I love the strong and powerful use of color against the black and white. The use of the torn away paper is very effective for the idea of old and new. It also brings an element of 3D to the design, as if you can peel the paper off further. by morgan
morgan
morgan I love the strong and powerful use of color against the black and white. The use of the torn away paper is very effective for the idea of old and new. It also brings an element of 3D to the design, as if you can peel the paper off further.
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Use as self-portrait idea. Draw as if you can see what makes me me, showing inside.... would like to see this idea carried further... a window into the soul? an opening door? Then do really cool photgraphs with a combination of the drawing and the person. by karen.x
karen.x
karen.x Use as self-portrait idea. Draw as if you can see what makes me me, showing inside.... would like to see this idea carried further... a window into the soul? an opening door? Then do really cool photgraphs with a combination of the drawing and the person.
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ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease. HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS  Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading. DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement. OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL ! by liz
liz
liz ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease. HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS  Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading. DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement. OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL !
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This is not an expensive idea as you can use all the old things of your house and can make a creative stair case. Wonderful DIY staircase by ramzan.babar.7
ramzan.babar.7
ramzan.babar.7 This is not an expensive idea as you can use all the old things of your house and can make a creative stair case. Wonderful DIY staircase
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We are all familiar with peel-off masks especially the charcoal peel off mask and citrus peel off masks that not only peel off dead skin cells and blackheads but also cleanses the pores and makes skin clear and soft. Peel off masks that we get commercially are very expensive and making them at home can give similar or better results and is cheaper as well! Below is an easy DIY for milk and gelatin peel off pore strips along with its benefits: BENEFITS: Milk can give you even skin tone, remo... by antonia
antonia
antonia We are all familiar with peel-off masks especially the charcoal peel off mask and citrus peel off masks that not only peel off dead skin cells and blackheads but also cleanses the pores and makes skin clear and soft. Peel off masks that we get commercially are very expensive and making them at home can give similar or better results and is cheaper as well! Below is an easy DIY for milk and gelatin peel off pore strips along with its benefits: BENEFITS: Milk can give you even skin tone, remo...
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Such an effective use of the background here, very efficient and stylish. by marcia
marcia
marcia Such an effective use of the background here, very efficient and stylish.
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Salves are incredibly effective ointments that are very simple to make and the ingredients won’t hurt your budget. In fact, you can spend less than $20 dollars and have salves that will last up to two years. Many people have discovered the virtues of salves as they are very powerful. Salves are an amazing addition … by jane
jane
jane Salves are incredibly effective ointments that are very simple to make and the ingredients won’t hurt your budget. In fact, you can spend less than $20 dollars and have salves that will last up to two years. Many people have discovered the virtues of salves as they are very powerful. Salves are an amazing addition …
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Aquamarine~most powerful as a meditation stone, brings a great peace & serenity. Some people can meditate on an Aquamarine to receive the wisdom to see truth, but this is a very advanced meditation.  Aquamarine is often associated with the thymus gland. It is very soothing worn as a necklace. Healers use it to help reduce fluid retention. It has been used to calm the nerves.    The Romans used the aquamarine for diseases of the stomach, & by proteamundi
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proteamundi Aquamarine~most powerful as a meditation stone, brings a great peace & serenity. Some people can meditate on an Aquamarine to receive the wisdom to see truth, but this is a very advanced meditation. Aquamarine is often associated with the thymus gland. It is very soothing worn as a necklace. Healers use it to help reduce fluid retention. It has been used to calm the nerves. The Romans used the aquamarine for diseases of the stomach, &
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Venom Boomslang Recon Crossbow, Draw Weight: 120 lbs Velocity: 220 fps. A totally different crossbow design based on army recon weapons, this is very similar to the old and very popular Delta Storm from Barnett. The folding limbs and retractable skeleton stock make this the ideal portable crossbow. Powerful and compact this crossbow can also be used one handed as a pistol. If you need something powerful, compact and deadly accurate the Boomslang is the crossbow for you. #Crossbows by margo
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margo Venom Boomslang Recon Crossbow, Draw Weight: 120 lbs Velocity: 220 fps. A totally different crossbow design based on army recon weapons, this is very similar to the old and very popular Delta Storm from Barnett. The folding limbs and retractable skeleton stock make this the ideal portable crossbow. Powerful and compact this crossbow can also be used one handed as a pistol. If you need something powerful, compact and deadly accurate the Boomslang is the crossbow for you. #Crossbows
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interesting use of hand typography with this masthead, brush scripted type brings about the traditional way of doing things, if done correctly like this it can look really effective. this cover as a whole works really well because it is simple and not overcrowded. by velma
velma
velma interesting use of hand typography with this masthead, brush scripted type brings about the traditional way of doing things, if done correctly like this it can look really effective. this cover as a whole works really well because it is simple and not overcrowded.
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I can forgive him using the cliche weight image as if its an original idea because it also represents the first letter of the client's name by rosario
rosario
rosario I can forgive him using the cliche weight image as if its an original idea because it also represents the first letter of the client's name
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Don't throw away those old Weekly Readers or Scholastic News!  Laminate the big version if possible.  Then, students can visit the center to read one of the newspapers and respond to it.  Students can also use a marker to complete the activity on the back of the Weekly Reader. by wendi
wendi
wendi Don't throw away those old Weekly Readers or Scholastic News! Laminate the big version if possible. Then, students can visit the center to read one of the newspapers and respond to it. Students can also use a marker to complete the activity on the back of the Weekly Reader.
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What a great idea. Use 2 old chair backs to create a bench for the end of your bed or use as an entryway bench .to put on and take off your shoes! Hello yard sales by wilda
wilda
wilda What a great idea. Use 2 old chair backs to create a bench for the end of your bed or use as an entryway bench .to put on and take off your shoes! Hello yard sales
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I found an easy and quick way to decorate my college dorm door! I just used an old book for the paper, but you can use all kinds of colors if you want to. (But in circles for bubbles!!) by dorothy
dorothy
dorothy I found an easy and quick way to decorate my college dorm door! I just used an old book for the paper, but you can use all kinds of colors if you want to. (But in circles for bubbles!!)
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Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma, as it is a good relaxant & relieves congestion. The stimulant qualities of mint help with alertness, retention, & cognitive function. Mint can induce sweating if consumed during fever, thereby breaking the fever & speeding the rate of recovery. Its phytonutrients have been shown to stop the growth of pancreatic, mammary, & liver tumors. It has also been shown to protect against cancer formation in the colon, skin, & lungs. #dherbs #healthtips by debra
debra
debra Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma, as it is a good relaxant & relieves congestion. The stimulant qualities of mint help with alertness, retention, & cognitive function. Mint can induce sweating if consumed during fever, thereby breaking the fever & speeding the rate of recovery. Its phytonutrients have been shown to stop the growth of pancreatic, mammary, & liver tumors. It has also been shown to protect against cancer formation in the colon, skin, & lungs. #dherbs #healthtips
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Use of a symbol - something simple and strong. If the brand becomes strong enough, that symbol can stand alone eventually - alah Apple. (As long as it isn't a weed leaf, something like this might be interesting.) by colleen
colleen
colleen Use of a symbol - something simple and strong. If the brand becomes strong enough, that symbol can stand alone eventually - alah Apple. (As long as it isn't a weed leaf, something like this might be interesting.)
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PLEASE SHARE URGENT: Mama needs a foster home. She had a very hard life as u can see from all of the old scars. Her newer scars are from being used as a bait dog.  Please Contact: bbrct@yahoo.com ....OMG! IF WE COULD GET AHOLD OF THESE EVIL PEOPLE...LOCK THEM AWAY AND NEVER TO BE LET OUT AGAIN! by debra
debra
debra PLEASE SHARE URGENT: Mama needs a foster home. She had a very hard life as u can see from all of the old scars. Her newer scars are from being used as a bait dog. Please Contact: bbrct@yahoo.com ....OMG! IF WE COULD GET AHOLD OF THESE EVIL PEOPLE...LOCK THEM AWAY AND NEVER TO BE LET OUT AGAIN!
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If you want to make a real feature your front porch or fill an empty wall of your house, you can use hanging basket planters! They're basically the same size as a regular planter but they are more noticeable since they are, well, hung and not sitting low on the ground. What also makes them really effective, particularly open-sided baskets, is that they can accommodate up to four times more plants than a traditional basket or planter can! View our album of hanging baskets for inspiration by corinne
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corinne If you want to make a real feature your front porch or fill an empty wall of your house, you can use hanging basket planters! They're basically the same size as a regular planter but they are more noticeable since they are, well, hung and not sitting low on the ground. What also makes them really effective, particularly open-sided baskets, is that they can accommodate up to four times more plants than a traditional basket or planter can! View our album of hanging baskets for inspiration
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Comfrey, also known by the descriptive name “knit bone”, is an excellent plant with a long history of healing cuts, abrasions, bruises, torn ligaments, tendons, and broken bones. I experienced first hand the powerful healing of comfrey. Learn about the many benefits of comfrey for wounds and ways to use comfrey. by samanthasam
samanthasam
samanthasam Comfrey, also known by the descriptive name “knit bone”, is an excellent plant with a long history of healing cuts, abrasions, bruises, torn ligaments, tendons, and broken bones. I experienced first hand the powerful healing of comfrey. Learn about the many benefits of comfrey for wounds and ways to use comfrey.
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Candy Cane Holiday Wreath- This is probably the easiest idea to do. The styrofoam ring can be found in the craft section/store, yarn and any decorations you like to add. Wrap the yarn and tie off. Use yarn to tie the decorations on also. No gluing necessary. Instead of yarn you could use strips of wrapping paper and tape it around the ring. by Dressv-Reviews
Dressv-Reviews
Dressv-Reviews Candy Cane Holiday Wreath- This is probably the easiest idea to do. The styrofoam ring can be found in the craft section/store, yarn and any decorations you like to add. Wrap the yarn and tie off. Use yarn to tie the decorations on also. No gluing necessary. Instead of yarn you could use strips of wrapping paper and tape it around the ring.
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Climate-Friendly Sunken Pool Converts into Radiant Floor    Here’s a truly glamorous idea for a pool. A sinking pool! The apparently permanent stone floor in this room literally slowly drops to reveal the pool underneath.        In the raised position, you can walk on the same surface radiantly warmed from beneath. And of course, having the swimming pool convert itself  into a floor makes it child-friendly too: this is not a pool that a child can fall into.    Once it is sunken it looks like any other indoor pool – as permanent as you could possibly want.    You could design this so that it remains as just a shallow decorative pool when not in use, one that is only an inch or two deep.    But the best thing about this idea is that it would also make keeping the pool warm a cinch. The exposed surface of pools give off heat at a great rate and take a lot of energy to reheat. But this one is only exposed to heat evaporation when you swim in it. This could make this extremely glamorous design also a very climate-friendly one as well. That’s because the energy expended to keep pools toasty make your swimming pool the worst carbon hog: worse even than you driving that SUV.  Radiant floors or the use of thermal mass is climate-friendly design because of the  slow release of warmth – reducing energy needs for heating.    The super-rich with luxury housing do the most harm to the planet with their luxury high energy use architecture. So, encouraging their architects to incorporate eco design ideas like thermal mass/radiant floors into luxury architecture is a way to reduce their normally VERY heavy carbon footprint.    But of course the energy consumption would depend on how much  energy is expended to raise and lower the floor. Perhaps that can be engineered to be a clever energy efficient design… or perhaps not. It is designed in Belgium – if you want to ask and see, or make a suggestion on how that could be achieved. by StarWatchCat
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StarWatchCat Climate-Friendly Sunken Pool Converts into Radiant Floor Here’s a truly glamorous idea for a pool. A sinking pool! The apparently permanent stone floor in this room literally slowly drops to reveal the pool underneath. In the raised position, you can walk on the same surface radiantly warmed from beneath. And of course, having the swimming pool convert itself into a floor makes it child-friendly too: this is not a pool that a child can fall into. Once it is sunken it looks like any other indoor pool – as permanent as you could possibly want. You could design this so that it remains as just a shallow decorative pool when not in use, one that is only an inch or two deep. But the best thing about this idea is that it would also make keeping the pool warm a cinch. The exposed surface of pools give off heat at a great rate and take a lot of energy to reheat. But this one is only exposed to heat evaporation when you swim in it. This could make this extremely glamorous design also a very climate-friendly one as well. That’s because the energy expended to keep pools toasty make your swimming pool the worst carbon hog: worse even than you driving that SUV. Radiant floors or the use of thermal mass is climate-friendly design because of the slow release of warmth – reducing energy needs for heating. The super-rich with luxury housing do the most harm to the planet with their luxury high energy use architecture. So, encouraging their architects to incorporate eco design ideas like thermal mass/radiant floors into luxury architecture is a way to reduce their normally VERY heavy carbon footprint. But of course the energy consumption would depend on how much energy is expended to raise and lower the floor. Perhaps that can be engineered to be a clever energy efficient design… or perhaps not. It is designed in Belgium – if you want to ask and see, or make a suggestion on how that could be achieved.
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2-liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses (or cloches). They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain. by mvaleria
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mvaleria 2-liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses (or cloches). They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain.
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2-liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses (or cloches). They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain. by SodaCreek by rhonda.white.52206
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rhonda.white.52206 2-liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses (or cloches). They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain. by SodaCreek
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Herbs For Arthritis Relief - Even though the use of herbs to treat arthritis and it’s associated pain is not very conventional, it can, in fact be very effective. Arthritis often brings unbearable pain to the people who suffer with this malady. by james
james
james Herbs For Arthritis Relief - Even though the use of herbs to treat arthritis and it’s associated pain is not very conventional, it can, in fact be very effective. Arthritis often brings unbearable pain to the people who suffer with this malady.
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An integrated label also known as invoice paper is custom A4 peel off label sheets to which invoices and dispatch notes are printed. by Integrated Cheap Labels
Integrated Cheap Labels
Integrated Cheap Labels An integrated label also known as invoice paper is custom A4 peel off label sheets to which invoices and dispatch notes are printed.
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States of Matter foldable: When covering the properties of matter in Science, I can use this project in Phase 3 as an evaluation tool to see if the student's truly understand the different states of matter. It's a good hands on activity that also includes the student's art and creativity skills. It's also a great way of documenting student's work. by Dani N. Elle
Dani N. Elle
Dani N. Elle States of Matter foldable: When covering the properties of matter in Science, I can use this project in Phase 3 as an evaluation tool to see if the student's truly understand the different states of matter. It's a good hands on activity that also includes the student's art and creativity skills. It's also a great way of documenting student's work.
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The Grand Grimoire, The Red Dragon, Gospel of Satan. Was found in Jerusalem in 1750 in the tomb of Solomon. Written around 1200 A.D. this book is said to contain writings on how to summon Satan, and other demons such as Pazuzu. Also its said to contain the locations of different biblical artifacts, and that the book can not be damaged, cant be burnt, cut, torn or destroyed. Now where can you find this mysterious powerful book? Its found in the by justine
justine
justine The Grand Grimoire, The Red Dragon, Gospel of Satan. Was found in Jerusalem in 1750 in the tomb of Solomon. Written around 1200 A.D. this book is said to contain writings on how to summon Satan, and other demons such as Pazuzu. Also its said to contain the locations of different biblical artifacts, and that the book can not be damaged, cant be burnt, cut, torn or destroyed. Now where can you find this mysterious powerful book? Its found in the
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Lego Party:  LEGO JARS:  Peel off the wrappers and take off the lids.  Lay out newspaper on a flat surface or use an old box to set the by kasrin.knackebrot
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kasrin.knackebrot Lego Party: LEGO JARS: Peel off the wrappers and take off the lids. Lay out newspaper on a flat surface or use an old box to set the
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Use an old window as a dry erase board (with hooked added for keys like this one, if located in your mudroom or near your door) - I love the concept of repurposing old windows, especially if they look a bit distressed, and this is a great idea.  Excellent for getting organized too! by juliana
juliana
juliana Use an old window as a dry erase board (with hooked added for keys like this one, if located in your mudroom or near your door) - I love the concept of repurposing old windows, especially if they look a bit distressed, and this is a great idea. Excellent for getting organized too!
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If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books. by Marianne Diaz Barri
Marianne Diaz Barri
Marianne Diaz Barri If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books.
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Incorporating cupcakes into your centerpiece is a very interesting idea. This can be cost effective (less flowers) and functional (guests can eat dessert when they want). This is a great alternative to having cupcakes but displaying them on a stand as if it were a wedding cake......a lot of creativity between baker/designer/florist is necessary but definitely a very cute option! by stacy
stacy
stacy Incorporating cupcakes into your centerpiece is a very interesting idea. This can be cost effective (less flowers) and functional (guests can eat dessert when they want). This is a great alternative to having cupcakes but displaying them on a stand as if it were a wedding cake......a lot of creativity between baker/designer/florist is necessary but definitely a very cute option!
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