Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bats, Cats, Spiders, and Owls Family Fun Ideas for Halloween Season

Ideas for Teaching about Bats, Cats, Spiders, and Owls to young children:

  • Teach 1 year olds vocabulary recognition with pictures
  • Teach 2 year olds basic ideas like a spider has 8 legs and owls and bats are awake at night
  • Teach older children 3+ about the habitats and what the animals eat
  • Teach all children old enough to understand how these animals can help us and appreciation for nature
  • Have the children tell you what they know about these animals and go from there
  • Find cute crafts on Pinterest and other sources with a simple internet search
  • The older the child the more in depth you can go with your lessons
  • I currently teach Kindergarten and we were able to talk about habitats and what the animals ate as well as the idea that bats and owls are nocturnal meaning they are awake at night and sleep during the day. We also talked about how bats are similar to humans and how they help humans. We discussed how Spiders are in their own bug family, the arachnids and are not insects. We learned the Spanish words for Owl, Spider, and Cat
  • The fun thing about these lessons is to make it your own for the child or children you are working with. Doing a simple internet search will give you lots of resources and ideas! 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Family Fun Activities


  • Talk about how acorns are seeds, food for animals
  • Cut into an acorn and let the child (children) see what is inside
  • Talk about how acorns come from Oak Trees
  • Make cute acorn crafts


  • Compare leaves from various trees (size, shape, colors)
  • Leaf identification to identify leaves from different trees
  • Talk about why leaves change colors (lots of information on the internet about this one)
  • Cute leaf crafts
  • Leaf rubbings (put a leaf under a piece of paper and color over the paper to make a rubbing)
  • Leaf Prints (Paint a leaf or put ink on it and press down to paper to make a print)
  • Look at leaves through a magnifying glass


  • Apple picking
  • Apple tasting
  • Apple recipes
  • Talk about apple colors
  • Talk about apple parts
  • Paint with apples to make apple prints


  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Cut into pumpkins and gourds to explore
  • Pumpkin recipes
  • Pumpkin life cycle and pumpkin parts
  • Pumpkin seeds (count, roast, plant)
  • Halloween fun

More Fall Fun

  • Nature Walk
  • Corn Mazes
  • Talk about fruits and vegetables that can be harvested in the fall and harvest those that you planted to be harvested in the fall
  • View the video below for more descriptions and things I have done with my students from Ages 2 and up

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Super excited about my latest Skin Care Regimen--Avon Elements Skin Revitalize Products

Avon Elements Skin Revitalize Products

img_20161004_192410040_hdrSo I am totally in love with this skin care regimen. When I started it I had some redness to my skin and after just a few weeks! Since switching to the Avon Elements products my skin has totally cleared up and changed. It could partially be due to getting older but I have definitely noticed a difference since regularly using skin care products beyond the Avon Clearskin line that I was also satisfied with and used regularly. The other great thing about the Avon Elements products is the price point with the regular prices being $8.99-$12.99! You cannot beat those prices!
I started with the Day Cream and that is the product I have used most consistently over the past couple months.

Avon Elements Skin Revitalize Instant Radiance Lotion (Day Cream) $10.99

This is the product I started with because I needed to have a Day Cream and I wanted one that had SPF in it. This product has SPF 20. I love the built in sun protection because it takes out a step of having to add sunscreen in addition to your skin care regimen. I was super excited when after just a couple of weeks I noticed a difference in the brightness of my skin. I also like how lightly the lotion goes on and that it includes a slight neutral tint so no need for extra foundation or powder. This product uses an Aronia Berry Complex. Full ingredients are listed on your Avon Representative's website.

Avon Elements Skin Revitalize 2-in-1 Brightening Eye Roller $12.99

The Eye Roller really impressed me. I saw an immediate result after applying the eye roller and with consistent use I saw better results. I will be honest I still have not used it both day and night myself but I was happy with my results so I can't imagine the difference it would have made had I used it day and night! This is a perfect compliment to this skin care regimen. If you are looking for another full eye cream and not just an under eye cream Avon has many eye cream options to purchase depending on your concerns! This product uses the Aronia Berry Complex as well as Optics Pearl Technology. For full ingredients check out your representative's website!

Avon Elements Skin Revitalize Night Radiance Cream $10.99

I'll admit I haven't used the night cream as much but I have noticed an added improvement when I used it consistently over a week. The night cream is meant to have you have a healthy glow when you wake up. The night cream is a moisturizer and if you are allergic to SPF it could be used as a day cream as well. The night cream also uses the Aronia Berry Complex. Personally, I enjoyed the moisture that was put into my face and how soft my face felt when I woke up in the morning. The full ingredient list is available on our representative websites.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

It's time for #Scopetober 2016! Wow! Look how much my stats have grown in just 1 year!

Last year during the month of October I went from 13, 589 hearts to 37, 245 hearts and gained 42 followers during the Periscope PeriGirls Scopetober Challenge! In one year I have gained over 1.5 million hearts and am now up to 771 followers. Wow!

My goal for this month October 2016 is to gain at least 50 followers and 50,000 hearts. I say at least because I would LOVE to surpass that goal! My Periscope is @amandabeautytip. I scope on a variety of topics to make a difference in the lives of others by teaching you what I know and sharing with you what I love. Cannot wait to see what this month brings!