Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Start of a Cold

So last night and all today I have been spending my time coughing my head off. Now my head is pounding. My throat is sore and scratchy. Along with the cough. Isn’t being sick fun everyone? And this is just the stat as we know. It will progress. 

Ok so in my apartment we have no control over the heat per place it is downstairs and only one person who has access and who is hardly ever home. And this is the first year it has been cold in my 3rd floor place. Lived here for 5 years or son  Is it cause the owner of building said not to set it as high this year since he is a new owner or is it cause the guy that does the heat hates the one family living here now. 

But because of this I now have a cold and am not happy with any of them. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Merlin's Blade (The Merlin Spiral #1)

By Robert Treskillard
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.67 Stars

I first thought to pick this book, because pretty much everyone knows the name Merlin. So I thought this would be a great read, to see what this could be about him as a child, and not the most famous part of his life as an adult. I was not disappointed, it was very detailed writing and of course I really love the cover. This is a great book to choose to read, so please do so.

I will be looking forward to reading the other books in the series: Merlin's Shadow & Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin is a half-blind boy (wounded in a wolf attack years ago). He has a lot of courage and tries to do the right thing. He offers up prayers when he is whipped. He has a friend name Garth, who has done a wrong thing in the beginning of the book, it is right after a fight they have with two other boys.

While he is in some woods with his friend they see two people, though Merlin can't really see much, they see a flash of light that comes from some kind of stone.

Merlin is attacked in his own home by a wolf (but there was more outside of the home), which his sister calls her friend. His sister, Ganieda, says the wolf was her friend and she was only protecting herself. Merlin is taken in as a bard by the king. We find that he possess a wisdom and courage that no one knew he had.

Info on the book's character's (mostly for my own information)

Merlin's real mom's name is: Gwevian
Merlin's step-mom's name is: Monda
Merlin's his half sister's name is: Ganieda
Merlin's his father's name is: Owain
Merlin's friend's name is: Garthqys
Merlin's crush name is: Natalenya

Natalenya brothers: Rondroc & Dyslan
Natalenya father: Tregeagle
Natalenya mother: Trevenna

Monda's father: Morganthu
Monda's brother: Anviv

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Glow-in-the-Dark Lip Gloss

Glow-in-the-Dark Lip Gloss

Things You'll Need
Glow-in-the-dark cream makeup
Plastic container
Petroleum jelly
Moisturizing cream
Cotton swab

1 Squeeze 1 tsp. glow-in-the-dark cream into your plastic container. If a larger volume of glow-in-the-dark lip gloss is required, increase the amounts accordingly, ensuring equal parts are used throughout.

2 Add 1 tsp. petroleum jelly and a pea-sized amount of moisturizing cream and blend well using a spoon. Make sure the lip gloss is thoroughly mixed to ensure an even finish.

3 Apply mixture evenly to clean, dry lips using a cotton swab.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Glow In The Dark Nail Polish

6 Steps on How to Make Your Nail Polish Glow in the Dark

Things you need:
(1) clear nail polish
(2) glow-in-the-dark resin
(3) pen cap
(4) ball bearings

Step # 1 – The Use of Ball Bearings
First, open a bottle of clear nail polish then put two to three small ball bearings in the bottle. This is what you call BB’s. The BB’s will go down the bottom of the bottle. This will serve as a support in mixing the nail polish since it may be prone to separate if not in use. On the other hand, set aside the lid and brush for awhile.

Step # 2 – Glow-in-the-Dark Resin
After step #1, pick your choice of a glow-in-the-dark resin. Open it and grab the pen cap from the bulky end and it’s time to scoop out resin from the jar.

Step # 3 – Put Six Pen Caps of Resin into the Nail Polish
Pour the scooped resin into the bottle of clear nail polish. Repeat the procedure until you have added six pen caps full of resin to the bottle of clear nail polish.

Step # 4 – Shaking the Bottle of Nail Polish
After you are done putting resin on to the nail polish, replace the cap and brush and try to shake the bottle of nail polish vigorously for around one minute.

Step # 5 – Painting Your Fingernails
Now you are ready to paint your fingernails. Just open the bottle of nail polish and begin painting a fingernail. You can now see the desired colors you have chosen whether it’s a red, green, yellow, purple or pink. You can choose any color you like.

Step #6 – The Outcome of the Glow-in-the Dark nail Polish
As soon as you are finished painting your fingernails, try to turn off the lights or you can go to a dark place so that you can see the result if your nail polish is glowing in the dark. If you are not contented with the result or rather the glow of your nail polish does not satisfy you, put some more glow-in-the-dark resin to your nail polish. Then recheck, paint some to your nails again until the glow you desired is achieved.

For a better result, use a clear nail polish that has glitter in it. Also make sure that you use a stainless steel bearing. Non-stainless steel bearing can result to a gray hue nail polish.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Make makeup with crayons

Make lipstick with crayons

Things You'll Need
3 nontoxic crayons (your choice of color)
1 100 percent pure beeswax candle (no added color, 1-inch diameter)
3 tbsp. oil (mineral oil, baby oil, soy oil, coconut oil, etc.)
Resealable plastic bag
Heat-resistant cup
Small container with a lid or an empty lipstick tube

1. Remove the paper labels off the crayons, and place them in a resealable plastic bag.
2. Break up the crayons into smaller pieces with a hammer.
3. Put the crayon pieces, oil and a 1-inch segment of candle in a heat-resistant cup. Place the cup in a saucepan on the stove.
4. Fill the saucepan with enough water to reach about an inch up the side of the cup.
5. Heat the contents of the pan on a low temperature setting, stirring occasionally, until the ingredients in the cup melt together.
6. Remove from heat and take the cup out of the pan. Allow the contents to cool slightly--about one to three minutes.
7. Pour the mixture into a small container or an empty lipstick tube while still warm.
8. Allow the lipstick to cool completely (uncovered). Cover or close the container.

Make lipstick with crayons

Basic Ingredients:
- Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
- A crayon, any colour you like

Optional ingredients:
-Vitamin E oil/gel cap

-Small travel jars (can be purchased at a dollar store) or empty makeup containers to store your lipstick
-Small knife
-Microwaveable bowl, preferably ceramic or glass
-Oven mitts
-Stirring stick

Instructions: 1. Remove the paper from the crayon, then using your knife, cut the crayon in half and put one half away.
2. Finely chop the crayon, and place the bits into the bowl.
3. Spoon out 1 teaspoon of petroleum jelly into the bowl, then mix it with the bits of crayon. Optional: Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil or use the knife to cut a slit into the gel cap and squeeze the oil in. This will provide extra softness and shine.
4. Put the mixture into the microwave for 3 minutes or until it is melted. Carefully take the bowl out with your oven mitts on; the bowl will be hot!
5. Act fast, or the mixture will harden! Take your stirring stick and mix well, then spoon the liquid lipstick into your container. Wait a few seconds until the mixture hardens, then apply your new lipstick! Tip: you may need to rub your lips together a couple more times than with store-bought lipstick to evenly disperse the product.

Make lipstick with crayons

Basic Ingredients:
- Shea butter
-Castor oil (if you don’t have castor oil, choose another carrier oil)
- A crayon, any colour you like

Refer to the above recipe.

Refer to the above recipe, but for step 3, instead of petroleum jelly and Vitamin E oil, spoon out a ½ tablespoon of Shea butter and a ½ tablespoon of castor oil into the bowl, then mix it with the bits of crayon.

Make Eye Shadow Using Crayons

Things You'll Need
Mortar and pestle
Sealable plastic bag
Wooden mallet or rolling pin
Miniature herb grinder
Clean, dry towel
Several small bowls
Powder binder
Old eye shadow tray or small container

1. Purchase the nontoxic color crayons you want to use. Grind each individual color down in a mortar and pestle. You can also put the crayons in a sealable plastic bag and pound them with a wooden mallet or crush them with a rolling pin.

2. Pour the ground crayon into the miniature herb grinder to reduce the grounds into a fine powder. Put the powder into a bowl. Grind one color at a time, and put the powder into separate bowls. Make sure to wipe the grinder down after each use with a clean, dry towel.

3. Experiment with different color combinations by mixing small amounts of ground powder into the grinder. Once you have the desired shade, inspect the mixture for any color streaks. Continue grinding the mixture until streaks disappear.

4. Pour the mixture into a clean bowl, and spray it with powder binder. Use a spoon to mix the binder until you have formed a paste.

5. Press the mixture into an old eye shadow tray or other small container using the back of a spoon. Allow the eye shadow to dry before using it.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Homemade Play Dough

Play Dough Recipe:

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”. Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.

This amount of play dough this recipe produced was perfect. Each of my 4 kids received a huge clump of play dough, so there was lots to share. Also, a great tip with Fall around the corner – add cinnamon to the dry ingredients (as much as you want until you get the right scent). It produces a magical smell that transports you to a world of pumpkin patches, colored leaves, and windy days.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon
By Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.39 Stars

Second in the series. I read the first and loved it so I couldn't wait to read this second book.

Book Description

In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake - choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. To make everything worse, she's received her Calling - proof she and Duncan are each other's one true love - and it's pure torment, especially when visions of the very alluring Scottish prince appear right before she goes on stage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen needs her to return, Kenna doesn't have to think twice. With darkness closing in on all sides, Kenna and Vee must battle a world of nightmares in order to protect the kingdom. But it will take the ultimate test of courage for Kenna to salvage her happily ever after.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Silly Putty/glow/magnetic

Glow in the Dark Silly Putty

While we were on vacation in NY my Aunt had given my oldest some glow sticks. My daughter had so much fun with these. She has always loved glow in the dark things (moon in my room, twilight turtle, etc.) We started to explore with glow in the dark materials. I have a lot of things planned for them so if I "glow you in the dark" to death I am apologizing now! Here are a few we started with.... stay tuned for more. :-)


1. Glue
2. Glow in the dark paint... we tried several. So far glo away by Plaid gave the best glow.
3. Liquid starch.

Start by putting in 2 ounces of paint or so into a bowl. Add a cup of glue. Add starch until you get the consistency you want.... maybe 1/2 cup. If it's too sticky add starch, to stringy add glue. This can also be stored and saved in a plastic Ziploc bag for up to 2-4 weeks depending on your use.

Silly Putty Tutorial

1 cup Elmer's school glue (this type of glue works the best)
1/2 cup liquid starch
optional- food coloring and or glitter

The first step is to simply put 1/2 cup liquid starch into the bowl.

Now add the glue. Be sure to keep the ratio exactly 1 cup glue to 1/2 cup starch as it can get too sticky.
Now mix it all together. This stage takes awhile.
Just keep mixing and eventually it will come together.
Now is when you add the food coloring and or glitter.
Once it is together enough to handle knead it by hand. If it feels too sticky just add a little more starch.

Magnetic Silly Putty
Step 1: Tools + materials

disposable gloves (latex or other)
disposable face mask
disposable work area (paper plate)

Thinking Putty ($2.00 or less) - any color
ferric iron oxide powder (artist supply stores)
neodymium magnet

The secret ingredient that makes the putty magnetic is an iron oxide powder, which is ferric (magnetic). Ferric iron oxide is a fine powder used as black pigment and can be found at art stores.

Step 2: Prepare putty
Start by clearing a space to work, make sure it is well ventilated. Iron oxide powder is very fine and inhaling it is probably not such a good idea. Put on your gloves and face mask before you begin.

Open the thinking putty and remove from the container. Work the putty in your hands a little to warm it up, then stretch it out like a sheet and lay it on your disposable work surface (sheet of paper or paper plate).

Step 3: Add iron oxide
Thinking Putty comes in different sizes, depending on where you purchase it. I found mine in a local toy shop, it comes in an egg-shaped container and is about 24 grams (0.8 oz).

For this size, I used about a tablespoon of iron oxide, you may require more or less depending on your putty size and amount of magnetism desired.

Carefully spoon the iron oxide into center of putty sheet, then close lid on iron oxide powder to reduce excess iron dust escaping.

Step 4: Work it
Gently fold edges of putty sheet into center and work the powder into the putty. Go slow, the powder produces lots of dust.

After a minute of massaging the putty it will lose it's color and begin to look black as pitch. Keep massaging putty for about 3-4 minutes.

Step 5: Experiment and have fun!
That's it, you're done! Grab your magnet and start experimenting with your new magnetic putty.

You can stretch out a strand and make it follow your magnet, you can polarize your putty to work as a magnet itself, and then there's the classic of placing the magnet directly on the putty and watching it envelop the magnet. There's plenty of fun to be had, check out the video I made with some of the fun you can do.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Got a cold? Heres some Remedies from home to try.

These are from all different sites, compiled on here for your use. Hope it helps.

Cough Remedy
Warning!! This is spicy and potent enough to actually clear your head

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (preferably Bragg's, if available)
2 tablespoons honey (locally produced raw honey is best, if available)
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Place all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Leave at room temperature for a few days or place in the refrigerator for longer storage. Shake well each time, before using. The spices will not dissolve into the liquid. It will not be a thick syrup, it should remain watery. Take as needed and have a happy and healthy new year!

Apple-Cider Vinegar and Honey Cough Syrup
A homemade apple-cider vinegar and honey cough syrup can clear congestion and reduce your cough naturally.
Mix 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp. honey, 2 tbsp. water and 1 tbsp. apple-cider vinegar.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly, and take 1 tsp. at a time every few hours to suppress the cough.

Apple-Cider Vinegar Pillow
Apple-cider vinegar is a time-honored folk remedy. Dabbing your pillowcase with apple-cider vinegar before bed may help reduce nighttime coughing. The scent of the apple-cider vinegar may soothe and calm your throat, making you less likely to cough throughout the night.

Teaspoon of Honey> Taking 2 tsp. of honey may be as effective as dextromethorphan, the active ingredient in many over-the-counter cough syrups. Honey coats the throat, soothing the rawness and irritation. Additionally, honey may help reduce congestion. Although it is rare, honey does pose a risk of infant botulism, so do not give honey to children under the age of 1.

Honey and Hot Water> If you're not keen on drinking honey straight out of the bottle, mix 2 tsp. of honey in a mug of hot water. Squeeze a wedge of lemon into the cup, and stir until the ingredients are combined. Sip slowly to soothe the throat and alleviate your cough. Honey will soothe your cough, while the lemon juice will cut through the mucous in the back of your throat. Drink every few hours, as needed.

Sore Throat Remedies

• For fast and effective sore-throat relief, nothing beats an old-fashioned saltwater gargle. Salt acts as a mild antiseptic, and also draws water out of mucous membranes in the throat, which helps to clear phlegm. Dissolve a half-teaspoon salt in a glass of warm water, gargle and spit out. Repeat up to four times a day.

• Alternatively, gargle with a baking-soda solution. Dissolve one-half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water.

• Run a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. Adding moisture to the air will help keep the air from drying out and prevent the lining of your throat from becoming too dry. If you don’t have a humidifier, place a bowl of water on your radiator or heating vent each night. It will work as well as a store-bought device.

• Horehound reduces the swelling of inflamed throat tissue. It also thins mucus, which makes it easier for you to clear it from your throat. To make the tea, steep 2 teaspoons chopped herb in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes; strain and drink.

• Slippery elm contains mucilage that coats the throat and eases the soreness. Steep 1 teaspoon of the inner bark in 2 cups boiling water, strain and drink.

• Like slippery elm bark, marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) contains throat-coating mucilage. To make the tea, steep 2 teaspoons dried herb in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes; strain and drink. Drink three to five cups a day to help a sore throat.

• Take vitamin C three times a day. Whether your sore throat is caused by a cold, the flu or strep, this vitamin will help boost your immune system and fight off infection. Reduce the dose if you develop diarrhea.

• Echinacea. This herb’s antibacterial and antiviral properties will speed healing.

• Garlic, as another aid to fight off infection. Dried garlic has potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

• Zinc lozenge. In one study, people who sucked on a lozenge containing about 13 milligrams of zinc every two hours got rid of viral sore throats three to four days quicker than those who didn’t. But too much zinc can actually compromise immunity, which is why you shouldn’t take the lozenges for a long time.

Steps for sore throat

1: Keep Your Nasal Passages Clear
Doctors agree that two of the most common causes of sore-throat pain are postnasal drip and a dry throat that results from sleeping with your mouth open when your nasal passages are blocked.

Decongestants, especially those containing pseudo-ephedrine (read package labels), may be helpful in stopping the flow; follow package directions carefully. Using saline nasal spray can help make breathing easier promptly though temporarily, and it's probably worth investing in a humidifier to run in your bedroom at night.

2: Rest and Take It Easy
Common sense dictates staying in bed or at least resting when a sore throat's got you down. Taking it easy leaves more energy to fight the infection. If your sore throat doesn't require medical attention, rest will help get you back on the road to recovery.

3: Gargle
Gargle raspberry tea. Raspberry leaf tea can make a great gargle. (To make, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 teaspoons dried leaves. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain. Allow to cool.) If you also have a fever, the gargle can be used as a fever-reducing drink, too. Do not drink any liquid you have used as a gargle.

Gargle with sage. This curative herb is a great sore-throat gargle. Mix 1 teaspoon in 1 cup boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, then strain. Add 1 teaspoon each cider vinegar and honey, then gargle four times a day.

Gargle with turmeric. Try this gargle to calm a cranky throat. Mix together 1 cup hot water, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gargle with the mixture twice a day. If you're not good with the gargle, mix 1/2 teaspoon turmeric in 1 cup hot milk and drink. Turmeric stains clothing, so be careful when mixing and gargling.

Gargle with warm saltwater. If you can gargle without gagging, make a saline solution by adding 1/2 teaspoon salt to a cup of very warm water. Yes, when your mother told you to gargle with saltwater, she knew what she was talking about. It cuts phlegm and reduces inflammation. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup warm water, and gargle every three to four hours.

Gargle with Listerine. Another good gargling fluid is Listerine mouthwash. If you share the product with anyone else in your household, don't drink straight from the bottle; instead, pour a small amount into a cup (and don't share that, either).

4: Drink Cider Vinegar
This sore throat cure is found in several different remedies. Some doctors still swear that it is surprisingly palatable and works wonders. (Do not give it -- or any other honey-containing food or beverage -- to children under two years of age. Honey can carry a bacterium that can cause a kind of food poisoning called infant botulism and may also cause allergic reactions in very young children.)

1 tablespoon honey, any kind
1 tablespoon vinegar, preferably apple-cider vinegar
8 ounces hot water

Mix all the ingredients together in a mug and sip slowly (but don't let it get cold). Use as often as desired.

For gargling: You'll need 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, and 1 cup warm water. Dissolve the salt in the vinegar, then mix in the water. Gargle every 15 minutes as necessary.

5: Make a Horseradish Cocktail
Try this Russian sore-throat cure. Combine 1 tablespoon pure horseradish or horseradish root with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon ground cloves. Mix in a glass of warm water and drink slowly.

6: Use Citrus
Sip lemon juice. Mix 1 tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice in 1 cup warm water and sip away.

Drink lime juice. Combine 1 spoonful with a spoonful of honey and take as often as needed for a sore throat.

7: Take an Analgesic
Plain old aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen can do wonders for sore-throat pain. However, aspirin shouldn't be given to children under the age of 19 because of the risk of Reye's syndrome, a potentially fatal condition. Pregnant and nursing women should check with their doctor before taking any medication

8: Eat a Juice Bar
Juice bars are cold and soothing to a hot throat. Don't suck, though. Sucking may irritate the throat even more. Simply let small pieces melt in your mouth.

9: Drink Hot Liquids
Especially if you're not good at gargling, drink hot fluids, such as coffee, tea or hot lemonade. Coating the tissue in your throat with warm liquid provides a benefit similar to applying hot packs to infected skin. (And sipping hot tea is more pleasant than trying to swallow a hot pack.)

To make a soothing tea, use a spoonful of marjoram steeped in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain, then sweeten to taste with honey.

10: Grab Some Hard Candy
Think of a sore throat as an excuse to indulge your sweet tooth, since some doctors say that sugar can help soothe a sore throat and the ticklish cough that may come with it. If nothing else, sucking on hard candy -- in the sugar-free variety -- can help keep your mouth and throat moist, which will make you feel more comfortable.

11: Steam It Out
One old-fashioned remedy for a cold or sore throat is a steam tent -- sitting with your face over a bowl of steaming hot water and your head covered with a towel to keep the steam in. Adding 1 to 2 drops eucalyptus oil can be soothing.

While it's easy to dismiss such a simple measure as an old wives' tale, several scientific studies have shown that steaming can actually shorten the duration of a throat infection.

12: Keep the Fluids Coming
Drink as much fluid as possible -- at least eight to 10 8-ounce glasses per day. Keeping your throat well lubricated with soothing liquids can prevent it from becoming dry and irritated and may even help banish the infection faster.

13: Suck on Garlic
This Amish remedy can treat or prevent sore throats. Peel a fresh clove, slice it in half, and place 1 piece in each cheek. Suck on the garlic like a cough drop. Occasionally, crush your teeth against the garlic, not to bite it in half, but to release its allicin, a chemical that can kill the bacteria that causes strep.

14: Spray It
Analgesic sprays, such as Chloraseptic, may be effective in temporarily relieving sore-throat pain. The only problem is that the effect doesn't last long. You may have to spray several times an hour. However, the sprays won't harm you and may take the edge off an extremely painful throat.

Also, when treating a sore throat, nix the colas and scratchy foods, such as chips and pretzels. They'll irritate an already irritated throat.

Chinese jumprope (how to make and how to play)

How to Make a Chinese Jump Rope

Things You'll Need
36 Rubber Bands (At Least 3-Inches-Long)

1 Hold one rubber band loosely in one hand so that you can fit a finger into the center. Insert a second rubber band through the center of the first one about a third of the way. Then slip remaining part of the second rubber band around the side of the first rubber band and back through the center of itself. It will go into the loop inscribed by the first third. Pull the second rubber band all the way through so that it is tight. Two rubber bands will be linked together.

2 Continue chain-linking the rubber bands in the same way until all 36 rubber bands are connected in one long chain. The most difficult part of making a Chinese jump rope is to connect the first and last rubber bands so that the rope itself will be strong enough to stay linked during the game.

3 Connect the first and last rubber bands in the chain that will become your Chinese jump rope. Begin by pushing the last rubber band in the chain into the first one. It will seem that the entire rope is one very large rubber band going into the first one. Wrap the ends around the sides of the first rubber band, but do not pull the whole rope through the loop. Instead, pull the end of the last rubber band into the rope for the length of one rubber band only i.e. about 3 inches. Double it back through and around the first rubber band again. There will be close to two inches of rubber band available to tie around itself as when tying a knot in a piece of thread when sewing by hand. Tie a double knot.

4 Test the strength of your Chinese jump rope by stretching it out between two people. Then try putting around the ankles of two people and letting a third person jump in and out. One of the best things about this Chinese jump rope is that if it breaks while you are playing, all you need to do is to replace the rubber band that gave out. It is a cheap and easy toy to make yourself that you can continue to use for a long time.

Make a Chinese Jump Rope
1 Purchase a spool of elastic cord in any color.
2 Measure out at least 64 inches of the cord and cut it.
3 Tie the two ends together to form a large loop of rope for the game.
4 Overlap two rubber-bands. Fold the top rubber-band underneath and pull it up through the circle created by the two rubber-bands to connect them together.
5 Repeat Step 4 to connect all 36 rubber-bands together.
6 Tie the two ends together to create a continuous loop of rubber-bands.

Play Chinese Jump Rope
7 Loop the rope around the legs of the two people who are the holders. Stand at least four feet apart with the rope taut and legs about shoulder-width apart.
8 Jump so each foot lands on the outside of the ropes, one on each side, while calling out "out."
9 Hop to one side so the right foot is in the middle and the other foot is on the outside of the ropes, then hop to the other side so the left foot is in the middle and the other foot is outside. Shout "side" with each hop.
10 Repeat Steps 1 and 2, shouting "in" and "out" with the corresponding moves.
11 Jump onto the rope with each foot landing on one side while calling out "on."
12 Move the rope up the legs gradually until the jumper misses. The jumper then changes places with a holder and the holder becomes the jumper.

How to Play Chinese Jump Rope
Demonstrate the jumps to any new players.
"In" means both feet inside the rope.
"Out" means both feet outside the rope, one on either side.
"Side" means both feet outside the rope on the same side, usually followed by a jump to the opposite side.
"On" means one foot on top of each side of the rope, pressing them to the ground.

Chant the steps in order as the player jumps them: In, out, side, side, on, in and out. For more advanced play, have one of the holders chant a random series that the player must follow

Uses for Vaseline

Thursday, December 7, 2017

League of Angels - Tycoon Strategy

Since tycoon time has started again, thought I would post this. I had this for my own records for ages. I hope this helps everyone. I know there is much more now a days but this is better than nothing xD


For both VIP's and Non-VIP's using free to play only strategies.

Prodigy it is that time again where GTA throws a cross server tycoon at us. Unless your willing to spend a lot of money you have no shot at ranking in top 200. But by no means does this mean you shouldn't participate. For simply reaching 50,000 points by the end of the event you get two pieces of godly armor and two level six fused gems. And 50,000 is not hard to reach. So I am going to lay out category by category what you earn points for and free strategies to maximize your points without spending. If you want to spend more power to you. You will get more points. But for F2P players listen up.

You get 1 point for every 10k gold you collect. Gold collected from selling items doesn't count. Gold collected from chests does not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Collect login bonus. For VIP 7 that is 300k gold for 30 pts.
2.) Do alchemy attempts. You get nine. For me that is 275 gold each collect for a total of 247 pts.
3.) Win at least one CS match for 500k gold in hot events. 50 pts.
4.) Loop quests and dungeons for gold. Points may vary.
5.) Do erebus for gold obtained in event. Points may vary.
6.) Get 600 erebus score. Not always possible but equals 200 pts.
7.) Wyrm race. Plunder and event rewards. Points may vary.
8.) Only plant gold in your garden. Points vary by level of your tree and soil but I get 26k gold per square per hour. 10+ pts an hour.
a.) Try planting in your garden every hour throughout the day. For smaller players whose gardens trees/soil isn't leveled you get 10k gold per 2 hours. For veteran players you get upwards of 26k per 70 minutes (-10 min if watered). Do this for 10 hours a day. Then when your sleeping small players plant the 8 hour seeds. Vets plant the 24 hour seed as it takes us around 14 hours only per seed.
9.) Do tidal pool. 400k gold hot event reward. 40 pts.
10.) Tidal pool also gives gold from catching fish. Points may vary.
11.) 500 Devotion Points for 390k gold. 39 points.
12.) Do quiz daily. Points may vary.
13.) Do world boss daily. Points may vary.
14.) Do Dragonsoul to get 150k gold from hot events. 15 points.
15.) Do inferno daily for 300-450k gold per attempt. 60 pts
a.) If it doesn't hurt your score for S/A rank try to grab treasure chests for a chance at winning more gold.
---The day before tycoon right before reset blitz 30 times in a dungeon but don't collect. Then open after reset to get all of that gold and still have 150+ stamina to do loop quests.
---I also recommend saving feast chests up between tycoons so when you open bit by bit as tycoon starts you have a ton of stamina from the chests waiting to use in the event to get more gold.

Total daily points = Minimum of 911+ points (Possibly much more).

Non-VIP Strategy:
All of the above but heavy emphasis on planting in your garden as you lose 7 alchemy attempts, and VIP login bonus. You will get roughly 85 points less each day.

You get 2 points for every soulstone collected. Soulstones collected from chests do not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Do Tidal Pool before and after 1200 eastern time for two pool attempts each day. 820 tidal points get you 30 soulstones from benchmark rewards plus I believe 75 from the fish. 210 pts.
2.) Explore in raiders 15 times for 50 soulstones. 100 pts.
3.) Buy from voucher shop. Points may vary.
4.) Purchase with vouchers from group buy. 200 pts.
5.) Collect from loop quests. 30 soulstones. 60 pts.
6.) Possible to get from inferno. Points may vary.
7.) 500 devotion points for 10 soulstones. 20 points.
8.) Timed login reward for 10 soulstones. 20 points.
--In inferno lvl 55 or lower you win soulstones instead of seraph stones. Also if it doesn't hurt your timed score for S/R rank try to grab treasure chests to possibly get more soulstones.

Total daily points = Minimum of 610 points.

Non-VIP Strategy:
Same as above

Angel Tears
You receive 20 points for every angel tear collected. Tears collected from chests do not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) VIP login bonus for 8 tears. 160 points.
2.) Wyrm race rewards. Reward varies. Minimum of 60 pts.
3.) Voucher Shop. Points may vary.
4.) Group Buy. Points may vary.
5.) Angel bond hot event 45 tears. 900 points.
- If you have spare angels inherit one to the other then re-level that angel. Some have all angels maxed and cannot do this hot event.
6.) 500 devotion points for eight tears. 160 points.

Total daily points = 1,280+ points (Unless all angels maxed)

Non-VIP Strategy:
All of the above except you lose the VIP login bonus tears for a loss of 160 points daily.

You receive 1 point for every 5 gemology points.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Extra 14 energy per day equals 30-70 tycoon points.
a.) Try averaging 25 pts per energy used. Two moves for 10 pts each is 20 pts but if two moves to score lets you get a 50-60 pt gemology combo that is 25-30 points on average per energy used.
b.) If possible always save up your gem energy cards until you see a tycoon you like and are prepared to use them in for rank/pts.
3.) Use 40-50 extra energy from gem cards to get 3,000 gemology points to get 80 gem energy cards as a reward. 3k equals 600 pts.

Total daily points = 600+ points minimum (Requires 3k in gemology).

Non-VIP Strategy:
You lose the extra 14 energy per day for a loss of 30-70 tycoon points. This means you may need to use 10-20 extra energy from gem cards And be especially diligent in planning your moves in gemology to obtain the maximum amount of points possible.

SPECIAL NOTE: In most previous tycoons on the last day or two of the event they usually held some kind of gemology hot event. Since the introduction of the gem enhance tokens having both a gem hot event for gem energy and gem enhance tokens is more rare. But if this does happen you get all of the rewards for getting 20,000 gemology points. If you average 10 pts per move that would cost 2k gem energy. But at 25 pts on average per move that is 800. Usually with 60 pt combos, etc, it takes 700-750 gem energy to get 20k pts.

Bless Stones
You receive 6 points for every bless stone collected. Bless stones collected from chests do not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) You get 8 stones from VIP login bonus. 48 points.
2.) Tidal pool for getting 820k pts gets 3 stones. 18 points.
3.) Getting 1320 raiders points get 6 bless stones. 36 points.
4.) Voucher Shop. Points may vary.
5.) Group Buy. Points may vary.

Total daily points = 102+ points.

Non-VIP Strategy:
You don't get the VIP login bonus for 48 points. They used to give 60 bless stones for doing TA each day but for this tycoon that is not the case so your just out of luck.

You receive 1 point for every runestone collected. Runes collected from chests do not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Do eternal spire. You receive 700-900 runes. Minimum 700 pts.
a.) Every other day don't open eternal spire after you started the blitz. Only open it after reset. The game then views this as having done six spire blitzes instead of the free three daily. Gives more prizes in hot events. Can be done three times per five day tycoon.
2.) Collect 100 runes from hot events. Collect 700 runes every other day from using the trick above. 100-700 pts. Averages to 420 pts.

Total daily points = 800+ pts (2100 pts on every other day).

Non- VIP Strategy:
You don't get to flip two cards per boss cleared in spire blitz for a loss of 30 bronze cards valued at roughly 250 pts daily. 500 every other day for six blitz rewards.

Star Cutter [aka Gem Enhance tokens]
You receive 2 points for every star cutter collected.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Achieve 2k gem points to get 30 star cutters. 60 points.
2.) Achieve 3k gem points for 190 stars in hot events. 380 points.
-- One time free hot event reward of 100 stars for 200 points.
3.) Buy 30 stars from arena shop in others tab. 60 points.

Total daily points = 500+ points (plus 200 one time pt reward).

Non-VIP Strategy:
Same as above. No one regardless of VIP status achieves 2,000 gem points with free energy with the exception of extraordinarily rare occasions. As your pushing for 3,000 daily it requires gem cards so VIP status isn't relevant. You simply may have two use 10-20 more gem energy from cards to achieve the same benchmark.

Seraph Stones
You receive 6 points for every seraph stone collected. Seraph Stones collected from chests do not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Do Inferno daily. You obtain between 18-26 depending upon your timed reward in the event. You receive minimum of 216 points.
2.) But up to 20 daily with dragon crests in arena shop. 120 pts.
a.) It may be wise to save up dragon crests to be able to purchase the full 20 daily for each tycoon event.
3.) Receive 30 from hot events for clearing erebus. 180 points.
4.) Voucher shop. Points may vary.
5.) Group Buy. Points may vary.

Total daily points = 526+ points.

Non-VIP Strategy:
You cannot blitz erebus so you have to manually do it daily but 300 points to receive the hot event reward is easy to do so no difference in points received for non-vip members.

Element Dust
You receive 2 points for every element crystal collected. Element dust collected from chests does not count.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Do inferno daily. 50-68 dust for rewards. Minimum of 100 pts.
a.) If it doesn't hurt your chances at an S/A rank try to grab a few treasure chests for a chance to get more element dust.
2.) Voucher Shop. Points may vary.
3.) Group Buy. Points may vary.

Total daily points = 100+ points minimum.

Non-VIP Strategy:
Same as above with no variance.

Aegis Shards
You receive 2 points for every aegis shard collected. You do not receive points for aegis shards collected from chests.

VIP Strategy:
1.) Blitz each aegis you have unlocked. The more you have defeated the more aegis' you can blitz. Strength reliant. Points depend on how many you have unlocked but average vet player gets 560-760 pts.
-- The game doesn't always let you but sometimes you can be blitzing more than one part of the game simultaneously. If it lets you blitz the highest zodiac you have unlocked right before reset but don't collect. After reset open to collect and still have your new post reset blitz attempt available.

Total daily points = 560+ minimum

Non-VIP Strategy:
Same as above with no variance.

___________________________________________________ The above numbers go off of a couple base assumptions. That the VIP players are VIP 7 in the range of level 65-75 with an average BR of 650k or so. Higher VIP numbers or lower give slightly different login rewards and many of these events don't give a set amount of points daily so I went with a conservative average number. Your total points may vary. I haven't spend a dime and have 12,475 tycoon points on the first day. Tycoons are a lot like war. You don't just jump into it. It takes planning, careful management of resources, and finding legal available loopholes in the game such as the eternal spire six blitz trick. Your points may vary depending upon your level, time committed, and other factors. But I believe with proper planning and effort it is possible for everyone to achieve the minimum points to receive the impressive rewards these events can yield without having to spend money to rank. And in single server events although slightly different many of the same strategies will help you excel and potentially rank high without having to spend. The trick is to save up the necessary resources to excel in these events and when you see a tycoon you like pounce on it. If you are willing to spend money for an extra boost more power to you. There is nothing wrong with that. But I know many of our members are full time students, facing medical problems with their families, are going through tough financial times, etc, so I wanted to create this guide to lend them a helping hand. It works just as well for spenders and will simply reinforce your progress in this event. I wish you all the best of luck.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Want Free CSGO skins, or Free PUBG skins?

So I was randomly browsing a way for skins (not for these games though since I have neither atm) but this one site popped up. Before I decided to post here I wanted to check it out and see if it is a legit site, if you can get free skins with no purchasing required at all. Below is my findings on the site.

The site works on you are watching either csgo or pubg (you can watch both on different tabs/windows though) and you will get coins. 10 coins per minute, but when you first sign up they give you a 300% bonus for 3 days giving you 30 coins per minute. The coins cap at 5000 for them.

You can then use these coins to bid (when they are up and not closed for that round) and pick choices, now the questions and choices are random but they are straight forward questions with good choices. There are people you watch to bid on (usually) when they die and how many kills, but again questions are chosen by the mod who is in the room at the time. The person you are watching while making these choices are streaming live on Twitch.

Now more on the betting part. You bet coins as I stated, if you get the right option you will get double the tickets you bet (minimum of 50 on any bet). So if you bet 50 you will 100 tickets into the drawing of the prize on the side. If you do not win the item on the right side of the stream you will ALWAYS get a box in which you will get a free thing. These can vary from 100 coins to 5000 coins and can be many different skins. Yes this is not a scam, I have won skins both ways I have just mentioned.

Now for the skins, the way you get them is "withdrawing" them from the site. You can do this anytime after 24 hours of creating account. The skins will sit there until you claim/withdraw them or trade them for diamonds (which you can buy cases with just skins in, more on that in a second). When you do withdraw the skins they will get sent to you as a trade on steam, you have 15 minutes to go there, hit accept. If you do not accept within the time frame have no fear, these do go back into the sites inventory for you to either claim again later or trade to diamonds. I have done this to be sure before stating it here.

Diamonds. These are a currency on the site that you can do offers and such for free, or you can cash to get. They can be used to buy cases with just skins in, some good some small. This is your choice and you do not have to do ever. You do get 100 free diamonds when you sign up though.

Also a side note: You do not have to have either of these games to claim the items. I do not have either and yet now have skins on my steam account for them.

So both CSGO and PUBG are 24 hours as of now so you can go into the site anytime. And what is this site that I have rambled on about to let you all know that it is a legit thing and not a scam? it is

So go forth and enjoy this site.