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How Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Wish to be Prepared

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)


If your grill cheese sandwiches could talk, well...they may have an extremely depressing monologue about how you're doing it wrong. 





Watch Alton Brown prepare an actual "grilled" grilled cheese sandwich (no, that wasn't a typo) the way the sandwich wishes to be grilled, and prepare yourself for shock and awe.  Oh, and you'll need a tray for when you begin to salivate...  I'm just sayin'.



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Also, take note at 2:01 into the video.  He creates a genius hack for this delicious grilled picnic summer treat: He turns a spatula into a grill tray! Omg, can't wait till my next grilling sesh!









Check out the rest of Alton Brown's awesome videos on YouTube

8 Genius DIYs to Make Your Walls POP! (Part 1)

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)


















































































































Spring Clean Your Desktop in 5 Minutes!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I stumbled upon one of the most brilliant ideas I've seen in a long while the other day.  It's a downloadable wallpaper that actually helps you spring clean your desktop, and makes it fun in the process!



Over at Moritz Fine Designs, Heather created a series of wallpapers to do just that.  She has several minimalistic designs. here are just a few for example:



(Click on image to go to download page)

         



but it was the chalboard series that reeled me in big time.  I actually said out loud: 'oh.  my. gosh!"  It was the answer to my desktop issues I never wanted to deal with.  She also shows you how how to download it and add the text to the blank template.


                                 

                          (BLANK TEMPLATE)                 (WITH TITLES)

     



My computer guy will vouch for the fact that I'm all over the computer!  With downloading new fonts, my blog post ideas, photo editing, inspiring Pinterest posts... I have lots of files to deal with.  It was so bad that when I'm on my laptop, before I'd close it, I refused to sign off or minimize my screen to expose the desktop...ugh!  But with this wallpaper, I have managed to consolidate and organize all my crap file folders. 

And she was right, it honestly took as little as five minutes, I promise!  The cool part is, she gives you the option of using the text she created or you can download a blank one to personalize based on what you do regularly on your computer and add the text yourself on pic monkey (my home away from home)  I decided to download the blank one for that very reason.  I created folders that have titles like: "Need to File" so I can go back to it to filter through it from time to time.  My categories were: "Blog Files", "Photos to File", "Pinterest Posts", "Regulars", and the area at the bottom ended up just a "Misc" section.



I love anything corkboard themed...(as you can tell...see  my blog background?)  So I asked her if she had plans of creating one with corkboard and push pins.  She sounded pretty interested, so I'll be looking out for that soon!  I'll let you know what develops!  In the meantime, click the image below to see lots more at Moritz Fine Designs!


               





Hair Hack: Updo Without Tools or Pins

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)










Click here to go to her site!


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Click here to go to her YouTube Channel

Click here to go to her Pinterest Boards




You can also see her featured in this Buzzfeed DIY post:

26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks (click image)


(A great list to check out lots of great "I don't feel like messing with my har" tricks!)




Click Below to Check Out My Pinterest Board Featuring ideas on How to Get Awesome Hairstyles!


Your {Dishwasher} is Thirsty!

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

What do you do when Your Dishwasher is Thirsty?





Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of

Lemonade Kool-Aid

(the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and running the (empty) dishwasher. The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains; you don't have to.





Check out:

For a hug list of "New Uses For Old Things" {Kids Edition}


30 Creative {D.I.Y.} Birdhouses

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM Comments comments (0)

30 Creative {DIY} Bird Feeders



 I've always wanted to make a bird feeder and in thoughts of doing so, I came across many that I couldn't resist featuring for you. Let's hope you get as inspired as I did.

 




  1. Birdie Food Shack {SWiK}
  2. Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder {Life Hacker}
  3. Ikea Plate Bird Feeder {Curbly}
  4. Pomelo Bird Feeder {Home School Blogger}
  5. Upcycled Bottle Bird Feeder {Family Fun}
  6. Hanging Tea Cup Feeder {etsy - ohthepollybilities}
  7. Hay Star Bird Feeder {Sweet Paul}
  8. Gourd Bird Feeders {Martha Stewart}
  9. Mesh Bag Bird Feeder {Martha Stewart}
  10. Tray Bird Feeder {Family Fun}
  11. Upcycled Chopstick Eco Bird Feeder {Casa Sugar}
  12. Vegatable Bird Feeder {Green Living}
  13. Upcycled Platform Bird Feeder {Fowl Visions}
  14. Daisy Designed Upcycled Bird Feeder {Instructables
  15. Ceramic Plate Feeder {Carolyn's Homework}
  16. Coconut Shell Bird Feeder {Suite 101}
  17. Glass Bottle Feeder {Esprit Cabane}
  18. Pedestal Teacup Feeder {Holiday Crafts & Creations}
  19. Mason Jar Feeder {etsy - blackcrowforge}
  20. Pumpkin Bird Feeder {Martha Stewart




Others worth mentioning:

  1. Tinker Bell Bird Feeder {Kids Know Stuff}
  2. Sunflower Bird Feeder {Martha Stewart}
  3. Strainer Bowl Feeder {not a tutorial - The Commercial Appeal}
  4. Hanging Terra Cotta Dish Feeder {Home Musings}
  5. Holiday Inspired Seed Orb {Craftster}
  6. Windowsill Open Tray Bird Feeder {Instructables}
  7. Stop Light Bird Feeder {etsy - redyellowandblueink}
  8. Another Tea Cup Pedestal Feeder {Cap Creations}
  9. Garlic Pack Bird Feeder {Connect Green}
  10. Record Bowl Feeder {Craftster}



Which one do you think is the best?  Which one should I choose? 

Leave a comment and let me know.



Sites I'm Soooo Lovin' This Week... Wordle.net

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, I'm probably kinda late in the game for letting others know about this site but omg... I can't get enough of it.  It's Wordle.net. 

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All you have to do is list a bunch of words in the box provided and click "go" and it gives you a lovely presentation of the words as a collage.  The best part is you can change the color palette, size, shape and my personal favorite: FONTS!  If you hit randomize, it displays it in different ways till it meets your satisfaction. 

A few tips:

  • The more you type the same word in the box provided, the larger it displays compared to the rest.
  • If you put "~" (without the quotations) between a few words or a phrase, they stay together in the collage instead of separating from them.  (example:   I~could~soooo~make~that... would stay as a phrase.)
  • Explore a lot!  The more you play with it's features the more you realize what you can do with it.  The best part is that you really don't have to be artistic to create nice collages.  (and they make great gifts to frame)
  • Downside:  Despite the fact that you can print anything you create, the site makes it very difficult to save to your computer.  You can save it from the gallery but the images are so small.  (see below)   For some reason you have to do a "screenshot" and paste to microsoft paint.  However they do give you a code.  I just couldn't get that to work for me.
  • The website provides FAQ's so read them to better understand it's capabilities and learn how to use the features.

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Below are some cool examples I found when exploring the gallery...Have fun!!!

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