101 Handmade Holiday Tutorials Decorating for Christmas is always a blast! I’ve gathered a few…well, maybe more than a few holiday tutorials for you to create a festive handmade holiday. I love handmade decorations! There seems to always be some new and creative idea to add to my list each year. You’ll find something for everyone in this collection of tutorials…from book page trees to subway art pillows. That should seriously keep you busy for awhile! Hey, if you use all of these I’m sure you could charge admission to your home this year. If you are looking for beautiful holiday ornament tutorials you’ll love this list of 101 Handmade Ornaments!! Other posts you might enjoy: I really appreciate all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my previous 101 posts…you rock!!! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! I usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving. ~Kim There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™.
MNEMONIC TECHNIQUES AND SPECIFIC MEMORY Tricks to improve memory,memorization memorization memorize method memorizing creative memory techniquevirtual memory memory loss human memory& book& game& management&improvement photographic& long term memory - Stu Mnemonic techniques are more specific memory aids. Many are based on the general memory strategies that were presented earlier. Although it can be easiest to remember those things that you understand well, sometimes you must rely on rote memory. The following techniques can be used to facilitate such memorization. 1. Let us suppose that you have to memorize the names of four kinds of fossils for your geology class: 1) actual remains, 2) Petrified, 3) Imprint, and 4) Molds or casts. Although acronyms can be very useful memory aids, they do have some disadvantages. 2. My Dear Aunt Sally (mathematical order of operations: Multiply and Divide before you Add and Subtract) Kings Phil Came Over for the Genes Special (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus, Species) Can you think of other examples? 3. You can use the same techniques to better remember information from courses. Using these techniques can be fun, particularly for people who like to create. 4. 5. 6. Human Memory The Science
25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
DIY: Bathroom Baskets | Little Miss Wedding Planner We had a major wedding craft session in our household this weekend, so expect a lot of DIY posts from me this week. First up: Bathroom Baskets! I know, I know…it seems a bit early to be doing bathroom baskets, since the wedding is still 7 months away. In effort to stay organized and meet my goal of “no wedding tasks left to complete wedding week,” I am trying to knock off as many little tasks as possible early on—one of those being bathroom baskets. If you’re not familiar with the wedding world, you might be asking yourself what bathroom baskets are (Dr. Groomy definitely looked at me like I was nuts when I showed them to him!). The Boys’ The Girls’ I bought the baskets at Michael’s a few weeks ago when they were having a may-jah sale (and my 40% off coupons didn’t hurt, either!). The poem says: So happy you’re here sharing our special day But just in case something should go astray: Please help yourself to the contents within Mouthwash, hand lotion or ibuprofen So what’s in em? Like this:
little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! 101 Green Handmade Gift Tutorials These crafty green gift tutorials are going to make you recycle, reuse, upcycle or repurpose like never before…you’ll see. Whatever you want to call it, going green is the way to go! There’s a little something for everyone and I know you are going to find the perfect gift for your neighbor, brother, mother, sister…you get my drift…there are 101 tutorials here, people!!!! They’re not just ideas and pretty photos, but these links will lead you on the path to creating fabulous green gifts that are simple and require minimal supplies. You might need to grab a few extra recycling bins, but it’s worth it! Why spend a ton on gifts when you can go green??? If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my 101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! Here’s a little something extra for your home… Have you finished a green project lately? ~Kim
7 Reasons Americas Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity January 5, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Why do some of us become dissident mental health professionals? The majority of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals “go along to get along” and maintain a status quo that includes drug company corruption, pseudoscientific research and a “standard of care” that is routinely damaging and occasionally kills young children. When Rebecca Riley was 28 months old, based primarily on the complaints of her mother that she was “hyper” and had difficulty sleeping, psychiatrist Kayoko Kifuji, at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, diagnosed Rebecca with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At the age of four, Rebecca was dead. Kifuji’s fate? Long before the Rebecca Riley tragedy hit the headlines, I was embarrassed by the mental health profession for seven major reasons: 1.
Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap Wit & Whistle & Blog Archive & DIY: Hand Painted Mug - StumbleUpon October 17th, 2011 I’ve been wanting to try porcelain paint for a while, and it’s just as amazing as I anticipated. You have to give it a try. The holidays are coming up, and hand painted coffee/cocoa mugs would make great gifts! Supplies: porcelain mug (mine is from CB2) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 outliner (available at Dick Blick) There are transparent porcelain paints that you apply with a brush and outliners which are thicker and opaque. If you want to achieve the ink-like look that I did, go with an outliner. How to: 1. Easy Button Earrings Tutorial Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip? True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad. But-oh, what? That still leaves the findings. Clip the top of the paperclip off with wire cutters: Snap off the button shanks: Glue the paperclip to the back of the button. Open the loop at the bottom of your earring hook by bending it outward and hook it onto your paper clip. And...pretty new earrings! Walmart was out of gold sparkly ones (I like gold.) but here are some cute ones I found on Walmart.com(about $1-$2): And some cute ones on Etsy: This Etsy shop has infinity cute buttons, you have to see it. (click photos to see where to buy them!) Of course, you may have some on hand just waiting to use! Hope you enjoy. Have a great Sunday! Have a great Monday!! Love you, Disney
101 Simple Handmade Wedding Ideas What could be more beautiful than a handmade wedding??? These simple handmade wedding tutorials will help you create your dream wedding without going into debt! Many of these wedding ideas are simple, no-major-skills-needed kind of ideas. Simply Beautiful…that works for me! Gather up your sweet bridesmaids and enjoy an afternoon of planning the perfect projects for your big day. Create a wedding that’s perfect for you and your budget. If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Handmade Gifts and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! Got a friend getting married soon? Have fun making your Handmade Wedding Day fabulous! ~Kim
Cannabis (Marijuana) Vault : Drug Testing THC is one of the "SAMHSA-5". The five drugs tested for in standard NIDA approved drug tests. A single use of cannabis may be detected by a typical urine drug test for 1-6 days depending on amount smoked, individual body metabolism rates, and the cutoff level used by the test (15 ng/ml, 20 ng/ml, 50 ng/ml, 100 ng/ml). Chronic or daily use may be detected by a typical urine drug test for 7-30 days depending on the same factors listed above. Lower levels of Cannabinoids do remain in the body for longer than 30 days, but appear unlikely to result in a positive drug test due to cutoff levels. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is rapidly absorbed by inhalation and the gastrointestinal tract. The standard THC test is a one step rapid, qualitative immunoassay for the detection of tetrahydrocannabinol compounds (9-carboxy-THC) in urine. Cannabis use is detectable with hair tests and is generally included in the standard hair test.