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Goodbye to Yellow Armpit Stains

Goodbye to Yellow Armpit Stains

Best of Curbly: Top Ten DIY Organization Ideas of 2011 Nothing says "Happy New Year" like cleaning and organizing your home. Every new year, I think of one particular Chinese tradition that requires each family to thoroughly clean their home in an effort to sweep out the bad and make room for the good fortune that every new year promises. This year the Chinese new year doesn't begin until January 23rd, so we have a little time to get our ducks in a row. 10. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. To see the rest of the best of 2011, check out the Best Of 2011 page here. Tagged : organization, storage, best-of-2011

DIY Brushstroke Glazed Mini Bowls | Creature ComfortsCreature Comforts Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d share a tutorial with you all for these easy DIY Brushstroke Glazed Mini Bowls that are ideal for last minute Mother’s Day gift giving (they are also dishwasher safe when complete). These painterly little vessels look pretty packaged up as a set of two with a nice canister of yummy Fleur de Sel (perfect for the Mom who loves to cook and entertain)…or wrapped up as a sweet little catch all to hold her favorite rings and jewelry (maybe you can even package it with a pretty little bauble or two that will make her feel especially spoiled). Keep reading below for the simple tutorial. This DIY post was sponsored and made possible by Method…”Clean Happy.” Facebook Photo Contest – Chore No More: What to be the one lucky person who will win a year’s supply of Method detergent, or one of 25 people who will win laundry starter kits (two 8-load bottles)? Supplies: Steps One and Two: 1. 2. Steps Three and Four: 3. 4.

Cannes Report: Shailene Woodley, Reluctant Star - People - Eye With a hit TV show and a breakout film role as George Clooney’s teenage daughter in “The Descendants,” Shailene Woodley could be forgiven for whooping it up in Hollywood nightclubs. Instead, the 20-year-old is more likely to be found tending to her vegetable patch. “I think I was just born with an intense love affair with trees,” she laughs, curling up barefoot on a sofa on the rooftop terrace of the Hotel Martinez, her wooden Marni platform shoes discarded on the floor. RELATED STORY: Cannes Report: Ezra Miller's Crossing >> With another two seasons to go on her contract, Woodley is fitting movie shoots — such as the upcoming “The Spectacular Now” — around her busy TV filming schedule. Woodley is keeping it in perspective. “I would love to act for the rest of my life, but I also know that it could be taken away in a day,” she says. The biggest of these is the environment. Accordingly, Woodley is not much of a clotheshorse. So where does Woodley see herself in 10 years’ time?

Homemade Bath Salts, Soaks & More: {Recipes There are over a dozen recipes on this page for making luxurious soaks, jelly and even bubble bath. Ingredients vary from Epsom salts, baking soda, herbs and more. Before getting started, make sure that any herbs or oatmeal are first ground finely (use a food processor if possible). This helps keep things “clump free”. Ready to get started? Cinnamon 1 cup powdered milk 1 cup baking soda 3 TBS cornstarch 2 TBS cream of tartar 1 1/2 TBS cinnamon Garden Spa 2 cups powdered milk 1 cup cornstarch 2 TBS herbs (finely ground) Oatmeal & Cinnamon 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 3/4 cup baking soda 3/4 cup oatmeal (finely grind it first) 3 TBS cornstarch 2 tsp cream of tartar 2 tsp cinnamon *Note: Mix the next three with 2 cups of hot water first before tossing into tub *Peppermint 1 cup powdered milk 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil *Almond 1 TBS Almond Oil 1/4 cup honey (*omit if storing, add when using) 1 cup powdered milk *Lavender 1 cup powdered milk 1/8 cup lavender Pampering Soothing Tips: Foaming

How to Remove White Heat Marks on Furniture During the holidays we had some friends over for a dinner party. We served an extra hot meal that night and after everyone left and the dishes were cleared and the table linens removed, I discovered foggy white marks all over my beautiful new table. This one was the smallest, though brightest mark. Before I had a chance to freak out too much, my husband did some googling and we discovered that on some pieces of furniture if moisture (usually from the steam condensation on a hot dish) gets under the finish, white splotches called heat marks will appear and will stick around until treated. You'll be surprised to learn, as I was, that to remedy heat marks, you apply... more heat and moisture! Weird, right? I have no clue why my table looks so dark here. It was like magic and the heat marks disappeared (though in these photos I can see I missed a spot that doesn't show in person). **A little disclaimer: this trick worked for me, but I guess a few other readers have not had success.

30 Days For 30 Dollars - Day 30 - A Tiny Little Library to Wear Wondering what 30 Days for 30 Dollars is?? Read all about it here. Day 30!! 30 days of craft projects all for a total budget of 30 dollars - and I actually came in just under budget at $29.25So, for the finale, I have . . . Miniature Book Pendants I kind of love how these turned out, but, being a book lover, of course, I would. They're just so tiny! If you'd like to give it a try, here's how: I purchased these miniature books from the dollhouse section at Hobby Lobby (I had a 40% off coupon so I paid approx. $1.80 for a package of 10). Then I did a Google search to find book covers that I wanted to use (Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird). I cut out the images that I wanted to use and glued them to the front of the books with a glue stick. Next, I took some gold acrylic paint and lightly painted the exposed white page edges of the books to give them a more antique look. I had these little bars left over from the Puzzle Piece Pendants that I made. Day 4: $1.00 An Artsy Bangle

The Graphics Fairy - Crafts: How to Find the Original Source of an Image on Pinterest This is a neat little trick that my son taught me. I'm sure some of you probably already know about this, but in case you didn't I think you will find it to be super handy, particularly if you are a Pinterest user! More than a few times, I've clicked on a Pinterest Pin, in order to find the instructions to an awesome Craft Tutorial, only to find that the Pin went somewhere other than the original source. If that happens to you, this is how you can find it. Step 1: Save the image that you want to find to your computer. Update: Apparently you don't have to save the image to your computer, you can just drag and drop, by having both windows open at the same time. Step 2: Go to Google and Click on "Images". Step 3: Open the Folder where you have stored the image that you want to find. Step 4: Drag the photo just under the Google Search Box. Step 5: Google will perform a search for the image. Easy Peasy!

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