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SCMC Routes - Santa Cruz County Cycling Club The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge offers four different routes, one is sure to meet your needs. As of 16 May Ride with GPS changed its method of calculating elevation gains. The elevation information below now reflect the new methodology. 200K The double-metric century is the crown jewel of the SCMC. Riders must start by 6:30 am and clear the Lunch Stop by 12:00 pm or return via the 100M route as there is not sufficient time to complete the 200K route. Link to map: Cue sheet: 100M Not quite tuned up for the 200K? Riders must start by 6:30 am and clear the Lunch Stop by 1:00 pm or take the 100K route back as there is not sufficient time to complete the 100M route. cue sheet: This route offers much of the scenic roads from the 200K and 100M rides. Riders must start by 7:30 am. Cue sheet 35M "Mini-Challenge" This is a new 34.3 mile route for 2014. Riders must start by 8:30 am. Link to Map: Starting in 2014 all distance and elevation data is from the Ride with GPS website. Rider Responsibilities

Seven Origina Gift Wrapping Ideas | Mocha One of the most exciting things about receiving a gift is the suspense of what might be hidden inside – and then the pleasure of unwrapping it. Rather than just using standard wrapping paper, personalising your gifts by wrapping and decorating them in innovative ways makes them extra special. With the gift giving season now well and truly upon us, here are some original gift wrapping ideas for you to try. Or why not use them as a starting point for inspiration to come up with some gift wrap ideas of your own? A simple but dramatic gift wrapping idea using autumn leaves and brown twine. This woven rainbow gift topper is so bright and cheerful; and a really economical way to gift wrap your presents. There is inspiration to be found for decorating gifts all around your home. Scraps of fabric can be turned into beautiful flowers and ribbons, transforming your gifts into something exquisite. Sticking pom poms in a grid pattern onto plain craft paper is an original way to decorate a gift.

13 Secrets Personal Organizers Would Never Tell You for Free Industry experts reveal the dirty details to help keep your home organized and clean. By Michelle Crouch Also published in Reader's Digest Magazine March 2014 Loading Joshua Scott for Reader's Digest Create 5 piles. When you’re organizing, you should sort everything into five piles: move to another room, donate, give to a specific person, throw away, and, finally, the “marinating” pile. When you’re organizing, you should sort everything into five piles: move to another room, donate, give to a specific person… To make an organizing project go faster: Create rules about what you’re keeping and what you’re discarding. Create rules about what you’re keeping and what you’re discarding. It will always take you at least five times longer to sort through a box of personal papers than you think it will. Avoid lids... ...on laundry baskets, bins, and other containers. ...on laundry baskets, bins, and other containers. Digital Vision/Thinkstock The number one problem for all my clients? iStock/Thinkstock

Artikel Do it yourself: die Dekowerkstatt Selbstgemachtes für zu Hause sieht gut aus und verleiht den eigenen vier Wänden ganz persönlichen Charme. In unserer Dekowerkstatt stellen wir jeden Monat ein neues DIY-Projekt zum Selbermachen vor – mit komplettem Einkaufszettel und Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitung! Unsere Deko-ExpertinStylistin Katja Graumann präsentiert Monat für Monat eine neue, kreative DIY Ideen zum Selbermachen: Von der Bildersammlung über hübsche Etiketten bis zur Ast-Hängeleuchte zeigt sie uns ihre Ideen in praktischen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen. Januar BildersammlungDeko mit Buchstaben und Zahlen verleiht unseren Räumen einen ganz besonders stylishen Look. Schriftbilder an der Wand:DIY: Bildersammlung Februar Kreatives RegalEin Regal aus alten Kisten und Dosen kann richtig toll aussehen! März HakenleisteEine selbst gestaltete Hakenleiste peppt den Flur auf und bietet ausreichend Platz für all die Dinge, die unterwegs nicht fehlen dürfen. April Mai Juni Juli Steine bemalen:DIY: Steine

St Paddy’s Palomar Punishment | Saturday, March 22, 2014 Come and join CCSD for some ‘fun’ to celebrate St Patrick’s day. Conquer Mount Palomar on your bike then join our Irish Party at the finish NEW ROUTE OPTIONS FOR 2014‘Pain’ – 55 miles, 7,500 ft ‘Punishment’ – 64 miles, 8,500 ft ‘Punishment Plus’ – 80 miles, 10,000 ft ‘Supreme Punishment’ – 97 miles, 11,000 ft(full route details will be sent to registered participants) NEW CHARITY FOR 201410% of proceeds this year will go directly to Escondido Humane Society. This year the event will start and finish at their headquarters in Escondido. FINISH LINE PARTYBeer tentLive Irish Band Pasta and salad buffet (free for all riders) Thanks to Stone Brewing Co. for sponsoring the beer tent. Bring friends and family to join in our Pet Expo at the finish Best ‘Irish costume’ dressed pet Best dressed pet Create your own pet poster Pet clothing and product vendors Dog fashion show Online registration for individuals is closed, but you can register on the day of. 1. + more to come

The Top 10 Resources for DIY + Craft Supplies So many of you have asked me where the best places are to get crafting supplies. I probably purchase about 90% of my supplies online, simply because my weekend travel schedule has been a little bit crazy – and by the time I leave work, most of the stores I love are closed. That said, nothing beats the Garden District or New York Beads and M&J Trimming in Manhattan. In the meantime, I thought I would give you my top 10 online destinations for crafting supplies! They’re in alphabetical order. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

40 Brilliant DIY Organization Hacks How’s that spring cleaning going? Avoiding it in favor of two back-to-back brunches? Sounds familiar. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. What’s the most clever organization hack you’ve ever seen? Lauren Weems is a stylist and floral designer for wedding, commercial, and editorial photo shoots. Dekowerkstatt Do it yourself: die Dekowerkstatt Selbstgemachtes für zu Hause sieht gut aus und verleiht den eigenen vier Wänden ganz persönlichen Charme. In unserer Dekowerkstatt stellen wir jeden Monat ein neues DIY-Projekt zum Selbermachen vor – mit komplettem Einkaufszettel und Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitung! Unsere Deko-ExpertinStylistin Katja Graumann präsentiert Monat für Monat eine neue, kreative DIY Ideen zum Selbermachen: Von der Bildersammlung über hübsche Etiketten bis zur Ast-Hängeleuchte zeigt sie uns ihre Ideen in praktischen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen. Januar BildersammlungDeko mit Buchstaben und Zahlen verleiht unseren Räumen einen ganz besonders stylishen Look. Schriftbilder an der Wand:DIY: Bildersammlung Februar Kreatives RegalEin Regal aus alten Kisten und Dosen kann richtig toll aussehen! März HakenleisteEine selbst gestaltete Hakenleiste peppt den Flur auf und bietet ausreichend Platz für all die Dinge, die unterwegs nicht fehlen dürfen. April Mai Juni Juli Steine bemalen:DIY: Steine

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen | Kate Bartolotta This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this: How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with this sometime soon?There are so many things I want to tell her -- now, before she is in the onslaught of middle school and too cool to listen. So, here are 10 things I'd like to tell her and her younger brother, before I suddenly go from Mommy, who knows everything, to Mom, who couldn't possibly understand. 1. I truly believe what John Lennon said with all my heart. 2. You're going to try stuff; I'm okay with that. 3. 4. I always loved the Neil Gaiman quote: "If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world." We can't make anything valuable without making mistakes. 5. 6. And probably not the second, third or fourth either. 7. 8. 9. 10. If you don't learn anything else from me, learn that. I love you.

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