New Book Recommendations

I just wanted to make a quick post to say that I recently finished Insurgent, the second book in the series by Veronica Roth. I absolutely LOVED both Divergent and Insurgent! They are thrilling, captivating, and throughly engrossing books. I would recommend them to teen readers looking for a kind of sci fi and dystopian book. There’s action, suspense, and both books are written with much imagination and creativity. I can’t wait for Allegiant to come out!

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Bite-Sized Post: Top 5 Recipe Voting!

Vote on one of these 5 recipes from here and check next Monday to see which won!

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Homemade Temporary Hair Dye!

Get ready for the warmer months ahead and show a little color to brighten things up!
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If you have blond or light brown hair, this works best. If your hair is darker, then you may want to bleach it out a little first. DON’T bleach your hair without professional instructions or a kit!! This works best with small sections of hair.
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Temporary Hair Dye
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You’ll need:
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1 plastic bowl
1 plastic spoon
An assortment of food coloring
1/4 cup water
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In the plastic bowl, mix the vinegar, water, and 10 drops of any color you want. Dip a small section of your hair into the bowl of dye. Soak for 1 – 2 minutes. Dry just a little with a paper towel. Pull back the rest of your hair and secure away from the dyed part. Blow dry the dyed section on medium/cool setting on a blow dryer. Enjoy your fab new look! To remove, wash hair. If the dye doesn’t come out one time, try again. If the dye is still in, click here for a solution. Here are some color mixes for you to try out:

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1 part red + 1/2 part yellow = red orange

2 parts yellow + 1 part red = yellow orange

2 parts blue + 1 part red = blue purple

2 parts red + 1 part blue = red purple

2 parts blue + 1 part yellow = blue green

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BOO! Hahaha…:P

Enjoy! Have a great day.

Bite-Sized Post: Photo Editing Tips

Here are 3 tips for getting as much as you can out of apps like Repix, Photo Toaster, Fotor, or Pixlr-o-Matic on your iPhone or iPad.

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Tip #1: Don’t be afraid to edit outside the box.

Try out funky and unusual effects, clash different colors, and play with frames and lighting. Try combinations of effects and themes, and you might find something that you like. Even if you don’t, it’s fun to expand your horizon.

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Tip #2: Mess around with all kinds of photography and photo editing apps.

Regularly check for photo apps that are free but don’t be afraid to purchase occasionally. Also, make an attempt to use a medley of applications and software to enhance a single photo. Try editing a photo using 5 different apps.

 

Tip #3: Take snapshots of ANYTHING.

Scroll through the photos on your phone or computer and see if there is a certain way you take photos, or a type of setting or person that you photograph more than others. Don’t be hesitant to snap a quick and blurry photo of a flower, (and don’t delete photos that aren’t perfect.) If you mainly take pictures of people, take more of nature or animals, and vice versa.

 

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I hope these tips help you discover more about photo editing and photography. The main point is: photograph and edit what no one else does.  😉

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A quick post before school today. I am reading Angel On the Square by Gloria Whelan. It is an amazing book! It’s also one of my favorites. There will be a summary and rating for this book once I have finished it. In the meantime, check out another one of Whelan’s books from the library. Some other titles include The Turning and Burying the Sun.