home made gift

quipsterlotte-mel  asked:

Hi! Would you be so kind to masterpost about some (if not all) stationery essentials with brands that you like? Thanks!

Hey there! So I will first say I think the idea of stationery “essentials” that has emerged on here is a little silly. The supplies someone will want to acquire is entirely dependent on their non-standard situations and preferences. Someone doing Algebra homework has very different stationery needs than someone earning a BFA in graphic design.

That out of the way, of course there are specific stationery items I prefer! I tend to come across a favorite item and then just repurchase when it runs out rather than test out a whole bunch of brands. Each semester I have a Five Star college-ruled spiral notebook and folder for each course I’m in. Beyond that…

Things that I carry in my pencil case every day that I actually find it bothersome not to have on-hand:

- ultra-micro point (.38) uni-ball signo 207 retractable gel pens in blue and black
- medium point (.7) uni-ball signo 207 retractable gel pens in assorted colors
- pilot uni alpha-gel mechanical pencil (.5)
- a couple zebra mildliners
- scotch double sided adhesive roller
- TURN 5mm correction tape (from Daiso)
- 1 or 2 post-it page marker pads
- muji eraser
- paperclips
- mechanical pencil refills
- chapstick

Stationery items I love and use for my bullet journal and letter writing but that I certainly do not need:

create 365 happy planner life quotes sticker pack
- sharpie pocket highlighters
- zebra sarasa clip gel pens (.3) 
- letter sets and decoration tape from Daiso 

A lot of the other stationery items that pop up in my bullet journal were gifts from friends and family, so I actually don’t know where most of it came from. In my experience Daiso and the Michaels and Target sale/$1 bins are good places to look for cute and inexpensive novelty stationery. I also love Maido but it’s mad expensive so I haven’t purchased too many things there. 

The Mystery of Suga’s 3rd Muster Acrylic Stand

Yoongi hadn’t seen the standee he’d liberated from the BigHit offices since he’d given it to Jin at that crazy gift exchange / Christmas party a few weeks ago.  He hadn’t seen it and - well - it bugged the fuck out of him.  He’d at least expected Jin to make a big show about standing it up in some agonizing part of the dorm.  YOongi hoped it wouldn’t be in the bathroom at the bottom of the toilet bowl to encourage the Kids to aim better - but thought that a distinct possibility.  

However even that would be preferable to - well - nothing.  And there was no sign of his little gift - not even in Jin’s trash.  Not that Yoongi had looked….hard…

It finally bugged him so much he had even asked Jin, who had smiled his little mysterious smile in Yoongi’s direction and had refused to answer his question. Just shrugged those beautiful shoulders of his and told Yoongi to “not worry about it.”  

So Yoongi tried, and tried again.  And then tried harder.  He would almost succeed in forgetting about the fact that his gift to Jin had gone missing, hadn’t been put up on display, had been apparently forgotten and cast aside by everybody but him - INCLUDING by the person who got the gift, his very own Forever Roommate Jin who he thought would care enough for his face to at least want to see him when he had to pee.  

He would almost forget and then Jimin would come strutting out of the bathroom wearing the underwear Hope had given him, or Namjoon would buy another pack of wet wipes (having gone through the original pack given to him by Jin almost right away and getting addicted instantly), and it would all come back  - HIS gift had apparently been thrown away.  

And ok, maybe it hurt more than he wanted to admit.   So he pouted.  

He was pouting a few days later, when Jin called him from the house one night around dinner time.  He asked Yoongi to stop by his office in the BigHit building on the way home from work to pick up a script he needed for one of his classes.  Yoongi didn’t grumble about doing something for his ungrateful roommate any more than usual, ok not much more than usual - but all of his grumbles stopped when he opened Jin’s closed office door and turned on the light.  

There, in the place of honor right to the right of Jin’s pink keyboard, was Yoongi’s acrylic stand, literally inches away from the script he was supposed to find and bring home.  There was no way he could miss seeing it.  And in that second, Yoongi knew that Jin had known he was upset, and this was how he was gently making it better.  Yoongi was thankful it was after hours because he couldn’t wipe the big dopey grin off of his face.  Here he was thinking that Jin had thrown his gift away, when in fact - he had done just the opposite, done more than Yoongi had ever imagined.  

He got home as quickly as he could, jumping in a car and all but running into the dorms.  Dinner smells were beginning to leak through the apartment, and Jin was muttering at the stove, apparently giving a pep talk to the meal they were about to eat.  Yoongi didn’t say a word and just swooped in for a back hug, firmly wrapped his arms around Jin’s waist - burying his nose in the t-shirt Jin was wearing that smelled like cooking and their room and HOME.   

“Hmmmmm,” Jin said, “Min Yoongi I presume…:

Yoongi didn’t answer.  

What’s going on, everything ok, did you find the script??”   

Instead of crying to Jin about how much it really did mean to him to see his little standee on Jin’s desk, instead of causing a scene by declaring his eternal love for his forever roommate right at dinner time, Yoongi just hugs Jin a little tighter (so tight he squeaks) and tucks his smile closer into Jin’s back while he whispers “Everything’s great Jinnie, I found the script no problem. I’m just really glad to be home.”   

I miss having a library close by, and a public pool

and a cinema

ugh

I hate it here exept for my flat.

biggesttrashiespolarbearqueen  asked:

Are you taking request, if so can I get headcancons of polnareff and his s/o with twin or triplets (you pick) girls

I just went with twins, ‘cause I thought it just seemed easier to write

  • Polnareff is actually great with kids! Maybe it’s because he’s a child at heart, but he always seems to know what they’re thinking.
  • Polnareff would cry about everything his girls did. He cried when they were born, on their first day of school, when they made him a home made gift on father’s day- he can’t help it! They are just so adorable that he can’t help but cry.
  • When they took the twins home for the first time, Polnareff took care of them most of the time. When they started crying during the night, Polnareff would always offer to go take care of them.  He would stay up for hours sometimes just to calm them down. He wants his s/o to get enough sleep, so he would sacrafice is own so they could sleep better. This would lead to Polnareff eventually collapsing from lack of sleep, and his s/o taking over night patrol.
  • The twins have a lot of energy and usually end up climbing all over him. He can’t do much without the twins trying to climb on him like he is some kind of jungle gym. When they got big enough they were able to climb up to his shoulders and mess with his hair, to Polnareff’s absolute horror.
  • If his s/o was okay he would want to name one of the girls Sherry and the other after his mother.

I hope these are okay :)

-Em

Imagine Thor asking you for help with a mothers day gift...

Originally posted by theplacewheredreamsgo

Thor: I need your help it is urgent!

Y/N: What is it?! Is Loki attacking again? A giant robot this time? Do I need to assemble the avengers?

Thor: No not at all. I heard about Midgard’s mothers day, and I want to partake in the festivities. I need help finding a gift for my mother, but what can you give to a queen that she does not already have? 

Y/N: Really? *Chuckles* Well, when all else fails flowers are good, and maybe you could make her something. Home made gifts are a lot more heartfelt than fancy material objects.

Thor: Would that be enough? That seems small compared to so many riches. 

Y/N: Trust me it doesn’t have to be fancy to appease your mom. I’m sure if you give her something you put a lot of work, and care into she will love it no matter what you make her. 

Thor: All right thank you for your advice. Would you do me the honors of helping me make her a gift?

Y/N: Sure thing big guy. Follow me, and we can go online to look up ideas on what to make.

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Christmas Pickles

Yesterday my Sister & our friend Mary Pat came over and we made these organic Christmas pickles. We used red, green and white veggies including pearl onion, green beans (from our front yard garden!), red and green jalapeños, red bell peppers, cauliflower, and celery. 

Making pickles is really fun, especially if you get to hang out with your awesome, funny friends. Giving them to your friends and neighbors is even more fun.

Here are the steps to pickle making in a nutshell: First you sterilize the jars, then blanch the organic veggies and shock them in ice water. Pack the jars with the veggies. Add vinegar, salt, organic sugar and pickling spices to the blanching water to make a healthy, vitamin rich brine. Add the brine & spices to the jars, removing any air bubbles with a chopstick. Seal the jars with sterilized lids and bands. Process pickles in a covered, boiling water canning pot for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the jars. The last step is to carefully remove the hot jars from the pot with the jar lifter thingy.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & Funky Happy New Year Tumblrs!

p.s. Thanks for taking these photos MP!