Friday, August 17

Binary Code - Creating a Game out of everything You Do! Decoding and Discovering the Computer Language

Have you ever felt that everything you do is close to the games you love to play? Yesterday night, I was working on binary codes and noticed that maybe learning about this isn't that bad or hard. Honestly, it's like my favorite games that you have to decode, and can be quite fun to see if others can figure out after done writing up a binary code, a computer language.

So with all the 0's and 1's, you can make quite a cool code for someone to solve ☺

010110010110111101110101 00100000 

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Wednesday, August 15

500 Words You Should Know by Caroline Taggart

"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog"

There are many different ways to learn new words and sometimes the easiest way is to take it right from a book. That is why I was super excited to have a new reference book that has so many words, which aren't heard very commonly. This book could actually improve one's vocab and make you even sound a bit more intelligent, something I've always felt is true when you know how to use words properly.

The book I have enjoyed so much for a great vocab resource is called 500 Words You Should Know by Caroline Taggart. This book is packed with so many of those words you hear said and try to use them yourself, but get nervous it might not fit the right context of the sentence. Therefore, when it comes to being unsure, I avoid that word and using something simpler. However, with a great resource that can explain the word, like this book and how to use it and pronounce it, can be really helpful! That is why I am so happy to learn about these 500 words, as they all are useful and can add a little bit more to the way  I write and speak.
The order of the book is like a dictionary, alphabetically ordered and each term is defined. However, there are separate sections to give you an idea where you may use them most often, For example, there is a section like Terms of Endearment, Respect, and Admiration. One of the terms inside this section would be dulcet, meaning sweet-sounding. Another is palatable, which refers to fine tasting food. Of course, there are so many more and few other sections to search for new terms to use.

In addition, you will go through the book not learning just about what the definition of the word is, but an example of how to pronounce it, as some don't sound the way they are seen. Of course, there are plenty of examples using the word to give the reader a clearer idea of how you can be used. Making it even easier to get an idea of where it's appropriate and when not to use the word. 

I definitely love how they created this book, it's very well put together and uses some words that I've heard and yet couldn't seem to find the right time to use them, but now I know when!
Finally, with this book, it seems possible to use a whole new vocab of words when I need them. It's a great resource and so very nicely created, that I can easily find a word and learn more about it without searching anyplace else.

About The Author:
Caroline Taggart worked in publishing as an editor of popular nonfiction for 30 years. She is the author of I Used to Know That, which became a Sunday Times bestseller and the co-author of more books which include My Grammar and I (or should that be "me"?). She has appeared frequently on television and on national and regional radio in the UK, talking about language, grammar and Pythagoras's theorem. Her website is and you can follow her on Twitter @citaggart.

Book Information:
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; Reprint edition (August 15, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0228101069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0228101062
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches

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Mario and Princess Peach Jewelry Box - DIY Plastic Canvas - Create, Art, Craft, Video Game Characters, Cartoon Embroidery

This project took some time, but I had been wanting to replace things I own with creations of my own. Using a bit of DIY to redo what I have from other forms of art and items I have lying around. Plus, with some use of math, measuring, graphing paper and endless scraps of yarn, I was able to create this cute jewelry box.
It did take time, since no pattern and I need to figure out placement and size by doing it all from what I see. That is especially true when it comes from the characters. Of course, it's easier once I got to the color of the box and not the characters, Mario and Prince Peach.
The one piece I really wanted to use is the blue separated box inside of the box I've made. Reason being, I wanted to make sure the inserted box is sturdy enough to keep my jewelry separated and with the sections, it takes the guesswork out on the weight of the jewelry crashing o harming the plastic canvas used to make the box. Also, it's easier to clean the insert whenever I need too. Therefore, a longer lasting box with my favorite cartoon and game characters on top. 

Finally, I did keep the other side without yarn because I can easily attach my earrings to the top cover. Therefore, when I open the box, all my earrings will be side by side and in perfect placement.
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