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.

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-Tash

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

 

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!

Thanks for reading my post. There is a follow button on my homepage for you to press so that you so not miss out on any of my amazing posts. Thanks for being a faithful follower and Happy 2017!

-Tash

Best Posts of 2016!

Can you believe that 2016 is nearly over? Well I can’t. It seems like just yesterday was that August day when i first decided to make a blog. I’ve actually recently started watching “Relic Hunter”, which is a show that started towards the end of 1999 which stars Tia Carrere as Sydney Fox, Christien Anholt as Nigel Bailey and “The Librarians”‘s Lindy Booth as Claudia. It is about a university professor who is also a known relic hunter and she often goes on crazy expeditions with her teaching assistant.  They are closely aided by their secretary who remains at their “Home Base” of Trinity College. That is actually something that i enjoy watching. You should try watching it. Anyways, here is a collection of my absolute best posts this year!

  1. DIY Librarians Phone Case

This post is one of my absolute favorites. I made the case over the summer when i binge-watched the first two seasons. Then i got a blog and thought that “hey, lets make a post devoted to all things “The Librarians””, but i thought instead to make it a tag and have an entire section about the show that i love. If anyone is interested in watching, it is on TNT and Space at 8pm on Sundays.

2.Fall Fashion Advice

This post holds the record  for most likes. This was inspired by Aanana on her blog, TrenDIY, where she blogs about fashion and DIYs. I got the idea after we had a conversation one morning at school when we waited for the bell to ring. As soon as i came home, my IPod was out and i was taking the photos for the first if many fashion advice posts.

3 DIY Instagram and Tumblr inspired wall art: Awesome  Room Decor.

This post was one of my many faves this year. I saw a LaurDIY video where she made a gold dripping Chanel logo, so i tried for Bluenotes and it turned out great! The mobile was inspired also by Lauren, who made one with triangles. I tried with Instagram snaps, and voila!

4. Six DIYs to do for the Back to School Season

My very first blog post. This was the first thing i posted on that summer morning when i got the flash of genius that impelled me to create this blog. This was there even before my first follower, lisaradw. Thanks Lisara for being the follower who kept this blog going when i thought that no one was reading. Look at my blog now! Thanks so much!

I hope that you guys enjoyed this special commemoration post to honour the end of 2016. Give “Relic Hunter” a try and let me know what you thought. Thank you for reading this and expect a three-part Christmas Haul coming soon! Post soon!

-Tash

Birthday Haul! (I got mostly books)

Hi friends! My birthday was on the 23rd. I know, i know, i get three straight days of presents. Its mostly lucky and amazing. I got so many books for my birthday, it was crazy. Then again, i LOVE books, so who’s complaining? Hahaha. Just a funny story. For my birthday, my friends opened my locker before school and stuffed my locker with balloons and little decorations. I was attacked by balloons  when i opened the door. Hahaha. So. How’s Life? Mine is good, thank you. Are you going to watch the episode of “The Librarians” on Christmas? For some crazy reason though, they are not making it an Xmas special. Why!! Anyways, its mostly on a plane, but i think that Cassie and Ezekiel get closer. I hope they kiss this season. Anyhow, this is the complete haul of my birthday gifts. Enjoy!

 

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  1. Gallagher Girls #1: I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you by Ally Carter

Cammie Morgan is no ordinary girl who goes to no ordinary school. The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is not a boarding school for the boring and preppy. It is a boarding school for young CIA operatives in training. Cammie’s mom just happens to be the headmistress. When she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she is an ordinary girl, she has no idea what to do. I mean sure, Cammie can tap into his phone, hack his laptop and track him through town, but that’s not how you get a boy to like you. Especially a boy who can never know who you are.

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2. Gallagher Girls #5: Out of sight, Out of time by Ally Carter

Cammie only remembers leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan. The only traces of her summer are bruises and dirt on her body and under her nails. She just wants to go home. When she gets back to the academy, nothing is clear. There are more questions than answers. The Circle will not let her discover what she did last summer. She, Zach and her besties must race against time and across the world to find out what happened over summer vacay. The books are I‘d tell you I love you but then I’d have to kill you(1.),Cross my heart and hope to spy, Don’t judge a girl by her cover and United we spy

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3. Hogwarts Alumni Makeup Bag

This is a stylish Harry Potter makeup bag from Hot Topic. Inside, it is completely open with only one mesh pocket on the lid. It’s a nice bag that i am probably going to use to fill with nail polish bottles and other stuff like that.

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4.Zodiac Legacy #2: The Dragon’s Return by Stan Lee, Andie Tong and Stuart Moore

In Convergence Steven Lee and his friends discovered the power of the Zodiac. The also defeated the Vanguard Max. Or so they thought. The team is falling drastically close to apart and the Vanguard is coming back. Jasmine’s dragon power grows stronger and the lines between good-guy and bad-guy blur, all leading up to a major cliffhanger. The only other book so far is Convergence

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5. The Artifact Vault

The Artifact Vault is  a Hogwarts-textbook-style companion to the movies. This book talks about all the artifacts from the books and how it was determined they should be configured in the movies. just remember after reading this that you are never to judge a book series by the movies. Crappy movies don’t mean crappy books.

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6. Moana Bookmark

This is a self-explanatory, stylish and very Disney bookmark by Artitouch. The best thing on this bookmark is the pig. Definitely the pig. So cute!

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7.The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

Jack can find things. Not just a sock hidden under the bed or money stuffed in between the couch cushions. No, he can find things that people like you and me have given up on ever seeing ever again. Things that are lost halfway across London. Or the world for that matter. As the series is fairly new as of now, this is the only book.

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8. Pickering Town Centre Gift Card

This is a gift card that can be used just about anywhere in the whole entire mall. There is an expiry date that is only for deactivating the card. Customer Service can load your balance onto a new one. Knowing me, I’ll spend it way before that day. There are also $2..50 fees every month starting at month 16. It is deducted on its own and is not preventable. Then again, i will have spent it before then.

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7. Customized Judo Gi ornament

This ornament is currently on my Christmas tree. My little sister and i both do judo and her birthday is on the 15th. She opened hers way before I got mine. I was soo jealous that she had a custom ornament and i didn’t, so at first i was ticked off, but then I opened mine and was just like “Cue the Mystical ‘auhhhh'” and yeah.

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8.Suzy Toronto 2017 Calendar

I have no apparent idea of who this person is, but she has great life advice. I have her 2016 calendar and the advice on ti was fantastic. This one says things like “don’t let anyone dull your sparkle” “make waves” and “don’t judge a book by its movie”(amen to that!). You can find them at Costco.

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9. Newt Scammander: Movie Scrapbook

This is soooo cool. Does anybody have the book Treasures of Coronation Street? I know that my mom does. Basically, this is like that. There are all these little things that you can pull out and it really gets into how the movie works and all that sort of stuff. There are other movie scrapbook, but this one centers in on Newt and the Fantastic Beasts.

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10. Do not disturb unless you have Presents wooden sign

This cute little sign is actually from the Christmas Tree Store in New York. There is another one that says “unless your name is Santa, don’t knock”. This sign is really cute and i just have it hanging from my doorknob. It makes a nice winter decoration.

Thanks for reading my post. Can you believe that it is nearly 2017 already! Thank you to all my followers for being there since i started in August. Have yourselves a Merry little Christmas or whatever holiday, may it be Hanukah, Kwanzaa or just simply the winter solstice! I’ll talk to you guys again soon! Hopefully. Probably. Most Likely. Yes. TTYL!

-Tash

I Has StarStable!

Hey gals! Now that winter is on the way, you need things to do inside as it is too cold for outside. Am I right? Well here is a really good game that you can play online. I just got it today and (Don’t Laugh) I am at Level 2. The game is free until Level Five, so if you don’t rush it, you should last for a very long time. The game is called StarStable. My name is Christelle Hummingbirdhill and my horse is Guardian Mystery. So far, I am liking the game. The controls are a little bit confusing at first, but once you get the hang of things, it’s easy. The game takes place on the island of Jordvik and you are a teenage girl who is here over the summer to help out at Moorland Stables. If you stay, you have the opportunity to be invited into the Jordvik Equine Institute, meaning you get to stay on the island. You may not get this chance because a wealthy buisnessman is trying to shut down the stables. It is your job to help Mr. Moorland and not let the stable be shut down. It is a good game but i do  wish that it was entirely free.

Well guys, that’s all for now. I will talk to you soon. Wish me luck for my cricket match and do not forget to press the follow button on the homepage so athat you do not miss anything that I post here. BTW that is not my StarStable person or my horse. See ya soon!

-Tash