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(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET) SparkNotes started out as a Web site called The Spark in 1999, and was developed by a group of students trying to make it easier to understand literature. Known today as SparkNotes, the site features hundreds of guides to help aid students, teachers, and those wishing to brush up on a subject. According to SparkNotes, its intent was not to have students skip out on their reading assignments and just read the SparkNotes instead. Instead, it wanted to create a fun and educational Web site that helps give further explanations on topics. So far just the literature guides are available on Android , but SparkNotes does offer standardized test study aids and materials for many other subjects on its site and in book form.
We all love saving money and online shopping has revolutionized the way we do so. Back in the pre-internet age, if you wanted to save a few bucks, you either had to drive to the edge of town to compare prices or spend an entire Sunday afternoon cutting those darn coupons. Thanks to the internet revolution, saving money shopping online has never been easier. With more retailers setting up shop on the web, all it takes is a click of a button to compare prices and find the best deals.
adventures in home-making sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern. An F indicates a personal favorite.
A few months ago I read the book Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and quickly became convinced that my kids had too many toys. Not only that, but they had the wrong types of toys ,and too many options at any given time.
If you’re like me, your January is about resolutions and getting organized. Our house is getting some much needed get-rid-of-the-crap-you-don’t-need lovin’, room by room. First stop, the kids’ closets. Everything but jeans and jammies gets hung up.
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tea towel pillow on the left, napkin pillow on the right. In the tradition of the Anthro placemat pillows , here are two more methods to create home decor from table linens. This is a much more affordable option for me than actually buying the pillows. I drool buckets over most everything in Anthropologie's home decor section but can't get past the price tag, even with the devil on my shoulder.
Savannah from Oh So Pretty: The Diaries is here to share her Sew a Bird on it! Let's give her a round of applause for such detail. Plus a free printable bird template. Thanks, Savannah! We had this awesome tray in our living room that had these Time for making your gifts this year is getting down to the wire, but don’t be disappointed if you find that you are out of time.
This is my new Blog segment to show what a little paint can do to those things you have lying around that just don’t go with anything else or just need a little refreshing and updating to make you love them again! Small Telephone Table spray painted with (Lowe’s) Valspar Colbalt Cannon, love that color! My Antique Kitchen Chicken spray painted with (Lowe’s) Valspar Tropical Oasis. Love him! Small folding table spray painted Matte Black w/ added Nail Heads (AKA..tacks).
Before we get started, I just want to say that I most certainly did NOT invent this method of making paper flowers. I came across a few tutorials on the web which produced beautiful results. But many of them were either too time consuming or too tedious, or both. So in the end I came up with my own method that used the basics of these other tutorials and cut out what I felt were unnecessary steps. If you know me at all, you know that I'm impatient and am always looking for the fastest way to get a project done.
The sandbox is 6 ft. by 6 ft. Two 12 ft long 2x12's can be purchased and each cut in half to provide the boards for the sides. Or buy four 8-ft boards and cut them to 6 ft long. The sides are joined at the corners with a corner post.
Turn your free TJCC membership into your online crafty resume! That’s right, everything you upload to the site will remain here beautifully stored, forever. It’s all in one place and easy to share with friends, customers, and family! As always, YOU get complete credit for what you’ve made and we’ll help you share it with the world.
Lancome just launched a new, longwearing lipstick formula: Rouge in Love. There are 21 colors, divided into three groups: daytime shades Jolis Matins (“beautiful mornings”), cocktail colors Boudoir Time, and intense, magical shades Tonight Is My Night. Lancome designates the Jolis Matins shades with an M; the Boudoir Time shades with a B; and Tonight Is My Night shades with an N. The packaging is really pretty (and not terribly heavy). My only complaint is that the labels on the bottom have only the number (no letter, no name).