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photo: charles chan * The next time you find yourself in need of a household product like stain remover, shower cleaner or ant deterrent, check the pantry before heading to the store. You might just find what you need, in the form of a common kitchen ingredient.
Ever pop in on a friend unexpectedly and everything’s in its place? She had no time to clean up, yet her house is immaculate. How does she do that? We wanted to know, so we went to the neat and organized— readers whose homes always look great— to find out their best strategies. 1. Stop It Before It Starts “We live minimally, so things look clean and organized without much effort on my part.
I experimented with transferring an image onto fabric the other day. For my test, I used this completely adorable dachshund drawing by Kayanna Nelson of June Craft . The little fellow is downloadable for personal use at Bloesem Kids . To try an image transfer, you'll need: Acrylic gel medium, available at art stores Fabric A laser printed image (not inkjet!) With your finger—or a brush, but I prefer to feel what I'm doing—spread gel medium onto your fabric in the area where you want your image.
Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. Ahhh.
Photo: Everett Collection/Istock By Brian Clark Howard Olive oil is more than a cartoon character , historic symbol of peace and glory or food staple of the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet .
I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you.
The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet. Fruits 01.
Keep pantry staples organized with a set of glass storage jars customized with etched lettering. 1. Clean and dry the glass. Using painter's tape, mark off the area you want to etch. Attach vinyl stick-on letters and decorative tape; press hard to ensure they are attached firmly.
Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process. Cleaning up your act isn't as straightforward as running to the pharmacy and picking out a bottle covered in claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability, however. When it comes to home cleaning products a lot of eco claims are unverified and—worse—unverifiable, with rare exceptions like Seventh Generation. Instead of wondering what kinds of toxic chemicals you're flushing down the toilet or dumping down the drain every time you decide your apartment's gotten a little grungy, stock up on a few things listed below, and keep these easy recipes handy.
This set of 20 sea creature felt-covered magnets makes a great gift for a child or an adult who loves the ocean. The tiny magnet inside each creature is super powerful which makes this a really useful present, a whimsical take on a bulletin board. Materials To make 20 magnets: Wool Felt Bundle in Dahlia 1 piece of Wool Felt in each of the following colors: Black, Ecru, Lime, and Turquoise Embroidery Thread in colors to match the felt Two 10-piece packages of 8mm Super Magnets (20 magnets total). You can find them here (they are the third item from the top, all the way to the left) One 15 x 15-inch light blue magnetic board available online here Download and print Felt Aquarium Magnets Template here
Cleaning generally isn't anyone's favorite activity, but it's a lot less fun when you're spending your hard-earned dollars on several supplies. You can, however, effectively clean your home with a few things you probably already have. Here's how to do it.
We love ideas on how to reuse old tech, and have blogged some great ways to reuse old light bulbs before, including some rather nifty terrariums . This project from ReadyMade adds yet another use for the old light bulb, a bud vase. Using an old incandescent light bulb and 2 feet of 3/32-inch aluminum welding rod, Tim Park, has created a modern looking bud vase that is light on the wallet and high on design.