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101 New Uses for Everyday Things

101 New Uses for Everyday Things
The multitasking hall of fame. 10 New Uses for Lemon “Lemon juice is the strongest food acid in our kitchens, strong enough to make life unbearable for most bacteria,” says Robert Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of What Einstein Told His Cook 2: The Sequel, Further Adventures in Kitchen Science (W. W. Norton, $26). Use Lemon to: 1.

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Floral-tufted Rackybirds (with lots of pics and tutorial!) - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES Have you ever wondered where all those brightly colored plastic eggs come from? The amazing Floral-tufted Rackybird lays them, of course! These bright blue songbirds with their love for floral adornment are hard to find in the wild, but I was lucky enough to come across a flock of them in my backyard recently. Here are two that were spotted perched in our redbud tree: And here's a small flock sunning on our back wall: They seemed to be very interested in this box.

Over 200 Free Crocheted Afghan Patterns The best FREE patterns so WONDERFUL people like YOU can create and SHARE! Please let us know about any broken links that you find. THANKS Thousands of free patterns Search AllCrafts.net Over 200 Free Crocheted Afghan Patterns at AllCrafts.net The Ultimate House Cleaning Calendar From 2,001 Amazing Cleaning Secrets Here's the scoop on what to clean and how often. Wanting to keep a clean home doesn't mean you have time to polish your silver every week. We spoke with cleaning experts who have both feet solidly planted in the real world and asked how often specific cleaning tasks really need to be done. Here's the scoop on what to clean and how often: Put things away when you finish using them.

25 Things You Can Clean with Salt, Dryer Sheets, and Other Common Household Items Photo: krissen/Creative Commons The best part about being Good Enough Mother is that I make my living out of making haphazard fixes look like modern-day miracles. Okay, maybe it's just in my own mind that I think of it as "Good Enough Mother" magic! Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: how to make a shower My bathroom is quite old and somewhat grungy, so until I can afford better real estate, I thought a loud and colorful curtain would help draw the eye away from some of my bathroom’s less savory qualities… and thus, this patchwork shower curtain was born. It’s bright and fun, and it allowed me to use up several leftover fabrics in my collection rather than investing in new materials. If you prefer a simpler shower curtain made out of just one fabric, I’ll give instructions for that too. Let’s get started! –Brett Bara

10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps Mashable As Twitter surges toward an estimated 12 million registered users by year's end (though some new stats may disagree), some of us are starting to deal with what we recently dubbed "followholism." You've followed so many people, it's hard to keep up, and it's probably time to do a little housekeeping. But where do you begin? Twitter's own tools for managing followers are subpar. It's nearly impossible to figure out who among your followers are following you back, and the interface for paging through followers is clumsy and difficult to use. Fortunately, Twitter's API has given rise to a vast universe of amazing third party apps.

Shoe Lacing Methods Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe. This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 43 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of.

In bed with good design Like most designers, you’ll want your home to be looking good or at least well-design. This collection presents some beds that I could make mine. Bookcase into a bed Floating bed Bed Up The Scoop

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