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8 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Vacation

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2008

How can we relax on our summer vacations knowing the debt we might be accumulating while doing so? According to LifeHackery, with a little planning, we can have it all; a much needed getaway with less economic stress.

1. Saving money on amusement park vacations includes going on weekdays, buying tickets on-line and going later in the day.
    
2. Save money on air travel by searching for last-minute fares.

3. Consider traveling by… Continue Reading

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21 Free Kitchen, Household & Crafty Printables

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2008

 

TipNut has put together a fantastic list of 21 freebies that just might make our lives easier. They include such handy things as labels of the decorative and storage variety, recipe cards, cleaning day checklists, illustrated bookplates and calendars, just to name a few!

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The Pong-Embedded Table.

By: Chrisjob May 29, 2008

"Breakfast just got bleepier...." With 2,400 LEDs and a touch sensitive surface, designer Moritz Waldemeyer has embedded history's second greatest video game into this gorgeous modern white dining table. Apparently, there's also a paint by number feature.

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7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers.

By: Chrisjob May 29, 2008

Cheaper, less smelly, homemade, and WAY better for the environment and your own health, these seven techniques to rid your garden, walkways, and lifestyle of unwanted green growth provide a  great alternative to commercial chemicals.

1. Boiling Water.

2. Bleach (okay, maybe not so great for the environment)

3. Vinegat

4. Salt

5. Rubbing alcohol

6. Corn meal

7. Newspaper

Link and photo via Lifehacker.

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A Solar Powered Laptop?

By: Chrisjob May 29, 2008

So, Apple has apparently captured the technology to power their portable electronics with el sol. So states Inhabitat: "Apple just filed a patent to infuse their hand-helds and computers with a thin film of solar cells, paving the way for a new generation of gadgets with battery life boosted by the sun. The patent approaches the prospect from every angle, with schematics to… Continue Reading

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Knit Your Own Scrubbie Sponges.

By: Chrisjob May 29, 2008

 

These handmade scrubbie dish sponges are far more attractive than disposable options, and certainly more eco-friendly. This well photographed tutorial from Berlin's Whimsy will help you customize your kitchen in no time.

 

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Plant Powered Air Filter

By: Diy maven May 29, 2008

The Bel-Air Plant Powered Living Air Filter gins up our indoor plants' ability to clean the air. With the help of NASA research, French designer Mathiew Lehanneur has outfitted his creation with a fan that draws air into a Pyrex chamber that houses a plant. The air then is filtered through the plants leaves, roots and humidity it generates. Via thegreenhead.com.

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Easy DIY Wall Art

By: Diy maven May 29, 2008

BHG has some very clever ideas for making easy and economical wall art. Here's three of the most ingenious.

First up, place mat art.

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Next, shutter art.

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And finally, tin can art...?!

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For instructions on how to make these and more easy DIY wall art ideas, visit BHG.

 

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100 Ways to Save Water

By: Diy maven May 29, 2008

Not surprisingly, the website Water Use it Wisely is all about water conservation. What is surprising is that it makes adopting a water management plan fun. You can simply click on the 100 water-saving tips page, or you might want to take a home water audit, then click on the monthly planner which offers a year full of conservation tips. Follow them all and by the end of 12 months, you'll be a water conservation expert. And just for the… Continue Reading

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Gorgeous Glass Sinks

By: Diy maven May 28, 2008

Alchemy Glass’s bath sinks might be the most beautiful out there. They look like something you might see through a microscope or perhaps a telescope. Even their names are magically celestial.

Like Cosmic Burst:



Or Aqua Luna:


Or even Retro Orbit:



As Alchemy’s sinks are handcrafted, they are one-of-a-kind works of art. To view their gorgeous glass sink portfolio, visit their website.

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