Self Sniffing Milk Jug

by DIY Maven

electronic jug can determine milk freshness

You know when the milk has gone off and you ask your boo to take a sniff to confirm your suspicions...and he/she always DOES it? Why is that? Are we gluttons for olfactory punishment? Do we carry some caveman instinct with us yet today that actually enjoys 

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Make an Itty Bitty Bunny from Little Socks

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 04/01/2010

Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.

Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a

lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a green craft too.

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A DIY Career Change

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 03/31/2010
created at: 03/31/2010

Career paths can take sharp angled turns when you least expect it. One day you try something new and POW, that's it, you never want to go back. My career, if I can be so presumptious as to call it a career, happens to be in the arena of making things, figuring out how to fix things, creativity, a little photography, writing and teaching. It's perfect for me and my interests. So, here's how I took a sharp right hand turn and landed in this wonderful new world.

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Modern-Looking Scrap Wood Walls

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 03/31/2010

Image: LumberJocks

If you're trying to achieve that modern, textural, wood wall look, here are some scrap wood walls to consider for your nature loving self. Here, the woodworker has made good use of scrap wood, even though the project was a bit labor intense. But look at the results! It wouldn't be nearly as attractive if the room was overfilled with furniture and dust catching tchotkes. The sparse furnishings complement the dynamic wall.

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