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DIY Pull-Out Canned Food Organizer

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

This would be great next to the refrigerator in my garage! I can think of so many little things that this would hold in addition to extra canned goods.

How about glass mason jars that would hold batteries, nails, screws, all those thousand and one little things that get hidden away in drawers and cabinets? Items could be easily found in clear glass mason jars with lids to keep out the dust and dirt! I’m showing this to my husband!

Pull Out Storage Cabinet


Daring Wedding Kiss

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Did you take or have you planned a special kiss for your wedding photos? We love this one!

My husband and I had a friend that restored an old Rolls Royce and he drove us from our wedding to the reception (thanks Carl!) and if my husband would have seen this picture, he would have tried it. He did jump out in traffic at a stop light with a bottle of champagne and went to some of the wedding party cars behind us to give them a swig.

Daring Wedding Kiss


How to Make Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

How to Easily make Heart Shaped Cupcakes

To easily make heart shaped cupcakes, all you need to do is put a marble between each liner and the cupcake tin. Don’t have any marbles handy, use 1/2″ balls of aluminum foil instead. How fun!

Source: Pinterest

A Picnic Table with a Gutter Becomes a Drink Cooler

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Picnic Table Drink Cooler Idea

How fun is this? A creative, convenient way to serve and chill wine, beer or soda at your next outdoor party involves a wine gutter and a picnic table. This picnic table was designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and features a built-in galvanized steel gutter down the center of the table. Fill with ice and you have a bona fide, handy-dandy drink cooler at your fingertips!

Source: TheKitchn

Recipes for Sugar Hand and Foot Scrubs

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Recipes for Sugar Hand and Foot Scrubs

Recipes for Sugar Hand and Foot Scrubs: Peppermint, Brown Sugar & Honey, Sugar Cookie. These would make beautiful gifts!

Source: In Between Laundry

How to Make Fabric Peonies

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

DIY Fabric Peonies

I saw this on Tumblr and just had to track down how to make these beautiful fabric peonies. They make a stunning accent to gift wrapped packages and I’m sure you can think of numerous ways to use these amazing flowers.

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Vacation Planning Made Easy with On the Way App

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On the Way Roadmap

Planning a vacation this summer? Check out On The Way App. Just put in your starting point, your destination, and this app will show you interesting stuff to see on the way.

For fun, I put in my location and a 90 mile drive to San Diego. Here’s what the app came up with plus links to each of the places listed:

  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (Brewery)
  • LEGOLAND California (Theme Park)
  • Westfield North County (Mall)
  • Carlsbad Outlet Mall (Mall)
  • Pizza Port (Pizza)
  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (amusement_park)
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve (park)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (park)
  • San Onofre State Beach (park)
  • Crystal Cove State Park (park)
  • Heisler Park (park
  • Seaworld
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • USS Midway Museum

Next time I want to know where to go and what to see, I’m going to use this app!

How to Make Your Own Scratch Offs

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Make Your Own Scratch Offs

Ever wanted to make your own scratch off labels or tickets?  It’s surprisingly easy with just a few supplies:  glue stick, sticky back clear plastic contact paper, silver metallic acrylic paint, paint brush, dish washing liquid and your printed “scratcher.”  How-to-tutorial at Artmind.

Summer Skin Cooling Soak for Sunburns

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Summer Skin Cooking Soak

Sunburns can be painful and slow to heal. Lavender essential oil can help with mild burns, including sunburns and may help minimize peeling.  Lavender is one of the few essential oils that does not need to be diluted with a carrier oil and can be applied directly to skin by gently dabbing it on with a cotton ball.

For a do-it-yourself skin soothing soak in the tub, combine one cup powdered milk with 10 drops lavender essential oil in a jar, shake and pour into lukewarm bath water.

Photo Source: Martha Stewart

DIY Kid’s Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Kid's Jet Pack

My son would have loved this Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack when he was little.  He loved superheroes, wearing masks and capes. I’m sure if he had his own jet pack, it would have been worn every day. DIY Tutorial at DoodleCraft.

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