keep reading the post brelow for material and instructions
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What You Need: Materials + Use
1. A pair of scissors (any should be fine, even a kids crafts scissor)-and obvs. handle w/ care. Use to cut 'Twine', or excess stems/leaves of your faux flowers.
2. Some 'Twine', to wrap around in a simple shoe-lace bow form to cover the lines of the jar opening. A few meters should be good, depending on how many jar vases you want to make.
3. 2-3 Mason jars- if you'd like to create a display or set like the one pictured above, but again this depends on how many vases you would like to make.
4. Paints- Glass paints or Acrylic paints. Glass paint would work best. Any colors you'd prefer. If you plan to follow this tutorial just like in the image above, then purchase deep purple, lilac, teal, and vegemite/grassy green colored paints.
5. A few normal sized paint brushes. (2-3) Using your glass paints and brushes keep a steady hand and apply smooth, yet wide strokes as if you were applying nail polish. Go around front and back, and left and right- all four sides of your jar. Using this method will help you achieve an even and smooth texture, and will save you paint and time.
6. Finishing sealant, preferably an acetone based clear color. You can easily find this at Michael's. Self-explanatory but use a can of sealant to give your painted jar a clean finish and a polished look. Do wait a few minutes after you've finished painting your mason jar vases, before spraying the sealant. It also helps the paint dry faster as well.
7. Faux Flowers: A handful or as many as you need depending on how many vases you're making.
Tip: Look for flowers in a variety of different sizes and lots of bold, bright, and pastel colors as they not only fit the summer floral theme but also are perfect for all seasons. A timeless piece of decor.
--Additional Notes: All items listed here were purchased from Michael's crafts store. All items are $5.00 or less, EXCEPT for the faux flowers. Those were $8-10 per piece at Michael's depending on the size, and design of each. I would recommend you try to look around at different craft shops and whole sale stores, and find reasonably priced faux flowers which might even turn out to be unique and just as good as the Michael's one's photographed above. Everything else used you can find pretty much anywhere at any local craft store and most items even in your own home.
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At some point in life we have all questioned our own existence. Like why did I have to exist, what good or benefit, if even, will someone or something in this universe gain from me-my presence (maybe, or maybe not everyone, maybe not), or questioned things, situations, or thoughts, and probably have gone through very difficult hard times.
But throughout and despite all, you, I, we all exist, and whatever our beliefs may be, we are here, and there's reason behind it which we just do not know.
However, there is one huge benefit that could lead to other possible benefits that you can gain through the suffering of such hard times. And I myself just recently figured it out and understood, and wanted to immediately share it with all of you.
Are you ready???
Ultimate Life + Study Advice: "Fall in love with Studying and Books more than anything or anyone else in life, and pass along this advice to the people you really care about and love. Because one day you will all be successful and fulfilling your biggest dreams, and then at that time the things that are now confusing and don't make sense will make much more sense, you will be smarter, wiser, and better-a better version of you, and you never know what happens. No one knows of what is yet to come, or what tomorrow holds, you never know till it's there. So Leave everything, confusion, unknowns, and all to Time, your Trust & Faith in God or Whoever you believe in, the Need/Urge to Put Together and make Sense of Everything Right Away Aside, and Everything will be Alright and those who care about you will appear, and be there." ~Dream/K
(Most relatable to students-especially College Students.) -Applicable to Students of all areas of study-Specifically College Students -If nothing else sticking to these words and following them will help you get excellent grades!! 😁 A+ RIGHT?? 😉 I know that my fellow pre-med/med students will agree with this.😁
-But, seriously speaking, this is an experiment and the only way to see what happens and achieve the best results is to take the advice of the words and make it a part of your life. I'm sure it will only result in more good than bad, if any(bad)-Most Good only!
So why not give it a try?? Will you try this? Would you want to pass along the advice of the words to your loved ones?? (Family, friends, anyone)
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Best new favorite tv show: Shadow Hunters on ABC's Freeform channel.
It is an absolutely amazing show!! Not sci-fi, not a drama type show, it's kind of a very well blended book-based tv show, based on the book the mortal instruments: The City of Bones. I have not yet read the books so I can't make any comparisons, however I just randomly while searching the internet found the tv show, and I loved it!!!
-I recommend watching it from the TV. Show's point of view only, if you've read the books, also it's the type of show you have to watch for yourself to develop a perspective or interest and start a discussion, like I can't say much without giving away important details about the show.
So, Go and Watch Shadow Hunters, but remember to pace yourself if you, like myself prefer to properly enjoy and immerse yourself in a show that you really love to watch. Esp. because it's only 13 episodes for the 1st season.Second season is coming in early 2017.
And I know you will love watching "SHADOW HUNTERS", it's definitely a show worth watching. -All 13 episodes are available to watch for Free on the Freeform website. Link's will be posted below.
http://freeform.go.com/shows/shadowhunters -Note: You may or may not start liking the theme song and tv show soundtrack along with the tv show as well.
---A review about the TV. Show will be coming soon
Till then watch this trailer. But you have to actually watch the show and find out what you think of it because this is just a very micro sized glimpse of the show.
SHADOW HUNTERS THEME SONG: THIS IS THE HUNT BY RUELLE
So I hope you enjoy these videos, and the TV Show: Shadow Hunters. Go watch it on Freeform. Freeform/shadowhunters link: http://freeform.go.com/shows/shadowhunters
Enjoy. Watch. Comment below. And let me know what you think. Much love, dreambookbyk XX
Fashion is a huge topic that is essential to everyone's life in our world's day and age today. It is a part of our every day life and is for all types of people and ages. Fashion reflects what's new, in-style, and trending, and there are never ending options whether it be clothing, shoes, and accessories categorized into all kinds of styles.
-Instead of discussing all of these trending and style categories which everyone is pretty much aware of themselves nowadays, I will share a few pieces and outfits to wear this season and for different occasions every now and then with the fashion themed posts that I do, based on my personal style, what I like, and what I think you'd like to try out as well. For now, this is my first Fashion-themed post. Let me know in the comments what you think. I hope you like it. :)
A side note: Most of my outfits and personal style maintains wearing things that are not too skin bearing or too skin tight, as that is what I do not like nor really find comfortable wearing for myself.
Classic black dress Taylor swift style
The Dress- This elegant black skater-skirt style classic black mid length, quarter-sleeved, dress, Taylor Swift is wearing here, is the definition of a must have classic dress every girl should have. Taylor's dress may be designer but you can find more affordable ones slightly different according to your own style. You may even have one in your closet. If not no worries, I would recommend Topshop if you would like to wear it for an occasion, work, or even get more wear out of it. Other less pricier options where you're sure to find a decent branded one without having to spend a fortune, include stores such as Macy's and Forever 21.
-The Shoes: I would recommend wearing any closed shoe heels or flats in the color black in order to maintain the monochrome palette. You'd be surprised how the simplicity of such an all black can result in such a stunning look. Why? Because the outfit will reflect a solid, polished look, also allowing you to have more options with hair styling and makeup. Again you may find a nice pair in your closet but if not I'd recommend looking at Macy's, Aldo, or Century 21. If you prefer designer shoes and would like to splurge, I'd say it be great as well as you know it will last as long as the quality is good and I believe that everyone has their own style especially when it comes to shoes, so I say you should experiment and have fun with that. After all who doesn't love shoe shopping? 😉
-The bag: Again just like shoes I feel like you should maintain your personal style and pick any black or bold-colored bag, however I will share a few suggestions. I'd personally pick either a small clutch or wallet if it's a night-time event just to keep a phone and a few necessities if a bag is not needed. However if a bag is needed I would stick with a delicate cross-body bag most likely black, in order to keep the whole outfit put together and elegant looking with it's simplicity instead of a showy or over kind of bag or other accessory.
-Small touches to keep the look together (suggestions)- I would recommend sticking with your own personal hairstyle and minimal makeup with this look, but my choices would be the following. Hair: 1- Sleek, high done pony-tail. 2-High pony tail with your natural hair texture-curly, straight, wavy. etc. 3-Keep your hair down regardless of length or color either in curls, straightened, or as your hair are naturally :) Makeup: Keep your face fresh with no or minimal make up. Focus on your lip color, and most importantly eye-makeup. I would suggest using mascara and eyeliner on your eyes, and recently I've been using this simple yet amazing one which I was hesitant to try due to it's name, however it looks lovely and enhances your natural eyelash length. It's called "FALSIES" by MAYBELLINE. I love it and would highly recommend it. If it's an evening or night event I would recommend using light silver, metallic, or gold eyeshadow as well if you find it necessary. For lips I'd personally would suggest to try out that red lip classic thing that we like. Even if you're a person like me who'd be afraid of wearing such a dark, bold, color but admires it from afar. I'd say let's go for it, take the risk, and rock that classic red lip, with our lovely black dress outfit. But if not I would love to chose a light shade of pink. I would recommend using MAYBELLINE'S LIQUID MATTE LIPSTICKS. I don't personally myself use much make-up and haven't tried these but I've heard so much about it, and would love to try it soon. HAVE YOU TRIED THESE?? IF SO LET ME KNOW AND SHARE YOUR OPINIONS!
-IF YOU LIKED THIS POST, HAVE USED ANY OF THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED, SHOPPED AT THESE PLACES, HAVE ANY STYLE, FASHION TIPS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND COMMENT BELOW. :)) -ALSO IF YOU WANT ME TO ADD LINKS TO THE OTHER OPTIONS, AND COMPARE AND CONTRAST OUTFITS LIKE THIS, OR DO ANY OTHER FASHION POSTS COMMENT BELOW, SEND AN EMAIL, CHECK OUT ON OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND JUST LET ME KNOW.
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When you live in a world that's extremely judgmental and people often without even realizing speak without thinking about what they're saying, you know that it's time to take action and do something about it. It's not easy to fix and change the world for the better by yourself alone but you can try by working on yourself first and showing the world through example.
You may ask how do you that? Well it's simple let's start searching for own inner strength and power.
Step 1: I myself understand that everyone goes through various hardships in life and at times things will make little to no sense, but do remember when the world is trying to crush your spirit that is the time you rise with your inner power and rub off some of your goodness on those whose hearts and souls have not felt the sunshine in a long time. Try to think if there's something tough that you have faced or are facing, maybe there might be something even worse in their lives that made them this way.
Main Lesson: Kill them with kindness.
Everyone needs kindness and maybe you just might be the one to help such people turn good again, and you'll even help this world become a better place. Even when there's someone who has done wrong to you or hurt you, forgive them and give them the same kindness you would otherwise.
As I said you might be the one who'd make them become a fellow kind soul and a better person (again).
Step 2: Find things and ways that you can do to make yourself better. No matter how kind and wonderful a person is, we all always have room for more improvement. Doing this will allow you to be more tolerant and understanding of others, help you be able to perfect the best person of your self, and your practice of doing this will be an excellent example to others urging them to try and do the same.
Main Lesson: Think of it as a trend, make this a trend you start and try to get as many followers go crazy for this trend. You will feel more powerful and nice, and you'll be leading the world one step closer to becoming a peaceful and loving place.
What you can do is keep a notepad or journal by your bedside or wherever you spend some time sitting by yourself and make a small list of 2-3 things which you can improve about your own self. Whether it may be a personality trait, character, a habit, attitude, honesty, whatever it may be. Pick at least two things two work on for the whole month. You can record your progress over time in your journal, or briefly scribble about something that you did that helped you either work towards improving something or kept you from doing it.
Step 3: Find activities and things that encourage you to keep yourself happy, motivated, and wanting to do something nice each day.
Examples of such things would be that involve self care and time to yourself because that will give you the energy to discover and use your inner powers for the good of others, yourself, and this world.
1. Reading inspirational quotes.
Pick a few, read at least one each morning when you wake up, and one at night before you fall asleep. Why not try picking a few favorites to make your phone screen saver every now and then to keep you motivated and remind you of your hope, dreams, or source of inspiration?
2. Doing things you're good at.
Any talents or hobbies that you may have, be sure to make time to do something small each day. Baking, reading, writing, crafts, coding, experimenting, shopping, designing, exercising, running, playing games, playing an instrument, doing makeup etc. Whatever it may be please find some time to do it, at least for a few minutes every day.
3. Watching or hearing from people who inspire you.
Some suggestions include but are not limited to: Sitting and talking with your friends, family, a classmate, or even a neighbor. Or even watching inspiring videos on sites like youtube. Some of my favorite channels to watch inspiring videos by some inspiring people on youtube are NiomiSmart, Tanyaburr, DinaTokio, and Zoella.
4. Going on simple adventures.
Meaning simply leaving your house and going out for a walk outside your house or at the park, or if you can drive pick a time when you're free and go on a drive sometime. Remember driving to run errands, or going somewhere you have to be does not count, find some spare time and with family or friends, or even better just by yourself go for a drive and enjoy yourself. Midnight drive perhaps?
5. I do not recommend doing this as your to go thing. Something to do 24/7 because believe me music can be too much sometimes even if some people really love listening to music. Just like everything else listening to music also has its own limits and by giving it a little break every now and then, your head, mind, and ears will thank you. Let your soul breathe.
But to have something to get yourself into the empowerment spirit, in order to awaken your inner strength filled soul, and to discover powers you may not even realize you have. I suggest some of these songs you might like listening too.
1. YOUNG BLOOD
BY BEA MILLER
2. YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME: THE HANNAH MONTANA MOVIE
3. READY FOR ANYTHING
I hope you found this post helpful and enjoyed it.
Hopefully this inspires you to find your own way to work towards perfecting your self and to discover your own self powers.
Feel free to comment your opinions and views about the post below.
Much love XX