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Happy Easter Everyone!!

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

~Emile Zola

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Greenest Greens for a Greener St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  It’s that time of the year where Irish men/women (or people that pretend to be Irish!) to celebrate this fun holiday.  Guinness, soda bread, and shepherd’s pie are a few things that come to mind when you think of Irish culture.  Today is the day to wear your greenest outfits to show off your Irish pride!

People usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through a night of drinking with your friends.  If you’re a cannabis connoisseur like me, then you’re probably skipping the alcohol and diving straight into smoking that green ganja that you’ll stick onto your corncob pipe.  You’re probably asking yourself: what are some relevant cannabis strains for St. Patrick’s Day?  What special greens would go better than a pint of Guinness?

Well folks, you came to the right place!  MakeSandcastlesNotWar decided to showcase a list of cannabis strains that will make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration even greener.  These sativas, indicas, and hybrids are the go-to strains for rolling that green joint to pass around your Irish friends.  Here are a few Irish-themed cannabis strains for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration:

Pot of Gold:  There’s an old Irish tale where a pot of gold sits at the end of the rainbow and the strain certainly holds true.  Pot of Gold is an indica strain containing a sweet, fruity hashish taste with some very potent physical effects.  Stemming from the cross between Hindu Skunk and Skunk No. 1, consuming some Pot of Gold will keep you relaxed and happy during the day.  It won’t get you rich with gold anytime soon, but Pot of Gold will keep you laughing as you consume another pint of Guinness at your favorite Irish pub.

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          Lucky Charms: “There after me Lucky Charms!” shouted Lucky the Leprechaun as the kids ran off with his cereal.  Lucky Charms may be more known from the breakfast cereal, but it tastes more like tangy fruit than marshmallows.  Consuming Lucky Charms will keep you creative and relaxed as you go about celebrating your Irish pride.  Be sure to have a bowl of Lucky Charms if you decide to wake and bake with some Lucky Charms!

          Green Dream:  Irish people are known to be ambitious, striving for a dream rather than reality.  Green Dream is the strain for those Irish dreamers.  It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid from a cross of Blue Dream and Green Crack.  This green strain will keep you happy and uplifted for the days.  The Irish are known to be a friendly bunch and Green Dream is just one of many reasons to be friendly with everyone at the pub.

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          Green Kush:  Heading over to the Kush-type strains, Green Kush is a great indica strain.  Grown from the offspring of Green Crack and Purple Kush, Green Kush starts with an upbeat cerebral effect before hitting you with a heavy body sensation.  This strains slowly creeps in as you kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with your friends and family.  Check out some Green Kush if you need some Kush-type strains for your holiday.

          Green Dragon:  Other than being known for a famous drink with liquor and cannabis, Green Dragon is another indica strain.  This indica cross between Afghani and Turkish Gummy is usually used for pain management, with users describing it as a colorful lift after consuming.  Green Dragon provides a relaxed and euphoric effect for celebrating a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

That’s just a few Irish-related strains to consume for an amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  MakeSandcastlesNotWar wants to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

MakeSandcastlesNotWar’s Valentine’s Day Flower List 2017


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Valentine’s Day is finally here after seeing hues of red and pink around stores for the past month.  Today is that romantic day where you treat your special someone to a whole day full of love.  It revolves around giving him/her some flowers (sex), buying some tasty chocolate in a heart-shaped box (more sex), and even taking them out for a romantic dinner for the evening (after that, more sex!).  I’ve decided to spend the day showing my love for my blog and work I am doing right now!

So what’s the most popular Valentine’s Day gift we give every year?  Flowers, of course!  There’s nothing more romantic that bringing your special someone a boutique of flowers as a gift and one of the most popular flower gifts are a dozen red roses in a jar.

But here in MakeSandcastlesNotWar, we’re not just talking about ANY flowers!  The flowers that are being discussed today…are CANNABIS FLOWERS.

That’s right people!  Cannabis flowers are the special topic for this year’s Valentine’s Day post.  Some strains are great for arousal while some are good for amazing cuddle sessions on a cold, winter day.  Whatever type of mood you are in for, there is sure to be some form of cannabis flowers that will make your Valentine’s Day even more romantic.  Here is a list of some incredible strains to check out:

Blackberry

If you’re a couple that really enjoys fruits on Valentine’s Day, then Blackberry would be an excellent fruity strain to use.  As a cross between Raspberry Cough and Black Domina, this fruity hybrid strain provides an active sativa buzz and indica high for a relaxing Valentine’s Day celebration.  It’s relaxing and euphoric effects will drifting off to a good night’s sleep after a romantic day!

Blue Moonshine

After dining at a nice steakhouse dinner, Blue Moonshine is the perfect Indica strain for some after-dinner entertainment.  Hailing from traits within Thai and Afghani, Blue Moonshine will keep you happy and uplifted when the night isn’t over.  Blue Moonshine is covered with dark purple hues and orange hairs that give off a flowery, citrusy flavor.  The strain hits like a good home-brew to cap off that special night.

Chocolope

Chocolates are always great a great dessert after a delightful dinner and Chocolope doesn’t disappoint!  With a cross between chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze, Chocolope’s sativa buds provide a dreamy, cerebral effect when smoked.  Chocolope provides a strong, euphoric mental shift for individuals dealing with stress or depression.  This is a perfect day-time strain that leaves you feeling more optimistic about this romantic holiday.  Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like some chocolate-flavored cannabis that provides a happier celebrations!

Alice in Wonderland

Are you the type of couple who longs for creativity in their sexual experience?  The couple that shies away from prudish ideas like The Notebook and look for something more mind-blowing than Fifty Shades Darker?  Then Alice in Wonderland may be just the strain you need!  Take a trip down the rabbit hole with this strain that provides some euphoric cerebral effects.  Alice in Wonderland provides an elevated sensory experience for that daytime stress relief during Valentine’s Day.  It’s dark green leaves and orange-brown hues give off a flowery, earthy flavor that leave you happy and uplifted for the celebration.  Who knows, consuming this strain may help you come up with better sexcapades than Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey!

Gorilla Glue #4

Living up to its name, Gorilla Glue #4 will keep you ‘glued’ to your couch!  Gorilla Glue #4 is hybrid strain that provides heavy euphoria and relaxation to you and your significant other.  Your bed sheets won’t be the only sticky thing this evening as Gorilla Glue #4 is coated with chunky, resin-covered buds that will stick to your hands (like glue!).  The legendary strain is a cross between Chem’s Sister and Chocolate Diesel that provides an earthy, pine flavor.  Consuming Gorilla Glue #4 is perfect for those that want to be ‘glued’ to the couch after a lovely Valentine’s Day.

Love Potion #1

Today is all about the celebration of LOVE and Love Potion #1 is a great sativa strain for that.  Created from a cross of Colombian Gold and G13, Love Potion #1 provides happy and euphoric effects that leave you energized for some loving! This strain can be used for the day or night, providing a citrusy flavor when smoked.  Skip the so-called ‘Love Potion’ that’s being sold on the market and search for some Love Potion #1 instead!

Purple Princess

Valentine’s Day is about treating him/her like a princess and what better way to do that than with some Purple Princess.  Purple Princess, known from being the daughter of Ice Princess and Cinderella 99, is a hybrid that creeps up on you with medium-level effects.  It won’t leave you stuck on the couch like Gorilla Glue, but you’ll feel medicated afterwards.  The strain has small purple buds with orange hues and green leaves around it.  This energetic and euphoric strain is perfect for showing some moves on your prince/princess in your life!

That is the list of some incredible flowers to try out for Valentine’s Day this year.  More information about these strains can be found on Leafly.com.  And on that note, Happy Valentine’s Day to all the couples celebrating today!  May your special holiday be filled with love and happiness throughout the day.

Trump’s Home Alone 2 Cameo


It was a wonderful Christmas celebration the past weekend.  I watched the Patriots win their game against NY Jets (41-3, JESUS!), ate some delicious lamb, opened up amazing presents on Christmas, and spent Christmas day seeing a movie before eating some amazing Chinese food at Kowloon.  Christmas is officially over and MakeSandcastlesNotWar is back in business.  We have 6 days left until we leap into 2017, so there’s some VERY exciting news/posts coming up this week.  But for today’s post, here’s one more random Christmas post I had to address.

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So earlier I was talking about Christmas movies with my family and we brought up Home Alone 2.  At one point, someone mentioned that they spotted Donald Trump in the film.  When I heard that, I just scoffed and thought, “yeah right!  Donald Trump in Home Alone 2? There’s no way!”.  Afterwards I did what any entertainment junkie would do in my position: research!

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Later on I did some digging around the internet and was in COMPLETE shock with what I found.  You guys…Donald Trump was Home Alone 2!  Donald Trump, now our 45th president of the United States, made a brief cameo in Home Alone 2.  Holy…SHITBALLS!

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Trump makes his appearance a little over 30 minutes into the film when Kevin first enters the Plaza Hotel.  He doesn’t have much lines, but he directs Macauley Culkin towards the lobby of the hotel during the film.  During my digging for gold, I found out that Trump bought the hotel for $407.5 million back in 1988.  The Donald was STILL the owner at the time of The Plaza Hotel when the movie was being filmed.  Donald Trump made a brief cameo in Home Alone 2 back in the 20th century.  You guys… I just seriously CAN’T EVEN with this info right now!

Yes… just like Kevin’s famous scenes in the previous film, we’re all screaming over this information.  Home Alone 2: Lost in New York continues Kevin McCallister’s (Macaulay Culkin!) adventures away from his family, but this time he takes the streets of New York City.  The McCallisters were originally heading to Miami for Christmas, but their plans changed when Kevin boards a flight to New York City by accident.  It’s actually great that Kevin boarded the wrong place because now we get a guest cameo from Donald Trump!

This film cameo was just so shocking that I HAD to look this up!  When I found out that Donald Trump made his appearance on Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, I was just simply flabbergasted and amazed.  It’s funny how you go back to watching old films you haven’t seen in while, only to discover random cameos that you never saw before!  I can’t really label this as a criss-cross because it was only on just 1 film (one rule of TV/film criss-cross is that the actor/actress HAD to have appeared in a previous project before appearing in the newest one!).

We’ve had former presidents appear on TV/films before (Ronald Regan, George Bush, Barack Obama just to name a few!) and Donald Trump made many appearances before becoming our newest president.  It seems as though politics and La-La land intertwine every now and then, providing some entertainment for both audiences.  Whatever your thoughts are about Trump, we can all agree that he’s made quite a name for himself in Hollywood before becoming our newest president.