Welcome to our Blog!

Hi everyone,
Welcome to Sunrise Pink Blogging! We will try to post regularly (maybe even every day!), and will be posting things like top 10 lists, how-to’s, reviews, and lots more fun things. If you want to know more about us and what we will be posting, feel free to check out the “About” page. We would really appreciate it if you would keep reading our posts, and we will try to keep them interesting. Also, if you like our blog, please subscribe or leave a comment on any of our posts and we will gladly reply! We hope you like our blog, and we will certainly enjoy writing it for you. :)

Thanks,

~Emma and Sylvia

Things to do in the Summer Part 2

If you are planning on going somewhere this summer,but still haven’t decided, here are some ideas. These aren’t huge vacations like going to a different continent but cheaper and simpler things to do.

1. Your local waterslides

I think most places have a water park somewhere close, but if you aren’t anywhere near one, a swimming pool works too.

2. Host a party

Invite all your friends to come over and hang out. If you have a pool and it’s a hot day, even better! Or maybe a water gun fight…

3. Make popsicles

What’s your favourite drink? Apple juice? Lemonade? A smoothie? No matter what drink you have, you can turn it into a popsicle (It’s easier if you have containers specifically made for popsicles).

4. Paint rocks

Everyone should have some place they can pick up rocks from. Just grab a rock and some paint, and paint it however you want. I think acrylic paint works the best on rocks.

5. Get a summer job

This depends on how old you are of course, but you could work at Starbucks, or even just mow people’s lawns or walk their dogs. Easy money ;)

6. Do an art project

If you don’t have many art supplies, go to a store like Michaels and they will likely have everything you need. You can draw and paint, or do a big DIY project. There are lots of examples on YouTube, like making a minecraft diamond sword out of wooden cubes. Click here to watch that video.

7. Make your own clothes

If you don’t know anyone who can teach you, there will be some videos on the internet (because there are videos for everything on the internet). You can start with simpler things like a plain t-shirt, and then move on to the more complex stuff.

8. Try new styles

Whether it’s your hair, makeup, or clothes, there are many ways to wear them. You might be surprised at how many different styles suit you. For example, if you always have your hair down, try braiding it. If you are a guy who has hair growing straight down, try putting it up with hair gel for a day.

9. Make music videos

Summer is the best time of year to make videos. You can do it in your backyard, or at the beach, or wherever. VideoStar is a good app to use (There are a few free songs but apart from that you can only use songs you’ve bought on iTunes).

10. Make a bucket list

Make a bucket list and try to do as much of it as you can this summer. I doesn’t have to be going to Bora Bora or becoming the president of America, but it can just be something like going off the high dive at your local swimming pool.

I hope this helped you guys! Thanks for subscribing to our blog and even just reading our posts :)

~Emma

Happy 4th of July!

I would like to say Happy 4th of July to all the Americans out there! Today a lot of parades, festivals, sales and concerts from the local choir or band. Get out there and celebrate!

However, if you don’t know what to do today, you can always check out our Things to Do tag. There’s loads of ideas that you could do and also get inspiration from. If none of those ideas appeal to you, why not throw a party? Bake a cake, make some fruit salads and drinks and invite your friends, family and neighbours.

At night, you can visit a firework show. They are always neat to look at!

Hope you have a great 4th of July :)

-Sylvia

Sorry!

Hey guys,

We’re sorry we haven’t been posting everyday. We’ve been really busy, and I know it sounds like an excuse that everyone uses but it’s true. We will try to keep up the posting, so please don’t give up hope! Also comment if there are any specific things you want us to do a post on.

~Emma :)

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all you proud Canadians out there! Take a little time today to think about how lucky you are to live in a place like Canada, where you have so many freedoms and rights, and where all kids can go to school, and where you have such good medical technology and insurance. It is one of the safest countries in the world. That’s not to say that Canada is the only country with these things, but since it’s Canada Day I thought I’d emphasize on that especially. So any Canadians that are reading this, I think you should show pride for your country and at least do something like draw a Canadian flag and hang it up somewhere inside or outside your house. Or if you have a real flag, wave it loud and proud!

~Emma

Little Known Facts Part 2!

Here are some more facts that you may or may not know. This is also the second part to my first post so if you want to check that out you can check it out right here!

  • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby
  • “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”
  • The most common letter in the alphabet is “E”
  • It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down
  • Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards
  • A crocodile cant move its tongue
  • The first video MTV played was “Video killed the radio star” by the Buggles
  • Everyday is a holiday somewhere in the world
  • Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee
  • Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels

That’s all! Part three will be coming soon :)

-Sylvia

Finding Hobbies

Some of you are having troubles finding a hobby, or finding a hobby that you will enjoy and keep for a long time. I have came up with some ideas for hobbies that some of you would like, and if you don’t, you can always contact us if you need help with more ideas.

1. Card Making

I’m not sure if all of you (even the boys + men) are into card making, but you can use this hobby as a living, as well! You can buy special paper for the cards, stamps and stuff like that. It’s not really cheap for the supplies, but for me personally, it’s pretty worth it.

2. Blogging!

Just like Emma and I have. Our hobby is blogging; you can make a pretty easy personal blog with Word press or Blogger. In my opinion, Blogger is much easier to use, and not that over-whelming. But, you can decide on which one, depending on your style. You can blog about anything; sports, latest celebrity gossip, cooking recipes, schooling, arts, or just do journalism just like us ( A few competitors wont hurt a bit )

3. Making Crafts

Kinda like number one (card making) but with this hobby you can craft anything, not only cards.  You can make lots of things! Just search up ‘Crafting Ideas’

4. Create Your Own Stories

Creating our own story is a pretty cool hobby to me.  You can create a funny story, depressing, happy, exciting or sad story! There are truthfully endless possibilities in story making. Or, if you don’t like writing and your more of a drawing person, you can create comics! And better yet, if you feel like it, you can create your own blog about your stories/comics.

5. Create Your Own Accessories

You can create your own accessories! Either it’s fashion accessories, or accessories for your phone! Honestly, I wonder why I never did think of that hobby before….

Sorry that’s it mostly all girl hobbies… but if your a boy looking for a new hobby.. just contact us here. We will respond ASAP. Anyways, I hope I helped you with this post, and finding a hobby that fits you best!

-Sylvia

Yogurt Dipped Strawberries

This is a delicious snack, perfect for the summer. Especially great for those summer parties! Let’s get into this quick recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Yogurt (any flavour)

Tutorial:

First, you’ll need to cut the strawberries in half. Once you’ve done that, grab the bowl of yogurt and start dipping all your strawberries. To finish it off, put them in the freezer and wait until it’s frozen!

That’s really all you need to do. It’s super easy to make and delicious too.

Have a great day :)

-Sylvia

Things to do in the Summer

On Sunrise Pink Blogging, we have been posting a lot about the summer. Occasionally, there will be days where you have nothing to do! So if you need any new ideas, here are some. You can always Google for more ideas if none of the ones below are your cup of tea.

1. Do Your Hobby, or Find One!

Most people have a hobby, but not all. If you have a hobby, you can do it when your bored, or for the summer on those hot days. Don’t have a hobby? Don’t worry, in my next post I’ll show you a couple of ideas for a new hobby.

2. Go to Playland (PNE) or Marine Land!

If you live in Canada, you can either go to Marine Land or Playland! Personally, my favorite is Playland, but you can always check out Marine Land. I do believe Marine Land is in the Toronto,Ontario area… so for all of you who don’t live there or live near there, you must want to switch to the choice of Playland. I also recommend that if you have a kid(s) that is around 8+ you for sure consider these choices, as in Playland, there are really fun rides (scary ones to).

3.Go to the Aquarium

This is a fun place to go, as it’s just so many things to explore there. As I know, there is a local Aquarium in Vancouver called the Vancouver Aquarium. I never checked it out before, but I heard it’s really cool and fun.

4. Go For A Road Trip or Picnic!

Probably everyone has went over this option already, but it’s always and option to consider! You can look up ‘Nearest hiking trail in…..” or “Nearest community park in…..” and for sure something will pop up!

5. Go to a Local Swimming Pool/Splash Pool

In Canada, there are many creatively designed splash pools. Again, in Google you can search up the nearest splash pool or swimming pool in your community.

That’s all for now! If you want more ideas, don’t be afraid to contact us and we will come up with more.

-Sylvia

Something New For Your Drinks!

What’s better than a nice glass of your favourite cold beverage on a hot summer day? You can add something different in that drink this summer, and that is ice cubes. Not just normal ice cubes though, and here’s some ideas you can do to your ice cubes for that little hint of flavour.

1. Add some fruit

This is so simple, but it’s pretty tasty and fun to make. All you have to do is gather some small fruit (preferably berries) and add them to the ice cube mold! When it melts, you have some berries to eat afterwards. :)

2. Kool-Aid

For all those kool-aid lovers out there, this might be for you. Quite similar to the first idea, but all you have to do is add some kool-aid into the ice cube molds and voila! You’ve got yourself some flavour in your drink. This works best with water, though.

3. Mint leaves

As you may know, mint adds a rich flavour to your drink (again, better with water) but instead of adding the leaf into the water, you can add it to your ice cubes. You can add small pieces into the mold, or add large pieces. It’s all up to you and how much you like it.

That was just a short list on what you can do, and hopefully I gave you some ideas for your drinks!

-Sylvia

Testing cosmetics on Animals

Sylvia and I both strongly believe in cosmetic animal testing being banned. Here are some of the many reasons why:

Picture this, more than one hundred million animals a year being tortured and killed for us to have new scents and colours of shampoo, makeup, toothpaste, and other cosmetics. I don’t understand how people can’t see that we already have way more things like that than we need! We don’t need any makeup at all, and as far as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste go, we already have enough. Why are they coming up with new versions of products with new ingredients, and torturing the animals for it?

There are even alternatives available in some places, so we don’t even have to use animals. Also, in a lot of countries it isn’t even required to test them before selling them! Something that I think is even more unfair is that the animals are going through this for our own selfish wants (not needs). I think we should make it illegal to test on them, and if someone disagrees and wants to have their product tested, then they can test it themselves if they want to.

I agree that we wouldn’t have had some important things without animal testing, but now it’s time to stop. We have more than enough varieties of cosmetics, and we’ve survived with what we have so far.

Here are some more details on what the animals are going through:

Some common animals used are mice/rats, rabbits, primates (monkeys), cats, and dogs.

Rabbits: Usually get corrosive substances rubbed into their eyes and peeled skin.

Mice/Rats: Often forced to inhale toxic fumes

Dogs: Can be fore-fed pesticides

Primates: Get tubes forced down their nostrils and throats

Cats: More commonly used in studying the human body (deforming legs and other body parts)

 

Just go and search up some pictures if you want to know more. I’m sure you will agree with me when you see some of the animals (remains of the animals) after being tested on. It’s extremely unfair.

~Emma