Friday, August 31, 2012

Cool crafts (You'll love these!!)

  Ok, so here are a few really cool, really easy crafts that you can do that are really fun and super easy (so you won't have to spend your entire night figuring out what the instructions mean by "connect point A to point B in a cylindrical fashion") <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">

Mini Craft Book-- CRAFT 1: A "Dry-erase Paint Chip Calendar" 

How to do this?? Paste the paint chips onto a large white paper or piece of card stock... Place it in a frame and viola!! A simple and wonderful little/large calendar!! <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">

DIY dry erase paint chip calendar

Mini Craft Book-- CRAFT 2: A Teapot Placemat

If you have a teapot, and you want to keep it warm-ish, all you have to do is make on of these!! 

*Get a large piece of circular felt (preferably black) and place rocks on it.
*Hot-glue the rocks to the felt -- make sure that they STAY ON and are securely placed!! 
*Put your teapot on your NEW placemat!! <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">

Super cool!! I can't wait to try it! <3

Mini Craft Book-- CRAFT 3: A really cute "Get Well Soon" card!!

Ok, this really cute card goes without saying-- "I really like you because I took the time to make this"
And it also says "I am a really cute card"

And I don't think that I need to explain how to make it because it is REALLY simple <3 p="p">

It's a "Get well soon" card!! <3

** Thanks to and all of the crafty people out there :P

Thursday, August 30, 2012

even hollywood's kids dress well...

Forget Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Brad Pitt, and Jess Alba - what about their kids? Turn your attention to this exclusive UsMagazine article, where the Hollywood kids dominate fashion. Among the divas listed are Suri Cruise, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, and Liam McDermott! 

~ Celebrity News brought to you by The Rainy Day Reporter via UsMagazine

What's a fun way to create glitter words? TRDR has got the scoop - the best one we've seen yet is It's completely free and lets you personalize the font, size, text, alignment, and sparkle. Here's one that we made just to show you guys:

Glitter Words
[ - *Glitter Words*]

Glitterfy is totally blog-, MySpace-, forum-, and email-compatible. It's fun and definitely easy to use with a bunch of different combinations! You can comment below YOUR Glitterfy creation.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

home remedies for teeth whitening

come on know you want those beautiful, straight, white smiles on picture day! TRDR has gathered together a couple of popular AND lesser-known teeth whitening techniques. check it out!

1. Baking Soda
One of the most popular ways to whiten your teeth at home.

You'll Need:
  • Baking Soda
  • Toothbrush
  • Water
What To Do:
*WARNING!* This is not for more sensitive teeth. Read all the warnings below before you begin and please follow all instructions with care!

  1. First, clean your toothbrush. Make sure there's no leftover food chunks or toothpaste from when you last brushed. I know this sounds gross, but trust me! It's for your own good!
  2. Wet your toothbrush and sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the toothbrush. You can also sprinkle about a teaspoon's worth onto a paper napkin and dip your toothbrush into it.
  3. Gently brush your teeth in small circles. DO NOT apply very much pressure, as this might damage your teeth! You want to very gently rub the teeth. The baking soda (Arm & Hammer, preferably) will rub the stains off of your teeth, resulting in whiter and brighter smiles. :)
**Warning**: Make sure you do not use pressure or 'scrub' the teeth! This isn't like normal brushing. Be gentle while still making progress!

Time: It doesn't take very long, and you only have to do it once to see the difference!

2. Bananas for White Teeth!
A lesser-known technique. TRDR found this handy trick on YouTube! All rights to the YouTuber. :)

You'll Need:
  • One Banana (only peel is used)
  • A cup of water
What To Do:
  1. Okay, so all you really need is the peel of the banana! Feel free to eat the banana, but do not throw away the peel.  (You probably want to brush your teeth before using this technique too!)
  2. Take a length of the peel and bare your teeth. You'll want to rub the peel ON YOUR TEETH! I know this sounds weird, but it works! Rub the peel over all of your teeth and once you've finished, you can throw/compost the peel.
Time: This process also shouldn't take too long. If you really want shining chompers, you can try this technique twice a week for long-term results.

3. Tough, Tough, and Really Tough Love
This is a common technique, but used TO THE MAX!! 

You'll Need:
  • One Lime or Lemon
  • Baking Soda
  • Toothbrush
  • Water
  • Small Bowl
What To Do:
*WARNING!* This is not for sensitive teeth! Read all the warnings below before you begin and please follow the instructions with care!

  1. This is for really tough teeth...and bad ones too! Lay out a paper towel and shake some baking soda onto it. Then squeeze your lime/lemon until the baking soda makes a pasty texture. 
  2. Take your toothbrush and dip it into the pasty mixture until it's on your toothbrush. Brush in small circles.
  3. Rinse with water!
**Warning**: This is a very rough & tough tooth remedy! But it whitens tons. Make sure you brush normally with toothpaste after using.

4. Mystery Remedy
I'm not sure if it works! But it sure is a mystery!

You'll Need:
  • Whitening Toothpaste
What To Do:
  1. This is a mystery remedy. Does it work? Doesn't it? You'll want to take your finger and gently apply toothpaste to each individual tooth, making sure you cover the front of the tooth. Make sure it's got whitening agents in it.
  2. Let the toothpaste sit on your teeth for a good 10 -15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. Some people say they've seen the results...other's say it's baloney! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

vacation anyone??

i just got back from a WONDERFUL time in Rhode Island! Anyone been there before??
We went (I just sat there and asked for Coke) sailing in Newport and took a cool little side-trip to Boston where we went to Chinatown... Really fun!

Any vacation stories?? Email us them!!

it's been a while...

sorry for the long wait for posts, guys!!
** Just getting used to the new schedule**
Anyone else?? New school, new place, new people, new teachers, new rules, new...  -.-

Yeah, 2nd day -- forgot ID
          3rd day --  forgot money for SLUSHIE
          4th day -- forgot violin
          5th day -- FINALLY remembered EVERYTHING :P

Anyone else?? Come on... Bad picture day or something?? I know I had one (hair sticking up... ugly shirt... bad face) :( Come on, fess up and comment...

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happy birthday!

Hello, Evy of the TRDR Team here ~

I'd like to give a shoutout to one of the members of the TRDR Team, Gracie. Her mother's birthday is today! Happy birthday! :) Leave your birthday wishes for Gracie's mom in the comments below!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

end of summer post

hello, everyone! TRDR team here.

we understand that some of you have already started school (us as well!). are you excited? are you sad? we personally miss summer :) we have so much free time that we can keep TRDR updated! now that school has started, you may see us posting less frequently. but we promise promise promise that we will try! you'll at least see one post a week from us.

we want to hear all about your summer & school days! what'd you do over the summer? are your teachers nice? what classes are you taking? you can also contact us at

until next time Rainy Day Readers :)

stay in school ^.^

Sunday, August 5, 2012

pitango gelato

I'm a big fan of frozen dairy treats, and gelato is number two on my list (the first is ice cream). Wherever I travel, I always keep an eye out for a local gelato or ice cream place to try. I was in Washington, D.C. lately and had to try their famous Pitango Gelato place out.

They serve coffee & tea, gelato, sherbet, and frozen yogurt. They are by far my favorite gelato place that I have ever visited, and I've visited a few to be fair. They have many different flavors and you can half-and-half any flavors you want. I tried vanilla chocolate chip (which was extraordinary), and a mixture of the lemon and raspberry sorbet (which was also extraordinary). The texture is not too heavy or light, and it's got the richest flavors. *Psst, the hazelnuts are imported directly from Italy!* Pitango's got a lot of interesting history (their founder was a software engineer who decided to change his ways to make gelato) and it's got amazing customer service. They're also NOW HIRING, if you live in the area!!

I give it 10 of 10 stars. To others, it may seem a bit pricy but the gelato is worth it. The flavors are rich and absolutely phenomenal and I can't wait to go back again. :) I recommend it to anyone -- groups of friends, family members, or just you by yourself.

:) (from

Location: 413 7th St NW     Washington, D.C. 20004     Neighborhood: Penn Quarter

Contact: (202) 885-9607

Nearest Transit Station: Archives Metro Station (green, yellow)     Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station (green, red, yellow)        Judiciary Square Metro Station (red)

Hours: Mon - Thu  7 am - 11 pm
Fri  7 am - 12 am
Sat  11 am - 12 am
Sun  11 am - 11 pm

Price Range (on's scale): $$

Accepts Credit Cards: yes

Parking: street

Outdoor seating: no

WiFi: free

Wheelchair Accessible: yes

General Rating on 4 1/2 stars (by's scale) out of 5

little korea?!

little korea is a fusion restaurant with korean food along with some vietnamese food (Pho). little korea is a local restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana (3301 S Claiborne Ave, ZIP 70125)

they have a wide selection of wonderful korean food including kimchi, spring rolls, fried dumpling, spicy chicken wing, pork cheese katsu, LA Galbi, jaeyook bok eum, and for the kids they offer kid-sized meals that are completed with rice, miso soup, and mac. salad. :)

The service is OK, but it does take a while for your food to come out...although once you get it, you will realize that that wait was worth it. little korea is very kid friendly, and even plays korean pop music (Kpop!) while you eat.

My rating? 8 out of 10 stars.

I deducted points due to the fact that they might want to mop more, and two dirty tables were just sitting there. The waitress was nice, but almost refused to give my younger brother a spoon.
Overall, I DO recommend Little Korea for a simple lunch with a few friends.


Hours: Mon - Sat  11 am - 8 pm

Good for Groups: yes

Accepts Credit Cards: some

Attire: casual

Price Range (on's scale): $$

Good for Kids: yes

Delivery: no

Takeout: yes (but it does take a while)

Waiter Service: yes

Outdoor Seating: no

Alcohol: no

Noise Level: average

Has TV: no (yes but they don't use it)