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Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt

<b>“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” ― Thoreau</b><p><i>So why not just laugh now? – G</i><p><b>“If we do not feel grateful</b> …

Chicken Roll-Ups + 40 More New Years Appetizer Ideas

Is anyone sick of holiday eating yet? Me either! :-) Especially since New Years Eve and New Years Day often involve appetizers, or “small bites” as I …

Parents Are In An Uproar Over Play-Doh's Penis Toy

A distinctly phallic-shaped baking mold is causing Play-Doh performance anxiety. Many parents were thrilled to give the company's Sweet Shoppe Cake …

Winter wardrobe fix, part 1: Simple sewn tops

<b>There’s been some</b> turmoil going on in my home life the past few months that I haven’t really been talking about publicly — health issues with my …

A Sewing Machine and Training

Sewing machines can change lives and generate income for a lifetime.<p>Without employable skills, young people are often vulnerable to exploitation and …

Padded Organic Canvas Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

<i>[This post was originally published on the Birch Fabrics blog in March 2014]</i> <br>I’m no stranger to the organic canvas range from Birch Fabric’s. I …

Save Money With A Reliable Sewing Machine And Some Sewing Skills

<i>Photo Credit: Freedigitalphotos.net- foto76</i><p><i>I love my sewing machine and use it regularly, and it certainly saves me money. I hope you enjoy this</i> …

Retro-Style Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern & Tutorial.

I’m so excited about the family Christmas we have planned for this year! My Mom, Grandma, my two brothers, myself and all of our respective families …

Sewing Tips: Sew Bias Binding with a Sewing Machine

Pre-packaged and handmade bias binding (also known as bias tape) is a great tool for neatly finishing the edges of garments and other sewing projects, and it’s one of my favorite ways to add a splash of contrast color to collars and hems. But, every once in a while—especially when I’m sleepy—I …

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Easy DIY Infinity Scarf Craft

• Flatten out 1 yard of fabric onto a flat surface. Cut or rip the fabric, along the bias, in half lengthwise. Tearing the fabric on the bias will not …

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Christmas Archives

Tina is joining us today to share some more handmade Christmas ideas. She curated a list of tree and table decor pieces that are perfect for making …

Deck the Halls: 12 Gifts for Your Favorite Writer (or Yourself)

Writer friends: everyone’s got ’em. They’re the person slumped in a chair at the end of the table, bags under their eyes, shoving leftovers into …

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: How to Use Marsala in Your Home

Interior designers around the world breathed a sigh of relief this month when color authority Pantone revealed its 2015 Color of the Year, a rich yet …

Apple had a merry Christmas, device activations show

New data from analytics firm Flurry says Apple and its iPhone dominated the holidays, with Samsung far behind.<p>For both Apple and consumers this holiday season, the iPhone appears to be the gift that keeps giving.<p>Apple devices accounted for 51.3 percent of all device activations in the week leading …

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Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade

When most people picture a vegetable garden, they imagine a spot that bakes in the sun for most of the day. And there is good reason for this because …

Gardening

While snow continues to blanket the Denver metro area, here’s a look at 15 of the best winter wonderland scenes in art. Tell us which one is your favorite. bit.ly/15-Best-Snow-Scenes

How To Prune Trees • When To Prune Trees

Lets touch base about how to prune trees, because it is one of those gardening chores that must be done at a certain time of year. If you have run …

Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

My friends, soup weather is upon us! Cozy up to a steaming bowl of homemade deliciousness with this roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe from Emma on A Beautiful Mess.<p>This is definitely my idea of the perfect cool-weather lunch!<p>Hungry? Click here to make a batch of your own!

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10 Movies You Didn't Realize Were Holiday Movies

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To The Abusive Father Who Thought He Could Break Me

You think you have the right to give me orders like a dog you trained to follow your every command. I once mockingly addressed you as “sir” with an …

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You may <i>think</i> you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove any clutter or personal effects, fix what’s broken, and stage your rooms. But buyers are a fickle lot, and they can fall in — or out — of love with a home for any number of reasons, some so subtle that the …

20 Ways To Instantly Make Yourself A Happier Person

<b>Think of a feeling you would really, really like to feel, and intend to feel that way.</b> Think of the warmest, coziest, happiest feeling you’ve ever …

Tea Infuser Yarn Dispenser

If you happen to be working on a project that requires the use of a very wee ball of yarn, then you might want to take advantage of this handy tip from VickieDesigns by sticking your yarn in a tea infuser and using it as a travel yarn dispenser!<p>If you are working on a small project, store thread or …

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42 Struggles Only People With ADHD Will Understand

While some individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may find it difficult focusing at all, others are super focused on the …

Wood Burning (Pyrography) Cutting Boards and Spoons As Christmas Gifts

Introduction: Wood Burning (Pyrography) Cutting Boards and Spoons As Christmas Gifts<p>This year I decided to give away crafty stuff for Christmas as …

19 Vintage Sexist Christmas Ads That Hilariously Failed

The only thing they managed to advertise was sexism.

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Home - IKEA Hackers

More to Explore<p>ContributorMay 7, 2018<p>We wanted a Nintendo cabinet for our sons' Nintendo bedroom makeover. It took about 45 - 60 mins to complete a …

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Woodworking Techniques: From Basic Tips to Advanced Projects

In my classes, we use marking/carving knives quite a lot. We score lines in preparation for making a “knife-wall”, we use them to whittle animals, to …

Pallet Workbench

Forged Damascus Steel Pocket Knife W/ Common Tools!!!<p>Pure Gold Wedding Ring<p>PVC Class<p>did you paint it<p>If you want a super easy way to take apart …