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

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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

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!