Christmas Ideas


It’s Christmas time!!! So lately I have had a lot of people ask me what I want for Christmas, so I thought that I would write to all of you, what 12 year old girls (like me) like. Some people think that 12 year olds are just stubborn and don’t like anything, so this is what I have thought of.

First of all, what kind of girl doesn’t enjoy getting cute new outfits to show off!? I know I do. One of my favorite stores is Tillys. Tilly’s is a skate shop for girls and boys, but don’t let the name”skate shop” fool you! They have all sorts of cute shirts from girly girl, to tom boy. Almost all of my cutest outfits are from there, and (bonus) there is a new trend called Stance sox and Tilley’s sells like all of the super cute ones! So if your daughter doesn’t have any, you should totally get her some, cause they are like my favorite! Another cute store I like is Nordstrom. They always have the cutest and latest trends there! I just got a really cute shirt there in California, and it is cute and super super comfy! Their clothes have super good quality also.

Another good idea is Lego friends. Now right now you are probably like, “Why would my daughter want a boyish baby toy?!?” I thought the same thing when I first saw them, but when I actually started building it, it was so fun! They are now my favorite present. I am starting to collect all of them, and am super excited for Christmas to get more!!! If someone asked me which ones were my favorite, I would say the dolphin cruiser, the heartlake city mall, and the beach house. They are all really fun, but those are my favorites. Now you are thinking “What will she do with it when she is done building it?” Sofia my 6 year old sister and I always play with them in my room and have a BLAST!!! If she doesn’t like that kind of stuff, then put it on display set up in her room! They are super cute and decorative!

One of my favorite stores ever in the history of the world, is lush. Lush is a pamper spa store. If your daughter likes to pamper and primp herself, then she will LOVE this store! My favorite products at lush are bath bombs! Bath bombs are little circular balls that you put in your bath, and change your tub water, and even sometimes have rose petals, cinnamon sticks, glitter, etc. inside. They make your body soft and lightly scented for the rest of the day. They also have facemarks, bubble bars, shower jellies, lip treatments, etc. My favorite products there so far are Pink bath bomb, Sweetie Pie shower jelly, Honey trap lip balm, and Twilight bath bomb. They also have holiday specials that they bring back every now and then.

I hope that some of these were helpful to you! I have pictures below of all of the things I have mentioned, so you can get an idea of the stores. PLEASE comment below if you have any questions. Thanks for reading, and have a happy holiday!!! Merry Christmas!     XoXo – Ella Claire 





LUSH Bath Bombs 


LUSH Bath Bomb


Lego Friends


Stance Sox




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Happy Valentines Day Mom!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I have been thinking a lot about the people that I love and those that matter most to me in my life.  And while ♥Luke Benward♥ is off making a new movie at the moment, and the one boy at school gave someone else a teddy bear instead (haha), I thought I would talk about my next favorite person in the world… my MOM! (Just kidding mom! You know that you are number one.)


When I picture my mom in my head, I don’t see her as an ordinary woman, I see her as a superhero.  I don’t mean the kind of superhero who wears a tight Wonder Woman costume and fights crime all over the city (although I think that’s what my dad sees :) ).  The kind of superhero I see is a beautiful woman with amazing talents and abilities who loves and protects her family and helps everyone else around her.  To me that makes her a superhero – especially because we have such a big family and she is so amazing at being a mom.  It’s amazing to me that my mom does all the typical things mom’s are supposed to do, such as doing the dishes, doing laundry, cooking dinner, tucking us in at night, driving to school, dance and gymnastics, making breakfast, helping with homework, cleaning the house, and many many other things needed to take care of five kids and my dad, but she also has time to help her many friends and other family members, and she does all of this with a smile on her face and makes everyone feel so loved.  And I know for a fact that this is not an easy thing to do because I do dishes at times, and lets be honest, they really suck and I don’t feel like smiling when I do them!  I think it would be great if all people had a mom like mine.  Being loved by her makes me feel like I can do anything.  And I have no doubts that my mom loves me and all of my brothers and sisters more than anything in the world!  And that is why I think she is the best mom in the universe!

I love you Mom!  Happy Valentines Day!

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Let’s Party!

A couple days ago my mom asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday party. I’m turning double digits this year (PARTY BLOWER!!), so I want it to be fun, but I’ve kind of outgrown the typical little kid stuff. So I have been brainstorming and thinking about what me and my friends would enjoy, and these are some of the winning party ideas I came up with. :)

If you want to invite a lot of friends to your party then you can make a cooking party at your house.  You could go to a party supply store (like Zurchers) or go online and find everyone cheap chef hats and aprons that you can decorate with your name and cool designs, and then make your favorite foods and treats.  Mine would be personal pizzas and cupcakes!

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Speaking of cupcakes… if you don’t want to mess up your own kitchen, then you could do a private cupcake decorating party. Where I live, there is a great place called One Sweet Slice, which will allow you to make a cupcake decorating party reservation and they do most of the work for you. Super fun and no mess at home – bonus!  Then you could go out for the pizza! Oh yeah!

If you want to keep your party small and invite only a few of your favorite friends then I think it would be fun to go to a nail salon.  It would be a little more expensive, but I know for a fact that me and my friends would LOVE a little mani pedi time! After the nail salon you could go to your favorite restaurant!

If you don’t feel like driving everyone around, but you still want to do toes and nails, then you don’t have to waste your time! There are plenty of people who are willing to come to you.  For example, where I live, Steph is the best at doing glitter toes! Visit her blog, Glitter Toes By Steph, and you can see all the great things she does for a party, including manicures, pedicures and even massages! I could live with eating pizza and cupcakes while getting glitter on my toes! :)

Whatever I end up doing, as long as I have my besties with me, it’s sure to be a fun party!

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Birthday Wishes

A lot of people have been asking me what I want for my birthday since it’s coming up soon. Usually I have no idea what I want because my birthday is not that far after Christmas. But this year I knew exactly what I wanted, and I think any 10-year old girl would feel the same way! These are a couple of ideas I have. There is this one thing called an Uncle Milton’s Rainbow in my Room. It is a small box-type projector with an arch over it. If you turn it on, it projects a rainbow in your room! I think this idea is really cool because let’s face it… who doesn’t like rainbows – especially one in your room!


I also thought I might enjoy a Rainbow Loom. Oh my gosh… I just realized that there is a birthday theme going on here.  All of my friends have a Rainbow Loom and I enjoy making bracelets on their loom, so I thought that I should get one of my own!  Cuz’ let’s be honest… no one likes a mooch!


Another great idea for girls my age is the Ultimate Spa and Perfume Kit by Science Explorer. I got one for Christmas and I am so exited to try it out! You can find them really easily online from Amazon or Target or other places.


I still haven’t had my birthday yet, so maybe I can tell you some more ideas if I think of anymore you would want to learn about.

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