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5 Things to do Every Night to Make Working Out in the Morning a Breeze

by Lidy Dipert

5 Things to do Every Night to Make Working Out in the Morning a Breeze

Getting back into healthy eating and exercise can be HARD...but not impossible. The reality is: these need to be habits and lifestyle changes if you're going to make progress. Setting goals is never a bad thing, but you want to make sure they become routines so you don't lose steam. So! Here are 5 simple tips that can make getting out of bed and working out less daunting, plus a free printable to help make goal-setting simple.

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Four Natural Skin Care Items You Can Make from Super Simple Ingredients

by Lexy Ward

Before the new year, I made a resolution to try not to blow my money on needless skin care items. I have an abundance of lotions, lip glosses, and more, and felt that I really needed to take stock of what I am putting on and in my body.

Simple DIY skincare recipes

After spending an afternoon gutting my bathroom, I saved a few skin care items from each category, and even added in a DIY or two for something a little more natural! It's easier than you think to create...

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Why We SHOULD NOT Be Using Pallets in Our Interiors

by DIY Maven

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Okay, here's the deal, a blogger by the name of Nick went on a rant a few months back about why we should absolutely NOT be using rescued pallets in our interiors. His argument is compelling indeed and has made me re-think all those 'pallet projects' I've promoted over the years. 

First he points out the history of rescued pallets.

  • They are "exposed to water, all manner of vermin and insects" and bird droppings.

Then he brings up E. coli &

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Calorie Burning DIY Projects

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Calorie Burning DIY Projects

Two weeks from now the gyms will be brimming with New Year's Resolvers. Even if you're religious about your workouts, these last  weeks leading up to the end of the year can be wrought with impulsive calorie intake. Before you sign up at a gym, take a look at the calorie burn you can enjoy while sprucing up your space. I recall that Mr. Mod lost a good 10lbs when he laid our hardwood floor many years ago, without even giving up snacks! DIY Life  has done the math.

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How To: Quick and Easy Homemade Ice Packs.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Quick and Easy Homemade Ice Packs.

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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6+ Germ-Infested Places in Your Home

by DIY Maven

6+ Germ-Infested Places in Your Home

MWT has a cold. At least we HOPE it's a cold and not that snout flu. Just to be on the safe side, as soon as the first sniffle appeared, I wiped down places I deemed 'germ-laden'. According to WebMD, my hunches were right, but I missed some! Here's a rundown of the 6 germiest places in your pad and ways to de-funkify them.

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How To: Growing Sprouts.

by Chris Gardner

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All you need is a mason jar.

Growing sprouts is super easy, super inexpensive, super nutritious, and makes a super great project for those who aren't home often and have a hard time taking care of other plants.

Simply pick your seeds, such as "alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, chickpea, garlic, lentil, oats, yellow mustard, peas, onion, radish, sunflower, fennel, arugula, pink kale, fenugreek, wheat, or wheatgrass." Soak them overnight, and...

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Homemade Non-Toxic Mold Prevention Spray

by Lilybee

created on: 01/08/09

Mold. It's BAD NEWS. As well as just being gross it can do some pretty rotten things to your lungs. Prevention is definitely the way to go, as once you've got mold it's the very devil to get rid of. Luckily, you don't need harsh chemicals to stop mold arriving and bringing 50 gazillion of it's friends. Jennifer Chait, green-mama-maven over at Inhabitots has a recipe for an all-natural mold prevention spray.

You mix two cups

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Caution! Christmas Light Safety Tips.

by Chris Gardner

Caution! Christmas Light Safety Tips.

Whether they're outside, inside, or perhaps a bit of both, Christmas lights are connected to your home circuit, and as with anything, especially those outside, you gots to be safe.

Here's a few tips from Suite101 to keep the fires in the yule logs and the shocks on your face when you open the perfect gift.

•    Leaving lights on while not at home
•    Christmas Tree Advice
•    Extension Cords
•    Stringing lights together
•    Touching a...

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Clever Storage: Use Empty Prescription Bottles for Small Supplies.

by Chris Gardner

Clever Storage: Use Empty Prescription Bottles for Small Supplies.

From needles and pins to x-acto knife blades to guitar picks, those little things that are essential to our hobbies, crafts, and projects are often the hardest to store, or worse, the hardest to find. So Julie Kundhi came up with this clever reuse - prescription or medication bottles with child safety features. And, to cover that awful pharmacy sienna or the generic pharmacy painkiller label, she provides this charming how-to to make them match...

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10 Most Common Mistakes of DIY'ers.

by Chris Gardner

Trying something the first time is gonna lead to a few fluff ups. Here's a well assembled list of ten to keep in mind as you embrace a new project.

10 Most Common Mistakes of DIY'ers.

1. Failing to make a budget. 2. Overestimating their abilities.

 

3. Not having the right tools. 4. Failing to take proper safety precautions.

 

5. Failing to recognize the scope of a project. 6. Not having enough help. 7. Failing to read directions...

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