DIY Tumblr Notebook Designs 2107: #TASHToSchool2017

School is here. We don’t want it to happen, but unfortunately, there is nothing we can do. What we can do, however, is go back in style. Over the next few weeks, I am going to guide you through some DIYs for the Back-to-School season. From notebooks to pencilcases and hacks, I am going to make sure you are ready for whenever you go back to school. Today, I am going to show you some Tumblr inspired notebooks. Are you ready to go back to school in style?

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1. Marble Text Binder Cover

You will need a computer and a binder or notebook

Step One. Google ‘white marble background tumblr’ and copy the image into a photo editing software like Paint or Photoshop. Create black Arial text and create another block of text with the same words directly on top. Change the color to white and position so that it looks like a shadow.

Step Two. Print and glue to your notebook or binder. To finish mine, I rimmed it in a modern dogstooth duct tape.

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2. Album Cover Mini Notebook

You will need album cover printouts and a notebook

The Only Step. Go online and find pictures of all your favorite album covers. Print. Glue to your notebook. Just like with the binder, I rimmed my notebook in duct tape. Tip- For a vintage feel, print the covers in back and white

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3. Tumblr Banner and Grid Notebook

You will need a computer and a binder or notebook.

Step One. Search ‘tumlbr grid’ and copy an image into Paint or Photoshop. Then, go on a tumbler banner generator and type whatever your class is. Copy into the same document as the grid and position as you see fit.

Step Two. Print and glue to the notebook. To refine edges, rim in duct tape.
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4. Watercolor Graphic Folder

You will need watercolor paints, a Sharpie, a pocket folder and some duct tape.

Step One. Paint your blank paper in an nombre withthe watercolors. If you don’t have watercolors, simply water down acrylic paint.

Step Two. Once the paint gas dried, draw a Tumblr graphic in the middle. Tumblr PNGs are usually imperfect, so don’t worry about making it look store bought.

Step Three. Glue to the folder and rim in duct tape tosecure.

Thank you for reading my blog! Please follow my blog and like my posts to support me. It really helps and motivates me to keep going. I hope you enjoyed doing these DIY projects as much as I did and I certain lyrics hooey that it will make school better for you guys! Until next time,

-Tash

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Tumblr Room Decor 2017!

I have not done a DIY post in like forever. So here I am. These are just pictures i had lying around, so there is no real professional photo of all the DIYs at the top, sorry. I was really busy and I;m actually leaving for camp in a few hours, so… yeah. How’s life? Who has seen the Singing Trump on America’s Got Talent? You NEED to see it! It is halfway between cringy and freaking hilarious!

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  1. Memo Board

This one is more of a hack than a DIY and was inspired by Katherine Elizabeth on YouTube.

You will need a cooling rack (or a wire locker shelf, like I used)

The Only Step. Hang up the cooling rack. If you are using a wire locker shelf, remove the legs from the shelf and hang it up so that the things jutting out where the legs would be are on the outside to use to hang things up on. Decorate accordingly.

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2. Fangirl Wall Art

You will need the definition of ‘fangirl’, some cardstock or scrapbook paper and decorations for your fandoms. Optional*** Duct Tape***

Step One. Print out the definition of fangirl and glue on to a cute background of either patterned cardstock or scrapbooking paper. ****OPTIONAL****Rim in duct tape

Step Two. Decorate with pictures of your fandom. You can also write some references like lyrics and slogans. Hang on your wall to finish.

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3. Hanging Pixel Speech Bubbles

You will need pixel speech bubbles and yarn.

Step One. Print and cut out pixel speech bubbles. Flip them over and glue a length of yarn to the back.

Step Two. Tape to your ceiling so that they hang down. You can also tape them to the wall and it will look equally cool.

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4. Summer Canvas

What reminds you of summer more than a watermelon? Exactly.

You will need an old canvas and red white, green and black paint.

Step One. Paint your canvas a base color. Once that dries, add as many coats as it take for it to be opaque.

Step Two. Paint on your lettering. I decided to use the words “# Endless Summer”. After that, paint on the watermelon seeds to finish.

 

I really hope that you guys enjoyed this DIY post. There will be more on my #TASHToSchool Series soon. I just  need to take pictures. Remember to like and follow to support LittleMissTalent on WordPress. It really helps and motivates me to kep going. Thank you all for reading!

-Tash

 

Great Songs You’ve Probably NEVER Heard of You Should Listen To This Summer

Who LOVES music? I do. I love little known music. It’s a special, almost exclusive thing. I like punk and rock. Indie and indie rock. Some pop. Billy Talent and Melanie Martinez. Cage the Elephant and AC/DC. Stuff like that. Today, I;m going to share some great songs that you probably have NEVER heard of that  you should try this summer.

 

the crutch1. The Crutch by Billy Talent

This is a song meant to be played LOUD AS POSSIBLE. It’s punk and rock going back to their original Billy Talent vibes. One of the best songs off their new album Afraid Of Heights, for which they were nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2017 Junos. I can’t get enough of this song or this album. Ot his band, for that matter. Ben Kowalewicz’s voice is so unique.

Name: The Crutch

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Afraid Of Heights

Release Year: 2016

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2. Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez

A few years after she was axed form The Voice , Melanie Martinez blew everybody away with her Dollhouse EP, closely followed by her full length album, Crybaby, featuring the first two tracks on Dollhouse. Dollhouse is a song baout first impressions and family troubles. And how what seems perfect is usually far from.

Name: Dollhouse

Artist: Melanie Martinez

Album: Dollhouse EP, Crybaby

Release Year: 2014

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3. River Below by Billy Talent

Go ahead, call me obsessed. This is one of their older songs, but one of their best. It has a lot of screaming, but in their early days, it was their style. It does a number on Ben’s vocal chords, but it’s their thing.

Name: River Below

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Billy Talent

Release Year: 2001

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4. Salute by Little Mix

Another brilliant set of X Factor rejects who managed fame despite. Salute is an empowering anthem to women and girls everywhere, urging them to stick up for themselves and show who’s boss. It;s the girls, by the way.

Name: Salute

Artist: Little Mix

Album: Salute

Release Year: 2015

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5. Lies by Marina And The Diamonds

First, I need to thank jessiepaege for introducing me to Marina And The Diamonds in a video similar to this. Also, this isn’t vintage. The cover just looks that way. Great artist. You should listen to her stuff.

Name: Lies

Artist: Marina And The Diamonds

Album: Electra Heart

Release Year: 2012

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6. Colors by Halsey

A great song by a great artist. Have you heard any of her new stuff on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom? It is so good. Colors is a song about something taking over someones life, weather it’s drugs or work or such. Great song.

Name: Colors

Artist: Halsey

Album: Badlands

Release Year: 2015

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7. The Other Side by Alessia Cara

Great song by a great Canadian vocalist (Sorry Ben Kowalewicz!) I love Alessia’s music, and even though I don’t watch The Get Down on Netflix, I am in love with this song.

Name: The Other Side

Artist: Alessia Cara

Album: The Get Down Part II

Release Year: 2017

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8. Perfect World by Billy Talent

I absolutely LOVE this song!!! The talent is definitely visible here. One of the best breakup songs with a great guitar riff from Ian D’Sa, like always. Ben definitely has a lot of vocal strength on this track.

Name: Perfect World

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Billy Talent II

Release Year: 2006

Thanks so much for reading my blog! I hope that you enjoy some of this music as well, especially the Billy Talent so I can prove I’m not the only fan out there! Keep being true to you, regardless of what other people say, because they aren’t important. Follwo my blog so that you don’t miss out, and enjoy your summer

-Tash

PS. BTS DIYS COMING SOON!!

ANXIETY and School. How to Overcome Your Anxiety at School. #TASHToSchool2017

anx·i·e·ty
aNGˈzīədē/
noun
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties
  1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
    “he felt a surge of anxiety”
    synonyms: worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, inquietude, perturbation, agitation, angst, misgiving, nervousness, nerves, tension, tenseness; More

    informalheebie-jeebies, butterflies (in one’s stomach), jitteriness, the jitters, twitchiness
    “his anxiety grew”
    antonyms: calmness, serenity
    • desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease.
      “the housekeeper’s eager anxiety to please”
      synonyms: eagerness, keenness, desire

      “an anxiety to please”
    • Psychiatry
      a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.
Origin
early 16th century: from French anxiété or Latin anxietas, from anxius (see anxious).
 
Translate anxiety to
 
Use over time for: anxiety
Anxiety can really get in the way, more often than not. It gets in the way at school, mostly. I suffer from it. A lot of people do. These are some tips that are a blend of what works for me and what has been recommended by the lovely jessiepaege on YouTube. I really do hope these tips help, so why don’t we get started.
 
 
Tip #1: Find Your Support Group
Everybody needs a life support group. This group should be people you can talk to and feel comfortable talking to about whatever is bothering you.
Tip #2: Don’t Attach Food to Emotion
If you attach food to emotion, it changes your eating habits for the worse. You can either overeat or undereat, and neither are good for you. You need to eat normally.
Tip #3: Music
Make a playlist to listen to when things become to much. Here are some of the songs I use:
Songs That Make Me Want To Dance
Diamond On A Landmine- Billy Talent
Louder Than The DJ- Billy Talent
I Want Out- Young Guns
Dracula- Bea Miller
Empowering Songs
Like That- Bea Miller
Wild Things- Alessia Cara
Young Blood- Bea Miller
Sad Songs
Nothing To Lose- Billy Talent
When We Were Young- Adele
Cure For The Enemy- Billy Talent
Too Late To Say Goodbye- Cage The Elephant
Tip #4: Distractions
Have something to take your mind off of whatever is bugging you. If they aren’t banned, fidget spinners work great. If you don’t have a spinner, or can’t bring one, wear a hairtie on your wrist and mess around with it. It takes your mind off of what is bugging you.
Tip #5: Journal
Keep a journal to just write down whatever is bugging you so that you can talk about whatever is bugging you later. It works, trust me.
Follow my blog if you don’t want to miss anymore of #TASHToSchool2017 and think that is should do more posts like this. It really supports me, so it is appreciated. I hope that this helps some of you, and that you enjoy reading some of my other posts. Talk soon!
-Tash

JOURNLAING: 30 Day August Challenge

After my July Journaling Challenge turned out to be a success, I’ve decided to keep going monthly with them. Sometimes, we will have a themed month, like October is all ‘Stranger Things’ prompts, most months it will just be like July. For where it says to bullet point your entire day, I think it takes up too much space, so in the future I think that I’m just going to do the morning or something like that. Here is the August printable:

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Thanks for reading my blog. The usual charade would be here. The follow and like because it supports my blog. It really does, but I’d probably keep going no matter what. So just keep reading my blog and I really do hope that you enjoy it.

-Tash

A Motivational Message From the Journal of an Awkward Almost-Genius (AKA Me)

As Ben Kowalewicz (The Billy Talent vocalist) once said, ‘So many people will try to stop you, but you can’t let them. Live life to the fullest, and have however much  fun that you want.’ I personally think that this is great advice to live by, but does it apply to every situation? Does it apply to my situations and experiences? Call me crazy, but I look up to Ben and the guys in Billy Talent because, well look at them! They were like me, the dorks, the misfits and the outsiders in highschool who all had one common interest: rock music. they formed a group called Pezz and recorded tier first album in guitarist Ian D’Sa’s basement. This was almost 25 years ago. Pezz is still going strong, just under a different name. Now called Billy Talent, they can knock down any obstacle that stands in their way. Heck, they were willing to put the entire production of Afraid Of Heights on hold because of drummer Aaron Solowonuick’s MS relapse, but Aaron insisted that they soldier on without him. The bond that they have is crazy. They were once like me. So was JK Rowling, and they all went on to do something great. None of them ever fit in. They all had humble beginnings. They weren’t popular or well-liked. JK Rowling ended up on welfare, but still made Harry Potter happen. I am destined for greatness, or so I’ve been told. Or maybe I’m destined to be the villain in my own story.

All of us have the potential for great things. It’s just a matter of -ugh- effort and how we use that potential. If we put our minds to it, we can achieve greatness. I hope. I wan tto be the next JK Rowling, SE Hinton or Mary Higgins Clark. You look at some of these people an think they have it made, but you need to look at where they came from. Most of them built up their empire and wealth from absolutely nothing. Nobody great ever got there without actual effort. Nothing in life is free. Weather the price is money, or effort, you’re always paying somehow, and it always pays off. So go cahse your dreams, they aren’t out of reach.

-Tash

Fangirl Your Way Through School! #TASHToSchool2017!

Fangirls. You know who you are.

fan·girl
ˈfanɡərl/
informal
noun
noun: fangirl; plural noun: fangirls; noun: fan-girl; plural noun: fan-girls
  1. 1.
    a female fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, movies, music, or science fiction.
verb
verb: fangirl; past tense: fangirled; gerund or present participle: fangirling; past participle: fangirled; 3rd person present: fangirls
  1. 1.
    (of a female fan) behave in an obsessive or overexcited way.
    “I’m still fangirling over this casting”

Yes, you reading this. You also know that school is the worst place for a fangirl to spend six hours a day. Also, sorry if I’m annoying you by starting my back to school series too soon. Hermione Chantal, LaurDIY and jessiepaege already started theirs, so I didn’t want to be too far behind. There will still be a lot of summer stuff, so don’t worry. Today, I;m going to tell you how to be a fangirl, even though you;re at school. I’m going to help you make it through.

Tip 1: Your Locker

Your locker is your space for your stuff. You go to it often enough in a day, so put up some fandom stuff. I;m definitely doing a locker DIYs post, so I can give you a few ideas on what to do. Nobody else will see what’s in your locker. Only you know. It’s your locker door, so decorate it with Gryffindor magnets and band trash. If it can get you through the year, it’s definitely worth it.

Tip 2: Bracelets

This one I know works. I;ve done it so many times. Take a word from your fandom or if it’s a band, you can use the last names of the members or the last name of celebrity crush. Just pick a name or a word. But some letter beads and spell out the word you want, then simply make the bracelet. Wear it to school, and when things get tough, just look at it and allow it to give you some hope. I have one for each member of Billy Talent with the exception of Jordan because i ran out of beads.

Tip 3: Notebooks

If you need notebooks for school, put some fandom stuff on the front. A favorite meme, album cover, picture of your fictional or celebrity crush, text post. Just something. I have one that is simply all Billy Talent lyrics and one that is various song lyrics by different artists and one that is all album covers.

Tip 4: Try Not to be Too Obsessive

Please. We read ‘The Outsiders’ last year and I really took the fangirling too far. When somebody insulted either the book or Dallas Winston, i went all defensive fangirl and it made me look crazy. try to avoid that. You don’t want to look like an obsessive freak. Trust me. It’s okay to correct them, but don’t go too far.

Tip 5: Don’t Let Fangirling Get in the way of Schoolwork

Schoolwork is way more important than fangirling, so as much as I hate to admit it, you need to pay attention in class instead of fangirling over bands and books and cute fictional guys. Unfortunately. If you think that you are getting too obsessive, bury your fangirl stuff inside your bag or pencilcase so that it is out of sight and out of mind. Once this happens, you can focus.

Tip 6: Little Things

Keep some little things in your bag for when things get tough. Use the lyric book from your favorite album. Make a keychain. It’s just something that can brighten your day. It can be as simple as an ad for a movie cut out of the newspaper. I have one for the ‘Outsiders’. It works.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Remember to like this post, not just emotionally (I pulled that one straight from JENeratonDIY’s videos!) and follow my blog so that you don;t miss anything and that really supports me, so it encourages me to keep going. Try to survive school. Stay Gold! (Outsiders reference!)

-Tash

Summer Room Decor pt.1: Pastel Vibes

The summer is actually boring me to half-death right now. I have only journaled and listened to a weird mix of Cage the Elephant, Billy Talent and AC/DC using CDs i borrowed from my dad. Ha. I was so busy the last few months that i never got around to spring room decor and fashion advice. Sorry! To make up for it, I’m doing a two-part room decor. The Christmas haul has been discontinued, because July is too late to finish it. This post is more spring decor, but can show the pastel pink side of the summer. It should really be called flamingo vibes, but oh well? Let’s get started!

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  1. Floral Box

You will need a wooden box, acrylic paint and a small hand mirror.

Step One. Paint the box a base color. I used a pale blue. Next, what you want to do is the rose. It’s kind of difficult to explain. Paint a pink circle and wait for it to dry. Then, using red, just paint a center and some curved lines. It’s better if you actually watch a video that explains it. JENerationDIY did a floral letter DIY where she’s definitely going to have a better tutorial.

Step Two. Let it dry. Open the box and glue the hand mirror to the center of the underside of the lid. This is totally optional, i just thought it looked really cute.

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2. Pom-Pom Pillow

You will need a white pillowcase, a sharpie or iron-on paper and yarn.

Step One. Smooth out your pillowcase and write your quote. If you don’t want to freehand with a Sharpie like I did, you can totally use iron-on transfer paper and just follow the directions on the package. Because I am in love with the new ‘Beauty and the Beast’, I decided to use a quote from the song ‘Tale As Old As Time’.

Step Two. Make the pom-poms. To make the pom-pom, simply wrap the yarn around any object multiple times until you get a size that looks about right. Tie in the middle. You want this tie to be incredibly tight. Use scissors and cut the ends away. Fluff it up a little so that it looks like a pom-pom. You can make as many or as little as you’d like. Now you just need to attach to the pillow.

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3. Movie Quote Heart

You will need paint, sharpie, colored pens and cardboard

Step One. Pick a movie quote. mine was more of a book quote, but it did come form a movie that was based off a book. Call me obsessed, but it’s a low-key ‘Outsiders’ reference, and my favorite Dallas Winston quote. Cut a heart out of cardboard and paint it any color. I used a vibrant pink.

Step Two. Once it dries, write your quote on with Sharpie and colored pens, then glam it  up a little bit with sketches of hearts and mandalas and such. It looks really cute on your wall.

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4. TV Show Quote Coasters

You will need bar coasters, acrylic paint and printouts.

Step One. In Microsoft Word, or WordPad or such, Make four boxes. Go on Google and find some cute background images. Put them in the boxes. Now, simply type quotes from your favorite TV Shows on the square and print the page out. If you already have paper, like this really cute scrapbook paper MissMikaylaG had with all these quotes on there, you can totally use that.

Step Two. Paint the underside of the bar coasters and wait for them to dry. Glue the quote square on top and trim to fit. You may also want to cover the top in some of sort of sealant just to make sure it doesn’t get ruined, right!

Thank you so much for supporting my blog! To quote Cage the Elephant, I don’t do it for the glory, i don’t do it for the money, i don’t do it for the fame. I blog because i simply want to share my love of DIYs with you guys, so it would mean a lot if you clicked like and follow because helps me to know that people like my blog. Thank you so much,

-Tash

Movies That Everybody is Excited About!

SUMMER IS HERE!!! Am I the only person who has ever wanted a summer like Phineas and Ferb would have, or am i completely alone? I’m thinking of maybe seeing some movies over the summer, and there are two animated ones everybody is raving about i may go see. I’m also watching whatever good murder mysteries Hallmark can come up with and i will binge watch all my favorite series. But there are movies coming out that are generating a lot of talk. Here are seven of the most talked about movies of 2017-2019. (Yeah, i’ll go that far)

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1. Jumanji 2

Jack Black in Jumanji. Just picture it. Come on, i’ll wait. Just look at the photo above. There is a Jumanji 2 in the near future! Who saw the original? Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillian. Oh, just wait for this. Keep waiting. Okay, NICK JONAS is going to be in it! Nick Freaking Jonas who nobody has seen since Camp Rock 2 failed at the box office!

When a group of highschoolers discover a video game console, they are- literally- drawn into the jungle setting of the game. They discover that the only out of Jumanji is to survive it.

Name: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

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2. The LEGO Ninjago Movie (It’s about freaking time!!)

It’s about freaking time we had this movie. I was in love with that show when i was, like, 8 maybe. I always had a thing for Kai. I don’t even know. I think it was his hair or something. OMG, guess who’s going to play Sensei Wu!?! THE JACKIE FREAKING CHAN! Jackie Chan is Sensei Wu! Sensei is described in this movie as ‘as wise-cracking as he is wise’, so i think we’re in for a laugh.

Starring Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Micheal Pena, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiami, Justin Theroux, Zach Woods and Fred Armiston

Name: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Release Date: September 22nd, 2017 (Two months before Jumanji)

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3. Despicable Me 3 (Heck Yeah!)

I’m Havin’ a Bad, Bad Day/ It’s About Time That I Get My Way/ Steamrolling Whatever I See/ Ha! Despicable Me!

It is about time, this should have come sooner. BTW, Gru has a brother named Dru in case you had no idea. We (apparently) meet him in this flick. The star-studded cast consists of Steve Carrell as Gru and Dru, Trey Parker as new villain Balthazar Blart, Pierre Coffin as Kevin (the minion) Kristen Wiig as Lucy and returning as the girls, Miranda Cosgrove, Diana Gaier and Nev Scharrel.

This time, Gru and Lucy face off against former ’80’s child star Balthazar Blart, who has turned into a criminal and stolen some random (famous too!) diamond that Gru’s brother Dru wants to team up with him to steal as one last criminal plot. But stealing the moon didn’t work, so neither will this. Just saying.

Name: Despicable Me 3

Release Date: June 14th, 2017

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4. Cars 3

Okay… Lighting better not die, or I will scream because my childhood will have been shattered. As the commercial said ‘it’s not over until lightning strikes twice’. If you’ve seen the teaser, it looks pretty bleak for Lightning McQueen. When he is suddenly pushed out of retirement to prove that he is still in the racing game, he may just meet the same fate as the King, only worse.

Name: Cars 3

Release Date: June 6th

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5. The LEGO Movie 2!

Who isn’t excited? The first one was hilarious! Emmett is back! And UniKitty! We can’t forget UniKitty! Not much is known about this movie right now, but we definitely can’t wait to see it happen!

Name: The LEGO Movie Sequel

Release Date: February 8th 2019

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6. The Secret Life of Pets 2

Kevin Hart is back as evil psychotic bunny Snowball in the sequel to the ‘Secret Life of Pets’. Much like the second LEGO Movie, not much is known except for the release date

Name: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Release Date: July 3 2019

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7. Toy Story 4

Let’s be honest, who didn’t love Toy Story as a kid? After three great movies and two half hour specials, Tim Allen and the crew of toys are back!

Name: Toy Story 4

Release Date: June 21 2019

Thanks so much for reading! I’m sorry if i haven’t posted in a while with the end of school and all, but i’m here all summer, so expect some great DIYs and such. Remember to follow my blog so that you don’t miss any spectacular posts you may want to see! Stay Gold!

-Tash