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Orange You Glad? Oilcloth Chairs. Now that the constant boy projects have come to an end, I can focus on some neglected areas of our home.

Orange You Glad? Oilcloth Chairs

And namely, the HOME itself. We moved-in 6 months ago and really went full-force that first month with the home improvements. But since then, there are many unfinished projects to tidy-up. When the new counter tops went in, we extended the kitchen Island to create a bar for the kids. It then took me 2 months to find the right bar stools. The stools were my Christmas present and came from good old IKEA (info on the stools HERE). I used one of the IKEA slipcovers as the pattern and appx 1 yard of fabric for each stool. How To Build A Bio Water Filter - SHTF & Prepping Central. 9 Tips for Buying Property With Little or No Money. Many folks, whether Preppers or not, dream of having their own special patch of land where they can settle in, raise a family, grow a garden, and simply take joy in knowing that the earth they stand on is all theirs.

9 Tips for Buying Property With Little or No Money

Whether you dream of homesteading as I do, or merely want to homestead in place, achieving that dream can seem daunting, if not impossible, if cash is short. Today I hope to help you out make that dream come true with some tips for buying property when money is scarce. Now to be honest, these are not my tips but those shared by F.J. Bohan in his book, Living on the Edge. Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater / The ReadyBlog. This is a very simple design for a batch-type solar water heater that uses a thermosiphon loop to move water between a solar thermal collector and a storage barrel.

Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater / The ReadyBlog

While it’s not the most efficient method for solar water heating and works rather slowly, it effectively demonstrates the operation of a thermosiphon and its connection to hot water storage. The system can provide useful amounts of hot water for an outdoor shower, washing garden produce, keeping a biogas generator warm, or any number of other uses you can think of. Because it uses water, the system must be drained when the weather turns cold. The parts list includes recommended materials and temperature ratings. Use materials that can withstand temperatures up to 180°F, such as metal, CPVC, or polypropylene fittings, as well as high-temperature water hose material, such as EPDM rubber.

15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom. Embracing Small-Space Living. A year ago, I was living in Philly.

Embracing Small-Space Living

We had a 3-story house with a basement and a roof deck. My bedroom was the biggest I’ve ever had. Home Tour: Sonoma Water Tower Hideaway. When I arrived in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, I wasted no time heading to my first destination – the home of our West Coast writer, Amy.

Home Tour: Sonoma Water Tower Hideaway

I swooped by to pick up Lana, our Senior Store Manager for the San Francisco area, and we made the drive over the Golden Gate, away from the city fog and into the wide open space and sunshine. We drove through the gates of Annadel Estate winery, up a winding road, past beautiful oak trees reaching down to greet us with their branches, up to the green water tower that Amy and her family call home.

Amy is one of the most creative people I know, and it makes sense that she’d live surrounded by such beauty. Small Living Room Ideas: 10 Ways to Furnish & Lay Out 100 Square Feet. No matter the overall size of your home, you are often working in a limited area within the larger space.

Small Living Room Ideas: 10 Ways to Furnish & Lay Out 100 Square Feet

In my apartment, the main seating area is a 10x10 square which sort of floats at one end of a long, narrow room and includes this fireplace as the focal point. I created 10 very varied floorplans of furniture groupings and layout options for my space using an online program — it was an interesting and enlightening exercise, one that you may want to try yourself... Previous image. 4 Ways to Maintain a Clean Home. Edit Article64,600 views 17 Editors Updated 2 hours ago Four Methods:Keeping a Kitchen CleanKeeping a Bathroom CleanKeeping a Bedroom CleanKeeping a Living Room Clean These are tips that the entire family can and should use.

4 Ways to Maintain a Clean Home

All family members living in the home should help take care of the home they live in. Almost everyone can do something, even small children. There is no reason why Mom should clean up behind herself and everyone else too! Ad Steps 1Clean up any and all messes immediately. 5Clean during commercial breaks.

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Getting Organized with Kirkland's (Pretty Linen Closet Revamp) - The Creativity ExchangeThe Creativity Exchange. I am so excited to team up with Kirkland’s today to highlight some of their awesome storage furniture and organizational pieces.

Getting Organized with Kirkland's (Pretty Linen Closet Revamp) - The Creativity ExchangeThe Creativity Exchange

When you think of getting organized and finding great storage pieces, do you ever think of Kirkland’s? I know I do and I have for many years because they always have some of the most creative (and beautiful) organizational pieces and they are always so affordable. By the way, Kirkland’s is having an awesome sale this week and many of the furniture and storage items I’m featuring are on sale today or on final clearance! Operation Organize: 6 Tips for a Chic and Tidy Desk. As one might imagine, we editors spend a fair amount of time at our desks.

Operation Organize: 6 Tips for a Chic and Tidy Desk

And as we’re blogging away, it’s important that our workspaces inspire us. Whether you’re clocking in from 9-5 like us or burning the midnight oil studying for midterms, having a chic and tidy workspace will insure that your creativity and productivity are at optimum levels. 26 Genius Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar. We’re all about a great multitasker (cough, coconut oil, cough), and apple cider vinegar is no exception.

26 Genius Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

This salad dressing staple has been linked to a healthier complexion, can help keep your home squeaky clean, and could help with an upset stomach and bloating to list a few uses. Here’s what it isn’t: a magical shortcut to dropping those unwanted five pounds. In certain circles it’s been touted as a weight loss aid—though that’s still debated in the medical community.

While some research suggests it may help tip the scale in your favor by lowering your blood sugar, health experts advise against using it as a weight-loss tool. 107 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil. There’s been a lot of hype about coconut oil lately, and there are so many claims being made that it sounds nothing short of a miracle. Well it’s really not a cure-all, and what works for other people may not work for you, but it still is pretty dandy to have around. With a little bit of resourcefulness and a dash of creativity, you can find over one hundred everyday uses for coconut oil. Operation Organize: Charitable Closet Clearing. If you have read my book Style then you know what I think when it comes to cleaning out your closet: If you can’t see it, you won’t wear it. The solution? Overhaul your closet and get organized. (Check out Chapter 4 of Style for helpful tips on editing and arranging your closet.) So what do you do with all of the pieces you want to ditch?

Operation Organize: The Perfectly Organized Fridge. Now that spring-cleaning season is upon us, I’m beginning to get into organizational mode. This means I’ll be de-cluttering my closet, cabinets, and kitchen throughout the next few months. Operation Organize: How to Keep Your Home Sparkling. It’s hard to believe that spring is only a few days away. I hope you’re as excited as I am for sunny skies, spring fashion, and fresh, seasonal produce. And then there’s spring cleaning… I know I might be the only one who actually gets excited at the thought of scrubbing and dusting. But even if you’re not as obsessed with organization as I am, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be scary. Organised underwear drawer. I can’t believe I’m actually publishing this. But I know how much you love a good organising before & after so I am putting aside all modesty (sorry Mum) and sharing my newly organised smalls drawer with you.

The things we do for blogging! It’s only a little drawer of my bedside table and it was so overflowing so badly I could barely close it. I chucked out anything that didn’t pass the ambulance test (you know how your mother always told you to wear your good undies just in case…) which immediately gave me more space but it was still a total jumble.

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