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  • Harmful Plants for Pets

    Decorating your Home
    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Planning to have your lawn or outdoor space landscaped with shrubs and trees? The local landscapers in clapham will automatically ask you if you have pets in your home before letting you choose the plants that you want to have in your garden. This is because there are plants and shrubs that may prove to be harmful to your pets.  To get you acquainted, here are some of the plants that can harm your pet dog: Lilies. Lilies are both toxic to your pet dogs and cats as well. When domestic pet ingests any of the variants of lilies like calla lily, lily of the valley, amaryllis, palm and peace…
  • Growing Up with Russell the Electric Giraffe

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    Goli Mohammadi
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We don't mind having a friend who happens to be a 16-foot robotic giraffe.Read more on MAKE
  • April 23, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

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    Tim Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Is it just me or are the weeks screaming by? It's now the fourth week of April for goodness sakes. On Monday, April 21, 2014, I worked the Boston Marathon again as a ham radio operator. It was a busy day at my location - Chestnut St. and Commonwealth Ave. in Newton, MA. That's mile 18.3. The medical team I assisted treated 181 people and we sent 10 to Boston Wellesley Hospital. I dropped my dock in the lake on Tuesday as Monday was ice out at our end of the lake. If you're wondering about the Snow-Be-Gone contest, we still have a ways to go! The photo below was taken yesterday, April 22,…
  • Crown Molding: Wood vs Foam Molding

    Home Improvement Made Easy on Doityourself.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Crown molding can be purchased as wood and foam molding. Crown molding adds a lot of decorative style and decor to a room. It can be painted white, stained or painted a contrasting color. Below are the differences between the two types of moldings. Wood Molding Wood molding is the more traditional approach to crown molding. You can purchase wood crown molding in a variety of sizes and styles. It can be purchased in different woods. Wood molding can be stained, unlike foam molding. You can leave it a natural wood color to enhance the decor in the room. Wood...
  • How to Cook Fresh Cauliflower

    How to of the Day
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cauliflower is a cabbage family vegetable that consists of a large head (curd) of white, purple, green or orange florets. It has a mild flavor and can be used as a substitute for broccoli or potatoes. Cook fresh cauliflower by steaming, boiling, mashing, roasting or sauteing. EditSteps EditBuying Cauliflower Look for a cauliflower curd, or head, that is tightly packed. The florets shouldn’t have gaps, and the leaves should extend over the top. White cauliflower stays colorless because the leaves cover the florets, keeping them away from the sun. Judge most varieties by how white they are.
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  • Growing Up with Russell the Electric Giraffe

    Goli Mohammadi
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We don't mind having a friend who happens to be a 16-foot robotic giraffe.Read more on MAKE
  • What Are Your ABCs of Making?

    Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Maker’s Alphabet is a wonderful new book being written by a talented pair of makers in New York.Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Piezo Contact Mic

    Justin Emerson
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Salvage the piezo from an old toy and use it to build a small contact microphone that can be used to amplify acoustic instruments.Read more on MAKE
  • DiResta: Shop Stools

    jimmydiresta
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    In a shop, a stool is more then just a seat.Read more on MAKE
  • Where DIY Electronic Music Goes to Party

    Nathan Hurst
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    MAKE presents Moogfest's circuit bending competition.Read more on MAKE
 
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    Ask the Builder

  • April 23, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

    Tim Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Is it just me or are the weeks screaming by? It's now the fourth week of April for goodness sakes. On Monday, April 21, 2014, I worked the Boston Marathon again as a ham radio operator. It was a busy day at my location - Chestnut St. and Commonwealth Ave. in Newton, MA. That's mile 18.3. The medical team I assisted treated 181 people and we sent 10 to Boston Wellesley Hospital. I dropped my dock in the lake on Tuesday as Monday was ice out at our end of the lake. If you're wondering about the Snow-Be-Gone contest, we still have a ways to go! The photo below was taken yesterday, April 22,…
  • Remington Electric Leaf Blowers Recall

    Tim Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Remington Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard Name of Product: Remington electric leaf blowers Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Remington toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Remington-Electric-Leaf-Blowers-Recalled-by-MTD/ Recall Details Units: About…
  • Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blowers Recall

    Tim Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard Name of Product: Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.troybilt.com and click on Recalls under the Owner’s Center tab for more information. Photos available at  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Troy-Bilt-Electric-Leaf-Blowers-Recalled-by-MTD/ Recall Details Units: About 134,000…
  • Tim Needs Your Help – Seriously

    Tim Carter
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Tim needs you to tell him what it would take to convert you to an AsktheBuilder Newsletter Subscriber.
  • How to Install a Pocket Door

    Tim Carter
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    Want a head-start on this column's subject? Click to watch this quick video on pocket door components. DEAR TIM: The house I grew up in had magnificent pocket doors that disappeared into the walls. In several rooms, the two doors would slide out and meet one another so the two rooms could be closed off from one another. What’s the secret to installing a pocket door? How do you create the cavity? Is this a task a do-it-yourselfer can tackle or is it far too difficult? How do the doors stay on the track? Leslie S., Columbus, OH DEAR LESLIE: While none of the older homes I’ve owned had these…
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    Home Improvement Made Easy on Doityourself.com

  • Crown Molding: Wood vs Foam Molding

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Crown molding can be purchased as wood and foam molding. Crown molding adds a lot of decorative style and decor to a room. It can be painted white, stained or painted a contrasting color. Below are the differences between the two types of moldings. Wood Molding Wood molding is the more traditional approach to crown molding. You can purchase wood crown molding in a variety of sizes and styles. It can be purchased in different woods. Wood molding can be stained, unlike foam molding. You can leave it a natural wood color to enhance the decor in the room. Wood...
  • Terms of the Trade: What Is a Chalk Line?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Since the time of ancient Egypt, chalk lines have been used in construction for marking long, straight lines on flat surfaces. The chalk-coated string, housed inside a casing, is pulled to the needed length, held taut at both ends and snapped against the surface. The snapping motion transfers the chalk from the string to the surface that’s being marked, which could be anything from lumber to concrete. The chalk can then be wiped away after it serves its measuring purpose....
  • The Nuts and Bolts: April 16, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    The Home Depot Hosts Water Conservation Workshops Nationwide The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced a nationwide effort to help educate and enable residents in drought-affected areas and elsewhere to conserve water inside and outside the home. On Saturday, April 26, The Home Depot will host Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. stores. The announcement of the workshops is one of several measures the company is taking to assist homeowners, particularly in the West where many face water restrictions due to current dry conditions.
  • Earthquakes: What to Do Before, During and After

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    If you’re thinking of moving to an earthquake-free state in the US, you’re out of luck. All 50 states and five territories have a risk of earthquakes. So it’s best to begin preparing for the inevitable shaker. An earthquake is caused by the shifting of the huge underground plates that make up the earth’s surface. The plates slowly move miles beneath our feet, sometimes sliding over or under each other. At times they break apart, unleashing a tremendous amount of energy that causes the surface areas to shift. These manipulations are the reason we have…
  • Five Tools to Help You Tackle Spring Cleaning

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    1. Your Very Own Steam Cleaner This is that special time of year when you commit to going the extra mile with your cleaning. Sure, you sweep, vacuum, and scrub on a regular basis but when it’s time to really dig in, only a solid steam clean will do the trick. And now there are affordable products that can be used on all of your surfaces – inside and out. The HAAN MultiforcePro SS25* is a good pick. It’s a steam cleaner designed for cleaning, scrubbing and buffing using CR-motion™ technology, which enhances the natural pull-and-push motion of standard…
 
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Cook Fresh Cauliflower

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cauliflower is a cabbage family vegetable that consists of a large head (curd) of white, purple, green or orange florets. It has a mild flavor and can be used as a substitute for broccoli or potatoes. Cook fresh cauliflower by steaming, boiling, mashing, roasting or sauteing. EditSteps EditBuying Cauliflower Look for a cauliflower curd, or head, that is tightly packed. The florets shouldn’t have gaps, and the leaves should extend over the top. White cauliflower stays colorless because the leaves cover the florets, keeping them away from the sun. Judge most varieties by how white they are.
  • How to Collect Things

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Collections look impressive, but have you ever wondered how much time it takes to start one? What about effort? Actually, it's easy! EditSteps EditStarting Your Collection Consider why you want to start a collection. People do it for fun, or because the collected item might become valuable. You can make it as narrow or as broad a field as you like. There are three basic categories to choose from: Free. This category often includes sentimental objects like postcards, or fun ones like bottle caps. Inexpensive. This category may include baseball cards or figurines. Expensive. This third category…
  • How to Teach Your Child Phonological Awareness

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Phonological awareness is a listening and oral language skill that does not involve print. It is the ability to hear and produce the individual sounds heard within words. The early stages of phonological awareness emerge when babies and toddlers mimic sounds heard to say their first words. It is an essential skill because it sets the foundation for phonics - the ability to match sounds to their correct letter or letter patterns to read words. The skill increases in difficulty with the addition of letter patterns. For example: the words - cat, cake, team, and sheep all have three sounds.
  • How to Flat Iron Hair

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Straight hair is remarkably quick and easy to get using a flat iron styling tool in the comfort of your home. Ceramic flat irons are generally regarded as the best material that does the least amount of damage to your hair. Professional-grade ceramic irons produce negative ions and infrared heat that seal in moisture as you straighten your hair.[1] By using the proper straightening technique and applying the appropriate hair treatments before and after straightening, you can keep your hair straight all day and protect your hair from heat damage. Follow the steps below to learn how to properly…
  • How to Use Google Keep

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Google Keep is an simple and intuitive application for taking notes. It is available as an app for Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and higher versions of Android, and as a web app through Google Drive, and as a Google Chrome browser app. It integrates with Google Drive to save and sync notes. EditSteps EditGet Google Keep EditOn Android Open the Google Play Store app. Find the Google Keep app. Type "Google keep" in search bar and click on search. Download and install the app. Click on "Download", then read through the permissions and accept them to download the app onto your phone. It will…
 
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    Bob Vila : Trusted Home Renovation & Repair Expert

  • Bob Vila Radio: Fire Extinguisher Inspection

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You know you should test your smoke alarm twice a year, but what about your fire extinguisher? If yours is at the bac...
  • Curb Appeal: 8 Exterior Colors to Sell Your House

    Just like the colors on your interior walls, the hues you pick for your home's exterior should be ones you love coming home to day after day. That being said, if you're planning to put your house on the market in the near future, you'll also want to consider which shades will attract the broadest range of buyers. "Neutral and traditional colors are a good bet if you are going to paint your home's exterior to get it ready to sell," says Elizabeth Mendenhall, a realtor in Columbia, Missouri, and a 2014 regional vice president of the National Association of Realtors. "You want a look that is…
  • How To: Clean Copper

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Copper can be a finicky material; it tarnishes easily even when subject to normal wear. Fortunately, using only commo...
  • How To: Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    For a significant chunk of the 20th century, from the 1950s through the '80s, the ceilings in many new homes—particul...
  • Bob Vila Radio: Ferns

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Leafy, green, and graceful, ferns bring drama and texture to the garden. They are attractive in rock gardens and make...
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    About.com Home Repair

  • Refinishing Your Wood Deck

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    Now that the snow has melted, is your wood deck looking a little tired? Well, Refinishing a wood deck is a great early summer project that will improve your outdoor living space and extend the life of your deck. And your deck is a significant investment in your home....Read Full Post
  • Repairing Your Water Heater

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Your water heater is a pretty amazing and reliable appliance. One you rely upon every day. It really has very few parts that can go wrong and most are easy to repair. Of course knowing the various water heater's components and their names are essential. It makes finding and buying replacement parts easier....Read Full Post
  • Fixin' Old Faithful

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    We have to admit that the unsung hero of the plumbing world is the toilet. We take it for granted and don't even think twice about it. But what do you do when the ol' commode is not cooperating? Well read Troubleshooting Common Toilet Problems and learn what to do if your toilet is constantly running, leaking, clogged or other annoying habits it learns over time....Read Full Post
  • A Little Ladder Safety

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    OK, time to talk a little ladder safety. Please do not be this guy! Whether you are cleaning your gutters, painting a room, painting your house or putting up Christmas lights for the holiday, you'll be depending upon a ladder. But all ladders are not created equal. There are several styles to consider including single section, step-ladder, extension, telescopic and multi-function ladders....Read Full Post
  • Nothing Shocking: How to Install a New Outlet

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
    Installing an electrical outlet in a newly wired circuit or replacing an old outlet in an existing switch box can be accomplished very easily. But it can just as easily be done very incorrectly....Read Full Post
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    About.com Landscaping

  • Does Spring Bring Out Your Inner Wood Nymph?

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    There's something about the landscape in spring that takes me back, mentally, to ancient Greece, when nymphs still traipsed through magical forests. I guess it's the freshness in the vegetation, which has such a powerful impact on my senses that I want to imagine there's something more there than meets the eye, something "divine." Maybe the moderate temperatures have a bit to do with it, too, putting me in such an exuberant mood that I can better relate to the Greeks' predilection for investing nature with an awe that transcends science. ...Read Full Post
  • Taking Advantage of the First Warm Days

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    I'm not surprised that we're finally having a beautiful day or two in my neck of the woods. After all, warm weather always returns at some point every year, right? But after enduring a winter in New England, somehow I'm always...well, not exactly surprised, but...let's say "amazed" by such days. ...Read Full Post
  • Get to Know Japanese Knotweed on National Weed Day

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Today is Easter, and even many who are not deeply religious are at least marking the occasion by the exchanging of Easter lilies and the like. But did you know that today was also National Weed Day? Until recently, I didn't know that there was such a thing. But now that I do know, I'm going to take advantage of the opportunity to get a message across. ...Read Full Post
  • Stars of the Yard for April, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    What plants, currently, are shining most brightly in your yard? Are the blossoms of an early bloomer bringing a smile to your face as you rake, trim and otherwise perform spring cleaning jobs in your yard? One of the plants in my landscaping that I'm most proud of is my winter jasmine. Listed as a zone 6 plant (I'm in zone 5), I provided it with winter protection until it could become established. As a mature plant now, it rewards that early care annually with a profusion of yellow blooms, and all without needing coddling anymore. ...Read Full Post
  • Tulips and Tulipomania

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Many of us think "Holland" when we hear talk of tulips. That's not where they come from originally, though. Tulips originated mainly in central Asia. Still, the Holland connection is understandable. Perhaps no other people has ever gone as head-over-heels for tulips as have the Dutch, not even Tiny Tim fans. ...Read Full Post
 
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  • Make Plans for a Home and Garden Tour This Spring

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    One of my favorite home and garden tours was this weekend: the 11th annual Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour. This year's tour offered participants a look at more than 40 Los Angeles area gardens that are environmentally conscious, drought tolerant and use native plants, among other attributes. © Lisa Hallett Taylor Native California plants provide habitats for butterflies and bees (pollinators) and native birds such as colorful songbirds and hummingbirds. Examples include richly scented plants like sage, sagebrush and California lilac. Some homes on the tour had unusual…
  • March Round-up: Start Planning Those Outdoor Parties

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Even if it doesn't look like spring in some regions, it is -- which means that warmer temperatures and entertaining outdoors are just around the corner. I promise. I've been looking at some of the new tableware and drinkware from favorite stores like Pottery Barn, Sur La Table and Target, and I think it's time for to get rid of a few mismatching pieces and start fresh. Check out some of these great looking plates and acrylic glasses, along with beverage dispensers and outdoor tablecloths: Must-Have Outdoor Dishes and Tableware Drinkware for the Stylish Patio Table Pretty and Practical Outdoor…
  • 10 Reminders That it's Officially Spring

    24 Mar 2014 | 11:09 am
    Happy spring! While it's currently overcast in Southern California, rain is forecast for the West and a blizzard threatens the Northeast, it is officially spring. Let us know on our Facebook page or Twitter what signs of spring you're experiencing in your part of the world, however minimal they might be. I won't wax poetic or get philosophical about what I think spring might mean to all of us. Instead, here are 10 things to do to remind yourself it's spring: Transform your yard into a wildlife garden that is certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Who knows -- you already might have…
  • Where Leprechauns Vacation

    11 Mar 2014 | 5:01 pm
    St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun sightings pick up around this time of year: tavern-going townsfolk report seeing them frolicking in forests, hiding in hedges and behind rocks in parks. There's even a webcam set up in the leprechaun mecca of Tipperary, Ireland. When the weather warms up, the mischievous Irish elves no doubt will be up to the usual shenanigans in this huge shamrock-shaped swimming pool at the Grand Prix Motel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. And this isn't the only shamrock-shaped swimming pool in the world. If you know of one, post a photo on our Facebook page. Photo ©…
  • Pictures: A Bench to Suit Every Seat

    3 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    As a home-based editor, writer and designer, I spend lots of time in my yard -- I'm the sole landscaper, gardener and maintenance person for the front and back yards, not to mention two decks, one very long balcony and three patio areas. Oh, and a pool. So, it's nice to have someplace to sit in each of these areas to rest for a moment, survey the landscape and contemplate it, or set down some succulents I'm propagating and don't want to lose. That's where a garden bench comes in. It doesn't have to be huge, nor does it have to necessarily have a backrest -- but its location and placement is…
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    Home Construction Improvement

  • Bessey Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps

    Todd
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps from Bessey Tools I have a serious fascination with clamps and tell everyone that you simply cannot ever have enough clamps. Clamps are that extra set of hands that help make us work  ... Home Construction & Improvement published by: The post Bessey Auto-Adjust... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • DEWALT Table Saws DWE7480, DWE7490X, DWE7491RS

    Todd
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    New DEWALT Job Site Table Saws Models DWE7480, DWE7490X, and DWE7491RS DEWALT recently introduced a new line of portable table saws that include significant updates and features. The new line includes 3 new models; DWE7480 – 10″ ... Home Construction & Improvement published by: ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Attic Vapor Barrier & Insulation

    Todd
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Attic Vapor Barrier for Insulation in Cold Climates? Insulation details change about as often as the weather here in New England. One question that seems to come up is whether or not to use a vapor ... Home Construction & Improvement published by: The post Attic Vapor Barrier &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • EGO POWER+ Lawn Mower Preview

    Todd
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    56V Lithium-Ion Cordless Lawn Mower 2014 is shaping up to be the year of cordless outdoor power equipment. The stakes are high and EGO is betting on power and design to push them to the front ... Home Construction & Improvement published by: The post EGO POWER+ Lawn Mower Preview appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Free Online DIY Tools

    Todd
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    Guest Post from Charlie at Chips & Dust This is a guest post written by Charlie over at Chips and Dust. Charlie is just starting out with his website so I wanted to give him the ... Home Construction & Improvement published by: The post Free Online DIY Tools appeared first on Home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rambling Renovators

  • Spring Vacation In The City

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    HandyMan and I will be escaping to Chicago for a few days and I can't wait. I've been to the city a few times and while past memories include lots of shopping and getting kicked out of bars (oh, the silly things you do in your 20's!), this trip will be filled with architecture tours, good eats, and shopping (because you can never have enough for that).There will be lots of walking so I'm planning a wardrobe built for comfort and style. The weather will be typically spring-like: cool and warm with a chance of rain. Here's some of what I'm packing:A stylish trench coat | Slim fit tee good for…
  • #PinterestFail

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Did you enjoy the Easter weekend? The weather was great here so we spent lots of time playing in the sunshine and out hunting Easter eggs. I had high hopes for one project that I wanted to finish in time for Easter. You've seen these grow your own grass centerpieces on Pinterest, right? It looked easy enough to do. I found two vases that I thought would look cute with grass while out thrifting and spraypainted them a glossy gray colour.Then I followed the instructions on the package of catgrass and planted grass seeds in the soil 1/2" apart and I got this...... a sad looking vase of…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    It's Good Friday so I'm taking a bit of a break from today's love list. Just one thing I'm loving this week... old blogger friends. The Blogger Favourite Things Gift Exchange: Mother's Day Edition is in full swing and I've been enjoying the surprises landing on my doorstep, like the pretty bracelet from Wrist Soiree shown below. But even moreso, I'm cherishing the chance to reconnect with dear blogger friends. It's amazing how simple things like a quick comment on an Instagram photo or receiving a handwritten note can make the miles and time between friends disappear.You can follow the…
  • The Problem Wall

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    This is a wall in my living room that I rarely show. You know why? Because it bugs me. I have never known what to do with it. Do you have a problem wall in your house?The TV really overpowers this space. It sits on an Ikea sideboard that I've had for a decade (and I am SO over the dark brown). The sideboard is filled to the brim with serving dishes and seasonal accessories and there is no room to put the DVD player so that sits on an old side table. And then there's the large blank wall. I could put art there but I wondered if it might be too distracting when you're watching TV? But I've…
  • A Frozen 5th Birthday Party

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    If you're not interested in kid's birthday parties, then you might want to turn away from this post. This is probably the most epic birthday party I've thrown so I'm just going to fill it with a gazillion photos. You've been warned!We celebrated Chloe's 5th birthday on the weekend and it was a blast! Chloe has been asking for a Disney Frozen birthday party ever since she saw the movie. Five is a such a fun age... I love that Chloe is old enough to come up with ideas for her party and help me with the decorations and party food. The way I see it, there's only a limited number of years she'll…
 
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  • There’s Chicken Shit on my Knee and Other Important Things

    Kit
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    People talk a lot about “crazy cat ladies” and I can only assume that none of those people has ever seen a woman who lives alone on a farm with a dozen chickens before. Especially when six of them are getting pretty close to being actual full-sized chickens and still live in a spare bedroom in the house. Keeping the chicken shit out of my daily life has become damn near impossible… Yep. I was pooped on during the taking of this picture. The chickens in my spare room are six of the top eleven reasons the most important project on my list right now is finishing the outdoor run…
  • Gearing Up & Baddassery

    Kit
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Here’s the thing about Spring in Michigan. Sunday, I spent almost the entire day working outside, and do you know how many sleeves I was wearing?  None. That’s right. Working outside…. sleeveless. And I’m not saying I walked outside, threw my sleeveless arms into the air, and did a little happy dance because it was a glorious seventy-degrees… but I’m not saying I didn’t either. The beauty of living in the middle of nowhere is that no one will ever know. That was Sunday. And then– not even 36 hours later– I woke up Tuesday morning, looked…
  • Life Imitating Art Imitating Life

    Kit
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of the things I love most about my life is that I’m pretty sure the Universe is constantly messing with me. This, I suspect, is the trade-off for having a wicked sense of humor… whoever is in charge up there thinks it’s cool to play jokes on you. Daily. Take this, for example… If you’re having trouble figuring out exactly what the joke is, please look closely at the light fixture. Really, little black bird? Who is just sitting there looking at my painting of little black birds. That’s… not weird at all. (Totally different than this little back…
  • Plowing & Planting

    Kit
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    It only took two years of living on the farm for me to recognize that there’s a very fine line between holy-effing-freezing and holy-shit-my-garden-should-have-been-planted-already. As far as I can tell, this magical period of time lasts approximately 0.0078 seconds and falls sometime between March and June. And you better be on your toes, because if you blink, you might miss it. Last year I had grand plans for a fenced in garden full of raised beds, stone walkways, and a big chicken coop in the middle. And, um… Kinda? Okay, maybe I spent too much time planning and not enough time…
  • Things I Should Have Done Years Ago: Workshop Edition

    Kit
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Okay, so I’ve recently established that I haven’t been just sitting around doing nothing over the last couple of years, but there are a couple of things– now that I’ve finally gotten around to them– that I really wish I would have done, um, earlier. The mini-makeover on the downstairs bath is one of them, and this is the other… Actually, let’s take a step back so you can get a full picture of what’s going on here. This is my workshop… Alternatively known as the “ankle breaking room”, “hoarders: the lumber edition”,…
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  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 21/14

    Laura
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey friends, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Ours was really quiet and relaxed, just the way I like it :)  This week is spring break in our house so my kiddos are home and we are going to try and make the most of it even though we are […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 21/14
  • How to Use Evernote to Plan Your Vacation

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. Spring is in the air! And with so many of us getting together with family this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday, I imagine that some of us will spend a little time reminiscing about family vacations from the past, and […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How to Use Evernote to Plan Your Vacation
  • Friday Favorites: The Organically Clean Home, Toy Organization, Small Kitchen Tips + more!

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Hi friends, sorry for the delay getting this post up.  There was a glitch in WordPress with the most recent update but the amazing Cathy over at WordPress Barista, who has been a huge help to me for years, got me up and running again lickety split.  Thanks Cathy! So before I get into my […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: The Organically Clean Home, Toy Organization, Small Kitchen Tips + more!
  • 10 Simple Solutions for Organized Living

    Laura
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Is getting yourself and your family organized something you’ve been wanting to make happen for  awhile?  Something you wish you knew how to do or even just where to start?  When you look around a room and see clutter after more clutter, it can definitely be overwhelming.  Rather than give up and do nothing though, […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 10 Simple Solutions for Organized Living
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition

    Laura
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, how did last week go for you?  Did you stick to your plan or deviate at all?  We had to switch things around a bit but that happens some weeks, I don’t sweat it.  I love how flexible having a menu plan is.  So my daughter’s 17th birthday last week went really great.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition
 
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  • Gas Can Replacement Spout

    The Handyguys
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Handyguys found a gas can replacement spout that actually works! Most gas cans come with terrible spouts. This is often because of the nanny state mandates such as C.A.R.B. (California Air Resources Board). The idea is we improve air quality by having a spout on your gas can that automatically closes. The government doesn’t think we will put the cap on when not in use and that any evaporation is bad. To meet these nanny state regulations manufacturers have tried several different types of gizmos to close the lid for us. The consequence is spouts that are hard to use, spill gas,…
  • How to Remove Carpet Staples video

    The Handyguys
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:44 am
    The Handyguys show you how to remove carpet staples the easy way in this video If you just need to remove one or two staples then really any old method will work. What if you are trying to remove hundreds or even thousands? It can take a long long time. Use the technique that Paul shows and you can move along pretty quickly.  All you need is a pair of these Remove carpet staples with the right tool Use diagonal pliers to remove carpet staples. Click the picture for different options at Amazon. In the video Brian and Paul race to see who can remove more staples quickly. Paul uses the diagonal…
  • House Water Pressure Adjustment Video

    The Handyguys
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is your house water pressure too high or too low? It may be simple to adjust it. Watch this video by Handyguy Paul on how to adjust your house water pressure. When your house water pressure is too high it can cause issues with water heater expansion tanks, appliances, toilets and faucets. Water pressure that is too high can lead to leaks. If the water pressure is too low it can take a long time to do laundry or dishes and be unpleasant to shower. The ideal water pressure for a home is between 55 and 65 pounds per inch (PSI). Use a simple gauge to test your pressure and adjust it yourself by…
  • Pet Doors Install Video

    The Handyguys
    13 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Pet doors are easy to install, watch this video to see how to do it. In this video the Handyguys install a pet door into a hollow core door. You determine the location, cut the hole and install the door. Yes, it’s that simple, even our camera guy Phil could do it! Phil is actually pretty handy but we had a bit of fun letting him do the project. Where to install pet doors In our video we installed a pet door for a cat. The door was an interior door. The owner of the cat wanted the cat to always have access, through the pet door, to their litter box. Pet doors are also available in much…
  • Tape measure selection and calibration video

    The Handyguys
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
    In this Handyguys video we discuss tape measure selection and calibration Tape Measure Selection You have a lot of choices, big and small, long and short, wide and skinny. Wide Tape Measures Wide tapes have a great benefit. The “standout” is how far out can the tape extend before collapsing. Usually the wider the tape  the longer the standout. Click this image to see several wide tape measures on Amazon. Small Tape Measures Small tapes are great for … wait for it … small projects. They easily fit into a pocket or tossed into the junk drawer in the kitchen. Click this…
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  • Gerber Crucial Review Update

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I bought the Gerber Crucial for myself about two years ago. At the time, I was searching for a multi-tool that was fairly compact and had the ability to deploy most, if not all, of the tools without fully opening the tool. My intent was to EDC (every-day carry) it. On paper, the Crucial fit my needs; however, I only found myself carrying it on and off.Here is a link to my original review from about 20 months ago. I actually thought quite highly of the tool at the time. So, why didn't I regularly use it for EDC? It's hard to say. A while after I bought the Crucial, I ended up getting a…
  • TSA to Allow Pocket Knives on Planes

    5 Mar 2013 | 8:12 pm
    The Transportation Security Administration, you know, those guys that make you take off your shoes at airports and don't have the common decency to at least put a rug down, has some good news for handymen and women today. Starting April 25th, they'll allow small pocket knives in carry-on luggage on planes. Here is a link to their press release.Also...They'll now allow previously prohibited sports equipment, such as pool cues, golf clubs, and hockey sticks. Does this sound like a hijacking attempt waiting to happen? Well, don't worry. Now Casey Jones is free to protect our airlines once…
  • DIY Wooden Sunglasses

    4 Mar 2013 | 8:29 pm
    I'm generally the kind of person who takes good care of their things, except all bets are off with sunglasses. That's why I'm a big fan of cheap ones. My usual go-to sunglasses are actually "safety shades" as I like to call them. They can be found at the local big box home improvement store for $5-10.  Of course, they aren't very stylish.I recently bought a couple pair of "aviator-style" sunglasses from Amazon for just a couple bucks each. From a distance, a long distance, these could be passable as stylish... I guess; however, I wanted to replace some of the cheap plastic on them with…
  • Sipik SK68 LED Flashlight Mod

    27 Feb 2013 | 9:53 pm
    I've been interested in LED flashlights for a while now. It was about a year and a half ago that I got my first high-power LED flashlight, meaning, it doesn't use multiple 5mm LEDs like the previous lights I've featured here on my blog (see my LED flashlight roundup for those). These newer lights are much more powerful and use a single LED of a different variety.The Sipik SK68 is widely regarded as a budget light. In fact, you can get it for less than $10; however, that doesn't mean that it's poor quality. I'd say it's one of the best "bang for your buck" lights out there right now. I…
  • Old Stanley No. H1249 Hand Plane

    25 Feb 2013 | 9:42 pm
    The last time I visited home, I mentioned to my dad how I had recently helped some friends install trim for a couple of windows. I told him the job would have been a lot easier if I had a hand plane to make fine-tuned adjustments to the fit of the trim. With that, he jumped up and ran out to the garage to give me this old plane he no longer had a use for.I must say, it doesn't look like much now. It's dirty, a little rusted, and generally tarnished all over; however, looks can be deceiving as it's basically in great shape. Aside from a little cleaning, all it needs to be brought…
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  • [GEEK SCHOOL] Android Guide 3: Extending your Android Device’s Battery Life

    Matt Klein
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the biggest gripes among device users is battery life. Devices and batteries are not created equal and the status quo for battery life seems to be about a day, from the time that someone wakes up in the morning and unplug their phone from the charger, to the point where they plug it in at night before they go to bed. This all assumes that you don’t have one of those days where you’re talking to people all day or you get into a heated texting discussion with a friend, or you just can’t get off of Facebook. There’s a bunch of different factors that conspire to deprive you of…
  • How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 8.1 With a Windows 8 Key

    Chris Hoffman
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    Windows 8.1 is a free upgrade to all Windows 8 users, but you normally can’t install Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 product key. Luckily, you can get around this limitation if you really want a fresh install of Windows 8.1. Microsoft also only allows you to download Windows 8.1 installation media with a Windows 8 key, so we’ll show you another trick that allows you to download Windows 8.1 installation media with a valid Windows 8 key. The Problem, and How We’ll Fix It The problem is that Windows 8.1 product keys are different from Windows 8 product keys. You can’t enter…
  • How was Multi-Tasking Possible in Older Versions of Windows?

    Akemi Iwaya
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Considering that DOS was a single-tasking OS and the ties it had with the early versions of Windows, just how did earlier versions of Windows manage to accomplish multi-tasking? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the answers to this question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites. Windows 95 screenshot courtesy of Wikipedia. The Question SuperUser reader LeNoob wants to know how older versions of Windows were able to run as multi-tasking systems?: I read that DOS…
  • Geek Trivia: Which Species Was Discovered Courtesy Of A Hollywood Film?

    Jason Fitzpatrick
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    Which Species Was Discovered Courtesy Of A Hollywood Film? The Jade Lacewing The Yeti Crab The Fiji Crested Iguana The Lesula MonkeyThink you know the answer?
  • Climate and Astronomy in ‘Game of Thrones’

    Akemi Iwaya
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Even though it is a fictional setting, many people have speculated about the possible causes of the unpredictable winters in Westeros. Professor Mike Merrifield discusses the various theories that have been put forth so far and adds an interesting one of his own in today’s video! Why is Winter Coming (Game of Thrones) – Deep Sky Videos [YouTube]
 
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  • easter etsy find: henry the egg cup is too cute!

    Angela M.
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, these royally inspired egg cups from DesignK on Etsy will make you feel jubilant. Handcrafted in England, the set of two arrives beautifully packaged and will add a does of majestic luxury to any breakfast gathering. $58.62 for two at Etsy.
  • swoon: we found spring’s prettiest blush for your table at kate spade saturday

    Angela M.
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    If you follow fashion trends at all, you know that blush pink is the color to wear this spring. Feminine yet earthy, it’s one of those tones that makes everyone look like they’re keeping a secret. In home decorating, the trend continues, which means pastels aren’t just for Easter. We spotted this lovely earthenware over at Kate Spade Saturday and thought it’s the perfect way to update your tabletop in the new hue. With clean lines and sturdy curves they’re a pink that even your male guests won’t mind clutching. Mix and match with other tones, such as…
  • would you makeover a kitchen designed by jcrew’s jenna lyons?

    Angela M.
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    In our dusty pile of beloved magazines from years gone by is a collection of Domino magazines. And the most dog-eared issue among them is the one that featured Jenna Lyons, now JCrew president and style icon to many, and her Brooklyn townhouse on the cover. The interior was sleek yet cozy, featuring dark slate walls, smooth marble surfaces, fuzzy tufts of lambskin and pops of bright yellow. Fast forward a decade or so and The New York Times home section has done a feature on the new fortunate owners of the property, Tracy Martin and her husband, Vince Clark (a founding member of Depeche Mode…
  • could you live in a macrohouse? new documentary “Tiny” asks and answers

    Angela M.
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    We often ponder what it would be like to live in a tiny house, dreaming about having a nice self-sustaining plot of land, a sturdy shelter and no mortgage. Call it our escape plan. Could we really do it? Christopher Smith and his girlfriend Merete ask themselves this same question and document the building of their own itsy dwelling in the new documentary, Tiny: A Story About Living Small. The website offers a bundle of advice and links to sites that sell plans and will help you build your own compact dream home. Check it ou! TINY: A Story About Living Small (Teaser Trailer) from TINY on…
  • site we’re psyched about: strolby lets you virtually shop brooklyn

    Angela M.
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Don’t get me wrong. I don’t at all regret moving from NYC proper into the burbs of New Jersey. But there are some things that have become increasingly difficult to do, if only because of geography and the frustrations of public transportation systems. One of them is that it is nearly impossible to keep up with some of the groovy, ever-changing neighborhoods of the outer boroughs. I used to love strolling around the emerging shops of Boreum Hill or Williamsburg. Now going there is a journey, and getting in the car and driving upstate to the country usually wins out as a weekend…
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  • Tiny Clutches

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    The Tiny Clutches are back in stock.  And, now you can choose your wrist strap color for clutches no.1, no.2 and no.3.Have a great weekend!xoxoWendy
  • Empowerment, The Market Bag and Etsy

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    I was listening to a recent episode of This American Life on my way home from work yesterday. Its focus is on Give Directly, an organization that gives cash to poor people.  They are mainly working in rural Kenya.  They believe that if you give money to a person in poverty, they know what they need and will use it for that.  Many other charitable organizations will not give cash directly, believing it will be hard to track how someone will actually use the money.  Another organization, Heifer International, gives cows to poor families.  Cows, along with an immense…
  • The Paperback and photos with friends

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    This month has been filled with a series of starts and stops.  But, I learned a lot in the process and worked on updating a few of our bags.  You all saw the new Backpack just a bit ago and this week we released the updated Paperback.  The redesign is subtle.  I was mainly working on solving a few production issues and in doing so, changed the front closure system.  I'm really happy with the outcome...I think you will be, too!  Plus, here's a link to the Urbanist beach party last week!  If you scroll through the photos to #28, you'll…
  • Trade Union is TOMORROW!

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'll be looking for you tomorrow!  Come to Trade Union to shop for Moop bags, Reiko Ceramics, Tugboat Prints and lots of other fantastic things...also, tacos, burgers, margaritas. It's going to be great.From 11am-6pm at The Mine Factory: 201 N. Braddock Ave, 15208.See you there!!
  • Lullatone + Patatap

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am a big fan on Lullatone so, I was excited to see this on The Fox is Black today. Spend some time when your day is through and play with it.  Click in the gray box, turn up your computer volume and press any key from A-Z and begin composing.  For the full Patatap experience go here.You can read more about the process here. Enjoy!xoxoWendy
 
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  • Google to Buy Titan Aerospace

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Google is going to buy Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of drones. Read more on howtoweb.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Seagate Releases Its First 6TB Hard Drive

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive which it says is the fastest available. Read more on howtoweb.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Gmail Turns Ten Years Old

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Gmail turned ten years old today. The email service officially launched on April 1, 2014. Read more on howtoweb.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Yahoo Resets Passwords After Accounts Are Comprised in Third-Party Breach

    1 Feb 2014 | 1:38 am
    Yahoo reset the passwords on some Yahoo Mail accounts after passwords and usernames were compromised in a hack. Read more on howtoweb.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • SplashDate Unveils Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

    22 Jan 2014 | 6:42 pm
    SplashData has unveiled its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013. 123456 was the worst password, followed by using password as your password. Read more on howtoweb.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
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  • Harmful Plants for Pets

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Planning to have your lawn or outdoor space landscaped with shrubs and trees? The local landscapers in clapham will automatically ask you if you have pets in your home before letting you choose the plants that you want to have in your garden. This is because there are plants and shrubs that may prove to be harmful to your pets.  To get you acquainted, here are some of the plants that can harm your pet dog: Lilies. Lilies are both toxic to your pet dogs and cats as well. When domestic pet ingests any of the variants of lilies like calla lily, lily of the valley, amaryllis, palm and peace…
  • Goal: Clean Bathroom in Less than 30 Minutes

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Got some guest arriving in an hour, but your bathroom is a mess? There’s a quicker way to do things. In fact, you can clean your bathroom in less than 30 minutes. Before you start, breathe and relax. Clear your mind and don’t rush. Instead, think of all the tools and cleaning equipment that you will need in accomplishing this chore. Assemble all the cleaning materials that you will need. In this instance, you will only need the basic ones – gloves, all-purpose bathroom cleaner, sponge, trash bag, disinfectant, broom, map, toilet cleaner, toilet brush and scrubbers. Put them all together…
  • All Quick Tips in Cleaning the Kitchen

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Though cleaning the house is one of the regular chores that you do at home, you wanted to accomplish things in record time. If only there is a way to make things as clean as possible without spending too much time in cleaning them, you would, won’t you? Here are some quick tips on cleaning the kitchen: Cleaning the Grease of the Oven. You spend so much time in cleaning the oven. Why shouldn’t you? It’s where you bake cakes and cookies for your love ones. Of course you want it clean.  The part that need the most cleaning are the greasy oven door, burned spills on the bottom of the oven…
  • Keeping Care of Your Home

    admin
    6 Aug 2013 | 10:06 am
    You’ve got lovely window blinds, shutters, curtains, sofas, kitchens, decor, etc. How do you keep it spotless? Clean? Brand new? It’s a pain, especially for our older audience who aren’t as flexible as they once were. So here’s a few tips we have for doing so. First and foremost, before you’ve started anything. You should think about how easy it will be to clean. I LOVE houses with lots of glass, massive glass windows to look at, obviously you want a view to go with it. But that would be a massive amount of work to clean it, so it’s not for me. I…
  • Pet Friendly Home Furnishings

    admin
    4 Jul 2013 | 5:53 am
    I love dogs, I’ve had mine for a little over 3 years now and I struggle to think of a time before having her. Luckily she doesn’t chew on stuff too much, though she has ruined some expensive things before, usually leather bags, she likes leather, hah. Nowadays all of our purchasing decisions are thought out, will it be suitable for the dog? For instance, this I think is beautiful: I’ve seen it in some really modern houses and think it’s great, though I wouldn’t really see it as dog friendly. Though it’s certainly more dog friendly than it is children…
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  • How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made!

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Being an amputee is difficult, no two ways about it. No matter what the circumstances behind an amputation are for a person, the loss of a limb is almost always a traumatic, strange, and depressing thing to endure and accept.  Fortunately the field of orthotics, prosthetics, and physical therapy hav...By: Pat_MaroneyContinue Reading »
  • Laser Crown

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I love some of the new wearable stuff that's showing up on Adafruit, Hackaday and Make Magazine. When I saw Adafruit's new 60 LED Neopixel Ring, I knew exactly what I wanted to build for my daughters... I had made a previous attempt at head wear for the Father-Daughter dance last month but out of ...By: p3nguinContinue Reading »
  • Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    In this instructable I'll show you how I made a set of wooden french curves using the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. French curves are very handy drafting tools, and for woodworkers they are great to have around the shop to lay out simple and attractive free-form curves on projects. I've bough...By: workisloveContinue Reading »
  • 3D Laser Cut Art

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Material: 24x18in 1/8in maple plywood Wood Glue Q-Tips Tools: Laser Cutter Illustrator (or any other vector graphics editor) AI File 1. you need to make a vector file for the laser cutter. The way I draw my images is usually live tracing and expanding images on the internet to turn them int...By: jrwong236Continue Reading »
  • Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    This tutorial teaches you how to make an ear cuff that is decorated with beautiful coiled swirls and beads. Materials: • 15” 20g round dead soft wire • 3½” 20g round Half hard or full hard wire (dead soft will work if you harden it a bit before working with it) • 18’ 28g round dead soft wire • 1 4m...By: GailaviraContinue Reading »
 
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  • How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made!

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Being an amputee is difficult, no two ways about it. No matter what the circumstances behind an amputation are for a person, the loss of a limb is almost always a traumatic, strange, and depressing thing to endure and accept.  Fortunately the field of orthotics, prosthetics, and physical therapy hav...By: Pat_MaroneyContinue Reading »
  • Laser Crown

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I love some of the new wearable stuff that's showing up on Adafruit, Hackaday and Make Magazine. When I saw Adafruit's new 60 LED Neopixel Ring, I knew exactly what I wanted to build for my daughters... I had made a previous attempt at head wear for the Father-Daughter dance last month but out of ...By: p3nguinContinue Reading »
  • Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    This tutorial teaches you how to make an ear cuff that is decorated with beautiful coiled swirls and beads. Materials: • 15” 20g round dead soft wire • 3½” 20g round Half hard or full hard wire (dead soft will work if you harden it a bit before working with it) • 18’ 28g round dead soft wire • 1 4m...By: GailaviraContinue Reading »
  • Pog Table

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ever wonder what to do with that pog collection from the early 90's? Don't throw away your childhood memories.. Preserve them! The Table Acquire a glass topped table in any shape! Find it cheap free or filthy! The Pogs This particular table consisted of ~400 Pogs. The Glue You will want a...By: Death Star DeeContinue Reading »
  • Sushi Tray Jewelry

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Do you love sushi? Do you hate having to just toss these beautiful trays into the recycling bin? In that case, use the plastic trays to make unique jewelry. I have included directions for this pair. You will also find examples of other jewelry pieces all made with just two sushi trays, beads and c...By: joppenheimerContinue Reading »
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  • How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made!

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Being an amputee is difficult, no two ways about it. No matter what the circumstances behind an amputation are for a person, the loss of a limb is almost always a traumatic, strange, and depressing thing to endure and accept.  Fortunately the field of orthotics, prosthetics, and physical therapy hav...By: Pat_MaroneyContinue Reading »
  • Laser Crown

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I love some of the new wearable stuff that's showing up on Adafruit, Hackaday and Make Magazine. When I saw Adafruit's new 60 LED Neopixel Ring, I knew exactly what I wanted to build for my daughters... I had made a previous attempt at head wear for the Father-Daughter dance last month but out of ...By: p3nguinContinue Reading »
  • Ornate Ear Cuff Tutorial

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    This tutorial teaches you how to make an ear cuff that is decorated with beautiful coiled swirls and beads. Materials: • 15” 20g round dead soft wire • 3½” 20g round Half hard or full hard wire (dead soft will work if you harden it a bit before working with it) • 18’ 28g round dead soft wire • 1 4m...By: GailaviraContinue Reading »
  • Pog Table

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ever wonder what to do with that pog collection from the early 90's? Don't throw away your childhood memories.. Preserve them! The Table Acquire a glass topped table in any shape! Find it cheap free or filthy! The Pogs This particular table consisted of ~400 Pogs. The Glue You will want a...By: Death Star DeeContinue Reading »
  • DIY Hand Wiped Tinning of Old Copper Pots/Pans Instructions

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Ok folks, it's DIY time. After a lot of research on this site (thanks guys!) and elsewhere I decided to try my hand at re-tinning a handful of copper pots I picked up at an antique store. While I was able to get enough information to get started, I wouldn't say there was enough to make me feel c...By: jesse55lvContinue Reading »
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  • How To Make A Candle

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Are you too cheap to buy real candles? If so, i can tell you how to make your own candles. I will give you a few simple steps that you can memorize in your head. You can make candles for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Anniversary, Birthday's, etc.  Materials Wax, Wicks, Crayons, Scents, and olive oil. ...By: 10034117Continue Reading »
  • Survival basics & tips

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Basically this instructable is a guide for what to pack to in preparation for a survival scenario. BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER!!!! This is NOT a professional guide. Neither is it the be all, end all of survival guides. This is simply what I would take as the basic kit in a survival scenario. But y...By: FerriswheelContinue Reading »
  • Terrarium Background

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    I like making backgrounds for terrariums and Vivariums. Great Stuff Overview:There are many ways to make a background for your terrarium tank. This is the way I like to do it:I get a foam board (1/4) available at most department stores. I get a can of "Great Stuff"and spray it all over the bo...By: Brettxxx4Continue Reading »
  • Monarch Rain Chains and Rain Chains & Accessories

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    Monarchrainchains.com provide unique look with amazing designs of rain chains, copper rain chains, gutter rain chain, aluminum rain chains accessories as an alternative to traditional metal. Offer the highest quality with the best customer service in CA  USA .   Monarch rain chains is the gold stand...By: mrainchainsContinue Reading »
  • How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made!

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Being an amputee is difficult, no two ways about it. No matter what the circumstances behind an amputation are for a person, the loss of a limb is almost always a traumatic, strange, and depressing thing to endure and accept.  Fortunately the field of orthotics, prosthetics, and physical therapy hav...By: Pat_MaroneyContinue Reading »
 
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  • Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    This collapsible canteen is made from six mill polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter’s plastic available at home improvement stores), #215 O-rings, and a water bottle. Fusing the plastic is done with a Food Saver vacuum. It is surprisingly strong. I can stand on it without it bursting (160 lbs). ...By: MrballengContinue Reading »
  • Outdoor Survival Projects

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Whether you're planning for a camping trip or the zombie apocalypse, these outdoor survival skills are sure to come in handy at some point! Have a look at some of these projects to learn more about how to find and filter drinking water, use a map and compass, build a shelter, or make weapons and too...By: jessyratfinkContinue Reading »
  • How To Make A Bead Head Wooly Bugger

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    This is a very popular streamer with great action when stripping your line. Hope this helps you and catch's you lots of fish Materials For this fly you will need a vise (obviously),fly scissors, a bobbin, thread (has to match the color of you marabou), marabou, chenille, beads that fit your hook,...By: Ringer1515Continue Reading »
  • The Allen Hydrautomat, a working paint tin model.

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    A silent system of raising water patented in 1926 by Thomas Gaskell Allen, was alleged to have an efficiency of 80% of the pressure water used, a more efficient device than the hydraulic ram pump at the cost of greater parts and complexity.Sadly, this wonderful device seems to have faded into obscur...By: petercdContinue Reading »
  • Bike Wall Mount

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:32 pm
    In this instructable I will illustrate how to make an eye catching bike mount for the self motivated urban apartment dweller. The idea for this project sprouted when I myself was in the market for an artistic, good quality mount. I came across the Fixa mount, currently available on Etsy. I really li...By: Antonio HerreraContinue Reading »
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  • Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    This collapsible canteen is made from six mill polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter’s plastic available at home improvement stores), #215 O-rings, and a water bottle. Fusing the plastic is done with a Food Saver vacuum. It is surprisingly strong. I can stand on it without it bursting (160 lbs). ...By: MrballengContinue Reading »
  • Turn a Tarp Into a Rugged Survival Pack

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    If you get stranded in the wilderness, you most likely want your hands free. This is an extremely quick and simple to make pack for carrying your outdoor essentials. It is ultralight, water resistant, made from relatively easy-to-find materials (the hardest part will be locating the fabric), and is ...By: M3GContinue Reading »
  • How To Make A Bead Head Wooly Bugger

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    This is a very popular streamer with great action when stripping your line. Hope this helps you and catch's you lots of fish Materials For this fly you will need a vise (obviously),fly scissors, a bobbin, thread (has to match the color of you marabou), marabou, chenille, beads that fit your hook,...By: Ringer1515Continue Reading »
  • The Allen Hydrautomat, a working paint tin model.

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    A silent system of raising water patented in 1926 by Thomas Gaskell Allen, was alleged to have an efficiency of 80% of the pressure water used, a more efficient device than the hydraulic ram pump at the cost of greater parts and complexity.Sadly, this wonderful device seems to have faded into obscur...By: petercdContinue Reading »
  • PVC Boat

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    This is how to make a PVC boat that is fully capable of floating on top of water.  Gather Materials - Four 10 ft. pieces of PVC - PVC Pipe Bender - (4) 30 in. (4) 20 in. (2) 15 in. (2) 8 in. PVC - Tarp - Wood Bottom to put on base of boat - 4 three way connectors - 4 T connectors - Zip Ties - Dri...By: Sam WaughContinue Reading »
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  • Hydrofoil Bicycle

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Have you ever seen a hydrofoil bicycle? Most people have not, but they are now starting to become popular with colleges and professors. Most colleges make them  because they are created from complex blueprints and they are trying to perfect the hydrofoil designs. There is a  video on YouTube showing...By: 00016413Continue Reading »
  • Slip Bobber

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Slip Bobber Fishing RigSupplies List:Fishing Rod and ReelFishing LineSlip BobberBobber StopSliding BeadLed WeightHookBait Bobber Stop Thread the line thru the bobber stop tube & slide the line to the desired depth. Pull Tube Slid the bobber stop off of the tube & slide the tube down the lin...By: talzenContinue Reading »
  • Pit Oven

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    This is one of the best ways to cook when you are on camp. You can cook everything in the one pit. Once you get the oven up to temperature, your food wrapped and in the pit, you can forget about it for a few hours and go and enjoy yourself! (check with the campsite before you dig any holes!)   You W...By: VentureScoutContinue Reading »
  • Ultimate Paracord Survival Bracelet

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    I was digging through my box of paracord bits and found a bunch of odds and ends left over from when I made Altoids tin survival kits. I decided to put some of these various things into a paracord bracelet to make the ultimate paracord survival bracelet . This is by no means a new idea, but I deci...By: hawcroftaContinue Reading »
  • Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    This collapsible canteen is made from six mill polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter’s plastic available at home improvement stores), #215 O-rings, and a water bottle. Fusing the plastic is done with a Food Saver vacuum. It is surprisingly strong. I can stand on it without it bursting (160 lbs). ...By: MrballengContinue Reading »
 
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  • Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Here's my fully functional Cardboard Crossbow I made using Techshop's Laser Cutter! Sketch I started with a concept sketch of the parts and overall look of the design. I then did a refined line drawing from the concept sketch. Import I then imported the sketch into Illustrator to use as a t...By: bbaca2Continue Reading »
  • Laughing Lady in the Bathroom

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    This was an April fools prank that my friend and I did this year. It was my friend's idea, and I helped her build it! :) It is a pretty simple, straightforward prank, so anyone should try this in their house, work, or school in April Fools! (or anytime of the year :P) The MAX4466 detects the ...By: helenbangContinue Reading »
  • Holocron: Build a Star Wars Thumb Drive

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    In the Extended Universe of Star Wars, the Holocron is a sort of AI-assisted, telepathically-operated, information storage device. And, sure, you can build a prop version (there's even a kit). Or you can do a fancy version with a real flash drive, especially if you, like I, can say; "I Made it at Te...By: nomuseContinue Reading »
  • Game Controller Button Location Mod

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    The way the buttons on most game controllers (xbox, playstation, nintendo, etc) are designed, most of the buttons are located on the top of the controller and have to be pressed with the thumb. The thumb is also supposed to be controlling the joysticks, so you have to relinquish control over the joy...By: golondContinue Reading »
  • Pirate Throne

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A client requested a pirate throne with a feminine touch for a stage performance. I reclaimed a broken antique chair with claw feet and added tentacles, cannons that shot smoke, filigree, a ships wheel, her initials (JVS) and plenty of weathering. Enjoy! Planning and Materials The sketch s...By: PartybotContinue Reading »
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  • Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Here's my fully functional Cardboard Crossbow I made using Techshop's Laser Cutter! Sketch I started with a concept sketch of the parts and overall look of the design. I then did a refined line drawing from the concept sketch. Import I then imported the sketch into Illustrator to use as a t...By: bbaca2Continue Reading »
  • Skin Eating Prank

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    I love this skin eating prank accidently realized one day while I was making spring rolls.   This skin eating prank would be great for when you need a good laugh, Halloween, or for a zombie. Oh, by the way do you guys remember Goldfinger from Austin Powers?  I used to gag every time I watched...By: tofu911Continue Reading »
  • Holocron: Build a Star Wars Thumb Drive

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    In the Extended Universe of Star Wars, the Holocron is a sort of AI-assisted, telepathically-operated, information storage device. And, sure, you can build a prop version (there's even a kit). Or you can do a fancy version with a real flash drive, especially if you, like I, can say; "I Made it at Te...By: nomuseContinue Reading »
  • firecrackers

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:34 pm
    These firecrackers are fun and easy to make, but keep in mind they are not any better than some you could buy at the store. The goal is to make some firecrackers with house hold materials. So be safe and have fun:) Materials and Tools Materials: -large piece of shoebox material -two or three pac...By: fancypants23Continue Reading »
  • Game Controller Button Location Mod

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    The way the buttons on most game controllers (xbox, playstation, nintendo, etc) are designed, most of the buttons are located on the top of the controller and have to be pressed with the thumb. The thumb is also supposed to be controlling the joysticks, so you have to relinquish control over the joy...By: golondContinue Reading »
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  • [Minecraft] How to get someone else's inventory in vanilla.

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    This short step-by-step tutorial will show you how to get someone else's inventory in Vanilla Minecraft. Note This will delete your inventory and delete their inventory and replace your inventory with their inventory. Note You need access to the server files to do this. Step 1 - Getting into the...By: MatthewmobContinue Reading »
  • Modern House

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Find A Special Spot Find a reasonably flat space to build your modern house. Build Basic Box Build a stone box using half of your space. New Room! Make an extra room using quartz. Windows Cut some slits on one of the quartz wall and put stone around it also put glass in flush with the q...By: Big flappy bunnyContinue Reading »
  • painting abs baseball helmet

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    My first attempt to paint a baseball helmet and what I learned along the way Prep for painting Prep for paintingscuff with 100 grit sandpaper and clean off dust and grease with isopropyl alcohol Masking mask off air vents and inside foampush down tape hard to prevent paint leakage (look at...By: derekderekContinue Reading »
  • Upgrading Ordinary Models

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I wanted a quick project I could do in just a day, so I dug out some old paintball guns and pimped one of them out. It taught me a lot about prop design so I thought I'd put together this instructable with a couple of tips you can use on your own projects whatever they might be. The basis for t...By: IkkalebobContinue Reading »
  • How to Make a Gun Shotgun Rifle Airsoft

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    HawkGuruHacker is a channel that teaches how to make homemade weapons, handguns, homemade shotguns, homemade crossbows, magic tricks, bets, how to make bows and arrows, sniper, rubber bands guns, nerf guns, paper guns, airsoft guns, paintball guns.... ;D SUSCRIBE HERE: http://goo.gl/3HKsDg FACEBOOK...By: fgarcía24Continue Reading »
 
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  • 3D Laser Cut Art

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Material: 24x18in 1/8in maple plywood Wood Glue Q-Tips Tools: Laser Cutter Illustrator (or any other vector graphics editor) AI File 1. you need to make a vector file for the laser cutter. The way I draw my images is usually live tracing and expanding images on the internet to turn them int...By: jrwong236Continue Reading »
  • Make A Solar Bluetooth Speaker (Homebrew Big Jambox)

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Here's a simple Bluetooth speaker that's made from hacking old gadgets and mashing them up together. It sounds exactly like the big Jambox but only smaller! It has a mic and command buttons too! My friend and I made this project, half the credits to (ASCAS) The homebrew jambox is equipped with ...By: treyes4Continue Reading »
  • Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Folding is a powerful tool for both aesthetics and engineering. Many forms are possible using folding techniques, but it becomes increasingly difficult to attain these forms as the crease paths develop more and more complexity and density. By laying out all the folds in software and laser etching ...By: andreasbastianContinue Reading »
  • phone bed

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Even phones need down time to rest and recharge. Give your phone a place to sleep in its own bed, the perfect spot to keep your phone when it's time for lights out. This fun bed is more than just a doll-sized decoration, there's actually a soft mattress made from a computer mouse pad that muffles an...By: mikeasaurusContinue Reading »
  • Instructables Universe in Three.js

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    What's Instructables? When you come to visit us at Instructables, you'll see a giant touchscreen that's tasked with aiding the explanation. On this touchscreen are about 20,000 points of light, each representing a project on Instructables, the top-performing of all of our featured content. It's ...By: pseatonContinue Reading »
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  • Hoverboard

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Have you ever fantasized about flying on a cool hoverboard like in Back to the Future 2? Were you ever mad that such a technology hadn't been created yet, or had been faked as a prank(yes, Back to the Future fans, I know you know what I'm talking about)? Well, wait no longer! My step by step guide w...By: 00025244Continue Reading »
  • Make A Solar Bluetooth Speaker (Homebrew Big Jambox)

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Here's a simple Bluetooth speaker that's made from hacking old gadgets and mashing them up together. It sounds exactly like the big Jambox but only smaller! It has a mic and command buttons too! My friend and I made this project, half the credits to (ASCAS) The homebrew jambox is equipped with ...By: treyes4Continue Reading »
  • Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Folding is a powerful tool for both aesthetics and engineering. Many forms are possible using folding techniques, but it becomes increasingly difficult to attain these forms as the crease paths develop more and more complexity and density. By laying out all the folds in software and laser etching ...By: andreasbastianContinue Reading »
  • Instructables Universe in Three.js

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    What's Instructables? When you come to visit us at Instructables, you'll see a giant touchscreen that's tasked with aiding the explanation. On this touchscreen are about 20,000 points of light, each representing a project on Instructables, the top-performing of all of our featured content. It's ...By: pseatonContinue Reading »
  • Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat)

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Movies look cool with those EKG (electrocardiogram), the one that beeps and detects heart activities. A few months ago, we had to shoot a hospital scene for our school project. We needed an EKG instrument. To keep the movie authentic, we didn't want to fake the readings so we made the next best thin...By: ASCASContinue Reading »
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  • Bracelet Rainbow Loom

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    null null null null null null null null Keep doing it By: 06mingqiseeContinue Reading »
  • ArtCAM Express - Creating a simple sign

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    Using ArtCAM Express you can learn how to create a simple sign from vectors. Things needed: artcam express cnc router piece of material machine tool bits By: ArtCAMContinue Reading »
  • artcam Express - Photocarving an image

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    A simple video on how to use ArtCAM Express to photocarve an image in a piece of material such as wood or plastic to create a beautiful long lasting physical image. Things needed: Photograph, Cnc machine,  V-bit tool Artcam express Piece of material   ...By: ArtCAMContinue Reading »
  • Durable FPV Quadcopter

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    This is my latest design, and I'm really stoked with how tough it is, and how easy it is to do common repairs. I like taking risks with my flying (to my quad, not people) and as such value ease of repair over big-brand, expensive setups. So, I came up with this design, and it's already been subject ...By: sqijContinue Reading »
  • Tube Breadboard

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Some time ago I built a bench power supply to be used with experimental tube circuits.  It was a very cool build experience and resulted in a flexible, powerful unit for supplying all of the various voltages needed with most tube projects as well as an instructable on it.  At the time, I didn't have...By: BasinStreetDesignContinue Reading »
 
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  • Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    In this instructable I'll show you how I made a set of wooden french curves using the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. French curves are very handy drafting tools, and for woodworkers they are great to have around the shop to lay out simple and attractive free-form curves on projects. I've bough...By: workisloveContinue Reading »
  • Living painting made from succulents

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Again an outdoor instructable. A living wall painting made from succulents.  List of ingredients: An old van Gogh with frame or only the frame Some scrap plywood Some scrap batten or whatever you have lying around An old plastic shopping bag Wire mesh Nails Staples ...By: algert555Continue Reading »
  • Grow magnificent Jade plant in hanging basket easily

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Wishing you all a very happy & green Earth Day. And that's why I thought to post a gardening instructable. :) Do you know about Jade Plant? I am sure most of us do :), if not, no problem. Jade plant are one of the easiest succulents to grow and are super hardy. They are mostly popular for thei...By: Tarun UpadhyayaContinue Reading »
  • WiFi Enabled Puppy Condo

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    When I got my puppy in a box I didn't want him to be cooped up in only one box so I taped a few boxes together with "doors" from one to the other. From this I got the Idea to create a real miniature condo for my puppy. Since I've been working with electronics for years I had to incorporate them in...By: larryservinContinue Reading »
  • Press Fit Wooden World Tree Lantern in Walnut

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    For my earth day weekend I wanted to do a project on the laser cutter.  I decided create a wooden lantern out of walnut that would accept a snap clip pendant cord available at most hardware stores.  I also experimented with colored paper & veneer. Create your Vector Files Use a vector graphics or...By: reinventmdhContinue Reading »
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  • Stackable Free Standing Potato Ring Tower

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    I wanted to try potato growing in my raised bed garden.  I also wanted to try a potato tower to minimize space and maximize yield. The potatoes fill the volume of the tower so that 1) they take less space in the garden, 2) you get more yield, and 3) you don’t have to dig for them.  Although there ar...By: mrwerleyContinue Reading »
  • Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    In this instructable I'll show you how I made a set of wooden french curves using the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. French curves are very handy drafting tools, and for woodworkers they are great to have around the shop to lay out simple and attractive free-form curves on projects. I've bough...By: workisloveContinue Reading »
  • Living painting made from succulents

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Again an outdoor instructable. A living wall painting made from succulents.  List of ingredients: An old van Gogh with frame or only the frame Some scrap plywood Some scrap batten or whatever you have lying around An old plastic shopping bag Wire mesh Nails Staples ...By: algert555Continue Reading »
  • Grow magnificent Jade plant in hanging basket easily

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Wishing you all a very happy & green Earth Day. And that's why I thought to post a gardening instructable. :) Do you know about Jade Plant? I am sure most of us do :), if not, no problem. Jade plant are one of the easiest succulents to grow and are super hardy. They are mostly popular for thei...By: Tarun UpadhyayaContinue Reading »
  • WiFi Enabled Puppy Condo

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    When I got my puppy in a box I didn't want him to be cooped up in only one box so I taped a few boxes together with "doors" from one to the other. From this I got the Idea to create a real miniature condo for my puppy. Since I've been working with electronics for years I had to incorporate them in...By: larryservinContinue Reading »
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  • Hydroponics System

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Do you want a garden but do not have enough space, or time to have one? Well, my product is a system that requires minimal space, and only a few minutes a week! Step 1 Go to your nearest hardware store and get a 4 inch. by 10 foot PVC pipe, a 4 inch slip cap, and seeds. Then go to the pet shop ...By: 00017095Continue Reading »
  • Stackable Free Standing Potato Ring Tower

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    I wanted to try potato growing in my raised bed garden.  I also wanted to try a potato tower to minimize space and maximize yield. The potatoes fill the volume of the tower so that 1) they take less space in the garden, 2) you get more yield, and 3) you don’t have to dig for them.  Although there ar...By: mrwerleyContinue Reading »
  • Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Here is a set of wooden drawer pulls I made for a chest of drawers, made of the scroll saw in Techshop's wood shop. Last year I made a nice little chest of drawers - she's not pretty, but she's quite functional. It was my first furniture project after taking a wood-joinery class at Techshop. But it...By: workisloveContinue Reading »
  • How to Polish Titanium.

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Titanium is the literally the hardest metal I've worked with. It's still metal though and metal can be polished. It doesn't have to take long either. This piece is a Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie. It's grade 2 titanium and measures about 2" X 1/2". I spent about 45 seconds per step with exception of t...By: MrballengContinue Reading »
  • Tool Box Tote

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    In this tutorial I will be making a tool box or tote out of scrap wood I have found in the bins at the local Chandler TechShop over a period of time. Other than the nails it is 100 % recycled wood. It did not take me more than a couple of days to amass enough wood for about 4 of these. Constructio...By: macarinaContinue Reading »
 
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  • Vintage Walls of Curiosities: Your Exotic... and Erotic Trinket Display Muses

    Van
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Beautiful woman, stylish men, sexy dens and shelves stocked with exotic trifles- for erotic trifles; these advertisements selling the swinging sixties bachelor life are my main muse at the moment. Discovered in a batch of commercial furnishing magazines from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The styling combines careful minimalism with collector's style, it's warm and inviting. Stimulating and inspiring.These installations epitomize cozy. They're a warm mug of tea on a rainy day, an afternoon with a pile of your magazines in an over-stuffed book store. Organized wunderkammer clutter feels…
  • How to Eat Raw Vegan on the Cheap: Discount Shopping Tips + Closing Reminder

    Van
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    I wanted to wrap up this Raw Vegan re-cap series with a quick chat about adding more fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to your diet on the cheap-- and why it's worth the extra expense versus eating processed food to save money. We're not discount machines,  you are worth the extra expense for quality food! And it tastes better too, win/win. You can eat healthy for less, here are some suggestions for saving:Clockwise: greens and herbs from my garden, bulk discounts at a nearby farmer's market, veggies and freebies from my kitchen job, and cutting delicious veggies at the kitchen…
  • MODify: Make Your Own Easy Game Board Shelves 3 Ways, DIY Simple Shelving

    Van
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Let's go back to a popular first world childhood dilemma. You're bored with pals, enjoying that luxurious free time you had no idea would be scant in adult years, and decide to bust out the board games to alleviate boredom. Lo and behold, you can't play because half the pieces are missing. Gremlins take them in the night, I tell you, because I have never had all of my game pieces remain intact. (Save for my precious Transformers Monopoly, naturally.) So what to do with the beautiful game boards now that you can't play? Turn them into sexy shelves!There are three ways to approach…
  • Pantry Staples: Spices and Condiments for Creating any Dish you Crave Healthfully

    Van
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    I've been cooking mostly healthy vegan and "raw" for 2.5 to 3 years at home and for over a year professionally in a raw vegan kitchen* and I've learned a bout how keeping your pantry stocked for making any dish you crave along the way. This is a great guide for anyone just trying to incorporate more home cooking into their life, too. Print and use it as a shopping list next time you're out. I like to buy herbs in bulk from places like Whole Foods and Native Sun (local) but Mountain Rose Herbs has excellent selection and quality herbs and spices as well.An earnest peek at some pantry staples…
  • What I Didn't Buy at The Flea Market: A Human Skull, Anyone? Yes Indeed.

    Van
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    The day was appropriately sultry and grimy the first time I got to thoroughly examine a real human skull; who's flesh once covered these bones the world may never know. The flea market vendor claims to be a medical assistant and explained that the sell of human skulls is legal if they're used for medical use only. He bought the one above for $200 from his teacher and is attempting to sell it for more (likely $600ish) on eBay.The seller, in his cargo cut-off army camouflage pants, wife-beater, tats and thick south-eastern accent doesn't look anything like the picture of a medical assistant but…
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  • Spotlight on Trade Show Booth Design: Hydromassage Uses Dry Stack Stone Veneer

    Roland
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Our panels are always a great option for professional trade show booth design – as Hydromassage, of Clearwater, Florida, demonstrates here! Dry stack stone veneer panels serve as a great option for trade show booths – they’re light, easy to transport and look amazing. One of the great advantages of stone veneer products is that they provide the vividly-realistic look and texture of stone, at a fraction of the cost and in a lightweight, manageable format. That’s why they’re always a popular option for companies looking to build striking, but lightweight and…
  • Wardrobe Modeling Ideas James Bond Would Be Proud Of

    Roland
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    A FauxPanels.com customer from Maryland shows us a wardrobe design that’s straight out of a spy movie – made using our Faux Stone Panels! At first glance, the rear wall of Greg’s bedroom closet just looks like a stylish accent wall. Greg R., from Westminster, can neither confirm nor deny that he’s a secret agent. What he can do, though, is share with us pictures of his recent bedroom closet redesign that looks like something straight out of a 007 movie! “I recently finished my project,” he emailed to tell us, enclosing pictures, “and I think you guys…
  • Fireplace Faux Panels Customer Installation Guide

    Roland
    14 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    From start to finish, a FauxPanels.com customer shares his project process. Close up, our stacked stone faux panels are incredibly realistic. As you’ll hear us tell you time and time again, one of the best things about our faux panels is that they’re incredible easy to install. This fireplace project is a great example. These photos, sent to us by FauxPanels.com customer Jeffrey L., demonstrate the process from start to finish. Jeffery had a fireplace to finish in his living room, and chose to use our Colorado Stacked Stone Toasted Vanilla panels and corners to do it with. These…
  • Small Bathroom Remodel With River Rock Stone Panels

    Roland
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Our Wellington River Rock provided a quick-and-easy cover-up for an ugly corner section! AFTER: Joe’s finished project looks fantastic. Joe P., from Lynnfield, MA, had a bit of a problem. In his fixer-upper home, he was in the process of making the bathroom beautiful – but an ugly corner unit seemed determined to spoil those plans. A narrow box section, made to cover the unsightly water pipes, electrical and waste, it was definitely not in keeping with the classic look Joe wanted to go for in the small bathroom. Fortunately, our Wellington River Rock panels came to the rescue.
  • Christmas Fireplace Past and Present with Simulated Stone

    Roland
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:30 am
    The holiday season is far behind us but we’ve got some festive “before” and “after” pictures we can’t wait ten more months to share! AFTER: Festooned with festive decorations, this fireplace looks magnificent. Ann Marie and Bill, from Long Island, NY, recently sent us these awesome pictures of their festive fireplace. It doesn’t have decorations on it all year – but it was the perfect way to show the comparison with what went before, and what they managed to create using our faux stone panels. In her email accompanying the pictures, Ann Marie…
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  • Ideas to Steal for Creating Your Own Outdoor Dining Room

    Erika Ward
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    How much more outdoor entertaining would you do if your deck was outfitted with the right patio furniture? Imagine how al fresco dining would heighten the experience of a casual Sunday breakfast with the family.  We asked interior designer Erika Ward of BluLabel Bungalow to outfit her deck for outdoor dining. We loved the family friendly under deck patio she created for our Patio Style Challenge series, so we were thrilled she agreed to join us for another Style Challenge.  Her newly designed upper deck is beautifully appointed and ready for outdoor dining. Read on for her terrific…
  • An Outdoor Space That’s Colorful, Comfortable and Renter-Friendly

    Shavonda Gardner
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes those of us who rent our homes feel left out of the fun of decorating our outdoor spaces. We can’t make major alterations to the house we rent, and we don’t want to spend a lot of money on a patio that we will eventually leave behind. But design blogger Shavonda Gardner wants to show you being a renter does not mean you have to forego creating a beautiful patio decor on your back deck. We noticed her excellent decorating and DIY ideas on A Home Full of Color and asked her to take part in our Patio Style Challenge. We sent her a patio furniture set and asked her to…
  • A Backyard Makeover With a Zen Spirit

    Camille Simmons
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      Excellent decor–indoor or outdoor–reflects a personality. Blogger Camille Simmons expertly captured her brother’s passion for community and the environment in the backyard makeover she completed at his California home. Her blog, Planning Pretty, focuses on cooking and entertaining, as well as decor, so you can bet the patio she created is also great for family gatherings and outdoor dining.  This was her contribution to our Patio Style Challenge. We send our favorite bloggers patio furniture sets from The Home Depot to spark their ideas for creating beautiful and…
  • Backyard Makeover With Color and Comfort

    Eileen Beaver
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Even an interior designer can neglect the “exterior design” when moving into a new house. But the day comes when it’s definitely time for a backyard makeover. That pretty much describes the situation with Eileen Beaver. She’s all about excellent design, as you’ll see on her blog A Creative Day, but her backyard was kind of underwhelming.  That is, until she took part in our Patio Style Challenge. That’s where we send some of our favorite design and decor bloggers new patio sets from The Home Depot to generate great patio and deck decorating ideas. …
  • Backyard Patio Ideas: A Pergola, DIY Decor and Family Fun

    Joni Lay
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      If you don’t have a patio, build one! Add a pergola over your new patio, and the decoration possibilities are endless.  Blogger Joni Lay was just brimming with backyard patio ideas… even though she didn’t actually have a patio. That made it a cinch we should invite her to join our Patio Style Challenge. We send awesome design and decor bloggers new patio sets and gift cards from The Home Depot. Then we stand back and let them blow us away with their creative patio decorating ideas.  Joni (and her husband and her dad) created her patio and pergola from scratch, and…
 
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    Home Improvement Articles from Networx

  • Extreme Earthships in Extreme Places

    4 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    What is an Earthship, you ask? Good question. It's a highly sustainable building created entirely from recycled and natural materials, typically integrated together in a seamless whole: think a mud wall with glass bottles inserted into it for light and ornamentation.  See full article.
  • New York Can't Ditch School Trailers

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
      The New York Public School System is struggling with a huge volume of students pushing their way through facilities that are often outdated and unable to accommodate the sheer number of people seeking their publicly mandated educations. 20 years ago, the school system temporarily addressed the problem by installing trailer classrooms, planning for them to be in place briefly while the city worked on a better solution for students and teachers.  See full article.
  • Get Down With Rainwater Collection

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
      Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade down in sheets. It's great for my garden and the well, but I can't help but think about all the water I'm wasting.  See full article.
  • The Rabbit Hole of Decor

    3 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
      Lewis Carroll's classic novel has been captivating minds for generations, and it's been inspiring decor for almost as long. There's something about those rich, lush, captivating scenes set in Wonderland that's inspiring for readers and interior decorators alike, whether people want formal black and white tiled hallways to evoke the Queen of Hearts or charmingly mismatched china at their tea parties.  See full article.
  • Your April Garden Checklist

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:35 am
      I know it's spring outside because the wisteria planted by my front door has begun to burst into bloom. It started with a single delicate spray of flowers at the end of March, but now, the whole plant is starting to flush blue, and it looks stellar. At the same time, it's erupting with new shoots, showing me that despite the heavy frosts of December, it recovered okay and it's ready to keep on looking fabulous.  See full article.
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    Faux Wood Workshop

  • Vanessa DeLeon Gives FauxWoodBeams.com A Twitter Shoutout!

    Roland
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    We’re huge fans of Vanessa DeLeon, one of New York’s top interior designers and lifestyle experts, and a contestant of NBC’s American Dream Builders. And the nice thing? She’s apparently a fan of ours, too! Vanessa DeLeon, from NBC’s America’s Dream Builder. In fact, in the lead-up to our Faux Wood Beams appearing on American Dream Builders, Vanessa hit Twitter and shared a picture of our beams in action; as part of one of her stunning ceiling designs. American Dream Builders is a new show created by decorator Nate Berkus. Each week two homes of a similar…
  • Classy Faux Fireplace Mantel For a Texas Home

    Roland
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    FauxWoodBeams.com customer Jennifer Newton wanted to share pictures of her new faux fireplace mantel! AFTER: With a warm coat of paint and a new faux mantel, this fireplace looks perfect for winter in Texas. Texas experienced a brutal winter this year – hit with snow and ice that residents haven’t seen the likes of for decades. That’s why more and more Texans were lighting up their fireplaces for the first time in years; including Brownwood resident Jennifer Newton. The difference with Jennifer, though, was that her fireplace was ready for action. She’d recently…
  • Vaulted Ceiling Ideas with Fake Beams

    Roland
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Making your home look better with our faux wood beams is one thing – but as this FauxWoodBeams.com customer showed us, some ceilings don’t look complete without them! AFTER: Ronald’s vaulted ceiling is a masterpiece, framed by this stunning false beam design. The vaulted ceiling of Ronald T.’s master bedroom was missing something – and that’s where we came in. A resident of Valatie, New York, Ronald’s house is a gorgeous, modern build with great high ceilings and some really interesting ceiling designs. When he moved in, though, something immediately…
  • Home-stained rustic fireplace design with synthetic wood

    Roland
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    After one of the most brutal winters in recent records, it’s not difficult to see why people appreciate their fireplaces! That’s one of the reasons why FauxWoodBeams.com customer Bill decided to add synthetic wood mantles to his classic brick fireplace. AFTER: The stained beam, once in place, looks just like the real thing! “Here are before and after photos of my recent fireplace design project,” emails Bill B., a FauxWoodBeams.com customer from Colorado Springs. “I used two of your custom axed, unfinished beams, 6″x6″ and 48″ long.” Why…
  • Artificial Beam Straps Give A Custom Look to Real Wood

    Roland
    14 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    We offer a range of products beyond just synthetic wood beams and planks.  These pictures, sent to us by a FauxWoodBeams.com customer from Vermont, highlight the stylish versatility of our synthetic beam straps . The look of wood beams and planks helped add an old world touch to this upstairs bedroom. When Rod and Juanita F. were renovating their home, they wanted to give their modern house an old world look. So in the upstairs bedroom, they used real timber beams and planks to build an apex crawlspace and storage on the outer edges of the house. The classic wooden look gives the home the…
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    Hackaday

  • TherMOFOrmer

    Brian Benchoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    3D printers are the tool of choice for all the hackerspaces we’ve been to, and laser cutters take a close second. There’s another class of plastic manipulating machines that doesn’t get enough credit with the hackerspace crowd – the vacuum thermoformer. Surprisingly, there haven’t been many – if any – vacuum formers on Kickstarter. Until now, that is. [Ben] and [Calvin] are the guys behind the MOFO, and built their machine around ease of use and reliability. After a few prototypes, they settled on their design of aluminum extrusion for the frame, a…
  • Sci-Fi Contest Roundup: Science Nonfiction

    Brian Benchoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yep, we have a Sci-Fi contest on our hands, with a week to go until entries are due. There are amazing prizes for the best Sci-Fi build, but in the spirit of the Internet, a few teams have elected to put together a science nonfiction project. We won’t hold that against them, because these builds are really, really cool. Rockin’ bogie, man First up in the ‘real life science fiction’ category is an adorable little rocker bogie robot designed and built by a team at MADspace, the Eindhoven Hackerspace. A rocker bogie suspension is rather unique in that it can be used to…
  • Need An Idea For Your Next Kickstarter? Check Out This Kickstarter!

    Brian Benchoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kickstarter has become the most powerful force in kickstarting new hardware projects, video games, documentaries, and board games, and now everyone wants a piece of the action. The problem obviously isn’t product development and engineering; you can just conjure that up with a little bit of Photoshop and some good PR. The only you really need for a good Kickstarter is an idea, and META is just the tool for the job. It’s the Arduino-powered Motivational Electronic Text Adviser, the perfect device to generate the next big idea in the world of crowdfunding. The Arduino-powered META…
  • I2S Audio And SPI Display With An Ethernet Module

    Brian Benchoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    [kgsws] is working on a small project that requires some audio and a display of some sort. While this project can be easily completed with a bigish microcontroller or ARM board, he’s taking a much simpler route: the entire project is built around a cheap router module, giving this project amazing expandability for a very meager price. The router module in question is the HLK-RM04 from Hi-Link, commonly found via the usual Chinese resellers for about $25. On board this module is a UART, Ethernet, and a WiFi adapter along with a few GPIO pins for interfacing with the outside world.
  • Electromagnetic Spiderman Webshooter Railgun / Grappling Hook

    James Hobson
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As technology continues to advance, make-believe props and technology from movies are coming closer and closer to reality. [Patrick Priebe] has managed to put together a working Spiderman Webshooter with the help of electromagnets! He’s built a tiny coil gun that puts out 100 Joules of energy using a 350V capacitor bank, which straps cleanly to his wrist over top of a Spiderman costume glove. It makes the classic high-pitched hum as it charges, and launches a small barbed brass arrow capable of skewering Styrofoam. He didn’t stop there though! He’s created a handy little…
 
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    Stain Removal Blog - A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

  • Sunshine For Stain Removal And Cleaning Your Home

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Today's Earth Day, and at least where I live it seems like winter is over and the sun is really beginning to shine, and it's finally getting warm. So all those things make it the perfect time to share with you my article about how you can use sunshine for stain removal and cleaning in and around your home. Sunlight is a great and natural way to remove certain laundry stains, and even to kill germs from some surfaces. So Happy Earth Day and go out and enjoy a bit of sunshine today if you can!
  • J.R. Watkins Natural Dish Soap Reviews & Uses

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Are you looking for a more eco-friendly dish soap? If so, check out these reviews of J.R. Watkins Natural Products dish soap from myself and another reader, sharing what we thought of this product.
  • Haier Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Review: Died After 2 Months

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    While Susan a couple of days ago liked her Sonic Wave ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, today Monique is sharing her review of the Haier brand and she wasn't as impressed, since it died after two months of use. Here's her review.
  • Sonic Wave Jewelry Cleaner Review: Not Perfect But Still Impressed

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Here's a review of the Sonic Wave ultrasonic jewelry cleaner from a reader, Susan, who was overall happy with this inexpensive machine for cleaning jewelry and her eyeglasses.
  • All Oxi Active Laundry Detergent Reviews & Experiences

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    What is up with detergents that have Oxi additives in them causing people allergic reactions? It is strange, but it is a phenomenon I'm seeing more and more. Here are stories from readers who've used All Oxi Active with Stainlifters who've had allergic reactions to this detergent.
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    Pipe Gripes - HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric

  • Water Treatment Methods for Specific Areas

    HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Here are some water treatment methods, depending on your area and type of water: • In areas with naturally acidic water (such as surface rainfall in upland mountains of igneous rocks), the water can sometimes actually dissolve the lead from any lead pipes that carry it. Plumbo-solvency (the addition of small quantities of phosphate ion that increases the pH level) can help by creating insoluble lead salts on the inner surfaces of the pipes.• Some groundwater sources contain radioactive radium. The area north of the Illinois River in Illinois is one example. Radium can be removed by ion…
  • More Water Treatment Facts

    HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    Here are a few more interesting facts and options when it comes to water treatment in your home. In-Home Water PurifiersSometimes, personal preference indicates that the water in your home (or office) needs further purification. This can be accomplished with an in-home water purifier. Most of these purifiers use the Granular Activated Carbon filtering system, a form of activated carbon with a high surface area which adsorbs toxic compounds. Many household water filters and fish tanks use activated carbon filters to further purify the water. Home water purification systems are inexpensive, and…
  • What's The Process For Treating Drinking Water?

    HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:40 am
    The following processes are commonly used, either individually or in combination, for municipal drinking water treatment:• Pre-chlorination. Chlorine is added to the water as it enters the plant, killing microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses, and preventing the growth of algae during the upcoming processes.• Aeration. Bringing air into contact with water for the purpose of exchanging certain components is called aeration. Oxygenation is one of the purposes of aeration. Others are removal of volatile organic substances, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia. Used along with…
  • How Residential Water Is Made Clean and Healthy

    HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:05 am
    We drink it; cook with it; bathe in it; wash our clothes in it, and brush our teeth with it every day, without giving too much thought to the processes that water goes through to reach our homes in a form pure enough for human consumption.Most local water is treated commercially by a water treatment facility. Water purification is the removal of contaminants from untreated water to produce clean consumable water for homes, hospitals, and chemical or manufacturing plants. Water may be treated differently in different locations depending on the quality of the water that enters the treatment…
  • Everything You Need To Know About PVC Piping

    HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric
    23 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    The most instantly recognizable form of plumbing pipe you will find in your home today is undoubtedly PVC.  PVC or Polyvinyl chloride piping is the white tubing that you will typically find under your kitchen sink – and numerous other places in the endless snake that is your home’s plumbing system.   A synthetic material derived from oil and salt, PVC was developed in 1925 by a BF Goodrich employee.  It was originally used in strand form in the late 1930’s in tires, having been found to have great shock absorbing qualities in its flexible, string-like…
 
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    Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials

  • Cable Knit Beanie Finished Project!

    Violet
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The cable knitting obsession continues even further with a hat to match the cardigan I made. I think the hat actually took longer than the cardigan because it’s such a tighter gauge to work. To begin with I cast on 156 stitches. This is a big floppy hat so that’s one of the many reasons […] The post Cable Knit Beanie Finished Project! appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • Bergamot And Friends Pattern Grid Download!

    Violet
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today I have a really fun reader requested pattern up for download! Kimmi wrote to me a while ago to request downloadable patterns of Bergamot and friends for her cross stitching. It’s something that had been on my long term to do list for ages so it’s good to finally have them available! These patterns […] The post Bergamot And Friends Pattern Grid Download! appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • Oh Miss Lottie – Melbourne Snapshots

    Violet
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Oh Miss Lottie. You provide never ending entertainment. Also, that lasagne is not yours and you are not Garfield. You shouldn’t try to steal chips from people, it’s bad for you. And you are terrible at judging the height of things in relation to yourself.   You are the king of jumping on rocks though […] The post Oh Miss Lottie – Melbourne Snapshots appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • Polka Dot Daisy Bee Cake Adventures

    Violet
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    I’m so obsessed with cake decorating at the moment. The weather has been way too hot to really bake properly without things melting but for whatever reason I just keep doing it anyway >_> My latest cake creation was this daisy bee cake. It uses a technique that I’ve been wanting to try for quite […] The post Polka Dot Daisy Bee Cake Adventures appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
  • How To Make A Tape Measure Rose Bracelet Tutorial

    Violet
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I think I’ve seen just about every incarnation of the tape measure bracelet but even though I love the concept I never found one that was perfect for me. So obviously it’s time to make my own! The main points I wanted to include were a stiff bangle base and bunch of roses. I prefer […] The post How To Make A Tape Measure Rose Bracelet Tutorial appeared first on Violet LeBeaux- Cute Free Craft Tutorials.
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    stepbystep.com

  • Easy Tips to Improve Your Physical Appearance in Every Way

    Monica Hyatt
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    You might be wearing an expensive designer dress, gown or suit, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with ungroomed hair, dry skin, pale teeth, cracked lips, wrinkled hands and stained nails. Nothing can make up for your actual physical appearance, and you owe it to yourself to care for your body. Fortunately for you, here are some easy tips...
  • 8 Flowering Plants You Can Grow Indoors

    Monica Hyatt
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Introducing real flowers into your home décor is never a bad idea, provided you have the required space and choose a variety with blooms to match your interior’s color scheme. Ideally, you should be looking at plants which are easy to manage and can thrive indoors, where sunlight is not always an option. To save you all the trouble, we have...
  • Potato Battery Experiment with Hypothesis and Conclusion

    Monica Hyatt
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    Potatoes don’t just make great fries! They can also power a clock provided you follow the correct method. Believe it or not, you don’t need any batteries or a source of electricity - you can simply use potato power to run a clock, and we will show you exactly how. If you are looking for a great science experiment to demonstrate the generation of...
  • 6 Ways to Build and Protect Your Professional Image Online

    Monica Hyatt
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    In this day and age, your online image is essentially your first impression, especially when it comes to professional and business dealings. Prospective employers and potential clients can easily look you up online and find out a lot about you before you even meet them. So how do you steer clear of having total strangers question your...
  • 3 Best Windows Hosting Service Providers

    Abhi
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:28 am
    There are many windows web hosting services, but selecting any one of them is quite a hectic task. Therefore, we have compiled a list of top windows web hosting service providers, who might help you in making the perfect decision. Web Hosting Pad If you are looking for a web hosting company with great experiences in the field with high-end servers...
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    Nexus 21

  • New Year, New Tech: The CES Displays the Future of Television!

    Nexus 21
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada showed the future of television hardware with a lot of flash. While for several years “3D” was the “next big thing” being pushed, this year was all about size and super tech. This year’s TV trends included: Ultra-High Definition Most major TV manufacturers are insisting on the move to 4k, the ultra HD screens that have four times the resolution of current HD TVs. This incredible pixilation comes with a hefty price tag – sets typically start at $2,000 – but this alone won’t be a big deterrent. Slow adoption of 4K was…
  • Think Wall TV Mounts are Best? Think Again!

    Nexus 21
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    According to this news report, Ergotron, a major manufacturer of TV wall mounts is recalling more than 215,000 television wall mounts: “The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the mounts are being recalled because a weld can break causing the TV to fall. The recall includes 8 different models and were sold nationwide from February 2012 until January of 2013 The adjustable Ergotron interactive wall mount is designed for flat panel displays and televisions which allows users to reposition their display angles. The wall mounts consist of three parts including a wall mount plate for…
  • Everything is better under the sun – 5 Awesome outdoor home theaters

    Nexus 21
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Having a home theater inside is so two years ago. The new thing is being able to watch the game or your favorite movie in your backyard. It should be noted; we blame global warming for this new trend. Here are 5 outdoor home theaters any neighbor would be envious of: 1. Scottsdale, AZ 47” Television on a Nexus 21 L-40s TV Lift. This TV swivels 180 so you never have to miss a minute of the game. The homeowner built this television into the granite counter. When the TV is down it is out of site and out of mind. 2. Camarillo, CA 37” Television on a Nexus 21 L-23s TV Lift Hot tubs and good…
  • Want to Make TV Time Better in 2014?

    Nexus 21
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Watching TV can be fun family time, a chance to kick back and take a load off on the weekend, a relaxing time after a hard day, or a way to keep up with current events. However, it can also be a massive timewaster; half of all Americans say they watch far too much, and the average American now watches a whopping 34+ hours per week of television! That’s not counting leaving the TV on all the time just for background noise and getting sucked in for 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there. How can you make your TV time better? Experts say scheduling is the answer – requiring that children be…
  • High Tech Office- Using TV lifts to Impress

    Nexus 21
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Put a TV in your Lobby Many places wisely place TVs in waiting rooms or high traffic areas, and while it is great for guests and clients, the receptionist who has to listen to it even when no-one is present may not appreciate the gesture. A TV lift is a nice change; when guests actually arrive, a press of a button can bring the set out as a pleasant surprise for a waiting client. Add a TV lift to your Executive Desk A TV lift can be perfect for over the desk scenarios, especially to lift and lower your computer monitor when working, conversing with clients, or leaving for the day. An…
 
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    Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

  • Crown Molding with Indirect Lighting

    armchairbuilder
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    We recently completed a crown molding with indirect lighting installation.  I have to tell you, the project turned out much better than we anticipated.  It’s not that we didn’t expect good results, but we have installed lighted crown before and didn’t get this type of impact.  The video above shares the specifics of the project [...]
  • Home Inspection Tips from a Builder

    armchairbuilder
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A home purchase is typically the most expensive transaction we will ever deal with in our lifetimes so it’s important to put the time and effort forth to minimize potential future problems.  Below are some of the major items I recommend when having a home inspection done.  Some of these things are typical for a [...]
  • Add Recessed Outlet with Switch, Video

    armchairbuilder
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Last week we introduced you to the recessed outlet and talked about how it can help hide cords for TV’s, computer monitors, digital photo frames…etc. This special electrical outlet can also help when wiring up indirect lighting behind crown molding.  By adding a recessed outlet with switch, your indirect lighting behind your crown molding will [...]
  • Air Conditioner Replacement for Your Home

    armchairbuilder
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    I recently had a family member ask me for any insight I might be able to give for an air conditioner replacement for an existing home.  As I was typing up the list of things I would look into as a builder, I realized some of you might be looking for the same information.  So [...]
  • Recessed Electrical Outlets. Lose the Dangling Cords

    armchairbuilder
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Are you familiar with recessed electrical outlets? These little guys help conceal the plugs in your home for everything from lamps to wall mounted TV’s. Wherever you need power but have little clearance, recessed electrical outlets can help. Where Are Recessed Electrical Outlets Used? As you can see in the photo above, many people haven’t [...]
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    An Oregon Cottage

  • 2014 Spring Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale

    Jami
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey guys, I wanted to share with you that 100+ bloggers are bringing back a version of the incredible homemaking bundle sale that was popular last fall – a bundle of eBooks, eCourses, printables and $200 worth of free bonus offers - and it’s better than ever! With mostly new titles (only 5-7 are repeats from […] The post 2014 Spring Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale appeared first on An Oregon Cottage. Thank you for subscribing!
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    Poster Frame Depot

  • Game of Thrones Returns, and It’s Even Better This Year

    Samantha Paternoster
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    It’s was a long wait for season four of Game of Thrones – too long, if you ask us. Take a look at the latest GoT posters, see a (not really) shocking surprise in the Iron Throne, and check out who the cast things should be the rightful heir of the throne. New Game of Thrones Posters “Winter is coming” has been a foreboding phrase recognized all over the world by fans of Game of Thrones. It’s been featured on posters, served as inspiration for many drinking games, and has kept us on the edge of our seats for three seasons now. This year however, creators of the popular show…
  • A History of Sherlock Holmes Through Movie Posters

    Samantha Paternoster
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    Sherlock Holmes, the literary master of disguise, has changed faces dozens of times since his original appearance in 1887. Most recognize him as Robert Downey Jr or Benedict Cumberbatch, two of his latest facades. But where did he start? And how did he end up on BBC? Over a century of disguises can be tracked through movie posters. In total, there have been an estimated 100 known Sherlock Holmes movies made since 1900. However, since 1930 over 20 Sherlock Holmes films have been produced. The majority were made in the early 1900′s. Some were modeled after the original stories by Sir…
  • Fictional Movie Posters By Peter Stults – Modern Movies Gone Vintage

    Samantha Paternoster
    26 Feb 2014 | 4:56 am
    What if your favorite modern day movie was actually a remake of an older film? With so many films being re-invented, it’s hard to keep track of which is original, and which is from another century. Artist Peter Stults had us doing double takes and extensive research with his poster recreations of some of our favorite original films. Imagine if your favorite modern day movies – Frozen, The Expendables, The Hunger Games – were filmed 50 years ago. What would the movie posters look like? Stults answers your questions with visual example. Titled “Movies From Another Universe”,…
  • Colorful Frames – Why They’re Your Interior Design Savior

    Samantha Paternoster
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:10 am
    One of the most important aspects of choosing a frame is choosing the color and style that best suits your poster or print, as well as your personal style. A black or silver frame will always look good and match any color scheme. A colorful frame, however, has the power to brighten any room as well as your mood. Studies have shown that the colors we see and surround ourselves with have the ability to alter our moods. When choosing what color frames you want, focus on how you want each room or your home to feel. Inspire high energy and passion with a red frame. Looking forward to coming home…
  • Zombie Apocalypse Survival – Would You Live?

    Samantha Paternoster
    7 Feb 2014 | 7:26 am
    Compared to some zombie movies, the characters in The Walking Dead have it easy. Based on each version of the zombie apocalypse, chances of survival vary drastically. Which movies could you survive in? Here’s our top five list, rated from Not A Chance to Piece Of Cake, and everything in-between. Resident Evil – Not A Chance Although they’re never actually called zombies in this movie, Resident Evil poses some of the most terrifying undead. Unlike your typical, slow walking zombies, those created by the Tyrant Virus are able to transform and evolve into a more deadly version of their…
 
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    Our Toronto Life

  • Do’s and Don’ts for Ice Fishing

    Our Toronto Life
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Spring is almost here. I’m so glad because there was a lot of winter time for the past few months. I mean, just look at our backyard here.Just kidding, we don’t have teepees in our backyard. Earlier this year, Cy and I were invited out by our friend Richard to go ice fishing on Lake Simoe. Our first time! I felt extra Canadian that day.Minet’s Point’s ice fishing was your basic, no frills experience. You get your teepee with a metal heater, 3-legged, foldable chair, and a stick wound up with string and hook. The bait was an extra $10. Even with the basics, we…
  • The Office Makeover

    Our Toronto Life
    11 Feb 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The office used to be the previous owner’s nursery. It was gross with the two-toned paint and giant wall stickers. Plus, it was dark and the corner closet fit a max of 5 jackets. Cy carefully knocked a few things down: the corner closet and a wall. Add a glass wall, new baseboard trims, paint, custom light fixture, accessories and furniture and we had a modern/vintage office.Here are the pieces that make up the office: Filigree shelving and fake plants that I don’t have to water from my favourite and affordable decor retailer, HomeSense. Go there for unique pieces, and they change…
  • When in Lisbon – Beware of Snails and Other Tips

    Our Toronto Life
    12 Jan 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Cy and I waited for the “best” time to go on our honeymoon. It just so happened to be nearly 2 years after we got married, bought a house, finished some renovations…and procrastinated enough. We left for Lisbon right after I quit my last job! In one carry-on bag, we packed lightly and stored tons of iPhone notes on specific restaurants and destinations from friends and Anthony Bourdain.Our flight took us through Amsterdam to Lisbon. Once we arrived, the cheapest way into the city was via subway. Eventually, we emerged from Biaxa Chiado station – our first views were of…
  • Our One Week Without Power

    Our Toronto Life
    30 Dec 2013 | 2:18 pm
    The power of the recent ice storm left most of the GTA in the dark. And, Cy and I even laughed about freezing rain in the forecast – ha, it’s nothing! We are from Vancouver, no problem. But the city was encased in ice and there were a lot of problems: No lights, no heat, no Internet (!), no more Christmas party and one fallen tree in our backyard. It was seriously destructive and beautiful at the same time. For one week, we didn’t have power and it became unbearable to live in the house. We tried for 2 nights, but it felt like we were camping…indoors. How can I…
  • Thai Sticky Brown Rice with Mango

    Our Toronto Life
    13 Nov 2013 | 9:27 pm
    I can never say no to one thing. That’s dessert. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Really, I could. Ask Cy, and he would agree and shake his head at the same time. So, imagine if dessert was actually good for you! No, really it can be. I was asked by Sandy (@savvari) to take part in a recipe post featuring a USA-grown brown rice (“unrefined” kind of white rice). It turns out that brown rice is a heck a lot better for you than white rice. Here are some health benefits you might enjoy: High fibre content for better poop Rich in naturally-occurring oils to fight…
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    Five Gallon Ideas

  • Stainless Steel Buckets and Pots

    trevor
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Stainless steel is the apex of building materials – stronger than plastic and more weather resilient than metal or wood. For the best quality buckets available – heirloom buckets – nothing outclasses stainless steel. A Disease Destroying Surface Stainless steel is like Death Valley, Nevada for bacteria. Tiny life can’t find a purchase on its bright, smooth surface. That’s why commercial kitchens and surgery rooms are absolutely covered in SS. It’s best to use stainless steel any time where hygiene matters. Keeping Stainless Steel Fresh Stainless steel…
  • 1 Minute Bread Machine Recipe

    trevor
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    The moment we got our first bread machine was the moment my life changed forever. Bread machines perform 21st century alchemy. Just stick about 50 cents worth of ingredients into it, go away for a few hours, and BOOM! A 5 dollar loaf of hot fresh bread is waiting for you. Thanks Taran from Dollar Eater for finding the per-loaf cost for us. However! Bread machines have one major flaw – few people know how to use them to make adequate bread. Getting our first bread machine to make good bread was an exercise in frustration and dismay. For months we tried recipe after recipe, always ending…
  • Bucket Handle Repair

    trevor
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:43 am
    We’ve spent very little time talking so far about one of the most important parts of the 5 gallon bucket – its handle. I know from my experience that the handle is of critical importance, because I’ve broken them before. You don’t realise how much you rely on that handle until it’s suddenly unusable. Now for an all-plastic handle, really the only thing that you can do is replace it. You can see that the taping job we tried on this one did not hold. My bucket supplier is a soap retailer who breaks so many handles that he orders them in by the box. That’s why…
  • Paint Can Nail Organizers

    trevor
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Every seasoned homeowner has stacks of half full paint cans lying around. If you do ever end up emptying a few of these, you can repurpose them into great hardware organizers. Old paint buckets are the perfect size for storing the sort of small hardware you buy by the handful – nails, screws, wire couplers, even hinges. Just watch out for pointy ends when you jam your hands in there. Every can gets neatly labeled with thick painter’s tape so we know at a glance what’s where. The convenient carrying handle means you can cart several around at once. And you can fit 2 perfectly…
  • Hand Cart

    trevor
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:42 am
    A full 5 gallon bucket weighs 40 pounds. Sometimes that’s too much to carry on foot. Fortunately, there’s a bucket invention for every problem you can think of. This is the 5 gallon bucket hand cart. It turns any 5 gallon bucket into a mobile cargo hauler with a convenient tow bar. Its large wheels make it more stable than the bucket dolly. And it tackles stairs without a problem. I’m going to compare this sexy bucket cart with our rust-bucket of a wheelbarrow. I had to use this thing to haul dirt around growing up. The wheel scraped along the bottom of the barrow, and…
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    One In A Day - Video Game giveaways each day

  • [ Game Giveaway ] Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 - Limited Edition

    OneInADay
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 -LEHave you ever wanted to be a sniper ? Now is your chance .Because our this time free game giveaway includes "Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 - Limited Edition".Review: Gamespot, EurogamerGet this game on sale at g2a.com or Green Man GamingDescription:Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the only multi-platform, first-person, modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience. It takes the bulls-eye precision of its predecessor to new and exciting heights, offering more diverse sniper challenges; a rebuilt AI system and the thrilling “one shot, one kill” precision that…
  • [ Game Giveaway ] : How to Survive [OVER]

    OneInADay
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    How to surviveEnjoy our this time game giveaway for "How to survive" .You're shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive?Review: Worthplaying, Metacritic, IGNGet this game on sale at g2a.com or Green Man GamingDescription:How To Survive is more than just a solid zombie role-playing game, it's also one of the best games of the year. With its mix of Diablo-esque hack and slash and dual-stick shooter action it is a great experience. It has a deep crafting system and a world you can't help but want to explore. How To Survive rewrites…
  • [ Game Giveaway ] : Goat Simulator [Over]

    OneInADay
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    A goat in a gameCheck out our this time game giveaway - GOAT Simulator.Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true!Isn't this cool or what ?Review: Metacritic, IGNGet this game on sale at g2a.com or Green Man Gaming Description:Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of…
  • [ Game Giveaway ] Euro Truck Simulator 2 [OVER]

    OneInADay
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    ETS2 GiveawayWe present to you as our this time free game giveaway -Euro Truck Simulator 2.Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker whodelivers important cargo across impressive distances!Reviews: Metacritic, PCgamerGet this game on sale at g2a.com or Green Man GamingDescription:Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and many more, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits. If you’ve got…
  • [ Game Giveaway ] : Max Payne 3 : Complete Edition [ OVER ]

    OneInADay
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    MP3:CE GiveawayWe present to you as our this time free game giveaway - Max Payne 3 : Complete Edition.Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.Reviews : Metacritic, IGNGet this game on sale at g2a.com or Green Man GamingDescription:For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are…
 
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    U me and the kids

  • My Blue Nose Friends Spring Collection & Competition

    Rachel Hirst
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
      My Blue Nose Friends  Spring Collection 2014 My Blue Nose Friends are cute, cuddly and completely irresistible characters, each with a blue nose and patches.  There are now over 100 My Blue Nose Friends to collect, with four new characters just launched in time for Easter 2014. Diva the Canary  Dash the Cheetah Eduardo […]The post My Blue Nose Friends Spring Collection & Competition appeared first on U me and the kids.
  • Thomas Knives 5 piece Set Giveaway & Review from Tesco

    Rachel Hirst
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Thomas Knives Set  Giveaway with Tesco     Whenever my Mum comes to visit, she always makes a point of telling me I need to buy more teaspoons and always asks where I keep my sharp knives. I always pull out  my trusty old knife, so old in fact, I think a paper cut could […]The post Thomas Knives 5 piece Set Giveaway & Review from Tesco appeared first on U me and the kids.
  • Durex Real Feel condoms Review including vlog

    Rachel Hirst
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Durex Real Feel Review! So apparently I am an Sexpert now, ha yeah right! Well, technically that’s true, just in case anyone ask’s. I have been asked along with some of my other fellow bloggers to test the new range from the Durex Real Feel Condoms range. I am certainly not going in depth on this review and […]The post Durex Real Feel condoms Review including vlog appeared first on U me and the kids.
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    The Ribbon Retreat Blog

  • Singer Heritage Sewing Machine & $250 Ribbon Retreat Gift Card Giveaway

    The Ribbon Retreat
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you LOVE to sew or have you always wanted to learn? Well, today we are teaming up with the incredible, talented, and super fun girls from UCreate to bring you a fabulous giveaway.  Check this out… …amazing right?!! The winner will get a Singer Heritage Machine. Kari at UCreate has this machine and absolutely […] The post Singer Heritage Sewing Machine & $250 Ribbon Retreat Gift Card Giveaway appeared first on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
  • Elsa and Anna Frozen Hair Bows

    The Ribbon Retreat
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hi guys, my name is Debra. I blog over a Housewife Eclectic, and I am so excited to be here to share one of my favorite little projects with you. If the little girls in your life are anything like mine, then Frozen is not just a movie, it’s an obsession. My 5-year-old tells everyone that […] The post Elsa and Anna Frozen Hair Bows appeared first on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
  • Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape

    The Ribbon Retreat
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’m so excited to have my second FROZEN tutorial ready for you guys today! I had a lot of fun making this for dress-up. I do have to admit that my daughter is a bit Elsa obsessed so I went more simple with my design for Anna. Rather than do her dress, I went with […] The post Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape appeared first on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
  • Easy DIY Resin Jewelry

    The Ribbon Retreat
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hey! It’s Melanie from Find it, Make it, Love it where my sister in law Steffany and I blog about everything from kids crafts to furniture re-finishing. (Come visit us HERE for more inspiration.) We are excited to share this project for some EASY DIY Jewelry. It’s so inexpensive but looks like it came from […] The post Easy DIY Resin Jewelry appeared first on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
  • How to Make a Pony O Cheer Bow Streamer, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rah, Rah, Rah and Go, Fight, Win…our newest YouTube Video tutorial has just come in! Ok, yes…I was a cheerleader for a really long time, so what better way to start today than with a sweet little cheer to introduce our brand new video that is something to cheer for, for sure! However, for all […] The post How to Make a Pony O Cheer Bow Streamer, YouTube Thursday appeared first on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
 
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