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26 Simple Ways to Live Longer and Healthier | Buzz + Inspired. 15-lawsoflife. Turn Any Yard of Fabric into a Chic Beach Wrap. Now that you’ve picked out your perfect grill, it’s time to get yourself to the beach! When we saw this wrap in the latest Victoria’s Secret catalog we knew we had to make it, and we knew we could make it rock. Head to a fabric store or grab a scarf you never wear, and get ready to wrap it up. Materials: – 1 yard of fabric – lace trim, ribbon, shoelaces – sharp fabric scissors – sewing machine or needle and thread First, gather your materials! We employed two different methods for creating our beach dress. Cut a strip off one end of your fabric. Next, fold over the top two corners of your piece of fabric.

Now it’s time to string the strip through! Sew the loop ends together and cut off any excess fabric. Repeat with the other side, and you’re done! And here’s how you put it on. Cutie patootie from any angle! We used the same method with this peacock print, but shortened the width of the fabric to create more coverage up top. ;) For our second method, we complemented fabric with lace trim.

Oregon Coast Home by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Jessica Helgerson Interior Design furnished this house on a beautiful stretch of the Oregon Coast for a large family that will be spending lots of time there. Visit Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Published 1 year ago by Mat Watts in Interior. You might also like Comments. How You Can Help Earth Cope with 7 Billion.

Related Tag: The World at 7 Billion Related Video: The World at 7 Billion: Sustaining our Future Photo credit: SimplyCVR The population of our planet reached the 7 billion mark at the end of October according to the U.N.’s calculations. Earth’s population has more than doubled in the last 50 years, from 3 billion in 1959, and will likely exceed 10 billion by 2100. These numbers represent big challenges—feeding and providing for additional people on a planet already stressed by environmental damage and climate change. What can ordinary individuals do in the face of such enormous issues? Since the evolutionary goal of each species is to increase its numbers, we might claim that humans have triumphed. We are already on an unsustainable trajectory of deforestation, water pollution and scarcity, depletion of soils, and species loss, and yet we must find even more food, water, and energy to provide for our continually increasing numbers, 97 percent of whom live in developing countries. 1 hour.

THE WEEKENDER. Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Forget the luggage (too bulky); you need a versatile tote made specifically to carry all your belongings from wallet to swimtrunks for a quick weekend getaway.

Here is a fun choice in a cotton waxcloth outer with leatherette base and trim, perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, similar to the Lex Trip Bag from PROPERTY OF. Dimensions: approximately 18″ x 8 x 17″ [45cm x 20.5cm x 43cm]. You will need: 6 pop rivets1 metal slider, 2″ dia [50mm]2 latch hooks, 1″dia [25mm]2 d-rings, 1″dia [25mm]1 square ring, 2″ dia [50mm]2 dome snap set, 5/8″ dia [15mm]1 heavy metal zipper, 25″ [64cm] long *1-2/3 yds. [1.5m] of nylon webbing, 2″ [50mm] wideheavy-duty thread1 yd. [0.9 m] of upholstery weight fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide1/3 yd [0.25 m] of polyurethane leatherette, 39″ [100 cm] wide 1 square = 1 inch [2.5 cm] Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket- cut 2X Struts – cut 4X. Formula to Health. Top mind blowing movies you never saw - a list by sasharaskin. Saving with Sarah: DIY Photo Pendant for under $2.50! It's freezing outside and I don't want to leave my house! I'm using this "indoor" time to get some of my crafting projects done.

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DIY: Quilled Bird Necklace. You might remember this bird necklace I made a few years ago. I still receive compliments whenever I wear it, so I'd like to share the how-to so you can make one for your own personal use. Let's start at the very beginning... If you're brand new to quilling, just a few inexpensive supplies are needed - a rolling tool, paper strips, and glue. Keep in mind my first tool was a cake tester from my kitchen drawer... in other words, any slim, stiff wire will do. Cut a sheet of copy paper into narrow strips to use for practice. You will need: Quilling paper - gold-edge black, 1/8 inch (standard width) - Whimsiquills in the U.S. and J.J. And now, the basics: Roll a coil with a slotted tool: Slide strip end into the slot and turn tool with one hand while guiding strip with the other hand.

Roll a coil with a needle tool: Dampen fingertips and roll strip around needle with the thumb and index finger of one hand while holding handle with the other hand. 6 inches 5 inches 2.5 inches A little fyi... How to bake artisan bread in a barbecue. We don’t have an oven in our tiny house. I complained about it for years and researched RV ovens that never seemed like they would work very well.

Finally, I just decided to try baking in our barbecue. It’s a pretty nice propane one that we got as a wedding present, but it’s not too fancy. I tried it, and miraculously, it worked. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t have much experience baking bread in a regular oven, so this is what I know best. I actually think that the open flame of the barbecue has some properties in common with a traditional brick or earth bread oven, so it usually works out pretty well.

In fact, I think that, given the choice, I’d continue baking in my barbecue even if I had a regular oven. soaking the oats yeast on warm water yeast dissolving I got the recipe for this bread from The Il Fornaio Baking Book. This dough has a healthy dose of whole wheat flour with enough white flour to give it pretty good rising power. whole wheat flour flours and salt two loaves. No Sew, Tee Shirt- Tied Halter. Looking for a halter top for the beach or the hot summer days. Here is one you can make in minutes out of a tee-shirt, without any sewing. Tutorial Things you need. Tee-shirt ~ Mine is a medium mens~ChalkScissors Trace your lines with chalk and cut this is the back cut along the red lines Then tie the straps around your neck. The back You can modify any way you like. Tie the straps if you want a different look. Perfect for the beach, with jeans, a skirt. Have a super fantastic Sunday. Lots of <3. Anne Sailor Sam has been on Vacation the last two weeks.

He will be back next Sunday to share with all of you. Sock Monkey. Gosh… I am supposed to sew some thing for the Earth Month this April, but I can’t wait to sew these sock monkeys. My hands simply took over my head and see what I did after a few days and nights of sewing…. a house full of sock monkeys!!!! Do you love them? I have seen a lot of sock monkey photos hanging around friends’ photo albums in many photo sharing websites, so envy. These sock monkeys are so cute and so adorable that I would want to hug one, I bet my kids would love to have them to accompany too when mommy is busy with works. Therefore, I went out to shop for some socks thinking that may be 4 to 5 pairs should be enough, I ended up with 20 pairs of colorful socks, simply can’t resist for not buying ;-). I made a few prototypes and showed them to my parents, siblings and their families during a dinner.

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The first time I saw the elephant, I fell in love! I think I got pretty far in 30 minutes. Being a control freak, I usually prefer to have pattern pieces. I love the black elephant, but I'm already plotting to 'liberate' a pair of Andrew's dark grey socks to make another one. Light Columns - Martha Stewart Entertaining Crafts. Destinations. 10 Very Cheap Holidays: Paradise for Pennies.

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There are other tutorials out there, but they all seem to vary a bit, plus John and I had to learn a lot through trial and error. Here's hoping our missteps will save you some time and aggravation! Here's another peek at the finished product from my bedroom makeover, although of course you can use these instructions to age any kind of mirror. So. You will need: - cheap mirrors (Ours are 12X12 plain-edged squares, available in a 6-pack at Home Depot for $9.99) Buy extra, just in case. - paint stripper, any brand (about $10 for a quart, which is more than enough) - mineral spirits - Pure muriatic acid, available at pool supply stores (less than $10 a gallon) (Some tutorials try to avoid using this stuff, but trust me, it's the cheapest and most effective option.) - plastic spray bottles Big difference, right?

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