Sunday, June 22, 2014

Altoid Tin First-Aid Kit

Hello, All!

Today, we will be learning how to make a, you guessed it, Fist-Aid Kit out of a Altoid Tin. Before I go in, I should tell you that I did not post on Saturday because I had a biking accident Friday, and my muscles were inflamed Saturday. As far as accuses go, I think that is a pretty good one. :)

~This what you'll need~

  • Altoid Tin
  • Paper of your choice
  • Your First-Aid equipment
  • Glue

If you would like an Altoid Tin with fabric on it instead of paper, please go to this site!

What you should first do is cut out your paper so you can glue it on your altoid tin. Make sure your paper does not go over the sides. Remember to put the tell-tell hospital cross on the front!

Next, put the same kind of paper inside the altoid tin and put the neccasary information on it. With this first-aid kit, I had a cute, girly font to match my type of paper.

Finally, pack the necessary type of emergency equipment into your altoid tin. I suggest putting the gauze on the bottom and making layers. Don't forget to pack tightly as it won't jostle if you do.

Thank you all! See ya Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

Now, you might be wondering why I'm posting on a Wednesday. Well, I have decided that since I am an avid reader I will post a book review every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. On every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month there will be a craft or DIY.

The book I will be reviewing today is called William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back.

This book is by Ian Doescher and is now a trilogy with William Shakespeare's Star Wars and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return completing the series. This book tells the story of the fifth Star Wars movie, but retold in Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Along in the book series are twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations (pics below).


 After completing this book in one sitting, I found that I actually quite liked the book and even found it humorous at times; something I wasn't expecting. Other than the fact that it took a little while for me to get into the book, there wasn't anything I was majorly disappointed in. I followed the story well enough that I knew what was happening and I could relate it back to the movie; anything a simple Star Wars fan can do. Also, I could see where William Shakespeare’s style falls as this familiar story is organized into prologue, acts, and scenes, as well as with many of the trappings of a Shakespearean drama: iambic pentameter, choruses, asides, soliloquies, and the elegant language of the Bard. 

In conclusion, I gladly give this book 5 stars and will happily recommend it to  anybody with a loveof Star Wars, William Shakespeare's plays, and parodies.

Props to you, good Sir Ian Doescher! 

Side Note! If anybody would like me to review a book for them, please leave the title of the book in the comments. Thank You!

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Why, Hello People!

How are you on this fine, fine day? Good? Well, it soon won't be when you see the Fault In Our Stars Movie! No, I am NOT bad-mouthing TFIOS, just saying that when you come out of the movie theatre you will mournfully bewail the lost of Augustus Water...until you realize he is very much alive, but in the form of Ansel Elgort. Then, you will be emotionally drained the rest of the day. Ahhh, the life of a fangirl.

Now, on to the movie review. Well, let's just say it was a masterpiece. No? You don't believe me? Fine. I'll prove it to you. 

1. Ok, the first thing that really stood out to me was the way...Hazel and Augustus looked... so normal. Usually, main characters in movies always have the perfect outfits and perfect hair ( which, frankly, has always bothered me because it was not relatable.)Now, in the TFIOS movie, Hazel always has minimal make-up on, wears sweatpants, and does not have perfect hair (though it does look cute). Now, Augustus, if you look closely, DRESSES LIKE A REAL BOY!!!!  He has no style sense! I love this! You know why? Because many boys don't have style sense. Especially teenage boys. Also, when Augustus wears his jacket or any other layering of clothing, he always has a duck tail.  It is just relatable.

2. It is not sugar-coated. Period.

3. This movie is not a roller-coaster that only goes up; it's a roller-coaster that spins and twirls. During the movie, you will also have a roller-coaster of emotions. One minute you are celebrating and thinking everything will be alright! next, you are sobbing uncontrollably along with the rest of the audience.  These are the best kind of movies; movies that will have you feeling a wide-range of emotions.

4. They stuck to the book; you know it will be a good movie when they stick to the book.

Ok, my rambling is over!  Hoped you enjoyed my review and hopefully decide to see the movie!