Quick Craft: DIY Summer Polariod Bea Miller Photo Chain

TWO MORE WEEKS OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Was that a little much? Recently I’ve started listening to Bea Miller, and have gotten hooked on her music. Like seriously, it’s really good. My favorite Bea Miller songs are Dracula, Young Blood and Open Your Eyes. While a lot of her music is from 2014, it is really good and i like the messages that Young Blood and Fire N Gold send out. So i’d google these.

In honor of the summer, i wanted to do something with Tumblr photos and thanks to LaurDIY’s Celeb Trends video which cued me to search ‘celeb diys’ on YouTube and The Haute Pink Diary who made the Bea Miller Inspired DIYs video. I wanted to do something with polaroids just because and then i realized that they played a main part in the Fire N Gold music video, so i thought that i’d do something like this. Why don’t i stop talking and let’s start the DIY!

You will need Tumblr summer photos (found online), a polaroid template (also online), tape and black yarn/string.

Step One. Gather your photos. A simple google search can help with that. I googled ‘tumblr summer photos’ and ‘tumblr summer nights’. i also found my polaroid template online and put it with the photos in a Word document. Print the photos and cut them out.

Step Two. Bea Miller song lyrics. I just looked these up on AZ Lyrics and wrote ones that i thought fit with my polaroids. If you know what a polaroid looks like, then you know that the bottom part is bigger than the other three sides. That’s where the lyrics should be written. Cut a long piece of your black thread or yarn that covers the length of the wall you want to hang this up on. Tape your photos the the string/yarn and hang. If you have clothespins, you can also put them up like that, but i didn’t. It kind of takes the Tumblr away from it, but oh well. Taping it up is hard. Try not to let go. It fell on me like 5 times, soooo…..

Thank you guys for reading my blog! Let me know if you guys want me to do more artist/band themed DIYs. I really hope that you guys like Bea  Miller as well. Remember to hit the follow button so that you don’t miss out. Stay Weird/Normal/Human/Gold…. Pick one of the following or whatever suits you because you need to stay true to you.

-Tash

Water Marble Mason Jar

Hey guys! Summer is sooooooo close now! I’m sorry i haven’t updated in a while, but i’ve been so busy. I have time now, so i’m going to post this one now. I did this so long ago and had the photo on my hard drive, so i thought it’s better late than never, right?

You will need a mason jar, nail polish and an old container

Step One. Clean the inside of your mason jar. In an old container, fill it with water to where you want the design to go up to. Pour in a few drop of nail polish. If you are more talented with water marbling, you can draw designs in there with toothpicks, but I’m not, so i left it as is.

Step Two. Dip your jar into the nail polish and leave it on a Kleenex or old cloth to dry. Dump out the water and wash the container. When the mason jar is dry, you can take a black marker and draw some kind of pattern on it, but this is optional. You may also choose to use a spray sealant, but i thought that nail polish was good enough on it’s own

Step Three. Fill the mason jar with random things you need to store. Mine has some chargers and two random erasers for some reason. To make it look cuter, i put a glitter hairtie around the top and wrote “UGH” on the lid.

Thank you guys so much for reading and let me know when my BTS 2017 series should start as i have some amaze ideas. Remember to follow me using the button on the totally overhauled homepage so that you don’t miss out. Stay Weird! (I totally stole that from a t-shirt, but whateves)

-Tash

5 Books to Read When You’re Bored (or more long car rides) + DIY Kate Spade- esque Bookmark

Hello, It’s Me. I’ve been wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet…

-Adele

HI! AmCan is coming up, and for those of you who don’t know what that is (most of you), it’s a judo tournament in Buffalo at the end of May. Now, it’s about a week away. The car ride though, is a really long one. About two and a half hours in a car with my little sister. People need something to do. These books are great for occasions like this or simply for reading when you’re bored. Why don’t i stop talking so we can begin with the books!

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1.The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

In the village of Gavaldon, every year, two kids are whisked away by the School Master to one of two schools. The School for Good or it’s counterpart, the School for Evil. One year two teens, Agatha and Sophie who each have expectations of where they will end up , find their destinies reversed when they get there. Together they will find out that the only way out of a fairytail is through it. The other books are A World Without Princes, The Last Ever After and coming soon The Quest for Glory

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2. The Outsiders by SE Hinton

You might need tissues. Ponyboy can depend on his brothers Sodapop and Darrel. And the rest of the gang: Johnny, Two-Bit, Steve and Dallas. He also knows that he can depend on Socs trying to beat the crap out of greasers like him just for the fun of it. One night, Socs take it too far and suddenly Ponyboy’s world gets torn apart. Chapters 6-10 set the plot line on fire and everything just comes crashing. There was also a movie starring (very young, like 1983-however old they were then young) C.Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, an unnoticable Tom Cruise and an amazing 18 year old Matt Dillon. The book was written by a 16 year old girl in 1967 and is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma tough it is never said.

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3. Nancy Drew #145: The Missing Horse Mystery by  Carolyn Keene

When attending the Midwest Grand Prix Dressage Championships, Nancy quickly learns that these horses earn big money and turn friendly competition into a cutthroat profession. When one of the star horses is “kidnapped” during a stable fire, Nancy is immediately hired to find the horse, but in the cutthroat world of dressage, nothing is as it seems and everybody is hiding something. Not the world’s best mystery, but great if you need something to do for half an hour.

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4. Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom

Rebel could not be less happy. She wants to spend her summer at an ice age dig that her parents forbid her from going to unless she pays for it herself, only problem being that she is broke. When she finds out her neighbor Bambi won five hundred dollars in a beauty pageant, she’s itching to win the Miss Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department Pageant. She’s not your typical teenager, but she can pretend long enough, can’t she?

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5. Spellbinding by Maya Gold

Abby Silva was never normal. That she knew. Being a “chameleon’ at Ipswich High means that everybody, including the boy she likes, ignores her. But for a genealogy project, she discovers that she is  descended from accused witches in Salem. She can move objects with her mind, will candles to light themselves and make potions to exact revenge on anyone who’s ever ticked her off. Oh yeah, she can light people on fire. But what’s with the cute boy, Rem Anders and why can she always hear what he’s thinking?

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The DIY: Kate Spade-esque Bookmark

You will need patterned cardstock, a ruler and a black marker. If you want to go for a minimalist look, you can just use plain cardstock.

The Only Step. Cut a bookmark shape out of your cardstock. Use a ruler to mark out stripes. Color them in. Add a spade or a club or any playing card suit and a random year. I used 1989 because i was listening to New Romantics by Taylor Swift at the time.

Thanks for reading my blog! Remember to follow my blog so that you don’t miss out on future posts and i really do hope you like them! You can check out some of my friends’ bloggs through the links on the homepage. Keep DIYing and being who you are! I’ll post soon!

-Tash

#LifeHack: Sort of Holographic Hexagon Wall Peices

Hello! Have you guys seen the music video for Alessia Cara’s Stay? It messed me up so much. So, the guy misses the elevator Alessia’s in, and then time just keeps resetting itself until he and Alessia go out, then he dies and everything just resets again. It’s crazy! Anyways, because it’s may and i needed to think (only think, haven’t actually done anything yet!) about spring cleaning. I took down a poster i’ve had for too long, but didn’t have anything to replace it, so i googled “cute Tumblr room decor” and found this. YOu can use holographic paper, i just only had tinfoil on hand.

You will need cardboard, tinfoil (or holographic paper) and *optional* Sharpies to doodle on the hexagons with.

Step One. If you are confident with your freehand skills, sketch out the shape of a hexagon. If not, simply find a template and trace it onto your cardboard. Make as many as you would like and cut them out.

Step Two. Cover each hexagon in tinfoil or holographic paper. If you wish, you can use your Sharpies to put designs on them. I used quotes and obscure references from “Stranger Things”, “The Librarians”, “Harry Potter”  and “The Outsiders”. I also wrote “ok no” and drew stripes on the rest. Tape or sticky tack to your wall to finish.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and following my posts. I am  quickly gaining popularity (i think), but i just do it because i enjoy it. It’s not a job or anything. Just letting you know. Remember to follow my blog so that you don’t miss out on my posts and leave a like if you like my #LifeHack collection! See ya’ll soon! Stay Gold!

-Tash

PS. Only Outsiders fans will understand that reference at the end. So probably only me. Oh well!

Christmas Haul-Part 2- Books


I am so late doing this. It’s freaking May!! Anyways, don’t think of this as a Christmas Haul, but as a “books you should read”… Let’s begin!

HELLO!!! Spring is here, weather is nice, snow has stopped (although it still rains), and judo tournaments are a-coming! Today i will attempt to get two thirds through my Christmas Haul, so let’s actually begin this time!

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1.Gilded by Christina Farley

Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt and steel-tipped arrows. When her father uproots them and moves to Seoul, the needs to deal with fitting in and tough Korean grandfathers. Oh, and yeah, a Korean demi-god has been stealing souls of the oldest daughters in her family for generations. She’s next. The other books are Silvern and Brazen.

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2. WARP #2: The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer

After a mission in the Victorian-era, Chevie Savano has returned to London. It is drastically different from the London she left. It has been taken over by a group who runs the city through intimidation and terror. Her memories slowly return, but just as she gets a refresher on WARP, the inventor of the time machine is killed by Secret Service cops. Working once again with Riley, they will need to stop Colonel Clayton Box, whose escalating power may destroy Europe. The other books are The Reluctant Assassin and The Forever Man.

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3. WARP #1: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

The FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program) started it all. Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future. Riley, a Victorian orphan gets thrown into the 21st century, hunted by Albert Garrick, the crazy master and Chevie Savano, the FBI’s youngest and most impulsive agent at just 17. As Garrick hunts them, Chevie and Riley need to stop him from returning to the Victorian-era with knowledge that can change everything we know.

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4. Wizarding World Movie Magic

This is so self explanatory. With original sketches from Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter, this must have companion is perfect for the Harry Potter fan in your life. Or you. It is totally amazing and deserves way more reads than the average person may give it. READ IT!! Please?

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5. Kane Chronicles #2: Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Well, the gods are loose. What’s new with Rick Riordan? Carter and Sadie are in big trouble with no parents and crazy powers. And Sadie’s crush on Anubis. They don’t have too much time to master their skills before apocalypse. They need to revive Ra to have any chance at all. I wonder how that will play out? The other books are The Red Pyramid and The Serpent’s Shadow.

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6.Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Another Rick Riordan book. Thor’s hammer is gone again. This is becoming a disturbing habit. It’s not lost though. It’s in enemy hands. Magnus,  Sammy and the others better get it back from Loki quickly, or Ragnarok will be here before they know it. The other two books are The Sword of Summer and coming soon, The Ship of Death.

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7. Beyonders #1: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull

Strange music from the mouth of a hippo. The kid hearing this has problems. The hippo swallows him when he falls in (of course!) and takes him to Lyrian. In the past, he’d be welcomed. Nope. Not since Maldor took power. After he meets RAchel and a rag-tag group of rebels, they learn to piece together a word of power that can take down MAldor and restore balance to this world without heroes. The other books are Seeds of REbellion and Chasing the Prophecy.

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8. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

Lying low means staying alive. Bartholomew and Hettie  live in faerie slums and are peculiar. Neither faerie or human want anything to do with them. Well, that’s not fully true. They want to hang them, but that’s about it. Read this if steampunk is your thing. According to Goodreads, part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann’s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel. Don’t know, haven’t read it yet.

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9.  iFunny by James Patterson

Jamie Grimm has a mission. He is determined to become to greatest stand-up comedian this side of the world has ever seen. Lot’s of non-funny events come to play though. He’s living with his Aunt in a new town and  a bully (his cousin Stevie) who isn’t letting Jamie’s wheelcahir go unnoticed. During the Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic contest comes, Jamie is determined to get first.

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10. Indigo gift card

I don’t think this counts. It’s just here because.

Thanks for reading my blog! Be sure to follow my blog and like my post so i know you guys like it! If it looks different, don’t panic, i refaced it. See you guys soon, hopefully then this haul will finally be over!

-Tash

Tumblr E-Reader Case! Under $20!

Hey! During class we’ve been reading The Outsiders by SE Hinton, which is about two rival “gangs”, the Socs and the Greasers. Towards the end though Spoiler Alert!!! it got really sad when Dallas died. I cried so hard that i may have ruined the book… It was, however, a really good and eye-opening book. I recommend it. If you are an emotional person, keep tissues with you. I should have done that.

Anyways… How has life been? It wasn’t until I finished reading The Outsiders and decided to get a copy for my E-Reader that i remembered this was the last DIY i did before vacation. I figured i might as well share it with you guys, so here i am!

You will need a computer printout with Tumblr photography, duct tape, and an E-Reader case that fits your model. This can also be modified for a phone or tablet.

Step One. Google “tumblr photography” and select a picture you like. Goolgeling (?) “tumblr quotes” works too. Open it in a Word document and resize it. If you have PicMonkey, that works as well. Resize a small portion to fit the spine of your case. Print and cut out.

Step Two. Glue all your pictures down. Use your duct tape to frame it out. Insert your device to finish and make final cuts.

Bonus Material

Cord Storage Hack

Storing device cords and having to untangle them is a pain in a certain area. To help (and make them look stylish), you can go to the Dollar Store and buy some glitter hair ties. Tie around your cord to prevent tangles.

Thank you so much for reading my blog! Be sure to like this post and follow my blog just so you know when new posts will come out. If you are interested in reading The Outsiders, you can find free PDFs online or its $10.99 at Chapters. Remember the tissues come the end! Thanks for reading and i will see you again next time!

-Tash

5 Books to Read Over the Easter Long Weekend + Chocolate Bar Bookmark

Hey. How many boring Easter dinners did you go to where you needed a book or five? Well……. I have a bunch to use next time! With out further ado,  the blog post! Another stupid thing i’ve said on this blog.

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  1. Zodiac Legacy #1: Convergence by Stan Lee

Meet Steven Lee. Your average Chinese-American boy. You thought. You were wrong. After an accident at a Chinese cultural museum in Hong Kong, he is left with the Zodiac powers of a tiger. Taken in by Jasmine and Carlos, he heads out to find the four other Zodiac teens and defeat the Vanguard Maxwell from destroying the world. The books are Convergence, The Dragon’s Return and coming soon, The Balance of Power.

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2. Undercover Girl #2: Fugitive  by Christine Harris

Jesse has worked for C2 for as long as she can remember. After being orphaned, C2 took her in and trained her to be a secret agent as part of an experimental program. She needs to bring a man named Ari in, but has not been told why. At the same time, she has been tasked with infiltrating Peace First. What is Ari’s connection? Why is C2 making her do this? The books are Secrets, Nightmare, Danger and Twisted.

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3. Slacker by Gordon Korman

Cameron is a true gamer and a slacker. Although, one day it goes to far and he nearly burns down his house trying to beat the pants off Evil McKillPeople, his worst enemy, a gamer so good, nobody can beat him. His parents then pressure him into starting a school club. So he does. A fake one. But people then think it’s real and he goes in over his head.

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4. Spirit Animals #3: Blood Ties by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

In Erdas, a world where children become teens and drink the Nectar of Ninani to see if they can bond with a spirit animal, four teens from four different parts of the world have brought back four of the Great Beasts. Something once thought to be impossible. When the Conquerors invade, they are the only ones who can stop them. Meilin, however, threw a wrench into that plan when she decided to run away and go back to Zhong. The books are Wild Born, Hunted, Fire and Ice, Against the Tides, Rise and Fall and The Evertree.

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5. Tombquest #2: Amulet Keepers by Micheal Northrop

After his near death experience, Alex Sennefer has been living on borrowed time. To cure him, his mother used the Egyptian Lost Spells.. and released the Death Walkers. To stop the second Death Walker, Alex and best friend Ren must travel to London where people have gone missing, blood rains from the sky and graves have been opened. The books are Book of the Dead, Valley of Kings, Stone Warriors and The Final Kingdom

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The DIY: Chocolate Bar Bookmark

You will need a chocolate bar wrapper, tape and paper.

The Only Step. Open your wrapper. Measure and cut a length of paper to fit inside. Fold in half to double up the amount of paper and tape the wrapper closed around it.

Thanks so much for reading my blog and remember to follow my blog using to button on the homepage if you have not already done so. Thanks so much, i’ll post soon!

-Tash

What to Wear to Yoga Class!!

Yoga. Relaxing. Therapeutic. Good for Athletes. What’s not to like? Exactly. Ever have that problem where you simply can’t decide what to wear to your yoga/fitness class? Never fear, Books, Crafts and DIYs is here! That sounded so stupid…

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For my yoga class, i wore simple Ardene Move capris and an Old Navy Active top that says “Fierce” down the front. I tied my hair up with a glittery hair tie and used one off my many DIY Running Headbands.

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How do you get everything to and from class? If you’ve been doing a rather vigorous workout and are all covered in sweat, you obviously do not want to go home in the same clothes. In another bag, have your Emergency Kit, a hairbrush (sweat makes hair unruly), a water bottle, a change of clothes and either food, money to buy food or gift cards to food places. Bring coupons too. If you are still hunting for the perfect bag, i have found one! The DIY Galaxy Tote Bag! A super stylish and out of this world option.

I hope you take this advice into consideration and enjoy my Fashion Advice Posts! Remember to press the follow button to follow my blog with either a WordPress Account or your email so that you don’t miss out on exciting posts by moi. Post to ya soon,

-Tash

Quick Craft: Tints and Tones Wall Art

HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! Yeah. Have you seen “The Bodyguard” with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner? No? Well, I have, and now I’m obsessed with the soundtrack “Don’t make me clo-ose one more door.. I don’t want to hurt anymore! Don’t walk away from me…..” yeah… Anyways, why don’t we begin…

You will need white, black and any color of your choice of paint. Oh, and paper.

The Only Step. To do the first five sections, you will need to add a little bit of your pure color to your white each time. For your sixth section, you will use the pure color. For the sections that follow, each time add a small amount of black to your pure color.

Thank you soo much for reading my blog! This month i plan to finish up my Christmas Haul  and jump into spring fashion and DIYs. Remember to press the follow button on the homepage so that you  don’t miss out! See you next time

-Tash

Winter Fashion Advice (Yes, it is now Spring and I am late doing this)

Yeah…. as the title says, it’s Spring and i’m late doing this. Oh well. Spring is still freezing for some of us, so these outfits may still come in handy, and there’s always next year. Most are compatible for Spring anyways…

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  1. Santa Baby (Not Compatible for Spring)

For this look, i got an adorable sweater from Bluenotes on clearance for $9.99. So good. right? I paired it with some patterned leggings and combat boots for a cute look. You don’t need to use a Christmas sweater if it’s January or you do not celebrate Christmas.

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2. Baseball Darling

You will need patterned fur-lined leggings, a baseball tee and combat boots. WARNING: FABULOUS OUTFIT AHEAD!!  Paired with this outfit can be instead of combat boots, knee high riding boots or running shoes to make it multi-seasonal.

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3. Blouses and Tees

For this outfit, I used a Halloween t-shirt from Bluenotes (you probably guessed that), a blouse from Justice (HA! I did not say Bluenotes!) and some Urban Star jeggings. This outfit is at it’s best with knee-high riding boots.

Thanks for reading my blog. Shout out once again to all those who read my blog, i am so thankful! Remember to press the follow button on the homepage so that you don’t miss out and leave a like for more Fashion Advice Posts.! Post soon.

-Tash