• School Disco!

    by Jessie | Oct 23, 2015

    Hi TGs!


    So, I have a school disco next week and I don’t know what to wear! You know how sometimes you look in your wardrobe and there’s just TOO MANY COOL OUTFITS? That’s me right now!


    Coz it’s my first school disco Mum said she’d take me shopping for a new dress. But I just know I have something perfect already, I’ve just got to dig around and find it. So I said it was OK, and I wanted to wear something I already have. Holly said when she can’t decide what to wear, she invites her friends over for a fashion show to pick what to wear. I thought that sounded soooo fun, so I rang Anissa and my other friend from school Catherine, coz they both love fashion. We turned it into a sleepover and they brought all their maybe outfits too!

    Jessies blog disco

    I picked out my favourites and put them all on my bed ready to try on. I also got out my speakers to listen to some music while we did the fashion show, and Mum made us popcorn and milkshakes. I tried on like 40 outfits!! I didn’t even know I had that many clothes! I only kept ones in the maybe pile that both Catherine AND Anissa loved.


    Anissa and Catherine ended up finding one outfit each -  but I’m now down to three dresses and one skirt and top! I have a sparkly gold dress, a pink polka dot dress that spins out when you twirl around,  and a green striped top and skirt that match.


    So I still need to choose! I thought maybe you guys could help me? Which outfit would you wear to the school disco? Let me know in the comments!


    Love Jessie

  • Jessie Faces Her Fear

    by Jessie | Sep 16, 2015

    Hi TGs!


    So I was reading Entertainment Writer Jess’s TG blog the other day (by the way – she’s my name twin!!) and I was so inspired by her Nickelodeon 100 Things To Do Before High School challenge to face her fears. I’m not scared of much, but one thing I am a bit frightened by are sea animals. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE SWIMMING! But I don’t really love swimming with fish, or – eep! – sea snakes!


    One time, when my family went on holidays to the Great Barrier Reef, I saw a real live sea snake swim underneath me and I FREAKED OUT! I was so scared guys! Dad said as long as I didn’t bother it, it wouldn’t bother me, but from that day on I was kinda afraid to go snorkeling and stuff like that.


    Anyway. I told Mum about the challenge and how I wanted to try something with sea animals, and she said how about we go up the coast on the weekend, and I can swim with a dolphin? Her and Dad wanted to do a family weekend away and she said it was a great chance for me to face that fear!


    So that’s what we did – me and Mum went on a special boat as part of a tour with some other people who also wanted to swim with dolphins, and our tour guide Joe taught us about the dolphins, and how when we got in the water we needed to make funny noises underneath to try and get their attention. He said we couldn't touch these dolphins, but at the end some dolphins like to come up closer to shore and those ones we could pat and get photos with.


    When I got in the water I couldn’t even see the sand at the bottom! I had a special snorkel on, and I made all the noises Joe told us to make, little “eep” and “bleep” noises. Suddenly I had a bunch of dolphins swimming right underneath me! I could feel my heart pounding but after a bit I stopped being scared and could see how beautiful the dolphins were. It was AMAZING!


    At the end I felt so confident, I even patted one of the shore dolphins, and Mum took a picture. She said she was so proud of me – I’m so glad I faced my fear! I’m gonna try snorkeling more now!


    Til next time!


    Jessie's Space
  • Cooking Fun!

    by Jessie | Aug 19, 2015

    Hey TGs!

    OMG GUYS today was so good and filled with delicious food!!

    So yesterday Mum told me that when I got home from school and finished all my homework she’d teach me how to bake! So I raced home from school and did all my homework coz I was so excited.


    Anyway when Mum got home from work she kept her promise and we made BROWNIES! Have you ever had a Brownie? It’s like a delicious, gooey, chocolatey little square of cake! WOW just thinking about it is making me hungry! I’m going to go eat one as soon as I finish talking to you guys! Hopefully Holly didn’t eat them all!


    Ok so the one that Mum showed me how to make only had 6 ingredients in it and we already had them all in the fridge! Which was awesome coz then we didn’t need to go ALL the way to the supermarket. We used butter, cocoa, brown sugar, eggs, flour and chocolate chips.


    Holly came home from school and she helped Mum do lots of the things that are a bit tricky for me – like using the oven and the microwave. It was fun to hang out just us girls!


    Anyway Mum turned the oven on for us and we covered the tin in paper to stop it getting stuck, it’s weird that this special paper makes it not stick, but so cool. We melted all the butter and cocoa in the microwave and then I added the brown sugar and I mixed it together. Then when I’d stirred it all up really good we added the eggs and flour and at the very end added the chocolate chips! We had to be really good and not eat them all before we mixed it together. It was SO HARD NOT TO EAT THEM! I just love chocolate a lot guys!


    Holly put it in the oven and we put the timer on for 40 minutes! The best part was Holly let me lick the spoon and bowl all by myself – SO. MUCH. CHOCOLATE!


    I had such a nice time with my Mum and sister and then at the end we got to eat brownies before dinnertime. Mum said it was a special treat.


    What’s your favourite thing to eat? Do you know how to cook it? 

  • My Sister's Birthday!

    by Jessie | Jun 18, 2015



    Guess what! It’s my sister's birthday next week and I cannot think of a present that's just super WOW. She’s turning 15 and really likes hair stuff, magazines, riding on her scooter and animals. I've had some cool ideas but I really need your help on this! I'm gonna write my three coolest ideas here, and then you can either choose one of them or tell me YOUR cool idea. Sound good? Here we go!

    Jessie's Blog Total Girl Wildlife Park

    1. A day at a wildlife park.

    Holly really loves all animals, but she SUPER LOVES baby animals. So I thought maybe I get her a pass to a local wildlife park where she can pat baby kangaroos and stuff

    2. New scooter wheels

    I found these amazing ones that flash lights when they move, and I think she will think they are ADORBS. They’re a bit expensive but Mum said if I really want to get them for her she would pay the extra money.

    3. A DIY hair kit

    I found this super cool DIY in one of my TG mags where you stick cute stuff to hair clips to make them really pretty and fun. I thought I could do heaps of these in different designs and put them in a pretty box labeled “Holly’s Hair Things”.


    So these are my ideas. I like them all but I almost like them TOO much and can't decide between them! Let me know in the comments which one is your fave, or if you have an even COOLER idea!


    Love Jessie x

  • Winter Adventures!

    by Jessie | May 26, 2015

    Hi guys!


    Brrrr how cold is it now! I finally packed away all my summer clothes and it made me so sad. No more swims at the beach! No taking Cotton for a run after school coz now it’s too dark!


    But even though there are all these really sad things about winter, I still kinda love it. I mean I DON'T love being cold all the time. But how fun is it when Mum makes you hot chocolate, and you can lie on the couch all rugged up in a blanket watching Disney movies! That’s my favourite thing to do in winter. My kitten Chloe loves to jump on me and nuzzle herself into my neck too when I’m lying on the couch, which makes it even better.

    Winter Adventures Jessie's Blog

    Also, this year my Mum and Dad are taking Holly and me to the snow for a week! I've never been to the snow, can you believe it? Mum and Dad don’t really like it, they really love summer and all our holidays before have been to warm places like Fiji and Queensland. But this year Holly begged and begged to go to the snow, and they said yes! I’m really excited because Dad said they have tobogganing, and we get to go to this ski school where they teach you how to snowboard or ski, which sounds really cool. Mum told me we have to borrow all these special snow clothes, like puffy jackets and gloves – I’m gonna take so many funny pictures of me and Holly bundled up like snowmen!


    We can’t take Cotton and Chloe though, so they are going to a special animal holiday place. Dad showed us pics on the Internet – they get their own special bedrooms! And Cotton has this huge paddock to run around in, he’s gonna have so much fun, even though I’ll be really sad to not see him for a whole week.


    Have you guys ever been to the snow? What did you think? And what’s your favourite thing about winter? Let me know in the comments!


    Love Jessie x

  • Easter Fun!

    by Jessie | Mar 27, 2015

    Hi TGs!


    I’m soooo excited for Easter! I loooove chocolate, OMG how good is it?! And it’s like the one day of the year that Mum and Dad let me eat as much chocolate as I want. I eat it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. I end up feeling really sick but it’s totally worth it.


    Every Easter morning, I wake up reeeally early coz I want to catch the Easter Bunny hiding my eggs. I’ve never seen him though! I thought I did once when I was with Holly, but she said it was just the wind blowing the jasmine bush and not a white tail bouncing away.


    The Easter egg hunt is my favourite. The Easter Bunny always finds funny new places to hide eggs! Last year we found one in the washing line peg basket, and one in this hanging pot plant. I don’t even know how he got up that high!

    Jessie making Easter hats

    I also love the Easter Hat Parade my school does. Everyone has to make a cool hat that uses Easter eggs, and our parents come and we walk in a big circle in the playground to show off our cool designs. I’ve already started making mine with Mum, it’s going to have eggs dangling off ribbons all around the brim! It already looks so cool.


    What do you love most about Easter? Do you do cool things for school too? Do you have a funny Easter egg hunt story? Let me know in the comments!


    Love, Jessie

  • Thunderstorm

    by Jessie | Feb 27, 2015

    So we just had the BIGGEST storm where I live! It all started on Friday afternoon at school. These big grey clouds were rolling in, and our teacher let us go out and watch at first, but made us come back inside when they got close because she thought it was too dangerous, in case lightning started. Which it did! It was so bright it lit up the whole classroom, and my friend Colin said it must be really close above us, because the thunderclaps happened almost as soon as we saw the lightning. Mum came and picked me and Holly up after school, because it was so rainy. When we got home she had put Cotton in the laundry because he got really spooked by the loud noises, and Chloe our new kitten was in the lounge room so she didn’t get wet. She didn’t care about the thunder though; in fact we think she actually liked it! She stood at the window watching the rain and the lightning, haha!

    Jessie's Blog Thunderstorm Activities
    Sometimes me and my friends paint our nails during a storm too!

    Holly loves storms, but I am a bit scared of them. Not TOO scared, but when it’s really close like this storm was, the noise gives me a bit of a fright. Mum said we couldn’t have the TV on until the lightning stopped, because if the lightning hit any power grids in our area it could turn it off suddenly and it might be dangerous if the TV broke. So Holly and me pulled out Scrabble and played that, which was really fun actually because we hadn’t played board games in ages! We were having so much fun we also decided to do a puzzle – how fun are puzzles?! I totally forgot how great they are. Ours has a picture of a basket of cats, and one looked SO MUCH like Chloe! I brought Chloe over to show her, but she didn’t seem very interested, she just stepped all over the puzzle and then ran away to watch the storm again, haha.


    Do you like storms like Holly? Or are you a bit scared like me. And what do you guys do for fun when you aren’t allowed the TV? Let me know in the comments!


    Until next time,


    Jessie x

  • Baby Birds!

    by | Jan 30, 2015

    Hi TGs!

    The coolest thing happened today! I was in class and my teacher Miss Daniels said she had an extra special day for us. She took us down to this huuuge tree we have in the school yard, and pointed up to the lowest branch. There was a bird's nest with three of the cutest, tiniest baby birds in it! We had to be really quiet and not get too close so we didn't disturb them. Miss Daniels brought her phone to take photos and said she could send them to our parents if we wanted one. She told us the baby birds were Starlings, and said they were really common in Australia. She told us the reason it’s important not to disturb their nest is because we could upset the babies or their mother when she returned. Then she explained how the mummy bird will go and find food, eat it, and then bring it back up to feed the babies – yuck!

    Jessie's Blog

    It’s lucky they weren’t magpie babies, coz we got told in school assembly that we have to be careful when we walk around near the trees in summer, coz the magpies can get aggressive, especially if they have babies in the trees. Yikes! I asked Mum if she had ever seen a magpie get angry like that and she said when she was in school, they had to wear an empty ice cream bucket on her head with eyes drawn on the back if they went out of class to run errands, so the magpies didn't swoop the back of their heads! I laughed at this and she did too, it’s pretty silly sounding!

    Have you guys ever seen baby birds in their nest? What kind?


    Love, Jessie x

  • Dress Ups!

    by Jessie | Oct 27, 2014

    So the girls and I had the best idea evaaaa! Remember how I cleaned up my room over the school break and organised my wardrobe to look like a rainbow? After that, I had a heap of odd clothes (that I just never wear or have grown out of) sitting in a box my mum labeled 'Throw Out'. When I told the girls at school that I still had the box - which I had actually shoved under my bed and hoped to forget about - we came up with so many great ideas! Catherine suggested that we take it to the local charity. Jane said that we could try and re-use some of the garments to make totes unique, second-hand outfits. I thought they were great ideas so I suggested we give them BOTH a try! 

    The girls came over to my house after school on Friday and we set to it! Catherine collected the clothes that would be perfect just as they were and would hopefully be loved by the next lucky wearer. Jane got to sorting through all the other bits and pieces that would be super cool with a little tweaking. She even brought some of her own left-over fabrics her mum saved after their dress-making sessions! It was the best Friday afternoon ever! We had a blast making awesome new outfits. It's amazing what a little imagination (and glitter) can do to an old pair of jeans! We could totes become fashion designers! LOL!

    Oh, and before I forget...
    Mum drove me to the charity the next morning and we gave them a huge bag of those extra clothes Catherine sorted out. They were so grateful and I felt like we had done a really great deed. Mum agreed and said that it's always the best feeling to help others in need! It was then that I resolved to find ways to do it more often. 

    What have you done to help others? I would love to get a couple ideas from fellow TG readers! Let me know in the comments below.

    Until next time!
    Jessie  xxx


  • Spring into Spring!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hi peeps,

    Jessie-and-friends-reading-in-the-parkThanks so much for updating me on your holidays! You guys got up to so much fun - visits to the zoo, aquarium, Jenolan Caves, and even a huge family trip to China! WOW! 

    Okay, so school is back but I am totes not even sad. I think it's because of the Spring air making me super excited for the hot weather and all the days I can spend with my besties in the sunshine. Just the other day, it was such an amazing day, we all went down to the park. We didn't do much but sat and spoke for at least an hour! We told each other what we did over the hols and even giggled over Jo's totally embarrassing story - it involved a skirt and a very, very, very windy day! LOL 

    School's given us this OMTG book that we can't stop reading. At first we thought it was going to be a super boring novel that the teacher would make us read but this one is so good we can't get our noses out the spine! Haha! What are you reading? I'm sure I'll be finishing this story in no time and will be so keen to hear what you guys suggest I read next!

    Jessie xoxo
  • It's the holidaysss!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hi gals!

    Jessie-and-her-besties-having-a-sleepoverOMTG it's officially the holidays. There is so much I want to do that the whole time this morning I was constantly running up and down totally undecided about where to start. So mum suggested that I start by making a list. I grabbed my super adorable pink pen with the fluffy ball on top and immediately started scribbling away. On the top of my list was to clean up my's such a mess! And then I got to writing down the best parts - swimming, sleepovers with my besties, watch the new Boxtrolls movie, and of course, grab the awesome new TG mag with 1D on the cover! 

    What have you guys got planned for school break? I wanna hear all about it!

    Jessie xx
  • Up and running!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014

    Hi Total Girls,

    Thank you to everyone who sent me get well emails when I broke my leg! Luckily, it’s healed up really well and I don’t even have to wear my cast anymore! Having a broken leg gave me lots of time to spend with Holly; she’s such a nice sister. She made sure I didn’t feel left out because I couldn’t run around or go swimming. One day she had a cool idea for when my leg got better. It was to start a dog walking business for our neighbours who have dogs.

    What do you guys think? Have you ever has a cool job? Tell me about it in the comments below!

    Jessie x

  • The Cast is Coming Off!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014

    Hey TGs,


    I just got told that my cast should be coming off in two weeks! I was so happy to hear it that I almost jumped out of the chair and started dancing in excitement…until I remembered that I couldn’t! LOL

    It’s such a weird feeling having this heavy thing on my leg. I’m super frustrated because it makes everything so much harder to do. And now it’s super itchy too! But I’m totes going to miss all the awesome messages my friends drew on my cast. I have to remember to ask mum to take a pic before it comes off.


    And OMTG! How amazeballs is the new TG mag! It’s like TGHQ read my mind about the sports luxe fashion trend and knew these super cute outfits would work with my cast. Love it!


    Until next time,

    Jessie xx


    PS. Just made space on my wall for The Collective poster!

  • Broken Leg: Back To School

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey girls!

    Hope you're not too sad about going back to school! Although I was pretty miserable at times with my broken leg, winter holidays are definitely the best time to stay inside!

    Thanks for all your amazing advice. I watched loads of TV and drank hot chocolate, yum. 

    Georgia, I made a taste testing game by baking different flavours of cupcakes and muffins with Mum. Cass, Dora and Jane all came over, we put blindfolds on and then tasted slices of each flavour and had to guess!

    Even though I baked them, Jane guessed the most correctly, LOL. I should definitely pay more attention to what I'm doing.

    This week we went back to school. Mr James is the same as ever, and I'm really noticing how freezing the classrooms are first thing in the morning! My leg hurts the most then, except for when I bump it trying to get around school on crutches.

    People have been super helpful, but I still can't wait to get this cast off. I'll never, ever, ever forget to be grateful for how lucky I am to be happy and healthy again!

    Jessie xx

  • Maths and Mums!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey TGs!
    If any of you have the latest Total Girl mag, you'll know all my fave things about my mum! On Sunday my sister and I woke up sooo early and cooked a baked breakfast that I found on this website ages ago.

    We carried it up to Mum on a tray with some flowers from our garden, a napkin and a knife and fork. It didn't look as nice as the pictures, but she was really pleased! Dad wasn't though - he was annoyed that we woke him up early, LOL. Sorry Dad!

    Mum, if you're reading this, thanks so much for being so wonderful! You always listen to my problems, all my besties love you and your pancakes are seriously the best thing in the world!

    Mum and I in London, England!

    School is going well, except... well can I tell you guys something? We're doing a new maths topic at the moment and it's really hard. 

    When I try and do my homework after school, it takes me ages to work out how to get the answers. I feel like everyone else understands straight away. :-(

    Do you guys have any advice? You always seem to know what to say!

    Jessie xx
  • Winter Term!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hi TGs!
    I can't believe that school has started again. I'm meant to be doing a pile of homework, but instead I'm writing to you girls! I wish school projects were as fun as blogging.

    Jessie saw her Besties in the Holidays!
    My CRAZY besties!

    School holidays were so cool. I didn't go anywhere or anything, but I saw my besties loads and got everything done that I wanted, like my Autumn project! 

    Cassie came over and we had a blast, she introduced me to Ellie Goulding and the new Justin Timberlake song - now I'm really into them too. I took photos of my walls covered in their new posters - remind me to post the pic here!

    I blogged all about my mum in Total Girl magazine this month (it's the one with Selena on the cover) because Mother's Day is coming up really soon. What are you going to do for your mum?

    I have to say a huge thank you to you girls, you actually did me a huge favour and probably didn't even know it! I asked TG's Alex (have you read her amaze entertainment blogs?) to put a poll up on the website to help me decide which Winter sport to choose. Most of you said gymnastics, so I'm going to give it a go! I'm not super flexible or anything, but I LOVE trying new things. Watch this space!

    How were your holidays?

    I read ALL of your comments, thank you sooo much!

    Jessie xx
  • Hello 2012!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Happy New Year TGs!

    Just a few days in and I already feel like 2012 is going to be a great year! Not only has it so far been filled with sunshine, friends and family, I've also made really exciting New Year's resolutions. I made sure to write them here down so I won't forget them:

    1. Spend more time with Cotton - I'm aiming for two walks a day!

    2. Do more charity work.

    3. Make a new friend.

    So now I've told you mine, it's your turn to share your resolutions. Write to me in the comments box below!

    Oh, and I'm lovin' this awesome duo by Stan Walker and Jess Mauboy at the moment.
  • Back to School We Go!

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hey TGs!

    So you know the Summer Holidays are well and truly over when you start scheduling homework into your daily dairy! Yep, it was back at school this week, and even though I'm sad the holidays are finished, I'm pretty excited about starting a new year too.

    One of the things I like most about the whole back-to-school thing is how fresh everything feels. New classes, new teachers and new stationery always put a smile on everyone's face. It's also great time of year to meet new people, like my new friend, Angie... welcome to our school Angie!

    Angie is new to Jessie's School!

    This song by One Direction makes all those Science exercises seem fun!

    Jessie xx
  • Sports Camp

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Phew, do I feel on top of the world right now or what!? The teachers at school always talk about how great sport can make you feel, and now I know what they're on about!

    Nearly at the Finish Line!

    After spending a full week at sports camp, I can now say I've tried sprints, hurdles, shot put and loads more. And guess what? Even though some sports can seem scary at first, once you have a go they can be really rewarding. 

    I've learnt that sport is not always about coming first, but trying your hardest and achieving bests. So much fun!

    Now I'm off to soak my sore muscles in the bath!

    Love and long-jump
    Jessie xx
  • Pillow Fight Day

    by Jessie | Oct 14, 2014
    Hi everyone!

    How have you all been? I've been great!

    Cass and Angie discovered they have tons in common and have become great friends. Which is great because I don't feel like I'm stuck in between two awesome friendships. Now we are all really good friends and it feels like the whole group is a perfect fit!

    I'm really greatful to have such awesome friends, they all bring something fun and unique in to my life, I hope you guys have this too. Remember your friends should treat you with respect and make you happy, not put you down or be a negative influence to your life.

    That being said, remember to give this in return to have a good balance in your friendship! Well enough of my Dr Phil talk hahaha!

    Matt and Zach also found out that it was Pillow Fight Day sometime this month so we've been having pillow fights as much as possible this month, they even proclaimed it Pillow Fight Month!

    Zach, Matt, Jessie and her besties in an epic pillow fight!

    It's pretty funny because when we're not at each other's houses we've all bought smaller pillows to carry in our school bags to have on-the-go pillow fights! Our teachers are not in the slightest bit impressed, we've even been in trouble about this a couple of times, but it's all in good fun!

    Love and pillow fights!
    Jessie xx