Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weekend Playlist

  1. "We Will Become Silhouettes" -The Shins
  2. "What We Had" -The Drums
  3. "Its OK With Me" -Manchester Orchestra
  4. "We Own The Sky" -M83
  5. "5 Years Time" -Noah and the Whale
  6. "Sun Hands" -Local Natives
  7. "The Dreamer" -The Tallest Man on Earth
  8. "We Will Become Silhouettes" -The Postal Service

Friday, June 29, 2012


Today, instead of adventuring out, I stayed in and made my own Frozen Yogurt. I call it Froyo Chips! And here's how you can make it, too!

Step 1. Line a cup with a sandwich Baggie.

Step 2. Pour one flavor of yogurt into the baggie, and seal shut
(be sure to press all the air out first).

Step 3. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.

Step 4. Snip a small corner off the baggie using scissors. This is where you'll squeeze the yogurt out of.

Step 5. Gently squeeze out the yogurt from the baggie onto the sheet. (If a piece of fruit blocks the hole in the back just gently squeeze it out with your fingers.) Be careful not to squeeze the bag too hard, because yogurt will go every where.

Note: try adding fresh fruit or chocolate chips to the yogurt blobs (as seen below)

Step 6. Put the baking sheet in the freezer for about two hours.

Step 7. When you take the baking sheet out, you'll be able to peel the yogurt blogs off the wax/parchment paper.

Step 8. Put the yogurt blobs in containers that'll keep fresh in the freezer.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY~ Hand Painted Pasta

DIY~ Hand Painted Pasta
Things You'll Need:
  • Bow Pasta
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes

Painting pasta is surprisingly really fun. It can be added to just about anything for a personal touch. (Just don't eat it!) You can also try painting pictures and patterns on the pasta to make it really special.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY~ Hand Pop Art

DIY~ Hand Pop Art

Things You'll Need:
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Eraser
Estimated Time To Make: 40 minutes

Step 1. Trace hand on paper with pencil.

Step 2. Draw lines across (as seen below).

Step 3. Fill in more lines with colored markers. Try making thicker and thinner lines for dimension.

Step 4. Once you've finished, erase pencil lines.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meet Zack Keim,
singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania.
Keim just recently wrote/recorded "Alice", about the hard times of summer love.
Check it out!

Monday, June 25, 2012

DIY~ Make Your Own CD Jacket

DIY~ Make Your Own CD Jackets

Things You'll Need:
  • Paper
  • CD
Estimated Time To Make: under 10 minutes

 It's as easy as that! Try using color and pattern paper, or even a colorful magazine page (as seen above.)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY~ Cross Cut Out T-Shirt

DIY~ Cross Cut Out T-Shirt

Things You'll Need:
  • T-Shirt
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • White crayon or fabric chalk
Estimated Time To Make: two and a half hours


Step 1. Cut a 1.5 cm x 3 cm rectangle out of your cardboard. This is your stencil for each cut out rectangle.

Step 2. With a ruler, find and trace the middle of your t-shirt.

Step 3. Trace the rectangle on the shirt to create the cross pattern. Make sure you leave enough room between each rectangle 
It'll end up being; 2 rows of 4.
Then, 2 rows of 6.
Then, 6 rows of 4.

Step 4. Cut out each rectangle, cautiously and carefully.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Weekend Playlist

1.        “Two Weeks”- Grizzly Bear
2.       “Honolulu”- Last Dinosaurs
3.       “To Be With You”- The Honey Trees
4.       “First Day Of My Life”- Bright Eyes
5.       “Mykonos”- Fleet Foxes
6.       “Talking In Code”- Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
7.        “It’s Not You It’s Me”- Coconut Records
8.       “She Loves Everybody”- Chester French

Friday, June 22, 2012

FROYO FRIDAY at Stop n' Top

Today, M.Mandolin, A.Snare and I adventured out to Stop n' Top.
I had Greek black-cherry swirled with pomegranate raspberry tart, & alpine vanilla yogurt with fresh blueberries and strawberries (Left). M.Mandolin had praline swirled with coffee, with cookie dough, fresh raspberries & granola with raisins (Middle). A.Snare had mango tango and pineapple yogurt, with fresh strawberries (Right).

My frozen yogurt tasted very berry. The blueberries were quite surprising (most frozen yogurt places don't offer fresh blueberries as toppings). The alpine vanilla yogurt was deliciously sweet, like icing.
I rate today's yogurt: 8 out of 10

M.Mandolin claims that her yogurt was music in her mouth, however the raisins were hard.
M.Mandolin rates today's yogurt: 8 out of 10

A.Snare said her yogurt had an icy texture but was light and fluffy. The mango and pineapple yogurt blended well to create the illusion of a tropical day.
A.Snare rates today's yogurt: 8 out of 10


Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY~ Make Your Own Nailpolish

DIY~ Make Your Own Nail Polish!

Things You'll Need:
  • Clear nail polish
  • Eyeshadow of any color
  • Toothpick(s)
  • Paper
  • Funnel (not necessary)
Estimated Time To Make: under half an hour
 (caution: can get messy)


Step 1. Pick up some clear nail polish, and a cheap eyeshadow. (I picked mine up at the dollar store)

 Step 2. Using the toothpick, pick all the eyeshadow out of the container.

 Step 3. Dump all the crumbs on the paper. If there is any clumps, break it up with the toothpick.
 The solution must be all powder for this to work.

 Step 4. Pour the eyeshadow in. The more you add, the more opaque it'll appear on your fingernail.

 Step 5. Using a toothpick, mix the solution in the bottle.

Step 6. Try it out, to see if you like it.
 You can even try mixing other color eyeshadows.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Day Of Summer!

Happy official first day of  summer!
It's the one time of the year when you can get away with doing almost anything or nothing at all. Not a day is wasted because whatever you choose to do is fully up to you.

Here's a playlist to refer to for all your summer adventures;

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Guest Blogger: M.Mandolin-Guitar

DIY~ Skull Cut Out T-Shirt
Today, we have M.Mandolin-Guitar, as our first guest blogger, showing you how to make this super sick skull t-shirt.

Things You'll Need:
  • T-Shirt
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard, or a hard surface
Estimated Time To Make: half an hour


 Here's a template for you to follow:
Step 1. Turn the shirt inside out, using your permanent marker draw where you want to cut, on the back of the shirt.
Note: some of the skull aspects are optional, and can easily be opted out of

 Step 2. Cut along the lines you drew.

(Note: after drawing the cheek bones, we decided to opt out of them.)

Step 4. Once you've finished cutting, turn right-side-in, and wear.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom~Movie Review

Over the weekend, I was finally able to see Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson. I'm normally not much of a movie fan, but this one was just too irresistible! The film takes place in New England, summer of 1965. Two very young and naive lovebirds run away from home together. The two, played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, face every obstacle imaginable in their attempts to stay together.

I recommend seeing Moonrise Kingdom this summer.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nails: Ombré

Ombré Nail Tutorial
(without buying multiple polishes!)

Things You'll Need:
  • 1 color nail polish
  • 1 white nail polish 
  • Plastic surface to mix the polish on

Estimated Time: under half an hour


Step 1. Using the original color, paint one fingernail on each hand with it.

Step 2. Once it has dried a little, take the original color, and pour a puddle of it on your plastic surface. (In my case, the shiny side of an old postcard)

Step 3. Pour a smaller amount of white polish into the puddle.

 Step 4. Using the nail polish brush (not the white one's), mix the polish until you get a lighter shade of the original color. (You can always add more white).

Step 5. Paint the next nail on both hands.

Step 6. Add more white to the puddle, mix, and apply to the next nail.

Step 7. Repeat until all nails are painted.