March MADAMness

Howzit hangin’, Bratzies??

Kool Kat Jade here, and I am totally stoked that March Madness has begun! I HEART watching the college basketball tournament because, seriously, March Madness is, like, the best soap opera ever! Heart are broken! Underdogs rise! Crazy plot twists! Sick stunts! Heroes fall and newbies save the day! For realz, there is nothin’ as fun as filling out your bracket, kickin’ it in front of the TV and watching awesomely athletic girls work their magic up and down the court. Yes, I said girls!

It drives me absolutely cray that most people only pay attention to the DUDES during March Madness! Most colleges have both men’s and women’s basketball teams. Both male and female athletes participate in this killer tournament. The same blood, sweat and tears are left on the court no matter what your gender is! So why, oh why, do most peeps only watch the male teams??

I know that basketball was traditionally a guy sport, but so were a lot of things, like skateboarding and surfing. That doesn’t mean they have to stay that way! Take me, for example, you KNOW this Kool Kat can ride a blade as sweet as any boy! Pushing your limits, soaking in an adrenaline and challenging yourself is boss! And not at all gender specific! Girl power!!

So this month, in honor of March being Women in History Month, let’s all commit to watching the women’s basketball games, too! Instead of March MANness, we’ll celebrate March MADAMness! A true Bratzie knows that girlz can do anything guys can do! We can play ball just as well as we can cheerlead for our sistaz playin’ ball. Am I Right??

Let’s prove it!

xoxo

Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month! I love reading about all the great women of the ages who worked hard to create the freedoms we have today. I am currently OB-to-the-SESSED with Susan B. Anthony!

She was SUPER into civil reform. At only 17 years old, she rebelled against society by collecting Anti-Slavery petitions! I love, LoVe, LOVE that a high school aged kid was out there, bucking the system and trying to make a difference for the greater good!

Susan B. Anthony’s first passion was ending slavery, but in her early thirties she extended her passion for equal rights to include the fight for women. She believed the pen is mightier than the sword (just like me!!) and started her publishing own women’s rights newspaper, called “Revolution.”

She was often ridiculed for her views because they did not represent the current beliefs of the day. However, Susan B. Anthony fought hard every day of her life for what she knew was good, right and true. As a result of her awesome efforts, she helped end slavery and bring about the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

She is sooooooo FABnomenal!!!

Have you ever had to stand up and fight for something you believe in?

xoxo

In Like a Lion

I’m sooooooooo excited Spring is almost here! 

March begins tomorrow and everyone knows March comes in like a lion, but leaves like a lamb. And you know what that means! Skirts! Shorts! Dresses! Strappy heels! Peep-toe pumps! The epic return to half of my wardrobe!!!

I have missed my clothes so much! Is it just me, or does it get totally tiresome wearing the same looks week after week?

But it’s not just the return to fabulous fashions that I’m excited about. I’m ready to hang around outside again! Play soccer! Pick wildflowers! Make wishes on dandelions! Just to run and breathe in the sweet scented air will be so refreshing!

I’m getting jazzed just thinking about it!

What part of Spring are YOU most excited for??

Jade’s Daylight Savings Survival Guide

Howzit hangin’, Bratzies?

Jade here, reminding all my rad BBFs it’s time to SPRING FORWARD into Daylight Savings time!!

Super early on Sunday, March 10, while we are still in dreamland, the clocks will jump forward an hour. This means we’ll get one hour less of sleep this weekend. Uber lame, right?

It also means the sun will rise and set an hour later, causing the mornings to be darker and the evenings to be lighter longer. If you’re like me, this change can totes mess with your sked. But have no fear, fellow Bratzies, I’ve got all the tips you need to get through this change unscathed. Introducing:

Jade’s Day Light Savings Survival Guide!!!

DARKER MORNINGS:

-       CHANGE YOUR WAKE-UP TUNES – If you have a crazy-hard time waking up for school when it’s dark outside, change your alarm clock radio to play a more upbeat station. Pick something that plays fun pop or dubstep. If your iPod hooks up to your alarm clock, make a bumpin’ exercise mix, with songs like, “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift. It’s sure to get your body moving and your bottom out of bed!

-       NATURAL MAKE-UP PALATE – Applying make-up in the dark can be super tricky. If your bathroom doesn’t have good light, try switching your color palate to neutrals. That way, if you accidentally put on too much eye shadow, no one will be able to tell!

-       PRE-PICK CLOTHES – It is totes easy to clash your colors when getting dressed in the dark. Don’t worry about embarrassing color coordinating confusion! Take advantage of the sun being out later and pick out your outfits the night before. You may even get to sleep in longer now that you won’t waste time staring at your closet, trying to decide what to wear!

-       FLASHLIGHT BEDAZZLEMENT- If you will be walking to school in the dark, try bedazzling a flashlight. This way you will be safe, and have an awesome looking accessory to go with your outfit. For a little extra fun, you can put a colored gel over the light to make it shine your signature color!

BRIGHTER EVENINGS:

-       BRING SUNSCREEN – After-school sports, like the cheerleading squad, will now be practicing in the sunlight. Be sure to bring and apply sunscreen!

-       BEDAZZLED BOTTLES -  Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! If the sun is beating down on your bod, it is a Bratzie must to replenish the H2O. Bedazzle a water bottle with your name and signature color. Even when you’re sweaty, you can still look stylin’!

-       RUNNING SHOES – Time to dust off the old running shoes. Now that it’s lighter longer, it should be safe to go for an after-school run or walk with your friends. Ask your parents first!

CHECK OUT THE PINTEREST PAGE I CREATED TO GIVE YOU DAYLIGHT SAVINGS INSPIRATION!

Stay Awesome!

Dancing Daffodils

Namaste, Bratzies!

I’m blooming with excitement! Not only is March my birthday month, but its official flower is my personal fave: the wild daffodil!

I dig the wild daffodil for rivers of reasons. It’s bright, cheery and even though it’s usually yellow and white, the flower can be found in my signature color, pink! Also, scientists found a natural compound in the daffodil bulb that may help treat brain cancer! Bringing cheer and helping change the world totally makes the wild daffodil an honorary Real Bratz flower!

What I heart most about wild daffodils is that they energize my creativity by popping up out of nowhere. Just like my story ideas! I could totes chillax in a meadow of wild daffodils and write in my journal all day!

I’m not the only Real Bratz inspired by wild daffodils. English author, poet and diarist, Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth, wrote about stumbling upon tumbling daffodils while walking though the woods with her brother, famous poet William Wordsworth. Inspired by his sister’s journal entry, William Wordsworth wrote a super-famous poem about daffodils dancing in the breeze.

You can read the totally awesome poem here: https://wordsworth.org.uk/daffodils.html

Can you Bratzies tell me what your favorite flower is? Or tell me about the greatness your fave flower inspires in you!

Write on!