Fingerprint necklace...used the idea I found on here just got colored clay so I did not need a color spray paint and put eye shadow on the by mara
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mara Fingerprint necklace...used the idea I found on here just got colored clay so I did not need a color spray paint and put eye shadow on the
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I was bored yesterday, so I decided to attempt to make the famous Sanderson Sisters' spellbook. I used a cardboard book shaped box from a craft store, baking clay, paint, a little glue, and a googly eye. Best afternoon ever! Here is what i finished with: by dorthy
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dorthy I was bored yesterday, so I decided to attempt to make the famous Sanderson Sisters' spellbook. I used a cardboard book shaped box from a craft store, baking clay, paint, a little glue, and a googly eye. Best afternoon ever! Here is what i finished with:
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spray paint furniture!!!!  Great Idea!!!  I got some that need a facelift, especially how I am painting and fixing up all the rooms! by corrine
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corrine spray paint furniture!!!! Great Idea!!! I got some that need a facelift, especially how I am painting and fixing up all the rooms!
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Baby food jar turned into spice jars! I did this project today, I used regular spray paint and put labels on top. Looks great and instead by tcpina
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tcpina Baby food jar turned into spice jars! I did this project today, I used regular spray paint and put labels on top. Looks great and instead
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Spray paint an old fan in a vintage color THIS IS JUST WHAT I NEED #fangirl by clare
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clare Spray paint an old fan in a vintage color THIS IS JUST WHAT I NEED #fangirl
I'm feeling crochetty
Painting in a bag (my little one was about 9 months old here). This was a craft that we made for my mom. I put white paint on blue paper and stuck it all into a gallon sized storage bag. She just squished the paint around. I also like to put white paper in with blobs of different colored paints. . . she can see how they mix together to make other colors. Photo and original idea: Kristen Shawley by cara
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cara Painting in a bag (my little one was about 9 months old here). This was a craft that we made for my mom. I put white paint on blue paper and stuck it all into a gallon sized storage bag. She just squished the paint around. I also like to put white paper in with blobs of different colored paints. . . she can see how they mix together to make other colors. Photo and original idea: Kristen Shawley
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There are SO many halloween decoration ideas here!  But I loved the idea to spray paint and even glitter your skeletons!  Things you can by Rimisten
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Rimisten There are SO many halloween decoration ideas here! But I loved the idea to spray paint and even glitter your skeletons! Things you can
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There are SO many halloween decoration ideas here!  But I loved the idea to spray paint and even glitter your skeletons!  Things you can get at a dollar store!  Great idea!  Love this mantle! by Zemberry
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Zemberry There are SO many halloween decoration ideas here! But I loved the idea to spray paint and even glitter your skeletons! Things you can get at a dollar store! Great idea! Love this mantle!
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Trip to Hobby Lobby was a success, I made this tonight for Kamden's room!! I put a "before" picture, so the directions are pretty self explanatory. (Spray paint color & pirate ship could be exchanged for any room decor.) by wendi
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wendi Trip to Hobby Lobby was a success, I made this tonight for Kamden's room!! I put a "before" picture, so the directions are pretty self explanatory. (Spray paint color & pirate ship could be exchanged for any room decor.)
When I have time...
Crayon hot rocks:  If you have not done this yet, you need to. Simply warm up the rocks in the oven (I did 220 for 10 minutes), then put them on a stack of newspapers (or something else you don't care if it gets crayon in it) and let the little ones go to town. Just remind them it is hot. I have done it with 2 1/2 year olds with no problem. My little lady often brings in rocks for me to "cook" so she can paint them by jimmie
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jimmie Crayon hot rocks: If you have not done this yet, you need to. Simply warm up the rocks in the oven (I did 220 for 10 minutes), then put them on a stack of newspapers (or something else you don't care if it gets crayon in it) and let the little ones go to town. Just remind them it is hot. I have done it with 2 1/2 year olds with no problem. My little lady often brings in rocks for me to "cook" so she can paint them
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Painting fabric furniture  Materials: 1 quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice (I used Valspar Catwalk) 1 paint brush (3-4") 1 can white spray paint if you want to do the legs 2 large bottles of white school glue water a spray bottle extra fine sand paper furniture nails ( they come in packages of 25 for $1 at Lowes)  How to: 1. Clean furniture well of any dust or stains if there are any 2. Spray furniture down with water. You want it to be wet, but not soaked. 3. Mix 1:1 parts water and glue in an old bowl or cup 4. Mix 1:1 parts glue mixture and paint 5. Add in 1/2 the amount of water to the paint/glue mixture to water it down. So you want 2 parts paint mixture to 1 part water. 6. Paint your first coat on the furniture. It will be thin and the fabric will show through. Let dry. 7. Add 2 more coats, allowing each to dry between coats. 8. Once dry, sand with fine sand paper. Barely sand. Do NOT put pressure on it, as to remove the paint. This is what makes the paint soft. It will feel hard as a rock before this step, and then you won't be able to tell it's paint once you're done. 9. Paint the legs and add the furniture nails if you wanted to add them. To space the nails out evenly, I folded a piece of paper to about 1/2" and then taped it to make it stiff and used it as a spacer. LIGHTLY hammer in the nails. It is not necessary to pound them in. They will go in easily. If you pound them, it will dent and scratch the nail heads and will also cause them to go in crooked. Believe me, I threw about 3 away before I realized, a tap is all you need.   And that's it. Easy and cheap! by claudia
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claudia Painting fabric furniture Materials: 1 quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice (I used Valspar Catwalk) 1 paint brush (3-4") 1 can white spray paint if you want to do the legs 2 large bottles of white school glue water a spray bottle extra fine sand paper furniture nails ( they come in packages of 25 for $1 at Lowes) How to: 1. Clean furniture well of any dust or stains if there are any 2. Spray furniture down with water. You want it to be wet, but not soaked. 3. Mix 1:1 parts water and glue in an old bowl or cup 4. Mix 1:1 parts glue mixture and paint 5. Add in 1/2 the amount of water to the paint/glue mixture to water it down. So you want 2 parts paint mixture to 1 part water. 6. Paint your first coat on the furniture. It will be thin and the fabric will show through. Let dry. 7. Add 2 more coats, allowing each to dry between coats. 8. Once dry, sand with fine sand paper. Barely sand. Do NOT put pressure on it, as to remove the paint. This is what makes the paint soft. It will feel hard as a rock before this step, and then you won't be able to tell it's paint once you're done. 9. Paint the legs and add the furniture nails if you wanted to add them. To space the nails out evenly, I folded a piece of paper to about 1/2" and then taped it to make it stiff and used it as a spacer. LIGHTLY hammer in the nails. It is not necessary to pound them in. They will go in easily. If you pound them, it will dent and scratch the nail heads and will also cause them to go in crooked. Believe me, I threw about 3 away before I realized, a tap is all you need. And that's it. Easy and cheap!
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DIY:  Drapery Rod Tutorial - because drapery rods are so expensive, and not always as long as you need them to be, this blogger made her own demi rods using conduit pipe, drawer pulls & spray paint - and she did them for just a couple of $. by petme77
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petme77 DIY: Drapery Rod Tutorial - because drapery rods are so expensive, and not always as long as you need them to be, this blogger made her own demi rods using conduit pipe, drawer pulls & spray paint - and she did them for just a couple of $.
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“When Hostetler was studying graphic design in college, his professor asked them to write down our least favorite color, and I wrote, ‘yellow.’ So he made me use only that color for the entire semester. Now I love yellow, because I found out all the incredible things it can do to jolt the eye & bring light to shadow. Yellow works well with just about any other color. It makes you happy.” A stream trickles through this shade garden illuminated by yellow hostas & forest grass by brandi
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brandi “When Hostetler was studying graphic design in college, his professor asked them to write down our least favorite color, and I wrote, ‘yellow.’ So he made me use only that color for the entire semester. Now I love yellow, because I found out all the incredible things it can do to jolt the eye & bring light to shadow. Yellow works well with just about any other color. It makes you happy.” A stream trickles through this shade garden illuminated by yellow hostas & forest grass
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Frame wall:  first project to tackle this new year!  I have so many mismatched frames, wondering if it would be a good idea to spray paint them all one color to tie the photos together?! by rachelle
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rachelle Frame wall: first project to tackle this new year! I have so many mismatched frames, wondering if it would be a good idea to spray paint them all one color to tie the photos together?!
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A great way to re-use your wine bottles. I simple just tape off the design I want and then spray paint. Let the paint dry and feel of the paint for a nice decorative vase!!    If I need to touch up I just use a Q-tip and nail polish remover!!! So simple and cheap...I even made 50 of them for a friends wedding centerpieces...Just ask your friends, family or local bars/winery's to save bottles!!! by fanmmm
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fanmmm A great way to re-use your wine bottles. I simple just tape off the design I want and then spray paint. Let the paint dry and feel of the paint for a nice decorative vase!! If I need to touch up I just use a Q-tip and nail polish remover!!! So simple and cheap...I even made 50 of them for a friends wedding centerpieces...Just ask your friends, family or local bars/winery's to save bottles!!!
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This gave me an idea, i could put a bed skirt around my bed to cover up the drawers, and if i used the white bedding and pillow cases i could have a bright color for sheets so it'd be a cool contrast. by gaby.elis
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gaby.elis This gave me an idea, i could put a bed skirt around my bed to cover up the drawers, and if i used the white bedding and pillow cases i could have a bright color for sheets so it'd be a cool contrast.
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•❈• Do you have an old door?  Did you find one and are saving it for a project in the future?  Well if you answered yes to either question...maybe a version of this might be the perfect project.  Just take the idea and run with it...put your spin...style and color palette on it and I bet you will have a new treasure! by Grant Avenue Florist
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Grant Avenue Florist •❈• Do you have an old door? Did you find one and are saving it for a project in the future? Well if you answered yes to either question...maybe a version of this might be the perfect project. Just take the idea and run with it...put your spin...style and color palette on it and I bet you will have a new treasure!
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I so need to try this. Another pinner said, "When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season." by heidi
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heidi I so need to try this. Another pinner said, "When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."
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I took the idea of being "booed" on Halloween and turned it into an Easter theme. I took plastic eggs and stuffed them with candy and a glow necklace. When it got dark, my son and I went to my sisters houses and hid the eggs in their front yard. I then put this flier on their mat and rang the doorbell and ran! The eggs glowed great at night. My sister said the kids loved it. Helpful Hints: The bigger the egg, the better the necklace will fit. You may need to tape the eggs closed! by dana
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dana I took the idea of being "booed" on Halloween and turned it into an Easter theme. I took plastic eggs and stuffed them with candy and a glow necklace. When it got dark, my son and I went to my sisters houses and hid the eggs in their front yard. I then put this flier on their mat and rang the doorbell and ran! The eggs glowed great at night. My sister said the kids loved it. Helpful Hints: The bigger the egg, the better the necklace will fit. You may need to tape the eggs closed!
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GREAT idea, tension rod! - bathroom under sink! I freed up so much space. I used a tension rod.  This doesn't lead to a link (just a picture) but the picture shows you what you need to do. by merle
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merle GREAT idea, tension rod! - bathroom under sink! I freed up so much space. I used a tension rod. This doesn't lead to a link (just a picture) but the picture shows you what you need to do.
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diymicrodermabrasion **I always repin once I've tried something: and this worked great. I've always used Mary Kay's microdermabrasion kit in the past, so in comparison, this is great. I actually over-did my cheekbone because I didn't think it was working. My skin is so smooth now! Make sure to use a gentle circular motion! I just need to find a comparable after-lotion. by annabelle
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annabelle diymicrodermabrasion **I always repin once I've tried something: and this worked great. I've always used Mary Kay's microdermabrasion kit in the past, so in comparison, this is great. I actually over-did my cheekbone because I didn't think it was working. My skin is so smooth now! Make sure to use a gentle circular motion! I just need to find a comparable after-lotion.
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Faux bubble gum machine.  I made this for my son's teacher for a Valentine's Day gift.  I used a 4 in. clay pot with 2 matching saucers, a glass bowl and a wooden knob.  Painted it all red with spray paint and glued it together, tied a ribbon around it and filled it with kisses.  Thank you Pinterest for another cute and easy idea : ) by SAburns
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SAburns Faux bubble gum machine. I made this for my son's teacher for a Valentine's Day gift. I used a 4 in. clay pot with 2 matching saucers, a glass bowl and a wooden knob. Painted it all red with spray paint and glued it together, tied a ribbon around it and filled it with kisses. Thank you Pinterest for another cute and easy idea : )
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Dryer Vent Pumpkin
For those of you who maybe haven't see this industrial pumpkin before, here is what you need: Dryer vent (purchased at your local hardware store), orange spray paint, a stem (I used cinnamon sticks, but you can use sticks or whatever you want), and a little bit of raffia. I cut and glued the vent into a donut using hot glue. Then I spray painted the whole thing, making sure to get in all the groves. Attach the cinnamon sticks and raffia, you have yourself a cute little pumpkin! by rae
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rae Dryer Vent Pumpkin For those of you who maybe haven't see this industrial pumpkin before, here is what you need: Dryer vent (purchased at your local hardware store), orange spray paint, a stem (I used cinnamon sticks, but you can use sticks or whatever you want), and a little bit of raffia. I cut and glued the vent into a donut using hot glue. Then I spray painted the whole thing, making sure to get in all the groves. Attach the cinnamon sticks and raffia, you have yourself a cute little pumpkin!
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Dryer Vent Pumpkin
For those of you who maybe haven't see this industrial pumpkin before, here is what you need: Dryer vent (purchased at your local hardware store), orange spray paint, a stem (I used cinnamon sticks, but you can use sticks or whatever you want), and a little bit of raffia. I cut and glued the vent into a donut using hot glue. Then I spray painted the whole thing, making sure to get in all the groves. Attach the cinnamon sticks and raffia, you have yourself a cute little pumpkin! by Jboyd
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Jboyd Dryer Vent Pumpkin For those of you who maybe haven't see this industrial pumpkin before, here is what you need: Dryer vent (purchased at your local hardware store), orange spray paint, a stem (I used cinnamon sticks, but you can use sticks or whatever you want), and a little bit of raffia. I cut and glued the vent into a donut using hot glue. Then I spray painted the whole thing, making sure to get in all the groves. Attach the cinnamon sticks and raffia, you have yourself a cute little pumpkin!
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I read the article and I have found the recipe to make this fairy jar is easy. You just need a mason jar, glitter, glow sticks and a serrated knife. And This is a good activity to do with kids because when they are finish doing it, it can make them a little light so that they can sleep alone. I think it's a good idea! by Dianne Nalepa
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Dianne Nalepa I read the article and I have found the recipe to make this fairy jar is easy. You just need a mason jar, glitter, glow sticks and a serrated knife. And This is a good activity to do with kids because when they are finish doing it, it can make them a little light so that they can sleep alone. I think it's a good idea!
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It’s a stampy sort of week!  Still trying to plow through the stuff I haven’t tried yet, and this Konad m51 plate is full of great floral and swirly designs.  I kept the base a Sinful Colors Snow Me White, did the stamp in Kleancolor Black, then used China Glaze Bing Cherry and OPI Take The Stage to color in the flower some.  And in retrospect totally should have turned on the lights inside (it gets so dark when it rains!) since the pics made me realize how messy the coloring job got, but whatev by gayle
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gayle It’s a stampy sort of week!  Still trying to plow through the stuff I haven’t tried yet, and this Konad m51 plate is full of great floral and swirly designs.  I kept the base a Sinful Colors Snow Me White, did the stamp in Kleancolor Black, then used China Glaze Bing Cherry and OPI Take The Stage to color in the flower some.  And in retrospect totally should have turned on the lights inside (it gets so dark when it rains!) since the pics made me realize how messy the coloring job got, but whatev
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All of the sudden I'm the asshole walking around saying things like: nope she doesn't watch that, she doesn't eat that, she doesn't play with those, we don't sing Hannah Montana songs, she doesn't eat candy for breakfast. It goes on and on. The things going on the shelves in America marketed to kids is creating a bitterness inside me that I can't quite control. I wanted to write this post so I could let off some steam and have a laugh and all it did was get me discouraged. I hate that as parents we are put in the position to look like assholes for saying no to things that just aren't good for them. I don't want my daughter to resent me because I didn't let her drink sugar water with red dye in it, or let her wear makeup when she is 4, or dress up like a princess because it's her job to be pretty. When the kids are outside playing in the pool, or fishing at the lake, or outside in general just rolling around in grass or splashing in puddles I feel like they can just be kids. I feel like we are all happiest. None of this requires toys, or an appropriate color scheme or movie theme, it's just fun. They get to just play. So I suppose we will stay outside. by rebecca2
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rebecca2 All of the sudden I'm the asshole walking around saying things like: nope she doesn't watch that, she doesn't eat that, she doesn't play with those, we don't sing Hannah Montana songs, she doesn't eat candy for breakfast. It goes on and on. The things going on the shelves in America marketed to kids is creating a bitterness inside me that I can't quite control. I wanted to write this post so I could let off some steam and have a laugh and all it did was get me discouraged. I hate that as parents we are put in the position to look like assholes for saying no to things that just aren't good for them. I don't want my daughter to resent me because I didn't let her drink sugar water with red dye in it, or let her wear makeup when she is 4, or dress up like a princess because it's her job to be pretty. When the kids are outside playing in the pool, or fishing at the lake, or outside in general just rolling around in grass or splashing in puddles I feel like they can just be kids. I feel like we are all happiest. None of this requires toys, or an appropriate color scheme or movie theme, it's just fun. They get to just play. So I suppose we will stay outside.
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College Apartment Living Room, Hi! Im a college student on a budget. Room mate just moved out and I decorated everything myself! We arent allowed to paint the walls so I was limited to my color scheme. Overall, Im very pleased and cant wait to relax here after class! :D This is my first space other than my bedroom that Ive decorated myself! (The art above sofa was inspired by HGTV, I saw Sabrina Soto do it on one of her shows!), Living Rooms Design by cristina
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cristina College Apartment Living Room, Hi! Im a college student on a budget. Room mate just moved out and I decorated everything myself! We arent allowed to paint the walls so I was limited to my color scheme. Overall, Im very pleased and cant wait to relax here after class! :D This is my first space other than my bedroom that Ive decorated myself! (The art above sofa was inspired by HGTV, I saw Sabrina Soto do it on one of her shows!), Living Rooms Design
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Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener  ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me by Nina Maltese
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Nina Maltese Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low  The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:  Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.  Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"  Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."  There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.  The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.  In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.  Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.  Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.  Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.  England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.  And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring by NoelleGarcia
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NoelleGarcia They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
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“Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those “the lost years”. Then when I was thirteen, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I think is love, mom. When I’m better because she’s here.” - Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World <3 by florence
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florence “Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those “the lost years”. Then when I was thirteen, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I think is love, mom. When I’m better because she’s here.” - Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World <3
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