How To: Quick and Easy Homemade Ice Packs.

by Chris Gardner

Your handpacked lunch. Sore joints. Picnics. Having a quick source of cold is infinitely helpful for keeping what you need chilled, and doing it well.

As it turns out, you can make your own - infinately sizeable and shapeable - but just limited how water freezes by adding something with a much lower freezing point, like alcohol....both the rubbing and the, er, vodka kind.

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How To: Creepy Halloween Makeup Special Effects

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-10-30

See horrifying DiY Zombie makeup tutorial by Zombiecore.

It's almost crunch time. What's it going to be for Saturday night? Scoochmaroo has done all the leg work collecting and compiling some of the most hideous Halloween special effects makeup tutorials from Instructables. If you're into gore and hideous zombies, you'll eat these up. Elf ears was the only photo tame enough to post front page, but here's a peek at

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Montauk Lake House

by DIY Maven

created at: 2009-10-27

This lake house by Murdock Young is a stunner...all 4,500 square feet of it. I especially love the modern elements combined with those New England-y mainstays such as cedar shingles, painted pine board, exposed trusses and drift wood. All that white could feel a little chilly in some climes, but I'd be willing to give it a go!

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