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  • Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig

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    Donald Bell
    28 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Beginning this summer, Google will launch a new platform called JUMP that should make it easier for people to record, stitch, and publish stereoscopic virtual reality video. Makers will soon be given the specs needed to create their own compatible VR camera rigs. Read more on MAKE The post Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig appeared first on Make:.
  • 13 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

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    15 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Unlike the old waxed floors, which needed a lot of coats of wax and buffing on a regular basis, cleaning a polyurethane floor is very easy.   The simple answer is to keep the floor free from dust. The best way to do this is by preventing soil from entering the building or residence in the the first place by using walk off mats at all entrances and by not wearing shoes on the floor, which track soil in. Once you have eliminated the sources of soil, you should a microfiber mop as often as necessary (often daily), and for normal cleaning, only use manufacturer  recommended cleaning agents…
  • Spray Can and Glue Bottle Storage Tip

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    Joe Truini
    26 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Watch this video to find out how to organize and store spray cans and glue bottles using six-pack drink cartons to make it easy to find what you need and take it with you on the job.
  • will this duvet change the way you make your bed?

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    Angela M.
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    The change in seasons always calls for a swap in bedding, to freshen things up and give the illusion of redecorating. We’ve been looking for a new duvet cover to go with our palest-of-lavender walls and black-and-white dot upholstered headboard. Yesterday, I spotted some pretty offerings at Crane and Canopy, but then then I realized that this was so much more than just a sharp looking duvet. They’ve created a new way to make your bed, by rethinking the duvet cover. As you can see from the video below, the company’s new Nova collection doesn’t have buttons or snaps at…
  • Watching Rube Goldberg Go Viral

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    Nathan Hurst
    29 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rube Goldberg has really become an adjective, thanks to the strange, enduring attraction to his devices Read more on MAKE The post Watching Rube Goldberg Go Viral appeared first on Make:.
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  • 13 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

    admin
    15 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Unlike the old waxed floors, which needed a lot of coats of wax and buffing on a regular basis, cleaning a polyurethane floor is very easy.   The simple answer is to keep the floor free from dust. The best way to do this is by preventing soil from entering the building or residence in the the first place by using walk off mats at all entrances and by not wearing shoes on the floor, which track soil in. Once you have eliminated the sources of soil, you should a microfiber mop as often as necessary (often daily), and for normal cleaning, only use manufacturer  recommended cleaning agents…
  • Why Local Businesses Need Salt Lake City Flooring Inspectors

    Flooristics staff
    14 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    At some time or another, every Salt Lake City business will have to deal with a workplace injury, whether it’s for a customer or an employee. Slip and fall accidents due to unsafe flooring is just one of the many hazards that are present in a typical business. The good news is that business owners can call a Salt Lake City flooring inspector to examine the flooring and make recommendations to prevent future problems. How Can Flooring Be Hazardous? Slip and fall accidents are extremely common, and account for more than 8 million emergency room visits in the United States each year, according…
  • How to Choose a Salt Lake Carpet Inspector

    Flooristics staff
    13 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    Most people just take the ground they walk on for granted, and carpeted areas in a Utah business or commercial setting can be easily forgotten about until there is a slip, trip or fall by a customer or an employee. Many Utah business owners are caught unaware that there was a problem with their commercial carpet in the first place. That’s when carpet inspectors can come to the rescue. A Salt Lake carpet inspector can provide business owners with a detailed report on the existing carpet. But how do business owners choose a Salt Lake carpet inspector that will do the best job? What Exactly Is…
  • Best Ways to Care for Commercial Carpet

    Flooristics staff
    9 May 2015 | 6:28 pm
    There’s an expectation that employees and customers will be safe walking around any place of business, and most people think that wet and slippery floors are the only causes for when people lose their footing. However, any time a walking surface is uneven, it can be hazardous. A tear or ripple in commercial carpet can cause the foot to catch or snag, causing the person to lose their balance and fall. This can lead to injury claims and insurance issues, not to mention problems with safety certifications. Business owners can minimize the potential for slips, trips and falls on commercial…
  • 5 Reasons Why Resilient Flooring Discolors

    Flooristics staff
    8 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Resilient flooring, or vinyl flooring, is made from synthetic materials and is one of the more durable and strong options for floor coverings on the market today. It’s extremely popular in work spaces because it is inexpensive, waterproof, durable and has a softer texture that makes standing on it for hours a little easier. However, discoloration is a problem that occurs with vinyl flooring, especially in lighter colors. Here are 5 of the most common reasons why resilient flooring might discolor and what you can do to minimize the risk of discoloration in your vinyl floor. 1. UV Radiation…
 
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  • Watching Rube Goldberg Go Viral

    Nathan Hurst
    29 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rube Goldberg has really become an adjective, thanks to the strange, enduring attraction to his devices Read more on MAKE The post Watching Rube Goldberg Go Viral appeared first on Make:.
  • Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig

    Donald Bell
    28 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Beginning this summer, Google will launch a new platform called JUMP that should make it easier for people to record, stitch, and publish stereoscopic virtual reality video. Makers will soon be given the specs needed to create their own compatible VR camera rigs. Read more on MAKE The post Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig appeared first on Make:.
  • Maker Made in Taiwan

    Goli Mohammadi
    28 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Off the coast of China, in the waters of the East China Sea, lies an island that is one of the most densely populated countries in the world: Taiwan. Situated on the northern tip of Taiwan is the capital city, Taipei, also known as the City of Azaleas, home to […] Read more on MAKE The post Maker Made in Taiwan appeared first on Make:.
  • Oh Deer: Make Faux Taxidermy from Perler Beads

    agnesniewiadomski
    28 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    If hunting live game is not quite your cup of tea, but you’d still love to have a trendy head mount ornament for your wall, then this is the project for you! This kitschy little sculpture is made using plastic melting beads, a.k.a Perler or Hama beads. They are a […] Read more on MAKE The post Oh Deer: Make Faux Taxidermy from Perler Beads appeared first on Make:.
  • Weedebud, a Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

    Elise Tarkman
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Nathan Allen first saw the need for a gardening robot when he noticed how the war against weeds was impacting his mother’s love of gardening. His mother found the volume of weeds in her garden a struggle, and as a result, gardening became less enjoyable for her. Nathan decided to tackle this […] Read more on MAKE The post Weedebud, a Solar-Powered Weeding Robot appeared first on Make:.
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    Ask the Builder

  • May 27, 2015 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

    Tim Carter
    28 May 2015 | 3:50 am
    I'm back from Antigua. I was there as an expert witness in a high-profile case concerning construction defects at the home of the Brazilian Ambassador. Here are my observations about Antigua after visiting it twice - I was there three years ago for the initial inspection of the property to see all the defects: It's a third-world country It's dangerous Daily power outages can be counted on If you have water coming to your home from the municipal system, you don't dare put it inside your body unless you like to drink orange water It's BLAZING HOT in the daytime sun Piracy is still thriving in…
  • Construction Defect Litigation

    Tim Carter
    26 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    DEAR TIM: My new house is full of defects. The builder will not fix them. Fortunately, I was able to hold back lots of money and now he's suing me. I've never had to hire an attorney nor have I ever been involved in any litigation, much less one about construction defects. The defects are obvious and some are very serious. This seems like a no brainer and I'll win hands down. What advice can you offer and have you ever been involved in any construction defect lawsuits in any capacity? Jennifer S., Birmingham, AL DEAR JENNIFER: I'm very sorry to hear about your dilemma. The sad thing is that…
  • CD Backsplash

    Tim Carter
    21 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Julie might have used a valuable Beatles or Rolling Stones CD or two or three to make a backsplash in her home in Essex, UK. Here's what she want to know: "I have made a kitchen backsplash out of old CDs. How can I remove the tile grout without scratching the CDs? Are cup brushes any good?" Here's my answer. Julie, I'm assuming you're talking about the actual CD and not the plastic case. In either case, this advice should work. I'd get a one-liter can of water-based CLEAR urethane and coat the CDs with three coats before you grout them. The urethane will protect the soft plastic. You know…
  • Foundation Corner Crack Repair

    Tim Carter
    21 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    Robyn has a house in my hometown of  Cincinnati, OH. The corners of her concrete foundation are cracking off and she wants to know how to repair them. Here's her testimony: "The corners of my foundation are slowly falling off. I know I have foundation problems, but I want to put this big chunk back on instead of rebuilding it. Is there some type of adhesive or bonding agent I can use for this large chunk?" This chunk of concrete came off because the brick and mortar and poured concrete expand and contract at different rates. Photo credit: Robyn I've got great news for Robyn! You bet there's…
  • Trash Chute Noise

    Tim Carter
    21 May 2015 | 3:18 am
    Lorraine Innes has a big problem with trash chute noise in Marco Island, FL.  Allow her to describe the dreadful situation. "Our condo is next to the trash chute. We are on a lower floor and not only hear the trash coming down the chute (19 floors), but hear it crash into the dumpster. It wakes us up at night even though the bedroom is not near the chute. The kitchen is beside the chute and it is quite loud there. Is there a way to insulate from within our condo to reduce the noise?  We were thinking of building a second wall and using Roxul between in the pantry and using foam fake tin…
 
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Install an Apple TV

    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apple’s digital media device, the Apple TV, allows users to stream videos, music and TV, using a high-speed Internet connection. It is highly compatible with other Apple products and Internet TVs. You must have an HDMI connection and a wireless or Ethernet connection in order to install Apple TV. Steps Connecting the Hardware Purchase an HDMI cable if you don’t have one already. They are available at tech stores and online for $5 to $20. HDMI cables have two identical ends, and they are used to connect both video and audio. Choose a location for your Apple TV that is very close to the TV…
  • How to Attract a Cancer Man

    28 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you subscribe to an astrological view of the world and are attracted to a man who happens to be a Cancer, keep the following in mind. Cancer men are complex members of the zodiac family. Shy and withdrawn, a Cancer man will only become attracted to you if you first manage to elbow your way into his life. On the other hand, most Cancer men appreciate women who let them take over the traditional male role of a relationship, so you'll need to let him eventually hold the reins if you want a relationship to get going. Steps Part One: Appeal to His Love of Family Present a traditional feminine…
  • How to Make Sukiyaki

    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sukiyaki is a Japanese beef and vegetable broth that is traditionally eaten during the wintertime. In Japan, because meat is expensive and usually reserved for special occasions, sukiyaki is one of the dishes eaten during a special celebration of right after payday. Whether or not you're celebrating, however, sukiyaki is both extremely fun to make and tastes delicious to boot. Gather around your friends and family for this inclusive, heartwarming dish. Ingredients Meat, Vegetables, and Noodles 12 oz. sirloin steak or similar, cut very thinly 1/4 cup suet (beef fat); several tablespoons of…
  • How to Attract Birds

    28 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Songbirds' natural habitats are dwindling, and you can help by making your backyard a safe haven for all of your favorite birds. When you provide birdseed, set out a birdbath and create nesting spots, your yard becomes much more inviting, and you'll be amazed at how many different species you can attract. Steps Providing Food Research birds in your area. Find out what types of birds live in your area or migrate there and are likely to come to your property. You may want to obtain a field guide to the area so you know which birds you want to try to attract. Bear in mind that you'll be…
  • How to Simplify Your Life

    27 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Simplifying doesn't need to be complicated. Learning to create a quieter, more balanced space in your life can help immensely, and taking little steps is the best way to make it happen. Eliminating clutter, getting organized, simplifying your relationships, and learning to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little things can help to keep you sane. You can start today. Steps Eliminating Clutter Decide what stuff is unnecessary. Simplifying doesn't need to be complicated: Identify what's most important to you and eliminate everything else. Imagine you had to pack everything you owned…
 
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    Bob Vila : Trusted Home Renovation & Repair Expert

  • DIY Kids: Make Your Own Critter Keeper

    28 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    'Tis the season when all the creepy, crawly, and buzzy things are waking up and starting to stir. The same goes for m...
  • Genius! Grow a Garden on a Curtain Rod

    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    "My mom once said she could only keep so many things alive at once," writes Jill Kurtz, photographer, architect, and ...
  • 10 Backyard Wood Projects for Total Beginners

    It’s amazingly gratifying to roll up your sleeves and build a piece of wooden furniture. Not only does doing it yourself save you money, it forges an emotional attachment to the piece—you’ll want to hold on to it for years to come. To allow even wary woodworkers-to-be to enjoy this connection to their creations, we've scouted out 10 simple projects that can ease any beginner into the rewards of woodcraft.
  • 6 Signs You Need New Gutters

    Day after day, year after year, your gutters and downspouts are always on call to channel damaging storm water away from the home. Though yours may have contributed decades of faithful, mostly trouble-free service, every installation has an expiration date. If you're not certain whether or time the time for replacement has come, look out for these telltale signs of failure.
  • Is Radiant Heat Right for Your Dream Home?

    27 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Designing a home from scratch, or building an addition onto an existing home? Either affords a rare opportunity. You ...
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    Home Construction Improvement

  • Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™

    Todd Fratzel
    6 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Safe Spring Cleanup Using Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ After a long winter I’ve been dying to get outside and get the yard cleaned up for the Summer. One of the challenges that we face in our yard is keeping surfaces clean from mold, mildew and algae stains, especially on the north side... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Build A Shed Series Part 2| Preparing the Site

    Jeff Williams
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Build A Shed Series Part 2| Preparing the Site In part 1 of the Build a Shed series we covered finding out what rules and codes apply in your community, finding a good plan, and getting a permit. In part 2 we’ll cover utility locating, materials ordering, and finally site preparation. To be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Build A Shed Series Part 1 | Planning The Build

    Jeff Williams
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Build A Shed Series Part 1 | Planning The Build In this part of the country spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about and planning this years outdoor projects. If one of the items on your list is to build a shed than you’re in the right... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AFCI Breaker | How to add one to your panel

    Jeff Williams
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    AFCI Breaker | How to add one to your panel An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt (AFCI) Breaker is a circuit breaker that detects unintentional arcs. In unintentional arc is an arc that occurs outside of the normal operation of electrical devices. Many electrical devices arc, switches, relays,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives

    Todd Fratzel
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives Over at Tool Box Buzz we are always searching for new tools or solutions to highlight to our readers. In this case we are exploring Utility Knives and checking out a deviation from the ever popular quick change two-sided utility blades and knives. The snap off... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rambling Renovators

  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    29 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    A midsummer night's dinner party. Spot the Ikea!I liked Emily's affordable finds. What affordable treasures do you have in your own home?Are you a lemon water drinker? I am and I swear it's what kept me from getting a cold all winter.A thought provoking post about blogging that has been making the rounds. High fives to the other O.G. bloggers out there ;)A visit to Miette is on my bucket list. I've loved this store for a very long time. Photo by Leslie Santarina, via SF Girl By Bay.Find joy in the everydayMeg's stairs make me happyBuild a beautiful blog. Build a beautiful…
  • Project Walkway: Pavers, Hydrangeas, and Curb Appeal Tips from Frankie Flowers

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    26 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    With the great weather the last few days, we were able to get a lot done on Project Walkway!With a few trips to Home Depot, we were able to figure out our plans for the hardscaping so we selected our stones and put in our orders. If you follow me on instagram, you'll know that these are the stones we ended up going with: the Valestone Range Grey Marseilles Paver in Small, the Decor Precast Shadow Blend Natural Impressions Cap stone, and (not shown) the Valletta Edger in Grey. I really wanted to love the red brick for the walkway but in the end it felt a bit too clean and contemporary…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    22 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Just a few lovely links this week...A need for nothingSo. many. DIYs.A welcoming front porchI need to make this herb garden happenI'm inspired by this 4 year old fashion designerLessons from a coastal homePin of the week. I hope your weekend is filled with laughter, happiness, and the joy of warm spring nights.
  • Affordable Etsy Art for < $100

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    21 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    If I had the wall space, one thing I'd buy more of is art. Art can change the mood of a room in an instant. It can make a space feel energized or serene, add a dash of femininity or a hint of vintage charm.These are some of my recent affordable art finds from Etsy. It must be almost summer because I'm craving watery blues and pieces that evoke a feeling of sunshine. I'd use these pieces in a living room or bedroom. And at less than $100, buying more than one won't break the budget.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
  • Project Walkway: Researching Options

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    18 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    We're on to the next step for Project Walkway. Now that we have our plan figured out, over the last few weekends we've been making stops into The Home Depot to research stone options. Luckily, The Home Depot has experts in every department so recently we consulted with the garden experts at the Leaside store to get their recommendations on plantings and pavers.First off, we found out that not all Home Depots will have the same inventory of stones. Some of the larger stores, like the new Vaughan store, have more selection so it pays to visit a few sites. For our exterior makeover, we're…
 
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  • In The Garden – 2015

    Kit
    15 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    You might think now that I have a perfect lounging spot on my porch I’m just going to loll about all summer, drinking wine and reading books and not doing doing much work… Right. Except in all of my spare time (that I haven’t been building patio furniture or getting chased around my property by bees) I’ve been working out here. Oh, this garden. You know, I can see it in my head: a beautiful, relaxing, well-tended space with raised beds and gravel paths, and a funky little greenhouse in the middle. But damned if it won’t be a couple more years until we get there.
  • The Happiest Girl Who Ever Had To Pull A Bee-Stinger Out of Her Neck

    Kit
    10 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Guys. Guys. I don’t even know where to start on last week, but, okay, let’s start here: That’s me in my car. With 30,000 bees tucked into the back seat. OR, we could start here… That’s me last Sunday morning, after 4 hours of sleep, getting ready to mix and pour 160-pounds of concrete into a form for the top of my new patio table. (You’re probably wondering 1.) How is this related to bees? And I don’t know. It’s not. These projects are just inexorably linked in my head after the last week, and 2.) Why an effing patio table and not the garden or…
  • I Used To Feel This Way About Houses

    Kit
    5 May 2015 | 10:41 pm
    My lawn mower has been broken for six months. This is mostly a non-issue on the farm (despite my previous posts about things that happen out here when you don’t have a lawn mower) because 1.) I now have a tractor with a brush hog, and 2.) two years ago I hired a professional to mow my lawn every summer, which is one of the concessions I’ve made to “doing it myself” that allows me to maintain my job, the rest of the farm, and what’s left of my goddamn sanity. It was a great decision. Even though there have always been people (like my grandmother) willing to help…
  • Around The Farm: Spring Maintenance

    Kit
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    This is my fourth spring on the farm, and, I’ll be honest, the first three all found new and fun ways to kick my ass. I mean, the year that I bought this place I didn’t have any animals to take care of yet, but I also didn’t have, like, a lawn mower. Just for reference, if you turn your back on this property for 24 hours, this is the kind of thing that happens… Moving on to six acres of country land without a lawn mower is totally a rookie mistake. Because that shit will take over inside of two, maybe three weeks. It’s like the goddamn Day of the Triffids every…
  • Sparing my Gentle Fingers… Or Not

    Kit
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Sometime in the next week or two thirty thousand bees are going to show up at the farm. Thirty thousand. That’s… not an insignificant number of bees, you guys. And heading in to the weekend my bee hives looked like this… I’m not much on social graces, but if you’re about to have 30,000 house guests–most of whom posses stingers–you should probably make sure they have an actual house, right? Right. Now, I don’t know a damn thing about bees at this point, but I do know a thing or two about building houses. Or, in this case, boxes. I’m going…
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    I'm an Organizing Junkie

  • How to Pack Like an Organizer

    Laura Wittmann
    28 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me.  Hi there! I’m so happy to be back today because I’m talking about one of my favorite things – traveling! As an American who is currently living in Southern Europe (I know pinch me), I’ve learned how to pack for trips […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Pack Like an Organizer
  • Organized Travel Documents for an Organized Vacation

    Laura Wittmann
    26 May 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Who doesn’t love a good vacation every once and awhile?  I know I do especially if it involves hot weather, white sand, blue skies and the beautiful ocean.  Since we live in Alberta, Canada, getting to the beautiful seaside usually takes a bit of travel.  And with travel, especially in my world, comes chaos and […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Organized Travel Documents for an Organized Vacation
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ May 25/15

    Laura Wittmann
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hey friends!  Happy Monday to you, especially those of you in the US who are enjoying an extra day off today.  Since it’s likely to be quite around here today, I’ll keep this short and sweet.  If you are still looking for recipes for your menu plan here are some summer recipe roundups that you […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ May 25/15
  • How to Organize Exercise Clothing

    Laura Wittmann
    23 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    The following is a guest post from my newest regular contributor, Katie at Organizing Moms.  Welcome Katie! Are you trying to get into the habit of exercising first thing in the morning? When I first started getting up early to do a morning run, one of my biggest stumbling blocks was being able to find […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Organize Exercise Clothing
  • Weekly Organizing Links: Become Intentional, Chore Kits, Tackle Procrastination + more!

    Laura Wittmann
    22 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Hey y’all!  How are you this lovely Friday?  Last weekend I half organized my backyard shed.  I can’t finish it until I get all our deck furniture out of there and I can’t do that until we stain the deck.  Isn’t that how it goes sometimes?  One project depends on another for completion.  I did […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Weekly Organizing Links: Become Intentional, Chore Kits, Tackle Procrastination + more!
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    Handyguys Podcast - Home Improvement and DIY Advice

  • What Blade To Use With Reciprocating Saw / Sawzall

    The Handyguys
    21 May 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Brian explains that there is only one blade that you need for demolition. Watch the show to learn about demolition blades for reciprocating saws. Demolition blades for reciprocating saws A reciprocating saw is not a tool for fine detail work. Its used for quick cuts and for demolition. Usually demolition. Don’t use it for fine carpentry. The Axe by Milwaukee The Ax, and similar demolition blades are thicker and heavier than cheaper blades. They wont bend as easily, will last longer and cut faster through wood embedded with nails. The saw makes a difference too In one of the earliest…
  • How To Install Dog Door on Exterior Door

    The Handyguys
    20 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    Handyguy Brian installs a Dog Door on his exterior door on the back of his house. This is a fairly easy install but it always makes you nervous cutting into an external door. Brian installed a Hale pet door. They are in limited supply at Amazon but there are many other options. You can get Pet Doors for Screens, for sliding glass doors and for regular doors. This is a great accessory if you already have an underground dogfence installed. See also: Pet Doors for Screens Pet Doors for Sliding Glass Do you want to do a pet door on an interior door? We did a Interior pet door video. The post How…
  • How to Clean Rusty and Dirty Tools

    The Handyguys
    6 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    The Handyguys clean up some old tools to get them working again. Remove Rust, Grim and Dirt from some old hand tools. Note: No products were provided for the Handyguys for this review. We purchased them on our own and you may find some items, such as bar keepers friend, right in your kitchen. here are some tools the Handyguys have used to remove rust: Bar Keepers Friend Loctite Rust Dissolver Wire Brushes The post How to Clean Rusty and Dirty Tools appeared first on The Handyguys.
  • Preparing Your House For Vacation

    The Handyguys
    6 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Cheap methods for protection you property from criminals and destruction while you are away on vacation. The post Preparing Your House For Vacation appeared first on The Handyguys.
  • How to Choose Security Lighting

    The Handyguys
    6 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    The Handyguys discuss options for outdoor security lighting around your home. The post How to Choose Security Lighting appeared first on The Handyguys.
 
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    Renovate Australia

  • Cost of Monkey Bars in Australia

    Bill Hutchison
    8 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    We have almost finished the kid’s cubby house (photos and plans to come) and the next thing that we would like to do is a set of monkey bars and swing set. Our daughter has a “need” to go upside down and hang around a lot, so rather than have her do it on the couch against the wall, some monkey bars would be great. Amazon sells a great kit of six monkey bars for about $22.00. This would be a great kit to use to build some monkey bars. Unfortunately I have yet to find a kit like that in Australia … The best I have been able to find in Australia so far is $14.00 each…
  • Australian Electricity Price Increase by 15,000 Percent!

    Bill Hutchison
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    I wish that number was a joke, but unfortunately it is not. The price per kilowatt hour of electricity could jump from the current price of about 30c/kWh, up to $47 per kilowatt hour during peak usage times! 75% of Australian homes have air conditioners, which will be the households most affected by the increase. Because of the harsh climate that we have here in South Australia that percentage is even higher at 90%. The “critical peak surcharge” could be applied on the hottest days, for up to 4-hours. According to AEMC’s (Australian Energy Markets Commission’s)…
  • Where Are The Electrical Powerpoints?

    Bill Hutchison
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:21 pm
    One of our larger frustrations with the house is the complete lack of powerpoints in the rooms. The three children’s bedrooms only have one electrical point in each room, our bedroom has only two electrical powerpoints, and the main living areas also have a severe lack of powerpoints. We have set-up a desk for our children on the “Meals” area of the house so that we can supervise them on the computer and with their homework, but there are no powerpoints in that area, and only two in the “Family” area. The “Formal Dining” room, which is my office, has…
  • What Product Sould You Use To Seal Your Shower Grout

    Bill Hutchison
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Most grout that is in your bathroom, shower, toilets, and kitchen are cement based and porous. Most builders and contractors don’t bother actually sealing your grout, which means that the grout will actually be absorbing any liquid that gets on it. The types of moisture that it will absorbing will be: Water Soap Body Oils Of these, the body oils are by far the most common caused of discolouration of your grout lines. There are a few ways that you can help to prevent staining or discolouration of your grout lines. Your first option, recommended by Mike Holmes, is to tint your grout so…
  • Can I Install Low Flow Shower Head with Instant Hotwater

    Bill Hutchison
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    One problem that many people have when wanting to install a low flow showerhead is working out if their hot water system will work with it. Some instant hot water systems don’t work if there is not a high enough water flow. This really goes against the current trend of conserving water, and leaves a gap in knowledge about the compatibility of instant hot water systems and low flow shower heads. When determining if you can install a low flow (9 liter per minute, 8 L/min, 7.5 L/min, or lower) you need to work out what the lowest water flow is that your hot water system requires to…
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  • Construction Site Safety Tips

    Steve Sagovac
    28 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Worried about the safety on your construction site? There are so many hazards that it can be hard to keep up with everything all of the time. The best thing you can do to ensure safety is use common sense and have strong communication skills. Below are some safety tips to help protect the workers on your construction site. Have High-Quality Equipment It’s not surprising to hear that faulty equipment can bring about injury. Older tools are also more likely to have malfunctions. Overheating can cause burns or, in extreme cases, even start fires. Construction sites need to ensure everyone is…
  • Tips for Buying Welding Equipment

    Steve Sagovac
    26 May 2015 | 1:06 am
    Welding is the practice of fusing two metals together by heating them at their melting point. Most people probably haven’t considered how much of the world around them is welded. But without the practice of welding, there would be no cars on the roads, and many of the fences, gates and buildings we see wouldn’t exist. Whether for the home handyman or the professional welder, the major concern when buying welding equipment should be to buy the right gear for the job at hand. Choosing a welder simply because it has the right price tag could end up being quite a mistake. You need to make…
  • How to Cut Popsicle Sticks

    Steve Sagovac
    16 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    I came across an interesting little problem the other day while working on a project for my daughter. I was making a model stable, and wanted to have the cool barn doors that were split in half. They are actually called “Dutch Doors“. Also I wanted the back of the doors to have the angled brace showing, just like in real barn doors. To get the look I wanted, popsicle sticks ( or Paddle Pop sticks, as we call them in Australia) were the material of choice. However as soon as I started, I had problem. I wasn’t sure what tool to use to cut them. How to Cut Popsicle Sticks First…
  • Timber & Working with Wood Show 2015 – Coming Soon

    Steve Sagovac
    15 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    The Timber & Working with Wood Show 2015 is coming. Every year for the past 10 or so years, I have made the trip to the Timber & Working with Wood Show, with my dad and brother-in-law. I must admit I don’t always look forward to going, but it does end up being quite a good day just hanging out and looking at power tools. This year will be a bit different. I plan on writing about the show on this site. I’ll take a long a few business cards (after I design and print them) and ask around at the stands if they have any new products worth mentioning and just on anything that I…
  • Websites for Tradesmen – A convenient solution

    Steve Sagovac
    6 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    As I mention in my about page, even though I am a carpenter by trade and I am still regularly on the tools, my daytime job is a web developer. So it only make sense that one day I would combine the two skills. It took a while to figure out what I should do, apart from this site of course. But after speaking with a couple of mates in the trades, it seemed like what is lacking out there is a simple website solution for small trade businesses (e.g. 1 man working from home like an electrician, plumber or handyman). Something that is hassle free and affordable. The other thing that came up is that…
 
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  • the deal on farmigo: how this online farmer’s market is improving our meals and school

    Angela M.
    19 May 2015 | 4:31 am
    A few weeks ago one of our friends and fellow elementary school mom had the idea to bring Farmigo to our community. The concept is simple. Order fresh farm goods online through the easy-to-use site, pick up your edibles once a week at her house, and a portion of the sale gets donated to our local school. In the first week, we raised over $600. Clicking through Farmigo you can find all the staples you need: bread, eggs, milk, meat, and of course, fresh veggies and fruit. Start browsing around and before you know it you are adding things to your basket that whet your appetite and inspire the…
  • real life test kitchen: a green smoothie that tastes good

    Angela M.
    5 May 2015 | 4:10 am
    When it comes to smoothies, I like the ones that remind me of milk shakes: preferably ones that have some peanut butter, banana, and perhaps some chocolate, tossed in. I’ve never been a fan of make-at-home green smoothies, mostly because the ingredients aren’t things I have handy. Enter this delicious whipped number I discovered at Bon Appetit. It’s a kale-banana-peanut-butter smoothie, and it couldn’t be more delicious or good-for-me. You simply mix almond milk, a banana, two tablespoon’s of peanut butter, a cup of chopped kale, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a few…
  • will this duvet change the way you make your bed?

    Angela M.
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    The change in seasons always calls for a swap in bedding, to freshen things up and give the illusion of redecorating. We’ve been looking for a new duvet cover to go with our palest-of-lavender walls and black-and-white dot upholstered headboard. Yesterday, I spotted some pretty offerings at Crane and Canopy, but then then I realized that this was so much more than just a sharp looking duvet. They’ve created a new way to make your bed, by rethinking the duvet cover. As you can see from the video below, the company’s new Nova collection doesn’t have buttons or snaps at…
  • vintage find: mccoy bread plate warms my heart

    Angela M.
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    I’ve been trying to curb my love for vintage tchotchkes, namely because we are always fighting to keep our house uncluttered. But when I spotted this delightful bread plate at Salvage Style over the weekend I didn’t hesitate to swoop it up. Salvage Style is our local treasure trove run by former This Old House editor Amy Hughes. who has an amazing eye. Her tiny shop is so well curated, with just the right mix of mid-century furniture and decor pieces that both wow and warm your heart. In some ways, that’s what this bread plate did for me. You see, pane is the Italian word…
  • this adorable duck family makes me think twice about garden statues

    Angela M.
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    As rule I shy away from “garden decor.” Who needs things whirling, whizzing and peeking out from your shrubbery? (Though I admit to having a soft spot for garden gnomes, it’s true.) This adorable family of ducks at Uncommon Goods is just charming enough to almost change my mind. They’re made from recycled plastic and filled with clay and newspaper and are quite durable. Momma duck is $35 and each of the little ones is $28 — but wouldn’t it be tragic to break up a family? See uncommongoods.com for more details.
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  • Spray Can and Glue Bottle Storage Tip

    Joe Truini
    26 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Watch this video to find out how to organize and store spray cans and glue bottles using six-pack drink cartons to make it easy to find what you need and take it with you on the job.
  • Repairing Protruding Nails in Drywall

    Danny Lipford
    22 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Nails in drywall can work their way out over time, causing unsightly bumps on walls. Watch this video to find out how to fix popped nails in drywall.
  • LED Nightlight Toilet Seat from Kohler

    Jodi Marks
    21 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Watch this video to find out about the Cachet LED Nightlight toilet seat from Kohler, which has battery powered LED lights to illuminate your way in the bathroom at night.
  • How to Clean Copper Pots and Pans the Easy Way

    Joe Truini
    19 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    The copper bottom on copper-clad cookware can become stained and tarnished over time. Watch this video for an easy way to clean copper cookware naturally using vinegar and salt.
  • What Is the Best Type of Driveway for Your Home?

    Danny Lipford
    15 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Find out about the pros and cons of different driveway materials for your home, including gravel, asphalt, and concrete. Watch this video to find out more.
 
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  • The Dancing LED

    28 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Hello everyone,Not so long ago (for the first time) I had a great time in Alun-alun Kidul Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There I saw many things that beautifully glow. From Tron-like small pedicab with bunch of LEDs strip on it, wearable glowing t-shirt, giant LED screen, and the likes. But none of them rea...By: ghowzuContinue Reading »
  • Make a shop vac adapter

    28 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    I could not find a suitable adapter to hook up my shop vac to my new table saw. So I decided to make one my self out of wood. I need a shop vac adapter The 35mm hose of my shop vac is much smaller than the connector at the table saw. Since I could not find a suitable adapter I decided to build on...By: ernstpContinue Reading »
  • Mushroom baby in Super Mario Bros, TV game

    27 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    World famous TV game Super Mario Bros, we are trying to rebuild this scene. A mushroom baby always sit in the castle. After Mario clear 1 step, he meet her and get an information like the screenshot, So he keep searching the princess until 8 level be cleared. This mushroom baby is simple to design b...By: ShapetizerContinue Reading »
  • Build your own 3D Printed Mini Racing Quadcopter

    27 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    WARNING: Spinning propellers are dangerous! Do not put the blades on your quad until you are ready to fly. A 700 degree soldering iron also does a pretty good number on human skin before you even know you touched it. Ask me how I know!I found this project on thingiverse and decided I had to give it...By: cozmogeekContinue Reading »
  • How To Test Super Capacitors

    27 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Did you get a great buy on Ebay? Or was that "super deal" a "super dud". Have you duplicated one-to-many of the sketchy YouTube super capacitor videos? Or, maybe you have a capacitor bank that has been in service for a while and just want to know how it is doing. Using limited test equipment and s...By: BrettHacksContinue Reading »
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  • Fab Rehab

    27 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
    I find children's denim clothing at yard sales and thrift stores all the time. It seems a shame to let these orphans end up in the landfill when they have so much character left in them. I rescue them and rehabilitate them as aprons, hence Fab Rehab. This little pair of jeans, with about a yard ...By: SusleeContinue Reading »
  • Ice Age - Meltdown! AKA LED Stalactite

    27 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Greeting to the community!My first instructable and hopefully there will be more. :)This is easy way to make great home decoration for living room, kids room or your bedroom. Photos are not clear enough but you are gonna get the point. Pardon my English because I come from Serbia where English isn't...By: vkingnsContinue Reading »
  • DIY Nightstand: IKEA LACK table hack

    27 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    On one of my very frequent trips to IKEA, I found inexpensive LACK tables that were the perfect color to work as nightstands in my bedroom . The only problem was that they were too low for my bed. At $13 each, it was worth trying to find a way to make them work. My solution? Cut the legs of one tab...By: EYSpaceContinue Reading »
  • Vasos de botella de cerveza

    27 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Te enseñamos a darles un nuevo uso a las botellas de cerveza que la mayoría de las veces desechamos sin pensar en que podríamos utilizarlas para otras cosas. En esta ocasión las convertiremos en vasos. Estos son los materiales que vamos a necesitar, los puedes encontrar en tu casa o algunos de ellos...By: Chica MakerContinue Reading »
  • Quilling Necklace

    27 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    In this project you'll see how to make a beautiful Quilling Necklace.Quilling is an old art, with its roots planted sometime in the XVII-th century, and it involves rolling strips of paper to form various shapes. Nowadays, it's still in demand, and it's sought after as a way to relax and let go of o...By: Giulia ArtContinue Reading »
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  • Milk top bowl

    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    HiThis insturctable will go through how I turn milk bottle tops (and various odd ones) into blanks for working with, mainly for turning but you can work it just like timber so your imagination is your limit :) To start off with you need LOTS, just to be clear here LOTS of milk bottle/coke/fabricsoft...By: matt.sims.37266Continue Reading »
  • Make Your Own Silicone Molds

    26 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Using simple supplies, you can make your own silicone molding putty. Watch the short video tutorial here! You'll need Cornstarch100% Silicone Baby oil Americana Acrylic Paints Mixing bowl Objects to cast 2-part plastic or air dry clay Make the putty Squeeze out enough silicone to cover you...By: Mark MontanoContinue Reading »
  • Daily Mind Hacking Skills

    26 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Maybe some people are perfect.Completely.In my opinion, we all have issues, in my case, an eating disorder and other self-defeating behaviors. I had to nearly lose everything before I was willing to seek treatment. Now, years later, I still find it nearly impossible to believe that one day I will ...By: bitsandbotsContinue Reading »
  • Making Simple Graphics Using Art and Photos

    25 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    You don't have to be a professional graphic designer to create graphic tees. I wanted to show that with some inspiration and practice any average joe can whip up some original content for clothing graphics. And this is coming from someone with zero experience, a 300$ computer and free photo editing ...By: Rachael KContinue Reading »
  • How To Print Fabric with an Inkjet Printer and a DIY Colorfast Recipe

    25 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Wow, I am so glad I was motivated enough to learn more about computers and making designs. It was a little frustrating at times but all in all I am happy I learned a few techniques that will save me a lot of time with my projects here. I have created some pretty nifty projects that were created beca...By: sunshiineContinue Reading »
 
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  • Hair Braiding

    28 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    Hello, if you’re interested in verifying your daily looks by always having different hairstyles, then braids might be a great solution. Braids are easy to make, time saving, and nice looking way of styling your hair. In this Instructable I will teach you how to braid 5 different braids: Dutch braid,...By: _kawaii_Continue Reading »
  • How to draw Shounen manga character

    28 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    Hello and welcome to my instructables on how to draw Shounen manga character, I will be showing you how to draw the character above. At first, you have to know the difference between 2 different type of manga character, Shounen and Shoujou. Shounen is manga aimed at guys and a typical theme is fight...By: DaElucidatorContinue Reading »
  • Easy Fitness Gains

    28 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    Easy Fitness Gains The Rock Have you ever wanted to look like the dudes on a Sports Illustrated magazine? Of course you have! Well here is an Instructable that is perfect and made just for you! In this Instructable you can and will find out the best way to make the biggest GAINS in the shor...By: lmueller18Continue Reading »
  • Velocity in objects

    28 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Driving Question: Would a 5 kilogram ball, if launched horizontally, have the same total velocity as a 5 kilogram ball dropped? Why? Hypothesis We predict that a 5 kg ball launched horizontally would land at the same time as another 5 kg ball being dropped vertically. Calculate the velocity of ...By: aareon745Continue Reading »
  • Safebook

    28 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Hello , first of all sorry for my poor english , secondlt go buy a book like this one , with hard covers. Step one Pick like 20 pages from the front and 20 from the back , this pages will not cut down. Step two Measure how much big you want to cut the pages and stick with the same numbers , to...By: kolimanContinue Reading »
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  • Laser-assisted takedown blowgun with bipod

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Hey everyone,In this instructable, we'll be making a blowgun with all the accessories I could think of. This blowgun is stable, accurate and mobile so I consider my goals reached. This is my latest week-end project and I hope you enjoy reading about it! The original idea came from Grant Thompson's L...By: delugesContinue Reading »
  • Super Duper Slip and Slide

    25 May 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Every kid needs a slip and slide. I think it's a law in PA, but I'll have to look that up. My boys have destroyed a few of the cheap ones and the commercial grade slides are way too expensive. After a quick internet search I found a great DIY solution and decided to make my own. With a few change...By: StrykerContinue Reading »
  • Quick and easy EasyUp portable tent anchoring

    25 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Final result pictured.In Florida, we live by the EasyUP..... Here is my EasyUp quick and easy anchoring system. Unlike typical string and stakes or string and some heavy anchoring material like a boat anchor, this one requires no string, no knots, minimal additional space and no added stress on your...By: chuck1011212Continue Reading »
  • Duct Tape Boat v1.0

    24 May 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Duct tape is a "magical" item because you can build some of the coolest things with it.Duct Tape Boat v1.0 Name-MambaStory time2013 was the year when our high school formed a official student organization called H.E.A.T. ( hornet engineering and technology). That year, we finally had the time t...By: CuriosityMachineContinue Reading »
  • Portable Swing

    24 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    HiI am a student of Howest in Kortrijk. We got an assignment of making a swing that you can carry around and use in the middle of the woods.I am going to explain in the following steps, how to make the swing and how to use it. What do you need? - 2 sticks of 50 cm long and 3cm diameter-1 stick of...By: AntonL2Continue Reading »
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  • Laser-assisted takedown blowgun with bipod

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Hey everyone,In this instructable, we'll be making a blowgun with all the accessories I could think of. This blowgun is stable, accurate and mobile so I consider my goals reached. This is my latest week-end project and I hope you enjoy reading about it! The original idea came from Grant Thompson's L...By: delugesContinue Reading »
  • Super Duper Slip and Slide

    25 May 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Every kid needs a slip and slide. I think it's a law in PA, but I'll have to look that up. My boys have destroyed a few of the cheap ones and the commercial grade slides are way too expensive. After a quick internet search I found a great DIY solution and decided to make my own. With a few change...By: StrykerContinue Reading »
  • Duct Tape Boat v2.0

    23 May 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Duct tape is a "magical" item because you can build some of the coolest things with it.This is the second boat in our duct tape boat series. We designed and built this in our engineering club, HEAT, to race in a local duct tape boat competition.note: we are a non profit organization dedicated to eng...By: CuriosityMachineContinue Reading »
  • Disaster Preparedness (Ration Pack)

    22 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Food, it's what's for dinner! Breakfast and lunch as well but you catch my meaning. In a true "survival" situation the experts all agree that in most instances food should be considered a non-issue. The human body can subsist for three months by essentially eating itself in a process called Autophag...By: 4WantofaNailContinue Reading »
  • All-Terrain Bike Trailer and Dolly

    22 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Cargo bikes are gaining popularity as people look to reduce their carbon footprint, AND get their gear from A to B. One shortcoming of the cargo bike is that you are stuck with an over-sized bike for everyday use or you have two bikes. An alternative solution is to use a trailer to do the hauling. M...By: Renard_BleuContinue Reading »
 
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  • Water bottle sprinkler

    27 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    this is a cheap and creative way to recycle any type of bottle. The cap put electrical tape on the cap (optional) Cut a hole where you put the hose cut a hole for the hose I put metal duct tape on it to fit Drill holes drill holes the smaller the holes the farther the water will shoot...By: matthew9876 Continue Reading »
  • Laser-assisted takedown blowgun with bipod

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Hey everyone,In this instructable, we'll be making a blowgun with all the accessories I could think of. This blowgun is stable, accurate and mobile so I consider my goals reached. This is my latest week-end project and I hope you enjoy reading about it! The original idea came from Grant Thompson's L...By: delugesContinue Reading »
  • Makeshift Bola

    26 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    MATERIALS NEEDED: Two 6-8 oz (177-236 ml) empty water bottles Three shoe laces of any kind, length, or color Enough sand, flour, ect to fill each water bottle Funnel Sharp Pencil#FerociousDonuts Step #1: Making Shoe Lace Chain Get the one of the three shoe laces and find the middle of the lace U...By: its_justzoContinue Reading »
  • How to Set a Coyote Trap

    26 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    NOTE: If you do not agree with trapping practices, I respect your views but please do not comment on this Instructable! It is meant for educational purposes only, for those who are interested in this subject. Instructables is not a debate website and has a strict "Be Nice Comment" policy, so please ...By: TrapperEllieContinue Reading »
  • Solar Tent Light

    26 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    This instructable is about adapting an inexpensive solar powered garden stake light into a light one would use to light up a tent at night. I have already used one such light to light up the area in my basement where my desktop computer is. I use it to light up the area with some ambient light so th...By: ak08820Continue Reading »
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  • Making a Gliding Paper Airplane

    27 May 2015 | 2:26 am
    Tags: glider, gliding, paper, paper airplane, airplane, slow glider, far, far glidingHello and welcome to my first Instructable. I am going to show you how to fold a paper airplane, that I found glid quite well. Making this paper airplane (and testing it out) takes approximately 10 minutes. Here are...By: FeblerberleblerlbContinue Reading »
  • How to make Zelda's Bow

    26 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    My wife and I are working on creating Zelda and Link costumes for cosplay. In my opinion, the coolest weapon that Zelda uses is the bow that she has in Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros.All of the versions of Zelda's bow that I was finding online were either painted or used reflective tape to g...By: esseff3dContinue Reading »
  • MakeyMakey: How to play Gravity Guy by jumping

    26 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Playing games in a traditional way with your keyboard or mouse can be really boring. To make a great system for group playing you only need a MaKey MaKey and a few wires, along with a bit of aluminum foil. Making a platform for jumping You simply need to cover 5 notebooks with aluminum foil and g...By: makerspace_burchContinue Reading »
  • How to heat Instamorph in an oven for reuse.

    26 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    Instamorph is an non-toxic, lightweight polyester thermoplastic which can be heated in hot water and can be moulded like clay to produce many different items. When purchased, Instamorph comes in pellet form and can be poured into hot water (60°C / 140°F) to melt. Instamorph is also reusable, so you ...By: jemgillamContinue Reading »
  • Cheaply Record Studio-quality Music

    26 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    It doesn't require microphones worth more than your car to record music that sounds good. You can record studio-quality music in your own home for less than £50, or $77. The only remotely costly equipment you need here is some sort of USB condenser microphone, no need for audio interfaces, monitors,...By: OptimumAllianceContinue Reading »
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  • How to make Zelda's Bow

    26 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    My wife and I are working on creating Zelda and Link costumes for cosplay. In my opinion, the coolest weapon that Zelda uses is the bow that she has in Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros.All of the versions of Zelda's bow that I was finding online were either painted or used reflective tape to g...By: esseff3dContinue Reading »
  • Cheaply Record Studio-quality Music

    26 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    It doesn't require microphones worth more than your car to record music that sounds good. You can record studio-quality music in your own home for less than £50, or $77. The only remotely costly equipment you need here is some sort of USB condenser microphone, no need for audio interfaces, monitors,...By: OptimumAllianceContinue Reading »
  • Heavy Duty Pull cord helicopter

    25 May 2015 | 10:10 am
    Toys are fun especially if they can fly! A few days ago I was looking at the "Things That Fly Contest" here on instructables. After reading some fun instructables memories came back from when I was a child and when I had those pull string helicopters and how much fun they were. Sadly I also re...By: kasperfishContinue Reading »
  • Knex Ball Machine: Elysium

    25 May 2015 | 4:47 am
    Hello everyone!I am proud to present you my big ball machine Elysium. It is the biggest and most complex machine I have made so far. There are some unique features like a moving floor, 8 new lifts, and multiple new elements. The lowest floor is not like any other white knex ball machine floor, as it...By: sandroknexmasterContinue Reading »
  • Multi-Blade Bomerang

    24 May 2015 | 3:48 am
    I have always wanted a really good boomerang.The reason I haven't had one in the past is that I haven't seen them in the shops. I know some things about aerodynamic and gyroscopic forces and have done a little research into boomerangs and their design. Even with this research I still taught it woul...By: world of woodcraftContinue Reading »
 
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  • Tabletop Goal with Strawbees

    28 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Got your new pack of Strawbees with you? Looking for a quick tabletop game to set up and play? Well look no further. This instructable will help you set up a goal that can be used for tabletop hockey, football/soccer, indoor golf, etc. Tools and Materials Tools and Materials- 9 to 10 Strawbees ...By: mkchronosContinue Reading »
  • 3D lego Chessboard

    28 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    This instructable page is about a 3D chess board made out of Legos. The design is my own, but go ahead and make it yours! Step 1: The base I designed the base to have a low center of gravity and with lots of contact points so that it is a very sturdy base. How I made the base was by making a diag...By: TheChubbsterContinue Reading »
  • Black eyes and cut lips!

    27 May 2015 | 9:20 pm
    I am new to special effects makeup. I'm just having some fun! ENJOY! Black eye Use red as the base, then add some yellow around the inner corner, then add purple on the bottom of your eye and right above that put some blue, then add a very little amount of black with an eyeliner pencil. Cut l...By: MsMaoMaozContinue Reading »
  • K'nex Rifle: Betrayal + Internals

    27 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Hey. So it's been a while, since my last post, but oh well. What I have for you is a rather decent K'nex yellow rod blaster. It works fairly smoothly and is reliable. It's also good looking and fun to shoot. It looks like a cross between an ACR and a Barrett or something. It would make an OK K'nex i...By: CorgiCritterContinue Reading »
  • Making a Gliding Paper Airplane

    27 May 2015 | 2:26 am
    Tags: glider, gliding, paper, paper airplane, airplane, slow glider, far, far glidingHello and welcome to my first Instructable. I am going to show you how to fold a paper airplane, that I found glid quite well. Making this paper airplane (and testing it out) takes approximately 10 minutes. Here are...By: FeblerberleblerlbContinue Reading »
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  • The Dancing LED

    28 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Hello everyone,Not so long ago (for the first time) I had a great time in Alun-alun Kidul Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There I saw many things that beautifully glow. From Tron-like small pedicab with bunch of LEDs strip on it, wearable glowing t-shirt, giant LED screen, and the likes. But none of them rea...By: ghowzuContinue Reading »
  • Mushroom baby in Super Mario Bros, TV game

    27 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    World famous TV game Super Mario Bros, we are trying to rebuild this scene. A mushroom baby always sit in the castle. After Mario clear 1 step, he meet her and get an information like the screenshot, So he keep searching the princess until 8 level be cleared. This mushroom baby is simple to design b...By: ShapetizerContinue Reading »
  • Build your own 3D Printed Mini Racing Quadcopter

    27 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    WARNING: Spinning propellers are dangerous! Do not put the blades on your quad until you are ready to fly. A 700 degree soldering iron also does a pretty good number on human skin before you even know you touched it. Ask me how I know!I found this project on thingiverse and decided I had to give it...By: cozmogeekContinue Reading »
  • How To Test Super Capacitors

    27 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Did you get a great buy on Ebay? Or was that "super deal" a "super dud". Have you duplicated one-to-many of the sketchy YouTube super capacitor videos? Or, maybe you have a capacitor bank that has been in service for a while and just want to know how it is doing. Using limited test equipment and s...By: BrettHacksContinue Reading »
  • Epson 1770W LCD Projector Overheating? Repair It!

    27 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Once again I am trying out another way of writing an Instructable. I took a picture of every step in order generated a GIF that apparently takes a while to load so if you don't see the above GIF then give it some time or check out the pictures in the following steps. Intro, At work we have 2, E...By: MoTinkerGNomeContinue Reading »
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  • Build Classic R/C Airplanes With New Methods

    27 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    This Instructable will show how to build light-weight, electric versions of a couple of classic R/C airplanes quickly and cheaply using some simple methods. Other than a very simple hot wire foam cutter, which I will show, there are no special tools required. Using these techniques and materials, ...By: whiteboardwarriors2Continue Reading »
  • Led Cube 5x5x5 - A small student project.

    27 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    Introduction:We are two students on our second year of a Bachelor Programme in Software Development.This is a small guide on how to make a 5x5x5 LED cube. The purpose of the project was to learn some basics about working with Arduino. This project was the first that let us work with any kind of hard...By: alexander.herlinContinue Reading »
  • Using Smart Phone as Motion Sensor Alarm

    27 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    Today, we live in a world where smart phones are becoming increasingly cheaper, basic Android phone just cost around $60 in the part of the world where I live in. Irrespective of the make and model of the OS, nearly every smart phone comes with multiple hardware and software sensors which can be use...By: hammadtqContinue Reading »
  • How to Fade an LED - Arduino Tutorial

    27 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    In this example you will learn how to fade an LED by using analogWrite() function. AnalogWrite uses pulse width modulation (PWM), turning a digital pin on and off very quickly, to create a fading effect.Before we start let's learn more about PWM About PWM Pulse Width Modulation, or PWM, is a tec...By: codebender_ccContinue Reading »
  • Chappie- Self-Balancing Robot

    27 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    After getting so much frustrated over PID tuning of quadcopter, I decided to master PID first on some basic project. Self-balancing robot seems an idle choice. Since it’s not new and still challenging, I decided to go for it.I never thought it will be easy and I am not disappointed. I learned a lot ...By: manpreetsingh80Continue Reading »
 
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  • Neopixel Xbox Red Ring of Death Flying Disc

    28 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    As an indication of general failure, Xbox gaming machines have the Red Ring of Death as shown by the red lights on the front panel. For Windows pc users, there is the BSOD, Blue Screen of Death. For Mac users, there is the...wait, you bas.....Use a small Adafruit Trinket Attiny85 based microcontroll...By: caitlinsdadContinue Reading »
  • Automatic temperature controlled table fan (Arduino)

    28 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    This is a project on a automatic fan which changes it's speed with change in temperature . The temperature of the room is displayed on the lcd.It is a cheap, fun and easy project to do. Materials Required Arduino -1Motor(with fan)-116,2 lcd display-1. (I have used a development board)L293d( mo...By: pj200?Continue Reading »
  • Ultrasonic distance meter with LCD display on Arduino UNO

    28 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    In this tutorial we are going to see a different use of the HR-SR04 ultrasonic module. This module is often used on robots and toy cars to locate obstacles but it can be used to measure distances as well. Distances measured by the HR-SR04 will be shown on our beloved LCD 16x2 display. Take a look at...By: techrmContinue Reading »
  • The Dancing LED

    28 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Hello everyone,Not so long ago (for the first time) I had a great time in Alun-alun Kidul Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There I saw many things that beautifully glow. From Tron-like small pedicab with bunch of LEDs strip on it, wearable glowing t-shirt, giant LED screen, and the likes. But none of them rea...By: ghowzuContinue Reading »
  • Concept Art and Photobashing Basics

    28 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Probably, OK; Definitely not the best artwork that either of us have seen. But trust me, I can do a lot better (yea... about that). Anyway, I wanted to keep it very basic and not use many complicated maneuvers like liquify and actually painting the details. I didn't convert the photobashed images in...By: Digital FlameContinue Reading »
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  • Make a shop vac adapter

    28 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    I could not find a suitable adapter to hook up my shop vac to my new table saw. So I decided to make one my self out of wood. I need a shop vac adapter The 35mm hose of my shop vac is much smaller than the connector at the table saw. Since I could not find a suitable adapter I decided to build on...By: ernstpContinue Reading »
  • Plyboo CNC Armchair

    27 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    The Plyboo CNC Armchair is an exercise in cnc fabricated furniture that looks to move away from the visual language of CNC mark making and geometry, and towards the production of an object that is not a reflection of the tool on which it was made. Drawing inspiration from traditional armchair design...By: abertoniContinue Reading »
  • Rock Salt Margarita Glass!

    27 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    This glass was made from a block of salt block purchased from the cooking store and turned on the lathe. I had made a bracelet from the block about a month ago but wanted to try something a bit more complex. There were enough pieces left to make a glass... Cutting The Blocks The salt cut every ...By: kludge77Continue Reading »
  • Micarta Love Letters (Wood and Fabric)

    27 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Cut out your own "love letters" using scrap wood, thrift store fabric, and overpriced epoxy. Cut Your Blank Wood and Fabric We started with women's tops from Goodwill (thrift store) that had floral patterns. We paid $9 dollars for 4 shirts. Then we cut Mahogany scraps into 6" x 8" rectangles....By: mikeandlaurenContinue Reading »
  • Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places

    26 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Human-human interactions are usually more intimate, compassionate, and emotional than human-object interactions. But what if we put some human element into the mundane, unintelligent everyday objects? In this instructable I made soaps in the shape of my hand, which requires a more humanly interactio...By: wei weiContinue Reading »
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  • Plyboo CNC Armchair

    27 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    The Plyboo CNC Armchair is an exercise in cnc fabricated furniture that looks to move away from the visual language of CNC mark making and geometry, and towards the production of an object that is not a reflection of the tool on which it was made. Drawing inspiration from traditional armchair design...By: abertoniContinue Reading »
  • Rock Salt Margarita Glass!

    27 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    This glass was made from a block of salt block purchased from the cooking store and turned on the lathe. I had made a bracelet from the block about a month ago but wanted to try something a bit more complex. There were enough pieces left to make a glass... Cutting The Blocks The salt cut every ...By: kludge77Continue Reading »
  • Friendly Gestures in Unexpected Places

    26 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Human-human interactions are usually more intimate, compassionate, and emotional than human-object interactions. But what if we put some human element into the mundane, unintelligent everyday objects? In this instructable I made soaps in the shape of my hand, which requires a more humanly interactio...By: wei weiContinue Reading »
  • Slipstream Table (Experiments in Aluminum and Plywood Lamination)

    26 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    The Slipstream Table is the culmination of a number of side projects and experiments in CNC profile cutting, lamination, sheet good manipulation and traditional woodworking. The project is the result of the economy and efficiency of cnc fabrication, as well as the realities of the hand finishing req...By: abertoniContinue Reading »
  • Digital Aesthetics Recreated in the Physical - CNCed Resin Cast Objects

    26 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    The specific characteristics of digital tools and machines bring about aesthetics foreign to our everyday experience with the physical world. Inspired by the digital aesthetics, I wanted to recreate a digital world in the physical space, thus blending the two. In this instructable I'll walk you thro...By: wei weiContinue Reading »
 
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  • Palletwood Coffee Table

    28 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    find some reliable wood to begin this process Side Pieces Cut your side pieces to these following dimentions:L:5"W:2"D:1"Then glue the pieces together until they reach a legth of 35- 40" Middle or center of table Cut out a piece of wood of your choice that fits the dimentions of 5" by 40 "Then...By: devonedwinContinue Reading »
  • Cornhole

    28 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    this is how I made my corn hole boards Cutting the right lengths • I used 3/4 inch plywood but I would recommend 1/2 inch plywood • I cut the length of the boards at 42 inches (3.5 feet) • Cut the width of the board at 24 inches (2 feet) • To make the frame I cut the top pieces at 24 inch...By: trentshawContinue Reading »
  • Renew old steel wheels

    28 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    5 step for being awesome...I painted the wheels a year ago and the paint is still like new :) Lift your car and put it on stands Don't forget to open the screws with power handle before you lift the car. Clean your old nasty wheels I found that sand-paper and terpentine dose the job better tha...By: shai.rotbardContinue Reading »
  • DIY trap

    28 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Hey guys,As u know this is my first instructable,anyway today we will be making a trap so all you need is:A room with a working doorA grundtalAnd lots of rubber band or loom bands Make a chain first make a long chain like the one displayed above Tie your chain to the grundtal tie your chain ...By: HamyzaContinue Reading »
  • Best place for hiding your currency !!

    28 May 2015 | 1:24 am
    Hide your secrets and currency into a speaker!! You will need a small side speaker from a 5.1 or 2.1 music system Open the front cover open the front panel with the help of a screw driver Open the screws With a help of a screw driver open the screws which hold the speaker in place Hide ...By: Aryan GuptaContinue Reading »
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  • Thrifters Around the World: Hunting and Making in Timisoara, Romania with Art Teacher, Anca

    Van
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Long-time reader Anca recently reached out to share her story after my World Thrifters re-cap, and I'd be remiss not to share the story of a art educator and thrifter from Romania! Oh, and she's in a feminist vocal arts group? How awesome is that? With descriptions of ample relaxing parks of cafes, Romania's a new place on my dream-visit list!Please tell us about yourself, Anca!I’m Anca and I am from Timisoara, a city in Romania. I live with my two best friends and our two rescue dogs. I work as an art teacher and artist.You told me you're an art educator, which is something I consider…
  • Vintage Instagram Sale- Retro Wares, Some New, Some Old Starting at $5.00 Each. One Day Only!

    Van
    25 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    It's liberating to do something for your business on a whim! I've been embroiled in business planning, reading, making spreadsheets, crunching numbers and generally being super methodical with the next moves. When it came time to tackle the task of packing the rest of my vintage merchandise for mom's attic (as she generously offered) I randomly decided to launch my first Instagram sale! I was admiring the beauty of each item as I cleaned, add decided I want to give blog readers a chance to own some of these beauties for less. They're sexy and they want new homes with people who'll love them.
  • Thrifters Around the World: A Global Look at Craft and Collecting Culture.

    Van
    21 May 2015 | 9:20 pm
    I have severe wanderlust. I want to explore all the things, see all the places. It's a goal of mine to renovate and take residence in a retro RV and travel the USA, stopping at markets to sell my wares in different states and taking hundreds of photos along the way. I would of course, stop at local thrifts, junk shops and art boutiques/galleries, too. When I was going to open a vintage shop the goal was to collect enough to fill a store, now-a-days I'd take photos of most things and buy only the rare, odd, most-special items for my collection. Ah, to dream!With my past "Thrifters Around the…
  • Mad Men Finale: Thoughts on Show Themes. What Are Your Thoughts on the Ending?

    Van
    21 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    Mad Men has directly helped me be a successful reseller. I've sold many an iconic "Dorothy Thrope" roly poly, portable bar or cute Betty Draper-style cute 60s kitchen piece. When Mad Men seasons would come back on the air, traffic to my Etsy shop would surge. I initially watched the show for market trends, I tried to start at Season 2 and turned off my rented library DVD a few minutes in, confused. Years later, assured by a movie buff acquaintance that I'd get sucked into the character's stories, I tried again from episode one. I predicted the pilot at every turn and it took a few episodes…
  • Blogging from Inside the Confessional: 6 Reasons Why I'm Crazy Honest On My Blog

    Van
    18 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    I used to write business advice for the now-defunct Handmade Success. The editor wanted me to write a post on why I choose to be so brutally honest with my business and on my blog. (I've dished about going broke, getting cheated on, abusive relationships with ex-bosses, and business secrets.) This post has been floating around in my head ever since, marinating. Business is often just that, the name alone dredges up the cold and impersonal- like office buildings. IRS tax forms. Evil! Hell, I just had a nightmare I was trapped in an office again, writing copy. Nightmare! With business…
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  • Retail Interior Design for a Bargain

    Ryan
    22 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    As most store owners know, an appealing remodel of their store most often means more customers and increased business.  There’s no doubt that an attractive décor works well to catch the eye and draw customers in.  If your store has a drab feel or a boring look, you can be sure that customers will have little interest. Artificial stone panels reinvigorate the retail interior design of the Shakabuku Designs store Retail interior design can be time consuming and expensive.  It usually means having to close the store for a longer period of time than you’d like.  Typical remodels often…
  • 8 Exterior Remodeling Projects with Fake Stone

    Ryan
    15 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    Fake stone panels are fantastic design elements for exterior remodeling.  Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, you’ll love the way the panels renew the look of your property. Satisfied customers often send us images of their completed projects.  Take a look at some of the latest photos of their exterior designs, and you’ll see why they’re so satisfied. Carlton Castle Rock panels in Desert Sky added to a poolside half wall beautifully accent the surrounding greenery. Carlton Castle Rock panels accents a poolside wall beautifully. Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone panels…
  • Get the Look of a Real Stone Kitchen Island: Panel Installation Guide

    Ryan
    8 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    A real stone kitchen island can add amazing character and texture to your kitchen’s decor, but the associated cost and labor is often prohibitive. Luckily there’s a way to get that natural stone look without all the expense and heavy lifting – with faux panels! See the handy installation instructions below to see how it’s done. A Faux stone kitchen island creates a stunning kitchen decor. 1. Before you begin your project, make sure the surface you’ll be attaching the panels to is clean. It’s a good idea to wipe down the surface with a rag or a brush.  On harder…
  • Buzzworthy Home Bar Designs

    Ryan
    1 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    A bar in your own home is great for entertaining family and friends – a simple addition to your house that can help create fun times and lasting memories. Check out these home bar designs created by our customers using faux stone paneling – they’re sure to get you buzzing. Carlton Cobblestone panels in Summer Tan give this home bar the look of real stone. The panels can be used on bars built both indoors and outside, and their ease of installation promises a fun and easy DIY project that can be completed over a weekend. Once completed, home bars serve as a convenient and…
  • The Advantages of Man Made Stone over Actual Stone

    Ryan
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    Man made stone panels are a wonderful choice for both homeowners and business owners, offering design flexibility at a cost that the real thing can’t compete with.  In fact, there are many benefits of using faux versus actual stone.  Below, we’ll take a look at these advantages. Man made stone panels enhance the beauty of home exteriors. Professional installation not needed DIY-friendly Lightweight, easy to handle and install Can be installed on any surface, including concrete, wood, and even metal Cost-effective Maintenance-free Durable Made of high-density polyurethane that is…
 
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    Home Improvement Blog – The Apron by The Home Depot

  • How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

    Ben Uyeda
    28 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    This DIY grilling cart was created by Ben Uyeda, the designer behind the popular website HomeMade Modern. This wheeled cart is a handy way to store grilling supplies, and the butcher block top provides extra prep space that you can wheel right up to your grill.  We’ll walk you through the steps of the DIY project in our free weekly Home Depot Do-It-Yourself Workshop on June 20. We have more details on that workshop at the bottom of this how-to.  To make your own wheeled grilling cart, just follow his step-by-step tutorial.  Wheeled Grilling Cart Tutorial Tools Circular saw Cordless…
  • Home Depot Kids Workshop: Load ’N Go Truck

    Erin Spain
    27 May 2015 | 8:37 am
      Erin Spain of the blog DIY on the Cheap got to preview with her boys one of the Home Depot Kids Workshop projects– the Load ’n Go Truck. It will be the featured Kids Workshop project at Home Depot stores across the country Saturday, June 6. Get more information about the free workshop at the end of this article.  Home Depot Kids Workshop Preview If there’s one thing my boys love, it’s creating new things. When they had the opportunity to build the Load ’n Go Truck, they were beyond excited. I’m happy to share a peek at our fun afternoon where…
  • Build the Ultimate DIY Grilling Gift Crate

    Sarah Kellner
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Nothing says warm weather more than kicking up your bare feet and lounging around your patio with family and friends. And, of course, no backyard gathering would be complete without a piping hot grill filled with smoking meats and sizzling veggies. Make sure your outdoor cook has everything they need to keep the party going by giving the gift of high-quality grilling accessories. This season, however, ditch the gift bag and make a statement with a DIY grilling gift crate. The beauty of a gift crate lies in its simplicity: no tissue paper, no bows, no fluff. All you need to open it is a…
  • Chalkboard Paint Project: Party Tray with a Message

    Home Depot Staff
    19 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Here’s a fun chalkboard paint project. This chalkboard party tray is a fun way to serve snacks at a party, barbecue or any type of gathering. Write a party greeting to your guests on this chalkboard party tray, label what’s being served, or draw a holiday doodle on it. It’s an easy DIY project that requires only a few materials and tools. Make your party tray as large or small as you like. Just follow our simple step-by-step tutorial to make your own chalkboard party tray. Chalkboard Paint Project Instructions   Materials Wooden board Drop Cloth Varathane Wood Stain…
  • Mirror Paint Project: Flower Vase with a Mirror Finish

    Home Depot Staff
    15 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    It’s amazing the things you can do with mirror paint. Specifically, we’re talking about Mirror Effect Spray Paint from Rust-Oleum, which gives a super shiny, mirror-like surface to glass and acrylic glass. We’re going to show you how to take an ordinary glass vase and turn it into an elegant and glamorous mirrored vase. We’ll also show you how to give the finish a more distressed look, similar to mercury glass.  Once you’ve completed this project, you’ll see how the sky’s practically the limit when it comes to using mirror paint make ordinary objects…
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  • Swimming Pool Tips

    PoolGear Blog
    20 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    A swimming pool makes any backyard more beautiful and provides fun for the entire family. But it's important to remember that certain materials used in and around swimming pools may not be compatible with chemicals commonly used to keep pool water clean and sparkling (pool chlorine, pool salt, pool stabilizers, etc.). Use these swimming pool tips to help you save money and time by choosing the right materials for use in and around your pool.
  • Replacement Pool Pump Motors – What to Look For

    PoolGear Blog
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Shopping for pool equipment can be confusing and technical. When you’re looking for technical devices like replacement pool pump motors, you can easily feel lost in a world of technology. For guidance, take a look at the following tips on what to look for when shopping for a replacement pool pump motor. Low Water Cut-Off […]
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    PoolGear Blog
    22 Jan 2013 | 6:50 am
    PoolGear Plus Pool Supplies carries two SeaKlear® products: 90-Day Algae Prevention & Remover and Natural Clarifier for Pools. Here's more information about SeaKlear.
  • Pool Control

    PoolGear Blog
    22 Jan 2013 | 5:19 am
    With a new pool control from Hayward, you can automate virtually everything in your backyard for a better experience for you and your family and more time to enjoy it. Adding a pool control takes the work out of pool and spa ownership by automating all work-intensive functions such as sanitization, balancing pool pH, pool cleaning, and filtration.
  • Salt and Swim!

    PoolGear Blog
    9 Jan 2013 | 10:10 am
    The Hayward Salt & Swim is the most affordable way to move up to a salt-chlorinated pool and experience softer, silkier pool water.
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    Home Improvement Articles from Networx

  • The Smart Gardener's Guide to Leaf Removal

    26 May 2015 | 9:33 pm
      Okay, so you didn't make it in time for your town's leaf pickup … er, pickups … last fall. Then they scheduled another round of leaf removal early this spring. Uh-huh. You missed that one too. Don't beat yourself up about it, though. Far from being a failure, you are actually a very smart gardener.  See full article.
  • Before Adding a Sunroom, Ask These 5 Questions

    25 May 2015 | 9:31 pm
      Summertime's almost here and the livin' is easy. Part of your easy-living summer plans might be finally adding the sunroom you've dreamed of for years. Sunrooms are a delight, to be sure. They combine a delicious outdoorsy feeling with a certain amount of shelter from nature's less pleasant aspects -- such as rain and mosquitos.  See full article.
  • Versatile Vinyl Latticework for Fences … and More!

    24 May 2015 | 10:13 pm
      Sometimes it's the little touches that make the biggest difference. Savvy homeowners know that this is particularly true when it comes to decorating, both interior and exterior. Careful attention to detail adds character and turns a house into a home.  See full article.
  • 4 Mini Home Remodels -- Small Changes with Big Impact

    20 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
      How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without a huge investment of money or hassle. Here are four small fast, easy, and affordable remodels that will have a big impact on your home.  See full article.
  • What to Do When Your Refrigerator's Waaay Too Cold

    19 May 2015 | 1:17 am
      Okay, you know the weather's getting warmer but this is ridiculous. You really don't need frozen lettuce and frosted eggs to help you keep your cool. In fact, it sounds like you've got a problem on your hands. What should you do when your fridge is waaay too cold and turning all your food into icicles? Here's a simple step-by-step plan of action to track down the source of the problem and get the right refrigerator repair.  See full article.
 
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  • Faux Wood Vaulted Ceiling Design

    Ryan
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you have a vaulted ceiling in your home that seems like it could use more than just empty space, a failsafe way to give it the charm it deserves is by adding fake wood beams to it.  When you install decorative beams to your vaulted ceiling, you add considerable charm to both the ceiling and the room it’s in. Vaulted ceiling designs get an amazing new look with our Aspen beams. One of the benefits of using artificial wood beams for vaulted ceiling designs is that they are so easy to install.  Their light weight spares you the need for adding structural supports, since ceilings can bear…
  • Drywall Ceiling Remodels with Faux Beams

    Ryan
    15 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    While drywall ceilings are certainly functional, they typically don’t offer much to look at. Faux beams can add the dazzling look of real exposed wood to an otherwise dull white ceiling. Faux wood beams are ideal design elements for ceiling remodels. Lightweight and simple to install, the average homeowner can typically complete the project in 2-3 days, transforming any room from a drab space to an inviting and captivating sanctuary. Check out below how these customers used our beams for their ceiling remodels with great success: Robin used artificial wood beams for a captivating…
  • Quick Ship Rough Hewn Beams for Sale

    Ryan
    8 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    When starting a home renovation product, we know how important it is for homeowners to get their supplies delivered quickly and easily.  Nobody likes waiting and not being sure if their items will arrive when they want them.  That’s why we created what we call Quick Ship Beams.  Our newest Quick Ship beam for sale is the Rough Hewn beam – a great example of the products we offer that possess the beautiful look of real wood. Quick Ship Rough Hewn Beams are indistinguishable from real hand cut wood. These beams are identical in appearance and texture to the Custom Rough Hewn…
  • DIY Hanging Lights: How to Install on Faux Beams

    Ryan
    1 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    A DIY hanging lights project is super simple to do when you’re adding them to faux ceiling beams. Below find the easy step-by-step installation instructions. By the time you’ve finished, your room’s decor will look fantastic. Installing hanging lights on faux ceiling beams is remarkably simple. Below are the steps for the installation of hanging lights: 1. Make sure to take measurement of the full height of the beam you’ll be installing. 2. See what the size of the gap will be between the ceiling and the bottom of the electrical box.  You’ll be filling this gap with…
  • Affordable Building Materials for Contractors: Imitation Wood Beams

    Ryan
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    All across the United States, thousands of our customers have installed imitation wood ceiling beams to renovate their homes, indoors and out.  They’ve been very satisfied.  One thing we’ve noticed is how contractors and remodeling professionals also love these affordable building materials that allow them to create super designs for much less money and time than real wood beams would involve. Imitation wood beams are affordable buildings materials, easily installed. The beams can also accommodate recessed lighting easily. There’s a reason shows on channels like HGTV and DIY Network…
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    Hackaday

  • An Open Source Toolchain For iCE40 FPGAs

    Brian Benchoff
    29 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    FPGAs are great, but open source they are not. All the players in FPGA land have their own proprietary tools for creating bitstream files, and synthesizing the HDL of your choice for any FPGA usually means agreeing to terms and conditions that nobody reads. After months of work, and based on the previous work of [Clifford Wolf] and [Mathias Lasser], there is a fully open source Verilog to bitstream development tool chain for the Lattice iCE40LP, with support for more devices in the works. Last March, we saw the reverse engineering of the Lattice ICE40 bitstream, but this is a far cry from a…
  • Otherworldy CAD Software Hails From A Parallel Universe

    Joshua Vasquez
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    The world of free 3D-modeling software tends to be grim when compared to the expensive professional packages. Furthermore, 3D CAD modeling software suggestions seem to throw an uproar when new users seek open-source or inexpensive alternatives. Taking a step apart from the rest, [Matt] has developed his own open-source CAD package with a spin that inverts the typical way we do CAD. Antimony is a fresh perspective on 3D modeling. In contrast to Blender’s “free-form sculpting” and Solidworks’ sequential extrudes and cuts, Antimony invites you to break down your model…
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: A 3D Mapping Drone

    Brian Benchoff
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Quadcopters show a world of promise, and not just in the mediums of advertising and flying Phantoms over very large crowds. They can also be used for useful things, and [Sagar]’s entry for The Hackaday Prize does just that. He’s developing a 3D mapping drone for farmers, miners, students, and anyone else who would like high-resolution 3D maps of their local terrain. Most high-end mapping and photography work done with quadcopters these days uses heavy DSLRs to record the images that are brought back to the base station to be stitched into a 3D image. While this works, those GoPros…
  • Caption CERN Contest – Dr. Frankenstein would be proud

    Adam Fabio
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Week 16 of the Caption CERN Contest just flew by, but not without sparking some cosmic comic genius in the minds of everyone who wrote a comment. Thanks to everyone who entered! If you followed last week’s blog post, you already know that this image isn’t an early POV display, or some sort of strange data display technique. It’s actually a spark chamber. Spark chambers use high voltage and noble gases to create a visible trail of cosmic rays. Since this image is dated 1979, well after spark chambers were used for hard science, we’re guessing it was part of a…
  • Avago Buys Broadcom For $37 Billion

    Brian Benchoff
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The economy is doing well, and that means companies are spending money. Companies in the chip business are in fact businesses, and spending money to them means acquisitions and mergers. The latest such deal is Avago Technologies buying Broadcom for $37 Billion USD – the largest deal ever made in the semiconductor industry. The products made by these two companies aren’t usually found in stock at Adafruit, Sparkfun, or in the BOMs on Hackaday.io, but that doesn’t mean these chips aren’t extremely popular in the industry. Avago has a huge catalog of RF goodies and a…
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    Stain Removal Blog - A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

  • Best Natural Homemade Ant Killer Recipe

    14 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Here's how to get rid of ants quickly using the best natural homemade ant killer recipe.
  • Formula 409 Cleaner Reviews And Uses

    15 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Here's my collection of reviews from readers of Formula 409 all purpose cleaner, and two separate readers said that in addition to cleaning with it they also use it for laundry stains. I always caution people to be cautious with these alternative uses, but I am curious if anyone else has tried it and if it works for them?
  • Ivory Snow Detergent Reviews & Experiences

    10 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Here are quite a few Ivory Snow detergent reviews and uses provided by readers, and one from myself as well. I will confess this is my favorite gentle detergent, but I haven't been able to find it in stores recently.
  • Murphy's Oil Soap Reviews And Uses

    10 Mar 2015 | 7:58 pm
    How do you clean your hardwood floors? Many readers use Murphy Oil Soap, and I've gathered a lot of reviews for it at the link. However, this product isn't just for wood floors, but can also be used in many other ways and the article also suggests several of them as told to me by readers. How do you use this product?
  • Orange Glo Wood Floor Cleaner & Polish Reviews: Mixed To Negative

    7 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hardwood floors are quite an investment, and they require special care to keep them looking their best. Many people have tried Orange Glo wood floor cleaner {4 in 1}, which is both a cleaner and polish, in hopes that it would really make their hardwood floors look great, just as the commercials promise. Unfortunately, many readers who've taken the time to write in reviews for this product with me feel it definitely doesn't live up to its hype. Have you used this product? If so, tell me what you think of it, and also what you do like to use for cleaning and polishing your hardwood floors.
 
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    alure.com

  • Make your home safe for parents

    Salvatore Ferro
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Whether for financial, health or social reasons, many people are choosing to have their parents or other adults move in with them. Homes with multiple generations living under the same roof are becoming increasingly popular, and can be a fun and mutually beneficial living arrangement. However, when you decide for your parents to move in, there are a number of safety concerns you should consider. Whether your parents are disabled, suffering from an illness or simply getting older, falls, slips and trips can become serious problems. Here are a few changes that you can make to your home to…
  • How To Replace Cracked Or Missing Grout In 60 Seconds

    alure
    22 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    How To Replace Cracked Or Missing Grout In 60 Seconds Few things are as annoying as staring at cracked or missing grout from your tiles. In this episode of 60 Second Fix with Doug Cornwell, he shows us how to fix these cracks like a pro in just a matter of minutes. 1. If you don’t have extra grout laying around, match the grout from your local hardware store to the existing grout in the tiled area. 2. Pour some of the mix into a paper cup and add enough water to give your mixture the consistency of toothpaste. 3. Dip your finger into the mixture in your cup and spread it over the…
  • 3 tips for designing a modern kitchen on a budget

    Salvatore Ferro
    19 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
    When you undertake a kitchen remodeling remodeling or renovation project, the two most important factors are your vision for the new space and your budget. Your vision will allow you and your designer to create a space that looks and functions exactly as you want. Your budget determines the scope of the project as well as the restrictions and liberties your designer can take. Alure Home Improvements’ kitchen design expert Marilou Arcuri explained that while vision and budget can be at odds at times, your designer can help you create the kitchen you want within your budget. Here are a…
  • Design an idyllic earthy bathroom for your home

    Gina Bonura
    18 May 2015 | 1:47 am
    One of the most exciting parts about a bathroom renovation is that you’re able to add a completely new design to your home. Your new bathroom can blend in directly with the rest of your house’s style or sit separately as a unique theme. A popular bathroom design option is to make your new space a natural, earthy oasis. This room can have all of the comforts and electronics that make a bathroom spa-like or luxurious, but it also takes its design inspiration from nature, in everything from the surfaces to the color scheme. Here are a few factors you’ll want to make sure you…
  • Tips for multigenerational house renovations

    Salvatore Ferro
    13 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    More people are living in multigenerational homes in the U.S. than ever before. In 2012, the Pew Research Center found that about 57 million, or one-fifth of all Americans, are living in multigenerational households – that's about twice as many as in 1980.  In some homes, "boomerang kids" are coming back home after college to live with their parents because of student loan debt and trouble finding a good job.  Another major cause of this multigenerational trend is a rise in older adults, often parents or relatives, moving in for medical or financial reasons.
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    Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials

  • Silent Saturdays… Cinnamon Scrolls

    Violet
    23 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    So James has been promising to write a post on how to make his cinnamon scrolls for over a year now and he never remembers >_>  So for today’s Silent Saturday we’ll make them without words. Direct all complaints and begging for recipes to James please ;DThe post Silent Saturdays… Cinnamon Scrolls appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials.
  • Striped Flip Top Mittens

    Violet
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last year I went on a mitten binge. I made like 4 pairs of flip top mittens in a month. The first pair I made was a going away present for Stef and I based them roughly off this pattern. They were made using light pink from Bendigo Woollen Mills and the red from Fibra Natura Sensationals which was left over from my cardigan.I changed the pattern to make the thumbs flip top as well so they could be used for texting but I wished I had ribbed the edges to make them a little longer too so they could cover up the hole more.I really loved the yarn I used on these but I didn’t love the…
  • Let’s Plan With Cute Stickers!

    Violet
    18 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Note: OMG I didn’t think it would be this popular, more than half the sticker sheets sold out overnight so if you want to get some better be quick! Thank you so much to everyone who has bought them so far!I disappeared for a while there, it was partially because I have just been SO unorganised. I gave up keeping a to do list and my diary was just for appointments for a while. I thought it would make me less stressed to not look at all the things I had to do… but it turned out it just meant I didn’t have a reminder to do them so they never got done >_>So I went to the…
  • Chocolate Dipped Nail Art Tutorial

    Violet
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I can’t believe I haven’t done an nail art tutorial for this look before *_* I’ve worn it so often that I figured I had already done one… but I guess not?This year I’ve been keeping my nails really short again but I’ve started to grow them again recently so I’m  interested in making them pretty again :DSo let’s get going with some chocolate nails!Start off by doing a base coat in a pastel colour. I went with a matte peach this time which was a mistake because it chipped in about 3 seconds flat >_> I love matte polish but it’s so…
  • Crochet Bear Coffee Cozy Tutorial

    Violet
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This bear looks like how I feel >_> Over the weekend our horrible neighbours finally moved out and they had a loud blow out party and trashed their place as a final “suck it” to their landlord. It was loud and late at night and I just want to sleep for about a week now. I don’t really have a lot of energy lately to start with!Instead let’s make a crochet bear coffee cosy :D I’m using a 3mm hook and crocheting with 2 strands of yarn at once to give it a mottled effect.I measured the size off a Starbucks cup holder but I think the Aus sizes are smaller than…
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    Nexus 21

  • 4 Reasons having a TV lift in the Bathroom is a Great Idea

    Nexus 21
    27 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    Have a TV in the living room, the den or the family room? Good. In the bedroom? Great. In the bathroom? Awesome! Having a TV in the bathroom is so much better then you ever thought it could be. Having a TV lift in the bathroom is a step up from there, taking awesome to outright decadent. Here are 4 reasons you really need to put a TV lift in your bathroom right away: Watching TV while soaking in the tub with a glass of wine close to hand and a candle burning is sooooo fun. Don’t knock it unless you’ve tried it! Hint: Seal your TV remote in two double Ziplock freezer bags and float it on…
  • Trends in Interior Design – the Media Room

    Nexus 21
    20 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    As we move further and further into the digital age, we access visual data on so many devices. We have phones, tablets, notebooks, netbooks, laptops and PCs. We can watch movies; stream music videos or YouTube; view special broadcasts, and even see live TV and everything else from almost anywhere, any time. Getting the family together can be more and more difficult as we live our lives glued to a 6 or 12 or 20 inch screen. Media rooms can change that, bringing the whole family together for an enjoyable time. A central location set up for group experiences lets family members leave their…
  • 3 ways to use a TV lift in the Kitchen

    Nexus 21
    13 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Is your kitchen boring or cramped? Trick it out with amazing lifts and find out how much easier it is to get around and use your kitchen. You’ll start spending more time there and enjoying it once it is modified to fit your wants and needs. Start with the addition of an actual TV. Hide the TV in the ceiling or put it in a kitchen island so it rises from the granite and swivels to give you an easy view. You can go as big or small as you need, and opt for eye level whether you are sitting or standing. Tired of having your large counter appliances cluttering your workspace, but hate having to…
  • Architects – Are you taking Advantage of Advances in TV Technology?

    Nexus 21
    6 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    Pretty much every single home in the USA has a TV. In some homes, nearly every single room in use has a TV! In addition to the actual hardware of the television set, most homes also have cable boxes, subscriptions, devices, cords and cables connected to the TV. This is a great time to be an architect, with the “Smart Home” finally becoming a reality for more and more lucky homeowners each year. From home automation to home security to home entertainment, there are dozens of ways you can design a new home with plenty of extra amenities thanks to modern tech. Start with a fully wired home…
  • 7 Ideas for TV Viewing in the Bedroom

    Nexus 21
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Do you like watching TV in the bedroom? Here are some ideas to make that activity even more fun! Set up your room to make TV watching comfortable. Extra pillows or wedges on the bed make for a comfy movie time, or if there is room you can set up a pair of recliners. Have somewhere to put the drinks and snacks. Seriously. A movie without snacks isn’t worth it! Have some plan to protect the duvet. A beach towel works. This catches stray pieces of popcorn and splutters of cola if you take a sip at the wrong moment during a comedy. DVR it. Commercials are no fun! A DVR could be your best…
 
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    Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

  • Determining Costs to Build a New Home: A reader question

    armchairbuilder
    14 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    An owner builder reached out to us this week asking how our products would help in determining the price for his new home.  Determining the cost for a new build is one of the biggest questions people have when venturing into a new home build.  The good news is Armchair Builder was created to provide [...]
  • Builder Leaves Property Owners with Unfinished Homes

    armchairbuilder
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The choice to become an owner builder, general contracting your own home, is not an easy one.  But there is one thing for sure…if you do decide to go with a full service builder/general contractor, you still aren’t guaranteed good results.  Recently a group of customers in Sarasota Florida experienced this difficult lesson.  The builder [...]
  • More Reasons to Become an Owner Builder

    armchairbuilder
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    House prices and rent continue to rise as inflation is muted in the U.S., adding to the reasons one might want to become an owner builder.  By taking on the general contractor role for their own home, it’s possible to avoid paying the ever increasing monthly rent that does nothing but line the pockets of [...]
  • How Many People Built Their Own Home in 2014?

    armchairbuilder
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    If you are visiting Armchair Builder for the first time you may be asking yourself, “exactly how many people built their own home in 2014?”  After all, it can be a complicated, time consuming endeavor that many people aren’t prepared to handle.  To answer this question we take a look at the latest U.S. Census [...]
  • Kitchen Design Ideas

    armchairbuilder
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    With a carefully thought out kitchen design you can create a fully functional, custom look at an affordable price.  For this small kitchen, we needed to maximize the use of the space to make things work.  In order to accomplish this, we pulled out all the secrets from the kitchen design books.  Here we will [...]
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    An Oregon Cottage

  • Kitchen Tip Video: Easy Way to Stir Natural Peanut Butter

    Jami
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This next short video on how to easily stir natural peanut butter in our You Tube series of easy kitchen tips again highlights an oldie-but-goodie around here. Meaning, I posted about it years ago (see it here, with all my cost savings, extra tips and more wordiness…), and still use this every time I open […] The post Kitchen Tip Video: Easy Way to Stir Natural Peanut Butter appeared first on An Oregon Cottage. Thank you for subscribing! ***Here is the link to your FREE eBook:*** CLICK HERE for the PDF version of Seasonal Dinner Menus eBook to view in your browser {or right-click…
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    U me and the kids

  • SPLATOON| Nintendo’s Squid, Inking Shoot-em up ever!

    rachelhirst
    29 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    U me and the kids Splatoon Review Splatoon is Nintendo’s first venture into the massive genre of Shooters and did they ever make a ‘Splat’ with Splatoon! Splatoon is a colourful shooter where the player assumes the role of an Inkling, humanoid Squids which can turn into their more primordial form of squid. This provides a beginner friendly play style with […] The post SPLATOON| Nintendo’s Squid, Inking Shoot-em up ever! is an article from http://umeandthekids.com. U,ME AND THE KIDS is a UK Lifestyle & UK Parenting Blog - which features articles for people who love…
  • Women love the Dad Bod! This man ain’t changing..

    rachelhirst
    29 May 2015 | 1:34 am
    U me and the kids Ok, So I am writing this post on behalf of the guys out there who really don’t care about being categorised with a dad bod….  If it’s not bad enough that most men have been aiming to achieve a physique of a god, then along comes the reality that most ladies don’t give a toss! […] The post Women love the Dad Bod! This man ain’t changing.. is an article from http://umeandthekids.com. U,ME AND THE KIDS is a UK Lifestyle & UK Parenting Blog - which features articles for people who love Lifestyle tips and Parenting Guidance.
  • Summer Picnicking: The Essentials!

    rachelhirst
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    U me and the kids Long, hot summer days spent at the beach or in the park are probably as relaxing as it gets, and if you’re going to be spending some family time outdoors you’ll definitely need some sustenance. Food and drinks are of course a prerequisite but don’t forget the other essentials that will ensure your day remains […] The post Summer Picnicking: The Essentials! is an article from http://umeandthekids.com. U,ME AND THE KIDS is a UK Lifestyle & UK Parenting Blog - which features articles for people who love Lifestyle tips and Parenting Guidance.
 
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    Movearoo Moving Blog

  • Affordable Ways to Spruce Up Your New Backyard

    Jonathan Deesing
    18 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Now that summer is upon us, it’s the perfect time to get outside and spruce up that barren backyard to give some final touches on your new home. A backyard project doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you’re willing to get your hands a little dirty and test out your ingenuity. Here are ten affordable, DIY ways to decorate your new yard. Tiki Wine Torches This one’s especially great for the wine lovers out there. You can use your leftover bottles to create your own personal Hawaiian luau full of recycled Tiki torches. The bottles don’t have to be from wine – anything…
  • 5 Steps to Wall Mounting Your Flat Screen

    Christine DiMaria
    4 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Whether you want your TV on the wall for aesthetic purposes or you need to get rid of your television stand, a wall mount will help you do so. This helpful guide will assist you in mounting your TV, so it’s safe and will look appealing in your home. 1. Purchase a Wall Mount Buy a wall mount at any larger retailer. Electronic stores will also have them. Look for one that’s specifically made for your television. It needs to be able to hold your size and weight of television to keep your TV from falling off your wall and breaking. 2. Decide the Location Determine a location for your…
  • Putting Home Spun Stain Removers to the Test

    Victoria Blackburn
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Stains happen. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when or where they will happen, so it’s good to know whether those home spun stain removers can get out those pesky stains before they set in. There are plenty of stain removal products on the market, but there is no guarantee that you’ll find one in your cupboard when you knock over your glass of red wine on a Friday evening, or get grease on your favorite jeans while tuning up your bike. The following five home stain removers have been proven time and again to get the stains out. Aspirin After a hard work out, most people…
  • 4 Tips for Hanging Your Decor

    Christine DiMaria
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Your home comes to you as a blank canvas. You’re responsible for giving it the personal finishing touches that make it comfortable, familiar, and reflective of you. We can help you add these decorations without causing damage to your home and the decorations themselves. Selecting a Nail It’s important to select the correct nail because a nail that’s not meant to handle the weight of your artwork could equal the demise of your frame. Usually you can use a standard finishing nail to hang your photos or artwork. These tend to look inconspicuous and don’t leave large holes…
  • 5 Moving Scams You Need to Know

    Christine DiMaria
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    In today’s world, people are out to make a quick buck even if that means taking advantage of others. These shady con artists stoop to any level to swindle you, especially when you’re most vulnerable. If you don’t want to be another victim when you’re moving, you should check out this list of moving scams that you might not know about. 1. Cubic Foot Price Don’t allow a company to give you an estimate based on the amount of cubic feet of possessions you’re moving. When the company informs you that they’re going to measure the area of your stuff, they…
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    The Ribbon Retreat Blog

  • Lace and Ribbon Rustic USA Flag

    The Ribbon Retreat
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Can you believe that the 4th of July is coming and coming quickly? I am SO very excited. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and makes me so very proud to be an American! I love the sea of red, white and blue that floods our homes, stores, streets and all […]
  • Ribbon Topiary, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    28 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Welcome, welcome to YouTube Thursday! Like I have said many times before…I LOVE projects that showcase The Ribbon Retreat’s amazing ribbon in many different ways…like hair bows, hair accessories AND other fabulous ribbon projects that don’t go in your hair but on your entryway table or hanging on your wall instead! Regardless of the project…I […]
  • How To Make An Inside Out Hair Bow

    The Ribbon Retreat
    26 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    One of my favorite things about my job is being able to create super cute bows with amazing ribbon and today, I am going to share yet another hair bow with you and this bow is one of my favorites! This cute bow is found on The Ribbon Retreat’s TOTT Hair Bow Instructions, on our […]
  • DIY Bicycle Basket Liner, 2nd Blogger Competition #4

    The Ribbon Retreat
    25 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    We have reached the final day of our 2nd Blogger Competition. Can you believe it has already been a month since this fun Spring competition started? I am so excited to share our final project with you, because it is so cute! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe is sharing the most adorable Bicycle Basket Liner […]
  • Mini Ribbon Pom Poms

    The Ribbon Retreat
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    There is always a reason to scream out a great big Wahoo! and to bring out adorable Pom Poms…right?!? Even when you have a horrible day, you can always find a little something within the day to cheer for, and today Emily from The Benson Street is giving us a big reason to cheer with […]
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    Get Your Tips

  • How to Prevent Common Furniture Buying Mistakes

    author
    22 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    Furniture is a big ticket item and it’s something you use for a long period of time. Hence, it’s imperative that you should do thorough research before investing in a piece of furniture. Buying wrong furniture is not only colossal waste of money and time, but a huge liability on your home décor as well. Therefore, if you’re buying furniture for the first time, it’s extremely important to learn and prevent some of the most common furniture buying blunders. Don’t make the following furniture shopping mistakes: Don’t Forget to Measure Your Furniture It might sound silly but in…
  • How to Add Custom Fonts in Gmail

    author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Can you to add more fonts in Gmail? Technically, the answer is NO but if luckily, there’s a small work-around to use different fonts to Gmail. Gmail is arguably the most popular email client we use for our day today communications today. Google is always hard at work, making every effort to improve the experience of their users. Therefore, the teams at Gmail constantly keep adding some or the other features to their email service in order to make it even more interesting and user-friendly for their users. For those of us who are savvier than others, we tend to dig deeper into the features…
  • 5 Simple Ways to Cure Cough and Cold

    author
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    A normal cold comes with a simple tickle in the throat or with a sneeze. And then it makes life miserable for a couple of days.  We feel achy and feverish all day long. The uneasiness due to running nose and sore throat just seems to stay forever. And sometimes it gives us irritable cough towards its end. So to do away with cold, we buy medicines and cough syrups .But how about trying some natural ways to get rid of this! The Nature always has solutions to all our problems. Cold and cough are no exceptions. You can always find some simple natural ingredients inside your kitchen itself and…
  • How to Decorate Your Bedroom on a Budget

    author
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    A bedroom is not just a room where you only come to sleep; rather it is your own world in your home. A place that gives you comfort and some space for yourself. When you need some time alone because your day has been busy and rough, it’s your bedroom that pampers you and soothes your stress. A bedroom is always your personal space. It protects your privacy. However a beautiful bedroom becomes the first source of inspiration when you wake up in the morning. A fine looking bedroom always gives a fresh approach. So let’s have a look on some of the easy-buy things that fill your bedroom with…
  • How to Buy a Dresser

    author
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    A dresser plays an important role in dressing up the interior of our house.  It not only gives us some personal space to store our stuff but also, adds grace to our place. In fact it is always proved to be an ideal storage unit and a beautiful addition to your home décor. You can put it in your bedroom and fix a beautiful mirror on it or place it in the living room, to beautify the appearance of your house. But there are some factors that you always need to think upon before buying a dresser. A careful consideration on a few aspects would make it a best buy. Fix your budget and visit a…
 
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    The DIY Helpers

  • Six Essential Home Improvements Before Selling your Home

    6 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    We all love those home improvement shows where someone buys a wreck of a house for next to nothing, makes some clever renovations and then sells it for a fortune. When it comes to our own homes though we can be blind to their faults, and it can be hard to know what sort of improvements are worth doing to sell your home, and which are not worth the money. DeclutteringThe first and most effective home improvement is the one which costs the least money. If your home is crammed with ornaments, pictures and family photos, it can be hard for prospective buyers to imagine what it might be like with…
  • Driving in the Snow

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Over the past few years our winters have been wet rather than Arctic, but every time we get heavy snow there are tales of drivers stranded for hours on the motorways, or who get involved in crashes because they are unprepared for the winter conditions. Driving in fog, snow or ice is not part of the driving test, so as a driver it’s your responsibility to make sure you are properly prepared and know how to react if you are caught in a sudden snowfall.Be Prepared Weather forecasts are far more accurate now than they were even five years ago, so if you switch on the evening news to see snow is…
  • Heating a Chilly Bathroom

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Even in a centrally heated home, getting the temperature in the bathroom correct can be tricky. The window often needs to be left open for ventilation, and because of the restrictions on using electricity in bathrooms you can’t just plug in an electric heater as you would elsewhere in the house. If you’re feeling the chill in your bathroom this winter don’t despair; there are a few options which will help you make everything a bit warmer.Underfloor HeatingCredit: H. RaabIt’s not really practical to consider installing underfloor heating in your bathroom unless you are having other…
  • How to Avoid Injury While Shovelling Snow

    12 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Shovelling snow is one of those thankless tasks that simply must be done no matter how much we’d like to pretend otherwise. The fact is that it’s hard work and all too often those of us who have spent a lot of time the previous day clearing paths, wake up to find that Mother Nature has been out and about whilst we’re sleeping and done her worst yet again - so the whole sorry task has to be repeated! If you live in an area where the roads are not cleared by the authorities then you will know just how important shovelling snow can be, especially for those people who have mobility issues.
  • 13 Must-Know Mould Busting Tricks

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Mould or mold? However you spell it it’s undoubtedly one of the most irritating things that can happen in your bathroom. If left untreated it can spread like wildfire and you’ll end up with a major problem on your hands, so getting rid of it should be a priority when it comes to bathroom care.We recently covered how to first prevent mould and how to tackle it if you’ve already got it. We are, however, aware that there are many more methods to tackling a bathrooms worst nightmare, so Ant decided to use the ease of the DIY lovers website Hometalk to create a board featuring 13 different…
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    Moonshine Distillers Blog

  • Can Tequila Really Benefit Your Health?

    Amy Huff
    19 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    Continuing the commemoration of Cinco de Mayo and the history of tequila, scientists have tentatively shown some health benefits of tequila.  Of course, the old adage “everything in moderation” comes to mind, but nonetheless, natural sugars found in tequila, known as agavins, do have an upside. As mentioned in the last post, tequila is derived from the blue agave plant, largely grown in Mexico.  As long as you are drinking 100% pure agave tequila, the following health perks may benefit you: 1)  The “agavina” (natural sugar of the agave plant) boosts insulin production…
  • Celebrating Cinco de Mayo: The History of Tequila

    Amy Huff
    2 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    This Cinco de Mayo, tap into your south-of-the-border roots and celebrate a country that birthed one of America’s favorite beverages: tequila.  Native to the land of Mexico and distilled from the agave plant, tequila originally offered more than a fiery, throat-burning spirit; the leaves of the plant were once woven into mats, clothing, and paper, and it also served as a nutrient-rich brew called pulque. A man whose name sounds familiar to most readers first utilized a license to manufacture tequila in 1758; his name was Jose Antonio Cuervo.  From the time he secured a parcel of…
  • Make Your Mama Pleased as Punch This Mother’s Day

    Amy Huff
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Who says you can only drink cider in the winter time?  If your mother is sweet and a little bit tangy, then this sparkling pear cider recipe is the perfect drink for her!  Plus, with summertime right around the corner, this beverage serves as a last hurrah to the cold weather season, right in time for Mother’s Day.  Invite your mom over for a Mother’s Day brunch and treat her to one of these delicious beverages, or experiment with other ideas.  For the pear-cider sparkler, start with 2 cups of chilled pear nectar (sounds good already!); then mix in 2 cups of sparkling…
  • Spring Drinks for Everyone!

    Amy Huff
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    Burgers, friends, and a warm spring day calls for a backyard BBQ. Do you know what to serve the kids but are struggling to make something interesting for the adults? Now is the time to break out that micro beer you’ve been dying to show off to your friends or the tequila you know your friends will love! If you don’t have a liquor still to brew up that special tequila, then you are in luck because Moonshine Distiller’s still has liquor stills for sale. For those who like something on the stronger side and not too fruity, try this drink: Light or regular beer A shot of tequila and triple…
  • Where Does the Still Go?

    Amy Huff
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    You’re really excited about your still coming in the mail – so excited that you haven’t thought of where to put it. You could do a quick set up in the kitchen or the family bathroom, but since you’ll probably want to be doing this for the long haul, it might be good to sit down and consider where the best place is to set up your stainless distiller. Easy to get to Fortunately, we’re not talking about the size of commercial alcohol distilling equipment here. An in-home alcohol still kit or liquor still kit shouldn’t take much more room than a 6’ by 6’ square. Think of a place…
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  • Construction Site Safety Tips

    Steve Sagovac
    28 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Worried about the safety on your construction site? There are so many hazards that it can be hard to keep up with everything all of the time. The best thing you can do to ensure safety is use common sense and have strong communication skills. Below are some safety tips to help protect the workers on your construction site. Have High-Quality Equipment It’s not surprising to hear that faulty equipment can bring about injury. Older tools are also more likely to have malfunctions. Overheating can cause burns or, in extreme cases, even start fires. Construction sites need to ensure everyone is…
  • Tips for Buying Welding Equipment

    Steve Sagovac
    26 May 2015 | 1:06 am
    Welding is the practice of fusing two metals together by heating them at their melting point. Most people probably haven’t considered how much of the world around them is welded. But without the practice of welding, there would be no cars on the roads, and many of the fences, gates and buildings we see wouldn’t exist. Whether for the home handyman or the professional welder, the major concern when buying welding equipment should be to buy the right gear for the job at hand. Choosing a welder simply because it has the right price tag could end up being quite a mistake. You need to make…
  • How to Cut Popsicle Sticks

    Steve Sagovac
    16 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    I came across an interesting little problem the other day while working on a project for my daughter. I was making a model stable, and wanted to have the cool barn doors that were split in half. They are actually called “Dutch Doors“. Also I wanted the back of the doors to have the angled brace showing, just like in real barn doors. To get the look I wanted, popsicle sticks ( or Paddle Pop sticks, as we call them in Australia) were the material of choice. However as soon as I started, I had problem. I wasn’t sure what tool to use to cut them. How to Cut Popsicle Sticks First…
  • Timber & Working with Wood Show 2015 – Coming Soon

    Steve Sagovac
    15 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    The Timber & Working with Wood Show 2015 is coming. Every year for the past 10 or so years, I have made the trip to the Timber & Working with Wood Show, with my dad and brother-in-law. I must admit I don’t always look forward to going, but it does end up being quite a good day just hanging out and looking at power tools. This year will be a bit different. I plan on writing about the show on this site. I’ll take a long a few business cards (after I design and print them) and ask around at the stands if they have any new products worth mentioning and just on anything that I…
  • Websites for Tradesmen – A convenient solution

    Steve Sagovac
    6 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    As I mention in my about page, even though I am a carpenter by trade and I am still regularly on the tools, my daytime job is a web developer. So it only make sense that one day I would combine the two skills. It took a while to figure out what I should do, apart from this site of course. But after speaking with a couple of mates in the trades, it seemed like what is lacking out there is a simple website solution for small trade businesses (e.g. 1 man working from home like an electrician, plumber or handyman). Something that is hassle free and affordable. The other thing that came up is that…
 
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  • Settling the Score About Anniversaries

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Who remembers their anniversary better, men or women? The post Settling the Score About Anniversaries appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • 45 Easy Make-Ahead Meal Recipes

    Erica Daniels
    14 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Imagine having a home-cooked meal on the table every night, but only spending a few hours a month in the kitchen. That’s the secret of … Read More The post 45 Easy Make-Ahead Meal Recipes appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • DIY Cupcake Bouquet for Mother’s Day

    Piera Jolly
    5 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    For a unique (and delicious) twist on the traditional gift, this Mother’s Day, how about giving her a cupcake bouquet? The post DIY Cupcake Bouquet for Mother’s Day appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • The Essential Herb & Food Pairing Guide

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    Incorporate fresh flavors into your cooking with an herb garden. Find new inspiration by pairing the 13 most commonly grown herbs with their ideal foods. The post The Essential Herb & Food Pairing Guide appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • What Makes Moms Awesome?

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:45 am
    To celebrate Mother's Day, we asked how much people cherish their mothers. Find out what they said. The post What Makes Moms Awesome? appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
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  • Knife review – Mora Bushcraft

    henkeb
    28 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Recently my old knife gave up. It was a very cheap knife that served me well for a long time. This time instead of buying a new cheap knife I did some research and found the Mora Bushcraft. I don’t believe a total apocalypse is coming but it’s always a good idea to keep some gear for difficult times. Much of the gear targeted to preppers and survivalists is probably really overpriced and could be found elsewhere for less money and with higher quality. A knife is one such thing. There are a plethora of brands and models and it is hard for me (which has no overwhelming interest in…
  • Planting chives from seeds

    henkeb
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Since my chili plants (part 1 and part 2) don’t require much attention besides watering I decided to extend my garden plant collection with chives. Chives is a nice herb and is commonly used in french and swedish cooking. Beside being easy to grow, it don’t loose much taste when you freeze the herb. When planting from seeds it seems that using small greenhouse is a common tip for success. In this case I found a package with seeds, planting soil and a plastic container that act as a greenhouse.     So I began with planting the seeds about half an inch down in the soil. I…
  • Planting chili from seeds pt. 2

    henkeb
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    It’s now been exactly three months since I planted the chili seeds. For a novice, the result is amazing! In my previous post, Planting chili from seeds pt. 1, I described how I used the chili seeds from last year to hopefully get some new plants this year. Most of the seeds resulted in a plant. It has now been three months since I planted the seeds and all plants are growing like crazy. As you can see, the plants are now flowering and I expect there will be some chili fruits pretty soon. Since I didn’t have enough pots for each plant I put two or more plants in some of the pots.
  • Healthy walks and collecting things

    henkeb
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    I like to collect things. It could be to browse through a pile of crap in hope of finding that special stamp or coin. It could also be picking mushrooms or trying to catch fish. I also like (the idea of) living healthy. Recently I’ve tried to combine the two – business with pleasure. Taking long walks is a nice way to get more energy and reducing stress. But I am a bit restless and can sometimes be bored on my walks. So recently I’ve started to try turning my head in directions I don’t normally look. There is often much to see that you normally would just ignore. Where…
  • Planting chili from seeds pt. 1

    henkeb
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Last summer I bought a nice chili plant that brought me a lot of chili fruits. I dried the fruits and this year I decided to plant some of the seeds. This is my chili planting experiment part one. The fruits were red, small and had a very strong taste. Last year the plant produced about 50-60 chili fruits and I saved most of them by just letting them dry in the window sill. When they were completely dry I put them into a cupboard and left them there (dark and room tempered). Now it’s been about seven months and I wanted to see if I could get some more plants from the chili seeds. First…
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  • Competition: Win 1 of 3 Great Giveaways

    Mike
    25 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Look good and feel great this summer with the latest eSpares competition, simply enter your email address when the pop-up entry form appears. How to Enter: You can enter the competition by one of these 3 options... 1) Enter via the pop-up entry form 2) Enter via our Facebook page 3) If for any reason the pop-up entry box does not appear or you do not have a Facebook account, please enter your email address into the comments below and we'll enter you into the competition this way, your email address will not be published. For full Terms & Conditions please Download our Terms and…
  • 37 Effective Personal Care Tips to Help You Look Good & Feel Good

    Mike
    22 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Dick Bryant once said “When you feel good about yourself it carries over into your everyday life. If you can look in the mirror and like yourself, that’s the greatest feeling in the world” – and to help you look and feel good, we’ve compiled a list of easy yet effective personal care tips. A Whiter Smile – A cuppa a day is beneficial for our teeth, helping achieve a whiter smile. Become Beard Free – Let your skin wake up to avoid cuts when shaving. Ladies, Hair Today...Gone Tomorrow – Shaving will become 60% easier if you shower first. Have a Good Hair Day – Flat beer will…
  • Why Pay To Have Your Car Cleaned?

    Mike
    12 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    8 out of 10 British drivers are too lazy to wash their own cars, according to a survey, with 78% of respondents stating they opt to have their car washed by someone else because they do a better job. Yet paying to have your car cleaned can be expensive and a waste of money, especially when the showroom sparkle can be achieved with relative ease at home, by cleaning it yourself. Product Choice is Key: When it comes to washing your car, the products you use will define the finished look, and whilst it may seem cost-effective in the short term never use household products to clean your car.
  • Stop Wasting Money – Fix it Yourself

    Mike
    7 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    Our homes are full of appliances, all of which make our everyday lives easier. But on occasions, these can develop faults. When this happens, you have a few choices available to you... Contact a qualified engineer to repair the appliance Repair the appliance yourself The cost of having your appliance repaired by a qualified engineer can prove expensive. In fact, a survey of qualified domestic appliance repair engineers carried out by Which magazine in 2012 highlighted the typical cost quoted to supply and fit a pump on a washing machine or a dishwasher were close to £90 for little more than…
  • 3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Washing Machine Clean and Fresh

    Mike
    5 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    A common issue for many households is a smelly washing machine. But, there’s no reason why yours should suffer this fate, especially when keeping it clean and fresh is as easy as following the advice below.  Stop Dirt Building in Your Soap Drawer: Take a quick glance inside the soap drawer of your washing machine. Is there a layer of black mould? If so, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that this is a contributing factor to the unpleasant odours. But it’s something which can be easily rectified. Simply remove the soap drawer from the washing machine and place it in a bowl of…
 
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  • Sweater Recycle : Rebel Alliance Elbow Patches

    Stephanie
    19 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    I am pretty sure I am cold blooded, I mean I am only warm when its about 80 degrees, and that's tough for someone from Colorado. On top of that I sit at a desk all day with an unregulated thermometer, all day I put on and take off my sweater, it might make me look slightly crazy, oh well it works for me. So when one of my favorite sweaters developed a hole in the sleeve from my sharp ass elbows, I decided I couldn't bare to part with it and realized I could just add some cute elbow patches, and boy did I deliver. Even though I don’t have a picture of it (my bad) I did have a giant hole in…
  • Kitchen Table Crafts : Soot Sprite Center Piece

    Stephanie
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    Susuwatari (Japanese ,; "wandering soot"), also called Makkuro kurosuke (; "pitch-black assistant"), is the name of a fictitious yōkai which was devised by Hayao Miyazaki, drawn by Studio Ghibli, known from the famous anime-productions My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away where, in the former, they are identified as "black soots" in early subtitles, as "dust bunnies" in the Streamline Pictures English dub,12 and as "soot sprites" or gremlins in the later English dubbed version. - WikipediaMy first encounter with Soot Sprites or "pitch-black assistants" (that's such a bad-ass name) was in…
  • Crochet Cowl : Hunger Games Catching Fire

    Stephanie
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    To say I am a newbie at crocheting was absolutely true, until I decided to be ambitious and tackle the cowl Katniss wear while in district 13 in Hunger Games Catching Fire.  The second I saw her wearing that I knew I had to either buy it or make it, just like everyone else. For Christmas I crocheted about 12 infinity scarves for my friends and family, so I figured all the hours of mindless half double crocheting to Gossip Girl would totally pay off. Now its not as hard as I'm making it seem, but it was for me because I altered the pattern a bit. In the pattern I have, the…
  • Reasons my Wedding Rocked: Ceremony Lego Heart

    Stephanie
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Before I got married everyone told me I would hardly remember my wedding because I wouldn't have that much fun, running around trying to say hello to everyone, or just being generally overwhelmed I guess. Well my wedding was the exact opposite! I had so much fun, and one of the things I loved most that my husband and I did, was instead of pouring sand or lighting a candle to "signify your union" we decided to build a Lego heart together.  facebook.com/timkim We love Legos, to date we have built Hagrid's Hut from Harry Potter, the Ghostbuster's car, the Slave 1 and more. So…
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