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  • Easy DIY Photo Backdrop Idea: Simple Cardboard and Fabric, Easy to Use and Store

    Thrift Core
    Van
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Right now I'm in the midst of re-branding, taking photos for my new project and doing other product photos for a client. (If you need product photos or web work, contact me, I'd love to help!) I'm loving the idea of having a bunch of photo backdrops to select from on-hand and ready-to-go for taking pictures. Ideally, I'd have a huge industrial warehouse to spread and work in, but since I work from my apartment, I need to make backdrops that are easy to fold up and put away after use. Etsy has a wide selection of beautiful ones that I'll likely invest in eventually, but making your own is free…
  • How to Install Board and Batten Wainscoting (White Painted Square over Rectangle Pattern)

    One Project Closer
    Fred
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    For the last few months, we’ve been contemplating how to spruce up our relatively small upstairs hallway (below). We had installed wainscoting in our prior home’s living room, and thought that might add the visual interest we were looking for here. Then, inspired by Wilker Do’s recent board and batten video tutorial, I started gathering ideas on Pinterest for an elegant but simple design that could take this space up a notch. We settled on a 48″ high square-over-rectangle  board and batten design. We didn’t find anything exactly like it on…
  • Batman

    Instructables: exploring - workshop - popular
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    When I did the LED Light box project I bought a couple of sets of LED's. This set has the remote and is RGB not white which means they can change colours.Cut out your image you wish to have back lit from the LED's. I used a scroll saw but depending on your image you choose you could use a jigsaw or ...By: Wacky_WoodWorksContinue Reading »
  • Octopus Plush

    Instructables: exploring - living - featured
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Simple tutorial to make a cute octopus plushiePattern link: - http://www.mediafire.com/?lrg1kh39xbjlfqb___________________________________________________________Facebook Page :- https://www.facebook.com/sabstacreations Instructables :- https://www.facebook.com/sabstacreations Twitter :- https...By: SabstaContinue Reading »
  • 4 Things Utah Businesses Need to Know About Commercial Tile Flooring

    Flooristics
    Flooristics staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    When it comes to durability and beauty, few choices can match commercial tile flooring. Commercial tile flooring is extremely tough and impermeable, making it highly resistant to wear and tear. It’s also resistant to moisture and stains, which means that commercial tile flooring will look great for many years with just the standard maintenance required. As an added bonus, tile flooring is environmentally friendly, and doesn’t require harsh chemicals for cleaning, finishing or sealing. If your company is considering commercial tile flooring in some, part or all of your workplace, here are…
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  • 4 Things Utah Businesses Need to Know About Commercial Tile Flooring

    Flooristics staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    When it comes to durability and beauty, few choices can match commercial tile flooring. Commercial tile flooring is extremely tough and impermeable, making it highly resistant to wear and tear. It’s also resistant to moisture and stains, which means that commercial tile flooring will look great for many years with just the standard maintenance required. As an added bonus, tile flooring is environmentally friendly, and doesn’t require harsh chemicals for cleaning, finishing or sealing. If your company is considering commercial tile flooring in some, part or all of your workplace, here are…
  • Care and Maintenance of Commercial Tile

    Flooristics staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Tile flooring is durable, low maintenance and extremely attractive, which makes it a good choice for many businesses in a commercial setting. As with any flooring, proper care and maintenance will go a long way toward preserving the look and feel of the commercial tile. It’s also important to properly care for it to minimize the risks of slip and fall accidents and injuries at the workplace. Cleaning Upon Installation The tile flooring will receive its first real cleaning during the installation process. The installer should make sure that there is no grout haze occurring, because that can…
  • Idaho Businesses Need a Flooring Inspector

    Flooristics staff
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:05 am
    As a business owner in Idaho, you want your company to be the best it can be—providing top goods and services to happy customers via satisfied employees. Part of that goal is providing a place where employees can be safe from potential hazards at the workplace. One of the most common workplace accidents in Idaho is a slip and fall, and the injuries that can result from such an accident can have a lifetime impact on the victim. Whether you have an Idaho office, storefront, factory or an entire multi-use building, it’s important to minimize the risks of slips, trips and falls. The good news…
  • Utah Flooring Inspectors and Commercial Hardwood Flooring

    Flooristics staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    Are you considering hardwood flooring for your business or office space? If you are thinking about it or already have it installed, you should engage the services of a Utah flooring inspector to ensure that it is appropriate for the space and installed correctly. A Utah flooring inspector can also test the flooring to make sure that it is safe for the type of foot traffic that will be on it, reducing the risk for slip and fall accidents. Hardwood flooring for commercial businesses is a very popular choice, because wood is naturally strong and brings a unique warmth and style to any area.
  • Utah Flooring Inspectors Also Serve Idaho

    Flooristics staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are a business owner living and working in the Gem State, you may not know that many Utah businesses also serve Idaho. In fact, Flooristics is a Utah flooring inspection business that is happy to provide services for businesses all around the intermountain west, but especially Idaho. Flooristics is an independently owned and operated flooring inspection service with a lot of success and workers with years of experience in the flooring industry. Flooristics is happy to bring all that knowledge right to your Idaho business, whenever it is convenient for you. Of course you know what kind…
 
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    Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

  • New Project: How to Use Cardboard to Prototype Your Projects

    Willy Nicholas
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    There's no need to 3D print a simple shape for a prototype or proof of concept. Just use cardboard! Read more on MAKE The post How to Use Cardboard to Prototype Your Projects appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Solving A Molding Conundrum: How to Really Print Sphere Molds

    Marty Marfin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Learn how to model sphere molds in CAD so that it minimizes undercut. Read more on MAKE The post Solving A Molding Conundrum: How to Really Print Sphere Molds appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Maker Camp: Bring Your Makey!

    Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    We’re revving-up for the launch of our fourth annual Maker Camp on July 6. Maker Camp is where you need to spend your summer. It is for anyone who is interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning, especially kids. You’re invited to join us online or at your local […] Read more on MAKE The post Maker Camp: Bring Your Makey! appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Countdown to the Call for Makers for World Maker Faire New York

    Nick Normal
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    The application deadlines for participating in the 6th annual World Maker Faire New York (September 26/27) are fast approaching. Enter now before it's too late! Read more on MAKE The post Countdown to the Call for Makers for World Maker Faire New York appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • New Project: DIY Mint Tin Backpacking Stove

    creuzerm
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    This mint tin backpacking stove can use a variety of fuels, from denatured alcohol and commercial solid fuel tabs to gathered sticks and wood. It provides lots of flexibility for less than 100 grams (3 1/4 oz). This type of stove is intended primarily for boiling 1-2 cups of water. Editor’s Note: Please use […] Read more on MAKE The post DIY Mint Tin Backpacking Stove appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
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    Ask the Builder

  • July 3, 2015 AsktheBuilder Weekend Warrior

    Tim Carter
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    "Are you doing the roof job yourself?" "Yeah, I needed a project to keep me busy all summer." Howard shook his head vigorously while he chuckled. He undoubtedly thought I was either extreme, insane, or who-knows-what. Howard had just finished loading into his giant SUV with something he had just bought from me on Craigslist. He and his wife are summer residents up here in my town of Meredith, NH. The rest of the year, they live down in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. That's a joke as many, many NH residents fume at lots of the MA residents who come up here in the summer. I've met some…
  • Matching Brick Color

    Tim Carter
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    DEAR TIM: Our house has a free-standing decorative brick wall with an iron gate. In various places, the bricks are crumbling. In some places, the entire face of the brick has come off. I do not have enough replacement bricks to replace the damaged bricks. Must I replace the bricks that are merely crumbling or could sealants and mortar repair preserve them in their present state? I have had three contractors out for estimates and they all say they cannot match the brick, mostly because it is oversize. What would you do to solve this problem and prevent future brick disintegration? Boyd B.
  • June 23, 2015 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

    Tim Carter
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    Summer's here! It's official. The summer solstice was a few days ago. Now we're experiencing a solar storm that's messing up my amateur radio bands. The solar storm, however, is creating some great auroras in the night sky for some in the USA, so if it's clear at night, go out and look north! I worked on the train this past weekend for the storied Laconia Bike Week, but the traffic was way down. You may have responded to me about wanting to see my colorful bow tie and my new tattoo. CLICK HERE to see both! CLICK HERE for a Walk Through Checklist!   Water Bottle Review With me working up…
  • Driveway Repair

    Tim Carter
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    Cheri Bednarck lives in  McAlester, OK. She's got a driveway issue and needs a repair. Here's what she told me: "My property sits on a sandbar. My driveway has been cracking and slipping for years. During the latest downpour a large undermining area has washed a lot of the sand between the driveway and the street. Here's the washout on Cheri's driveway. It's easy to fix. Photo credit: Cheri Bednarck Is there a way to fill under the driveway with gravel? I'm trying to avoid a complete new driveway for awhile." Here's my answer: Cheri, yes! Just use large angular rocks about the size of…
  • Galvanized Nails Rust

    Tim Carter
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    DEAR TIM: I'm getting bids on a new roof and some of the roofers want to use a nail gun to install the shingles. Is this a good idea? I've also heard stories about inferior galvanized nails that don't hold up and start to rust soon after being installed. What type of nails would you use when installing shingles on your home and why? How can you tell the difference between different galvanized nails? Cheri B., McAlester, OK DEAR CHERI: Roofing nail guns are mainstream now and accepted by just about every roofing material manufacturer that I know of. It's important the guns drive the nails…
 
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    Home Improvement Made Easy on Doityourself.com

  • BBQ Shopping Guide

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    What kind of grilling do you plan on doing, and where? Once you know the answer to these questions and know your grilling options, you'll know how to make the perfect BBQ grill buying decision. Charcoal - A (Messy) Classic The charcoal grill is a time-honored, traditional BBQ choice. When you want a long-lasting heat with lots of smoke flavor, you get out the charcoal. Charcoal grills get much hotter than gas grills. The fire can get as hot as 500 degrees Fahrenheit, but that's not a benefit when it comes to barbecuing. The perfect barbequed meat is cooked for...
  • Making the Most of Small Spaces

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    We spoke with Reham Fagiri, Co-Founder of AptDeco, about utilizing small spaces and how a DIYer can start elevating their place themselves. AptDeco is an online marketplace for buying and selling quality pre-owned furniture. They offer a complete end-to-end process to bring back the joy of discovering amazing furniture finds. With a trusted and verified community of buyers and sellers, pre-arranged pick up and delivery and a secure payment process, AptDeco is a simple and reliable way to buy and sell great quality lightly-used home furnishings without the hassle. Here at DoItYourself.com, we…
  • The Good Kind of Pests: What to Keep Indoors and Out

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Are you a bug hater? Do all things that creep and crawl give you goosebumps? Contrary to what you may think, not all bugs are bad. In fact, having some bugs in and around your home can actually be highly beneficial. The reality is that only a very small percentage of bugs are considered pests. Here's a short list of five that you may want to change your mind about. 1. Spiders - Disease Control You share your indoor space with spiders even if you don’t know it. Spiders are the most prevalent of indoor bugs and can be so...
  • 5 Common BBQ Mistakes You're Making Right Now

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    It’s that time of year again -- for friends and family to light up the grill, get out the coolers, and gather together for some good grub. While you may have been doing this every summer for years, did you know that you could be making common mistakes while barbequing? Everything you cook turns out delicious enough, sure, but make your grilled meals even tastier and your grill last longer by preventing the following mistakes when barbequing this summer. 1. You Don't Clean Your Grill One of the most common mistakes that people make when cooking on the grill is...
  • Your Summer BBQ: The Best Woods for Smoking Meat

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Now that summer is here, there are few things better than sinking your teeth into a piece of finely smoked meat you cooked on the backyard grill. But with so many choices of wood chips available, from alder and cherry to mesquite and oak, which wood is the top choice for smoking meat? As you may have suspected, the answer isn’t so simple. The ideal wood largely depends on what kind of meat you are cooking. With that in mind, this guide will help you pick out the best wood chips for smoking meat in any occasion. Light Woods In...
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Use "Etc." Correctly

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    You might think that it's easy to use et cetera, which translates to "and others" or, more literally, "and the other things", and is abbreviated as "etc." Surely everyone knows how to use "etc." correctly, right? Well, it's not all straightforward––et cetera can be commonly misspelled, improperly punctuated and even mispronounced! The use of et cetera isn't usually taught in schools or tutoring because it's considered to be just an abbreviation. Regardless, it's important to know how to use it properly. See Step 1 to get started. Steps Use "et cetera" to mean "and so forth" as well as…
  • How to Attract Blue Jays

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Blue jays can be beneficial for the environment due to their proclivity of "planting" seeds and acorns. This, in turn, populates the environment with foliage. Today, you can find blue jays in just about any habitat, although they prefer oak woodlands. While they can be a bit raucous, they will add a beautiful vibrant pop of color to any yard or scene. Steps Building an Attractive Home Build or purchase an open nesting platform. Blue jays are attracted to flat spaces on tree branches or surfaces like window sills. For this reason, they will make good use of a flat nesting platform instead of a…
  • How to Merge Two Households

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Merging two households takes a lot of work, but with careful planning you can make the job easy and even fun. First, do a purge and give away everything you don't really use. Figure out what items you really must keep, and create a new, fresh space with a combination of everyone's most treasured items. Finally, merging two households can involve running things a little differently to coexist well with the people you'll be sharing a home with. Steps Deciding What to Keep Discuss your expectations before you begin. Merging two households might seem like a relatively straightforward task, a…
  • How to Trace Your Ancient Ancestry Through DNA Sampling

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    With the miracles of modern science it is now possible to determine scientifically how some of your earliest ancestors migrated throughout the 60,000 years of human history. This has become possible through a joint effort sponsored by National Geographic and IBM. The existence of genetic markers found in modern peoples has been studied to create a picture of how ancient peoples migrated around the world. Steps Tracing Your Ancestry by Country or Continent Know that Complete DNA tests will tell you ethnic breakdown. By looking at all of your DNA, it can give you a rough percentage of your…
  • How to Be Special

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Who are you? What makes you special? For some people, this can be a great source of anxiety and stress. But being special doesn't just mean being exceptional, or being "better" than others at some task or ability or skill. Being special means being respected. Being loved. If you want to stand out from the crowd and be recognized as a special person, you can learn to start developing your inner self, giving it the respect it deserves. You can learn to stand out and make yourself a memorable, special person, who deserves the admiration of others, and the admiration of yourself. Steps Being an…
 
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    Home Addition

  • Install a Paver Walkway to your Home's Entrance

    TheBuilder
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    Basic Instructions for Installing a Paver WalkwayDress up the outside of your home with a paver walkway. Late spring / early summer is the perfect time of the year to install a paver walkway. Installing a paver walkway is a very affordable home improvement project and can really perk up your home's curb appeal. It is also relatively an easy DIY project, albeit it takes some physical strength.To install a paver walkway makes sure to remove all of the topsoil where the paver walkway will be located. Preferably remove about 6 inches of soil below the topsoil.After removing the topsoil replace it…
  • Learn How to Install a Paver Walkway in This Video

    TheBuilder
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    I finally got around to editing and posting the video of my stone paver walkway project. I completed the project this past August and only found time today to finally document the work.Hopefully this video will prove to you that you can install your own stone paver walkway, rather than hiring a contractor. I was able to install this walkway, which measures 3.5 feet in width and 25 feet in length for about $500. If you hire a contractor to install a similar size walkway expect to pay around $2K or more.I dug down about 9 inches and installed 6 inches of 3/4 inch crushed stone and 3 inches of…
  • My New Canoe and Kayak Rack

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

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

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

  • Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

    Jeff Williams
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:57 am
    Getting Your Home Ready To SellNine years ago I bought my first home and had all of my college buddies move in. It was awesome. We slapped a little paint on the walls and set up a big TV for sports and video games. That was the end of my project list. Then I got married. All my buddies moved out, my wife moved in, and it was awesome. The project list got quite a bit longer but was completely doable. We added insulation, new windows, siding, hardwood stairs, and a bunch of other stuff. I thought the house was finished. Then we started having kids and the project list grew a bit again. Now as…
  • Quick Ship Assembled Cabinets at The Home Depot

    Todd Fratzel
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:20 am
    Quick Ship & Assembled Cabinets – Save Time & MoneyAs a general contractor I often find myself in so many situations with customers that having options available when it comes to material supplies is one of our keys to success. Large, complex projects offer me plenty of lead time to order custom materials like cabinets and mill-work. However, smaller projects quite often have a very limited schedule and budget which make the smaller projects more challenging in some ways. I recently used the Quick Ship Assembled Cabinets from The Home Depot for a project and loved that they were available…
  • 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 of our home. Between our white vinyl railings, cosmogony decking, stone paver patio and all the yard furniture the Spring cleanup can be overwhelming.This year I had the pleasure of trying Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™  that made the cleanup easier, faster, and safer for our…
  • 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 SiteIn 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 completely honest, I was surprised at how painless it was to acquire a permit. Before I was a contractor I had always been under the impression (the wrong one) that building departments were difficult to work with. Having a great plan made the whole process a breeze. And rather quick too. So quick that I…
  • 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 BuildIn 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 place. This article is the first in a series that walks you through the major steps of how to build a shed.First things firstBefore starting the build of any outdoor project be sure to check with your city or local building department. Many have thresholds on sheds, anything above a certain square footage requires a…
 
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    Rambling Renovators

  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Jillian's Kelowna home is a giving me summer inspirationFind your quietFascinating! All the Instagram hashtags you'll ever need to knowA gorgeous before and after. Mmmm, black walls!I don't know what she's saying but I love the black & white images she's postedStrawberry + lemonade is what my weekend needsGood to knowNow that's a pretty makeoverAnd with that, another school year is done.Have a great summer weekend everyone!
  • Checking Out ELTE Market

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you're a design enthusiast in Toronto, chances are you've been to ELTE. There's no better place in the city for stunning and unique furnishings. So when I was invited to check out ELTE's newest concept store, ELTE Market, you can bet I hopped in the car and took my shopping list with me.Catering to a more contemporary, trend-driven consumer, the new 50,000 square foot showroom offers furniture and decor at an affordable price point. And everything on the showroom floor is in-stock and ready to be taken home so you can create a brand new living space in a day.Speaking of, I was on the…
  • Exploring Close To Home

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    One of my favourite things to do in the summertime is take a road trip. It doesn't matter what the destination is. It doesn't matter if you're out of town for a few hours or a few days. What does matter is getting away from it all... the traffic in the city, the emails piled in your Inbox, the technology and gadgets... and trade it for sunshine, quiet and peace, and really living in the moment.We managed to escape this weekend to the Niagara region. There's something to be said for vacationing close to home. There's no culture shock and you feel relaxed as soon as your car leaves the…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Ohmigosh, I love these desktop wallpapersWhites and how to use themThis playhouse is looking really cute. And this one's adorable too.Lessons from three blog conferences. (P.S. Have you bought your ticket to BlogPodium? Early bird tickets are on sale only until June 26th and we have some EXCITING announcements coming up!)Father's Day is this weekend! Time to celebrate the good men in our lives. HandyMan will be opening this gift this weekend. I hope he'll let me borrow it. P.S. How awesome is that packaging? #itsinthedetailsSpeaking of Father's Day, Tim gave his dad a stylish giftEverything…
  • A Weekend Getaway With President's Choice

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of being invited to the President's Choice Summer Retreat. Along with a few other food, parenting, and lifestyle bloggers, I had the opportunity to learn about new summer offerings from President's Choice, Joe Fresh and Shoppers Drug Mart, all part of Loblaw Companies Limited. As someone who shops almost exclusively at Loblaws/Superstore/No Frills and regularly fills her grocery cart with 70% food and 30% Joe Fresh clothes (you know what I'm talking about!), I couldn't wait to see what will soon be hitting the shelves.Loblaw stores are immense emporiums…
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  • Adventures in Beekeeping: The First Swarm

    Kit
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Do you know what is the worst? Starting off blog posts. I’ve been doing this shit for ten years (eleven? It may be eleven years at this point, I don’t even know…) and I still spend an inordinate amount of time starting and re-starting posts because there is just no way to fully capture in words what it’s like to be in the middle of an awesome day– getting things done, spreading a full cubic yard of mulch in your garden– and then it’s like someone pulled the emergency-stop on your entire body, bringing all of the singing and mulching and getting…
  • Shit That Happens on a Farm

    Kit
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Here’s the honest-to-god truth about living on the farm: Shit happens. A lot of time we’re talking about actual, literal shit (so many animals, you guys, and so much poop), but there’s also a lot of metaphorical shit, and also a lot of holy-shit-did-that-just-happen shit. For example, since the possible-foundering incident I’ve been super diligent about picking out the donkeys hoofs every day or two, and tonight I’m standing out in the pasture in my sweaty gym clothes trying to keep the mosquitoes off of me while I’ve got a death grip on one of Doc’s…
  • Muzzled

    Kit
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Oh, guys. I hate this. I mentioned last week that Doc is showing signs of founder– probably from overindulging on spring grass–so I’ve restricted the donkeys to a very small part of the pasture, and I also bought these… Muzzles. So my little dudes can still stretch their legs in the larger pasture without STUFFING THEIR FACES every minute of the day. We tried them out as soon as they arrived, and, in typical donkey fashion, they both immediately set to solving the problem of the muzzle in different ways… Parker went right for my heartstrings.. He basically…
  • Things I Do When I’m Having a Bad Day

    Kit
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    So, listen, you don’t buy a farm with a 150 year old house and pick up fun little hobbies like “drywalling” and “tearing bathrooms apart” if you like life to be easy. I’ve never been interested in easy. And, with few exceptions, every day of my life is filled to the brim with hard work… but it’s also almost always good work. You could say I’ve learned to make good investments with my energy when it comes to people, projects, and working hard on things I love to do. The return on those investments is priceless, so, for me, the hard days…
  • Torn Down & Beat Up

    Kit
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Here’s a thing you can count on: when a 30-yard dumpster shows up in my yard…some shit is about to go down. Or, if we’re going to get all literal about it, some shit is about to get torn down… For example, the horribly rotted siding that still exists on two sides of my garage. Can we just… Ugh. How does fucking plastic trim on a fiberglass door rot? I don’t know, BUT IT DID. Also, these windows. And siding. I’ve had to look at these things every damn day for the last three years, and every time the first thought that goes through my head is,…
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    I'm an Organizing Junkie

  • Slow Down & Enjoy the Journey

    Laura Wittmann
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    This morning I waved to my 18 year old daughter as she drove away to start life in another town on her own, without me.  I’m so excited for her but it sure is hard to let them go. My emotions are high today. I wrote this on my personal Facebook page just after she […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Slow Down & Enjoy the Journey
  • CAUSEBOX by Sevenly – Summer Edition

    Laura Wittmann
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    A couple of months ago I was super excited to tell you about a great company called Sevenly (read that post HERE) and their quarterly subscription box service called CAUSEBOX that curates $150+ worth of socially conscious products for women from companies with hearts to change the world and sells it to customers for $49.95/quarter.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> CAUSEBOX by Sevenly – Summer Edition
  • Sponsor Spotlight ~ June 2015

    Laura Wittmann
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Yay to the end of June!  June was such a busy month that I’m looking forward to the slower days of July now that the kids finished school last week.  I’m also excited to get some organizing and painting projects done as we switch some rooms around in the house.  My middle son is taking […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Sponsor Spotlight ~ June 2015
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ June 29/15

    Laura Wittmann
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends!  Whew what a week it’s been around here!  I am absolutely pooped out.  Between entertaining my in-laws, my birthday and then graduation celebrations I am ready to sleep for a week to recuperate! It was such a great time though and it’s still hard for me to believe I’m old enough to have […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ June 29/15
  • Preparing For Travel With Kids

    Laura Wittmann
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:31 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Katie at Organizing Moms.   Are you planning a family trip this summer? Traveling with family can be so much fun, and it’s a great way to spend time together. However, preparing for travel with kids can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task. We don’t live close […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Preparing For Travel With Kids
 
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  • Annual IPE deck Maintenance

    The Handyguys
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
    We explain how to maintain an IPE deck so that it keeps its rich color. We have discussed IPE deck maintenance before but wanted to provide an update on Brian’s 4 year old Deck. Annual Ipe deck maintenance is a two step process – Clean and then Oil Step 1 – Cleaning your Ipe deck You will clean your Ipe deck with the following mixture 3 Quarts of warm water 1 quart of bleach 1 cup TSP You can reduce the bleach (cut in half) if you do not have mold or darkened old oil finish. Use a deck scrub brush to apply the cleaning solution, let it soak in and scrub a bit more. You can…
  • Frost Free Exterior Faucet Repair

    The Handyguys
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    The Handyguys discuss the repair of the newer frost free style of exterior faucet / hosebib / sillcock. A great Spring project! 1) Identify the make model Does your Exterior Faucet need a Repair? You will need to get an Exterior Faucet Repair kit for the specific brand and style faucet you have. Look for the manufacturer on the side, top or on the handle, if you are lucky you will find a model number too. Armed with the right information you can then search Amazon for the correct repair kit. 2) Order the Parts Order the repair kit from Amazon. While you are there, add a few other items to…
  • 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.
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  • Chamberlain 1-1/4 HP MyQ WiFi Garage Door Opener Review

    Fred
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:02 pm
    About a month ago, Chamberlain contacted us about their new MyQ WiFi-connected garage door opener and offered to provide us two sample units for review in our garage workshop. We love internet-connected gadgets, so we accepted the offer hoping the MyQ would live up to our expectations for how a device like this should work. This past weekend we finally got around to assembling, installing, and connecting the units in the shop, and this article is our independent review of the MyQ. (Spoiler alert: Despite the involved installation, we like it a lot, and not just…
  • How to Install Board and Batten Wainscoting (White Painted Square over Rectangle Pattern)

    Fred
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    For the last few months, we’ve been contemplating how to spruce up our relatively small upstairs hallway (below). We had installed wainscoting in our prior home’s living room, and thought that might add the visual interest we were looking for here. Then, inspired by Wilker Do’s recent board and batten video tutorial, I started gathering ideas on Pinterest for an elegant but simple design that could take this space up a notch. We settled on a 48″ high square-over-rectangle  board and batten design. We didn’t find anything exactly like it on…
  • How to Paint an Epoxy Concrete Floor Coating (Quikrete Example)

    Ethan
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our garage workshop floor was in need of some serious TLC.  We applied an epoxy garage floor coating to cover the ugly oil stains and give the shop a nice, polished look. I’m amazed at the difference the floor makes and would recommend an epoxy coating for anyone looking to class-up their garage, basement or other concrete surface. Read on to learn how we did it and a few tips to remember when you start this project. Editors Note: A lot of readers have found this article helpful in transforming their own basement or garage. We hope you enjoy the article, and if there’s…
  • How to Build a Shed (with a Record 100+ Pics, Vids, and Diagrams!)

    Ethan
    22 May 2014 | 4:00 am
    This article is part of our library of DIY and expert Project Guides that share step-by-step explanations for a wide range of home improvement projects. As part of building this library, I follow expert contractors to the job site, documenting their steps, tips, techniques, and tools. We’re striving to be the best on the web! If you like what you read, please subscribe to our feed to keep up with all of the latest projects! Most of last week, I followed expert general contractor and carpenter Steve Wartman and his crew as they built this great looking backyard shed. This article covers…
  • How to Build a Wall-Mounted Lumber Storage Rack

    Ethan
    18 Dec 2013 | 3:00 am
    We’ve finished building three heavy-duty work benches and one of two folding wood sawhorses. Another important part of a workshop is good lumber storage. Up until now we’ve been piling boards on the floor, and it’s been a pain to keep moving them to make room for projects. Our solution is a simple wall-mounted wooden lumber rack. This article shares the instructions for building this rack. I found the idea on Woodsmith Shop, and with a few modifications, built one that fully meets our needs. Tools & Materials I had one-half of a sheet of plywood left over from…
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  • DIY Mitre Saw Stand

    Steve Sagovac
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:58 am
    No Cost Mitre Saw Bench I’ve had my Ryobi Sliding Compound Mitre Saw for a few years now. It usually just sat loose on an old bench. When I needed it I just moved it around, to where ever there was a handy, clean space and cut what I needed. The problem with this loose set up is when you have more than 1 piece of a certain size that you need to cut. Setting up some sort of temporary stop always started with having to clamp the mitre saw down in place, before setting up some sort of stop for your material to rest against, set at the length you need to cut your timber. As you can imagine,…
  • Life’s Work videos – Conversations with Master Craftsmen

    Steve Sagovac
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:31 pm
    These films make you feel amazed, inspired and envious I recently watched a short film called “Turns” , which is about master woodturner Steven Kennard. Watching the film creates one of those moments when you are all at once inspired, amazed and envious of the talent and passion some people possess. I especially love anything that shows talented individuals creating things using old fashioned hand-made skills and using old hand tools. After watching the Turns film, I discovered that it is part of a series of short films titled “Life’s Work: Six Conversations with…
  • Japanese Wood Rasp – a Powerful Shaping Tool

    Steve Sagovac
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    Wood Rasp File by Shinto – a High Quality Woodworking Tool Walking around the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show last Sunday, I wasn’t planning on buying a new rasp file, or any file for that matter. But somehow that all changed when I wandered into the “Japanese Tools Australia” stand. The stand had a lot of amazing tools that looked really high quality. Some of them looked more like “tool art” that should be placed in a glass cabinet to be admired. The variety of tools included: Carving Chisels Carving Knives Japanese Saws Hand Forged Hammers…
  • Wood Shrinkage and Expansion – Pallet Timber

    Steve Sagovac
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    My Pallet Wood Shrinkage & Expansion Problem Working with Pallet Timber (or reclaimed wood) is a great way to create furniture and other bits and pieces for around the home. Pallet wood can give an interesting and rustic feel to most pieces, especially if you leave the timber in it’s rough sawn state instead of dressing it all around. I only started working with pallet timber late last year, and I’m loving it… until this project. The Coffee Table Top I forgot about I started working on a coffee table top last October 2014 (in fact you can see an image of it at the end of…
  • Trade association for chippies, started by a chippie

    Steve Sagovac
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:12 pm
    I came across the Carpentry Australia twitter feed recently. I haven’t worked as a professional carpenter for quite some time now, so I wasn’t too surprised that I hadn’t heard of these guys before. So I contacted them to get some information on what they are about, and what they offer to their members. In particular what benefit to an Aussie carpenter is it to be a part of Carpentry Australia. Carpentry Australia – brief introduction In short, Carpentry Australia has been around since July 2013 and have members in 7 states and territories across Australia. The…
 
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  • our best 4th of july recipes for a spectacular weekend

    Angela M.
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    It’s hard to believe the 4th of July is already upon us! Here’s a few of our favorite, no-fuss, serves-a-crowd recipes to get you out of the kitchen and enjoying yourself. 1. Easy berry crumble.   2. Roast chicken on the grill. Spatchcocking! Make it your friend.   3. Green pea hummus dip. So easy, so tasty!   4. Pizza with fresh tomatoes and corn pesto. Summer on a plate. 5. Strawberry and pea shoot salad. 6. Cinnamon and cardamon oatmeal cookie, ice-cream sandwiches.   What are you cooking over the 4th? Tell us about your favorite recipes!
  • new obsession: trader joe’s bottled cold brew coffee

    Angela M.
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
      I have a new addiction and it’s a costly one. Cold brew coffee. I’ve been ordering it from Starbucks and to our local coffee shop in town, The Able Baker, begrudgingly shelling out $3.50 to $4 per serving because it just tasted so much better than melted-ice-cubed-watered down dripped coffee. Ever industrious, Chad decided to make some for ourselves at home. Suddenly we realized why cold brew was so expensive! To make a gallon jug of it for ourselves, we had to use nearly half a can of ground coffee beans. And we had to plan and be patient: The brewing needed to be done…
  • pipe shelf project: how we made an industrial modern desk space

    Angela M.
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    Our 18-month long, unplanned renovation of our little river cottage is nearly complete. I am so excited to start sharing some of the final details with you. One new addition that we are especially happy with is a pipe-and-wood book shelf that Chad built in a little nook by the back deck doors — the area formerly known as our dining room. This is a look that admittedly is crazy trendy at the moment.  Two shops we love, Watson’s Cabinet in Hudson, NJ and Salvage Style in Maplewood, NJ, have pipe shelves that they use to display their lovely wares, and inspired us greatly.
  • 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…
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  • Southern Romance Project: Episode 8, Front Porch Tea Party

    Esther De Wolde
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Watch the eighth in a 13-part series of web videos on the renovation of a historic Southern home as Phantom Screens CEO Esther De Wolde holds a tea party on the front porch of her house.
  • July Home Maintenance To-Do List

    Danny Lipford
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    July means summer has arrived in full force. But before heading out for your summer vacation, take the time to tackle these needed home maintenance chores, including water heater and driveway maintenance, cleaning sink and tub drains, and inspecting your crawlspace. Read on to find out more.
  • How To Grow Oriental Poppies in Your Garden

    Julie Day
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Oriental poppies are long-lived and easy to grow perennials, but they don't behave quite like other garden plants. Read on to find out what you need to know to grow and enjoy Oriental poppies in your garden.
  • Fixing Carpet Floor Squeaks in Your Home

    Danny Lipford
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Learn how to find and repair a squeaky wood or plywood subfloor under carpeted floors in your home. Watch this video to find out more.
  • Hart Tile Trowel and Float Combo Kit

    Jodi Marks
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Hart Quick-Tatch Combo Kit includes four stainless steel notched trowels, a rubber float, and an interchangeable soft grip handle all in a handy carrying case. Watch this video to find out more.
 
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  • Light up Pallet Head Board and bonus phone dock

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    This project took me a couple of hours to complete the head board.You will want a basic knowledge of how to take apart pallets, I will be posting another instructable on how to take apart pallets. You will also want to know the size of your bed (queen, king, double, twin or single) this will change ...By: brian.baasContinue Reading »
  • Frugal Farmhouse Dining Table

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    We came home from overseas and built a house. With no furniture, and no money to buy new stuff for a whole new house, here's what we did for our dining room. Repurposed barnwood, ceiling planks, scraps of lumber, a mattress topper and some shower curtains, and we've got a great little dining nook t...By: NatalieL2Continue Reading »
  • M&M Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookie Sandwiches

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    How to Make M&M Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookie SandwichesTwitter: https://twitter.com/FactoryTreatInstagram: https://instagram.com/treat.factory/Tumblr: http://treatfactory.tumblr.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Treat-Factory/1594964724123613?ref=hlPinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/treatfac...By: TreatFactoryContinue Reading »
  • Barn Wood Fireplace Mantle

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Sometimes a wood-burning stove or fireplace is just what a living space needs to feel like home. Maybe your master suite has one as well, just to lighten your mood on cold nights. We had a built-in gas powered unit that could warm the whole house but had no unique charm. The fireplace, like the mant...By: MissionSRXContinue Reading »
  • Egg Buns - easy and impressive.

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Hello, Yet another DIY for you. A Hot Egg Roll, easy to make, impressive appetizer for your party. All the necessary information in the video but for those of you that want detailed instructions, just read the following steps with the photos taken during the Hot Egg Roll production ;). Enjoy. What...By: Max DIYContinue Reading »
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  • Frugal Farmhouse Dining Table

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    We came home from overseas and built a house. With no furniture, and no money to buy new stuff for a whole new house, here's what we did for our dining room. Repurposed barnwood, ceiling planks, scraps of lumber, a mattress topper and some shower curtains, and we've got a great little dining nook t...By: NatalieL2Continue Reading »
  • Garbage & Recycling Box

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Want to hide that ugly garbage bin? 3 free pallets, some scraps of OSB, 1 afternoon and you can! Rip 3 pallets apart Make sure to get rid of any nails or rough or broken pieces. Build a box Build a rudimentary box. I'm sure there's proper plans on the internet for this somewhere but I just win...By: NatalieL2Continue Reading »
  • Eco friendly cutting board cleaning

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Stop using expensive chemicals! Save the planet and use this very simple cleaning solution! 1# Pur some salt ont he cutting board 1.1# You can use fine or rough salt depending on how hard is the dirt. Or you can mix it and use both! We did that. 2# Take a half lemon and start scrubing the s...By: ShiftyTipsContinue Reading »
  • Octopus Plush

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Simple tutorial to make a cute octopus plushiePattern link: - http://www.mediafire.com/?lrg1kh39xbjlfqb___________________________________________________________Facebook Page :- https://www.facebook.com/sabstacreations Instructables :- https://www.facebook.com/sabstacreations Twitter :- https...By: SabstaContinue Reading »
  • Copper City Skyline Wall Art

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I am moving away from my home of the past five years, Glasgow. As a result I have been feeling very sentimental and thought that I would make something to hang on the wall and remind me of my favourite city! I chose copper as the material for this project because the colours fit so well with two pro...By: thekitesContinue Reading »
 
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  • How to print on wood

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Recently, a friend of mine has told me about a method he used to print on wood or to transfer a picture to wood.I figured this will be a perfect gift for my gf and I started working on it, in this guide i will show you how you can print on wood very easily and almost for free. Watch video Mat...By: crashzoomContinue Reading »
  • Copper City Skyline Wall Art

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I am moving away from my home of the past five years, Glasgow. As a result I have been feeling very sentimental and thought that I would make something to hang on the wall and remind me of my favourite city! I chose copper as the material for this project because the colours fit so well with two pro...By: thekitesContinue Reading »
  • Build a Realistic Insect from Wire

    4 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    I first learned about wire sculpture in a sculpture class that I took in high school and it is definitely one of the most enjoyable, physical and adaptive types of sculpture that I have tried. A great way to get started with wire sculpture is to tackle making something that will look great but still...By: pandadudeContinue Reading »
  • CamelBak Gone GoPro Mount

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    This over the shoulder mount is perfect for a GoPro and an old unused Camelbak or other hydration pack. These unused items became a very useful rig...with storage!! It also keeps my head in the shot to prevent the footage from appearing too shaky from my steps. This is great for indie film makers!Th...By: CurtosNoirDesignContinue Reading »
  • Macrame Friendship Bracelet (Tutorial)

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    Supplies You need any chord of your choosing, I used braiding chord cause that what I had available and when ever I make a chorded bracelet, I always use braiding chord Lol -But you need chord of your choosing -And scissors Setup When you chosen your chord, cut the chord to a good length, ...By: jlp_pfeilContinue Reading »
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  • fogareiro

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    material em inox pintado com tinta alta temperatura By: fabio Moreira Continue Reading »
  • Kitchen Shelf Pot Rack

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:29 pm
    I had an extra shelf sitting around from a basic wire shelf kitchen rack, so i decided to turn into a hanging pot rack. Fasten to ceiling I used eye hooks threaded into the ceiling using a studfinder. Connecting the two eye hooks is a length of chain and a quick link on either end. I routed the c...By: Sam_EversContinue Reading »
  • DIY Lip Scrub

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    This is perfect for simply making your lips feel soft and fresh. Plus it is all natural! What You Need: You Need:- An empty small container for the finished product- 1 tsp white sugar- 1 tsp brown sugar- 1 tsp honey- Half tsp olive oil Mixing It Next all you need to do is mix it all up in a sm...By: creativedreamer21Continue Reading »
  • Custom Colour Nail Polish

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    This is such a cute and easy way to get that perfect nail polish colour to match your new dress or top! It is easy and fun! Getting What You Need You will need:- A clear coat nail polish ( you can get cheap ones from your local drugstore )- Some eyeshadow, the colour that you want your nail polis...By: creativedreamer21Continue Reading »
  • Custom Bleach Splatter Shirt

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Customize your own t-shirt with an edgy bleach splatter effect! No messy fabric dyes needed. Simply create a stencil for your t-shirt then spray bleach mixture on the shirt for an eye-catching pattern.Supplies Needed: Blank t-shirt - can be cotton or blends. It should however to be dark in color so ...By: WanjunContinue Reading »
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  • PVC Chicken Feeder

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    A simple, inexpensive way to feed the chicks and minimize waste! Parts Needed! For this project, we found everything at Lowe's. We opted for PVC drain pipe rather than the schedule 40 (standard) PVC pipe & other pieces due to length of the curve at the bottom when completed & cost of pieces. He...By: ugarxfishContinue Reading »
  • Lily Pad Solar Pool Warmers

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Add heat to your pool by using the power of the Sun. Gather together your supplies. hula hoop black trash bagpool noodleduct tape or plastic tierazor knife Put the hoop in the bag, A snug fit is best. twist it tight. Its alright to have some air in the bag. close with duct tape or a plast...By: sls16748Continue Reading »
  • Triple tree hammock

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Hello all! If you've seen Tentsile hammocks like the Stingray, vista and the connect tree tent you wanted it from the minute you saw it. I mean look at the pictures on the website how does that not look awesome? but unfortunately I wasn't in love with the price. being broke I have little money to sp...By: bomboyContinue Reading »
  • Survival Uses for Headphones

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    I may not carry a knife or 10 feet of paracord with me daily, but I always have my headphones. If I was thrust into a survival situation without being given any time to plan they'd be one of the few things I'd have with me. They are also surprisingly useful in the event of an emergency. You aren't l...By: M3GContinue Reading »
  • Backyard Dunk Tank

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:58 pm
    OK, so you’re trying to plan some fun summer activities with friends and family and what is one thing that is always a bit hit at outdoor parties and cookouts? A dunk tank!! The problem is that there is never one around when you need it, and if it is around then you have to haul it in place, fill ...By: IamGutterContinue Reading »
 
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  • PVC Chicken Feeder

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    A simple, inexpensive way to feed the chicks and minimize waste! Parts Needed! For this project, we found everything at Lowe's. We opted for PVC drain pipe rather than the schedule 40 (standard) PVC pipe & other pieces due to length of the curve at the bottom when completed & cost of pieces. He...By: ugarxfishContinue Reading »
  • Off-Grid Stealth Cabin Plans

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Have you dreamed of having your own little off-grid cabin, retreat or maybe a guest house?Well now you can and this cabin design is perfect for places that have no power, septic and water connections.Stealth Cabin PlansThese plans are for an 8x8 free standing shed/dry cabin that could be used as a c...By: LaMar SolarcabinContinue Reading »
  • Lily Pad Solar Pool Warmers

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Add heat to your pool by using the power of the Sun. Gather together your supplies. hula hoop black trash bagpool noodleduct tape or plastic tierazor knife Put the hoop in the bag, A snug fit is best. twist it tight. Its alright to have some air in the bag. close with duct tape or a plast...By: sls16748Continue Reading »
  • Triple tree hammock

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Hello all! If you've seen Tentsile hammocks like the Stingray, vista and the connect tree tent you wanted it from the minute you saw it. I mean look at the pictures on the website how does that not look awesome? but unfortunately I wasn't in love with the price. being broke I have little money to sp...By: bomboyContinue Reading »
  • Survival Uses for Headphones

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    I may not carry a knife or 10 feet of paracord with me daily, but I always have my headphones. If I was thrust into a survival situation without being given any time to plan they'd be one of the few things I'd have with me. They are also surprisingly useful in the event of an emergency. You aren't l...By: M3GContinue Reading »
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  • Dry-Ice Box

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    When you are out in Black Rock City desert for 10 days, keeping things cold is a big deal. Having Ice cream after a week is an extravagant treat. Enough dry ice would do it, but it would take a small fortune. A well-insulated cooler would reduce the requirements considerably. I hear the plastic can ...By: CreativeTinkerContinue Reading »
  • Pallets Provide Perfectly Practical Palatial Platform

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:18 pm
    A fairly obvious project, so more for interest in the sense of "yes, that works" I present our perfectly practical palatial platform, from palletsSome backgroundFar out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the deepest darkest pparts of Norfolk lies a larg...By: AlNappContinue Reading »
  • Easy Hammock Knot 2.0 - Easiest Instant Hammock Ever!

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:11 pm
    There are many ways to make an improvised hammock without having to sew, and this is the way I came up with.I didn't like that most methods out there use a knot on the fabric to keep the rope from sliding off. so after giving it some thought, I came up with the sheet bend method.You can use rope or ...By: rayd888Continue Reading »
  • PVC Chicken Feeder

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    A simple, inexpensive way to feed the chicks and minimize waste! Parts Needed! For this project, we found everything at Lowe's. We opted for PVC drain pipe rather than the schedule 40 (standard) PVC pipe & other pieces due to length of the curve at the bottom when completed & cost of pieces. He...By: ugarxfishContinue Reading »
  • PVC trailer for windsurf

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    If you have problems transporting an old windsurf like mine, this little simple instructable will help you to construct a trailer made of PVC tubes. Old windsurfs are pretty heavy, it's a pain to carry them without a trailer.It's very easy and takes about 1,5 hours to make, and works perfectly. Wh...By: AzzurroContinue Reading »
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  • Cottage Jumbo Jenga

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    This is a great game that's perfect for outside, or at the cottage. It's also a good way to use up any left over 2x4's that are laying around.It took us about 20 minutes to cut the wood, which will lead to hours of fun.Please remember be safe and wear eye protection when cutting wood. Materials ...By: brian.baasContinue Reading »
  • Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller)

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The Million Dollar Furby: We can rebuild him. We have the technology.Continued from the previous Instructable where we excised Furby's primitive brain , it's now time to replace it with something greater. This Instructable will detail how to install a new microcontroller in place of Furby's old bra...By: monkeywidgetContinue Reading »
  • Rhonda the Rhino

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Here are the primary steps that go into the making of a rhinoceros using concrete and steel. How to make "Rhonda the Rhino" The technique I used to make Rhonda the Rhino can be used to create a sculpture of anything, any size. To start off, find a good profile image either from a magazine, your...By: EarlsartContinue Reading »
  • X and O Game (the descriptions are available by checking the images)

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    This is a classic X and O game. This project is meant to be done by using a laser cutter. It is a simple and fun process to do it. It took more or less of one hour to create the design and around 30 minutes to cut it using a laser cutter. You can find the steps and the descriptions within the images...By: talex1Continue Reading »
  • Galaxy Lip Art!

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:26 pm
    This is a 'how to' on a galaxy lip art! First Paint your lips black. Eye Shadow Using blue, purple, and pink eye shadow place the randomly on your lips keeping the blue in the center. Shinny colors Using a shimmer body paint repeat the steps. Details Using silver and gold to add stars, ...By: MsMaoMaozContinue Reading »
 
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  • Cottage Jumbo Jenga

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    This is a great game that's perfect for outside, or at the cottage. It's also a good way to use up any left over 2x4's that are laying around.It took us about 20 minutes to cut the wood, which will lead to hours of fun.Please remember be safe and wear eye protection when cutting wood. Materials ...By: brian.baasContinue Reading »
  • Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller)

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The Million Dollar Furby: We can rebuild him. We have the technology.Continued from the previous Instructable where we excised Furby's primitive brain , it's now time to replace it with something greater. This Instructable will detail how to install a new microcontroller in place of Furby's old bra...By: monkeywidgetContinue Reading »
  • Rhonda the Rhino

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Here are the primary steps that go into the making of a rhinoceros using concrete and steel. How to make "Rhonda the Rhino" The technique I used to make Rhonda the Rhino can be used to create a sculpture of anything, any size. To start off, find a good profile image either from a magazine, your...By: EarlsartContinue Reading »
  • 31 Unusual Uses For Coconuts

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    When I was in college, I got a job as a student researcher in my Engineering department. My job was to research coconuts. My professor was trying to find ways to turn coconuts into value-added products. The goal was help promote economic development in countries like Papua New Guinea where coconuts ...By: DIY Hacks and How TosContinue Reading »
  • St Louis Beer Arch

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:18 pm
    A fun little party idea I had using empty beer cans. Mathing the Arch Growing up in St Louis, I have been on my share of field trips to the arch. We also had math and science problems involving the arch. Somewhere along the way it has been engraved into my memory that the arch is not a regular ...By: BryantMContinue Reading »
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  • Jack Skellington makeup transformation

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    YouTube.com/msmaomaoz outline outline your design. I used a eyeliner pencil to do this. black and white add white to a majority of your face, add black to the eye stickers and put some on the top of your forehead, side of your face, ears, and chin to make your face appear round. eye detail...By: MsMaoMaozContinue Reading »
  • Health and Mana

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Hola amigos hoy les voy a compartir un pequeño instructable que realizo mi amigo Gabo en el hackerspace, vamos a crear botellas con Health y Mana con las de los videojuegos, esto bien puede servir para sus cosplay.Necesitaremos: Dos botellas de vidrio, no necesariamente iguales a la de la imagen pe...By: sabas1080Continue Reading »
  • Team Fortress Guide: Engineer

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    You found our little ol' good Bull ridin' Texan funny? Well I can tell ya' mate that this guy knows alot more than I know,and trust me,he can calculate the math out of your tiny little brain.Here at MANN CO. we take care for our customers,actually we don't really care that much (Don't tell to anybod...By: UngureanuCContinue Reading »
  • How to get better Tone from your Guitar Pedalboard Rig Setup.

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
    How to get better Tone from your Guitar Pedalboard Rig Setup.We'll cover- Cables - Cable Length - Pedals - Pedal Power Supply - Pedal Order - Pedal Essentials - Overdrive / DelayWebsite - http://www.digitalstereoguitar.com Facebook - http://www.digitalstereoguitar.com By: edagueroContinue Reading »
  • NIO 2015 Hyperjet

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    No intro needed. Let's just make this! Jet Start by making a basic jet. Up And Down Now fold wings up in half, and down in half again. Now decorate, and enjoy your NIO 2015 Hyperjet! By: Rvogue22Continue Reading »
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  • Quick & Easy Tabletop Photo Studio

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Whether it's to document your collectibles, for the photo hobbyist, for Esty, Ebay, Instructables or some other project that requires halfway decent photos of small things (or large - this project scales up or down), having an easy way to take quick, clean photos is not only handy, but in the case ...By: EurekaFactoryContinue Reading »
  • Microscopio

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    Explicaremos como hacer un microscopio que puede ser conectado a la computadora de una manera muy fácil y práctica. Necesitaremos lo siguiente:• Floppy ó Disquetera • Cautín • Soldadura • MDF • Cable • Web cam • Tornillos • Pistola de silicón • Pequeña placa de acrílico • Focos led superficiales C...By: gmendez3Continue Reading »
  • ESP8266 with Neopixeles

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Hola Makers!!En esta ocasión les voy a mostrar como controlar con un ESP8266 un anillo de neopixeles de Adafruit, con un pequeño ejemplo programando el ESP8266 con el IDE de ArduinoComencemos!! Material Lo que necesitamos para realizar esta practica es: Anillo o tira de neopixeles Adafruit ESP826...By: sabas1080Continue Reading »
  • Customise Apple logo for Macbooks

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    easy steps to create custom Apple logo for Macbooks.Supplies you'll need:- Photoshop (I use CS6)- Your design- transparent adhesive book cover- Transparent Clear Glossy Self Adhesive Sticker Paper Label Inkjet Print - Macbook Air or Pro- printer Design Find a desirable design and photoshop it int...By: tyang3Continue Reading »
  • DIY Portable Mini Monitor

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    In this project I will show you how I used a 1280x800 LCD Kit to build a battery powered portable mini monitor which is useful for your DSLR camera, your Raspberry Pi or to extend the viewing field of your computer. Let's get started! Watch the videos! The 2 parts of this video should give you al...By: GreatScottLabContinue Reading »
 
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  • Microscopio

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    Explicaremos como hacer un microscopio que puede ser conectado a la computadora de una manera muy fácil y práctica. Necesitaremos lo siguiente:• Floppy ó Disquetera • Cautín • Soldadura • MDF • Cable • Web cam • Tornillos • Pistola de silicón • Pequeña placa de acrílico • Focos led superficiales C...By: gmendez3Continue Reading »
  • Controlling a Stewart Platform

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    The Stewart Platform (aka octahedral hexapod) has been around since the fifties. Since that time people have been reinventing this platform over and over again. I experienced the same problem and this motivated me to make this instructable.The main problem when building these platforms is how to con...By: felix.ros.7Continue Reading »
  • Customise Apple logo for Macbooks

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    easy steps to create custom Apple logo for Macbooks.Supplies you'll need:- Photoshop (I use CS6)- Your design- transparent adhesive book cover- Transparent Clear Glossy Self Adhesive Sticker Paper Label Inkjet Print - Macbook Air or Pro- printer Design Find a desirable design and photoshop it int...By: tyang3Continue Reading »
  • DIY Portable Mini Monitor

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    In this project I will show you how I used a 1280x800 LCD Kit to build a battery powered portable mini monitor which is useful for your DSLR camera, your Raspberry Pi or to extend the viewing field of your computer. Let's get started! Watch the videos! The 2 parts of this video should give you al...By: GreatScottLabContinue Reading »
  • Microphone Reflection Filter

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    A recording microphone works much better if you use a Pop Filter in front of the microphone and a reflection filter behind the microphone. The reflection filter blocks sound from bouncing back in the rear of the microphone creating distortion and annoying transients in your recordings.I made this M...By: ajcalebContinue Reading »
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  • Home Made HD LED Projector V 2.0

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    Previously I posted instructable on how to make LED HDprojector that you can see here- instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-PROJECTOR This was my first attempt to make projector then I more improve it and add many other features.So I upgraded my projector. Many new features I added in this version that was ...By: kehaldoshiContinue Reading »
  • Generador de Plasma

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hola, voy a mostrar y explicar para hacer un generador de plasma, con el complemento de que este pueda generar ondas sonoras. Antes que nada... Estaremos manejando altas tensiones por lo tanto debemos tener las medidas necesarias de seguridad para no provocar un accidente: Esto puede provocar la...By: GaboRedfieldContinue Reading »
  • Web controlled rover

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Building and playing with robots is my main guilty pleasure in life. Others play golf or ski, but I build robots (since I can't play golf or ski :-). I find it relaxing and fun! To make most of my bots, I use chassis kits. Using kits helps me do what I like doing more, the software and electronics a...By: jscottbContinue Reading »
  • KopyKatica Eyeball Microphone Isolation Device

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    This Instructable shows how a very ordinary foam ball can be turned into a very useful and effective audio treatment device. I do hope that you make one and enjoy the results. The original device. If you are into audio recording, especially of voice overs then you may have heard of the Kaotica Ey...By: GregariousContinue Reading »
  • Remote Solar Garden Watering System

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    This is my first instructable post, not sure if this will garner any interest, but if interested I'll post more details. I decided to build something for the vegetable garden. I used a similar circuit from the LM317 datasheet to charge the battery. The solar panel is a 12v, but they usually run f...By: mdkemailContinue Reading »
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  • Light up Pallet Head Board and bonus phone dock

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    This project took me a couple of hours to complete the head board.You will want a basic knowledge of how to take apart pallets, I will be posting another instructable on how to take apart pallets. You will also want to know the size of your bed (queen, king, double, twin or single) this will change ...By: brian.baasContinue Reading »
  • Barn Wood Fireplace Mantle

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Sometimes a wood-burning stove or fireplace is just what a living space needs to feel like home. Maybe your master suite has one as well, just to lighten your mood on cold nights. We had a built-in gas powered unit that could warm the whole house but had no unique charm. The fireplace, like the mant...By: MissionSRXContinue Reading »
  • Easy Little End Tables in 2 hours

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    I spent forever shopping for end tables that were small enough to fit on either sides of our bed. There's not much room between the sides of the bed and the wall one one side, and a patio door on the other side. I finally gave up and decided to make my own. Rip apart two pallets Get rid of any na...By: NatalieL2Continue Reading »
  • Make a Bedroom Lamp From Shims

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    The challenge was to make a lamp cheaply from things I already had laying around. Materials- 1 Package of cedar shims ($3 - $4 at Home Depot) - Some scrap thin mahogany - A little plywood - The lamp parts I ordered off of ebay for about $10 - Lamp socket ( $1.40 ebay )- Lamp cord 9 ( $6 ebay )- Vint...By: chadmikellContinue Reading »
  • Make a Settee Bench from Two Chairs

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    I am a total sucker for old wooden chairs. When I saw six of them on the curb waiting for trash pick-up I knew I couldn't let these 1950s-era beauties go to waste. Never mind that my house is already overflowing with chairs, and I was pretty sure my husband would not be as excited about my new chair...By: emilygracekingContinue Reading »
 
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  • Timber Venetian Roller Door

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    My driver behind this project was budget at first, and quickly became about having something different. I found it really hard to find a blind in a roller door for some reason! I thought it pretty obvious a need & was surprised at how little there was available. so, like I do, I decided to make my o...By: One80BitsContinue Reading »
  • Batman

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    When I did the LED Light box project I bought a couple of sets of LED's. This set has the remote and is RGB not white which means they can change colours.Cut out your image you wish to have back lit from the LED's. I used a scroll saw but depending on your image you choose you could use a jigsaw or ...By: Wacky_WoodWorksContinue Reading »
  • PVC Transport Cart

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The high school that I teach at is currently going through a complete rebuild. The existing campus is being torn down and a new one is being erected in the exact same space. Temporary portables have been used to displace teachers making the campus a vast sprawling mash of old and new. Fences sepa...By: mghildebrandContinue Reading »
  • A/C Mister

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I read about a device called a Mistbox from Gizmag and decided to attempt to make one without all the fancy control circuitry that Mistbox said they put on theirs.Misting an A/C unit uses the technique as swamp coolers (evaporative cooling) where water droplets are used to cool the air. The A/C unit...By: natrinicleContinue Reading »
  • Electrolytic Acid Etching Aluminum Brew Kettle

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    Supplies:Brew kettle1/4 cup White vinegar 1/4 tsp SaltFresh 9-volt batteryElectrical wire (speaker wire worked for me)Electrical tape or other masking mediumQ-tipStencils1. Measure out exactly one gallon of water and pour into your kettle. Mark the 1 gallon mark with a temporary marker such as elect...By: kurtckContinue Reading »
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  • Easy attachable hooks.

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    I have done this using a metal wire and it can be done using a thin or thick metal rod. Materials required: (1)Metal wire or rod. (2)Cutting plier. Take two straight wire or rod. Bend the wire or rod into v-shape at the middle. Bend into v-shape at the end of the wire. And now it is re...By: SkullcustomsContinue Reading »
  • Mini prototype shockabsorber.

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    I have done this using a ballpoint pen refill and spring.I think so it would look good and work well in a full scale model. In a relaxed state. In a compressed state. By: SkullcustomsContinue Reading »
  • How to replace the master window switch in a 04 Impala

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    This instructable will show you how to replace your master window switch in a 04 impala or any GM car with this type of switch Get to it! By: mfrontutoContinue Reading »
  • you need this.

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Every other day or so I think... I wish the bag didn't suck down into the trash can when I press the trash down to fit more in it. you have thought this too. simple but effective and you'll use it every day. put in a vote for me if you like it! so fix the problem... simple but effective. stick yo...By: adenda2Continue Reading »
  • easy hot glue removal

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    i have to repair the coil gun made in my last insructable and the barrel had hot glue in it for holding the coil in place since the coil fried under load the glue melted in the entire barrel so i have to clean it so i thought i would use the dremel to clean it then i thought the glue would clog the ...By: GraydonTContinue Reading »
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  • Savannah Georgia Historic District Graveyard: The Beautiful Colonial Park Cemetery

    Van
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Tall trees drip with spanish moss, brick and stone monuments stood stark like stoic sentinels against an overcast sky. The Colonial Park Cemetery is in the heart of Savannah's historic district, it was an easy pass-through on our first day of exploring. It's extremely tidy and photogenic, and a fascinating history lesson, too. It's up there with some of the prettiest cemeteries I've seen. It was established in 1750!It's a popular Historic district stop for a reason, and it's free to visit, too. It's a popular site for ghost tours, but it was really beautiful walking through during the…
  • Try This: An Exercise to Know What You Truly Want to Do With Your Life. For Really.

    Van
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When I started college I was 17 and completely clueless. My counselor recommended "Career Planning"- a class that didn't count as a college credit; a bid to make money from an uninformed consumer. I want to back to school mostly for personal enrichment, but I am bitter about the hideous money-scheming college industrial complex! Despite that, "Career Planning" was an insightful and helpful class with lessons I still find valuable. One activity I go back to is the one that's supposed to help you determine exactly what you really, truly want to do with your life.Let's do it together.First,…
  • Easy DIY Photo Backdrop Idea: Simple Cardboard and Fabric, Easy to Use and Store

    Van
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Right now I'm in the midst of re-branding, taking photos for my new project and doing other product photos for a client. (If you need product photos or web work, contact me, I'd love to help!) I'm loving the idea of having a bunch of photo backdrops to select from on-hand and ready-to-go for taking pictures. Ideally, I'd have a huge industrial warehouse to spread and work in, but since I work from my apartment, I need to make backdrops that are easy to fold up and put away after use. Etsy has a wide selection of beautiful ones that I'll likely invest in eventually, but making your own is free…
  • Savannah Explorations: The Beautiful, Romantic, Wormsloe Plantation and Historic Site

    Van
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Unexpectedly, one of my favorite stops on our recent Savannah, Georgia adventure was our final one. Wormsloe planation is a historic site that boasts the longest oak-lined road in the world! It goes down a mile and a half! It's relaxing to walk through the trails and explore the old tabby ruins (basically only some fence and foundation is left) of the original plantation, a recreation of colony life, and just witness some of the wildlife. (For the first time in years, we were very slow, in person, to a deer!)Normally, I'd write this but my eyes are burning/tired right now (The shame! But I've…
  • Get Organized: Letting Go. "Cleaning Parties" for Motivation and Purging Persuasion.

    Van
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:11 am
    I had this post scheduled ahead of time to coincide with my planned "organization party" with friends. We've arranged a "cleaning party" system where we hop from house to house, helping each other purge and organize respective clutter. After all, it's much easier to help other people organize their stuff than to organize your own mess! While in the midst of cleaning I didn't snap any photos during the day with the bright natural lighting I prefer to work with! These pictures were taken into the morning hours after the clean-up was done. We focused on the cluttered black bins in my IKEA…
 
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  • Seamless Deck Siding with Faux Panels

    Roland
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Adding a deck to your home is a right of passage. It’s a addition that can transform your home; and how you enjoy it during the summer. And with faux panels, you can add a lot of deck for a lot less money; by using the panels to create seamless deck siding. Faux stone deck siding gives decks a polished look, and adds a practical element by keeping wildlife and debris out from underneath. ‘Deck gap’ is a real issue. It’s the problem people have with the bare space between where a deck begins, and the ground ends. It’s difficult to maintain if you have grass, and…
  • Wreck to Rec Room with Ledgestone Panels

    Roland
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    What can we learn from this classic episode of TV’s Money Hunters? Rec room makeover with Ledgestone panels Adding some extra square footage to your home doesn’t have to be a challenge. In this classic episode of the DIY Network’s Money Hunters show, hosts Matt Blashaw and Deanne Bell helped turn a dank and dismal garage into a cool and comfy rec room; a makeover made easier with faux ledgestone panels. The first challenge was the budget. As Matt explained: “We’re turning a garage into a living room, so the budget could easily top $75,000.” The problem?
  • Remodeling Retaining Walls with Decorative Panels

    Roland
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    ‘Curb Appeal’ is the look your house gives as you drive past it – and it can make thousands or tens of thousands of dollars difference to your home’s value. One way to affordably up your ‘curb appeal’ is to remodel boring cement or cinderblock retaining walls with some fancy faux panels. River Rock panels installed on a driveway retaining wall Nailon Stonewall panels transform an ugly poolside cinderblock wall Retaining walls are an outstanding landscaping feature, used to create all sorts of awesome designs in both the back and front yards. From…
  • Garden Water Features Enhanced with Faux Stone

    Roland
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Our faux panels are often touted as ‘better than the real thing.’ When it comes to the versatility of creating indoor or outdoor water features, that’s no exaggeration. This outdoor water feature was made using our faux stone panels on a timber frame; making it incredible easy to service and repair. If all the ‘rainshower sounds’ and ‘soothing waterfall’ CDs that people bought in the 1990s are any indication, there’s something very relaxing about the sound of running water. Thats why fountains and other garden water features are popular design…
  • Retail Storefront Ideas with Faux Stone

    Ryan
    29 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    While it’s always nice for stores to have appealing interior décor, great retail storefront ideas are essential for attracting customers.  Often times, business exteriors don’t have the visual appeal that more successful stores do.  When storefronts are colorful, classier, and livelier than others, it’s a good bet more customers will notice. Thanks to the highly durable, weatherproof quality of faux stone, retail store owners can decorate the exterior of their business just as effectively as they can the interior.  Many store owners have seen a significant increase in foot traffic…
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  • DIY Hook Rack Using Cabinet Knobs

    Home Depot Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This eclectic DIY hook rack is so cute. Since you can choose what cabinet knobs to use, you can match your decor and express your own style. It’s quite practical, too. Hang it your bedroom or closet to hold scarves and necklaces. Choose smaller cabinet knobs or draw pulls, and you could hang keys and other small items from it. It’s an easy project. Just follow these step-by-step instructions to create you’re own DIY hook rack. How to Make This DIY Hook Rack Materials Liberty Hardware Unfinished Wood Rack Liberty Hardware Vintage Style Green Bubble Glass Knob Liberty…
  • Closet Organization For a Child’s Room

    Adrianne Lentine
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
      Closet organization is important in any room. But when it comes to setting up the closet in a child’s room, you need versatility and efficient use of space. That’s exactly what DIY blogger Adrianne Lentine accomplished with her closet organization project for her little boy’s room. Closet Organization Project   Recently my hubby and I finally tackled what was known as the disaster of our little baby boy’s closet. He turns one in just two weeks, so we figured it was finally time to get our butts in gear and finish his room once and for all! Until we…
  • Wooden Crates Become a DIY Storage Ottoman

    Home Depot Staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    One of the most popular DIY projects here on The Home Depot Blog is a DIY storage ottoman made from two wooden crates. It’s both practical and pretty. Stow away extra blankets, books and magazines in the wooden crates, and roll them away when you need extra space in front of the sofa. The best part is that you can make it in just one afternoon! Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe created this gorgeous version of the ottoman to use in her living room. It houses her extra books and makes a great spot to put up her feet. This DIY project will be featured in an upcoming Home Depot Do-It-Herself…
  • 6 Unique Versions of a DIY Serving Station

    Home Depot Staff
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    This DIY serving station is a great project, with so many ways to customize it. We asked some of our favorite bloggers to build the DIY serving station based on a Home Depot serving station tutorial and add their own twist to the project. The results are so clever and quite impressive. Take a look at these six unique examples of the DIY serving station for inspiration.     If you like to grill, you’ll love what Brooke from All Things Thrifty did with her version. Small hooks create space for hanging utensils and tools, while the rest of the space is perfect for housing…
  • 5 Awesome DIY Grilling Carts

    Home Depot Staff
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
      These DIY grilling carts were built by some of our favorite DIY bloggers. Each one is functional and attractive, but each also has its own style. In some cases, they started with a grilling cart tutorial by designer Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern, but added their own touches to the project. Check out these awesome DIY grilling carts to get you inspired.    Grilling just got a while lot easier with this customized cart by Katrina at Chic Little House. Pocket holes hide the screws while casters on the the front legs make this BBQ station extra portable.     For her take on…
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  • 7 Darling DIY Decor Projects that Use Leftover Tile

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
      A little leftover tile from your home remodel may be a blessing in disguise when you need to repair a tile floor or backsplash. If you end up with a lot of leftover tile … well, let's just say you can never have too much of a good thing. Use odds and ends of handsome tile for easy, inexpensive crafting projects.  See full article.
  • Custom Carpentry to Make Your Backyard Say "Summer"

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:46 pm
      There are at least 3 great things that we can think of about summertime. 1. It's summer. 2. You can spend the whole day out in your garden without freezing your nose off. 3. There are all kinds of fun wooden furniture pieces and other installations which simply and inexpensively add a very special seasonal (read: relaxing) touch to your backyard.  See full article.
  • Sliding Doors Combine Function with Fashion

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:14 pm
      Installing a sliding door used to be a purely practical decision. While it's true that sliders, as they are affectionately known, pack a lot of function into their frames, recently they have become sought after for their good looks as well. Two big trends in home fashion are rustic country style and feng shui-inspired Oriental décor … and sliding doors are equally at home in both.  See full article.
  • Do You Know the Right Way to Care for Natural Woodwork?

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
      The perfect decorating touch, natural wood accents are very much in style. Kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, wainscoting, chair rails, beadboard paneling, crown molding, and built-in shelving, add character and interest to your home. However, cabinets and trim crafted out of natural wood does require a certain amount of TLC to keep them at their lustrous best.  See full article.
  • Granite or Quartz Countertops: Make an Informed Choice

    16 Jun 2015 | 9:35 pm
      The competition is neck and neck right now between granite and quartz, two of the most popular high-end materials for countertops today. Which one would be best for your kitchen or bath? See how each stacks up in 5 important categories and make an informed decision.  See full article.
 
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  • Faux Rustic Wood Beams Give Rugged Appeal to Colorado Casino

    Roland
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Ameristar is an exciting new casino resort spa in Black Hawk, Colorado When Pinnacle Entertainment planned to open their Ameristar Casino, Resort and Spa in one of western America’s most beloved historical districts, it was important to get the look just right. Our faux rustic wood beams helped make that happen. Black Hawk, Colorado, is a former gold-rush town that’s become one of the most historic districts in Colorado. It’s also home to one of the most exciting casino resorts to open in recent years – Ameristar. With over 1,400 slot machines, 536 luxurious hotel…
  • How to Install a Faux Wood Door/Window Header

    Roland
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Faux wood accents are a great way to add period detail to a modern home. One subtle touch is adding a door or window header – but how do you go about installing one of those? A classic L-header, trimmed and installed to give the appearance of a solid wooden beam. The trick to using our products effectively is to mirror how the real thing would be used in a house construction. On the interior of a home, faux beams should mimic how real wood beams are used to hold up the ceiling. Likewise, rafter tails on a roof should look like the overhanging tails of real wooden roofing beams. An…
  • Flip a House Faster with Quick Ship Beams

    Roland
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    Faux Wood Beams are regularly featured on home design TV shows, like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, American Dream Builders and Brothers on Call. It’s not just the quality and affordability that makes our products a favorite amongst TV professionals. Working to tight deadlines, our speed-of-delivery is also important. Woodland style beams installed in an Extreme Makeover living room But did you know we also offer that same speed to regular customers?  I Hate My Kitchen showed how easy it was to install faux beams. Our Quick Ship range of products are the same top-quality replica wood…
  • Home Remodeling Questions: Real Wood or Faux?

    Roland
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Last month, we announced the release of real wood mantels, to accompany our existing range of real wood beams. But that’s led some customers ready to start their home remodeling project to wonder: Which is right for them? Real, or going faux? Real wood beams offer a touch of additional authenticity to your home design projects. It’s an interesting dilemma – which do you go for? As-good-as-the-real-thing, or the real thing? For some customers, that’s a decision many have to make when choosing to add decorative wood pieces to their home. We obviously made our name…
  • Where Can Faux Wood Beam Ceiling Designs Be Seen?

    Ryan
    29 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    Many people ask us where faux wood beam ceiling designs can be seen in person.  While it’s easy to order samples from our website, and get the chance to look at and feel them, it’s always nice to see them in their full glory. A complete installation is an easy way to imagine similar designs in your own home. But the opportunity to see them in a home setting may be hard to come by. Luckily, many commercial establishments across the country have made use of our beams and achieved impressive results. The beams have been used from coast to coast, in places ranging from hotels and…
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    Hackaday

  • World’s Greatest Bubble Machine born of Space Program

    Dan Maloney
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    [GordonKirkwood] needs soap bubbles. Big soap bubbles. Why does he need soap bubbles? Because – soap bubbles! Actually, [Gordon] is a photographer, and he wants to capture candid moments and fleeting expressions. What better way to inspire wonder and amazement than to be able to produce a giant soap bubble on demand? And what better way to do it than with an intricate, computer controlled giant bubble machine? [Gordon’s] inspiration for the bubble producing mechanism comes from the end effector of the Canadarm robotic Space Shuttle arm, which used a cable-grapple design to…
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: DIY Eye Tracking

    Brian Benchoff
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Deep in the dark recesses of Internet advertisers and production studios, there’s a very, very strange device. It fits on a user’s head, has a camera pointing out, but also a camera pointing back at the user. That extra camera is aimed right at the eye. This is a gaze tracking system, a wearable robot that looks you in the eye and can tell you exactly what you were looking at. It’s exactly what you need to tell if people are actually looking at ads. For their Hackaday Prize entry, Makeroni Labs is building an open source eye tracking system. It’s exactly what you…
  • USA vs Japan: Giant Robot Battle

    Elliot Williams
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:01 pm
    It’s basically an advert for a Autodesk, but the video is so ridiculous, we can’t resist: The MegaBots team challenges Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a robot battle. Artisan’s Asylum, a hackerspace in Boston, tried and failed to raise $1.8 million in a kickstarter, but then they got sponsored by Autodesk and built the bot in the end. You may have seen the MegaBots bot at Maker Faire 2015, where it fired paintballs at a defenseless art car. We can forgive a lot of bad behavior when it comes to giant robots. In case you’re wondering, the Japanese robot that’s being…
  • Hackaday Links: July 5, 2015

    Brian Benchoff
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It’s the fifth of July. What should that mean? Videos on YouTube of quadcopters flying into fireworks displays. Surprisingly, there are none. If you find one, put it up in the comments. The original PlayStation was a Nintendo/Sony collaboration. This week, some random dude found a prototype in his attic. People were offering him tens of thousands of dollars on the reddit thread, while smarter people said he should lend it to MAME and homebrewer/reverse engineer groups. This was called out as a fake by [Vadu Amka], one of the Internet’s highly skilled console modders. This…
  • The Nicest Home Made Spot Welder We’ve Ever Seen

    James Hobson
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By golly, look at the build quality of this homemade spot welder. Just about everyone on here knows it’s quite possible to build one of these things using a re-wrapped microwave transformer, but they’re usually made of wood like the one we swap on Friday, and we often wonder how much real use they get other than “hey look I built a spot welder!”. I myself made one, but then ended up buying a professional one because it works better. Not [Matthew Borgatti] though, his looks better and has more features than even the one I bought! Why? Because he put some serious…
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  • How To Adjust The Pop Up In Your Sink In 60 Seconds

    Alure Home Improvements
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    How To In 60 Seconds Doug is dealing with an annoying bathroom sink drain. In this weeks ‪#‎DIY‬ 60 Second Fix, learn how some minor adjustments to the mechanism that controls the pop up drain stopper can restore harmony with you and your bathroom sink! There can be one of two issues when it comes to the pop up in your sink.  Either the pop up continues to fall down and won’t stay up or it doesn’t pop up high enough. This video shows you how to fix both. If your pop up doesn’t stay up: – The nut on the lift rod is too loose. – Tighten the nut with your…
  • Does a master bathroom need a bathtub?

    Gina Bonura
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    If you're preparing to renovate your master bathroom into the luxurious and relaxing spa-space you've always imagined, there may be one question on your mind: Do I really need a bathtub?  Can you eliminate the tub? Tubs can be bulky, restrict your design plans and limit the spa features you're able to add to your bathroom. Bathtubs may largely be leftover from the past, when they were the best way to get clean. Up until the early 1900s in the U.S. and the late 20th century in parts of Europe, showers were very rare. Bathtubs were the most popular and accessible…
  • 7 tips for finding your optimal new kitchen sink

    Gina Bonura
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    Choosing to renovate your kitchen can be both exciting and stressful. While you know you'll end up with a new, stylish kitchen at the end of the day, you have dozens of major decisions to make before you'll be standing in that new kitchen cooking a meal. Between choosing cabinet style and countertop material, it can feel daunting.  Use these tips to make the decision of picking out your new kitchen sink a little bit better. This advice and talking with your kitchen designer can help you home in on your perfect sink. "Don't be afraid to … put your hands in…
  • How To Adjust The Water Level In Your Toilet In 60 Seconds

    Alure Home Improvements
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    How To In 60 Seconds Is your toilet working correctly? This week, Doug’s #DIY 60 Second Fix shows you how to adjust the water level in your toilet. A small adjustment to the water level in your toilet, to the proper height, can help your toilet function efficiently. Did you know? …. If the water is constantly running, the water level might be too high on the inside of your tank or if it’s not flushing properly, the water level may be too low. What you need: Phillips head screwdriver 1. Take off the tank cover to check the water level. – Tip: You want to make sure that…
  • Alure’s top 5 favorite Long Island beaches

    Salvatore Ferro
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    When many people think of Long Island, the images that pop into their minds are of windswept dunes, crashing surf and sandy beaches. With more than 400 miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that Long Island is well-known and frequently visited for its many beaches. It’s too hard to pick out any of Long Island’s beaches as the best – there are so many great ones to choose from! But Alure Home Improvements did select a few favorites that your family might enjoy this summer, whether you’re taking the train from the city or driving from one part of the island to…
 
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    Violet LeBeaux - Free Cute Craft and Beauty Tutorials

  • Birthday V-Log!

    Violet
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I know I’ve been missing for quite a while… but here’s a V-Log because yay!I’m not sure when I’ll be back again, I’m trying my best to not put pressure and deadlines on things anymore but there have been a whole lot of changes in my life to update about and I will get to it!Hope you guys are really well!
  • 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…
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    GSM

  • 3 Great Reasons to Replace Garage Door Openers

    Shalom Shimon
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Garage door openers are commonplace in any garage in America. While garage door openers have been around since the 1920’s, the invention of the remote for garage door in 1984 contributed greatly to the popularity. The 1980’s saw a huge boom in residential garage door opener sales. Top name brands such as Chamberlain, Sears and Genie were some of the most popular openers on the market. Openers were being churned out at a fast pace, unfortunately there were side effects to this. Replace Garage Door Openers for Safety One of the best reasons to replace garage door openers is for…
  • 3 Big Reasons That Cause Jammed Garage Door

    Shalom Shimon
    21 May 2015 | 3:37 pm
    A jammed garage door can cause you to be late for work or miss an important appointment. It can be a total pain, however, it may help to know what is the cause behind the jammed garage door. Knowing the cause may help you identify the problem before it happens. Even if the garage door is jammed, you can always call GSM Garage Doors, Gates and Fences for emergency garage door repair. Check out these five reasons that cause can cause a garage door to jam. Object Lodged on Garage Door Track Sometimes the simple things can cause a jammed garage door. For instance, an obstruction on the garage…
  • Do Not Be The Home With The Ugly Garage Door

    Shalom Shimon
    8 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    In your neighborhood, looks matter. In fact, in any neighborhood, the look of your home matters a great deal. A home with an ugly garage door reflects poorly on you as well as your neighborhood. You do not want to be that neighbor with the ugly garage door. That person’s home is the one that is lowering the value and curb appeal of your neighborhood. You will know when it is time to replace the garage door. You will hear it from your friends, family and neighbors. Your neighbors may not even tell you, they might just point and snicker at the sight of your garage door. An ugly garage…
  • Garage Door Maintenance Tips

    Shalom Shimon
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Much like a car, a garage door should have regular maintenance service. Annual garage door maintenance can prevent major damage. Imagine if you never changed the oil in your car. If you failed to pay attention to the oil level in your car and you run out of oil, you can damage your car’s engine. A garage door, much like a car’s engine, needs regular care and attention. Garage door maintenance is something every homeowner should practice. In fact, most garage door maintenance tasks are simple to do. Garage Door Maintenance You Can Do in Your Garage Some garage door maintenance…
  • Get Your Fence Ready for the Holidays

    Shalom Shimon
    6 Nov 2013 | 1:30 pm
    Get Your Fence Ready for the Holidays Get Your Fence Ready for the Holidays The holidays are near and that means you need to get your home in order. If you have family and friends coming to your house, it is time to start cleaning and giving your home that festive feeling. No matter which type of holiday you celebrate, it all comes down to being with family and friends you love. When it comes to decorating, things can get out of hand. Take a drive through some neighborhoods and you are bound to see homes decked out in all the trimmings. Snowmen, Menorahs, Christmas lights, Inflatable Turkeys,…
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    Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

  • How Many Homes Were Built by Owner in 2014

    armchairbuilder
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:46 pm
    It’s interesting to see how many homes are built by owner builders each year in the permit numbers put out by the U.S. Census Bureau.  One of the more common questions asked by people wanting to build a new home is, “Can an average person manage the construction of their own home as an owner [...]
  • Reader Question: What’s Included in the Complete Armchair Builder Product Package?

    armchairbuilder
    29 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Armchair Builder was created by a builder to give regular folks access to professional builder tools and resources.  These tools have been adapted to make them easier to use by novice owner builders looking to save money and gain control over their larger building projects.  One of our readers asked the question this week, “I [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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    An Oregon Cottage

  • Three Things 7.04.15: Finished Sweater, Beautiful Sunset & Flowers Update

    Jami
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Happy 4th of July, sweet friends! We’re planning on a little BBQ after our daughter runs a half marathon and then we’ll wave goodbye to the kids as they go watch fireworks – while we watch a move, ha! I hope you all have a fun celebration. Three things goes on like normal, though- a […] The post Three Things 7.04.15: Finished Sweater, Beautiful Sunset & Flowers Update 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…
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    U me and the kids

  • Win 1 of 5 HARIBO Minions goodies packs!

    rachelhirst
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    U me and the kids To celebrate the launch of the new HARIBO Minions range and the release of the Minions film, We are kindly giving one of our lucky readers the chance to win 1 of 5 Minions Goody Packs including the full range of HARIBO Minions treats and official Minions merchandise! There’s 3 different collectable packs to get your [...] The post Win 1 of 5 HARIBO Minions goodies packs! 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.
  • Top 10 Tips for Parents Talking to your Teens about Sex!

    rachelhirst
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    U me and the kids Talking to your teens about sex is extremely important I have two teens both who have had all these tips and advice I am going to give you trialed and tested on them. You will learn where I went wrong and a parents and which bits I actually found quite useful when I began to [...] The post Top 10 Tips for Parents Talking to your Teens about Sex! 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.
  • Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 Cinema Tickets Summer Guide

    rachelhirst
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    U me and the kids Comparethemarket.com have released a brand new promotion meerkat movies in the UK. Our favourite little TV meerkats (who may I add are the cutest animals ever!) are offering it’s customers access to 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a whole year after using their services to purchase car, home, travel insurance, [...] The post Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 Cinema Tickets Summer Guide 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…
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    The Ribbon Retreat Blog

  • Flip Flop Ribbon Sculpture, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to YouTube Thursday…the day we get to craft video style! Summertime is all about playing in the sun, swimming, vacationing, staying up late and flip flops! I know flip flops are a summertime must for me personally and for my little sweet girlee who calls them flop flops! It’s adorable. Today, Shirley is sharing […]
  • Beach Towel with Pom Poms

    The Ribbon Retreat
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Are you ready for a 10 minute craft after all of your 4th of July crafting? Is your house swimming in a sea of bold and beautiful red, white and blue? Don’t you love it? Well now that the 4th of July celebrations are almost over, it is time to get all the playing in […]
  • Summertime Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party WINNERS!

    The Ribbon Retreat
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Good Morning, Good Morning! I am so excited for today! The votes are in and the winners have been chosen! Wahoo! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summertime Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party! Whether you linked up your bows or occasionally checked in to see all of the wonderful talent and gorgeous bows and […]
  • American Flag Ribbon Sculpture, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Welcome, welcome to YouTube Thursday! The day we celebrate amazing hair bows, accessories and other fun crafts video style! Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED the 4th of July! I love all of the red, white and blue everywhere but most of all, I love to see all of the American […]
  • Felt Flower Tutorial

    Cheri Mortimer
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Flowers, flowers, flowers…I just can’t get enough of flowers! And today, Cherie is sharing the most awesome bouquet of Felt Flowers around. Using three different techniques in bold and beautiful red, white and blue felt colors, not only are these flowers perfect for hair or an accessory on a shirt or bag…they are patriotic and […]
 
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    Get Your Tips

  • 5 Print Design Essentials Every Smart Marketer Must Know

    author
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Association of a brand or a company with a well-designed logo is common. This very association is created with a process that ensures every piece of the jigsaw fits correctly. And the result is a finished product that the world will encounter and if done well even remember. During this process of fitting the bolts it is very important that the designers and the marketers are on the same ‘page’ and have a few essentials covered so that the process gets easier and provides the desired effects. Here are 5 things that can guide a marketer to tune up his print design.  Enjoy versatility but…
  • Lithium Ion Battery Charging Best Practices

    author
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Typically, a lithium-ion battery lasts for three to five years, and chances are you’re going to want to swap out your gadgets sometime in that window anyway. A smartphone is as good as its battery quality. If you are investing a huge chunk of your money on buying an expensive smartphone, it is only imperative that you should know how to take care of its battery. Knowing how to use battery is the first step towards keeping it in good shape. The following lithium ion battery charging best practices  will help you keep your smartphone battery in the pink  for a long time. #1 – Try…
  • How to Activate Inbox in Google Apps

    author
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:54 am
    Step #1: Read Inbox by Gmail early adopter program here Step #2: Sign in to Google Admin Console. Step #3: Sign up for Google Apps for Work if you haven’t done it already. You could sign up for their 30-day free trial of Google Apps. Nothing to lose. Step #4: From the Dashboard, go to Apps > Google Apps > Gmail > Advanced Settings or SIMPLY click here Step #5: Once you’re logged in, look for Inbox by Gmail under End User Settings. Step #6: You will see two check boxes, but you must click on the check box that says, “I understand the following” first. Then…
  • 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…
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    Moonshine Distillers Blog

  • Simple Strawberry Moonshine-Brandy Recipe

    Matt Wyant
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    Strawberry Brandy Supplies Whether you’re picking em’ , growing em’, or stopping by the Farmer’s Market, it’s that time of year for fresh produce! You know what that means…  time to whip up your first brandy of the season!  Today we will walk you thru a Simple Strawberry Brandy mash to help kick the summer off right!  What You Will Need: -Fruit: Today we are using  2lbs Strawberry -Sugar: 2 cups (helps bring up your ABV%) -Your favorite brandy yeast (we prefer our Pot Still Turbo Pure Yeast)  -Large Stock Pot…
  • Drinking Traditions in Foreign Countries

    Amy Huff
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:12 am
                Venturing outside one’s home country always involves a learning curve.  To blend in wherever you go, educate yourself on the country’s specific food and drink customs before departing, starting with some of the traditions below.  By the time you get out of Dodge, you might not completely pass for a native, but at least you won’t stick out like a sore thumb. 1.  Toasting in Georgia             No, we’re not talking about Georgia as in the summer-scorchin’, smooth-talkin’,…
  • 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…
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    Oz DIY Handyman

  • DIY Mitre Saw Stand

    Steve Sagovac
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:58 am
    No Cost Mitre Saw Bench I’ve had my Ryobi Sliding Compound Mitre Saw for a few years now. It usually just sat loose on an old bench. When I needed it I just moved it around, to where ever there was a handy, clean space and cut what I needed. The problem with this loose set up is when you have more than 1 piece of a certain size that you need to cut. Setting up some sort of temporary stop always started with having to clamp the mitre saw down in place, before setting up some sort of stop for your material to rest against, set at the length you need to cut your timber. As you can imagine,…
  • Life’s Work videos – Conversations with Master Craftsmen

    Steve Sagovac
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:31 pm
    These films make you feel amazed, inspired and envious I recently watched a short film called “Turns” , which is about master woodturner Steven Kennard. Watching the film creates one of those moments when you are all at once inspired, amazed and envious of the talent and passion some people possess. I especially love anything that shows talented individuals creating things using old fashioned hand-made skills and using old hand tools. After watching the Turns film, I discovered that it is part of a series of short films titled “Life’s Work: Six Conversations with…
  • Japanese Wood Rasp – a Powerful Shaping Tool

    Steve Sagovac
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    Wood Rasp File by Shinto – a High Quality Woodworking Tool Walking around the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show last Sunday, I wasn’t planning on buying a new rasp file, or any file for that matter. But somehow that all changed when I wandered into the “Japanese Tools Australia” stand. The stand had a lot of amazing tools that looked really high quality. Some of them looked more like “tool art” that should be placed in a glass cabinet to be admired. The variety of tools included: Carving Chisels Carving Knives Japanese Saws Hand Forged Hammers…
  • Wood Shrinkage and Expansion – Pallet Timber

    Steve Sagovac
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    My Pallet Wood Shrinkage & Expansion Problem Working with Pallet Timber (or reclaimed wood) is a great way to create furniture and other bits and pieces for around the home. Pallet wood can give an interesting and rustic feel to most pieces, especially if you leave the timber in it’s rough sawn state instead of dressing it all around. I only started working with pallet timber late last year, and I’m loving it… until this project. The Coffee Table Top I forgot about I started working on a coffee table top last October 2014 (in fact you can see an image of it at the end of…
  • Trade association for chippies, started by a chippie

    Steve Sagovac
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:12 pm
    I came across the Carpentry Australia twitter feed recently. I haven’t worked as a professional carpenter for quite some time now, so I wasn’t too surprised that I hadn’t heard of these guys before. So I contacted them to get some information on what they are about, and what they offer to their members. In particular what benefit to an Aussie carpenter is it to be a part of Carpentry Australia. Carpentry Australia – brief introduction In short, Carpentry Australia has been around since July 2013 and have members in 7 states and territories across Australia. The…
 
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  • Setting up the drywall ceiling frame

    Koen Goeminne
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Because it’s all fun and stuff. Juggling with metal studs. I do it every day. I eat them for breakfast. No, not really. But I did have to do a lot of planning to set up the frame, and that’s what we’ll be talking about today. The possibilities I wanted the ceilings to be as high as possible. A high ceiling provides a more spacious feel, and it suits the house. No discussion there. As with the kitchen, I had a few choices: a wooden frame, a single metal frame or a double metal frame. I didn’t see a wooden frame work, so the choice was between either metal options. With…
  • Electricity in the living room!

    Koen Goeminne
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Aah, the first step to a useful living room: create more dust and mayhem! Why? Because it’s fun! And because all those nifty comfortable things we’ve gotten used to so badly don’t work for themselves: they need electricity. But we don’t want that to be visible, do we? Of course we don’t. Even back when they originally built our house, wires were placed to be barely visible. Add another 80 year of evolution and nowadays there are plenty of tricks up our sleeves to make wires go invisible! Side note: usually people run their cables to the outlets and switches over…
  • Planning the living room

    Koen Goeminne
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    Living and dining room, sitting in a tree, K-I-… Wait, that doesn’t make any sense. At all. Or does it? In our case, it does, as they are practically one room. So we treat them as one as well.  The previous owners had it set up to have the dining room against the street, then the living room in the middle, and the kitchen in the back (where we have it as well). This worked for them, because that generation was raised with the idea that day-to-day living happened in or around the kitchen, and the dining room was for special occasions only (or for when they had visitors). Times…
  • Laptop troubles

    Koen Goeminne
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Let me start by telling you this isn’t really renovation related. It did take out best part of a Sunday afternoon to get it solved, and maybe it may be of use when you least expect it. It all started on Saturday morning, when Chrisje turned on my laptop, only to be greeted by the following screen: Yay, my machine’s Boot Configuration Data file has somehow got corrupt! Wtf? A quick Google and I knew it was going to be a pain in the ass to get it fixed. All fixes spoke of recovery media and what not, but alas, my laptop has none… But wait, I have a DVD of Windows 8 lying…
  • An update on life

    Koen Goeminne
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    It’s been a while since the last update. Quite a while indeed. What happened in the mean time? Dubai Back when I was a student, I did an internship. In Norway. Meeting people from all over the world. Meeting a lot of really great, awesome people (if you’re reading this, you know who you are, thank you for being in our lives). One of them got married last April and we were invited! While there we got around the city. Looking out at the Burj al Arab from a private beach… We didn’t go in though. The only options are getting a room (ridiculously expensive) or getting a…
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  • Camping Tips for Beginners

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    From pitching a tent, to building a fire, by the time you’re done reading this, you’ll feel like a camping expert. The post Camping Tips for Beginners appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • Plan the Perfect Pool Party on a Budget

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Planning a pool party this summer? Here are some budget-friendly tips for making it a splash! The post Plan the Perfect Pool Party on a Budget appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • America’s Favorite Ice Cream Truck Treats

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Who doesn’t love to remember summertime as a kid? The pool, the freedom, sleeping in, the list goes on. But there was something about those … Read More The post America’s Favorite Ice Cream Truck Treats appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • Celebrate Dad with Burger Cupcakes on Father’s Day

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    Most dads have one thing in common…a love for the grill. In our family both my dad and husband are kings of the grill. They … Read More The post Celebrate Dad with Burger Cupcakes on Father’s Day appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
  • Father’s Day Poem Maker

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Show Dad how much you care with a personalized poem from our Father's Day Poetry Maker. The post Father’s Day Poem Maker appeared first on Personal Creations Blog.
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  • Prepping tip – Foldable water container with tap

    henkeb
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    I’ve bought some foldable water containers which are pretty cheap and have many uses. The containers are very portable when not filled and can be used to store 4 gallons / 15 litres of water. An important aspect of my prepping is that the gear should be used in other situations than catastrophes. Knives may be used for fishing and wildlife, bug out bags can be used when hiking or going on a bike ride and so on. So these foldable water containers fit perfectly into that philisophy. Perfect for a hike or to have some water in the car. They come pretty cheap and are much more portable than…
  • 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…
 
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  • 17 Common Garden Appliance Faults...And How to Fix Them [Infographic]

    Mike
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:34 am
    Your garden appliances, from your lawnmowers and chainsaws through to your grass trimmers and pressure washers, are invaluable in helping to keep the exterior of your home looking at its best. But, without correct and regular maintenance, your garden appliances can develop faults. In this infographic we look at 17 of the most common garden appliance faults, and explain how to fix them.
  • 16 Tips to Help Reduce the Stress of Moving

    Mike
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:47 am
    On average Brits move eight times during their lifetimes, and when it comes to moving home there are certain steps which you’ll need to go through to ensure everything runs smoothly. To help reduce the stress of moving home, we’ve compiled 16 useful tips you need to include on your moving checklist. Before Moving – It’s Not Just About Packing: Change your address. By law, when you move home you’re required to change the address on your driving licence as well as your car insurance to ensure both remain valid and legal. You’ll also need to change your address with your bank, TV…
  • Life’s Messy, Clean It Up – 27 Simple & Effective Tips

    Mike
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    Life is messy, but with these 27 simple yet effective tips there’s no reason why you cannot clean it and add a bit of sparkle to your home, garden and car – and all for little outlay but big rewards. Car –Go waterless and achieve a showroom shine with ease Garden – Gardening isn’t just about flowerbeds and mowing the lawn Cooker – A clean cooker can help your food taste nicer, plus it brings health benefits Dishwasher – For clean pots and pans, you need a clean dishwasher Windows – Never wash them on a cloudy day Car: 8 out of 10 British drivers don’t wash their own cars,…
  • Your Appliance is a Fire Risk

    Mike
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    A survey conducted by Which, and reported by the Daily Mail, has revealed that nearly 12,000 house fires were caused by faulty appliances, with washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers being the three main culprits. According to the survey results, 14% of appliance related house fires were caused by washing machines, 12% by tumble dryers and 11% were due to dishwashers. In fact, according to the report, more washing machines and tumble dryers caught fire in homes throughout the UK than TVs, hair tongues and irons, with the cause of fires being attributed to the appliances have a fault…
  • How to Clean Your Home...Using Food

    Mike
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    Have you noticed your shopping bill is increasing due to the price of cleaning products? Cut down on the amount you’re spending by using everyday food items to clean your home. Not only does using food to clean work out cheaper, but it also reduces the number of chemicals being used in your home, helping to reduce allergies. Salt – remove burnt on food stains using a handful of salt Lemons – bring a shine back to your shower with the juice of a lemon Vinegar – great on chips and great for removing grass stains from your mower blade Bicarbonate of soda – perfect for removing odours…
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