DIY Keychains!

My parents just gave me a set of keys!!! To make sure that I would not lose them (something i did on the very first day I had them), I decided to make some really creative and unique key chains that I knew nobody else would have. I came up with three really creative ideas that worked out really well. So, do you guys want to hear them? I’m going to assume so because you are reading this post.

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  1. TV Show Keychains

I love to watch TV, don’t you? Like most people, I have favorites. Some of mine include “The Librarians”, “Stranger Things”, “Death in Paradise” and BBC’s “Class”. To save some money and grief (you can’t find things for some shows anywhere!), i decided that i was going to make them myself.

You will need string or a jump ring, cardstock or paperboard, clear tape, patterned duct tape and printouts of TV show logos

Step One. Select some TV show logos and paste them into a Word file. Print

Step Two. Cut out a piece of cardstock or paperboard (the cardboard from cereal boxes) and cover in duct tape. Punch a hole in the top.

Step Three. Tape on your logo. Thread a string or a jump ring through the hole. Attach to your key to finish

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2. Tumblr Inspired: Pixel Speech Bubble Keychains

I love pixel speech bubbles. They are totally awesome. When i made keycahins, i just had to have some.

You will need pixel speech bubbles with sassy sayings (ex. only Librarians can touch my keys, the sass is strong with this one, excuse me while i fangirl and don’t let anyone tell you your not a Unicorn), clear tape and string

Step One. Print and cut out your speech bubbles. Cut a length of string that you desire.

Step Two. Thread one end of the string through the hole on your key or the jump ring its attached to and then put the two ends on the blank side of the speech bubble. Cover both sides in tape to finish.

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3. Quote Keychain

I just love inspirational quotes! Everybody does, right? I used a quote from a Fireflight song called “Unbreakable” for this DIY. Forget the fear/its just a crutch/that tried to hold you back and turn your dreams to dust/all you need to do is just/ trust – Fireflight, Unbreakable.

You will need duckling tape (mini duct tape or washi tape), string and a quote printout.

Step One. Cut tou your quote and rim in duct tape. Leave the tape at the top open.

Step Two. Thread one end of the string through the jump ring or hole in the key and connect both ends to the tape. Fold the tape over and cut off the excess

I hope you guys enjoy this DIY and that you will press the follow button on my homepage so that you will be alerted of new posts and won’t miss out! Enjoy life and /i will see you next time on Books Crafts and DIYs!

-Tash

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Disney Princesses who Should Have their Movies Made Live-Action + Fantasy Casting

“Cinderella”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Mulan”. What do these films have in common? They were all animated classics before they became live-action. I have consulted my list of Disney Classics and decided that more of them should become live-action and i know just who should be in them! Let me know in the comments which princesses you think should be live-action and your casting thoughts!

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1. Aladdin

Okay, a live-action “Aladdin” would be AWESOME. With flying carpets, Agrabah in prominence and the best monkey ever. #abu! Anyways, back to casting. Here are my picks!

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Lesley Ann Brandt   was featured prominently on the first season of “The Librarians” as Lammia, the second in command  for the Serpent Brotherhood, villain of the first season. She has also been on “Lucifer”. She has South-American roots and is based out of New Zealand. She seems like the perfect pick for Princess Jasmine.

Fady Elsayed  starred as Ram Singh on the first, and possibly only season of BBC’s “Doctor Who” Spin-Off, “Class”. Ram is a football (soccer in England) star who needs to balance the death of his first girlfriend, losing his leg to a shadow beast and meeting new girlfriend April McLean. Oh yeah, he and his friends also need to save the school. He would be an Aladdin to die for.

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2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Snow White was the emblem of my childhood. Coming close next to “Tangled”, this was one of my most watched. I always loved how she could talk to the woodland creatures! Here are my casting pics!

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Natalia Dyer  is the genius behind Nancy Wheeler on the Netflix original “Stranger Things” which is about four 12 year old boys who are shocked when Will Byers, one of their little clique of four vanishes into thin air. The series is set in November of 1983, which explains the hair. The 19 year old from Nashville attended NYU. She was also on something called “I Believe in Unicorns”. but i have no idea what that is. It is my personal opinion that she would be an amazing Snow White. Oh and yeah, there have been rumors that she is dating costar Charlie Heaton, who played Jonathan Byers. Please let this be true!

Tom Felton  is best known for his role as Draco Malfoy on “Harry Potter”. He wasted his talents on that idiot, that’s for sure. No offense to Draco or anything! Anyway, he has also appeared as a CIA Agent on CTV’s “The Flash”. Now, is it just me or is this guy perfect to be Snow’s Prince? Sorry, i forgot the Prince’s name!

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3.Sleeping Beauty

Where do i begin with this movie? My mother used it as a lesson for me: be nice to people or an evil fairy will come and curse your kid. We need an amazing cast with Angelina Jolie back as Malificent. She was so good in “Malifecent”

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Evanna Lynch was born in Ireland. She played Luna Lovegood in “Harry Potter”‘s 5-8. She has also been on “GBF”, which i personally have not seen. She would be a really good Aurora in this movie. BTWs, she broke up with Robbie Jarvis.

Jack P Shepherd is a British actor known for his role as the troubled teen to early 20’s adult, David Platt on iconic British soap opera “Coronation Street”. He hinted in an interview that David may be remarrying after the tragic death of his wife Kylie at the hands of Clayton Hibbs. This guy would be the perfect Prince Phillip!

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4.The Little Mermaid

This movie made me want to become a mermaid. I would spend days wearing my Ariel costume and singing “Under the Sea”. Hahaha. Good times.

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Lindy Booth was born in Oakville, Ontario. She played Claudia on “Relic Hunter as her very first acting role (Which she never thought she would get) which she dyed her hair blonde for. However, she is most known for her role on “The Librarians” as Cassandra Cillian. She would be the best Princess Ariel ever.

Charlie Heaton is the guy who played the amazing Jonathan Byers on “Stranger Things”, the Netflix exclusive. As stated when i was talking about Natalia Dyer, he might be dating her and i hope its true. Now, this guy here is the perfect Prince Eric!

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Bonus Material

Today’s bonus material is fantasy-casting for 2018’s “Mulan” live-action. Here are my casting picks!

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Lucy Liu is a Chinese-American who starred as Joan Watson on “Elementary”, where she was no damsel in distress. Same goes for when she played Viper on “Kung Fu Panda”. She is an excellent choice for Fa Mulan.

John Harlan Kim is a Korean-Australian who stole everybody’s hearts as try-hard, super-dreamy master thief, Ezekiel Jones on “The Librarians”. He turned 24 on January 10th, 2017. He is soooooo super-dreamy and i could make an entire blog post about that, but i won’t for obvious reasons. He currently lives in Australia, but is incredibly busy travelling. This guy = most dreamy Li Shang  EVER!

Okay, thank you for reading my blog post! I hope you agree with my casting choices and let me know in the comments with your opinions. Remember to press the follow button on the homepage and i will post again soon!

-Tash

 

“Stranger Things” Inspired Decor

“Who watches “Stranger Things”?” Mr Hollingsworth said. “Have you seen “Stranger Things”?” My cousin Jakob asked. “I’ve been meaning to watch “Stranger Things” when you girls go back to school” Mom said. We finally got around to it, and I love it! I was looking for the logo for another DIY and came across this generator which took your text and turned it into the “Stranger Things” logo, which was so cool. I thought that I would use it as decor, but it can be used for many other things. For example, if you typed “Nancy’s Notebook”, you could print it off full page and glue it to a notebook.
I used it as a sign reading “Natasha’s Room” for my door. To make this, go to http://makeitstranger.com/. Type in what you want and press download. Press print and you are ready to go!

I hope that you enjoy this really quick and easy DIY. Please press the follow button on the homepage to make sure that you do not miss out on any other DIYs. Talk soon!

-Tash

Christmas Haul-Part 1-Clothes and Fashion

Hello again. Christmas was not that long ago. Merry Belated Christmas by the way. Today i will be doing a Christmas inspired haul. This will be in multiple parts so that it is sorted out better and not all cluttered into one giant post. Part 1 is clothes and fashion, part 2 will be books and part 3 will be other. Just as soon as i figure out how to categorize some things. Lets begin!

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  1. Ardene Move Capri

This comfortable and stylish workout pant from Ardene’s Move collection goes to about an inch below the knee but could go all the way down depending on what size you buy. Mine are just intended to be that one inch below the knee, but I’m not complaining. They are great for playing cricket, jogging, doing judo or sitting and watching “The Librarians” 🙂

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2. La Vie en Rose pajamas

 Great for lounging and doing nothing! These pajamas are so incredibly comfortable! What i really like about the store’s pajama section is that it is all mix-and-match, so you can create your own pairs. You have a lot of creativity there

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3.Bluenotes Vampurr T-Shirt

This is a Halloween shirt from Bluenotes, AKA the best store known to teenage girls in Canada. It is a  really comfy shirt bedazzled with a vampire cat and the word “vampurr” underneath. A cross between a vampire and the sound a cat makes.

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 4.Justice “Class President Material” Tee

This adorable $12 “Style Buy” is adorned with a cute puppy wearing glasses, and the caption in a thought bubble. It is sooo adorable, but i don’t plan on ever being a class president.

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5.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them T-Shirt

Hot Topic. That is all i need to say. The Pop Culture and Music store is filled with licensed apparel, patches and Band Merch. I go there specifically for the Harry Potter and Disney stuff.  This is all that needs to be said. I LOVE this t-shirt and i can;t wait until my mom takes me to go see the movie. I heard that its good. NO SPOILER ALERTS IN THE COMMENTS PLEASE!!!  Yeah. If you were even thinking about doing that, just don’t.

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6.Ardene Move Shorts

These shorts, like the capris at the beginning, are by Ardene’s workout line, Move. They are really comfortable and go down to just above the knee. Great for whatever sport you do or just going to the mall and shopping at Bluenotes:)

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7. Kirkland Signature Girls Leggings

You may associate Kirkland with food, but they are actually a brand owned by Costco who make a wide variety of things. This 2-pack of leggings is incredibly comfortable and stylish. They can only  be found at Costco, so no membership, no leggings.

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8.Gryffindor Track Pants

Hot Topic, again. I am really starting to like that store. These simple track pants are rimmed in yellow and red and the left pant leg is emblazoned withGRYFFINDOR down the side in yellow athletic block letters. (Pardon my enthusiasm and obsession)

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9.Justice “One Smart Cookie” Longer-Length Tee

I am one smart cookie. This t-shirt, however, makes it literal, The top is adorned with a simple graphic of a cookie reading a book. If i were a cookie, that would be me.

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10. TASC Bamboo Fiber Sweater

This sweater is super soft and made with bamboo fiber by TASC. The pinkish hue is not as bright as seen in this photo, but more of a toned down coral. It is incredibly comfy and very versatile.

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11. Justice Mesh “Style Buy” Shorts

These comfy black shorts are what Justice calls a “Style Buy”, which means that  it is a great product for an even better price. I have multiple pairs of these shorts and they are all super comfortable. They are great for basically anything. Shopping, a cricket match, shopping, Watching “The Librarians” and “Relic Hunter” and did I mention, shopping.

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12. Justice Leggings

These pale pink leggings are perfect. Super Comfortable and perfect for anything. Heck, I wore them with a solid black blouse to my grandmothers house for Christmas dinner, and i looked absolutely bootifal.

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13. Reebok Track Pants

These are super comfy, super warm track pants from Costco. Well, they’re Reebok, but Costco was supplied with them. Yeah. That’s all I have to say.

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14. Aztec Wallet

This is a large, stylish wallet from Dollarama, surprisingly. It holds all my gift cards and has room for so much more!

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15. Justice Photoreal New York Long-Sleeve

This long-sleeve has blocks of pictures of New York. It is described as a “photoreal” top and is a “Style Buy”

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16. Ariposa Cosmetics Lipstick+Lip Gloss set

These were a gift from my cousin Joshua. The set contains one pale pink lipstick and matching lip gloss. They are actual makeup and not just cheapy-cheap stuff from Dollarama or that rip off Barbie kit things.

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17. Witch, Don’t Kill my Vibe Quarter-Sleeve from Bluenotes

This quarter sleeve is from Bluenotes. It is their Halloween collection which consisted of their Vampurr t-shirt and one that says “you aren’t my boo”. It was about $16.99. Don’t ask how i know how much my gifts cost.

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18. Urban Kids Leggings

urban Kids is so not my store, but i don’t think my Oma knew that. Regardless of where they are from, these leggins are super stylish and super comfy.

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19. Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Quarter-Sleeve

You know why i love this so much. I am a die hard Harry Potter fan, and Hot Topic is my zone! For “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and “Stranger Things” as well, mind you. This shirt proudly proclaims the wearer that they are the Captain of whatever team they choose. Hot Topic has one for each house.

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20. Harry Potter Cat Baseball Quarter-Sleeve

This Bluenotes Quarter-Sleeve Baseball tee is one of my absolute faves. It shows Harry as a cat riding on a Meowbus instead of a Nimbus. Instead of Harry Potter, his name is Hairy Purrter! BEST. SHIRT. EVER. I saved the best for last!

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-Tash