Stack O’Fun B-Day Present

“Stack O’ Fun B-day Present”

Hey GirlMoguls – we have a cool craft from our friend Ruby over at  Check out this cool DIY project that makes an awesome birthday present for your BFF!

Ruby’s Tool Kit: assortment of boxes, wrapping paper, bow, tap hot glue gun, scissors


1. Reuse an assortment of gift boxes. Wrap the boxes and the lids separate in colorful gift wrap.


2. Secure each box to the lid of the box below with hot glue.


3. Top the present with a colorful bow. Fill each box with craft materials. After the party it makes for great storage:)


Viola – You’re done!



Keeping Secrets – Part Deux

Should You Tell Your Friend's Secrets?
Should You Tell Your Friend's Secrets?

Hey GirlMoguls it’s Rose here. In my last post I talked about how secrets can be good for a friendship – if you have a BFF that you can totally trust to keep a secret that can be a lifesaver.  But sometimes, what if you hear a secret and you’ve just gotta tell someone?

Well here’s what you do – first of all, ask yourself why you feel the need to tell the secret.  Do you think if you tell your friend’s secret to someone else, it will help you fit in with the cool crowd?  I mean being a Gossip Queen for a day is a sure way to raise your cool cred, but it’s not cool to do that to your friend.  So keep a lid on it.

But what if your friend tells you she’s been chatting on the Internet with an older guy and is planning to meet him at the mall.  Nothing you say can change her mind, but your creepy meter is way up.  She’s sworn you to secrecy but you’re seriously  worried about her.  Well this may be the time to tell – for her own safety – tell your parents, a teacher or a guidance counselor and get her some help fast!

TMI – so in the interests of friendship, do you need to tell your friends every little thing?  No way – there may be some things you want to keep to yourself – but still want to talk about them.  Well, I’m a big fan of using my journal for this.  I use it to make my to do lists, and to write about things that are bothering me that I don’t feel about sharing.  Sometimes even writing about a bad situation will help you feel better.  I mean in your journal you could totally blab about the fact that you hate your friend’s new haircut – and neither she, nor anyone else will ever know.  Just be sure to keep your diary in a safe place so if doesn’t fall into curious hands…

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Should You Be Keeping Secrets?

Miley Keeps them, But Should You?
Miley Keeps them, But Should You?

Hey Girls, it Rose here.  I was just thinking about old Hannah’s diary and the really big secret she was forced to keep and it got me thinking about whether keeping secrets is a bad thing.  You know the sitch.  It’s late at night at the sleepover and only you and your friend are still up.  She turns to you and says, I have something to tell you. Your eyes light up ‘cause you know it’s gonna be something good, otherwise, she would have told everyone in broad daylight.   But can you keep a secret – or should you?  I mean what if the secret is a big deal and you feel like your friend is in danger?  Or what if something really embarrassing happened to you and you’re dying to tell someone about it – but how can you be sure the whole school won’t hear about it?

Well, when someone shares a secret with you, you can feel pretty special – after all – you’ve really earned her trust.  And now you might be more willing to tell her one of your secrets.  And you’ll find that sharing makes you two grow closer.   But you need to be careful… When sharing secrets, start small, like maybe admitting how you really want to write a book someday, not about the fact that your parents are fighting all the time and you think they might be getting a divorce.  After your sure that your BFF can keep a secret you can share bigger ones.

But how can you be sure that your secret is leak proof – after all, once you tell someone a secret, it’s really no longer a secret.  Well you’ve gotta to make sure she knows it’s a secret.  If she doesn’t know for sure and word gets out – can you truly blame her for spilling the beans?  But if you told her something is secret and someone the whole world knows about it, well you might want find someone else to share secrets with…

And don’t forget you have to be a good secret keeper too – if you aren’t good at keeping secrets, well then people won’t take your secrets seriously.  Or they’ll stop telling you them totally – and you may ruin your friendships…

But what if you feel you HAVE to spill someone else’s secret.  Stay tuned for what to do when it’s time to spill the beans.

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Should You Forgive Your BFF? – Part 2

best-friends-foreverHey GirlMoguls, it’s Lily again, dishing on the BFF scene.  Did you read my last post where I talked about how my BFF since babyhood Mina totally ditched me for Popular Penny and her crew?  Well she did, and I was totally over it, but then guess what happened….

If you guessed that Popular Penny and her crew were not to be trusted and totally turned on Mina then guess what… you’re right. See that can be the problem with trying to be part of the popular crew –seems like those girls are always getting into fights and drama over silly things – and getting mad at each other.  And saying mean things about everyone else.  And making other people feel bad, just to get a laugh.  If that’s popularity, then I say no thanks.

Well, soon Mina found herself on the outs with Penny and her crew.  She looked really sad and upset hanging around school.  She even texted me a few times but I kinda of ignored her.  Finally she corned me at Candi-A-Rama right by the mini red Swedish fish and asked if we could talk.

Mina apologized to me for ditching me and for not defending me.  Turns out she was trying to get Penny to like her.   Well, duh.  And now she’s seen Penny for who she really is, and doesn’t want to be friends with her.  Of course when I asked a few of my probing questions, it also turns out that Penny doesn’t really want to be friends with her either anymore.

And now Mina wants to be friends with me again…She brought up all the fun stuff we used to do and all the memories we shared  — like the backyard campout where my brother tried to scare us by hooting like an owl.  And other stuff – my heart strings were really tugged.  But I still wasn’t sure.  I mean could I trust Mina?  After all she ditched me once.  And since I stopped hanging out with her I had met lots of other cool girls and we had a lot of fun – and so far very little drama.  I didn’t want to lose all of that just to go back to hanging with Mina 24-7…

So, fellow GirlMoguls – what would you do?  Would you take a friend back after you’d been ditched?  Could you trust her?  Or would you ditch her just like she ditched you?  Let me know what you think…and then I will tell you what I did…

GirlMogul Lily
GirlMogul Lily

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