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  • Make a Yearly Family Photobook

    Creative by Kate Danielle | Creative by Kate Danielle
    katie
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    I have began working on Ali’s Baby Book… it will be all about her first year. I have decided to print with Blurb. I have read many wonderful things about blurb and it seems great for books that could have many pages. Below are some tips about making your own Family Photobook. sponsored post | This post has Affiliate Links If you’re a parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent, you know how time flies. Kids just grow up so fast. Which is why I think using Blurb to create yearly photo albums, is such a cool idea. A yearly photo book is the perfect solution—and it’s not as…
  • Episode 1: Claudia Lezell on Floor Industry Standards

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    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:47 pm
    In This Episode Learn About the Importance of Floor Industry Standards Rob McNealy interviews, floor industry veteran, Claudia Lezell, on the latest floor industry standards and standards bodies, including ANSI, ASTM, and IICRC. Listen Now Claudia Lezell’s Bio Claudia has been involved in the floor covering industry for more than 30 years. Since 1995, she has owned and operated Inspections Too, Inc., a full-time floor covering inspection and consulting service. Claudia has also spearheaded and led the IICRC Hard Surface Certification Floor Covering Inspector Program since 1996, served…
  • 3 Awesome Projects You Can Do With The New LittleBits CloudBit Module

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    Caleb Kraft
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    3 quick and easy projects built around the new CloudBit module from LittleBits. Read more on MAKE
  • Drywall Popping Problems Can’t Match Texture

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    Tim Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    John Ryland, from Maumee, Ohio, has a tough a problem as any tailor trying to patch clothes. "I took down a small wall in our kitchen and either side of where the wall was the ceiling has what's known as a crow's foot pattern in the drywall and of course where the wall was the ceiling is silky smooth. How do I fix this? I tried the brush that Home Depot sells to slap drywall compound up there but either the brush is different to the one they originally used or I don't have the right technique." Here's my answer to John: John, It's all about the brush and the consistency of the drywall…
  • How to Stop a Sneeze

    How to of the Day
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sneezing is a natural body mechanism. In many cultures it is frowned upon as a social gaffe, especially if one doesn't have a tissue handy. Nevertheless, many people will want to stop a sneeze for various reasons, including the world record holder who, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, had a sneezing fit for 977 days, and produced more than a million sneezes. Steps Stopping an Impending Sneeze Squeeze your nose. Catch the part of your nose above the tip and stretch it out as if you are removing your nose out of your face. It should not be painful, but simply stretch out your…
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    Flooristics

  • Episode 1: Claudia Lezell on Floor Industry Standards

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:47 pm
    In This Episode Learn About the Importance of Floor Industry Standards Rob McNealy interviews, floor industry veteran, Claudia Lezell, on the latest floor industry standards and standards bodies, including ANSI, ASTM, and IICRC. Listen Now Claudia Lezell’s Bio Claudia has been involved in the floor covering industry for more than 30 years. Since 1995, she has owned and operated Inspections Too, Inc., a full-time floor covering inspection and consulting service. Claudia has also spearheaded and led the IICRC Hard Surface Certification Floor Covering Inspector Program since 1996, served…
  • New Floor Industry Podcast, Floorcast, Coming Soon

    admin
    27 May 2014 | 1:52 pm
    We are pleased to announce that Rob McNealy, in conjunction with many manufacturers and floor industry leaders, is beginning a new weekly podcast for the flooring industry call Floorcast. Floorcast will feature lively floor industry, trends, talk and news. Hosted by Rob McNealy, a veteran of the flooring industry, will be seeking guests, news and tidbits and hope to put a more interesting and humorous spin on flooring technology. The range of topics Floorcast intends to examine include floor safety, floor failures, floor inspections, new materials, as well as how classic floor materials are…
  • Andy Weinberg Producer at Altitude Sports & Entertainment

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    “Rob was very knowledgeable about hard wood floors and went above and beyond the call to make sure we were satisfied in the end.” The post Andy Weinberg Producer at Altitude Sports & Entertainment appeared first on Flooristics.
  • Bob Bow Owner at Equity Builders

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    “Rob, from beginning to end was on top of the job and was there for me when any details needed to be discussed. His crew was fast, efficient, and detailed. I would highly recommend Rob for any of your hardwood flooring needs.” The post Bob Bow Owner at Equity Builders appeared first on Flooristics.
  • Greg Bogert Owner at Western Plow and Till

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:18 pm
    “I have come to know Rob personally and professionally and I am very impressed with this man’s character and integrity. He places value on character ahead of self. I met some of Rob’s crew and he obviously hires top notch workers who care about the service they provide and their customers. From one contractor about another, Rob runs the kind of outfit that is an example for the rest of us to strive towards” The post Greg Bogert Owner at Western Plow and Till appeared first on Flooristics.
 
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  • 3 Awesome Projects You Can Do With The New LittleBits CloudBit Module

    Caleb Kraft
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    3 quick and easy projects built around the new CloudBit module from LittleBits. Read more on MAKE
  • Upcycled Vinyl Lamp Shade

    Andrew Salomone
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    If you've got a few LPs lying around that are beyond repair, then you might as well cover some naked bulbs with them like designer Sandman did with this handsome upcycled vinyl lamp shade.Read more on MAKE
  • Milwaukee Maker Faire Call for Makers

    Nathan Hurst
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    If you would like to be involved in the Milwaukee Maker Faire, they are accepting maker applications until August 3.Read more on MAKE
  • A Robotic Arm Made from Recycled Bicycle Parts

    Laura Cochrane
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Building an 8'-long robotic arm with a chainsaw on the end is no small feat. Here's how it was done.Read more on MAKE
  • How-To: Salvage a Lawn Chair

    Andrew Salomone
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Instructables member operate has devised a way to kill two upcycling birds with one project stone by resurrecting a broken lawn chair with some salvaged vinyl in this ingenious tutorial.Read more on MAKE
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    Ask the Builder

  • Drywall Popping Problems Can’t Match Texture

    Tim Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    John Ryland, from Maumee, Ohio, has a tough a problem as any tailor trying to patch clothes. "I took down a small wall in our kitchen and either side of where the wall was the ceiling has what's known as a crow's foot pattern in the drywall and of course where the wall was the ceiling is silky smooth. How do I fix this? I tried the brush that Home Depot sells to slap drywall compound up there but either the brush is different to the one they originally used or I don't have the right technique." Here's my answer to John: John, It's all about the brush and the consistency of the drywall…
  • Water Leaks Brick Wall Heavy Rain

    Tim Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Sara, who lives in Elgin, IL, has an issue that plagues hundreds of thousands of homeowners. Let her tell you all about the water that runs down her basement walls in a heavy rainstorm. "Hi Tim, I have viewed through your Q&A and videos. I have brick veneer in front of my house and only when it pours very heavily and at a particular direction(wind), I have water leak onto my basement concrete foundation walls near the sll plates area. The brick veneer has a plastic sheet flashing which projects outside and I can see this everywhere. However, I do not see consistent weep holes every  two…
  • Safe Bubble Football

    Tim Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    If you're grown up and don't like this video, then you must eat grumble soup each day for lunch and dinner. This looks like a ton of fun!
  • July 22, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

    Tim Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Three weeks ago, I purchased two Cannondale Quick 6 fitness bicycles - one for myself and one for my youngest daughter. She's working for me to pay it off. I hadn't owned a bicycle in probably 35 years. This bike is made to traverse bike paths and some pavement. It's not a mountain bike and it's not a sleek racing bike. Yesterday we went riding again on the Northern Rail Trail here in New Hampshire. It's a 60-plus-mile bike path along the abandoned Boston and Maine rail line - the same rail line that I'm a conductor on! We went 4.5 miles from Andover, NH up to Eagle Pond and back in just…
  • Replacing Single Pieces of Warped Hardwood Floor

    Tim Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Tom P. who lives down south, who has the patience of Job, emailed me just before Christmas, 2013: "I have something I need to fix.  We bought our house 2 1/2 yrs ago and it was built in 2005.  Our entry way and dining area have hardwood floors, suspended of course because we live in North Mississippi and the houses are built on slabs. I have one board, in the middle of the floor by the front door that is, well, warping and raising.  All of the boards all the way around it are fine.  My first thought was moisture, but all the boards around it look fine and there are some surface…
 
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  • How to Stop a Sneeze

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sneezing is a natural body mechanism. In many cultures it is frowned upon as a social gaffe, especially if one doesn't have a tissue handy. Nevertheless, many people will want to stop a sneeze for various reasons, including the world record holder who, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, had a sneezing fit for 977 days, and produced more than a million sneezes. Steps Stopping an Impending Sneeze Squeeze your nose. Catch the part of your nose above the tip and stretch it out as if you are removing your nose out of your face. It should not be painful, but simply stretch out your…
  • How to Live Happily

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our modern culture can be a confusing mess sometimes. If you're getting tired of the high highs and the low lows that our media seems to encourage and are looking for something more stable and fulfilling, you can find this true happiness (and wikiHow can help!). Steps Loving Yourself Embrace yourself as you are. Accept yourself just as you are because you're already amazing! You can, of course, change as a person but you should never feel like there's something wrong with you just as you are now. Stop demanding perfection and embrace your faults! Increase your confidence. You will be better…
  • How to Clean and Maintain a Rain Barrel

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In an effort to save water and utilize the environment, a rain barrel is an easy and excellent tool for collecting recyclable water. However, proper cleaning and maintenance are necessary in order to keep the rain barrel in prime condition, keeping your water clear and clean, as well as preventing pests from residing in the barrel and your yard. Knowing how to sanitize and patch the barrel will allow it to survive for several years to come. Steps Open valve of barrel. Let stagnant water stream from the barrel. After most of the water has escaped, the barrel should be light enough to safely…
  • How to Kill Vines

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Vines are often invasive and can be especially difficult to kill. Persistence is key, but of course, it also helps to know which methods of physical and chemical removal prove most effective against these weeds. Steps Know the Enemy Know what to expect. Vines are often one of the hardest weeds to get rid of. They grow quickly and tend to root themselves into other areas as they grow, so they can quickly take over new areas and attach themselves to trees, buildings, and other plants. You will almost never get rid of vines in one shot. Once you start the fight, you need to be prepared for a…
  • How to Keep Black Clothes from Fading

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Faded black clothes can be a remarkably frustrating laundry mishap, but this fading process is not necessarily inevitable. A few essential washing practices can prevent your favorite black garments from losing their color. If those don't prove helpful enough, there are also a few additional tricks you can try. Steps Essential Washing Practices Wash the clothes less.[1] No matter how special you treat your black clothes and how many precautions you take when washing them, the washing cycle itself wears the dye down, eventually causing it to show signs of fading. To limit the effects of fading,…
 
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  • My New Canoe and Kayak Rack

    TheBuilder
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    Now I Can Keep My Canoe and Kayak off the Deck and Ground By Mark DonovanThis weekend I built a canoe and kayak rack for my lake house property. Prior to the rack I just left the kayak sitting on the deck and the canoe lying on the ground. Consequently the kayak took up precious room on the deck and the canoe was always dirty. Now they are neatly stacked and ready for use.It cost me about $60 in material and about two hours of work. All I used was an eight foot length of 4”x6” pressure treated lumber for the side posts, a couple of 10 foot lengths of 2”x6”s, and two 10 foot long…
  • How to Plant Grass Seed

    TheBuilder
    19 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    Key Steps for Planting Grass Seed and Ensuring a Lush Green Lawn By Mark DonovanThe best times of the year to plant grass seed are in the spring or fall when the temperatures are mild and the likelihood of rain is higher. If you plant grass seed in the fall, however, make sure you don’t do it so late to late in the season that you run into early winter conditions. Grass seed germinates best under warm soil and mild temperatures.Always use a quality grass seed that is appropriate for your climate area and lawn area. If, for example, the area to be grass seeded is shady part of the day then…
  • Time to Start Thinking Outdoor Home Improvement Projects

    TheBuilder
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:59 pm
    With Winter Finally and Officially Behind us It's Time to Start Thinking about Outdoor Home Improvement ProjectsBy Mark J. DonovanWinter is officially over. Thank God. It's been one heck of a winter. So much for having to listen to the Global Warming politicians and all of their hot air. Now that I think about it, it's probably their own hot air that's been the leading cause and concern for their fears of global warming. Being an Electrical Engineer since my college days I've always believed in James Joule's "Conservation of Energy" law and the related "Conservation of Mass" law by…
  • Planning a Home Addition? Then Read This on Estimating Room Addition Costs

    TheBuilder
    4 Oct 2013 | 7:38 am
    Pointers to a Excellent Source for Building a Room Addition and Estimating CostsBy Mark J. DonovanIf you are planning a home addition project then you will want to read this article on estimating house addition costs from HomeAdditionPlus.com. It provides a plethora of useful tips and considerations for the homeowner that enable him or her to come up with a back of the envelope estimate of expected room addition costs.The article also recommends purchasing a Room Addition Contractors Hiring Guide/Bid Sheet that can help a homeowner find the right contractor for the…
  • Replacing Rotted Out House Apron Trim and House Siding Clapboards this Weekend

    TheBuilder
    3 Sep 2013 | 10:31 am
    Roof Run-Off has Caused the Exterior Apron Trim and Clapboards to Rot Near House Entranceway StepsBy Mark J. DonovanThis weekend I have another home repair project to tackle. I’ll be replacing a 10 foot length of old exterior house trim board and some masonite house siding. More specifically I’ll be replacing a section of my home’s  trim apron and couple of rows of house siding that sit directly underneath the front entrance way of my house. Water that runs off the roof and splashes off the granite steps bounces up onto the house siding and has caused some minor wood rot.
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  • Upgrade Your Hose Storage

    Todd Fratzel
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Hose Storage and Management Ideas Garden hoses can be a real pain to keep organized and moved around from place to place in the yard. I’ve got a huge yard and every year it seems as though my hose “miss-management” has gotten worse so I enlisted the help of the folks at AMES for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design & Build A Backyard Shed

    Todd Fratzel
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Need Helping Designing and Building a Backyard Shed? The old saying “there’s never enough storage space” is especially true when it comes to garden tools and outdoor power equipment. I have a rather large garage but there’s simply not enough room for the riding mower, push... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Home Improvement Safety Tips

    Todd Fratzel
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:07 am
    Stay Safe While Doing Home Improvement Projects Each year thousands of homeowners are injured doing home improvement projects around their homes. Home improvement projects can be dangerous so it’s important to be prepared and outfitted properly in order to protect yourself. Below are some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Building Wood Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

    Todd Fratzel
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens Growing fresh vegetables is something I’ve done since I was a kid. When I was a kid we had a huge garden that took lots of hours and hard work but provide our family with all the vegetables we needed. With my family’s busy schedule a huge garden isn’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bosch Giveaway – New Brushless Impact Driver

    Todd Fratzel
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:25 am
    Bosch IDH182 Giveaway Impact drivers are one of the most popular cordless tools on the market today. I myself use them more and more over regular drills because they drive screws easier and faster, and I like being able to attach sockets to them for bolted connections. In the past I’d install... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rambling Renovators

  • Do Over: Retro Beachhouse Laundry Room

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Do you ever dream of doing a do over? Do over a room in your house and take the style in a different direction? Since most of our renovations are less than five years old, it wouldn't make sense to do over much in our house. But it is fun to dream about it.Bringing a coastal vibe to the back porch has me wanting to take this breezy look into other parts of our house. The laundry room is an easy candidate - it already has that beachy feel with the aqua glass tile backsplash. I'd take it down a notch, make it a bit more laid back with these few elements.Ironing Board CoverRetro Wall ClockAnchor…
  • Oar Decor

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I've had these old oars sitting in the garage for the last few years. I brought them down from the cottage, not knowing where I would use them, but I think they have finally found a home on the back porch.We sanded them down this weekend (even Chloe got some time with the sander) but the wood beneath is not very attractive so I think I'll paint them or give them a weathered look. I don't want the porch to look overly coastal so I searched out a few inspiration pics with oars as decor. Homestead SeattleTrendsFrugal Farmhouse DesignDesign by Meredith HutchisonWish Simple blogI love the…
  • Weekend Brunch: Where Will Your Blog Take You?

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It's been a while since we had a weekend brunch, but that question, "Where will your blog take you?", has been on my mind a lot lately and I needed to talk it out with all of you.For the last few months, I've been consumed with putting the next BlogPodium conference together. From finding just the right speakers to enticing the best sponsors to helping bloggers connect, evolve, and learn - I love the problem solving and making it all come together. Last year, the conference was  about making our blogs more marketable and ultimately more successful. We shared tips on blog design and…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Would you be brave enough to put all your messy office supplies on display?Her renovation is looking so goodBlogging doesn't have to be that hardThe Norwegians have the best lightAdorable free printables for your little camperChange your password, change your life. (I'm gonna try this!)Fruit donuts?! Cute!
  • Mix & Match Outdoor Pillows

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    The backyard porch is getting there! We went through eight gallons in total, painting the ceiling, walls, floor, outside of the porch, some of the fencing in the backyard, and refreshing our outdoor banquette. The paint sprayer helped a lot - we would still be out there painting if we had to do it all by hand!Now that the grunt work is done, I can turn my attention to fun things like decorating. We don't plan on changing the custom bench cushion cover but I do want to add some new outdoor pillows. Etsy is a great source for outdoor pillows so I thought I'd pick out a few and try mixing and…
 
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  • Putting Up a Fight

    Kit
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I bought this old house I was prepared for a lot of things. I was prepared for the plumbing and electrical to be shit. I was prepared for painting and patching and stripping (both floors and walls). I was prepared for tearing things down and putting things back together. But you know what I wasn’t prepared for? Weeds. These kind of weeds. I was just not aware that this was a thing that could happen. Inside of three weeks. In the middle of your driveway. I grew up on some property, so big yards aren’t a new thing to me, but my family always kept it so well maintained that I…
  • So Much Wood

    Kit
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Yesterday, I thought my property contained a lot of wood. There’s the barn wood stored in the pole barn. The wood my dude just salvaged from a different barn. The stack of burning wood out by my bonfire pit. And enough sawdust in my workshop to swim in. A lot of wood, right? Then this happened… And I was like, okay, no, I used to have a little wood on my property but now, now I have a lot of wood. Sooooooo much wood. Here, let me put this in perspective for you. Yeah. If you’re wondering what in the hell I’m doing with that much wood on my property… clearly…
  • How To Vampire-proof Your Home (aka The Garlic Harvest)

    Kit
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    For as much as I cook things that include copious amounts of garlic, oddly, it never occurred to me that I could plant and harvest my own until one of my friends showed up at my house with a bag full of “planting cloves” last fall (at which point I was like THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER, and there was a lot of excessive punctuation coming out of my mouth.) Then I planted two of my raised beds full of garlic, and basically gave the finger to any and all vampires that might be targeting a small farm in the middle of nowhere for their next meal. Planting and growing was super easy. I…
  • Office Organization: Shelves within Shelves

    Kit
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    So, I built a thing. Inside my actual house. This hasn’t happened recently because ever since the snow thawed (yeah, I’m still talking about The Snow four months later… it’s post-traumatic-winter-stress, okay?) I’ve exclusively been playing in the dirt and building things outside of my house. But, over the weekend, this happened: Since I embarked on my 10-day Get Your Shit Together mission two weeks ago, I was inspired to tackle a “quick, little project” in the house. My office/indoor-workshop is probably the most finished and functional room in the…
  • The Best Night

    Kit
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:49 pm
    It’s Sunday night and I just sat down to write about all of the things I built this weekend (okay, fine, the two things I built this weekend) but instead what came to mind was all of the things I did not do this weekend. The grass that has grown back in the garden and needs to be tilled, the driveway that needs to be sprayed, the friends I didn’t see, the workshop that really, really needs to be organized. This is pretty much a weekly occurrence… I think of it affectionately as my Sunday Night Panic. It starts right about the time I can tell the daylight is fading, lasts…
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  • Menu Plan Monday ~ July 21/14

    Laura
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello!  It’s time to do a menu plan for the week!  Having a menu plan makes for one organized week and you will feel less stress in your day especially when it comes to 4:00 or as I like to call it, the witching hour.  You know the one I’m talking about! So I hope […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ July 21/14
  • Summer Homework for Kids

    Laura
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. We “do summer” a little differently at our house…. after a school year that is full of activities and sports and lessons and commitments- we take the summers off. My kids don’t go to camp, we don’t sign up for tennis/golf/soccer/chess/horseback […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Summer Homework for Kids
  • Friday Favorites: Time Saving Travel Apps, Chore Chart, Jewelry Organizer + more!

    Laura
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Hey friends, I don’t have long to post today as I am busy helping with the soccer camp my church puts on for a week every summer.  I did find some great links to share with you though so I’ll get right to it today and not leave you hanging.  I’m so nice like that.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: Time Saving Travel Apps, Chore Chart, Jewelry Organizer + more!
  • 4 Ways to Clear Your Mind When You Don’t Have Time

    Laura
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic. It’s one of those days. I’ve got stuff to do and my mind is muddled. I haven’t been getting good sleep lately; dreaming all night every night (because my brain won’t stop) is exhausting. I’ve got to clear my mind. Have […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 4 Ways to Clear Your Mind When You Don’t Have Time
  • Bathroom Reorganization AGAIN

    Laura
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Okay friends I’m at it again.  Yes I’ve reorganized my ensuite bathroom again.  For those that might not know about my love hate relationship with my ensuite let me fill you in.  First let me just say that I absolutely love having an ensuite, I’m not complaining about that.  I’m not even complaining about the […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Bathroom Reorganization AGAIN
 
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  • Geek Trivia: Googie Architecture Is What?

    Jason Fitzpatrick
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Googie Architecture Is What? A Form of Modern Architecture A Form of Abstract Mathematics Google's Proprietary Server Architecture The Structure of Mitochondrial WallsThink you know the answer?
  • Block Spying and Tracking while Browsing with the Privacy Badger Extension

    Akemi Iwaya
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    If there is one thing we are all tired of, it is being constantly tracked and spied on while we are browsing the Internet. With this in mind, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been hard at work on an extension for Firefox and Chrome that helps put an end to the unwanted attention so that you can browse in peace.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • Learning Windows Search: Using the Desktop for Maximum Search Mastery

    Matt Klein
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Search on the desktop has been a staple of Windows for years now, but many users don’t know just how truly useful it is. When you search from the desktop, you can find anything, anywhere, including non-indexed locations. This means you really can’t lose anything, if you know how to look for it!Click Here to Continue Reading
  • Debunking Myths: Is Hiding Your Wireless SSID Really More Secure?

    The Geek
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Seems like every guide to securing your wireless network tells you to keep your SSID from broadcasting to make your network more secure, but is that really worthwhile? Let’s take a look at one of the silliest myths out there.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • Why does Application Search in Windows 8 no Longer Match Substrings?

    Akemi Iwaya
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Being able to find your favorite applications using substrings makes your workload just a bit easier to deal with, but what do you do when this useful search feature stops working? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to solve a reader’s ‘broken’ search feature problem.Click Here to Continue Reading
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  • etsy find: this showercurtain makes every day a day at the beach!

    Angela M.
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    I’ve yet to feel the sand between the toes (thanks to a little renovation project that is sucking up our free time) this summer. I am yearning to lie back and listen to the sounds of the shore — splashing waves, distant gulls, far off kids laughing. Hopefully me and my beach towel will have some quality time before summer closes, but if not, this shower curtain from Wanderlustography should help. It’s made by photographer Catherine McDonald, who brings her camera skills to shower curtains, pillows, and prints that are available on Etsy. Not a beach person? Perhaps a mountain…
  • river cottage renovation begins!

    Angela M.
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Seven and half years ago, when we were still living in New York City and before our little girl was even an idea in our minds, we bought a small cottage close to the Hudson River. During the house inspection, several issues were pointed out to us — poor drainage around the house which caused damage to the sill beam, old termite damage that had been haphazardly fixed, patchy concrete stucco that covered the house. “Everything’s fixable,” our inspector had told us. In love the little patch of land and the quaintness of the place, we naively plunged forward thinking,…
  • billy bookcase: stronger, tougher and ready for your hacks

    Angela M.
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Raise your hand if you have a BILLY bookcase in your home. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Who doesn’t have one of these insanely useful, crazy affordable, easily adaptable bookcases in their place, somewhere. We only recently got rid of the one in Isadora’s room. After six years of being jam packed with kid’s books, the shelves were bowing and the back panel continuely popped out of its track. Up in our attic, we have a whole wall of them, lining our knee-wall and housing our most beloved reads. Needless to say, we were pleased to hear the news last week that Ikea has…
  • real life test kitchen: refridgerator oatmeal

    Angela M.
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    One of the rituals that marks the passing of winter to spring-summer is a change in our breakfast staples. Usually around April, I stop making steel-cut oatmeal each morning on the stove and switch instead to Greek yogurt with homemade granola and fruit. Boredom’s been setting in already and I’ve been looking for a new routine. Then I discovered that a lot of people were tweeting about “overnight oats” or “refridgerator oatmeal.” There’s even a Buzzfeed list about it! Oatmeal you make in your refridgerator? Sign me up! Of all the recipes I saw, the…
  • this mod pink crib almost makes us want to have another one… almost

    Angela M.
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    When we were looking for a crib over six years ago (gulp), finding one that had a small profile and suited our modern sensibilities was not easy — especially if we didn’t want to spend over a thousand dollars. We end up getting one from an Australian company called Baby Mod. It was low enough for a short mom like me to bend over comfortably, was a mix of white and birch wood and drawers underneath. It was nice, but nothing like this gorgeous Caravan Crib from Kalon. Now, we are not the kind of parents that doused our daughter in pink, but even we admit that this pink and maple…
 
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  • An audio interview

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    In February I wrote about the fantastic entrepreneurial resource put together by Jen & Omar from These Are Things and Chris Guillebeau from The Unconventional Guides - I contributed an audio and a text interview to the companion and Chris just released the audio file of my interview.  If you want to hear me talk at length about how I started Moop, why I value process and how an art practice informs what I do then download this to your itunes library and listen to it on your drive somewhere.  It's about an hour and the audio begins a little jumpy but,…
  • Some Begins

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Dear Pittsburgh, Tonight I will be at 707 Gallery to celebrate the opening of my sis-in-law, Jamie Boyle's, new exhibition, Some Begins. She and Meg Shevenock, long time collaborators, are showing their newest body of work. It will be beautiful. You can read their statement here.My favorite line: Say it with today on the bus i sat next to eternity and it was very kind and it saved me a window seat.Hope to see you there! Also, stick around for The Night Market where you can pick up wares from the likes of Tugboat Printshop and Reiko…
  • Summer

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    This has been the summer of my dreams.  For the first time in many years, we took our first real vacation.  One that did not involve work or presenting at a conference or meeting with suppliers or installing a show or having a pop up shop.  One that allowed us to hang out on the beach, drink daiquiri's by the sea, eat oysters prepared every imaginable way, paddleboard to a tidal island, wake up early to wander the beach looking for shells, read books in the sand and jump on hotel beds.  Only to return home to gorgeous weather perfect for canoe trips around our favorite…
  • The Shopper no.1

    4 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    HELLO!  We just released a new summer bag!The Shopper no.1, available in five colors, including one made with recycled plastic soda bottles.  We’ve been taking this with us everywhere.  It’s a large, no nonsense bag good for a variety of things…especially summer beach trips, poolside hangouts and weekend car travels.  We’re taking this to summer parties and sunshine this weekend, hope you are, too!   Enjoy these great days!xoxoWendy & co.
  • Mid June Evenings

    20 Jun 2014 | 7:23 am
    Porch sitting with my little girl.
 
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  • Jenna's Drunk Art School

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    17 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Jenna's Drunk Art School Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog channel! I make new videos here every Wednesday and make vlogs during my majestical daily life. JennaMarbles Jenna... From: JennaMarbles Views: 1034993 81052 ratings Time: 08:00 More in Comedy
  • How To Dance Like A White Girl

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    11 Jun 2014 | 8:52 pm
    How To Dance Like A White Girl Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog channel! I make new videos here every Wednesday and make vlogs during my majestical daily life. JennaMarbles Jenna... From: JennaMarbles Views: 2936042 114544 ratings Time: 04:20 More in Comedy
  • How To Parent Your Dog

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    4 Jun 2014 | 6:44 pm
    How To Parent Your Dog Tomorrow, my little baby Marble is turning 6, Happy Birthday Marbles! Love, Mommy. Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog channel! I make new videos here... From: JennaMarbles Views: 1914578 74589 ratings Time: 04:00 More in Comedy
  • ¡PASTEL DE ARCOIRIS SIN HORNO! ♥ - Yuya

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    23 May 2014 | 8:04 pm
    ¡PASTEL DE ARCOIRIS SIN HORNO! ♥ - Yuya COMPARTE EL VIDEO CON TODOS TUS AMIGUITOS Y NO OLVIDES SUSCRIBIRTE! http://bit.ly/yuyaYT ♥Facebook: http://on.fb.me/12tMYgf ♥Twitter: http://bit.ly/yuyaTuit ♥Instagram http://bit.ly/yuyaIn... From: Yuya Views: 2482265 114123 ratings Time: 08:56 More in Howto & Style
  • Things Boys Don't Understand Part 3

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    20 Feb 2014 | 1:39 am
    Things Boys Don't Understand Part 3 Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog channel! I make new videos here every Wednesday and make vlogs during my majestical daily life. JennaMarbles Jenna... From: JennaMarbles Views: 4431942 139122 ratings Time: 10:20 More in Comedy
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  • The recipe less traveled

    schoolhousekat
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Blame my grandmother. Years ago, she taught me to cook a roast chicken by smell. “Put some salt and pepper in a bowl,” she said. “Now go through the spice rack. Open the jars and smell what’s inside. If you want your chicken to smell like that, put some in the bowl. If not, go […]
  • So easy I can’t believe it took me so long to think of it

    schoolhousekat
    7 Jun 2014 | 7:01 pm
    So you know all those little plant tags that you collect over time? I’ve never known what to do with them.Yes, it”s handy having them near the plant but I don’t like the way they look in the garden and they always end up blowing around or disappearing anyway. Years ago a friend told me […]
  • Waste not, want not (or, how I managed to plant a wall of sweet peas with no seeds)

    schoolhousekat
    15 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    It’s sweet pea time! Sweet peas are amazing things. They were, according to Wikipedia, “the floral sensation of the late Victorian era” and they have the names to prove it; enchanting names like Bronze Prince, Black Knight, Mrs. Bernard Jones, and Lady Grisel Harrington. And the scented ones smell heavenly. But despite how carefully they’ve […]
  • Wonders of the Woods

    schoolhousekat
    1 Feb 2014 | 6:06 pm
    In the summer, the Schoolhouse is in a lovely glade in the redwoods. In winter, it’s just in the redwoods. Still, things grow, and as spring approaches it’s time to tame the troops. Here’s the back pathway up to the driveway AFTER I got done cutting back the lavender and everything else: But that’s not […]
  • Let there be (more) light, part 2

    schoolhousekat
    28 Nov 2013 | 9:56 pm
    So, where were we? Right, I had just driven to Lowes and back to return and buy back the same seven 5 inch, IC rated, remodel cans, and Steve was drilling holes in the ceiling. We added five cans along the long side and two along the short side, in an L shape. Because of […]
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  • Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Due to their simplicity, reflex circuits are an obvious place to start when trying to model the nervous system. I chose to use the thermal pain reflex for my first project. In this pain reflex, a painful stimulus such as an open flame or stove burner activates predominantly Aδ afferent fibers. That ...By: NeuroJoeContinue Reading »
  • Pixel Drop Ceiling

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...By: hockeyman271Continue Reading »
  • Vintage Wall Clock

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    I have recently found a lot of old burlap in my basement (yes, old enough to be really vintage!). For this reason I was thinking of ways to use it, when the idea of the clock came to my mind. Whether burlap is old or new, it always gives a "vintage feeling" to whatever it's used for.For this project...By: lindarose92Continue Reading »
  • Flexahedron with 3M Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    There are so many cool paper projects of folks creating origami and geometric amusements out of paper or cardboard or plastic that I was inspired to try. There is a plethora of 'flexahedron' examples out there (search for 'Andreas Markus Hoenigschmid' to have your mind blown). However, I don't have ...By: jeremycrandellContinue Reading »
  • Battledamage / Metal-look

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Today we want to make our Weapons, Armor and Stuff look used. Either you make your Weaponout of Metal and just sharp the paint off, or you use this tutorial how to paint plastic things,You will need:Paint of choice for primary colorsilver spraypaint for damaged lookhard brush Get Things started M...By: Adika BriikaseContinue Reading »
 
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  • Vintage Wall Clock

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    I have recently found a lot of old burlap in my basement (yes, old enough to be really vintage!). For this reason I was thinking of ways to use it, when the idea of the clock came to my mind. Whether burlap is old or new, it always gives a "vintage feeling" to whatever it's used for.For this project...By: lindarose92Continue Reading »
  • Flexahedron with 3M Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    There are so many cool paper projects of folks creating origami and geometric amusements out of paper or cardboard or plastic that I was inspired to try. There is a plethora of 'flexahedron' examples out there (search for 'Andreas Markus Hoenigschmid' to have your mind blown). However, I don't have ...By: jeremycrandellContinue Reading »
  • Tea Light Paperweights

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Take basic glass tea light holders and turn them in to beautiful paperweights with your favorite images. See the video tutorial here! You'll need Laser printed imagesGlass tea light holders Famowood Glaze Coat Scissors Glitter Plastic cups Disposable wood stirrers Prepare your images Laser...By: Mark MontanoContinue Reading »
  • Tassels

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Tassels! They make everything better. I love them.And they're easy to make! A nice project for when it's to hot outside to do anything complicated or intense.All you need is yarn, scissors and a book. I also recommend a cool drink and sunscreen. Orange Ghost Wrap the yarn around the short end of...By: TigermouseContinue Reading »
  • Crocheted Beagle

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/The Beagle Freedom Project is a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home. : this is an organization I feel very strong about. Materials Needed:Worsted Weight 4 ply yar...By: SerodieContinue Reading »
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  • Dashboard baking

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    On a hot summer day, can you bake on the dashboard of your car? Yes, you can!!With the car doors and windows shut, and the summer sun shining, the car can act like an oven. During a particularly hot afternoon while I was travelling in Texas I thought I'd give this idea a try. I've experimented with...By: mikeasaurusContinue Reading »
  • Welcome to the Jungle- Elephant Head Papercraft

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Hello Everyone!Each summer I take on a new project, and this year, it's designing my own paper craft models. I have been making papercraft models for about two years now, but I have never designed my own. However, after acquiring some knowledge about creating my own 3D Models and using Pepakura (and...By: innovator007Continue Reading »
  • Not Your Average Sorority Craft: The 21st Paddle

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Your 21st birthday is the epitome of birthdays. The memories (or lack thereof) should make the masses laugh, cry, and wish they'd been on the invite list to your facebook event for the celebration. But, sadly, this isn't your 21st. No, it's actually your Big's. If you're like me, your Big turned 21 ...By: PhiCraftyCraftyContinue Reading »
  • envelope clutch tutorial + pattern

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I've been seeing envelope clutches all over Pinterest lately and I've been brainstorming about how to make my own. I recently bought a good deal of leather from Tandy and got a bit of leather that looked like it would great for an envelope clutch. :DThis weekend I decided to draw up my own envelope ...By: jessyratfinkContinue Reading »
  • DIY Glass Dry Erase Board

    20 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Whiteboards can cost a fortune. Here is an inexpensive and extremely elegant looking Dry Erase white board for your home or office, only about 15 bucks! Super easy installation! Only 1 tool needed, a screwdriver!Enjoy! Secure Your Materials Basic Materials needed for this project are a piece of ...By: TheKnottedTrunkContinue Reading »
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  • DYI Cat Run

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Your cats are sick of being cooped up! Let them get fresh air while you garden without fear of them escaping or running away! Materials Materials:Wire storage cubesZip ties ScissorsNote: wire storage cubes can be found for virtually nothing on craigslist or can be bought new at home improvement s...By: sadiemaeContinue Reading »
  • Scrunch Dyed T-Shirt

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    How to Make Your Scrunch Dyed T-Shirt:Scrunch it up and dye it. It's that simple, really, and the results are great! Let's Get Started! Shopping list:One Feminine Fit Softee 2 tsp. each Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye - #51 Plum Blossom and #19A Lilac (#PR51-2, #PR19A-2) 3 Tbl. Soda Ash Fixer4 16 oz. D...By: dharmatradingcoContinue Reading »
  • Vintage Wall Clock

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    I have recently found a lot of old burlap in my basement (yes, old enough to be really vintage!). For this reason I was thinking of ways to use it, when the idea of the clock came to my mind. Whether burlap is old or new, it always gives a "vintage feeling" to whatever it's used for.For this project...By: lindarose92Continue Reading »
  • Photo Printed Silk Ribbon

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Only with Inkodye can you create this incredibly easy and rewarding DIY project! Because Inkodyes are truly photographic you can use them with black & white negatives to create your very own photo-printed silk ribbon.Use your ribbon in your hair, around your waist on a summer dress or cut it into se...By: dharmatradingcoContinue Reading »
  • Flexahedron with 3M Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    There are so many cool paper projects of folks creating origami and geometric amusements out of paper or cardboard or plastic that I was inspired to try. There is a plethora of 'flexahedron' examples out there (search for 'Andreas Markus Hoenigschmid' to have your mind blown). However, I don't have ...By: jeremycrandellContinue Reading »
 
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  • Power a Flashlight With Fewer Batteries in an Emergency

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Don't let the zombie apocalypse or a power outage leave you in the dark. It's easier than you might think to keep your flashlight and other battery-operated devices running even without the proper number of batteries. When you've finished with this instructable feel free to check out my website and ...By: The Best Hobbies BlogContinue Reading »
  • Figjam's Swamp Cooler

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    This is a rendition of figjam's solar Swamp cooler. it works pretty well and is great for keeping you cool when you are in the hot hot heat! This is a great piece of equipment have when you want to be able to cool things down while you are camping or at burningman (like I will be!). gather your g...By: victorg6546Continue Reading »
  • Tin Can Camp Stove

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This Instructable will show you how to build your own camping stove using household items, and cook a simple lunch. Gather the materials a large can (2L or 1kg)a small can (tuna or pet food) corrugated cardboard wax: paraffin, crayon, or candle string or birthday candles tin snips scissors bottl...By: skigalnsContinue Reading »
  • Bike Repair Wood Stand

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Made from scraps : my bike stand. For ideas only Basic Design No plans: let's go with some feelings, and keep in mind that simpler is better.The base beam needs to be heavier enought. My stand is approx 20kg/44lb. Add some strenght Do not forget to add some pieces to the main frame. Finishin...By: ErwanJezContinue Reading »
  • Mistick - as in Mist Stick!

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Summer is a great time for getting outdoors and enjoying time with family and friends, only sometimes the enjoyment is curtailed by the brutal summer heat. The Mistick is here to help!! There are many products available to provide a cooling mist in a fixed area, such as attached to a deck or awnin...By: IamGutterContinue Reading »
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  • Power a Flashlight With Fewer Batteries in an Emergency

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Don't let the zombie apocalypse or a power outage leave you in the dark. It's easier than you might think to keep your flashlight and other battery-operated devices running even without the proper number of batteries. When you've finished with this instructable feel free to check out my website and ...By: The Best Hobbies BlogContinue Reading »
  • Figjam's Swamp Cooler

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    This is a rendition of figjam's solar Swamp cooler. it works pretty well and is great for keeping you cool when you are in the hot hot heat! This is a great piece of equipment have when you want to be able to cool things down while you are camping or at burningman (like I will be!). gather your g...By: victorg6546Continue Reading »
  • Tin Can Camp Stove

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This Instructable will show you how to build your own camping stove using household items, and cook a simple lunch. Gather the materials a large can (2L or 1kg)a small can (tuna or pet food) corrugated cardboard wax: paraffin, crayon, or candle string or birthday candles tin snips scissors bottl...By: skigalnsContinue Reading »
  • Mistick - as in Mist Stick!

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Summer is a great time for getting outdoors and enjoying time with family and friends, only sometimes the enjoyment is curtailed by the brutal summer heat. The Mistick is here to help!! There are many products available to provide a cooling mist in a fixed area, such as attached to a deck or awnin...By: IamGutterContinue Reading »
  • conch shell horn

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    hello, this is anders625 reporting to you from the Caiman islands. In this instructible I will be showing you how to make a horn out of a conch shell. The conch is a common name that is applied to a number of different medium to large-sized sea snails or their shells. The term generally applies to l...By: anders625Continue Reading »
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  • Portable Solar Generator

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    The photo above is not mine!That being said, I will be making another voyage to burning man this year, and i had decided to come with some power this time! I just built a portable swamp cooler to take with me to burning man this year and needed to add a few more things to my gear.One of the great th...By: victorg6546Continue Reading »
  • The Redneck Collection: paracord improved camping supplies

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    This is more of a showcase of what I made this week for a camping trip I'll be going on, than a step by step on how to make all these things. Most of these projects have their own instructable and I'll link to them and show the minor variations I made to them to sort of add my own flare. The Lanya...By: n_d_hanksContinue Reading »
  • How to make a trap for small animals

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    This instructable will show you how to make a trap for small creatures (although it can be used also on for example on wild boars but you need to use a thicker wire and tougher wood.It wont be able to lift a boar as it does with small animals like rabbits,squirrels,badgers etc. but it will hold it a...By: kokicakokosContinue Reading »
  • Unprepared Camper's Cook Pot

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Sometimes in life you are presented with the awesome opportunity to disappear into the Pacific Northwest for three idyllic days in the wild with your best friend. Sometimes with all the excitement, your best friend forgets to pack cooking utensils. If that is the case, here's what you do. Material...By: KentsOkayContinue Reading »
  • survival kit in a stick V2

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Hello everybody, I have not posted a survival related thing for a month so I decided to show you some pix of V2 my survival kit in a stick and all of the new stuff I put in it . In my old survival kit in a stick I had a gallon zip lock bag but this time I put a bag made of thinner plastic so I coul...By: sonic broomContinue Reading »
 
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  • Battledamage / Metal-look

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Today we want to make our Weapons, Armor and Stuff look used. Either you make your Weaponout of Metal and just sharp the paint off, or you use this tutorial how to paint plastic things,You will need:Paint of choice for primary colorsilver spraypaint for damaged lookhard brush Get Things started M...By: Adika BriikaseContinue Reading »
  • Garden chess board

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    I wanted to teach my kiddos to play chess, and we had an empty corner in our small garden.We also wanted them to spend as much time outside as possible. Therefore a large chess board outside seemed to be a good idea.The whole thing is 1m x 1m big (3.28 feet x 3.28 feet) and is made from concrete pav...By: skiedraContinue Reading »
  • cheap prosthetic hand for playing basketball

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    A cheap, and simple solution for people whose insurance doesn't pay for activity specific prosthetic's. Cheap prosthetic hand for playing basketball First mark the line, pretty close to in the pictures. You can make it bigger, but it might get in the way of your shooting hand (right hand in my c...By: tankapotamusContinue Reading »
  • Creating Costume Armor With Pepakura

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Hello there, back again with another Skyrim instructable. This project took me quite a while to complete and overall cost about $100. Shopping list:CardstockGlueFiberglass resinSome cheap brushesBondo body fillerSandpaperEpoxy puttyUpholstery nailsSpray paintFaux leather Sew on snapsTools:PrinterSci...By: nwalt31Continue Reading »
  • Google Cardboard HMD for Tablet

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    I've been wanting to experience virtual reality (VR in short) since I was a kid. I dabbled in 3D modeling and animation and then some games as well because I was inspired by 3D games back in the day, but that was like around 2000 when PS1 and such had the best graphics around here. Anyway, nowadays ...By: computeruser28Continue Reading »
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  • Garden chess board

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    I wanted to teach my kiddos to play chess, and we had an empty corner in our small garden.We also wanted them to spend as much time outside as possible. Therefore a large chess board outside seemed to be a good idea.The whole thing is 1m x 1m big (3.28 feet x 3.28 feet) and is made from concrete pav...By: skiedraContinue Reading »
  • Creating Costume Armor With Pepakura

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Hello there, back again with another Skyrim instructable. This project took me quite a while to complete and overall cost about $100. Shopping list:CardstockGlueFiberglass resinSome cheap brushesBondo body fillerSandpaperEpoxy puttyUpholstery nailsSpray paintFaux leather Sew on snapsTools:PrinterSci...By: nwalt31Continue Reading »
  • Google Cardboard HMD for Tablet

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    I've been wanting to experience virtual reality (VR in short) since I was a kid. I dabbled in 3D modeling and animation and then some games as well because I was inspired by 3D games back in the day, but that was like around 2000 when PS1 and such had the best graphics around here. Anyway, nowadays ...By: computeruser28Continue Reading »
  • Custom N64 Iron Man

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Hello! This is an instructable to paintmod a Nintendo 64 with an Iron Man theme. The reason I chose Iron Man is simply because I'm a fan. My gf and I needed a summerproject to try out something nerdy and something we both as noobs could handle. So this is my part of the project. Alright, so I'm a v...By: LillaLitenContinue Reading »
  • DIY Disc Golf Backpack

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Disc bags are either tiny and cheap or crazy expensive. If you want a back pack style bag you are going to easily pay $150 plus. I came across this picture of a bag used by redditor martial_arts. After poking around on bag-related posts on r/discgolf I came across this post in DG Course Review th...By: sjehlContinue Reading »
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  • Mini Lego Star Wars Star Fighter

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    This is my first project on here so please comment if I need some more work on it, thanks and I hope you enjoy Collect Pieces For Ship You must first collect all the following pieces to build the star ship which isn't very hard if you want a look that suits you. Here are the pieces. Assemble No...By: bosspanda inventorContinue Reading »
  • LEGO Kubic: Kubic's Airship

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    My idea for a LEGO set someday... well, let's begin! Gather LEGOs Gather all these LEGOs. For the minifigure, take off the head and replace it with a 1x1 piece. Frame Build the frame, using the pictures as a guide. The rest of the frame Using the pictures, build the rest of the frame. use a...By: KeegoArcadeContinue Reading »
  • Blue spectacles

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    blue steampunk spectacles i made from some scrap copper wire and the lenses are from a bag clip they were already grooved so i just wrapped the wire around them and made the frame the black thread is for comfort and grip By: spacepirate04Continue Reading »
  • Music

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Three finger box joint using a tenon jig Guitar Throne Guitar Pedal Board UNDER $40!!! My Multiple Guitar Stand Guitar Amp "power soak" DIY pvc multiple guitar stand DIY MIDI Expression Pedal By: ichurch1Continue Reading »
  • lego swat/specops minifigure

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    It's very easy and only takes seconds!Lot of you guys know that is a huge online market of custom minifigures, but many are expensive due to importations if you are like me living outside U.S.This is a non-professional way to overcome the problems, cause Lego itself will never do militarised figures...By: specopsaviatorContinue Reading »
 
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  • Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Due to their simplicity, reflex circuits are an obvious place to start when trying to model the nervous system. I chose to use the thermal pain reflex for my first project. In this pain reflex, a painful stimulus such as an open flame or stove burner activates predominantly Aδ afferent fibers. That ...By: NeuroJoeContinue Reading »
  • Pixel Drop Ceiling

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...By: hockeyman271Continue Reading »
  • Animated EL Wire Sign

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    MakeICT was the recipient of an EL (electroluminescent wire) kit from Instructables and coolneon.com in January 2014. We decided that our most pressing need was a sign to direct people to our door. We meet bi-weekly and it took 7 sessions to create the sign in its current state. About halfway thr...By: makeictContinue Reading »
  • littleBits Remote Pet Feeder

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    When away, make sure your pet (fish, cat, dog) never goes hungry with this WiFi-activated feeder. With this littleBits project, you can either feed your pet remotely by pressing a button on your phone or automating a feeding schedule through IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT is a service that lets yo...By: littleBitsContinue Reading »
  • littleBits Instant Ego Head

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Got a big head or know someone else that does? Literally inflate your ego with this mind-blowing project! Anytime someone hashtags your name on an Instagram photo or video, a balloon (with your head on it) will fill with helium. The more popular you are, the bigger the balloon will inflate, stretchi...By: littleBitsContinue Reading »
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    23 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...By: hockeyman271Continue Reading »
  • Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Who does not have a dozen of those PC Fans laying around? In this build I will show you how to use those fans to produce a nice adjustable breeze during hot summer days. And it runs at least 4 hours with an ordinary 9V battery. Watch the video! The video gives you a pretty nice overview on how t...By: GreatScottLabContinue Reading »
  • Arduino PIR Motion Sensor

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    This Instructable is about how to create an Arduino PIR motion sensor for your room or office, using parts available from your local Radio Shack! Whether you're looking for a cool and easy-to-build security sensor, or an awesome first project to dive into the world of Arduino, Microcontrollers, and ...By: MakerSpark IndustriesContinue Reading »
  • Conductive Paint

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    The goal of this experiment was to try to find an alternative to commercially available conductive paint. It is incredible stuff but expensive. I've read other Instructables like Makerboat's $1 Conductive Ink and IceCats' Paper Electronics. They helped me arrive at my own recipe, which uses only two...By: 24EngContinue Reading »
  • Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Being the giant fan of LED's that I am i'm always trying to come up with new ways I can put them throughout my house. Today i'm going to show you how to create a simple, yet extremely eye catching, RGB Bluetooth controlled Shelf lighting system. The beauty of integrating Bluetooth into the system ...By: hockeyman271Continue Reading »
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  • Android Zombiebot

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Build this Zombiebot that you can remotely control with your Android Bluetooth device. Parts Needed Android Robot Controller Vendor:www.roboticintelligencesoftware.com Qty:1 Unit Cost:49.99 Total:$49.999 Volt Battery Vendor:Any Qty:1 0 9g Continuous Rotation Micro Servo Vendor:Robo...By: scifideluxeContinue Reading »
  • Cool Neon Build Night (January 2014)

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Build night in January 2014 featuring Cool Neon (http://www.coolneon.com/) [Hack] light into the night, and maybe even party Build night from January 2014 with Cool Neon (http://www.coolneon.com/) Galloping Horse Electroluminescent Display January 2014 Build Night with CoolNeon Part II - Pa...By: CarleyyContinue Reading »
  • Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Due to their simplicity, reflex circuits are an obvious place to start when trying to model the nervous system. I chose to use the thermal pain reflex for my first project. In this pain reflex, a painful stimulus such as an open flame or stove burner activates predominantly Aδ afferent fibers. That ...By: NeuroJoeContinue Reading »
  • Fly Catapult

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    This is a why to create a simple and fun wood catapult just by using a CNC machine and SketchUp.Heres what you would need:-4'x8' sheet-Sketch Up-Illustrator (optional)-V-carve-Shop Bot CNC-Drill-Screws-Saw-Plastic cup-String-Wood Glue Sketch Up First step is to design the layout of the catapult i...By: Prince0bgContinue Reading »
  • Pixel Drop Ceiling

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...By: hockeyman271Continue Reading »
 
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    Instructables: exploring - workshop - featured

  • Custom Lego Table

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Finding the perfect Lego storage/play area is not easy. I could not find anything that fit my needs so I created my own Lego table for both creativity and containment. Find solid wood table or coffee table This table is going to get a lot of abuse from small children so you want it to be very st...By: MimanneContinue Reading »
  • Cast a Metal Ring!

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    This Instructable is about casting and finishing a ring using the art of lost wax metal casting. In lost wax casting, a wax positive of the final product is carved and embedded in plaster. The plaster is then heated so that the wax drips out. Finally, molten metal is poured into the negative impr...By: PopsicleGhoulContinue Reading »
  • Canucks Hydrodip/Paint Job

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    A buddy of mine asked me to refurbish his mask for him. He was a huge Vancouver fan so I went with this design. It is a combination of Hydrodipping, masking, and painting. Hope you guys enjoy it! The original base white mask I gave it a light sanding with 200 grit paper. Then I cleaned it up with...By: Cfennell89Continue Reading »
  • Building a Pretty Princess Castle Bed your Child will Love

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    IntroHere is how to make a bed that your daughter will love. I made this bed for my daughter so she would want to make a transition to a big girl bed and have a bed as cool as the dump truck bed I made for my son. Before building the bed, my wife and I searched for a store bought bed but they were...By: djmccrayContinue Reading »
  • "Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Great way to light up the path to your door, back yard, party, or special occasion. These bulb lights are quick and easy to make and can be hung up or set on a table, walkway, road, etc. We used a couple different color LEDs to see the affect of them. Ally Cat liked the green and Kitty Cat loved the...By: Cats Science ClubContinue Reading »
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  • Custom Lego Table

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Finding the perfect Lego storage/play area is not easy. I could not find anything that fit my needs so I created my own Lego table for both creativity and containment. Find solid wood table or coffee table This table is going to get a lot of abuse from small children so you want it to be very st...By: MimanneContinue Reading »
  • Cast a Metal Ring!

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    This Instructable is about casting and finishing a ring using the art of lost wax metal casting. In lost wax casting, a wax positive of the final product is carved and embedded in plaster. The plaster is then heated so that the wax drips out. Finally, molten metal is poured into the negative impr...By: PopsicleGhoulContinue Reading »
  • Building a Pretty Princess Castle Bed your Child will Love

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    IntroHere is how to make a bed that your daughter will love. I made this bed for my daughter so she would want to make a transition to a big girl bed and have a bed as cool as the dump truck bed I made for my son. Before building the bed, my wife and I searched for a store bought bed but they were...By: djmccrayContinue Reading »
  • Decorative Sword/Machete for the Novice Metalworker

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Surely at some point in every man's life (and no doubt many women's too), probably after watching Conan the Barbarian or Highlander, he has had the desire to build his own sword. This instructable will show you how.Note that I am a beginner to this kind of metalworking, and this project was an exper...By: IkkalebobContinue Reading »
  • Converting clothes cabinet into a multiple vivarium enclosure

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    In this Project I decided to convert my old and redundant Clothes cabinet into a multiple vivarium and utilizes from some functions of cabinet by keeping one drawer and making a small door access to enclosure for the misting system , lighting , electrical , the drawer for the food and other thi...By: eatteyahContinue Reading »
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  • Servicing an Aqualisa Aquavalve 605/405 Shower controller

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    There are plenty of explanations about removing this shower controller cartridge (both the thermostatic version - 605 and the manual version - 405) but nowhere could I find out how to dismantle the cartridge so that I could replace the O rings inside.I believe that a whole range of Aqualisa cartridg...By: qthurtleContinue Reading »
  • Concrete Coffee Table from Recycled Materials

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    My kids and I had long wanted to play around with concrete and when we moved into our new house, I thought it was time for a concrete coffee table. I have to admit, when I made the table I didn’t have making an Instructable in mind, so my photos of making the base leave a little to the imagination....By: goyo81Continue Reading »
  • Wood Burning: Fish

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Here is a beautiful and decorative way to take a piece of wood and turn it into art. Stay tuned to the end of this instructables for a time lapsed video of another fish I burned. Gather Supplies; Find what inspires you My tools for this project is:Old cutting board Wood burning tool ( Walmart ab...By: acassoneContinue Reading »
  • Aluminium Windows Restorations

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Aluminium windows are a great option for those who want something sturdy and affordable. However, over time, your windows may corrode due to poor maintenance and harsh weather. The sashes are particularly prone to tarnishing. But there are ways to restore these if they get damaged. With a couple of ...By: BellacasaconstructionContinue Reading »
  • DIY Aircondition

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Are U sick and tired of too high temperature when U are trying to sleep ? Getting Started U need: 1 large polystyreen case, 1 polystyreen sheet, 3 tubes of some kind, an old desk fan ventilator and 4-8 frozen bottles of water(1,5 liter). It works excellent, and does not have that annoying feature...By: BuksefarsContinue Reading »
 
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    Thrift Core

  • Art School Pros/Cons and Tips for Better Photos with Nature Photographer Jill Mullins

    Van
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:47 pm
    The best thing I've gained from my part time kitchen shop at Shakti Life Kitchen are the connections with like-minded eco-freak crunchy folk. Before, there was no one else in my close circle of friends I can vent to for hours on end about veganism or conversationalism. You might be inclined to drop kick us (Damn You Hippies!) for our crunchy convos; we're eco-natzis. No shame. Now that I'm trying to figure out a school path I finally had to grill my co-worker and friend Jill on her experience going to school for a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography and get some of her pro tips on improving…
  • Freshly Curated (AKA Thrift Haul, New Name) Sexy Summer Vintage and Clothes + Updates

    Van
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    My hunting is limited these days. I'm still trying to list everything in my apartment, clearance, and purge before I start yard sale hopping in earnest again. In fact on the fence with reselling. Journalism and photography and paramount and I'm putting my feelers out there, but reselling will always be there at a smaller scale. I did go hunting for some necessities though, here some of the latest finds and curated goods:I love my new gym shoes! I found these along with an identical pink pair (given to mom) at the Goodwill "Pound Store" for a song.  (As colloquially refer to it in…
  • MODify Living Room Makeover Phase 1: Thrift Wish List for a Fresh New Living Room

    Van
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Challenge time: I continue to minimize my possessions to the bare minimum and the pad is feeling quite empty and imbalanced. My apartment doubles as a workspace/background for product and editorial photography so I always try to keep it as balanced as possible. I'm challenging myself to refill and balance the space using only what I have on hand or what I can get for free or close to it!This is Phase 1 of my living room revamp, it's not done, not even close, but I wanted to inspire any new Buy Nothing New folks. If you're patient, the stuff you seek will sometimes come to you! I also intend…
  • My First Time at the Gun Range: A Gamer Nerd's Apocalypse Survival Strategy

    Van
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Like most millennials cut from the nerdy cloth, I've spent my entire life playing shooting video games. It started with that snickering dog bastard I'd impotently fire at between rounds of duck hunt. Next I graduated to Samus and Mega man's robo-arm blasters. I still adore survival horror video games, nothing beats losing yourself in an atmospheric horror game like Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Parasite Eve, your pathetic pistol your only protection against the undead and the unknown. Over the years, my "high scores" tell me I've gotten pretty damn good at it. But I'd never shot a gun until…
  • 12 Reasons to Buy Nothing New. Style, Environmentalism, and Deep Introspection.

    Van
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Although I'm a lifelong thrifter, for about four years now I've taken a Buy Nothing New vow. With a few exceptions (underwear, indie biz purchases, work necessities- judiciously) I avoid retail stores and buy everything I need or want from yard sales, thrift stores, and flea markets (or hunt down freebies). It sounds restricting and sometimes it is, but it's a challenge I dare everyone to try it. Four years in, I've come up with the following 12 reasons I dare everyone to Buy Nothing New.1. Exclusivity: I curate my home and wardrobe almost exclusively with 2nd hand finds. There's an…
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    Creative Faux Panels

  • Easy Wainscoting with Imitation Stone

    Ryan
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    For homeowners who want a charming wall design made easy, wainscoting is a popular choice.  Redecorating a room this way can be done in a wide range of styles.  Those who have experienced increased levels of comfort after bringing this kind of design to their interior walls have also decided to enhance their exteriors with the same approach. Originating from the medieval German word, wagenschot, which translated as “wall board,” according to the Oxford English dictionary, wainscoting was originally paneling made from riven oak.  This kind of oak derived from big, slow-growth trees, and…
  • Modern Mobile Home Designs with Skirting Panels

    Ryan
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Mobile homes are increasingly favorable alternatives for people who want to downsize their standard of living while maintaining or increasing their quality of life.  As of 2013, 6.4% of U.S. housing is made up of mobile homes, of which there are nearly 8.5 million. Approximately 20 million people in the country currently occupy them.  By choosing this option, people rarely face expensive down payments, pricey monthly payments, high maintenance fees, or steep property taxes. And despite much of the stigma attached to the lifestyle that surrounds them, many owners of these homes today are…
  • Walk-in Shower Design with Stacked Stone Veneer Panels

    Ryan
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Once FauxPanels.com™ customers Adrian and Lisa Simmons made the decision to remodel their bathroom with a walk-in shower design, they transformed it into a captivating sanctuary with our Norwich Stacked Stone veneer panels. AFTER: Artificial stone paneling gives this walk-in shower a fabulous look. Our bathrooms can sometimes end up being one of the more uninspiring rooms in our homes.  Using them for their main purposes can cause us to forget that they have every reason, and the potential, to be a place where we can find respite and peace as we start our days, and also conclude them.
  • DIY Retaining Wall Project with Faux Stone

    Ryan
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Well-built retaining walls are a great way to maintain the natural contours of your landscape, while also helping to prevent the soil erosion that occurs with water runoff.  They also allow you to grow creative gardens in the areas they border and on the slopes they protect. Typically constructed out of materials such as treated wood, railroad ties, interlocking blocks, stones and bricks, retaining walls have the potential to enhance the aesthetic and textural appeal of your yard.  But in many cases, they end up doing no more than supporting an embankment and protecting against the…
  • Entertaining Friends with a DIY Outdoor Bar

    Ryan
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    In the summer months, as temperatures rise and days get longer, most of us like to spend as much of our spare time outside as we can. It’s also a nice time to do things with friends. To combine both activities, we decide to go out with them. So we choose to meet at a local restaurant or bar, but end up back indoors when we do. We also spend more money than we would have liked to. We have fun, but wonder if it would have been nicer to just prepare a simple meal at home and enjoy a few drinks in the yard. Building a DIY outdoor bar in the backyard would make summer evenings like that…
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    Home Improvement Blog – The Apron by The Home Depot

  • DIY Backyard Quidditch Game for Little Muggles

    Summer Hogan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    What’s the greatest game ever invented that involves flying brooms? It’s Quidditch, of course. (And before we hear shouting from the curling crowd, note that curling brooms generally aren’t supposed to fly.) Of course, if you’re a muggle, you’re best to use non-flying brooms for backyard Quidditch.   Blogger Summer Hagan of Simple Stylings {for the semi-creative mind} has invented a lovely, slightly stripped down version of Quidditch for the little kids. There are brooms, but they only fly in the imagination. This is her addition to our Outdoor Games Style…
  • A Backyard Makeover with a DIY Outdoor Game and a Place to Put Your Drink

    Emily and Ryan
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ryan Lange and Emily Belden think of everything. We asked this Chicago couple if they’d like to come up with a DIY for a fun outdoor game for our Outdoor Games Style Challenge. They’re known for being makers of amazing things, as you can see on the Handmade America website.  They invented a whole new backyard game that’s a fun addition to the bean bag toss genre of outdoor competition. But they also realized an outdoor game isn’t much if you don’t have a handy spot to put your drink down… or a place for chips and dip. And they’d never have fun in…
  • DIY Pipe Sprinkler for Kids: Sturdier and Easier to Make

    Alix Adams
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    When the weather’s hot, kids (and kids at heart) just love playing in the backyard sprinkler. You’ve probably even seen plans for a DIY pipe sprinkler made of PVC last time you browsed Pinterest. But we have a pretty significant improvement on these types of DIY outdoor toys. Alix Adams of the design blog A Ruffled Life had the ingenious idea of making her kids’ sprinkler toy out of galvanized pipe instead of PVC.   Some of our favorite design bloggers are inventing clever ways to DIY outdoor games for our Outdoor Games Style Challenge. This homemade kid wash, as she…
  • DIY Backyard Games: How to Make a Kubb Game Set

    Mandy Pellegrin
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
      Kubb (“koob”) is game that’s been described as a combination of bowling and chess, which makes it one of the more interesting lawn games we can think of. The object is to throw short dowels– batons– at your opponent’s pieces to knock them over. This Swedish game has fans all over the world, and you might be the next new fan once you see this cool kubb game set you can make yourself. Mandy Pellegin of Fabric Paper Glue came up with this tutorial for our Outdoor Games Style Challenge. Some of our favorite design bloggers are inventing clever ways…
  • Backyard Game DIY: A New Way to Play Cornhole

    Liz Marie
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      Here we have not only a cool DIY cornhole board tutorial, but we even have a fun new way to play this favorite summertime and tailgating game. Liz Marie from the Liz Marie Blog came up with these new takes on cornhole for our Outdoor Games Style Challenge. Some of our favorite design bloggers are inventing clever ways to DIY outdoor games for summer fun for this series, and this is Liz’s contribution. You’ll also love the photos of Liz’s lovely little brick courtyard attached to her one-hundred-year-old home. It’s a pretty nice place to toss bean bags, for…
 
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    Home Improvement Articles from Networx

  • 12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
      Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear poses a dilemma. What exactly is a green-thinking person supposed to do with leftover loafers or rundown runners? Well, depending on their condition, you can take your pick.  See full article.
  • Curb Appeal: Simple Fixes to Boost Your Home’s Value

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
      Curb appeal is that essential “it” factor which makes your home stand out from its neighbors – in a good way. If you are looking to sell your home but lack a huge amount of time or cash to invest in exterior remodeling, there’s no need to despair.  See full article.
  • Transform Your Home without Buying a Thing

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
      Are you depressed by the blah look of your personal space when you come home at the end of the day? Maybe you have a stack of old clothes, unfiled paperwork and cassette tapes un-listened to since 1989 that you just can’t find the wherewithal to deal with.  See full article.
  • What Color Should Your Kitchen Cabinets Be?

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
      The kitchen is the heart of your living space, and an excellent place to express your personality. Today’s kitchen cabinets come in a vast array of colors. Which to choose for your home? The key word here is “your” – pick a color you love that will make your family feel at home.  See full article.
  • Beautiful Built-In Benches for Your Deck

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
      Whether your home already features an exterior deck or you are planning to build one, a built-in bench or two will add immensely to its beauty and usefulness. A built-in bench is a décor focal point that encourages family and guests to gather round.  See full article.
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    Faux Wood Workshop

  • Exciting Wood Beam Design for a Recessed Ceiling

    Ryan
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    When Mark Beyers, owner of Beyers Cabinetry & Custom Woodworking, was asked by a client of his to build a wood beam design from which she’d be hanging a chandelier in her multi-million-dollar house, he enthusiastically took the opportunity to create the look she was seeking. In an interior design magazine, she had come across a picture of a wooden design that she loved, and wanted to replicate for her recessed ceiling lighting.  The picture was of a traditional wagon wheel ceiling treatment that had a distressed, old-world look. Because this client’s ceiling was 30 feet high, Mark…
  • Tudor Revival Homes Revived with Faux Wood Planking

    Ryan
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    Inspired by the domestic architecture in 16th Century England, Tudor Revival homes have been popular in cities and suburbs in the United States since the early 20th Century.  Probably the most noticeable feature shared by these homes is the half-timbering design that decorates the exteriors, as you can see in the photo below. These wooden half-timbers that distinguish Tudor-style homes bestow a rustic, romantic look, and add a unique and stately charm.  One thing many people don’t realize, however, is that these real wood decorative planks only last between three and five years before…
  • Custom DIY Wine Cellar with Fake Timber Beams

    Ryan
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Custom DIY Wine Cellar with Fake Timber Beams A custom DIY wine cellar or room is something that many wine lovers have chosen to create for themselves.  The elegance and enjoyment that a quiet, temperature-controlled environment affords the taste of a wine aficionado is often hard for them to ignore.  When the opportunity to create such a space in one’s own home is affordable, and easy to build, it’s often hard to pass up. For many modern homeowners, experiencing a fuller enjoyment of wine in their homes isn’t always easy for them to imagine, let alone afford.  When Tom and Juli I.
  • Eye-Catching Gable Roof Design with Decorative Outlookers

    Ryan
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    If you’ve ever driven past a home that had decorative outlookers installed under its roofline or its overhanging eaves, no doubt you were impressed by the beauty of the house, but maybe didn’t have enough time to figure out why as you rode by. A house like the one pictured below may be one with the kind of gable roof design you’ve once briefly admired.  Could it have been the paint color, the porch columns, the landscaping, or maybe the fence? Most likely, it was all of those things combined. If you look closely for a few seconds, you’ll see that the house has decorative brackets…
  • New Home Construction in Rehoboth Beach with Reclaimed Beams

    Ryan
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:53 am
    When Shawn Evans, owner of Washington, D.C.-based design firm, P [Four], decided he wanted to create a beach house retreat, far from the cares of the work week, it was essential for him to include elements from the natural world that would inspire relaxation and peace. Although he would be investing in a new home construction project, he wanted a sanctuary with a lived-in look, where he could always look forward to visiting. For Shawn, the place for that house would be Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As we discussed the project with him, it turned out that reclaimed beams played a vital role in the…
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    Hackaday

  • Hacked e-cigarette vaporizer can send smells…in space!

    Matt Terndrup
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This 3D printed scent distributor was put together by eight people from three states during the 2014 NYC NASA Space Apps Challenge. The team went on to take 1st place in the competition. The project is called Senti8 and uses a FLORA Arduino micro-controller and a Neopixel LED strip purchased from Adafruit. A smartphone mobile app then remotely connects to the device allowing the user to choose which scent they would like to send to their friend, who is also wearing one of the wristbands. They came up with the idea by simply asking an American astronaut named [Doug Wheelock] what he missed the…
  • New Round of Astronaut or Not: Most Outrageous Component

    Mike Szczys
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
      And so ends round 2 of Astronaut or Not. We asked you to vote for the projects “most likely to be used in other projects”. Again you didn’t disappoint. We had a mountain of votes, and happily gave away a Bukito portable 3D printer to one of the lucky voters. You must vote at least once in this new round to be eligible for the voter lottery on Friday! Vote for the project with “the most outrageous component”. Can’t figure out what we mean by that? Well, if you come across an entry that has a quarter-million-dollar hard drive in it… vote for…
  • THP Entry: Cut Energy Consumption by 30 percent with this WiFi XBee Setup

    Matt Terndrup
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Let’s be honest. Paying electricity bills sucks. The amount paid is always too much, and the temperatures in the building are rarely set at a comfortable level. But now, with the help of this DIY Climate Control system, power-users can finally rejoice knowing that the heating and cooling process of their home (or commercial space) can be easily controlled through the utilization of an XBee Remote Kit and a process called zoning. The team behind the project is [Doug], [Benjamin] and [Lucas]. They hope to solve the inconsistent temperature problems, which are caused by a moving sun,…
  • Flight For Your Right (And Do It By Friday)

    Brian Benchoff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    About a month ago, the FAA – the governing body for nearly everything that flies in US airspace – proposed an interpretation of their rules governing model aircraft. The world hasn’t ended quite yet, but if the proposed rules go into effect, an entire hobby will be destroyed in the United States. While congress has given the FAA authority over nearly everything that flies, there are specific laws saying what the FAA has no jurisdiction over – model aircraft being one of the major exceptions. Congress, however, is working on a definition of model aircraft that is at…
  • DIY Conductive Paint For All Your Wearable Needs

    James Hobson
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Conductive ink or paint is lots of fun. It opens up tons of possibilities for flexible and unique circuits — unfortunately, it’s pretty expensive. [Brian McEvoy] shows us how to make your own for cheap, and it works great! He started trying to formulate his own recipe after playing with other Instructable guides and commercially available paint, and what he found is it’s really not that complex! Graphite powder, acrylic paint, and a jar with an airtight seal — seriously, it’s that simple! But, like any engineer worth their salt (he calls himself the 24 Hour…
 
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    Stain Removal Blog - A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

  • Ajax Dish Detergent Reviews & Opinions: Mixed

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Dish soap can be expensive, but there are some brands that are definitely inexpensive, and Ajax is one of them. The question is whether it works well anyway, or is it just cheap? I liked it a lot when I tried it, but some readers disagreed. What side of the fence do you come down on with this low-cost brand?
  • Removing Berry Stains From Clothing: Home Remedies

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Are berries on the menu this summer? My whole family absolutely loves berries, but we sure can make a mess with them. If you and your family are the same way I've got just the resource for you -- a list of home remedies for berry stains of all varieties that really work. Plus many of these methods are also frugal and eco-friendly, so absolutely perfect!
  • BIZ Stain Remover Reviews And Uses For Stain Removal

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the most praised brands on this site, by readers, is Biz Stain Fighter. I've collected lots of reviews and uses for this product not only for laundry stains, but also for cleaning your home as well. Come check them out and tell me yours as well.
  • Tide Pods Allergies & Itchy Reactions

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tide Pods are very popular, but many people have suffered allergic reactions from them. So many, in fact, that I created an entire page to share reader experiences about this product. Have you had an allergic reaction to this product? Unfortunately, at least at this time, it doesn't come in a hypoallergenic version.
  • Arm And Hammer Perfume And Dye Free Detergent Reviews And Experiences

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A lower cost scent and dye free detergent that many people love is Arm & Hammer's free product. Unfortunately, while many people really love it, some people still think it has a scent and it bothers them. What do you think if you've used it?
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    Alure Home Improvements

  • What stylish bathroom storage option is best for your redesign?

    Gina Bonura
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Working with a custom design expert is a great way to get the storage you're looking for in a bathroom without sacrificing any of the style or design you desire.
  • Pool safety 101: Keep cool and safe

    Salvatore Ferro
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    The most important aspects of pool safety include constructing proper infrastructure to limit the likelihood of accidents.
  • Keep your home safe from water damage with the right gutters

    Salvatore Ferro
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    A well-installed gutter system, which is included with many siding jobs, can work well for 20 years.
  • Second Annual Summer Remodeling Fashion Show

    lwolkoff
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    Get in the know and join us for Alure’s second annual summer remodeling fashion show. Below are some of the exciting home improvement products and technologies that will be featured on the runway: LEARN: What’s hot, what’s not and see the hottest trends in remodeling products, technology, fixtures, and space design. - Bathroom Digital Technology - Kohler
  • Where to celebrate the Fourth of July on Long Island

    Douglas Cornwell
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    If you're interested in partaking in some of these American festivities, but are sure where on Long Island has the best events, here are a few of the best Fourth of July extravaganzas around the island.
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    Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials

  • Violet’s Daily Romantic Make Up Look Photo Tutorial

    Violet
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Make up tutorial? It’s been so long!! I used to do a lot more make up video tutorials but they don’t really interest me as much lately because I think it’s easier to follow along with photos. So I thought I would do my basic every day look as a photo tutorial and if you […] The post Violet’s Daily Romantic Make Up Look Photo Tutorial appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • How To Make 3 Kinds Of Felt Flowers

    Violet
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    For today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to make 3 different kinds of basic felt flowers.   All you will need is some felt and either a needle felting needle or needle and thread. Let’s do the red spiral one first. Start by cutting out a large red circle. Next draw a spiral […] The post How To Make 3 Kinds Of Felt Flowers appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • Blue Lotus and Lily Farm Snapshots!

    Violet
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We went on a road trip to a lotus and lily farm with Celina, Toby, Sefie and Luke!   It was massive! I tried to take a lot of macro shots because the details were beautiful. How pretty are the insides of the flowers?   I love all of the little veins that fun along […] The post Blue Lotus and Lily Farm Snapshots! appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • Lunch Time Spring Bento – Cute Food

    Violet
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Spending more time thinking about my food is something I’ve been trying to do with my whole Lazy Inspiration thing but I tend to only gravitate towards cute sweet foods rather than savoury things too. It’s really stupid because I actually don’t like that much sweet food, I prefer savoury in general -_-’ One thing […] The post Lunch Time Spring Bento – Cute Food appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • All Time Beauty Favourites- Lipstick

    Violet
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ok, time for something fun! I get asked a lot which make up I’m wearing and honestly most of the time it’s pretty much the same thing. I don’t change stuff up very often once I find something that really works for me. So I’ve decided to do an “All Time Beauty Favourites” series and […] The post All Time Beauty Favourites- Lipstick appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
 
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    stepbystep.com

  • Mixed Marriage Advantages and Disadvantages

    Monica Hyatt
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    Mixed marriages are becoming more and more common in the 21st century. By mixed marriage we refer to a marriage between individuals from different races. Up until the middle to late 20th century, mixed marriages were frowned upon in most parts of the world and even outlawed in some societies, including the United States and South...
  • Helping an Alcoholic Spouse Stop Drinking

    Monica Hyatt
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Living with an alcoholic spouse is a condition few people bargain for when they say I do. Equally few people ever envisage one day becoming alcoholics and yet alcoholism continues to plague many marriages. Sometimes alcoholic partners get extremely violent and abusive towards their spouses and children; and in such cases, no matter how much you...
  • Tips for Physical Education Teaching and Curriculum Strategies

    Monica Hyatt
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Physical education teaching is an integral part of the educational process and contributes to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of every student. The mission of physical education in schools is the development of autonomous, lifelong learners who readily participate in meaningful physical activity on a regular basis. A...
  • Guide to Using Social Media for Educational Purposes

    Monica Hyatt
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Any advancement in our means and ways of communication directly benefits the education sector, because it essentially depends on the transference of information. Originally, social media was seen as a way to catch up with friends, connect with people and pass time. However, given the speed with which it has grown, it has become a viable method for...
  • Application of Internet in Education

    Monica Hyatt
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:17 am
    Internet proliferation is on the rise, and its wide availability bodes well for educational development. The Internet is essentially just a massive communication system that can link any computer, anywhere in the world, to another. So if a computer is connected to the Internet, in principle it can be connected to any other computer on the...
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    Nexus 21

  • Power Saving Tips and Tricks

    Nexus 21
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    With the constantly increasing cost of energy, saving a little on your electricity bill each month could be a godsend. How can you stop the trickle of energy loss that is common in most homes? Here are a few tips to help. The big ways are obvious: Set the thermostat a little higher or lower depending on the season Adjust the temperature on your water heater to maintain just enough warm water to get through your shower or a load of laundry or dishes Turn off lights when leaving a room All of these steps can help; but what about the constant, insidious power drain most of us don’t even…
  • Is Home Automation the Future of Our Living Spaces?

    Nexus 21
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It goes all the way back to the Jetsons – the homes of the future!  While robots that do housework are still out of reach (no, Roombas don’t count), we can all have a TV lift! You can turn your own house into a futuristic hideout by using TV lifts in many areas of the home for different purposes. Of course, the first idea is to use them for televisions; the idea of your TV seamlessly appearing on demand and disappearing when not in use is something that appeals to many – especially if we have kids in the house! TV lifts can be installed in the floor, from a hidden recess in a…
  • Privacy Matters – and a Lift can Help!

    Nexus 21
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Sometimes you just don’t want your whole life hanging out for everyone to see. There’s a snoopy neighbor that you KNOW always goes through your bathroom medicine cabinet; your child’s friend’s parent who would freak if she knew your house had a gun; the key to the safe deposit box; your passports and other documents. A lift in the floor of a closet or bedroom can be easily covered with a rug over the floor and will protect your privacy. You can simply have a safe instead of a TV attached to the lift, and store all of your important papers and even jewelry away and out of sight! In the…
  • TV Lift or TV Wall Mount? Make the Right Choice!

    Nexus 21
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Your new slim profile TV deserves a special place – but how do you keep it and your kids safe without compromising the quality of your viewing time? While people have seen the age of the console come and go and clunky sets give way to sleeker models with less bulk, many haven’t gotten away from the idea that a TV needs a big entertainment center to be properly showcased. In fact, with today’s expensive sets, less is more and safety still counts when it comes to mounting your television. TV Wall Mounts Are Old School While wall mounted TVs are often seen as the “high tech”…
  • It’s Up, Up and Away! Ceiling TV Lifts

    Nexus 21
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:10 pm
    When redecorating your home and doing your best to upgrade your most used rooms, the kitchen and bath may get something a little extra special – a TV! But where can you put it? Answer: the ceiling. It’s simple, really – just select where you want to view the TV from, sit down and gaze around for a good vantage pint, then buy a TV lift and have it installed in the ceiling where it will not be in the way and provides the best line of sight from your seating space. If you have an open floor plan, select a space out of the normal foot traffic pattern. Close to a wall means that…
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    Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

  • Wall Assembly Calculator

    armchairbuilder
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    One of the benefits of building a new home is that we get to create exactly what we want.  An eye catching front elevation that combines unique materials and design to make us smile when we pull into the driveway…check. An open layout that meets the family’s particular needs for socializing and entertaining…check.  An engineered [...]
  • Housewrap for Building a Tight Home

    armchairbuilder
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    One of the biggest reasons people choose to build a new home is to add all the latest technologies and building techniques to create a high performing structure.  Older homes in many cases have insulation and moisture problems that can create mold, increase maintenance, and lead to higher energy costs.  One of the ways we [...]
  • Monthly Builder Secrets

    armchairbuilder
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The latest Armchair Builder Monthly Builder Secrets update was just published.  In this quick email blast we cover trade secrets that most professional builders won’t share with you like profit margins, pro builder design ideas, and insider tricks for getting more home for the money.  In case you haven’t committed to signing up just yet, [...]
  • Owner Builders by Region

    armchairbuilder
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:32 pm
    In our last article we looked at the total number of owner builders that completed their own dream home last year.  So we know a lot of people took on the challenge of building their own home as the general contractor.  But where were the most owners builders located?  Were there more homes built by [...]
  • How Many Owner Built Homes Built in 2013?

    armchairbuilder
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:32 pm
    One of the questions that frequently comes up here at Armchair Builder is, “Are there many owner built homes being constructed in the U.S.?”  And when we say owner built, we are referring to the situation where the owner of the property pulls the permit and assumes the responsibility for the project.  This responsibility includes [...]
 
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    An Oregon Cottage

  • Popular Brown Paper Flooring Follow-Up Video: How Are They 4 Years Later?

    Jami
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    More than four years ago Brian and I tore up the disgusting carpet in our daughter’s room and covered the particle board subfloor with brown craft paper. While we worked on it, we shot footage for a video so other people could easily follow exactly what we’d done. We thought a few thousand people might […] The post Popular Brown Paper Flooring Follow-Up Video: How Are They 4 Years Later? appeared first on An Oregon Cottage. Thank you for subscribing!
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    Five Gallon Ideas

  • Bucket Multitool

    trevor
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:23 am
    I help run a bucket-based compost project where lids sealing too tight are our customers’ #1 complaint. How’s this for a concept – a bucket that opens itself! Well today we’re one step closer to that utopian vision, with this great bucket opener and multitool that clasps around the bucket’s handle so you always know where to find it. The Perfect Painter’s Partner If opening 5 gallon buckets weren’t enough, it’s got a rounded pry bar that will make short work of even a rusted shut paint can lid. And unlike the clunky flathead screwdriver…
  • Chicken Egg Washer

    trevor
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Back yard chickens are phenomenal – feed them waste from their kitchen and they in turn feed you fresh eggs daily. But when you catch the “chicken bug” in a big way, you’ll end up with so many eggs that just washing them turns into an hour long chore. A bucket based egg washer is ideal for someone who washes several dozen at a time. The egg washer we built for this article will fit 70of the golden-centered orbs at a time. The basic premise is simple – air is blown through holes in a submerged pipe resting at the bottom of a standard bucket. The air flows upward…
  • Washing 5 Gallon Buckets FAST

    trevor
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Washing buckets is relatively simple to do – but it takes some foresight and special technique to do fast. I’ve got 9 buckets for CSA customers to clean spotless today so I’m writing this article so you can follow along. Keeping Buckets Cleaner Washing goes quickest if the buckets are less dirty to begin with. You can line your pails with absorbent, compostable newspaper to protect your inner bucket walls from grime and scratches. Check the full lining with newspaper article for the very quick 15-second newspaper liner that locks in place. Pressure washing with a garden hose…
  • Tazo Tea & Tic-Tac Spice Containers

    trevor
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:39 pm
    A recent post on Lifehacker shows spices being organized in old tic-tac containers. It’s a fantastic reuse of little containers, and comes in handy when traveling. But tic-tac containers suffer from a quantity problem. If you do cooking in any kind of quantity, you’ll exhaust the spice very quickly and end up having to refill them constantly. So here’s my response to those teensy tic tac containers. These are Tazo tea containers from Starbucks. You should be able to get them in any retail centre in the entire northern hemisphere. Originally each tin held a different…
  • Plant Carrier

    trevor
    14 Jun 2014 | 10:31 pm
    We’re kicking off this year’s growing season with some five gallon plant ideas. I’m not a seed wizard so I have to buy miniature versions of my plants and try to keep them alive as they grow bigger. The first challenge in their new lives is to survive the trip home on the bike. Fortunately for these assorted kitchen herbs, I’m well stocked with hard-walled buckets perfectly suited for protecting them from getting squashed to death. The plastic shield can scale with the size of the plant in transit. For example, the taller tomato plant will be more comfortable in…
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    Umeandthekids

  • Daniel Footwear: Michael Kors City Ballet Womens Flat Pumps

    rachelhirst
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
      Daniel Footwear Michael Kors City Ballet Flat Pumps   Daniel footwear kindly provided me with some stunning ballet style pumps by the fabulous designer Michael Kors. “I was so excited to receive these pumps, I couldn’t wait to wear them.” Daniel footwear need no introduction,  anyone who knows anything about purchasing the latest & classic […] The post Daniel Footwear: Michael Kors City Ballet Womens Flat Pumps appeared first on Umeandthekids.
  • Mediflow water pillow: no more sleepless nights

    rachelhirst
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
     Mediflow Pillow The best choice to combat sleepless nights!   Who are Mediflow? Mediflow have a great reputation in the healthcare community for developing the Waterbase pillow. Established since 1996 Mediflow have developed  an effective water filled pillow for reducing neck pain and improving quality of sleep! If you’ve tried every different therapeutic and memory […] The post Mediflow water pillow: no more sleepless nights appeared first on Umeandthekids.
  • Dulux Avengers Bedroom in a Box – Jakes Room

    rachelhirst
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Dulux Bedroom in a Box Avengers Edition   Dulux Bedroom in a box, hmm, I thought to myself is that even possible. A bedroom can be quite a challenging  feat to say the least and especially in our home. My son’s bedroom has been slightly overdue a makeover, so when Dulux and Tots 100 asked […] The post Dulux Avengers Bedroom in a Box – Jakes Room appeared first on Umeandthekids.
 
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    DIY Maniacs

  • 17 Tasty Homemade Dog Treats

    Sharon Brockman
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    Homemade dog treats are the ultimate reward for your little friend. And trust me, they know how to appreciate your effort. Dogs love peanut butter & bacon as much as we do, and its a sure things to have tails wagging…Not to mention some of these are tasty even by human standards. After reading a lot of dog treats recipes for my Beagle and seeing most of them had ingredients that can harm your dog like garlic, onions, milk etc. I’ve decided to make my own list. Also note that some dogs can be allergic to flour/wheat. You can use rice or coconut flour as a replacement if you…
  • Top 10 Lethal Homemade Weed Killers

    Sharon Brockman
    27 May 2014 | 11:42 am
    If you’ve been looking for ways to kill that nasty weed without shelling out a fortune for toxic chemicals … here are 10 great frugal alternatives. But first… How to apply weed killer For best results apply it when it’s hot outside, and there is no rain in the forecast for at least a day or two. Make sure there is no breeze, cause weed killer can damage your other plants as well. You can add a fine stream from the sprayer for better control. Spray the leaves and the root as well (generously) and avoid your grass and favorite plants for obvious reasons (just use a common…
  • 35+ DIY Romantic Gifts for your Better Half

    Sharon Brockman
    18 May 2014 | 9:51 am
    Times have changed. Love notes transformed into text messages, love songs into YouTube links and romantic dates into club parties, and we can say that the days of Romeo & Juliet are long past. With so many tasks to fulfill and with all sort of gadgets that steal our lives, it’s hard to find the time to make something cute for the person you love (at least once in a while), but I believe that as long as we love each other, there’s still hope. The idea for this article sparkled a few months ago, when I was pretty tight and I wanted to find a gift that would be budget…
  • 20 Homemade Mosquito Repellents that Work

    Sharon Brockman
    8 May 2014 | 1:21 pm
    With summer knocking at the door, mosquitoes are sharpening their needles, preparing for a new hunting season. If you’re not so comfortable in the posture of an easy victim, I suggest you fight nature with nature.  Since most commercial mosquito repellents are expensive and quite ineffective, I thought that it’s time to try something else. I’m an advocate for natural solutions, but when it came to those unpleasant bites, I had no choice but to consciously apply dozens of types of substances (more or less toxic) meant to keep these little parasites as far away from my…
  • Moonshine Marshmallows – The Ultimate Delight for Coffee Drinkers

    Sharon Brockman
    7 May 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Morning coffee is practically indispensable for me, but unfortunately it has long ceased to be the most interesting thing of the day. However, we can make our sleepy mornings a bit more interesting without too much effort or money. Don’t you think it would be a nice surprise for your partner to see that you’ve prepared him a tasteful coffee with Moonshine Marshmallows (the Blue Bottle Way)? I’m pretty convinced he’ll be pleasantly surprised by your effort. The ingredients required for this tasteful pleasure involve: - 5 gelatin sheets, or 3 3/4 teaspoons powdered…
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    The Ribbon Retreat Blog

  • Two Quick and Easy Fish Ribbon Sculptures

    The Ribbon Retreat
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have I ever mentioned that I am a HUGE fan of fishing? It is one of my most favorite hobbies. I love packing up the poles and the kids and those yucky slimy worms to head out for a great big catch, well…to be honest, any catch makes me thrilled. So…I am sure you can […]
  • Easy Lamp Re-Vamp Tutorial

    The Ribbon Retreat
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you love makeovers? Personal makeovers, room makeovers or decor makeovers? Whatever type of makeovers you love, I am sure you are going to love our lamp re-vamp that Havalah from Sisters, What! is sharing with us today. This simple yet stunning lamp makeover is awesome and can be done with a small piece of […]
  • Toddler Backpack Tutorial

    The Ribbon Retreat
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    As many of you know, I am a true blue Bag Lady! I love bags of all shapes, colors and sizes and have had this love since I was a wee one! I would carry (some liked to call it “hide”) the TV remote, the TV Guide (do you remember those awesome little books) and […]
  • How To Make A Scrappy Braided Flower, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Happy Thursday! It’s video day…Hooooray! Are you ready to learn how to make a super fun and super cute flower that is also a scrap buster? This cute little flower is easy peasy to make and looks awesome in your hair atop a headband or a clip or even attached to a brooch pin adding […]
  • Girl’s Ruffled Apron

    The Ribbon Retreat
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cooking is always more fun when done with a partner. My favorite partner when cooking up something deeeelicous happens to be my little kiddos! We all put on our aprons, so of course we look very official, and bake away! Our favorite is super yummy cookies and cupcakes….the finger lickin’ good kind! YUMMM! Today, Justine […]
 
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  • Make a Yearly Family Photobook

    katie
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    I have began working on Ali’s Baby Book… it will be all about her first year. I have decided to print with Blurb. I have read many wonderful things about blurb and it seems great for books that could have many pages. Below are some tips about making your own Family Photobook. sponsored post | This post has Affiliate Links If you’re a parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent, you know how time flies. Kids just grow up so fast. Which is why I think using Blurb to create yearly photo albums, is such a cool idea. A yearly photo book is the perfect solution—and it’s not as…
  • Citrus Lane Box: Best Gift for New Moms and Baby Product Reviews

    katie
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    (This post contains affiliate links, however all opinions are my own!) My sweet sister in-law gave me a subscription to Citrus Lane. It was such a wonderful and fun gift for new moms. Citrus Lane is a monthly box subscription with the best products for your kids (babies and up). They also usually throw in a sample product to pamper mom. I love getting fun packages in the mail and this is even extra exciting for a new mom who is not getting out of the house much. Once a subscription has been purchased (weather it be for yourself or a gift) the recipient creates an account where you will share…
  • DIY Monthly Onesies for Your Monthly Baby Photo Sessions

    katie
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    (This Post Contains Affiliate Links) Ali Mae turned 3 months old and I have been having fun with her monthly photo sessions. I DIY her onesie each month with my own temporary decal. One way to make your own monthly decal is to buy sticker or label paper and print your own design. That is actually the easiest way but  you know I try save money whenever I can with my DIY projects and I happen to already have a big roll of Reynolds Freezer Paper. Freezer paper will temporarily iron onto fabric, which is great for stenciling or in this case a temporary decal. Directions for Printing on Freezer…
  • Fourth of July Sales! | Gymboree, Crazy 8 & Janie and Jack

    katie
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
  • Don’t Miss Out! Additional 40% Off at Tea’s Semi-Annual Sale

    katie
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Additional 40% Off Tea’s Semi-Annual Sale **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. This is it, Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale is going all out and marking sale items down an additional 40% off starting today (7/3) and ending Monday (7/7). Sweet dresses, tees, onesies and more all filled with the rich colors and intricate patterns of faraway Morocco. Simply use the promo code: MORE40 when you checkout. Don’t wait, styles will sell out as the sale is almost over. Have fun shopping! 
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    The DIY Helpers

  • How to Get Rid of Gum in Your Carpet

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    It’s one of those things which make the heart of every house-proud homeowner sink; the sight of a big blob of sticky chewing gum ground into their beautiful carpet. Many people make the mistake of trying to tear the offending gum out with their fingers whilst it is still fresh and because of the nature of chewing gum this is one effort that will simply lead to frustration! The gum will cling to each and every fibre whilst it is still soft and no amount of picking, pulling or poking will convince it to leave. There are many solutions to the problem of gum in your carpet and perhaps one of…
  • How To Lay Garden Decking: A Step-By-Step Guide

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    So, you’re thinking of laying down some garden decking? Great idea. Putting down a bit of decking in your garden will make it look infinitely neater whilst giving it a smart appearance and space to entertain family and friends. Best of all, it will be easy to maintain and care for, when compared to unruly grass, plants and all that type of stuff. The decision of laying garden decking is usually one which you’ll mull over for a while, or sometimes it might be an immediate thing that you know needs doing. If you aren't a big fan of how your garden currently looks or you feel like you’ve…
  • How to Clean Tile Grout

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    However well ventilated you keep your bathroom, the warm and wet atmosphere can allow mould and dirt to start building up on surfaces. Keeping tiles and other hard surfaces clean is simple, and there are lots of cleaning products which will help you do this – and even products that you wouldn’t necessarily think could be used for cleaning.One of the trickiest places to keep clean is the grout between the tiles. Many homeowners think that once the grout starts getting grotty or develops mould that there is no other option but to replace it all. This is a time consuming and messy job, but…
  • How to Hang Wallpaper the Easy Way

    10 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    Image credit: iCanvasArtHanging wallpaper is one of those jobs which cause people to shake their heads in horror. Most people dread the task so much that they’d far rather pay someone else to do it but the fear of hanging wallpaper has come largely from various silly sitcoms and sketches where hapless decorators get in a tangle whilst wrestling with sheets of damp paper, which inevitably get torn, get pasted on upside down or fall off as soon as they’re on!The reality of hanging wallpaper however isn’t half as tricky as the writers of these shows would have you believe! The tools which…
  • How To Replace Glass in a Broken Window

    5 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    A broken window is often one of those accidents that just can't be avoided. Children with footballs, storm damage and attempted break ins are some of the most common reasons for having to replace glass, and it’s often a job that we call in a glazier to do for us. This can be quite expensive, especially if you call someone out of hours or on a weekend. Replacing glass can be a little tricky if it’s something you have never done before, but it’s a job that most people with basic DIY skills can do with a little planning. Emergency Repairs If you have had storm damage or an attempted break…
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