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Surprise the Ones You Love (14 pics

Surprise the Ones You Love (14 pics
Dec 24/11 Surprise the Ones You Love (14 pics) Here are instructions for a very special gift for the people you love. Buy a Kinder Surprise. Carefully unwrap it, but be careful to not damage the package. Use a knife to cut the Kinder chocolate egg in half. Take the toy out. Write your special message or use other surprise gift. Roll up your message. Close the container. Pour boiling hot water over a sharp kitchen knife. Use the hot knife to melt the edge of the chocolate egg’s halves. Quickly place the container inside the two halves. Quickly seal the two halves while the edges are still soft and melted. Here comes the most difficult part. Lastly give the gift to your second half and say something like, “I bought bread and some sweets for you.” Related:  tips and tricks

Is She the One for You? — Men Ed, my buddy, got divorced because of golf, baked potatoes, and blackflies. See, Ed liked to play golf, which was no big deal—until he and his wife, Amy, started having money problems and she'd remind him that he'd blown $500 a month "whacking a little ball around." Ed also was a slow eater, while Amy tended to gobble her dinner down rather quickly. By the time he'd buttered his baked potato, his wife had finished her meal. Finally, Ed's job was transferred to Bangor, Maine, which was no big deal—except that Amy was a Texan who "couldn't deal with blackflies," she said, and, unlike Ed, came from a big, very close family that she missed just a little too much. These tiny hitches mutated into one festering, ugly, insurmountable problem, but that's not the really sad part about Ed's story. The time to ask questions is before you go diamond hunting. Check out the questions linked on the left side of this page. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BODY, AND LIFE!

DIY Hand Stitching, part 1 One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies "Hey You Guys" silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones! Today, we're going to start with handwriting & transferring your pattern :) You will Need: - Card-stock or Thick Paper (I cut a piece of 6x8" card-stock & folded it in half to create a greeting card) - Needle & Scissors - Embroidery Thread - Scrap Paper & Pen - Thumbtack or Piercing Tool

10 Tips on landing you an Industrial Design Job A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get my latest thoughts on Strategies for Good Design conveniently delivered right to your inbox? It's free! You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well. Thanks for visiting and please keep in touch? Originally published on 20 April, 2006. Edit 1: Updated 25 Aug 2007 Edit 2: Updated 16 Nov 2008. This has to be one of the “classics” here at Design Sojourn, and a post that got me noticed in the blogosphere! In my 3 years of blogging, this has to be one of the biggest topics I get asked advice for, especially from graduating designers. 1. Many design graduates still do become successful but in other design or non-design related professions that better suit their skill set. For the record, I was not in this 10% graduating cohort. 2. Determination, passion, persistence and drive are the keys to success. 3. 4. 5. This leads me to the next thing about interviews. 6. 7. 8.

Inner Message Ring by Jungyun Yoon Jungyun Yoon's newest Inner Message Ring has a heart symbol inside leaving a heart shaped impression when removed. Heart Symbol is the newest addition to Yoon's Marry Me and Always Inner Message Rings. The rings can also be customized with a personal message. + 10 Uses For Egg Cartons Eggs are a versatile and readily available food, and if you’re a fan of them fried, poached, boiled or scrambled, you likely have a ton of old egg cartons lying around. But rather than toss them into the trash, why not put these household helpers to work? Here are some of the best uses for egg cartons. Start a Garden From Seed: Fill the cups of a paper egg carton with soil and place a seed in each one. Once the seedlings have sprouted and you’re free of the final frost of the year, simply snip each cup free and pop them straight into the soil. The cardboard will decompose as your young garden grows. Packing Material: Egg cartons are specifically designed to cradle fragile eggs, but you can also repurpose them to cradle fragile items that you ship. Sorting Small Items: Egg cartons are the perfect way to sort and store pocket change, nuts and bolts, buttons or any other tiny items. Golf Ball Storage: Before you hit the links, use an egg carton to sort out your golf balls.

52 reasons why i love you | pricklypants Update January 2013: Thanks to everyone who has visited, commented and shared this post. Who knew my little craft would be so popular?? is now defunct but if you like what you see, join me over at where I blog about my life as a professional jazz musician. See you there! Renée Craig’s 28th birthday was yesterday so I decided to make him a little book out of playing cards to tell him how much I love him. You will need: a deck of cards2 binder ringssticky notesa cheap pen with dry ink (don’t use an expensive, wet ink, ballpoint kind)mod podgea paint brusha hole puncher Punch holes in all the cards. That’s it! Do you like receiving hand-made gifts?

Seed Paper Tutorial | I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog. It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? First Step: Making the Screen Frame Here’s what you’ll need for the screen frame: 6-12 wide craft sticks–think tongue depressors Craft glue 1 or 2 pieces of mesh or screen about 6″x6″ electrical tape Glue four sticks together–like this. Lay the screen over the sticks and glue in place. Now glue two more sticks–one on the top and one on the bottom. I rested a glass bowl over the frames to hold everything in place until the glue dried. Your frame should look pretty much like this. Now wrap the whole frame with electrical tape, making sure to cover all the exposed wood. Second Step: Making the paper pulp Here’s what you’ll need to make the pulp: small flower seeds water Step #3

10 Essential Tips for Creating that Killer Portfolio A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get my latest thoughts on Strategies for Good Design conveniently delivered right to your inbox? It's free! You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well. Thanks for visiting and please keep in touch? It is actually a perfect time to update your portfolio! Not only are we somewhere in the middle of the year, we are right smack in the middle of summer and it’s blistering out there! I have therefore compiled a list essential and useful tips (I hope!) 1) A portfolio is a story about you. A lot people say a portfolio is a selling tool. 2) Have an intro page. This might be a no brainer, but a well-designed introduction page sets the tonality of your portfolio presentation. 3) Keep the number of projects in your portfolio to between 8-10. As time goes by, you are bound to build a drawer or a hard drive full of design projects that you have played a part in. 6) Who did what?

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