DIY Friendship Bracelet For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle.
20 Inspirational Quotes To Brighten Your Day I love inspirational quotes. They are powerful nuggets of wisdom condensed into 1-2 lines. Whenever I read them, I get so inspired to take action. I remember when I was a high school student, I would decorate the cover of my foolscap pads with quotes because they were so meaningful. SEE ALSO: 20 Encouraging Quotes to Level Up Your Life Here, I’ll share 20 of my favorite inspirational quotes. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland “If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.” “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” “The sky has never been the limit. “”To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” “Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong” Looking for motivational quotes? Looking for inspirational songs? Photo: MarcoMagrini
Painting Furniture Ideas | The New Home Ec By Cyd Converse | It’s a running joke that I never pay retail for furniture. Ever. Years of living on a budget have allowed me to perfect the fine art of scouring Craigslist, flea markets and garage sales for just the right furniture pieces. And if they aren’t just right? A little elbow grease and paint goes a long way to adding a lot of style to hand-me-downs and vintage finds. nggallery id=’126257′ Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 25 space-saving tips to organize your home20 creative headboards you can make yourself25 forts your kids (and you!) About Cyd Converse Cyd Converse Cyd Converse is a blogger, designer and stylist with a passion for parties and entertaining.
Painting Furniture Ideas | The New Home Ec By Cyd Converse | It’s a running joke that I never pay retail for furniture. Ever. Years of living on a budget have allowed me to perfect the fine art of scouring Craigslist, flea markets and garage sales for just the right furniture pieces. And if they aren’t just right? nggallery id=’126257′ Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 25 space-saving tips to organize your home20 creative headboards you can make yourself25 forts your kids (and you!) About Cyd Converse Cyd Converse Cyd Converse is a blogger, designer and stylist with a passion for parties and entertaining.
30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) This one gets harder nearing the end of the challenge because at one point you will run out of the easy shots. #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) #5 Take a 30 minute walk each day (Easy) We recommend:
(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind Now and then when we need a little Inspiration we often reach for a daily quote or motivational video. So I decided to share 56 of my favorite picture quotes, share them with your friends or plaster them on your wall and desktop for your daily Inspiration. 75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. Health Uses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. In the Home 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. In Cooking 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Cleaning Purposes 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. The most amazing thing about baking soda is that it’s very cheap.
My 25 Goals for 2013 As I mentioned in my 2012 Goals Final Tally post, I’m trying to be much more specific and simplistic in my goals this year. I not only want to keep in mind what is realistic, but also make sure that all of my goals are clearly measurable. If you’re brand-new to goal-setting, be sure to read my post on How to Change Your Life By Setting Goals. Here’s my list of 25 Goals for 2013: Personal GoalsRead through the Bible in a year using this plan. photo credit Have you set goals for 2013? At the end of each month in 2013, I’ll be posting an update on my goals and encouraging you to share the progress you’re making on your 2013 goals, too. Simple DIY: How to Tint Bottles and Jars Here is one of my favorite, SIMPLE Craft/Decor tips… How to Tint Bottles and Jars with Mod Podge, Water, and Food Coloring. My sweet hubby started his new job today after having a month off. Although his time off was some of the best days EVER for our family, without a doubt he was ready to jump back into the “real” world! Why!?!? ‘Honey, would you mind going to this address to pick up a box on a random front porch, a Freecycle pick up?!’ Usually, he rolls with it, but picking up a box of used beer bottles totally weirded him out! You can use any jar for this tutorial! Microwave 3 Tablespoons of water for 30 seconds, then add a lot of gel food color and dissolved FULLY. Mix the mod podge solution with a regular spoon or knife. Start with your lightest color, then deepen your color with progressive bottles so that you can have varied shades of blue bottles. Put a piece of aluminum foil on a plate then cover with several paper towels and allow the bottles to drain for a five minutes
Spaghetti With Garlic, Olive Oil, and Chili Flakes Translated: spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes. This is the kind of meal that makes you stop and think that the simplest foods are often the most wonderful. With only a few ingredients that are staples in most pantries, you can create a beautiful, flavorful, heartwarming meal from scratch. Spaghetti aglio, olio, e peperoncino is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's well loved by many because it's so easy and inexpensive to make. It packs quite a kick from the minced garlic and chili pepper flakes, and I highly suggest enjoying this dish with fellow garlic lovers. The pasta is the real star in this meal, as it's not drenched in heavy, overbearing sauce. Ingredients 7 ounces spaghetti 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili pepper flakes 1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper Directions The measurements in this recipe can be shifted depending on your taste preferences. Information Category