baby product

I was looking for a present for a friend whose baby turned a year old. The first review on this cracked me up.

I am torn in reviewing this toy.  Here’s why:  The toy is definitely well-made, will not come apart, will not break unless subjected to massive violence.  It definitely builds motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and even thinking skills–as deciding which colors should be up or down or evenly matched in height requires some intricate choice and physical application.  So, the toy is a great toy!

But …

You are basically giving your child a miniature of Thor’s hammer.  Not a hollow plastic hammer, mind you.  No, no.  This is a toddler weapon the great god of thunder would approve of.  Two solid wooden pieces held together very well.  The head of the hammer is sculpted to allow attacks from many interesting angles.  Great for the toy.  Not so great if your little one might decide to go “a-viking” during a playgroup, family get-together, or school function.

Like the mighty Mjolner, this hammer throws well, flies fast and far, and can kill the mightiest of trolls.  Or televisions.  Or PC’s.  Or Grandma.

So … the only reason I take a star off is because of the deadly weapon that comes with this awesome toy.  Maybe it should have been fastened by a cable to the toy, Melissa & Doug?  It’s not cool that parents have to do this thinking for you.  But we love Grandma.  Having our toddler turned Thor send her to the hospital is not our idea of fun.

If your child is meek and kind and dependably non-violent, go for it.  GREAT TOY!  If your little one may just be a conqueror of lands reincarnated into this tiny body, please beware the hammer! 

lmfao!

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01-09-17
Gametogenesis, Spermatogenesis & Oogenesis notes for my Developmental Biology! We’ve tackled it way back our Biology 1, how lovely i forgot most of them. 😅
We will have a test ‘bout this topic so i really need to study. Have a wonderful day everyone! ❁*:・゚✧❁


ps.
So touched with those studyblrs who keep on messaging me, i love you all! ˚₊*(ˊॢo̶̶̷̤◡ुo̴̶̷̤ˋॢ)*₊˚⁎

17 / 100 days of productivity

8 may, 2017

gonna try and get back on track with french. i’ve been neglecting it for a while because of exams but now that they’re nearly over i need to start getting through my work! had my legal studies test today and i’m actually really confident in how i went. one more test to go!

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This one’s for everyone out there who isn’t celebrating Mother’s Day (in the USA). She doesn’t have to define you. x

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25-08-17
Not-so-finished spread for my August planner!
I don’t usually post my weekly planner but doing it once in a while is not bad. I feel so humbled with all the messages i’ve got from you guys. Thank you v v much for all the efforts! I love you all!
Have a great day studybloggers! (ू•ᴗ•ू❁)

ps. i diy those balloon stickers! Kekeke. ಥヮಥ
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7 / 100 days of productivity

23 april, 2017

went shopping today and got a few goodies! i managed to find mildliners at a japanese bookstore and bought every colour that they had! i’m so happy that i found them in-store instead of having to buy them online. i also got 1984 and the bell jar at the same bookstore. i went to muji and got two pens as well as a notebook which i’m hoping to turn into a bujo. can’t wait to try my new stationery out!

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📍18/100 days of productivity:

Happy Saturday! I mostly revised my History notes and got some Ancient Greek homework done today. Also went stationery shopping, and downloaded some new printables for my agenda (yes, this early).
Productivity & Chill 📕🖊

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💡16/100 days of productivity:

Some group studying, the regular coffee & new stationary! I actually didn’t mean for the yellow aesthetic to happen, but it did, and I thought, why not? Currently studying Latin🌼🖖🏼

Clean Up Your Act: A Shower Self-Hex

For me, showers are one of my best times to reflect and get ready for the rest of the day. I leave energized and ready to conquer whatever else I have left.

 But some times I don’t feel like doing anything. This is fine, when I don’t have anything really pressing to do. But right now, when I’ve got less than three weeks before I’m heading to work and college and responsibilities- I need to be focused and self-disciplined. 

And while I’m a big fan of traditional positive magic, sometimes you need to light a fire under your own ass- and this is an easy spell for that. 

You Will Need: 

  1. A candle/incense/wax melter- Use something that pays tribute to the element of fire. I prefer spicy scents or ones that ground. Pick what works for your intent.
  2. Paper and pen. 
  3. A place to shower
  4. Something to write with in the shower. Shower gel obviously works or washable markers. 

Optional:

  • A kick-ass playlist
  • Sigils to put in your shoes
  • A caffeinated beverage
  • A friend to hold you accountable 
  • Offerings to your deities for assistance. 

Step 1: 

Before you start, make sure your intent is clear. Write down exactly what it is you want to accomplish, and the steps you’re going to take to get there. Ex: If you need to meal plan for the week, step 1 might be figuring out what you already have in your kitchen. You can’t reach a goal if you don’t know how to get there. 

Step 2: 

Light your candle/incense/wax melter in the place where you need to get the most work done. Fire is energizing and propelling. Paying tribute to this element will help reignite the spark you need to get shit done. Be sure to practice proper fire safety. 

Step 3: 

While taking your shower, focus on distractions and excuses holding you back as you scrub, cleansing them from your mind and body. Use body wash or a marker to write a word of intent, a phrase, or a sigil on the walls. As the warm water hits it, the spell will charge and activate. 

Step 4: 

Get out of the shower and get moving. Other options for this spell include having a motivational playlist to blast, putting sigils for energy and motion inside your shoes, combining this hex with my Law of Inertia spell  or another energy boosting one, or leaving an offering to your deity in exchange for their help. The possibilities are endless. Try some non-magical means, by telling a friend that you have to do this thing, and ask them to check up on you. (My inbox is always open if you need to!)

A word of advice: 

I call this a hex because sometimes you have to channel negative energy towards something to get things done. For me, I have to be really strict with myself on occasion, but the important thing is to not be too harsh. You know yourself best, your own limitations and abilities. Sometimes you know are being lazy and could be doing more, and other times you are facing complications due to depression, chronic fatigue, or other issues you have no control over. Know when you need to push yourself and when you need to let yourself relax a little. It’s different for everyone, which is why I recommend really taking stock of the entire situation and circumstances before committing to a spell. 


I hope this helps you get moving and get everything done that you need to. Many blessings! - Kate

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2 / 100 days of productivity

18 april, 2017

finally started on my biology notes! one week of holidays left so i’m going to try and power through revision for exams before school starts again. i’m proud of how much revision i’ve done for bio today. feeling productive, hope it lasts!

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🎃19/100 days of productivity:

Guess who’s in a Halloween mood already, even tho it’s not even here yet? Spoiler alert; it’s me! Doing some schedule planning so I can use my extra hours to study instead of doing nothing, plus some orange aesthetics. 🖖🏼