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Delicious December
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Let’s Make this December DELICIOUS! Here’s how:

Share A Holiday Recipe
What do you and your family do together over the holidays? Do you have a favorite thing you eat together? Tell us about it all, right here! 

Make Something for Someone
Now, choose something that makes you happy about the holidays, and do that thing for somebody. Then tell us aobut it! Bet you will fee GREAT! And you can help make someone else’s December Delicious!

Try Something NEW!
Some favorite traditions become real after giving a new idea a try. What could you and your family try this year? Maybe try something NEW with your family, your friends or even at your school. You may find yourself full of even more JOY this holiday season.

Here’s the recipe for iTwixie’s Delicious December Lemon-Poppyseed Stars

INGREDIENTS – MAKES 10-12 STARS
Buy a dozen of Star Shaped – or other festive shaped – Cupcake Holders
2⁄3 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup sweet creamy butter, softened
2 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1⁄3 cups flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 lemons, zest of, grated
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup buttermilk or 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F Spray each muffin holder with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the egg yolks, one at a time and beat each one, well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, poppy seeds, and lemon zest.
With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating two times with the buttermilk, then lemon juice, and then vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
In another bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gently fold them into the muffin batter until blended.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, 3/4-full.
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes before removing.
Sprinkle powdered sugar or sprinkled on each one to look extra festive.

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Find Your Superpower February
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What is YOUR superpower? Follow these 3 steps this month to figure it out!

What’s My Superpower?
Your superpower is a talent, gift or skill that makes you special and different than anyone else. In a world that makes it seem like it’s good to all be the same, we want to help you take a moment to celebrate how unique YOU are. No one is like you. No one. Look in the mirror today and tell yourself this simple truth:
No one in the world is just like me.

And then try these 3 things to figure out your superpower. By the end of the month, we’ll make a huge list of all of the different things we figure out that are making each and every one of us so individually special. Ready?

1. What do you LOVE to do?

2. When do you feel proud of yourself?

3. Is there something you do that people notice and praise you for doing?

Answer these 3 questions and post your answers right here. We’ll put together all of your answers and share them with all of you, to help inspire each of us to understand how special and unique each one of us truly is. We treasure each and every iTwixie girl on the planet. YOU ROCK! You are our superheroes!!!

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Take this Word of the Week Challenge
iTwixie Word of the Week

Congratulations,  @shamrock313! You are our Word of the Week Challenge Winner! Way to go! Now, just send your parent’s mailing address to info@itwixie.com within the next 30 days, and we’ll send you a PRIZE! How cool is that?

Here’s @shamrock313‘s sentence using last week’s word, adventurous: Adventurous means that you’re not afraid to try new things, to put yourself out in the world without a doubt.

Way to go, @shamrock313!


This week’s word
 is: perseverance. Perseverance means keep trying and working at something, even when you face difficulty or hurdles that can make you want to stop or give up.

What kind of things will you need perseverance for in 2015?

gtn sticker logoPerseverance is what makes us successful. There comes a time when we need to try harder and decided NOT to give up in order to achieve our goals or to get better at doing something. A lot of times, this is the reason why girls see themselves standing out on the tennis court: because they persevered when the practices, skills and drills became challenging. Check out iTwixie’s Girls Tennis Network Club! Join today and tell us what you think about playing tennis!

How iTwixie’s Word of the Week Challenge Works

Check with iTwixie every Wednesday at 9 am Eastern Time to see who won last week’s challenge and get the new word for this week. Then just write a sentence in the comments section below. All week long, we’ll collect your sentences and we’ll use a random drawing to select a winner by the following Wednesday morning, at 9 am. The winner will get a cool prize! It’s that easy!

Good luck, girls!

 

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