Monday, 20 January 2014

How to Make an Edible Apple Swan

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The following is a How-To video on making a decorative but edible apple swan. There's not many things you can do with apples but to be honest, this is the most creative and easy way you can turn those apples into. It's perfect for dinner parties and even weddings. All you really have to do from preventing the apples from turning brown is spraying them with lemon juice, as stated in the video. The process of making the swan is quite simple and enjoyable. Another tip that Grant shares with us is that if you use a different colour apple, you will find that the appearance of the swan will look a little different!


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How To Make a Miniature Sponge Bob Out of Clay

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Ever wanted to make a mini Sponge Bob? Well, now you can. The video below illustrates a perfect representation of how to make one yourself. Even though the video is on a slight time lapse, you can easily catch on and understand what the maker is doing. There are many tools needed and those that are mainly entail scissors, a blade, sculpture tool and/or nail polish. It is time consuming but if you're the kind of person who looks forward to challenges and enjoys participating in something crafty, I assure you this will be the ideal project for you. Another great thing about this tutorial is that it's simply fun and enjoyable to watch. 
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Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

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Hi! So I know I'm a little late on this one but better late than never right? 

I'm pretty sure you guys have heard about Divergent right? (P.S, The movie version is releasing in March 2014 and the trailer looks great. I have high hopes for this one!)  If you've seen this book around and didn't think to pick it up, oh boy, you've made a mistake. Go on and read it but I have to warn you my friend, be prepared for a roller-coaster  ride. This trilogy is purely amazing in its concept. The characters are strongly built, where they timelessly prove to be brave, selfless and fearless.

If you're looking for a great series to start of your year, I would recommend starting off by reading Divergent. All 3 books in this series has successfully won many awards at goodreads and deserves every one of them.

I also have to warn you that this is based in a dystopia world and some events may be very upsetting(mainly Allegiant).

Here's a quick summary to help entice you a little more ;)

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her. - Goodreads


On the movie side, I very much hope that it will be just as successful as The Hunger Games. From the look of things, Divergent has a great concept and a promising cast. I guess we just have to hope for the best!

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

REVIEWS - My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

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 My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Goodreads Summary:
On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.


Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.


Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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Monday, 9 July 2012

IN THE SPOTLIGHT : Something Strange And Deadly by Susan Dennard

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Hi! I've been a little lazy recently and as you can see my poor blog has been lacking a lot of attention but hey, I totally blame it on school and the non stop crazy load of assignments. Hate it! Anyway I've decided to start a new meme called 'In The Spotlight' which is basically of featuring a certain book that has successfully caught your attention and refuses to let go! So, why not give the attention of a certain book that you can't wait to get you hands on and let them take the spotlight!!!
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