Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Intrepid

There’s always these pieces of history that take us back, and remind us of all that we have to be grateful. The Intrepid fits that exact description, as it is a sight that represents our freedom, our fight, and our efforts for America. You may not know all that there is to know about the Intrepid, or maybe you barely have a clue about this battleship...so how about I give you some facts so you too can learn the majestic history of the Intrepid.


The Flight Deck Aircraft
An aircraft that would be on the Flight Deck would be the Avenger torpedo bomber, which made a few great achievements. The Avenger torpedo bomber is part of the Intrepid’s collection of distinctive aircrafts from around the world. The significance about the aircraft was that it took part in  World War II service, and therefore, was very strongly built. The Avenger torpedo bomber was launched into World War service from 1942-1945.


 
 
Fo’c’s’le
 
This part is the foremost part of the ship, and home of the anchors. The Fo’c’s’le contains the anchor windlass, the machinery that raises and lowers the ship’s giant anchor and anchor chain. The deck also carries a very massive chain in it. The deck has two 30,000 pound anchors, where visitors can now get an up close look of them. The deck has recently been restored and and open for viewing.


Some Facts!
- Every sailor had a locker called a three man locker. This locker was used when the sailors were living on the USS Intrepid. The locker would be packed with their clothes, and personal belongings. This shows the life the sailors had to adapt to during the time the sailors were aboard.
- The berthing area was where sailors slept in bunk beds. This place was also where they would socialize, and relax.
- The mess deck was where the Navy cooks would prepare meals. Often, around 10,000 meals would need to be prepared each day!
 
The Ports of Call!
  1. Newport News, Virginia
- The Intrepid launches (April 26, 1943), and starts its journey in August, 1943
     2. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
- The Intrepid arrives in Pearl Harbor (Jan 10, 1944)
    3. Western Pacific ocean, Philippines
- The Japanese Kamikaze attack, 69 men died, 35 wounded (Nov. 25, 1944)
    4. Ulithi, Micronesia
- Men were allowed to explore the ports on Liberty
   5. North Atlantic Ocean
- Helicopters pick up astronaut Scott Carpenter from the Mercury 7 space mission
   6. North Atlantic Ocean
- Intrepid picks up 2 astronauts and the 2-person capsule Gemini-3
  7. Egypt
- Intrepid passes the Suez Canal during her second deployment in Vietnam
  8. New York, New York- Pier 86
- The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum opens on August 3, 1982
 


Closing
Overall, the Intrepid is a great experience and I hope you all visit it! It fought for our freedom and shows the wonderful history, giving us a remembrance of the past, and making us grateful for our future.
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Recycled Nail Polish Jewelry

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting for a while....Anyway, today's craft is going to help use up some nail polish, and possibly make the nail polish that you didn't like anymore part of a beautiful creation! In this specific craft, we will be making fashion rings. The results are gorgeous, and the craft is both simple and doesn't create a mess! In this craft some materials that you will need are: small glass stones (clear), a topcoat of nail polish, glitter, a variety of nail polish of your choice, craft glue, and a ring blank like the picture on the right. All of these materials can easily be found at any craft store (Hobby Lobby, Micheals, A.C Moore, etc.)I hope you all are as excited about this craft as I am, let's get started!



This video is by CraftKlatch, so if you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check out her channel on YouTube. This video seemed very simple, and also a great craft to keep kids busy. Speaking of kids, it's a great party favor as well as a thoughtful present. The rings can easily match with any outfit, and costs next to nothing! I'm sure that you must have seen these types of rings in the stores, but now you can make your own, using some basic items in you house, making it cost less than $5! I hope you all plan on trying this out, and let me know if you do! Feel free to comment below on opinions suggestions, and just about anything! That's all for now, bye!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Homemade Collage!


Hey guys, so today I’m going to show you all how to simply make a gorgeous collage to store years of memories! Collages are great ways to store pictures and remember your old and new friends! If you're moving, or going away for college, it’s a great way to store your childhood in a pretty, yet interesting way! Somethings to remember is that if you have a rather large poster board that you’re going to use for your collage, make your pictures bigger, so that they pop out more! Anyway, I’m really excited about this project, so let’s begin! Just remember to have fun with it! Overlap many pictures to give it a funky look, and add in as any colors as you want! Also remember that this is YOUR little souvenir, so whatever you put can never be wrong!

I hope you really are excited about this project! I'm going to show you how I would make a collage through steps. First, I would take a colorful paper, bigger than printing paper, but not a full poster board. Then, I would get a bunch of pictures, all different sizes, and print some out online, including photos, scenery, and clipart. Everything put on, should have a meaning for you, so really try to make it speacial. I would also get some construction paper and lay it on the clear poster board to add some color. After the construction paper is on, I'd lay down the larest pictures first, and then overlap with the smaller oes, to make an imperfect, and fun design! I hope this helped, but if you want another set of instructions, try the link below!
http://www.ehow.com/way_5848005_homemade-picture-collage.html

Friday, April 12, 2013

Decorate Your Phone Case!

Your phone case is a great way to express your personality, especially when you can decorate it yourself! I know that many phone cases are plain, and the ones that are more interesting cost a good amount of money. Today I will be showing you how to easily decorate your phone case to with some glitter and glam to reflect yourself! I'll be showing two easy ways to decorate your case, and I hope you try them out! All you need for these are solid cases, which can be found anywhere, from Wal-Mart to Target. Make sure to comment on your favorite idea in the comment section below!

Galaxy Phone Case
One of the cutest fashion statements of this year has been the galaxy design. It's also very cute and easy to do on your phone case. It only takes about an hour or two, but it's really worth it. All you need is a black phone case, and some nail polish colors like blue and purple that you will dab on with a makeup sponge. The video below will demonstrate how to properly achieve this look. It's by principessa3x, so if you like this video, check out her channel on YouTube.
 
 
Freestyle!                                                                                                             
 
This is my favorite one out of the two because it is so simple and can be changed everyday into something new! All you need is a clear case and wallpaper/printed paper. You just cut out the paper into the size of the case and place it in the case, so that the print faces the outside. It's very cheap, and if you can't find a clear case, try eBay or amazon. The video below is by Michele Baratta, so be sure to also check out her channel if you enjoy this video.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pillow Decoration Ideas!

Hey everyone, I know that in my last few posts I've been discussing how to put some spark in you bedroom with the walls on the message and flower lampshade. So first off, if you haven't checked out those posts, I hope you do now. Next I'd like to introduce today's topic, which is going to accent your bedroom and really going to bring it to life. Today I will be showing you all ways to decorate your pillows with household materials that I'm sure you'll have. This time, I'll be doing a bunch of ideas, so I hope I mention one that is perfect for you! Also, before we start, I'd just like to say that you will need to think creatively to succeed. For example, if the project calls for ribbon, fabric or even recycling your old clothes could work. Let's begin! (Also, I won't be telling you specific topics, I'll give a few examples and you could decide what to do with them.)

Buttons!
Buttons are adorable, especially when it comes to decorations! All you need is a bunch of these from clothes, or anywhere else you can find them! I would recommend that you use different sizes, to make it look as fun and cute as possible! The picture on the right is a great example on how to use these buttons. To stick the buttons on, use super glue. Remember: You'll need plenty of these to create a picture, so try getting some from the store.

Lace!
Give your pillow an elegant, romantic feel with inches of lace-ribbon. You just need to trim it to your preference, and apply it on! Remember: you can never turn wrong with this project, because everything is done to your preference!  You may accessorize the pillow after the lace is applied. For example, a thin black ribbon across the center will be a great finishing touch, as well as some rhinestones to match your personality. Just remember to have fun with it!

Felt!
Last but not least, felt will enhance your pillows to reflect your personality. From butterflies, to trees, to just about anything, this one is most likely the most fun to use out of the three. These pillows are great to match with fun prints for children's rooms and nurseries. Also, add an elegant feel with a more sophisticated design. The picture on the right is a perfect example on a quick and cute design using felt. This one is actually creating a 3-D effect, and looks very professional. This actually may cost up to $50 in a store but can easily made for less than $15 at home.Again, you may use super glue to stick them on, or if you want, you may sew them on.

That's all for now, I hope you enjoyed this weeks post, and share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Flower Lampshade

Hey everyone, so today is another DIY on how to make a flower lampshade. This craft is adorable and illuminating, so I hope you like it as much as I do! The flower lampshade is also very simple to do, making the task of making the lampshade easier. The lampshade is a great decoration for bedrooms, hallways, and just about any place in the house! Some basic materials that you will need for this craft is super glue, a bunch of fake flowers, a lamp and lampshade, and patience since it takes time to complete. Before we start, the video below is by theeasydiy from YouTube, so be sure to check out her channel if you enjoyed this video.

 
As you can see, the lampshade is beautiful and clearly eye-catching.  It's very simple yet fancy at the same time. I hope that you all try it, because it's a great way to decorate a room and brighten it up! Lastly, this feminine and girly lampshade is quite inexpensive, especially if you already have a lamp. In the video, the lampshade only costs about $4, and the flowers can be found at the dollar store or any other retail store. That's all for this week, stay tuned for next week's post! And remember: the comment section is always open for tips, comments, and suggestions!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Message on a wall

Hey everyone, so today's craft is how to make messages on a wall as wall d├ęcor, using magazines! This craft is very unique and creative, so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do! I have to say, that this craft is very simple, so for those of you who want something cute and simple, this one's for you! Not to mention, this craft is also quick and cheap- probably free is you get a lot of magazines that you don't want. The picture on the left is a reference on how the finishing piece will look like. As you can see, the craft looks very clean, yet funky for uniqueness. I hope you all are excited about this as much as I am... let's get started!

The craft calls for magazines, a pair of scissors, a marker, and either scotch or masking tape. All you really have to do is flip through a magazine until you find a page you like. When you find it, take your marker and draw a letter (make it big!) that is part of your message/word in block/bubble/cursive, and cut it out. Do the same with the rest of your letters. When your message is cut out, use tape to tape it on the wall. turn on a fan to make sure it is stuck on properly. For a better understanding, watch the video below, bye!

If you like the video, make sure you check out her channel: anatheglamdolll