Today I am going to share my planner for may, that I got from my mom and dad at Easter. This is kind of my first time planning my days. I had one for school back in 2019, but that was just for keeping track of school and not activities.
I had a lot of fun planning my week and I am hoping to do this for the rest of the year. Do you have a planner?
I hope you are doing great! Today I am going to share some tips for beginner musicians. I play the piano, guitar, ukulele, and… I am learning the violin (I’m very excited😜)🎉!! So I do have experience playing instruments. If you’re leaning the piano, flute, violin, etc then these tips will hopefully help you!
PRACTICE! When most people first learn an instrument, they have some motivation to practice because you’re doing something new and exciting! But after a while, the instrument might get a little boring. If that does happen set about 15-30 minutes to practice. It’s okay to miss one day, but remember you are not going to get better at any instrument if you do not practice.
Don’t give up! Just because you are not getting it right away, does not mean you should give up. I know a lot of people give up the guitar because it hurts their fingers or they are not getting how to put their fingers on the right fret. That kind of stuff can be fixed. If you practice 15 minutes every day, you will eventually get calluses on your figures, and then it will not hurt while you play the guitar. If your figures still hurt after 15 minutes of practicing, then try 10 minutes, then go up to 15 minutes. Now sometimes it is just hard for some people to learn a specific instrument. And after a while, you feel like you still don’t get it you could quit. Now don’t feel bad about quitting. Maybe the instrument was just not meant for you!
Play music you enjoy playing. This if you don’t like to practice. Learning a piece that you enjoy playing/listening to will make your practice more! Now A lot of people make the mistake of only playing music they know how to play. Now, if you want to get good at an instrument, you are going to have to learn the difficult thing about the instrument. Just playing what you know how to play is not the greatest, but it is always a good review on the things you already know.
Find a teacher you get along with. This will defiantly help want to practice and to be excited to go to your lessons, because if you don’t get along with your teacher, then you probably will not be as motivated to practice (and there is another reason why some people quit their instrument). If you feel like this teacher is not right for you and you guys just are not getting along try a new teacher. When looking for a teacher, ask around and see what other people say about that person before you start lessons with them.
Hope you found these helpful! Do you play an instrument? Do you want to play an instrument?
A couple weeks ago I did This post (click this post to read it😉) and in that post, I said that I would be posting some piano songs on my YouTube Channel (I also talk a lot more about my piano history). Well… I finally uploaded some music! I uploaded Amazing Grace. I played that song for a special at my church, so I figured I would upload it to YouTube as well.
The second song I uploaded was A Whole new world. I actually tried to play off the top of my head it when I was like 12, but then now I found the music and I can play the whole (pun unintended) song. I love this song! It’s probably one of my favorite songs to play on the piano. I have been working on memorize it. lol
I recorded it on my piano with my phone, and it’s kind of a weird angle, so I am trying to figure out what angle looks the best. I do like this angle because you can see outside, which I think looks kind of nice. Comment what you think of this angleor if I should change it?
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed listening to the songs! I plan on uploading some more songs in the future, so don’t for get to subscribe.(; Do you play piano?
I just recently did a research project on guitars and I figured I would share it with you guys! If you did not know, I do play the guitar. You can here some songs that I have played on my YouTube channel, Raegan F. I chose guitars for my research project, because I felt like I did not know a lot about their background. So… Here is my reasearch project paper.
Guitars are a popular instrument played by many people. People enjoy playing guitar because it’s easy to play and sounds beautiful.
They are part of the chordophones, a musical instrument that makes sound by plucking the strings. The body of the guitar is made of wood, such as spruce or cedar. The body of the guitar usually has pretty designs on them. People are very creative with the designs on them. The strings are either nylon or steel. On the very top of the guitar are these little nobs. Those are called pegs. You turn them to tune your guitar.
The history of the guitar dates back a long time ago. Guitars were developed in Europe at the beginning of the 12th century. There are a lot of carvings with Egyptians holding an instrument that looks to be like a chordophone. The Egyptian carvings are probably one of the oldest pictures of the chordophone family. The guitar originally had four strings, C, F, A, and D. Around the 16th and 19th century it got six strings tuned to the notes of E, A, D, G, B, and E.
The acoustic guitars are one of the more popular guitars. Most people play chords on it because it is the easiest thing to do on it. Acoustic guitars have steel strings on them, which makes them sound different from other guitars. You have probably heard an acoustic guitar on a country song and southern gospel because they sound nice played with those types of songs. This instrument also sounds nice played with Christian, conservative songs.
The classical guitar is a Spanish guitar, and it has bigger frets and has nylon strings. These guitars are usually finger-picking and not strummed. People tend to play solos on the classical guitar.
The electric guitar was developed in the 1930s, but it became popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The electric guitar has a loud sonic sound to it. The electric guitar is played through a guitar amp. An amp (amplifier) is a speaker where you can plug in your guitar and control how loud you want your guitar to sound. The electric guitar is played with many different types of music genres, such as rock, pop, jazz, and more.
There are two main types of ways you can play the guitar. One of the easier ways to play the guitar would be strumming chords. Playing chords is pretty simple. All you have to do is put your fingers where they belong. For instance, for the chord G, you would put your first finger on the second fret, second string, put the second finger, third fret, first string, and fourth finger, third fret, sixth string. Once you have all of your fingers in place, you strum down and up. There is a lot of different ways you can strum, but the most popular is down, down, down, up, down.
Another way you can play the guitar is by picking it. Picking the guitar is much harder than strumming it. You are constantly moving your figures to hit the right notes, unlike chords where you just hold your fingers on the right notes, and strum.
The guitar is a great instrument to learn! It is a lot simpler than some instruments. Once you learn a couple of chords, you can play a lot of different songs. It’s also a lot more portable than a tuba or a piano. Overall, the guitar is a wonderful instrument to play.
Hope you enjoyed reading it! And maybe learned something new!
Just recently I went to Chicago for my 8th-grade graduation (I still don’t graduate till may though). My parents does a trip instead of big graduations for 8th grade.
We did a bunch of stuff. We first went to Chinatown and got bubble tea. After we got bubble tea we walked around, bought some souvenirs, and went to a bakery and got some goodies! (:
After that, we got in the car and headed to Millenium Park. The main reason we went there was to go to the bean, but it was blocked off with a fence so you could not go up to it.😕 So here are some pics of the bean. I have been to the bean before, but I was three.
After we went by the bean, we walked around.
We also got Nutella gelato but it was devoured so fast I could not get a pick of it. The gelato gets a ten out of ten. It was the best chocolate gelato I have had!
After we ate the food from Nutella cafe we headed back to our car. Then we got in the car and headed to Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. On the way there we passed the cubs stadium. Here are some pics.
Then from there we went home.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos! Have you been to Chicago? Have a nice day!
I think every one know that birds fly, and that they need their wings to fly. When you get a pet bird usually they come clipped. Breeders do this to keep them safe. All it does is mess up there wings, and discourage them to fly. Birds are made to fly its like taking away your legs. I under stand that people do that way they wont fly away. The problem is, it usually does not work. All they need is a gush of wind and they can fly away.
If you are getting a bigger baby bird (like a macaw or an African grey), make sure the breeder does not clip there wings. when you clip a baby’s bird wings, they will not be able to learn how to fly right away. Its like when you were a baby you were leaning how to walk. Yes, you would fall but then you would get right back up. Same with birds. When there babies that is when they learn how to fly, and if you clip there wings they wont be able to fly. Sometimes the bird even hurts its self by trying to fly, because it thinks it just hast to try harder when really its because there wings are clipped.
If you do happen to get a clipped bird (like a budgie) usually there feathers will grow back. If the clipping is very bad sometimes they will not. Smaller birds tend to recover and try again, but bigger birds tend to not try again. Yes, sometimes they do recover but a lot of the times, they do not.
Maybe your like well, what do I do if I can’t clip the birds wings, and I don’t want the bird to fly away. Well, You can train your bird! Even budgies! The training you would do for them not to fly away, would be recall training. Recall training is when you call your bird and they come right away. Its pretty simple to teach them it just takes time and effort.
Here is a video if you would like to teach your bird to recall.
Here is a another video that talks more about why you should not clip your bird’s wings. She has a great bird YouTube channel. One of her birds (a budgie) flew out of the house but she had worked on recall training with the bird so he came back when she called him down from a tree. The rest of her birds she free flights. If you want to learn more about birds defiantly check out her channel.
In September ( I know it was a long time ago.) My rabbit, Foo Foo, got sick (she is better now (;) It was pretty bad, and it was the first time that she was really sick. Covid was still affecting a lot of people, and a lot of the vets that we called were not accepting new patients. She would not eat or drink, so we got a syringe to give her water (I’ll talk more about that in the post). Then finally, we found a place that could take her, and of course, when we got to the vet, she was acting fine.
Anyways, I am going to share some illnesses that rabbits can get and how you can help them if they are sick.
GI (gut) Stasis. GI stasis is what we think my rabbit had. I was looking up her symptoms, and this is what seemed like she had. The first symptom was: she was not eating as much or drinking, she was laying in her litter box not moving very often (only to get a drink), her stomach was supper hard, (usually, she has a soft stomach) she was not pooping, and her stomach was making weird noises. SO pretty much her digestive system wasn’t working right, or you could say she was bloating. I tried to gently massage her stomach to get the gas out, but I could not tell a difference.
Ear Infections. If your rabbit ear looks like it has a whole bunch of ear wax built up, then your rabbit could have an ear infection or ear mites. Some symptoms of an ear infection are: loss of appetite, their behavior is different, scratching their head, and cold symptoms.
Head Tilt. Head tilt is just what it sounds like your rabbit’s head is tilted to the side, and if you don’t take them to the vet early, then it could be like that forever. The head tilt could be caused by an infection, head trauma (like getting hit on the head), parasites, and more.
What to do if Your Rabbit Starts Showing Signs of Illness
The best thing you could do is make an appointment with the vet. It’s best to take them to a vet rather then treating the rabbit yourself. Now I understand that vet appointments (especially for rabbits) can be very expensive. I would advise you to save about 100 dollars for your rabbit just in case they were to get sick. It does not cost 100 dollars for an appointment, but it does cost around 40 to 60 dollars. Then the vet may have to take x-rays or give you medicine, which could cost a lot of money. Trust me, saving your money, you will not regret doing that, even if it’s 20 or 50 dollars.
If you can not get your rabbit into the vet right away, then the best thing to help is to syringe feed the rabbit. The most common symptom of an illness: is not eating or drinking, and you have to make sure that they are getting the nutrition that they need or they could possibly pass away sooner. Syringe feeding is pretty simple. Just put it near their mouth and push out a little. Do not push out too much, or they could end up choking. There are different foods you can put in the syringe. When I was feeding my rabbit through the syringe, I gave her apple sauce and water at first. Then I took her pellets and mashed them with water, and tried feeding the mushed pellets to her. Mashing up the food and adding water did not work very well. I found out that there is a special food that you can give to your rabbit, and it has all the nutrition it needs by just feeding a little to them. If you do not have a syringe, I would defiantly recommend getting it to have just in case. If you travel with your rabbit, this is a great way to give them water when you are in the car.
Again the best thing to do is get your rabbit into the vet. Your vet will know what is wrong. There is also a lot more information online. I would also recommend watching some YouTube videos as well. They usually have a lot of information.
I hope this post helped if your rabbit is sick. I know what it is like when your pet is sick and its horrible. If you have any more tips please go ahead and comment. I would love to hear what you do when your rabbit is sick.
If you enjoyed reading this post, check out my other rabbit post.
I hope your day is going well! Today I am going to share some tips on how to stay safe on the internet. The internet can be a dangerous place. There are a lot of bad people out there who could steal your identity, track you down, and probably more things. That is why I am sharing these tips. Some of the things I am sharing are just extra pro-cation, but you should be okay if you do it.
Don’t share your address. I would hope a lot of people know not to do this, but I know this could happen by accident, as well. I feel like everyone should learn this at a young age, even if they don’t have social media or a blog. I know a lot of people do giveaways and usually if you win you have to share your address. I think giveaways are great just ask your parent before if its okay to do it.
If you are not sure about something, don’t do it. If someone is asking a question that you aren’t sure that you want to answer, then don’t answer. Block the comment or if the person is really creeping you out, then block them too. It’s okay to block people from your blog if they are being weirdly creepy. This also falls in with your post. If you post a picture or anything that you are unsure about, then just don’t post it. You can always write different posts.
Make sure your passwords are strong. When I say make them strong, don’t make it your old school name, than the date you were born. WordPress and a lot of other sites will give you a password generator, you can use that. Sure the passwords are really long and hard to memorize, but it will be hard for people to get into your account.
Make your blog/social media private. This one I don’t do but if you want to be extra safe and keep track of who reads your blog/social media this is a great way to do it. You can still see who follows your blog even if you are not private.
Don’t share your personal information. I could not think of a different way to put this, but pretty much don’t share your last name, pictures of you, pictures of your family, what school you go to, and what church you go to. Now sharing pictures of you and your family, is very optional. I know a lot of people do, but I don’t. I am not allowed till I am 18 (I think), and I am just trying to stay extra safe. Also, if you are under the age of 18, you should ask your parents if you should put a picture of you, before you post it.
I hope you found these tips helpful! How do you stay safe on the internet?
Hello! Since today is February first, I made some free Valentines themed phone backgrounds. Again they are free to use so all you have to do is download them on your phone and apply it to your background.
Hello everyone! Today I am going to share my travel essentials. I have only been on a couple of long trips, but about once or every two months, me and my family will take about a two-hour trip to see friends or family. So here are my travel essentials!
Purse/backpack. This is usually what I put all of my things inside. I usually bring a bigger purse or a backpack with a smaller purse inside.
My Tablet. I still don’t have my own phone yet (I share with my brother), so I bring my tablet to play offline games. I still love to play video games. I like to play Mine Craft, color switch, best friends (I’m stuck on that game right now lol), and a lot more. lol The tablet is a great time passer, but if I am on it for a long time, I will get a headache.
Gum. I love chewing on gum. My parents buys the big pack of gum from Costco, because my whole family loves gum too. Defiantly an necessity. lol jk
Cash/Gift Cards. I am not the type of person who likes to spend their money right away. Don’t get me wrong, I do love spending money but not right away, so usually, I will have some money saved for a trip to buy souvenirs. Gift cards are great for longer trips because if I want something to drink or eat, I don’t have to worry about cash. My parents do pay for my food but say if I want a drink (that’s not water) then I would pay for it. I save my gift cards for a long time for traveling.
Chap Stick. Its seems like when ever I go on a trip my lips are always chap. One time I went to San Diego and I, my mom, and my grandma’s lips were chap and we all had no chap stick, so we went to Costco and bought a pack of chap stick.
Water Bottle. I have been bringing my hydro flask on trips because it keeps the water cold for 24 hrs and it is amazing! I try not to drink too much but then again if I don’t drink enough water I will get a head ache. lol
Blanket. I would not bring this on an airplane (endless its really long but I’v never been on a really long airplane trip) but defiantly in the car! My family usually takes trips in winter because that is when my dad is off of work, So it is usually cold, that is why I would bring a blanket.
Jacket. This ties along with the blanket, its cold, so I would defiantly need this.
Those are all of my main travel essentials! I hope you enjoyed reading this post!
For today’s Christmas post, I am going to share how to make a chocolate peppermint frappuccino! You can get these at Starbucks, but since I have not been going there (and they’re very pricey) I have not had any. So I made this recipe that way I don’t have to go there to get it. This drink is easy to make, and almost everyone has these ingredients.
6 table spoons of milk (I use almond milk)
1 Cup of Ice
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 teaspoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons chocolate chips (you can add as many as you would like)
(optional) Sugar/Healthy sugar 1 tablespoon
Add all of your ingredients into a blender. Then blend it all. If the ice still will not blend, try adding a little bit of milk and mix it around. If you still have little chunks, you could always take out the chunks and drink the rest. Also, if the drink is not sweet enough for you, then you can add some sugar and blend again. Now add your favorite toppings! I like whipped cream and chocolate chips.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Do you like Chocolate Peppermint Frappuccino?
Hi everyone! Today’s Christmas post is very special because I am going to share “Away in a Manger” on guitar played by me! I Played it myself and taught myself the song too (no help from anyone). The video is less than a minute, so hopefully, you all can listen to it! Also, don’t forget to check the description at the bottom of the song. (; Here is the song!
Today’s Christmas post is things to get teen girls for Christmas. I am a teen and a girl if you did not know. This is kind of like my Christmas list, except not all of the things I did not ask for because I have some of them. This list will hopefully give everyone ideas whether it is what to put on your Christmas list or you’re a parent, and you don’t know what to get your teen girl. Here is the list!
Cute laptop stickers
a Hydro flask (I have one and I love it! Defiantly recommend it!)
Wireless Headphones or Earbuds
A Ukulele ( Its really easy to learn, trust me.)
Subscriptions to Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, and Spotify premium.
LED Photo Clip
Adidas sweat pants or any sweat pants.
Phone (This would be a great present, trust me anyone would love this.) I want the S10. lol
A hammock chair for there room or outside.
Gift cards like, Starbucks, Dunkin, Amazon, Petsmart, Target, and Clair’s. I might be the only one who likes Clair’s though. 😂
Fuzzy, warm blankets (Cant go wrong with those!)
A new comforter set
Switch or Switch Lite
A gamer chair for the gamer girls
A Huge Bean Bag
Custom Jewelry holder
Nice through pillows
Culinary school (if they like to bake/cook)
Horseback riding lessons
Blue Tooth Speaker
A Tablet (you can get them on sale for 50 dollars)
A small Christmas tree if they do not have one already.
That is the list! I hope you thought of some ideas!
Hello! I hope your Christmas Season is going great! This is my first Christmas post of 2020, and I will be sharing my favorite Christmas songs and some Christmas pics I took. I know everyone is probably doing this, but I have to share my favorite Christmas songs. I have been listing to Christmas songs since November 10th.🙄😅 A lot of people get mad about listening to it early, but it’s your decision if you want to listen to it or not.
Now here are my top favorite Christmas songs In no particular order.🙂
Sleigh Bells Ring
Have Your Self A Merry Little Christmas
The First Noel
Its the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year
Away In A Manger
Dominic the donkey
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Let it snow let it snow
Those are my top favorite Christmas songs! What is your favorite Christmas song?
Hello! I am having trouble choosing which logo for Christmas (NOT my permanent one). So Here they are and I will have a poll, and you guys will choose which one you like the best. So which ever logo gets the most votes will be the logo till December 26th.
You will be able to see which one won by going to my blog and scroll to the top and you should see it. I will look to see which one won on November 30th. So that will give you guys about two days to decide.