This is a black iron piece of scrollwork that I paid next to nothing for. I purchased two and placed them in the doorway between my kitchen by terri
terri
terri This is a black iron piece of scrollwork that I paid next to nothing for. I purchased two and placed them in the doorway between my kitchen
Science and Nature
I posted a short version of this in the props section a few weeks back. I have had some requests for a more detailed tut so here it is. As I stated in the prior post I wanted an easy way to illuminate my graveyard tombstones and other props. Be cost effective and simple enough that anyone can do it. Please keep in mind that all of the USB hubs and connectors I paid nothing for. These were being recycled out at work and IT was glad to see them by ladylynne213
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ladylynne213 I posted a short version of this in the props section a few weeks back. I have had some requests for a more detailed tut so here it is. As I stated in the prior post I wanted an easy way to illuminate my graveyard tombstones and other props. Be cost effective and simple enough that anyone can do it. Please keep in mind that all of the USB hubs and connectors I paid nothing for. These were being recycled out at work and IT was glad to see them
halloween
To hear the laughter of a child, To wake up next to the love of your life, To know that God has placed them on this is earth for you..  YOU ARE BLESSED by dona
dona
dona To hear the laughter of a child, To wake up next to the love of your life, To know that God has placed them on this is earth for you.. YOU ARE BLESSED
Daily Inspiration
This is the most beautiful arrangement/quote ever! "to hear laughter of a child, to wake up next to the love of your life, to know that God has placed them on earth for you... you are blessed. by dada.sindrestean
dada.sindrestean
dada.sindrestean This is the most beautiful arrangement/quote ever! "to hear laughter of a child, to wake up next to the love of your life, to know that God has placed them on earth for you... you are blessed.
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Dual Meaning Typography - This piece is particularly relevant to my content dealing with deception and manipulation of information. Each line is a contradicting statement using colour and reading direction to distingush between the two. I feel what is important here is the way in which it is hard to read but done in a way that it is still legible and clearly communicative. by carol.hasky
carol.hasky
carol.hasky Dual Meaning Typography - This piece is particularly relevant to my content dealing with deception and manipulation of information. Each line is a contradicting statement using colour and reading direction to distingush between the two. I feel what is important here is the way in which it is hard to read but done in a way that it is still legible and clearly communicative.
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By Patsy Collins. Place waxed paper & a piece of typing paper in Cuttlebug folder & embossed. (typing paper added so waxed paper won't tear) Placed the embossed waxed paper between two pieces of glossy cardstock, glossy sides toward the waxed paper. (You can use only one piece of glossy if you wish.) Placed this sandwich between 2 pieces of typing paper. Pressed this stack with a hot iron to melt the wax into the glossy cardstock. Sponged ink by graciela
graciela
graciela By Patsy Collins. Place waxed paper & a piece of typing paper in Cuttlebug folder & embossed. (typing paper added so waxed paper won't tear) Placed the embossed waxed paper between two pieces of glossy cardstock, glossy sides toward the waxed paper. (You can use only one piece of glossy if you wish.) Placed this sandwich between 2 pieces of typing paper. Pressed this stack with a hot iron to melt the wax into the glossy cardstock. Sponged ink
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The most wonderful gift I’ve ever given cost me almost nothing. I contacted friends and family members and asked them to send me memories and old pictures of my grandfather. Then I wrote one memory (or printed one picture)on each of 365  pieces of cardstock. I folded each in half and secured it with a bit of tape, then placed them all in a big jar I decorated. Every morning for the next year, my grandfather would take out a paper, open it, and see what other people cherished in him. He loved it. by aftr
aftr
aftr The most wonderful gift I’ve ever given cost me almost nothing. I contacted friends and family members and asked them to send me memories and old pictures of my grandfather. Then I wrote one memory (or printed one picture)on each of 365 pieces of cardstock. I folded each in half and secured it with a bit of tape, then placed them all in a big jar I decorated. Every morning for the next year, my grandfather would take out a paper, open it, and see what other people cherished in him. He loved it.
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This is the monster that lives under my bed. This is the creature the tells me everything will be okay, and then rips all the good away like a badly placed band aid.  This is the shadow I see out of the corner of my eye, waiting for the right moment to pounce. This is the thing that belongs to the bony fingers I feel brush across my arm when I reach for my blade. This is who I am. by nanette
nanette
nanette This is the monster that lives under my bed. This is the creature the tells me everything will be okay, and then rips all the good away like a badly placed band aid. This is the shadow I see out of the corner of my eye, waiting for the right moment to pounce. This is the thing that belongs to the bony fingers I feel brush across my arm when I reach for my blade. This is who I am.
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Maybe my next apartment will be big enough for this: WEEKEND PROJECT: KITCHEN ISLAND {apartment style} For those of you who live in an apartment and need that extra counter space, here is a DIY project that you can take with you when you move. This dresser which has been used for a TV stand for the last two years has moved into the kitchen to be used as an island. by corrine
corrine
corrine Maybe my next apartment will be big enough for this: WEEKEND PROJECT: KITCHEN ISLAND {apartment style} For those of you who live in an apartment and need that extra counter space, here is a DIY project that you can take with you when you move. This dresser which has been used for a TV stand for the last two years has moved into the kitchen to be used as an island.
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This is the most beautiful arrangement/quote ever! “to hear laughter of a child, to wake up next to the love of your life, to know that god has placed them on earth for you… you are blessed. @ Pin For Your Home by standingbottlen1246
standingbottlen1246
standingbottlen1246 This is the most beautiful arrangement/quote ever! “to hear laughter of a child, to wake up next to the love of your life, to know that god has placed them on earth for you… you are blessed. @ Pin For Your Home
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Keeping track of bills, paychecks, money, and budgeting is a JOB!  To make life easier for me, I created a “Budget Planner” that I use to take care of the finances in our home.  I purchased this planner at Filofax. Its the Aston (Personal Size) in Mushroom color.  I find it much easier to have access to our finances at all times. I keep it in my purse. by chandra
chandra
chandra Keeping track of bills, paychecks, money, and budgeting is a JOB! To make life easier for me, I created a “Budget Planner” that I use to take care of the finances in our home. I purchased this planner at Filofax. Its the Aston (Personal Size) in Mushroom color. I find it much easier to have access to our finances at all times. I keep it in my purse.
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Orig pinner says: Kitchen/dining/family room combo. The layout in my house is NOTHING like this....but I really love it. I'm going to try to steal a few ideas from this for my soon to be new house. by Happy Nester
Happy Nester
Happy Nester Orig pinner says: Kitchen/dining/family room combo. The layout in my house is NOTHING like this....but I really love it. I'm going to try to steal a few ideas from this for my soon to be new house.
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KATHY DREW QUILTING STUDIO [12] One of the things I have really enjoyed is a thrown together gizmo that sits on my longarm and holds all my tools.  I used two curtain rods and placed them  over the rollers of my longarm. Drawer organizers were attached to the curtain rods with double sided mounting tape.  Then fill them up with all your tools.    I can’t tell you how many steps I have saved.  I have one on each of my machines and even when the rollers are moving the container stays in place. by arlene
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arlene KATHY DREW QUILTING STUDIO [12] One of the things I have really enjoyed is a thrown together gizmo that sits on my longarm and holds all my tools. I used two curtain rods and placed them over the rollers of my longarm. Drawer organizers were attached to the curtain rods with double sided mounting tape. Then fill them up with all your tools. I can’t tell you how many steps I have saved. I have one on each of my machines and even when the rollers are moving the container stays in place.
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I would love to work on a variation of this here. In our own home, there is a closet along the left-hand side of the doorway, but I believe it would pull nicely with a touch of paneling for the opposite side. That way, with my intention of bringing in colour to the entrance/hallway, it still wouldn't feel too dark. (Lack of natural light at the front of the house is an issue atm.) by world of  D
world of  D
world of D I would love to work on a variation of this here. In our own home, there is a closet along the left-hand side of the doorway, but I believe it would pull nicely with a touch of paneling for the opposite side. That way, with my intention of bringing in colour to the entrance/hallway, it still wouldn't feel too dark. (Lack of natural light at the front of the house is an issue atm.)
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This is where I got inspired to make a wreath for the shower that guests will make flowers for & then placed in nursery. by anastasia
anastasia
anastasia This is where I got inspired to make a wreath for the shower that guests will make flowers for & then placed in nursery.
Making food a feast
All you need is a bottle of shaving cream and a box of corn starch.  This was enough for two tubs of this wonderful, fluffy stuff!  We poured about half the box of corn starch in each tub and then just squirted the shaving cream into them.  We used the entire bottle between the two tubs.  The incredible thing about this is that after a bit, it's moldable!  The kids LOVED it.  Now to by nanette
nanette
nanette All you need is a bottle of shaving cream and a box of corn starch. This was enough for two tubs of this wonderful, fluffy stuff! We poured about half the box of corn starch in each tub and then just squirted the shaving cream into them. We used the entire bottle between the two tubs. The incredible thing about this is that after a bit, it's moldable! The kids LOVED it. Now to
Getting
floral sperrys~this is the next pair of Sperrys that I need in my closet. #operationdreamcloset by leta
leta
leta floral sperrys~this is the next pair of Sperrys that I need in my closet. #operationdreamcloset
Things I Want in My Closet
There is a place in the Gulf of Alaska where two oceans meet but do not mix.   This happened because fresh water glaciers melted and flowed to join the ocean water. Because of the difference in the salinity and densities of these two water bodies, a surface tension developed between them that acts like a thin wall which prevents them from mixing. by DRAGONFLIES
DRAGONFLIES
DRAGONFLIES There is a place in the Gulf of Alaska where two oceans meet but do not mix. This happened because fresh water glaciers melted and flowed to join the ocean water. Because of the difference in the salinity and densities of these two water bodies, a surface tension developed between them that acts like a thin wall which prevents them from mixing.
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Something to put in the open doorway of my kitchen? by maura
maura
maura Something to put in the open doorway of my kitchen?
Words To Live By
SOOOOO doing this with the soaps next to my sink....the sponge thing for the sponges under the sink maybe??  Display your soaps on a cute cake stand for a fun piece of decor in the kitchen. From iheartnaptime.net by avis
avis
avis SOOOOO doing this with the soaps next to my sink....the sponge thing for the sponges under the sink maybe?? Display your soaps on a cute cake stand for a fun piece of decor in the kitchen. From iheartnaptime.net
My Dream Kitchen.
Natural Hair Twist Out: I live for a good twist out. However, I have many problems achieving them! My next step in trying to get a perfect style is getting some kind of shape (like the one above). by dolores
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dolores Natural Hair Twist Out: I live for a good twist out. However, I have many problems achieving them! My next step in trying to get a perfect style is getting some kind of shape (like the one above).
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Osho's library reportedly had a library of 100,000 volumes in his "Lao Tzu library" in Poona, India.His philosophy was that "two books of the same size or color were not to be placed next to each other, so the effect is that of waves going up and down, adding a lighter impression of the packed shelves than usually seen in libraries." by tisha
tisha
tisha Osho's library reportedly had a library of 100,000 volumes in his "Lao Tzu library" in Poona, India.His philosophy was that "two books of the same size or color were not to be placed next to each other, so the effect is that of waves going up and down, adding a lighter impression of the packed shelves than usually seen in libraries."
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The Sun on Cheekwood Lawn

I think this piece is as close as anything to expressing how different Dale Chihuly's work is than any other artist, past or present. I honestly do not know of anyone who would have ever collected hundreds of pieces of (seemingly) ramdom-formed glass, attached them together to what must be an impressive substructure, placed them outdoors, and lit them at night. Most artist treat glass as a natural element that, when by lou
lou
lou The Sun on Cheekwood Lawn I think this piece is as close as anything to expressing how different Dale Chihuly's work is than any other artist, past or present. I honestly do not know of anyone who would have ever collected hundreds of pieces of (seemingly) ramdom-formed glass, attached them together to what must be an impressive substructure, placed them outdoors, and lit them at night. Most artist treat glass as a natural element that, when
My fam command center. All items purchased from Ikea, Target, and Micheal's dollar bins.  Used for my kids busy days, bills, and important date/to-do's.  Added a touch of my husband by placing a keyholder gift from his dad. All push pins, just hot glued paper flowers found on clearance for a buck (12 pk). Fave is the picture frames up top. $1.00 find for all four, used scrapbook items I already had. I cut out everything myself and just added sticker letters. Everyone who has seen them think they're store bought! Set up in a small unused corner in kitchen/dinning area leading out to sunroom. by tammi
tammi
tammi My fam command center. All items purchased from Ikea, Target, and Micheal's dollar bins. Used for my kids busy days, bills, and important date/to-do's. Added a touch of my husband by placing a keyholder gift from his dad. All push pins, just hot glued paper flowers found on clearance for a buck (12 pk). Fave is the picture frames up top. $1.00 find for all four, used scrapbook items I already had. I cut out everything myself and just added sticker letters. Everyone who has seen them think they're store bought! Set up in a small unused corner in kitchen/dinning area leading out to sunroom.
In and Around the Home
DIY placemat update. I decided to add a little ruffle embellishment  to the edge of the burlap squares that i purchased in the card stock paper section at Michaels. I also changed it up a little bit by using two canvas squares instead of all burlap. I think I love them :) by tanya
tanya
tanya DIY placemat update. I decided to add a little ruffle embellishment to the edge of the burlap squares that i purchased in the card stock paper section at Michaels. I also changed it up a little bit by using two canvas squares instead of all burlap. I think I love them :)
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American girl doll closet, I made this for my daughters doll clothes, it was fast and inexpensive to make. The storage unit I purchased from Target, I put a tension rod in to hang the clothes. And the boxes I purchased at Micheal's along with the the mirror and hooks. The best thing of all it holds a tun of stuff. by celia
celia
celia American girl doll closet, I made this for my daughters doll clothes, it was fast and inexpensive to make. The storage unit I purchased from Target, I put a tension rod in to hang the clothes. And the boxes I purchased at Micheal's along with the the mirror and hooks. The best thing of all it holds a tun of stuff.
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"Grace Sticks" - each stick has a special deed to do; such as "Do a chore without being asked"  "Make a picture for a loved one.".  I use these in my faith formation class but I can see using them in the home too.  There are many lists online of good deeds for children.  This is a fun way to implement them.  The students take a "Grace Stick" home and fulfills the deed and returns it the next class meeting. by kitty
kitty
kitty "Grace Sticks" - each stick has a special deed to do; such as "Do a chore without being asked" "Make a picture for a loved one.". I use these in my faith formation class but I can see using them in the home too. There are many lists online of good deeds for children. This is a fun way to implement them. The students take a "Grace Stick" home and fulfills the deed and returns it the next class meeting.
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The scrollwork that frames this kitchen window is original to the 1850s farmhouse. by Halla
Halla
Halla The scrollwork that frames this kitchen window is original to the 1850s farmhouse.
Dreams
Blue velvet afternoon dress by Mme. Jeanne Paquin, French, c. 1901. In this costume, the interest and originality is in the bodice, which is both draped and tailored, giving an ambiguity of form between a soft jacket and a tailored blouse. To combine tailoring and draping in the same piece at this early date was prescient, for within ten years women were more active and in need of clothing that would take them from day into evening. by graciela
graciela
graciela Blue velvet afternoon dress by Mme. Jeanne Paquin, French, c. 1901. In this costume, the interest and originality is in the bodice, which is both draped and tailored, giving an ambiguity of form between a soft jacket and a tailored blouse. To combine tailoring and draping in the same piece at this early date was prescient, for within ten years women were more active and in need of clothing that would take them from day into evening.
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in case I ever develop the patience to spend time on this (and forget that nothing lasts for more than a day on my nails) by francesca-caas
francesca-caas
francesca-caas in case I ever develop the patience to spend time on this (and forget that nothing lasts for more than a day on my nails)
Christmas & Wintertime
Restoring teak furniture  What You Need:  Rubber Gloves  Two Brushes  Medium Grit Sandpaper  Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool  TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water  Teak Oil  Polyurethane    Instructions:    Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance.    Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible.    Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores.    Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood.    Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture.    Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood.      MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:  How To Care For Teak Furniture by babyblu3
babyblu3
babyblu3 Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
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