there will be plenty of all-around local eateries ^.^! i've listed them with asterisks)

no particular order ^.^
1. Little Man Ice Cream*
Absolutely the best local ice cream I've ever had. The flavors change every day. They serve gelato, sherbet, and ice cream...and they specialize in all ^.^ The price is cheap but I love the flavors I've tried (I recommend---out of the ice cream---hazelnut, oatmeal cookie, salted oreo, chocolate, vanilla bean, chocolate chip cookie dough). Great customer service.

2. Proto's
It's delicious pizza! For you thin-crust lovers out there, this is the thinnest pizza...and so delicious. They've got make-your-own and many Proto's specials too. I like the White Pie :) They've got so many different toppings you can add...and there's no burn spots! This Proto's Pizza is just right. <3

3. I Luv Frogurt*
Currently there are only two in Louisiana (one in Meterie and one in Slidell) and I'm not sure if it's branching out or not...but I'm in love with this self-serve froyo. The flavors change (biweekly? weekly?) and you can mix & match. The consistency is not too heavy and the price is great! I've tried nearly all the flavors & all are great! Good customer service.

4. Krispy Kreme's
I hope all of you know this donut place...because it's my favorite <3 yes, I like Shipley's and All-American Donuts and everything else, but I love Krispy Kreme's the most! I think it's pretty self explanitory. There's plenty all around America ;)

5. Crepevine
The most delicious place for crepes! Yummy yummy! Easy make-your-own crepe, or choose from one of their standard delicious ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's pretty self explanitory. I love. <3

6. Cowbell*
This is a neighborhood restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has a special secret sauce that goes wonderfully on anything on the menu. They have daily soups, appetizers, desserts, you name it! Sit at the bar and socialize with the staff (sometimes I wonder if they are hired because of their sense of humor). This may be one of my all-time favorite restaurants. :)
hope you enjoy this short list of yummy restaraunts!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Teen Choice Awards

the TCA's are out! did you watch yesterday? here we have our list of winners for Teen Choice 2012!
we cast more than 134 million votes for our nominees! (from the Teen Choice Awards official website)

TEEN CHOICE 2012 winners include:
Choice Movie: Action
Choice Movie Actor: Action
Taylor Lautner, "Abduction"  
Choice Movie Actress: Action
Zoe Saldana, "Colombiana"  
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
"The Hunger Games"  
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"  
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games"   
Choice Movie: Drama
"The Lucky One"  
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Zac Efron, "The Lucky One"  
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Emma Stone, "The Help"   
Choice Movie: Comedy
"21 Jump Street"  
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Channing Tatum, "21 Jump Street"  
  Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."  
Choice Movie: Romance
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1""  
Choice Movie Actor: Romance
Zac Efron, "The Lucky One"  
Choice Movie Actress: Romance
Kristen Stewart, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1"   
Choice Movie Voice
Taylor Swift as Audrey, "Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax"  
Choice Movie Chemistry
Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg, "The Hunger Games"  
Choice Movie Liplock
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games"  
Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Charlize Theron, "Snow White & The Huntsman"  
Choice Movie Villain
Alexander Ludwig, "The Hunger Games"  
Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male
Liam Hemsworth, "The Hunger Games"  
Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Female
Ashley Greene, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1"  
Choice Movie Breakout
Rihanna, "Battleship"  
Choice Summer Movie: Action
"The Avengers"  
Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music
"Katy Perry: Part of Me"  
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Chris Hemsworth, "Snow White & The Huntsman" and "The Avengers"  
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Kristen Stewart, "Snow White & The Huntsman"  
Choice TV Show: Drama
"Pretty Little Liars"   
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Ian Harding, "Pretty Little Liars"  
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Lucy Hale, "Pretty Little Liars"  
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
"The Vampire Diaries"  
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"  
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"  
Choice TV Show: Action
"CSI: Miami"   
Choice TV Actor: Action
Adam Rodriguez, "CSI: Miami" Choice TV Actress: Action
Linda Hunt, "NCIS: Los Angeles"  
Choice TV Show: Comedy
Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Chris Colfer, GLEE  
Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Lea Michele, GLEE  
Choice TV: Animated Show
Choice TV: Male Personality
Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR  
Choice TV: Female Personality
Jennifer Lopez, AMERICAN IDOL  
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
Choice TV: Reality Show
Choice TV: Male Reality Star
Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, "Jersey Shore" and "The Pauly D Project"  
Choice TV: Female Reality Star
The Kardashians, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"  
Choice Summer TV Show
"Teen Wolf"   
Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Troian Bellisario, "Pretty Little Liars"   
Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Tyler Posey, "Teen Wolf"  
Choice TV Villain
Janel Parrish, "Pretty Little Liars"   
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
Candice Accola, "The Vampire Dairies"  
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
Michael Trevino, "The Vampire Diaries"  
Choice TV Breakout Show
Choice TV Breakout Star: Female
Hannah Simone, NEW GIRL  
Choice TV Breakout Star: Male
Beau Mirchoff, "Awkward"  
Choice Male Artist
Justin Bieber  
Choice Female Artist
Taylor Swift  
Choice Music Group
Selena Gomez & The Scene    
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj  
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
"Starships," Nicki Minaj  
Choice Rock Group
Choice Rock Song
"Paradise," Coldplay  
Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist
David Guetta  
Choice Single by a Group
"We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle MonĂ¡e  
Choice Single by a Female Artist
"Eyes Open," Taylor Swift  
Choice Single by a Male Artist
"Boyfriend," Justin Bieber  
Choice Male Country Artist
Hunter Hayes  
Choice Female Country Artist
Taylor Swift  
Choice Country Song
"Sparks Fly," Taylor Swift  
Choice Country Group
Lady Antebellum  
Choice Summer Song
"Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen  
Choice Love Song
"What Makes You Beautiful," One Direction  
Choice Break-Up Song
"Payphone," Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa  
Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Demi Lovato  
Choice Summer Music Star: Male
Justin Bieber  
Choice Summer Music Star: Group
One Direction  
Choice Music: Breakout Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen  
Choice Music: Breakout Group
One Direction  
Choice Fashion Icon: Female
Katy Perry  
Choice Fashion Icon: Male
Justin Bieber  
Choice Female Hottie
Miley Cyrus  
Choice Male Hottie
Ian Somerhalder  
Choice Female Athlete
Serena Williams (Tennis)  
Choice Male Athlete
David Beckham (Soccer)  
Choice Book "The Hunger Games" trilogy, Suzanne Collins  
Choice Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres  
Choice Twit
Demi Lovato  
Choice Web Star
Sophia Grace and Rosie  
Choice Video Game
Just Dance 3  
Choice Social Network

your trend #5

every so often, The Rainy Day Reporter will post a 'your trend' with cool things! cute outfits, new gadgets, dream houses -- your way to keep up on new trends and items! subscribe to The Rainy Day Reporter to receive these trends in your inbox every week!

Who wants this awesome iPhone case? It looks like a camera...but can you tell that the iPhone is laying down on its side?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

TLC's cheer perfection

Maybe you've heard of Lifetime's hit show Dance Moms or TLC's other famous show, Toddlers & Tiaras. Both of which focus on a competitive practice of some kind, and TLC has just added a new show to the ring - Cheer Perfection. Cheer Perfection features Cheer Time Revolution, a cheer studio in Sherwood, Arkansas, and its students and coaches. Alisha Dunlap pushes her cheerleaders to be the best, and so do the mothers. Cheer Perfection is filled with 'overplayed parent drama,' 'excitement,' and 'catfights.' Did you tune into the special episode on Wednesday? Comments!!

we have now gone mobile!

now you can check out TRDR on your smartphone or tablet! we do not have an app yet :) but you can go to on your web browser and view a mobile version of the website! thank you for reading!

questions or comments :)

hello everyone! it's evy from TRDR team :) we've been getting quite a few emails from our dedicated readers! i want to thank you for those! if you have any questions or comments about our blog please direct them here and comment below ~~ ^.^ yerrr:)

total spa day *updated*

Here's a total spa package that will make you and your friends feel like absolute princesses! Enjoy.


Start your spa day by washing your face off with your favorite face wash, then moisturize so the water doesn't dry out your skin.

Afterwards, do your favorite steam. Mine is a peppermint steam. Heat up your 4 cups of water and pour it into a bowl. Add 8 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Then use a mask! I recommend a sheet mask or one of bubzbeauty's natural masks, but you can do whatever you'd like. Don't forget to slice some cucumbers for those eyes :) This will make you feel refreshed and as though you have just had a wonderful night's rest.


It is very easy to take care of your hands. To start off, rub some olive oil into your hands, fingers, and fingernails. This moisturizes your hands. Then soak your hands in a small tub of warm water. Then moisturize with normal moisturizer. :)


You can do any soak you want for your feet...
Use warm tap water (you may heat it up in the microwave, if you'd like) and add the things of your choice. My favorite is the pineapple foot soak. All you have to add to your water is 2 cups of pineapple juice. :) You can also check out a few other soaks here that you might like to try.

Soak for about 10 minutes.

If you want to, massage your feet with canola or olive oil (I prefer canola). These massages feel absolutely wonderful!


After you've finished everything else, take a bath. You can make it smell and feel best by adding a few herbs into it (make sure that you take them out before you drain the water). Or you can choose an oatmeal bath, which softens and adds nutrients to your skin. Bubble baths are fun too! Just relax in your tub and read a magazine or something like that... Feel relaxed??

Any comments?? Place them below!! Enjoy ^-^

Saturday, July 21, 2012

your trend #4

every so often, The Rainy Day Reporter will post a 'your trend' with cool things! cute outfits, new gadgets, dream houses -- your way to keep up on new trends and items! subscribe to The Rainy Day Reporter to receive these trends in your inbox every week!

Modern house :) The chic, clean, black-white-with-pop look is a forthcoming trend. Comment below if you want this house!

your trend #3

every so often, The Rainy Day Reporter will post a 'your trend' with cool things! cute outfits, new gadgets, dream houses -- your way to keep up on new trends and items! subscribe to The Rainy Day Reporter to receive these trends in your inbox every week!

'EVE' - This carefree, lovely outfit just screams 'summer evening fun.' This white shirt is easy, breezy, beautiful just like CoverGirl, and gives you the look like it too. You can easily exchange this top for a flowy blouse or something less lacy if it doesn't match your style. The jean-shorts make it easy to have fun in the summer sun, and the sunglasses? Self-explained! Pair this outfit up with cute flowered sandals, a nice plain tote or purse (you don't want anything too sparkly or glam) and a nice white chunky bracelet. A loose braid or soft curls would really enhance this outfit. Neutral, light, or naked makeup would also work.

blogtime reappearance?

hello everyone. you might know of our second blog Blogtime with Evy and Gracie. a few months ago gracie and I decided to create a new blog, The Rainy Day Reporter! we told everyone we would be shutting down the Blogtime site, however we just reopened it. we're debating on whether or not we should reclose it...or hold open *both* blogs! would you like to see Blogtime with Evy and Gracie back again? or would you rather us just focus on TRDR? comment below :)

minty face steam =^-^=

this steam may not look so fancy, but the results say something else! 

You will need:
a kettle
a measuring cup (1 cup)
a large bowl
3-6 herbal tea bags 
a towel

1. Use your measuring cup to measure 4 cups of water.

2. Pour the water into your kettle and then heat it up as though you are making tea. 


3. Pour the heated water into your large bowl. Put the tea bags in.

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4. Sit down and put your face over the bowl so that the steam can open up your pores. Put your towel over your head so that the steam can't escape.

5. Enjoy your steam for 5-10 minutes, then rinse your face off with COOL water. 


You should feel refreshed as though you had a wonderful night's sleep. Do a steam once a week, but no more! 

Any comments?? Write them below! =^-^=

Friday, July 13, 2012

your trend #2

every so often, The Rainy Day Reporter will post a 'your trend' with cool things! cute outfits, new gadgets, dream houses -- your way to keep up on new trends and items! subscribe to The Rainy Day Reporter to receive these trends in your inbox every week!

today's trend -- 'ANNA.' This sophisticated yet chic outfit is very appealing to the eye and is sure to get you noticed on the streets, at an event, or simply at a day at work. The peachy-pale dress is simple, but when accentuated by the thin brown belt and color scheme, it really pops out. The peep toe open back heels in a matching color help bring an even look to the outfit, and it's balanced out by a cute green clutch, necklace, and ring. Golden bangles bring out the small amount of the color in the ring and necklace. It's a very even, balanced outfit. Loose, long curls would look best with this outfit.

your trend #1

every so often, The Rainy Day Reporter will post a 'your trend' with cool things! cute outfits, new gadgets, dream houses -- your way to keep up on new trends and items! subscribe to The Rainy Day Reporter to receive these trends in your inbox every week!

today's trend -- 'COURTNEY.' This is an easygoing, trendy outfit. It's chic enough to wear to a girlfriend's party, but comfortable and casual enough to just wear around town. The slight neckline and nearly off-shoulder style is hot, and the sequins in the pattern of a rose make it cute and fabulous. The jeans are casual but attractive, without trying to look too hard. The bracelet is an attention grabber, something sparkly and new, but it doesn't take away from the outfit enhances the silver-navy color scheme. You can pair this outfit with cute silver flats or sexy open-toe ankle boots. A silver barrette or loose braid + sunglasses would really complete this look.

abercrombie kids sale

abercrombie kids is hosting a 50% off redlines sale, in-store and online. 
Catch this deal while it is still available to get cute clothes for a good price.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

yogurt face mask

how to get beautiful celebrity skin! 
this face mask is nothing new, but the results have never looked better. it's simple, it's all-natural, and it's good for your skin!

What You'll Need
  • plain (preferably nonfat) yogurt. and that's it! there's nothing else!
1. Set aside a generous amount of yogurt into a bowl. Keep adding more if need be!
2. Use a foundation brush/spoon/just your hands to spread the yogurt over your face, avoiding precious areas like your eyes and mouth. A couple of layers is best. (Note: it can get messy! Use a towel "bib" if you need to!) 
3. Let it sit for about 15 - 20 minutes. You will feel the mask really tightening on your face.
4. After the set amount of time, wash off your mask with warm water. Be sure to wash off gently -- you don't want to undo the effects your yogurt mask did!
5. Now enjoy your beautiful, clear skin.

the yogurt tightens pores, makes your skin look clearer and brighter, and most of all its fun!!