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My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. Holder for Charging Cell Phone

Holder for Charging Cell Phone

I Will Knot!

I Will Knot!

This is a site about knots: how to tie them, how to appreciate their beauty. Even the seriously knot-challenged among us can learn to tie many useful and popular knots by following along with the short, step-by-step instructional video clips on this site. Before you begin, here are a couple quick knot-tying tips to keep in mind: Get youself some nice, thick rope -- don't learn with string!
{Valentines day} pixelated popup card By Kate on February 6, 2012 I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!).

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card

Creative Easter Egg Designs

Make your own jellyfish in a bottle. « BhoomPlay

Make your own jellyfish in a bottle. « BhoomPlay ~ Note for Thai fans ~ เป็นโพสเก่าที่มีแฟนบล๊อกจากต่างประเทศขอมาให้เขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษนะคะส่วนแฟนบล็อกที่ยังไม่เคยอ่านเรื่องนี้เลย ฉบับภาษาไทยดูที่นี่ค่ะ The other day, while I was thinking to get something to put in the water bottle for Bhoom to shake for fun. I saw a plastic grocery bag next to me and then this idea popped up.

Giant Picture - tutorial!

I posted awhile an image that showed off the giant picture I made for my girls' room - finally, the tutorial is here! It was so cheap - around $13 (that's $8 for the print, and another $5 worth of an $11 foam board because you won't need to use the whole board....) UPDATE Sept 2012: - - I LOVE this project so much that I made another one for my Dining Room - and this time I mounted it on plywood. Get details and a tutorial for mounting on plywood at this link: Giant Picture for Cheap, take 2 First, I saw on IAmMommaHearMeRoar that you could make big prints at office stores (Office Max, Office Depot) for cheap - just ask for the "Engineer's Print". Awesome. Giant Picture - tutorial!

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color
because the straw plane is in town! I don't know what you call this thing but we referred to it as a strawplane. Whatever you want to call it, it's pretty cool! You'll need some heavier paper (we used 3x5 index cards), a straw, scissors or something to cut the paper with, and tape. You will need to cut 3 pieces of paper about 1" wide and 5" long.

All for the Boys - All for the Boys - MOVE OVER PAPER AIRPLANES

All for the Boys - All for the Boys - MOVE OVER PAPER AIRPLANES
DIY Wallflowers Scented Plugin - Holy Crickey i’m about to get hippie on you all. plugin air fresheners (and tons of other stuff) have something called VOC in them. VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds” and they are highly toxic. they are chemicals with a low boiling point. VOC cause all sorts of problems in your body: infertility (some of you may like that!) DIY Wallflowers Scented Plugin - Holy Crickey
Halloween is 16 days away! Are you doing anything fun? I’m trying to convince Stan to go to Salem, but I’m not sure it’s in our budget. I’ve never been there for Halloween! Anyway, it’s Friday Faves time and here are some awesome Halloween-inspired crafts & DIYs I’ve found around the interwebs: 1. Friday Faves: Halloween DIY Roundup « Poor & Pretty Friday Faves: Halloween DIY Roundup « Poor & Pretty

Present wrapping ideas: a week of Christmas on Pinterest | Baby Dickey

Present wrapping ideas: a week of Christmas on Pinterest | Baby Dickey Who knew becoming a mom would make me want to be so crafty? I didn’t. But here I am. And I decided to search Pinterest for cute and creative present wrapping ideas!