It can be tricky to make the most of a staircase's wall space, but these ideas for using art will have you stepping up in style
It can be tricky to make the most of a staircase's wall space, but these ideas for using art will have you stepping up in style
Let’s face it. Everyone loves fresh pasta. But most days you just don’t have the time to make it. When we feel that way, we call on our ravioli imposter – the wonton wrapper. The beauty of these guys is that they open the door to unique crispy textures that you don’t see in many pasta dishes. You can fry for some crunch, then give them a quick steam to make them soft little flavor bombs. We’ll admit. Wontons can be tricky to master, but once you do master them, they’ll become one of your fav...
DIY "Rhubarb stepping stones anyone? I love the idea of this project. Using some cement, a circular mold and a giant leaf from a rhubarb plant, you can make these cool stepping stones. Now granted, the original blog post is in Swedish but most browsers have translators built into them these days. Her pictures are pretty self explanatory too. So check it out and make some for your garden!"
Make some wall art! 20 ideas for how to Mod Podge a canvas. A lot of these have great ideas for using up materials already in your home.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful day to spend with your family, but it's not fun it you're stuck in the kitchen all day preparing the Thanksgiving dinner. But the good news is that you don't have to be! Thanks to these make ahead Thanksgiving menu ideas you can prepare most of the food the day before so all you have to do is cook your Thanksgiving turkey and pop the sides in the oven.
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If you live in a little apartment (or house) and are lucky enough to own your place (or have a landlord who's quite lenient) built ins can be a real lifesaver. Clever built ins are a great way to incorporate storage, and other functionalities, without the cumbersomeness of furniture, and they're a great way to really get the most of of of your space. Here are 13 clever ideas for built ins that will help you make the best of your small space.
Looking for ideas to spruce up your back patio on a budget? Using everything from pallets to drop clothes, this collection of 7 frugal back porch ideas will help you make the most of your space.
Sizzix Tutorial | Bubble and Gelli Print Album by Anna-Karin Evaldsson With gelli printing you can quickly make many pages for a mini-book. All of them will be different but they will still coordinate. Instead of using my embossing folders to make patterns on the gelli plate, I prefer to emboss white paper and use that. It makes clearer prints, requires no clean up and you can use these papers too afterwards.
Creative Journals and Scrapbooks
Cheese Fondue Recipe ~ It is made with white grape juice instead of white wine... If you don't have a fondue pot, don't worry, it can be made in the crockpot but just make sure you heat up your crock pot so it's warm before you add the cheese or it will be a lot harder to keep it melted
Instead of buying the flavored butter you can just make them yourself so that you can make sure they are all natural. There is a huge list of things you can add to butter to make it flavored and it will depend on what you need it for. But you can surely try a lot of these combinations and just store them in the freezer for up to a month. #butter #food #health
50+ Small Bathroom Ideas That You Can Use To Maximize The Available Storage Space - If you have a small bathroom, then you certainly know just how difficult it is to make the best of it – difficult, but not impossible. Here you will find 50+ small bathroom ideas that you can try!
Do you have a room in your home that needs an update? Check out these TOP 5 WAYS TO UPDATE A SPACE FOR FREE! You might be amazed at some of the changes you can make without spending a dime!
Jump start that am workout! Working out in the am guarantees you a carved out period of time just for you before the stresses of your work day derail your best intentions. But getting into a morning workout routine can be tricky. Read this article to make it a reality!! Great read and motivator.
THIS IS WORTH KEEPING AND READING FREQUENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Written by a 90 Year Old..... This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words :'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life.. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
A standard garment bag is great for storing rolls of wrapping paper. Instead of keeping that paper in a box where it can be smashed, just put the rolls in a garment bag and hang it in your coat closet or wherever you have room. It takes up little space and will help to protect your paper from damage
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Body confidence can be tricky to find but once you have it, you are set for life! The awesome Sonia Styling shares her tricks for feeling confident in your own skin. I needed to read this today!
GLAMORE Tip: Console Table as your Vanity Table: Some vanities can get quite pricey and sometimes you can find a much more simple and elegant vanity if you substitute it for a console table. There are no rules to design, make it your own by using unique ideas, and most of the time it will save you time and money. www.GlamoreHouse.com
Christmas Decor Ideas
New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Coconut Praline Sauce recipe. Bread Pudding drizzled with a delicious Coconut Praline Sauce. This dessert combines two of New Orleans most beloved desserts-bread pudding and pralines. Bread pudding was traditionally made to use up stale bread, but if you don’t have a stale baguette hanging around, you can cut the bread and toast it in the oven. The bread needs to be dry so that it can soak up the custard
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12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't)--No more excuses! Whipping your PC into the best shape it can be requires but a dozen simple tasks. None are complicated, most take a matter of minutes, and all will have a major effect on how well your computer works for you. Here's the how-to on what to do.
24 super helpful decor ideas to take into consideration when trying to make the most of your small space. From space saving furniture ideas to diy home decorating tips, these ideas can really make a difference in any small space.
FRIDAY! The big day full of dreams of relaxation and maybe, just maybe a few extra minutes of sleep! Treat yourself to some laughs with ideas of how you can kick off the weekend Mommy-style--some of these wild ideas you would never have thought of, but I promise they will make your day!
Bathroom Towel Storage Ideas: If you like the idea of using a wine rack for towel storage but don't have the floor space, opt for a wall hanging model. This particular style holds four sets of bath and hand towels while taking up very little space.
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When it comes to looks, how you cut the blank log is as important as how you turn it at the lathe. Changing the orientation of a bowl blank within a log will give you very different grain patterns. Although some turners have found ways of using the pith in their design, removing that square from the center of the log not only will save stock but also make things safer. Big cracks are easy to see, but smaller splits, such as the one shown in the lower log section, can open up and cause a ...
Our April Word Crumbs game is a great new brain game for your kiddos to practice looking for word chunks in vocabulary words. This game can be played alone, with a partner, or as a class. The kids have to look through all the words to find the answers for each card. We hope you will check out the rest of our Word of the Day products using these words. $ #vocabulary#April#spring#ELA#game#TPT#education#word chunks#teaching ideas
Our May Word Crumbs game is a great new brain game for your kiddos to practice looking for word chunks in vocabulary words. This game can be played alone, with a partner, or as a class. The kids have to look through all the words to find the answers for each card. We hope you will check out the rest of our Word of the Day products using these words. $ #vocabulary#May#Word Chunks#ELA#game#TPT#teaching ideas#education
In a day and age where entire houses appear to be entirely redecorated in the span of one TV show and blogs make style seem as easy as the perhaps now over used phrase “just decorate with what you love,” it can be a little intimidating to know where to begin when you are on a budget. But getting started doesn't have to be complicated! Here are my tips for how to decorate with a style you'll love.
Modge Podge Picture Monogram. You can do the whole family in a collage with the first letter of your last name. I would like to make one for each of my kids using the letter to their first name, I will start working on it early and make it a Christmas gift. Ssshhh its a surprise. Judi and I are going to make these! :)
Building a house for someone whom you love so much, can be one of the toughest task for you to do but at the same time, most interesting too. And when it is your loveable dog that is going to reside in it, you will love to put your best efforts in it. Building a [...]
A Mother’s Prayer for Her Child By Tina Fey “First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer. Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age. Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit. May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers. Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen.Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait. O Lord, break the Internet forever, that she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed. And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it. And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. “My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes. Amen.” -Tina Fey
Sunday can be a tricky day with little kids! Here are some ideas on how to make it feel like a day that's different from the rest of the week while making it fun for kids at the same time! Reverent, but still fun.