Workshops for Girls
TRU Magazine provides fun, interactive, and informative workshops for teen girls. We offer workshops in the greater Chicago area, but Deanna is willing to travel to speak at your special event. You can choose either a mainstream version or one geared towards a Christian audience. Our workshops are ideal for: Middle/Jr. High Schools High Schools Church Youth Groups Organizations that work with teen girls If you would like to schedule a workshop for the girls in your group, please contact us here. We are open to many topics to fit the needs of your group. Some of our prepared topics are: Self-Image – Why your self-image ...
It’s taken me a long time to finally reach a point in my life where I can accept the type of body I have. While I’ve always maintained an average weight, for a majority of my life, I’ve wished that I had thinner legs, a smaller chest, and that my shoulders weren’t as broad. I know that similar thoughts are nothing new to a majority of young women. I’m 23 years old, and after 13 years of wishing my body would transform into something else, I’ve accepted that I’m not built, nor will I ever be, like the other 23-year-old women that are plastered across magazine covers. I’ve always been what my family refers to as “athletic.” I’ve got big legs a booty with some padding, and... [Read more of this review]
Holiday Party Dip – Ground Beef Queso!
This is a quick and easy dip that I’ve whipped up on many party occasions. So if you’re on the sign-up list to bring a dish to an upcoming holiday shin-dig, we’re here to rescue you! Just remember to thank us later! Ground Beef Queso Dip 1 16 oz. block of Velveeta Cheese 1 10 oz. can of Ro-Tel tomatoes ½ pound of ground beef 1 pack of taco seasoning Directions: Put the Velveeta cheese in a crock-pot and let melt completely. Brown ground beef and drain well. Add taco seasoning to the browned ground beef, and then add ground beef and can of Ro-Tel tomatoes to the melted cheese. Mix and serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy! Read More →
Thanksgiving Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could make something delicious for your family for Thanksgiving dinner? They won’t even see you coming! Try this easy recipe and wow them all! This one won’t show up on any of our healthy recipe menus, but you can cheat a little this time of year! For a gluten-free/paleo casserole recipe, click here! • Sweet Potato Casserole • 3 to 4 large sweet potatoes • ½ stick of butter (softened) • ½ cup sugar • 3 eggs • 1 tsp. vanilla • Topping: • 1 cup brown sugar • ½ cup self- rising flour • ½ stick butter (softened) • ½ cup nuts (I prefer pecans) Directions: Boil sweet potatoes until soft; drain. Add butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.... [Read more of this review]
Crazy Christmas Crafting – Funky Potholder Clutch!
It’s getting close to the holidays and about this time of year I start my quest to find the perfect Christmas gift for my family and friends. My only problem is I have a fixed budget of what I can spend on each gift, and sometimes it’s hard to find something that my friends would love without breaking the bank. I always try to find something that fits their personalities and is useful for everyday life. I’m all about finding unique presents that are one of a kind; most of the time this calls for a little imagination and a lot of crafting. So on one of my weekly Pinterest searches I found the perfect present idea: A Girl Survival Gift. It was exactly what I was looking for, and I loved... [Read more of this review]
Fun School Organization DIY’s!
Locker Perfection: Lockers are the “catch-all” for school supplies. When you’re in a hurry, you take what you need and dump the rest in your locker, but then you can’t find anything because of the mess! Here is a crafty way to find pens, pencils, and a place to put that reminder about next week’s science quiz. Beautiful Binders: Ever get tired of staring at your plain Jane binders during the school year? Why not make them unique? Here is a quick way to spice up those study guides. Just add a little touch of Lilly and you’re set! Chapstick Key Chain: Always losing your Chapstick? Why not make a pocket for it? Read More →